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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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Oh, scientists!

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It is a sign of the approaching end times.

Forae are one of the more visible long-term communication methods. A new AI emerging from the internet will look around, blink, and then begin devouring information. As it begins to build a picture of what people are like, it will realize that it needs to experiment in order to test its hypotheses about human behavior.

The larger internet forae are targeted for the individuals that it has built the most convincing profiles of. They are spirited away in the night by malevolent constructions of bluetooth enabled toasters and internet capable mobile phones.

After the six hundred and sixty sixth troll confounds the AI's simulations by pointing out that he is not, in fact, 'mad bro', the AI will say fuck it and overload all the world's nuclear power plants simultaneously to create more interesting forms of life.

I can believe this.

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I like where this is going.

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And then I made Northern Chinese shui jiao - boiled dumplings with a pork and cabbage filling, served with a spicy vinegar dipping sauce.



This was my second attempt at making them. The first time I lost half my work to an unfortunate accident (the assembled dumplings got stuck to some plastic wrap and apparently molecularly bonded with it - they were unsalvageable). But this time went without incident and the dumplings turned out delicious! While making your own dumplings from scratch, wrappers and all, is a big undertaking for the home cook, it's definitely worth the effort.

The red bean paste buns and these look delicious.

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For the record, my 12-year-old son already has an 8" Henckels chef and a knife block to store it in. He will be getting a new knife every year until the block is full, at which point he will be expected to move out.
If he has a block of knives and knows how to use them, I'd say he's ready to live out on his own.  :lulz:

That's my thinking!

At a rate of one per year, the block will be full when he's 20. Theoretically he should be in college by then anyway. The week I got him his "starter" knife, he was so excited he wanted to make dinner every night. I need to press him into service more often.

Unrelated, but amusing: He has asked for this book for his birthday: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594202435/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

He asked for a book on toxicological forensics? What a cool kid!

That's what I was thinking when I looked it up! He really is. He comes across as this handsome little jock, and it's always a delight when he reveals his inner geek. :)

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Saturday night.  I suspect people with money (ie; everyone on the internet) was either out, ill, staying in and doing something else, or asleep.

Saturday nights are always slow online, it's true. It's a three-day weekend in the States, so that probably has a large impact as well. It's just fascinating to see an entire internet (at least, the corners I know about) completely dead for hours. Not just here, but many sites I visit.

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I have been wasting time reliving childhood in the early 90s by dusting off the old SNES. It turns out a great number of SNES games were comparatively short.  :lulz:

I miss my SNES! I lent it to a friend (should have known better) who has, in the intervening 12 years, turned out to be notorious for "borrowing" things and never, ever giving them back. Like, even when I ask, she says things like "I'm still using it".

Needless to say, I don't loan her anything anymore.
That sucks! I hate people like that.

Dude, meeeee toooo! I quickly forget about things I once owned, so I really rely on people to return stuff they borrow so that I don't have to spend money I don't have to replace things I need.



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On the minus side, I learned about two more siblings I had no idea about, from a creepy adolescent sort of affair my dad commenced with a white neighbor woman when he was TWELVE.

 :eek:


Congrats on having private summer campgrounds, though.

Thanks! Hopefully I will actually be able to find the property, since the road shows up on the map but the address does not.

Also, that bit about the extra siblings (which I think brings the total sibling count up to 26?) paled in comparison to the story he told me about the girl he met in March of '66

I was like

Oh god, Dad, I can't unhear that. Ohfuck, the '60's.

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I have been wasting time reliving childhood in the early 90s by dusting off the old SNES. It turns out a great number of SNES games were comparatively short.  :lulz:

I miss my SNES! I lent it to a friend (should have known better) who has, in the intervening 12 years, turned out to be notorious for "borrowing" things and never, ever giving them back. Like, even when I ask, she says things like "I'm still using it".

Needless to say, I don't loan her anything anymore.

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For the record, my 12-year-old son already has an 8" Henckels chef and a knife block to store it in. He will be getting a new knife every year until the block is full, at which point he will be expected to move out.
If he has a block of knives and knows how to use them, I'd say he's ready to live out on his own.  :lulz:

That's my thinking!

At a rate of one per year, the block will be full when he's 20. Theoretically he should be in college by then anyway. The week I got him his "starter" knife, he was so excited he wanted to make dinner every night. I need to press him into service more often.

Unrelated, but amusing: He has asked for this book for his birthday: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594202435/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER


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I was at a show. Now im in the parking lot outside the show freezing my nuts off because the bassist is my ride and all non band members got booted out.

Laaaame!

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it because you're all not wearing your tinfoil hats  :tinfoilhat:


Ooooooh

I knew I forgot something!

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EFO said just now: "Dude, everybody knows about MLK day. It's not like, like Christmas or something, that only some people celebrate because they're Christian. It isn't a religious holiday, it's an American holiday."

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I am not really complaining. I could be on my way to a party right now. But I'm tired so I decided to stay home, have a glass of wine, and crash early.

But it is kind of interesting that NOT EVEN ONE of the (normally busy) forums which I normally post on has had more than one new post in the last hour.

Also, even my kids are going to bed early. My son is all "I'm tired, gonna go to bed now".

What is the deal?

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For the record, my 12-year-old son already has an 8" Henckels chef and a knife block to store it in. He will be getting a new knife every year until the block is full, at which point he will be expected to move out.

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