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It's like something out of a Pratchett novel.

I blame Junkenstein. After his CMOT Dibbler experience I think he manifests Discworld around him into reality.

Not guilty.

Probably.

Huh. Well, nothing else to it. Thing's gonna hatch.

I hope Richter's worked out the kinks in the armor's servo motors.

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It's like something out of a Pratchett novel.

I blame Junkenstein. After his CMOT Dibbler experience I think he manifests Discworld around him into reality.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: January 09, 2015, 01:30:14 pm »
My friends and I, we have...liberal interpretations of Christmas.


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Or Kill Me / Re: I R STOOPID
« on: January 09, 2015, 01:13:01 pm »
It's true. You've obviously not paid enough attention to yourself explaining quantum mechanics. It's wicked impressive.

Oh hell yeah.



SPLOOSH

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Or Kill Me / Re: I R STOOPID
« on: January 09, 2015, 01:14:53 am »
On the less snarky note, I do think that perspective is crucially important here. Measured intelligence, the more one learns, is a shady concept at best and has historical roots in racism and classism. I think what stands out about most of the smart people I've met in my life is they are, as LMNO pointed out, curiosity driven. I am intellectually lazy, and as such would not consider myself among the smarter members of this board.

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Or Kill Me / Re: I R STOOPID
« on: January 08, 2015, 09:35:27 pm »
Intelligence is not the most important thing you can add to the board, perspective is.



At least that's what I tell myself when I have this same realization.   :lulz:

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THE ONLY MOVIE REVIEW OF INTERSTELLAR THAT YOU NEED:

A moody, but exciting sci-fi spectacle that sometimes gets in over its head with philosophical mumbo-jumbo. I would have liked to see more planets and the like.

Mostly, watch it to see the robots if you like cool robots.

+1. Solid review.

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It read like myth! Very good.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: To slay a jabberwocky
« on: January 07, 2015, 06:09:51 pm »
Wow, this is great, dude!

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There's a really fun game I've been playing, a text adventure based on designing AI where the robot learns from your decisions and becomes any manner of benevolent, homicidal, etc.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.choiceofgames.robots&hl=en

My stepsister's boyfriend wrote it. He's got some ridiculous doctorate in Artificial Intelligence and works for Google. I'm going to have to bring up Less Wrong and Yudkowsky at the next family gathering, now that I think of it.

Sorry if this comes across as a plug. It seems like it might really interest some folks here.

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Research on musical preference across ages strongly indicates that people prefer the music that was popular when they were between 15 and 30, and think that the music of the younger generations isn't as good.

Yeah, this.

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You said it yourself, Twid, music doesn't have to be timeless, or have lasting power. It's a reflection of a huge number of influences, including one's own fleeting mood. It's also easier to recognize ten or more years after the fact what was really great musically and what was just great for its time. My age group listened to Blink 182 and Green Day and, yeah, Korn in the 90's. FOR FUCK'S SAKE I OWNED A LIMP BIZKIT ALBUM. I can't stand any of it now but that doesn't mean I loved it any less at the time.

I know you love music, Twid, because I know you. But this reads a lot less like loving music than it does loving loving music.

Some of my favorite shit in the last few years has been obnoxious electronica. Bloody Beetroots, Ki: theory, and Robert Delong. And surf rocky as hell Django Django. Will I be listening to them in five years? Hell, I don't know if I'll listen to them in one. But who cares?

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Shred Hoopla's Story
« on: January 06, 2015, 10:54:45 pm »
This is a tough one, Hoops. It's disjointed. You said you wrote it over a long period of time? Was it a long enough time that your writing voice changed between segments? I think just rewriting it now would do it a lot of good.

I like the story. It's strange. It's maybe pointless but that isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it doesn't feel like it's trying to be anything profound.

The bizarre formatting really gets in the way of trying to read it, though, as does your use of passive voice in a few odd spots. It's hard to follow some of the dialogue when it's laid out in bullet points. Point of view seems to switch first from Lou and then to Gerard, but maybe that's just me.

Those are the broad strokes. It would really benefit from some fine tooth comb editing for little things like "Daisy, another coworker, approached..." Here, "another coworker" isn't necessary. There was more than one instance and I think if you rewrite it you'll probably pick it up.

It's all just polish, dude!

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Wait.

Wait, guys I didn't get my December 32nd.

What happened to my December 32nd, guys? Where is it?



...guys?    :sad:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Speak No More
« on: January 06, 2015, 05:19:27 pm »
Damn, I really want to read this, and I know I asked for it, but I'll be going in a month or so and I'm hoping to be as surprised as possible.

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