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It was either that or starting a story about EGGS THAT NEVER EXPIRE  :eek:

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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:

December 32 2014

I don't know what happened. Today I woke up, expecting it to be a new year and it just wasn't. I sat up this morning, rubbing my eyes and trying to convince myself I was awake, reached for my phone to see if I'd missed anything while asleep and there it was, December 32 2014.

There was a brief segment about it on the morning news, barely more than a passing nod to the year's failure to end and a little giggle for a joke about how children born today are going to have a hell of a time figuring out when their birthday is next year. I guess it's an extra day of holiday as I'm due back at work Jan 5th. Must be like a leap-year thing. Guess we'll see what happens tomorrow.

December 33 2014

I guess we need more than a day to sort this thing out. I talked to Ben from work and he said he was at a New Years party on the 31st and found the countdown really awkward. Everyone went through the usual rigmarole of starting at ten and working their way down but everyone started to look around uncomfortably as they reached three... two... Ben says a couple of people left the room at this point, everyone knew something was up. One... followed by an even split of people leaving the party to go home and people emptying their vessels and starting on a new one.

Oh, and the eggs have expired.

December 35 2014

Ben called and said he'd spoken to the boss. We're still on track to start work Jan 5th and not a day before. Can't go messing with client bookings when we're not sure how many days notice we're giving them of the change, he said, so looks like I'm staying at home watching Christmas reruns on the telly. Apparently you're allowed to keep playing those until the end of December.

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On the subject of lazy humans, I am so much more scared of bugs in friendly AI causing harm than in out-and-out evil AI.

I have heard the battlecry of our robotic destroyers and it is "I'M HELPING".

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Discordian Ads
« on: January 12, 2015, 08:59:03 pm »

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Hi spags! How are we all?

I'm working this crazy new job where I break into all sorts of cool tech and then don't get to brag about it because there are enough NDAs and confidentiality agreements that I have a fort in my house built entirely out of paperwork. Been at it for four months or so and it's pretty fucking sweet.

Awesome.

By the way, The Paesors is going on smashwords, shortly.
I would gibber with anticipation but Senora stapled my gibberers together.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Discordian Slogans?
« on: January 12, 2015, 03:08:49 am »
Little known fact, the word began being applied to marketing after Andrew Moray's speech at the Battle of Stirling Bridge (attributed to William Wallace in the movie Braveheart). Scotland's Slughairmiers were so inspired by his cry of "Alba gu bràth" that they began to embroider it on the slughairms (using spider silk). The trend caught on. On reading the embroidered message on a slug's jacket or hat, people would so often remark something akin to "that's a really nice sluaghairm" that the word began to apply to the message rather than the ghairm itself and this evolved into our modern "slogan".

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Hi spags! How are we all?

I'm working this crazy new job where I break into all sorts of cool tech and then don't get to brag about it because there are enough NDAs and confidentiality agreements that I have a fort in my house built entirely out of paperwork. Been at it for four months or so and it's pretty fucking sweet.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Discordian Slogans?
« on: January 12, 2015, 02:29:49 am »
The word slogan is derived from Scottish Gaelic "Sluagh-Ghairm". A 'sluagh' is a slug or grub and a "ghairm" is an item of clothing (the root of the word 'garment'). Sluaghairm design was a pastime and carefully kept secret among 13th Century Scots who needed a delicate creative outlet to balance the dour persona they are stereotypically known for. These Scots would trawl the lochs and waterways for freshwater slugs and fashion for them tiny outfits from plant matter (traditionally leaves and twigs). Slughairm models were a precious resource as judging for slughairm contests was based not only on the technical complexity of the outfit but the demeanour and problem-solving skills of the slugs. Modern slughairmiers have been known to take to sea kayaks to hunt for rare seaslugs to model their ghairms. [Read more]

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LITTLE KNOWN FACT: I AM A 6TH DAN PRACTITIONER OF STUMBLING SHEEP AND A MASTER OF THE SECRET ART OF TWERKING KIWI.

FEER MY FIST.

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Quote from: holist
Please don't take this as an insult to your intelligence but (and I admit that I haven't done much research on this) I wonder whether you noticed that THESE bitcoins are wearing VR goggles.

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TL;DR: The manner in which the blockchain distributes consensus and trust has applications outside of bitcoin and rules on how property can be exchanged can be programmed into the currency.

Unfortunately, our current models of business/finance/government aren't a suitable foundation for any of these distributed trust networks to be built on top of, as our current experiments with bitcoin are illustrating.

Even if the tech were disruptive to the point where it caused change in those institutions instead of being changed by them, by the time we're in a position to adopt this tech en masse, I imagine we'll also be in a position where our computing power causes us to have to rethink the cryptographic foundations of the protocol anyway.

The basic problem with bitcoin is that people are motivated to profit from trading in it. Applications of distributed trust/consensus that don't inspire people to trade/hoard/establish dodgy exchanges for whatever they are trusting each other about are a more realistic application, and non-bitcoin uses of blockchain technology exist but the trick there is getting people to adopt them without the incentive of trading cashdollars.

Lol, posting in a holist thread.

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Are those links supposed to be identical?

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This is what Holist not engaging on homeopathy looks like.

 :lulz:

I CAN'T HELP MYSELF. 
:love:

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Also, I'm dubious of the idea that faking poor English avoids all stylometric markers, but good luck.

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