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Apple Talk / Reunion
« Last post by Weltbürger (NSFW) on Today at 02:33:50 pm »
Reunion with two old friends. Initial subject: The newly released Firefox Quantum. Subject quickly changes to quantum physics. First I'm having difficulties following because I am conditioned to activate the noise filter as soon as somebody claims to have knowledge about quantum physics (reason: repeated depressing encounters with the "a 15m youtube video taught me everything about quantum physics" / "Fuck SI units, my yoga teacher's definition of energy is all I need for understanding this" / "My cousin built a perpetual motion machine in his garage, but it doesn't work anymore because the oil industry sabotaged it" learning type). However, the old friend is a legit physicist ready to provide valuable insights, patiently trying to minimize misconceptions. What was initially planned to be an evening of blunt intoxication turned out to be an evening of informative intoxication. Subject changes to quantum encryption, then IT security, then programming languages, then linguistics. We try to drunk call Noam Chomsky at one point, without success. Change subjects with increased frequency. Fight over which russian anarchist had the mightiest beard. It's Kropotkin, not Bakunin. End up mutually accusing each others of being closet Stirnerists, making everybody angry for a short while. Find back to IT subjects via crypto-anarchism. Have techno-babble for a while. Question comes up "what's the first file you remember having on your computer?". Obviously it's not porn. Physicist friend says he remembers a weird PDF he got from me before he had internet access. Holy shit, it was the first book of Wilson's Illuminatus Trilogy. The nostalgia. Talk about the books and related matters for the rest of the evening.

Next day. Look at phone, find note to myself: "look up the No-cloning theorem". Look it up. Click some links. Read article about Nick Herbert, whose proposal of superluminal communication provoqued others into developing the No-cloning theorem. Apparently he's also into esotericism. Guy's still alive and has a website. http://www2.cruzio.com/~quanta/. The website is a fossil from the 90s but waitwtf: "Tributes to Pope Robert Anton Wilson"? Two photo galleries dedicated to RAW. They were buddies. Heh. I hope he never stops randomly appearing.
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She's not in the least bit classy, she appeals to a very low mentality that glorify the IRA as hero's that could do no wrong. Normally that is teenagers but a small subset of people don't grow out of it.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL CONFESSION
« Last post by Bu☆ns on Today at 04:46:32 am »
Once again, when presented with the means and opportunity to do so, I did not punch any nazis.

I heard it was relatively uneventful--until the police funked it all up.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL CONFESSION
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Today at 03:51:47 am »
Once again, when presented with the means and opportunity to do so, I did not punch any nazis.

You are like 30 pounds soaking wet. 

I just found out Bannon was in town last night, and everyone was all Tucson about it.
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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Today at 03:50:50 am »
Cousin wants me to go vegan. Sister wants me to get a gastric bypass or something. Because supporting me in how i actually WANT to handle my diabetes would just be pure madness.

Just do what the doctor says, maintain a diet diary, and tell them you'll consider their ideas.

Do not consider their ideas.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL CONFESSION
« Last post by tyrannosaurus vex on Today at 02:39:42 am »
Once again, when presented with the means and opportunity to do so, I did not punch any nazis.

Just because it is never wrong to punch Nazis doesn't mean it is always right to punch Nazis, especially when people depend on you not being in jail.
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I DEMAND 3D6 MECHANICS AT THE VERY LEAST. THE PROBABILITY SPREAD ON D20 IS BULLSHIT AND YOU KNOW IT.

That's way too complicated for the general public. Maybe for Senate, because nobody really understands what those suits do anyway. Then again, if we keep it to things most people can comprehend, all elections would have to be settled by literal pissing matches. I'll compromise. 2 D6+1D8.
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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Last post by Rococo Modem Basilisk on Yesterday at 11:50:52 pm »
Brain chips improve memory by listening to call and response signals from the hippocampus and mimicing them; unfortunate side effect: these chips solidify memory too much and the memories don't mutate over time, so every one retains the vividness and emotional intensity of a PTSD flashback, memories of memories of memories compounding. Without the possibility of confabulation, all memories become traumatic, because their raw emotional edges cannot be sanded off by repeated handling.
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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Last post by Rococo Modem Basilisk on Yesterday at 11:49:00 pm »
a superman origin story, except it's basically the Infancy Gospel
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Cousin wants me to go vegan. Sister wants me to get a gastric bypass or something. Because supporting me in how i actually WANT to handle my diabetes would just be pure madness.
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