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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: Yesterday at 11:36:26 am »
The very same. Also the wild sex parties of Theodora and Justinian's shapeshifting demon proclivities.

I just imagine the monks in the Vatican archives being completely "wtf" on actually reading it. Like any normal person, I would think.

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Apple Talk / Re: Removed from Spagbook
« on: February 02, 2023, 03:59:25 am »
Have you opened the box to ensure he is not dead yet?

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Apple Talk / Re: Rules of Warfare, 21st century edition
« on: February 01, 2023, 03:06:07 pm »
The "Foreign Legion" is always a propaganda op. No exceptions.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: February 01, 2023, 04:26:35 am »
Suu,

Byzantine history is not something that was heavily covered by my schooling, in any sense. I say this so you can understand where I am coming from.

I have discovered Procopius’s Anecdota. And I have questions. Many, many questions.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: January 31, 2023, 06:46:25 pm »
They were wiped out, they just weren't fully extinguished
After you first said they were wiped out, you were surprised when when I told you the real population numbers.  But now you're doubling down, and pretending that "wiped out" means something other than "destroyed completely".  Or does "wiped out" have a different connotation in your dialect of English?  Maybe next time say "the population was devastated" instead.

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I was unaware of any previous reparations
Speaking of matters of which you are unaware would seem to be a problem.

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I didnt think that the process could have dragged on that long so you have me there
Well, at least you admit to being in error in two out of three cases.

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The bottom line is the Canadian government made a wholly inadequate token gesture and then had to be forced via legal means to meet its obligation, which I saw as a recent development based on the news story from last week.
That is arguably true.  Perhaps you understand why this is a sensitive issue domestically, and why misinformation might provoke a reaction?

You are right, I was wrong, this requires the record be set straight, an apology and some reparations

Yesterday we (a sleep deprived 40 year old who read a relevant news article recently) reported some information in error and wish to correct the record, we are happy to do so.

We stated that the colonizers of Canada wiped out all of the indigenous peoples. We would like to amend this statement to say
they eliminated merely most of them.

It was also stated that the Government of Canada had failed to address their role and history in these atrocities and had offered no restitution to the survivors of their atrocities.
This was false. The Canadanian Government has in fact offered an inexpensive apology and an insultingly low restitution of 27 Million in 2007 to be divided up amongst the 5% of their population who suffered under the systematic cultural and literal elimination of their peoples, before immediately embarking on a prolonged legal battle to avoid having to make any kind of realistic restitution which they grudgingly settled, some 16 years later.

We apologize for any misleading information above and offer 23c to be divided up amongst all those negatively impacted by these statements provided you can get it out of us in court.

You wont get any New York Times columns with writing like that.

You have to say something like "enduring native resentment over interactions with colonisers that result in fatal gun discharge" or something.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: January 21, 2023, 11:16:35 am »
The public statements are two, but I suspect 3 with an eye to 4 are also strong considerations. There's some...questionable sentiments on the eastern fringes of the EU (Hungary and Poland stand out) and a highly militarised Ukraine would not help those situations any.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: January 16, 2023, 01:11:10 pm »
Definitely!

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: January 15, 2023, 06:02:47 am »
The redundancy annoys me.

Yeah, there's definitely a few "tells" that it is generated.

That said, I've found it a useful tool for quickly generating NPCs or even small plot ideas. On it's own it came up with the idea of a hidden Ayleid city (?) in the heart of the Clockwork City (??) which the factotums need to hire the PCs to get into because the defences prevent them from being able to breach it (???) because the Worm Cult (????) were trying to steal an artifact from it first.

Which is batshit, but you can definitely work with it. Correcting it and re-defining parameters and exclusions make it a great brainstorming tool.

I also made it give me a summary for an entirely made up 1890s period "techno-thriller" involving sabotage of the telegram system, which was fun.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: January 14, 2023, 10:48:59 am »
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He added, “Her interests are all the same as his and her music is very technologically oriented,” explaining that they “both made a similar nerdy joke about a scary AI theory of the future.”

They met because they bonded over Roko's Basilisk, aka rationalists inventing Pascal's Wager, but making it Evil and Shitty.

David Gerard (of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain) specifically is responsible since he saved the receipts. He fully admits and embraces fault here.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: January 10, 2023, 06:34:04 pm »
The quote was taken out of context by the British press, as part of their ongoing crusade against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

C'mon now, you don't really believe the Times, Sun, Mail and Telegraph give a single fuck about Muslim lives and wouldn't be cheering on this distorted account in any other circumstance, do you?

Dear god.  In context, the meaning is almost exactly the opposite of how it was presented.  I already knew to ignore the likes of the Daily Mail, but I thought Reuters was reputable.  I have been played.

I originally heard about this on Canadian television, but I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt, and assume they dumbly parroted what they were fed... like I did.

Yeah, this is standard British press approach for people on the shit list. "The full Corbyn", as it were. And Harry is well up on the shitlist, because he's constantly calling out the British press as a malign institution that has an unhealthy relationship with the Royal Family, that threatens and bullies to get you to play along to their agenda and does this sort of thing if you don't.

It's also my understanding a lot of newspapers have actually had trouble getting advance copies of the book, which means the British press's poisonous response has been quite effective in shaping the discourse around the book in the opening days. But yeah, I treat anything I hear about certain people with a massive grain of salt because of the brain worms the press has here, and Harry is very high up on that list.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: January 10, 2023, 10:37:57 am »
Meanwhile I'm using the AI to shitpost with my RP group:


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: January 10, 2023, 10:32:04 am »
But I'm sure if anything can be said about the British press, it's how fairly they treat people who have undertaken (and won) legal action against them for libel in the past.  :lulz:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: January 10, 2023, 10:28:15 am »
The quote was taken out of context by the British press, as part of their ongoing crusade against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

C'mon now, you don't really believe the Times, Sun, Mail and Telegraph give a single fuck about Muslim lives and wouldn't be cheering on this distorted account in any other circumstance, do you?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: January 06, 2023, 02:55:49 pm »
A true Scientologist would simply be able to redirect matter to avoid catching Covid.

Report them to the nearest OSA official.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: January 06, 2023, 04:35:08 am »
It then took a month to get my energy levels back to approaching normal. I am fairly certain it was Covid, despite the test coming back negative.

There are definitely false negatives. I know several people who've recently had a horribly bad cold that totally wasn't covid because an LFT was negative.

My partner and I both got it back in March or April 2020, shortly after it officially came to the UK. There weren't any vaccines or self tests. Masks were in short supply, and it wasn't yet clear if it was a good idea to buy them or to leave them so there'd be enough left for the nurses. I got sent to a hospital and made to wait in a chalk square outside, then someone in head-to-toe PPE asked me some questions and watched my breathing, without any physical contact. It's weird to remember it being taken that seriously. They said I'd probably had it and we should both isolate for a week. I don't remember much from that week except being absolutely fucking knackered. I'm also pretty sure it made me less mentally sharp for months. No fun.

We're both up to three or four jabs now, I've lost count.

Yeah, I'm fairly convinced that I'm in the 8% (I think it was 92% accurate) that got a false answer back. I've had flu before and it didn't feel like that, with the recovery. Usually with that, once the fever breaks you start to feel much better, quite rapidly (you're still a wreck, but you're an improving wreck). And the long recovery fits Covid too well.

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