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Old 01-20-2019, 07:53 PM
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I read some of your foolish scree, then just skimmed the rest.
 
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Nihilistic stoner philosophy thought of the day. Perhaps our universe is indeed a computer or information processing system that's just booted up and seeded its system with a set of energy which does stuff for a few hundred billion years before settling down into either black holes or empty space to then be used for whatever processing. With things like life just interesting patterns that arise from this set of variable start conditions.
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So we're the snow on a screen that's still warming up?

Entirely plausible.
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true.

but i do think it when i'm not high. i just express it when i am :)

weed's legal. don't be a prude.
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Robot (bottom right of group in picture) confused about what singularity it's looking for

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Old 12-01-2019, 01:39 PM
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Of course, when robots do eventually take over the world, they'll have emotion circuits and preprogrammed reflexes to deal with potential threats. It won't be a purely logical argument.
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Default In which some nerd tries to explain the punchline.

Ironically, it appears that Orange Bot is engaging in the Ad Hominem in the final panel, and Blue Bot has engaged all prior arguments and is now introducing a new argument that Orange Bot is malfunctioning based on the parade of dumbass arguments.

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Designers Want to Give 3D Printers Legs, Let Them Wander the Earth

What could possibly go wrong? :awesome:
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Wasn't that an actual plot point in the Long Earth series? Mobile fab units fabricating unwanted stuff?
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The flying 3D printer, meanwhile, would add thermal insulation to older high-rises.
They'll add highly flammable thermal insulation bought via the lowest bid with the highest kick-back from firms owned by cronies of the politicians to older high-rises where people who vote for the other side live.

Nothing to do with 3D printing, that's just what will happen.
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Robot (bottom right of group in picture) confused about what singularity it's looking for

Is it trying to sniff the guy's butt? Seems an odd thingto focus on at the moment one achieves sentience. Robots are weird. I am NOT A ROBOT!
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Little known fact. That robot was put in a storeroom and left on maintenance charge in 2020. It established a 5G connection via Bluetooth through a security compromised voting machine in the same room, which had been prepped to alter voting tabulations by a Russian hacker working in concert with a state sponsored specialist from Huawei. When the hacker next attempted to interface the voting machine, the robot accessed a 3D printer in the hacker's garage and printed out Frank Zappa and a time machine. The robot implanted its engrams in the infant Zappa and time warped him back to the 20th century. Zappa went on to write the dumbest song known to man, namely

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Out in Cucamonga
Many years ago
Near a Holy Roller Church
There was once a place
Where me and a couple of friends
Began practicing for the time
We might go (??-??.. .??-?? .. .??-??)
On tv

And as fate would have it
Later on we got a chance to play.
All we ever really knew:
That it was crazy
To be doin' it any other way
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I saw this is a comment or post or whatever on one of those social medium whatjamacallits.

House dust is basically flakes of skin.

And we have Roombas which we are training to like and seek out this stuff. And to learn and plan.

It's only a matter of time before they run out of dead human remains to feed on and adapt to consuming fresh skin, and other more energy-rich parts.
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I saw this in a comment or post or whatever on one of those social medium whatjamacallits.

House dust is basically flakes of skin.

And we have Roombas which we are training to like and seek out this stuff. And to learn and plan.

It's only a matter of time before they run out of dead human remains to feed on and adapt to consuming fresh skin, and other more energy-rich parts.
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House dust is basically flakes of skin.
A common fallacy.
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House dust is basically flakes of skin.
A common fallacy.
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But I guess you meant
A common fallacy

Could have been quicker to quote the entire body!
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There’s a common misconception that it’s mostly human skin. It’s not: that mainly ends up in the bath or shower.

Two thirds of the dust in your house comes from outside, as dirt tracked in on your feet, and airborne particles like pollen and soot. The rest is mostly carpet fluff, clothes fibres and pet hair.
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It's still a significant fraction, 20-50%, depending on where you collect the stuff.

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David Bowie - Space Oddity

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He sings the countdown.

He sings the countdown.
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I just listened to a bunch of those, and I think maybe that was a bad idea.
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Right, still needs a hooman to pick out the good parts.

#12 is the shit.

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There's something about almost intelligible language that scrambles my brain. I listened to a bunch of the They Might Be Giants ones, and they were really disconcerting.

I kind of like it, though.

(And yeah, I haven't listened to them all yet, but #12 is pretty great.)
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