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Outlook

I'm going to be 62 when Halley's comet returns. That's crazy, I'll be like, leader of the world by then.
Feb 15 2018 06:11 AM
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    Outlook
    I wouldn't doubt it.
    Feb 15 2018 07:30 AM
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    rennerpetey
    I imagine forums in a few decades as being 3 dimensional interactive environments.
    Feb 15 2018 02:16 PM
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    Alislaws
    We will all be chatting in VR (not sure how advanced) with bizarre sci-fi avatars and we be sitting in what looks like a space restaurant overlooking the rings of Saturn, or other cool sights/sites in the solar system
    Feb 15 2018 04:49 PM
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TranscendingGod

Does anyone wanna play chess? We can play on Chess.com My Username is Techthisbuffalo
Feb 15 2018 04:45 AM
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    Jakob
    ^I'd be down for that.
    Feb 15 2018 01:48 PM
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    Alislaws
    I am bad at chess, I don't like situations where advantage can only be gained at the expense of the opponent. Terraforming Mars is my board game!
    Feb 15 2018 04:51 PM
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    Alislaws
    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/167791/terraforming-mars
    Feb 15 2018 04:54 PM
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wjfox

Looks like it's time for more "thoughts and prayers" again. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43066226
Feb 14 2018 08:44 PM
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    wjfox
    Superintendent Robert Runcie used the phrase "numerous fatalities."
    Feb 14 2018 09:41 PM
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    Erowind
    School shootings are the prevailing nihilism of our culture bleeding through in a very public way. The first wave of insurrections hit with the Arab Spring and The Movement of the Squares. They're not stopping, they will become increasingly intense. The revolution will be upon us within decades if neoliberalism keeps chugging along as it has been. This does actually all tie together, shootings like this don't happen in healthy cultures, they're a sign of the times to come.
    Feb 14 2018 10:55 PM
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    Raklian
    I was watching my local news outlet. A reporter asked someone what they thought about the shooting. Guess what he said?

    "We need more guns."


    Of course.
    Feb 15 2018 12:43 AM
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eacao

Giving thanks for y’all being good talking companions. Cheers
Feb 14 2018 02:49 PM
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    joe00uk
    What, are you going?
    Feb 14 2018 04:12 PM
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    Alislaws
    yeah, that sounds worrying!

    Also thanks.

    Also Happy Valentines day :)
    Feb 14 2018 05:27 PM
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    Erowind
    Seconded Eacao

    Happy Valentine's day!
    Feb 14 2018 10:48 PM
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Ewolf20

is it possible to bring back most invertebrate from extinction
Feb 14 2018 01:32 PM
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    Ghostreaper
    Edit: those we do not have the DNA of we would need visual representation of course
    Feb 14 2018 03:10 PM
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    Alislaws
    Given enough time or the singularity, we could use DNA to basically design animals that look and act similar to extinct animals whose DNA we don't have.
    Feb 14 2018 05:25 PM
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    Alislaws
    They would technically be new animals, but they wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
    Feb 14 2018 05:26 PM
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Raklian

Trump's persistent, unjustified disbelief towards the entire US intelligence community testifying that the Russians meddled the election and will do so again might turn out to be the very thing Democrats and Republicans will unify and impeach him for the sake of national security.
Feb 13 2018 11:04 PM
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    Raklian
    Might be why Trump is unreasonable to doubt everything the US intelligence has been trying to lay out.
    Feb 14 2018 09:41 PM
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    Well It doesn't look to me like the republicans mind the assistance...
    Tillerson: “I don't know that I would say we are better prepared, because the Russians will adapt, as well. The point is, if it's their intention to interfere, they are going to find ways to do that. We can take steps we can take but this is something that, once they decide they are going to do it, it's very difficult to preempt it.”
    Feb 14 2018 09:45 PM
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    Tillerson: “I think it's important we just continue to say to Russia, ‘Look, you think we don't see what you're doing. We do see it and you need to stop. If you don't, you're going to just continue to invite consequences for yourself’”
    Feb 14 2018 09:45 PM
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Time_Traveller

There are lots of Wikipedia articles to create, on my list and not on it. It's just where to start?
Feb 13 2018 10:21 PM
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    Mike the average
    Make a poll
    Feb 15 2018 03:07 AM
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Outlook

Conway's Game of Life is the only game next to TES I can geek out about. I haven't seen any major shit happen after some guy built a replicator, but I hope growing interest will form new gods.
Feb 13 2018 10:12 PM
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    eacao
    Two nerds competing on a trivia game show

    The host says finish my sentence: “May the force be—?”

    One of the nerds confidently jumps in and says “Equal to the mass times the acceleration”
    Feb 14 2018 05:07 AM
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    eacao
    I think that just happened in real life
    Feb 14 2018 05:07 AM
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    eacao
    TES is The Elder Scrolls
    Feb 14 2018 05:08 AM
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    Alislaws
    It's in a mood:
    "We cannot become better by bettering each other, we can only become better by taking better care of ourselves"
    "Feeling nothing? You have only got yourself to blame" <- way to stick it to people suffering depression Inspirobot!
    "Geeks are the problem"
    "Grass hates your guts"
    "It's your fault if your vagina isn't bad"
    "Without passions there can be no atrocities."
    "if...
    Feb 15 2018 05:07 PM
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    Alislaws
    "If you combat Flatulence, prepare to support surveillance" ...and i'm done.
    Feb 15 2018 05:08 PM
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    Alislaws
    No wait! Its perfectly summarised our lives: "Predicting the future is 70% passion and 30% going to the bathroom"
    Feb 15 2018 05:11 PM
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Maximus

This sounds like the plot of a mix between "The Dictator" and "Johnny English": http://www.newsweek.com/iran-says-enemies-using-lizards-spy-nuclear-program-805195
Feb 13 2018 05:43 PM
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    BasilBerylium
    http://www.vgaplanets.com/v4guide/rc9102.jpg
    Feb 13 2018 06:48 PM
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Raklian

Amazon is to medical supply and drug distributors as Walmart was to the mom-and-pop stores.
Feb 13 2018 05:34 PM
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Jackc

getting sold legally to the highest bidding girl in a auction for a night quite excited
Feb 13 2018 12:43 PM
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    Alislaws
    Really? that makes everything much more interesting! You should keep us updated (and if you get permanently enslaved tells us which police to contact! :D )
    Feb 13 2018 02:12 PM
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    Raklian
    We used to do this all the time in my academic honors fraternity.
    Feb 13 2018 02:34 PM
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    Erowind
    /\ Do tell! What college did you attend Rak?
    Feb 13 2018 09:35 PM
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wjfox

Global sea ice cover just hit a new record low https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV3xTaZWsAAuOwc.jpg
Feb 13 2018 10:39 AM
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    Raklian
    Deniers, can you deny that?
    Feb 13 2018 02:08 PM
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    Zaphod
    Trump “The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now. But now they’re setting records. They’re at a record level”. This is the kind of grossly misleading shit that Trump says that is actually worse than his outright lies.
    Feb 13 2018 02:20 PM
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    Raklian
    Oh yeah, they're at record levels.... at disappearing rates.
    Feb 13 2018 03:28 PM
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Outlook

What are the necessary conditions for two sovereign states to successfully merge peacefully into a larger state?
Feb 13 2018 08:39 AM
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    eacao
    If macron and merkel loved eachother very much
    Feb 13 2018 10:03 AM
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    Outlook
    I think even one country run by a stron man would refuse to merge unless there is a revolution or unless that strongman deposes of the other government, as was the Arab United Republic. But that didn't result in a successful merger state due to the Syrian people and their identity not having proper political representation and it resulted in a coup.
    Feb 13 2018 10:05 AM
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    Outlook
    A similar form of democracy would also be required. The Canadian system of democracy is what sets it apart from American, despite an almost identical culture. There is also dormancy, no need for the two countries to merge, nor a desire to merge.
    Feb 13 2018 10:17 AM
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Erowind

The critical failure in logic for conspiracy theorists is that people in power have no need for conspiracy to accomplish their goals, they have legal, powerful means to achieve them. The everyman on the other hand has all the need for conspiracy.
Feb 13 2018 04:32 AM
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    Alislaws
    You can label any cooperative effort by any group of people as a conspiracy, you just assign motives other than the stated motives and then any time anyone argues you say "but that's what they want you to think" this makes you feel smart and cynical and insightful and occasionally calling people who don't agree sheeple is also very gratifying. The advantage of this technique is the only way to defeat it is to prove that this group do not have these motivations, which is imposs...
    Feb 13 2018 02:02 PM
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    Alislaws
    ...ible
    Feb 13 2018 02:03 PM
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    Erowind
    @ Eacao, that's not what I mean by conspiracy, although that's one definition. I mean working with others in the shadows of society in order to fundamentally change that society, which is something the working class definitely needs more of. And it is a class dispute, the rich don't need/use those methods. They have no need for basement meetings with other radicals to plan actions when they have armies of bureaucrats prattling legalese and very real armies with guns backing them.
    Feb 13 2018 09:33 PM