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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #50 on: 29 Mar 2008, 18:32 »

the european robotics research network predicts 2011 is the year people will start having sex with robots.
wow, the final year before the inevitable apocalypse looks promising.

edit: jeez okay i really need to check whether or not a thread has 50n + 49 posts before posting weird sexy stuff. i feel like i'm making myself look like more of a pervert than i actually am.
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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #51 on: 29 Mar 2008, 20:29 »

Looks like the London Olympics are going to be extra spicy!
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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #52 on: 29 Mar 2008, 23:56 »

Man, Handmaid's Tale was a depressing day by day account of American pseudo Christian-Islam.

Handmaid's Tale isn't really applicable to this discussion.  It is an excellent book, and very interesting in its take on how humans are destroying their own reproductive potential.  However, Margaret Atwood is too amazing and makes her own writing irrelevant by writing even more though provoking and timely novels.

Oryx and Crake.  Now THAT is some post-apocalyptic storytelling.  I just finished it for the third time.  Damn that is a brilliant and terrifying novel. 

Seriously, read this book. (Any further discussion, I will move to the books forum, I swear...or not.) The point I am basically making  is: Margaret Atwood is easily one of the most brilliant people alive.
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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #53 on: 30 Mar 2008, 09:08 »

the european robotics research network predicts 2011 is the year people will start having sex with robots.
Depending on how you define "robot" this is old news.

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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #54 on: 30 Mar 2008, 09:15 »

according to henrik christensen (the chairman of EURON): "sex robots that have sex with people".

yikes.
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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #55 on: 30 Mar 2008, 09:50 »

So like robot rapists? Why the hell would you build that?

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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #56 on: 30 Mar 2008, 12:18 »

Em, there's actually no year zero in the Gregorian Calendar, the first millenium started on 1 January 1 AD, not 0 AD.
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« Reply #57 on: 30 Mar 2008, 12:45 »

Bear in mind that the Gregorian calendar, at the point where it was invented, did two unusual things:

the first was the act of placing the first year of the calendar at a point several hundred years prior to the establishment of the system.

The second was in including the capacity to recognize "negative values" that had happened prior to the calendar's origin point. The year 0 is a mathematical artifact resulting from the fact that between the values of -1(1BC) and positive 1 (freaking word filter). (AD1) there must be a zero.

The year was most certainly not called the year 0 when it actually happened, however.
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« Reply #58 on: 30 Mar 2008, 15:23 »

"I have nothing of value to add" is the word filter changing "+ 1" kids.
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« Reply #59 on: 30 Mar 2008, 16:48 »

I think this forum needs a few more random word filters as landmines. You'll be innocently typing along, when out of nowhere some semi-obscure word you typed is replaced by the full text of "Jabberwocky."

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« Reply #60 on: 31 Mar 2008, 01:10 »

No, things flipped straight over from 1BC to 1AD. There is a year zero in astronomical time, however - it's the same as 1BC.
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« Reply #61 on: 31 Mar 2008, 02:01 »

I think this forum needs a few more random word filters as landmines. You'll be innocently typing along, when out of nowhere some semi-obscure word you typed is replaced by the full text of "Jabberwocky."

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« Reply #62 on: 31 Mar 2008, 03:01 »

No, things flipped straight over from 1BC to 1AD. There is a year zero in astronomical time, however - it's the same as 1BC.

It was my understanding that there HAS to be a 0 between positive and negative. If there isn't, then this is another example of the Gregorian calendar being a complete mathematical fuckup.

Even if I'm wrong about there being a year 0 in our calendar, it doesn't make the rest of my post wrong, though, insofar that there are fundamental differences in the way the Long Count and the Gregorian calendars are written down. Under the Gregorian system, the year 2008 is in the 21st century. If we were to record our dates in the same way that the Long Count does, however, it would be recorded that we are in the eighth year of the 21st century. Or, the eighth year of the first century of the third millennium.
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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #63 on: 04 Apr 2008, 22:24 »

There is no year 0 except in Trent Reznor's head, I assure you.
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« Reply #64 on: 04 Apr 2008, 23:28 »

Lies! Everyone knows 1977 was Year 0.
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« Reply #65 on: 04 Apr 2008, 23:30 »

Wow, I can't believe I actually figured out what Inlander meant, seeing as I don't know that much about how computers run. Hooray for having a trivia-focused mind.
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« Reply #66 on: 05 Apr 2008, 02:42 »

Computers, what? Dude, I'm talking about Punk.
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« Reply #67 on: 05 Apr 2008, 02:44 »

Oops. 1970 is the beginning, not 77. Guess my memory isn't that good after all.
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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #68 on: 05 Apr 2008, 10:03 »

Wait, I'm not sure I understand the title of this thread.

Are you saying I should stock up with sexbots?

I already thought I had enough.
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Re: 2012 is coming! STOCK UP!
« Reply #69 on: 05 Apr 2008, 13:03 »

Looks like the London Olympics are going to be extra spicy!

We've been practicing at Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 5.  I flew to Frankfurt on the Thursday it opened, leaving my luggage stuck at T5, and returned on Monday; that day my luggage left in a lorry, supposedly for Frankfurt - but it is currently thought to be in Milan (well, part of it, anyway).  On the basis of what I saw at T5, I'm seriously considering leaving the country before the Olympics...

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« Reply #70 on: 06 Apr 2008, 14:51 »

The end of the video showed some American soldiers walking up to Albanian soldiers.
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« Reply #71 on: 29 Apr 2008, 05:09 »

Paul, that's nothing. I have a friend who went trekking round Asia for a month. On the way out, two of the group's luggage got left in Kazakhstan and subsequently followed them round Asia (is Kazakhstan in Asia?) for the next three and a half weeks, finally catching up with them in China two days before they flew back. Then on the way back, everyone's luggage got left in Switzerland for a month. So there were two people in the group who spent almost a month trekking round distant corners of Asia (Tibet, Kazakhstan and other places) wearing the same clothes every day.

Although personally, I'll also be avoiding the 2012 games. Too many people and too much London.
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« Reply #72 on: 29 Apr 2008, 05:14 »

No big deal in the end for me (the luggage turned up a couple of weeks later - one piece via Frankfurt, and the other not); but doing that to 30,000 pieces of luggage in one hit was pretty bad, no?  And flights through T5 are still getting cancelled.

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« Reply #73 on: 29 Apr 2008, 10:23 »

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« Reply #74 on: 29 Apr 2008, 12:25 »

is Kazakhstan in Asia?

Yes.  Central Asia
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« Reply #75 on: 29 Apr 2008, 12:37 »

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« Reply #76 on: 29 Apr 2008, 13:25 »

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« Reply #77 on: 29 Apr 2008, 14:23 »

Stan Dan Deliver?
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« Reply #78 on: 30 Apr 2008, 03:28 »

Computers, what? Dude, I'm talking about Punk.

I thought you were talking about Cambodia.
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« Reply #79 on: 02 May 2008, 09:57 »

link

According to one economist we have apocalypses every two generations or so.

Also, apparently you'll only survive if you're in the moneys...

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« Reply #80 on: 02 May 2008, 18:15 »

I just remembered my forum tag. Apparently this is my doing?

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