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Union Robotics is in trouble! What should Faye and Bubbles do? (Choose two)

Bribe Clinton to spam the Internet with positive reviews?
- 6 (8.5%)
Ask May to do a song-and-dance number whilst in a sandwich board and handing out leaflets?
- 16 (22.5%)
'Creative' billing (Order 'Special' to be Faye Sass-Free)?
- 4 (5.6%)
Make a deal with the devil (SpookyBot)?
- 8 (11.3%)
Try to leverage their notoriety to attract attention ("We Bring Down Local Crime Bosses Too!")?
- 8 (11.3%)
Try to become something radically new (Robot Boutique and Spray Parlour)?
- 18 (25.4%)
Raise liquidity by selling 'shares' to Punchbot, Jeremy and their friends?
- 7 (9.9%)
Unethically create customers (arrange 'accidents' that they are miraculously on-site to fix)?
- 2 (2.8%)
Other (specify in comment)
- 2 (2.8%)

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Author Topic: WCDT strips 3856-3860 (22nd to 26th October 2018)  (Read 7430 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 3856-3860 (22nd to 26th October 2018)
« Reply #100 on: 28 Oct 2018, 21:52 »

Oh crikey, I'm even more of a geek than I thought I was. I've read critiques of Asimov and of course weak and strong anthropic principles, but was disappointed to realise the references Clinton made were to works not written in this universe.

Whereas I was wondering, and came here to ask, whether any of those names are actual researchers in the field.  (Not really being up on current developments, though I did recognize prior refs like Officer Basilisk.)
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Re: WCDT strips 3856-3860 (22nd to 26th October 2018)
« Reply #101 on: 28 Oct 2018, 23:59 »

If the government doesn't trust the people, why doesn't it just dissolve them and elect a new people?
Getting that much hydrofluoric acid would be expensive, and the military needs that money for defense.
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Re: WCDT strips 3856-3860 (22nd to 26th October 2018)
« Reply #102 on: 29 Oct 2018, 03:04 »

Whereas I was wondering, and came here to ask, whether any of those names are actual researchers in the field.  (Not really being up on current developments, though I did recognize prior refs like Officer Basilisk.)

A recent international conference in AI was held in Iskenderun, Turkey. That's the only reference I got in the names.
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Re: WCDT strips 3856-3860 (22nd to 26th October 2018)
« Reply #103 on: 31 Oct 2018, 02:15 »

It gets really spoopy if you start look at scuttled CIA and FBI projects for monitoring the citizenry.
If the government doesn't trust the people, why doesn't it just dissolve them and elect a new people?

We don't get often a Bertold Brecht quote in those forums...
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Re: WCDT strips 3856-3860 (22nd to 26th October 2018)
« Reply #104 on: 01 Nov 2018, 07:42 »

If the government doesn't trust the people, why doesn't it just dissolve them and elect a new people?

We don't get often a Bertold Brecht quote in those forums...
I actually got it secondhand from Robert Anton Wilson.
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Re: WCDT strips 3856-3860 (22nd to 26th October 2018)
« Reply #105 on: 01 Nov 2018, 08:19 »

If the government doesn't trust the people, why doesn't it just dissolve them and elect a new people?

We don't get often a Bertold Brecht quote in those forums...
I actually got it secondhand from Robert Anton Wilson.

Dividing seems to be as effective as dissolving.
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