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Author Topic: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)  (Read 3350 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #100 on: 12 Mar 2020, 09:12 »

Ouzo: An anise flavored drink that inspires Greeks to go out and beat up Turks.
Raki: An anise flavored drink that inspires Turks to go out and beat up Greeks.
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« Reply #101 on: 12 Mar 2020, 09:29 »

Ouzo: An anise flavored drink that inspires Greeks to go out and beat up Turks.
Raki: An anise flavored drink that inspires Turks to go out and beat up Greeks.

Difference: the turks add a dash of water to achieve a milky appearance.
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« Reply #102 on: 12 Mar 2020, 11:25 »

https://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html

The site which Theta9 linked suggests the following words as replacements: wild, confusing, unpredictable, impulsive, reckless, fearless, lives on the edge, thrill-seeker, risk-taker, out of control. Is there anything that would prevent the word choice inflation to engulf these words as well?

I was actually trying to find a different article, one that author Greta Christina always puts up on Facebook when somebody uses ableist terms ("Please don't use ableist language on my page. Here's why. [link]"), but I deactivated on Facebook over half a year ago and can't be arsed to go back on at this time. I had to settle for the one linked above.

On the other hot subject here: I like Ouzo. And Anisette. And Pernod.
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« Reply #103 on: 12 Mar 2020, 11:31 »

Ouzo: An anise flavored drink that inspires Greeks to go out and beat up Turks.
Raki: An anise flavored drink that inspires Turks to go out and beat up Greeks.

The Turk: ungreekable in pursuit of armenable. (from Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.)
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« Reply #104 on: 12 Mar 2020, 11:35 »

Ouzo is made from aniseed, and you've got to like it. And like a few other kinds of booze, tue cheaper it gets the worse the taste. Personally, I don't like it, but I can see why people would like the quality stuff.
I finally started to develop a taste for whisky once I tried really good whisky. Now I can't touch any bottom shelf shit, but middle-of-the-pack stuff is fine - I can't really afford the tops.
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« Reply #105 on: 12 Mar 2020, 14:55 »

FWIW, I'm expecting for Brun and Millie to have an argument about who has priority over Clinton.
I thought it was established that Brun wasn't interested in Clinton, just like Emily wasn't interested. Evidence so far is that Brun is not sure if she has sexual feelings for anyone.

I don't recall Roko being interested in Clinton, aside from her throwaway fantasy about him, bread, and his Human Abs. At the time it was clear the fantasy was more about the bread than Clinton. It basically got dropped after one strip. I expect Millie's interest in clicking together will also vanish with her memories of the night.

As for Elliot, we don't have any evidence that Clinton's inclined that way. Not everyone in the universe is omnisexual. Not even in the QC universe, which seems to trend about 800% more omnisexual than the real world.
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« Reply #106 on: 12 Mar 2020, 14:59 »

As for Elliot, we don't have any evidence that Clinton's inclined that way. Not everyone in the universe is omnisexual. Not even in the QC universe, which seems to trend about 800% more omnisexual than the real world.
The only thing even suggesting he might be "inclined that way" is when he was drinking with Eliot and said "Always figured I was straight, but if I met the right dude, who knows?" (or something close to that; can't be arsed to dig up the actual strip for a verbatim quote). IOW, Clinton's about as gay as I am - maybe a 0.2 on the Kinsey scale.
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #107 on: 12 Mar 2020, 17:18 »

I once took along a bottle of Cynar(artichoke liqueur) to my dorm, but nobody liked it, it was to herby for them, so I ended up drinking most of it.
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« Reply #108 on: 12 Mar 2020, 17:50 »

During a D&D adventure, the group visited a tavern. The owner saw a chance to get rid of some of his stock that had been gathering dust in the back. Vinca got a bottle of fancy name champagne. Alan got a bottle of ouzo. Becky tried both. And discovered how a 'boilermaker' works. Whee!

When the players got together for a party, I brought bottles of both. Whee!
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« Reply #109 on: 12 Mar 2020, 18:14 »

I was actually tempted by this comic to buy a bottle of ouzo... but the liquor store is next to a Meijer and a Costco, and after seeing the lines of cars headed in that direction, I decided I don't need to try ouzo again that badly.  :psyduck:
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« Reply #110 on: 12 Mar 2020, 18:31 »

Comic's up. And it is a very, very good thing that Beepatrice is no longer in charge of the AI rights organization.
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« Reply #111 on: 12 Mar 2020, 18:47 »

Clinton, you would not care for ouzo. It's not fulfilling at all.
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« Reply #112 on: 12 Mar 2020, 18:55 »

Methinks Clinton is starting to regret his major and any possible benefits being Good at Robots would bestow.

Edit: what does the AI non-profit need with a water cooler?
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« Reply #113 on: 12 Mar 2020, 19:31 »

Hijinks.

Just kidding. It would be for human visitors, perhaps in the past/future for human coworkers.
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« Reply #114 on: 12 Mar 2020, 19:45 »

I thought it was established that Brun wasn't interested in Clinton,
I was impressed that Brun's carnal interest was merely not established. Brun's noncarnal interest about Clinton may have been established by Brun's slight disappointment at having sog-ruined the paper whereon was written Clinton's telephone address. Perhaps that disappointment was about merely the disroutinal erratum.
just like Emily wasn't interested.
Wasn't Emily merely busy?, Clinton interpreted Emily's reply as noninterest.
Not everyone in the universe is omnisexual. Not even in the QC universe, which seems to trend about 800% more omnisexual than the real world.
For example, Marten has expressed his open-minded ahomosexuality.

what does the AI non-profit need with a water cooler?
Fleshbound guests; probably accounted under ``entertainment''
I once took along a bottle of Cynar(artichoke liqueur) to my dorm, but nobody liked it, it was to herby for them, so I ended up drinking most of it.
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« Reply #115 on: 13 Mar 2020, 00:01 »

Edit: what does the AI non-profit need with a water cooler?

"Any good office has a water cooler, DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?"
The general idea of a water cooler at the office sounds in-character for Beepatrice. It feels like a place for small time socialisation.


Ouzo is made from aniseed, and you've got to like it. And like a few other kinds of booze, tue cheaper it gets the worse the taste. Personally, I don't like it, but I can see why people would like the quality stuff.
I finally started to develop a taste for whisky once I tried really good whisky. Now I can't touch any bottom shelf shit, but middle-of-the-pack stuff is fine - I can't really afford the tops.

I know that feeling, but it's even worse for me with whiskey
- some people can't understand how I can drink the "cheap" stuff (like standard Jim Beam). The really cheap stuff is best consumed as a mixer.
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« Reply #116 on: 13 Mar 2020, 00:08 »

I know that feeling, but it's even worse for me with whiskey
- some people can't understand how I can drink the "cheap" stuff (like standard Jim Beam). The really cheap stuff is best consumed as a mixer.

I didn't even realise that there was another way.
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« Reply #117 on: 13 Mar 2020, 00:26 »

I'm thinking that Clinton is wondering if he'll ever meet a woman who can't be put in the pigeon hole marked "Sweet but weird all the way down". The answer that I'd give him would be: "Why would you want to?"

As for Beepatrice, I think that we can all agree that she'll always be better as the plucky comedy sidekick than she'll ever be as the one in charge, at least not without a drawn out 'coming of age' arc. What is more, I think that she knows this too, based on her body language in panel 4. I'm sure that May and her situation will come up eventually; I'm wondering if Clinton 'knows a guy' in his class who might have the leverage that Roko needs?

Was I the only one who heard her giggle nervously in panel 5?
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« Reply #118 on: 13 Mar 2020, 00:42 »

I'm thinking that Clinton is wondering if he'll ever meet a woman who can't be put in the pigeon hole marked "Sweet but weird all the way down". The answer that I'd give him would be: "Why would you want to?"

Well. Not everyone is interested in girls who are sweet.
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« Reply #119 on: 13 Mar 2020, 04:00 »

Some people aren't cut out for leadership positions, and I count myself among them.
The way it went for Beeps was a sink or swim scenario, with sinking being the effect.


I know that feeling, but it's even worse for me with whiskey
- some people can't understand how I can drink the "cheap" stuff (like standard Jim Beam). The really cheap stuff is best consumed as a mixer.

I didn't even realise that there was another way.

There always is. Friend of mine can drink any kind of whiskey, only prefers them not to be bad. I also know someone who has a thing for bad booze, whatever he meant with that. Im not going to find out.
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #120 on: 13 Mar 2020, 04:09 »

Has Beepatrice shown any interest in a relationship with a human?

Because she's ADORABLE here.
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« Reply #121 on: 13 Mar 2020, 04:37 »

Has Beepatrice shown any interest in a relationship with a human?

Because she's ADORABLE here.

I think I've decided that Beepatrice is modelled on Goldie Hawn circa 60's/70's/80's.... Hell, just Goldie Hawn!

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« Reply #122 on: 13 Mar 2020, 04:41 »

A sudden thought that I had about Beepatrice: What if she isn't a researcher or engineer at all? What if she's basically a self-aware crash-test dummy? Her role is to stand close and, by their monitoring her hardened and sensor-dense chassis, let the researchers and engineers measure the effect of catastrophic product failures on more fragile meat-persons?

It might explain a lot of things if Beepatrice in an essentially-unskilled job whose primary qualification is 'lacks reflexive response to dangerous situations'.
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« Reply #123 on: 13 Mar 2020, 06:24 »

You mean like "they're not spies but bait"? Have someone mis-handle and abuse stuff, so they know how easy it is to achieve, and what happens?
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« Reply #124 on: 13 Mar 2020, 06:30 »

More: "We know that this model explodes when on maximum power and heated to 160C. What we don't know is the danger radius of the explosion. Fortunately, we have someone whose job it is to stand very, very close to exploding or otherwise catastrophically failing products."

"Okay but... Who would heat a vibrator to 160C?"

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« Reply #125 on: 13 Mar 2020, 07:29 »

I was actually tempted by this comic to buy a bottle of ouzo... but the liquor store is next to a Meijer and a Costco, and after seeing the lines of cars headed in that direction, I decided I don't need to try ouzo again that badly.  :psyduck:

And this makes me quite glad I do most of my shopping between midnight and 6AM.
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« Reply #126 on: 13 Mar 2020, 13:20 »

"Okay but... Who would heat a vibrator to 160C?"

Using it while charging it with the Ultra Quick Charger Module™.
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« Reply #127 on: 13 Mar 2020, 16:18 »

I'm thinking that Clinton is wondering if he'll ever meet a woman who can't be put in the pigeon hole marked "Sweet but weird all the way down". The answer that I'd give him would be: "Why would you want to?"
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« Reply #128 on: 14 Mar 2020, 10:59 »

As for Elliot, we don't have any evidence that Clinton's inclined that way. Not everyone in the universe is omnisexual. Not even in the QC universe, which seems to trend about 800% more omnisexual than the real world.

As am omnisexual chap, I have found that people who are that flexible tend to move in packs. It's something in common, same as background, skin colour, interests, life experience generally.
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« Reply #129 on: 14 Mar 2020, 13:34 »

Something that helped humanity survive as a species is box thinking. It provides shortcuts for stress thinking, and quick decision-making. The boost in speed goes at the expense of accuracy. Those boxes can be very wrong, or applied the wrong way. I've been catching myself every so often, and I'm pretty sure everyone does it to a degree.
Point is, those boxes quite often apply to social circles, too.

I don't know how AIs work in the QCverse, but in being man-made, that box thinking may apply to them, too, perhaps even worse compared to humans.
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« Reply #130 on: 14 Mar 2020, 13:54 »

As for Elliot, we don't have any evidence that Clinton's inclined that way. Not everyone in the universe is omnisexual. Not even in the QC universe, which seems to trend about 800% more omnisexual than the real world.

As am omnisexual chap, I have found that people who are that flexible tend to move in packs. It's something in common, same as background, skin colour, interests, life experience generally.

Not just omni folks, queer people in general tend to drift toward each other and cluster together.  I, for example, have only one straight friend, out of the dozens of people I socialise with on a regular basis.
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« Reply #131 on: 14 Mar 2020, 15:07 »

I'm thinking that Clinton is wondering if he'll ever meet a woman who can't be put in the pigeon hole marked "Sweet but weird all the way down".
This is how they're lead to Mathematics. He wants to meet the absolute strangety, and Mathematics (or Philosophy, in turn leading to Mathematics) is strangeful. His imminent interest in foundations, and his esteem for the history and culture, lead him to consume Bertrand Russell's Principles of Mathematics, wherein his search for absolute strangety ends, despite which he'll still seek many nonperfect strangeties; c'est la vie &c.
I'm sure that May and her situation will come up eventually; I'm wondering if Clinton 'knows a guy' in his class who might have the leverage that Roko needs?
I fear the aid of too-many powerful allies would render that story uninteresting unless, despite all that, May get's denied. Bureaucracy, amirite?
[Beepatrice]'ll always be better as the plucky comedy sidekick than she'll ever be as the one in charge, at least not without a drawn out 'coming of age' arc.
Of Hannelore's all I recall is her sudden departure and Yak-shit -shoveling return. (I would rather she never returned, and another character (played by another actor, naturally) filled what is now her role.)
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« Reply #132 on: 17 Mar 2020, 22:13 »

Wasn't Emily merely busy?, Clinton interpreted Emily's reply as noninterest.
Being busy is, realistically, the same thing as being uninterested. Someone who is interested will make time, one way or another.
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« Reply #133 on: 17 Mar 2020, 23:47 »

Being busy is, realistically, the same thing as being uninterested.
Realistically, it's a matter of what the person would rather do. For some people, there is also a strong disinclination from adjusting one's schedule. Perhaps Azuma had something imporant planned. Perhaps Azuma is loath to change plans. It is quite effective to start loading appropriate thought patterns before the approach towards a cogitive optimum, so that, when the approach begins, the mind is all ready for the cogitage; perhaps Azuma had noticed such a cogitively optimal mental state, and, possibly despite being interested in clinton, would prefer to use most effectively use that mental state.
(Those who are able to continue to be in such cogitively optimal states, tend to organize their lifestyle around always thinking; e.g. John Ellicott)
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« Reply #134 on: 18 Mar 2020, 00:57 »

Wasn't Emily merely busy?, Clinton interpreted Emily's reply as noninterest.
Being busy is, realistically, the same thing as being uninterested. Someone who is interested will make time, one way or another.

Practically, perhaps. Realistically? No.

I have a job. I am busy at my job. If you bother me at my job, possible sort of crush, then I will not be making time for you unless you get hit by a bus in front of me or something.

That will vary from job to job obviously.
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« Reply #135 on: 18 Mar 2020, 05:14 »

Wasn't Emily merely busy?, Clinton interpreted Emily's reply as noninterest.
Being busy is, realistically, the same thing as being uninterested. Someone who is interested will make time, one way or another.

Remember that we're talking about Emily here.  She doesn't exactly do things by the book.  In fact, the first thing she ever did with the book was likely to test which acids dissolve it most quickly.
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« Reply #136 on: 18 Mar 2020, 07:07 »

"Okay but... Who would heat a vibrator to 160C?"
Using it while charging it with the Ultra Quick Charger Module™.
I will refer you to Big Clive and his YouTube channel where he tests common as well as weird products of the electrical variety, purchased online from far east suppliers.
Overheating, releasing vital smoke and energetic self disassembly is only part of the list.
IIRC there was a Dalek flashlight with a USB phone charge port that was LIVE while the unit was connected to the mains to charge the flashlight.
This was made even more fun for those who purchased the shiny metallic coloured models.
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Something that helped humanity survive as a species is box thinking. It provides shortcuts for stress thinking, and quick decision-making. The boost in speed goes at the expense of accuracy. Those boxes can be very wrong, or applied the wrong way. I've been catching myself every so often, and I'm pretty sure everyone does it to a degree.
Point is, those boxes quite often apply to social circles, too.

I don't know how AIs work in the QCverse, but in being man-made, that box thinking may apply to them, too, perhaps even worse compared to humans.
One of the other features of "Box Thinking" that is easily observed in the younger spawn and among certain outlier types, is obliviousness to inconsequential details.
Unless imprinted early into their psyche or pointed out to them as being pertinent, they tend to ignore things like gender, skin colour, fashion sense, etc.
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #137 on: 18 Mar 2020, 21:23 »

I will refer you to Big Clive and his YouTube channel where he tests common as well as weird products of the electrical variety, purchased online from far east suppliers.
Overheating, releasing vital smoke and energetic self disassembly is only part of the list.
IIRC there was a Dalek flashlight with a USB phone charge port that was LIVE while the unit was connected to the mains to charge the flashlight.
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #138 on: 19 Mar 2020, 10:22 »


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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #139 on: 19 Mar 2020, 20:42 »

A couple of generations ago "busy" was widely understood code for "no". Has that changed?

Emily does strike me as the sort who would never have gotten a copy of the codebook.
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #140 on: 19 Mar 2020, 21:31 »

I must admit, I am somewhat confused by this conversation.

If you ask someone out and they respond by saying they are too busy to go out/for a relationship, whether they are genuinely too busy or are just saying that as a "code", what practical difference does it make? Pragmatically, it's a "no" either way.
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #141 on: 20 Mar 2020, 01:22 »

How busy people are varies - so there may be an opening to ask again at another time.  But generally no means no.
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #142 on: 20 Mar 2020, 01:50 »

It's fairly easy, I should think:

A: Do you want to go out on saturday?
B: No I'm busy then
A: How about next week?
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B (if code for no): No, I'll be busy then. *End of conversation*
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #143 on: 20 Mar 2020, 02:29 »

How busy people are varies - so there may be an opening to ask again at another time.  But generally no means no.

Given that she said she didn't have time "between school and work," that's not going to be anytime soon. So while in theory there may well be an opening to ask again at another time, I wouldn't recommend he put dating on hold in the duration. And while no definitely means no, it doesn't necessarily mean "never."

So really, the difference is academic.
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Re: WCDT strips 4216-4220 (9th to 13th March 2020)
« Reply #144 on: 21 Mar 2020, 09:11 »

How busy people are varies - so there may be an opening to ask again at another time.  But generally no means no.

Given that she said she didn't have time "between school and work," that's not going to be anytime soon. So while in theory there may well be an opening to ask again at another time, I wouldn't recommend he put dating on hold in the duration. And while no definitely means no, it doesn't necessarily mean "never."

So really, the difference is academic.
There's also the asshats that are half the reason the coded version for "no" exists.
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