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History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.

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upload my brain into a tamagotchi and flush it down the toilet already
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> upload my brain into a tamagotchi and flush it down the toilet already

v nice
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Hello

I'd like to schedule an assassination for a young waitresses sometime between the dates of June 20th and July 1st, 1984?

Yes I can hold

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Not the video topic so much as Dr. Calvin's shoulders here.


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SKI DOO wrote:
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Not the video topic so much as Dr. Calvin's shoulders here.

It looks like he has been building up his triceps 10 years longer than the rest of his body or he has that weird synthol fetish. I’m not knocking the guy for having the time to be in shape on top of earning a PhD by any means but yeah there’s something really off about his proportions.
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Necrometer wrote:
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upload my brain into a tamagotchi and flush it down the toilet already
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hipster holocaust wrote:
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upload my brain into a tamagotchi and flush it down the toilet already
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I’m more disturbed that Genysis ends up being the most realistic scenario of all Terminator movies.
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Tue May 15, 2018 6:33 pm

better delete this thread before the AIs can scan it for unbelievers
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Tue May 15, 2018 7:32 pm

Baidu spider watches onne...
canon.docre wrote:I will not be seduced by the cheap showiness of nature.

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ps

ALL the Terminator movies are realistic
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this is the dumb thing i was referring to
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Roko%27s_basilisk
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Futurists make me want to wear a brown robe and read nothing but Thomas Aquinas for the rest of my life
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https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17081684

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I work in location / mapping / geo. Some of us have been waiting for this to blow (which it hasn't yet). The public has zero idea how much personal location data is available.

It's not just your cell carrier. Your cell phone chip manufacturer, GPS chip manufacturer, phone manufacturer and then pretty much anyone on the installed OS (android crapware) is getting a copy of your location data. Usually not in software but by contract, one gives gps data to all the others as part of the bill of materials.

This is then usually (but not always) "anonymized" by cutting it in to ~5 second chunks. It's easy to put it back together again. We can figure out everything about your day from when you wake up to where you go to when you sleep.

This data is sold to whoever wants it. Hedge funds or services who analyze it for hedge funds is the big one. It's normal to track hundreds of millions of people a day and trade stocks based on where they go. This isn't fantasy, it's what happens every day.

Almost every web/smartphone mapping company is doing it, so is almost everyone that tracks you for some service - "turn the lights on when I get home". The web mapping companies and those that provide SDKs for "free". It's a monetization model for apps which don't need location. That's why Apple is trying hard to restrict it without scaring off consumers.
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good paranoia-inducer, travis :tup: (or whatever paranoia is when it's real - dread?)

I saw a FB ad for music software that included the phrase "rent-to-own plugins"... soon I'll be putting VOD on layaway
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I get wanting to fly into space but still
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I could have done without that awkward mess though I will say the Simpson mashup is pretty fucking great.
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:11 pm

that leg snap ambulance thing is so grim

reminder via the last week or so: facebook's sidebar thing got rid of the catered-to-me news suggester and has been replaced by a "Facebook Watch" panel of suggested videos. these videos, merely in thumbnail/description, are beyond depressing/disturbing and it totally caught me off guard. not so much that they're bad, but that they're deliberately produced. the idea of actual resources being dedicated to some of this garbage content drives me nuts. it's like if those clickbait ads with an eye-catching photo of t&a/grotesquerie next to an unrelated headline about my mortgage... were inexplicably used as the basis for a series of netflix original movies
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