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Bill and Melinda Gates annual letter/What two supers powers you wish you had
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04-05-2017, 09:26 PM #31
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(04-05-2017, 09:24 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(04-05-2017, 08:47 PM)failboat Wrote:  
(04-05-2017, 08:12 PM)dclements Wrote:  
(04-04-2017, 11:28 PM)failboat Wrote:  but the question is: would you abuse your power or use it for good? 13.gif

edit: had to delete my post because i realized it ends with the horst wessel song... which is forbidden in germany... it's actually a criminal offence to start playing it... 13.gif

I've never heard of that song before. Is this what your talking about?

Horst Wessel Lied ? Die Fahne hoch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWizLfM1L3E

it's not available in germany. chuckle.gif but yes that's the song. blonde.gif
starts at 0:34. had to use a canadian server. 13.gif
there are better versions though...

Canadian proxy? Zo, you admit to ze mind crime Herr Failboat?
İmage

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04-05-2017, 10:29 PM #32
dclements Member
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(04-05-2017, 04:07 PM)failboat Wrote:  ok i found the perfect superpower combo.
immortality and the power to split myself into unlimited instances. i would take all the jobs and provide humanity with everything we need forever. :D
I think that is something that is sort of theoretically possible if you consider cloning and possibly using eugenics. Just having more of the same people around (even if they are all like you) may not improve things unless you already have special skills or if the genes in the copies are improve some way such in genetic manipulation. I imagine anyone that has scene in Star Wars Obi-Wan encounters a clone factory might be able to envision what it might be like to actually try an implement cloning on a large scale; not that it will ever be done nor would it necessarily be done in such a fashion if implemented.

Obi-Wan Discovers the Clone Army - Attack of the Clones


There is also the possibility of augmented humans, cybernetics, gene jacks, etc. which offers some of the benefits(as well as other things) if for whatever reasons clones where not an option. Augmentation is a generic term for nearly ANYTHING that can be done to the human body to change and improve it. Giving people prosthetic arms, legs, and even eyes for those who who don't have or can not use them isn't what augmentation is really about (since augmentation is supposed to be an improvement of natural body parts instead of a replacement) , but technically prosthetic can still be thought of as a type of augmentation done to improve on natural function but instead fix ones that don't work. Cybernetics itself is a type of augmentation.

I don't know much about gene jacks except they were mentioned in Alpha Centauri in a technological advancement know as Genejack Factory; which describes it kind of as genetically modifying people in a such a way that they would be optimize for work (ie. they can not feel pain and they only derive pleasure by doing their job and/or other functions). While Alpha Centauri only uses genejacks to create workers for factories, there is no reason why genejacks would be only used for this function; that is of course IF our society would allow such things to be created and used.

Also theoretically it is plausible to create genejacks not only on or around conception but even with fully grown and developed human beings depending on how they need to be modified. Of course such alterations could more easily be done by replacement with machine/computer components than genetic manipulation, but it is safe to say that IF it wanted to be done for some reason one might choose to use either option to implement it. Of course by the time it becomes feasible to create genejacks, it becomes plausible to completely replace humans being for many tasks by just building androids and/or robots. I just believe it is worth noting that certain..groups might be willing to use genejacks and/or clones before we have the technology to build androids and robots.

While it is plausible, I believe it will be a very long time before anyone has the technology to implement 'human blanks' (blank human bodies grown in tubes that can be reprogrammed using regular human DNA to quickly change them into a copy of that person) and mind recording devices which where used in a movie called "The 6th Day", but if it was done I imagine it would be kind of interesting.

The 6th Day (2000) - Trailer
failboat Show this Post
04-05-2017, 10:35 PM #33
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
i want to marry you dcelements. damned.gif
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04-05-2017, 10:49 PM #34
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
you give me the best nerdgasms i ever had. chuckle.gif
04-07-2017, 07:22 PM #35
dclements Member
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(04-05-2017, 10:35 PM)failboat Wrote:  i want to marry you dcelements.  damned.gif

(04-05-2017, 10:49 PM)failboat Wrote:  you give me the best nerdgasms i ever had.  chuckle.gif
(Sorry I haven't replied but I've had trouble access borrowing my sisters laptop which I use to access the internet.)

Thanks. 12.gif

I'm kind of embarrassed, but always happy when someone appreciates what I write. To be honest, I've had a lot of practice with having an older brother, who is also a big time geek and worked at MIT as a Unix administrator (almost as as much of a geek you can become other than perhaps being Dennis Ritchie/guy who wrote Unix), and with him being six years older I found it easier to amuse him by saying funny/crazy things then having to fight him to prevent getting beaten up. It is hard to say exactly what type of humor and/or viewpoint I have, but I believe some people have said I have a bit of dark/cavalier humor as well as a weird sometimes out of the box way of seeing things.

It is funny because I believe my brother eventually started imitating me to make his own friends laugh and when I hang out with his friends he gets slightly jealous since it is almost as easy for me to make his friends and acquaintances laugh with my humor as he does when he jokes with them.

To be honest I wish I could use this talent (if it really is a talent) to make others laugh and perhaps occasionally teach people something, as well as help me make a living.
04-07-2017, 09:32 PM #36
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I enjoy your musings as well, as long as we stay away from the topic of nuclear power. L13.gifL




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04-07-2017, 09:35 PM #37
Octo Mother Superior
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Be yourself dc, nobody does it better in the whole wide world
failboat Show this Post
04-07-2017, 10:51 PM #38
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
(04-07-2017, 07:22 PM)dclements Wrote:  
(04-05-2017, 10:35 PM)failboat Wrote:  i want to marry you dcelements.  damned.gif

(04-05-2017, 10:49 PM)failboat Wrote:  you give me the best nerdgasms i ever had.  chuckle.gif
(Sorry I haven't replied but I've had trouble access borrowing my sisters laptop which I use to access the internet.)

Thanks.  12.gif

I'm kind of embarrassed, but always happy when someone appreciates what I write. To be honest, I've had a lot of practice with having an older brother, who is also a big time geek and worked at MIT as a Unix administrator (almost as as much of a geek you can become other than perhaps being Dennis Ritchie/guy who wrote Unix), and with him being six years older I found it easier to amuse him by saying funny/crazy things then having to fight him to prevent getting beaten up.  It is hard to say exactly what type of humor and/or viewpoint I have, but I  believe some people have said I have a bit of dark/cavalier humor  as well as a weird sometimes out of the box way of seeing things.

It is funny because I believe my brother eventually started imitating me to make his own friends laugh and when I hang out with his friends he gets slightly jealous since it is almost as easy for me to make his friends and acquaintances laugh with my humor as he does when he jokes with them.      

To be honest I wish I could use this talent (if it really is a talent) to make others laugh and perhaps occasionally teach people something, as well as help me make a living.

you could start your own blog or if you're rather charismatic make youtube videos. you're well versed in writing but you'd have to break down your long winded sentences to make them more accessible to a broad range of audience. also doing that sort of creative stuff is pretty exhausting. you might have thousands of ideas now but always keep in mind that there will be a time when you scooped your initial pool of ideas empty... coming up with new ideas on a regular basis is necessary to keep a fan base. creative work can be pretty tough and lead to high levels of stress especially if you have to keep deadlines and such. that's also a thing one should keep in mind.
04-08-2017, 06:39 PM #39
dclements Member
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(04-07-2017, 09:32 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I enjoy your musings as well, as long as we stay away from the topic of nuclear power. L13.gifL

chuckle.gif

That's what I have been trying to do lately, with the exception of trying to answer technical questions that anyone posts on the forum. I realize that there ISN'T enough statistical information to prove there is ANY additional dangers we don't know about when it comes to nuclear power plants (although this is also true of ANT other power industry) and add to that some of the phobia and health risks cause by the additional stress when incidents happen, I now believe that it is a given as to why nuclear power needs strict regulation and some of the reasons it has such a negative public perception. Although it is plausible for some of this to change with better educating the public, better studies to understand the dangers, better technology, etc. we are not there yet and the industry has a lot to do to get there.
04-08-2017, 06:55 PM #40
dclements Member
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(04-07-2017, 09:35 PM)Octo Wrote:  Be yourself dc, nobody does it better in the whole wide world
Thanks. yay.gif
04-08-2017, 07:10 PM #41
dclements Member
Posts:225 Threads:22 Joined:Jan 2017
(04-07-2017, 10:51 PM)failboat Wrote:  
(04-07-2017, 07:22 PM)dclements Wrote:  
(04-05-2017, 10:35 PM)failboat Wrote:  i want to marry you dcelements.  damned.gif

(04-05-2017, 10:49 PM)failboat Wrote:  you give me the best nerdgasms i ever had.  chuckle.gif
(Sorry I haven't replied but I've had trouble access borrowing my sisters laptop which I use to access the internet.)

Thanks.  12.gif

I'm kind of embarrassed, but always happy when someone appreciates what I write. To be honest, I've had a lot of practice with having an older brother, who is also a big time geek and worked at MIT as a Unix administrator (almost as as much of a geek you can become other than perhaps being Dennis Ritchie/guy who wrote Unix), and with him being six years older I found it easier to amuse him by saying funny/crazy things then having to fight him to prevent getting beaten up.  It is hard to say exactly what type of humor and/or viewpoint I have, but I  believe some people have said I have a bit of dark/cavalier humor  as well as a weird sometimes out of the box way of seeing things.

It is funny because I believe my brother eventually started imitating me to make his own friends laugh and when I hang out with his friends he gets slightly jealous since it is almost as easy for me to make his friends and acquaintances laugh with my humor as he does when he jokes with them.      

To be honest I wish I could use this talent (if it really is a talent) to make others laugh and perhaps occasionally teach people something, as well as help me make a living.

you could start your own blog or if you're rather charismatic make youtube videos. you're well versed in writing but you'd have to break down your long winded sentences to make them more accessible to a broad range of audience. also doing that sort of creative stuff is pretty exhausting. you might have thousands of ideas now but always keep in mind that there will be a time when you scooped your initial pool of ideas empty... coming up with new ideas on a regular basis is necessary to keep a fan base. creative work can be pretty tough and lead to high levels of stress especially if you have to keep deadlines and such. that's also a thing one should keep in mind.
I've thought of doing that myself, but I fear my voice is almost as annoying as some of the Indian professors on YouTube I have watched; however I believe a blog and eventual YouTube channel might be possible. After spending over half a life time day dreaming, studying philosophy, imagining inventions, and other things to come up with ideas, I have to say I have made a VERY DEEP reservoir of ideas to draw upon and would be happy if I managed to tap into even HALF of them. My biggest handicap is that I have ADHD, acute chronic pain, and a general lack of any resources (other than a laptop that I have access to) to do that much. However since I'm not working right now, I have a lot more time on my hand than when I was working.

And again thanks, your encouraging words as well as the words of the other forum members makes me realize that my efforts don't go unnoticed. beercheer.gif

Over then next couple of weeks I will try to collect some of my notes and other work to review them and to get some input for the other people on the forum.
04-08-2017, 07:55 PM #42
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Hey JR , how many sock puppet accounts does Failboat have anyway ?

He/she keeps patting himself on the back using DClements .

isn't that GLP shït ?
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04-08-2017, 08:03 PM #43
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
(04-08-2017, 07:55 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  Hey JR , how many sock puppet accounts does Failboat have anyway ?

He/she keeps patting himself on the back using DClements .

isn't that GLP shït ?

i have exactly one "sock puppet" and that's failbot who has been used inside that bot thread for entertainment purposes only, mr. outthink. pop2.gif
04-08-2017, 08:23 PM #44
dclements Member
Posts:225 Threads:22 Joined:Jan 2017
(04-08-2017, 07:55 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  Hey JR , how many sock puppet accounts does Failboat have anyway ?

He/she keeps patting himself on the back using DClements .

isn't that GLP shït ?
If I could, I would like to be a meat puppet for some noble cause or at least something that was somewhat noble. coffeetime.gif

Here is an interesting video on the subject:

5 Things Shills Don't Want You To Know
(ie. bots,sock/meat puppets,etc )


While using such tactics are obviously deceptive, as far as I know it isn't any more deceptive than the social engineering tactics used by hackers from time to time. However, it is obvious that someone shouldn't use duplicate accounts or other stuff on this forum without consent from the owner and others running it.
04-08-2017, 08:53 PM #45
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,607 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
(04-08-2017, 07:55 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  Hey JR , how many sock puppet accounts does Failboat have anyway ?

None.



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