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  1. Comment on What is/are your favorite quote/s? in ~talk

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    One cannot invent the structure of an object. The most we can do is to patiently bring it to the light of day, with humilty.” Alexander Grothendieck - wikpedia “The most exciting phrase to hear in...

    One cannot invent the structure of an object. The most we can do is to patiently bring it to the light of day, with humilty.” Alexander Grothendieck - wikpedia

    “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…” Isaac Asimov

    "Anybody who wants to make a revolution shouldn’t grab a gun, just go and start working like we do to change the world by using science and technology” Stanford R. Ovshinsky

    “A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.” Isaac Asimov

    “I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness many resources [..] for achieving common good and for inclusive growth.” Pratibha Patil

    “With the observable fact that scientific knowledge makes our lives better when applied with concern for human welfare and environmental protection, there is no question that science and technology can produce abundance so that no one has to go without.” Jacque Fresco

    “We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.” and ““Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” Wernher von Braun

    “Science fiction gives us the language so that we can have a conversation about the future”. Brian David Johnson

    “Either one does not dream, or one does so interestingly. One should learn to spend one’s waking life in the same way: not at all, or interestingly.” F. Nietzche

    “You’re under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.” Alan Watts

    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Robert A. Heinlein

    “The electric light did not come from the continuous
    improvement of candles” Oren Harari

    “I consider science fiction to be the cultural wing of the scientific project.” Annalee Newitz

    “food is the first necessity of people, agriculture is the foundation of the country” Jin Shanbao

    “This is a cardboard universe and if you lean too long or too heavily against it, you fall through” Phillip K. Dick

    “A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green.” Carl Sagan

    “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” - George Carlin

    “Physiologically, man in the normal use of technology (or his variously extended body) is perpetually modified by it and in turn finds new ways of modifying his technology. Man becomes, as it were, the sex organs of the machine world, as the bee of the plant world, enabling it to fecundate and evolve ever new forms. - Marshall McLuhan

    "The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology." — E.O. Wilson

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  2. Comment on Chaos Walking - Official trailer in ~movies

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    This movie has such an interesting cast, and an insane amount of things going on that I am looking forward to it.

    This movie has such an interesting cast, and an insane amount of things going on that I am looking forward to it.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 - Gameplay trailer in ~games

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    One of the very few games that every time something new gets shown, it gets me more hyped instead of the normal alternative.

    One of the very few games that every time something new gets shown, it gets me more hyped instead of the normal alternative.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Wonder Woman 84 coming to theaters and HBO Max in a simultaneous release in ~movies

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    Warner Bros is owned by ATT, and HBO is now owned by ATT. A few calls with their strategies team and some hyper-inflated growth and revenue charts and you have a winner.

    Warner Bros is owned by ATT, and HBO is now owned by ATT. A few calls with their strategies team and some hyper-inflated growth and revenue charts and you have a winner.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Campaign for a Green Nuclear Deal: forging a new America in ~enviro

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    I am a (huge) proponent of nuclear, and still believe a nuclear fueled society will invite longer and better scientific innovation (nuclear produces 1000x the amount of power per unit when...

    I am a (huge) proponent of nuclear, and still believe a nuclear fueled society will invite longer and better scientific innovation (nuclear produces 1000x the amount of power per unit when compared). And I would love to attempt to refute a lot of this, but I am on mobile.

    I will refute about the lead times, the mean time for nuclear power plant development is only 7.5 years , and less when you remove the outliers that started development 20-30 years ago. Lots of reactors are now being fully developed within 3 or 4 years.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on American State of Mind in ~creative

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    This is going to be on repeat for a while...

    This is going to be on repeat for a while...

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Celeste: Is Madeline canonically trans? in ~games

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    I'll be honest, I have never played it but I always assumed they were just from what I've seen of the game, and I'm not really sure why. Edit: my two closest friends of all time are trans, and...

    I'll be honest, I have never played it but I always assumed they were just from what I've seen of the game, and I'm not really sure why.

    Edit: my two closest friends of all time are trans, and they always talked up this game so that may be why.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Guido van Rossum, the Python language's founder, joins Microsoft in ~tech

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    That's quite interesting to me imo.

    That's quite interesting to me imo.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Florida governor pushes expansion of Stand Your Ground law as part of "anti-mob" crackdown in ~news

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    Not only that, but anyone within 500ft of a possible 'burglary' could be shot in self defense. And anyone part of such assemblies where a "burglary" is possible could be jailed without bond until...

    Not only that, but anyone within 500ft of a possible 'burglary' could be shot in self defense.

    And anyone part of such assemblies where a "burglary" is possible could be jailed without bond until their court date.

    This is far worse than anything I've read to be considered in years.

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  10. Comment on System of a Down - Protect The Land & Genocidal Humanoidz (2020) in ~music

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    This year is insane. SOAD just released their first new tracks in over fifteen years, twenty minutes ago.

    This year is insane. SOAD just released their first new tracks in over fifteen years, twenty minutes ago.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Came across this: QotNews - Reddit, Hacker News, and Tildes combined, then pre-rendered in reader mode in ~tildes

  12. Comment on Came across this: QotNews - Reddit, Hacker News, and Tildes combined, then pre-rendered in reader mode in ~tildes

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    I was looking something up that had nothing to do with tildes and I see that our humble little site is included in a link forum aggregator Is this one of our members side projects?

    I was looking something up that had nothing to do with tildes and I see that our humble little site is included in a link forum aggregator Is this one of our members side projects?

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Excision Subsidia Virtual Stage Mix 2020 in ~music

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    This guy always has some of the best sound design, and to top it off an amazing virtual concert experience. If this is way concerts are heading, I am 100% in support of it.

    This guy always has some of the best sound design, and to top it off an amazing virtual concert experience. If this is way concerts are heading, I am 100% in support of it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Epic Rap Battles of History: Donald Trump vs Joe Biden in ~music

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    I love a lot of their raps, very few I am not fond of, but this is quite possibly one of their most directed and pointed verse-filled raps to date. They took it incredibly serious, and nearly...

    I love a lot of their raps, very few I am not fond of, but this is quite possibly one of their most directed and pointed verse-filled raps to date. They took it incredibly serious, and nearly every single line was just beautifully constructed.

    For a comedic group, this was both hilarious and very serious. They toed the line directly and with great care. I listened several times, and every time I noticed another good quip that served two or three different meanings.

    The entire thing was based.

    5 votes