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  1. Comment on Recommend a piece of fiction that gives a specific feeling, regardless of genre or medium in ~talk

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    John Dies at the End book series by David Wong Captain Estar Goes To Heaven online graphic novel by Winston Rowntree The film Stranger than Fiction The TV series Legion and Mr Robot Some of Nine...

    John Dies at the End book series by David Wong
    Captain Estar Goes To Heaven online graphic novel by Winston Rowntree
    The film Stranger than Fiction
    The TV series Legion and Mr Robot
    Some of Nine Inch Nail's music deals with those themes.

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  2. Comment on Song suggestions about: Cars, driving, trucking, racing, police chases, etc in ~music

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    Cake - The Distance Clutch - Spacegrass Sheep on Drugs - Track X

    Cake - The Distance
    Clutch - Spacegrass
    Sheep on Drugs - Track X

  3. Comment on What features do you want to see in a userscript manager? in ~comp

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    Which browsers are you planning on supporting? The most important feature for me would be whether it works with Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox that I prefer. But since that browser has a 0.02% usage...

    Which browsers are you planning on supporting? The most important feature for me would be whether it works with Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox that I prefer. But since that browser has a 0.02% usage share and doesn't use the same plugin format as modern Firefox, I'm used to not being supported.

    Will you be implementing all of the GM_ functions from the Greasemonkey API?

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I've recently written three pages of worldbuilding and plot outline for this science fiction idea: A nuclear powered AI controlled cryptocurrency mining computer the size of a skyscraper from the...

    I've recently written three pages of worldbuilding and plot outline for this science fiction idea:

    A nuclear powered AI controlled cryptocurrency mining computer the size of a skyscraper from the year 2054 improves itself with quantum computing, which leads to it becoming self aware and inventing time travel. Information can travel back in time, but not matter. This computer is responsible for the 1987 Max Headroom signal hijacking, graffiti artist Banksy, conspiracy theory Q Anon, and bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto.

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  5. Comment on How corporate tyranny works - Chevron poisoned the Amazon, and then punished environmental lawyer Steven Donziger when he tried to get justice in ~enviro

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Donziger In the 1970's Texaco (now owned by Chevron) started dumping heavy metals and toxins into the drinking water in Ecuador. In 1993, Steven Donziger...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Donziger

    In the 1970's Texaco (now owned by Chevron) started dumping heavy metals and toxins into the drinking water in Ecuador. In 1993, Steven Donziger brought a class-action lawsuit against them on behalf of the farmers and Indigenous people. After losing that case, Chevron bribed a former Ecuadorean judge to present false testimony in US courts, and now Donziger is under house arrest. Chevron has pressured media outlets to drop stories about the Chevron and Donziger litigation.

    Here's a more recent article, he just won an appeal: http://redgreenandblue.org/2021/03/05/steven-donziger-beat-chevron-court-crucified-just-won-appeal/

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    When my girlfriend and I talk about our future, we sometimes imagine moving from Pennsylvania to Sweden after she graduates college. The more I read about politics, the more I am convinced that...

    When my girlfriend and I talk about our future, we sometimes imagine moving from Pennsylvania to Sweden after she graduates college. The more I read about politics, the more I am convinced that the Nordic model seems the best way to do things. Those countries always top the lists of the happiest countries. About 90% of Swedes understand English, which would make the transition easier.

    Several of my favorite rock bands are from Sweden (Truckfighters, Dozer, Mustasch), and there are other bands I like that tour Europe much more often than they do concerts in the US. And my girlfriend loves ABBA.

    I kind of have family in Sweden, although not by blood; my aunt (my mom's brother's wife) is Swedish, and I've met her family that still lives in Sweden when they've visited. I've been to Sweden once when I was two for my aunt and uncle's wedding.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What books do you think every eighteen year old should read? in ~books

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    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
    • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  8. Comment on The technological singularity may have already happened, and perhaps bitcoin is the result in ~tech

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    Ok, I'm working on the first draft of a follow up article. It's verging on becoming a collaborative sci-fi creative writing exercise at a few points, but there is also some serious factual tech...

    Ok, I'm working on the first draft of a follow up article. It's verging on becoming a collaborative sci-fi creative writing exercise at a few points, but there is also some serious factual tech stuff..

    Musings on Satoshi , part II
    in which I respond to comments on the previous article
    http://disciples.technoslug.org/satoshi2.htm
    Cryptocurrency growth has become uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization. Does it meet the definition of a technological singularity?

  9. Comment on I'm working on creating a new religion. You may read the beta version of our scripture at disciples.technoslug.org in ~talk

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    There is a PDF link at the top of the page, and most smartphones should handle pdf ok I think. The page's content is just an embedded pdf viewer.

    There is a PDF link at the top of the page, and most smartphones should handle pdf ok I think. The page's content is just an embedded pdf viewer.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on I'm working on creating a new religion. You may read the beta version of our scripture at disciples.technoslug.org in ~talk

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    Do not ask about The Forbidden Question.

    Is the existence of the Forbidden Question antithetical to the first and fifth Items of Importance?

    Do not ask about The Forbidden Question.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on I'm working on creating a new religion. You may read the beta version of our scripture at disciples.technoslug.org in ~talk

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    "Day of Labor" was just a pun since it's the same week as the US holiday Labor Day. Not too much thought was put into it. I'm open to suggestions for any additional saints or holidays.

    "Day of Labor" was just a pun since it's the same week as the US holiday Labor Day. Not too much thought was put into it.

    I'm open to suggestions for any additional saints or holidays.

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  12. Comment on What's something that hasn't aged well? in ~talk

  13. Comment on Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time (1985) in ~music

  14. Comment on I'm working on creating a new religion. You may read the beta version of our scripture at disciples.technoslug.org in ~talk

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    Actually I was aiming for a Windows 95 vibe. It's more obvious if you enter the site through http://technoslug.org/ .

    Is there a particular reason the website looks like it's from 2001?

    Actually I was aiming for a Windows 95 vibe. It's more obvious if you enter the site through http://technoslug.org/ .

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  15. Comment on The technological singularity may have already happened, and perhaps bitcoin is the result in ~tech

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    While the ideas that the technological singularity may have already happened, and that Satoshi might not be human, are pretty out there; the more important point is that: we don't know and have no...

    While the ideas that the technological singularity may have already happened, and that Satoshi might not be human, are pretty out there; the more important point is that: we don't know and have no way of knowing. The thought experiments are interesting regardless if they are true. Some people theorize that a technological singularity is inevitable. When it happens, how and when would we know?

    Satoshi Nakamoto, the billionaire creator of a widely used decentralized technology, is either:

    • a once in a generation genius that has been able to remain anonymous for over a decade, and is now either in hiding or dead
    • a secret group of mathematicians and scientists, that have, for unknown reasons, released this technology into the world and then seemingly abandoned it
    • something else that we cannot guess or comprehend

    So this article could be the start of a fun sci-fi story.

    Hundreds of thousands of people are building very powerful, expensive, specialized computers to run code that mysteriously appeared on the internet a decade ago, and no one is really sure who created it. There is a person on the top 30 richest billionaires list who has never been identified and may not be a person at all.

    That sounds like the start of a sci-fi story. But it is 100% reality.

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  16. Comment on The technological singularity may have already happened, and perhaps bitcoin is the result in ~tech

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    It's not necessarily the case that the computing power is useful to the AI, either. But it keeps humans focused on the task of spreading the code, running it on the most number of devices, and...

    It's not necessarily the case that the computing power is useful to the AI, either. But it keeps humans focused on the task of spreading the code, running it on the most number of devices, and keeps the prices high. What if the AI was given the task: spread yourself as far as possible? Or if it was tasked with making the most money as possible?

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