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online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-02 07:57 [#02581611]
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met Kofi Annan a few years back in Argos, he asked me if I
had any of those small pens


 

offline mohamed on 2019-07-02 08:27 [#02581613]
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Dr. Joe Dispenza


 

online DADONCK from here on 2019-07-02 08:45 [#02581615]
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so, did u give him your small pen?


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-02 09:00 [#02581617]
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im not sure, I woke up from my dream


 

offline mohamed on 2019-07-02 09:08 [#02581618]
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lol


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-07-02 09:19 [#02581621]
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kofi annan asked u if you had one of those micro penises lol
such a bully


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-02 09:23 [#02581622]
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He was trying to buy a teasmade, but the only item in stock
they had was that black obelisk from the cover of the led
zeppelin album presence, I wouldn't mind but it was meant to
be an argos extra


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-02 13:20 [#02581624]
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once, I was at a restaurant, and John Lennon sat down at the
table. I was too nervous to ask him anything. Then I woke up


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-02 17:41 [#02581636]
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you woke up and looked under your covers, and yoko was
crawling up your legs, squealing like a pig like that film
the grudge


 

offline mohamed on 2019-07-02 19:31 [#02581644]
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the fuck kofi knew about micro penises its a mistery to
humanity


 

offline mohamed on 2019-07-02 19:36 [#02581645]
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was it ever a mistery


 

offline mohamed on 2019-07-02 19:39 [#02581646]
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was it ever a mistery?


 

offline mohamed on 2019-07-02 19:48 [#02581647]
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extra! extra! war, war in the east and in the west, at small
prices!


 

offline mohamed on 2019-07-02 20:21 [#02581649]
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future shadow men


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-02 23:50 [#02581653]
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today i got to hang out with lpd for a bit. he
created ghostscript, and many other things, but now he's
mostly switched over to music. best conversation i've had
about programming, AI in quite a while.


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-02 23:52 [#02581654]
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on wikipedia


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-03 02:18 [#02581657]
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good to see you interface with a biological entity!


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-03 02:31 [#02581661]
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just had a browse looks like an interesting guy


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-03 03:22 [#02581664]
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i was obsessed with a book called "Hackers" by Steven Levy,
and, to this day, i highly recommend it. one of the most
faithful portraits there is to the spirit of computer
science in the 50's through the 80s. in middle school, i
found this book, and read it over, and over, and over. i
began ranting about it to my father, and, multiple times he
responded -- "oh, yes, i was friends with that guy." lpd was
one of those people. it was sort of awkward at first -- in
retrospect, i feel like he showed up expecting me to request
he speak of memories of my father, but that wasn't what i
was after. my father passed a bit over two years ago, and
i'm as over it as one can possibly be -- never in some ways;
resigned in others. what i found i came to miss was what
Steven Levy described as "bullshit sessions" -- can an AI
have a proper sense of smell? is facial recognition bullshit
or not? -- and i got what precisely wanted -- a deep, lively
discussion of AI, programming, music, and psychology. the
sort i haven't had since my father passed. he is exactly the
same age as my father would have been, and he has personally
witnessed the whole arc of the computing revolution. but,
really, it was so amazingly wonderful to have that level of
conversation again. a meandering discussion about AI,
programming, and psychology. exactly like i'd have had with
my dad.

in retrospect, i realized he was a bit wary because he was
somewhat expecting me to want stories of my father. i
didn't. i already have plenty of wonderful ones. far
superior was an old hacker cat of the same stripe, able to
engage on a level of conversation i have so deeply missed.


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-03 03:31 [#02581665]
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nice, glad you had a nice time, did he reckon computers will
ever gain any semblance of sentience?


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-03 03:33 [#02581666]
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I have to go to bed but I will reply tomorrow


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-03 21:03 [#02581703]
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he started talking about iain banks, third time iain banks
had come up in 36 hours; clearly i need to get some of his
books


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-03 21:23 [#02581705]
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good to see you interface with a biological entity!

there's a difference between disliking interacting with most
people and having difficulty interacting with most people


 

online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-07-03 21:26 [#02581706]
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consider this mention number 4 cos i can't recommend his
work highly enough. i also believed i was in contact with
him in the afterlife for a while there. he was dying for a
second time (harsh)


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-03 21:31 [#02581707]
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for contrast, i was at a bar after work. the waitress and i
know each others' names and chat a bit, but she's quite
busy, and it's like little tiny snippets with minutes in
between. today, there were a bunch of increasingly drunk
landscape, er, artists, and one kept slamming his fists down
on the bar particularly hard when he found something funny,
disrupting everyone's drinks. i timed my exit to be shortly
after the guy between me and them left, to avoid the
off-chance that they would interact.

contrast this to this guy... i don't know what his deal was.
some sort of mild retardation, or hardcore autistic or
whatever. "is that ALCOHOL?" he asks, incredulous. "hell
yes," i reply. "if you're DRUNK they can ARREST YOU" he
warns me. i try to explain that, like, as long as you're not
bothering anyone, the police don't have the resources to
give a shit, even if they did give a shit...

but then the conversation shifts, and he surprises me. he
knows about the greco-roman gods, the difference in names
between the two. "demeter popped into my head in the shower
this morning out of nowhere," i remark. it was true.
eventually the conversation shifts to the french revolution,
let them eat cake. then beheading: back when some ancient
early scientist chap was deemed a heretic, and sentence to
beheading, he decided to use the moment for science: he told
his assistant that he would keep blinking as often he could
as soon as his head was lopped off, and that his assistant
should follow the head and watch to see how long he kept
blinking before losing consciousness.

not a good start, really. the guy had annoyed the shit out
of the previous person on the other side of him, who
eventually left.

so, you know, interfacing with biological entities can be
quite a salad


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-03 21:37 [#02581708]
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dangerous but not unbearably so. i almost mentioned
this to him, given that we'd already spent a bunch of time
talking about deep neural networks by the time he brought up
banks. but, topics were shifting rapidly, and i let it pass.


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-03 21:42 [#02581709]
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I know I was only kidding, im like that myself


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-03 21:42 [#02581710]
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yes, I forget who else it was who was telling me to read
some banks, go for it, let me know if its worth while, im
pretty sure it is


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-03 21:58 [#02581717]
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i know. it was just a perfect excuse to vent my feelings
about most people, and tell a deece bar story


 

online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-07-03 22:19 [#02581720]
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fuckin lollations at a cat named Thou Shalt, that's perfect
for cat personality


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-07-03 22:47 [#02581724]
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yes thou shalt is the perfect cat name must admit


 


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