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offline mermaidman on 2020-09-22 12:02 [#02606238]
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is it your real name or is it your discord handle? if you
sent me a discord invite i would already know and wouldn't
have to ask


offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-09-22 12:22 [#02606239]
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its my real name


offline mermaidman on 2020-09-22 12:31 [#02606241]
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ok... can you send me a discord invite?


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-10-23 09:30 [#02606545]
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i haven't seen or heard lewis in almost two weeks, and i'm
quite worried about him. i also miss him.


offline mermaidman on 2020-10-23 10:42 [#02606546]
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who is lewis


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-12-15 07:53 [#02607137]
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it's been kind of cold and pissing rain and i went out for a
drive/zig like 11:30, getting kind of slippery out.

aside :: i have no excuse for still driving this car... or,
well, it's quite driveable, but any number of six things
need fixing, and even one or two start to get into more than
the car is actually worth, and so i've avoided putting any
money into at all, and the tires are getting quite shit. and
the brakes

:: because my tires are kind of shit (and the brakes too) i
figure that's it, i'll just hide at home rest of tonight.

but, then, i really want another zig before bed. hmm, it's
probably all frozen out

i check the weather, and it's actually been holding a bit
above freezing for a while, but it's about to plunge, ok,
yes, thanks brain, this is probably a good moment

i pull out there's salt on the roads. cool, awesome,
definitely a good time. this will be cake now

i'm at a crossroads, and i see one of the salt trucks. it is
a magnificent, hulking beast. best analogy i have -- you
ever seen the waichowski 3D/live version of speed racer, and
there's this part in the beginning where the Hired Goons
have a giant absurd Villian RV, with a fish tank, and a
strange mash of victorian and quasi retro future i dunno

anyways, this thing is three times the height of my car,
painted dark black, with loads of lights everywhere, spewing
salt, absolutely ridiculous, love it


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-12-15 07:55 [#02607138]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-12-16 02:20 [#02607147]
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i notice the light that says "brake" is lit up on my
dashboard. i look at the handbrake. it does not seem to be
engaged. i fuss with it a little, slow down and tug, the car
responds, ok, the handbrake seems fine.

back in my driveway, i think: maybe it's some sensor or some
crap. so i work it around a bit, tighten and release, but
the light stays on. alright, fuck, car, i get it. you're
braking. you read my post last night and now you'll read
this one and brake more. your rear driver-side door handle
broke off weeks ago

i pull into the garage, and... hmm, you know what? i moosh
the brake pedal and hold. after a moment it siiiiiiiinks all
the way into the floor, with the creamy sort of way one
melts into the bedsheets on acid. fuck, dammit. it's
probably the brake bump piss break

i am going to go on a drive/zig in a moment. car, if you're
reading this, please just hang on through today, tomorrow,
you'll have a nice comfy rest in the garage while it snows
stallions out until the weekend after, then maybe we can see
about trading you in. you're cool and all but i'm tired of
having to open the door from the inside of the car before i
can unload my groceries and i don't want to break after fail
and roll into truk thx.



offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-12-16 02:51 [#02607148]
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back. unfortunately for this board's free disk space, i
lived. yes, car is probably fucked. in past weeks i'd
noticed myself going a bit further than i expected at a stop
sign at this vastly steep hill on one of my usual routes. i
just assumed the brakes and/or the tires were just starting
to get shit -- and, well, they are, but, no, it was the
opening notes of something else.

i was actively tinkering with it, out just now, and i
managed to trigger it at that stop sign, roll unnervingly
past it, as the pedal sinks to the floor. braking gently
seems fine. will ultra-long sustain gentle braking trigger
it? couldn't get that to happen. pulling into the garage...
hmm, i think that's a new pool of mysterious fluid right

in any case, i think i will perhaps actually attempt to
schedule an appointment for this weekend to have it looked
it. it's due soonish for an oil change, which i was just
planning to blow off, but this is a tire and break place
around my corner, they diagnosed a previous long-term issue
with i also elected not to fix, they will have an absolute
ball with this if they have a slot open in their schedule.
and, at worst, it's close enough i can walk home.

meanwhile, i think i will chance the highway because i need
to go to home despot. i am still borrowing a shovel from my
landlords, and i was supposed to get my own ages ago, and i
also need ice melt, and more shit to seal up the windows.
maybe another errand, if i'm not terrified after driving to
the despot

but, otherwise, i think i should let this be, and quit zigs.
since moving, only had a handful for a day, driving in the
car. it's a good balance, not enough to be more than minorly
bad for me, but still not worth dying for. ice melt and a
good shovel are still not worth dying for, but do justify a
calculated risk


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-12-16 02:57 [#02607149]
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my bet is on brake fluid leak actually
transmission fluid leak was like, whatever, it drips
sometimes, but this is actually relevant to not dying in a

i suppose i knew it would happen sooner or later. it's just
very complicated to get a new car, especially now, arranging
test drives, back of my mind: yep, we're doing the thing we
do where we simply procrastinate until something forces our
hand. however, over the years, i've learned to recognize it,
and, in this case, it was probably about the right way to
play it. but, still, as expected, it was unplanned


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-12-17 00:54 [#02607164]
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ok, yes, car is p. fuk'd. went out for that calculated risk
-- actually, a different one more important than home depot
-- and promptly calculated i should go back home
immediately, when, at a red light, i have to use the
handbrake to avoid slowly rolling into the stopped car in
front of me. trying to drive while using the squooshy brake
pedal where it would cooperate, the handbrake the rest, was
quite a complicated ballet, but i still managed to smoke a
cigarette as i nursed the car home; entirely possible i'll
never drive it again. i would feel bad, but that car is
tired, it's ready, it will be at peace soon


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-02-21 05:10 [#02607657]
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there is an interstate highway of information exchange
between the two hemispheres of the brain called the corpus
callosium. as a last resort in cases of extreme,
life-threatening seizure kinda people, sometimes they
carefully slice it with a surgical boxcutter. the operation
is called a corpus callosotomy. there is some rehab, but it
turns out there's enough connectivity that people can more
or less lead a normal life afterwards... with some strange
side effects.

to wit: you set up this odd little experiment: you have
someone rest their chin on a chinrest and set it up with a
divider in front of their nose, so left eye and right eye
cannot see the same thing. then you show a word on the right
side, and ask the person to use their left hand to select
the object the word describes.

normal people, who haven't had a corpus callosotomy have
absolutely no problem with this. people who have had the
operation, however, go absolutely nuts. like... dammit. what
the heck. i know but... and then it's not uncommon for the
right hand to reach out like it's possessed, grab the left
hand to guide it to the thing, dammit, THIS


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-02-21 05:10 [#02607658]
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i had a moment like this just now. i decided i wanted to try
to type with my left hand only; use my mouse with the right
hand, literally a wooden barrier in between. it went alright
for a bit, then i keep trying to type something over and
over, backspacing, and failing

and i feel my right hand just coiled like a snake, itching
to rush in there, like, god dammit dude, it's over there,
get out of the way

because that hand usually does that part.

interesting point, i guess, is this was all as i was looking
at a computer screen; my eyes were not involved.
proprioceptive only mode

i mean if i'm going to attempt to type with one hand and
this is a new thing to try, looking would defeat the point
and i think that is almost what brought out that strange

like, the corpus callosum is probably a largely visual
highway, by sending it over the touch/feel/where am i
network i hit the same thing people who've lost that bridge
have to work with every day of their lives
but it is just a theory.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-02-21 10:41 [#02607666]
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that's j-doubble k q-q b-why i'm juicy
tripqle wordcore on squssy
k'm quicy


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-06-26 04:55 [#02609499]
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i think microsoft has effectively just gotten me kicked off

last night, admittedly a tad drunk, i composed a tweet that
went something like:

Logged into my @microsoft @windows PC only to be
assaulted by Microsoft Assistant; sign up for Microsoft
Account! Last time this happened I repeatedly mashed "Delay
updates for 7 days" until it was tapped. It still has a few
days left but this still happened. I hope whoever OK'd this
gets anal cancer

i can no longer actually access the tweet in question; that
is my best recollection.

in any case, i attempted to log in tonight only to be
notified that Abusive Behavior and please enter your phone
number so we can start a timeout timer.

due to having a crusty old account going back to, like,
2009, i have thus far managed to avoid giving twitter a
phone number, and i really am not in the mood to change my
policies over this.

i was not banned immedately; automatically. it took almost
24 hours. in fact, i think i know exactly what happened:
someone at microsoft read my tweet the next day, reported
it, and, boom.

if i'd told someone specific that i hoped they get anal
cancer, they would have a bit. no, i was just being
colorful. the ugly truth is that a large corporation could
not handle me talking shit about the product -- that is,
frankly, deserving of shit. and another large corporation
viewed it as safer to throw me in the penalty box than allow
me to criticize them, colorful as it was.

i actually had to process this for a while. i am capable of
setting up a crap phone number across the country to feed
them. but, smoking a zig... no, no. if twitter cannot handle
me talking shit about windows, i cannot handle twitter. good
day sir


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-06-26 05:08 [#02609500]
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i'll probably do that at some point for the sake of
contacts, i suppose. and to post a (squeaky clean,
disney-approved) tweet explaining why i will not be tweeting
any more. heck, i should probably do it sooner than later,
because they might just "clean up" the account if i don't.

actually, i am upset over this. sad. i've had a lot of fun
on twitter over the years. met some fascinating people.
that, again, is why i may yet bother to recover the account;
to avoid losing contact.

it represents a pattern i've seen more and more over the
last ten years. for example: i joined facebook when i was in
college; you could not use facebook unless you were in
college. and it was fun. i started using gmail in 2005 or
something, and it was lightweight, ad-free; darn good. i
started uploading random crap to youtube in 2007; i enjoyed
trying to confuse the everloving fuck out of people. i
started using soundcloud in 2010 and it felt like there was
actually some networking/promotion value in it

facebook got scary and i never log in anymore. gmail got
full of robot AI crap and they change the "look" every three
months and it's now bloated crap. youtube is a cesspool.
soundcloud has more spambots than people.

there's more but that's probably enough


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-06-26 05:15 [#02609501]
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i (90%) banned myself from discord because it was starting
to feel like a bad spiral.

i always, always hated the app. i still do. it's based on
something called "the electron framework" which is pretty
much "let's take the way web browsers inefficiently try to
run applications and then make it more inefficient by
applying it to actual desktop apps"

i'd gotten over that for the sake of you guys, but then i'm
up too late, feeling weird, kicking myself off now

but i'd like to highlight that microsoft almost bought
discord, just now.

that was, frankly, a trial balloon. discord wants to get
acquired by some flush corporate behemoth so all the people
with stock options can become millionaires, probably a few
billionaires in there too. at some point, it will happen. it
could be worse than microsoft -- like, imagine, six months
from now, facebook buys discord.

and they now have all your chat logs. have a nice day


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-06-26 05:19 [#02609502]
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if i had to give watmm credit for one thing, it's that the
"mad dogs and englishmen" clause was actually pretty
forward-thinking. having the option to blow up your own shit
and walk away is a right that increasingly matters.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-06-29 03:13 [#02609556]
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i find myself beginning to dislike the internet in general.
it's kind of disorienting


offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2021-06-29 12:12 [#02609563]
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Go outside


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-06-30 04:58 [#02609572]
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what... what was it you were attempting to refer to me as?
brosif? broseph?

well, fellow brosephallus, i go outside fucking plenty.
like, today, it was over 100 degrees F with maxed-out
humidity, and i still went out and walked 1.1 miles,
carefully modulating my pace to avoid dying. i gave up on
the headphones halfway through. and smoked one zig

second round, i ran a baseball cap under the sink for a bit
and then went out on another 1.1 miles. it lasted about
halfway through. smoked one zig

third round, it's finally starting to cool off a bit, and my
whole being is, like, fucking finally. it wasn't me, it was
the heat... and now that it's laid off a bit, i'm tugging. i
start jogging for a stretch towards the start, and another
towards the end. i still need to build that up more and lose
another 5-10lb before i can just jog instead of wok

fourth, fifth, i just walked. i also need new shoes. how
many miles do shoes last? not as many as i've been doing



offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-06-30 05:35 [#02609573]
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memory, in its crudest definition, is playback of past
perception. from this, when you play a song in your head to
yourself from memory, you're not playing back, like, an
audio recording. you are playing back your neural reaction
to an audio recording.

just now, i remembered a moment i had about two years ago. i
was taking a shower, and i'd just been playing prodigy's
AONO. and i am playing "girls" to myself, in my hed, in the
shower. i get to a certain section, and i realize: there are
some drums here; i'm missing them. i need to go fill them
drums in once i get out of the shower [and it was so]

me remembering this moment, just now, is, in fact, precisely
the same thing, but zoomed out an order of magnitude:
playing back my perception of playing back perception

i found this to be satisfying/amusing and wanted to share.


offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2021-06-30 10:08 [#02609576]
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❤️💚 all the young girls ❤️💚


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-06 01:56 [#02609651]
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the google nudes is all "yeah we had to stop searching for
survivors for a little while in order to detonate the
building, but we've resumed looking now and we're praying
real hard"

i don't know what to say about this level of fucking
absurd... i don't even know? stupidity? like, just, any
rational person can do the math, but we're now compelled to
pretend there's anyone left to find? also their pets, where
are their pets, so many articles about pets. and anyone that
doesn't say shit like "my prayers are with your [almost
certainly dead] condo acquaintance [along with their
definitely dead pet gerbil]"

maybe it was just a matter of time that i got banned from
twitter; this one probably would have done me in as well.
i'd have potentially been honest -- like, write something
biting and acerbic. no actual intent to offend anyone;
merely laser-focused on making made it clear how fucking
abysmally retarded i feel this logic-denying fondling is.

then someone gets mad. then i've been flagged as abusive for
being honest. then i'm banned. and everyone gets to continue
their strange bizarre circle-jerk of "i am praying for

having a troll gives me a giggle here and there, but it's
not on, like, a lifestyle level. when it comes to twitter,
like, i dunno. trolling on twitter is no fun. shooting a
fish in a barrel and all that. but if you are an idiot and
you ban me for calling you an idiot, that does not make you
not an idiot, and telling me that i'm being rude and
violating community standards or such makes you an idiot in


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-06 02:15 [#02609654]
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so, yes, my last cunt of a landlady, right? lease is ending
and i do the standard bit, "do you want to resign it or
what?" oh you're now month to month. and ok, sure,

then she's all "i sold the house you don't have a valid
lease but you can drag all your shit down the block and move
into my unit it's a great deal why are you saying no i don't
understand it" and maybe it has something to do with how the
people you sold it to are the obnoxious church next door who
set up a playground outside my window and now i have no
valid lease and if i just shuffle my shit over those fucks
can do whatever they want to me; jack the rent up. impose
terms and conditions

she has a condo in florida; that's where she went after. and
here, i am afraid i must offer my most extensive fuk-u to an
internet that is increasingly incapable of handling Real
Talk -- i genuinely hope her condo was in that building, and
that she was in it when it fell down. the world would be
slightly better


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-06 03:17 [#02609655]
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i dunno. i'm actually not, like, really mad. or, more like,
i'm mad i'm no longer allowed to speak my mind on any number
of platforms. if anyone actually starts reading this board i
might get reported so thank god it's shit.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-17 07:25 [#02609923]
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i was just cruding the google nudes during lunch when i
spotted an article: how to disable annoying weather widget. it is
published yesterday

i think: they did this to me weeks... no, months ago.
was i some sort of guinea pig for what we in the biz call an
A/B test? like, they siphon off enough data to realize i get
defensive when you sneakily install crap on my computer to
prop up their other sagging ventures, i.e. so let's
install it on epic's computer and see what he does

maybe, via not tweeting madly about windows anymore, i have
deprived their machine of a valuable metric w/rt nerd rage
immune system

anyways, i had to apply a firmware update just now. that was
terrifying. the computer reboots like six times in a row:
BIOS, blank. BIOS, blank. over and over. shit shit shit is
it fucked

but eventually it comes-to. welcome to windows


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-17 07:30 [#02609924]
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once my heart rate settles down, i decide to ban updates
until... oh, yes, saturday a month from now. that way, if it
jams up, i'll have time to fix it. click, ok, 8/14, ok,

then i return to the summary view for windows update and it
says "Updates will resume 8/13"

ohhh, you pissers. you really wanted to do that to me on
friday night, didn't you? i go back, select "8/15" and then
the summary view now informs me that updates will resume

no, this is obviously a bug. dollars to donuts the summary
view is the one that is actually correct, because
everyone sees that screen, everyone, at some point or
another. it has a button you can mash to push updates back a
week, up to, i dunno, four times.

but i'm tired of being surprised. i want to schedule this

meanwhile, it's safe to assume that few bother to wander
into "advanced settings," instead sticking to the
drool-proof summary view. as such, summary view is probably
really really thoroughly debugged. advanced view, not so
much. their fucking dropdown has an off-by-one error. get it
together you nonces


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-17 07:38 [#02609925]
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aaaugh, halp, i just realized it may not be a bug,
but a deliberate, obnoxious decision. i can just hear them
discussing it: well, updates can take a while to download,
and since you wanted updates on 8/14, we should turn them
back on on 8/13 so they can download

as if no one ever shuts their computer off for a bit, then
turns it back on later. or, heaven forbid, has to reboot
because windows crashed. i mean, i know to very carefully,
manually go to the shutdown menu and avoid applying updates,
but most people don't, and an attitude that arose from
dial-up modems taking forever to download chunky updates now
has the genuine potential to ruin peoples' friday nights.
but not mine. i've got my eye on you


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-17 08:06 [#02609927]
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oh, yes: i do generally appreciate their rotating stock foto
lock skreen, but today it served me up hot air balloons. and
today i read a story about the, er, "pilot" of a hot air
balloon falling and dying. a handful of tourists on board,
likely having just witnessed his agonized scream; perhaps
even looked into his eyes before he fell into a field and
went splat. this is before we get into that he was,
apparently, tangled up in the landing gear for a few minutes
before that, and so i'd imagine there was a frantic
struggle, ohhh, what do we do? then splat. then they're on a
hot air balloon and they have no idea wtf to do. soon
they're clear of vermont and in new hampshire. with ptsd

so, i think: "no, i do not like this image." microsoft has
provided a mechanism to provide feedback: yes, good; no,
bad. and how do i do that again? ohhh, yes, i have to log
in, then lock the computer, then carefully click the thing.
no, i do not like this image, ok? if this was deliberate
that's kind of sick

and i have to see it over and over as updates need to reboot
and reboot and reboot. i think i may never get into a hot
air balloon.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-17 08:48 [#02609929]
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“He was a very eccentric fellow,” Murphy said. “No
one danced in the same orbit as Brian. At 72 years young,
and he was still looking 100 years down the road.”

Boland still owned that original balloon, the Phoenix, he
designed in 1971 and he inflated it every year on his
birthday, said Murphy, who traveled to Vermont this past May
for the 50th anniversary of that first flight.

Beyond the artistic, Boland — who had over 11,000 hours
piloting balloons — was a forerunner of experimental
lighter-than-air balloon building. He pushed the major
manufacturers on lightweight balloon designs that “we
would not have today if it wasn’t for Brian, for his
creativity, his passion,” Murphy said.

Boland founded the Experimental Balloon and Airship
Association, which was based at the small private Post Mills
Airport, which he owned.

i can only imagine what an airship accident would be like


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-17 08:49 [#02609930]
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an experimental airship accident


offline mermaidman on 2021-07-17 11:40 [#02609934]
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if nasa sends another record to space for aliens to find
this thread should be included


offline mermaidman on 2021-07-17 11:44 [#02609935]
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this thread is the epitome of human intelligence


offline mermaidman on 2021-07-17 11:48 [#02609936]
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we are all very lucky to witness it first hand as xltronic
members 2000 years from now it will be among the greatest
achievements mankind has ever made next to da vinci, mozart


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2021-07-17 22:33 [#02609943]
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Imagine If Epic developed locked in syndrome, the doctors
would be like "why is his eyelid fluttering at 50hz"


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-17 23:00 [#02609945]
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that is, frankly, my nightmare. that and ALS/Lou Gehrig's,
because you can't move, but you can still feel everything. i
have immense trouble sleeping sometimes, because i'll go to
bed, and... my leg itches. my arm itches. my hair is out of
place. just, all these things do really bother me, but only
when i've no other sensory input to drown them out. lying
still in one place, eyes clothes, they all flare up like
wildfire. being unable to scratch an itch in this context...
just a warning, if i'm ever diagnosed with that shit, it's a
very real possibility i will determinedly get my affairs
organized and then throw myself off a bridge. overdosing on
opiates seems a better way to go but it's not reliable


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-17 23:07 [#02609946]
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we are all very lucky to witness it first hand as
xltronic members 2000 years from now it will be among the
greatest achievements mankind has ever made next to da
vinci, mozart etc

it's hard to invent anything these days, or at least do more
than iterative improvements. even in this thread somewhere,
there's a story of me jogging in the woods, feeling so
utterly full of myself for recently having some deep
revelations w/rt the evolution of language... then i
realize, shit, neal stephenson got this with the drummers 30
years ago in The Diamond Age. it was all deeply coded in
metaphor and not explicitly stated. and i really did figure
it out again, on my own. but then i realized he had it 30
years ago, and, fuuuu

but, like i said then -- at least i'm in the company of
great minds. similar to when i read about CBT and realized
i'd effectively re-invented it on my own.

so, you were probably being sarcastic... but, alright,
actually, i am trying to get further out than anyone else.
and, alright, so far i've more managed to catch up with some
minds i deeply respect. and, alright, good enough, let's
just keep going; maybe i'll actually be the first someday


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2021-07-17 23:32 [#02609951]
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yeah actually it does sound horrific, id hope someone just
smothers me with a pillow if that happens to me


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2021-07-17 23:50 [#02609952]
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Epic have you downloaded this entire website?


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-18 00:08 [#02609953]
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most of it; i should run it again to get the last couple


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-18 00:09 [#02609954]
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idea is to sort out all my shit before i die, while i can,
or as much of it as i can before i lose the ability to
self-terminate, because after that i'll just be kept around
like a demented drooling gerbil because people love me or


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-18 00:11 [#02609955]
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citing myself in my thread in my thread. disappearing up my
own butt. like the squarepusher

oh, yes, also, i realized i'm hackworth, lost in mapping
out drummer architecture, trying to compile the seed. neal
stephenson, diamond age. perhaps i'm projecting my own
architecture onto it, but it's uncannily similar.

it was only a few weeks ago (hiking, i can take you to the
spot it occurred to me, or at least the part where i wrote
the next part) that i noticed: fuck. the diamond age. did
neal stephenson have all this fifteen years ago? to quote
steven levy from his book "hackers" -- one of my favorties
-- no, wait, already i'm peter molyneux. steven levy,
hackers, quoting peter gosper, who said something like:
dammit. every time you figure out something cool, you find
out that gauss or newton had it in the crib.

you know what, though? stephenson is a genius, and if i've
caught up with him simply by following my own path, that's
almost as good as being the first hunter to the data. that's
the worst case O(n). even more gratifying is the idea that i
may have fleshed it out a tad more than he has. and the man
is a hell of a boss dd-3. a frickin' balrog



offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2021-07-18 00:42 [#02609956]
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I was wondering if you could do me a favour, I'd like to see
all the comments/messages by the user splodgechops (who
apparently was mike paradinas)


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2021-07-18 00:42 [#02609957]
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I think its a good think you archiving the site deffo


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2021-07-18 00:44 [#02609958]
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thats my biggest fear being a drooling vegetable relying on
people to clean my undercrackers


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-18 03:16 [#02609959]
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theoretically i could

i dunno. should i start doing crap like this? i thought
about just putting it all up on a page with a search index,
but i feel like that won't end well. no... instead, i should
put up a screen saying "please login with your xlt username
and password to continue" and despite writing this i still
figure at least a few will fall for it

i never really had a grand plan for anything to do with all
the things. i just wrote a lot of deeply personal stuff on
here and i didn't want it to be like i'd lost everything in
a house fire. dog chaises tail; dog catches tail. now that
you've got it, what are you gonna do with it?

turn it into a gpt-3 chatbot, clearly


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-18 03:18 [#02609960]
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thats my biggest fear being a drooling vegetable relying
on people to clean my undercrackers

i suppose i could allow it, if i felt like i was surrounded
with enough loving infrastructure. like, a wife, kids and
their kids, alright, there's enough people around that i can
trust them to wipe my arse properly. but i'm not sure i'll
ever have that much of a network. quite frankly, i'm too


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-18 03:23 [#02609961]
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there's a lot. there's 102 posts

you do know you can do this yourself, if you're logged in,
right? you click on the profile and it says "show the last
5, 10, 25 messages." go with 25, and there it is for you in
a bit over five pages


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-18 03:24 [#02609962]
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