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Posted Dec 7, '08 at 1:43am

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So did he log out, or did he ping timeout?

This would be a great time to insert The Internet Is For Porn song, but I get the feeling this literature is too high-brow for that kind of lulz.

Also I'm not familiar with Carl Sagan's take on the Drake Equation.

 

Posted Dec 7, '08 at 7:22pm

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That was yes, a Pun.

Also, this story is very special...in its own little challenged way.

I am really enjoying this.

Coolness...ness.... and yeah and stuff.

 

Posted Dec 8, '08 at 12:18am

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I was going by the "active in the last 5 minutes" thing at the bottom of the forums.

And wouldn't inserting the song be against the rules?
Plus, my sense of humor is severly limited to puns, which is incidentally somewhat highbrow or just really, really, really lame.

There are a great possibility of intelligent life that can be detected by their communications (radio waves and the like) in the galaxy but not so many at any given time since they are very likely to wipe themselves out (by nukes). Of course, there might be a pinch of anti-nuclear proliferation in there.

Then there's the Fermi paradox. Throw that in with the Boltzmann brain, other universes in black holes, etc. and you get a massive headache. Unless it's all hogwash. Then it doesn't really matter.

That was yes, a Pun.


Puns are the highest form of humor!

Next entry in a couple days maybe. A bit busier around finals.
 

Posted Dec 8, '08 at 2:35am

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What subjects?

It's fun to think about cosmology except for when it's going to be applied to something other than speculation...I have yet to discover how it's applicable in a real sense. I think I figured this when somebody was harping on at me about the most likely of extremely unlikely scenarios and all I'm thinking is "we're here, how is what you're saying different from arguments supporting hard Creationism?"

Puns are the highest form of humor!


No, irony!
 

Posted Dec 8, '08 at 3:43pm

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Both materials. Surprisingly, I don't actually have finals for my other classes.

Speculation is how writers and artist (and physicists and science popularizers) get paid. Scientists and engineers get paid to do the applied science.

No, irony!

I can't say that I've ever appreciated irony to it's fullest, not even the morbid kind.
 

Posted Dec 10, '08 at 8:08pm

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Three Cowboys

"How's it feel to be tricked by a troll?" someone said.
The Space Cowboy looked around the moorland in the moonlight before settling his eyes on the only person he could see. The man had his back against the rock and a black hat covered much of his face. Perhaps he wasn't asleep.
"Who said that?" he asked.
The same person responded, "There's only one person out here on this moonlit night. Welcome to the Moops."
"The Moops? Who the heck are you?"
The man stood, leaving his laptop where he sat, and kept his hat over his face. He was virtually invisible to the Space Cowboy, except for his vest. The man walked up to the Space Cowboy and introduced himself.
"My... father always called me the Stranger."
The Space Cowboy resisted the urge to say the word spaghetti and asked, "You don't have a horse do you?"
"No," the Stranger replied. "You'll have to walk if you ever want to get back to Armor Game City."
"How did you--"
"Lucky guess."
The Space Cowboy looked around the moorland again, looking every now and then at the skyglow in the distance. There was nothing out here, nothing that he could see, even under the bright full moon. There was only him, the Stranger, and the rock.
"There's nothing out here for megabytes," the Stranger said. "It's a little empty around this part of Armor Games."

 

Posted Dec 10, '08 at 8:16pm

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Is it the programming section?

lol.

 

Posted Dec 11, '08 at 8:04am

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Oh I see, a secret code!

Tricked by a troll...this hardly suits me to a tee! (10)

Get it?

If not, that's okay. I'm really really drunk.

 

Posted Dec 12, '08 at 8:59pm

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So now we're playing with crossword clues. I wonder what it could be? :P

Three Cowboys

"You know what?" the Space Cowboy exclaimed. "That's just great. That's just ... great. How far is it to the nearest town?"
The Stranger thought for a moment, "About 10 MB to the nearest outpost, but they're a loopy bunch, artist colony or something. 12 MB to the somewhere less loopy, writers but they're a depressive bunch if they don't have massive egos. You've got architects 22 MB away, more or less sane even if you can't understand a word that comes out of their mouth. Unless you you walk a lot faster than 20 kilobits per second. You're pretty much stuck out here for a few days."
The Space Cowboy looked scanned the darkness again, hoping for something appear and remove him from this place. His eyes fell on the black rectangle by the rock.
"Hey, is that a laptop?"
"No."
"Yea it is."
Before the Stranger could stop him, the Space Cowboy reached the laptop and opened it.
"Is this... this... this... this... this... this... this... this... this... this... this... this... this... ..."
"Yea, Armor Games."

 

Posted Dec 12, '08 at 9:16pm

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Lol loopy bunch of artists.

I would probably fall into a loopy category...

This is rad.

"No this is armor games."

Stupid voice...