We are the Borg.
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Bruce wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:12 am
Tolkien had the right idea. ...
Why bother when we already have cockroaches?
They evolved to perfection ~600,000,000 years ago and haven't changed since (as the world changed around them).
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.
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So Orcs aren't destroying the Earth? They are the result of destroying the Earth?
Goddamn this LOTR shit is complicated as fuck
You never know what's going to happen, then some shit happens nobody saw coming, then later somebody says they knew it was coming, then some new shit happens nobody saw coming, rinse and repeat
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sparks wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Gotta love that: As though we could actually do something about Earthquakes, Lex Luthor nothwithstanding.
Well, we can't prevent earthquakes, but we can design buildings and structures that can survive an earthquake without collapsing. That's something.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Indeed it is. Some of the schemes to decouple ground motion from big buildings are fascinating.
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.
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Typhoon not an earthquake but still impressive.
... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.