Or I guess putting the rocket before the capsule.
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It's only mathematically simpler.
Metric is obviously just another of the liberal's scams to make us more like Europe!
You mentioned hovercraft combat.
One time I was being chased by this maniac in a hovercraft. He even ran me over on the beach. I got some sand in my mouth, but I was unharmed. He chased me all through town. Eventually I grabbed a sword from an antiques shop and commandeered a Lamborghini. Playing chicken with the hovercraft, I swerved at the last moment and was able to slice up its tender bits. So hovercrafts are quite vulnerable to swords. I still was pretty lucky though.
I'm not saying you're wrong, lost soul, but it just sounds like you're extrapolating from Electric Kool-aid Acid Test.
Uh, I thought the end of Manna was unnerving.
Basically the character submits to a control system that he has no reason to trust except for that his tour guide is an easy lay. He is able to opt out of this system, but he is still walking around with a kill switch in his neck.
I don't know if that's the feeling Marshall intended. The first half with it being a cautionary tale of citizens ending up as wards of a robo-state seems to make enough sense (he makes it seem dystopian), but having this crime-free control system at the end (he makes it seems utopian) just seems irrelevant beyond the scope of a story about complete industrial automation.
Steve Jobs is dead of cancer. Bill Gates can't buy an iPhone 6. Louis XIV died of gangrene, despite having some gold furniture.
Wageslaves in America tend to waste their non-wageslave hours watching Game of Thrones.
Eat right and try to spend as much time as possible in Flow.
"Several centuries" is just a pinch less stupid than saying it'll happen next year. Nothing to do with my outlook on this technology.
I think you're off topic.
Good thing progressives got such a sweet name!
We laugh after stuff like this (tripping on the sidewalk) to let people know everything is okay.
You know, for certain causes?
Yeah, right, like I'm gonna print your DRM spatula when I can print out Free Spatula.
Just some littoral stimulation for Asia. Haha.
Yeah, though I'm all for gay marriage, I'm also like "You guys used to be practically illegal and now you want to be put on the official list of gays?" I know that people publicly proclaiming their rights is an important step for ending persecution for all time, but obviously others are much more optimistic and less cynical than me. (This is also a funny idea to bring up at parties or on the Internet.) And it's way off topic.