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Calvary Occultation

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Nerd Forum Charity

04 January 2017 - 01:26 AM

That bot who got syphillis from its water or whatever gave me an idea.

Does anyone like the idea of having a yearly charity thing on the forum? Like, every year we pick a charity, and over the course of the year we put what we can afford in so that it totals up over the months. Then at the end we just kinda rain dollars on some deserving AIDS prevention charity or something.

I know a lot of us aren't massively secure financially, hell I'm propping up my missus while she's unemployed at the moment, but if it's something we did over the course of the year and every active forum member donated a couple dorrar a month, we could still probably raise a good view hundred quid for a good cause.

How about it ya louts?

Political Compass

21 December 2016 - 05:06 AM

Do this, post results, don't shit on people.

 

https://www.politicalcompass.org/test

 

 

https://i.gyazo.com/...8ea4dd418f2.png

 

 

This is where I sit, which pretty much sums up my personal beliefs; individualist freedoms and a state that preserves freedom, the environment and the health and safety of its people.

Immortality

05 December 2016 - 06:23 AM

Having watched Ghost in a Shell recently, I've been pondering human mortality more than normal recently. I figured it might be an interesting topic to breach, I have no idea what other people's opinions on this are. I was thinking about maybe putting this in the science subforum, but since I suppose this will mostly be a theoretical/philosophical topic, rather than a scientific one, it may as well sit in EE.

 

I for one, am a transhumanist; I firmly believe that the continuation of the human species rests in our ability to augment our feeble human bodies and escape the limited resources of planet earth. More importantly than that though, I believe our best chances to experience happiness and excitement are locked within the realm of transhumanism, mind-uploading and bodily augmentation.

 

If you were to ask me whether I wanted to live forever, I wouldn't hesitate to affirm. I honestly believe that the chance to become biologically immortal will be granted to us within our lifetime, and that immortality will be achieve through the uploading of our minds to a neural network, or artificial brain that is house alternatively in a ; computer network or sensory android-like machine; think cybermen but less silver and more feelings.

 

A recent episode of Black Mirror touched on mind-uploading: San Junipero was based almost entirely in a purely non-physical world, and I really do believe this is where our future lies, or at least where we can experience a level of stimuli that vastly improves our state of living.

 

Anyway, would you guys wanna live forever? Are you a transhumanist? Do you believe there are moral quandries with the notion of immortality?

What are you Watching?

04 December 2016 - 01:20 PM

I can't remember if we have a thread like this on NF, but on another forum I'm on it's always pretty active.

 

 

I've just finished the first Ghost in a Shell anime. Having been vaguely aware of it since I was about ten, it's nice to get closure on it. The soundtrack was fantastic, and I know it's an absolute classic, but I must admit there were times where I felt both the story line and the actual animation, was a bit sub-par, not to mention the English dubbing, cor lummy.

 

Overall I'd say it was a 7/10 experience, and I still wanna watch the second one now. 

 

 

Also just, god damn, this song.

 

Happy Birthday, Deer Leader.

25 November 2016 - 06:44 AM

May your truck get 10mpg, may the Budweiser flow and may your clip never run empty of bullets.