the crowd sourced"Why buy the cow when you can log in to a dairy-affiliated website and browse milk for free? I mean, seriously, livestock prices being what they are, not to mention food costs, waste management, and the prospect of buying into the imminently unsustainable ethos of raising large animals for foodstuffs in a world increasingly strained for resources, in addition to the questionable ethics of...you know what? It's all going the way of insects. Much more long-term in the livestock business. They mature and reproduce rapidly, you get all your proteins, you've only to get past the roadblock of choking down a fistful of crickets with a side of toast each morning. Cows won't do it, put your money on bugs, mate."the crowd sourced by VanHeist
-Old Chinese Proverb
So, when last we met, a few things have happened in this gallery. Well, not many things, but it feels like a lot, so bear with me here.
My last journal entry breached th
Dude, where's my Droid?It’s weird to know that we’ll see AI driven machines within the next two decades. Maybe even the humanoid automatons of science fiction.Dude, where's my Droid? by jollyjack
It’s all being taken very seriously by certain parties. Some scientists have approached the UN and asked for the issue to be addressed in a more formal capacity, with a hope that laws against these machines taking certain roles will be put in place. Specifically “killer robots”. They don’t want to see a machine deciding when it’s right to pull the trigger.
That concern is perfectly understandable, but there’s another that is less touched on: are robots getting too cute?
Party PoopersRussian politicians really like trying to associate cultural elements that they personally don’t like with things that are universally frowned upon, in the hope that the latter poisons the former in the public's view.Party Poopers by jollyjack
During the lead up to the Winter Olympics in February, for example, while large gentlemen with flails were beating the sh*t out of small, female protesters, Putin seemed to make a great effort to always mention homosexuals and paedophiles in the same sentence, as though the two were somehow linked.
I’m not suggesting that politicians elsewhere in the world don’t pull the same trick in order to rally a hysterical mob in their favour, but the Russians do it with all the subtlety of a brick.
In what I’m assuming is less an effort to protect the fragile psyche of Russia’s youth and more an attempt to thwart another dastardly Western concept (namely f
Be yourself: it's easier than being someone else|
If anyone has an objection against how you live life, it means their minds are too narrow to see the big picture
Normal is just another word for "acceptably weird"
So what if someone doesn't like you? You don't weren't born to impress them
The internet: the only place where having freedom of opinion gets you hated for expressing freedom of opinion
Politics: where agreeing to disagree is constantly up for debate
Do as you wish, not as you're told