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I don't know about anyone else...

...but I'm pretty hyped.


For context, Disney basically went to a bunch of anime studios and said "Make whatever you want with Star Wars stuff. Ignore budget." And yes, Trigger is one of them.


This isn’t a pony


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Not yet...


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Dr. Helen Chu, a doctor in Seattle who was running a study on flu prevalence back in February 2020, ... realized that she could test her flu samples for coronavirus, did it, and sure enough discovered that COVID had reached the US. The FDA sprung into action, awarded her a medal for her initiative, and - haha, no, they shut her down because they hadn’t approved her lab for coronavirus testing. She was trying to hand them a test-and-trace program all ready to go on a silver platter, they shut her down, and we had no idea whether/how/where the coronavirus was spreading on the US West Coast for several more weeks.

Although the FDA did kill thousands of people by unnecessarily delaying COVID tests, at least it also killed thousands of people by unnecessarily delaying COVID vaccines. ...

Every single thing the FDA does is like this. Every single hour of every single day the FDA does things exactly this stupid and destructive, and the only reason you never hear about the others is because they’re about some disease with a name like Schmoe’s Syndrome and a few hundred cases nationwide instead of something big and media-worthy like coronavirus. I am a doctor and sometimes I have to deal with the Schmoe’s Syndromes of the world and every f@$king time there is some story about the FDA doing something exactly this awful and counterproductive.
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There's a minority of rationalists, out of power and especially without influence in the U.S., that take that sort of view, yes. I just tend to think about the majority of rationalists, those in power who determine U.S. policies, who are Ayn Rand devotees and 'it's all about me'.


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Hmm, gonna put one point out there...

Everyone always wants free stuff and wants to have the best treatment for people.
We all scoff at amazon employees being treated like shit, being overworked and all that jazz.
But we also want our free shipping the next day, we want our stores to be open on weekends and holidays and available after working hours.
we want our commodities delivered at very cheap prizes,....

While free healthcare seems like a no-brainer, it won't really be free. It would just mean that taxes will need to be increased and everyone will be paying for anyone's healthcare.

In Europe, I feel we have a lot of taxes, which I don't mind paying for myself as we get lots of good stuff in return. But even living in (one of) the most taxed country in the world, I get constant reminders how we're up to our necks in debt and even through all this, how many faults there are in all of the infrastructures and how often budgets need to get cut left and right, resulting in crazy circumstances.

Being a bit of a devil's advocat, since I definitely hope the American system won't take over in europe when it comes to healthcare or any other form of privatisation. But i can imagine why it's a model that exists and Europe might not be far from adopting stuff either.



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Hey Moony!

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>Check your steam message.
I sometimes steam vegetables, but never messages.  Back in the old days, when people communicated by snail mail, I've heard that the government would sometimes steam envelopes to open them surreptitiously to inspect the contents.  That might be just a myth though.


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Not what I meant.


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These little white ponies come from the Great White North, near Hamilton, Ontario.  Thank you for taking an interest in me.


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This is how I feel right now.
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I'm pretty cheered. Are you cheered?


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What has you so cheered?


Is this still a pony board?
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Mmm, true, militaristic would not be a Dashie trait.  Though it is perhaps more befitting of royalty.  I appreciate that they aren't literally just recycling old characters, though, if that's true.

Princess of Pop is...pretty opposite the leader of the pegasi military, for sure.  I wouldn't count it out yet, though, I'll still wait and see how it turns out.


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well it says /pony/ up there, so i assume so!

and i'm looking forward to more ponies ^^


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Now people don't want to play with Pinkie no more...


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A pony parody of 1985 was astronomically low on the list of things I expected to see today.

But I do approve.


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My youtube is like "Hey, there's still MLP fancontent getting generated, right?"
and I'm digging it.


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(a) All algorithms are universal and valid, regardless of whether they are executed.

(b) Cognition is a sub algorithm whose behavior is to perceive properties of the parent algorithm describing it.

(c) Any algorithm giving rise to cognitive entities will be perceived as reality by the entities described.

Has anyone else played through Axiom Verge 2?  Just came out (surprise!) a couple days ago.
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metroid is fun!


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Oh, there's a second Axiom Verge? I might give that a look.


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Yeah, as mentioned, only just came out, but it was every bit as good as the first one.  Highly recommended.


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Vision is perhaps the most miraculous super power that we have.

The ability to detect and discern objects at practically infinite distances without interacting with them is mind-boggling to me.

Stars, planets, galaxies, all forever out of reach and untouchable, and yet just by looking up (and sometimes with a little help from lenses) we can know they are there, know their colors, their shapes, their motion... We detect and internalize their presence and properties without ever even getting close to them.

Passively gaining knowledge from a distance.

If we were all blind and knew nothing about vision, the idea of an ability where someone can immediately know details about almost everything outside of their range of hearing would be relegated to the realm of fantasy.

And yet here we are with this very ability.

Absolutely incredible.


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>nods politely in keratoconus which certainly puts a pin in the "practially infinite distances" thing

But jokes about my own shit aside, yes. It really is.


thank god, at first I thought you meant the fantasizing vision thing.


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I got lost and didn't know where you were.
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if we ever do decide to rebrand, maybe we can be smurfville at this rate.


Well we're glad you found your way back. Don't run off like that alright, we've been worried sick!


I don’t get it


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Are you supposed to oil your avocados?  Mine have never squeaked, and I've never oiled them, but recently I saw avocado oil for sale in the supermarket, so I started to wonder whether I'm supposed to oil my avocados.  Anyone have any thoughts on this matter?
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Avacado oil is actually really healthy


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avocados diced, coated in a mix of spiced / salted extra vierge olive oil.


>not oiling your avocados
Bet you don't even activate your almonds neither, psheh.


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Do.. Do you think it's a product from the movie?


Little baby boogies 🍼 🍼 🍼


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It's all called Unicorn Snot, but only one of them is a Unicorn.

Suing for false advertising.


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Do you eat unpasteurized sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, natto, or other fermented foods?
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i looooove fermented food c:

i always have at least natto, kimchi, and yogurt at home! i like aged cheeses too!


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Mostly no, I believe.


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It's just the best! It's such a perfect mix of young-adult motivation and complete nonsense!


I don't exactly have evidence or expertise to say for sure, but I'm convinced over 90% of these facebook style AI generated stories (like the popular Harry Potter one) are completely faked. Sometimes you get the sense that it's real but just the one of thousands of trials that wasn't totally incoherent, but other times it's just so much of a "joke" that you know it's a person writing it.



Honestly, my sense is that unless they say WHAT the AI that "wrote" it specifically was (like, "GPT-3 trained on the Batman wiki"), it's probably fake. Not that such a line is a guarantee either, but you know. Probabilities, likelihoods.


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Hey, I got an idea.

Instead of shooting the Granados, let's teach them how to act like humans and then make Americans out of them. English, shopping malls, avocado toast, the works.

Say hello to the new Granado Las Plagas American population!

Racial slurs like "plaugies" or "zombies" will not be permitted in multicultural commercial areas.
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I mean, that's the appeal of it.

It's almost autumn, ya know? Lots of people are getting in cringe relationships in preparation for winter during the autumn time.

Thing is, it's August, not fall yet. So the relationship atmosphere is very.... Cringe/creepy (just think, the birdies matted in spring and are paired up already. Most of the animal kingdom is finishing up with matting season and going into familial-spousal relationships (or however you describe that after-intial-mating-season family feel in the air, pertaining to each species.) The possessiveness of some relationships.

I dono. I find the ship to be perfectly in synch with the cadence of the season.

Cringe relationships. Undying love that nobody understands *eyeroll*
All that sort of things.


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I mean the part where Mordecai goes around sniffing seats like a primordial horndog.

Which I hope is not a seasonal thing.


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I mean.... He's a blue jay.
That's what they do.
In August.

"Burds, m8, they flap&shag a bunch, ya know?" -Swiddletooth Ruplevulva the 3rd of South Cornwall.


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I make rocks pretty with this cool grindstone I got from my great grandfather. I hope to stream regularly.

I'll be streaming for the next hour or so if anyone wants to follow the link below. Tonight I'm making a cabochon for my wife from a piece of white quartz I found while hiking. I know it's short notice. I'll try to be better next time.

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What happened?


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I made a pretty rock

Thanks for watching, guys


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I'm going again in an hour. 10pmEDT.

I'll be continuing the same stone from last night, as well as a new one

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