Star Trek 

The existence of the transporter is terrifying on so many levels. Leaving aside the existential aspect of it all, consider a world where anyone with access to a transporter can just snatch up anyone else to any secure location they want, or anyone can beam a bomb anywhere. A transporter creates untold opportunities for crime and terrorism.

Good thing Star Trek cured crime before the transporter was invented, cu ne?

@pixouls I haven't ever had a pi crash due to card corruption but I also don't tinker with them very much, and I'd keep any important data on a second storage.

Good news is the system is easy to image, if integrity is a concern.


So Shepherd Book ... at what point did they decide he was a former badass? It was definitely after the pilot

Pilot Book is kindly but naive, timid, unsure of himself, unfamiliar with the lifestyle he signed up for. But next episode, "The Train Job," he's self-assured, worldly, and most importantly, informed -- he recognizes Nishka by name.

And by the next ep, "Bushwhacked," he's an Alliance VIP.

He was obviously reverse-Homer Simpsoned.

For those of you who play Blizzard games.

The employees have asked you not play them at all tomorrow as a message to the company.

Digital Strike and all that.

@georgespolitzer that's kinda what he does

i mean look at who he's competing with


I put the kiddo down at 2130 last night and they just started waking up now, ten hours later.

People who think mask mandates, vaccine passports, and renewed lockdowns are somehow "authoritarian states trying to control us" exhibit a profound misunderstanding of virtually every aspect of modern society.

tut is the best linux cli client for mastodon. toot is great for scripting, but for actual human use @tut is everything you could want. do try it.

@jk Let's not forget Kiri-kin-tha's First Law of Metaphysics:

"Nothing unreal exists."

Translated from the original Vulcan, of course.

@jk I think this is a product of the fact that "real" is a word with multiple meanings. "Realness" can mean "authenticity," antonym to "fakeness" or "falseness," but it can also mean "the quality of existing." Thus something can exist (be "real") but exist as a falsehood (be "unreal"). ENGLISH

My dog, alone with me: *i sleep*

My dog, alone with my partner: *i sleep*

My dog, with the two of us: *spends two straight hours ferociously licking his uh hindquarters*

Descartes' wicked demon and Maxwell's demon are involved in a closed quantum experiment measuring whether or not they are gay. If they kiss and light from that kiss passes through a double slit revealing that light is a particle, a hammer will smash a vial containing its own trolley problem in some way impacted by heat such that Maxwell's demon becomes relevant. If the light is a wave, then they are safe, but Maxwell's demon will be interviewed such that its experience kissing the wicked demon will no longer seem to have an ontologically consistent basis; this eventually would lead to Maxwell's demon becoming enlightened. In this scenario, is it ethical to disclose particle-wave duality beforehand knowing that it could cause them not to kiss, which may result in Maxwell's demon remaining in Samsara?

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