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Old 05-26-2018, 07:01 AM   #801
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What is the future of musical genre (and, by extension, music itself)?

I hope it won't all be generated, at least synthetically.
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:23 AM   #802
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When you really aught to run to the store, but it's that kind of day like...



...prob not gonna happen.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:03 PM   #803
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I'm in love with these mini dresses.

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Old 06-02-2018, 11:18 AM   #804
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So, apparently Benedict Cumberpatch stopped a crime outside the actual Baker Street?
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:00 PM   #805
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Good on him, now the old line "I only play one on tv" is no longer entirely true.




It's a sad (and by sad I mean happier) world we live in when the scammers barely even try anymore. lol Right. That doesn't seem suspicious at all.



Then again... maybe they're actually more clever, or trying to be, and hope that a picture of a mysterious unmarked box will cause an irresistible curiosity. Hmm.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:23 AM   #806
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I wonder if every job occupation and career position (in existence) will be replaced with robotic assistance.

You know, if there'll eventually be robot actors/actresses that fill up roles. Something like that.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:59 AM   #807
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You know, if there'll eventually be robot actors/actresses that fill up roles. Something like that.
No robots necessary. A number of people have already been brought back via CGI, particularly those who died mid filming.



Which means that, unless AI becomes good enough to do the job of modelers and animators, at least that part of the film industry is safe for humans. (Which, as a dream job, I'm glad, despite that it may never happen for me...)

Question is, long in the future, will many celebrities just choose to do the public fame part and sell the rights to their CGI likeness to the industry? Will their agents have a copy of their likeness on file and that will just be sent over to a studio? Essentially, Rent-a-Celeb.

But it might at least have the benefit of weeding out those who truly are in it for the art as that sort may likely refuse and prefer to actually be involved.

But unless there evolves some amount of CGI-likeness shaming, in which viewers start choosing to give more support to those who actually make films themselves, it could also become the replacement for so-called YouTube fame with any person being able to try to sell a passable likeness of themselves to talent agents. Surely any lazy fame whore's dream...




As for other careers... Well, there are certain things that would be hard to replace. Store associates for one. You could in a way turn brick and mortar stores into something more like a massive vending machine I suppose, but smaller stores with fewer staff and more individualized, possibly appointment based, service may be more realistic.

Internet shopping is never going to entirely kill the existence of physical stores as there will always be things people need (or want) to buy right now or are still far better off seeing an item in person first. But there are just some human to human needs there where a robot is not going to suffice. At least not until AI becomes scary good.

By the time a lot of jobs are automated and replaced by robots, I at least hope we're living in a system where individuals own those robots and rent them to the companies... thus sending your robot(s) to work for you. In turn, you pay people to do the maintenance (if you're unable to do it yourself or not wanting to), providing those people with income that they can use to save up to afford their own robots. (Robot maintenance training will finally be the "free education" the U.S. government, and that of some other countries, finally decides to fund...)
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:55 PM   #808
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It has been an ODD month for un expected reactions.

two people that have been coming at my neck for months actually agreed with me on something in a non insulting way for the first time ever.

and two people that have been on my side for 4 years plus abandoned me because of one comment I made. one I even had to defriend on facebook because he basically shuffled me off to someone else.

Is it a month for VERY odd, VERY out of character reactions, or is it just my area?
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:34 PM   #809
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Do you ever get tired of online drama?

Quite frankly, i'm hating how one thing mis said, or bringing up one topic someone has a hard stance against, will cause 10 years or more of support to suddenly drop down the drain just like that.

and it's usually when the other party is acting irrational. Lost lots of people over trying to discuss movies in the last few years. Lost one person trying to make a joke about a moved event that didn't sit too well with them.


It honestly gets tiresome trying to babysit people's emotions. let alone keeping my own in check!
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:51 PM   #810
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Something feels like the universe demands we have a certain number of cats in the house. Since two days after putting down Bianca, my brother rescues a kitten out of a sewer.

(And does not want her to be named April, which would be appropriate considering her orange spots, being a tortoiseshell, and the first area of encounter).

We're considering Neenah
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:05 AM   #811
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Something feels like the universe demands we have a certain number of cats in the house. Since two days after putting down Bianca, my brother rescues a kitten out of a sewer.

(And does not want her to be named April, which would be appropriate considering her orange spots, being a tortoiseshell, and the first area of encounter).

We're considering Neenah

My vote is definitely on April.
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Seeing as how these four were also rescued from a sewer pipe the other day and were named after the Turtles... yours definitely needs to be April.
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:00 PM   #813
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The rescue itself was actually kind of scary, since he had to go in through the manhole and through a two foot pipe without a ladder...and the second time with only one hand.


She's not "my" cat though, so I don't get to name her.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:03 PM   #814
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Well darn, but I guess after that bravery he earned the right to choose the name. She's a very lucky kitten.

Well even if she can't be an April, maybe she'll at least still be a good *ahem* Mouser.





I don't know if it's just my area, but I swear there is no quiet hour during the week to go to a store anymore. There's always so many cars on the roads and in parking lots no matter what day and time it is. Sure, Walmart at 11am on a Tues., for example, isn't as busy as it would be in the later afternoon/evening or on the weekend, but it's still busier than it used to be a few years ago. Minus the retirees and stay at home parents, surely the majority of them have jobs... Has part time work become that much more common, giving people crazy schedules and allowing more than before to be out on the roads, at stores, etc during the normal 9 to 5?

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Old 06-05-2018, 11:10 PM   #815
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Didn't think I'd ever find a large wad of Bone issues at a comic shop, but boy did I ever.

Probably hitting close to a third of the story. I could almost have 12-20, but I'm missing 19. So close.
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:01 PM   #816
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So apparently the Technodrome forums are blocked on Taco Bell's wifi? That's f#cking random yo
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:38 PM   #817
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I brought my plush Utroms to my cousin's to show them off to another visiting cousin who liked TMNT...and I forgot my phone...and the toddler was enraptured. And I can't take pictures.

Damn it.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:47 PM   #818
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So apparently the Technodrome forums are blocked on Taco Bell's wifi? That's f#cking random yo

Strange indeed. I never had that problem. Maybe it's just that location.
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something about chris hardwick always came off as fake and phony. and I NEVER liked how he tried to corner the nerd market into a corporate un feeling empire with that same, fake phony atmosphere.
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