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@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

exactly.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:21 AM)

Besides the fact that it's all silly sci-fi scenarios, you can't just experience a memory and feel what that person felt since you have your own set of perceptual biases by which to judge the event

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

We already have something like that. It's called history class.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:18 AM)

"But in my ancestor's memory, they stole our orange first!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

"Your great-great-great-great-grandfather stole my great-great-great-great-grandfather's apple! I will kill you for that!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

If we had all our ancestors' knowledge, too many people would just use that as a excuse to continue old grudges for generations.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:13 AM)

I remember the same event a bit differently than my parents do, some things I'm sure happened but they don't remember or vice versa, etc.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:12 AM)

the problem with knowledge and memories is that our brains interpret/fill in gaps so it may not be completely accurate. It wouldn't be much different from autobiographical books/movies.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:22 AM)

I dunno; like life itself I think the things that define it are open to change. It's not like I have grand expectations of immortality, constantly downloading my consciousness into freshly-grown genetically-enhanced clones of myself. But I think it's a waste for so much accumulated experience and memories to just wink out.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

or something

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

all semblence of order our purpose are symtoms of the sickness in man's ego mad mind. sense is not possible until the end.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:19 AM)

existence is a vulgar absurdity

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 03:18 AM)

Eh, death is part of what defines life. Sooner we accept that it's just a thing that happens, the better.

@  Pennpenn : (26 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

Probably be easier to develop that kind of thing if a significant portion of the population didn't think it was going to happen anyway for no adequately explainable reason.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 02:42 AM)

Death doesn't terrify me, but I have to admit I find the notion of its inevitably more than a little disappointing. I'd hope there's eventually some way to preserve our minds in some form prior to death

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:55 AM)

Or maybe some broken kid in a giant cyborg will turn us all into tang. Who knows what the future brings?

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

As someone terrified of death, I for one welcome our transhumanist singularity overlords.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

Our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren will be less than dust before heat death matters anyway.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:51 AM)

Signularity is a meaningless buzzword, like a lot of this transhumanist late-game stuff.


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#1 Daytonus

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:11 PM

The main thread is in Transformers Discussion: http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=84714

Last year, the pony fans were some of the most enthusiastic folks in helping us meet our $5000 goal and then surpass it by over $2500. Hopefully you'll help us this time as well!

The sig generator (see the link) has a few ponies, but I haven't had a chance to add them all yet. My apologies if your pony isn't there quite yet, but let me know which ones you want to see first, and I'll prioritize him/her icon-hotrod.gif

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#2 Matenshi

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:19 AM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Jan 26 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The sig generator (see the link) has a few ponies, but I haven't had a chance to add them all yet. My apologies if your pony isn't there quite yet, but let me know which ones you want to see first, and I'll prioritize him/her icon-hotrod.gif

Rarity, darling. She is, after all, the most fabulous.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

Also she is the element of generosity.

(AND best pony.)

#4 Matenshi

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:28 AM

QUOTE(Cabooceratops @ Jan 26 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also she is the element of generosity.

Well... yes... there is that, too.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:28 AM

What they said. icon-waspy.gif

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#6 Daytonus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:37 AM

Rarity!



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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:39 AM

Epic!

I love that Shipwreck's in there too. icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:41 AM

i'd add more joes if i remembered a damn thing about it.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:21 AM

You've done so much awesome work Daytonus that I'm hesitant to mention it's missing Derpy but

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:22 AM

derpy's on my short list. also rainbow dash. also big macintosh

#11 Matenshi

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:36 AM

Rainbow Dash does not deserve to be on the signature.

She knows why.

#12 Caboo

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

I don't see nearly enough battleship in this forum, bronies! Get your flanks in gear and equip some signatures! >=T

#13 Scavgraphics

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

I was waiting for a Derpy.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:33 AM

As was I. I have a cunning plan, but that pony needs to be in the sig generator first.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

*throws a couple more ducats into the pail* Let's keep it going, everypony! icon-hotrod.gif

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#17 Scavgraphics

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

Derpy's here, so get to donating.

(though now that I think about it, a Lyra, or Sea Pony Lyra, would be good too icon-fire.gif )

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:22 AM

lol, you guys are killin me

#19 Caboo

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:35 AM

Besides you can't have Lyra without Bon Bon.

It's the law.

#20 Scavgraphics

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Feb 14 2012, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lol, you guys are killin me

Well, it occured to me that Lyra is the avatar pony of the All Spark's very own pony pro...