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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 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

I got an email this morning saying that my Over-Run will be shipping tomorrow which means I might have it by Saturday.
Hot damn, I didn't expect it this early! AND I get my favorite one first!
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:01 PM

Were you also one of the ones who got your order in before the shut down? TFW is saying it's only those first folks who are getting the email.
 
 
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:02 PM

I was.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:07 PM

Hrn. I guess this will arrive while I'm on a boat for a week.

...hope they don't leave it on my porch.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

*Note to self, drive to Walky's house for free Runabouts*

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

I was in before the crash and got my shipping notice today too. Coolness.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

I was in on the first day, but have not gotten a shipping notice. Oh well, maybe next week or something? This is rather quick though, I thought this was supposed to be a pre-order of some sort?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Feb 14 2012, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got an email this morning saying that my Over-Run will be shipping tomorrow which means I might have it by Saturday.
Hot damn, I didn't expect it this early! AND I get my favorite one first!

Cheetimus I think you might have been like one of the first 5 to order cause by the time I posted it was up I think you posted your order went through. icon-fire.gif


 

 

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#9 Engledogg

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

Nothing here yet...I got my order in right away (within minutes of them going up) and chose FedEx for the shipping option.

For those of you that have had your orders shipped, what shipping method did you use?

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#10 Dave Zero1

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:56 PM

Nothing on my end yet, I got in before the crash, But I'm also technicly an international order so that *may* explain as to why

#11 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Feb 14 2012, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Feb 14 2012, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got an email this morning saying that my Over-Run will be shipping tomorrow which means I might have it by Saturday.
Hot damn, I didn't expect it this early! AND I get my favorite one first!

Cheetimus I think you might have been like one of the first 5 to order cause by the time I posted it was up I think you posted your order went through. icon-fire.gif

HA! I was pretty early. Everone was posting there order numbers and mine was pretty far below theirs.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

I got in before the crash, but haven't received a notice...
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#13 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:02 PM

My notice came in around 9:53 this morning. They might just be doing them in order.
And I really was refreshing and watching as each new item went up on the site. I ordered the second I saw it was there.

Edited by Cheetimus Primal, 14 February 2012 - 04:02 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Feb 14 2012, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was in on the first day, but have not gotten a shipping notice. Oh well, maybe next week or something? This is rather quick though, I thought this was supposed to be a pre-order of some sort?


Same here. I was part of the first wave before it was taken down. I've not received any notice yet. Pete said they were hoping for these to be delivered before BotCon, but I'm amazed they already have them to ship.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

Don't these usually take longer? Or maybe they're pushing Runabout through now so they can use the mold for Runamuck? Eh, either way.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

You guys better be careful considering the current security breach with the TCC's payment system. If I was any of you, I would cancel my credit card as soon as the charge for these items went through.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

We know. Most of us have either been hit or have canceled the cards already.
Lets not make this thread about, ok?
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#18 Magick

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

And I just received my FedEx shipping notice.
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE(Magick @ Feb 14 2012, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And I just received my FedEx shipping notice.

Same. Wonder if it's region-based?

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#20 Petes Robot Con

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

IF you ordered a shirt your order won't go out this week. They are still in production/transit...

Soon though. VERY soon!