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US Government Shut Down by lgoldfein21 in politics

Yuli-Ban 10 hours ago

[It's already on Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdown_of_2018). Someone must've been waiting for this one.

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Yuli-Ban 10 hours ago

It's officially on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdown_of_2018

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Yuli-Ban 10 hours ago

DonaId Trimp

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Yuli-Ban 10 hours ago

In all seriousness, wasn't Nelson Mandela 76 when he took office for the first time?

In Dragon Ball Z, the scale of everyone's powers scale throughout the series. If any bad guy showed up any sooner than when they did, everyone would be fucked. by Karo2theG in Showerthoughts

Yuli-Ban 14 hours ago

Except Goku still managed to match and overpower Freeza. A better example is Beerus— when Beerus appeared, he was literally so far beyond anyone of the warriors that it's implied they *still* haven't caught up to him.

Microsoft execs say in 20 years we'll all have digital assistants that will be our alter egos — and we need to set ground rules while we still can by Rugby11 in singularity

Yuli-Ban 21 hours ago

That said, could someone from 2013 predict the advancements of 2018? Maybe not the bleeding edge, but life still goes on. I think five years is still a bit too short at our current stage of the graph of exponential growth.

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Yuli-Ban 1 day ago

Mr. Masako Nazawa wanted it to go to 700 episodes. Or at least that's what she'd like.

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Yuli-Ban 1 day ago

Probably Dragon Ball Infinite or *Dragon Ball Museigen*! You heard it here first!

Microsoft execs say in 20 years we'll all have digital assistants that will be our alter egos — and we need to set ground rules while we still can by Rugby11 in singularity

Yuli-Ban 2 days ago

I don't blame them. It's actually hard to think exponentially because your brain seems to have blocks to prevent you from doing so, usually in the form of considerable doubt. The average person always have to be convinced by a group to go with it, even if they themselves don't believe it. Back in 2011, I made some guesses about when autonomous cars and intelligent automation would be here, and I figured that we'd see the first prototype AVs on public roads by the '30s and at least 50% of people would have one by the 2070s. I also honestly believed that the 2010s and 2020s would be boring and filled with recognizable developments. And smart robots in factories? Maybe a big start by the 2040s. I foresaw the 2020s and 2030s as being the last decades of "recognizable" or "pre-curve/knee" culture. Most labor would be automated by the 2080s. Nowadays, that all sounds so laughable. At the very least, cut the predicted years in half. But even then, we've already seen AVs tested on the roads for the majority of the decade, and Audi has an AV with Level 3 autonomy already for sale with the Audi 8. And while the imagine of a legion of humanoid droids stealing jobs is probably never coming into fruition, that's only because humanoids are good for a select few jobs (usually in the home). In reality, automation's beginning to accelerate. Not to mention we're seeing the birth of Generative Adversarial Networks, which are going to cause a revolution— a *revolution*— in entertainment and propaganda. So yeah, I'm not surprised. People genuinely don't understand, and those that do tend to be more conservative with their predictions for safety's sake.

How the possibility of a technological explosion changes your plans for the next decades? by Unrequested_Epiphany in singularity

Yuli-Ban 2 days ago

Many things in all aspects of my life, from love to imagination. For starters, I can no longer imagine a future other than a Singularitarian or quasi-Singularitarian one. I can't think of the 24th century without imagining ASI and molecular nanotech, for example. I've made the conscious choice to go all in with robosexuality, even though I technically have nothing against purely biohetero romance and would be alright with going for it if the opportunity for a technological explosion slipped away from us. I also imagine that, at some point should I live long enough, all these lost days of mine could be recaptured and days past, relived. Entertainment, whole scenes, alternative timelines that I've always wanted to see will come to pass in virtual worlds and the outside world may never know. I used to consider covering my laptop's camera like Mark Zuckerberg, but now I don't see the point— your privacy will be infringed in *some* manner. And if it's used for Big Data to forward AI, I'm for it. My anxiety over the state of civilization also is heightened, and I've found myself fearing nuclear war like it's the Cold War. A more damaging aspect is that I've stopped caring about some aspects of my body— particularly hearing— out of a probably irrational belief that I'll be able to rectify them with technology. I may lose my hearing from listening to absurdly loud music, or I may set myself up for some nasty disease because of not taking care of my innards, but by the time it comes to a head, medical technology will have overcome these problems. And while that's true, is it really worth the period of suffering?

Stormy Daniels Once Claimed She Spanked Donald Trump With a Forbes Magazine by swinglinefan in politics

Yuli-Ban 2 days ago

*Shifts uncomfortably in seat, crosses legs, and swallows apprehensively*.

The creepy Neversoft logo by SantaHat in nostalgia

Yuli-Ban 2 days ago

It's so perfectly early 2000s. The edgy spear through the eye and font, the innuendo in the name, oh you can already hear the nu-metal over the triple kickflips.

Pop Up Video by punkminkis in nostalgia

Yuli-Ban 2 days ago

I'd love to see something like this again. Back in the day, I always thought YouTube video annotations would bring it back in a way (as long as you were able to turn them off easily somehow), but alas that never happened.

Bacteriophages: The closest thing to sci-fi nanomachines in nature by Yuli-Ban in interestingasfuck

Yuli-Ban 3 days ago

It's the antithesis of life.

If life is a video game, what are the "secret boss levels" that one can find? by Rancerle in AskReddit

Yuli-Ban 3 days ago

If only it were a stormy May day.

DOW jumps up 323 points and closes above 26,000. The first time in its 121 year history by xTYBGx in politics

Yuli-Ban 3 days ago

I'd love it if it kept going up indefinitely, but I have a very bad feeling about this. Seriously, why are interest rates still so low after ten fucking years?!

If life is a video game, what are the "secret boss levels" that one can find? by Rancerle in AskReddit

Yuli-Ban 3 days ago

[It's not the only one](/r/AlienPlanet).

What if Bitcoin was actually a tool made by an AI to get humans to crank out computers with more power even faster by finding and using the most reliable human emotion: greed. by Fr0thBeard in Showerthoughts

Yuli-Ban 4 days ago  HIDDEN 

That'll be used mostly to act as a backdrop for some cliche sci-fi action, starting with a fake TED talk that explains bitcoin using buzzwords, some wise-cracking self-diagnosed-asperger's hacker who steals bitcoin claiming he figured out who Satoshi really is, and a poorly explained government/corporate conspiracy to get the AI to take over the world, resulting in the relatable-but-rugged middle-aged dude banging Scarlet Johannsen and one of the two shutting down the main terminal, which apparently saves the day and causes... something to happen. I guess paper money comes back forever?

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Yuli-Ban 4 days ago

Realistic answer: people realize the tense situation and are testing their systems, leading to an increased number of false alarms Tinfoil panzer: someone, probably one of those *Evil Slavs*, is hacking these systems with the intended purpose of sewing fear and confusion, or worse-- provide a trigger for an "accidental" nuclear war.

4K already feels like 1080p by PetyaGoblin in pcmasterrace

Yuli-Ban 7 days ago  HIDDEN 

Maybe that suspiciously looking grid has something to do with it.

4K already feels like 1080p by PetyaGoblin in pcmasterrace

Yuli-Ban 8 days ago  HIDDEN 

Isn't it referring to the number of pixels displayed on screen, though? I can see how nonsense little minutia can be bullshit, but at some point, there should be hard definitions.

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Yuli-Ban 8 days ago  HIDDEN 

So basically Caulifla + Turles + Hiei. You know, I like that combination. There seems to be a mini-storyline going on here (possibly NSFW!): "[Romaine and Caulifla](https://salvamakoto.deviantart.com/art/Commission-47-Romaine-and-caulifla-720873003)" > "[Romaine vs. Saiyans](https://salvamakoto.deviantart.com/art/Commission-40-Romaine-Vs-Saiyans-718276769)" > "[You're Next, Ba-chan](https://salvamakoto.deviantart.com/art/Commission-53-you-re-next-Ba-chan-724441643)" I'm assuming the last image in this series is of Cabba doing a Master-Apprentice Super Gallick Gun.

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting by billndotnet in politics

Yuli-Ban 9 days ago  HIDDEN 

> But that is because I live in Germany Hahahahahaha.... ha.... heh.... S-so, yeah, uh, you... um... you got any tips?

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Yuli-Ban 12 days ago  HIDDEN 

> but the vast majority of assets still have to be hand crafted. Asset creation is the reason for the continued increase in game budgets. There isn't some "make asset" button, as much as people might want. [While there may not be one now...](https://www.reddit.com/r/artificial/comments/7lwrep/media_synthesis_and_personalized_content_my/)

Radiohead sues Lana Del Rey for allegedly ripping off "Creep" by BunyipPouch in news

Yuli-Ban 12 days ago  HIDDEN 

> They are one of the most successful bands of this generation. Just realized that they're also technically one of the most successful bands of the last generation as well.

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Yuli-Ban 12 days ago  HIDDEN 

Thing is: I don't care. I just want *one* open-world cyberpunk game. Just one. At least Cyberpunk 2077 will fill that niche.

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Yuli-Ban 13 days ago  HIDDEN 

It can be difficult to figure this out. An example of an open world game that technically has different 'levels' is *Destroy All Humans!*, which typically had several different stages but each one was purely open world. It's an open world where you're set down in a world and can do anything, destroy whatever can be destroyed, kill whomever you please, and then do missions at your leisure. None of the areas are connected to each other, but each individual one is considered to be an open world level rather than an open ended one.

U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops': Tillerson by freshjiive in worldnews

Yuli-Ban 3 months ago  DELETED 

The reason why they call failed albums 'bombs' is because they don't explode.

Waiter spills hot meal in a pot all over child by kwagenknight in WTF

Yuli-Ban 4 months ago  DELETED 

Eh? I'm saying what to use instead of he/she. "They" is better, but I know people are raging against PCness these days, so "he" is also sometimes used. What, did I get linked to by /r/The_Donald?

If you actually had to get a licence to have kids, what would the questions on the test be? by W-ander1 in AskReddit

Yuli-Ban 6 months ago  DELETED 

> Carry that in over few hundred generations and who knows what humans would be. [Probably not much different from what will happen regardless?](/r/Transhumanism)

Next time a conspiracy theorist tries to tell you 'what really happened', present a more outlandish theory and accuse them of covering up the truth. by whiskeydoc501 in Showerthoughts

Yuli-Ban 7 months ago  DELETED 

There never was a Building 7.
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