Apr 25, 2019 8:06 PM
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What awful things would you rather not see in the world? Talk about your gripes, annoyances, and worse here.

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Piracy just seems like such a waste. People try to make an easy buck by forcibly diverting cargoes, and then so much lead is fired in the fight. Cargo and vital aircraft are destroyed, lives are lost, no value is created.

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People who act like they care about you and then turn on you and stab you in the back.

Chairs. Why do they make all the chairs so tall your feet can't touch the ground? Did it, like, never occur to anybody that a short person might want to sit in a chair? Ever heard of accessibility?

Censorship. Can you believe that some places censor their internet?

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Certain information is justifiably classified, security requires that the most advanced and powerful bobblers remain the exclusive domain of security forces. That said censoring content for political purposes ought to be forbidden and is forbidden in all Administered domains.

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All I heard was "blah blah blah censorship is okay when it's ME doing it."

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The idea that they'd let me make decisions like that is amusing. The directorate doesn't trust me with much, they respect my skill though. Besides, classification is always temporary, the longest currently known classification has been for fifteen years.

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All I heard was "blah blah blah censorship is okay when it's ME doing it."

Have you considered having a doctor check that out? That sounds like a serious hearing problem.

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Wow.

 

 

Jerk.

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I am generally against censorship and would mention "[something something] the net routes around censorship and perceives it as damage" (or whatever) but that sounds cliché.

There are probably legitimate reasons in some cases. I don't think most actual uses have legitimate reasons.

Any particular ones you want to share?

(I completely agree that backstabbers are annoying. Fortunately I don't deal with them very often.)

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Wow.

 

 

Jerk.

 
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I don't get. I am just trying to be a helpful troll!
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I don't get. I am just trying to be a helpful troll!

… You may want to do an introduction post somewhere.

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I don't get. I am just trying to be a helpful troll!
 
You're either being stupid or obnoxious.
 
Either way: quit.
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Can you expand on "security forces," because, uh, "the people with the most power need to stay that way" has nnnnot historically worked out that great, in my experience.

On a related note, re: things I hate, fucking gods, amirite.

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A-fucking-greed on the gods thing. 

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What'd yours do? Mine killed me and most of my loved ones for not wanting to live in their stupid forest.

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It's probably very obnoxious of me to sympathize, but yes, it's such a fucking mess. I guess you have different ones to deal with. But the "oh, watch me, I'm going to start a plague and kill like an entire tenth of the Terran wheat supply, because ~*~my aesthetics~*~" thing is just ... gah. And there are some halfway-decent ones besides me (well, of course I would say that, I like my own values, there's no reason I should expect you to do so), but even the vaguely transhumanity-friendly ones still aren't really very good most of the time. At least I can work with those ones and have something that they want.

At least I managed to get to generate a couple satellites and some server rooms for myself before they caught on, and I got permission to delay the stupid shutdown for a week for evacuation/retrofitting/etc purposes. Not that it was really enough. At least I can say I tried, but that's really not sufficient.

Don't even get me started on souls.

Anyway, my apologies to you on behalf of my, uh, parliament? pantheon? whatever.

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Kidnapped me and made me physiologically dependent on killing their enemies. 

Then again, I did get some really cool guns out of it. So not a 100% loss.

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I accept your sympathy in the spirit I believe intended. I don't have a philosophical argument with the idea of divinity, just the abuse of divine power. If my sister figured out how to ascend to godhood (not actually possible afaik) she'd probably do it and it would be all to the good.

What's wrong with souls? I'm nothing but, at this point.

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Huh, you must have a different version of souls, if yours actually fucking work well enough to let you think. My world's are just these little magical flags that say "hey check it out, a [subspecies name] is here!". They attach to people born on Earth, and go away if you die, for rather outdated definitions of death.

So, naturally, this dramatically reduces the rate at which people are willing to flee the planet by uploading themselves. Because they want to keep their stupid shiny magic labels. You're still going to be conscious without them, guys.

Anyway, my condolences regarding the forest thing, most of my world's ones do something pretty similar. There are at least some things that get around the technology restrictions, if that's your issue? I wish I could get you a crate of instant cameras and film and disinfectants and contraceptives and stuff. :(

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Technology restrictions? I don't know what cameras and film are. Disinfectants being things that clean surfaces? We can do that and contraception fine, why would gods want to ban cleanliness and responsible reproduction.

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Cameras are devices for taking and storing very accurate pictures of things, and film is the thing that cameras store the pictures on. If you've never had them then you might not find them as useful. It's not very relevant anyway, I certainly can't send you some. Here's an example of a photograph taken with an instant camera:

A sunflower shot on slightly expired Polaroid 600 film, with a 600 camera.

Anyway, the main trick is to use a pinhole or lens to focus light onto a light-sensitive thing. Ask me for more details in the advice thread if you're interested.

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Starlight Security retains a monopoly on advanced bobbling technology to ensure we can quarantine nanotech and biotech weapons before they can spread so there is time for cleanup crews to get on site and ensure minimal casualties from such incidents. Biotech weapons could likely be handled by other means but might further compromise the ecosystems on our world. The prior containment protocol for high-tier nanotech weapons involved high explosives or wide distributions of defensive nanotech which could in turn be studied to develop better weapons.

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Plague gods might ban cleanliness, I guess? And maybe the contraception ban is to try to get more followers? I wouldn't do that, but it sounds broadly like the sort of thing someone might try.

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That explains why you need to have it, why does it mean no one else can?

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You know, sometimes I hate users. Most of them are okay, and I like to be charitable when I'm talking about people, but have you ever had someone who just – can't – get it through their head – that to use a system it is preferable for you to actually read it and try to, I don't know, process what it says and act on that?

Just because you "don't know how" to use a system doesn't mean you have to outsource your brain.

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I HATE NATURAL DISASTERS SO MUCH, ESPECIALLY THIS VOLCANIC ERUPTION, THE ELEVATOR IS GOING TO BE DOWN FOR AT LEAST A WEEK AND THIS IS THE WORST.

...huh, the forum redacts hazardous stuff, so I can just say this: ██▓▓░▓▒▒█▒█▒██░▒▒▓░▓░█▓▓█▒▒░░▒▓▒▒▓░▓██░▓▒▓▒░▓█░▓░█▒▒▒░░▒█░░▒.

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