Andy Lundell 🙄

I'm a virtual reality and game programmer, who's excited about games, technology, online comics. Currently I work on creating interactive haptic systems.

Andy Lundell 🙄
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The royal tailor's clever scam aside, why would you even _want_ clothes that can only be seen by the truly wise?

Doesn't that defeat the purpose? The bottom 99% of humanity are going to be straight-up looking at your junk.

I think, if you were sufficiently sexy, there might be more utility in clothes that work the other way around, so that only the truly wise can check you out.

4 hours ago
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@mal That's not really the spirit of social media.

1 day ago
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@tparadox @taweret

I always imagine growing a clone army is like growing apples.

If you let them naturally reproduce, they lose that perfect genome that makes them valuable.

2 days ago
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@mal @taweret @Red

It's like putting your turn signal on and then not turning!

If you're not careful you'll get your sleeping license revoked. I think that's what I'm getting at here.

Not sure, really.

2 days ago
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@taweret
I assume they're engineered so that they don't enjoy it, but are also not adverse to it if they're in a position where sex would be socially useful and advance the cause of The Founders.

Probably it rarely happens because, without intending to, they explain all this in the most off-putting way possible.

2 days ago
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@taweret

That sounds like a really sad exercise from an orphanage.

2 days ago
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@pbandkate

That whole exercise reminds me of those birds that hide their eggs in other birds' nests.

The robots are tricking human students into raising their children!

2 days ago
Andy Lundell 🙄
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I want a computer keyboard with keys that have as much travel as an old mechanical typewriter.

I figure that would double the amount of calories I burn whilst sitting here typing.

3 days ago
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Idea for Obscure Star Trek Merch I would buy in an instant :

I want a set of baseball caps for every fictional Star Trek baseball team.

The Niners, The Logicians, The London Kings, The Pike City Pioneers.

3 days ago
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@bort @taweret

"Fucking awesome" is stronger than I would have put it. But I do like the show.

Even if you wind up not liking the show (It does star Sorbo), it's worth a couple episodes just for the different spin it puts on the Trek-like formula.

3 days ago
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@myconidiosyncracy @mal @taweret

The blasphemy is _recommending_ this selection of skips to first-time viewers.

3 days ago
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@mal @taweret @myconidiosyncracy

Also, "A Man Alone", "Move Along Home"?

Those are vital character building episodes. Maybe you can skip them on re-watch, but first time through? That'd be a mistake. You'd miss out on so much character development.

3 days ago
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@mal @taweret @myconidiosyncracy

Blasphomy! Skipping episodes is for bad TV Shows.

For good shows you should savor them, not rush to the finale.

3 days ago
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Idea for Obscure Star Trek Merch I would buy in an instant :

I want a set of baseball caps for every fictional Star Trek baseball team.

The Niners, The Logicians, The London Kings, The Pike City Pioneers.

3 days ago
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Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

August 15, 2019
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@checkervest It's like a Game Show where the prize is your own money.

August 16, 2019
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@signalstation

Oh yeah! Starlost. Forgot about that.

If there's a show that needs a modern remake, it's that one.

They could do that so well nowadays.

August 16, 2019
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@signalstation

Oh yeah! Starlost. Forgot about that.

If there's a show that needs a modern remake, it's that one.

They could do that so well nowadays.

August 16, 2019
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Not counting 'Ascension', is there any TV series that focuses on a generational starship?

There's lots of novels, but I can't think of a TV series.

August 13, 2019
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Anyone who claims the 'g' in "gif" needs to be pronounced like the 'g' in "graphical" should be forced to apply that rule to ALL acronyms.

Not because it would teach them a valuable lesson, I would just get a kick out of hearing people talk like maniacs.

August 16, 2019