Andy Lundell πŸ™„

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

Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

There's a project (founded by Hawking, Zuckerberg, and a few other big names) called "Breakthrough Starshot", and it's a project to plan, and then somehow find funding for, an unmanned probe to Proxima Centauri B.

That's pretty neat.

But there's a scientist named Claudius Gros who has proposed that the project could be converted into a terraforming missile that he calls a "Genesis Probe".

I have no insight here. I just think it's funny that it sounds like a thing from a movie.

12 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

@kat OK.

No, wait. I did it wrong.

I thought about imagining.

12 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social
nerd shit

@Taweret Moffat is pretty good at writing the first half of an episode, though.

So that's 50% of good writing, right?

12 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social
USA, QAnon, Twitter, Etc

@bulkington I think the biggest takeaway of QAnon is that if you add "child abuse" to your conspiracy theory, you can even get the people who wouldn't normally respond to your civil-war power-fantasy.

People will learn that lesson.

12 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

@Taweret I wonder if you can buy one of those timelord collar/hat things?

Etsy has let me down, and I can't imagine where else to look.

16 hours ago
apLundell shared a status by sanspoint
Rachel Potato βœ… πŸ₯”
sanspoint@mastodon.social

Tired: Finding the face of Jesus in something.
Wired: Finding the face of a Muppet in something.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9

19 hours ago
apLundell shared a status by Taweret
3 Muppets in a Trenchcoat
Taweret@octodon.social
uspol, qanon, schadenfreude

"Like a flipped switch, the attitude inside online QAnon communities shifted from glee to shock and misery: β€œNOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED!!!”; β€œSo now we have proof Q was total bullshit”; β€œI feel sick, disgusted and disappointed”; β€œHave we been duped???”; β€œYou played us all”; β€œHOW COULD WE BELIEVE THIS FOR SO LONG? ARE WE ALL IDIOTS?”"

huffpost.com/entry/qanon-belie

19 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social
USA, Trump, etc

(I know we shouldn't laugh at people who are in jail and desperate, but occasionally it's so hard not to.)

19 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social
USA, Trump, etc

The last few days of Twitter posts from "Tiger King" Joe Exotic tell a lovely story. Here are some excerpts, in order.

19 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social
USA, QAnon, Twitter, Etc

Found on Twitter :

The guy suspected of being the creator of QAnon (and definitely it's most prominent proponent) is trying to tell them that it turns out the real conspiracy were the friends we made along the way.

And he's got a "New project" coming up!

What an audacious grift.

20 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

I sure hope all the disillusioned QAnon believers can swallow their pride and integrate into more mainstream racist conspiracy groups.

20 hours ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

@Taweret Ah. There we go.

Sounds like Mandalorian is really expanding the lore.

1 day ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

@Taweret do they have any fake sci-fi swears in the Star Wars?

Like "Frak"?

I can't think of any.

1 day ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

If I were president, I'd pardon Robin Hood.

I'll bet he could accomplish a lot if he wasn't constantly hassled by the sheriff.

1 day ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

@Taweret If it's OK to make them fight, it's ok to barbecue them.

1 day ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

If I was an outgoing president, my last act at 11:59am would be to sign an executive order that all americans get free Ice Cream and a pony.

Of course, that could never be implemented, but not my problem.

Let the next guy forever be remembered as the guy who took away our free ice-cream and ponies.

1 day ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

@Taweret Related : Outtakes are not intrinsically funny.

They are only funny if something funny happens.

Flubbing a line and then laughing is not good material for padding out a video with an "after the credits" segment for a YouTube video that has no credits anyway.

1 day ago
apLundell shared a status by oldroadside
old roadside pictures
oldroadside@botsin.space

old pro golf, circus course. gadzooknik cage, view 1, rehoboth beach, delaware, 1985

2 days ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

@Taweret Yes, but a previously undiscovered TYPE of cloaca.

-- -- --

"It is very unique. Most cloacas form a kind of slit [...] This thing has a V-shaped structure with a pair of nice flaring lips and there's not a living group of animals that have morphology like that," Vinther said

cnn.com/2021/01/19/world/dinos

1 day ago
Andy Lundell πŸ™„
apLundell@octodon.social

What a great headline.

1 day ago