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Alistair “Cerebrate” Young
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Cogito nimium, ergo sum dementis.
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“There is no engineering reason, given appropriate design safeguards against cross-contamination, why one should not simply bolt a base-model food-fabber onto the back of a portable latrine. Since most excretions make good chowfab feedstock for the…
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In random dream-thoughts on the Earth Contact Novel I Will Not Write:

- someone's going to want to bring their children and their nanny with them when visiting, leading to the hilarious spectacle of a government official having to make a policy and public statement on "the right to armed bears".

- the "unarmed combat", or indeed "unarmed" meme is both (a) a peculiarly human concept, and (b) going to take a kicking, inasmuch as it depends on humans having almost completely atrophied natural weapons. To say this isn't universal among sophonts would be rather understating the case, especially in the case of but by no means limited to the uplifts. Not to mention that the most prominent species that looks to have natural weaponry as atrophied as humans can kill you with their brains.

And it's not like you can post signs banning all claws/teeth/venom glands/brains/ability to punch real hard/etc. without being, 'hem, more than a little racist.

(As an amusing side note to the FiM crossover-fanfic verse, purely canonical on-screen evidence suggests that the average Equestrian could also kick your spine out through your chest without trying hard. Wouldn't , sure. Could, definitely.)

- to repeat the obligatory addendum to the above, of course, the TSA would entertainingly shit itself at the thought that even if they made all passengers travel naked and in chains, it's not like they can take away the ability to reach out and crush someone's heart with a thought. Not that anyone would do that, of course. Not without good reason. It'd be rude.
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On those conlegial colonies and their governance:

So Resplendent Exponential Vector, for example, is run by the Resplendent Exponential Vector Science Triumvirate (made up of the Supreme Investigator, the Dean of Evidence, and the Sane Man); while Vordon is run by UARC’s Executive Director for Private Planetary Affairs (known locally as “Mister Signature”), and Wynérias by the Wynérias Development and Holding Executive Board.
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Best tweet yet on automation and labor:

"Is it any surprise that a society that purposefully instills the tolerance of extended boredom as a core intellectual value is careening toward an automation-driven labor catastrophe with near-zero foresight or preparation?"
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Making me thirsty this morning, we have.
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For those mildly bothered by the ambiguity in the size of the Empire heretofore present, I’m here to relieve you of that ambiguity. It is precisely 243 systems in size, of which 226 can be found in the list below, the other 17 being ecumenical colonies…
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Need some technobabble, fellow writers?

Neural-network generated thesis titles have got you covered.

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In projects I will never get around to:

Building a parallel-computing framework for Raspberry Pi named "PiLon", solely as an excuse to have the needs-more-CPUs error message be "You must construct additional PiLons".
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No, my dear Trump, this is a "stable genius".

#twilightsparkle2020
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