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Re: whuhoh, bunch of quotes

Postby Shpadoinkle » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:20 pm UTC

Kirby_d wrote:"When I was your age, Pluto was a planet."


I am SO looking forward to using that.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby GiantSnowman » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:37 pm UTC

The other day I found out I am old. I was talking to this kid about superheroes and was explaining what a sidekick is by saying: "It's like what Robin is to Batman", and he asked: "Who's Robin?". It made me feel like I was my father.*

*Which should already be possible. After all, we should have had a space oddesey six years ago! I think it's time to start whipping some scientists, they've obviously been slacking off...

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Syphon » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:00 pm UTC

foodeater184 wrote:
nick wrote:Who knows anything about whatever happened in the year 1907? Nothing worth remembering ever happens at the start of centuries. Start of centuries are like the dumpsters of history. We're wasted.


(Oh, and sometimes I wonder if humanity has reached it's peak and it's only downhill from now. Though supposedly that would make us the lucky ones.)


Well, there were airplanes in 1903... but you're right, all the good stuff starts coming in 25-50 years later, it seems.


World Wars?

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:09 pm UTC

[hatorade]To be completely accurate, Pluto never was a planet. We just considered it one.[/hatorade]

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby prophile » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:56 pm UTC

Going back to an earlier post:

Moo wrote:No, sorry "i-hundred" for i>9 doesn't even sound like a real number. I much prefer two-thousand.


If it involves i, it's by definition not a real number :)

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby russianspy1234 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:58 pm UTC

When I was your age, Britney Spears was hot.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Chainsaw Fencing Champ » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:06 am UTC

This thread got me thinking: some of the kids who were concieved during games of Super Mario Bro's 3 (the sexingest game ever) are 19 now.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Kewangji » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:27 am UTC

"Back when I was your age, Lucy, we helmet head wear didn't our on. Fancy straps and THAT no worked out fine did I."
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby _sandswipe_ » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:06 am UTC

I'm 17 18, and don't really have this problem. Yet, at least.
Wait. Damn.

Anyway, I've always said the future began in 2004- the most popular videogame console is a lovable two screened monstrosity aimed at grandparents and girls, Wickedlasers. Cellphones can play actual videogames, and privately owned companies and recently third world countries like India are closer to the moon then NASA. Then of course there's youtube. Millions of retarded teenagers and dozens of interesting, well rounded people coming together to share videos which increase public knowledge or personal glory. How is democratized television not futuristic?

The thing that scares me the most about all of this is that we're probably fairly close to being able to back up to computer and become effectively immortal. 'Only another twenty-five years, forty at most. That's all I need to make to be a ghost in the machine.' I'm terrified that I'll slip and hit my head on a toilet or something the day before immortality is made cheap. I'm going to have to live in a freaking bubble the whole time they're researching anything like backups, I'll be afraid to even open the newspaper/nanocomputer it's announced on out of fear that I'll somehow give myself a deadly papercut with the electric paper.

Of course, with everyone scrambling to deal with global warming they'll probably have to shut off all the backups that aren't helping anyone and I'll die anyway. Stupid present screwin' up my Sci-Fi future.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby ks_physicist » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:11 am UTC

I went to see "Back to the Future" in 1985. At the time, he went "back" to 1955...thirty years in the past.

We're only eight years from 2015, which was where they went in II, which will make 1985 thirty years in the past.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby WendelScardua » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:37 am UTC

If the 198X years are called "the eighties / 80's", how should 200X be called ? the zeroties ? the zeries ?

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Netrilix » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:49 am UTC

WendelScardua wrote:If the 198X years are called "the eighties / 80's", how should 200X be called ? the zeroties ? the zeries ?

Someone earlier proposed "naughties", which works.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Yliatas » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:08 am UTC

This has to be the first strip of xkcd that frightened me. As I am nearing legal age, I find myself a bit disturbed about how fast time is going by. Of course, I am not startled by the fact that it is the 21st century...I'm more startled by the fact that we are already seven years into the 21st century. That and the fact that we still don't have those flying cars (do people remember drawing/writing about how the world would look like in the 21st century as a kid?).

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Puzzlemaker » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:01 am UTC

Sometimes I realize...

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby not unreal » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:35 am UTC

I've always thought that this decade should be called the Ooze (as in '00s).

I'm sometimes surprised how far we are already into this century. When I hear that something happened in 2000, my first thought is "That was pretty recent." My second thought is "Wait a minute! That was 7 years ago! I was 9 years old then!" Anything before then, though, seems ancient.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Feste » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:45 am UTC

I thought this comic was pretty simple, but definitely good. Though I found the forum discussion just as interesting.

And I do have the 'holy crap, it's the future!' realization every once in a while. It's the small things that get me the most. For example, video games getting more complex, with life-like graphics and physics, I just take as progress. What makes me feel old is being able to remember when PC games came in those huge cardboard boxes. Then they made the boxes smaller (you still see those every once in a while), and now most PC games just come in slightly thicker dvd/video game cases. It's packaging that gets me. The upside-down ketchup bottles play tricks on my mind. :shock:

Occasionally I get the shivers when I think about turning 20 (still about 6 months away), though I feel older because I'm already a college junior. The creepiest thing, however, is realizing that I'm at most a third done with my life. So much has happened (in my life at least) in the last 3 years, I can't imagine what will happen in the next 43. I recently had a conversation with a friend about aging, and we realized that 40 (a relatively young age) is still another lifetime away for us. *skin crawls*

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby szarka » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:05 am UTC

_sandswipe_ wrote:The thing that scares me the most about all of this is that we're probably fairly close to being able to back up to computer and become effectively immortal.


As Woody Allen observed, I'd rather be immortal by not dying. And, actually, IMHO we're closer to that than we are to "backing up to disk". Really, when you think about it, who wants to be stuck in a computer? How will you dance? Or, y'know, other fun things you need a body for? No, I think we'll need good robots to download ourselves into, at the very least, before that's an attractive option...

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:09 am UTC

They have robots that can dance now. You could do the robot.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby _sandswipe_ » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:43 am UTC

Well, obviously just not dying would be pretty sweet, but what do you do if you've been consistently not dying for four hundred years and then some guy who's driving his flying car drunk takes out your house?

You get a clone and download the backup into the clone, making it basically you. (Obviously it's really just someone who looks exactly like you and remembers being you but was never there, but that's close enough for me.) You could also just surf the internet as a disembodied mind. Your unreal tournament skills would go through the roof.

Besides, I'm biased towards clones-see sig.


Also, I'd like to add that flying cars, while intrinsically awesome, would probably be horrible. I've met about three people that can manage two dimensions without making me fear for my life, and if I had to worry about up and down as well it would just . . . *shivers* Plus they'd all have to be automated first and rigidly follow 'sky-roads' to get approved in any western nation, so i'd be basically the same thing except running out of gas would be 1000 times worse. To be honest, though, we'll probably get some other bitchin' short-distance transportation technology before the end of the century that most people won't have seen coming. My guess is tiny, euro-style hovercars that only go up a foot or so, but I'm hoping someone researches personal high-speed blimps.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby gormster » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:19 am UTC

aerojad wrote:re: 21st century

It's a bit of a letdown, isn't it?


I can get virtually any song, movie or video game, for free, at my house - and in the case of video and audio, often faster than I can actually watch them.
I have instant access to almost any information I could possibly want in an encyclopedia that was written by literally millions of people and contains literally millions of articles.
I got lost in the city the other day, so I looked at my portable phone, hit 'Google Maps' and it told me where I needed to go.
I got bored on the way there (it was actually pretty far), so I pulled out my tiny black and chrome obelisk and watched 'Hot Fuzz'.
At home, I plugged my slightly larger, white obelisk into my television, where it connected wirelessly to every other white obelisk, allowing me to challenge a person I have never met before to a game that involves playing a fair analog of a guitar. After my left hand cramped up, I pulled out the disc - which has, printed on its surface, 130841883705344 tiny pits or lands - I put in another one and started waving my controller around to move a virtual plumber through a field of planetoids by manipulting their gravity.

And if I can merely conceive of a fetish, I can find porn of it.

This future is not disappointing.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby suzi » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:22 am UTC

Bravo, gormster! Bravo.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:23 am UTC

I dunno, as amazing as modern technology is, it's not up to the standards I would expect from the future.
gormster wrote:I can get virtually any song, movie or video game, for free, at my house - and in the case of video and audio, often faster than I can actually watch them.
But you have to choose: Illegal download, DRM-infected download, or a site that probably doesn't have what you want? At least, I've found this to be the case for Japanese music. Granted, if I could read Japanese I could probably just find it on a Japanese site, but the future shouldn't require you to learn a foreign language to have access to legal, uninfected foreign music.
I have instant access to almost any information I could possibly want in an encyclopedia that was written by literally millions of people and contains literally millions of articles.
...which might be accurate. If you have a wifi-capable device with you and an AP nearby.
I got lost in the city the other day, so I looked at my portable phone, hit 'Google Maps' and it told me where I needed to go.
Just too bad those phones are so bloody expensive, especially if you don't want to get locked into a nasty contract. Also, where are the holographic displays?
I got bored on the way there (it was actually pretty far), so I pulled out my tiny black and chrome obelisk and watched 'Hot Fuzz'.
It shouldn't take that long to get anywhere these days! This is the future! :P
At home, I plugged my slightly larger, white obelisk into my television, where it connected wirelessly to every other white obelisk, allowing me to challenge a person I have never met before to a game that involves playing a fair analog of a guitar. After my left hand cramped up, I pulled out the disc - which has, printed on its surface, 130841883705344 tiny pits or lands - I put in another one and started waving my controller around to move a virtual plumber through a field of planetoids by manipulting their gravity.
Again, while this is awesome, this is the future we're talking about. Virtual reality as depicted on .Hack, plz. I should be able to virtually whack the other guy over the head with my guitar if I want to.
And if I can merely conceive of a fetish, I can find porn of it.
Even sex atop a storm-chasing van?

The present is not disappointing, but it's not the future yet. When we have at least holographic displays, decent virtual reality, flying cars, and wifi everywhere, then it'll be the future. Although I'm probably forgetting a few things.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby gormster » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:38 am UTC

I think you're just used to what you have, and let me tell you something - that will always be the case. Think about what's inside that computer you're typing on. Think of every stage in the process that is rendering this very page. Computers have come a long, long, long, long way. We're not in the future future yet - you know what I mean - but we're definitely in the future. I think we'll know we're in the future future when we have displays with true transparency - and multipoint touch input - as standard. I used to have 'and no more wires' included in that definition, but then there's no way to power them. Yes, I fear our cable spaghetti is only just beginning.

Aldous Huxley warned us in Brave New World that, with the population exploding, by the 25th century we could have a population numbering over two thousand million. Now, most of that book has thankfully gone unfulfilled, but as I write this we are teetering on seven thousand million.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Xiphias » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:03 am UTC

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And if I can merely conceive of a fetish, I can find porn of it.
Even sex atop a storm-chasing van?


The art of porn conceptualization is a dangerous power, I must warn you. Now that you've suggested it, it's only a matter of hours until such fetish becomes truly existent.

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...And there it is.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby gormster » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:43 pm UTC

Man, I never realised how phallic tornadoes are.
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Back in the USSR

Postby jima » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:38 pm UTC

Kirby_d wrote:"When I was your age, Pluto was a planet."

re: Future; Can you imagine your kids coming home from school, and telling you they learned about the eight planets of the solar system?

Crap. Although I've got a few years before that'll happen, so they may add or subtract some more by then.

Caveat: I imagine some (poorer) school districts may still have books proclaiming the ninth planet. I (very vaguely) recall reading books in elementary school that mentioned the Soviet Union. The what union? What the hell. ;-)

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Kin » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:28 pm UTC

gormster wrote:And if I can merely conceive of a fetish, I can find porn of it.

This future is not disappointing.



Out of context is in style. :-)

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Keroppi » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:21 pm UTC

I do the same thing. What's even more startling to me is that I did a large portion of my growing up in the 2000's.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby muteKi » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:50 am UTC

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RIITVXtvNtY

Go to about 4 min in.


(Found the link today on the QC fora... I swear, all these comic discussions are beginning to blur in my head.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Iori_Yagami » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:50 am UTC

What does this comic mean? I do not understand! :( :( :(
They cannot defend themselves; they cannot run away. INSANITY is their only way of escape.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Nomic » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:48 am UTC

It's not the future till we got robot servants, flying cars and a colony on the moon. Funny how when people imagined what the world would be like in the 21st century, they came up with all sorts of weird (but very cool) futuristic stuff like atomic powered flying cars with build-in robotic drivers (armed with laserbeams), none of which exists (yet), but many of the stuff we do have is beyond anything that most people could imagine then.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Iori_Yagami » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:30 pm UTC

Well, I still fail to get this from the comic :| , but the idea is quite funny.
I remember 70's movie about future. Computers control huge lasers, can talk like humans, can teleport matter, but all terminals still have ugly green large pixelated characters. :lol:
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:24 am UTC

2001: A Space Oddessy which Firefox doesn't know how to spell is full of those. It accurately describes someone using a PDA to read the news, but tape is still the most advanced data storage medium in existence. :P There is no flash memory, no hard drives, no floppy disks, just tape.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby phlip » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:10 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Oddessy which Firefox doesn't know how to spell

My Firefox's dictionaries (both the US and the Australian ones) do have "odyssey" in them... you just spelled it so completely wrong it didn't know what to suggest.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Dakman » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:30 pm UTC

Does anyone get those "the internet is fucking awsome" moments? I usually get those when I'm quickly looking up something, like for example I searched the lyrics to this song I heard on the radio to find out who it was, I went to wikipedia and searched the artist name and checked out the discography and then proceeded to torrent purchase them on iTunes.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby scarletmanuka » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:28 am UTC

Absolutely. We went to the zoo recently for a family reunion thing. We'd downloaded some worksheets for the kids from the zoo's website beforehand, so they'd have some activities to do - a win in itself. As it turned out, they only had time to do a few of them at the zoo, so my daughter was working through some of them at home the following day. She asked me what the black-footed rock wallaby eats. I told her I was pretty sure it would be grass and other plants, then went to the computer, put "black footed rock wallaby" into Google and got back a page on it from an Australian fauna website, and found a more complete answer in under a minute. The internet FTW!

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby i like pi » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:28 pm UTC

It's the twenty-first century??????
*checks calender*
HOLY CRAP IT IS!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Or something to that effect. Hell, I don't know.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Aleril » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:54 am UTC

HiroP wrote:Strangely enough, I was listening to "Bodysnatchers":

Radiohead wrote:Has the light gone out for you?
Cause the light's gone out for me
It is the 21st century
It is the 21st century

You can fight it like a dog
It brought me to my knees
They got scared and they put me in
All their eyes wrapped around my face
Although everybody else can see


Holy crap. Me too.
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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby badpants » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:16 am UTC

it amazes me how little some things advance.
people ask me if it sucks driving an old car because it doesn't have any modern conveniences.
(i have a 1967 mercury cougar)
in 1967 you could get a car with:
power steering
power windows
power locks
power (disc) breaks
cruise control
air conditioning
positraction drivetrain
and nearly everything besides ABS and an FM stereo. (and maybe GPS if you want to count that.)
my dad's 2006 corolla didnt come with power windows.
my car is just faster and louder.
plus it came with sequential tail lights and flip-up headlight covers.

the original diesel engine was designed to run on peanut oil. so biofuels are nothing new.
thomas edison designed many electric cars over 100 years ago.
people want flying cars and we dont even have a new idea yet.
sorry for the wierd tangent. but it takes me an 45 minutes to drive 10 miles through LA.
Let me know when the future happens.

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Re: "Startling" discussion

Postby Met » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:00 am UTC

Gormster - :D

I'm in a bit of denial about what year it is most of the time. It feels like last year I left uni, in fact it's coming up to six years ago, listening to "flashback" years on the radio and I'm thinking "wasn't that last year?" when it turns out to be 1998, not just more than a couple of years ago, LAST MILLENNIUM!
I guess the other thing for me is we weren't brought kicking and screaming into it, the future just kind of creeps up and you adjust.
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