September 26, 2005

Comrades shocked!!!

This is hilarious.

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Posted by CCRU-Shanghai at September 26, 2005 11:17 AM | TrackBack

 

 


On-topic:

haven't seen Team America World Police, so am at somewhat of a memetic disadvantage. not quite as bad as J Nelson't though...

Posted by: sd at September 26, 2005 11:48 AM

 

 

... i mean these people on the KFA forum ARE taking the p*ss, aren't they?

Posted by: sd at September 26, 2005 11:50 AM

 

 

the whole thread is an eye-opener as far as I'm concerned - what are guys in Cameroon expecting from KIJ exactly?
(notice Europeans are well represented, which would have come as a surprise at one point, but unfortunately no longer ...)

Posted by: Nick at September 26, 2005 12:04 PM

 

 

(notice Europeans are well represented, which would have come as a surprise at one point, but unfortunately no longer ...)

yeh because americans are well-renowned for their knowledge of other cultures

Posted by: tekyes at September 26, 2005 11:11 PM

 

 

tekyes - are you among the devotees of the Dear Leader, Beloved and Beneficent Father of the Korean People, and Indispensable Guide towards a yet Higher Stage of Communist Perfection, or just a random troll?

Posted by: Nick at September 27, 2005 12:01 AM

 

 

I don't have anything intelligent to add, but since I used to think I did but it wouldn't take the post, I will say that I have become addicted to reading all the threads here, and am going to read Kurzweil's new book as a result of your pleasant corruption.

Posted by: Patrick J. Mullins at September 27, 2005 01:28 AM

 

 

wow, thanks Patrick!
If you have any suggestions for discussion topics, let us know.

Posted by: nick at September 27, 2005 05:46 AM

 

 

hey a fresh convert, whatchour weightin for? This is watchabin faithin for, feed him to your scifi mistress .. .or else .. .

Posted by: indextremist at September 27, 2005 07:33 AM

 

 

knew there was a way to formulate myself as a republican without barfing.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park_Republican

Posted by: northanger at September 27, 2005 09:25 AM

 

 

nice link. didn't realise South Park represents such a viable and consistent politcal outlook. "You know? I've learned something today..."

like these lines from Trey Parker: "People on the far left and the far right are the same exact person to us... And it comes from an honest belief we have, which is... George Bush doesn't know what's going on. Michael Moore does not know what's going on. And Alec Baldwin definitely does not know what's going on. Basically, this shit is gigantically complicated."

Posted by: sd at September 27, 2005 09:49 AM

 

 

"this shit is gigantically complicated"

which is why i'm a fiscal complexicon.

Posted by: northanger at September 27, 2005 10:18 AM

 

 

Could you possibly expand on what 'a fiscal complexicon' is?

Posted by: sd at September 27, 2005 10:28 AM

 

 

It's someone who spends 17 hours a day spoofing about on the web and then wonders why their fiscal situation has complexiconated

Posted by: Nick at September 27, 2005 10:40 AM

 

 

Oh right. Silly me.

Posted by: sd at September 27, 2005 10:48 AM

 

 

Nick - the Turing Test would require AI to at least demonstrate that it understands why your last contribution is so high in chuckle factor, even if the AI doesn't actually find it funny itself. humour as the last obstacle for AI? or maybe humour would be the best strategy for AI to win humans over. itís hard to bring off a pre-emptive strike if you are wetting yourself with laughter.

Posted by: sd at September 27, 2005 10:59 AM

 

 

Humour's right up there with consciousness in head-scratching space ...

Posted by: Nick at September 27, 2005 12:49 PM

 

 

Nick--I'll be mostly a listener, definitely in primary school here. I go to Robin's site a lot, he's a fine artist. Used to read Reza's things all the time. Anyway, agree that hurt feelings about people saying Dear Leader maybe gives capitalist pig parties among funniest things I've yet seen when coming from Cameroon and Germany. Almost like the phone virus I had in the summer, which dialed $500 worth of 1-minute calls to Papua New Guinea, Wallis & Futuna Islands, Somalia, due to sex adware I couldn't erase.

Posted by: Patrick J. Mullins at September 27, 2005 04:39 PM

 

 

PJM - who paid the $500?

Posted by: Nick at September 27, 2005 04:43 PM

 

 

Nick--Verizon gave me credit for it--one-time only, of course. Another part of my long-distance service is apparently 'WorldxChange Communication', although I can't find them on the 'Long Distance Summary' and the virus made a few calls on my internet connection through them too, but they quickly put a block after less than $5 was racked up, told my Verizon surely would have done the same. but they hadn't, said we never put a block on your long distance service unless you discontinue all of it--and only agreed to call it a 'phone virus' ('hit' NY and Mass. around July 4) because WorldxChange had. I'd had problems with the phone and computer at same time, their repair guy heard the dialing on the bad phone but had no idea just said unplug modem when you want to use the phone. Same day by chance I got computer guy to erase all spy/adware, so he reduced the virus without knowing what it was for a few days, then it came back. I had to buy new computer or Verizon said I'd have to pay. There was a small 2nd overlap time of bills and unknown companies like 'Yak' were also used to phone Papua New Guinea (this was covered by our original agreement). So also then got Verizon DSL, but I bet I'm first person you've had in here who was still dialing up as recently as July. Did make me wonder if Verizon sometimes left the obviously suspicious calls going because sometimes they make money due to negligent customer (AT&T still rents phone equipment from pre-1980 to elderly customers who never knew to buy their own phone, so I'm sure of it. I know someone who paid several thousand dollars before she knew she didn't have to keep leasing the phone.)

Posted by: Patrick J. Mullins at September 27, 2005 05:51 PM

 

 

PJM - funny? this story is gddmn terrifying!
Was the PNG porn worth the techonomic nightmare?

Posted by: Nick at September 27, 2005 05:55 PM

 

 

[just kidding around [and that's not a sick paedo metajoke]]

Posted by: Nick at September 27, 2005 05:56 PM

 

 

Nick--you didn't actually see PNG porn (don't worry, I look at whatever porn I do want to), it's just that they could use the pop-ups to gain access to my phone # even though I never remember opening any of them up. I use the computer in such rudimentary ways I could put up with a lot--so finally there was just such enormous ad/spyware that I got my guy over. Old computer worked for awhile, but the stuff got back in after about 10 days. Anyway, the sex sites were just American huge-tit porn themselves.

Posted by: Patrick J. Mullins at September 27, 2005 06:16 PM

 

 

PJM - "finally there was just such enormous ad/spyware that I got my guy over. Old computer worked for awhile, but the stuff got back in after about 10 days." - this is sheer Stephen King - is there anyway non-nerds can protect themselves against suchlike crawling electrohorror?

Posted by: Nick at September 28, 2005 12:07 AM

 

 

I wrote a much more detailed answer, partially because I wanted to see if such appallingly bad service was prevalent in the UK, but your censor thing said I'd put in 'questionable content.' I saved it and will try to re-post later.

Briefly, there isn't anything that can be done for non-nerds except to be at least not so nerdist that they can't make the difference in unbearable nerds and those that can at least be tolerated.

Posted by: Patrick J. Mullins at September 28, 2005 01:44 AM

 

 

Nick--I just now put overly detailed reply under tangents, which didn't find it questionable. No big deal, just more electrohorror I guess.

Posted by: Patrick J. Mullins at September 28, 2005 01:57 AM

 

 

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