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Re: technopeasantry

Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2009 11:28

You ... know me too well. :shock:

Forgot to mention earlier: the great thing about priapic midgets is they come with a ready handle for use when tossing them. ;)

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Just do it.
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Re: technopeasantry

Postby SwordMaster » 22 Apr 2009 18:55

Do you guys think it was Herbert or Ransom that came up with that twisted scene? My bet is Ransom but I would not put it past that old Herbert to thorw in something twisted like that, almost as a gag.
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Re: technopeasantry

Postby Phaedrus » 23 Apr 2009 03:42

TheDukester wrote:At my last office job, my password was "password" for quite awhile. Finally, during some sort of routine security upgrades, the IT manager called me and asked me to change it. I was actually sort of sad ...


People like me love people like you, because people like me know to try that one first, right before your last name, and your last name backwards.

As for the topic at hand...technology is a tool that can be good or bad. Computers are wonderful until they do all your thinking for you. It's not a BAD thing to let a computer run the long, complicated math...so long as you can do it yourself, in a pinch.

There's no direct evil in relying on technology, the problem only comes when you rely on technology TOO MUCH.

I'd think this should be obvious to readers of Dune, though. The Butlerian Jihad wasn't a cure-all, as the Chigger suggests. It just gave humanity a new and different handicap, that took thousands of years to wear off, because people were too fucking stupid to realize that AI should complement the human mind, not dominate its functions.

So, yeah, I could get through calculus with a TI-89, just plugging in my integrals and derivations, but I can actually do the calculations by hand, too. So I'm not losing out by using the TI-89 when time is a factor.

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Re: technopeasantry

Postby SandChigger » 23 Apr 2009 06:22

You know, I rather have my doubts about someone being able to fly a shuttle from a ship in orbit down to the surface of a planet without the use of a computer. What do you think?

(Of course, technopeasants wouldn't be worrying about such things, right? ;) )

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Re: technopeasantry

Postby inhuien » 23 Apr 2009 06:43

Phaedrus wrote:
TheDukester wrote:At my last office job, my password was "password" for quite awhile. Finally, during some sort of routine security upgrades, the IT manager called me and asked me to change it. I was actually sort of sad ...


People like me love people like you, because people like me know to try that one first, right before your last name, and your last name backwards.

So, how's that working out for you? feeling superior that is. FFS it's his work PC. Fuck, just shoot me already.
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Re: technopeasantry

Postby inhuien » 23 Apr 2009 06:43

Phaedrus wrote:
TheDukester wrote:At my last office job, my password was "password" for quite awhile. Finally, during some sort of routine security upgrades, the IT manager called me and asked me to change it. I was actually sort of sad ...


People like me love people like you, because people like me know to try that one first, right before your last name, and your last name backwards.

So, how's that working out for you? feeling superior that is. FFS it's his work PC. Fuck, just shoot me already.
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Re: technopeasantry

Postby SandChigger » 23 Apr 2009 07:04

Good God, man, get a grip, you're stutterposting. :roll:

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Re: technopeasantry

Postby inhuien » 23 Apr 2009 11:55

Oops. I blame the coffee.
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Re: technopeasantry

Postby GamePlayer » 23 Apr 2009 12:05

I blame Obama. And Bush. :)
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Postby Freakzilla » 23 Apr 2009 12:07

It's my parents...
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Re: technopeasantry

Postby Phaedrus » 23 Apr 2009 13:42

inhuien wrote:So, how's that working out for you? feeling superior that is.


Minus 10 points for the bad Fight Club reference. And another 20 for the double post.

FFS it's his work PC. Fuck, just shoot me already.


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Re: technopeasantry

Postby SandChigger » 23 Apr 2009 21:55

A billion pix, huh?

A NEW GOAL TO STRIVE FOR!!! :D

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Re: technopeasantry

Postby inhuien » 24 Apr 2009 05:16

Phaedrus, I'm in awe. The adroitness by which you sidestepped my question has left me speechless. Lovin' the smoke diggin' the mirrors.
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Re: technopeasantry

Postby Eyes High » 24 Apr 2009 17:23

play nice now fellows. :naughty:

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Re: technopeasantry

Postby TheDukester » 24 Apr 2009 17:29

Phaedrus wrote:People like me love people like you, because people like me know to try that one first, right before your last name, and your last name backwards.

What the fuck ... ?

It was my workstation at my job, bro, as was made clear. Like I gave a shit if anyone got into it.

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Re: technopeasantry

Postby DuneFishUK » 24 Apr 2009 18:05

TheDukester wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:People like me love people like you, because people like me know to try that one first, right before your last name, and your last name backwards.

What the fuck ... ?

It was my workstation at my job, bro, as was made clear. Like I gave a shit if anyone got into it.

:crazy:


Your works password should always be something you can tell people. - You don't want to give them clues as to the type of password you use for real stuff.

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Re: technopeasantry

Postby TheDukester » 24 Apr 2009 20:08

DuneFishUK wrote:Your works password should always be something you can tell people. - You don't want to give them clues as to the type of password you use for real stuff.

Shit. So "I-Hate-KJA" ... too obvious? I have to change it?
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Postby DuneFishUK » 26 Apr 2009 08:27

TheDukester wrote:
DuneFishUK wrote:Your works password should always be something you can tell people. - You don't want to give them clues as to the type of password you use for real stuff.

Shit. So "I-Hate-KJA" ... too obvious? I have to change it?

That's quite a good password... I might have to start using it :P


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