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kyle90

Joined July 2010.

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  1. Cat Pictures

    What truly underpins the success of humankind, beyond that of any other apex predator, is that we are social. We evolved language as it became useful for survival (“look out! a lion!”), and developed it as it became a part of competing for ...

  2. Love Is an Electronic Battlefield

    Desperation finally overrides cowardice, and I pour my feelings into an instant message. Neurons and muscles translate emotions into movement; a keyboard turns movement into a time-varying voltage; kilometres of gadgetry transmute this signal through r...

  3. A Realistic Alien Invasion?

    Nothing goes faster than light: rule of the universe. No artificial minds shall be allowed to live: rule of the People. For a galactic rotation we have been locked in battle with the Machines. Two exponentially-reproducing resource-using foes, in near ...

  4. Valentine's Day (New Beginnings)

    February 14. Last day of what we used to call civilization. The solar flare hit early the next morning and took out too much infrastructure for us to rebuild. Turns out we were nothing without our electrical grids; without our satellites; without our c...

  5. Time Is Up

    Was it a wrathful ancient god? Some demonic entity? Or had our time simply run out? We’ll never know, now. Not that it makes much of a difference. It was cruel fate that this started the day after Halloween, the fun exhilirating terror of our myr...

  6. Mass/Energy Equivalence, or: The Repairman

    40 minutes, give or take: how long they have to fix things when they go wrong. Always this planet, always this species. The repairman sighed. The computer code for the universe had been simple enough, and then these damn humans started tinkering with i...