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    *ssnnnnnnnnnnnff*

    Very nice.
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    new thread!
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    I don't like it. Can't we just, like clean the old one, or something? It was still good!

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    The old one was a pile of rubbish with poo on the walls. This one's going to stay nice and clean. I just know it.
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    for about 1494 more posts, anyway.


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    The old one was a pile of rubbish with poo on the walls. This one's going to stay nice and clean.
    Right up until Pintsize gets ahold of it.
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    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Was it ever answered how Pintsize holds things? Does he have suction pads on his... forearms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Cribati View Post
    Was it ever answered how Pintsize holds things? Soured he have suction pads on his... forearms?
    He.... he doesnt wash as often as he should. Makes him sticky. Its why noone seems to hold him unless they are about to pummel him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Cribati View Post
    Was it ever answered how Pintsize holds things? Soured he have suction pads on his... forearms?
    I usually imagine something like this.
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    Can I just take a moment to express that robots are really freaking cool? This is something that comes up surprisingly infrequently in this thread.
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    I am now sad I didn't think of the thread title "It's a Doozy" until now.

    But maybe the phonetic connection between dozen and doozy wouldn't be quite so apparent.

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    13th thread can be "Baker's Doozy."

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    I took a lot of those as "Dora has issues she needs to work on", not "Dora and Martin are doomed".
    Six of one, half dozen of the other...

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    Robot sex dungeon..

    ..you know, I'd immediately say no, but considering what we knew about Punchbot and others, this actually makes a lot of sense.

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    I think was their commission piece for Pintsize
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    Was just on a random archive binge and found this: "We have a tournament for that, as well"

    So I'm not so sure if Evie is actually that much off with her suspicion...

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    Holy crap, did bubbles' hair used to be really stupid looking.
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    Stop linking to the archives, I have things to do damnit.

    Also, I think she did that with her hair on purpose or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Killjoy View Post
    Stop linking to the archives, I have things to do damnit.

    Also, I think she did that with her hair on purpose or something.
    Yes. It looked like a combat helmet. She couldn't wear that in civilian life, so she made do with her hair.

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    While I like QC as an inquiry into what having human level AI would be like...

    I wish Jeph wouldn't do it in the form of infodumps.
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    Yeah, I would kinda like to see Jeph write a light sci fi with an editor. He has some great concepts, just not the best execution.

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    I had to look up "ontological". Webcomics are so educational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow of the Sun View Post
    I wish Jeph wouldn't do it in the form of infodumps.
    This is exactly the same comment that I came here to make. Yesterday's comic was bad enough, where all it did was explain the comic before that, but this is getting tedious.

    We GET IT; Evie knows a lot about robots. Now you're becoming insufferable because your girlfriend has travelled over half a dozen states to visit her big sister for the first time in... over a year? At the very least, since she broke up with her boyfriend, got out of hospital, started going to AA AND seeing a therapist, lost her job (twice) and started up her own business and you're STILL talking about yourself and your PhD subject.
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    Shes making conversation about what she knows. If the others didn't want to hear it, they'd stop her or change the subject instead of... joining in.

    I've really had it with this constant assuming the worst of the new characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1955
    I thought Tom Bombadil dreadful — but worse still was the announcer's preliminary remarks that Goldberry was his daughter (!), and that Willowman was an ally of Mordor (!!).

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    Agreed if someone wants to talk about another topic they will do so (unless you don't let them switch topic but there is no evidence of that behavior currently). If they don't look like you are boring them and they don't want to talk about another topic there is no problem with talking about stuff you know about.
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    It's an interesting topic and directly relevant to something that just recently happened to all of them. Why wouldn't they talk of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrinar View Post
    Agreed if someone wants to talk about another topic they will do so (unless you don't let them switch topic but there is no evidence of that behavior currently). If they don't look like you are boring them and they don't want to talk about another topic there is no problem with talking about stuff you know about.
    Plus, in general, I love getting PhD. and Master degree people to talk research. It's always entertaining and informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Cribati View Post
    Shes making conversation about what she knows. If the others didn't want to hear it, they'd stop her or change the subject instead of... joining in.

    I've really had it with this constant assuming the worst of the new characters.
    Meanwhile some of us have simply had it with this constant influx of new characters.

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