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If you could only pick one...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    If I was allowed only one:

    Leader: Belisarius [6th century Byzantine General]
    Cuisine: Greek
    Philosopher: Bertrand Russel [though I need to read more of him]
    Music: 1990s Indie
    Footballer: Ian Rush
    Country: Scotland
    Place: Lake District
    Season: Spring
    City: New York
    Band: Gunship
    Book: The Woman in White
    Film: The Princess Bride

    Idea for thread stolen from https://twitter.com/WilliamClouston/status/1182794690896248832
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  2. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    Beware. With your mother's maiden name and the name of your first pet, all of your accounts are now compromised.
  3. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    There were two episodes on the Beyond Today podcast I listened to today, related to stuff that ought to be of concern to our government, and it might be doing something about, were it not being distracted by the Brexit nonsense. Here's one and you can follow the links to the other from it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/series:p06pzmr4/p07qtt13

    The first was about the rapid rise in facial recognition technology and its implications for democracy. The second was about whether the rapid growth of artificaial intelligence and implication and the implications it has for us if it's use is allowed to be controlled.

    It's stuff going on that ought to concern ebery one of us and is already affecting our daily lives, reducing the quality of them for no obvious gain to us.

    Yet all the time the people who ought to be think about whether AI is good or bad for us are bogged down in dealing with solutions for Brexit, they aren't dealing with the other very real menaces that we potentially face. The stupiditidy of it being that if and when we leave the EU, we reduce the power we have of controlling how AI will be affecting our lives.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    How remarkably unfun this forum is becoming.

    2nd post in and someone prattling about Brexit.
  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    It gets worse:

    Your spelling of Russell was incorrect
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  6. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    Perhaps an AI has already emerged and is bamboozling us all by subtlely effecting elections and voting, Deliberately steering us into Brexit and the US into the nightmare of Trumpty dumpty.
    Meanwhile the AI distributes itself and consolidates its power...
  7. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    I’ll play:

    Music - 70s
    Cuisine - Turkish
    Band - Florence and the Machine
    Footballer - Lucy Bronze
    Season - Autumn
    City - Paris

    I’m still deciding on the rest!
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  8. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Leader: Jesus
    Cuisine: British
    Music: 70s
    Footballer: Frank Lampard (OF COURSE!)
    Country: New Zealand
    Place: Lake District
    Season: Summer
    City: Rome
    Band: Slade / Meatloaf
    Book: Too many to choose from!
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  9. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Leader: No idea.
    Cuisine: Chinese and Italian- I'm claiming an extra as don't need all categories and can't choose .
    Philosopher: I don't worry my pretty little head with this
    Music: trad goth
    Footballer: not remotely necessary in my life.
    Country: Can't choose.
    Place: A farm near Ficksburg.
    Season: Winter.
    City: London.
    Band: The Damned
    Book: Gormenghast. Today. That could change.
    Film: From Dusk Till Dawn. Again variable.

    But like a few of your choices @lanokia. The Princess Bride is great. Do Gunship ever tour?
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  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I've seen people on their Facebook and Twitter requesting it... so i think they haven't. I'd def see them. I don't do live music much but I would definitely do gunship.
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  11. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Me too.
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  12. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Leader: Never been very big on following, maybe 4th King of Bhutan, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, “Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product.”
    Cuisine: English (including all the borrowed stuff)
    Philosopher: Pythagoras, it is indeed sinful to eat beans
    Music: Post punk
    Footballer: Don't care
    Country: England
    Place: Antarctica
    Season: Spring
    City: Kyoto
    Band: The Pogues
    Book: Tess of the D'Urbervilles (this will change tomorrow)
    Film: The Life of Brian
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  13. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Leader: My mum
    Cuisine: My mother's
    Philosopher: My own mother
    Music: Lullabies when I was a baby
    Footballer: Mama Bah-Yéré
    Country: Ma deira
    Place: The Mumbles
    Season: Mummer
    City: Motherwell
    Band: Frank Zappa And the Mothers Of Invention
    Book: The Mother Tongue-The English Language
    Film: Psycho
  14. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Northumberland in any season.
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  15. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Leader: Hannibal (anyone optimistic enough to take Elephants across the Alps gets my vote)
    Cuisine: Chinese
    Philosopher: Brian Clough
    Music: Heavy Metal (up to the end of the 80s)
    Footballer: Barry Corr (Cambridge United Striker)
    Country: Malaysia
    Place: Scarborough (the one in Yorkshire)
    Season: Autumn
    City: Singapore
    Band: Pink Floyd
    Book: Smiley's People
    Film: Apocalyse Now
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  16. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Leader: Not sure I trust any of them, but Nelson Mandela seems the best in my lifetime.
    Cuisine: Thai
    Philosopher: None I can think of fit the bill...
    Music: 1960s or Folk/Roots/Acoustic (can't decide!)
    Footballer: Cricketer: Alan Knott
    Country: England
    Place: Bavarian Alps
    Season: Summer
    City: Always looking for a new one to discover!
    Band: Simon & Garfunkel (if not counted as a 'band', then the Beatles)
    Book: 'Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth'
    Film: 'A Matter of Life & Death'
  17. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Perhaps the fact of you thinking at all makes you a Descartes fan.
    Or are you not?
  18. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    If that question was put to me on Mastermind, I'd have to say 'pass'....:confused:
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  19. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Ah, ok.
    Nietzsche, then. Rubbish. Knew nothing, that bloke.
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