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2:07 PM
@dot_Sp0T package has arrived! Thank you! Thank you!
 
@Green sweet!!!
 
I'm gonna have to bring my German back up to date to catch up on the "local" news.
 
 
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3:42 PM
@Green huh?
@Green also, this means I can finally open the chocolate
 
You packed the cocoa in two newspapers (which I'm assuming is in German).
@dot_Sp0T Please do. The texture of Taza is unusual, just be ready for that.
 
4:04 PM
@Green Looking forward to it
@Green it's Swiss newspapers, but indeed that's all proper German
Btw how you like it?
 
@dot_Sp0T I'm still at work. I won't get to try it till this evening when I get home.
I'm really looking forward to it though. :)
 
4:19 PM
@Green do you folks have milk in the US? Otherwise you should be able to mix it with water as well iirc
also cold and hot
everything works
 
@dot_Sp0T We have a large dairy industry, yes.
I believe my wife has some milk in the fridge now (no idea how old it is though).
Mixing hot chocolate with water is gross. I mean, you can do it in a pinch but....yick.
 
@Green well, there's plenty of people that are allergic to dairy in some way or another
 
4:37 PM
@dot_Sp0T My guts don't like untreated dairy but there's lactase pills to break down the lactose. I'm not allergic but the pills are very helpful.
 
always nice
 
4:51 PM
@Green you know, thinking about the tectonic map, I feel like maybe @AndyD273 was the one that modified it to show those lines.
@AndyD273 that sound familiar?
I checked through all my stuff and can't find anything
 
@James you mean these?:
 
Yes those :D
 
@James from here on further down
 
Gracias.
@dot_Sp0T had we talked about you guesting on the podcast before?
 
@James iirc I mentioned my potential interest (as long as I don't need to talk about tectonics because the tectonics can do are based on looking at maps of the tectonic plates of earth and trying to replicate the pattern without understanding underlying processes)
 
5:03 PM
as i recall our next episode will be some further discussion on creating sentient races.
So far we have Rhino people, Lynx People, Otter People, and maybe some owl people
 
5:21 PM
intredasting
 
@James maybe elephant people too.
@JAMES
 
Oh right.
 
What if the entire world was humanoids?!? By some decree of the Gods, every creature was a humanoid.
I don't think this is a great idea but it just popped into my head.
 
I think you still need non-sapient creatures...it gets weird when one sapient eats another.
 
@James fair enough.
 
5:31 PM
You can always have non-sapient humanoids.
 
@James actually this is a subplot of a very great book
 
6:12 PM
@james I'll add the tectonics map this weekend.
 
 
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7:43 PM
@James Yeah... I'd agree. It would probably get tricky if there was a possibility of having a conversation with your next meal... Sounds like cannibalism, even if it's a different species.
 
@AndyD273 That would be really interesting (a la the cow that wants to be eaten in Restaurant at the end of the Universe) or horrifying (a la the hart that says it doesn't want to be eaten in CS Lewis' Silver Chair book).
 
There's a line in The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents where the cat catches a non talking mouse, but has to double check that it's not sentient, so he holds it down and says "Ok, just say one word, and I'll let you go..."
 
@AndyD273 that kind of happens all the time in Chronicles of Narnia (the talking animals part. I don't recall a scene where a talking predator takes prey then has to decide if it's also a talking beast).
 
@Green I think they kinda avoid that problem by having the talking animals look different from the non-talking ones. Like bigger than normal for instance. I don't know how you'd figure it out otherwise if you were going bow hunting or something. Maybe the talking deer wear orange vests?
 
@AndyD273 ...and carry guns themselves?
 
7:56 PM
heh, nice
Calvin and Far Side... The world has diminished since my childhood.
 
Ever heard of Frazz?
Many people find that Frazz is a good imagining of what Calvin would be like as an adult.
 
@Green Yup. That ones not bad. Ever since Yahoo Comics shut down I've kinda lost touch with them.
 
@AndyD273 I only know of them from the books that get published occassionally.
I don't read the paper so I don't see them day to day.
 
@Green Hmm, I hadn't thought to check for those...
 
@AndyD273 amazon has a few.
 

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