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Q: Story about encounter with hostile aliens

cybernetic.nomadThis is a short story I read in the late 80s or early 90s in an anthology or collection. Here are the plot points I remember: A human spaceship encounters a ship with hostile aliens (HA). There may be friendly aliens (FA) on board the human spaceship A human (or perhaps FA) telepath scans the ...

Haha I'm gonna read that story
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ haha, at first glance I thought the onebox was for a new question on IPS and got worried. that sounds like a fun story though :D
I had thought of an IPS question but forgot as soon as I opened my laptop
Maybe it'll come back
Inb4 the question is about hostile aliens and Earth is under attack due to failed diplomacy
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2:14 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ "How can I explain to my online community that I forgot the question I wanted to ask them, without looking foolish?"
2:56 PM
@Alex Are you implying anything squint
squints further
Now I can see the microbes on your hand.
3:14 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Are you implying that I'm implying that you're foolish?
@Alex Better be foolish than dirty. <sassy>
— Confucius
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ But one who is both is better than either.
I was gonna say Diogenes, but it'd be out of character.
– Alex
You all take after a monkey. — Darwin
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6:31 PM
Welcome to Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange! Please note that the "Answer" box is only for posting actual answers to the question asked; other comments and questions posted as answers are subject to removal per site policy. Also, as you're new here, might I recommend you take the tour. — gparyani 1 min ago
Matched regex(es) ["experimental(@avazula)"]
6:58 PM
Q: Tour page still shows generic "unicorns eating daisies" question despite supposedly being changed by a moderator

gparyaniThe site tour page shows an example question for the purposes of showing how the Q&A model works. On most sites that haven't configured it, it shows a generic "unicorns eating daisies" question. Per a prior community discussion, it was determined that this generic question was not suitable as it...

@IntrovertedMetaMan. Hey that's an IPS question. Are you implying unicorns don't have feelings?
"You unicorns are all daisy eaters."
@IPSCommentBot "experimental(@avazula)"? Imagining Avazula with cyborg components
Invalid feedback type. Valid feedback types are tp, fp, rude, and wrongo
Wait, replying feedback to that thing would have worked?
7:46 PM
Of course
@IPSCommentBot fp
Marked this comment as caught incorrectly (fp). Currently marked 0tps/1fps
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9:18 PM
Q: How to deal with "why not" as a response to the a why question?

user24342I work with people who when asked "why are you doing it that way" or "why [any question]?" their response is always "why not"? My feeling is always that this a frivolous response and indicates a poor logical basis for their actions. I'd be grateful if you could: a) Tell me if i'm justified in...

9:33 PM
Q: Creating a question for use in the Tour page

gparyaniIn the site tour page, there is an "example" question shown for the purposes of showcasing the Q&A model. On sites that haven't configured it or have no "eligible" questions to show there, it shows a generic "unicorns are eating my daisies, what should I do?" question (which refers to an SE-wide ...


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