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Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:37 pm

Invisible Idiot is a word game played in rounds. Each round consists of ten clues belonging to the same category, and each clue is a word puzzle to be solved. Parts of the same word are separated by a dash, and words are separated by a vertical slash. For example, the clue:
genuflect | Randy Rhoads instrumental - lawn | tether - male offspring
would be solved by translation as follows:
kneel | Dee - grass | tie - son
with the answer being, of course, Neil Degrasse Tyson.

Similarly, the clue:
’80s’ rap greeting - Solo, informally | view - stronghold | dark beer
would be solved by translation as follows:
Yo! - Han | see - bastion | bock
with the answer being Johann Sebastian Bach.

A total of 25 points are awarded per round:
• 1 point for each clue correctly solved,
• 5 points for correctly deducing the category, and
• 10 bonus points for a Grand Slam…correctly solving all ten clues and deducing the category before anyone else.
Whoever scores the highest round creates and presents the next round in the category of his/her choice.

(The name of the game stems from various Internet rumors that an early computer translation program returned the phrase “invisible idiot” in response to the input “out of sight, out of mind.”)

Ok…ready? Here we go. And Gord wins with an epic Grand Slam! Next round is his.

Category = __________
1. they have it - bag | donkey - Juan’s “yes” - Tarkin was a Grand one
2. steal - Bacharach | the Fonz’s catchphrase | stoned ’n’ prevaricatin’
3. stuff - brim | “Men in Black” agent | slang word for “detective”
4. follows “hardy har” - Redgrave, to her friends | a NY island - Sol
5. archaic “you” - dote on | mix - it goes with tonic
6. switch position - rap doctor | partner to neither - idiomatic brickload weight
7. testament - sweet potato | NCIS commander - star
8. excavated - Scottish girl | endorsement - weirs
9. precipice - Model T company | poor grade | exasperated exhale - British raincoat
10. Ollie’s partner - exists - statute | nickname for Proverbs 31 king

Good luck! I'll do my best to stay on this thread, award points in a timely manner, and cross off solved clues.
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Gord » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:18 am

Science fiction writers.

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1. eye-sack | ass-si-moff (Isaac Asimov)
2. rob-bert | high 'n' lyin' (Robert Heinlein)
3. fill-lip | Kay | Dick (Philip K. Dick)
4. har-Lynne | Ellis-Sun (Harlen Ellison)
5. thee-adore | stir-gin (Theodore Sturgeon)
6. on-Dre | nor-ton (Andre Norton)
7. will-yam | Gibbs-sun (William Gibson)
8. dug-lass |ad-dams (Douglas Adams)
9. cliff-Ford | D |sigh-mack (Clifford D. Simak)
10. Stan-is-law | Lem (Standislau Lem)


Not sure if I spelt them all correctly.
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:28 am

All 25 points to Gord! Well done! And it's your turn to create and present the next round.
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Gord » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:29 am

Damn it! I knew it was a trap!
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:29 am

Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
—Lazarus Long, from Time Enough for Love, by Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:37 am

This game is harder than I thought.

It's also unfair. Gord's an etymologist.
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Poodle » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:38 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:Gord's an etymologist. :D


Is that legal?

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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Gord » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:39 am

No, it's the illegal transportation of insects for the purposes of figuring out what they mean.
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:14 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:This game is harder than I thought.

It's also unfair. Gord's an etymologist.
:D

No wonder he got the Grand Slam so fast. It can be made at different levels of difficulty, depending on the answers you choose and how you formulate your clues. I initially chose Somtow Sucharitkul as one answer, but my clue was fairly tortuous, so I changed it.

Also, I gotta give a hat tip to Spider Robinson. His Callahan's Saloon series is where I first saw this game. Whether Spider himself invented it, I can't say, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me.
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Gord » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:44 am

I'm terrible at reverse engineering these things. How do I go about making one up?
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:00 pm

Gord wrote:I'm terrible at reverse engineering these things. How do I go about making one up?

Start with the category, then choose ten names. You might end up changing some of those if they include sounds that are difficult to "encrypt." I find it helps to have two tabs open in my browser: a Google search and a thesaurus. Then, think about what the parts of each name sound like.

Let's say I'm continuing with my original category in the OP, and I've decided to add Spider Robinson, H.G. Wells, and Arthur Clarke. An easy way to encrypt Spider Robinson would be: arachnid | spring bird - Sol, but that would be much too easy to solve. I prefer to break it up into syllables, so I might end up with:
Bond - "tough" in French | steal - crate - male offspring
spy - dure | rob - bin - son = Spider Robinson

I might skip H.G. Wells as being too easy to solve, since his name isn't multisyllabic, and I might skip Arthur Clarke because his name includes two syllables difficult to encrypt because of their sounds: "thur" and "Clarke." Once you get the hang of it, it goes fairly quickly. Let me know if you'd rather skip creating a puzzle; I'd be happy to do another one, as long as you give others a chance to solve it. :D
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby ElectricMonk » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:18 pm

Does it have to be names?

what about


fresh transparent |thaw babybird-feather

would that work?
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Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Newclear meltdown. :-P
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:38 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Does it have to be names?

what about


fresh transparent |thaw babybird-feather

would that work?

It doesn't have to be names. It can be book or movie titles, concepts, anything really, as long as all ten fit into one category. But be sure to follow the syntax or it gets confusing...like trying to play Charades without specifying the words and syllables. So your clue should read:
fresh - transparent | thaw - baby bird feather
new - clear | melt - down = nuclear meltdown :D
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Gord » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:20 am

Okay, I'll give it a quick try. Let's see, how about these:

1. archaic you | zoom - imitated a pirate | from | expressed pleasure
2. squat - exists - fashionable | crutch
3. denoting one subject | tertiary | guy
4. possessive thine | taxi - busy anthophile-lattice | about | Prof. | Hindu goddess - Gygax
5. auger | around | verge
6. English das | deity - pop
7. encountered - release - stick - occurs
8. Beatrice Arthur character - vase | multiplied by
9. strike | chance - finish | succeeded | dark time
10. croonin' | hostel | derp | tenure
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Edited: I think I got a Grand Slam.
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Overboard?
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Postby Gord » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:57 pm

Yes, that's the whole lot of 'em, LunaNik. Ten movies from Rotten Tomatoes "BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME": https://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/ (I didn't accept anything after 1972 for my own list.)
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:47 pm

A couple of those were truly tortuous, Gord! #5 had me wracking my brains, which is awesome!

Ok, it's my turn again...this category is rather fitting, I think.

Category: __________
1. clear dust - test your ISP | Next, for one - conversational pause - Roker - ocular organs - excellent grade - turn away
2. pirate exclamation - Zork location - Jimi’s was Little | originating at | disdain - pismires
3. ascension direction - potato detritus | also | grunting sound - thunder god - that thing - Earl Grey
4. knight’s address - prompt - Roman household god | S.A. flightless bird - male offspring - gerund suffix
5. promotion | abbrev. for “sounds alike” - hostel - Dorothy’s aunt | half an Empire walker - pushpin
6. House of Pain imperative - pong’s companion | switch position | archaic “you” | proscribed - wiggle - left
7. imperfection - Oolong | a Massachusetts Cape - Pacino - how War’s Rider is - rube’s exclamation
8. it imitates life - Bread song - Moby Dick narrator, for short - every single one | pickle flavor - large space - Yoyo
9. interjection - type of tofu - stereotypical priceless vase | “le” or “la” in English | felon - observe - Tarantino, to his friends
10. keep this end this way - toll | number that equals “company” | emmet - bloodsucker - give up - golfing accoutrement
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
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Postby Gord » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:54 pm

Oh gad, there are TYPES of TOFU?!?!
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:48 am

I know...gross, right?
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
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Postby Gord » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:06 pm

Isn't anyone else going to do these?

Ain't nobody got time for that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waEC-8GFTP4
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:20 pm

Right? Hmmm...maybe this is the problem. Ok, new rule. If you don't want to get stuck creating the new puzzle, I'll be happy to keep creating and posting them. I get as much enjoyment out of making them as I do from solving them. Does that help?
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:43 pm

Nikki, you like riddles. How about this not so invisible one.




Is this about 9/11 and the halted #travel ban and/or leaks?
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:24 pm

I admit I'm baffled. The significance of the horizontal traffic lights escapes me, as well as the multiple images.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:32 pm

It's also not my language, but to get an idea, I took the vertical light as "red/stop" and the horizontal ones as "green/go". Also the East(ern Island emoji) and following plane, gate/arbor and broken building (plus the :/9//&) could to point to 9/11 (they are all on the same line in a wider tweet, the # begins a new line)? Everything after the # seems to speak to travel, the fountain perhaps meaning "leak"?

What anchor(s), lights, world maps and castles/fortresses would mean - no idea as of yet. Seems different people have several different meaning for emojis... :pardon:
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:38 pm

Either it's really obscure, one of her kids tweeted it, or she butt-tweeted. In any case, it's probably the most intelligent tweet to come out of the White House this year.

If it's obscure, the castle might represent the White House, Congress, or the Pentagon. I'm not sure how the Moai fits into the 9/11 idea, though.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:21 pm

Mainly as a symbol of a man/human but 'Easter Island' might be a reference to the ME.


Or to this. :pardon:
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:32 pm

The ME? That's a bizarre choice to represent the Middle East, don't you think?
I would have used:
Image
or:
Image
If it came after the whole plane, arch, house sequence, I might think it was Dubya's lack of reaction to the 9/11 news.
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Oops, I had been editing and forgot to submit. Until waaayyyyyy late. :lol:
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Postby Gord » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:53 pm

LunaNik wrote:Category: __________
1. clear dust - test your ISP | Next, for one - conversational pause - Roker - ocular organs - excellent grade - turn away
2. pirate exclamation - Zork location - Jimi’s was Little | originating at | disdain - pismires
3. ascension direction - potato detritus | also | grunting sound - thunder god - that thing - Earl Grey
4. knight’s address - prompt - Roman household god | S.A. flightless bird - male offspring - gerund suffix
5. promotion | abbrev. for “sounds alike” - hostel - Dorothy’s aunt | half an Empire walker - pushpin
6. House of Pain imperative - pong’s companion | switch position | archaic “you” | proscribed - wiggle - left
7. imperfection - Oolong | a Massachusetts Cape - Pacino - how War’s Rider is - rube’s exclamation
8. it imitates life - Bread song - Moby Dick narrator, for short - every single one | pickle flavor - large space - Yoyo
9. interjection - type of tofu - stereotypical priceless vase | “le” or “la” in English | felon - observe - Tarantino, to his friends
10. keep this end this way - toll | number that equals “company” | emmet - bloodsucker - give up - golfing accoutrement

I'll wait until later tonight in case anyone else wants to give it a try, and then I'll post my answers. ;)
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:07 am

scrmbldggs wrote:Mainly as a symbol of a man/human but 'Easter Island' might be a reference to the ME.


Or to this. :pardon:

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are! :laff:
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:22 am

:lol:
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Gord » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:17 am

Fine then, here are my answers:

1. sweep - ping | Gen - er - Al - eyes - A - shun (Sweeping Generalisation)
2. arr - GUE - wing | from | ignore - ants (Arguing from Ignorance)
3. up - peel | too | uh - Thor - it - tea (Appeal to Authority)
4. sir - cue - Lar | rhea - son - ing (Circular Reasoning)
5. ad | hom. - inn - Em | AT - tack (Ad Hominem Attack)
6. Jump - ping | on | thee | banned - wag - gone (Jumping on the Bandwagon)
7. fault - tea | Ann - Al - [??] - gee (Faulty Analogy) [I don't know how War's Ride is an 'o']
8. art - If - ish - all | dill - [??] - Ma (Artificial Dilemma) [I also don't know how a large space is a 'lem' or an 'em' or a 'leh' or an 'uh' or whatever it is]
9. ah - firm - ming | the | con - see - Quent (Affirming the Consequent)
10. up - peel | two | ant - tick - quit - tee (Appeal to Antiquity)

So they're all logical fallacies, I guess?

[Note: I'm terrible with music, so I'm not positive about "wing" in #2 or "Jump" in #6 or ... wasn't there a third one? I thought there was a third one. Where'd the third one go? Anyways: I have to assume "firm" is a type of tofu to fit the answer, although I guess it could also be "fir" or "fur", but come on! Who would eat a type of tofu called "fir" or "fur"?] ["If!" That was the third one!] [Hmm, I suppose #2 could have been "mint" instead of "wing", and then I could have "argument from ignorance", but the only Jimi I can think of is Hendrix and I don't think he had a Little Mint. :-| ]
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby ElectricMonk » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:49 am

Great job!
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
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1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
- Douglas Adams

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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:57 pm

Gord wrote:Fine then, here are my answers:

1. sweep - ping | Gen - er - Al - eyes - A - shun (Sweeping Generalisation)
2. arr - GUE - wing | from | ignore - ants (Arguing from Ignorance)
3. up - peel | too | uh - Thor - it - tea (Appeal to Authority)
4. sir - cue - Lar | rhea - son - ing (Circular Reasoning)
5. ad | hom. - inn - Em | AT - tack (Ad Hominem Attack)
6. Jump - ping | on | thee | banned - wag - gone (Jumping on the Bandwagon)
7. fault - tea | Ann - Al - [??] - gee (Faulty Analogy) [I don't know how War's Ride is an 'o']
8. art - If - ish - all | dill - [??] - Ma (Artificial Dilemma) [I also don't know how a large space is a 'lem' or an 'em' or a 'leh' or an 'uh' or whatever it is]
9. ah - firm - ming | the | con - see - Quent (Affirming the Consequent)
10. up - peel | two | ant - tick - quit - tee (Appeal to Antiquity)

So they're all logical fallacies, I guess?

[Note: I'm terrible with music, so I'm not positive about "wing" in #2 or "Jump" in #6 or ... wasn't there a third one? I thought there was a third one. Where'd the third one go? Anyways: I have to assume "firm" is a type of tofu to fit the answer, although I guess it could also be "fir" or "fur", but come on! Who would eat a type of tofu called "fir" or "fur"?] ["If!" That was the third one!] [Hmm, I suppose #2 could have been "mint" instead of "wing", and then I could have "argument from ignorance", but the only Jimi I can think of is Hendrix and I don't think he had a Little Mint. :-| ]

Grand Slam! Well done!
2. The clue "Jimi's was Little" does indeed = "Wing"
6. The clue "House of Pain imperative" does = "Jump"
7. The clue "how War's Rider is" = "Low"...and now that'll be stuck in your head!
8. The clue "large space' = "em"...perhaps I should have specified "large typographical space?"
9. The clue "type of tofu" = "firm"...it comes in different consistencies for different applications. "Firm," in my opinion, has the consistency of a cellulose dish sponge.
The other musical clue was "Bread song" in #8; looks like you got that one with no problem.

So, would you like to create the next puzzle, or would you rather I keep doing them?
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Gord » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:35 pm

LunaNik wrote:The other musical clue was "Bread song" in #8; looks like you got that one with no problem.

I asked my sister. I didn't want to believe her, but she does a mess-ton of crossword puzzles and knows a mess-ton of weird stuff like that.

So, would you like to create the next puzzle, or would you rather I keep doing them?

Yes. :heh:

Okay, I'm working on one now. But it's weird and may take me a few hours.
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:01 pm

Gord wrote:Okay, I'm working on one now. But it's weird and may take me a few hours.
Days must be extremely long on your planet. :wgrin:
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby scrmbldggs » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:19 pm

Quit making topics of me. :rant:
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Re: Invisible Idiot

Postby Nikki Nyx » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:37 pm

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What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
—Lazarus Long, from Time Enough for Love, by Robert A. Heinlein


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