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Reykjavík's Borg-ermeister wrote: Children are a little more perfect than their parents. This is not something all parents admit. It can be painful. It is dreadful to lose to one’s children in a game of Trivial Pursuit, or at armwrestling. I have an experience of this. Enough about that.
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One day, machines and humans will fuse into a single entity. It will be called The Singularity. This will happen in around 25 years. Then, we will biologically connect to the internet. We will be able to get a nano-router grafted into our brains. We will be able to google in our brains.
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I would like to see more tourists in horrible months, like October and November. A lot of tourists spend Christmas and New Years Eve in Reykjavík. That is good. But I would like to see more tourists here during Easter. Icelanders celebrate Easter by eating giant eggs made from light milk chocolate. The eggs are filled with candy. I once read how this is relevant to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but have since forgotten. Anyway, it isn’t important, because these eggs are very tasty! And each egg comes with an Icelandic proverb. If I were a foreigner, I would spend my Easter in Reykjavík and buy a lot of Easter eggs.
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That is how its suppose to work isnt it? Gain genetics from both parents, drop garbage, then produce a more perfect being. 2 arguments against it though.
1 - if we were meant to be perfect then Adam and Eve's children would already be perfect.
2 - there would be no retards in the world.

The singularity part reminds me of that Asimov story where everyone merges and the computer restarts the universe.

And yes. Easter eggs are very tasty indeed ...laid by a gender and race confused rabbit but let's not spoil it for anyone.
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StarBound wrote:that Asimov story where everyone merges and the computer restarts the universe.
I remember that one... at the end

"Let there be light"

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what has easter eggs got to do with google being in our brains?
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TLDR KK?

The author has a bit of a problem stringing together coherent thoughts, methinks.
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KatrynKat wrote:what has easter eggs got to do with google being in our brains?
Maybe he finally cracked?
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jamin_za wrote:
StarBound wrote:that Asimov story where everyone merges and the computer restarts the universe.
I remember that one... at the end

"Let there be light"

Mind = blown
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This will happen in around 25 years.
And here I was counting on this being our final year *sigh* Not sure how much of this stuff called "work" I can take.

On the plus side - I know where I will be spending the Easter after the apocalypse.
because these eggs are very tasty! And each egg comes with an Icelandic proverb.
I want to see those proverbs. No - I have to see those. And what sort of candy they put in their eggs. Oh wait - I can google that now - no need to wait.
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Clickle here and then click on the picture to see a video of how they make these works of yummy art.

Still looking for examples of the proverbs they put into the eggs though.... could take a while

Only kidding - this is Google we are talking about
Icelandic Proverbs in English and Icelandic

A bad rower blames his oars.
- Árinni kennir illur ræðari.

A good child sings good songs.
- Gott barn kveður góða vísu.

Bake while the fire burns. [Cf. Strike while the iron is hot.]
- Baka þig, meðan eldurinn brennur.

Blind is a man without a book.
- Blindur er bóklaus maður.

Don't ask long for little. [Njåls]
- Eigi skal lengi lítils biðja.

He who has thrown fish overboard, may well fast.
- Sá má fullvel fasta sem fisk hefur á borði. (?)

Invalid are the words of minors. [Gislas]
- Ómæt [eru] ómaga orð.

It is a friend who warns (against evil). [Grettis]
- Vinr er sás vörnuð býðr.

It is late to fence in the well when the child has fallen into it.
- Seint er að byrgja brunninn, þá barnið er dottið ofan í.

Looks do not decide (show) the good qualities. [Njålssaga]
- Eigi deilir litr kosti. [Abr.]

Many are difficult to see through. [Grettis]
- Vandsénir eru margir.

Many go to a goats' house to ask for wool. [Grettis]
- Margr ferr í geitarhús ullar at biðja.

Many kinds of persons sail across the sea. [Eyrbyggja]
- Margir eru marlíðendr.

Much happens that one expects the least. [Grettis]
- Verðr þat er varir ok svá hitt er eigi varir.

No one is excessively stupid if he can keep silent. [Grettis]
- Engi er allheimskr ef þegja má.

One thing is luck, another thing ability (or force). [Grettis]
- Sitt er hvárt gæfa eða görvileikr.

Similar children play best together.
- Lík börn leika best.

The burnt child fears the fire.
- Brennt barn forðast eldinn.

The gift expects another gift in return. [with Gislas]
- Æ sér til gildis gjöf el. æ sér gjöf til gjalda.

The more renowned woman often has fewer rings.
- Oft hefur hin frægri kona færri hringa.

The satisfied do not know where the hungry sit. (?)
- Fullur veit eigi hvar svangur situr.

There is often a witch in a fair hide (body). [Eyrbyggja]
- Opt er flagð í fögru skinni.

Things look bleak for the one who lives in a foreign country. [Njåls]
- Ilt er þeim er á ólandi er alinn.

Those who are considered good, resemble each other in much. [Grettis]
- Mart er líkt með þeim sem góðir þykjast.
Ok - now I understand the author of the original script :shock:
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You all realise the guy who wrote this is a comedian/politician.
He's also the mayor of Reykjavík and the leader of a major political group :idea:

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Can't someone meme his face? I mean - LOOK at the man. That hairstyle just begs for some humour.

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Isn't that the guy from 4rd Rock from the Sun :?:
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RuadRauFlessa wrote:Isn't that the guy from 4rd Rock from the Sun :?:
4rd :eyebrow:
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it's 3rd Rock from the Sun and nope...
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I'm suspecting he's thinking of John Lithgow - there is a bit od a resemblance?
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doo_much wrote:I'm suspecting he's thinking of John Lithgow - there is a bit od a resemblance?
I'd say he looks like a mix of John Lithgow and Christopher Walken. Uncannily so. :shock:
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I would agree with you
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Tribble wrote:The burnt child fears the fire.
- Brennt barn forðast eldinn.
I disagree, I LOOOOVE fire! :mrgreen:
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And ACiD_Omega misses the point....
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yes
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Lol those were some very strange idioms
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Ray Kurzweil anyone?
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RuadRauFlessa wrote:Isn't that the guy from 4rd Rock from the Sun :?:
You mean like the car?
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StarBound wrote:That is how its suppose to work isnt it? Gain genetics from both parents, drop garbage, then produce a more perfect being. 2 arguments against it though.
1 - if we were meant to be perfect then Adam and Eve's children would already be perfect.
2 - there would be no retards in the world.

The singularity part reminds me of that Asimov story where everyone merges and the computer restarts the universe.

And yes. Easter eggs are very tasty indeed ...laid by a gender and race confused rabbit but let's not spoil it for anyone.
You believe in Adam and Eve?

I think we have bigger problems here...
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An but Adam and Eve's children were perfect. I once questioned the incest during those years (enough of it to create a whole village) and was told that it was ok because the line was pure - they were perfect.
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