Greetings from the world of tomorrow!


2015 is just amazing. We’ve got flying cars, replicator technology and just the right amount of excellent scotch*. So from me, my glass of Ardbeg Uigeadail and a sweltering Queensland, may all you Happy Mutants continue to exceed all the expected norms with such verve and aplomb that any critics are dumbstruck.

*OK, I’ve got at least one of these. Guess which one!


Okay, future boy - where’s my hoverboard?



Just got a few minor issues with some patents to sort out. It’ll hit the shops Real Soon Now.


Puh-shaw, we all know there isn’t any Ardbeg in Queensland. Besides, Laphroaig (see my name) is the proper tipple.


And there’s a reason for that. (OK, I’m not solely responsible, but I try my best.) :smile:

Yep. Quarter-cask especially is excellent stuff, but I reckon that the only proper drink is the one that I’m currently drinking. :beers:


I can’t keep quarter cask in the house. Some angel (or devil?) keeps collecting their share.


It could be the heat. I find it evaporates far too quickly.


I was going to buy myself some Old Pulteney, but the good lady wife provided some Yamazaki for Christmas.


I do like Japanese whiskey, but I find myself uttering, “Suntory time” at inappropriate points.


Good choice. I hear they’re making some outstanding stuff these days.


First time I had it was at the local Hawaiian fried chicken and whisky restaurant…


Dude, not even hungry but that just made me hungry.


I’ve never had fried whisky.
What a world of wonders we live in!


I took a picture with my phone of a recipe on a bag and put it into a note taking app and it asked me if I wanted to grab the text so I said “sure” and it totally did excellent OCR on a crappy bag. Then I talked to my phone and asked it to identify the music I was listening to and it did that. Then I said to my roommate I wasn’t sure if his phone would do that because he has iPhone and I don’t know them very well and he’s like “Yup, it does that too.”

I can also send and receive text messages without touching my phone and even ask my phone where it is if it’s within earshot but I can’t find it.

Not to mention having the bulk of human knowledge transmitted to my pocket on a whim. :laughing:

I may not have a hoverboard but I think the future’s working out pretty nicely. :rabbit:

Happy 2015, everyone.


It truly is the future.

(With enough xantham gum and liquid nitrogen we can do this!!)


Not to navel gaze too much…

But the time between building my own PCs and the time between having a non-feature phone and a pocket computer is insane. It went from cryogenic cooled machines to pocket supercomputers in a blink of an eye.

I also have coworkers that haven’t made a phone call from their phone in a week. Let that settle in.


Yeah. I used to have to decide what book to carry with me in case I ended up waiting somewhere for something. Now, I don’t even have to think about it. End up waiting somewhere? Just pull out my phone and download a book from my library … out of the air!

And instead of drooling over all the pieces I’m going to put in my next rig, I can instead work on the stuff I dreamed about building that rig for. My phone has a better clock speed than my previous desktop and is a heck of a lot prettier and nicer to operate. Sure, I can’t repair it … but I’ve got a nice warranty. :blush:


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