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#278665 - 07/15/09 03:28 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: the_mehmaster]
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Hmmm....

"Please reconstitute my DNA."

or maybe

"Here is my recipe for Cuban Black Bean Soup. Please enjoy the taste and the musical accompaniment."

Seriously I'd love to leave a thought provoking message but I have to believe that any intelligent race that survived that long would find 99% of our culture very strange.
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#278682 - 07/15/09 09:15 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: jcl]
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*if you get this, i was right. if not, it doesnt matter anyway*

edit: heck, even i find american culture strange. and im not that old or intelligent.
on the other hand, i find people strange too.. in general...


Edited by sPlKe (07/15/09 09:16)

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#278720 - 07/15/09 12:46 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: sPlKe]
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Back to the subject:
No, i won't put a message because when he arrives i'll be dead then. wink

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#295163 - 10/23/09 11:13 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: Cowabanga]
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I'd leave a public message, there is no reason for leaving a private message since my grand^10sons/daughters would only be interested in a more detailed explanation of my person. Therefore, 10 kb are not sufficient.

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#301164 - 12/08/09 18:13 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: PadMalcom]
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Here's my public message:

"I'm lookin' for a tap and die, and some WD-40!"
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#301306 - 12/09/09 17:07 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: PadMalcom]
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Originally Posted By: PadMalcom
I'd leave a public message, there is no reason for leaving a private message since my grand^10sons/daughters would only be interested in a more detailed explanation of my person. Therefore, 10 kb are not sufficient.


What message would be so important that everyone (ie. mankind) should know about in a far far future from now?

Even without knowing the exact future setting I think very little would make actual sense.

What's bad and is likely to never change and hence would be worth mentioning?
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#301335 - 12/09/09 18:31 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: PHeMoX]
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"The answer to the reason of life, the universe and everything is..." *stop*

And let them try to "reconstruct" the ending of the message, even though there is none.
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#328900 - 06/15/10 23:56 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: PadMalcom]
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Wow, this thread is anticque. I think that if we wait long enough, this thread would still exist in a million years, and there would be no need to leave a message wink

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#334494 - 07/23/10 19:12 Re: The Million Years Answering Machine [Re: ROMAC]
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Originally Posted By: ROMAC
Wow, this thread is anticque. I think that if we wait long enough, this thread would still exist in a million years, and there would be no need to leave a message wink


Worse yet, we might have totally forgotten what an 'Answering machine' is by then because communication will have changed even more than it has for us now in the last century or so.
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