:dart: benediction thread on the most clever lid changer of them all? EVERY ONE, I SUCK YOU NONE!



  • Let's do this, it's not too late yet.

    Post your predictions for what will happen over the following year. Then we can come back in a year and see who guessed what correctly.

    Many ways to troll this topic:

    • Predict things you yourself will do or cause to happen
    • Predict easy obvious stuff, like "there will be a strong earthquake somewhere in the world!"
    • Predict vague stuff that can't be easily substantiated ("Technology will continue to improve")
    • "I predict this thread will go off topic" Hahaha! Funny

    So am I saying these are the rules?

    Nope. I just don't want you to think you're super clever when you inevitably do one of these.



  • My predictions:

    :dart: Trump will become a Republican nominee, then get trounced by Clinton. She will become the first female President of USA

    :dart: Bernie Sanders won't live to see 2017

    :dart: Windows 10 will not reach 1 billion installs by the end of the year

    :dart: Oculus Rift will be a modest success, but VR will NOT be the next big thing

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    I might post more if I think of something.


  • :dart: Sega will fuck up Sonic's 25th Anniversary game

    :dart: Donald Trump will say something stupid

    :dart: Someone will do a thing that doesn't matter, and the media will blow it out of all proportion

    Hmm... that third one could apply to any year since the invention of the tabloid newspaper...



  • :dart: Blakeyrat will ask RaceProlapseUK whether she thinks the process for handing out badges has been done in a fair manner, and for all thoughts related to that.



  • :dart: Somebody will reply to this post



  • :dart: Nobody will reply to this post


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    :dart: @Placeholder will be disappointed.



  • Wow, all these clever self-fulfilling self-referential posts! I'm overwhelmed! Who could have seen this coming!?



    • I'll be able to pass my first Tizen certification.
    • I'll spend 200+ hours with Fallout 4
    • North Korea will test their H-bomb
    • Mylie Cyrus will get the first tongue cirugy.
    • Java will be the most used language (again)
    • Node will move to Chakra
    • @blakeyrat will get an Android phone and his first Linux hardware
    • New Xbone slim
    • New Nintendo console
    • PHP6 won't gain any traction
    • JavaScript still sucks
    • Syria is still a mess
    • Saudi Arabia and Iran will clash on some marine fronts
    • China's economy will continue to fold
    • No flying cars, hooverboards nor FTL spaceships
    • Guy gets killed by drone crash
    • Warmest year ever


  • @Eldelshell said:

    North Korea will test their H-bomb

    Already did.

    @Eldelshell said:

    Node will move to Chakra

    Nice one! No way, but interesting.

    @Eldelshell said:

    @blakeyrat will get an Android phone and his first Linux hardware

    He will refuse just to spite you.

    @Eldelshell said:

    PHP6 won't gain any traction

    Because it doesn't even exist... oh.

    @Eldelshell said:

    Guy gets killed by drone crash

    I'll rise you on it.

    :dart: An airplane will be brought down after a collision with a drone


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    :dart: @blakeyrat will go on numerous rants.

    :dart: @Polygeekery and @boomzilla will have a "moment" when reminiscing over fond memories of their childhood years, back when their fathers helped found the United States.

    :dart: @RaceProUK will play the Sonic 25th Anniversary game anyway.

    :dart: @dkf's employers will unleash the zombie apocalypse.

    :dart: @Lorne_Kates will be the only one on WTDWTF after the first month of the zombie apocalypse, because the rest of us will be dead or forced to abandon our computers after the electricity runs out and our homes are overrun. But Canadian electricity is derived from hydrogen power generators run on melting snow, and everyone in Canada lives far enough away from everyone else that any zombies would become zombsicles before reaching a potential victim, so Lorne will be fine.

    :dart: @flabdablet and his fellow Aussies will all survive, since their daily lives are more dangerous than zombies anyway.



  • A very UK based selection of predictions...

    • The South England will see snow late January / early February
    • There will be less daffodils then usual in that area once spring arrives (seriously, the fucking things are already flowering!)
    • The UK will pass their snoopers charter
    • X factor will still suck


  • Oh, and another addition

    • @fbmac will stop deleting his posts


  • @Eldelshell said:

    JavaScript still sucks

    Pope shits in woods?


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    Least likely prediction thus far


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    And that's including the prediction I invalidated within a minute of it being posted.



  • Strong progress will be made in research into both artificial sentience and commercial fusion power - so strong that 2016 will end with both of those technologies expected to become available in about ten years.



  • @cartman82 said:

    Trump will become a Republican nominee, then get trounced by Clinton. She will become the first female President of USA

    God help us all.

    @cartman82 said:

    Bernie Sanders won't live to see 2017

    With any luck, although Clinton is only marginally better.

    @cartman82 said:

    Oculus Rift will be a modest success, but VR will NOT be the next big thing

    Not in 2016, but maybe in ~2018-2020



  • SYNTAX_ERROR... What has the Pope do with this? Is that some Protestant expression I fail to understand?



  • Damn. 11 years to commercial fusion power? We are further away than ever!



  • :dart: @Fox will rq the forums, finally



  • What would I have to do to stop being known as the guy that deletes his posts? belgium a goat?


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    Lol.



  • @Fox said:

    And that's including the prediction I invalidated within a minute of it being posted.

    You know what's the best? When you make the world's lamest, most predictable, joke ever. Then, later on, you make another post explaining the joke! Haha! Comic genius here, watch out guys!


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @fbmac said:

    ■■■■■■■ a goat?

    :goat::giggity:



  • @Nocha said:

    Damn. 11 years to commercial fusion power? We are further away than ever!

    No, only ten.

    We've been ten years from commercial fusion power for at least the last twenty years, and I don't see that changing any time soon.



  • @fbmac said:

    What would I have to do to stop being known as the guy that deletes his posts? ■■■■■■■ a goat?

    The goat: Shit! I just got ■■■■■■■'d by that guy who keeps deleting his posts!



  • Another prediction like cold fusion: the forum will move from :disco: :horse:



  • @flabdablet said:

    No, only ten.

    We've been ten years from commercial fusion power for at least the last twenty years, and I don't see that changing any time soon.

    Well, it's still closer than peak oil, which we've been exactly 25 years away from during my entire lifetime.



  • :dart: We won't migrate off of :minidisc::carousel_horse:

    :dart: We will migrate off of :floppy_disk::horse:

    :dart: Somebody will be president of the USA

    :dart: I will get a promotion

    :dart: Flash will die a slow, horrible, enjoyable death



  • @Nocha said:

    The South England will see snow late January / early February

    And also some more in March, when Spring has started so all the new flowers get killed off.



  • @flabdablet said:

    We've been ten years from commercial fusion power for at least the last twenty years, and I don't see that changing any time soon.

    Like Discourse, which is permanently 10 years away from actually being ready.



  • @rc4 said:

    Flash will die a slow, horrible, enjoyable death

    Can't agree with that one, because the first commercially successful artificial sentience will of course be Flash-based.



  • @rc4 said:

    :dart: @Fox will rq the forums, finally

    Actually...

    ###:dart: After a move off discourse, at least one top 10 poster will quit the forums



  • :dart: @Weng will provide plenty of Lounge fodder but still end the year working for WTFCorp or some WTF-ridden company that was part of the former WTFCorp.



  • I wish I could become president so I could execute anyone and everyone that has ever even thought of Java or Flash.



  • :dart: Schengen area continues to collapse (e.g., Sweden / Denmark border)
    :dart: Saudi Arabia begins nuke program
    :dart: Chinese real estate bubble pops
    :dart: Bruce Jenner
    :dart: MS announces plans for Windows 11 (or whatever they decide the next version should be called after declaring 10 to be the last version ever)
    :dart: 2017 declared year of the Linux Desktop
    :dart: Someone uses Wayland



  • :dart: I predict I will be super clever in the 20156 predictions thread topic.



  • Well the original title lasted longer than I expected.



  • @boomzilla said:

    - Someone uses Wayland

    And Mars will be found to be made of chocolate-covered caramel and nougat



  • @boomzilla said:

    Chinese real estate bubble pops

    I already said that.

    @boomzilla said:

    Saudi Arabia begins nuke program

    Why when they can get them from their best-friends-ever the USA.



  • Here, since you keep editing it but still are missing something:

    ### :dart: Schengen area continues to collapse (e.g., Sweden / Denmark border)
    ### :dart: Saudi Arabia begins nuke program
    ### :dart: real estate bubble pops
    ### :dart: Bruce Jenner
    ### :dart: MS announces plans for Windows 11 (or whatever they decide the next version should be called after declaring 10 to be the last version ever)
    ### :dart: 2017 declared year of the Linux Desktop
    ### :dart: Someone uses Wayland
    


  • @Eldelshell said:

    I already said that.

    Now you know it was a good idea since I posted it, then.



  • @boomzilla said:

    Wayland

    Good lord, that's ugly. Looks like something I'd put on a computer for a 6-year-old.



  • @boomzilla said:

    Someone uses Wayland

    Now you're just being silly.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    This is not possible. WtfCorp will not exist at the end of the year.

    I may work for a WtfCorp successor state, but it will have a new EIN.



  • @rc4 said:

    @boomzilla said:
    Wayland

    Good lord, that's ugly. Looks like something I'd put on a computer for a 6-year-old.

    Eh? Isn't the idea that it's a replacement for X where you then just run GNOME or KDE or xfkcde on it?



  • How set in stone is this? Is it possible for any changes to the org structure to be postponed or cancelled at this point? Even at great cost and requiring great stupidity from management...



  • I just looked at the demo screenshot on Wikipedia


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    SEC filings aren't done yet, so still technically fluid, but the investor reaction to that would be.... Well, let's say it was set in stone the day it was announced.


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