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Date: 2019-01-16 07:50 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
You know, the more I read about whales, the more I think Star Trek 4 was right...

It is the height of arrogance to assume we're the only sentient species on this planet, let alone in the universe.

Sentient beings

Date: 2019-01-16 09:31 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
I know damn well cats are...

My not-so-little left for an extended absence this morning. Their cat witnessed the packing, the stressing, and all that went along with it, and was clearly (a) quite agitated and (b) actively trying to prevent their departure, crawling over their shoulder and onto their back in an effort to hold them down. Natch, an eight-pound cat is not going to do much against a human ten times her size, but her opinion of such things was made CRYSTAL clear.

I am the wee moggie's emergency backup human, when both Mama and Gramama are away... I expect to collect quite a bit of snuggles and such over the next few days. And I suspect there will be phone calls... the cat has learnt to recognize her human's voice despite lousy speakers, and seems to be comforted by it.

Re: Sentient beings

Date: 2019-01-16 09:40 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Aw man! Mine are bad enough when I go shopping! Poor kitty... video chats, if at all possible, would be a good idea I think.

Re: Sentient beings

Date: 2019-01-16 09:46 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
I thought of that; I don't know if that's possible, or if the cat would get the idea (their vision being significantly different than ours), but if it is, I'mma try it.

Re: Sentient beings

Date: 2019-01-16 09:57 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Worth a shot I guess. Maybe skype, and a gaming computer.. the higher the frame rate the better since cat vision needs a higher FpS to get the persistence of vision thing like we do. [anything below 60hz and they can see the individual frames.]

Although audio alone might be enough anyway.

Re: Sentient beings

Date: 2019-01-17 03:45 pm (UTC)
librarygeek: cute cartoon fox with nose in book (Default)
From: [personal profile] librarygeek
I would call home, and Teen would put me on speaker, and my dog would nudge and lick the phone to get me out! :-D

Re: Yes ...

Date: 2019-01-16 11:16 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
*nods* I don't know if octopi _feel_, but they are smart af, for sure and for certain... I suspect corvids might be, too.

Hmmm. I'd wanna wait 'til summer, but the thing about you and me and some others here and trees is we can just go _ask_...

Re: Yes ...

Date: 2019-01-17 03:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mama_kestrel
I asked some of the trees in your neck of the woods, back in a year beginning 197....

It will break my heart if those trees are no longer there, as I strongly suspect they might not be. But they were definitely self-aware, even if they thought on a time scale so different that I couldn't quite interpret the message.

Re: Yes ...

Date: 2019-01-17 11:35 pm (UTC)
zeeth_kyrah: A glowing white and blue anthropomorphic horse stands before a pink and blue sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] zeeth_kyrah
The message I usually get from ancient trees, particularly conifers, is "Time Is Peace".

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Date: 2019-01-18 03:26 am (UTC)
flamingsword: Aziraphale, the flaming sword, and Crowley (Default)
From: [personal profile] flamingsword
Holy crap! That is awesome!

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