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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby roflwaffle » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:19 am UTC

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:57 am UTC

Listen to this. Look, you don't have to watch it, I'm just saying listen to it. The whole thing. Really listen to it. 1992. Really, 1992. Go and listen to it again. I'm serious. Listen to it. This is what it was competing with.

There. I just explained Nirvana's meteoric rise to fame. I blame Def Leopard.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:05 am UTC

FT: It's always a little weird when you're wondering what's up with that quirky guy who's three steps ahead of everyone at the digital musicology seminar and then that guy is Noam Elkies.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Dargon Cophe » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:59 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Listen to this. Look, you don't have to watch it, I'm just saying listen to it. The whole thing. Really listen to it. 1992. Really, 1992. Go and listen to it again. I'm serious. Listen to it. This is what it was competing with.

There. I just explained Nirvana's meteoric rise to fame. I blame Def Leopard.

Yeah, I was being born in late '92, so I couldn't really fix that situation, but ever since then, I've been cleaning up shitty musicians.

Ever heard of the Bunga Brothers? You're welcome.
Of course, now that I've retired...*shudder*
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:14 am UTC

Dargon Cophe wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:Listen to this. Look, you don't have to watch it, I'm just saying listen to it. The whole thing. Really listen to it. 1992. Really, 1992. Go and listen to it again. I'm serious. Listen to it. This is what it was competing with.

There. I just explained Nirvana's meteoric rise to fame. I blame Def Leopard.

Yeah, I was being born in late '92, so I couldn't really fix that situation, but ever since then, I've been cleaning up shitty musicians.

Ever heard of the Bunga Brothers? You're welcome.
Of course, now that I've retired...*shudder*

You know those movies where there's the completely badass hero, and some major threat, and the hero is the only one that can stop the invading zombie marmots from space, but he's* retired and hung up his fighting gear and swore never to go back to that, so some vaguely good guy who is probably wearing a suit makes veiled threats against his family and the hero agrees to do it just this one time?

...Yeah

*Yes, it's always a guy. I don't get it. Even with Hollywood stereotypes, I can imagine some pretty awesome scenarios that have a female protagonist in this story line. Ever wonder why mom carves the turkey with surgical precision?
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Dargon Cophe » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:55 am UTC

sje46 wrote:No, Dragon did. And yes, it was condescending because it's a dumb and uninformed idea.

It is stress relieving if you're already addicted. That's probably why most smokers describe withdrawal as "stressful," you see?

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Ginger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:50 am UTC

Thank you for answering that guy too. It sucks to go against the condescension alone.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby GraphiteGirl » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:53 am UTC

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Haevitetty » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:56 am UTC

If we were just beams of energy, cutting through time and space, always present in the universe, and your consciousness and perception at this point in time was located directly at the center of this beam of energy, how would you change your present to effect the direction of your energy, the outcome of the future?
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Link » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:13 am UTC

Say what, now? "Beams of energy" (a bit of a misnomer in any case, but let's stick with it) are generally bunches of photons, or in some cases massive particles, moving in a locally straight line. If the particular beams you're talking about are massless, then by their very nature, they experience zero proper time, and the rest of the question is meaningless. So, assuming these beams are composed of massive particles, how would consciousness and perception apply to them? Both are the result of highly complex biological (or possibly electronic) systems, and no such system I can imagine can be described as anything remotely resembling a beam of energy. It might be possible to create a non-connected artificial consciousness, possibly even one that can be fired like a projectile, and takes a very roughly beam-like shape, but calling it a beam of energy would be a stretch (technically, mass and energy are the same, but AFAIK, it is very very uncommon usage to call anything more complex than an atom "energy"). Moreover, such systems wouldn't "always be present in the universe"; they have to be constructed first, and if they hit anything, there's a good chance they're kaput.

Now, for the second part, assuming that by "changing the present" you actually mean "changing the environment" (considering that unless "present" is meant in the sense of "gift" instead of as in "now", "changing the present" is extremely vague), a beam does that by interacting with its environment. That can be by hitting something, or by other effects, often related to their magnetic moment - e.g. synchrotron radiation. "Direction of energy" is meaningless; energy is a scalar and therefore does not have direction. The "outcome of the future" is also a rather vague concept; changing the future itself is one thing, but what do you mean by "outcome"? The ultimate fate of the universe?

As for the answer to the question, well, considering how meaningless it is in the first place, I would say "by questioning what species George Bush belongs to" is as good an answer as any.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby sje46 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:20 am UTC

If you want, you can call me sje64. Also, I don't know or care if someone said 'smoking reduces stress". I just skimmed, saw the two words together, and decided to be condescending about the idea itself that smoking relieves stress. It's nothing personal. Sorry.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Ginger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:34 am UTC

I forgive you, sje46.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:52 pm UTC

Ginger wrote:I forgive you, sje46.


You're doing it wrong. You should be irrationally grudgeful about the great smoking debacle of 2010, writing a series of articles and maybe a book about how you right you are how wrong those fateful words sje46 wrote were.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Ginger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:12 pm UTC

Oh, I'm writing my dissertation on his wrongness! I just need some of my rightness on the Internet so everybody knows how right I was! I am glorious and my opinions are infallible.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:17 pm UTC

You know, I'd make a joke at this point, but the only joke I have that fits would fall flat on this forum.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Plasma Man » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:59 pm UTC

I feel like my avatar should be scared of Oregonaut's avatar.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:01 pm UTC

//Gives Plasma Man the Birdy Eye.//
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby The Cat » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:12 pm UTC

I appreciated the sassy juice pop. The sassy might have a bit of traction, in mannerism, unlike the juice pop. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.

I feel like my avatar should be scared of Oregonaut's avatar.


I found it interesting too. His writing sounds more like that of an Eagle or Hawk. A Falcon makes you wonder who the Falconer is. It's the more docile of the ave/raptor family. Still a Meat Eater, mind you. Interesting choice indeed.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:13 pm UTC

My avatar laughs in the face of... well, everything.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Plasma Man » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:15 pm UTC

Especially fire.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:21 pm UTC

SKRAW
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby The Cat » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:35 pm UTC

My avatar laughs in the face of... well, everything.


What else can you do!

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:45 pm UTC

Well, as it also has Wesley Crusher in the background, it can ask awkward questions on how to approach girls.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:59 pm UTC

Angry bear stare. Very unlike a care bear.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby dumbzebra » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:02 pm UTC

Been fooling around on GIMP the first time...
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As the great philosopher Socrates once said: "No."

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:05 pm UTC

The monkey's mouth looks like a vagina.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:12 pm UTC

I dunno, it's a bit too wide open and lacking some parts. Looks more like someone shopped the hands out of a goatse. :?

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:13 pm UTC

Could be either. Maybe that's what dumbzebra was going for. A monkey assgina.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby dumbzebra » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:16 pm UTC

You are dirty, dirty people.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:17 pm UTC

Yes, sir. That I am, sir.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Ubik » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:19 pm UTC

You're a sir! Yes you are! And you're sitting there! Hi, sir!

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:24 pm UTC

Strawberries are not afraid of falcons, angry bears, or flaming Quakers. DELICIOUS SWEET RED DEFIANCE.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:27 pm UTC

Yes, but what are your thoughts on WHIPPED CREAM?
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:28 pm UTC

Ubik wrote:You're a sir! Yes you are! And am you're sitting there! Hi, sir!


You subliminally rang?
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Ubik » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:30 pm UTC

Ha! Ha!

I'm using small text!

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:31 pm UTC

Tacos?
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:35 pm UTC

No, pizza. And I'm off go get one right now! It's gonna be delicious and awesome.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:36 pm UTC

The quaker guy can not have pizza.

No.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby micco » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:41 pm UTC

Temperature: -10.4 c, Wind speed: about 5m/s, Wind chill temperature: -18.2 c.
I think it's time to start wearing something thicker than windbreaker.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Teapot » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:43 pm UTC

I think I just got peer pressured into drinking wine in class by my tutor. And it was red wine. Which I would never normally drink at all, never mind when I'm supposed to be learning things or something.
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