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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:47 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*deep breath*WWWWWWWWWW!


He's technically a cyborg now. I approve.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Ivora » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:18 pm UTC

NOOOOOOOOO!

YOU CANT HANDLE THE MOTHER FUCKING TRUTH!!!!!!!

IT WOULD TURN YOUR SAD WORLD UPSIDE DOWN!

... Which should actually make you happy. :P


So.... actually... its your choice. :D

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:47 pm UTC

This made my day --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAue4hnH8-A

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Fat Zombie » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:00 am UTC

AARGHGHGHGHGHGHH

I'm trying to get across a viewpoint or something, and I'm having real trouble working out what it is that I want to say. It's really difficult to put it into words. I'm still wishing that we had some sort of way of transmitting mind-states to other people to make stuff easier to get across.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Eseell » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:03 am UTC

I wonder how well that would work for people with different axioms/weltanschauungen.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Fat Zombie » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:07 am UTC

Okay, this is just a five-minute braindump I did; I reckoned that if I couldn't sum up what I was thinking concisely, maybe just pouring out the thoughts and feelings and trying to catch as much as possible in a net would work. Probably didn't, though.

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There is a man whose blog I read, he is very right-wing. A lot of his posts annoy me because they seem so fundamentally callous, like a lot of stuff on the right side of the scale. But I can't actually disagree with what he says; it makes sense when he says it. So I can't tell him that he's wrong! So that must make him right? It feels to me, in those cases, that the only thing to say would be "That's just an opinion".

I could probably research the things he says, but that would take a lot of effort and whilst I find what he says deeply wrong, somehow, I also can't fault it so my brain starts trying to see whether I can agree with it. But then I read it again and I go NO IT'S BAD IT'S SO PLAIN TO SEE THAT ARGH and I can't.

But maybe it's not because I'm stupid; maybe it is because I'm stupid, I don't understand that THIS is what needs to happen. Maybe he's right and the thingy in my head making me hate what he says is just another defective part of my brain, like the bit that hates people who are successful and confident. But there are a lot of people, people who I nominally associate with, who would almost undoubtably disagree? But what if they're wrong? What if they're wrong, and the other side is right? What do you define as right? There's no frame of reference for these things, we have to make it ourselves. BUT MAYBE I'M PANICKING OVER NOTHING AND I SHOULDN'T BUT IT's HARD NOT TO PANIC.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby bigglesworth » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:10 am UTC

Many on the right wing are fundamentally callous, and would even admit it, since they see it as no bad thing. With that being the case, of course a callous policy will seem good.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Fat Zombie » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:16 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Many on the right wing are fundamentally callous, and would even admit it, since they see it as no bad thing. With that being the case, of course a callous policy will seem good.


See, I could start debating this; I know a lot of good points for either side, but then I start overthinking it, trying to go from the issue at hand into thinking some crap like:

But why should we listen to these people? In the end it's just a choice made by some fundamental instinct. History is written by the winners, and really the only way to see which viewpoint is "better" (if one viewpoint can be seen to be objectively better in any way) is to have more people (or people who are important to you, or people that you like) on the side of the opinion you have.

But then I realise that this is over-philosophising, and just stupid. But ARRGH I don't know what to say.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby New User » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:40 am UTC

Here's something I never understood: in American politics, it's been explained to me that the right, the "republican" side, is generally in favor of less involvement of the central government with each individual. The left side, the "democratic" side, is generally in favor of a stronger central government that has greater influence over each individual. And yet, anarchy is seen as "extreme left" and fascism as "extreme right". Now before everyone goes bombarding me with excited political statements, I must note that I have a poor understanding of American party politics. But calling anarchists extreme left seems and fascism extreme right seems to contradict the general idea of the left and right views.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:42 am UTC

Fascism is extreme right; Stalinism is it's equivalent on the extreme left.
Anarcho-capitalism is extreme right; Anarcho-socialism (or syndicalism) is it's equivalent on the extreme left.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby New User » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:48 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Fascism is extreme right; Stalinism is it's equivalent on the extreme left.
Anarcho-capitalism is extreme right; Anarcho-socialism (or syndicalism) is it's equivalent on the extreme left.

Thanks for explaining that. I will look into those terms.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Magnanimous » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:57 am UTC

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You, sir, name? wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*deep breath*WWWWWWWWWW!


He's technically a cyborg now. I approve.
He's technically adorable now. I approve.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SecondTalon » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:26 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*deep breath*WWWWWWWWWW!


He's technically a cyborg now. I approve.

I long for the day in which people elect to have arms or legs amputated and replaced, or hearing implants put in even though they have perfectly good hearing... because the implants and prosthetics are better than what we're born with.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Izawwlgood » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:33 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*deep breath*WWWWWWWWWW!


He's technically a cyborg now. I approve.

I long for the day in which people elect to have arms or legs amputated and replaced, or hearing implants put in even though they have perfectly good hearing... because the implants and prosthetics are better than what we're born with.


I yearn for this day. What I would give for subtitles in my life...
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Josephine » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:33 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*deep breath*WWWWWWWWWW!


He's technically a cyborg now. I approve.

I long for the day in which people elect to have arms or legs amputated and replaced, or hearing implants put in even though they have perfectly good hearing... because the implants and prosthetics are better than what we're born with.

Should only be a decade or 2.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Ubik » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:41 am UTC

nbonaparte wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:I long for the day in which people elect to have arms or legs amputated and replaced, or hearing implants put in even though they have perfectly good hearing... because the implants and prosthetics are better than what we're born with.

Should only be a decade or 2.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Rakysh » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:54 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:Couldn't resist.

What's that piece called?

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Izawwlgood » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:59 am UTC

It's the Requiem for a Dream theme song, played by the Chronos Quartet.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Rakysh » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:10 am UTC

Ah, thanks. It's really rather awesome. I think it's more "TENSION!" music than tragedy though.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Josephine » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:16 am UTC

the song name is Lux Aeterna. And that song gets into everything. It's like sand at the beach. All my pandora stations eventually play it or a variation on it. I hear it EVERYWHERE. Especially youtube videos. It's worse than Drowning Pool's Bodies for youtube soundtrack cliche music.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Ubik » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:18 am UTC

Saddest thing is that it is a good piece, but overuse has ruined it.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:54 am UTC

I found Philip Zimbardo's "Secret Power of Time" quite interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3oIiH7BLmg

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Fat Zombie » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:44 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*deep breath*WWWWWWWWWW!


He's technically a cyborg now. I approve.


That is fantastic. Less... fantastic is the comments section below. But I guess that's to be expected nowadays. :(

Nevertheless, really great. FUTCHA, PEOPLE.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:06 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:I long for the day in which people elect to have arms or legs amputated and replaced, or hearing implants put in even though they have perfectly good hearing... because the implants and prosthetics are better than what we're born with.


You know, about that... Recently I needed credits but no real interesting course was available, so I took some course in English and presentations and crud. Cutting to the chase, one of the things you had to do was hold an n minute presentation about some subject matter that preferably was technical in nature. People preceding me talked about wind mills, and GPS satellites and that sort of thing. Then I took the podium, and held my presentation about improving man by replacing healthy body parts with superior prosthetics, including an anecdote about a guy who implanted magnets in his finger tips (for whatever reason). The look of fear and bewilderment on the teacher's face when I was done was absolutely priceless.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:11 pm UTC

Please reconsider my advice.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Whelan » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:12 pm UTC

I think if I don't get any offers to study medicine then I'm going to do Bio-engineering and Cybernetics.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:38 pm UTC

nbonaparte wrote:the song name is Lux Aeterna. And that song gets into everything. It's like sand at the beach. All my pandora stations eventually play it or a variation on it. I hear it EVERYWHERE. Especially youtube videos. It's worse than Drowning Pool's Bodies for youtube soundtrack cliche music.

It's how I discovered Escala, so for me, at least something good came out of it.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:04 pm UTC

Dude, you gotta change that avatar.

What is the weather like in England this time of year?

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Rakysh » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:16 pm UTC

Anything from pouring rain to blazing sunshine, temperature can be as low as about 12 degrees and up to maybe 28?

We have stupid weather.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Whelan » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:17 pm UTC

English weather is like English people, eclectic and fond of tea.

No, wait I meant many and varied.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Jumble » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:31 pm UTC

The Cat wrote:Dude, you gotta change that avatar.


Sorry GS, as ever, The Cat is speaking gospel truth and making total and lucid sense.

Whelan wrote:English weather is like English people, eclectic and fond of tea.


The weather is hanging out in a shed, wearing a Harris tweed jacket and smoking a pipe? That explains a great deal....

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby emceng » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:33 pm UTC

Holy Fuck. The lyrics in Jane Says are about domestic violence, and not baseball.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:43 pm UTC

thx, Rakysh. I understand eclectic. Many and varied is somewhat confusing. Varied/Eclectic, but many what? types of weather, People...I hope it's sweet ice tea. I prefer that over the bitter tea. However, I do like a little bitter ale from time to time. I bet your goalie could use a few after that game. :o

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Rakysh » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:47 pm UTC

I think too many before was the chief problem. God, he must feel awful. Your goalie had a hell of a game though.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Jumble » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:51 pm UTC

Jumble wrote:FT: Is it me or is it quiet on the fora tonight? Please tell me the entire interwebs are not off watching the bloody football.

....ahh. I think I have my answer. Welcome back, everyone. Good game, was it? Lots of falling over?
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:53 pm UTC

I watched the first half. I didn't see that many difficult saves. Did the US team look sharp?

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Whelan » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:55 pm UTC

Jumble! I saw a dog in the park that looked like your avvy and mentally named it Jumble...then I realised it's probably not a picture of you, and it's unlikely that you'd spend a couple hours on a train to walk your dog in our somewhat mediocre park.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Rakysh » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:56 pm UTC

In my completely unbiased opinion, no, not especially. There was some nice pressure and link up play but you were blunt up front. I can't recall the little winger with good feet's name (Donavan?) but he was good.


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