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[Chat] garners literary acclaim, high fives

Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on StringRegistered User regular
edited February 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
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  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Nothing Knaak writes is good.

    Edit: Actually, his Battletech books are readable.

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    But he's a bestseller

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    that's the saddest thing

  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Are there witchalocks?

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Peace Piece

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Strange Days is such a weird movie. $3/gallon gas as a sign the US is fucked in 1999 and a SQUID's that record memories from your brain.

    Dis' wrote: »
    Cancer is when cells stop letting the body mooch off their hard work - clearly a community of like-minded cells should isolate themselves and do the best job each can do, even if the rest of the body collapses!
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
  • ElkiElki hegemon globalSuper Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited February 2009
    Cinders wrote: »
    Nothing Knaak writes is good.

    I guess he doesn't have a knack for good writing.

  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Eddy there is no need to kick sand in someone's face when they've been beat down.

    i've decided i'm not mean enough

  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Elki wrote: »
    Cinders wrote: »
    Nothing Knaak writes is good.

    I guess he doesn't have a knack for good writing.

    Boo, get off the stage!

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    so it's more likely that the entire community of literary criticism, as disparate and varied as it is, simply doesn't recognize the genius of these novels than the off chance that they are simply not very well written.

    Yes? I mean, I don't think you're totally off-base here. I'm not claiming that these books are brilliant. I'm just saying I don't know. And I'm saying that their being passed on by the literary critique industry is not a valid barometer. Please don't fall into the trap of thinking that academic critique - or any industry of criticism - serves to do anything but perpetuate itself, which it does primarily through bias and exclusion. It does evolve, sometimes, but always externally.


    Thanatos:

    No, scientifically-provable generalities are fine.


    Elendil:

    Yes and no, regarding Agnosticism. It's not really Agnositicism becase this is about art. Can anyone really even define "well-written"? Regardless, even if we were to take some standard academic definition of the phrase, unless one has actually read a novel, one cannot dismiss it as poorly- or not well-written. I don't think that's Agnosticism. I think that's common sense.

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  • ProtoProto Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Cinders wrote: »
    Nothing Knaak writes is good.

    I remember the Legend of Huma being good. But that was ...shit.. twenty years ago.

    Oh, and I liked Frostwing too.

    and her knees up on the glove compartment
    took out her barrettes and her hair spilled out like rootbeer
  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This is probably the worst torture. Whoever thought factoring via trial and error should be taught as a legitimate and necessary method should be crucified. This is so painfully slow. Why would anyone assign this homework to me. I hate this class.

  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I don't even know who Knaak is. To be frank, I don't read any of this fantasy/sci-fi shit. It's probably all awful.

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  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Drez wrote: »
    I don't even know who Knaak is. To be frank, I don't read any of this fantasy/sci-fi shit. It's probably all awful.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Drez wrote: »
    I don't even know who Knaak is. To be frank, I don't read any of this fantasy/sci-fi shit. It's probably all awful.
    It's the lack of the probably that gets you then?

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Drez wrote: »
    Thanatos:

    No, scientifically-provable generalities are fine.
    Except it's not scientifically-provable. It's possible that, when I try to put my hand in the fire, all the atoms in my hand will rearrange themselves leaving nothing there. It should happen about once in every six lifetimes of the universe, but it's not a for-sure thing. I mean, it will probably burn, but not necessarily.

    Why aren't you sticking your hand in fires, then?

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    God damn it Eddy.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Drez wrote: »
    I don't even know who Knaak is. To be frank, I don't read any of this fantasy/sci-fi shit. It's probably all awful.

    Not really, just most of it.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Sarksus wrote: »
    This is probably the worst torture. Whoever thought factoring via trial and error should be taught as a legitimate and necessary method should be crucified. This is so painfully slow. Why would anyone assign this homework to me. I hate this class.
    Oh did you not get the number processing chip installed in your brain

    Well, you'll just have to deal

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Sarksus wrote: »
    This is probably the worst torture. Whoever thought factoring via trial and error should be taught as a legitimate and necessary method should be crucified. This is so painfully slow. Why would anyone assign this homework to me. I hate this class.
    Get a TI-89.

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Strange Days is such a weird movie. $3/gallon gas as a sign the US is fucked in 1999 and a SQUID's that record memories from your brain.

    You know, I just rewatched this a few days ago and have been meaning to post about it. One of my favorite films. It's so good, and acted so well. I don't mean to sound gay here but Ralph Fiennes was excellent in the film, really gave you a good sense of hopeless romantic, fearful kind of dude.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Why aren't you sticking your hand in fires, then?

    Court order.

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  • RonaldoTheGypsyRonaldoTheGypsy I'm da BEST! Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    wakey wakey

    eggs and bakey

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Eddy there is no need to kick sand in someone's face when they've been beat down.

    i've decided i'm not mean enough


    Churchill was said to have remarked towards the end of his life that in his youth he had thought himself very clever, and had had many of his biting and caustic remarks quoted again and again, but that it was only in age that he found he preferred kindness to cleverness, and regretted pursuing the latter to the detriment of the former for so many years.

  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    This is probably the worst torture. Whoever thought factoring via trial and error should be taught as a legitimate and necessary method should be crucified. This is so painfully slow. Why would anyone assign this homework to me. I hate this class.
    Get a TI-89.

    No, I don't need a calculator to do this. This is trivial. The homework is: to factor these simple polynomials using the trial and error method. I can't not use this method. It's the homework, to learn how to use it, except I learned how to use it in class, and I don't need to do this homework, yet it's mandatory. Fuck remedial math.

  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Sarksus wrote: »
    This is probably the worst torture. Whoever thought factoring via trial and error should be taught as a legitimate and necessary method should be crucified. This is so painfully slow. Why would anyone assign this homework to me. I hate this class.

    Welcome to my Structures classes. You had to 'solve' the problem in order to figure out what beam to use in order to actually solve the problem and then solve it again and hope you weren't way off the first time. What's that, do the same maths 5 times in order to answer a question that an engineering program will do in 4 seconds? Why yes, I don't have anything better to do on a Thursday night.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Drez wrote: »
    I don't even know who Knaak is. To be frank, I don't read any of this fantasy/sci-fi shit. It's probably all awful.

    only you drez

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    Thanatos:

    No, scientifically-provable generalities are fine.
    Except it's not scientifically-provable. It's possible that, when I try to put my hand in the fire, all the atoms in my hand will rearrange themselves leaving nothing there. It should happen about once in every six lifetimes of the universe, but it's not a for-sure thing. I mean, it will probably burn, but not necessarily.

    Why aren't you sticking your hand in fires, then?

    You just wasted your time writing nonsense. You should jail yourself; really, it's for your own good. It's good training. It builds character. Now that I can only post every 150 seconds, I find myself crafting brilliance into everything I write. You, with no post timer, have no need to cultivate your logic or writing skills. Obviously.

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  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    This is probably the worst torture. Whoever thought factoring via trial and error should be taught as a legitimate and necessary method should be crucified. This is so painfully slow. Why would anyone assign this homework to me. I hate this class.
    Get a TI-89.

    No, I don't need a calculator to do this. This is trivial. The homework is: to factor these simple polynomials using the trial and error method. I can't not use this method. It's the homework, to learn how to use it, except I learned how to use it in class, and I don't need to do this homework, yet it's mandatory. Fuck remedial math.

    I'm curious, if you get the right answer through trial and error in the first example you try...would the teacher accept it?

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    jeepguy wrote: »
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Eddy there is no need to kick sand in someone's face when they've been beat down.
    i've decided i'm not mean enough
    Churchill was said to have remarked towards the end of his life that in his youth he had thought himself very clever, and had had many of his biting and caustic remarks quoted again and again, but that it was only in age that he found he preferred kindness to cleverness, and regretted pursuing the latter to the detriment of the former for so many years.
    Even Churchill got some things wrong, apparently. :P

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Drez wrote: »
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    Thanatos:

    No, scientifically-provable generalities are fine.
    Except it's not scientifically-provable. It's possible that, when I try to put my hand in the fire, all the atoms in my hand will rearrange themselves leaving nothing there. It should happen about once in every six lifetimes of the universe, but it's not a for-sure thing. I mean, it will probably burn, but not necessarily.

    Why aren't you sticking your hand in fires, then?
    You just wasted your time writing nonsense. You should jail yourself; really, it's for your own good. It's good training. It builds character. Now that I can only post every 150 seconds, I find myself crafting brilliance into everything I write. You, with no post timer, have no need to cultivate your logic or writing skills. Obviously.
    Why would I need to do that when I can get so much more joy out of getting you to waste your one post every two and a half minutes replying to bullshit I couldn't possibly care less about?

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The net good of the widespread joy Churchill's caustic cleverness has wrought is actually greater than any kindness he could have done

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  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    wakey wakey

    eggs and bakey

    Are you smoking marijuana son? Only losers smoke marijuana. Losers like the President and record shattering Olympic swimmers.

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  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Is Drez someone who applies agnostic thought to his own life? I've been looking for you. I didn't think you existed.
    moniker wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    This is probably the worst torture. Whoever thought factoring via trial and error should be taught as a legitimate and necessary method should be crucified. This is so painfully slow. Why would anyone assign this homework to me. I hate this class.

    Welcome to my Structures classes. You had to 'solve' the problem in order to figure out what beam to use in order to actually solve the problem and then solve it again and hope you weren't way off the first time.

    Damnit what.
    Aegis wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    This is probably the worst torture. Whoever thought factoring via trial and error should be taught as a legitimate and necessary method should be crucified. This is so painfully slow. Why would anyone assign this homework to me. I hate this class.
    Get a TI-89.

    No, I don't need a calculator to do this. This is trivial. The homework is: to factor these simple polynomials using the trial and error method. I can't not use this method. It's the homework, to learn how to use it, except I learned how to use it in class, and I don't need to do this homework, yet it's mandatory. Fuck remedial math.

    I'm curious, if you get the right answer through trial and error in the first example you try...would the teacher accept it?

    That's what I'm doing. I'm doing half of the work instead of writing out every possible factorial that there possibly could be. My grade for the homework probably won't be affected, and if it is, fuck it, I'm gonna get an A in this class even if I sleep through it.

  • ElkiElki hegemon globalSuper Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited February 2009
    Help me pick a funny movie for our Wednesday Movie Night. The newer the better.

  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    jeepguy wrote: »
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Eddy there is no need to kick sand in someone's face when they've been beat down.

    i've decided i'm not mean enough


    Churchill was said to have remarked towards the end of his life that in his youth he had thought himself very clever, and had had many of his biting and caustic remarks quoted again and again, but that it was only in age that he found he preferred kindness to cleverness, and regretted pursuing the latter to the detriment of the former for so many years.

    i think people take advantage of the fact that I am non confrontational.

    i don't plan to be mean spirited for no good reason (except for just then)

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I think it's Quids birthday.

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