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TavTav Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Damn it.
    Haphazard wrote: »
    From what I'm able to gather over here, things are not getting better in the UK, it seems.

    Definitely true. New Labour has got into the terrible habit of appointing Home Secretaries that are batshit. The latest of them "Wacky" Jacqui Smith is facing questions over whether she is abusing the expenses system by claiming costs for a second home that she apparently never uses, and in which her sister is living.

    She also frequently commissions huge and expensive studies then ignores the results. Recent examples include the study that showed CCTV cameras have little to no deterrent effect (after which she announced a huge expansion of CCTV installations) a study into the social effects of "extreme" pornography which found that there pretty much aren't any (after which new laws were introduced which are so badly worded the police have said they won't enforce them because they're not sure what they mean, and appear to criminalise the act of looking at "extreme" pornography rather than the more traditional acts of possession or creation) andthe study that concluded there is no reason to devote time and money to enforcing cannabis prohibition (after which it was re-classified to carry heavier penalties for possession, production, and distribution).

    I hope she drowns in her own sleaze.

  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Slowest. Chat Thread. This week.


    Google Talk: ludious83
  • stiliststilist Registered User
    edited February 2009
  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ludious wrote: »
    Slowest. Chat Thread. This week.

    I was trying to find something non-metal.

  • JohannenJohannen Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Slowest. Chat Thread. This week.

    I was trying to find something non-metal.

    Care Bears.

  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    So, anyone playing Nile Online: Would any of you like to give me some perfume in exchange for some jewelry?


    Google Talk: ludious83
  • EchoEcho very gravitas Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    Koganurem Serkibbocashsog Belbez, aka "Boatfather the Random Ruthless Conqueror of Goats"!

    I love random name generators.

  • stiliststilist Registered User
    edited February 2009
    japan wrote: »
    Damn it.
    Haphazard wrote: »
    From what I'm able to gather over here, things are not getting better in the UK, it seems.
    Definitely true. New Labour has got into the terrible habit of appointing Home Secretaries that are batshit. The latest of them "Wacky" Jacqui Smith is facing questions over whether she is abusing the expenses system by claiming costs for a second home that she apparently never uses, and in which her sister is living.

    She also frequently commissions huge and expensive studies then ignores the results. Recent examples include the study that showed CCTV cameras have little to no deterrent effect (after which she announced a huge expansion of CCTV installations) a study into the social effects of "extreme" pornography which found that there pretty much aren't any (after which new laws were introduced which are so badly worded the police have said they won't enforce them because they're not sure what they mean, and appear to criminalise the act of looking at "extreme" pornography rather than the more traditional acts of possession or creation) andthe study that concluded there is no reason to devote time and money to enforcing cannabis prohibition (after which it was re-classified to carry heavier penalties for possession, production, and distribution).

    I hope she drowns in her own sleaze.
    Sounds like you’ve picked a winner.

    I poop things on my site and twitter
  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Slowest. Chat Thread. This week.

    I was trying to find something non-metal.

    It's kinda funny, knowing that you sort of hate queens, that you decided to post something as androgynous as ziggy stardust.


    Google Talk: ludious83
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Echo wrote: »
    I'm playing Dwarf Fortress for the first time in ages.

    My fort is named Ustirsákrith Zustashshezrôd Uthgúr, which is dwarf for... Crowblaze the Ancient Crotch of Demons!



    You know about DF Wiki yet?

    http://dwarf.lendemaindeveille.com/index.php/Main_Page

    I find the game is incredibly rewarding to play but it has one hell of a learning curve. That WIKI is a great resource.

    What you think "makes sense" has nothing to do with reality. It just has to do with your life experience. And your life experience may only be a small smidgen of reality. Possibly even a distorted account of reality at that. So what this means is that, beginning in the 20th century as our means of decoding nature became more and more powerful, we started realizing our common sense is no longer a tool to pass judgment on whether or not a scientific theory is correct. - Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • EchoEcho very gravitas Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    My group randomly got named Dôbar Gomath, "The Creation of Legends". we're on to something here!

  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ludious wrote: »
    So, anyone playing Nile Online: Would any of you like to give me some perfume in exchange for some jewelry?

    I would love to help you out, but cannot make even jewelry yet.

    How long have you been playing?

  • JokermanJokerman Mr Jellybean Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Why'd Tav get the [chat]?


    I never get [chat]...

    DNiIgRK.png
  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Jokerman wrote: »
    Why'd Tav get the [chat]?


    I never get [chat]...

    oh mr radar technician never sees the chat thread coming.


    Google Talk: ludious83
  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    japan wrote: »
    Damn it.
    Haphazard wrote: »
    From what I'm able to gather over here, things are not getting better in the UK, it seems.

    Definitely true. New Labour has got into the terrible habit of appointing Home Secretaries that are batshit. The latest of them "Wacky" Jacqui Smith is facing questions over whether she is abusing the expenses system by claiming costs for a second home that she apparently never uses, and in which her sister is living.

    She also frequently commissions huge and expensive studies then ignores the results. Recent examples include the study that showed CCTV cameras have little to no deterrent effect (after which she announced a huge expansion of CCTV installations) a study into the social effects of "extreme" pornography which found that there pretty much aren't any (after which new laws were introduced which are so badly worded the police have said they won't enforce them because they're not sure what they mean, and appear to criminalise the act of looking at "extreme" pornography rather than the more traditional acts of possession or creation) andthe study that concluded there is no reason to devote time and money to enforcing cannabis prohibition (after which it was re-classified to carry heavier penalties for possession, production, and distribution).

    I hope she drowns in her own sleaze.

    Ah yeah, I love laws like that. "Extreme"? What?
    We have similar laws against "killer games" (I kid you not).

    Oh hey, Amazon.uk lifted it's 18+ game export stop. Don't know what was up with that.

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ludious wrote: »
    So, anyone playing Nile Online: Would any of you like to give me some perfume in exchange for some jewelry?

    I'm trying to buy up some jewlry as well for the level 5 palace. Just upgrading my market to 5 to try and find more sellers.

    It is hell of worth it to get a level 1 exchange and as big a market as you can early on. Players sell things for way less than the NPC traders.

    What you think "makes sense" has nothing to do with reality. It just has to do with your life experience. And your life experience may only be a small smidgen of reality. Possibly even a distorted account of reality at that. So what this means is that, beginning in the 20th century as our means of decoding nature became more and more powerful, we started realizing our common sense is no longer a tool to pass judgment on whether or not a scientific theory is correct. - Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    LaOs wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    So, anyone playing Nile Online: Would any of you like to give me some perfume in exchange for some jewelry?

    I would love to help you out, but cannot make even jewelry yet.

    How long have you been playing?

    two days? I have a lvl 3 palace


    Google Talk: ludious83
  • JohannenJohannen Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Jokerman wrote: »
    Why'd Tav get the [chat]?


    I never get [chat]...

    You have no right to complain.... nobody does.

    I didn't get a [chat] for a year and a half, and then when I got one from Than, one of the other bastard mods came in and took it away so he could start an Achewood war.

  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    stilist wrote: »

    pretty gnarly dude. It's also nice to see something that isn't string hypothesis. Sadly, I've never heard much beyond the geometric summary you posted. After the headlines said "Surfer Dude's Theory of Everything", Lisi's theory seems to have gotten very little press. That being said, I've never understood the ramifications (if there are any) of his work... got any more where that came from?

    #someshit
  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I've gotten chat twice in less than 3 months. Both have had Bill Murray themes.

    The next one I get will have a Bill Murray theme.

    Maybe not Ghostbusters though.


    Google Talk: ludious83
  • stiliststilist Registered User
    edited February 2009
    stilist wrote: »
    pretty gnarly dude. It's also nice to see something that isn't string hypothesis. Sadly, I've never heard much beyond the geometric summary you posted. After the headlines said "Surfer Dude's Theory of Everything", Lisi's theory seems to have gotten very little press. That being said, I've never understood the ramifications (if there are any) of his work... got any more where that came from?
    ’Fraid not. I got the video via Kottke, and have no comprehension of anything discussed. It looks cool, but that’s all I can say. :P

    I poop things on my site and twitter
  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ludious wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    So, anyone playing Nile Online: Would any of you like to give me some perfume in exchange for some jewelry?

    I would love to help you out, but cannot make even jewelry yet.

    How long have you been playing?

    two days? I have a lvl 3 palace

    I started yesterday after Gooey was talking about it. My Palace is level 2 and I'm gathering bricks to upgrade my market. I've got gold but that's it--no gems to make jewelry.

  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Ah yeah, I love laws like that. "Extreme"? What?
    We have similar laws against "killer games" (I kid you not).

    Oh hey, Amazon.uk lifted it's 18+ game export stop. Don't know what was up with that.

    You guys ban video games? I'm pretty sure the only game we've ever banned was Manhunt 2.

  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Ah yeah, I love laws like that. "Extreme"? What?
    We have similar laws against "killer games" (I kid you not).

    Oh hey, Amazon.uk lifted it's 18+ game export stop. Don't know what was up with that.

    You guys ban video games? I'm pretty sure the only game we've ever banned was Manhunt 2.

    They take the blood out of them as well, if I recall.

  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    stilist wrote: »
    stilist wrote: »
    pretty gnarly dude. It's also nice to see something that isn't string hypothesis. Sadly, I've never heard much beyond the geometric summary you posted. After the headlines said "Surfer Dude's Theory of Everything", Lisi's theory seems to have gotten very little press. That being said, I've never understood the ramifications (if there are any) of his work... got any more where that came from?
    ’Fraid not. I got the video via Kottke.

    Cool. I've got his paper, but it was a little to mathmatikal to hold my interest. Action>Academia

    #someshit
  • stiliststilist Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Ah yeah, I love laws like that. "Extreme"? What?
    We have similar laws against "killer games" (I kid you not).

    Oh hey, Amazon.uk lifted it's 18+ game export stop. Don't know what was up with that.
    You guys ban video games? I'm pretty sure the only game we've ever banned was Manhunt 2.
    I’m pretty sure games involving Nazis are banned.

    I poop things on my site and twitter
  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2009
    I hate sinus infections because my stomach feels full so I can't really eat anything but I have no actual energy because I haven't eaten anything.

    DAMM
    Drunks Against Mad Mothers
  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I've had a couple of [chat]'s, though I missed one 'cos I was working and not on the forums for a bit.

    I think they've been moo-cow themed, c'os I'm obvious like that.

    Talking of which, I found this today :P:

    mooneedsyou.jpg

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    stilist wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Damn it.
    Haphazard wrote: »
    From what I'm able to gather over here, things are not getting better in the UK, it seems.
    Definitely true. New Labour has got into the terrible habit of appointing Home Secretaries that are batshit.

    *snip*

    I hope she drowns in her own sleaze.
    Sounds like you’ve picked a winner.

    I'm really hoping this is the beginnings of a backlash. There are all kinds of eminent people now beginning to call her on her bullshit (Admittedly sometimes in their own self-interest, the Commisioner of the Metropolitan Police has suddenly realised that his budgets are being cut to pay for more CCTV, for example), and being labelled "wacky" by the Tabloids tends not to be good for one's political career.

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ludious wrote: »
    I've gotten chat twice in less than 3 months. Both have had Bill Murray themes.

    The next one I get will have a Bill Murray theme.

    Maybe not Ghostbusters though.

    I've gotten chat never in ... the entire life of the D&D forum. But it's just as well as I would have no idea what to post.

    What you think "makes sense" has nothing to do with reality. It just has to do with your life experience. And your life experience may only be a small smidgen of reality. Possibly even a distorted account of reality at that. So what this means is that, beginning in the 20th century as our means of decoding nature became more and more powerful, we started realizing our common sense is no longer a tool to pass judgment on whether or not a scientific theory is correct. - Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Ah yeah, I love laws like that. "Extreme"? What?
    We have similar laws against "killer games" (I kid you not).

    Oh hey, Amazon.uk lifted it's 18+ game export stop. Don't know what was up with that.

    You guys ban video games? I'm pretty sure the only game we've ever banned was Manhunt 2.

    Some laws are just so restrictive, some publishers tend to say "fuck it, you're not getting anything" instead of cutting their games to tiny greenblooded pieces. We never got Gears of War for example.
    And by "we", I don't mean "I". :P

  • StarcrossStarcross Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Ah yeah, I love laws like that. "Extreme"? What?
    We have similar laws against "killer games" (I kid you not).

    Oh hey, Amazon.uk lifted it's 18+ game export stop. Don't know what was up with that.

    You guys ban video games? I'm pretty sure the only game we've ever banned was Manhunt 2.

    We brits banned some crappy survival horror game because it was "eroticising children" or something.

  • JokermanJokerman Mr Jellybean Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ludious wrote: »
    Jokerman wrote: »
    Why'd Tav get the [chat]?


    I never get [chat]...

    oh mr radar technician never sees the chat thread coming.

    blow_me_nes_t_shirt_logo.jpg

    DNiIgRK.png
  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    japan wrote: »
    stilist wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Damn it.
    Haphazard wrote: »
    From what I'm able to gather over here, things are not getting better in the UK, it seems.
    Definitely true. New Labour has got into the terrible habit of appointing Home Secretaries that are batshit.

    *snip*

    I hope she drowns in her own sleaze.
    Sounds like you’ve picked a winner.

    I'm really hoping this is the beginnings of a backlash. There are all kinds of eminent people now beginning to call her on her bullshit (Admittedly sometimes in their own self-interest, the Commisioner of the Metropolitan Police has suddenly realised that his budgets are being cut to pay for more CCTV, for example), and being labelled "wacky" by the Tabloids tends not to be good for one's political career.

    Umless you're a republican :P

  • PodlyPodly good moleman to youRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Riemann

    No, for Descrates there the ego cannot be the result of a physical process, and this he founds this precisely because of his extremely scientific philosophy. After all, Descartes philosophy was in part an attempt to vindicate Galileo. His dualism breaks down as such: res extensa, the physical world, is everything which takes up space and moves through space. The physical world is an (almost) infinitely reducible process of matter in motion, both moving and colliding through and against other matter. (Descartes even says in his Principia that there can be no void, and thus describes a sort of ur-String Theory conception of the universe.) Res Cogitans is the being which is unextended and is the process of reasoning: it looks at the sun and sees a big star, but can calculate despite and through the constantly changing physical world the size and proximity of the sun. Since this can be clearly and destinctly known, it is something which is not subject to time -- it is an eternal truth, even if it is true for that simple moment of cognition -- and is linked to the eternal nature of res cogitans. The mind is also memory, because there is no real way to believe that the future necessarily depends on the now, and each past was once a now. The mind is that agent which gives form to the physical world and synthesizes it to allow the world to be comprehended.

    Granted that Descartes is hampered by his foundation in Scholastic philosophy and that he is pretty wrong about a lot of philosophical stances (at least I believe him to be), I think that your understanding of Descartes is wildly inaccurate and shot with misunderstanding. Descartes conception of the physical world is pretty damn mechanical and deterministic. His mind is not really a psychological apparatus, but more a rationalistic process, a subjective calculus. Give me some more questions / points of anger, I'd be more than happy to discuss.

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    stilist wrote: »
    stilist wrote: »
    *snip*

    Wild.
    pretty gnarly dude. It's also nice to see something that isn't string hypothesis. Sadly, I've never heard much beyond the geometric summary you posted. After the headlines said "Surfer Dude's Theory of Everything", Lisi's theory seems to have gotten very little press. That being said, I've never understood the ramifications (if there are any) of his work... got any more where that came from?
    ’Fraid not. I got the video via Kottke.

    Cool. I've got his paper, but it was a little to mathmatikal to hold my interest. Action>Academia

    Check out the video in my sig. At one point he is talking about experiment-driven unification theory (and what might be discovered by the LHC).

    What you think "makes sense" has nothing to do with reality. It just has to do with your life experience. And your life experience may only be a small smidgen of reality. Possibly even a distorted account of reality at that. So what this means is that, beginning in the 20th century as our means of decoding nature became more and more powerful, we started realizing our common sense is no longer a tool to pass judgment on whether or not a scientific theory is correct. - Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    What the hell, Australia?
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  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I hate sinus infections because my stomach feels full so I can't really eat anything but I have no actual energy because I haven't eaten anything.
    Are you saying that even though your stomach thinks it's full of food, it's snot?

    "Despite all the bitching, if Diablo 3 sucks, I will eat my own cock. Counter-claim: If Diablo 3 does not suck, I will have a list of whiners who need to eat cocks." - Zen Vulgarity
  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I hate sinus infections because my stomach feels full so I can't really eat anything but I have no actual energy because I haven't eaten anything.

    use warm salt-water to flush your nasal passage twice daily. and there has to be SOME way you could stimulate your appetite....

    #someshit
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