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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #75 on: November 12, 2013, 03:13:26 pm »
I suspect this may amuse some of you, can't think of a better place for it:
http://junkee.com/an-opinion-piece-on-a-controversial-topic/23161

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No doubt you will have noticed that Issue has been in the news lately, due to the scandalous behaviour of Public Figure, and the controversial comments of Publicity-Hungry Commentator. The editor of this site and I were discussing the Issue just the other day, and we agreed that making a glib reference to that discussion at the start of this piece would add a sense of authority to my authorial voice, as well as suggesting that the site upon which this piece is being published shares my opinionated stance on this Issue.

I was inspired to write this piece by Currently Fashionable Polemicist, who summarised the Issue better than I could when they said “oversimplification that makes me feel smart”. I have a strong opinion on this Issue, and my sharing it with you at this time is in no way attributable to opportunism on my part, due to the Issue’s sudden prominence in the news cycle. I haven’t exaggerated my position in the interests of raising my public profile, and here I am casually dropping in a reference to a long-ago instance that proves I have cared about the Issue for longer than you.

The whole thing is glorious.

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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #76 on: November 12, 2013, 03:19:21 pm »
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #77 on: November 12, 2013, 05:04:50 pm »
I fucking near went insane just looking at this, never mind shooping it. Awesome! :eek:

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2013, 03:24:29 am »
OMG awesome!

But he's a moron, so he's just going to deny science.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #82 on: November 15, 2013, 05:49:39 pm »
http://stoicsilence.tumblr.com/post/48133186855/godspouse-courting-f-a-q

Tumblr person thinks that Loki and Thor are courting her, banging her while she's asleep. She assures tumblr that it is consensual: "ALL SEX IS COMPLETELY 500% CONSENSUAL. 1000000000000% CONSENSUAL. I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW CONSENSUAL IT IS."

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #83 on: November 16, 2013, 10:30:06 am »
http://www.awesometapes.com

While for years I thought of the internet as being an amazing invention from which only those lucky enough to be born into the first world could benefit, the day I found this filesharing blog and filled my music library with local African artists totally unknown outside the villages and towns in which they recorded their music finally made me appreciate just how global the internet has made everything for everyone.

If you're looking for new music scenes whose existence you probably never even gave any thought to before, be sure to check this out. You'll not only find new artists but entire new genres in there. The African music scene is just as unexplored by the West as the continent itself was for most of our history. Now, go put on your pith helmet and get exploring!

It's pretty cool, actually. I know an African beadmaker who innovated this really cool technique of making glass beads using recycled glass, molds, and wood fire, and the only way I am fortunate enough to know this guy is because his village has an Internet connection.

I just love hearing about things like this. I'm pretty pessimistic about the future of the human race but I believe that if there's one thing that will save us, it's the internet, 4chan warts and all. Governments around the world are desperately trying to stop this open flow of information between people around the world but their attempts so far have all failed miserably. They don't understand how things work on here.

The internet has allowed me to reach an advanced level of Japanese despite only occasionally using it in the outside world. It's due to the internet that I've met and befriended really interesting people I would never have bothered speaking to had I passed them in the street. I'm actually friends with an old Japanese man who I initially met when the girl I was talking to went to the bathroom and he saw my face on her computer monitor and just started asking me things, surprised that I could understand him. We now talk regularly about all sorts of things and I really appreciate that he's one of the few Japanese who is willing to talk about certain controversial parts of his nation's history. I've learned so much that I could never have done otherwise. I love the internet and I love meeting people who are different, people you wouldn't expect to be on the internet, such as your African friend who is lucky to have internet access, or an old Japanese man who I met by chance through practicing Japanese with his granddaughter. The internet is a sort of anarchist utopia we can escape to after a hard day's work in real life, for some people more than others.

Also, wow, sorry for being so verbose!

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #84 on: November 16, 2013, 12:37:55 pm »
http://stoicsilence.tumblr.com/post/48133186855/godspouse-courting-f-a-q

Tumblr person thinks that Loki and Thor are courting her, banging her while she's asleep. She assures tumblr that it is consensual: "ALL SEX IS COMPLETELY 500% CONSENSUAL. 1000000000000% CONSENSUAL. I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW CONSENSUAL IT IS."

Tumblr has become the dumping grounds for every delusional teenager on earth.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #85 on: November 16, 2013, 12:40:10 pm »
http://www.awesometapes.com

While for years I thought of the internet as being an amazing invention from which only those lucky enough to be born into the first world could benefit, the day I found this filesharing blog and filled my music library with local African artists totally unknown outside the villages and towns in which they recorded their music finally made me appreciate just how global the internet has made everything for everyone.

If you're looking for new music scenes whose existence you probably never even gave any thought to before, be sure to check this out. You'll not only find new artists but entire new genres in there. The African music scene is just as unexplored by the West as the continent itself was for most of our history. Now, go put on your pith helmet and get exploring!

It's pretty cool, actually. I know an African beadmaker who innovated this really cool technique of making glass beads using recycled glass, molds, and wood fire, and the only way I am fortunate enough to know this guy is because his village has an Internet connection.

I just love hearing about things like this. I'm pretty pessimistic about the future of the human race but I believe that if there's one thing that will save us, it's the internet, 4chan warts and all. Governments around the world are desperately trying to stop this open flow of information between people around the world but their attempts so far have all failed miserably. They don't understand how things work on here.

The internet has allowed me to reach an advanced level of Japanese despite only occasionally using it in the outside world. It's due to the internet that I've met and befriended really interesting people I would never have bothered speaking to had I passed them in the street. I'm actually friends with an old Japanese man who I initially met when the girl I was talking to went to the bathroom and he saw my face on her computer monitor and just started asking me things, surprised that I could understand him. We now talk regularly about all sorts of things and I really appreciate that he's one of the few Japanese who is willing to talk about certain controversial parts of his nation's history. I've learned so much that I could never have done otherwise. I love the internet and I love meeting people who are different, people you wouldn't expect to be on the internet, such as your African friend who is lucky to have internet access, or an old Japanese man who I met by chance through practicing Japanese with his granddaughter. The internet is a sort of anarchist utopia we can escape to after a hard day's work in real life, for some people more than others.

Also, wow, sorry for being so verbose!

Don't apologize, that's awesome! It's amazing that we live in an era where so many of us have access to a tool so powerful that you can learn a new language and even have conversations with its native speakers from your own home.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2013, 02:41:41 am »
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #87 on: November 17, 2013, 04:25:15 am »
If you take the rat out of the dinky cage, it doesn't want morphine anymore.
http://sub.garrytan.com/its-not-the-morphine-its-the-size-of-the-cage-rat-park-experiment-upturns-conventional-wisdom-about-addiction

That link wouldn't load for me, but Burns posted an awesome comic about that. I bought the pdf for $3 or so. It's very good.
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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2013, 04:31:19 am »
Yes, the comic is awesome! The article links to it, the comic actually has more details. If you've got that, you're all set.
http://www.stuartmcmillen.com/comics_en/rat-park/

The article claims to link to the original study, too, but when I followed the link, they wanted $39.95 for it.  :x

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Re: I don't know where the random links thread is
« Reply #89 on: November 17, 2013, 07:21:21 am »
If you take the rat out of the dinky cage, it doesn't want morphine anymore.
http://sub.garrytan.com/its-not-the-morphine-its-the-size-of-the-cage-rat-park-experiment-upturns-conventional-wisdom-about-addiction

Yep. And same deal if you provide the lonely rat with some friendly rat company.

Turns out that sad, lonely, bored rats are addiction-prone rats; an unhealthy environment makes a mentally unhealthy rat.

Surprise.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”