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Messages - Reginald Ret (07/05/1983 - 06/11/2014)

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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: Yesterday at 10:16:00 pm »
Ok, I'm not an engineer, but even I know that can't possibly be right.

 :weary:

Lower voltage, amps go up.  Resistance follows amps, heat follows resistance, motor goes crispy.

Ohm's Law, 1st year apprentice shit. 

However, These People didn't do an apprenticeship.  The people in question have 1) chemistry and 2) marketing degrees.  Which means they're smarter and know everything, while we oafs step on our knuckles and make grunting and whistling noises.
I get the impression you don't have a lot of fans there.

I hate them and they hate me.  It works for everyone.   :lulz:
Heh, but I meant the cool kind of fans. The kind that make anything they focus on automatically cooler...
Hint hint, wink wink.

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My sister texted me again today. She thinks I should take the diet course at Kaiser. Its the course you take before they refer you to bariatric surgery but she's saying things like theres no obligation to through with the surgery, i can be supported by other people who are overweight, its a nice way to not be alone. But i feel like if i do it, she just gonna keep on putting pressure after i finish it. I told her maybe i'd consider it (probably wont) and I just feel like she's just putting all her body drama on me. She's had at least two surgeries like that before, she's still not at her goal weight, and despite having a loving husband and an adoring stepchild i don't think she likes her body. While i know she loves me and is worried for my health long term, i can't help but feel like she needs me to do this more than i do. i feel like now that we don't live in the same house anymore, she just comes around makes judgments about the way my parents and I live and then leaves. Its sucks to have to think of her like this because i can remember when we used to be so close and it was the two of us against our parents. Whenever the two of them would explode at each other, we would hop in her car drive around and vent about all the stupid shit that bugged us about them. Now it seems like i never see her except in the presence of our parents of her husband and stepson and there's always a discussion of some aspect of What I'm Doing With my Life. I'm twenty four, i have a degree, two jobs, and only 5500ish dollars in student debt. I'm living with my folks, but who my age isn't? i feel like i've got quite a few things going for me and i'd like to not be constantly reminded of all the shit that not perfect in my life. It feels like my whole family is set up to motivate by pointing out flaws and i don't wanna live like that anymore.
Dude, you are doing pretty damn good.

If you can afford to move out it I think it would be good for you, as it is for everyone around your age. If you can't: You are still doing pretty damn good. Better than me at that age. (or now at age 31, to be honest.)
I've got no degree, one job (I've got enough to pay basics (including my ridiculously expensive house) + repaying my student loan, but not a lot of room for luxury/saving. Also, never going to be able to buy a house) and a lot more than you in student debt. You sir, rock.

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That was mostly annoying.
To each their own, I guess?

Aren't you just little mister contrary this week?
Yep. Overworked, taking it out on innocents and guilty alike.

I apologize for any long-term psychological(or otherwise) damage. (extremely unlikely by my estimation, but I am quite adept at being wrong about these things)
For the rest: You'll get over it.

On the plus side it is giving me good practice by seeking out conflict in non-critical situations. This is good practice for my (too limited) conflict-resolution skills.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 09:44:44 pm »
Apathy would more likely be considered immoral then amoral. would it not (unless you are using the words synonymously)?

I should have been more clear in making a distinction between amorality and immorality.  Acting Immorally is evil, because it requires knowing the difference between good and evil and choosing the latter.


No.  Immorality is the overt act; amorality is the apathy, the ability to ignore or condone the overt act.
Your definition is accurate.
Amorality pisses me off more than immorality, it is less honest yet has the same effect.
At least an immoral villain gives no excuses, amoral "bystanders" on the other hand could have done something but didn't and then start making up excuses why it wasn't their fault.

I put bystanders in quotation marks because there is no such thing. If you were there when something bad happened (and you are not paralyzed from the eyebrows down) then you could have done something, but you decided the suffering was worth the entertainment it gave you including giving you a story you could tell your peers. The absolute least you could have done was walk away from the spectacle.

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That was mostly annoying.
To each their own, I guess?

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 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Sides hurt a bit. Colon!!!!!!!!!!! mwahahahahaaa

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 09:10:57 pm »
Honestly, I think drugs like that are more useful the more disconnected you are from your ecology and the systems that surround you. They serve as a good perspective-setter, and can be paradigm-shifting if you are extremely disconnected, as many Westerners seem to be.

I'm taking neuropharmacology next term, I might be able to weigh in a little more on what various psychedelics actually do.

Looking forward to it!

Tbh, most psychedelics have been really disappointing for me. I always preferred amphetamines, for some reason. Perhaps because my mind is so fucking noisy at the best of times, and they seemed to quiet it down somewhat.

These days my biggest intoxicants are caffeine and nicotine though. #straightedge-ish

I'm rather fond of mushrooms and the calming aftereffects they have on me. They definitely reduce my tendency toward anxiety.

I can't stand stimulants other than caffeine, and even that's a little iffy for me. I take Ritalin to help me focus and get shit done though, and that's not too bad although I feel a little TOO focused on it.

Mushroom have the opposite effect on me, they make me jumpy and edgy. I wonder what that says about my body chemistry...
In my experience mushrooms just make you think that EVERYTHING you think of is a great idea!
For example, I was hating some random guy nearby very much(for existing near me), i was loving watching the birds fly by. Also, everything that shouldn't move, moved. At a certain point i spent at least an hour completely fascinated by my hand and the way it was moving when it didn't. Things that normally moved annoyed me when they moved while everything else was riveting. I couldn't focus worth fuck-all though. I tried to read a book in the beginning, it got very hard to keep reading. The damn wind kept distracting me by moving nearby plants.

Anyway, my point was... Maybe you think your paranoia is a good thing?
How many distrust-reinforcing experiences have you had?

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 :crankey:

Yeah, fukken chest-surgeons! They deserve more hate!

Did you hear he is also one of the patron saints of the church of go the fuck outside?

    Walking is man's best medicine.
        Hippocrates
        Greek physician (460 BC - 377 BC)   


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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:55:06 pm »
Ok, I'm not an engineer, but even I know that can't possibly be right.

 :weary:

Lower voltage, amps go up.  Resistance follows amps, heat follows resistance, motor goes crispy.

Ohm's Law, 1st year apprentice shit. 

However, These People didn't do an apprenticeship.  The people in question have 1) chemistry and 2) marketing degrees.  Which means they're smarter and know everything, while we oafs step on our knuckles and make grunting and whistling noises.
I get the impression you don't have a lot of fans there.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:53:29 pm »
 :lulz:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:52:20 pm »

 :lulz:

I think we will have to agree to disagree.

I knew it.  You're a Goddamn Taylor Swift sympathizer.
I only support Taylor Swift because she never obeyed any of my orders!
Granted, maybe I shouldn't have sobbed them into my pillow, but she should know what I think! What kind of relationship would we have if she can't even read my mind all the time?!

 :lulz:

Stealing that.  Like a boss.
8)

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: November 24, 2014, 05:56:31 pm »

  • Is Discordianism still that drug-centered? Do you have to be a pothead to qualify as a Disordian?
  • Do Discordians still follow the Principia Discordia? There seem to have been some side remarks in BIP - Common Walls.
  • Do Discordians still worship Eris as a goddess? Do they worship Eris as a personification of Chaos?
I hope someone here can help me and look forward to becoming a true Discordian.




2.  No.  We all own a copy, but nobody READS the fucking thing.


I don't.
Well of course you don't read it! It hasn't been translated to runes yet!

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: November 24, 2014, 05:55:23 pm »

 :lulz:

I think we will have to agree to disagree.

I knew it.  You're a Goddamn Taylor Swift sympathizer.
I only support Taylor Swift because she never obeyed any of my orders!
Granted, maybe I shouldn't have sobbed them into my pillow, but she should know what I think! What kind of relationship would we have if she can't even read my mind all the time?!

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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: November 24, 2014, 05:52:21 pm »
Alright, alright. I give in.  :lol:

I'm stealing LMNO's version though: Ignorance is not, in itself, morally wrong.
It allows me to pretend that what I said wasn't wrong.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: November 24, 2014, 05:49:01 pm »
Now I'm curious, what do you think is the ultimate evil?

Taylor Swift.
:lulz:

I think we will have to agree to disagree.

I don't like hot dogs.  They are little tubes of greasy fatty awfulness, and people who like then are obviously either insane or some form of food pervert that should be sent to a reeducation camp in Montana somewhere.

They made hot dog flavour crisps in the UK.

They taste exactly the same as actual hot dogs.  Exactly.  It's unnatural.

That sounds horrifying. Like those pickle-flavored sunflower seeds.
Those exist?!  :eek:

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