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totes = totally ???

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1) acquire dark glasses and cane
2) go to local "big box" store
3) shop as though you are blind causing minor disturbance
4) leave store
5) get in car and drive away

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Gaining Faith
« on: June 28, 2014, 05:45:46 am »
I think developing faith or believing in something is ok as long as you remember that whatever you chose to believe in is a choice that you made.

i have chosen to believe in certain things because my psyche can't cope with the alternative.  i realize that it is a choice and that the beliefs may be false.

i think it also has something to do with accepting one's own fallibility

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I kinda chuckled at the idea of this being a 'sticky' thread.  But, yeah, I saw a comment about someone's inability to refrain from spagging up other threads with comments about their sex life and thought maybe if there was a thread devoted to just that, it may help.

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go ahead.  if you want to.

since i got divorced my sex life has been fucking great. 

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Google and Facebook invest in drones
« on: May 26, 2014, 09:47:48 am »
The global trend is toward the poor getting less poor. That extra cash has gotta go somewhere. Diamandis is a big-picture thinker. He's not too concerned with the way things currently are as much as where they're either headed or can be steered. In the end, he's worth a stack and his goal might not be pure altruism but he's one of a growing number of filthy rich fucks who've cottoned on to the idea that the more money the poor have, the more they can spend on the shit he's selling.

it never really occurred to me until just now that there are two classes of filthy rich fucks.  the ones who have something to sell and the ones who don't.  I think this means there's a bit of an inner conflict between the two - in that the ones who don't have anything to sell are served by keeping the poor poor while the one's who do have something to sell are served by making the poor not-so-poor. 

The second group essentially stealing from the first group - by filtering money through the poor.

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Principia Discussion / Re: The Barstool Experiment
« on: May 19, 2014, 08:36:56 pm »

No.  No, we couldn't.  I have this monster ego thing, you see, based on capitalized I's.

i think with a lot more effort than it's probably worth - you could make some sort of joke about how there's no "I" in "ego"

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The strange dichotomy of stupidity
« on: May 16, 2014, 10:22:30 am »
This thread makes me want to add something about the people who say, "yeah, he's smart, but he's book smart," as though they are trying to both admit they, themselves, are not as smart but at the same time assert that they are just as capable.

Maybe it means I draw the line at people who are able to recognize intelligence?

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I've found that the question: Should Kenny G be executed? is a decent test of any moral or ethical decision making algorithm


interesting side note:

in self checking my understanding of the difference between ethics and morals, I checked out this site

here, I learned that ethics is externally driven by societal standards and morals are an individual/internal belief system.

The funny thing is that the word "ethics" comes from the greek "ethos" which means "character" (internal, right?) while the word "morals" comes from the latin "mos" which means "custom" (external, right?)

no wonder we're all so confused

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seems relevant to put this here: utilitarianism

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I might be able to help.  Probably not, but I'd like to try.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Awesome drone AI code
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:33:23 am »
flying segways are coming and it will be awesome

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