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Apple Talk / Hip Hop Help
« on: October 08, 2015, 11:03:09 pm »
So hip hop has finally taken hold--Only I've been so distanced from the music i'm really not sure how to recognize "good" hip hop. 

I've always like wu-tang and mos def.  most recently I've been listening to A$AP Mob, who i really like the more ambient quality of their style (at times). I've heard Hilltop Hoods, but not enough.

Anybody have any recommendations?

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Apple Talk / Outrage Culture - College edition
« on: June 03, 2015, 10:43:43 pm »
http://www.vox.com/2015/6/3/8706323/college-professor-afraid

I thought this was a pretty interesting article as the author talks about how good education used to be about challenging students' beliefs and making them think. Now, along the similar lines outrage culture takes, teachers are frightened from challenging students for fear they'll lose their jobs over what ultimately amounts to hurt feelings. This, in turn, causes educators to censor what otherwise would be really good discussions and plain old learning.

Thoughts?

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Apple Talk / American History
« on: April 15, 2015, 07:27:20 pm »
Hey all,

I started reading biographies of America's founding fathers. What I thought was going to a short flight of fancy turned into a minor obsession. 

Specifically what holds my interest are the ideas of liberty it's place in today's society,  the formulation of the two-party system, Alexander Hamilton's and Madison's federalist papers (i'll read someday), the construction of the banking system and revolutionary war (and others) major battle breakdown. The comparison of the French rev and American Rev is also kind of neat. 

There are a great many more topics that are pulling me in many directions.  For all of you, i was wondering if anyone here would recommend any books or other resources that might enhance my learning in these areas. 

My progress so far has been the following:

Washington: A life by Ron Chernow
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life ( i think it was this one)
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (about halfway through)
1776 David Mccullough
A whole assortment of youtube vids.

I'd like to read David Mccullough's John Adams and also a Madison bio. 

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Apple Talk / !textburns results !! WARNING: CONTAINS NSFW HYPERLINKS !!
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:09:46 am »
I wrote a script for the IRC bot that will text message me whenever someone types: !textburns <text>

Here's what was sent since July 23rd.

I substituted characters for the parties involved.

DON'T FORGET THAT SOME OF THE LINKS ARE NSFW.



http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/289306_S/even-batman-poops.jpg


http://shitporn.org/galleries/fresh-brown-shit/base/brown-shit-fullsized-pic-15.jpg


poop pooop poopity poop | Oct 4


DOES THIS WORK TOO | Oct 4


burns PEEEE | Oct 4


Goooooodddddmoooorrrrrniiing Viiiiieeeeetnaaam! | Oct 2


find the hidden dong http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/960/img/photos/2013/01/11/d4/b3/51bJaEAaAYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg | Oct 2


http://englishmum.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/oh-shit.jpg | Oct 2


http://eurokulture.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/vladimir-putin-riding-bear.jpg | Oct 1


http://www.drfloras.com/wp-content/themes/drfloras/images/DrFloras-colon-cleansing-day-8-pop-2nd.jpg | Sep 27


http://www.imgur.com/7LGBe2P.jpg | Sep 26


goes out | Sep 25


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttekLBqa6sQ | Sep 25


8 D | Sep 25


http://youtu.be/XgbU_8Fxv6k?t=3m18s | Sep 25


http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/9/7/4/318974_v1.jpg | Sep 22


http://i.imgur.com/YwFNU8T.jpg careful when this is flying about as you sleep | Sep 22


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByAMLSgCYAAy178.jpg | Sep 20


eris hey what's the deal with people thinking a microwave can charge their cellular devices | Sep 20


http://www.mum.org/violet1.jpg | Sep 20


burns | Sep 20


http://streaming.crocreview.com/galleries/hardcore/bigsausagepizza/carolyn/bigsausagepizza-carolyn-1.jpg | Sep 19


http://media.fukung.net/imgs/d27f12631ab7218f30f3a66defb556dc.jpg | Sep 18


http://i.imgur.com/P7x5fnK.png | Sep 18


http://i.imgur.com/ifOm27s.gif | Sep 18


http://i.imgur.com/JFRjjxt.jpg, | Sep 18


http://bondage.redteens.com/c/dm/tags-ass-bdsm-blindfold-blush-breasts-122728.jpeg | Sep 18


http://i.imgur.com/DhzUZGN.jpg | Sep 18


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx06Z99IUAAsr-D.jpg:large | Sep 18


https://i.imgur.com/bKNKwaI.jpg | Sep 16


http://galleries.adult-empire.com/98/9849//48/name8.jpg | Sep 16


http://i.imgur.com/VEb8k.jpg | Sep 16


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LWdj-Gq1P-o/TYWUPrYDpOI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/2TD4p0ltGtg/s1600/ellen3.jpg | Sep 14


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4LxHI8uV9A | Sep 13


http://rule34-data-002.paheal.net/_images/53869c2bb137e537ee90c405538cfe42/162170%20-%20Nakoruru%20Purple_Nakoruru%20Samurai_Shodown%20Shitting_dick_nipples%20Tao_Yan%20meme.jpg | Sep 12


pickup lasagna for dinner hunny | Sep 7


aaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa | Sep 2


lol | Sep 1


morning | Sep 1


good | Sep 1


http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BY6TKGmIgAAoyaV.jpg:large | Aug 31


was it you that collected music with Alan Watts samples? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcEDw82vw1c about 5 minutes in, although Folky Celticy stuff rather than chillstep | Aug 28


she led me to your office where you were playing a game with what might have been a nintendo | Aug 28


last night, I had a dream about you, and in this dream, I went to visit you in your new house | Aug 28


http://youtube.com/watch?v=AaWyFlXqpHc | Aug 25


http://i.imgur.com/B4pdRQE.jpg | Aug 23


Encephalopedophilia* | Aug 22


and the subsequently awkwarder moment, when you realize that this is Brainchild pedophilia | Aug 22


That Awkward Moment when you think your Code be so Sexy you wanna Stick in in the USB port and make sweet love to it | Aug 22


http://illuminatiwatcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Giorgio-Aliens.jpg | Aug 22


can you pick up pork chops for dinner, honey? thx love ya | Aug 21


INTERLOPERS HERE TOO | Aug 20


CECI N'EST PAS UNE TEXTMESSAGE | Aug 19


I wonder how long it will take before this gets supremely annoying | Aug 19


it's poo time | Aug 19


http://i.imgur.com/kRdzH.gif | Aug 19


Don't let the evil goat in | Aug 18


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa | Aug 18


HI BURNS PHONE | Aug 18


YOU ARE AN UNREGISTERED MUTANT | Aug 18


COME ON POOKY! LET'S BURN THIS MOTHERFUCKER DOWN! | Aug 15


Insects outnumber humans 100000000 to one. | Aug 6


OMG THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE, GET TO DA CHOPPA | Aug 1


YOUR PHONE HAS BEEN VISITED BY THE TEXT MESSAGE OF HAPPINESS | Jul 30


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXqvqXofQcQ| Jul 30


IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way -- in short, the period | Jul 30


THERE'S A MONSTER IN THE HALLWAY | Jul 30


<@[spag]> The moon landings were faked. No, really. FAKED, I tell you, FAKED. | Jul 27


it does nothing, nevermind it | Jul 27


<@[spag]> legalize armadillos!!! | Jul 26


ONE CENT FOR ONE ONION #ocfon | Jul 26


we have an IRC emergency, please call 867-5309 asap | Jul 26


BURNS, this is Elbert Huberdink from down Mesa Puerta, do you have free time in your schedule today for a meeting? | Jul 26


when cows laugh, does milk come out of their noses? | Jul 26


I shall now commence texting you the complete text of "Atlas Shrugged" | Jul 25


Got milk? | Jul 25


You up? | Jul 25


what are you wearing | Jul 25


text me! | Jul 25


| Jul 25


girl, you must be an einstein-rosen bridge, because I want to come inside you and be somewhere else. | Jul 25


THE SKY IS FALLING! | Jul 25


I value our friendship | Jul 25


i sniffed ur poop | Jul 25


I hope you have enjoyed reading this twice | Jul 25


[spag] is making unreasonable demands of you | Jul 24


HI BURNS | Jul 24


| Jul 24


GET IN DA CHOPPA | Jul 23


Thanks for letting me suck the pickles from your Big Mac! -- luv Mandy xxx | Jul 23


you left you front door unlocked | Jul 23

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Apple Talk / What kind of skyrim (or any rpg) character are you?
« on: July 19, 2014, 04:56:28 am »
I think i'm somewhere between a Maximum-alist and The Butterfly Annihilator.

Source

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So I've been wandering around the internet and I've come across some folks who can't seem to agree on this--and admittedly I'm not sure what to think. So I figure, why not bring it up here?

So pro A-Bomb side says that Japan civilians would have fought and/or committed suicide had the US invaded--possibly to the point where they would have obliterated their whole race. They claim that the 200,000 people who died from the bomb would have been upward toward a million Japanese and allied people who died in an invasion.  The Japanese thought we had only one bomb and wanted to keep fighting after Hiroshima. In addition the targets had factories and military bases that, should they have remained would have made a southern invasion incredibly difficult. This is also the position that Truman put forth (which immediately creates red flags for me, but that's just a gut reaction from this day and age.)

The anti A-Bomb side says that the Japanese were going to surrender anyway because the Soviets entered the war in Manchuria. Both Gen. Eisenhower and Gen. MacArthur have stated that the bomb didn't shorten the war.  These folks claim that the bomb was more as an effort at intimidating the Soviets and the Japanese were the perfect opportunity due to Americans' racist tendencies to think of the Japanese as "cockroaches".  That the pending surrender was based on a promise that the Allies would allow the Japanese imperial reign  to remain intact as their culture was used to.

So I DON'T want to believe that bombing and horrid aftermath of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the best solution but there seems to be a good case for it based on the evidence I've found.  The anecdotes from Eisenhower and MacArthur are...well anecdotes and Eisenhower was mostly in Europe and Africa anyway.  I heard that MacArthur was more disappointed that he couldn't do what he did best and storm in there--even after Hiroshima.

Ultimately, I WANT to believe that there is never a use for the bomb so I'd like to reconcile this--even if it means swallowing hard truths.

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Apple Talk / Passive Aggressive Douchebags
« on: June 27, 2014, 01:58:29 pm »
So how do you folks deal with em?

Specifically this is at the workplace where I work as a consultant.  So the relationship is really more like a customer rather than coworker but this person isn't signing my contract either.

I looked it up on the net but a lot of what I see is things like using "I" statements, avoidance and remaining composed...I do all this as a matter of principle so it's not exactly helping.

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Apple Talk / Going to New Orleans!
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:25:40 am »
For our honeymoon!  Got married 11 years ago and we're finally getting around to it.

So since the lot of you have secret knowledge about damn near everything, what tips can you give ol' Burns about New Orleans?  What to see ... what to avoid...you konw...lay it on me plz :)

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Literate Chaotic / A Collection of Rare Hunter S. Thompson Articles
« on: June 09, 2014, 06:43:38 am »
http://totallygonzo.org/gonzowriting/rare-articles/

This popped up in my life and I have a feeling some of you will enjoy this as well. The collection spans from 1961 to 1995 and the articles are actually scans from the originals--which is nice. I haven't had a chance to read them (as I'm about to hit the sack) but I suspect a good portion of my Monday morning will be quite occupied.

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Techmology and Scientism / The Internet Takes Away Religion
« on: April 06, 2014, 02:48:04 pm »
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/526111/how-the-internet-is-taking-away-americas-religion/

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[Computer Scientist Allen Downey] says that the demise is the result of several factors but the most controversial of these is the rise of the Internet. He concludes that the increase in Internet use in the last two decades has caused a significant drop in religious affiliation.

It goes on to indicate that the University of Chicago's General Social Survey's data indicates a other factors causing people to lose their religion.  Those are, a decline in religious upbringing and an increase in college level  education.  Downey says those stats are rather pail in comparison to the data of increased internet use.



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If this third factor exists, it must have specific characteristics. It would have to be something new that was increasing in prevalence during the 1990s and 2000s, just like the Internet. “It is hard to imagine what that factor might be,” says Downey.

I thought perhaps that the increase in science and technology might account for the unknown data. The Internet is just a smaller factor in increasing knowledge acceleration.   I mean amazing things seem to happen almost weekly. To my mind that tends to trump faith a bit.

What say you, folks?

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Apple Talk / Ongoing Underrated Movie List
« on: April 05, 2014, 03:42:32 pm »
I love movies.  One of my favorite kinds of movies are those hidden gems that nobody seems to know about.

So I shall begin...

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Speaking to Aeon magazine, Dr Roache said drugs could be developed to distort prisoners' minds into thinking time was passing more slowly.
"There are a number of psychoactive drugs that distort people’s sense of time, so you could imagine developing a pill or a liquid that made someone feel like they were serving a 1,000-year sentence," she said.

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A second scenario would be to upload human minds to computers to speed up the rate at which the mind works, she wrote on her blog.

"If the speed-up were a factor of a million, a millennium of thinking would be accomplished in eight and a half hours... Uploading the mind of a convicted criminal and running it a million times faster than normal would enable the uploaded criminal to serve a 1,000 year sentence in eight-and-a-half hours. This would, obviously, be much cheaper for the taxpayer than extending criminals’ lifespans to enable them to serve 1,000 years in real time."

What could possibly go wrong!? I mean as long as the tax payer saves money!   :lulz:  :eek: 

I mean what a great way to save time and money on our prison pipeline!

Anyway, I realize it's hardly a scientific article (hence the sub-forum) but I thought it brought up an interesting discussion.

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Apple Talk / A List of Musical Genres with corresponding song examples
« on: March 01, 2014, 02:41:37 am »
Saw this in the /r/bestof feed and thought some of you folks might enjoy it...

Also feel free to correct anything you might disagree with as the comparison in itself is worth it.

http://www.reddit.com/r/LetsTalkMusic/comments/1z7jnu/lets_talk_songs_that_are_good_introductions_to/

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Apple Talk / Bill Hicks: 20 Years Later by Patton Oswald
« on: February 27, 2014, 01:07:44 pm »
Bill Hicks: 20 Years Later by Patton Oswald

This was a pretty neat article by Patton Oswald that was originally supposed to be an intro to the new edition of American Scream by Cynthia True (good read, too) that was supposed to be out in 2012.  He provides a different take on the typical comparison to comedy's forerunners like Lenny Bruce, Pryor, Carlin, Cosby and so on.

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