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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: August 20, 2014, 06:56:38 pm »
I just went on a small fantasy binge on the Kindle.

Got Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archives 2...even though I can barely remember the first book.  That's OK though - Sanderson's a top notch writer, IMO truly underappreciated even after rescuing the trainwreck of a series The Wheel of Time had become.  I'll remember it in time, and if I don't...well, it just means reading more Sanderson.  Which is hardly a terrible thing, as he is such an easy writer to read.

Also picked up Daniel Polansky's Lowtown novel sequels.  The original Lowtown was my kind of story - the fantasy setting was window-dressing for something much closer to noir or a hardboiled detective novel.  If you like Joe Abercrombie, you'll probably like Polansky.
Alright, I'll keep an eye out for Polansky then. :D

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Or Kill Me / Re: Another reason to hate the world. True or False?
« on: August 20, 2014, 04:21:43 pm »
short, stumpdicked, poor, bald, plebian, chubby pedestrian, unemployed and unpopular I think
Hey now, I know quite a few nice people that are any combination of short, poor, bald etc etc. Don't use things that aren't insults as insults.
Come to think of it, most insults usually aren't as insulting as the insulter thinks.

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The press are the eyes and ears of 7+ billion people.
Limiting the freedom of the press is limiting the freedom of everyone.
This is not a difficult concept.

There are no good reasons to do so, if you think there are, name one and I will explain why your reasoning is wrong.

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Welcome back!
I have some vague memories of someone like you.

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The burden of proof isn't on the atheists, what makes you think it is?

The way I always saw the atheist debate was like, say there's an established law that women should get slapped around or whatever and it's a theocratic thing - "it says in the book of kenny, ch1 v2 - for he that raiseth his hand to his bitch must surely be a servant of the lord" and the atheists are all like, "That's fucking retarded. Stop believing in fairy tales you complete dicks!"

And the believers turn around and say "You can't prove it's a fairy tale. Ruling stands."

While it may be true that a load of atheists hate the fact that humans are allowed to believe retarded shit, I think a lot of it is down to the fact that much of that retarded stuff affects them, personally by way of stupid laws that govern what they can and can't do. I think this is becoming less of a problem on aggregate as rational secularism generally prevails but you don't have to look far to the fringes to see that there's still some seriously fucked up shit happening because god.
In that context god is just an excuse, people are horrible regardless.
Also, your distinction between believer and atheist can only exist with definitions of those terms that are different from the way the have been used so far in this thread.

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Just read it, cool article.

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Damn it, I thought the whole point of this "humanity" experiment is to get smarter over time.

No, it's just to keep making primates.

Point.




Depressing, depressing point.

People  even educated people - keep assuming that evolution has a goal.  Because it's nice to think that there's someone driving the bus, yanno?

But there isn't.

Um... the goal of evolution is my children growing unicorn horns and farting rainbows. OBVIOUSLY.
Hmmmm.... I think that can be arranged. I will need some of your ova, pre=fertilized. A few thousand will do for a start.
Don't worry about the mutagenic compounds, I have a contact for that.  :evil:

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Day 6 of the stomach flu.

I should not have come to work today.

Day 6? How is your hydration? Seriously?

I'm getting myself stuck every other day, 2 bags per.  I look like a fucking junkie.
Damn.
Take care of yourself.

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How the hell did this turn into a philosophical discussion of the meaning of life?

Anyway, the meaning of life is obviously adventure.
Adventure requires danger.
Stupid humans are more dangerous than smart ones, especially when they move in packs.
So people are getting stupider because that maximizes adventure.
Q.E.D.

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I dick around on the internet. So basically the same thing as when I joined 10 years ago. But with more alcohol involved! :lol:
Hi Fred!

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You're feeling uncomfortable about two unrelated posts next to each other?

Lo5?
Yeah, I know. It is stupid.
It still gives me the heebiejeebies and I don't even know what those are!
I like it when my brain does something weird like this.

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