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Apple Talk / Re: Film Flam
« on: Yesterday at 10:37:35 pm »
Fear and Loathing
Dark City
City of Lost Children
Fight club
Anything by Guy Richie
The Godfather (ONLY the FIRST one)
ANYTHING by Kurosawa.
Bulldada flicks (Old Godzilla, Gammorah, Breakin' II Electric Boogaloo, etc)

Everything else is garbage.  Everything.  We should drop a nuke on Hollywood, or feed them all to wild boars.

That is all.  There is no debate on this subject.

[/Roger Prime]

You didnt like Godfather 2?

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« on: Yesterday at 10:35:17 pm »
But all joking aside, itís nice to have you back Aini.

I'm actually an automaton programmed to think he's Daruko built out of spare parts from spare parts by Richter in his basement.

Ok, so definitely Aini.

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Apple Talk / Re: Film Flam
« on: Yesterday at 09:59:52 pm »
Holy fuck, this topic is still going?

Buddy....

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: Yesterday at 03:33:06 pm »
Happy birthday Telarus!!

Iíll have a martini, Scrid.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: Yesterday at 12:33:18 pm »
They donít know until they do.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:47:41 pm »
There should be some option to apply for an Occupational Limited License. I have to deal with that all the time.

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Jordan Peterson became rich for refusing to use peopleís preferred pronouns.

Or, really, he became famous for the above and rich for what you stated. So, carry on...

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B E S U R E T O D R I N K Y O U R O V A L T I N E


A crummy commercial?

:golfclap:

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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: March 21, 2019, 12:42:22 pm »
/thathappened

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Principia Discussion / Re: Explaining Ourselves
« on: March 20, 2019, 09:41:07 pm »
2ndíd

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 20, 2019, 08:51:54 pm »
And that people who insist they are hyper-rational and try to reject emotions are usually just not aware of the emotions involved in their decision making.

Oh, I'm well aware that rejection of emotion can lead counterproductively to pride, and that trying to cancel out passions and attachment with contempt is a hamfisted solution and will never balance correctly, but I don't have a better solution.

Also, I'm not really talking about elimination emotion and concern about emotion entirely, just eliminating it from attempts to determine what is true, or what is viable. Emotion can't tell you about anything other than itself. You can't determine anything about the real world through a priori reasoning

But emotions can be an important part of the determination of truth, the thing is, they cant be taken at face-value and need to be interpreted.

Pure reason can so so so easily degenerate into rationalizations, and the emotions we feel and the emotions we see in others can keep that in check.

It almost sounds like all these aspects of ourselves are... actually important? How bizarre.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 20, 2019, 04:10:24 pm »
I care about people's physical wellbeing (or, at least, about whether they live or die),
That is an emotional reaction, induced by your identification with humans as a group.  Do you care about the wellbeing of rodents, or insects, or small rocks?  Do you have an objective reason for caring more about one than the other?

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I just don't care about their feelings (especially since these two concerns are often at odds).
A person's feelings (emotional state) can kill them.  Depression-related suicide is a thing.  Treating emotional and physical well-being separately is not valid.

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I have not actually freed myself from these attachments completely. With luck someday I will.
Are you attached to the idea of freeing yourself from attachments?

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I'd like to someday reach a point where no emotion enters my mind when assessing the truth or falsehood or a situation, and where I feel absolutely no connection whatsoever to any race, religion, ethnicity, nation, or gender. (I've given some idle consideration to having surgery on my amygdala and/or cingulum)
You seem to have a strong bias for becoming bias free.  This is a logical error.  Being open minded means not dismissing new data when it doesn't match your preconceptions.  It does not mean that you are not allowed to make interim conclusions from the available data, or negatively weight data which is clearly suspect.  You need not spend significant effort studying evidence that the Earth is flat.

"There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos." --Jim Hightower

He's one of those useless gobs of shit that thinks that you can subtract human emotions from human systems and get an accurate picture.

Sort of like saying you can subtract all the screaming people from around the horse in Guernica to understand what Picasso was trying to say.  It's deliberately damaging inbound signal.  It is the hallmark of the IDIOT.

If he isnít a Rand stan, he should be.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 20, 2019, 12:19:15 pm »
How ANY people feel. I don't care how ANY people feel.


And this, right here folks, is where any person, regardless of anything, drops off my give-a-fuck list.

If you donít care about how people feel, you are a fucking idiot. Not caring about how people feel is /diagnosable/. Itís clinical sociopathy.

As a sociopath, by default, you are a little monster. You arenít part of the human tribe, because you donít give a fuck about that tribe. This follows because psychological well-being is proven to have a direct connection to real world outcomes. Miserable people are less effective and they fucking die earlier.

If you were a part of the human tribe, youíd care about that to at least some extent and want to minimize it for your clique in the tribe at least, bare minimum. That you do not makes you innately not a good person, because you bring nothing to the table for improving things. But it doesnít make you necessarily a bad person either.

Here is the thing, though. One day you might be a bad person. A big monster. Sociopaths so often do end up that way. Serial killers, cult leaders, the list continues.

The sociopath often creates more human suffering, since they donít care about how people are impacted by it. Those who hit that stage are all terrible. The world would be genuinely be better off without such people in it.

I want nothing to do with that, and so I want nothing to do with you. Iíll just pretend you donít exist beyond the role of punching bag. Not that you should /care/, right?
I care about people's physical wellbeing (or, at least, about whether they live or die), I just don't care about their feelings (especially since these two concerns are often at odds). I have to go out of my way to not care how people feel. And not to identify with any major group. If you care how people feel and identify as part of a group it opens you up to all sorts of delusional thinking. Appeal to emotion, appeal to consequences, appeal to empathy, appeal to flattery, appeal to pity, tone policing, guilt by association, honor by association, argumentum ad populum, groupthink, tribalism, etc, etc, etc.

I have not actually freed myself from these attachments completely. With luck someday I will. I'd like to someday reach a point where no emotion enters my mind when assessing the truth or falsehood or a situation, and where I feel absolutely no connection whatsoever to any race, religion, ethnicity, nation, or gender. (I've given some idle consideration to having surgery on my amygdala and/or cingulum)

So, you do care... you just try not to. Cool.

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Holy Rage
« on: March 20, 2019, 12:15:57 pm »
I think the issue might be that a lot of people seem to have been giving in to rage in recent years, to our detriment as a society. I donít know that itís really an aspect of ourselves that we are not already intimately acquainted with.

Thatís my take, anyway.

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Apple Talk / Re: Film Flam
« on: March 19, 2019, 07:43:58 pm »
There was plenty of shade being served. I was hoping for more witty banter than there ended up being, but I did enjoy it.

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