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Or Kill Me / Re: What do?
« on: February 04, 2016, 01:05:23 pm »
From my own personal depression toolkit...

Indulge in physical fitness and improvement - Exercise releases feelgood chemicals in the brain that help make me less depressed. Join a gym, take up martial arts, jogging, skateboarding... Track improvements and set goals, work to improve lap times, new moves, whatever. This will feel like progress which counters that - "I'm getting fucking nowhere" - thing that gets stuck in my head when I'm down.

Learn to cook good food using fresh ingredients. This will help with the physical improvement, since your body will be getting a steady supply of actual nutrients as opposed to mostly sugar and preservatives which don't have a massively beneficial effect on your bio and neurochemistry. Go nuts and practice cooking new dishes. More progress...

Drink a lot of water. Dehydration is the baseline normal for most of western civilisation. Dehydration causes all sorts of bad shit and prolly doesn't help with depression either.

Just say "yes". Say someone invites me to do something. Go for a coffee, visit the zoo, skydive... A depressed person's default answer is "No. [insert lame excuse here]" or "I'll think about it. [excuse pending]" Change that default answer to "Okay" and the hard bit is done in a split second.

After that I might spend the rest of the time dreading it and running over worst case scenarios in my head but who cares, the decision is made, it's out of my hands now. Most of the time I'll find I actually have fun cos, I end up outside, with my friends doing some stuff instead of lying on the floor of a darkened room, in the fetal position, hating my life.




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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Beef Cell Techmology
« on: February 04, 2016, 12:31:30 pm »

Boutique Designer No-kill Filet Minion™

No-kill White Rhinoceros Steaks™

No-kill Siberian Tiger Steaks™

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Approved No-kill Baleen Whale Tail Meat™

No-kill New England Lobster Tail™


You missed Longpig from that list :evil:

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I haven't been drunk since last new year. I don't love or hate anyone anymore. I'm just numb :horrormirth:

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It forced me to answer the question - "would you rather hear the original Rick Astley version" with "yes" and now I feel dirty and corrupted  :cry:

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Dunno if this is repost, fkin 6 years old but I'd never seen it til some rat bastard ex friend on facebook posted it today. I've never been the same since  :eek:

Just fucking NOOOOOOOOO!  :argh!:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ORC ATTACK!!
« on: November 13, 2015, 12:24:17 pm »
My reaction would be disappointment. I wanted zombies goddamnit. Is it too much to ask?  :argh!:

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I know better than to post ITT after what happened the last time  :argh!:

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I'm guessing there's a lot of contributing factors. Some root and some incidental but there's one that nobody's talking about - advertising.

I don't mean using tits to sell soda, as has already been discussed, I mean sensationalist reporting of school shootings in tabloid media.

Most of us watch these with a mixture of fear and disgust but not the lone weirdo's. If you're living in your moms basement, not getting any tail and/or being bullied or shit and your head is mince, my bet is these reports are a call to arms.

School shootings are on the rise. 3 hour special, after the news. "Not for the faint hearted". Snowball effect in progress...

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Being different to how one was years ago is favorable, in my mind to being exactly the same. It's called growth. Does a being good to tear their self apart, expand on the good bits and burn the bad. Personality is like lego, build shit up, tear it down, build it back up better.

The alternative is attachment to an electro-chemical simulation, running on a couple of pounds of meat, resting in the skull of a member of the primate order. Don't let that put you off, tho, it's a popular choice.

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So when I'm placing an order for a couple of million gallons of lava (for perfectly innocent purposes, I might add) I should specify "molten"?

Glad we got that cleared up before I made a complete arse of myself with Operation English Surprise

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If you think english is bad try saying "90" in french  :eek:

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Latest convolutional neural net fuckery - copying art style  :eek:



*EDIT* fuck me - wrong thread. Please to stick in pics mods!


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Sometimes bad people can have good ideas. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

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That just made my entire month!  :lulz:

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So nothing scientific makes us different, that's fair enough. Something I can get behind. But there's an implication in there that we're not different which is patently not the case.

The properties that emerged from the tiny tweak our particular strand of ribonucleic ticker tape received made us very different. According to biology we are 97(ish) percent identical to mice. So why didn't mice develop the atom bomb?

You're a snowflake. Get over it  :lulz:

Actually, the implication is that we're no more different from all the other animals than any given species is different from all the other animals.

There is no big defining difference that sets us apart and makes us special. Our difference is the sum total of many traits that, in combination, characterize our species. The fact that we are the only highly technological species at this time sets us apart from the animals as much as the bat being the only flying mammal at this time sets bats apart from the animals. My point is that the man/animal dichotomy is false, and it's an unproductive way of thinking about our species and its relationship with all the other animals, and our shared environment.

Couldn't agree more. The pathological denial thing is a particular lulzfest where all sorts of convoluted bullshit gets trotted out to excuse the fact that most of the time we're a bunch of apes behaving exactly like any other species of primate.

At other times I defend the fact that our intellectual capacity (untapped tho it usually remains) separates us from the rest of our biologically mutated brethren. There is great potential there. Unfortunately we're still animals, for the most part quite content to obey the law of the jungle, blissfully unaware that that's exactly the kind of thing a jellyfish would do.

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