Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - P3nT4gR4m

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 545
1
Everyone plays the game, whether they want to or not.

Everyone who knows about it, anyway.

And the ones who don't know about it don't realise they're winning :argh!:

2
With such a supportive partner, the guts to share your story with people

Depression, stress, anxiety... it's as common as fucked mothers. Hell, It's practically the new norm. I suspect a lot of members on any forum would have had similar issues, to greater or lesser degree. Some might have found tools you never thought of trying. You share, we share, whole bunch of people might get something positive out of it.

Maybe aint so gutsy after all. Maybe just feels that way when it's bad.

3
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: Today at 07:46:19 pm »
Yeah, I guess we're collectively doing the best we can manage with the shit we have.

4
Or Kill Me / Re: Burgers?
« on: Today at 07:12:59 pm »
Can't disagree in principle but in practice some beliefs are viral.

The idea of not being allowed to transmit a belief is odious; it is just that nobody should be able to FORCE the idea.


The organised religions, the political power structure deity-systems, work a method of implanting the equivalent of a mental back door in the believers. Irrational orders "Backed by God" must be obeyed. It's a critical thought exploit and it's inserted on purpose, with malice aforethought, for reasons that have nothing to do with belief or spirituality.

5
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: Today at 07:03:50 pm »
The thing with any form of IP is it's a bastard of a thing. Understandable in a capitalism scenario, I'm not arguing the logic of it, but no less regrettable for all that. The more information that is freely available to everyone, the faster we progress.

Gonna argue that.  Why put a shitload of work into something, if someone can just walk off with it?

Pretty simple, really - you do it so that when they improve on it, you get to walk away with the improvement.

Bonus, if you do it right, you get to share the workload.

In the meantime, I have to eat.  So, if I'm an author or something, I cannot make a living without IP protection.  It's really that simple.  And I'd rather live in a world with MORE books than LESS.

Likewise, if I am going to sink resources into developing a technology, I have to have some sort of payoff, or I'm out of business.  Which means no further new tech from me.

Like I said, I understand it but it still saddens me. Cures cannot be created without recovering investment. So they come out expensive as fuck and whaddya know - people die because of it. It's how it is but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

6
Or Kill Me / Re: Burgers?
« on: Today at 06:26:03 pm »
No, I think your mind is equally made up.

If it's any consolation, I'm leaning much more heavily toward there being something, I just have absolutely no idea what. Actually that's not strictly true, I have fucking millions of ideas what, it's working out which that has me stumped. I don't even completely rule out the Cartman-jehova scenario but I do find that one a lot more far fetched than most of the others.

Well, it's not a consolation, really, because what other people believe - as one filthy hippie once said - "neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.  I do not care if another person worships a thousand gods or none."

The thing that most people don't seem to understand - on ALL sides of the debate - is that personal beliefs are just that: Personal.  I have no right to impose my beliefs on others, and I'll be fucked if I let someone else impose their beliefs on me.



Can't disagree in principle but in practice some beliefs are viral. Especially the more politically exploited ones. The more people believe those, the more unpleasant the situation seems to be. The imposition thing is exactly what I stand against. Catch 22 - how do you prevent a faith from imposing it's beliefs on you without imposing your own beliefs (ie "I can believe whatever I like") on them.

So I attack, I ridicule, but no bones about it - what I'd like to happen is for a specific subset of believers to realise how fucking retarded their belief is in the hope that they'll stop believing it and, thus, stop trying to impose it on me.

I'm not really talking about belief or faith, what I'm talking about is religion, the - we've got it all sussed out and you had better listen up if you know what's good for you - crowd. The organisation, the structure, it's mostly diluted nowadays (used to be a lot nastier) but it's still just a toothless monster, no less monstrous for the lack of fangs.


Yeah, it's the imposing parts that get to me.

Although, I suppose it could be rightly said that either side could be total dicks about imposing their worldview.  I fall into the "benevolent scientist-king" way of thinking pretty easily, but that has it's own special horror.

"I am become Death, destroyer of worlds."

 :nuke:

Balls.

"I AM BECOME COMMON SENSE, ENDER OF GLOBAL WAR."

The bomb is the best thing that happened to humanity in the last century, in terms of less dead people.

By fuck, you have a point there! Never looked at it quite like that before  :eek:

7
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: Today at 06:02:19 pm »
The thing with any form of IP is it's a bastard of a thing. Understandable in a capitalism scenario, I'm not arguing the logic of it, but no less regrettable for all that. The more information that is freely available to everyone, the faster we progress.

Gonna argue that.  Why put a shitload of work into something, if someone can just walk off with it?

Pretty simple, really - you do it so that when they improve on it, you get to walk away with the improvement.

Bonus, if you do it right, you get to share the workload.

8
Or Kill Me / Re: Burgers?
« on: Today at 05:58:46 pm »
No, I think your mind is equally made up.

If it's any consolation, I'm leaning much more heavily toward there being something, I just have absolutely no idea what. Actually that's not strictly true, I have fucking millions of ideas what, it's working out which that has me stumped. I don't even completely rule out the Cartman-jehova scenario but I do find that one a lot more far fetched than most of the others.

9
There needs to be a horror movie made, where the protagonists are hunted by those things and it needs to be made NOW!

10
It was the hat, dude, they totally fucked up the hat  :argh!:

11
Shit, man, it's been less than nine months, I aint even too pissed by this. Did I ever tell you about my two year winning streak?

12
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: Today at 05:40:54 pm »
The thing with any form of IP is it's a bastard of a thing. Understandable in a capitalism scenario, I'm not arguing the logic of it, but no less regrettable for all that. The more information that is freely available to everyone, the faster we progress.

I don't know if "open source" was something invented by the hacker community (as the name suggests) or if it was a thing before that but it applies (imho) universally. IP robs the collective memeplex of ideas, open source enriches it.


13
Or Kill Me / Re: Burgers?
« on: Today at 05:34:41 pm »
Given that I have never discounted the (staggeringly high) probability that there's some form of conscious entity either behind or emergent from this universe, I don't think we're really opposed on this issue. You give the impression you've perhaps made up your mind to a greater extent than me but that would be about it?

14
Or Kill Me / Re: Burgers?
« on: Today at 05:14:09 pm »
Just out of interest (not going anywhere with this, just genuinely curious) How much of your belief is based on your own particular ideas and thoughts on what a deity might be and how much comes out the bible? Like on a scale of "there seems to be intent behind all this" and "Jesus reanimated the corpse of Lazarus" where are you?

15
Or Kill Me / Re: Burgers?
« on: Today at 04:21:19 pm »
You and Twid have never tried to convince me. The majority of theists I encountered growing up did. They did so with the sanction of the government and the education system. I also feel the need to make a distinction between people who believe in some form of creator or deity or intelligence behind the universe and the ones that piss me off, the one's who adhere to the bible explanation. No one ever told me to explore the possibility of there being some kind of intelligent creator, no. They told me his name, a bunch of stuff he did and said and a bunch of crap about some white guy who walked on water.

And they told me it like it was some kind of fact. :argh!:

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 545