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Pent: before I respond, what do you mean by closed loop machine?

What I was getting at was there's nothing going on in biology beyond the system itself. "Art" has no fucking place in it. It's hard science and any stuff that isn't hard science will be once there's been more research.

I'm a massive fan of the placebo effect, btw, and I'd love to hear of someone keying into that particular psychological feedback mechanism minus the hoodwinking thing but, until they do, it's a massive unpatched exploit for woo peddlars to fill with whatever artistic bullshit they damn well please. This is disingenuous because the effect of crystals and reiki and fucking - insert gobshite here - is limited to the gullible.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Die Antwoord
« on: November 13, 2014, 10:19:04 am »
Ninja and Yolandi are costarring in the new Neill Blomkamp movie, Chappie

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Thought had crossed my mind. Now I'm wondering if everything that I've experienced since is still part of the movie. :eek:

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These things resonate with my feeling that health and healing are concepts and activities not entirely within the remit of science, and perhaps they ought not to be, either. Responding to the hidden, unspoken, unspeakable needs of another asking for help has, I feel, an irreducable element of art to it.

The body is a closed-loop biological machine. It differs from a toaster or a pickup truck only in it's complexity and our understanding of it's operations. It is completely describable in scientific terms and, when it's finally described in it's entirety, it will be handed over to engineers and technicians. Art has nothing to do with it, aside from muddying the waters with pseudoscientific gobbledygook.

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So I'm sitting with P3nTw1F3 watching Interstellar at the local cinema last night and it's 15 mins from the end and the movie has been pretty fucking sweet so far and then suddenly it freezes and we're left staring at a frozen image of Anne Hathaway while the staff try in vain to get mission control down south to reboot the projector. Turns out the IP tards don't trust local staff to run their projection systems, just in case they nip back after hours and shoot a telesync for piratebay so the upshot is I'm going to have to nip along to piratebay tonight and download a telesync just so I can find out how the fucking movie ends  :argh!:

In the meantime. Feel free to regail me with outlandish tales of what happens in the final 15 mins.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Rosetta has landed!
« on: November 12, 2014, 04:36:14 pm »

SOME Humans are capable of this.


That answer your question?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I warned you.
« on: November 12, 2014, 04:34:32 pm »
but but but... I VOTED AGAINST IT!  :argh!:

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Techmology and Scientism / Rosetta has landed!
« on: November 12, 2014, 03:05:49 pm »
 :fap:

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So when the fuck did Richard Dawkins start playing drums for springsteen?  :eek:

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Bring and Brag / Re: As of tonight...
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:37:16 pm »
Sunday session at eyemouth Given that the conditions were really tame compared to the last clip I posted, we suffered a snapped paddle, a broken skeg (tail fin) and Kev tore pretty much all his fingers open when he surfed over a rock upside down.

Last time I go out in small conditions - shit is fucking dangerous! 8 foot of swell coming in this weekend. Nice and safe

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I fucking love christmas! There I said it. I love the two weeks off work and the giving/getting presents to/from people and the huge fucking banquet and the gallons of booze and the mountains of reefer and Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues.

I don't care who started it. Some prehistoric dickhead getting caught by the filth and literally banged up cos living gods can't crime worth a fuck or a bunch of other prehistoric wankers sacrificing virgins to the spirit of the harvest. Seriously - couldn't give a fuck and will happily reduce to a quivering vegetable anyone who can (another thing to love about christmas)

Christmas is Saturday Night2 and I'll puke neat Tequilla in the face of anyone who refuses to party.  :argh!:

This holiday you speak of is completely foreign to me. In the U.S. we have this frenzied, month-long consumer blood sport typically starting on the last Friday in November and running right up until the last possible second on December 24th. Not a whole lot of two weeks off work around these parts, and even if there were it would be spent in an insurmountable cross-town commute through suddenly feral packs of disposable battery and gift-card hoarders wearing santa caps and bleeding peppermint flavored jolly from their tear ducts. The only party is in the media room where they get to report on shoppers getting trampled and do a weekly round-up of the banned nativity scene inspired butt-hurt. If you're lucky enough here to get to have a nice meal and spend time with family and friends, that merely means that there's some upside to the Ho-Ho-Hell. But even that is by no means a given, because we still need employees out there cleaning up the small asteroid worth of garbage that is generated, scrubbing the blood and regret from the retail shelves in preparation for the smaller after Christmas aftershock, and manning the suicide hotlines.

This.

If you love Christmas, you haven't tried American Christmas.

I just hide in my house for that last week, until the worst of it is over.

LOL, yeah, once again I failed to account for the murrica-factor. We get a month of annoying radio jingles and tv full of "buy this plastic crap or your kids'll hate you" propaganda (if you're still into that old 20th century watching teevee with ads thing) but on the whole, in scotland, it's fucktons of booze and food and beating the shit out of tourists just coz. To be honest it could be any other scottish holiday, or weekend, or weekday but with loads of trippy lights in the shape of reindeer everywhere.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Am i being an independent thinker or just a coward?
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:49:51 pm »
I do it mostly to annoy you  :evil:

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I fucking love christmas! There I said it. I love the two weeks off work and the giving/getting presents to/from people and the huge fucking banquet and the gallons of booze and the mountains of reefer and Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues.

I don't care who started it. Some prehistoric dickhead getting caught by the filth and literally banged up cos living gods can't crime worth a fuck or a bunch of other prehistoric wankers sacrificing virgins to the spirit of the harvest. Seriously - couldn't give a fuck and will happily reduce to a quivering vegetable anyone who can (another thing to love about christmas)

Christmas is Saturday Night2 and I'll puke neat Tequilla in the face of anyone who refuses to party.  :argh!:

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Or Kill Me / Re: Am i being an independent thinker or just a coward?
« on: November 07, 2014, 11:06:53 am »
Best advice I have:

Set your sights on someone you want to be. Not what you look like, you can't be the same person you are and look different because it's who you are and how you live that determines your physical condition more than anything else. Maybe you want to be a football player or a mountaineer or a skateboarder or a cyclist or whatever. The mind and body are interlinked in a lot of respects. You can change one without changing the other but it's not generally sustainable.

Bad news - you want to be a thin, athletic person with killer abs who lounges about the sofa all day watching teevee and eating cheetos? Not going to happen.

Hitting the gym, changing your eating habits, playing ingress... these are all good things and will help short term. All I'm saying is that if you don't have a long term goal, like "I want to spend my life hiking around the wilderness or surfing or something, rather than doing whatever the fuck it was that got me into this predicament in the first place", you're likely to experience short term results.

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