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Apple Talk / Re: IF YOU WANT A CHRISTMAS CARD
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:35:17 pm »
WHOA!!! That's your idea of a shithole??? It's so clean. Where's the fucking litter and broken glass? Even our upmarket areas have some of that :argh!:

ETA: There isn't even any grafitti? WTF?

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Apple Talk / Re: IF YOU WANT A CHRISTMAS CARD
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:28:43 pm »
Dunno I just put Alvernon into mapsearch and then zoomed in on a square with more densley packed houses

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Apple Talk / Re: IF YOU WANT A CHRISTMAS CARD
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:25:59 pm »
Nah, like glamorous and palm trees and cactuses and sunshine and shit

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Apple Talk / Re: IF YOU WANT A CHRISTMAS CARD
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:17:05 pm »
I'm on street view right now - it's just like teh movies.  :fap:

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Apple Talk / Re: IF YOU WANT A CHRISTMAS CARD
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:13:15 pm »
Fuck me! It's all perfect squares  :eek:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Marshal McLuhan and Media Subversion
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:10:17 pm »
The way consciousness and it's counterpart, society, are evolving it seems to be toward ever increasing levels of abstraction. There could be some truth in this.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Huffington Post tells us why skepticism is bad...
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:06:42 pm »
Can you scientifically prove "green is pretty"?

Yep.  Jam probes into people's pleasure centers, and then show them different colors.

It's hard on the test subjects, of course, but we do this shit for science.

You could also set out a waiting room in identical chairs, painted different colours and see which ones most people sat in but I like your method better.

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Apple Talk / Re: IF YOU WANT A CHRISTMAS CARD
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:00:11 pm »
PM me your address. I already have quite a few spags though.

Supplies are limited, and I can't guarantee you will get one after everyone on my actual list is fulfilled. Also, I can't promise I won't look at where you live via Google Earth either.


...Roger has a swimming pool!

I fucking knew it! Bet the bastard has a limo and a butler too. Goddamn bourgeois tourist :argh!:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Prisoner's Dilemma and Mechanical Turk
« on: December 10, 2009, 05:48:18 pm »
Evolutionary psychologists (stop sniggering at the back) have suggested altruism, contrary to Ayn Rand et al, is indeed rational, for much the same reasons that Ratatosk and Roger have mentioned.  30,000 years ago, your survival was much enhanced if you were part of a group.  Groups could lay ambushes for animals, pick berries, share child-care duties etc etc all of which enhanced survival compared to those who, for whatever reason, went it alone.  Even only about 2500 years ago, banishment was still a favoured punishment, probably because of the greater risk an individual took by not being allowed to interact with his group.  Of course, there are environmental and cultural inputs as to what is considered "rational", and as always, it doesn't seem to apply often to those outside the "tribe".

You don't need to look as far back as 30,000 years. Take a look at group dynamics in any species which operates a pack nowadays. Lions, monkeys, caribou ... etc. A degree of altruism is hardwired into them or Darwin steps in to sort things out. Humans are, as far as I'm aware, the only species who's intellect has evolved to such a degree that they can break the coding and thus fail hilariously to pull off the kind of balanced society that even fucking ants don't find hard.  :lulz:

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Or Kill Me / Re: Words that piss me off.
« on: December 10, 2009, 01:21:57 pm »
They're generally idiots who once heard a smart person say "specifically" but couldn't get their head around the "spe" part at the beginning  :evilmad:

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Or Kill Me / Re: Words that piss me off.
« on: December 10, 2009, 12:51:32 pm »
"Literally"

Often used incorrectly.

I Literally threw up my lower intestines.

No you didn't. Don't be a liar, douche.  :argh!:

I like the word but, when used in that context, it does fill me with homicidal urges. The same people seem to say "pacifically" a lot - also has me reaching for the alibis.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Strife, Anxiety and Change
« on: December 10, 2009, 12:48:03 pm »

But you gotta admit that the norm is the search of stability, thats why society/government/politics/morality plays out the way it does.


Fuck yeah. It's why progress is always slow. Someone finds out the earth is round but all the wankers who like it flat are scared to believe. Creationism. Capitalism. Democracy... all a bunch of shite that the pussy majority are too attached to to even think about fixing.

Not sure how it relates to that anti-materialistic phrase, do. Right, paying for a house instead of renting apartment fixates you to a location, giving stability, but also chaining you to that location to a degree.

Not quite. Think about how you grow to like something a certain way to the point where you become scared it'll change. At that point you are addicted - at that point it owns you. Doesn't need to be an object, it can be a situation, a person, a worldview...

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Apple Talk / Re: Ridiculous typing excersizes
« on: December 10, 2009, 12:07:16 pm »
Fuck that lameass shit - try THIS instead :ECH:

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Apple Talk / Re: ATTN PD.COM: I'm losing it
« on: December 10, 2009, 11:50:33 am »
Blue trail is a result of firing the Quake3 railgun after point release 1.3

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Or Kill Me / Re: Strife, Anxiety and Change
« on: December 10, 2009, 11:28:36 am »
Nicely broken down. I believe you are utterly correct, however not everyone adheres to this norm. There are a lot of people, myself included, who absolutely love the moment when the ground opens up beneath the feet. I have to make a concerted effort, tho. When I feel the anxiety chemicals kicking in my mantra becomes "Adventure!" - puts me in the right frame of mind to enjoy the turmoil.

Also made me think of "the things you own start to own you" - other side of the same coin?

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