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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens #6
« on: February 12, 2009, 09:50:58 am »
How in the fuck did I miss this?  :argh!:

Damn threadmining turns to tunnel vision  :weary:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens #6
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:48:28 pm »
I've found, whilst threadmining - the parable of the sacred bull by enrico

who is responsible for this? Is it kopyleft? Has it been published in anything else?

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens #6
« on: February 11, 2009, 05:25:10 pm »
p3nt you must use that WORLD > EYE > DOT (you are here) diagram somewhere, cause it's awesome.

also more fonts, free and nicely catalogued for you on urbanfonts.com

good call! Thanks for reminding me about that one.

also thnx for new fonts site - now I'll be twice as long choosing my typefaces  :weary:

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Or Kill Me / Re: It's Simple Really...
« on: February 11, 2009, 04:23:16 pm »
Agreed!

I don't watch much teevee but I like the stuff I do watch. And, especially in the cases of commercials and biased journalism, often not in the spirit intended by the programme makers. I find advertisements fascinating, analysing the effects I can feel from different levels of persuasion. Then there's a sort of holistic view that I can take, a bit like ozzy in the watchmen, skipping through the channels, gauging the overtones of propaganda that permeate the whole thing, in a more general context. Like, right now, everybody is talking about saving moneys. The phrase "credit crunch" which is a much more cereal-sounding one than "recession" will be heard around every 5mins on most topical daytime shows. It's so hot-topic it's replaced "global warming/climate change" as the biggest meme on the box. And I'd be surprised if your average tv casualty would even be aware that oceana is still at war with afghaniraq.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: TGRR Podcasts
« on: February 10, 2009, 07:44:16 pm »
Best Yet!

:mittens:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ATTN LMNO: physics(ish) question
« on: February 10, 2009, 04:33:53 pm »
Cheers, that pretty much answers my question. I'm sure if you could build a machine that spat out moar 'lectric than you fed it it'd be front page of the "new scientist" and not some bedroom stunt on youtube.

I think the plan was to use a wheel of magnets and four oscillating poles around them powered by a small battery, when hooked up to a dynamo this produces a bunch of leccy, some of which is used to trickle charge the battery.


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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ATTN LMNO: physics(ish) question
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:09:35 pm »
Have a look HERE

also this page

The main criticisms seem to be from the "perpetual motion" angle which, as I've already mentioned, I'm taken as a given (that it wont)

I am, however intrigued if this thing might be producing energy at anything approaching "zero point" because, if this is the case then I'm guessing I could hook the power supply up to the aforementioned solar/wind source to provide the extra juice.

I realise that I'm probably being totally naive and making some fundamental error here. I got no clue how any of this works. Figured if I ran it by someone who can check the maths or physics or whatever it is then I could either look into developing one or at least get my mate to stfu when he goes on about it.

There's also the whole "cult of tesla" thing that's baffling me at the moment. Mainly because it all just goes over my head but I'm getting the impression he was a nutjob that invented AC then made some fucked up claims in the throes of a breakdown and conspiracy theorists have been lapping it up ever since. That about right or did the guy actually imply something we still don't understand about the properties of electricity and for some reason science has never worked it out?

Devices that pull energy from ambient sources (wind, solar, possibly stray radio communications) shouldn't be considered overunity.  Would you call a wind-chime a perpetual-motion machine?  It kind of is, but not like any seeker would probably admit.

I'm not suggesting those things are perpetual motion - the plan is to "cheat" and use these readily available sources to tip the balance.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / ATTN LMNO: physics(ish) question
« on: February 09, 2009, 06:52:27 pm »
I have a mate who will pretty much buy into any conspiracy theory you care to mention. I've sold him more than a couple myself. Now he's go a bee in bonnet about something to do with Nikolai Tesla and Overunity. Planning on going "off the grid" with some kind of magnetic induction motor or some shit.

Now (correct me if I'm wrong) the whole idea here seems to be to produce moar power than you're putting in, charging the battery you're powering it with, with the excess power. Impossible right? Smacks of pseudo science. But what I was wondering is - how close to this elusive "perpetual motion" thing have the crackpots got? Because I'm thinking I might have the answer (using non pseudoscience bullshit. Basically what I'm thinking is - if I can get pretty close to the overunity point, using whatever, surely all I have to do is add a couple of wind turbines or solar panels or both in order to beef up the juice.

Anyway I'd appreciate if you could bring me up to speed on this stuff, he's the kind of chap who will spend a bit of money in pursuit of this goal and if I can tag along for the ride and get a working prototype up and running then I save myself a bit of bread on leccy bills.

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That's exactly what I'm talking about. Why hasn't this been done  :argh!:


















...  :oops:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: NO SEX TIll 30!!
« on: February 08, 2009, 02:07:22 pm »
BUMP

Abstinence leads to the birth of the Scottish Empire  :lol:

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Propaganda Depository / Re: TGRR Podcasts
« on: February 07, 2009, 02:32:17 am »
Presentation was great! I shit you not Rog, except for the odd occasion when you throw in an "um" or an "err"

It is a solid BITCH training yourself out of that.

I found running to a tight script helped with baby jesus and scareyface but with BJ I had the advantage of reading it off a screen - I didn't have to memorise and look at the camera. Scareyface was quite short but again a bit of practice lets you concentrate on actually finessing the delivery and there's no pause to think what to say next, cos you already tried it a dozen different ways.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Hoopla Podcasts
« on: February 06, 2009, 11:02:40 pm »
I used to make films in school, and would generally act any character I couldn't find someone to play... which is how Enrico was developed actually.  Believe it or not, that crazy old bastard has been in my life since 1994!

I just did one the other night which is full on acting... I basically did my rendition of Christian Bale's outburst, while commenting on Christian Bale's outburst.  It was fun.

Link or it nevar happened  :argh!:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qavvDQ88xgQ



Pwn4ge!  :lulz:

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Hoopla Podcasts
« on: February 06, 2009, 10:24:27 pm »
I used to make films in school, and would generally act any character I couldn't find someone to play... which is how Enrico was developed actually.  Believe it or not, that crazy old bastard has been in my life since 1994!

I just did one the other night which is full on acting... I basically did my rendition of Christian Bale's outburst, while commenting on Christian Bale's outburst.  It was fun.

Link or it nevar happened  :argh!:

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Propaganda Depository / Re: TGRR Podcasts
« on: February 06, 2009, 06:53:45 pm »
Presentation was great! I shit you not Rog, except for the odd occasion when you throw in an "um" or an "err" (which didn't happen in this clip) yuo are a goddamn natural, the voice is your greatest asset, I'd kill a man stone dead for a voice that like, it has that indefinable quality that makes people either sound like they belong on teevee or not.

Only criticism I had with this release is the silence during the photo montage. That's a total no-no. Either some hard, thrashy rock or a voiceover is desperately required over this part. Pictures do not speak for themselves in the video medium.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens #6
« on: February 06, 2009, 06:29:06 pm »
Okay, so we're talking about content that describe what we would consider basic Discordian "theory and practice," but with a special emphasis on making up bullshit claims about how IT WILL CHANGE YUOR LIFE, a la McOccultism?

Zing! I think we're pretty much on the same page here. I love the evangelical tone of Crowley in the intro to theory and practice, defo need to throw in some of that. The ridiculous claims and pseudo science gobshite of the new age and neopagan literature will also be applied to discrodian thought paradigms.

For example, imagine a suitably "authentic" looking gardnerian spell illustrating the law of fives.

For my own part I came across discordia on the back of a long period of occult study and, from what I gather, there's quite a few on this board alone who have a similar background or ongoing interest in these kind of semantic systems.

I don't want this release to be any form of mystical system of whatever but I do think it'd work really well in the style of a caricature or lampoon of some of the classics. If there's a ritual described it should be obvious (like it was in the original PD) that it's a piss take but, at the same time, if a cabbage reads it and is convinced enough to try it then all the better.

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