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« on: January 01, 2009, 01:16:14 am »
Nice dream but it's never going to happen I'm afraid. Too many extremely powerful fuckheads with a vested interest in the status quo.

Rights will continue to be afforded to those who seize them, in spite of, not because of any government or reforms thereof. All the rest of humanity can sit on their asses and wait or get all bolshy and campaign for change. In the meantime I'll be doing whatever the hell I please.

« on: December 31, 2008, 07:47:08 pm »
Any system which begins with the words "everyone has the right..." is nothing more than a pile of idealistic gobshite but don't take my word for it, I'll happily retract that statement if and when said system is implemented.

Rights are not given, they are earned. If they're not taken, through blood sweat and tears, then they're not rights, they're just some hippy bullshit that means a metric tad less than nothing.

« on: December 31, 2008, 02:51:36 pm »

P3nt, I normally find most of your personal philosophies to be fucking retarded, and borderline psychotic.

Add "funny" and that's usually what I'm shooting for. Occasionally I forget that I'm meant to be taking the piss and some troof slips in. Apologies - normal service will be resumed asap :oops:

« on: December 31, 2008, 10:50:27 am »
Quote from: Bertrand Russell
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

The sheer scale of human society presents the necessity to governance and law. Law is a structure which presents the opportunity of power, the power to hold dominion over your fellow humans.

Where there is power there is corruption and abuse. This rule is absolute.

Therefore: If we are to have laws and government then it will suck to some degree. (P3nT's first principle)

A popular tendency toward blind obedience will, more often than not, increase the degree of suction.

Therefore: Questioning the validity of the law and deciding thereon whether or not one will obey, affords the opportunity to lessen the degree of suction when applied to self. (P3nT's second principle)

In theory one should only bound by law if one is captured in the act of breaking said edict. The ingenuity of both government and criminality will ensure that this is not always the case.

Therefore: Innocence and guilt are not absolutes in the practical application of the law. (P3nT's third principle)

The risk of being captured and punished under the law, regardless of ones innocence or guilt is never zero and rarely, if ever, will reach absolute.

Therefore: Weigh up the risks, do whatever the fuck thou feelest like doing and, above all - don't get caught.

Or Kill Me / Re: I am four billion years old.
« on: December 30, 2008, 04:04:32 pm »
Consider our bodies. Consider what blueprint stands for the manufacture of our bodies, the DNA. Its a highly stable molecule, replicable, and very emergent in its creativity. There are more possible combinations for the base pairs in a chromosome of human DNA than there are atoms in the universe.

Does this mean we don't have enough atoms to try all the combinations?

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: The Disaster Reaction
« on: December 14, 2008, 04:12:38 pm »
I know this feeling, it's one of those "whooosh!" things which feels like it's there's a big endorphin flood involved.

Find out how to trigger the endorphin release and you'll be well on the way.

Thing is it's probably happening in response to the stressor so the most likely approach will involve introducing a shock somehow.

To re-create second-brain imprint vulnerability in an adult, the subject must be made to feel like a clumsy infant. The subject’s neurological Scoreboard must clearly register the message, “I am one foot tall, ignorant, inept, frightened and wrong. They are six feet tall, wise, clever, powerful and right.”

Helplessness can be escalated to panic by means of terror tactics. In Costa-Gavras’ film The Confession, the Communist brainwashers take the subject from his cell, put a noose around his neck and lead him to a place where he expects to be hanged; some African tribes take candidates for “initiation” and bury them alive for hours. Basic imprint vulnerability occurs when the subject comes to believe, “I have no choice; they can do anything they want with me.” At this point, the emotional brain hooks into the victim internalizes a rank in the pecking order under the protection of the most powerful figure available.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Please, for fuck's sake
« on: December 13, 2008, 02:39:07 pm »
I wouldn't call genderless pronouns stupid, but I would call them pedantic and dull, and generally used in unnecessary situations.
Especially so on the internet, where the little pictures with words beside them could be any species let alone gender.

I'd agree that they're generally used in unnecessary situations but properly contextualized they're perfectly appropriate.
Perhaps, the only people I have ever encountered who use gender neutral terminology are people online As I mentioned before. I find gender identity or vocalisation of an absence of it on the internet laughable so I can admit I am predisposed to associate negative things with them. I'm unsure how I would react to it if I was talking to a person in real life that uses them.
So far my experience of it still seems like a crutch of a bland personality trying to sound more interesting.

Is a gender identity that isn't neatly masculine or feminine laughable IRL?

Yes. Just as laughable as a gender identity that is neatly masculine or feminine but not quite as laughable as someone who thinks gender identities are srs bidness :lulz:

I get my yucks where I can find them.

I love this! Pity I can't art worth a fuck. Still, if you get no offers and you don't mind it being done with badly drawn stick-men then gimme a shout.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / PD Metatags - Anyone want to play?
« on: December 12, 2008, 05:59:08 pm »
This is what I was talking about ITT.

This shit isn't integrated with SMF so you have to copy the topic id from the url eg.

The bold part should be pasted into "Article Number:" and the thread title into "Article Name:". Then a comma separated list of tags you wish to apply goes in "Tags:"

Right now there's no login so anyone can spam the shit out it (please do) and I can't find a way of linking to the post direct, only the page of the thread in which it appears (I don't speak SMF but I'm sure this is doable)

This is on my home PC so it'll be getting turned off between about 11pm and 10-ish GMT.

I'm thinking this has the potential to organise this board, over time, into a searchable database of kick-ass shit, as opposed to the state of play at the moment where it's more of a unorganised pile of kick-ass shit, buried under ten tons of gobshite.

Every time a tag is added to an article it's weight is increased by one so that if lots of people were to tag an post 'BIP' this post would appear at the top of a 'BIP' search.

*edit* links fixxt

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Black Iron Prison v3 thread
« on: December 12, 2008, 03:36:19 pm »
Okay, take that and make the tags user definable. I'm thinking searching tags for "the machine" or "GSP" and being given a list of all the article-class posts which have those tags attributed to them. Articles would, of course, have numerous tags, collated from numerous members who all feel that something deserves a specific tag, perhaps with a weighting on the tag, which increases as more people attribute it to the piece. That way the results could be "tagranked" depending how many times a tag has been applied to one post, by different people.

I guess what I'm saying is that once you have a couple of thousand items collected under the headings "litgasm" and "omgasm" this is the next level of categorisation. It'd be quite a big database but an incredibly simple one. Unfortunately I don't know anything about interfacing with SMF so there's not much I can do, short of designing a table structure which would go along the lines of:

Code: [Select]
Table - PDTaglist

TagID - Autonumber - primary key
PostID - Integer -  (indexed) - Reference to post number
TagName - Text (indexed)
Weight - integer - number of times this tag has been added to this post

There, I'm done.

Or Kill Me / Re: Nano Excerpt: Ideas Storming the Gates
« on: December 12, 2008, 03:14:33 pm »
It's fucking brilliant. Paragraph count doesn't even enter into it.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Black Iron Prison v3 thread
« on: December 12, 2008, 11:02:07 am »
I have an idea that might help with mining this forum for material. Could somebody create a mod for the board that allows "meta tagging" of any individual post, by an logged in member?

That way we could just tag shit as we go along or during any old thread expeditions and the tagcloud could, eventually, grow to a stage where finding a whole bunch of already written articles on a given theme is a piece of piss.

One of the disheartening things about writing for this board is that, even the best thing you've ever written, is gonna sink into obscurity within a couple of months. Be nice to think that some of my shit might resurface at some point in the future.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Please, for fuck's sake
« on: December 11, 2008, 06:31:32 pm »
Trying not to mispronounce the big words on the teleprompter is a "Linguistic Doctrine" now???  :eek:

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Please, for fuck's sake
« on: December 11, 2008, 06:07:43 pm »
Hrmmm, a reasonable request.

How about this, I'll start pulling mosbunall and sombunall from my future posts (I may occasionally miss one, but I'll try). That will remain in effect until the next debate where someone decides I'm wrong because "Not all X is Y" after I used the term most. At that point it goes back in.



What if instead of putting it back in, you just say "I DIDN'T SAY ALL, DIPSHIT, I SAID MOST, LEARN TO READ!"

Because I think that's fair.

Much more entertaining to read too

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Please, for fuck's sake
« on: December 11, 2008, 05:58:13 pm »
Sombunall of us will use it from now on even though we didn't before just to piss you off.

Sombunall people  :roll:

fixxt for accuratude

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