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Principia Discussion / Re: ITT: Famous Last Words
« on: June 06, 2007, 02:41:23 pm »
Why in the name of fuck would anyone read lord of the flies?

Or Kill Me / Re: What is wisdom?
« on: June 06, 2007, 11:20:30 am »

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 05, 2007, 07:27:44 pm »

Quote from: teh News

LONDON (Reuters) - Parents are stopping their children going out to play on their own because of safety fears, potentially restricting their future development, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Children's Society survey found that 43 percent of adults thought children should not go out unsupervised until they were 14.

That is despite the fact that in their own youth most had been allowed out on their own at the age of 10 or younger.

"Children have told us loud and clear that friendship matters and yet this is an area in which we appear to be failing them," said Bob Reitemeier, chief executive of the society.

"On the one hand we want freedom for our children but on the other we are becoming increasingly frightened to let them out."

Fears over children's safety have been exacerbated by stories in the media of youngsters being attacked by predatory paedophiles, such as the murders of Soham schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002 and the abduction and killing of Sarah Payne in 2000.

However experts say high profile incidents are still rare and there is no evidence to suggest there has been an increase in the number of youngsters murdered by strangers.

The study, carried out as part of the society's Good Childhood Inquiry, suggested that early friendships were very important and often lasted a lifetime, with 69 percent of respondents saying they were still in contact with a childhood friend.

It added that its inquiry had found that children rate having friends as the most important factor in their lives.

But the report said there was research to suggest that since 1986 the number of teenagers with no friends has increased from one in eight to nearly one in five.

"All the research shows that spending time with friends is fundamental to children's wellbeing and development which means it is crucial that we resolve this contradiction," said Reitemeier.

of course all you have to do is point out the 'edited on' dates and times to illustrate dickheadedness

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Shrapnel
« on: June 05, 2007, 06:51:38 pm »
I think the key is the ricochet effect, shrapnel causes other explosions, it's a fkin chain reaction meme cloud, all banging off each other and nobody escapes unscathed.

Or Kill Me / Re: What is wisdom?
« on: June 05, 2007, 06:48:26 pm »
What!?  Thread jacks on


I'd be a hypocrite to criticize for the threadjacking thing.  I just don't see why we stand for this shit from trolls.

I guess it's making me lose enthusiasm for the whole ranting/discussing formula.

I always figured that's the whole idea of trolls but for every troll threadjack there's loads of really sweet threads where everybody is just riffing off each other. Even if it aint deep and meaningful I usly find it entertaining.

Or Kill Me / Re: Stop Trying to Save America‚Ѣ
« on: June 05, 2007, 06:45:54 pm »
Here's a question that's been bubbling around in the back of my head for a time now - Vis a vis 'the machine' (which I see this rant as highlighting a facet or example of)

Did the machine create demand or fill a niche based on existing demand?

So often I take this metaphor as being something imposed upon us, since that's how I came into being, in the middle of it if you like.

But did the morass of humanity actually want this? To not have to think or act for themselves? To have their life handed them on a plate and who gives a fuck about the taste?

Is pure fucking laziness the real curse of humanity and the blame of the machine?

Or Kill Me / Re: What is wisdom?
« on: June 05, 2007, 06:37:00 pm »
this isn't a threadjack!

this is Cow Ass using this thread as a first-hand demonstration of what Wisdom really is!

Damn! An I sooooo missed that  :argh!:

Or Kill Me / Re: What is wisdom?
« on: June 05, 2007, 06:33:39 pm »
What!?  Thread jacks on


Actually it's hyperpossible*

*hyperpossible = 100% guaranteed to happen. The question is how many thousand times before the thread dies.

Or Kill Me / Re: Stop Trying to Save America‚Ѣ
« on: June 05, 2007, 05:22:52 pm »

Literate Chaotic / Re: Principa Discordia (where to find the PDF)
« on: June 05, 2007, 05:09:45 pm »
If I had found this place during teh long dark teatime of my soul shit would have been a whole lot easier.

Literate Chaotic / Re: RAW library
« on: June 05, 2007, 05:06:47 pm »
Interesting point raised here re quantum physics and hokey things like metaphysics and philosophy. Does quantum physics find a place alongside philosophy, more in the minds, rather than being a complimentary pairing as such?

What I mean is do scientists working in this area tend naturally towards asking the other kind of philosophical questions, as well as the scientific ones?

Reason I'm asking is cos I read hawkins brief history years ago and he was talking about 'god' by about page 7 if I remember.

Was wondering if this is a trend or just one freak?

Principia Discussion / Re: Revolt of the noobs
« on: June 05, 2007, 04:18:24 pm »
You want to chat then chat iirc that's what most of the noobs who I've seen stick around did (myself included)

Instead you pretend you're the kind of arsehole we've seen countless times and (some of us) enjoy flaming the shit out of til they leave.

So basically, what I'm saying is I've enjoyed your presence so far - you wanna chat? Then chat already. That's what this forum is for. Wanna play noob some more and I can practice my put downs some more then carry on - I'm on the mofo.

Is this what you expected or hoped to find? Do we meet some criteria that you've decided to test? Personally I don't happen to take this as an insult but some people might.

Just saying

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Paths
« on: June 05, 2007, 04:05:28 pm »
Interesting thing about this diagram is that, although we bitch and whine about greys, there really aint a right or wrong path in this context.

Even though the middle path sure as hell aint the right one for me.

Principia Discussion / Re: Revolt of the noobs
« on: June 05, 2007, 02:29:38 pm »
The problem will be when the thread drift buries his posts, so no one will see his edits.

Interesting choice of words

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