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Why is it only PMing Iason?

That's weird.

If I had to guess, I would say it selects a few random board members and sends them PMs. Considering there are far more registered members than there are active posters, Iason may be the only one it sent PMs to that is around to tell us about it.

Not that I actually know any of this.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Shrapnel and History - The Static Model
« on: December 06, 2008, 11:39:08 pm »
So... history is just one big law of fives, historians connecting the Pebbles according to their own shrapnel?

Sorry, I'm having trouble making sense out of this.

That was also my first impression

but then again, the first time I was introduced to the concept of Shrapnel, I didn't "get" it. I'll re-read this and try a little harder to grasp the actual point.

« on: December 06, 2008, 02:43:18 pm »
Hey, you know that (unfortunately false) story about how Clinton's team removed all the W's from the White House keyboards before they left it for Bush to takeover?

Well, Bush just decided he had to go one better and remove all the money in the Treasury before leaving for the Obama takeover.
:lulz: :x :lulz: :x

My only interest in this is how I can use it to masturbate.

this is the correct "for rapid technological development" motorcycle

 :fap: :fap: :fap:

Fuck, Really. This puts the field of teledildonics into whole new territory.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: CloserToGod: Black Iron Prison Rebuttal
« on: December 04, 2008, 04:49:50 pm »
My shorthand is this:

Breaking out of your cell is kinda like the ole cliche, expanding your horizons. 

I see two shapes, one inside the other.  The outer shape is like the larger BIP Cainad talks about.  For arguments sake let's say it is a circle.  Of course, since we can never really perceive "everything" we don't really know that it's a circle.  The inner shape is what we can perceive.  It's more of an irregular shape, and we never really know entirely what the shape is, because as we "expand our horizons", we reveal more of the edges.  In fact, we discover that some edges go farther out than we expected.  So it's kinda like feeling around in the dark in some respect.  But as we open out minds to more input, some dark is lifted and we discover these new "edges" that we didn't know existed before. 

I really should Gliffy this. 

I totally just got a mental image of being inside a giant geode.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: CloserToGod: Black Iron Prison Rebuttal
« on: December 04, 2008, 01:02:27 am »
I tend to think of the term "jailbreak", in this metaphor, as "breaking down your jail" by consciously recognizing its component parts, thereby giving you the ability to interact with and change the way you perceive the world.


I've tried to deal with the confusion surrounding this metaphor in the past, but I don't know how successful I was. All I know is that I butted in on one of the famous LMNO-vs-Ratatosk debates.

Basically, I argued that the confusion over "breaking out" of the BIP (which is referred to in the very first part of the BIP pamphlet) is the result of actually having two metaphors with the same name. Somehow this dual metaphor sneaked its way into the publication without anyone complaining, and I rather like that even though, or perhaps because, it causes this confusion. I'm going to try to restate my position.

The first Black Iron Prison I will deal with is the "larger" BIP. This is the BIP that consists largely of biological limits on our perception, and this is the one where we "rearrange the bars" but cannot escape because to "escape" this BIP implies nothing short of omniscience. We as humans are biologically incapable of, say, perceiving all wavelengths of light simultaneously or hearing sounds out of our fairly limited range. However, the other component of this BIP is belief systems, which are highly changeable. Therefore this larger BIP cannot be broken out of, but it can be altered for the purpose of changing one's perception of reality to some extent.

The second Black Iron Prison is the "smaller" BIP. This is the BIP that we are invited to "escape" in the pamphlet, and it's also the BIP that (hypothetically) one escapes by comprehending the psychobabble about Reality Grids in the Principia. This is the BIP of ignorance, since one cannot change one perceptions of reality if one never grasps the idea that one's perceptions are limited.

Corollary to all this is that when we "break out" of the smaller BIP, then we are free to tinker with the belief systems that comprise part of the larger BIP. Your mileage may vary, and certain people seem to be more focused about either the larger BIP or the smaller one.

I did all these fancy metal gymnastics, and then Nigel wrote the above quote and made the idea of two BIPs unnecessary.

Discordian Recipes / Re: CHAOS ALCHEMY!
« on: December 04, 2008, 12:35:43 am »

Bring and Brag / Re: Discordian T-Shirt
« on: December 04, 2008, 12:06:58 am »
I don't admit I'm discordian in public, either.
admit?  :?
embarrassment, or guilt?

Desire to avoid ostracism.

That's my reasoning.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: CloserToGod: Black Iron Prison Rebuttal
« on: December 03, 2008, 06:26:28 pm »
Actually, between them, Nietzsche Hume and Foucault even did away with the idea of an individual personality.  As Nietzsche pointed out, "there is thinking therefore there is thinking" is the only real conclusion one can draw.

That rules.

I'ma go take a more serious look at these Nietzsche PDFs nao... and by "nao" I mean when finals aren't eating my brain.

Bring and Brag / Re: My Ape Art
« on: December 03, 2008, 01:22:37 pm »
Not apes, but here are more images I did:

I can't explain why, but I'd like to see this on a t-shirt.

Discordian Recipes / Re: I'M FUCKING SICK OF BACON
« on: December 02, 2008, 03:34:32 am »

Discordian Recipes / Re: TOFU
« on: December 01, 2008, 10:01:24 pm »
Tortoiseshell tofu:

Not sure if this is the same recipe my dad once made, but it had the same name and so far it's the only way I've actually enjoyed tofu.

« on: December 01, 2008, 06:51:41 pm »

« on: December 01, 2008, 06:24:35 pm »
Who do you know that has wider front bottom row teeth than on the top row?

« on: December 01, 2008, 06:05:36 pm »
000, that's just a little bit ghastly.

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