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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Back Hurt
« on: Yesterday at 06:15:16 pm »
If you stick around and participate, eventually you'll get access. It's basically just gated to keep nonparticipants from seeing our clever plans.

Oh yeah I forgot about that.

You guys have to donate and get a thetan adjustment first.

I sometimes forget just how much of the good stuff is behind the thetan-wall. Maybe that's why newbs always seem to think we're boring and never do anything fun.  :lol:

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What the hell is American Sniper and why am I supposed to be mad about it?

Never heard of it.

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So last night I went to a talk delivered by a rising star neuroscience researcher whose lab I badly want to work in. I asked a question that got me high-fived by a geneticist, and afterward I introduced myself to the illustrious doctor, who gave me his card and told me to email him.

One of my mentors is the director of the community health program, holds the keys to the largest grant in the University's history, and happens to be a good friend of the doctor.

I have an in, you guys. I totally have an in to a lab on the hill. I think this might really be happening.


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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Back Hurt
« on: Yesterday at 05:42:29 pm »
If you stick around and participate, eventually you'll get access. It's basically just gated to keep nonparticipants from seeing our clever plans.

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I mean, one can hope, right?

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Today I found out that I need to be vaccinated against Hep A, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, and Rabies for my trip to Borneo. Maybe Hep B if I'm feeling frisky.

Also, I won't have computer access for mucht of it because evidently I'll be in the jungle. I'll try to take lots of pictures, though.

Those can get expensive. We looked at the vaccination costs before our Colombia trip and just said fuck it, we probably won't contract malaria in the third largest city in the western hemisphere.

Apparently the older malaria treatment with more side effects is way cheaper, so I'll probably do that, since I'll be in rural areas for a bit.

Much of this also might be useful when I go to Peru this summer.

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Although she lost some points with me for "I don't even know what that means, I don't like it", I confess that he lost many more for his absolute conviction.

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And BTW: I'm not even touching that body-builder argument with anything other than a bar-stool.

Also, hi doods.

HI DIMO!!!!

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I do not want this to sound dismissive... you have more training in psychology than I do, and most likely from a better university as well. So I trust that you will take from this any useful nugget and disregard what is inapplicable.

It sounds as if you are infatuated. I say this because you minimize obstructions and amplify points of connection, significance, and show signs of dismissing discouraging signaling in favor of making room for hope of a stronger connection than may exist.

I am only saying this because I hope you will be careful with yourself, and perhaps not put too much emotional weight on what sound like ambiguous/discouraging signals.

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Shit's getting real, you guys. I'm about to enter my final year and I'm getting adept at scheduling five or six different obligations into a single day, plus hobnobbing and giving them my elevator speech.

I'm almost like a real grownup!

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Today I found out that I need to be vaccinated against Hep A, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, and Rabies for my trip to Borneo. Maybe Hep B if I'm feeling frisky.

Also, I won't have computer access for mucht of it because evidently I'll be in the jungle. I'll try to take lots of pictures, though.

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I'm finding it really disheartening how many evolutionary psychologists go straight to sexual selection as an evolutionary mechanism, when given human proclivities offspring survival is a far more parsimonious mechanism. Its just not a very sexy one.

Sexual selection does a better job of keeping a driver at the wheel, as well. That may be a big reason why it's so attractive.

That does make a certain amount of sense; it's appealing because it makes evolution seem a little less arbitrary.

Given the reality of human (and most primate) mating habits, though, not to mention our lengthy gestation periods and relatively few young-per-lifetime, mate selection is unlikely to have anywhere close to the impact of offspring survival on the direction of trait selection.

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Fucking bank auditor's here today. We told them that this week is fucked because of the asbestos abatement, etc, but he was pretty much just like fuck you I'm coming anyways. Now I get to figure out how to be the only person checking trucks in WHILE also being the person showing this nerd-shoes around the warehouse.

In return he gets to figure out how to prepare his paperwork while sharing cramped quarters with someone who really, REALLY likes "Most Unwanted Music." Usually takes him about an hour and a half. That's three run-throughs of the whole song. I know *I* can take that.

 :lulz: I just got stared at by three other library users because of laughing at that.

You are the only other person I've ever known who genuinely enjoys that song. It is a fine, fine use of that appreciation, sir, and I approve heartily.

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You should also ask him if he's double checking everything he posts via /r/redpill before he posts it there.  Implying he's mindless as well as an idiot may push his buttons even more.
So far everything I have posted has been an agreement that I have directly misconstrued as the opposite of what he was intending. If I switch it will be less effective, I think he is looking for confrontation so this way deflates that, what I specifically said to a woman on man rape post he made was:

"Date rape, almost exclusively perpetrated by men, remains a real danger in our modern society, to women, to children, and even rare outliers like this should not to be overlooked. Thank you for your commitment to raising awareness to these issues Robert Dobbs."

 :lulz: That's masterful.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: Yesterday at 02:37:14 am »
That application sounds like fun, but I'm still waiting for the technology that translates subvocalizations to readable text so that we can have functional telepathy. Phone texting approaches it, but isn't quite there.

Sounds like voodoo to me. Last I heard they were still working on vocal-vocalizations. The last couple of years have covered a lot of ground on that front but there's still a ways to go in understanding context and following conversational threads. Are you talking about some research you know or is the subvocalization thing still strictly scifi?

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/261272927_Signal_processing_advances_for_the_MUTE_sEMG-based_silent_speech_recognition_system

NASA was working on something too, but I have no idea what happened with that.

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