Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Your Mom

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 ... 3138
46
Burned two bridges today. One I'm not any the worse for being rid of. The other went up as a result of a complete fucking accident I'm sick about.

I could really use a deep dark hole right now.

Oh no, I'm sorry. :(

47
Honestly, I think the guy would be OK if it weren't for the enormous blind spot in which he seems unable to conceive the possibility that others may have access not only to the same information he does, but also, in some cases, more complete information than he does.

The exchange in the Youtube thread, about the RC quadcopters, was a perfect example. He posted a video. I watched the video, and commented that a guy in my neighborhood flies his at the park by my house. He then, perhaps assuming I must not have been clear on the concept (I really am not sure why) clarified that the ones in the video are different from the one my neighbor flies because the operators are wearing VR goggles, which is completely clear from watching the video I was commenting on.

A similar disjoint seems to have occurred when he insisted that he has taken chemistry. I believe him, because everyone takes some chemistry up to a certain point, but I also don't believe that he has taken chemistry at the level I have taken it, and certainly not to the point of actually understanding the forces that bind matter together and cause molecules to behave and interact the way they do. I barely understand it, and I've taken the year + of mid-level chemistry and aced the ACS test that qualifies me to work in a lab as a chemist.

I don't know what's going on there, but until he is able to grasp that his own level of knowledge is not, by default, higher in all areas than that of other people, it's probably going to remain difficult  to have a conversation with him.

48
Holist, your understanding of quantum physics is about 60 years out of date.

Waiting for Holist to come back and insist that it is YOU who is out of date. :lol:

49
It's just a toy you can buy in a hobby shop. Goggles and everything. And there is a guy who flies his in the park half a block away from my house because he's a filthy rich American capitalist pig who can afford to drop $1200 on an RC toy with VR goggles. He probably works for Intel or FEI or one of the god knows how many other tech companies that have campuses here.

51
These people are wearing VR goggles and flying in first person view though.

WOW I'M SO GLAD YOU EXPLAINED THAT, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT COMPLETELY OBVIOUS FROM THE VIDEO.

52
Or Kill Me / Re: Goodbye, my friend. :(
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:57:05 pm »
I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

I appreciate this.

I just not sure if distance from Corey was good or bad.  I think good for notloki and bad for Corey. 

But what if Corey would have changed?  Distance began long time ago.  Could have changed decades of Corey life.

I think I don't forgive enough.  I cut away friends too quickly.

I have recent experience with feelings like this. About two weeks ago, my ex husband died. He died from a common stomach bug, but of course that's not really why he died. He died because years of drug abuse and homelessness had taken a toll on his body too deep to repair, and when the stomach bug came along he just didn't have the physical defenses to combat it. His memorial service was today.

I left him a long time ago, and if I hadn't, the toll he might have taken on me is unknowable. But I had those thoughts as well, that perhaps if I'd been more forgiving, he could have changed, could have had a chance, could still be alive. But the reality was that I left, I chose not to forgive him and allowed him to cut himself out of my life in order to avoid being taken down with him. Because that's how these things really go, isn't it? Your family gave Corey the chance he needed to thrive, and it is ultimately not you who rejected him, but he who rejected you.

53
Also, I think that at this point you are just putting words together in strings that you think sound impressive, with little or no deeper understanding of what the words you're parroting really mean. I don't believe you understand chemistry or electron behavior even at the relatively shallow level that I do. I think that when you say things like "higher-level structures in water" you don't even know what that means. And I think you get this information from books and websites the authors of which also don't understand chemistry (or biology or systems science or physics), and string together vague but technical-sounding terminology in order to impress semi-science-educated rubes like yourself.


54
Breaking News: EMERGENCY DECLARED! Newtonian Mechanics Fail, Objects Begin Drifting into Space

I actually don't even know what he was talking about there, so I disregarded it. I'm not aware of any particular failure of Newtonian physics except that they don't apply at the particle level.

What I was thinking of was that Newtonian mechanics doesn't apply at the macroscopic level, either, at relativistic speeds. Along with special relativity, the term 'graviational lens' may also be worth a look.

The light - is it made of particles or electromagnetic waves debate was also a point at which there just seemed to be no room for a logical answer to, say, diffraction patterns generated by a single photon. Then: paradigm shift: suddenly, it is okay for light to be both particulate and wavy.

In distantly related news, in 1878 the German physicist Philipp von Jolly, a highly respected scientist, advised a 20-year-old Max Planck not to go into physics, because "in this field, almost everything is already discovered, and all that remains is to fill a few unimportant holes."

I'm well aware of the gravitational lens. :lol: I'm also well aware that light being both a particle and a wave is still merely a descriptive hypothesis, and that it may in fact be a particle interacting with a wave.

The thing you seem to be missing here is that while our scientific knowledge is still expanding at a rapid rate, new information that actually contradicts rather than enhances existing knowledge is exceedingly rare and requires great evidence. There is no evidence supporting homeopathic principles, so why do you insist on clinging to the belief that it's real, except out of some weird superstitious, fetishistic fantasy?

55
Can I just say that I think that 99% of pinealists completely misunderstand pinealism, if we are referring to the biological function of the pineal gland? It regulates sleep and wake cycles, and one might reasonably interpret pinealism not as being some off-the-wall absurdity or meaningless bullshit, but accessing the dreamlike amorphous state in which non-linear-logic connections can be made.

On other words, tapping not into the ridiculous, but into a state of intuitive inspiration, much like the dream that inspired Otto Loewi to discover the existence of the chemical neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

I like your take.  I mean it more the PD describe.  I use it mean `silly'.  Absurd so so but silly supposed to be fun or funny.  Like pun at right moment.  Like dance around like loon.

I like how your take is based on the biological function of the pineal gland.  That is a good reality tunnel too.  I can never control that state. :(  It just happen or it does not.

Good post!

Your friend,
notloki

I think the PD uses the pineal gland in Descartes' sense of the third eye. What gave him that concept, I have no idea.

Well, there's some irony there. By the time the PD was written it was established that the pineal gland releases melatonin and was significantly involved in weight regulation... I don't know whether they had yet figured out the link between melatonin release and sleep cycles.

But where it gets interesting, of course, is the fact that the pineal gland kind of IS a third eye, in a sense, in that they also have photoreceptors.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11962759

56
But fuck being all philosophical about it, the run-of-the-mill Facebook Discordian just wants to use Discordianism as an excuse to be rAnDoM and sociopathic.

Yes.  Even if PD was only define of Pineal they seem to miss the point.

PD was funny.  It old now for old timers but funny.  `rAnDoM' to random is not fun for reader and not funny either.  Just dumb.

But merit still in PD idea of silly I think.  Giggle at life makes life better.  It healthy and fun and feel good.  Deep humor great too but silly kick ego in balls/vag and ego need that sometime.

Yes, I think that absurdity and silliness hold value, especially when they can surprise us and make us look at things with refreshed eyes.

57
But fuck being all philosophical about it, the run-of-the-mill Facebook Discordian just wants to use Discordianism as an excuse to be rAnDoM and sociopathic.

58
Can I just say that I think that 99% of pinealists completely misunderstand pinealism, if we are referring to the biological function of the pineal gland? It regulates sleep and wake cycles, and one might reasonably interpret pinealism not as being some off-the-wall absurdity or meaningless bullshit, but accessing the dreamlike amorphous state in which non-linear-logic connections can be made.

On other words, tapping not into the ridiculous, but into a state of intuitive inspiration, much like the dream that inspired Otto Loewi to discover the existence of the chemical neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

59
Pinealism makes me sleepy.

60
I can imagine a pink unicorn on the dark side of the moon, and trees that grow chicken legs.

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 ... 3138