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[Apple denied stay]

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So there's this little mini-Doberman that visits at night and sleeps under my bed.  Kinda v.super cute to wake up and find you actually have a guest.  Well, turns out hes's off tomorrow, might be back next year  :sad:  This is why I don't have many friends.

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Or Kill Me / Re: I Forgot Why I Wrote this
« on: September 12, 2014, 07:49:22 pm »
H8 ST8 GR8 F8 CR8's !!! :mittens:

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I'm not getting how he can walk in that rig.  Something's not adding up right in my head.

He's sliding. Like moowalking with the rig holding him in place. Gotta admit I prefer the idea of a hamsterball but those are waaaay fkin pricey. Could see me settling for something like this until they can jack my cerebellum.

Perfect rig for any ninja-like character, I wonder if sliding +/- on "X" axis during forward "Y" movement makes the character crouch, perhaps.

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So, regarding the "active" part in all this, what the fuck does it mean?  What is so very thought-provoking about non-action?  To whom does the clarion sing in ringing silence? 

Ready to act without willing, the master precedes before intention becomes. :lulz:

I think the idea is that it's a hell of a lot more work to be something you're not, than to be something you are. But that doesn't mean that "being what you are" is easy, especially considering that modern consumer society has built an entire culture out of being what we aren't (and our progressively less healthy bodies and lifestyles is a testament to this). It is now easier to behave unnaturally than to behave naturally. It takes less conscious effort to waste most of your life and all of your energy striving in futility for some preposterous and impossible ideal, so it seems easier to "go with the flow" in modern consumer society, even though doing so drains you and ruins your body.

Or something.
I sometimes take the idea of "difficulty" in this context to be commensurable with resistance.  It's like the drag or friction of ego trying to press against its own non-existence: something that, with burning convenience, wants smoke to be mistaken for fire.

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I'm cooling down liquid-like conducting alloy particulates in large counter-rotating magnetic fields.  I figure it will work like plasma.  In my mind there is a biological vacuum.  Everything is on fire.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: What is The Machine™
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:52:57 pm »
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The phrase, the world wants to be deceived, has become truer than had ever been intended. People are not only, as the saying goes, falling for the swindle; if it guarantees them even the most fleeting gratification they desire a deception which is nonetheless transparent to them. They force their eyes shut and voice approval, in a kind of self-loathing, for what is meted out to them, knowing fully the purpose for which it is manufactured. Without admitting it they sense that their lives would be completely intolerable as soon as they no longer clung to satisfactions which are none at all.
-- Adorno, Culture Industry Reconsidered

The Machine is the framework wherein weakness, ignorance and fear are promoted as social values and then turned into a profit. Of course, some of Its cogs happily defend Its power over reality, because they see personal gain in it. Others simply play along, because it would be too scary to stop being a loyal little sprocket. And so, we came to a point where It was created by us, puny humans, but it has outgrown us. The Machine is its own machinist.
So, what's your part? :lulz:

LuciferX: The stopped clock of Discordia.
LMNO: Bent square and crooked rule of the Principia.

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I remember installing red-hat distributions that required a 600pp manual, twenty 3.5" disks and a long week-end.  Haven't seen slack distributions around for a while.  From a distance, Ubutnu seems like a popular "build".  I think I may be trying that next.  It just really pisses me off when I have a , well, "working" OS, that tries at every turn to retroactively break itself.  It's just plain stupid.

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So, regarding the "active" part in all this, what the fuck does it mean?  What is so very thought-provoking about non-action?  To whom does the clarion sing in ringing silence? 

Ready to act without willing, the master precedes before intention becomes. :lulz:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:35:16 am »
Such pure awesome!

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Windows:  fail.  Mac:  fail.  Linux?

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: What is The Machine™
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:24:42 am »
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The phrase, the world wants to be deceived, has become truer than had ever been intended. People are not only, as the saying goes, falling for the swindle; if it guarantees them even the most fleeting gratification they desire a deception which is nonetheless transparent to them. They force their eyes shut and voice approval, in a kind of self-loathing, for what is meted out to them, knowing fully the purpose for which it is manufactured. Without admitting it they sense that their lives would be completely intolerable as soon as they no longer clung to satisfactions which are none at all.
-- Adorno, Culture Industry Reconsidered

The Machine is the framework wherein weakness, ignorance and fear are promoted as social values and then turned into a profit. Of course, some of Its cogs happily defend Its power over reality, because they see personal gain in it. Others simply play along, because it would be too scary to stop being a loyal little sprocket. And so, we came to a point where It was created by us, puny humans, but it has outgrown us. The Machine is its own machinist.
So, what's your part? :lulz:

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Ah, windows 8...  I don't trust anything beyond NT.  It's funny because Turing had it so that during any self-respecting install, a pop-up warns me when a piece of code is going to try to check itself.  Now, the whole thing updates itself while I sleep.  NOT ON MY WATCH!

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:19:42 am »
I had to take a detour after Cram recommended The City & the City by China Miéville.  I'm not reading that book in particular but ended up getting fully absorbed into Kraken by the same author.  This "New Weird" style is really cool and I really enjoy Miéville's style. I haven't enjoyed this kind of genre since John Dies at the End--although it's slightly different.

I like the sound of that, IIRC, John Dies... was toxically twisted :lulz:

yeah...i can't wait for his next book.  Just don't see the movie--even after reading the book.  Like do something better with your time like punching yourself in the chubbins

Yea...  I watched "Feuchtgebiete" instead.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: What is The Machine™
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:05:05 am »
The Machine must be euthanized,
Or our children it will consume.
It's death is computerized
And so our lives resume

It dies sweet slumber's grace,
Without a moments notice.
The loving still displaced,
Till faces stay erased.

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