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Messages - LMNO, PhD (life continues)

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I got the dirty deets on Peru... looks like it's timed such that I can take two other classes that summer, to meet my full-time requirement for financial aid. They'll be condensed classes which means that I'll actually only be taking one at a time, and if they offer what they offered last summer I can probably do something like genetics and something in psych.

Fantastic news!

Also I invented the best drink. It's cheap beer mixed with pickle juice, hot sauce, and V-8. If you're feeling adventurous, a dash of fish sauce.

I call it a Picklada.

Ok, that sounds delicious.  I'm in.

I don't remember whether I mentioned this yesterday, but my dishwasher crapped the bed.

Have you tried turning it off, then turning it back on again?

I hate being poor.

Actually, have you tried not being poor?

It sounds like you think it's all bullshit.  Is there really any need for the theatrics?

Are you talking to a mirror?

Wow. That's deep cover.

If I were to ask him a question, it would be how he kept his ideology both strong enough not to be altered by his cover actions, but also hidden enough not to tip off the group?

Because it would seem that's the exact mentality a sleeper terrorist cell would need to have.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: The Deciders
« on: October 23, 2014, 01:43:17 pm »

"Native Americans shouldn't view white guys with suspicion; we deserve to be viewed as innocent unless we actually fuck them over."

Yes, If I recall the Irish persecution of the Native Americans was quite brutal. Hoopy indians still shudder at the sight of the fierce white devil of Kilgarven.

I'm sorry ALL whites oppressed the Native Americans.

Hi Faust from 2012, we have a thing now called "Not all men", you might not understand it, or why your message was retarded, but you will.

I sometimes dread looking through old threads, exactly for that reason...

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Shootings in Canada
« on: October 23, 2014, 11:15:39 am »
Well, people are freaking out, so cost-effective mission accomplished, I guess?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Shootings in Canada
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:55:26 am »
As of this morning, NPR has been calling it a Terrorist Attack™, from what I can tell based soley on a one-off comment.

From a non-Fearmongering jingoist perspective, does this qualify as such, or is it all for show?

Interesting. It sounds like that the new duties are amplifying the existing fist?

Does your increased role result in the ability to allow any increased leniency on a fuck-up? From their apparent reactions I'd guess not.

A better question, might be - Why does it worry you? I can guess but I'd prefer not to assume here.

When I saw what my new job was, I immediately and blatantly ripped off Grant Morrison.  We are the Science Gestapo.

And it worries me because I once spent 8 months here yelling at people for becoming their labels.

When a new social function becomes available, it's natural to dive in headfirst, and wear the uniform for a bit.  When the novelty wears off, you can start messing with the label's expectations.

PD, where horribly mixing metaphors is just another Thursday.

Do we have a :requia: emote yet?


You are so much more amusing than the Philosophy 101 I'm dealing with.

"Physics is the science of how matter and energy interact. That speaks very little to consciousness, and is still reductionist/rationalist/materialist, which speak even less to consciousness. The physical world (I still don't like calling it "world") may be amplitudes in configuration space as far as you and physics are concerned, but consciousness isn't. Ergo, if your reality is physical in nature, consciousness cannot be reality."

In theory, as a baby neurobiologist who will be TA-ing Perception next term, I have a lot of fancy words to counter that. In reality, I am way too fucking tired to formulate them in any way that makes sense.

I had a feeling you might.  But, as the whole thing collapsed into snark and mockery, it was a good choice not to make the effort.

On a more positive note, it looks like both Borneo and Peru are happening.


Plus, he unironically used the word "ergo".  In public.

How is it Mike still has a job, again?

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