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This is gonna be good.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Speak No More
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:23:33 pm »
I believe its separate, because the finale is what gets everyone out of the building.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Uncurious monkeys
« on: February 21, 2015, 07:16:33 pm »
I hear songs and notice different qualities of reverb on the snare drums, and whether the vocals are doubled or not.  I spent three hours hunting down the perfect dB level on a kick drum in relation to the number of miliseconds on the threshold of its compressor.

Why the hell doesn't everyone do that?

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Discordian Recipes / Re: So you've had meatloaf...
« on: February 21, 2015, 07:04:03 pm »
"Actually, it was developed on the western sea coast of what is now Brazil."

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I have to say, I really liked your economic analysis in the AI thread.  To me, the non-ideological motivators and deciding factors rounds out the actors, and offers insight into what seems like a very silly narrative.

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Per some of Nigel's recommendations, I'm currently reading "Thinking in Systems" by Donella Meadows, and after that, I'll be reading "Leadership and the New Science" by Margaret Wheatley.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 20, 2015, 12:28:53 pm »
Oh, wow.  I just pictured this scene:

George W Bush: "The Earth people are getting closer to that which we fear. Since they will not listen or respect our existence, they cannot help but believe our powers when they see their own dead walking around again, brought about by our advancement in such things. As soon as you have enough of the dead recruits, march them on the capitals of the Earth; let nothing stand in your way. Their own dead will be used to make them accept our existence and believe in that fact."

Colin Powell: "Take a can of your gasoline. Say this can of gasoline is the sun. Now, you spread a thin line of it to a ball, representing the earth. Now, the gasoline represents the sunlight, the sun particles. Here we saturate the ball with the gasoline, the sunlight. Then we put a flame to the ball. The flame will speedily travel around the earth, back along the line of gasoline to the can, or the sun itself. It will explode this source and spread to every place that gasoline, our sunlight, touches. Explode the sunlight here, gentlemen, you explode the universe. Explode the sunlight here and a chain reaction will occur direct to the sun itself and to all the planets that sunlight touches, to every planet in the universe. This is why you must be stopped. This is why any means must be used to stop you. In a friendly manner or as (it seems) you want it."

Condi Rice: "First was your firecracker, a harmless explosive. Then your hand grenade: you began to kill your own people, a few at a time. Then the bomb. Then a larger bomb: many people are killed at one time. Then your scientists stumbled upon the atom bomb, split the atom. Then the hydrogen bomb, where you actually explode the air itself. Now you can arrange the total destruction of the entire universe served by our sun: The only explosion left is the Solaranite."

Hillary Clinton: "Mad? Is it mad that you destroy other people to save yourselves? You have done this. Is it mad that one country must destroy another to save themselves? You have also done this. How then is it "mad" that one planet must destroy another who threatens the very existence-..."

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ORIGINS thread.
« on: February 20, 2015, 12:12:17 pm »
#5: Queen Gogira

When Jehovahbubba attacked, Queen Gogira - desperately trying to stay alive, hollered "SHAMWOW", and gained the power of VINCE, allowing her to shrug off a beating that would kill any known hero. 

I should have expected that, but I totally didn't see it coming.  Coffee everywhere.

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Really?  Doesn't that miss the point of the whole "it's okay to express negative emotions so people know what bothers you and can adjust accordingly" moral?

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Or Kill Me / Re: Uncurious monkeys
« on: February 18, 2015, 02:02:18 am »
Good example -- I'm a musician, and I'm always hearing sounds, background music, changes in ambient tones.  Often, quite often, i'll comment on it, and other people won't know what I'm talking about.  But at the same time, I'll be completely oblivious to other things in my environment.

Not to say either of us are less, or more, observant than the other.

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I went to the post office and the store (I now have almost everything I need for my trip, except for a duffel bag and a stupid hat) and when I came home, grades were posted. It bumps me up from a borderline A to a solid A, so that tells me that my current level of studying is perfect.

Now I will change the cat boxes, make dinner, and drink a beer while logging grades while dinner cooks.

I AM DOING IT YOU GUYS.

KICK ASS.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ORIGINS thread.
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:33:18 pm »
 :lulz: :horrormirth: :fap:

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Or Kill Me / Re: Uncurious monkeys
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:25:17 pm »
A human's focus does tend to become regimented, through various means, all of which often act against each other.
There's the heirarchy of needs, there's social signaling and status, there's operant conditioning, there are a stack of biases and heuristics in play, constantly... It's all pretty complicated.
It can be frustrating, but don't forget, you're a human also... so what is it you're unknowingly blocking out?

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