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Messages - ┼llnephew Tvř­le■°n

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Do they talk?

I'M AN EXPLODING DILDO!

I'M AN EXPLODING DILDO!

10...9...8...7...

You owe me a new pair of pants, you bastard.

I kinda feel like this needs to be the intro to a song.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:43:36 pm »
No shame in that.  I'm in week 3 or 4 of my offs.

Yeah. And bringing this back around to the topic, exercise really is the best way to beat them back.

The primary benefit of running, to me, that the gym will never have, is backing by the First Church of GO OUTSIDE.

The gym is working for me.

I feel more likely to run if I'm near a treadmill. Walking or running outside seems task oriented to me. I'm walking from point A to point B. If I'm running it's because I see the train coming.

Silly Irishman.  You can't outrun a TRAIN.


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Mostly I'm trolling politely with compassion and earnestness. But then DAWKINS happened, and the bats started swinging.



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Speaking of the awesomeness of scientific evidence, there is an increasing body of scientific evidence that suggests that statements of the form "A is true" are more likely to increase belief in A (and overcome belief in !A), than statements of the form "!A is false". In fact, a surprising observation that has emerged from these studies, is that "!A is false," tends to only slightly, at best, diminish belief in !A, and, in cases where the initial belief is particularly strong, can actually INCREASE it.

If we apply this cognitive backfire hypothesis to Dawkins' statement, and roughly sum all the probabilities that emerge, it seems like what we're looking at here is a statement that most likely overcomes resistance to science in the - to 0 range.

If Richard Dawkins' motives are overcoming resistance to/promoting science, this scientific evidence suggests that he's probably not doing a very good job of it.

Of course, it's entirely possible that cognitive backfire is a blip, not real at all. The same could be said of gravity, albeit with considerably less plausibility. If Richard Dawkins has doubts about cognitive backfire (and thus can rationally continue making these sorts of statements without casting doubt on the sincerity of his motives) I would invite him to try to persuade a group of people beating him with bats to stop doing so, by smugly declaring that only inferior, wrong-headed, jerk-offs beat people with bats.

The results would certainly be of considerable scientific interest.

:spittake:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:47:51 pm »
Then, granular synthesis, trust me.  Download Forester (max/msp runtime).  Digital aleatoric at your fingertips :)

I'll give those a try too.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:47:34 pm »
Huh, I don't know why running it through my pedals didn't occur to me.

I remember doing that in high school for the drum beats to see what would happen and got some weird sounds out of that.

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Dare I ask what a skeleton war is?

It is not A skeleton war, its THE skeleton war. :evilmad:

This statement clarifies nothing.

It's fucking metal, is what it is.

Is it NWOBHM, or is it like Death MEtal?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:19:05 am »
You know what, I'll just stick to guitar and bass.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:09:09 am »
...and I can't even find the program now.

Sweet.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:05:51 am »
And all my tabs....

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:05:29 am »
Oh hey. My antivirus software is losing its shit....

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 03:59:34 am »
Downloading and installing.

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Dare I ask what a skeleton war is?

It is not A skeleton war, its THE skeleton war. :evilmad:

This statement clarifies nothing.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 03:16:48 am »
Put another way, I have a fairly good idea how to tease the sounds I want out of a guitar. I need a particular guitar (acoustic or electric, certain kind of pickups, certain guage of string), particular effects (phaser, tremolo, flanger, etc...), particular amps (actually to be honest, never been much of a concern of mine, but I understand it to a degree). What kind of keyboard based computer interface (guitar) and what kind of software (effects) should I get started with?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Musicians
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:52:25 am »
That first one wasn't supposed to be a repeat of Marilyn Manson, but rather Ke$ha's Tik Tok.

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