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Literate Chaotic / Re: Thoughts on Reading
« on: August 02, 2010, 02:43:43 pm »
One thing I have been pondering for a while about reading.

Yes, being literate is important, but why is it that reading for entertainment is viewed as better than watching tv or playing video games?

When reading a book, you are being passively entertained. I guess more neurons are firing because you are supposed to be imagining everything that is going on in the book you are reading, so it generally more active than tv. Part of the reason I stopped reading as much for pleasure as I did when I was younger is that I've noticed more and more books are just garbage, and that I am really lazy. The few times I have set out to read some classic, I have generally gotten bored, mostly due to minor changes in language and the writing styles of then vs now.

Granted, while I own a TV, I do not have cable or an antenna. And the few times I have watched tv I just end up tuning it out and doing something else, as tv seems to more garbage filled than the pulp masses lining the walls of BN.

And as an aside. Hamlet and other works of the Bard aren't meant to be read, they are meant to be performed, or at least read aloud. Reading plays is like reading screenplays for tv shows and considering it literature. I shudder to think that one day centuries from now, transcripts from Jerry Springer might be read as part of the 20th/21st century American Literature class, or even Star Trek.

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Apple Talk / Re: Sorry, Dok, you might have to relinquish your crown.
« on: August 02, 2010, 02:22:51 pm »
So, you're host to a parasitical army in your body now huh? People will rue the day they pissed you off now, I'm sure.

Only if they let him shit in their mouths.

they don't need to "let" me do it. I can hit a moving target from 50 yards away.

I am both disturbed and intrigued.

Is that with or against a breeze?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 09:38:13 am »

You going to kill me with a rock too?  :eek:

No, I was thinking of smothering you with my sweaty fat folds.

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Apple Talk / Re: Peanut Butter: HOW THE FUCK DOES IT WORK??
« on: August 02, 2010, 09:15:54 am »
Thats the suggestion.

Also, interestingly, engineers are more likely to become terrorists, and not through targeted recruitment, but self-selection.  It's been hypothesized that engineers, as a group, are predisposed towards a kind of black and white, clear cut view of the world which meshes well with religious fundamentalism.

Oh crap, I'm turning into one of them.

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Apple Talk / Re: Peanut Butter: HOW THE FUCK DOES IT WORK??
« on: August 02, 2010, 09:04:50 am »
wow, and they even had an 'engineer' talking about that.
Salem hypothesis: the observation of the apparent correlation between the engineering trade and creationist beliefs (possibly due to crank magnetism, this can also include climate change denial and other crackpot beliefs). It holds that people who claim science expertise, whilst advocating creationism, tend to be formally trained as engineers.

Fascinating.

I wonder if it because those that predisposed towards engineering may have a predisposition towards viewing the world as an ordered place with a creator that set things into motion much like how they are creators on a smaller scale.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 08:43:18 am »

LOLOMGBBQ! Talk about derailing

I hurd u like trains.


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 08:02:42 am »
How do you set the detonator to go off at the appropriate altitude / distance from an object, but not on the way up?  What explosive do you use for the warhead that can be made with easily available chemicals and doesn't go off if you drop it on your foot?
Learn math?

Train skill points. Spend XP.
Respec for Siege Ballistics Mastery

fixed

Double fixt

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:46:48 am »
Learn math?

It's true! I know a LOT of math and I NEVER had a rocket explode on me feet.

(yet)

Would this be a success or a failure?

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Apple Talk / Re: Sorry, Dok, you might have to relinquish your crown.
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:33:34 am »
You obviously don't know ECH, ECH doesn't need "permission" to do that.

That implies that people willingly open their mouth to gather his leavings. Any such people deserve the suffering they receive.

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Apple Talk / Re: Sorry, Dok, you might have to relinquish your crown.
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:27:51 am »
So, you're host to a parasitical army in your body now huh? People will rue the day they pissed you off now, I'm sure.

Only if they let him shit in their mouths.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:26:17 am »
which "you people" are you referring to?

also, you'd have to get out of the basement and get some exercise before you could lift a rock heavy enough to be fatal.

PROTIP: you'll need something heavier than that 2-liter of mountain dew you keep by the keyboard.

-yawn-


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:17:40 am »
maybe you should teach me a thing or two with one of your amazing homemade missiles that you don't know how to make.

Or I could just bash your head in with a rock.

Dead is dead right?

You people seem to fixated on stuff that you are told you can't have.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 06:48:28 am »
I've got a feeling you'd be one of the first basement-dwelling fatties to be put to work in the potato fields should that eventuality ever come to pass. :lulz:

That's profiling. :argh!:

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try dealing with the prejudices of thousands while trying to win a war that can't be won and having your career on the line and failing.  prejudice shouldnt be so pervasive to troop welfare and mission accomplishment, but it is.  i'm glad you come from a place so enlightened that the idea of discriminating against homosexuals is ridiculous to you (no sarcasm), but a substantial portion of america struggles with this shit.

HAI. Stop taking yourself so seriously.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 05:09:48 am »


These people should die with their organs stuffed in their mouth after they have been forcefully ripped off of their bodies.

I disagree. That is a waste of good serfs. If they want to have next to know rights, let them give them away. I am sure I could secure some decent land that I could use some serfs to tend for me.

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