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When you misspeak or make an error, and someone who knows more than you about the subject corrects you, that is not "a fight."  When, after being corrected by someone who knows more than you do or who points out clear indications that you have made a basic factual error, you have a FIT and go into a TIZZY and get all OUTRAGED about how wrong it is for anyone to tell you that your errors actually are errors and to cruelly point out authoritative sources which clearly demonstrate that you are simply and obviously mistaken and wrong, that is not "a fight" either.

When, after publicly humiliating yourself in such a manner, multiplying your error by denying or discounting the obvious facts of the matter, someone tersely and accurately describes your behavior as infantile, moronic, and an embarrassment to all thinking creatures, that is ALSO not "a fight".  What is IS, is DUMBASSERY.

I am just about the most tolerant, kind hearted, reasonable, generous son of a bitch who ever walked the face of this planet. Jesus Fucking Christ himself was like a fucking million Hitlers compared to me. Even I have my limits as to how much inane blather and peabrained bullshit I can endure, despite my almost godlike longsuffering nature.  When, after careful consideration I, with great kindness and generosity, attempt to help DUMB FUCKS by pointing out just how much of a STUPID BUNCH OF HALF-ASSED CRAPSACKS they are, all I expect from you is your GRATITUDE.  But what do I get instead? DUMBASSEDNESS.  That's why YOU ALL SUCK and you ALWAYS WILL.  You stupid jerks.

If you're proven wrong about something, then ADJUST YOUR MINDSET TO FIT THE FUCKING FACTS.  Do not expect the rest of the universe to change to suit your need to be correct in all things.  Hell, I make errors all the time, I accept truisms when I know better...And when I'm proven wrong, I ACCEPT THAT and MOVE ON, and as a bonus, I am a little smarter than I was before the conversation.

Being wrong about something or making an error does not show that you are a dumbfuck.  Digging in your heels about it and engaging in semantics, moving the goalposts, and similar behavior DOES demonstrate that you are a dumbfuck.

Don't be a dumbfuck.

Okay for now,
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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 04:40:48 pm »
THIS POST IS A MILLION SACKS OF MOTORCYCLES!!!
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 04:46:44 pm »
So, who's eating the paint chips this time?
And what the Nigels said.
Once knew a man who shat himself to death eating too much citrus.

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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 04:47:35 pm »
THIS POST IS A MILLION SACKS OF MOTORCYCLES!!!

THIS!

IT'S ALSO ONE THOUSAND DJ TROUSERS!
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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 04:48:11 pm »
So, who's eating the paint chips this time?
And what the Nigels said.

At the moment?  Mike the Engineer.  But it applies to PD, once in a while.
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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 05:06:18 pm »
THIS POST IS A MILLION SACKS OF MOTORCYCLES!!!

AND THEY TASTE LIKE DELISHUS CRAB MEAT!

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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 06:53:16 pm »
So, who's eating the paint chips this time?
And what the Nigels said.

At the moment?  Mike the Engineer.  But it applies to PD, once in a while.

Sometimes PD. Facebook, a LOT. Ron Paulites, ALWAYS.  :lulz:
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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 06:54:20 pm »
So, who's eating the paint chips this time?
And what the Nigels said.

At the moment?  Mike the Engineer. But it applies to PD, once in a while.

Oh, dear. :lulz:
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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 07:12:37 pm »
Fuck you Dok, what do you know?  My beliefs being right are more important than anything, pride, dignity, life itself.  If I have to admit I'm wrong, it'd be like killing me, only it would be worse, because I'd still be alive afterwards and have to live with the embarassment.  If I tell myself I'm right, regardless of any evidence to the contrary, then I don't have to worry about looking or feeling stupid, because it's how I feel on the inside that counts and besides, that's just, like, your opinion and stuff, man.  I have lots of opinions that contradict your opinions.  But mine are more valid, because.  Here, look at all the links.  LOOK AT THEM!  Only you can't, because even if you had UNLIMITED DATA, you cannot handle THE TRUTH, which is my opinions and superior to your opinions, making me a superior example of humanity.

Fact.

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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 07:14:06 pm »
Fuck you Dok, what do you know?  My beliefs being right are more important than anything, pride, dignity, life itself.  If I have to admit I'm wrong, it'd be like killing me, only it would be worse, because I'd still be alive afterwards and have to live with the embarassment.  If I tell myself I'm right, regardless of any evidence to the contrary, then I don't have to worry about looking or feeling stupid, because it's how I feel on the inside that counts and besides, that's just, like, your opinion and stuff, man.  I have lots of opinions that contradict your opinions.  But mine are more valid, because.  Here, look at all the links.  LOOK AT THEM!  Only you can't, because even if you had UNLIMITED DATA, you cannot handle THE TRUTH, which is my opinions and superior to your opinions, making me a superior example of humanity.

Fact.

I stand corrected.
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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 07:17:03 pm »
That's no fair.  You're meant to dig your heels in and refuse to budge  :sad:

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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 07:17:15 pm »
Cain.  :lulz:
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: On Being Wrong, Internet Fights, and My Godlike Forebearance.
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 07:21:11 pm »
That's no fair.  You're meant to dig your heels in and refuse to budge  :sad:

VICTORY THROUGH SUPERIOR HUMILITY!

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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 08:45:26 pm »
That's no fair.  You're meant to dig your heels in and refuse to budge  :sad:

VICTORY THROUGH SUPERIOR HUMILITY!

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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 11:20:23 pm »
That's no fair.  You're meant to dig your heels in and refuse to budge  :sad:

VICTORY THROUGH SUPERIOR HUMILITY!

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