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#46
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
May 05, 2023, 06:53:09 PM
Quote from: Cain on May 05, 2023, 04:12:45 PM
That and how the slightest deviation from a randomly agreed upon canon in a series with some of the loosest claims to sci-fi in any bit of media, is treated as high treason.

Sci-fi aside, I would hesitate to qualify Star Wars even as space opera, since I associate that term with a modicum of realism in politics and military strategy.

Star Wars is space fantasy.

:pope:
#47
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
May 04, 2023, 03:28:45 PM
Quote from: Brother Mythos on May 04, 2023, 11:45:45 AM
Today, May 4th, is Star Wars Day

There are many media outlets carrying this story. However, I found this article from University of Florida News, entitled "How our shared need for belonging made May the 4th a sacred Star Wars holiday" to be a bit more interesting than most of the coverage.

Here's the link:   https://news.ufl.edu/2023/05/may-the-4th/


Largely free of original or significant content, the above article is what one might expect from someone tasked with producing a filler article with a positive spin on the University of Florida.

Pop-psychology clumsily glued to pop-culture does not make for interesting reading.
#48
Quote from: Doktor Howl on May 02, 2023, 02:33:28 AM
Quote from: chaotic neutral observer on May 01, 2023, 04:33:53 PM
Quote from: Brother Mythos on May 01, 2023, 10:41:34 AM
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Oh, hi.  I remember you.  Still into the fluff science reporting scene?

I do, too.  He called me a Nazi.

I must have missed that.  I actually thought he was "one of the good ones" right up until he threw his little hissy fit.  A pity, really.

But, one of the lessons of discordianism is "there are no good ones."  Since his returning post wasn't an apology, I see no need to be charitable.
#49
Quote from: Fallenkezef on May 03, 2023, 10:48:47 PM
these days the left define anything they disagree with as fascist.

1.  I am on the left.
2.  I disagree with you.
3.  (stipulated) "the left define anything they disagree with as fascist".

Therefore, you are fascist.

Okay, perhaps it is a bit much to use your overbroad and ill-conceived generalization as the sole basis for that deduction.  But, your narrow categorization of "the left" is one I would only expect to hear from someone on the far-right.

Of course, if you're so naive of history that you think that bigotry moves on from one target to the next, it isn't surprising that your political views are regressive.
#50
Quote from: Fallenkezef on April 24, 2023, 10:45:20 PM
If you are in the crosshairs, all you can do is ride it out before society finds it's next target and it will.

Quote from: Fallenkezef on May 03, 2023, 09:57:47 AM
To fight the issue you need to understand it and figure the best way of doing that.

So you're saying that in order to fight the issue, all you can do is ride it out?  That seems internally inconsistent.

And you think that "society" will move on to new targets?  It couldn't possibly keep attacking the same old targets, while it adds new ones?

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I made no moral statements on whether the feelings where just or not.

So, just to clarify...are you pro-fascist or anti-fascist?  The neutral ground is, of course, indistinguishable from pro-fascism for all practical purposes.
#51
Quote from: Brother Mythos on May 01, 2023, 10:41:34 AM
(...)

Oh, hi.  I remember you.  Still into the fluff science reporting scene?
#52
Quote from: The Mgt on March 28, 2023, 03:30:29 AM
I should take a moment to apologize to literally everyone, but I won't.

I haven't the foggiest idea what we're talking about, but I consider it bad form to apologize for anything you've done intentionally.
#53
So, it's been a couple years.  I guess P3nt doesn't hang around here much anymore, but, whatever.

Quote from: P3nT4gR4m on March 19, 2021, 01:11:40 AM
Couple of years and anyone not accepting crypto payments will be finding it as hard to turn a trade as anyone not accepting card payments does now. Couple of years. You can hold me to that.
Wrong.  :lulz:

Not only is it unnecessary to accept crypto, but it's still practically impossible to buy anything with it.  Why?  Because no one wants to.  The transaction fees are still absurd, and the very nature of cryptocurrencies ("be your own bank!") means that you're far more susceptible to losing everything to a typo, or having your wallet drained by hackers.  It's harder to use than money in practically every way. Cryptocurrency's main use is as a speculative instrument, and as a means for siphoning funds from Greater Fools.

I've been watching cryptocurrency for the last couple years, doing a bit of research, and I've frankly fallen in love with it.  Not as a store of value, or a means of exchange, but because it's such a hilarious, stupid, obvious disaster.

Bitcoin is burning a vast amount of electricity to achieve a mind-staggeringly abysmal 3 transactions per second.  Blockchain has been dismissed by everyone with an ounce of technical knowledge as useless.  DeFi has never realized its promise of being integrated with global finances; rather, it's only been used to trade shitcoins with other shitcoins, and maybe sell the occasional ugly monkey jpeg.  The layers of scams upon scams transcends Charles Ponzi's wildest dreams.

Over the last several months, all of that is coming to fruition.  Cryptocurrency exchanges are going bankrupt, the biggest fraudsters are being charged and arrested, and governments are stepping in to impose regulations (if not outright ban them).

It will yet take a while for the dust to settle, but settle it will...and then society will move onto a different get-rich-quick scheme.


Quote from: P3nT4gR4m on March 18, 2021, 04:27:19 AM
Anyone holding dynocurrency a couple of years from now is in serious danger of getting burned and, even before then, you're in for a hell of a heatwave.
Also wrong.

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It's settling down, reducing in volatility by the minute. Another couple of years and you'd be as well buying bonds.
Well, that aged well.

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Bitcoin is shaping up to be the new gold. It's also going to be the new gold standard
:roll: :lol:

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If I'm right then it'd make sense to at least hedge some of your savings in this space. Yanno, just in case?
Very wrong.
#54
Quote from: motocopter on March 05, 2023, 10:50:03 AM
and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
Directions unclear, shat out my swadhisthana chakra.
#55
Principia Discussion / Re: Local 73rd Hermits Cabal
March 04, 2023, 03:38:15 PM
Quote from: Tinfoilment on March 04, 2023, 08:47:52 AM
Quote from: chaotic neutral observer on March 03, 2023, 02:34:54 PM
You think calling yourself a discordian should place you above criticism?  You can spout whatever nonsense you like, and everyone is expected to sit by and nod in silent reverence at your profundity?
Yes.
Wow, you really have no idea what discordianism is, do you?  Discordianism is about criticizing everything, especially itself.  If you cannot step back and see your own dogmas for what they are, then you are as much a cabbage as anyone.

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Who cares?  The PD may have been appropriate for the sixties, but that style of "enlightenment" doesn't land well today.
:kingmeh:   You are rejecting something "old" in its own house, for being too old.  You are also rejecting a new religion mod for being too new.
I'm not rejecting PD for being old, I'm rejecting your brain-dead idea that because some book has nonsense in it, that this somehow makes your nonsense worthwhile.

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Therefore, yes, Discordians are infallable.
You are obviously fallible (see extensive evidence, above); therefore, you are not discordian.

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What if your writing is incoherent to the point of being incomprehensible?  Do you even want to improve your "atrophied forum ability", or is it just an excuse?
Not really.  I may buy a new computer merely to continue this troll argument properly.
Your computer isn't the problem, it's your brain.
#56
Principia Discussion / Re: Local 73rd Hermits Cabal
March 03, 2023, 02:34:54 PM
Quote from: Tinfoilment on March 03, 2023, 11:25:48 AM
Quote from: chaotic neutral observer on March 02, 2023, 02:01:24 PM
Quote from: Tinfoilment on March 02, 2023, 08:56:04 AM
I haven't worked in a factory sector,.
Whereof you do not know, thereof you should not speak.
I will address this "im ok, youre not ok" statement.  First of all, I am a Discordian and this is a Discordian forum.
You think calling yourself a discordian should place you above criticism?  You can spout whatever nonsense you like, and everyone is expected to sit by and nod in silent reverence at your profundity?

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"Discordians should not talk about things they dont know much about."   The Principia Discordia is full of nonsense the authors didn't know much about,
Who cares?  The PD may have been appropriate for the sixties, but that style of "enlightenment" doesn't land well today.

Quote from: Tinfoilment on March 03, 2023, 12:09:24 PM
Principia Discordia is easier with this than other religions, because it doesnt have rules.
Wrong.  Discordianism has rules.  I should know, I'm the Pope.

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Here for example, my forum ability is severely atrophied from what it was years ago on other forums, both in my attitude and in the hardware.
You're the only person I've ever met who used "atrophied forum ability" as an excuse for being wrong.

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I feel an utter lack of interest in correcting grammar.
What if your writing is incoherent to the point of being incomprehensible?  Do you even want to improve your "atrophied forum ability", or is it just an excuse?

#57
Principia Discussion / Re: Local 73rd Hermits Cabal
March 02, 2023, 02:01:24 PM
Quote from: Tinfoilment on March 02, 2023, 08:56:04 AM
I haven't worked in a factory sector,.
Whereof you do not know, thereof you should not speak.

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Also, gerrymandering carpetbaggers playing as Nosferatu clan in the cities.
Sentence fragment.

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I apologize for what might appear as forum illiteracy.  I am typing on touchscreen keyboard and have many computer problems.
I'm posting from an ice dimension via 300 baud modem.  altered writes on demonskin parchment using illithid blood and molten tungsten for ink.  Her pen is the screams of a thousand dying suns.

You can hardly ascribe the quality of your posts to the method of entry.
#58
It's all about the waveforms, y'know?
#59
That was really good.
#60
Establishing friendly trade relations with a former enemy or potential adversary doesn't put you in a position to exert a positive influence; it makes you more vulnerable.  It's like having kids because you think it will save the marriage.

The shredder bin is full of indispensable trade contracts.

Never start a proxy war with yourself as the proxy.