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Messages - Pergamos

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Apple Talk / Re: I like boobs
« on: October 04, 2021, 02:48:49 am »
Too many to talk about...and I've had enough memories that my memory is like Swiss cheese.

There were certainly more women active on the board back then. What did you guys do to chase them away?

The Commander
DIA

It varies depending on the lady in question. Despite being probably the creepiest guy on the board I don't think I was personally responsible for any of them.

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Apple Talk / Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
« on: September 29, 2021, 01:08:06 am »
MORE EVIDENCE

https://www.politicalorphans.com/something-weird-is-happening-on-facebook

If the theory is true, then lots of money is being spent to form profiles of bots, which is a fun thought.

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: September 27, 2021, 01:08:25 am »
Is it Tuscon that is filled with hippies?  My only experience in Arizona is some training I did at Fort Huachuca down south.

The Commander
DIA

There's less hippies than anywhere in the pacific northwest, but more than Phoenix for sure.

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Apple Talk / Re: I like boobs
« on: September 27, 2021, 01:04:52 am »
I just read through this entire thread, and I am quite surprised how philosophical it got at times. Hilarious as well. Of course, given the topic, there was a fair amount of lewdness, but also insightful commentary.

The downside is it makes me nostalgic for some of the folks who are no longer active on the board.

The Commander
DIA

Tell us about the people you miss and why, that's half the fun nowadays.

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Apple Talk / Re: Who are all you weirdos?
« on: September 19, 2021, 11:15:15 pm »
Have you seen what Roger does to toilets?  No way are we letting him near one.

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: August 14, 2021, 07:41:39 am »

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Apple Talk / Re: The Porn Princess Rant, Re-Written
« on: April 09, 2021, 02:32:18 am »
I think folks who see "sex work is work" as bullshit are in denial about how badly most work sucks.  Yes, sex work is awful. Like much awful work it pays well.  Treating it differently than toxic waste disposal, or drug dealing is counter productive.

Eliminating sex work is probably impossible and trying and failing to do so makes life worse for sex workers.  Hiring a hooker or going to a strip club, or paying for porn is absolutely supporting exploitation and probably also supporting rape, but getting the cops involved will only make things worse for the victims and probably give the exploiters another tool to enforce obedience.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: March 21, 2021, 01:54:25 am »
I got spam from my medical clinic telling me to check if I was eligible for a free shot.  I know I'm not eligible and assumed it was a scam.  I called the clinic and it turned out it was not a scam, covid shots in WA are all free and someone at corporate was being stupid about publicity.  I am relieved since my assumption was that my medical records had been stolen.  I'm still not eligible, but I have gotten pretty used to hermiting out, I can handle a couple more months.

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Principia Discussion / Greg Hill's videogame
« on: March 02, 2021, 01:19:52 pm »
Wikipedia claims Greg Hill was involved with the design of an early videogame, but isn't specific.  Does anyone know the specifics?  And if it is possible to get ahold of it?

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Apple Talk / Re: Fucking humans.
« on: March 02, 2021, 01:56:18 am »
I don't understand this move at all.  There's a vaccine, it's not available to everyone.  It seems like it would make way more sense to keep the restrictions until the vaccine is available to everyone.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Biden thread (for good or for ill)
« on: February 27, 2021, 02:23:20 am »
To be fair, he ran with the promise to go back to politics as normal... which means 2010, and the rich, fertile soil that grew Trumpism in the first place.

If the Left doesn’t start pushing REALLY hard, the GOP will take the midterms, and OrangeBoi will be back in office in 2024.

How can we push?  Letters to congress critters obviously, but I doubt that's enough.  Will more riots help or hurt in your opinion?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: January 21, 2021, 12:33:24 am »
So he's not the president any longer, time to unsticky the thread?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: December 30, 2020, 10:01:45 pm »
I think the son of that mother son team of cartomancers is a friend of mine on facebook.  If so he's got quite the fascinating back story.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: December 18, 2020, 02:02:29 am »
In the Time Before, I took walks by the river during my lunch break.  Not the pleasantly curated asphalt trails, favoured by joggers, but the behind-paths, the under-paths, with trees and rocks and mud and sinkholes and hostile squirrels.

Now, in the Plague Time, I work from home, far from the river.  I take my walks in the cold blackness of the Canadian pre-dawn, along the side-roads and alleys and those pedestrian bypasses used only by dog-walkers and schoolchildren.

I have learned to hate motion-sensitive lights.  I like walking in the dark.  Being blasted in the face at random by a floodlamp is a declaration of war.

I'm with you on the motion sensor lights.  They ruin my night vision and always make me paranoid since there are a few of my neighbors who might throw on the porch light and be standing under it with a shotgun.

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Apple Talk / Re: Getting stuck in unproductive thought patterns
« on: December 08, 2020, 02:03:05 am »
That sounds like anxiety.  I know there are some effective medications, and meditation can also help.  If it is reaching the point where you are noticing physical effects like shortness of breath or increased blood pressure meditation or medication are a very good idea.  Personally I would avoid Benzodiazepines, they are definitely effective, but they impair your ability to drive, and they impair impulse control badly enough that I think anyone who gets urges ever to hurt either themselves or others should avoid them.  I don't think I know anyone who never gets urges like that, but I may just be cynical about human nature.

Addressing things in the spirit of how you presented them meanwhile, there are a lot of things that you don't have control over.  It's important to know what those things are, especcially when they effect things that you do have control over, but the exact details of them do not matter.  What matters are the details of what you can control,  you want to understand the situation as close to perfectly as possible, as far as those things that you can effect. that way you can act in the most effective way, in order to change things in a way that you want to change. If you are spending time thinking about the horrifying details of something awful that you cannot change, try to redirect your thoughts to the pertinent details of something that you can change instead.  If you already have figured out exactly what you can change, and how you intend to do so, but cannot currently do anything productive, amuse yourself with a distraction to get your mind off the things you can't change.

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