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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Here's an unoriginal idea
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:42:47 pm »
DEER BEE DEE ESS:  Check your PMs, you fucking freak.

I've already apologised, and I'll do it again: I'm sorry for the way I phrased that, I didn't mean to upset you or fuck with you. I don't want to get in a fight. I don't look down on the PD board, I think it's a super cool place, I just don't have a lot of time to contribute anymore, I've got out of touch and been busy with uni and stuff, which is why I tend to hang on IRC cause it's super low effort.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Here's an unoriginal idea
« on: February 25, 2014, 10:34:01 am »
bds, care to elaborate on "people who agree with him"?

Just out of a sense of malicious curiosity, mind you.

I mostly just meant that there were several people on IRC who said things to the effect of "well, you kind of have a point, but your tone was absurd, and to post on PD telling everyone that they're doing it totally wrong is just trolling'. Like, I think maybe there is an interesting discussion to be had somewhere about different kinds of forum software and different discordian communities and such, but obviously just going LOL UR DOIN IT RONG is a dick move.

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Bring and Brag / Re: New Frost Heaves EP ready for download
« on: March 22, 2012, 12:07:15 pm »
Did I ever tell you that I really like this EP? Like, really.

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I really feel like the AZ legislature are just out to fuck with women's history month as much as possible. This is like the third horrible piece of legislation that has come out of that clusterfuck in the past two weeks.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Confused reporting on Khanadar massacre
« on: March 12, 2012, 02:44:57 pm »
Fucking hell.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: All .COM domains now subject to US Law
« on: March 09, 2012, 12:21:57 pm »
I think a Rackspace (whether Cloud or just a normal box) would be a little too much for us. I checked out Rackspace's prices for their dedis and holy SHIT they're a lot (compared to my OVH dedi). I mean I get that you pay for Rackspace's sweet lines and network and stuff, but still, I'm not sure that we've got the cash to drop.

EDIT: Sorry. didn't quite read your post -- you weren't really suggesting Rackspace.

A cloud would be really cool, but I still think we'd be paying too much, really. Especially because we're not likely to really hit those bumps in usage. IMO all we want is a dedi that's powerful enough to get search and some other functionality back up, and with enough backbone to be fast globally.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Black Mirror
« on: March 07, 2012, 09:02:19 am »
I LOVED Black Mirror. Question though -- did anyone see Network? I felt like the second episode, while fantastic, was kinda just a futuristic retelling of that.

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Apple Talk / Re: You guys heard Burial?
« on: March 07, 2012, 08:58:57 am »
His new track w/ Four Tet came on We Are Hunted in the car yesterday. pretty great, I love Burial's stuff by himself, but the stuff w/ Four Tet (especially the Massive Attack remixes) are so good!

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Can the UK actually defend the Falklands?
« on: March 05, 2012, 09:43:57 am »
Weird. You'd think (hope) they'd just let it go.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Can the UK actually defend the Falklands?
« on: March 05, 2012, 09:30:08 am »
Are they actually likely to try and invade? The only thing I've seen about this in the past few weeks has been a Mirror (?) headline about how "we're sending Argentina aid but every Argentinian hates us"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: some words
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:02:55 pm »
I only read the first one yet ... heavy. Well-written.

About the eulogy insincerity, I recognize that feeling, I always thought "what do I have to add to this? It sounds so trite", but the thing is it only seems like that from the outside. The ones hurting usually really appreciate it, if those who wish to wish them well, do so, no matter how trite, as long as they mean it (or appear to mean it, even). The saddest thing is--and I've seen this happen--when everybody thinks this at the same time. Which was a bit of a wakeup call for me (didn't involve death btw, but testicular cancer, and he did get better in the end). From then on, I do make it a point to force out a statement, which may be vague, trite or bland, but it's never insincere. Sincerity is the easy part, just apply empathy. The hard part is getting over the idea of being one of the many voices that expresses a very heavy thought all using the same words. But that's okay, there's only so many ways to phrase such a thing. If you can write more and be original but otherwise the important part is your name below it. BTW this is not saying you should have signed some Facebook eulogy register, I'm just recounting some personal stupid social lesson that took me until way too late in my life to figure out.

it's tough. the thing that stopped me from actually writing something was the fact that I had no memories with this girl, nothing to talk about, to base a eulogy on. like, I literally think i'd met her maybe 3 or 4 times? and yeah, I do think a lot of it is about just being one tiny voice in a chorus of many. if I had to give a 5-minute speech at her wake, I think I would've been able to do it. when I have not even 5 lines on a Facebook post, it's really hard to write something that conveys what I mean without just sounding like everybody else there. I don't know if that's just me being vain and wanting to appear different, or what. I just always feel like I'm rephrasing a message that (in this case, at least) I didn't really believe anyway.

thank you, as well. I want to write more, but I just get so burned out from work and stress and the fact that all I do for school is write things that I feel like I don't have time. and even when I do I just want to spend my down time playing stupid video games. I think maybe I just need to get through the last few months of this year, get some good grades in my exams, and then I get to focus on doing some more writing for me. (and hopefully I'll be able to spend my degree doing that, as well)

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: All .COM domains now subject to US Law
« on: March 01, 2012, 12:12:35 pm »
I'M FUCKED FOREVER?!?!?!?!  :horrormirth: :horrormirth: :horrormirth:

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: All .COM domains now subject to US Law
« on: March 01, 2012, 09:18:18 am »
Wait, so... If I make a website called gaymarriage.com where we plan gay marriages or some shit, the Feds could seize that domain because gay marriage is outlawed in a bunch of states? even if I live in the UK? what the shitting fuck?

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Yahoo vs Facebook
« on: February 28, 2012, 03:00:39 pm »
I hate all this patent lunacy. It seems like they're just used for huge corporation power plays, not for legitimately protecting IP, and I'm fed up of it.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: anyone still use torrents?
« on: February 25, 2012, 03:19:49 pm »
you want private trackers for torrents. for music, get invites for what.cd/waffles, for movies, invites to tehconnection, for tv shows, broadcastthenet or tvtorrents.

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