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#1561
you're right - that joke ain't funny anymore
#1562
well, now that that's out of the way - i guess i didn't understand that you're only allowed to say "AMEN" in the "or kill me thread"

i was NOT trying to derail this thread. 

i only posted the evanescence comment because i thought it was the only room for debate.  i.e. you're pretty much preaching to the choir, no?  i seriously doubt anyone on this forum would disagree with you.  save for "why would little billy download evanescence?"  i couldn't help it.  of the thousands of bands, why did you choose evanescence?  it was just too much.  anyhow - no offense meant.
#1563
oh - you almost got me.
#1564
Or Kill Me / Re: Are you addicted to electricity?
May 06, 2008, 02:07:01 AM


Um, yes.

Your brain runs on a few milliampheres.
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damn- beat me to it.  i rather like it when the power goes out.  i was caught in the big midwest black out of ought-three and it was a great time.  it kind of forces you to get out of your routine which is a good thing.

our electrical grid is so fragile it's astonishing, really.  99% of the wires on the poles are un-insulated so all you need is a way to short out the wires (without grounding yourself) and you can blow circuits left and right.  i always figured a model rocket tethered with some conductor flown into some transmission lines would work pretty good. 
#1565
man, evanescence sucks.
#1566
Principia Discussion / Re: The Barstool Experiment
April 26, 2008, 10:06:24 PM
Quote from: triple zero on April 23, 2008, 02:24:56 PM
were you trying to be funny? this is not allowed.

what's not allowed? being funny? or trying to be funny?
#1567
Techmology and Scientism / Re: MATH IS HARD
April 23, 2008, 11:03:58 AM
i was really close to moving to amsterdam and enrolling in a doctorate program in logic - but then i realized that probably wouldn't be very good for my sanity.  plus, being surrounded by people not speaking english really gets under my skin after a few days.

i always dug logic because it actually works.  you can take some information and apply some logic and viola! new information.  that blows my fucking mind.
#1568
Principia Discussion / Re: The Barstool Experiment
April 23, 2008, 10:15:09 AM
Quote from: Rev. What's-His-Name? on April 22, 2008, 01:03:36 PM
Don't bother, someone seems to have a blind agenda, reasoning with this person will be like carrying on a conversation with a turnip. 

who's to say there's not some turnips with really good ideas?
#1569
GASM Command / Re: AbbyGasm
April 23, 2008, 10:12:06 AM
1rd - i think suspicion would be raised if they received more than one letter about the same thing (then again, maybe not . . . hard to say i guess)

2st - i always figured the "reader submitted" letters were made up.  or at least synthesized out of many letters of similar ilk. 

3nd - i like numbering things this way.
#1570
Techmology and Scientism / Re: MATH IS HARD
April 23, 2008, 08:45:37 AM
when i went to college, i saw a poster that said:

"psychology is applied biology,
biology is applied chemistry,
chemistry is applied physics,
and physics is applied mathematics"

so i majored in math, i got half way through a master's degree before i realized that math is applied logic.  (i'm not sure what comes after logic, but that's for another time).

anyhow - if you're gonna get deep into some math, pick up a book on symbolic logic and learn the rules of inference.  it will most likely be just as much fun as math, and it will make math your bitch.
#1571
my mom and dad are my relatives, therefore i am
#1572
maybe i'm too late, and too n00b to be taken seriously, but wtf? no primus?

Primus - "to defy the laws of tradition" in my opinion needs to be included

and, Primus - Hellbound 17 1/2 has, i think, pretty appropo lyrics:

"questions deserve answers,
answers deserve action.
what am i of the populi?
i am but a fraction.
is there a heaven? is there a hell?
is that a tuna melt i smell?
come on . . ."
#1573
i'll lay claim to god of self reference.

it would be sweet if there was a god of dammit!
#1574
Principia Discussion / Re: New Chart
April 21, 2008, 10:28:35 AM
i dig this thread - would the chart itself be an example of orderly order?  is it even possible to make a disorderly chart?