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Apple Talk / First person to post in thread wins!
« on: July 23, 2021, 04:41:44 pm »

a winner is me!

Bring and Brag / music store employees - a tribute
« on: June 06, 2021, 02:12:22 pm »
I know everyone hates me here, so I don't feel too bad about shameless self promotion.

I picked up a Boss RC-505 loop station and have been having a blast making music with it.

Natural tendencies towards delusions of grandeur left me no choice but to try to cash in on some of those sweet youtube bux.

so, check it out if you want - don't cost nothin.  if you like it, let me know.   or help a brother out - smash the subscribe button.

Apple Talk / that boy aint right
« on: May 07, 2021, 04:01:52 pm »

Discordian Recipes / the fuck is briping?
« on: April 13, 2021, 12:54:33 am »
it has recently come to my attention that this is a thing.

it's so ridiculously stupid, yet awesome and fun at the same time, I figured some of you folks might get a kick out of it.

here is an entertaining, yet informative review of the product

Apple Talk / Virtual Realities
« on: February 13, 2021, 03:43:41 pm »
Any of you yahoos monkey around in VR?

I got a headset about 8 months ago - the games are quite impressive, but I'm not really much of a gamer.

What I've really become enamored with is Altspace (some prefer VRChat, but there's too many squeakers in there for me)

There's some genuinely interesting folks that hang out in there and you can build your own worlds if that's your thing.

There's also some other more interesting things that happen - the story of the black robots being one of them.

anyhow - just wondering if i might run in to a PD'er in there some day.  I was thinking about making a Chapel Perilous world, but it would be fun to collaborate.

Apple Talk / is this bullshit?
« on: February 04, 2020, 10:53:12 am »
entropy describes the tendency of everything to move from order to disorder, right? 

so, if everything continues to become less ordered, and more disordered, forever - then, wouldn't there eventually be a state of complete disorder achieved?

wouldn't this be a state of ultimate homogenization?  where everything is the same??

isn't this the highest achievable orderliness?

or is it bullshit?

Apple Talk / Thread split from What's the Matter, Bunky?
« on: May 30, 2018, 03:20:20 pm »

Bring and Brag / Big Brother
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:48:02 pm »
Big Brother knows when you are sleeping.
Big Brother knows when you're awake.
Big Brother loves you, this you know
Because your cell phone tells you so
Big Brother wants you to shop at Home Depot

Aneristic Illusions / muh russia
« on: March 28, 2018, 04:54:24 am »
i nominate yuri bezmenov for discordian sainthood

Apple Talk / the Bowling thread
« on: December 01, 2014, 02:36:34 am »
i think maybe it is not really bowling that you enjoy

but, i didn't mean to jack this thread and our little portion seems to be turning into a different debate.

I don't think you're qualified to tell other people what they do or don't find enjoyable. :lol: I don't think anyone is. If you want to explore what other people find enjoyable, and how, how much, and why they find them enjoyable, that would make a pretty decent thread, IMO. You might find that people have very different perspectives from one another when it comes to enjoyable activities.

hey, I said maybe

I think, maybe, it's possible that some (but certainly not all) people believe they enjoy bowling, when what they actually enjoy is bowling with friends

personally, I enjoy bowling. I have gone bowling by myself.  I love the way it sounds.  I love trying to analyze the oil pattern.  Should I speed up my throw?  Slow it down?  more hook?  Maybe move over a couple boards?  Maybe move over an arrow and re-calibrate?


Apple Talk / tell me about your sex life
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:52:45 pm »
go ahead.  if you want to.

since i got divorced my sex life has been fucking great. 

Apple Talk / Tell me about your job
« on: January 26, 2014, 01:30:32 pm »
inspired by the do what you love thread and one of my favorite books Gig: Americans talk about their jobs

Tell me what you do for a living.  What do you like about it?  What do you not like about it?

I am an industrial electrician at an OSB mill.  I really like the troubleshooting and hands on element - I enjoy working with tools and solving problems.  I do some PLC programming and that - believe it or not - allows for some creativity.  It's really neat to see some equipment you installed come to life.  I recently installed some equipment and wrote a program to monitor and control our peak electrical demand and it has been saving us $50k+ per year.

I have a lot of freedom in my daily schedule - as long as I get my work list done and answer calls, I am meeting my job requirements.  So, when everything is running smoothly, I have a lot of free time.  We have a decent machine shop here and I have been learning how to weld and do metal fabrication.

The cons are that most people in the mill are not educated beyond highschool and most conversations with coworkers all revolve around a)people that I don't know b)hunting and/or fishing.

Another con is that most places in the mill are very loud, dirty, and hot.  Also, if it's 25 below outside and that level senor on top of the dry fuel silo fails (again  :argh!:), I have to go up there and fix it.  Luckily that doesn't happen too often.  There are multitudes of ways to die a horrible death here, but jobs that cannot be done safely do not have to be done.

The key to survival at this place is to realize that if management wants your opinion, they will give it to you.  If you can cope with that, then this is a great place to work.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / weird money idea
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:36:19 pm »
Hi everybody.  On my way home from midnight shift I had a strange money idea. 

Wouldn't it be handy if there were notes or coins with negative value?

That way, if you wanted to buy something that was $4, but you didn't have 4 $1's and the seller didn't have any $1's, you could pay with a $5 bill and a -$1 bill.

Stores that accumulated lots of "negative" money could sell things by allowing the buyer to - instead of paying in positive cash - take on the negative cash in the amount of the value of the item.  i.e. I'll take this $35 CD player and 35 -$1 bills.

In some ways, it's a lot like going into debt.

I don't see a way, however, to resolve the problem of people just collecting massive amounts of negative bills.

anyhow - weird idea - thought i'd share.

Apple Talk / I, Robot
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:09:07 am »
So, I finally saw the movie I, Robot

I thought it was a pretty good flick.  Not, that great, though because during the movie my mind began to wander.  That happens a lot during movies. 

Anyhow, I began to wonder about what would happen to the economy and how things would be different if there were an abundance of able bodied robots to perform all of our duties for us.  If every job could be done by robots (including the manufacturing of robots) - what would drive the economy?  do robots necessitate socialism?  government entitlements?  would it further separate the classes?  are we approaching something similar already due to the fact that so many processes are now automated?

Since there's no such thing as an original thought, it occurred to me that there must already exist some very good writing on this subject.

I figure some study of cultures where slavery was practiced would also be a fairly good indicator - early america, ancient egypt, etc.  It would be nice to think that robots mean we will all live like egyptian royalty. 

I suppose scarcity of resources will always come into play. . .

Can anyone point me to some good reading on this subject?  I'm not looking to to research a graduate thesis or anything - just some leisurely reading to feed my pondering. 

Thanks in advance.

Apple Talk / have you ever invented a word?
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:59:26 pm »
Well, have you?

Share it here.

I just came up with 'erogenius' and I'm rather proud of myself.

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