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Interzone / Re: Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:15:40 AM »
First I must ask: What would you demand from an explanation to have "passed the test" of explaining spirituality?

I imagine that all experiences lose some of their "essence" if we try to explain them, in the sense that words simply are not the same as these experiences.

The farthest we can go is to refer to other experiences that we know (or think we know) that people around us understand.

Does then the proposed impossibility of explaining spirituality imply that spirituality has no related/understandable experiences to refer to?

Or do we simply revere the experience itself so much that we feel an incomplete explanation would "dilute" it or be worthless?

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Interzone / Re: Could it be..?
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:23:57 AM »
Nah, I don't think that kind of cynicism will get us anywhere. It implies (or so it seems to me) that leftists in general don't really believe in their ideals, and I think that's far from the truth.

Consider the leftists who consistently buy Fair Trade products, who consistently indulge in a vegetarian lifestyle, who consistently send money to poor countries. They most certainly practice what they preach.

Now, it's quite possible that some leftists (as well as some conservatives) use ideology as a strategic, manipulative means to individual power. But more often than not, I think any person does what he/she does because he/she believes it is the right thing to do.

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Interzone / Re: New Layout
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:50:02 AM »
Hi,

the amount of white is hard on the eyes

This is an expected response when changing directly from black to white. Takes some time to get used to, just like when changing from white to black. So please give it some time.

the nesting of quotes sucks.

The nesting of quotes does indeed suck, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Cheers

/The guy who designs this stuff

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Interzone / Re: Complaints
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:43:09 AM »
After the forum upgrade, I noticed that "Recent Unread Topics" link is missing on the initial user landing page.  It's functionality can still be found at http://www.deathmetal.org/forum/index.php?action=unread but it'd be nice to have an actual link to it.

Just in case, I should remind you that clicking the skull icon next to a board will show the unread posts in that particular board.

Or is a list of all unread posts of the whole forum preferable?

Cheers

/The guy who designs this stuff

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Interzone / Re: Any news about new Kraftwerk?
« on: July 11, 2012, 05:43:00 PM »
Quote
Mr. Hütter said a new Kraftwerk album was under way. “We didn’t fall asleep,” he said. “The 168-hour week is still going on since the beginning, since 1970.” And when can listeners expect the new album? “Soon,” he said. He would not elaborate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/arts/music/talking-to-ralf-hutter-of-kraftwerk.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

OK. "Soon."

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Metal / Re: Subjectivity vs Objectivity
« on: March 12, 2011, 12:56:20 AM »
"Theory":

- It can be said to be objectively good to have meaningful/deep/satisfying experiences, as opposed to shallow ones

- Music creates experiences in the mind
- Experiences are mediated through communication
- To mediate great experiences, music must have something relevant to communicate, have a lot to communicate and it must communicate well
- Some music has more relevant things to communicate than other music, has more things to communicate than other music and communicates better than other music
- Hence, some music creates more meaningful/deep/satisfying experiences than other music

"Example":

Imagine making all the people of the world enjoy and fully understand

1) a Bach piece, and
2) a Britney Spears song.

Comparing the experiences that all these people would have from listening to these two, I'm quite certain that all of them would say the Bach piece created a more meaningful/deep/satisfying experience than did the Britney Spears song.

Subjectivist response: "What if I, now, get a more satisfying experience out of listening to Britney Spears than to Bach? Doesn't that imply the subjectivity of music after all?"

- Your experience does not affect the objectivity of the music itself. The Bach piece will still be the music that has the capacity for the greatest experiences.
- It is also objectively good to strive for this quality, since otherwise we proclaim that it doesn't matter what music sounds like. Even the most uncommitted listeners would suffer from this since musical quality would dwindle overall.

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Interzone / Re: Chuck Schuldiner: The Pity Party Never Ends
« on: July 20, 2008, 11:40:55 PM »
test

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Interzone / Re: Forum Update
« on: July 20, 2008, 11:03:33 PM »
on various bands i search even 5 times and never found a result.. maybe the problem is my navigator or the search engine fails as fuck, somebody have same problem using the search engine to find bands?

The search engine is relative to the page on which you search; if you want to search for something on the whole forum, then use the search bar on the front page, if you want to search for something in this particular thread, then use the search bar on this thread's page.

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Metal / Summoning
« on: December 03, 2004, 01:51:56 AM »
We were hoping for a new relaese this month, but alas:

"2.12.2004

In consequence of the delays and problems which both of us have to face with our other projects the work for the new Summoning album is delayed. But never the less we have the will to finish the work as soon as possible. Hopefully the new output can be released during the first half of next year.

To the seven songs which are finished in basic structures we have done the mandatory 3 minute intro which again will be very bombastic and hymn-like just like the rest of the songs. But never the less still one or two songs are missing to close the basic works. We are working on new material whenever we have time.

[...]

IN the moment we experiment with new and old Summoning sounds. In contrary to the last full length CD the guitar style will differ a lot (the rather rhythmical guitar style will change to a more floating arpeggio styled one). Added to the usual drum style there will be some addition Tom Tom sounds this time. The exact keyboard sound is not fixed yet.

A title of the CD is also not fixed yet.

A possible release date of the CD is earliest at march 2005."

http://www.summoning.info/FrameSet.aspx?Language=E

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