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Interzone / Re: Failings of science
« on: September 30, 2009, 11:12:28 PM »
Money driving understanding results in knowledge tailored to suit money handlers; those who have personal wealth, not wisdom, as their central concern in life. How much jack did Plato or Nietzsche bank?

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Metal / Re: Stop Intelligence-Based Discrimination
« on: September 30, 2009, 08:35:37 PM »
More takers come on board

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The dark days of intelligence hatred and discrimination are coming to an end. Your institutional privilege is over. Progress is inevitable.

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There are no individuals. We are all the same.

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Moron and genius are harmful elitist labels!!!!!!!!!!

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People Suck!!!!!!!!!! Discrimination is wrong ALWAYS!!!

People Suck, especially those who cant write their own articles but cut and paste 1000 word essays from nut jobs on the net!!!!!!!!

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Metal / Re: Stop Intelligence-Based Discrimination
« on: September 30, 2009, 01:51:35 AM »
People are getting riled up over this like never before.

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There is no scientific basis for intelligence. IQ is a social construct. Hurtful words won't cover up the lack of facts and chauvenistic elitism of the smarties. Equal rights for the cognitively underaccelerated NOW!!!

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Interzone / Re: The weight of eternity
« on: September 29, 2009, 11:47:07 PM »
Good point. All our cells except for heart and brain are replaced periodically. You aren't who you were last season. It's all new tissue.

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Interzone / Re: Kingdom of the Dwarfs
« on: September 29, 2009, 10:10:08 PM »
Numerous major cities have midget and dwarf enclaves. This isn't generally known to the public.

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Metal / Re: "Modern death metal" doesn't exist
« on: September 28, 2009, 07:48:43 PM »
I recently gave Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines a few more listens. It's a good death metal album, but somehow much different than the late 80s DM as if it has transitioned to a new state. In contrast, Demilich - Nespithe was the old pioneer character at core, yet launched their effort out from a new angle.

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Interzone / Re: The Return
« on: September 26, 2009, 06:22:01 PM »


Exterminate defect.

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Interzone / Re: LOL@modern depression treatment
« on: September 25, 2009, 07:11:29 PM »
Modern societies tend to produce two kinds of people: oblivious fools, or obliviots, who fail to notice failure and just blunder on like drunken gourmands; and depressed smarter people, who realize that the long-term prognosis for such stupid decisions is awful, but simultaneously note that everyone else is an obliviot, therefore there’s little chance of change.

So they sink into depression and solipsism (right), or depression and narcissism (left), which in fact worsens the problem by removing them from interaction with reality, which is the one thing that could actually undo the problem.

It’s brilliant.

Now, new research on depression shows us how it is habit-forming. Notice bad things, live in a state of terror and negativity, and soon you can’t see good things — like how just acting sensibly toward a goal could remove all the problems you see, easily.

Depression: a lack of goal

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Interzone / Re: Activities for Hessians
« on: September 25, 2009, 03:35:17 AM »
6 spread tribal, nationalistic and warlike memes
6 manipulate minds using cognitive dissonance and ostracism
6 honor any heroes, scorn all defectives

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Interzone / Re: LOL@modern depression treatment
« on: September 24, 2009, 10:42:25 PM »
The pills are just there to make the patient more receptive to making positive changes in their life.

You're right. There are at least three interests at work. The depressed patient. The physician attending to the patient. The pill providers and government oversight the providers see breathing down their necks. Not all three are on the same page.

That being said, i wouldn't beta test pills produced by people with only a partial understanding of the brain.

Do patients always know they are part of trial testing?

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Interzone / Re: Did all music die in the 1990s?
« on: September 24, 2009, 04:38:26 PM »
Every society goes through stagnation, its not until they are pushed to "need" something, or someone feels its missing that the wheels of innovation turn.

Most of the great ones thus far exhausted themselves and never returned to their former glory. Perhaps Germania and China will have another go at the greatness thing.

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Interzone / Re: Did all music die in the 1990s?
« on: September 24, 2009, 02:30:15 PM »
Civilization exhaustion affects more than music. Salvatore writes some of the last epic fantasy fiction in the 90s.

In computer science, GUI and OOP are matured but not improved upon. The same goes for web scripting: Perl, JS, VBS, Active X were all matured more than a decade ago. The other stuff is semi-propietary fluff.

Warfare is not noticeably more advanced. Thermal imaging, DU and tungsten munitions and armor, ceramics, explosive reactive armor, cluster, thermobaric and FASCAM rounds have long been perfected. The only thing that raises an eyebrow is upcoming railgun naval cannons that are not yet implemented.

Transportation is not improved upon at all. Cars just look a little different, a lot of them now have tracking devices and there are more than ever in the world.

All the hustle and bustling activity everywhere is an illusion. Stagnation is setting in.

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Interzone / Re: Universal tolerance
« on: September 21, 2009, 10:25:48 PM »
I just think it's harder to ascertain what is truly in the heart and soul as opposed to an IQ.

That being said, either way works for me.  I don't care about trash.

Given an individual's various physical and mental potentials, what have they done with their lives thus far? A personal history survey might reveal some things about character. Covert observation under scripted scenarios the subject responds to is another. Personality typology should be given consideration along with potential.

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Interzone / Re: Universal tolerance
« on: September 19, 2009, 01:33:46 AM »
The image that has generated so much controversy I read as a metaphor which states a goal. Idiots, cowards, defectives are a definite problem. Why tolerate them?

Some of the reactions were in response to the method suggested in the image, which is to literally shoot living morons to death.

This has been another exercise demonstrating how people paralyze themselves and enforce this paralysis on one another so that nothing better takes place in the world. It is the conflation of method and goal.


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Interzone / Re: Liberals are just secular Christians
« on: September 15, 2009, 04:58:51 PM »
Empathy for individuals doesn't mean you give in to every stupid impulse they have.

Right on. Empathy isn't synonymous with sympathy. Empathy means you can read people's motives and desires. It doesn't go further in definition into appeasement and capitulation, or an opposite reaction of revulsion. It's a gift for having a means for understanding what drives others.

Dumb people seem to confuse revulsion with a lack of empathy, when in fact it could mean someone is gifted with it. They'll insist that appeasement means empathy and other responses are a lack thereof. They're conflating means and ends.

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