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Interzone / Re: The Treatment Room.
« on: April 09, 2013, 06:39:50 PM »
You are right. It is a bad idea. But when all the good ones fail, you sometimes need to start considering the bad ones. Adaptation, and all that.
Duly noted and under consideration.

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Interzone / Re: The Treatment Room.
« on: April 09, 2013, 06:54:11 AM »
Maybe I should have mentioned that there are these things called 'consequences' which follow each and every action a human - and anything else - makes. Do reasonable stuff and you can expect reasonable consequences, although, with people, this is not always true.
Thus, a post like the one above, is likely to have proportionate consequences.
One of which is:
Although The Treatment Room started out as a harmless idea, it has turned out to be a 'honey-pot' for undesirables.
This is good. Evolution in action.
Soon, enough carcasses will have been picked clean, that the silent ones may venture back out into the open, and have their say, without the uber-bullies ruining everything they see.


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Interzone / Re: The Treatment Room.
« on: April 09, 2013, 06:30:48 AM »
Thank you. Now you are cured, you can disappear permanently.
Next?


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Interzone / Re: Live Eagle Cam
« on: April 09, 2013, 04:28:32 AM »
Crows taste so bad that nothing will eat them with the single exception of owls.
It's the best reason I've ever heard for eating carrion.
Actually, birds are fascinating, if you spend enough time around them.
Each one has every bit as much personality as a human.

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Interzone / Re: Is life sacred?
« on: April 09, 2013, 03:51:03 AM »
Yes. Life is sacred.
But there are these things called zombies, see, that wander around but have no life in them, and no possibility of ever having it. I don't feel, any more, that there is anything sacred about whatever those creatures have, in place of life.

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Interzone / The Treatment Room.
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:29:14 AM »
It has been suggested that there are some members who might be labouring under the unbearable stresses of what passes for modern society, and might actually be so dependent upon this very forum, that banning them for their occasional lunatic outbursts might put them at risk of suicide. Or worse!

This bemused me, at first, because when somebody is so observably useless, popular opinion hereabouts would hold that euthanasia would be the best route to take.

Ignoring that philosophical discrepancy, for now, I decided it would be a worthy addition to the forum to have a place where the temporarily unbalanced could have a really, really good rant.
Ranting can be good, apparently, in some therapeutic way, and so here it is:

Please refrain from defacing the rest of the site, because if you do, there will be no coming back.
But feel free to curse, defame, sling the shit, and otherwise make a real nuisance of yourself, if you feel the need.
Just remember, that if you must do this, do it here.

This facility is brought to you, courtesy of Villain Of The Week: Umbrage.
Sadly no longer with us.

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Interzone / Re: Is Capitalism bad?
« on: April 08, 2013, 08:42:05 PM »
...Either that or drop out and grow your own vegetables OR burn out in frustration and defiance.


Yes. To address your earlier comment: I grow my own vegetables. I do not burn out in frustration and defiance.

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Interzone / Re: Buying whores
« on: April 08, 2013, 08:21:35 PM »
Useful = serves a purpose. All the things you mentioned serve a purpose.

Could a politically dissident community, such as this one, exist in the Soviet Union, where there were no boundaries as to what the government could and couldn't do to you, aka rights? Of course not; we'd all be in gulags.


As it happens, as of a couple of weeks ago, this site has started running as a hybrid experiment.
Something between an absolute monarchy, and a benign dictatorship.
And although it is populated by a vocal minority of Bolshevik n'er-do-wells, nobody has been executed so far.
Dissidence is tolerated in this experimental regime.
Whereas non-productive destruction is not.
It might be good to ponder what that means, for a moment.

No. There are no 'rights' here. None.
And we hope that we will see a workable solution to peoples' knee-jerk gravitation to destructiveness.
Treat each other as possible brothers in a possible brotherhood, and see how that works.
You never know.

Edit: I should add that my own decisions are subject to Divine Intervention by God's Representative Here On Earth, and should my performance be found wanting, I shall be tossed out of the garden to who knows where.
The site has an owner. The Monarch. He assigns a chief. The chief rules, but is himself ruled by the monarch.
Streamlined, or what?

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Interzone / Re: SSD: The need for speed.
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:59:22 PM »
It translates, as of now, into about 1Gb per $1. That's not bad. My SSD drive is 120Gb and that is fine for Windows 7.
Naturallly, large hardware drives are a must for actual storage.
Reality check: my first hard drive was a huge, heavy thing, and held 5Mb. Haha :)

Windows reports to me that I currently have no bottlenecks, whereas the HD was quite a big one, previously.
Everything is running at a comparable speed to everything else, with only the memory marginally faster.
Had I known more of current technology when I built this thing, I would have bought an i5-2500k processor, but as it is, it's an i3-2100. Pretty damn quick though, nonetheless.

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Interzone / SSD: The need for speed.
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:04:53 PM »
Does anyone have a Solid State Drive in their computer?
I didn't until last week, mainly because, although I had read they were very fast, their capacity compared to their price, made them seem not to be worth the trouble.
I can now report that they are indeed very fast. Fast enough to be a delight to use.

I had built a new computer, a month or two ago, which turned out to be a huge leap forward from what I'd been using, previously. Even so, the hard drive still went just as fast/slow as it always had.
So now that drive still sees use for programs and data that do not benefit much from speed, while the SSD holds the operating system and page file, and delivers all kinds of satisfaction, while it loads up in seconds.


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Interzone / Re: Move out and live.
« on: April 08, 2013, 06:39:40 PM »
Because a life lived permanently disconnected from that which sustains you is an empty life indeed and merely accepting God as the sustainer is to grasp the idea.

It is not an 'idea'. Which is my whole point.
To see it, breathe it, experience it, live it, is what makes both it, to you, and you, yourself, real.
Otherwise, as you say, everything exists only as ideas.
God is not some social idea that may sound as if it might be something worth subscribing to, or not.
Step outside, and be it.


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Interzone / Re: Move out and live.
« on: April 08, 2013, 06:25:24 PM »
What does it benefit a man, to worship God every moment, if that man has no idea what he is worshipping, or why?

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Interzone / Move out and live.
« on: April 08, 2013, 05:51:39 PM »
I am led to believe that deathmetal is a method that people use to reacquaint themselves with the rawness of the natural world, as opposed to the contrived and seriously unnatural one they inhabit. It is a stand-in for reality.
But a stand-in for reality is still not reality.
Much like a thought about something is not the thing itself.

Many people here seem to have no connection with reality, and see everything in social terms, as if people and people stuff were the entirety of life and living.

I conclude that most of you are city-dwellers, and being that, have become removed from the larger system that sustains you. The earth. The atmosphere. Storms, wind, water, wildlife.

Consider the possibility that, being removed from real life, your views are no longer held in any kind of reality-based context. The social has replaced the real. Instead of the social being only one facet of what is real.

As another consequence of this removal from reality, intellect is seen as the be-all and end-all, with experience, practical skills and know-how, fading into insignificance.

I hope some of you will, at some point, unplug from the internet for a while, pack up and move out of your cities, and set up somewhere that has a far horizon to contemplate, and where nature still may influence you. Because a life lived permanently disconnected from that which sustains you, is an empty life indeed.


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Interzone / Re: Buying whores
« on: April 08, 2013, 05:13:58 PM »
I don't have time for a full fledged reply, but here's a quick thought.

Saying rights don't exist is like saying morals don't exist: true, but it kind of misses the point. Instead of asking if they are 'real', ask if they are realistic. As in, are they useful to us?


Realistic as in as if they were real?
Useful to us? Discard anything considered to not be useful? Like death? Pain? Discomfort?
Does anybody know what 'real' is, anymore?

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Interzone / Re: Buying whores
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:00:37 AM »
I must be an exception to your rule.
There's nobody more (laterally) intelligent, nor anyone more sensible.
And nobody more conservative, in its purest sense.
But, as I am so fond of pointing out: I don't think.
Intelligence, alone, is reliably counterproductive. It must be subordinate to common-sense.
Anybody can be intelligent, through accident of birth. Not everyone, however, can be sensible.


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