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Interzone / Re: Pied Cow
« on: October 17, 2013, 04:30:31 AM »
There is a direct correlation between how easily money flows, and how inflatedly worthless it is.

Interzone / Re: How music listening changes over time
« on: October 17, 2013, 04:29:01 AM »
That's a very pretty colour, if you don't happen to be a man.
Bit hard to read, though.

Interzone / Re: How music listening changes over time
« on: October 17, 2013, 12:12:40 AM »
Ah, well, why didn't somebody just say that earlier?
You're like a bunch of druids, then, jumping up and down around Stonehenge, waiting for the Romans to show up and crucify them :)
See, I don't feverishly await the upcoming apocalypse, to the din of drums and eerie screeching.
If it arrives, someday, I'll deal with it like I deal with anything else.
If it proves personally fatal, then I've had an extraordinarily good and unexpectedly lengthy innings.

Interzone / Re: How music listening changes over time
« on: October 16, 2013, 08:55:15 PM »
...try this please crow, if nothing else you should at least enjoy the video, which is quite nice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-wZTxJoDCQ

Indeed the visuals are nice, and even parts of the - ah - music, but see, I would prefer the sound of wind and thunder to the man-made, somewhat demonic sounds. I guess peace is high on my list of priorities. And perhaps a preference like that only comes with great age.

I had a job, once, in a remote paper mill, and metal too often reminds me of a sick paper machine. It hurts!

Interzone / Re: How music listening changes over time
« on: October 16, 2013, 08:48:29 PM »
Here's an example of things that get stuck in my pea brain...
I don't know where it came from, since I haven't heard that song in probably 30 years.

Pretty, yes, but even so it takes up CPU cycles when I should be sleeping.
I went, over the years, to a great deal of trouble to get my mind to STFU.
Having attained that, I become a bit irked at any intrusion into the magnificent silence.

Interzone / Life is not a vacation.
« on: October 16, 2013, 06:48:38 PM »
Life is not a vacation, no matter how much we might like it to be.
It involves adaptation to the demands of living.
Which involves a lot of activities we might wish we could avoid.
This is really what society attempts to deliver: a way to get what we need, without giving anything in return.
Which is why society will fail, and can do nothing else but fail, in the long run.

Humans are able to take control of themselves, rather than let society define their behaviour.
To become something worthy of being alive, rather than just being passive, consuming vacationers.

Interzone / Re: How music listening changes over time
« on: October 16, 2013, 05:28:32 PM »
I am a rather primal man, and in some ways, primitive, too.
You overestimate me: I do not listen to metal, at all :)

Also, I suffer from what amounts to a condition, in which, hearing only a couple of bars of something, it invades my head, going round and round for days, even weeks. Therefore I tend not to seek it out.

If I profess a fondness for any particular type of music, then it is massed pipes and drums. Even I am amused by this.
It is a bit like waking up one day and discovering you have turned into a conservative. Slightly scary.

Interzone / Re: How music listening changes over time
« on: October 16, 2013, 06:04:22 AM »
I would probably listen to far more music than I do, if I hadn't realized that the rhythms inherent to music tend to turn me into a witless, bopping, automaton.
There used to be a finger-snapping-in-time-to-the-music craze when I was young. Even then I considered it idiotic.
Still, there is music worth listening to, but as with anything, it helps to not turn it into an addiction.

Interzone / Re: Looking forward...
« on: October 15, 2013, 05:44:38 PM »
Well, it's a funny thing: I thought like you, to a large extent, until I married an older woman.
She depends upon me, although she is really very capable. Now I do things very differently.
I don't risk my own safety, or life, any more than I risk hers.
Hard to explain how this happens, but it happened to me.
Responsibility, perhaps, rather than desire.

Interzone / Re: Looking forward...
« on: October 15, 2013, 04:37:41 AM »
If not then think on this; who can really tell me what *needs* doing? No one can, not even my self, because then it's just a desire.

What needs doing depends entirely upon your circumstances. Often it has no connection with desire.
I had a 120' high fir tree, split at about eight feet from the base so that two trunks grew from one root system.
A south-easterly windstorm ripped one trunk from the other - which fell, fortunately, away from my house - so the remaining one was missing two thirds of its width, all splintered and ruined. The tree stood about eighty feet from the house, to the northwest, which is where the majority of high winds come from. An accident just waiting to happen.

Now, I never desire to cut live trees. Nor do I desire to spend money on tree-men to take trees down that I could probably take down myself. But this one was something that seemed far enough beyond my logging capabilities that I would have to engage professionals to do it. Which I did. They were not thrilled about climbing this very dangerous tree, to top it, and drop it in sections. They did not desire the job. I did not desire to have them do it. The tree - I imagine - did not desire to be killed. But this was a case of obvious need. The tree, or my roof.

Is that desire? Or is it need?

Desire, to me, would seem to be a wish to do something, or have something, or experience something, that would seem to be preferable to not doing, having, or experiencing it. But not remotely essential. Whereas a need implies something essential.

Interzone / Re: Looking forward...
« on: October 14, 2013, 08:17:24 PM »
I have no idea what that means.

Interzone / Re: Looking forward...
« on: October 14, 2013, 12:45:45 AM »
That's not what I wonder, actually.
What I wonder - more and more - is why you'd want (or I'd want) to do anything for that crazy rabble, at all.

Interzone / Intelligence, cleverness, and wisdom.
« on: October 13, 2013, 08:34:59 PM »
You start with the intelligence you have. You will never have more than you started with.
You may augment that intelligence with cleverness, but cleverness ultimately turns out to be a cul-de-sac.
With the coming of wisdom, cleverness is left behind.
And intelligence takes a back seat.

What you start with, gets you by, until you have something better.
The same could be said of ego.
Everybody has to start somewhere, but it is probably better not to camp permanently where you started.

Interzone / Re: Looking forward...
« on: October 13, 2013, 02:07:19 AM »
Ha :)
There's a world of difference between saying you want to help the world, and actually wanting to.
Selfish vs. selfless. That difference is completely lost among the selfish, whose name is legion.

Interzone / Looking forward...
« on: October 10, 2013, 02:04:47 AM »
What do you look forwards to? Anything? Nothing? Lots of things?
An interesting question, perhaps, for nihilists.
I don't look forward to many things, but I definitely have a few.
Tell me yours, and I'll tell you mine.

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