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There's a black cloud of doom forming over the west. A malaise that's turning even the most intelligent people into aggressive cynics, pessimists, passive nihilists, alcoholics, masturbaters, videogamers, or just plain unpleasant people to be around. Everybody's fucking miserable and it makes me sick.
This coincides with the rise of the internet. Information overstimulates us and we're taking far more bullshit than our brains evolved to process. You may have had a clear grasp of reality in the past. You may have had "beliefs", "ideals", or just a good understanding of things. Now you're just an animal put in state of delirium by an overdose of stimulation. A primate brain convoluted by a wealth of junk information that does nothing but tug emotion and leads to no knowledge or insight whatsoever.
Shut it all off for a while. Find someone to fuck. It relieves a lot of tension. If you can't, go in the woods, find a deer, and jerk off in front of it. It better than wasting four hours in front of a fucking computer screen.
Listen to metal, classical, Dead Can Dance, or whatever brings the most feelings of stability. Read Nietzsche, H.P. Lovecraft, the Tao Te Ching, The Bhagavad Gita, or even Harry Potter. Anything that makes you forget the bullshit or reminds you of what really matters.
You sounds really unhappy and possible projecting your unhappiness onto the. entire. fucking. world. my advice is try some exercise, good diet, minimise pornography and facebook, find a partner - and if this doesn't work consider a bit of councelling. I don't think we should think we have to settle on negativity just because modern society has its particular challanges. Adapt/conquer. This is what defines the history of human beings. If we stayed in environment in which 'our brains evolved' we wouldn't have left the trees in Africa. Human beings adapt and conquer - both different responses to new situations but success requires a bit of both. It's what we do.
Golly. I finally screwed up the courage to watch the video.
What I end up wondering is how people find videos like that?
Youtube. In fact, it appeared on my facebook wall. A friend 'liked' it.
What are they looking for? Why are they looking for it?
Humour. You know, the type of thing that makes you laugh? But, in this case, humour that is aware of the big picture. Humour that isn't over-socialised but is aimed as a battle cry against the whole phenomenon of over-socialisaiton.
What happens when they find it?
I laughed. A few times it happened out loud.
numbers doesn't always mean the same thing. 10 degree fahrenheit is not the same thing as 10 degree Celcius.
Actually, I think they do. They mean X units of... whatever (Or a set of ten things). 'fahrenheit' and 'Celcius' are the concepts that cause the different meanings that you allude to above, not two different meanings of '10'.
Quote from: youNumbers don't refer to events in objective reality in the same way that "snowstorm" or "electron" refers to events in objective reality.
Numbers are different from words: there is an objective, reality based physical concept of 10. It cannot be described further.
Ahh, now this is a very deep philosophical debate
On the one hand, numbers don't seem to by physical at all. You can't show me the number 10. You can only show me 'sets' of 10 physical things, like apples. But that is different. '10', then, appears to be like a concept - like 'redness' - which has subjective elements. It is not a substance, of which concepts are attached to to describe our world.
On the other hand, there are extremely powerfull *pragmatic* arguments for attributing to '10' (or any other finite number), an objective reality. I.e. we use them in physics, chemistry, engineering etc and using these disciplines we have sent a human being out of the biosphere and into a vacuum to land on another celestial body and then got him home alive. I don't see any way this could have happened if numbers are not 'real' - in some important sense. Similarly, we only posit electrons as entities because we have good pragmatic reasons for doing so. We can't point to an electron or go inside an electron. We posit it's existence as a fundamental particle because of it's effects (which are the only things we can observe). (So the way 'snowstorm' and 'electron' refer to things in objective reality is, I think, different).
Reality is amazingly mysterious and magestic.
Quote from: Skrillex"Anyway, after my set, I walked offstage and saw him (aphex twin) sitting down with a beer. I’m like, “Fuck, if there was any time to just say hi…” So I go up to him: “Hey, I just wanted to say you had a great show.” He doesn’t even look at me and then walks off. My heart breaks."
Don't ever take these events personally. They hardly ever are.
It would have been very personal in this case, if this anecdote is true. Aphex Twin is an older electronic music producer with depth and artistry. Skrillex is a younger guy who commercialised and vulgarised electronic music (primarily the sub-genre of dubstep - mixing it with really bad electro-pop) in the last 5 years, turning it into aggressive, ugly, mechanical, crass stuff. In biblical terms, Aphex Twin is the Lord. Skrillex is Lucifer, whose selfishness and hubris led him to break from the Light.
Compare Aphex Twin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AWIqXzvX-U
with Skrillex: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSeNSzJ2-Jw
How have we gone from noise to Justin Timberlake in this thread?
I have no idea why you would recommend any of that to me, it's completely out of the field of anything I would find worthwhile to listen to.
Here is some actual noise music.
I thought you were exhilarated that the first skrillex song had come up because you enjoyed it. The song is not so bad, but I agree the mix is kinda bad.
But the Toro y Moi is actually not so bad. And justin timberlake more because of the voice and because it's pop, but depeche mode is a good influence, depeche mode is a good band. Violator great album.
I think we all concede that point, which is well put, If Pink Frothy AIDS decides to drop the act and go full-on prog, of course that is a positive. That shift towards honesty does not change the history of the band though. You have yourself called their earlier pretensions "bullshit", do you think this bullshit was completely accidental?
No, it resulted from a bad fit between form and content.
« on: July 19, 2013, 02:40:03 AM »
Very few of you characters are 'admirable', from my perspective
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
This probably isn't a site that is very concerned with such things.
But the possibly less-than-admirable approach of one, is no reason for reciprocation, given the way these things quickly grow into ravenous monsters.
Nomnomnom -> vomit.
Surely it is a reason to reciprocate, to stampt it out, just like you're doing now... I've been around these forums for a long time, and I don't see why people like me should not be able to call people out on making snide, and generally unproductive comments on a thread, like calling people 'closet liberals' for stupid reasons. I would think we're aiming to avoid such a forum these days.
« on: July 18, 2013, 05:38:12 AM »
Ha! Silly me. I had almost completely forgotten I was an admin.
So maybe just knock it off, already, before it all gets tiresome.
Both and all.
I was trying to 'self-admin', in the organic sense, from within the collective. I don't think Wild's apporach is in any way admirable.
Pink Frothy AIDS [0peth] was clearly designed to capitalize on the vast audience of underconfident metalheads who wanted a prog band, but also wanted it to be bone simple.
It's contrived, and calculated.
Sigh. We appreciate your stereotypical disdain and your focus on bashing the 'usual suspects' around here. However, I wasn't doing that this time. I was trying to be more constructive. And not by lower my standards, but by indicating that realism (on the part of bands) can result in increased beauty in the world and less contrived products.
« on: July 18, 2013, 02:42:56 AM »
It's always good when liberals reveal themselves.
What a snide, slavish, and utterly useless comment. Of course you think such 'revelation' is good, because then you don't have to address the issues anymore, you can just cry 'liberal' and avoid engaging with another human being. Build your wall sunny jim, build it higher.
« on: July 18, 2013, 02:30:51 AM »
it makes them look good, if nothing else.
Arresting someone because of paranoiac suspicion looks good to what kind of person?*
*The best answer I can come up with is, "the kind of person that defers to authority's judgment," and while that is not a bad thing, it is also not a good thing, so tell me what you think happened in this instance and what good or bad could come of it.
I did tell you what I think has happened my friend. It looks good to the citizens, the average voter, if the authorities their tax money goes towards are checking people like Varg out. I didn't pass judgement over whether this is a good thing, or a bad thing. Don't be so obtuse.
Anyone who thinks this was an honest attempt at "defending national security" is naive.
He was imprisoned for his views. That's why it's a big deal.
He hasn't been 'imprisoned', he is just in custody. He hasn't been charged. He's just been arrested. If they throw him in jail for some crime, then you guys have justification for believing the conspiracy line.
Until then we have no justification for thinking otherwise than this: the French state views him as some guy with links to perceived extremism, with a DEMONSTRATED history of violence and murder, who has made 'extremist' remarks, who has previously been arrested trying to skip prison in a car loaded to the nines with weapons, and who has just bought a whole bunch of guns in their country. It is THIS SIMPLE. And this is a descriptions of the situaiton, not a value judegement of it!!