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Interzone / Re: Uncertainty regarding the internet
« on: May 29, 2010, 02:32:13 AM »
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...they used a handheld keypad to Google various preselected topics—the nutritional benefits of chocolate, vacationing in the Galapagos Islands, buying a new car...
...Even as the Internet grants us easy access to vast amounts of information, it is turning us into shallower thinkers, literally changing the structure of our brain...

So they had a bunch of people dick around with random trivia on the Internet for a couple of hours and are surprised by the results? Maybe they should test people who actually use the Internet for something useful.

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According to this study, there is also a feedback effect at work. Using this medium quickly rewires the brain.

Any repetitive task will rewire the brain.

In 15 minutes I learned to play the d-beat wrong and it took about 3 weeks to undo the mistake.





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Interzone / Re: Defect is garbage and some defect is human
« on: May 29, 2010, 01:22:07 AM »
Finally the hair club for men has a working solution.

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Metal / Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
« on: May 27, 2010, 05:05:16 PM »
^  No, no one gives a fuck if, "some random artsist" kicks off. If, however, an artist one admires, as an individual or simply for their work, passes - particularly in an 'untimely' fashion -  there is nothing wrong with taking a moment to reflect upon this individual, their work, etc. This is human nature for most people.

Reflection is fine, but most of the time peoples comments are far from that.

see:
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140129

Maybe I'm just a sociopath but I don't see why I should feel any genuine emotion for the death of a person I've never even met. "That's too bad" is about as much as I can come up with. Any time there is a global disaster or notable person that dies you see a bunch of people trading phoney sentiments because its the socially acceptable thing to do. Michael Jackson is a good case I guess - his casket launched him from creepy pedophile back to 'king of pop' in about 30 seconds.

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Metal / Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:24:19 AM »
Am I the only person that doesn't give a fuck when some random artist dies? Its not like their personal life has any relevance compared to their work.

The fact they're alive or dead doesn't really seem to matter at all. Except for the whole not being able to produce more work while being a corpse bit.

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http://www.hessian.org/heavy_metal/2010/05/25/issue-2-a-fine-day-to-die/#top4

Good job on the flag btw.

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Metal / Re: Feminist magazine BITCH writes about metal
« on: May 22, 2010, 01:52:27 AM »
The prevalence of homosexuality is probably way too high to be a real mental illness (compared to schizophrenia for example).

Quote from: Kinsey
It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories... The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects.

Sexuality as a gradient makes the most sense, especially when the ratio of males to females is heavily skewed.


What people consider disturbing can vary a lot from culture to culture. A lot of the shit considered normal in Ancient Greece would land you a few felonies in America today.

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Metal / Re: Feminist magazine BITCH writes about metal
« on: May 12, 2010, 07:19:10 PM »

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Interzone / Re: Europe and America
« on: May 11, 2010, 03:05:49 AM »
Isn't IKEA sort of the world's greatest example of "American" values in furniture production?

At least their price matches the level of quality for the most part.

Some of the "fine furniture" stores in California are selling stuff made of garbage material for like 10k$ a pop lol.


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Interzone / Re: [META] Activities of our users
« on: May 10, 2010, 05:20:39 AM »
I diddnt listen very seriously (shitty speakers, low volume, pessimistic closed minded attitude).

Anyway, it comes across as one step above the usual shitty bedroom blackmetal acts but still fails.

- Boring riffs
- Rehashes the usual themes but doesnt provide any new or interesting perspective on them.
- Blandness of each section prevents the listener from caring where the next progression will lead.
- Lot of the parts have a nervous feel to them


You should take a break from composing and work on something else. Try to come back to it again with a different approach/perspective.


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Interzone / Re: Europe and America
« on: May 07, 2010, 11:27:44 PM »
The general sense I get from outsiders here is that Americans have kinda turned into douchebags and that they were much more social 20 years ago.

America at this point is very fucking superficial - in everything. You see grandiose buildings in the classical style architecture but made with the cheapest building materials available. Expensive furniture that looks good on the outside but is made of particle board. Food that's arranged on your plate in a highly decorative way but has no flavor.



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Interzone / Re: Insanity
« on: May 05, 2010, 04:08:15 AM »
Accuse someone of accusing someone of using the list to accuse someone of using the list to accuse someone of...

noU?

no U!

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Interzone / Re: Insanity
« on: May 05, 2010, 03:20:25 AM »
Pro tips for discussing politics:

- Always be sure to Jump to conclusions - the first few steps of a chain that would imply a result are all you need.
- Display intellectual arrogance regardless of your depth of knowledge in a field
- Cite outside references - ones that are only vaguely related to the subject at hand yet sound profound. Bonus points for eastern sources since they're exotic.
- Regardless of what is actually being said, identify the topic as a known or popularly reoccuring argument from a rival ideology and refute it accordingly.
- Reinterpret your opponents examples so they're wrong or make no sense based on the context you're switching to. Avoid the essence of the example at all costs!
- Your opponent is out of touch with reality. Always. Construct new abstract layers of reality that your opponent can be wrong in as well.
- When discussing things with an audience of "normals" (properly socialized people in western countries) claim your opponent is somehow racist.
- Blame the Jews or the white man.
- If someone mentions Communism quickly tell them "It doesn't work". Avoid elaborating.
- If someone mentions Fascism tell them "People like you disgust me". Don't forget only uncultured trailer trash subscribe to such ridiculous ideologies (unlike well educated scholars such as yourself).
- Remember: 4 years of binge drinking in college counts as being well educated. Honest.
- Use the word "reality" a lot.
- "Freedom" too.
- The more words that come out of your mouth the better. Just make sure they don't really say or prove anything.
- Claim subjective or cultural bias by your opponent.
- Defeat Progressivists: use highly romanticized nostalgia to suggest things were better in the past.
- Claim your opponents views aren't in line with how things work in Nature.
- Never forget doomsday is always lurking around the corner. Always! goddamnit.
- Claim your opponent lacks Faith therefore he can never understand.
- "Well... like... that's just your opinion, man."
- Use economics. No one really understands the intricacies of it, nor would they ever want to.  Your opponent will fall asleep the second its mentioned - a great way to side step any rebuttal.


 

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i cant beelieve no one has mentined that god is dog spelled backwords.

adn my dog should take orders from me not the other way round Lol amirite.


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Interzone / Re: A misanthrope's message to humanity
« on: May 01, 2010, 08:21:23 PM »
Quote from: Frank Furedi
Misanthropy has a profound influence on public policy and political debate. Back in the Fifties sociological research found that there was a clear correlation between how society viewed people and the prevailing political attitudes. One study of individuals' views of human nature suggested they were shaped by political attitudes in general (14). So attitudes towards the democratic ideal of free speech are directly influenced by whether we believe people are capable of making an intelligent choice between competing views. 'The advocate of freedom of speech is likely to believe that most men are not easily deceived, are not swayed by uncontrolled emotions, and are capable of sound judgement', noted this 1950s study. This implied a high level of faith in humanity. In contrast, 'the individual with low faith in people tends to believe in suppression of weak, deviant, or dangerous groups'. The study concluded that the 'individual's view of human nature would appear to have significant implications for the doctrine of political liberty' (15). People who viewed human nature positively tended to be more tolerant towards free speech and social experimentation. People who saw humans as being driven by narrow self-interest, greed and other destructive passions were inclined to support measures that curbed freedom.


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Interzone / Re: Backwritten history
« on: May 01, 2010, 08:11:46 PM »
Its funny how much flak microsoft got over IE, when DirectX was a much larger and more successful power play.

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Interzone / Re: Today's Lesson: Why America can do no Wrong
« on: April 25, 2010, 04:53:23 AM »
Its kinda bullshit to claim that terrorists kill innocents. These "innocents" are the ones who are propping up the economy and infrastructure; allowing their government to continue doing whatever the fuck it is that is pissing off people enough to suicide bomb your ass in the first place.

Not to mention the fact that the population is supposedly responsible for electing the people who are making these decisions in the first place.




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