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Metal / Re: Metal shams
« on: December 03, 2009, 08:06:27 PM »
if you're going to add  "awesome bands have also devolved into some of the worst forms of falsehood" the list will go on forever.

Lets face it, most bands produce good material within a short period of time and then completely burn out. I get the impression most of them don't really have much of a clue of what they're doing and are just pulling something out of their ass - occasionally they stumble upon a good idea.

Compare this with classical composers who are more or less consistent over their entire body of work.

Its better to focus on good albums than anything else. Even interviews dealing with politics/philosophy from an artist are useless for the most part. The only real connection is in helping explain what their work communicates, but even that tends to be bullshit. Its like abstract artists who have some long winded explanation of what the incoherent mess on their canvas is supposed to convey. Its bullshit - the work should be able to speak for itself.

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Interzone / Re: Why people hate this forum
« on: November 28, 2009, 05:55:44 PM »
Sharing practical knowledge works well, but sharing opinions rarely results in anything of value.

Can forums actually accomplish anything (particularly ones full of fanboys)?

If we hypothetically elevate Star Trek to the same social status as philosophy/art and discuss that, will the forum be any different?

Everyone knows Picard is better than Kirk and Burzum is better than Xasthur.

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Interzone / Re: Bringing back bbs.anus.com
« on: November 03, 2009, 06:52:24 AM »
Too easily idiots disrupt the flow or spam the place with repetitive memes.

Tree based layouts on mailing lists tend to work out better than the linear layout you see on most forums i think. When a discussion forks into something trivial or pointless the reader can always just ignore that branch - makes moderating easier too.

 
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There seems to be interest in quality discussion however. My suggestion is that we make it a "brain trust" where people debate stuff to an end, like "we're going to find the twenty best resources for American politics."

For quality discussion you need participants who are actually qualified to discuss the topic. One of the major problems with philosophy and politics is the entry barrier is so low (Most morons have political opinions, but keep their mouth shut about stuff like physics).

How would you qualify people? How many people on this forum would qualify? 5? 10?

At that point youre better off just having them collaborate on articles or something.



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Interzone / Re: Building your own computer
« on: October 26, 2009, 01:36:11 AM »
Resellers like Sony have been known to use non standard sizing in their PCs so certain things wont fit if you try to drop them in as an upgrade.

If you buy all the components yourself though it shouldnt be a problem - unless the people who designed your case made assumptions they shouldn't have (like assuming video cards wouldnt end up 18 inches long haha). If the case sucks and things are blocking components you can usually just drill out the fasteners.


Anyway, Mobo/cpu/ram combo is usually a cheap upgrade. If you keep your old hdds/cdrw/vid and dump 600$ on mobo/ram/cpu you pretty much have a better setup than most 2k$ computers from retailers.

Of course if you don't use your computer for anything but email/http/word-processing (like 90% of the population) you don't need to upgrade. Just install an OS thats more lightweight.

Xmonad is kind of a hot window manager btw (uses 2mb of mem).

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Metal / Re: "Sexism" in extreme metal
« on: October 23, 2009, 07:03:32 AM »

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Interzone / Re: The physical devolution of men
« on: October 17, 2009, 09:41:19 AM »
I get the impression that people here like gravitating towards the most negative outlook possible.

Power is the ability to exercise influence and control over others and your environment.

* Man has always been a physically weak species compared to other apex predators.
* Man's power is rooted in collectivist behavior, intelligence and the ability to use tools.
* Man's intelligence and tools are stronger now than they were then.
* It follows that man is now more powerful

But then there is the issue of quality of experience. Turning into a hunchback from spending too much time slouched in chairs is hardly preferable.

Organisms will always expend the least amount of effort needed, for the sake of energy conservation. Bipedal locomotion is a good example - increased efficiency at the cost of upper body strength.

The issue now is how to create a utilitarian need for exercise in modern societies - the aesthetic and health aspects realistically aren't large enough motivators. I think city planning plays a big part in this. Take Los Angeles for example, its a city built for cars not people, and is consequently a pretty asocial place. If you design a city where people have to walk everywhere they go, not only does it improve health but allows for stronger social networks.

Put the airport and carport outside of town and have a decent railway system.


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Metal / Re: "Sexism" in extreme metal
« on: October 07, 2009, 11:00:45 AM »
Yea, step aside von Neumann, Nadya Suleman lapped you 14 times over.

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Interzone / Re: Why being anti-religion will backfire
« on: October 07, 2009, 03:38:02 AM »
Looks more like the usual news-entertainment slant on an issue to me.

If you actually watch the video, Its not so hard to see why the refs called him on showboating.

The author of that web article is just being a retard drama queen - typical sanctimonious bullshit to appeal to peoples emotions.

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Metal / Re: Post-2000 albums
« on: October 05, 2009, 11:25:54 AM »


Good photo, shitty band.

Too bad 95% of people wearing corpse paint look like idiots.

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Metal / Re: Metal "is inherently conservative"
« on: October 05, 2009, 08:17:45 AM »
I dunno, some of the faster jazz style drumming is probably compatible with metal - assuming they don't attempt it for the sake of novelty/swing.

 
My problem with jazz has never been with the rhythm section, its all the other instruments that are terrible haha.

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Metal / Re: "Sexism" in extreme metal
« on: October 04, 2009, 08:07:45 PM »
Yes lets mindlessly imitate males to show them how much better we are at being them. I guess playing tambourine in your boyfriends shitty rock band doesn't give the attention you require.

How may of the greatest albums in thrash/death/black/speed metal are from females? How many of the greatest accomplishments in human history were made by females?

Talk is cheap - put up or shut up.

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Metal / Re: ANUS/Amerika/Corruptians of Chicago.
« on: October 02, 2009, 09:26:02 AM »
Actually that's probably a felony haha.

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Metal / Re: ANUS/Amerika/Corruptians of Chicago.
« on: October 02, 2009, 09:25:23 AM »
Home made UAV drone + airborne leaflet propaganda.

Use rice paper or something edible / biodegradable.

http://diydrones.com/

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Metal / Re: Stop Intelligence-Based Discrimination
« on: September 30, 2009, 05:27:39 AM »
good troll haha

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Interzone / Re: Futurist Globalism
« on: September 29, 2009, 11:55:07 PM »
Sounds like pretty blatant propaganda. They hired someone with public credibility and had him talk about stuff that's loosely related to his field, only with a sharp political agenda attached to it.

Either way, globalization is a pretty loaded term. Globalization should be mainly in terms of economy and dissemination of technology/information. All the other bullshit associated with it are side effects that can be controlled.

I'd rather take a teleporter to eat in Tokyo than drive down the street to have an American interpretation of Japanese cuisine cooked by a Mexican chef. They can't even get German food right here, even when such a large part of the population has it in their background.


The viral colonization in the video is kinda cool though.

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