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Interzone / Re: Any scientists, mathematicians, or engineers here?
« on: May 30, 2009, 01:21:44 AM »
The music is saved in a sequence of 1's  and 0's, a text editor just knows how to read these 1's and 0's a certain way :/ its just how it was programmed to read this information.




Yeah, binary. It's cool stuff, and runs almost any electronic with a chip in it. It's hard to explain, but that's the reason why your mp3 players only have 128, 256, 512, and so on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_of_two

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Interzone / Re: Any scientists, mathematicians, or engineers here?
« on: May 28, 2009, 09:51:16 AM »
44khz*16bits per sample*1 (mono) = 44,000*(16/8) = 88,000 character per second

88,000 / 5.1 (average english word length) = 17,255 words per second typing rate

192 WPS was a world record i guess.

Would work if you had 180 arms, or 90 people controlled by a hive mind.

Or you could just play the piano.

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Metal / Re: TWILIGHT homosexual to play VARG VIKERNES in new movie
« on: May 21, 2009, 09:33:49 PM »
I don't know who is the bigger moron; the people posting replies at blabbermouth, or me, for not knowing better than to read them heh.

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Interzone / Re: How to fight "Christianity"
« on: May 10, 2009, 05:05:22 AM »
Good luck turning something so conservative as religion on its head though heh.

I also don't think religion is conservative. I think it's a language that is used to express an ongoing dialogue. After all, even Christianity has extreme liberal and extreme conservative aspects together; it's a battlefield, not a declaration of victory.


I meant conservative with a lower case 'c' ; in the non political sense of the word (sorry for the ambiguity).

I agree fighting it head on is pointless, but you have to understand how most of the population interprets Christianity.

As i see it, there are two points of view on it:

1.) Christianity is a form of philosophy that aims to personify its abstract concepts in the form of deities and parables.
or
2.) Christianity is divine revelation from an infallible God who sets clear guidelines of what is right and wrong.

Most Christians probably agree with both, but lean heavily towards #2. From that perspective, its total bullshit to try bend things to suite your purposes.



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Interzone / Re: Half of Britons think 'countryside' is boring
« on: May 10, 2009, 04:34:10 AM »
The drive from London to Bath is really nice heh - only thing better i've seen so far is the train ride from Zürich to Lugano.


Anyway, Neo-Luddism is a pretty short sighted ideology don't you think? Many of the arguments against the effects of large scale infrastructure are spot on, but (future) technology is the only means of dodging the next major extinction event.

What does Genetic and Planetary engineering coupled with a semi-immortal collective knowledge equate to?

Technology may allow humanity to transcend its inwardly focused existence and spread new forms of life outside the solar system.

The trick is not blowing your foot off in the process.

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Interzone / Re: How to fight "Christianity"
« on: May 09, 2009, 04:31:19 PM »
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Agreed, but i think what hes trying to say, is that its more effective to passive-aggressively manipulate people into doing what you want, than to outright fight them - basicly the American government's modus operandi.

Good luck turning something so conservative as religion on its head though heh.

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Interzone / Schizophrenic Brains Not Fooled by Optical Illusion
« on: May 09, 2009, 04:33:32 AM »
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/schizoillusion/

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The relationship to their hallucinations are speculative, but the basic idea is that their brains may not be bothered by the implausibility of a concave face (or, perhaps, of their own delusions/hallucinations). People without schizophrenia have high expectations for realism, so they can’t imagine something so fantastic as a concave face...

Interesting connections here between creativity, schizophrenia, and altered states of mind induced by drugs or sleep deprivation.

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Interzone / Re: Hackers get into the metal aesthetic
« on: April 08, 2009, 05:31:14 AM »
Yea, most hackers I've met were mostly sympathetic towards heshers, punks and rivet heads - at least the older ones.

http://www.phrack.org/issues.html?issue=65&id=13#article

The mainstream absorption of the net basicly fucked over most undergrounds one way or another.

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Metal / Re: "Once upon a time in Norway" MAYHEM documentary
« on: April 07, 2009, 02:31:54 AM »
I think the whole thing paints a pretty poor picture of the people involved in general heh.

Drop the IQ of everyone involved by 40 points and you've got the making of gangster rap, i.e., marginalized children with no power trying to prove to everyone what a badass they are.

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Interzone / Re: Project Archelogos - Systematization of Philosophy
« on: April 07, 2009, 01:30:29 AM »
No, its not redundant in my opinion.

There is always a trade off between breadth vs depth.

Focusing too much on breadth leads to superficial understanding, yet Its importance is vital in understanding relationships and the greater whole.

And yea, its doing some of the work for you, but reinventing the wheel is hardly an achievement.


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Metal / Re: Hipsters are destroying metal
« on: April 05, 2009, 09:54:36 PM »
90% of bloggers are just as annoying as hipsters heh.

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Metal / Re: Homosexual Lamb of God fan murders TV Newsman during tryst
« on: March 26, 2009, 09:04:09 AM »
Horrible taste in cutlery.


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Interzone / Re: Archaic video games
« on: March 26, 2009, 08:26:17 AM »
When youre watching a movie, you arent seeing an expression of what the audience perceives. To make the connection right you should be asking the Viet Cong who built the bunker in the first place - he would know exactly what it is.

If anything, literature and music are the ones that are the most vulnerable to subjective misinterpretations. The dividing factor between art forms is whether the observer takes an active or passive role.

Its not always so cut and dry though.  In the case of music you are interpreting it on the fly, but with (good) movies the interpretation and reflection is done after it physically finishes.

That being said, most movies are just made to allow for an escape from reality. Finishing a movie, in this case, is like coming down from a high. The weight of reality eventually returns and smashes you like a cockroach.

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Interzone / Re: Hate
« on: March 24, 2009, 02:12:50 AM »
Its even more amusing how pop-politics likes to extend the list of phobias without any scientific basis.

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Metal / Re: HEAVY METAL conference: Music, Metal and Politics
« on: March 13, 2009, 01:52:20 AM »
This one is ok, but its pretty far from being neutral:
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Nordic Nationalisms: Black Metal takes Norway’s Everyday Racisms to the “Extreme”

The Karl Spracklen one reads like someones attempt at documenting 4chan memes.



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