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Interzone / Re: Wetiko.
« on: February 09, 2013, 02:14:42 PM »
I live in a world without proofs. In my world, things work or they don't work. They serve, or they don't serve.
= =
My words are not intended to 'work'. They are only words.

that's what you mean (or don't). God will sort this one out.


Interzone / Re: Wetiko.
« on: February 09, 2013, 01:24:56 PM »
There are bad people, yes. Caused and/or inborn?

What forms the authority of this diagnosis?
Proof. Sentiment ain't data.

Proof is some obscure thought-quirk conjured up by those unable to know what is what.
This inability is caused by a root inability to detect reality.
Reality exists outside of whatever the individual thinks of it.
Reality is what people generally refer to as 'God', thus misunderstanding it.
Without this reality, there can be no context by which things can be known.
Thus 'proof' is needed by the unknowing, to label the unknown as true, or false.
These labels change nothing. Reality remains reality.

Whenever I see anyone demanding 'proof', I know them by their words.
I live in a world without proofs. In my world, things work or they don't work. They serve, or they don't serve.
They are real, or they are not real. And, fortunately, I am able to discern which is which.

Then you discern that your argumentation is unpersuasive - i.e., it don't work.

Whenever I see anyone [advertising and arguing for an exclusive license to the perception of and appropriate interaction with reality (zealots of any kind)] I know them by their words.

I live in a world without [self-referential claims to truth]. In my world, things work or they don't work. They serve, or they don't serve. They are real, or they are not real. And, fortunately [- because, surely, it is a matter of fortune -], I am able to discern which is which.


Interzone / Re: Wetiko.
« on: February 09, 2013, 09:55:13 AM »
There are bad people, yes. Caused and/or inborn?

At what point do we stop making excuses and start making a diagnosis?

What forms the authority of this diagnosis? Proof. Sentiment ain't data.

Accordingly, the definition and etymology of "authority" both refer to institutions of temporal power: scripture, law, prestige, sway, etc.

Metal / Re: Classical music on deathmetal.org
« on: February 08, 2013, 06:15:07 PM »
HATE, because you need it:


- Equally worthwhile info/music can be culled from YouTubing "Bach". Perhaps doing miniseries for certain composers by genre (cantata, concerto, etc), which would allow for more lesser-known but quality pieces to be covered.

- there are no substantive connections made to metal, apart from the use of "brutal" adjectives. Writing could be somewhat more fleshed out or removed.


- the opinion tidbits - critiquing Gould, commending the Stokowski transcription - are silly
> I am not a fan of Gould (and don't find the common recognition of his recordings as "definitive" as justified), but I - or any discerning individual with a computer - can confirm that the assertions regarding his motivation are not fully accurate and needlessly slandering. He was a very good musician, and rather eccentric (quite different from the implications of "hipster").
> the "Bach never wrote 'melodies' for piano" remark is off the mark as well. One needn't go any further than wikipedia:
Silbermann and Bach (from Gottfried Silbermann)

The 18th-century musician Johann Friedrich Agricola tells a story about the relationship of Silbermann, Johann Sebastian Bach, and pianos. After Silbermann had completed two instruments, Agricola says, he showed them to Bach, who replied critically, saying that the tone was weak in the treble and the keys were hard to play. Silbermann was stung and angered by the criticism, but ultimately took it to heart and was able to improve his pianos (exactly how is not known, but it may have been the result of Silbermann's encountering Cristofori's most mature instruments). The improved Silbermann pianos met with Bach's "complete approval" ("völlige Gutheißung"), and indeed a preserved sales voucher dated May 8, 1749 shows that Bach acted as an intermediary for Silbermann in the sale of one of his pianos.

It has also been proposed that the Ricercar from Das Musikalisches Opfer was improvised on one of Frederick the Great's pianos. Throughout much of the 18th century, distinctions of instrumentation among keyboards were often not severe. Beethoven's "Pathetique" sonata was originally advertised as a sonata "pour le clavecin ou le Piano-forte" - clavecin being a more general term for keyboard, but likely designating the harpsichord.

Metal / Re: New "Old School Death Metal"
« on: January 30, 2013, 08:27:35 PM »
Innumerable Forms needs to fucking record something else already. "Dark Worship" really holds up after repeated listens, I'd give it a solid B+, maybe even an A- on a generous day.

Frozen to Death [excerpt]

Interzone / Re: Procrasturbation
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:38:10 AM »
Try "Procrastination" by Burka and Yuen, and/or "Self-Discipline in 10 Days" by Bryant. For audio, there is "The Science of Self Discipline" by Kerry Johnson.

Metal / Re: New "Old School Death Metal"
« on: November 20, 2012, 09:11:11 PM »
Recent "Old school" DM that still gets played by me:

Stench of Decay (Visions Beyond Death, 2nd demo)
Innumerable Forms

The rest hasn't aged well. I'll have to check out Venenum.

Interzone / [add to buddy list] <-- ?
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:54:16 PM »
Click on a user profile. Note this option right above "Send a PM." Does anyone understand its function?

Interzone / Re: Being and staying healthy in modern times
« on: October 28, 2012, 08:16:10 PM »
Most training theory are thougth for the use of elite atletes, or worse, for aesthetic body builders. Mostly their pitfalls are not necessary to consider for normals.

Sure it's good to know something about physiology, but I don't think there is so much sense in being afraid of training with for instance taking a little walk of 100 m every other day with two heavy bags in each hand, or something like that.

Oh, certainly not. I was referring more to weightlifting. Just throwing in my two cents because, again, that idea of going heavy often (not necessarily with regard to a form) was my point of departure for exercise, and it led to a few joint problems, along with muscle imbalances and time wasted. This is because I wasn't properly informed. I'm just trying to help others avoid making the same mistakes I did. Regards.

Interzone / Re: Being and staying healthy in modern times
« on: October 28, 2012, 09:40:01 AM »
About exercising, allegedly it improves the enzyme- and hormonal system to exercise on a very regular basis,which will improve overall health. I exercise hard about 5-10 minutes per day with gymnastics and stone lifting, and is easily able to do things as hand stand push ups and hands only rope climbing with a b.w. of 102 kg. Weigth lifting is probably good, but is is overkill to buy weigths or go to the gym, in my opinion, unless you want to compete strongman. To get results from running and exercising in general, the procedure is so simple : Use a lot of power in heavy movements, and do it often.

It's that simple, unless you want to sell exercising as a beauty product. Real strength is something like this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHRwo7j7byk

It sounds like you're strong and in good health. This advice - "use a lot of power in heavy movements, and do it often" - is problematic. The vast majority of people:

- don't know good form
- are misinformed on the topic of fitness in general
- are in bad/not great shape to begin with
- have troubling muscle imbalances
- don't eat enough (or the proper foods)
- over-train

Your advice, in the case of these people, leads to injury and worse health problems.

There's plenty of literature out there. People here would benefit from reading up on the topic rather than learning from internet maxims. The strongest and healthiest people I know are also the most informed.

Interzone / Re: Facing reality as Mother Earth created it
« on: October 20, 2012, 06:59:28 AM »
Dunno about the Lord of Flies implications of the OP, don't care. The chances of people living on this "remote island" would be proportional to the survival skills of the stranded. Philosophy won't help you with that. Most of the shit on this forum won't. Listen to/talk about/whine about Burzum/ego/politics all you want.

Metal / Re: Paysage d'Hiver interview, 2012
« on: October 07, 2012, 06:32:42 PM »
Yes, surprisingly very mature and level-headed response to questions ( in contrast to either pretending to be a vampire or showing some mock front of normality). I haven't really listened much to his works either, so where would be a good place to start? if it's worth the effort?

Die Festung (synth), or the self-titled. Later material's good. Don't start with Steineiche.

Interzone / Re: What have you been reading lately?
« on: October 07, 2012, 05:57:16 PM »
Petty argument which ruined an otherwise great opportunity to share good (sources of) information with one another. Guess I shouldn't have quoted the Dhammapadda.


I've been reading the Audubon Guide to New England and Wild Edible Plants of New England. Been trying to be mostly self-sufficient with food when I spend time outdoors. Next on my list is Bradford Angier's book on edible plants, which seems a bit more extensive than what I've got now. I'm also trying to work on making cordage and weaving baskets/containers from tall grass, bark, or cattails. Anyone with any experience doing this sort of thing?

As far as philosophy or fiction is concerned... most of it bores me. Sometimes I'll be inspired by a bit of "wisdom" here and there, but otherwise a lot of metaphysics is redundant, aesthetic stuff. For most of us, we still need food to eat and a place to sleep.

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