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Interzone / Re: Logic. What is it, anyway?
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:48:14 AM »
An important distinction to always make when discussing logic is between a priori and a posteriori.  It is almost a fault in our language that there are not distinct words for it as they are often meshed together and reasoned about a single concept.

Logic, as one word, is both universal truths and personal observations about the outside word.  The latter is infinitely more useful but also far more dangerous to apply. 

A prosteriori logic gained over a lifetime is essentially wisdom, something most people sorely lack.  Logic gets its bad name when people mistake their own wisdom to be greater than it actually is.  It is the basis for all hubris.

Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 04, 2013, 02:57:03 PM »
I've been on a date.  It's not all it's cracked up to be.  Plus, it cost a lot of money, especially with the kind of date I had. 

I had to pay for her dinner and she still asked me for money when we were done. She said something about her boss getting real angry if she wastes her time with 'fools who don't pay'.

Interzone / Re: Offering free metal logo design
« on: October 25, 2013, 11:52:36 AM »
Can you do one for "Opeth" in the style of the 0peth's logo?

Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 24, 2013, 05:47:59 PM »
Just started to add myself to the swarm.  I'll seed it for as long as a I can once it is done downloading.

Metal / Re: Old School Thrash/Death/Black
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:34:17 AM »
Old Kreator (first few recordings) is a good example of this kind of music.

Interzone / Re: Life is not a vacation.
« on: October 19, 2013, 07:32:51 PM »
I've always seen this as an important philosophical pillar that underlies the 'metal' attitude.  Metal is the music of those exhausted by the ease of modern life.

Interzone / Re: Life is not a vacation.
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:23:47 AM »
Life is not a vacation, no matter how much we might like it to be.
It involves adaptation to the demands of living.
Which involves a lot of activities we might wish we could avoid.

Ironically, this sounds like more like vacations I've been on than my day to day life.

Interzone / Re: How music listening changes over time
« on: October 15, 2013, 05:03:46 PM »
This study sounds like someone took generational trends and extrapolated it out too far.

Interzone / Re: What is Religion, anyway?
« on: October 06, 2013, 04:10:08 PM »
A religion is healthy when it focuses on the sacred and promotes reverence for the important things in life. The reason there has been a mass exodus away from the churches in the modern era is because it has lost sight of this.  When the idol, symbol, or narrative becomes more important than message, religion loses any benefit it had to society in the first place.

Interzone / Re: Only Death is Real
« on: October 05, 2013, 07:53:17 PM »
An entertaining exercise is to reject the obvious and assume that their is life after death.  All religion seems to follow after this.  If you continue to live on, it gives your life purpose. If your life has purpose, someone had to decide what it should be. And so on...

Repeat until you form one of the myriads of cults that claim to have the answer to it all.  Religion is a form of cowardice where you look into the abyss and run away from it.

Interzone / Re: Feminine era
« on: October 05, 2013, 08:53:34 AM »
The dangerous thing about this modern "feminine era" is that very few sees it as such. The propagation of feminism and other victim based ideology is that someone is being oppressed.

When society is in a masculine era, common opinion sees it as a "man's world".  However, in the modern era, opinion has not shifted over.  It is still a "man's world" but is de facto otherwise.  It makes it extremely hard to change when the truth buried under false common opinions.

Interzone / Re: Your Morals: A Quiz!
« on: October 01, 2013, 01:44:04 PM »
I'm not quite sure I understood the difference between harm and fairness in the questions.  When I read them, it seemed like the harm questions were 'something bad has happened, and it is up to others to make it right' whereas the fairness questions were more along the lines of 'something bad has happened, and he did it to me, make it right'. 

I guess the distinction is there but I'm not sure what role 'harm' plays in making it morally justifiable. It seems like 'fairness' covers that pretty well.

Interzone / Re: Your Morals: A Quiz!
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:20:59 PM »

Interzone / Re: Audiofile experiments
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:12:36 AM »


Adding Amazon links to the CDs so people can buy them easily. Yay or nay?

It can't hurt so I don't see why not. Also, I'd try and see if we could leverage the referral system amazon has. It could go to help hosting costs.

Interzone / Re: Man cave
« on: September 18, 2013, 09:55:21 AM »
I want a writing hut! I've never even heard of that.

Also, you forgot garages, workbenches, and backyards! Optionally a good craft beer bar too, but those are difficult to come by. Thankfully by my mother's house there's a real good one that I stop into sometimes when I visit her.

Grieg had one. It seems like a fairly good idea if you want to seriously work on anything that requires a bit of introspection.

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