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Interzone / Re: Multivitamins
« on: October 07, 2013, 03:15:37 AM »
It is thought to have some anti-inflammatory type effects (which is why it so commonly used by people with chronic pain). The chemical called BCP found in basil and oregano also has this effect on the cannabinoid receptors.

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Metal / Re: Death of the stereo?
« on: October 07, 2013, 02:34:33 AM »
What's a good brand for studio monitors. I just use a 20 year old pair of TEAC speakers (which are starting to fizzle out)or otherwise headphones. I rarely listen to music on computer, only to get a general impression of a piece, if it's good then I'll track down a physical copy.

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Metal / Re: Kraftwerk reviews
« on: October 07, 2013, 02:20:38 AM »

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Kraftwerk - Tour De France Soundtracks (Astralwerks, 2003)

A refined minimalism guides this piece, as it does all the others. What is needed is kept and made dominant so that the virus makes itself indispensable to the mind seeking completion to the beat, the phrase or the verbal accompaniment that periodically intervenes with three-word lyrics. Unlike rock music, which is stranded in the world of stringed instruments, this music admits several different octaves of keyboards and electronic sounds interacting, blurring the difference between percussion and tone as easily as it removes the focus from a dominant instrument and turns it instead to chronological layers of phrase interacting in counterpoint.

http://www.anus.com/zine/music/kraftwerk/tour_de_france_soundtracks/

One of their best! And if you every get the chance to see them perform live do so at all costs.
They'll blow your little cotton socks clean off!

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Interzone / Re: Multivitamins
« on: October 07, 2013, 02:06:42 AM »
Out of curiosity, what do those here think of medicine in general? Certainly it is a complex topic.

In the U.S. the all important GDP is the source of all morality and goodness. GDP is supposed to be the authority on a society's success.

With big med and big pharma composing such a huge slice of that pie, medicine is primarily about revenue from an administrative perspective (Obamacare). The practitioners tend to follow suit.

Take the popular B12 shot. Do patients really need to load up on that vitamin on a weekly basis or is it really about repeat business and cash flow?

I wouldn't question for even a second that any health care system is primarily profit-related. The interesting thing is that multivitamins are often marketed from the perspective of being a preventative against health-related issues that might occur. It was of course a sales rep that told me he thinks everyone should be on a good multivitamin due to lack of nutritional value in food due to modern farming methods, and lo and behold just about everyone is.

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Interzone / Re: What is Religion, anyway?
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:47:41 AM »
Religion is like a simplification of philosophy for the not so philosophical, though it can and often does produce better results in those who hold true to it. The disintegration of tradition in western civilization goes hand in hand with Christianity. I doubt if there's even a church around that teaches a pure and untainted form of it.

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Interzone / Is Google rotting your memory?
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:40:10 AM »
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As many as 87 per cent of those who took part (in the survey) said a ‘heavy reliance’ on the internet meant they made less of an effort to remember things 'because we can look them up'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2442153/Google-makes-people-forgetful-finds-survey.html

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Interzone / Darkness
« on: October 05, 2013, 06:15:16 PM »
Light in the abscence of any real light in the abscence light

Feeling your way to where you need to be

Knowing the real you

(there isn't one)

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Interzone / Is death even real?
« on: October 05, 2013, 05:59:34 PM »
Since time immemorial.

A concept of life and death in flux, life preceeding death, death preceeding life has permeated the deepest depths of the (animal or human) soul.

It is a concept shared to variable extents across innummerable human cultures (perhaps even invariably).

Excepting, of course,our own modern concept of a culture.

 :'(

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Metal / Re: Death of the stereo?
« on: October 05, 2013, 05:33:22 PM »
Maybe there is a sort of karmic balance where we have to pay some price for undertaking a rapid tech level ascent. There is no free lunch. Like a sine wave, there is a peak on the gain side but a corresponding nadir on the negative side below the median.

The false music gets falser.
The real, more real?

An equal or opposite action and reaction

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Interzone / Re: Only Death is Real
« on: October 05, 2013, 05:03:17 PM »
Q:

So we're all going to die. Whats the point of doing anything? It all amounts to the same for each and every one of us. Perhaps even the entire universe we know is going to be annihilated as well.

Or maybe you believe there never is an end?

Maybe Schopenhaeur was right and we'd be better off not being born.

by the way I think homosexuality is wrong because every gay person I met has pretty much been a faggot

I like the Buzzcocks though so maybe they aren't all bad

I might be biased though, Slim Jims are my favorite snack


A:       
                 The open steppe,
                                                    fleet horse,
                                                                                falcons at your wrist,
                                                                                                                       the wind in your hair.

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Metal / Suuri Shamaani
« on: October 04, 2013, 04:52:23 PM »
As some of you may know, Marko Laiho aka Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance of Beherit is said to have had a fairly prolific yet largely unheard of career in the world of electronic music. Personally I love the electronic stuff (especially EDS and Suuri Shamaani) but have been surprised to find so few other works listed under his name.

Recently I came across a few things he seems to have been involved in and will no doubt be seeking them out. It’s a short list, but if anyone else has any other info or further commentary on the matter it would greatly appreciated.

Nimetön ‎– Untitled One
Poleeni – Poleeni EP
Nemesis-Sky-Archeology
Sensien – Some Make Quiet Machines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_98jRQq8NA
Thought this track was pretty cool anyway.

Also this:
http://ambient.cx/
If any of you are any good and reading code?


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Metal / Infester lyrics
« on: October 04, 2013, 03:12:24 AM »
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I love [....] drowning in oceans of diarrhoea

Couldn't be more well apt to the this board after it merged with commerce.

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Interzone / Re: A Dark Dream
« on: October 04, 2013, 02:49:10 AM »
I once had a dream a robotic sphere absorbed several people in my life into its being and then came for me, and in the heat of the chase, I awoke.

Does this mean anything?

No. Dreams are fucking stupid. Sleep is to be overcome.

Wrong! but good to get your thoughts on the matter anyway.

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Interzone / Multivitamins
« on: October 04, 2013, 02:46:57 AM »
Do these work? are they to be given any credibility? Do you take any or can attest to their value?
Or is it just an upcoming industry that rivals the big pharmaceutical companies?

Some interesting arguments:

Some say that our modern farming methods have depleted the naturally occurring nutritional properties in what can currently be produced, making multivitamin supplements an essential, yet on the other hand they insist on it not replacing a balanced diet. I am naturally a little cynical about most things science, especially since just about anything that has recently been found in a study (and read about in a paper) could and often is later found to be wrong (in another paper).

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