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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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Metal / Re: Blackhearts: black metal documentary from Norway
« on: October 02, 2013, 11:16:57 PM »
Looking forward to it! And that Forebears thing too!

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Metal / Re: Death of the stereo?
« on: October 02, 2013, 11:14:51 PM »
There's two converging trends here:

1. The average person never really cared about music for music's sake, so they don't have a reason to spend substantial time and money on a high quality audio system

2. Miniaturization is making low end audio equipment better. A smartphone with a cheap pair of earbuds and access to online radio, while not exactly great, still provides better sound quality than what options we had even 10 years ago (higher bitrates, better psychoacoustics, more consistent access to the internet).

For now, all I can really say is that even audiophiles should expect big changes to how they consume music in the future.

To paraphrase:

1. Consumersism
2. The purists (upgrading without selling out)

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Interzone / Re: A Dark Dream
« on: October 02, 2013, 11:05:49 PM »
I have seen a few threads before where people describe their dreams. Who knows if they really had this dream or if they are just making a point?

Actually this WAS more about making a point. Something as personal as a dream can never have the effect it has on others the way it does on he who dreamt it. Jung or Frued might say you interpret the world as being an uphill battle against the doomed masses who clearly don't give fuck, but I think it's more about no one knowing where they're going because they're too used to going their own way. Has it and will always be like this? Can a few helpful souls make a difference?

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