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Interzone / Re: IT & CS: dead-end careers
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:56:16 AM »
Well this is a tad disheartening.

I suppose I'll just have to find a way to still be valuable 30+ years from now.

To the fellow programmers on this board, what is more valuable in the industry -- breadth or depth of knowledge? As in, is it better to be a jack of all trades, or a master of a single one?

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Interzone / Re: Under 120s gone: logistics
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:36:43 AM »
The earth's carrying capacity is about a billion, if we also want to have wildlife..
Source?

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At the same time we do this, we should find people who are doing good things, and encourage them to do more of them and breed more.
What happens in 500 years when the Earth is back to 7 billion? Another cull? Somehow, I think it would be a little more difficult the second time around.

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That's the only way out of the hole that humanity's in. If we don't change our path, doom awaits.
What if there was another way? What if the 1st world, whose population is stable, moved more people into cities (leaving more room for the environment), eliminated CO2 emissions and other pollution, set strict rules on new development ie 75% of land is to be untouched, etc; and  we stop trying to develop the 3rd world countries and let them live in harmony with nature?

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Most people are too cowardly to change and fear change, so they're going to complain any time someone offers a solution.
Do you honestly think people are going to accept such a radical plan without first criticizing and probing it? Are your expectations of others really that low?

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Interzone / Tardocaust objections
« on: April 23, 2012, 11:00:36 PM »
The act of killing 90% of humanity would:

-Be a logistical impossibility
-Probably take the form of WWIII, destroying valuable ecosystems and cultures along with it.
-Destroy humanity's ethical undergirding
-Create a society of sociopaths
-Solve nothing.

Haha, bullshit.  I have a strange feeling you don't belong here.
Why don't you start a debate instead of responding with a juvenile "UR NOT ONE OF US" retort?

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Interzone / Tardocaust objections
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:29:16 PM »
The act of killing 90% of humanity would:

-Be a logistical impossibility
-Probably take the form of WWIII, destroying valuable ecosystems and cultures along with it.
-Destroy humanity's ethical undergirding
-Create a society of sociopaths
-Solve nothing.

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Interzone / Re: Complaints
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:08:38 PM »
The whole genocide platform serves to discredit the things this movement has going for it, like Traditionalism and Metal. ANUS isn't going anywhere until it ditches this pathetic pipe dream.

Come back down to Earth, Conservationist. Simply asking "what if all 120s died" is a gross simplification of the matter. You can't expect people to support you if you can't flesh out your ideas or respond to criticism with maturity.

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Interzone / Re: My dilemma
« on: April 21, 2012, 07:40:33 PM »
What's the matter with you, man? You think failure is written into your genetic code? It's nigh impossible to know just what caused your ancestors to lead the kind of lives that they did; assuming they were born that way reeks of self-hatred. Genes are not be-all, end all. The story of your family could be a rags to riches tail.

The world needs intelligence. If you're up to the challenge of parenthood, then reproduce.

I'm mixed blood too, but I have no qualms about marrying an Anglo women if she happens to be particularly compatible. Don't let such a misguided sense of idealism rum your life.

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Interzone / Re: Educators
« on: April 21, 2012, 07:28:20 PM »
If the Holocaust was possible, then the Tardocaust is possible, at some level at least.

People are blinded by times of desperation. When hard times fall, most will discard their principles and throw their lot in with whoever claims they can alleviate their turmoil, without any regard for what methods are used to achieve such an end. .

However, just because it is possible, does not mean it is the right course of action.

The false dichotomy anus presents is as follows: Either we kill off the under-120s, or human civilization will fall apart.

What ANUS misses here is that the modern world can be reformed. Imposing radical lifestyle changes that veer away from over-consumption -- the real culprit behind ecocide -- is probably easier to do and won't defile humanity's collective sense of morality, which is the very thing that makes civilization possible in the first place.

This may be misconstrued as ad hominem, but I think the ANUS figureheads harbor an unconscious bitterness and resentment towards the human race, which manifests in their insane plot to save the world. They try to save face, saying they really don't like the idea of genocide but it's the only way, and then turn around and gleefully make woodchipper jokes. Sociopathy, anyone?

If there's one thing ANUS has taught me, it's that you should think for yourself. It is your duty as a hessian. Don't be a sheep. Genocide isn't the answer.

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Interzone / Re: Underclass
« on: April 17, 2012, 08:48:49 PM »
Uzbekistan now has semi-madatory sterilizations for women after they give birth. I am opposed to this outright, but it seems foolish to me that they are not discriminating between high-quality and low-quality birthers. Will this become a trend in developing countries?

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Interzone / Re: Evolution of consciousness
« on: April 14, 2012, 04:19:43 AM »
Diesel, are you suggesting that liberals and hedonists have resolved the conflict between thought and feeling by filling their heads with Disney stories? I don't follow...

Everyone has a model of the world inside their head. How closely it resembles reality is measuring stick of their character.

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Interzone / Re: The Soul.
« on: April 14, 2012, 02:34:38 AM »
In what ways are American-brand evangelical Christianity and, for example, Buddhism comparable in their attitudes towards the ego?
Theoretically, if they were deriving their teachings from the Bible, then their attitudes would be similar.

"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." - Phillipians2:3-5

Unfortunately, I think many churches lose themselves to Christianity's greatest vice: Pride.

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Interzone / Re: The Soul.
« on: April 14, 2012, 01:26:29 AM »
What gets destroyed is the purpose the machine was designed for:
Interaction with reality, resulting in contribution to the whole.
Could it be said then that CPUs possess an inherently good quality? They are all designed for interaction with reality, which entails, as you say, making a contribution to the whole.

We just don't have the cultural framework in place for it to probably ever become more than a fringe idea, which is depressing.
What the hell are you talking about? Maybe in Europe, but in America, 80% of all people are religious. That means around 80% of all Americans have at the very least been exposed to self-denying philosophy, however crude or watered down it may be.

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Interzone / Re: Underclass
« on: April 14, 2012, 01:13:23 AM »
there was no plan, nor action ever carried out to "try to exterminate the Slavs."
False.

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


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Interzone / Re: The Soul.
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:34:28 PM »
How is it that the 'CPU' is neutral? In order for the virus to be destructive, does that not necessarily mean something desirable is getting destroyed?

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Interzone / Re: Drugs
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:29:16 PM »
Thanks for the commendations, dudes. I'm glad my post was found worthwhile.

I won't try to deny the fact that drugs, mainly hallucinogens and cannabis, can lead to profound planes of thought. But let it be known that much of the mental phenomena associated with drugs (ie fractal thoughts, examinations of self, everything becoming hysterical), can be achieved through spiritual discipline.

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Interzone / Re: Underclass
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:06:37 PM »
Didn't ditch its underclass -- Jews were actually as a whole one of the wealthier groups in Germany.
But they also tried to exterminate the Slavs, which ultimately caused them to get raped by Russia.

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