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by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Türkçe uygulaması (Turkish practice)
Replies: 18
Views: 5755

Re: Türkçe uygulaması (Turkish practice)

Haa, doğru, öğrenmek öğretmekle, hangi hangidiri unuduyorum bazen. Hem çözümlemek'i teşekkürler. İngilizce'de, -mAlI'n için, bazı farklı sözleri kullanıyoruz, ama "must" sık sık söylenmez. Sık sık "should" söyleriz. "Must" gerçekte daha "have to" yada "ne...
by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs and other addictive things
Replies: 388
Views: 34595

Re: Drugs and other addictive things

Yeah, I'll retract that slightly, I know some people who simply can't do this or that and probably shouldn't, but I still argue that if they lead healthier lives there mind and body would be more apt for it. As far as people having addicting personalities? Fuck them if they can't handle taking drugs...
by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Armenian Genocide
Replies: 48
Views: 5531

Re: The Armenian Genocide

Do I look like I'm from Turkey? I mean, I know I'm pretty good at it, but I'm wondering if I'm pulling the outfit off these days. Yes, I'm in favour of Turkey becoming more secular, I'm in favour of everybody becoming more secular, religion blows. The people I've talked to are not happy about the Is...
by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13464

Re: Shun God We Must

It's not about overpowering anybody, overpowering would be trying to change every bill in the country, with pen, or mutanising the mints. What you're advocating is what I think this achieves. And I appreciate the stretch for the metaphor, but I'm not feeling it.
by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs and other addictive things
Replies: 388
Views: 34595

Re: Drugs and other addictive things

I haven't really read much of this thread, but here's my two cents (my ten cents is free): A lot of things can kill you. Alcohol has precipitated many terrible things too. Not that that comment deserves the piggyback, but do you notice how you've never heard of anybody killed by a driver high as fuc...
by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13464

Re: Shun God We Must

Uh, I missed something - why was this moved to News & Articles?

Yes, there is a link to an article in my post. No, this post is not about that article. I'd like to see this moved back to the forum I posted it in for a reason.
by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13464

Re: Shun God We Must

Sorry, I'm prejudiced against mathematical expressions; I don't think you guys are very smart, plus you smell bad.
by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Armenian Genocide
Replies: 48
Views: 5531

Re: The Armenian Genocide

What scares me is that a lot of the Turkish people, when confronted with the Armenian Genocide, will be come hostile and adamant that "it never happened! lies!" See, I believe people need to own their past, be able to say "dude, this happened" before it can never happen again. D...
by Dextrose
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13464

Re: Shun God We Must

The way i rationalize not caring about it is thus: "GOD" does not have to refer to the god of Abraham. Capital G god does, but the whole statement is in caps. At that point "GOD" is just whatever is important to you. My god, for example, is the very thing the statement is printe...
by Dextrose
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13464

Re: Shun God We Must

I think it's one of things that, while it would be best if it weren't there, the hassle and controversy of actually removing is far greater than the benefits. We have a lot of other much more important first amendment issues to deal without without worrying about a few insignificant words nobody ev...
by Dextrose
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13464

Shun God We Must

I had a brilliant idea just now, after having read the first sentence of this article, which is, in its own right, excellent. My idea: Vandalising the offensive slogan. There are a number of ways you can do this, and the first one that comes to my mind is simply taking a sharpie to the whole sentenc...
by Dextrose
Sat May 24, 2008 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Shall / Will
Replies: 16
Views: 3563

Re: Shall / Will

Good game. Does anyone know the difference in modern German?
by Dextrose
Sat May 24, 2008 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Türkçe uygulaması (Turkish practice)
Replies: 18
Views: 5755

Re: Türkçe uygulaması (Turkish practice)

Nasıl sen türkçe biliyosun? Türk müsün? Hem de, birinci postundu gördüm, nasıl bu forumu buldun? (How is it you know Turkish? Are you a Turk? Also, I saw this was your first post, how did you find this forum?) Arkadaşlarım, o sözü bana öğrendi. Türk okulularda, ortakmış - arkadaşlarımdan biri, Özgür...
by Dextrose
Sat May 24, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A little rant (math vs. maths)
Replies: 202
Views: 77480

Re: A little rant (math vs. maths)

Mathematics are not. Mathematics is. "Maths" has always sounded retarded to me, like two different mathematical operations are not part of the same system of thought. It also seems like a word that England corrupted after American English had been established. Basically, get scraped, you t...
by Dextrose
Fri May 23, 2008 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Shall / Will
Replies: 16
Views: 3563

Shall / Will

I've always wondered what the difference between "shall" and "will" is. In modern English it seems a matter of formality, although in legal writing there seems to be a definite difference between using "shall" as is the norm and replacing it with "will." There...
by Dextrose
Fri May 23, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: I am no more mad than you are.
Replies: 10
Views: 3257

Re: I am no more mad than you are.

The format is a little bit more nuanced than "I am not mad, just as you are not mad." Technically, there's an assumption that the audience is not mad (probably "crazy" here), and the statement is that the speaker is not madder than the audience, or simply not mad. You could say t...
by Dextrose
Wed May 14, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Ad Hominem"
Replies: 14
Views: 3769

Re: "Ad Hominem"

In other words, it's a smokescreen of pathos to cover your retreat when you're wrong, and thus can't actually, y'know, win. If it's a sledgehammer, then it's an inflatable rubber sledgehammer you get as a prize from Six Flags. See, this is the kind of thing I'm talking about. You don't get to throw...
by Dextrose
Tue May 13, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Ad Hominem"
Replies: 14
Views: 3769

"Ad Hominem"

I think this belongs in this forum. Hey! Here's a useful chart. http://qc.createdebate.com/img/blog_article_images/disagreement-hierarchy.jpg Note how the last two layers are, in order, "Ad hominem" and "Name-calling." Name-calling, as evidenced by this diagram, clearly has nothi...
by Dextrose
Tue May 13, 2008 1:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Will Smith and the Rubik's Cube
Replies: 16
Views: 3002

Will Smith and the Rubik's Cube

This question has been nagging at me ever since I watched "Pursuit of Happyness" last night:

Did Will Smith know how to solve a Rubik's Cube before he took the part?
by Dextrose
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189251

Re: Religion

Wow, I did not expect to be backed up on that one. Especially after watching Bill O'Reilly make some statement to Kirk Cameron about how it takes a greater leap of faith than believing in "Jesus or Buddha or Allah to think that [the universe] just accidentally got that way." I realise that...
by Dextrose
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Celebrating difference
Replies: 157
Views: 10716

Re: Celebrating difference

Are you calling me sassy?

Why...that's bigoted.


Trying to inject some humour here, do pardon me if I offend.
by Dextrose
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hitting the gym two times a week--good for anything?
Replies: 25
Views: 3265

Re: Hitting the gym two times a week--good for anything?

I really just wanted to mention here that nothing that helps you in a gym can't be found elsewhere for cheaper. I'm convinced that weight machines are a terrible fucking idea - you never, ever need to lift in any of those ways in real life, so right off the bat you're doing something that you can't...
by Dextrose
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Celebrating difference
Replies: 157
Views: 10716

Re: Celebrating difference

Awesome to be here.
by Dextrose
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189251

Re: Religion

I'm pretty sure this deserves a separate topic, but since this is kind of an umbrella thread, I'm putting it here. I just saw this: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=18976973 Which is pretty cool, except for one thing - the people responsible for it are people ...
by Dextrose
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Celebrating difference
Replies: 157
Views: 10716

Re: Celebrating difference

That's rich, coming from the OP, when you singled out the part of Heston's comment talking about homosexuality in order to make your point. No, I'm not singling out anything. I've been saying this whole time that my point has not to be singling out any particular facet of this discussion. What I di...
by Dextrose
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Water
Replies: 37
Views: 3812

Re: Water

If I had 60 cents for every dollar I had, I would be an economically outdated joke.
by Dextrose
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: Meditation

Wow. Seconded. Falling asleep, or going into a trance? I can really see both happening....
by Dextrose
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Türkçe uygulaması (Turkish practice)
Replies: 18
Views: 5755

Re: Türkçe uygulaması (Turkish practice)

It's the longest word I know of, in the object form, which means it's one letter longer than usual. It means (roughly), "You seem to be among those we couldn't turn into a Czechoslovakian." There's a couple different ways it's done: Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdan mısınız? (Are you......
by Dextrose
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189251

Re: Religion

I'd love to jump in here but I don't have time to puruse this whole thread and catch up, let me just say a couple words on free will: I think that the free will discussion is based on (what I believe to be) the false belief that we "make" "decisions." I hear this debate, and have...
by Dextrose
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Celebrating difference
Replies: 157
Views: 10716

Re: Celebrating difference

I'd tend to agree with Robin. I define the abuse of religion as the use of religion in order to dogmatically propagate ideas that are clearly and demonstrably wrong. There's no reason why Christian texts should be taken at face value as infallible and perfect truth, and thinking like that - moreover...
by Dextrose
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Celebrating difference
Replies: 157
Views: 10716

Re: Celebrating difference

Okay, to everyone who's been saying that men leering at you is uncomfortable, or that hearing explicit details of a BDSM session is uncomfortable, no shit . I'm pretty sure this subject has been brought up and dealt with in this post, numerous times in numerous different ways, but the general consen...
by Dextrose
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Türkçe uygulaması (Turkish practice)
Replies: 18
Views: 5755

Türkçe uygulaması (Turkish practice)

Merhaba! Kim Türkçe konuşuyor? Ben önceki eylüldan beri öğreniyorum. Çekoslovalyalılaştıramadıklarmızdanmışsınızı ne demek biliyor musunuz?

(Hello! Who speaks Turkish? I've been learning since last September. Do you know what ... means?)

Uygulamalım!
by Dextrose
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fasting
Replies: 25
Views: 2566

Re: Fasting

Lol, the ice cream diet. First off, the fasting thing isn't a spiritual thing for me - I'm working on not eating meat anymore, that's embarassingly hard to do, I think I've gone maybe three days at present. I don't even fast, I just go without food for long periods of time because I'm flat broke and...
by Dextrose
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Water
Replies: 37
Views: 3812

Re: Water

Moo wrote:Uhm... 38 degrees Celcius is uncomfortably hot. And "10 to 38" probably is to show a big range of temperatures. As in "anything from 10 to 38 degrees Celcius", I'm guessing.

To be clear, for those who can't do the conversion, that's 50 to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
by Dextrose
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: Meditation

Yeah, I think I got misunderstood there, that was my point with the Sakyong, that he does the kind of training you need to do as a long distance runner, he doesn't ignore his other physical responsibilities simply because he is a meditator. And no, the learning to breathe thing isn't bunk; basically...
by Dextrose
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Illegal Immigration.
Replies: 498
Views: 42154

Re: Illegal Immigration.

So done with this thread after this post. No, I'm not going to go into "the mechanics of my worldview," because for one thing, I already have, and for another, I don't think anybody here cares. Which to me is like everybody posting in this thread without caring about actually solving the p...
by Dextrose
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Net Neutrality.
Replies: 123
Views: 10712

Re: Net Neutrality.

As 'XQ said you're the customer, if you don't like it take your money elsewhere to someone who is going to let you use their network as you please. IT ISN'T THEIR NETWORK. THE NETWORK IS LAID ON PUBLIC LAND AND WAS CREATED WITH THE HELP OF PUBLIC MONEY. Hahaha XD I'm pretty sure the conversation ba...
by Dextrose
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fasting
Replies: 25
Views: 2566

Fasting

So, I'm pretty sure that fasting as a means to the end of losing weight (and ignoring dietary and exercise factors) is a terrible idea that's just going to rip your body apart, but I've not entirely thrown the idea of fasting out the window as a healthy practice. Does anyone have any particular know...
by Dextrose
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Water
Replies: 37
Views: 3812

Re: Water

Nobody's mentioned this trick yet - Drinking a glass (or two, if you're a camel like me) of water before every meal fills your stomach faster and teaches you to work on less food. If you find yourself eating too much, there's probably no reason for it other than your stomach is used to having more f...
by Dextrose
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: Meditation

Here are a couple excerpts from the Sakyong's speeches on Shambhala's website on a similar subject: "And so from that point of view, people say, y'know, to me, 'I meditate,' or 'I do not meditate.' And from my point of view, I say, 'Well you're always meditating.' Because you're always becoming...

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