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by Cryopyre
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 17807

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

Just gonna drop this link. Chomsky weighs in on Libertarian Capitalism.
by Cryopyre
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Funky, filtered, and French house!
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Re: Funky, filtered, and French house!

And what about the WUBS?!

Oh yeah, house, not dubstep.
by Cryopyre
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 17807

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

Libertarian as a historical term just mean individualistic and anti-oppression. In America, it has come to mean libertarian-capitalism which is a gross contradiction of terms, seeing as how capitalism is as libertarian as feudalism. The problem with the Nolan chart is it labels capitalism as on the...
by Cryopyre
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 17807

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

Libertarian as a historical term just mean individualistic and anti-oppression. In America, it has come to mean libertarian-capitalism which is a gross contradiction of terms, seeing as how capitalism is as libertarian as feudalism. The problem with the Nolan chart is it labels capitalism as on the ...
by Cryopyre
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Funky, filtered, and French house!
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Re: Funky, filtered, and French house!

If there's no living House thread, I guess they're welcome. Still, I'll tease them for their inferior tastes and not liking the things I like.
by Cryopyre
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Funky, filtered, and French house!
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Re: Funky, filtered, and French house!

I heard funky french house and immediately thought of Daft Punk. I dunno if that's what you're talking about exactly--it does sound similar to what you put up, but my grasp of the subgenres of house music is tenuous at best. Yes, actually. Thomas Bangalter is a pioneer of the genre (alongside Cassi...
by Cryopyre
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

Haha, yeah, anti-trust laws totally don't exist. Totally. Anti-trust laws and other anti-corporatist legislation was pioneered during times when socialist dissent was at an all-time high. These days anti-corporatist legislation is practically unheard of, and much is even being stripped away. It's n...
by Cryopyre
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

As long as corporations with creative investments can lobby, they will lobby for longer copyrights. I expect the next major wave of lobbying to come sometime around 2020, when Micky Mouse's copyright is once again about to expire. Sony is more-or-less legally obliged to be party to this. Corporatio...
by Cryopyre
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The individual death of the counterculture
Replies: 59
Views: 9058

Re: The individual death of the counterculture

Counterculture is overwhelming. There is a philosophy behind it, but it quickly becomes apparent that no matter how much fire and passion you have within you, it all remains the same. That's why the individual counterculturalist dies, because without fuel, without others, the passion burns him until...
by Cryopyre
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

Well, the players at the top are always in charge of making the rules in a corporatist state, that goes for the major record labels like SME too.
by Cryopyre
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

The distinction being personal property is my place of residence, my furniture, my computer... things I use on a consistent basis. Private property generally only extends land or machine ownership. Machines that you do not use, but instead rent out to workers who produce for you. Your main tie to o...
by Cryopyre
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

They believe in personal property but not private property. The distinction being personal property is my place of residence, my furniture, my computer... things I use on a consistent basis. Private property generally only extends land or machine ownership. Machines that you do not use, but instead ...
by Cryopyre
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

The patent system and copyright system really only exist to help the rich. Only the rich can afford to protect it. As an aside, there is nothing so crazy about Libertarian Socialism. Anarcho-syndicalism is actually the only Socialist ideology I can recall creating a functioning Socialist society. Co...
by Cryopyre
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

Capitalism supplies the same thing market Socialism can, but without the shackles that hurt the lower class (like intellectual property and the diluted patent system). That's barring the far more dangerous and deadly aspects of corporatism, but since we're talking about Sony Music Entertainment we c...
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

Yeah, and YouTube is owned by Google, a corporation.

And... ?
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.
Replies: 35
Views: 5200

Re: Sony Music Entertainment has gone too far.

Fuck capitalism
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Desperate for music I can listen to
Replies: 20
Views: 3543

Re: Desperate for music I can listen to

Sounds like you're into J-pop which means you might like House Music, as J-pop is technically under the House genre. I'd recommend micro-house, any kind of funky house, or chicago house, but that's just my style. I understand how you feel about vocals, I often find that in rock or pop music vocals a...
by Cryopyre
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Retne's Open Source Noise Project
Replies: 32
Views: 4084

Re: Retne's Open Source Noise Project

Are there online guides to introduce you into creating house music? I've been wanting to try my hand at it, but I don't have any musical training at all. Where does one begin if their final goal is to create house music?
by Cryopyre
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Funky, filtered, and French house!
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Funky, filtered, and French house!

Any fans of this awesome house genre?

Here's a classic to kick-start the thread.
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ex-worker mob burn executive to death in vehicle
Replies: 98
Views: 8073

Re: Ex-worker mob burn executive to death in vehicle

I'm more a Bakunin and Kropotkin kind of guy anyways.
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ex-worker mob burn executive to death in vehicle
Replies: 98
Views: 8073

Re: Ex-worker mob burn executive to death in vehicle

To all three above me I am well aware of Ghandi's acts of nonviolent protest. However, there was definitely a violent aspect to the revolution. And even then, Ghandi's protests resulted in many deaths, but they were just the deaths of Indians who were under oppression. And to be honest, I think that...
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ex-worker mob burn executive to death in vehicle
Replies: 98
Views: 8073

Re: Ex-worker mob burn executive to death in vehicle

considering the success of completely non-violent revolutions in the past What? There was Martin Luther King, but that revolution moved almost entirely through the system, breaking very few laws in comparison to actual revolutions that require a complete re-construction of the system at hand. This ...
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ex-worker mob burn executive to death in vehicle
Replies: 98
Views: 8073

Re: Ex-worker mob burn executive to death in vehicle

There's a degree where violence and murder will probably be necessary for socialist/anarchist revolutions.

That said, I have my doubts this will actually contribute to any degree, instead it's just a lone act of violence against an oppressor, but so long as it remains isolated it remains useless.
by Cryopyre
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin Governor battles Unions over budget. Dem Sens Flee
Replies: 371
Views: 33782

Re: Wisconsin Governor battles Unions over budget. Dem Sens

I stand by my comrades in Wisconsin. Let's hope the struggle of the working class can defy the law of the aristocracy.
by Cryopyre
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Christmas Advertising
Replies: 320
Views: 28587

Re: Atheist Christmas Advertising

Xeio wrote:thus capitalism is still good

Good one ol' chum.
by Cryopyre
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me remember the name of an xkcd comic!
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Help me remember the name of an xkcd comic!

Searching "laser roof" yields this:

http://xkcd.com/382/
by Cryopyre
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 28705

Re: 0807: Connected

It's official. Randall is entering his cynical phase.
by Cryopyre
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Aurora: the 4X game more complex than Dwarf Fortress.
Replies: 16
Views: 22675

Re: Aurora: the 4X game more complex than Dwarf Fortress.

I love 4x space games and I love Dwarf Fortress. Do you think this will work on Windows 7?
by Cryopyre
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Weird Effect on Google Maps
Replies: 40
Views: 5619

Re: Weird Effect on Google Maps

That's true for the first thread. There are lots of other responses beneath the first one, however.
by Cryopyre
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Weird Effect on Google Maps
Replies: 40
Views: 5619

Re: Weird Effect on Google Maps

Here guys, I posted this question to Reddit and actually got a very large response. Feel free to sift through the answers.

Here
by Cryopyre
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How Awesome would it be if X covered Y?
Replies: 23
Views: 4652

Re: How Awesome would it be if X covered Y?

Daft Punk remixing (in the style of any of their live remixes) any myriad of old Tangerine Dream (Force Majeure, Ricochet, Phaedra).
by Cryopyre
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28715

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

More like mind worms.
by Cryopyre
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0689: "First Design"
Replies: 141
Views: 51746

Re: "First Design" Discussion

Haha, he even pretty accurately depicts the field in the last panel (save the trusses that extend into midfield).

Our team's design is a little crazy this year. I don't know if it will work, may have to collaborate tomorrow.
by Cryopyre
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How are accents formed?
Replies: 24
Views: 4760

Re: How are accents formed?

He has some points, though I believe he's wrong about "they" being incorrect (they has a singular form).
by Cryopyre
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Health Care Reform Bill Passes
Replies: 86
Views: 6392

Health Care Reform Bill Passes

Health Care Reform passes the House! This is exciting, we should see where this ends up. See the news here. I have long awaited this, to be honest. Of course, this is not the end of it, as now the House and Senate must reconcile the differences in the bill and make it consistent. For a bill as large...
by Cryopyre
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why not colonize Ceres?
Replies: 228
Views: 42205

Re: Why not colonize Ceres?

Rod of Uranium? Atomic rocket style right?
by Cryopyre
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 173429

Re: Words you think modern English should have or bring back.

A word that is the opposite of guilt. When we make a moral transgression we feel guilty, when we do something moral however we don't have a word for it. I think of words like noble or gallant but they don't seem as appropriate for every day use or have connotations that are unfitting.
by Cryopyre
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientologists convicted of fraud
Replies: 126
Views: 9895

Re: Scientologists convicted of fraud

Cryopyre, gm was being flippant with your lack of understanding because you really should read a bit before commenting on something so profoundly incorrect. Very shorthand; Christianity stems from the teachings of a man who was believed to be a prophet, and the religion evolved through political ne...
by Cryopyre
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientologists convicted of fraud
Replies: 126
Views: 9895

Re: Scientologists convicted of fraud

gmalivuk wrote:
Cryopyre wrote:I see Scientology beginning in the same manner of Christianity.

Then you don't understand Scientology, don't understand early Christianity, or both.

Thanks for that enlightening refutation! I'm not attempting to be ridiculously obtuse here, and I don't think my post was.
by Cryopyre
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientologists convicted of fraud
Replies: 126
Views: 9895

Re: Scientologists convicted of fraud

But in any case, yeah, I think people in this thread arguing that Scientology is right in the same category as other religions are just being willfully obtuse. There might be *sects* of other religions that engage in the same cult-like practices and illegal activity and fraud as the CoS, but those ...

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