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by Heretical Mind
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just realized I have an XKCD forum account.
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: Just realized I have an XKCD forum account.

So just to change the subject- (drunk again, I assure you) Does anyone else have ptsd? 'cause it's not as fun as it sounds. And it doesn't sound fun, I know, but regardless of how fun you think it isn't, it is even more less-fun than that. I wasn't entirely right before I joined and got the chance t...
by Heretical Mind
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just realized I have an XKCD forum account.
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Just realized I have an XKCD forum account.

So... I tried to make an account on this forum, and found that I already have an account. Apparently, it was during one of my little bouts with alcoholism and whatnot. I got into my email, and found the activation email, and tried to look up my previous posts. Unfortunately, a good number of them we...
by Heretical Mind
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 342425

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Getting there- the odd thing is that my drunkenness barely impacts my spelling. But does not impact my obsession with shiny things. Away!!!

More rum and dr. Pepper ftw.
by Heretical Mind
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Stupidity and how does it differ from Ignorance?
Replies: 12
Views: 2826

Re: What is Stupidity and how does it differ from Ignorance?

Ignorance originally meant the same as stupidity, but it's recently been turned into a colloquialism meaning non-intellectual ; someone who is ignorant, with this new meaning, is bigoted, biased, or simply based on emotion more than logic in their beliefs or actions. "Ignorant" seems to m...
by Heretical Mind
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What's your favourite Geek-fiction book?
Replies: 40
Views: 9332

Re: What's your favourite Geek-fiction book?

lol

testing.
EDIT: Awesome.

In other news- "A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born"
good book, can't remember the author- very good comedy, sci-fi. If you like bank robbery in a high-tech world with a lot of ridiculous shit, this is for you.
by Heretical Mind
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Making a Catapult
Replies: 24
Views: 3539

Re: Making a Catapult

My brother and I built a trebuchet with an eight foot arm and a sling system, and managed to come within inches of hitting our neighbors car with a melon sized rock- total throwing distance probably 100- 150 yards. I'd advise that you build it so that the counterweight can swing: this seemed to impr...
by Heretical Mind
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia.
Replies: 79
Views: 9299

Re: Utopia.

A law can be used to control the actions of a certain group but still technically apply to all citizens. For instance, anti-vagrancy laws do that. True. [snip] ... I'm done for now. Yeah, you are. If you can't participate within the confines of a thread, feel free not to return to the thread. The o...
by Heretical Mind
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The effectiveness of evangelism
Replies: 11
Views: 4227

Re: The effectiveness of evangalism

Evangelism is not a good way to convert someone in the same way that throwing vegetables at your children is not a good way to get them to eat healthy. It's pretty simple. Now, what people see as evangelism is a different story. Some (not referring to the OP, just musing) might argue that Richard D...
by Heretical Mind
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47295

Re: Books that made you cry

NOT Steve wrote:Of Mice and Men, anyone?


That's the only book that's ever made me cry.
by Heretical Mind
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia.
Replies: 79
Views: 9299

Re: Utopia.

Fundamental human trait - trait that most human beings will develop as children without outside conditioning. The problem I see with this definition is that it is impossible to determine what traits children will develop without outside conditioning because children cannot survive in a vacuum. Sinc...
by Heretical Mind
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are you obsessive and/or compulsive about?
Replies: 150
Views: 20044

Re: Compulsive?

I don't touch car doors directly if they're metal, or certain kinds of swinging or sliding door handles. I close all doors by pressing on the glass with my finger-tips until they close.
by Heretical Mind
Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia.
Replies: 79
Views: 9299

Re: Utopia.

It is in no way clear to me why removing poverty should entail holding everyone to one stagnant level of wealth . What are 'free decisions' and what do they have to do with poverty? How does controlling the competition drive and desire for gain drive alter a fundamental human trait? If I can make f...
by Heretical Mind
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC...Limerick form!
Replies: 52
Views: 15833

Re: Apple vs Windows...Limerick form!

I sometimes get pissed when I'm drunk
I threw my mac in a lake and it sunk
I fished it back out,
hit the side with a shout
and it started despite the quick dunk.

I've played with windows before
it's pretty loose like a whore
online for a minute
viruses get in it
and it doesn't run smooth anymore.
by Heretical Mind
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Codify your system of morality.
Replies: 100
Views: 10018

Re: Codify your system of morality.

In this aspect, I think my KISS theory of morality is the best. It avoids the conflicts between morality and actual behavior by removing morality. Morality is the ether of behavioral sciences: it's an artificial explanation and we cannot derive any conclusions from its existence. We can reduce the ...
by Heretical Mind
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia.
Replies: 79
Views: 9299

Re: Utopia.

But since competition and individuality are human, and removing poverty essentially means holding everyone to one, stagnant level of wealth: then removing poverty means removing our ability to make free decisions. Even decisions that could affect us negatively. And since competition and desire for ...
by Heretical Mind
Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do natural rights exist?
Replies: 106
Views: 26217

Re: Do natural rights exist?

They are ideas, they don't really "exist". It's the same question as "Do numbers exist?" Darn, you beat me to it. Does the sine function exist without someone to think it up? Its the same question, and not one that is answerable (or that matters) Though it seems like there is at...
by Heretical Mind
Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia.
Replies: 79
Views: 9299

Re: Utopia.

The issues I have with utopia mainly stem from their assumption that all negative feeling is bad. Greed, sadness, fear, poverty , etc. will always exist unless you alter the fundamental things that make us human. Whatever gave you the idea that poverty is fundamental to human nature? I didn't say i...
by Heretical Mind
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Codify your system of morality.
Replies: 100
Views: 10018

Re: Codify your system of morality.

What's funny is the wide variety of different codes of morality in this thread. But almost all of you would react identically in most morally challenging situations. People tend to drop back to knee-jerk reactions abruptly, and without warning in dangerous or stressful situations. I'm not saying you...
by Heretical Mind
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia.
Replies: 79
Views: 9299

Re: Utopia.

The issues I have with utopia mainly stem from their assumption that all negative feeling is bad. Greed, sadness, fear, poverty, etc. will always exist unless you alter the fundamental things that make us human. In my experience, most of these situations (poverty, fear, etc.) are bearable if the ind...

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