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by snapshot182
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Get Full Path Hyperlinks in Outlook 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Re: Get Full Path Hyperlinks in Outlook 2010

I don't believe there is a way to do this in Windows 7 without third party applications, as shown here: http://www.countrykeepers.com/wp/?p=3017 So I copied this from that link. If you have Windows XP, apparently, this works. Check the link for verification. Sorry I couldn't be more help. Open Windo...
by snapshot182
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Get Full Path Hyperlinks in Outlook 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Re: Get Full Path Hyperlinks in Outlook 2010

If I get what you're saying, you have different drives mappings than other people? So while a file might exist for you at P:\Smiles and Cries\Lonely Hearts\Club another person might be mapped to S:\Lonely Hearts\Club and the link doesn't line up for the same file/folder. Is this right? If so, you ne...
by snapshot182
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What is up with my wireless?!
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: What is up with my wireless?!

I have noticed that occasionally, when I close the lid on my laptop while surfing, then open it back up, it seems like I can't connect to the internet, even though my computer says I'm connected. Turns out, Firefox automatically puts itself into "Work Offline" mode for some reason.
by snapshot182
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Understanding philosophy?
Replies: 42
Views: 6770

Re: Understanding philosophy?

While I agree with your sentiment I think this bit is wrong. The morality of person A can mean what person A believes to be right. You can also talk about the morality of a culture or a moral system. You could debate whether or not an action is good or bad in any given moral system. So it's not act...
by snapshot182
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Understanding philosophy?
Replies: 42
Views: 6770

Re: Understanding philosophy?

Am I the only person who often finds philosophy/religious speak incomprehensible? :? For instance philosophical writings on free will often contain sentences I can parse about as well as "Extensions of art generally exist within the rights of a state.". The words are all real words and th...
by snapshot182
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Transubstantiation? Consubstantiation? Sacramental Union?
Replies: 71
Views: 10801

Re: Transubstantiation? Consubstantiation? Sacramental Union

I've always thought the more interesting question with respect to this is how it came about that the Catholic church decided to believe that this ought to be taken literally rather than symbolically. The number of logical backflips required to justify transubstantiation. Then again, the whole i...
by snapshot182
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US: Universal National Service Act
Replies: 57
Views: 6775

Re: US: Universal National Service Act

Public education is forced upon children by the state for 13 years of their life, and they graduate with virtually no marketable skills (try getting a good job with just a HS diploma).I wouldn't rely on government for anything of the sort. Scuse me bro, but the military does teach some pretty aweso...
by snapshot182
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US: Universal National Service Act
Replies: 57
Views: 6775

Re: US: Universal National Service Act

It could give people training and a practical education that they may not have had the ability to have, or mold them into a responsible person where society has failed. Public education is forced upon children by the state for 13 years of their life, and they graduate with virtually no marketable s...
by snapshot182
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

If force over others is what is bad or wrong, then you can't have government. This is contradiction that statists have to put up with. You can't put forth an argument that you need a government to stop the use of force of the strong against the weak. You're describing the role of government. The re...
by snapshot182
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer turns off then back on
Replies: 10
Views: 3426

Re: Computer turns off then back on

So I just built a new computer and its quite nice aside for one little problem. When I turn on the computer it will stay on for a few seconds then turn off for another second or two and then turns back on and boots normally. I don't really have and Idea why its doing this. Anyone have any ideas? Wh...
by snapshot182
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6325

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

Except that anarchy has no means of enforcement. Without the rule of law any thug with a weapon can do as he pleases. There is already a system that works in Somalia to deal with this. Basically the merchants pay farmers upfront for the harvest, and then the problem between farmers and armed mercha...
by snapshot182
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

Mucho apologies for neglecting this thread for so long. Moved to a new location and got a new job coming up in 2 weeks. w00t! If there is no governing body that holds a monopoly on the use of force and thus the ability to stop others from using it, then those in an anarchic system with the most forc...
by snapshot182
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

Considering the fact that money actually gains value in a society with a lack of a central bank (the dollar has lost 80-90% of its value since the inception of the Federal Reserve in 1913) Yes, that certainly had nothing to do with the elimination of the gold standard, or ordinary inflation. Money ...
by snapshot182
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

Just keep in mind, the problem you will face when seeing a solution is that you will come up with another problem and then stop there, as opposed to being curious as to how to solve the problem that you thought up. Okay. How about instead of pointing out all the practical problems in your argument,...
by snapshot182
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

I believe that the initiation of violence is never warranted, sure, but that has nothing to do with whether or not the argument against the initiation of violence can be applied consistently and universally. And that'd be great if that's what you were doing, but in practice your 'consistent and uni...
by snapshot182
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6325

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

To your second point, I'm saying that such arguments for government are just as valid as arguments against government, so the arguments are invalid if you say they don't apply to both scenarios. I'm not saying people are so irrational that we can't have government. I'm saying your argument is so ba...
by snapshot182
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

Government is voluntary, even though it may be difficult to see it that way. Immigration is a manifestation of that. In addition participation in society is variable. Some people participate fully, some are invisible. As an individual you have a number of choices. You can participate to whatever de...
by snapshot182
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

I have read this thread with interest. I'll comment on the thread title first. If the title refers to the economic philosophy talked about in the Wikipedia then I wonder at the ability of Philosophers to create nonsense and publish with a straight face. I'll argue this in detail if anybody wishes t...
by snapshot182
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6325

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

I don't know where people get this idea that communism is a great idea at all. Communism "literally" requires magic. There's no way around that. Free market anarchism "literally" has one requirement--people give up on the idea that violence can solve social problems. So you're s...
by snapshot182
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

So picking an internal morality based on your whims is altering your whims? I don't think so. Can we all just agree that some form of objectivity is required, then move on to defining it? I recommend consistency between arguments and actions as well as it applying universally. That's basically what...
by snapshot182
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6325

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

A rational world would be better without government. Consider it a utopian fantasy, fine. I agree with that 100% But this is a thread about what is actually possible. Anarchy has no business being in a thread about the real world. It is, like communism, nothing more than a beautiful fantasy. I don'...
by snapshot182
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6325

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

Yeah, there is a lot wrong with us: I could go on with problems that aren't solely cognitive biases, but you get the point. I don't really get the point. The same point could be made for why we can't have a government. It's just like the argument, "Humans are bad, therefore, we need a governme...
by snapshot182
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

What you're saying is might makes right, so the violence necessarily comes first in that line of reasoning (might causes something to be right), meaning that you cannot logically use that moral system to justify the violence--it's just violence. No, you're wrong. Again, you are applying your person...
by snapshot182
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6325

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

Anarchy is an awesome way to 'run' a society. As long as that society isn't comprised of humans. However, I do think the people that truly want utopia will have to fundamentally change for the better. This presupposes that there is something wrong with us in the first place. Yeah, there is a lot wr...
by snapshot182
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

I'm saying whether or not I have a personal preference, other people's personal preferences are being thrust upon me. That's how moral systems work. What you're saying is might makes right, so the violence necessarily comes first in that line of reasoning (might causes something to be right), meani...
by snapshot182
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

It requires looking objectively at ought statements to see if we can apply them universally without contradiction. However, even if we find that nothing else, no moral rules, can be considered morally objective, the fact that we cannot put forth valid, objective ought statements means that we ought...
by snapshot182
Sat May 29, 2010 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

It requires looking objectively at ought statements to see if we can apply them universally without contradiction. However, even if we find that nothing else, no moral rules, can be considered morally objective, the fact that we cannot put forth valid, objective ought statements means that we ought...
by snapshot182
Fri May 28, 2010 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

However, I'm saying that an objective morality does exist, just not in any way that's been thought of before. Given that boatlaods of very smart people have been racking their brains on the objectivity of morality for millenia without much progress, I doubt you just found something that hasn't been...
by snapshot182
Fri May 28, 2010 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

So your point is that morality does not exist, and therefore the existence of no government can be justified? Isn't no action morally justified in such an environment, making the behavior of a government no more or less justifiable than anything else? I'm saying that it doesn't matter if morality e...
by snapshot182
Fri May 28, 2010 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A REAL Utopian System?
Replies: 41
Views: 6325

Re: A REAL Utopian System?

The utopia of liberty is clearly anarchy. But is that necessarily a bad thing? Anarchy =/= chaos, and if we ever reach a point where we could trust our fellow humans not to be beastly to each other without a government imposing laws, that sounds like a pretty nice utopia to me. I don't think that w...
by snapshot182
Fri May 28, 2010 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

I stated that people obligate themselves. There is nothing in objective reality that obligates you to anything. I.E. You can't get an ought from an is. However, by me stating any truth statement, I'm showing a preference for truth, which obligates me to accept it. Therefore, I obligate myself to th...
by snapshot182
Thu May 27, 2010 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

I don't want to get into a snipe war. I'll respond to this. The point is, when someone puts forth any truth claim, moral or not, they are simultaneously expressing a preference for truth which obligates them to accept the truth. You just finished implying (and about you, saying ) people aren't bound...
by snapshot182
Thu May 27, 2010 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

I can stop being enigmatic whenever you ask but: why be sensible? Well, if you act unsensibly long enough, people will stop taking you seriously. Also, you may eventually be kicked out of the SB forum for not debating, well, seriously enough. The question still remains though. So what? The answer i...
by snapshot182
Thu May 27, 2010 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

If what you say is true, ought I believe it? Well, believing true things, as opposed to believing untrue things, allow you to take actions that generally better match your intent for the actions. So it's rather sensible. I can stop being enigmatic whenever you ask but: why be sensible? Sorry to dou...
by snapshot182
Wed May 26, 2010 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Glenn Beck
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: Glenn Beck

I agree with him about 75% of the way through his reasoning process. He uses a lot of the right words, but instead of using them philosophically, he uses them for emotional purposes. Words like "liberty" and "tyranny" can be used in a way to benefit his fits of rage, but he uses ...
by snapshot182
Wed May 26, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

I don't accept that we can say morals are specific to the circumstance. Hindsight is 20/20. It's so easy to say, "I should've done this," or "should've done that." We can't apply ex-post facto reasoning to actions in the past when morality deals with what we ought (not) do in th...
by snapshot182
Wed May 26, 2010 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

First and foremost, the rule must apply to all people at all places at all times. So, if alcohol damages my mental development while I'm a child, I shouldn't drink it once my mind is developed? If this does not apply to the moral rule which you have assigned, then it can be nothing but mere opinion...
by snapshot182
Tue May 25, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

So you can't say one act is right in one culture and wrong in another culture without first implying that, above all, the moral opinions are just that--they are nothing but opinions; they are not based in logic or empirical reality--since a contradictory, objective morality logically cannot exist. ...
by snapshot182
Tue May 25, 2010 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

Tackling someone is an act of violence. Now imagine there is someone walking with their headphones on. They are about to get run over by a car. You yell out to them, but they don't hear you. You have enough time to run up and tackle him out of the way. What is the moral choice? Do you let people di...
by snapshot182
Tue May 25, 2010 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Market Anarchy
Replies: 209
Views: 28481

Re: Market Anarchy

I really could care less if you think violence is useful. The fact is, violence doesn't make you right, doesn't make you moral, it is a philosophically invalid position to hold. Doesn't this claim presuppose objective morality? Not necessarily. It doesn't rule it out. What I'm saying in response to...

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