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by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A simple Nomic
Replies: 16
Views: 5103

Yakk has suggested the following correction to the rules: Rule 6 Once a day, or whenever he or she feels like it, the Scribe shall provide the list of all Valid Moves that have been sent and not yet applied, including a count of how many different people have submitted a particular Valid Move. The ...
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Questions from a Linux Newb
Replies: 19
Views: 4202

I've run full-blown ubuntu on a 400mhz Mac G3 w/ 384MB SDRAM. I think you'd be perfectly fine with only a gig of RAM. I'd recommend going with Gnome, unless there's literally something about minimalism that attracts you. Heh. I stand corrected, then. Much obliged. (To be sure, I am a minimalist, es...
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple makes stand against taxes
Replies: 24
Views: 5836

This strangely reminds me of Shirley Phelps, but wouldn't the easier alternative for this couple be moving to another country? There are a few good ones with less taxes, or at least, that make tax evasion a bit easier. THAY. AR. MERKIN! YEW CAIN'T DICH THUH FLAG! Actually, I think that they may jus...
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:30 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Questions from a Linux Newb
Replies: 19
Views: 4202

I've run full-blown ubuntu on a 400mhz Mac G3 w/ 384MB SDRAM. I think you'd be perfectly fine with only a gig of RAM. I'd recommend going with Gnome, unless there's literally something about minimalism that attracts you. Heh. I stand corrected, then. Much obliged. (To be sure, I am a minimalist, es...
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple makes stand against taxes
Replies: 24
Views: 5836

Keroppi wrote:This strangely reminds me of Shirley Phelps, but wouldn't the easier alternative for this couple be moving to another country? There are a few good ones with less taxes, or at least, that make tax evasion a bit easier.


THAY. AR. MERKIN! YEW CAIN'T DICH THUH FLAG!
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Questions from a Linux Newb
Replies: 19
Views: 4202

Firstly, Why Xubuntu? It's typically for slooooooowwww machines. Well, not based on any expert advice, granted. :oops: Ubuntu in general seemed like a trustworthy distribution, and I liked Xubuntu's lightweight philosophy (laptop, remember - I've only got 1GB of RAM to work with, and that's going t...
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106728

Man, I've fallen in love with Drone Metal lately... Sunn 0))) really rings my bell.
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is the US so violent?
Replies: 170
Views: 16989

Gelsamel wrote:Is the US really more violent?


Unequivocally, yes (assuming they're talking about violent crimes).

edit: Among first-world countries, that is.
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Questions from a Linux Newb
Replies: 19
Views: 4202

Firstly, Why Xubuntu? It's typically for slooooooowwww machines. 1) An .iso file is a disc image. You have to burn it using a function that says something like "Burn Disc Image." If you burn the extracted contents, or the file itself as the only thing on the disc, you aren't going to be ab...
by Bondolon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punctuation and quotation (merged threads)
Replies: 79
Views: 12793

Question: If you tell a teacher that the rule is stupid, because it makes sense to include such punctuation in a quote as is part of the quote, what is their defense? Rules are rules and language must never change? Language constantly changes, especially English. Generally, "rules" are ac...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Division of Rights (or, Prejudice as a good thing!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

What in the world does "flawed" mean in that statement? Flawed as in unable to work well under communism; the hallmark of individuality, which I see as a feature. Communism is the only dictatorial government? As soon as talk of rights getting restricted was brought up, our boy started tal...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Division of Rights (or, Prejudice as a good thing!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

What in the world does "flawed" mean in that statement? Flawed as in unable to work well under communism; the hallmark of individuality, which I see as a feature. Communism is the only dictatorial government? As soon as talk of rights getting restricted was brought up, our boy started tal...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Division of Rights (or, Prejudice as a good thing!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

My grandma is 87, her drivers license is valid for 5 more years, then she can renew by mail. But she's not safe. But she's within all legal requirements. So we know she's not safe, but the law says she can have a license until she can't pass the tests. But, they never retest you, you can just reapp...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Division of Rights (or, Prejudice as a good thing!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

It could work if humans where not inherently flawed as a species. That's a feature, not a bug. I'd say it's an indecipherable point. We're flawed as a species? We seem to be doing better than any of the other macro species, and presumably as well as most of the micro species. What in the world does...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nirvana, what is it good for?
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

What is joy without pain? I'd rather have my joy thank you very much. Well, that's what I mean. I'm not trying to convert you or anything, just to let you know what Buddhism says about it. The "joy" that you feel, in opposition to the pain, is part of a dualism of suffering that appears. ...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nirvana, what is it good for?
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

The Buddhist concept of Nirvana that I have had explained to me (by a number of people, and writings) really scares the crap out of me. The thought that I could just reach a certain state of mind that makes *me* no longer exist is one of my more deep seated fears. Some would say that the idea of &q...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Avatars! (Attn: Tegan)
Replies: 320
Views: 32934

I gave myself horns. I was so pleased with the way it turned out that I've been using it everywhere.
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nirvana, what is it good for?
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Vaniver wrote:Absolutely nothing.


And purposefully so.

say it again, naa
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Buddhism V Western Philosophy
Replies: 41
Views: 17169

So are you saying that any Buddhist that is like you, in that they practice a secular form of Buddhism, must be a Zen Buddhist? Or are you saying they are just creating their own unique form of Buddhism? I'm saying that they are of no formal school of Buddhism. Theravada and Mahayana simply can't h...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Avril Lavigne reinvents webcomics O.o
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Maybe you should try an ad blocking program, like Firefox? Yeah, they're trying to sell stuff, but you can watch the thing for free, so I don't mind. It's maybe not exactly creative genius, but it's a quite unusual form of storytelling, and a fine story. Thought someone might find it interesting. >...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Division of Rights (or, Prejudice as a good thing!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3652

I enjoy some degree of freedom. I relish in the fact that I maintain that degree of freedom. The second that I start taking someone else's freedoms away is the second I end my freedom as well. In other words, yes. Yes, the white trash should be free to have more children. Yes, the 90 year-olds shoul...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Avril Lavigne reinvents webcomics O.o
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

The American Express Gold card ad that came up before threw me off to the "fascinating genius" this piece might hold. It seemed rather trite, in that light. I was trying to be polite, because she apparently likes this sort of thing. But i wouldn't be so inclined to describe the slideshow ...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Avril Lavigne reinvents webcomics O.o
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

I guess slideshow is a good word for it. It has an entirely different dynamic from ordinary comics, though. I find it uncomfortable but refreshing. The American Express Gold card ad that came up before threw me off to the "fascinating genius" this piece might hold. It seemed rather trite,...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Getting men knocked up.
Replies: 62
Views: 8629

"The natural order" is one of those phrases I hate to see used in scientific research discussions. Right there with "Playing God". Everything we do with science or engineering in even the loosest and low-tech terms is "playing god" or "messing with the natural ord...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punctuation and quotation (merged threads)
Replies: 79
Views: 12793

The online writing lab at Purdue has a section devoted to just this, and comparing most of it against my MLA handbook, the handbook agrees. I know that these things are the 'standard' for American English (i.e. I'm not sure about British English usage), and that the MLA is the OED of grammar for mo...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The usage of "minute" as a unit of distance?
Replies: 28
Views: 8825

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:That's why it was just an interesting aside, before I got back on-topic. Thanks for pointing it out for everyone.


I still thought it was interesting <_<
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The usage of "minute" as a unit of distance?
Replies: 28
Views: 8825

I always read and understand that using time as a unit of measurement was a more Canadian thing. "I'm about 80 miles away.." "I'm about An hour and fifteen away..." Everyone I know generally says how far they are away from ANYTHING else as a measurement of time, not distance.......
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies to AVOID
Replies: 264
Views: 26946

Castaway wrote:I know i'm going to catch some shit for this, but Donnie Darko. It's so fucking pretentious that it makes me want to kill myself.


What do you mean pretentious? Not to fulfill your self-fulfilling prophecy, but I wasn't really aware that it held many pretenses.
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The usage of "minute" as a unit of distance?
Replies: 28
Views: 8825

Re: The usage of "minute" as a unit of distance?

Yeah... you could... People wouldn't know what you were talking about, but it wouldn't be "wrong".
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Buddhism V Western Philosophy
Replies: 41
Views: 17169

What about sitting in a certain position is supernatural? What about a certain way of breathing is supernatural? Nobody is claiming those things will bring about something non-natural, since satori is not a supernatural phenomenon, and those things are just practical (i.e. nobody claims they do som...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What forthcoming films are you looking forward to?
Replies: 65
Views: 12554

Bratz: The Movie

God help me, I'm going to be the only male under 30 and over 12 in the whole place, but I'm doing it. And It's going to be awesome
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3541505

Sex is the fries. We're incapable of emotional attachment altogether, too... just especially with sex. Look, alls I know is when I'm pouring ketchup on a hot girl, I don't care ... wait. Damn. What? I refuse to eat burgers while having sex. I'm a man of principle. As for ketchup on girls... yeah I ...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3541505

Pseudomammal wrote:
Bondolon wrote:We're incapable of emotional attachment during sex. GET IT RIGHT.


So you're the kind of vegetarian who enjoys a good burger, as long as it doesn't come with fries?

I respect that.


Sex is the fries. We're incapable of emotional attachment altogether, too... just especially with sex.
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3541505

The whole "But isn't the emotional side important!" thing always kind of fell flat with me....it's like.... if sex was a side order of fries, and emotion and love were a burger....yes, the two go really well together. They're awesome together. As food combinations go, they were made for e...
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3541505

Bakemaster, You said: Things are not phallic just because they're longer than they are wide. I'm sick of hearing about how everything is a phallic symbol; why aren't they finger symbols? Why aren't hats boob symbols? Swords and spears are incredibly simple devices: they are levers with sharp parts....
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking
Replies: 73
Views: 10427

Typically, my purposeful thinking happens in abstracts, but I'd chalk that up to conditioning. When I think about general, undirected sorts of things, it's usually about the same as when I'm just conscious.. all five senses.
by Bondolon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punctuation and quotation (merged threads)
Replies: 79
Views: 12793

Quotations take the punctuation inside if the y were preceded by punctuation. For an example of this: 1) And Roy said, "Get me a beer, my faithful ho." 2) And Roy said, "Get me a beer, my faithful ho," and much celebration ensued. For a counter-example of this: 1) This is "t...
by Bondolon
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Buddhism V Western Philosophy
Replies: 41
Views: 17169

This whole post leads me to believe you and I don't share the same meaning of "religion" or "philosophy". When one compares Western Philosophy to Buddhism, one finds that Western Philosophy is, in fact, philosophy. Buddhism is a religion, with a completely different justificatio...
by Bondolon
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Cuisine?
Replies: 136
Views: 20950

Ooh, you're missing out. Pickled Pig's Feet? Shark Fin Soup? Deep Fried Chicken Legs? And of course.... Cardboard Dumplings? Some food in China really isn't all it's cracked up to be. But if you only eat fake-Cantonese food made by Mexicans (nothing against them, just that noticing that most places...
by Bondolon
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Cuisine?
Replies: 136
Views: 20950

Pizza, as it exists, is distinctly American. Pizza originated in Italy, and that's a fact, but pizza in Italy is very purist, and pizza in America is extremely diverse. The Italian version, the purist version, is traditional pizza. The American version, the diverse version, is modern pizza. There's...

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