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by lukkucairi
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help, I'm a borderline hypochondriac!
Replies: 14
Views: 2017

hm - I've been in and out of raging hypochondria myself... noouch, the only advice I have for you is to get yourself busy. REALLY BUSY. doing something really really important. you'll be amazed how you forget to worry about the state of your body when you're under deadline, or one of your parents is...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484174

Another point is that men tend to have bigger egos than women, and are less willing to accept help from others, especially other men. As a result of this, people generally don't offer help to men as much. you think men really have bigger egos than women? Working with people who have disabilities ha...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: HOLD THE PHONE
Replies: 88
Views: 13547

oh god, I must have one.
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484174

But, as Tractor said, I don't think you can win. it's not a contest! do what squares with your morals, don't impose yourself, and if someone wants to bitch, that's their problem not yours. No, it's not a contest. I still consider it all a 'loss' when getting bitched at for doing something I thought...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad advice thread.
Replies: 125
Views: 11497

it's just fine to post to the fora at 3am when you're sleepless because of poison ivy rash and full to the eyeballs with benadryl.
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484174

Rippy wrote:But, as Tractor said, I don't think you can win.


it's not a contest!

do what squares with your morals, don't impose yourself, and if someone wants to bitch, that's their problem not yours.
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484174

This is, incidentally, the reason I don't have a car right now. My father offered me one, and I wanted no part of owing him anything (because he's a repugnant human being), so I told him to keep it. This was really fucking stupid. I really need a car. Should've just taken it and run. There are time...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 5072

Why is it silly to say there is no such thing as "truth"? because we need the concept for our societies to work. So it's like "good and evil", or "punishment" then? yep, essentially our justice system relies on the concept of objective truth to function. other stuff to...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54826

Metric fo sho. The USA uses Imperial, but Imperial is dumb. We should switch - everyone would be better off...oh well, nobody will ever agree to it. [xkcd]The comfortable is easy to rationalize when you're cold and it's late.[/xkcd] 5280 feet per mile? That's so...odd. Not nice and neat like metric...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 782315

I dreamed I was in a giant hotel with some friends, and the building was collapsing. There were many, many people inside the building, but nobody else was alarmed at the cracking and rumbling - but I made my friends get out with me. People thought I was crazy to leave. At the bottom level I passed t...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54826

Also, it would then take another generation or two to intuitively understand metric as we intuitively understand Standard. Actually, maybe more than that. It would be a long ass-time, and even then, you would have people that would refuse to change. isn't that the point of metric? that it's intuiti...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Woohoo, I got a warning!! REJOICE
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

More than one of you deserve to lose your licence, just FYI. QFT. Damn, do I know a lot of otherwise smart, swell people who turn into reckless morons behind the wheel. They all think they're excellent drivers too. It's mostly down to luck that they haven't gotten anyone maimed or killed yet. true,...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484174

I find it more annoying to not be taken seriously in a hardware store than I do to have some "southern gentleman" hold the door for me. I mean, if that's who he is, I'm not going to tell him off - I'll just hold the door for him next time ;) Oh, word. I didn't mean to imply that it's a te...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is human life superior?
Replies: 159
Views: 14370

Human life is more precious to humans because we're humans, and our first and only right and duty is to protect and preserve the species. The fact that we're sapient is minor, unless our sapience can help us extend the lifespan of our species, which I rather doubt. I never really got how "perp...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 5072

zenten wrote:Why is it silly to say there is no such thing as "truth"?


because we need the concept for our societies to work.
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Woohoo, I got a warning!! REJOICE
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

I drove 180 kilometers an hour once. Except, it was legal. the highest I ever got my civic on the flat was 115mph . downhill with a tailwind she'd do 120. this was not legal. 180kph is 111mph. where is this legal? The Autobahns? good point. I did a lot of my 110mph on a straight, deserted, freshly-...
by lukkucairi
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484174

Question for the ladies: How do you feel about using your gender to your advantage? Anything from getting free drinks at a bar to crying/displaying cleavage to get out of a traffic ticket. Where is the line for you? I cannot think of a situation in which it would not be demeaning. I don't even part...
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 5072

SecondTalon wrote:
It's a belief. And I believe it's a poorly defined set of boundaries within a linguistic context.


it's a socially-negotiated construct.
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Woohoo, I got a warning!! REJOICE
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

robinberghuys wrote:I drove 180 kilometers an hour once. Except, it was legal.


the highest I ever got my civic on the flat was 115mph . downhill with a tailwind she'd do 120.

this was not legal.

180kph is 111mph. where is this legal?
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23124

Aha. Well, you're too young to be my dad, LoonRadio, (bet you didn't expect that) so no worries on that score. how do you know? he could have been getting busy in junior high... I happen to know my dad's age. And it's really old. Older than LoonRadio, who actually wouldn't have had to be getting bu...
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23124

Swordfish wrote:I was born in 1986.

I don't really know what else to give you other than that.


well, we already have your immortal soul...what else is there?
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23124

bbctol wrote:Aha. Well, you're too young to be my dad, LoonRadio, (bet you didn't expect that) so no worries on that score.


how do you know? he could have been getting busy in junior high...
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23124

I've never lived in a time when the US wasn't the globe's only superpower. I can't tell if that's a plus or a minus. all things considered, probably a plus. when the evil empire crumbled, all us cold war kiddies had to deal with sudden paradigm inversion. now all the folks in charge are still tryin...
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23124

so...is this the cow's lawn?

or is there someone even more ancienter lurking around here? :D
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Woohoo, I got a warning!! REJOICE
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

^ In NC, the law from a long time ago still says that if you go 70 in a 55, you will be jailed. No matter what. I guess highways used to be 55 max, and they never changed it. You can go 80 in a 65, and not get jailed. YOU SHOULD BE IN JAIL. :lol: well, FTR all the really egregious speeding took pla...
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life Advice
Replies: 262
Views: 22687

late advice:

an oxytocin rush != a solid basis for a lasting relationship.

if you had a shit childhood, look three times before you fall in love with someone. patterns repeat.
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Woohoo, I got a warning!! REJOICE
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

^^wow! I did a regular commute along I-85 from Asheville, NC to see an SO in Atlanta when I was in my early 20s. After I got (a) a radar detector and (b) to know all the spots where the cops liked to hide, things got a bit easier - I never did get got for speeding - I have no idea why, since the lim...
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23124

lani wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:Not that I expected better after reading over the last thread.. but.. wow.

1993? Wow.

I was born on the tail end of '79. Screw y'all, and get the hell off my lawn. Damn kids.


1981. And word.


hey you two, get the hell offa MY lawn!
by lukkucairi
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23124

1974. I was living in North Carolina and going to college at the time of the Bobbitt thing. Not quite older than dirt, but gettin' up there. 1974 was the year of Watergate. Patty Hearst was abducted and brainwashed by the SLA on June 16, the first Darwin Beer Can Regatta was held, in which participa...
by lukkucairi
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 782315

I dreamed our house burned down because my father-in-law set his house on fire right next to ours, and we were out, and our friends who were in our house didn't have the sense to use an extinguisher on the hot spot in the basement. this doesn't make precise sense in a real-world way, but it does kin...
by lukkucairi
Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polyamory
Replies: 223
Views: 23736

re: study - seriously, she wants to do one.

you think people you know would participate?

right now she's doing some really interesting work on altruism (i.e. whether it really exists or not - but I'm digressing)
by lukkucairi
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polyamory
Replies: 223
Views: 23736

Jesster, you're not fighting that misconception with me ;) just as in a monogamous marriage, there can be (and often is) divorce, I would expect that in a poly family (such as the one where Phraug was raised) there would also be the possibility of flux. where kids are involved, I wonder what effect ...
by lukkucairi
Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polyamory
Replies: 223
Views: 23736

Could you clarify your wording? I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. I'll point out that anyone calling themselves poly is probably not paying attention to any external definitions of relationship. well, to a degree, naming something is calling it into existence - if there was no word "po...
by lukkucairi
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polyamory
Replies: 223
Views: 23736

zenten: it's a pretty common and widely-accepted technical definition of the term, e.g.: mo·nog·a·my (mə-nŏg'ə-mē) n. 1. The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time. 2. 1. The practice or condition of being married to only one person at ...
by lukkucairi
Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: what makes a "successful relationship"?
Replies: 60
Views: 7626

what makes someone happy isn't necessarily what's good for them. there are a lot of self-destructive neuroses out there.

so does a successful relationship make you happy? or is it good for you? if you had to pick, what's more important as a trait?
by lukkucairi
Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polyamory
Replies: 223
Views: 23736

so, then, do you have to be living with someone in order to be engaged in polyamory with them? without some kind of sexual or locational intimacy, what's the difference between being poly and just having a few BFFs? seems there's got to be a difference between compersion and just being happy that yo...
by lukkucairi
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polyamory
Replies: 223
Views: 23736

Also, many poly people have different definitions of "love," not distinguishing all that strongly between the love of a friend and the love of a partner or lover. Including me. you don't have to actually be having a sexual relationship with someone in order to be engaged in polyamory with...
by lukkucairi
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polyamory
Replies: 223
Views: 23736

well, this is why I started the "what's a successful relationship?" thread. to play devil's advocate, in your definition of polyamory, where's the line between having a relationship with someone and just sleeping around? is it in the persistence of that relationship? or if not that, then w...
by lukkucairi
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: what makes a "successful relationship"?
Replies: 60
Views: 7626

I don't know about perfect - isn't that a bit like counting "one, two, three, a zillion"?
by lukkucairi
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pyromaniacs.
Replies: 64
Views: 7704

oooooo... I'd set my mother's kitchen on fire twice by the time I was 8. I love how when you melt wax in a pot on a gas stove, eventually it boils and then quickly reaches flash point :) set myself on fire 3x while welding - couldn't afford a set of leathers so I used an old shirt with bits of denim...

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