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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Tue May 29, 2007 5:55 pm

On the [url=http://www.alioth.net/cgi-bin/bbs.pl?mid=46078&tid=46075&siteId=70&action=get]EBBS[/url], Break wrote:Tried and failed. I signed up but just keep getting a message which reads:

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Post by Arexack_Heretic » Tue May 29, 2007 6:02 pm

Panda is God therefore it is capitalised.

Murican....is that a reference to a planet, largely ignored because of its inhabitant's ingrained habit of eating observers?
Or are you a Maroccan from the filthy dump called Earth?
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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Tue May 29, 2007 6:39 pm

Arexack_Heretic wrote:Panda is God therefore it is capitalised.
Then shouldn't It eat ambrosia and nectar instead of shoots and leaves? :)
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Post by Arexack_Heretic » Tue May 29, 2007 8:56 pm

The bamboo shoot IS ambrosia, all that Panda knows IS.
All other things are the Ni. (NotInteresting)
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Post by lex_talionis » Tue May 29, 2007 9:02 pm

This thread is mind boggling.
edible poet? onna stick?

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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Tue May 29, 2007 9:07 pm

Arexack_Heretic wrote:The bamboo shoot IS ambrosia, all that Panda knows IS.
All other things are the Ni. (NotInteresting)
Don't run from the subject! That's not grammar, it's theology. Besides, I'm an atheist, thank God! :lol:
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Post by Arexack_Heretic » Tue May 29, 2007 9:11 pm

Should Atheist not be spelled capitalised instead (or equal to) God in that case?
As your personal realityparadigm allows not for the existence of god but instead reserves the self (and others cq humanist atheism) as the supreme being.
I just realised that Ego is also spelled capitalised.
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Post by reills » Tue May 29, 2007 9:34 pm

Murican (def.) - loud, obnoxious tourist typically seen wearing Bermuda shorts, Hawaiian shirt, black socks, sandals, baseball cap, and camera. Originates from a geopolitical area known as the "United States" (said states being anything but united).

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Post by Arexack_Heretic » Tue May 29, 2007 10:00 pm

Ah those guys are on EVERY station!

BTW, I was trackin' for retro spaceship images on the Earthweb, and found this amazing site which relates about Kubrick and Cyberpunk most notably as relating to communication and male/female intuitions of technology...
it is all a bit ....WOW....such babble!

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....In those early pieces, Sadie developed a lateral connectionist rhizo-writing which challenged the phallic rigor of logos, without lapsing into ‘poetic’ vague-out, by systematically unraveling the rigid pseudo-certainties of patriarchal authority.
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When I first saw Sadie speak, to a bunch of idiot-male academic gatekeepers (‘this isn’t Philosophy – get off our land’) at the Philosophy Department in Manchester University, I could almost feel the synapses in my brain reconfiguring as I fell into that vertiginous exhilaration you always feel when conceptual defaults are put to flight – Gibson AND Irigarary, cyberpunk AND French theory… Surely they COULDN’T go together, could they? And yet they MUST…

The line Sadie most frequently cited from Irigaray was this question, from Speculum: ‘If machines, even machines of theory can turn themselves on, cannot women do likewise?’ Cyberfeminism would have to be about women turning themselves on.
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Post by TGHC » Tue May 29, 2007 10:02 pm

reills wrote:Originates from a geopolitical area known as the "United States" (said states being anything but united).
So a bit like the "United Kingdom" then!
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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Tue May 29, 2007 10:20 pm

Arexack_Heretic wrote:Should Atheist not be spelled capitalised instead (or equal to) God in that case?
As your personal realityparadigm allows not for the existence of god but instead reserves the self (and others cq humanist atheism) as the supreme being.
Think it through: if I were a humanist, would I be so cinical? :roll:
In fact you're assuming too much and reaching wrong conclusions: I'm a materialistic atheist, thus I don't recognize any sort of supreme being.
If I were to name the 'divinities' that 'rule' over reality, I'd say Causality, Randomia and Butterflies. 8)

Still, I do follow an ethical code. No, I won't discuss here neither the content of this code nor how much I actually abide to it, so, don't even ask! :mrgreen:
I just realised that Ego is also spelled capitalised.
Don't give me that Victorian biggot quack's crap. I put 'Dr.' Fraud on the same level as Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle. No, It wasn't a typo.
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Post by Arexack_Heretic » Tue May 29, 2007 10:45 pm

heh.

didn't think that would get you riled up so much.
All in good humour offcourse.

I find the assumption that atheism = no moral or ethial code very insulting. :(

In fact, I myself follow a quite rigorous code of self-controll.
borrowing a christian idiom to describe it in short: "don't do unto others as you would not do unto yourself." It is a very usefull baseline tool to calibrate one's course of action.
I also follow the laws...mostly. (I dislike paternalising legislation, as it erodes personal responsibility)

The fact that atheists believe there is no afterlife does not reduce the desire for a humane world but actually increases it.
One should not be wary of convicted atheists, but of fallen religionists. These hopeless figures are capable of anything as all hope of 'salvation' is lost.
Bla,bla,bla! :lol:

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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Wed May 30, 2007 6:37 pm

Back to the linguistic subject:
Arexack_Heretic wrote:One should not be wary of convicted atheists
I'm no jailbird! I wasn't convicted, there's no evidence. The mob gives their secrets cement shoes, dragons eat them, and as for me... I like to sail. Just ask not and I'll tell no lies. :)
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Post by Selezen » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:07 am

Does convicted in Arnoud's context mean "accused and found guilty" or "has conviction"? :lol:

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Post by Arexack_Heretic » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:09 am

It was a typo,
convinced was the word I was aiming for.
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