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Deathspell Omega - Tyrant and Slaves
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Death... It reigns strongly in the sanctuary.
The sons of God are buried in this unholy ground.
Forever trapped between here and Hell,
The reincarnation process has stopped.
This band's lyrics have some many SA like similarities

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General Misc. / Re: Lenten Fasting Biohacks
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:22:23 pm »
Fasting/calorie restriction has actually been shown to promote longevity in various species.

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It was blind luck (or fate) that Kelmomas would save him twice.
I'm happy to see the words in the parenthesis. There seems to be this thing with Gods where what comes after determines what comes before, i.e. some things are pre-destined to happen.

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Here's a thought: If the DŻnyain pursuit of the Logos requires the diminution of "self", as we see in TDTCB, then wouldn't an empty "place" be a likely home for a God?
That's probably not too different from how the DŻnyain see it themselves. Of course, they don't (didn't) know that the World contains actual metaphysical Gods.

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But some of the dialogue like "Heart still beats" makes it seem like it took place when Kellhus was alive.
I'm pretty sure it's him doing an Inversion while being alive. 

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:45:27 pm »
Tleilaxu, I don't get your complaint on the way the main chatacters spirals out of control. How would you handle speaking to serial killers, trying to figure out why they do what they do? Then using that info to solve other serial murders. It was his pet project, one he went after with passion and commitment. I can see how that could happen to someone. Great series.
There was just something about the way he became more arrogant to the point of his girlfriend breaking up with him that seemed contrived. It's definitely worth a watch though. The actor playing the big mustache killer did a fantastic job.

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:10:58 pm »
Mindhunters was ok. A bit too restrained/laid back for me and the thing with the main character's personaliity spiralling out of control also felt contrived.

Also, @MSJ, I noticed you watch a lot of tv-shows. You said ini the discussioin about video games that you were worried about your family ending up in the West Virginia obesity statistics, but I'm pretty sure excessive TV watchinig contributes more to that than video-games ;)))

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General Misc. / Re: The Olympics 2018
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:51:27 am »
Quote from:  Tleilaxu
So if your definition of sports only includes those sports which cause physical exhaustion, what about curling, darts or any other sports that emphasizes fine motor skills instead of physical strength/endurance? You either exclude those too, or accept that e-sports is a sport if you ask me. Not that I even care that much but your stubborn opposition is making me more reactionary. Also, if you think playing a video game competitively is just about fiddling with your thumbs, you should try actually playing a video game competitively. It's one thing to smoke weed and play tekken 3 on a playstation 2, it's another thing to play SC2 with 300 APM.

I believe video games take skill. I would never say they donít. Curling is a physical activity, so I donít get the comparison. Basically, anything that involves getting off your ass and out the house and competing is a sport. You wonít sway me that someone who plays video games for a living is an athlete. Iím not saying itís easy, or doesnít require time and practice to be good at. Itís just not a sport. And, if we start treating it as one weíll have an even worse obesity epidemic.

ďDad, guess what? I got to play a lot today, ran touchdowns, killed Naziís, aliens and orcs. Oh, and also did it all on my Xbox with a bag of Cheetos!Ē

Yea, setting a great example for our young ones. Itís why I wonít buy any of those for my kids. Not because I canít afford it. Because, I canít afford to watch my kid become inactive and live in their rooms.

ETA: I get that itís a huge business and very successful and a lot of people are attracted to it. Itís just not a sport. Doesnít deserve a place in the Olympics. I think thatís sending the wrong message to our youth about what constitutes activity. And yes, itís personal, I have 3 children I hope so not become part of the obesity problem we have in our neck of the woods. Look up the statistics on WV and youíll see my concern.
Curling and dart require fine motor skills instead of physical endurance/strength, just like e-sports. Obesity has little to do with competitive gaming. Sure, if you play video-games because you're addicted or trying to escape reality, health can be a problem, but the vast majority of competitive players are fit and healthy, even though they practice many hours a day.

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General Misc. / Re: The Olympics 2018
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:23:53 pm »
You wont convince me because an E- "athlete" got carpal tunnel. Thats not physical exertion, not even close. Mental, yes. Lets let the E-athletes stick to their "olympics" and continue with "real" athletes at the Olympics.

Sorry, to get political Wilshire, but this is just another example of millenials and their demand to be included in any and everything. They're going to change the world. Sports are sports and we disnt need to have this conversation to know what constitutes a sport. Its ridiculous.
So if your definition of sports only includes those sports which cause physical exhaustion, what about curling, darts or any other sports that emphasizes fine motor skills instead of physical strength/endurance? You either exclude those too, or accept that e-sports is a sport if you ask me. Not that I even care that much but your stubborn opposition is making me more reactionary. Also, if you think playing a video game competitively is just about fiddling with your thumbs, you should try actually playing a video game competitively. It's one thing to smoke weed and play tekken 3 on a playstation 2, it's another thing to play SC2 with 300 APM.

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General Misc. / Re: The Olympics 2018
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:46:25 am »
Quote from:  Wilshire
I really don't care, I just love how upset people get when you call something a 'sport'.
Like somehow defining something as a sport invalidates their belief structure. In fact,lol in many cases, I've seen people get more upset about what a 'sport' is than actually discussing their own religious beliefs.

Nah, it doesnít question my belief structure. It just setting around and twiddling your thumbs isnít a sport. Thatís the problem with children these days the set in a house a play NBA 2k18, or whatever and get upset when they try out for the basketball team and get cut. No bullshit, seen it with my own eyes.

Anything that takes physical training to compete in is a sport. I have no problem calling dancing and cheerleading a sport, which btw, a lot do have a problem with that. Setting on a Xbox or computer does not and should not, be considered a sport in anyway.
Wow, so judgmental. Playing a video game competitively requires both a lot of mechanical skill and mental skill.

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General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:26:19 pm »
Here's my obliterator, pic a bit blurry https://imgur.com/a/FluWY

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General Misc. / Re: BFK's Music Corner
« on: February 07, 2018, 09:46:50 pm »
I play guitar. I'm really bad at it, but slowly improving. I have no songs yet, only a couple of riffs I need to stitch together.
Are you playing acoustic guitar, or electric? Either way, stick with it. Listen to other guitarists. Copy from the good, steal from the best, then make it your own.

Stitching riffs together....ahhh, that's where the shit gets interesting! (Sometimes that's where the shit hits the fan, but hey, that's showbiz!)
I have one of each, but I suppose your question is whether I play with fingers or a pick. I play with a plectre, because metal  8). I try to practice every day for at least 30 minutes. The dream would be to get good enough and have enough material to release an EP or something a year or two from now.
Does a guitarist gain speed and accuracy of attack by using a pick?

As a keyboardist, I've always been fascinated by the guitar. The multiple ways of playing the same pitch is so foreign to a pianist.

Live the dream!
You certainly gain speed! Other than that, it just unlocks a different set of options and it's easier to learn. Can't really tremolo pick sweet chords with fingers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO1VL09nWrU
For me the thing that stands out most when comparing piano and guitar is sustain of tones. One of my favorite things in music is "evil" arpeggios with minor seconds and they sound quite different on piano and guitar. More of a screechy sound on guitar.
I'm guessing that the enhanced sustain of an amplified guitar tone makes those minor seconds really squeal, compared to a piano (even with the sustain pedal engaged). How far do you take those arpeggios? One octave? Two?
Not sure, I guess one or two. Was referring to riffs like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFOnMjo6N6c&t=4m11s

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Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:30:43 pm »
Read through some of "Blindsight" by Peter Watts over the weekend. Not my cuppa tea: Neuroscience Victorious.  But it's well-executed modern SF. Good plot; interesting First-Contact premise.

Reread "Perelandra" by C. S. Lewis tonight as, I suppose, a corrective. Modern science......it really does me in. Makes me glad I turn 60 this year.

I'll return to "The Worm Ouroboros" soon. I'm accustomed to the archaic, Elizabethan style now. Absolutely no science....
I knew that would bother you. Have you rejected it entirely or will you finish it? Blindsight is one of my favorite books but Echopraxia (the sequel) is even crazier, even going into faith-based science territory.

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The Unholy Consult / Re: Kellhus, Kelmomas and the Narindar
« on: February 07, 2018, 05:57:22 pm »
I think Momas was going after Ajokli here. Ajokli was probably the only God who sensed something was wrong due to the Ark being located in the deepest topos.

Indeed. As far as my reading goes, the Gods were hunting Ajokli the whole time (or at least going after Kellhus to stop Ajokli making his play through him).

Yet Kellhus is not in Momemn when the gods strike, which is why I think they target Kelmomas, through an updated vision of their reality, which coincides with prophetic forms becoming impossible.
Also: could it be that the Celmomian Prophecy was true at the time of the death of Celmomas, but that it changed offer time without Seswatha "sending updates" via the Dreams?
Remember what the WLW sees: Kellhus deflecting the chorae and being struck by a piece of collapsing building. It was causally fated that Kellhus would die as a result of the WLW and Momas earthquake, except that Kelmomas, who the Gods cannot see, short circuited this plan.

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General Misc. / Re: Video Game Thread! What are you playing?
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:49:29 am »
I probably wouldn't have gotten Forged Battalion if I didn't know and trust the developer. That said, it's still very much an early access game and I think it has a ways to go to be something special.

I recently just got Act of Aggression because it was supposed to be the RTS successor to C&C Generals. It looked the part in screenshots and videos but got terrible reviews. I bought it anyway and after struggling to boot it up through various errors and crashes, found out the reviews were right, it's just not a very fun game.

RTS is in a weird spot where the genre really is too hardcore for most gamers today but in the process of making it simpler or more accessible, they move away from the things that would make veteran players want to buy it.

That said, I do think Dawn of War III was an outstanding release last year, at least on the multiplayer front. It's like the classic Warcraft III gameplay of base building and hero units but with modern day competitive mechanics to make the matches fair and progress naturally.
From what I saw it was kind of MOBA-ish, focusing on the whole 3v3 thing instead of 1v1 matches. Hotkeys were also pretty clunky from what I remember. I should give it another try soon.

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Regarding the Neanderthal discussion we had a couple of days ago. This magazine is just awesome in general, thanks Madness or whoever it was for showing it to me.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/genetics-spills-secrets-from-neanderthals-lost-history-20170918/

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