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He was a bum in Ishual and he was a bum in Ggotterath.

LOL! Yeah, I guess he was.

General Misc. / Re: A celebration for the clever
« on: June 26, 2018, 01:24:00 pm »
Jesus, protect us from your followers

As a fellow Christian, I too can very much appreciate this one - originally saw it on a bumper sticker on a car in front of me, but research has it quoted by many, so not sure the original author. Says a lot on many levels, like great efficient code.

I agree and he makes for a nice seasoning on grilling steaks.

General Misc. / Re: A celebration for the clever
« on: June 22, 2018, 05:41:29 pm »
However, I have been asked so often whether I believe in the existence of God or not that I am somewhat concerned lest I be taken for an adherent of “psychologism” far more commonly than I suspect. What most people overlook or seem unable to understand is the fact that I regard the psyche as real. They believe only in physical facts, and must consequently come to the conclusion that either the uranium itself or the laboratory equipment created the atom bomb. That is no less absurd than the assumption that a non-real psyche is responsible for it. God is an obvious psychic and non-physical fact, i.e., a fact that can be established psychically but not physically. Equally, these people have still not got it into their heads that the psychology of religion falls into two categories, which must be sharply distinguished from one another: firstly, the psychology of the religious person, and secondly, the psychology of religion proper, i.e., of religious contents.

C. G. Jung - "An Answer to Job"

Are you religious, H?

General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:09:52 pm »
Solomon Kane Kickstarter is getting interesting. The live videos with Leo, the creator with Mythic Games, are fun. He's so enthusiastic.

General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:08:16 pm »
I haven't played Gloomhaven, but it's very popular with board gaming enthusiasts. It's a regular being compared with new game reviews, so it's a high bar for ranking games.

The Forum of Interesting Things / Re: Guns and the British empire
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:46:55 pm »
In what ways is this similar to modern efforts by the United States and other 'nuclear powers' to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons technology to nations such as Iran and North Korea?

I think nuclear breaks all rules and has no comparison to anything given it's extinction level capabilities. All nations should de-denuclearize and this may sound crazy, but the USA should consider leading by example and clean up our own back yard first if that what it takes to get others to follow suit. I do not feel we, as a species, sport the competence and maturity to ensure no accidental or intentional wars break out with the usage of nuclear weapons. Sorry to shit all over your point, but I would be warmer to your perspective if you brought up any other example outside of nuclear weapons.

General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoiler] Esmenet and the JE
« on: June 05, 2018, 01:54:49 am »
Here's the passage from TGO where Koringhus defined the Cubit, or rather what made the Cubit approve. If its not a tee-total definition of Serwe, I dont know what is. You can go before and after this passage and see once he deduced this, then the Cubit (Eye) approved of him.

And so it was with the Absolute. Surrender. Forfeiture. Loss … At last he understood what made these things holy. Loss was advantage. Blindness was insight, revelation. At last he could see it—the sideways step that gave lie to Logos.
Zero. Zero made One.

( scratching my head ) ... so accepting ignorance as holy and being ignorant is equivalent to the Cubit? Getting why ignorance saves the soul saves those who gain this insight as well?

General Misc. / Re: A celebration for the clever
« on: June 04, 2018, 01:49:10 pm »
Inspired by today's Q talk:

Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, "I love whores."

The Unholy Consult / Re: The Heart
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:08:01 pm »
Interesting stuff - Bakker has put some attention on hearts. The undead/ghost thing in the haunted mansion had an eye in it's heart ( never understood what that meant ). It would make sense that the Seswatha dreams were executed by an item, typically how sorcery is made enduring ( enchant an item/object ).

The Unholy Consult / Re: Influences on TSA
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:02:47 pm »
Like AI, which is by definition anhtropic (i.e. created by humans), yet can easily behave in a non-anthropic fashion because it's devoid of human ancestral ecologies, and those ecologies were neglected by its creators anyway.

Not devoid if those ecologies were unintentionally programmed into the AI, which I think would be likely every time we made an AI - I question if a programmer could pull that off, programming an AI without all that goes into what makes us us. Best we could do is somehow enter in random/arbitrariness and hope for the best the thing can cook. Or if AI is ever approached as a chemist would and just keep mixing stuff up until you get something ... unusual.

The book reads as if Kellhus failed ... but he's "dead but not done" allows for the possibility that everything is still going "as planned". The sacrifice being entertained could be himself, not little Kel.

General Misc. / Re: A celebration for the clever
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:22:27 pm »
The Royal Tenenbaums has a bunch of quotes that are really great, it's easily one of my top 3 movies, perhaps even #1.

Haven't see this movie - guess I better, that is a serious recommendation, let alone some great quotes  :)

General Misc. / Re: A celebration for the clever
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:21:35 pm »
From Heretics of Dune: "The sun is not God!"

Maybe for Dune, she's not - but she's surely is here. It gave us life and when she red-dwarfs, she will end us ... sounds like the power of a god to me.

General Misc. / Re: A celebration for the clever
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:28:59 pm »
Ok, this thread is being ignored, no problem, no hurt feelings, I like talking to myself anyways, so here goes another winner ...

Rocky Horror Picture Show/Frankenfurter, "Don't dream it, be it"

Philosophy & Science / Re: Bakker and Harris
« on: May 29, 2018, 10:06:57 pm »
Just to be clear, do you believe that there is a genetic basis for the difference between black and white intelligence?

I know you're not asking me, but a resounding NO. Anything to the contrary is incorrect at best, racist at worst. And even if I'm wrong, it simply does not matter and the approach for a completely inclusive/equal opportunities for all does not change.

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