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#4176 2015-07-10 06:48:21

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

In Dubliners by James Joyce, there is a story in which someone bemoans the declining standards of education. Dubliners was written a little more than one hundred years ago. Somebody pointed out to me not so long ago that it is far safer to go to a football match in the UK now than it was in the 1980s, after I had decried the relentless slide of humanity into a violent cesspit of endless mutual bellicosity.

Humans in my experience are generally well meaning until your interests conflict with theirs.

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#4177 2015-07-10 06:52:29

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

"Human" is an adjective, its use as a noun is in itself regrettable...
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http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/328213- … s-use-as-a

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#4178 2015-07-10 07:24:25

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

Gary Numan wrote a song called I Nearly Married a Human. He is generally well informed about these things.

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#4179 2015-07-10 12:13:51

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

jdonaghy wrote:

I consider myself a humanist and an agnostic. I vehemently disagree with any religion that subjugates its believers. All that "You are weak. You are incapable. You can do nothing without God." stuff offends the hell out of me. I believe the world would be a lot better off if we gave humanity another shot. Believed in each other. And our race as a whole. But I suppose it's fashionable to be defeatist and tear yourself down. Some people might see it a different way, but I've never understood the appeal of those kinds of teaching.

when you where a child who did you go to for help in times of trouble? mommy and daddy?
etc ....

being a John Lennon and just believing in oneself is a self centered way of living. I need NO one to help me with anything -- that is the bases of that belief system. then you will see a person that tries to live that belief system asking for help from others unless he it so full of pride he will never break down and admit that yes I need help from another from time to time.

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#4180 2015-07-10 13:58:29

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
porkpiehat wrote:

Wait -- why am I debating this?

The trick is not to actually read what he's posting tongue

Good plan.

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#4181 2015-07-10 15:40:28

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

"Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief"

I never realised before that Shakespeare is being funny here.

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#4182 2015-07-10 20:33:20

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#4183 2015-07-10 21:10:15

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^ http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=links

Scroll down and look at how long some of the distros have been on the waiting list.

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#4184 2015-07-10 21:20:20

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

You think there's a risk he might beat BL to the gold, the diamonds and the babes?

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#4185 2015-07-15 08:17:28

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

intoCB wrote:

"Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief"

I never realised before that Shakespeare is being funny here.

You left out over half of it! lol
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/A … evityIsWit
Polonius was a windbag.  He did, however, occasionally give some good advice, like "to thine own self be true" (which, in context, should actually be read as "neither a borrower nor a lender be".)

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#4186 2015-07-15 14:32:04

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userx-bw wrote:

I hope I am not boring you.

Completely. Utterly. Insufferably. Some serious party fouls being committed with this so-called discussion.

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#4187 2015-07-15 20:27:24

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hhh wrote:
userx-bw wrote:

I hope I am not boring you.

Completely. Utterly. Insufferably. Some serious party fouls being committed with this so-called discussion.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

The trick is not to actually read what he's posting tongue

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#4188 2015-07-15 21:03:13

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

OK OK, if this » Completely Off Topic Chat thread doesn't get back and 100% Completely On Topic, therefore being Off Topic, I'll have to /open it!

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#4189 2015-07-15 21:18:58

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My brain hurts...

Congrats on the 15k (!) posts S11 smile

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#4190 2015-07-15 21:33:00

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

{cough cough} get it out of the vice!

Thank you .. I never noticed ... I don't consider a post count a big deal. especially when 88.765% (random #) of mine are conky posts.   wink


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#4191 2015-07-15 23:20:14

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

I was once nearly nerd enough to go through my posts and see what proportion were actually useful info, and how much was chatty drivel  :8

(How big a sample would be needed?......)


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#4192 2015-07-15 23:29:15

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^^You too!  I would never have thought that about you.  I did that once back in mu Ubu days.


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#4193 2015-07-16 08:53:54

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100% chatty drivel, for my part !

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#4194 2015-07-16 10:13:38

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There is nothing wrong with that.

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#4195 2015-07-16 15:57:15

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

My laptop really needs that bigger SSD, Windows 7 is a bit of a space hog  sad

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#4196 2015-07-16 17:25:57

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

userx-bw wrote:

being a John Lennon and just believing in oneself is a self centered way of living. I need NO one to help me with anything -- that is the bases of that belief system. then you will see a person that tries to live that belief system asking for help from others unless he it so full of pride he will never break down and admit that yes I need help from another from time to time.

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Not so. Humanism is about living for others. Putting your faith in our human potential and contributing to the advancement of the species. I will most certainly ask for help if I need it. From family, friends, professionals, or whoever. It's definitely not "just believing in yourself". It's believing in our collective consciousness and the human spirit.


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#4197 2015-07-16 17:49:37

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

jdonaghy wrote:
userx-bw wrote:

being a John Lennon and just believing in oneself is a self centered way of living. I need NO one to help me with anything -- that is the bases of that belief system. then you will see a person that tries to live that belief system asking for help from others unless he it so full of pride he will never break down and admit that yes I need help from another from time to time.

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Not so. Humanism is about living for others. Putting your faith in our human potential and contributing to the advancement of the species. I will most certainly ask for help if I need it. From family, friends, professionals, or whoever. It's definitely not "just believing in yourself". It's believing in our collective consciousness and the human spirit.

I am therfore I think ~ backwards way of thinking don't you think? how did mankind get here? a single cell without a mind got tired of floating in the water so it thought itsefl into existance then evolved from their, all due to a lot of thought and over a very long time.

you can find "Humanism" in lots of so called reglions. taking out the Being that put us here is like me taking cridet for everything you ever did in your whole life and giving you nothing back, therefore this Humanism as you define it is still selfishness under a different name big_smile

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#4198 2015-07-16 17:57:54

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

userx-bw wrote:

how did mankind get here? a single cell without a mind got tired of floating in the water so it thought itsefl into existance then evolved from their, all due to a lot of thought and over a very long time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis

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And so on...

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#4199 2015-07-16 18:03:47

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^

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

The trick is not to actually read what he's posting tongue

Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig. -- Robert Heinlein.

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#4200 2015-07-16 18:17:54

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^ I'm bored...

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