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by Elaro
06 Sep 2017, 16:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone want to examine my ethics?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Anyone want to examine my ethics?

Just want to note that if the principle is extended from one person to groups of people, then there's always the question of the rights of the individual vs. the well-being of the group. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one." But, conversely, is it ethical to ch...
by Elaro
04 Sep 2017, 18:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone want to examine my ethics?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Anyone want to examine my ethics?

(Yeah, ethics thread!) Reformulated, I think your last statement could be written as: "Minimize the difference between the Universe and the Willed Universe", where "Willed Universe" means "the description of a Universe where a maximum of people are in a state of maximal sati...
by Elaro
30 Apr 2017, 06:08
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Eternal Crusade, a Warhammer 40k game
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Eternal Crusade, a Warhammer 40k game

"It's the most fun I've had PC gaming in a long time." -Me "It takes some getting used to, but only because you have to unlearn the stupidity that other shooters have taught you."-Also Me Hi! Welcome to the LRR Eternal Crusade thread. What is Eternal Crusade? It's a team-based Pv...
by Elaro
09 Nov 2016, 20:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The voxlunch stream shelter thread
Replies: 140
Views: 3736

Re: The voxlunch stream shelter thread

Elomin Sha wrote:Sincere question: is covering oneself in a shell, repeatedly, a good idea? You're going to have to come out at some point and just deal with it like adults, falling apart isn't going to help.


The shelter protects the mind while it comes up with a coping mechanism.
by Elaro
27 Jul 2016, 19:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

Re: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains

OK, this is the last thing I'll say about this: 1) I'm not asking you to work FOR me. I inquired as to whether you would be interested in contributing half a day's worth of your expertise a CHARITY PROJECT for a CHARITY, and you refused. That's fine. The point is, if you were WORKING FOR me, I'd be ...
by Elaro
22 Jul 2016, 15:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limits on freedom of speech
Replies: 69
Views: 3742

Re: Limits on freedom of speech

Soooo, the joke was that he's annoyed that after all the years he's defended him saying he's living his dream because he's dying, that he hasn't died yet? Yeah. Pretty NOT funny, huh? :| Apparently the humour is that the syndrome the kid has is always mentioned but never explained , so everyone aut...
by Elaro
22 Jul 2016, 15:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

Re: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains

Really? I think we can hash the 4 melodies in <3 hours, all the chords might take 15-30 minutes total (i'm just asking for root and chord number) and the 7 variations (well, actually it's just 6) are just descriptions like "play it backwards", "apply symmetry to it", "apply ...
by Elaro
22 Jul 2016, 14:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

Re: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains

Because I don't want you to feel insulted, nor do I want to offend anyone reading this, I want to clarify that I'm not asking you, Bradley Rains, to produce 150 hours of music. I am asking you to inspire me with 4 melodies of music, each lasting no more than 8 measures, all the chords that go well w...
by Elaro
22 Jul 2016, 10:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limits on freedom of speech
Replies: 69
Views: 3742

Re: Limits on freedom of speech

You know, americans talk a lot about the chilling effect of punishment on speech, but isn't cooling down sometimes a good thing?
by Elaro
19 Jul 2016, 17:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

Re: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains

Please do, thanks.
by Elaro
13 Jul 2016, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

Re: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains

No... no! I can't go back!
by Elaro
13 Jul 2016, 04:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

Re: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains

Hmm, 99 views on this thing and nobody's fetched Bradley Rains! I'm starting to think bribing people with hay-pennies doesn't work!

Oh well.
by Elaro
02 Jul 2016, 12:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

Re: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains

No, the algorithm does have "a" root key, what you're hearing is akin to E and F being played at the same time in the C major key. It can happen in any key. I could make sure that it never happens, it would just involve some math which I wasn't in the mood for doing (actually, this is the ...
by Elaro
02 Jul 2016, 09:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

You there, boy! Go fetch me Bradley Rains

There's a hay-penny in it for you if you do! Hey, Bradley! I have a way to compose music very quickly, but I have very little in the way of music education. I'm thinking, you and I, we skype for a couple hours one day, and suddenly we get enough music for all of Desert Bus 10! What say you? If you w...
by Elaro
24 Jun 2016, 00:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So... About that Significant World Event that Happened...
Replies: 55
Views: 1861

Re: So... About that Significant World Event that Happened..

Much to the chagrin of Newfoundlanders who hoped it would make the trip to Toronto shorter, Quebec isn't going to separate from Canada. We just booted out the PQ (that's the leading national brand of separatist crazies) and they were replaced by the Liberals, who are pretty much the only federalist ...
by Elaro
23 Jun 2016, 20:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battle of the Belly Buttons: Are You an Innie or an Outie?
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Battle of the Belly Buttons: Are You an Innie or an Outi

I've never been to the EU, but I heard it's a nice place.

I vote in
by Elaro
20 Jun 2016, 02:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 43711

Re: Feminism general thread

I am a feminist, but... I am a feminist butt. Wait, let me start over. I am a man with opinions, and I fundamentally believe that it is by the expression of these opinions that we improve them. The problem is that I expect the same enthusiasm from other people, and so everybody gets really tired of ...
by Elaro
18 Jun 2016, 14:16
Forum: Video Games
Topic: New Vanilla 1.9 Server!
Replies: 249
Views: 13784

Re: New Vanilla 1.9 Server!

Hey, can I join in? My username is Elarot.
by Elaro
03 Jun 2016, 18:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limits on freedom of speech
Replies: 69
Views: 3742

Re: Limits on freedom of speech

The "essential" part of freedom of speech is the freedom to critique. Freedom to critique the government, freedom to critique an individual, etc. The thing is that critique is not harassment. A critique may be well or ill-founded, but at least it tries to point out or correct flaws in some...
by Elaro
02 Jun 2016, 09:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limits on freedom of speech
Replies: 69
Views: 3742

Re: Limits on freedom of speech

I' m not trying to deflect the argument, I'm just saying that a) freedom is not inherently desirable b) that government is an intrinsic part of the human experience basically, what I was implying, and I'm sorry for not making it explicit, but I'm tired and I just realized this, was that she needed t...
by Elaro
02 Jun 2016, 08:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limits on freedom of speech
Replies: 69
Views: 3742

Re: Limits on freedom of speech

What has Anarchism to say to all this, this bankruptcy of republicanism, this modern empire that has grown up on the ruins of our early freedom? We say this, that the sin our fathers sinned was that they did not trust liberty wholly. They thought it possible to compromise between liberty and govern...
by Elaro
31 May 2016, 17:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limits on freedom of speech
Replies: 69
Views: 3742

Re: Limits on freedom of speech

Hey, I forgot a very important category of speech that should not be allowed: harassment and threats.

Imagine if we criminalized death threats on publicly viewable forums. Wouldn't that make the internet a nicer place?
by Elaro
31 May 2016, 17:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roko's Basilisk and the Dark Enlightenment.
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Roko's Basilisk and the Dark Enlightenment.

Ah, an escaped thought experiment. Those things are dangerous! I remember a few years back scary articles on floating space brains outnumbering us and thus our view of the universe being all wrong. Despite some quite obvious flaws in the reasoning it got a lot of coverage. --- As for the best form ...

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