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by malarkie
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)
Replies: 30
Views: 10037

Re: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)

by malarkie
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where is this "Right wing religion imposing bullshit"?
Replies: 257
Views: 25746

Re: Where is this "Right wing religion imposing bullshit"?

Don't take the fevered rantings of a few pundits (Coulter, Robertson) and associate that with the whole party. There are just as many Democrats who preach the democratic equivalent of hatemongering. As a christian and a republican, I have to say that there are a lot of people who identify themselves...
by malarkie
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

goedjn, procedual issue? I don't think it any bit presumptuous to expect my english teacher to know why the symbol in the bookis this and not that, or my bio intructor to be able to tell me why the endosymbiotic theory came into being than just because. These are things teachers should know and be a...
by malarkie
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Politically Incorrect jokes
Replies: 94
Views: 7815

Re: Politically Incorrect jokes

Why are democrats said to be on the left?
Because they're never right!

I actually got punched by one of the Dem. club members for that.
by malarkie
Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!
Replies: 74
Views: 6512

Re: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!

I agree with Zar. The church is using its power to sway voters, much like any other political organization.

@ 22\7, There is no passage, as far as I recall, that says christians should protect others from sinning. And I'm the type of christian that reads the bible.
by malarkie
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

Saying that puberty is part of adolescence implies causality to me. Word order and all that.
But you are right, this thread was dead a while ago.

And being irritating is a skill I have.
by malarkie
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Death through Internets
Replies: 101
Views: 10537

Re: Death through Internets

I'm so ANGRY right now.
It wasn't enough that their girl killed herself, but they have to pay for lawn damage now.
by malarkie
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: CONSOLE WARS!!!
Replies: 119
Views: 17040

Re: CONSOLE WARS!!!

This generation is PS3, XBox 360, and the Wii. With the 360 winning handily, but with titles like metal gear solid 4 and some other stuff PS3 may make a comeback.
by malarkie
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

22/7, You really don't believe that teenager could ever be taken seriously? That's the implication in your arguements.

Also, it's quite unlikely that adolescence causes puberty.
by malarkie
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Altruism Thought Expiriment
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Altruism Thought Expiriment

/intellectual exercise.

I'm out of ideas. I am really a romantic at heart, but it's interesting to argue the other point of view.

And yes, you are bad person if you throw the box out.
by malarkie
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

They are separate, in the same way that a trigger and a gun are separate. Do you mean that one requires the other to work? You can shoot bullets without a gun. Or that adolescence is part of puberty? Are you saying that the time that they happen does not have to coincide? (edited down to the 'yes' ...
by malarkie
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Command & Conquer
Replies: 55
Views: 5343

Re: Command & Conquer

Tiberium Wars is pretty good. It's defenitely worth playing through. The only problem I have with it is that it doesn't feel like C&C (pre-generals). Except for the cutscenes, those are Awesome.
by malarkie
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Altruism Thought Expiriment
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Altruism Thought Expiriment

Going to the park and watching a movie don't help anyone. They are done for your own enjoyment, making them selfish acts, and therefor bad.
by malarkie
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

To the first part yes, though they usually do coincide, to the second not really. I don't know whether it's biologically necessary for a species to have a social/psychological transitional period, but I believe that we as humans do experience this. So puberty and adolescence are seperate things. Me...
by malarkie
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

I misread. woops.

Okay, to clarify, you believe that the physiological state of puberty is inseperable from the psychological state of adolescence, yes?
by malarkie
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Altruism Thought Expiriment
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Altruism Thought Expiriment

This seems to assume there aren't non-good alternatives that provide the same gratification. There's choice involved, which I feel is the central point. Well, non-good would be bad right? Bad would get you in trouble, hurt your health, make you alone. So not being bad is helpful to you. Or there ar...
by malarkie
Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Altruism Thought Expiriment
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Altruism Thought Expiriment

Because it is circular logic. There are no absolutes in a discussion like this.
by malarkie
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Altruism Thought Expiriment
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Altruism Thought Expiriment

Because then we are doing it to feel good, not to be good people.
by malarkie
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

Not necessarily correct. For example, look at how todays adults rarely have the level of technical knowledge (for new things) that the youth does. And our level of technology is rapidly changing. (Except doctors, I want them to have lots of schooling) That's not really an issue of "schooling i...
by malarkie
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:55 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: My company blocked youtube
Replies: 9
Views: 2929

Re: My company blocked youtube

Okay, find torpark and put it on flashdrive. It's an independant web-browser that will allow you to go to any site bypassing security. It will be slower than you are used to about 76kpbs downlad speed.
This program saved my life in graphic design class.
by malarkie
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:51 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wireless Security
Replies: 27
Views: 12886

Re: Wireless Security

The temporary slowdown may be because of a firewall on the router itself. Because you're on a mac you don't need it, so if it's there turn it off. Usually through a set-up disc or the web-browser thing. Unless its not. Sometimes it says on the box if there's a firewall.
by malarkie
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Our success is killing us
Replies: 23
Views: 2844

Re: Our success is killing us

Let's say that the goal is no more violence at the end of the process. One person will say that the key is education and general niceness. Another will say punishment of the bad. And yet another would say kill all the people dispositioned to badness. All of those people will reach the same goal acco...
by malarkie
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Altruism Thought Expiriment
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Altruism Thought Expiriment

Most humans are altruistic to the point of not being seriously inconvenienced. Others because it was ingrained in them. Still others because they want other people to like them because of the good things they do. Antogonistic humans come from conditions adverse to them, or some psychological issues....
by malarkie
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Our success is killing us
Replies: 23
Views: 2844

Re: Our success is killing us

Morality and ethics are not sciences. If only because study over which particular moral system is better comes down to opinion, not quantifiable things. Much like philosophy and whether this author is better than that one. It is near impossible to see the effects of a new technology until it has bee...
by malarkie
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Economics- bad teacher or dismal science?
Replies: 30
Views: 3622

Re: Economics- bad teacher or dismal science?

Also economics is far from being a precise science.
Right now its all about the massive trends and theories about why they happen.
by malarkie
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just a little news snippet on the innumerate.
Replies: 116
Views: 18817

Re: Just a little news snippet on the innumerate.

You can't use the excuse that they never went to school, they got a 'G.' So they obviously did go to school, but were not smart enough to grasp it.
CaraInFrames wrote: insistently indignant ignorant.

Heehee, alliteration.
by malarkie
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How would you be killed?
Replies: 280
Views: 31295

Re: How would you be killed?

I'm gonna have to go with launched into the sun.
by malarkie
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do Geeks Make Effective Assassins?
Replies: 34
Views: 4130

Re: Do Geeks Make Effective Assassins?

Yes, but only some. Becase of SecondTalons reasons forthe moral system. But like any other group, there are the wierd ones who won't care. Add to that the fact that geeks and nerds know how to make explosives and crazy death-machines, they wouldn't really have to gun-fight or fist-fight. And nobody ...
by malarkie
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

While I would agree that adolescence is artificial, I would also posit that in an industrial society, it is neccessary. It simply takes more than 12-15 years of life (7-10 years of schooling) to be able to contribute in a society in which professions are as sophisticated as they are in ours. Not ne...
by malarkie
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Humanity's "climax"
Replies: 109
Views: 11413

Re: Humanities "climax"

It's moot to speculate on the limits of a technology that was, as far as I know, just made up here.
But there are lots of philosophical questions here. Like who would maintain the machines when they inevitably break down.
by malarkie
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread
Replies: 119
Views: 11314

Re: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread

I don't know about the rest of you guys but episode three cannot come soon enough. Even tomorrow is too late.
by malarkie
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Humanity's "climax"
Replies: 109
Views: 11413

Re: Humanities "climax"

Wouldn't our brains adapt to the pleasure and we'd eventually stop being as happy?
Or would the machine automatically detect our perceived happiness and adjust itself?
Personally I believe that we need the bad experiences to be able to differentiate between pleasure and pain.
by malarkie
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I propose the abolishment of the /s unit
Replies: 41
Views: 6743

Re: I propose the abolishment of the /s unit

I like it. That is now how I will talk about speed.
by malarkie
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread
Replies: 119
Views: 11314

Re: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread

But then
Spoiler:
Alyx does not die, I was very happy.


Half life is almost too good at telling a story.
by malarkie
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Small Victory
Replies: 60
Views: 5346

Re: A Small Victory

Most communications affects other people. Advertising for instance.
Speech that does not affect someone is done by yourself or too quiet to be heard.
by malarkie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Small Victory
Replies: 60
Views: 5346

Re: A Small Victory

Well, no.
But that is not speech. Nor is it trying to convey a message. Therefore, it's not protected.
by malarkie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

I really think everyone who has posted in this thread agrees.
Is there a dissenter in the house somewhere?
by malarkie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Small Victory
Replies: 60
Views: 5346

Re: A Small Victory

Yes, I know. I just feel obligated to respond when people qoute me.
I was also clarifying what I had conceded.
by malarkie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15550

Re: taking teenagers seriously

[quote="Robin S If this is merely peer pressure, why do it in private when they know I'm not going to mention it to anyone else? (You lot don't count :P)[/quote] Simply put, habit. Most teenage writing is done in school, where most of the day is spent. School is also where the Bad Grammar Peers...
by malarkie
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Small Victory
Replies: 60
Views: 5346

Re: A Small Victory

I concede the point. Though I still feel they have the right to say it. These people aren't being prosecuted because of the picketing directly. They're being prosecuted for "defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress." People have the freedom of speec...

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