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by Beckboy
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0274: "With Apologies to The Who"
Replies: 85
Views: 27594

I'm really appreciating the Stranger in a Strange Land reference here. Heh. I had to go back to the comic and reread it a third time to see the reference. (And I've got that book on my shelf!) I parsed "grok" so easily I didn't even think it's a reference to anything Quote-ish: KingAl a m...
by Beckboy
Wed May 16, 2007 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: gaming laptops
Replies: 4
Views: 3156

gaming laptops

I would like a Laptop with which i could game in the $1250-1750 range. i want: a dual core processor, 2 gigs of ram, a graphics card with maybe 256 probably 512 memory and decent speed, more than 12 gb of hard drive space and a 17 inch display. i don't want to be a gaming god i just want something d...
by Beckboy
Fri May 04, 2007 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Global Government Good?
Replies: 41
Views: 8089

no this isn't a debate topic just debate thinking contaminating the rest of my life: and to continue the flow: Flow (stuff is in green if arguing against global; government blue if for it; new stuff is in italics ) Global Gov is Great: Contention one : a global government is the assured route to wor...
by Beckboy
Fri May 04, 2007 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Global Government Good?
Replies: 41
Views: 8089

well if thats the case then i would like to say that revolution is by its nature a dangerous and unwieldy instrument. to rebel against a government is an act which ensures a war and could well not be successful. and even if successful wouldn't it be easier not to fight if their was a viable alternat...
by Beckboy
Fri May 04, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Global Government Good?
Replies: 41
Views: 8089

Flow (stuff is in green if arguing against global; government blue if for it; new stuff is in italics) Global Gov is Great: Contention one : a global government is the assured route to world peace. --> No, world peace is bad because population needs to be controlled --> No, population control needs...
by Beckboy
Thu May 03, 2007 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Global Government Good?
Replies: 41
Views: 8089

Is Global Government Good?

Many people assume that eventually global government will exist someday in the near to mid future. They also assume that this will be a good thing so I wonder if people agree: is global government good? In my mind here are some things to consider; organized by what side of the discussion they suppor...
by Beckboy
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: The technical thread
Replies: 436
Views: 74485

its a real feature (i just checked). what version of firefox are you on?
by Beckboy
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: On The Validity of Paradox and Irrationality
Replies: 30
Views: 5251

so as i understand it most feel that either: western logic means that one must always be rational. or western logic isn't always right is that a valid separation of camps or are there third camps or what? also there seems to be a debate over the validity of paradox as a concept with people arguing t...
by Beckboy
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 240
Views: 73296

First its easy for a milita to exist without individual rights to bear arms: just have the arms store in the militias stockade. and since well regulated does mean well run in the historical context this means that the second amendment only applies to those militias that are well run and orderly suc...
by Beckboy
Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Economics of Unlimited Supply
Replies: 17
Views: 3883

but i virtual worlds can be created that are as real as the real world and then the limit is only related to bits. and the limit on energy is high enough that virtual worlds pretty darn near unlimited
by Beckboy
Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 240
Views: 73296

but the second amendment requires only that militias be allowed. it does not allow for an individual right to bear arms and even if it does it has not been incorporated on the states so the states can regulate gun control all we want.
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: The technical thread
Replies: 436
Views: 74485

in regards aol playback yes there is a yes no option but one must uncheck it every time and i want to permanently say no i do not want to play cds or use aol as my default browser

thanks
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Economics of Unlimited Supply
Replies: 17
Views: 3883

but time while limited is not exactly transferable. it is in the sense that it can be (as marx would say) objectified but when objects having unlimited supply are valueless i'm not sure there is a valid way to transfer time from one party to another. also eternal life? it could exist not as a human ...
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Economics of Unlimited Supply
Replies: 17
Views: 3883

but second life's economy is Managed and that there is an exchange of real for fake money and all that stuff. but more importantly there is a limited supply of time / creativity / skill. while time will always be limited fr humans (maybe) i can easyly imagine computers that can be just as creative a...
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: The technical thread
Replies: 436
Views: 74485

i'm on vista and on aol 9.0 (my parents use it not i) whenever aol is opened a box comes up reading "i would like america online to be my preferred application for the following features... cd playback web browsing and email for more information please go to keyword america online help. i went ...
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 685540

i forum therefore i exist
17 m AK, USA (sorry world) student
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Disgustingly blatant racism
Replies: 37
Views: 8354

to paraphrase someone smart:

"oh the inhumanity of humanity"
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Economics of Unlimited Supply
Replies: 17
Views: 3883

The Economics of Unlimited Supply

As the virtual world becomes increasingly common and interfaces continue to get better one can easily predict (or read a good book about) some sort of cyber/virtual/matrix-esque world. As automation, AI and robotics technology get better one can see a world without a need for human labor. Analyzing ...
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 240
Views: 73296

a few points: one one consistent argument by those against gun control is the prevalence of massacres in gun free zones. this is explainable for several reason notably: gun free zones are often targets; gun free zones are impossible to regulate (aka guns are easy to sneak in as a criminal); however ...
by Beckboy
Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: On The Validity of Paradox and Irrationality
Replies: 30
Views: 5251

On The Validity of Paradox and Irrationality

I'm wondering what people believe about the validity of irrational world views. Upon considering the axioms which i base my morality / ethics on i have come to realize that i believe statements that are not internally consistent because ultimately my axioms simply don't mesh. upon this realization i...

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