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  1. What is EVIL?

    Another definition is someone who's identity is built on the betrayal of common good or common values. Someone who is ideologically opposed to altruism, because their remaining tolerated by people at large relies on the idea that there is no such thing as unselfish action, and that the evil...
  2. Energy doesn't exist

    Sometimes you have to go beyond the narrative that makes you feel the most special, and gives you the most license to tell people they're stupid for not thinking like you. When someone says something and you don't see the point of it, that doesn't mean they're crying out for you to show them the...
  3. What are lower IQ people better at than high IQ people?

    Well IQ tests measure your ability and interest to focus on small, subtle patterns, and to get in gear for a test, so someone with the same general mental ability that does worse on an iq test might do better at something that requires more diffuse focus or more sustained efforts, or lower...
  4. What is EVIL?

    Should-be-enemy-of-all.
  5. Act Dumb

    Fuck I just came back to delete that. But none of that is advice. Some of it is an attempt to be motivational, some of it is just ideas thrown out, some of it is pointing out where you seem to just be objectively wrong about stuff, and some of it is an interesting website recommendation.
  6. Act Dumb

    Have you heard of lesswrong? You probably have but you should totally go on lesswrong.com if you haven't. There's like a million words of genuinely valuable infotainment on there, well not really infotainment, just well written exposition of stuff that should be obvious but isn't always. 95% of...
  7. Does anyone else find games to be shallow?

    First off I partially concede the original point: I had this pegged as a totally non hardcore forum where people play skyrim and stuff and I was trying to make a point which does not hold at the highest level of competition in the way I meant, except for in the sense that everything has a...
  8. Does anyone else find games to be shallow?

    My aim is horrible (read: average) I can't even compete on quake live. Doesn't change anything. the challenge lies in playing better than your opponent. Maybe that's less about thinking in Halo at a high level but then part of the challenge is maintaining focus in a bad environment. You can...
  9. Does anyone else find games to be shallow?

    What's wrong with it? It looks straightforwardly true from where I'm standing. I'm not saying that some axes of engagement aren't more worthwhile than others but some people like every kind of challenge. Some games are deep only as challenges of mechanical skill or precision but there's nothing...
  10. Does anyone else find games to be shallow?

    Multiplayer games, with rare exceptions, are as shallow or deep as you want them to be. The exceptions are when a game is really hard to learn or just has no depth at all. In any other kind of game, you're playing people, the game just determines along what axis you're engaging with people...
  11. Act Dumb

    Cosmiccrush wasn't giving you advice they were just posting some theories. Is someone gonna ban bemused? NO HE DOESN'T HAVE A MICROPENIS. HE IS A WOMAN. Pretty sure harrasment is a standard bannable offense. Micropenis is a horrible (in both senses) metaphor. Low Fe is in some ways an...
  12. intelligence is overrated, ignorance is bliss.

    The world is a shithole and whether it takes a hundred years, ten thousand, or a million to improve it has to because it's the only remotely acceptable course of development. If the world exploded right now you'd be putting a lot more people out of their misery than destroying worthwhile lives...
  13. A challenge anyone to beat my heli attack 2 score

    n't played this game in a while. I'm gonna see if i can at least beat 85. Does the score get recorded on here when I play via that link? edit: got 106 but apparently it "wasn't submitted from the game" so wasn't saved. edit2:same error message again. edit3: w00t. 180-something.
  14. Stranded in university

    "They don't dominate concepts" dominate is not normally used this way in english though your meaning is pretty clear. Apparently brazillian education is particularly bad for rote memorisation. ttp://v.cx/2010/04/feynman-brazil-education so don't feel bad thinking the whole world works this...
  15. Horrors of Reading Others Papers

    Except that it wasn't a scientific paper. It's a text analysis, where the only facts are going to be just exactly what the paper said and the rest is going to be what you think about it. Btw dark I don't think you have proclaimed yourself to be a genius, I just really dislike the standard...
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