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Topic: Serious Discussion / Let's have some fun.. how to defeat the U.S.A. ( rules inside )

Fallskärmsjägarkåren

sounds swedish to me. the swiss speak german (although it sounds like a drunk with terminal throat cancer).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proposition 8 in California, 2008

he’s just trolling, guys. the information is readily available and some links have even been posted here. anyone with an internet connection and a genuine interest in the matter can read up on several theories and facts about homosexuality etc in under an hour.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proposition 8 in California, 2008

As the accuracy and resolution of brain imaging improve, we can expect virtually all behavior to be shown to be associated with demonstrable brain changes. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that imaging studies of sexual orientation are increasingly revealing anatomic and functional differences between “straight” and “gay” brains.

http://www.salon.com/env/mind_reader/2008/09/12/gay_neurology/

Why Gays don’t go extinct

http://www.livescience.com/health/080617-hereditary-homosexuality.html

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Thoughts on Fallout 3

nice. pretty much on par with my own first impressions.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / WHATS YOUR FAVORITE THEME SONG?

tom waits – way down in the hole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipaV4k2n__I

theme song for ‘the wire’

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dumbest genre of music.

Modern pop is trash, the stuff from the 80s was amazing.

a good part of 60s and 70s (even 90s) pop is also pretty good. there are always some gems. imho it’s disgusting that a lot of present day pop is just recycled hits from the olden days (kashmir, behind blue eyes, under the bridge etc pp). i stopped listening to charts music long ago. is there something decent today? serious question.

on topic: the dumbest genre of music must be german mallorca schlagers. unforgettable classics like “zeig mir mal die möppse” (show me yer tits) or the “burger dance” by dj oetzi will still be remembered as the absolute low point of all human endeavor when comparatively minor annoyances like slavery, the battle of verdun or the holocaust will long be forgotten…
check this out but don’t say i didn’t warn you : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81d0mWQ8FKg
and this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONl6vWMWQdE
or the collected works of mickie krause: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=krause+mickie

makes me cringe just thinking about it

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / god or no god?

god is just an obvious troll

truer words have never been spoken

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dumbest genre of music.

The “dumbest” is probobly pop. It’s all…just…bad.

mmh. there’s pop as in contemporary trash but there’s also pop as in timeless classics that went popular for a reason (ear worms without selling out to the brainless zeitgeist). there are a lot of ‘pop groups’ that are authentic and interesting albeit the percentage of casted imbeciles is ever growing.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Band Name?...

-gas masked riders of nuclear apocalypse
-rattentod
-all new hitler
-the new black (“we’re the new black” löl)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Flashdevelop - graphics won't show [solved]

there’s usually a template main class when starting as3 projects in flashdevelop…maybe that’s it

package 
{
	 import flash.display.Sprite;
	 import flash.events.Event;
	
	/**
	 * ...
	 * @author DefaultUser (Tools -> Custom Arguments...)
	 */
	public class Main extends Sprite 
	   {
		
	        	public function Main():void 
		       {
			      if (stage) init();
			      else addEventListener(Event.ADDED_TO_STAGE, init);
		       }
		
		        private function init(e:Event = null):void 
		        {
			      removeEventListener(Event.ADDED_TO_STAGE, init);
			     // entry point
		        }
		
	}
	
}
 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashDevelop-game making

i recently decided to revive an old hobby of mine and because i don’t want to meddle with low level hardware stuff like manipulating registers or complicated apis like directx and so on i decided to read up on AS3 programming.
the flex sdk with flashdevelop is imho excellent when you want to omit expensive software like the flash authoring tool. it’s a little bit harder at first but has its advantages (it’s free as in free beer, for example, and flashdevelop is also opensource).

noob question: amirite that i can only use the flash.* components or can i use the fl.* branch also as long as i stay away from the flash IDE (cs3 etc.)?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sex Education

I think that Sex Education should be taught when the majority, if not all of the prospective students for that class have reached puberty.

sex education doesn’t just encompass the ability/urge to have sex/children. imho sex education should start as early as possible – just to prevent molestation. how often do you hear stories from victims where they say ‘i didn’t know what to do’ (as in ‘say no’, mkay), ‘i didn’t know it was wrong’ etc. . of course, this early sex education doesn’t need to go into details that don’t concern the child yet.

my first s.e. was in forth grade (age 10) and then again in 7th grade. but in between my curiosity prevailed and i stole a pornographic book from the library (one of only three they had there in a special shelf lol).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Explain the logic in BELIEVING in god

here’s the video of a pastor and best-seller author who talks about purpose and life and stuff. i find it a little too much of a rant but it’s quite good, nonetheless. it’s part of series on ‘is there a god’ (to be found here: http://www.ted.com/index.php/themes/is_there_a_god.html) and while god may lie beyond the reach of pure logic it gives some insight in other approaches to explain religiousness, namely psychological reasons and individual search for meaning.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/rick_warren_on_a_life_of_purpose.html

on the same site is an answer from a scientific and secular point of view (which i just began watching but i’ll post it anyway):

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/dan_dennett_s_response_to_rick_warren.html

together they’re barely 40 minutes long

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Animals That Amaze

here are several fascinating videos (and i mean fascinating, i just watched the bonobo one and it’s mindblowing):
http://www.ted.com/themes/rss/id/2

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you Atheist?

just like norumaru, i was born in east germany where atheism is rampant (more than 50% , contrary to like 5% in the u.s.). the rest are mainly very moderate lutherans and some catholics.

at first i had absolutely no grasp on why people could be religious or, even more enigmatic, decided to become religious later in life. i still think that humans are ‘natural atheists’ but i have accepted that certain experiences can bring forward either religiousness (upbringing, conformism or need for orientation, for example) or, in the more independent thinkers, spirituality (like philosophical musings or mystical experiences as described in ralph w. emerson’s nature , for example ) (or both). but most of it requires a ‘leap of faith’ and an abandonment of rational thought. that i can not do. at least not now but who knows what the future holds.

btw here is the famous paragraph of emerson’s essay (i believe he was a unitarian/deist):

In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, — no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hot Coffee in Meat Boy

Have you considered that this kind of content leaves the door open to allowing casual sex as a socially acceptable thing?

oh my god, that would be horrible^^

Eventually, having sex will lose its purpose and “fun factor” for some people. It could probably even be the end of pornography for all we know if people decide to get bored with it because they’ve been there, done that, twisted in that position, slept with this many people.

are you being ironic? serious question

Not to mention there’s not even a hint of protection or even promoting protection in it.

i just watched it again and i have to say that the viewer already has to know what sex is to recognize it in this special case. the meat boy and his girlfriend could be tickling each other or whatever. basically, i agree with rakuth.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Theories of creation can never be right.

I wish people could understand that the best way to reach someone is not to mock them but to use the overwhelming power of irrefutable logic.

i totally agree.

especially his last videos were tainted by his own private war with ‘venomfangx’ (who has a “bright” future as the next kent hovind imho), a very popular fundamentalist. (i just watched one video again and tf’s accent doesn’t exactly help either).

but sadly, even if it was presented in the most kind way, there’s still the fact that a lot of creationists simply refuse to think in a logical way (as some posts here have demonstrated) because it would conflict with their set of beliefs. even “irrefutable logic” becomes meaningless in the eyes of a believer.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Theories of creation can never be right.

some of the the christians among you might find it condescending but there’s a series on youtube called ‘why do people laugh at creationists?’ by some dude named thunderf00t.
but if you look past his somewhat snotty attitude you actually might learn something (if you’re really interested in learning about evolution and the false assumptions made by proponents of creationism).
i suggest you start with part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS5vid4GkEY
while it may be hard to endure his patronizing ways these videos are actually very good (i believe he’s some sort of biology expert) and not too scientific for the casual listener. i, for one, enjoyed them very much.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sex at an early age?

as several others have said – it depends on the individual and his or her upbringing. one of my ex-girlfriends was raised to be independent (not forced to be – like in some broken home families) and made the decision to lose her virginity at a very early age, out of curiosity or whatever. long before we met, she picked some guy she deemed cute and ‘clean’, got herself some condoms and that was it.

imho sex at an early age is only a problem if there’s insufficient sex education, may it be by the parents or the school system. it should start as soon as the person is old enough to feel certain urges (and even earlier to prevent molestation – like obama is suggesting when he says ’ appropriate sex education for kindergartners’).

an age limit has its merits, but – as the threads on driving or drinking age have shown – it is always somewhat arbitrary and doesn’t take into account individual traits. i have met some people who are legally adults but don’t have enough sense of responsibility to take care of themselves while others who were much younger literally became bread-earners for their family at the age of 16 (and not in the white trash manner – that guy is now 26 and he and his wife (27) are both working in white collar jobs – and have a ten year old child).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Theories of creation can never be right.

mxmm: made a mistake and confused conway’s game of life with cellular automata in general. but have a look:
http://necsi.org/postdocs/sayama/sdsr/java/
i know that our world of physics is a continuum while these artificial systems are discrete but it shows that self-replicating structures are possible within a very simple system and without any influence from outside.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Zeitgeist Addendum

i agree that zeitgeist addendum is far more careful to avoid some obvious pitfalls. the part i watched so far seems far more grounded in reality than the idiotic original movie. but i’m no expert and i don’t have the time and energy to do the research myself so i guess i’ll have to wait till some unbiased and competent person like the one who is behind conspiracyscience.com provides an in depth analysis until i finally form a real opinion.

edit:interesting link btw, your lordness

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hot Coffee in Meat Boy

I think I misconstrued what I really meant in my first few posts… There’s a reason why sex is generally not discussed with young people, and that’s because they’re unable to fully understand the possible consequences of it.

wrong. i received my first dose of sex education in fifth grade. guess how old i was? children are far more capable of understanding than you think and i don’t get how you can believe that a violent game (where the player character is the source of most of the violence) isn’t going to undermine the previous education of the oh so innocent children while the harmless dry humping of some inane hon human pixel characters is more dangerous than seeing two dogs getting it on in the park.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Theories of creation can never be right.

pfb: at one point i have accused you of being a troll (which was quickly denied by fellow kongsters) but i still have my doubts…do you even read the posted links or do you just hop from one talking point to another (mostly in one sentence posts)?

concerning ‘spontaneous creation’: that reeks of this inane ‘experiment’ conducted by some guy who left a glass of peanut butter in the sun and seriously wondered why no new lifeforms occured. that’s not how it works.

even before the first one cell organisms there were literally hundreds of millions of years where the organic base structures like amino acids etc were formed. and not randomly (like it’s often told by creationists who try to disprove evolution with statistics) but because the laws of nature, under certain conditions, seem to strongly prefer the forming of certain (stable!) molecules like the famous primal soup experiment demonstrated. (and if i say ‘prefer’: that’s just a figure of speech and in no way implies a conscience of some kind)

some of these compounds, while far from a state that could be called life, have the ability to replicate (sort of like the dna) which in turn is the basis of actual life.
and remember, it didn’t happen over night but took ages and ages. you might want to look into conway’s game of life, a famous computer science gedanken experiment, where even simpler rules than the ones we find in nature can lead to structures with the ability to replicate themselves.

so no new complete lifeforms will ever appear out of thin air. whoever claims this is at best misinformed and a liar at worst. the processes that lead to even the simplest microorganism are incredibly complex and take time to develop.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Theories of creation can never be right.

when half a life ago my high school biology teacher told us that on the other side of the atlantic people still believe in creationism i couldn’t believe it. even today it’s still totally unreal to encounter such specimen in the wild.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Theories of creation can never be right.

the carbon dating method isn’t the foundation of evolution. as i said, there are other methods. and while there is a margin of error that grows with the observed time spans, it is still a pretty good instrument. scientists aren’t stupid and they, too, know of the limitations and influences that your article mentions. that’s why they factor in these factors^^ …
edit:…and only communicate their findings like (150.000 years +/- 10.000).