Recent posts by AlextheGreat13 on Kongregate

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I’ll probably vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary election. Then, when he inevitably fails, I’ll vote for Jill Stein in the general election. When she fails, I can just sit back and mellow in complacency with the comfort that I’ve done my civic duty.

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Topic: Off-topic / Mods abuse their powers.

This is generally why I play games without mods. It’s just too easy to go overboard and completely break the balance of the game.

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Topic: Off-topic / What languages do you want to be an expert on

I took three years of French in high school and I don’t want those to go to waste. It’d be pretty awesome if I could become fluent in French; I just need some resources to learn it.

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Topic: Off-topic / Compliments <3

You’re a fun and creative person.

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Topic: Off-topic / fun fact: if everyone on earth was dead, there would be no more racism

Originally posted by 15man:

this only true if let it
if program a robot to yell out
and every one dies
that robot will still be raceist

But does the robot have free will? If not, then it’s just like writing a racist comment on a sign and having it left after everyone’s dead.

But if the robot did have free will, then should it count as part of that “everyone” who is going to die in this scenario?

If the robot did have free will and was allowed to live, then you could say that there still isn’t racism because racism requires the enforcement of a social hierarchy based on race, and there wouldn’t be a social hierarchy to enforce.

If that was the case, then if there was only one person left alive on Earth, then racism couldn’t exist either.

I’d say the bare minimum of people required for racism to exist is two, provided they were of different races.

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Topic: Off-topic / Are you more of a COLD person or a HOT person?

I prefer the cold; few things feel as refreshing as a lungful of wintry air.

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Topic: Off-topic / itt: post times u shuckled up

All those times I slept in and showed up like ten or fifteen minutes late for class. Then I try to stroll in nonchalantly, but I can’t help but feel like I’m being awkward and rude. Plus, I go to a small college with small class sizes, so it’s pretty tough to go unnoticed most of the time.

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Topic: Off-topic / Half-Life 3, What is it?

Half-Life is a video game series made by Valve. The second one in their series came out a long time ago and people have been waiting for the third one for a while. There’s kind of a joke that Valve can’t count to three, since many of their other series stopped at the second installment: Portal 2, Left for Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, and DOTA 2.

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Topic: Off-topic / Psychopathy test


The only reason I didn’t get zero is because I sometimes have the thought, Screw responsibility! I do what I want! That often turns out poorly for me.

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Topic: Off-topic / Do you like to eat pickles.?

Pickles are a divine food. Anyone who says otherwise is a heretic.

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Topic: Off-topic / Morons taking 5 minutes at the coca cola freestyle machine unaprecation thread

But you don’t understand! The first time you see one of those machines, it’s a mystifying experience! It’s like living in the future! The first time I saw one, I was blown away by all the options, and all the different flavors you could add to your drink. Coke with orange? Sprite with vanilla? Root beer with cherry? There were so many combinations that I hadn’t tried before, and they were all available to me.

Can’t you just wait five minutes while someone has this beautiful experience of their own?

Originally posted by ninjaChameleon:

How is that 100+?

Once you push one of the buttons it asks if you’d like to add any other flavors to it, like cherry, vanilla, lime, or whatever. So if there’s like 5 or 6 additional flavors that could be added to each of the choices you see in the picture above, then that comes out to over 100 options.

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Topic: Off-topic / A message to the Kongregate admins

The admins generally respond if you wish to request a ban on your own account. Feel free to ask Trickyrodent.

If you don’t want yourself to spam or troll, then that’s up to you. If you feel like you don’t have a choice in it, then you’re lying to yourself. Ultimately, there’s little that the admins or mods can do to keep you from making as many alternate accounts as you like. We’ll just keep cleaning up the messes until you get bored or realize the futility of being annoying.

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Topic: Off-topic / I saw Pixar's "Inside-Out" today. [Obligatory Spoiler Warning]

When I first saw the trailer for this film, I confronted it as a puzzle, a challenge which Pixar claimed to have tackled. That challenge was how to represent emotions as characters without making them flat and one-dimensional. It was also unclear how conflict could be resolved for such characters (Could Anger ever stop being angry or Sadness ever stop being sad?).

Pixar took on those challenges and did a pretty damn good job of it. Their answer was to give each emotion something which they valued, which brought contentment if those values were met, and emotional reactions if not. Anger was concerned with fairness, Fear with personal safety and well-being, Disgust with good taste, and Joy with the simple innate positivity of the experience of joy. Sadness was the only emotion of the five which was not given a very clear meaning and purpose from the start, and so the conflict of the movie was concerned with finding the value of sadness, and it did so amazingly well.

The value the movie finds with sadness is that it is a catalyst for deep emotional bonds. Our deepest connections to our families and friends are tempered through times of sorrow. This is why tragedies are such a powerful genre; through sharing with us the sorrow of the protagonist, we feel a deep connection and a feeling of belonging.

So anyways, it was a pretty touching film that showed that sadness has value and can bring people together. Of course, this was lost on the five-year-olds who had been brought to the theater to see it. I think it might be a more appropriate film for someone around the age of the protagonist (11) where the innocence of childhood is starting to wear thin, and the world’s beautiful and terrible complexity is beginning to reveal itself, forcing them to take on a more wholesome appreciation for the entirety of human experience beyond simple joy.

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Topic: Off-topic / Discuss: 4D films

Whoa, whoa, whoa! 4D films?!

Do they make you travel through time or something? Or is it full of tesseract-type obects which are inconceivable in 3D space?

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Topic: Off-topic / Create a map that requires a minimum of 5 colors

I see what you’re up to.

Apparently it can be done by laying the map on some weird 3D objects, like toruses and Möbius strips.

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Topic: Off-topic / I am driving across the US, AMAzn

East to West or West to East?

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Topic: Off-topic / Go on this website, click on the button, link the first site you find.

I like this one.

Makes me feel like I’m falling into Hell or being drained of all my energy.

There’s gotta be a word for this; it’s like imagery but with sounds.

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Topic: Off-topic / Are you a loser?

Just 3 am? How casual. It’s 7:30 am here and I still haven’t gone to sleep.

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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

9/10 Love it.

Nero – My Eyes

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Topic: Off-topic / I have more freedom then you

Economic freedom? What a nice euphemism for exploitation-enabling.

Hong Kong has the highest ranking on their chart, when it’s the eleventh most unequal country in the world. (By the CIA GINI estimate)

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Topic: Off-topic / My political views. (serious)

I disagree with your point about ideology being inherently bad, and I think it might stem from a different understanding of what an ideology is.

I see ideologies as analogous to theories, and theories are simply ways of understanding, interpreting, and explaining the world. To continue this explanation, I should explain the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning. Inductive reasoning is when a person looks at the raw data of the world and attempts to explain it based on the patterns they see. Inductive reasoning is responsible for the formation of theories, because it results in broad explanations of how phenomena work. Once a theory is formed, it can then be applied to the world and used to explain new data and information through the process of deductive reasoning. As an example, when Charles Darwin looked at all the wildlife in the Galapagos and elsewhere, he saw patterns in the data and used it to form the theory of evolution. Now, because the theory of evolution has become widespread and accepted, when new data is found in the form of fossils or newly-discovered wildlife, scientists often try to figure out where it fits on the evolutionary tree.

When we take this concept of theories and apply it to politics, a similar process happens. As an example, many of our contemporary political ideologies are rooted in how people understand the capitalist system. Some people look at the capitalist system and see that it rewards ingenuity and hard work while punishing laziness, thus producing a productive meritocracy; the people who see capitalism this way would be conservatives. Others observe that while there are some meritocratic elements, people often find themselves in poverty through no fault of their own and in need of aid; these people are known as liberals (or social democrats outside of the U.S.). Others look at it and see almost no redeeming features, and they see it as an oppressive, exploitative, and alienating system where the best option is to replace it with something better; these people are generally known as socialists. Ask yourself how you feel about capitalism; your answer might just reveal that you already hold an ideology.

Ideologies are not inherently bad. They help us to understand and make sense of the world just as theories do. Without theories, the world makes no sense; it is just a jumbled and chaotic mess of information. If you have no theories, you have no understanding of the world. Similarly, without an ideology, you do not have an understanding of politics.

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Topic: Off-topic / If God doesn't exist, how does the sun go up and down every day?

This sort of thing is just becoming a bandwagon at this point.

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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

9/10 Pretty cool, I liked it.

Just for the future, make sure your link contains “http://” or else it won’t work.

Moody Blues – Tuesday Afternoon

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Topic: Off-topic / ITT: post your first avatar

It was just a bust of Alexander the Great.

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Topic: Off-topic / How You Can Pack Family Home Belongings Fittingly for Home Relocation

Would you mind responding to someone in this thread to assure us that you’re human?

Your account was created today, and this post vaguely resembles those of the spambots we get around here which are usually instantly caught by the spam filter.

The broken English is fine; I understand that many people learn it as a second language, but when combined with the odd, disconnected tone, it feels like this is just copied from a poorly translated travel site.

Usually the spambots include a link at the end of their nonsense gibberish, but there isn’t one here, so I wonder if you’re not one of them, but instead an actual person.

Edit: It’s been a while now without a response. I’m just going to lock this.