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This is the first "blog" of any kind I've ever had, so it's probably not the greatest...

Just a little snippet about me:

I'd like to consider myself relatively tech-savvy; obviously I use Linux (Arch to be precise; K.I.S.S. FTW), and I enjoy learning new things about computers in general (both software and hardware-related).

This blog is mostly just for whenever I feel like telling the world about my experiences with computers/Linux (or just life in general), or just posting for the hell of it.
Existential Blabber Me going on and on about the universe and all its pointlessness and meaninglessness. I'm usually in a less-than-good mood when I write these. Don't read if you either a) have existential angst yourself, or b) get annoyed at someone going on and on
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"Scientific imperialism" and the proverbial "death" of art in culture

Posted 09-29-2011 at 03:04 PM by MrCode

Yes, this blog has more or less become my angst dump, at least as of recent. I know I should probably take this someplace other than LQ, but a) I feel somewhat "safe" here, and b) I don't know where I would take it even if I did take it elsewhere.

Anyways…I know this is going to sound depressing/cynical, but this is genuinely what I think is going to happen to art/creativity in the not-too-distant future:

I predict that within probably the next 25-30 years,...
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Everything outside "the norm" is a disease/disorder now…

Posted 09-21-2011 at 02:10 PM by MrCode
Updated 09-21-2011 at 02:22 PM by MrCode
Tags awkward, rant, weird

Blargh. Yet another rant. I swear, the "rant" tag in my tag cloud is gonna get so big as to totally obscure the other ones eventually…

Anyways:

I know I probably spend way too much time on and/or put way too much stock into Wikipedia, but I just got done reading the article on "Medicalization", and I must say, that seems to be the way things are going (at least here in the US): basically a pill for everything that "cures what ails...
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Fatalistic poetry…?

Posted 08-30-2011 at 10:40 AM by MrCode
Updated 09-22-2011 at 05:11 PM by MrCode (disclaimer removed; (finally) changed blog category name)

I realize that some people here are a bit tired of me being the nihilistic fatalist all the time when talking about matters of religion and/or philosophy, but this is just a little klutzy piece of "poetry" I threw together that might shed some light on the whole "free will" issue (for me, at least ):

Quote:
If thoughts are just links in a causal chain,
Emotions mere chemicals in one's brain,
If one's actions cause a nation to fall,
Where
...
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How can you not get depressed after reading this sh*t?

Posted 07-08-2011 at 11:41 PM by MrCode
Updated 07-09-2011 at 07:33 AM by MrCode

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjami...7s_experiments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Wegner#Free_will

How do these men stand to get up in the mornings?

I don't understand how one can essentially devote their life to proving that effectively, no one has any real "control" over their lives. It's sickening, to say the least.

(Yes, I know that's a horrible exaggeration, but try to understand where...
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Okay, I'm just going to be frank this time…

Posted 05-12-2011 at 05:47 PM by MrCode
Updated 05-12-2011 at 05:50 PM by MrCode

I know this isn't really the best place to be looking for emotional help, but that isn't quite my goal…I'm just trying to find a place where I can get help.

BUT, there are a few problems with the usually recommended options:
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