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Why must I put up with this sh*t?

Posted 01-28-2011 at 03:17 PM by MrCode
Updated 01-28-2011 at 03:22 PM by MrCode

Yes, this is filed under "Existential Rants", but it's more of a general rant.

UFOs, aliens, "disclosure", gubmint conspiracies, etc...I can't stand it anymore!

My mother is utterly convinced that she's an "integral part" of some "spiritual mission" to "help the planet ascend"...yes...geniunely...no sh*t. On an almost daily basis I have to put up with her talking to friends over the phone about it all. It drives me...
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Is ignorance really so bad?

Posted 12-11-2010 at 12:42 AM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:23 PM by MrCode
Tags rant

...if it prevents you from going completely bat-sh*t insane?

I willfully avoid topics such as psychology and neuroscience. Why? Because if I actually studied them, they'd shred what last few bits of my worldview I desperately hold on to into tiny pieces. No, scratch that..they'd decimate them into proverbial subatomic particles.

Am I to be considered an "ignorant fool" because of this? Simply because I refuse to swallow the idea that nothing I do...
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There is just too much out there, I believe...

Posted 09-05-2010 at 11:07 AM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:24 PM by MrCode
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I just got through reading a bunch of quotes from the fortune collection. Specifically, the results of fortune off/atheism.

...all I have to say is that it's too much. So many differing perspectives with only one thing in common: a lack of belief in a higher power (a "God", if you will). This isn't to say that I believe in a "God", as it were, but I'd like to think that there's some kind of meaning to life other than some hypothetical equation that explains...
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Something a little less "deep", and more "practical" (well, to me at least)

Posted 08-30-2010 at 08:33 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:32 PM by MrCode
Tags flash, linux, rant

Sometimes when I see someone watching an HD video with the embedded (*shudder*) Flash player on a website, I just want to say someting like, "Do you have any idea how many CPU cycles are being burned up just to play that video??".

If I want to watch a video on YouTube (or some other video-hosting website) that offers a higher vertical resolution than 480p, I use my fancy little DownloadHelper FF plugin and just download it. Then I can play it with GNOME MPlayer, which has...
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Finally got a little perspective...maybe

Posted 08-26-2010 at 04:13 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:25 PM by MrCode

As you may have guessed from my previous two posts, I've been constantly arguing with myself over the old (very old, apparently) "free will vs. determinism" debate. I've done a little more reading (not just on Wikipedia) about it, and I've come to realize that my perception that there's "determinism everywhere I go" is rather a false one. Sure, there are many scientific and philosophical theories which try to discredit free will as a viable reality, but at the same time, there...
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