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The Spiderweb Art Movement. in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

<wah wah wah>
Just thought I'd take advantage of the briefest of returns: that's utter rubbish. Sometimes these things just need to be said.

[ Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:56: Message edited by: Morgan ]
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Off the top of your head in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #75
quote:
The Punk Movement: Wasn't this, from the start, more about the aesthetic and the culture than anything else? All of that might have been original, but the music sure ain't. It's just old school rock sped up and played and sung in an energetic semi-incompetent fashion.

The Clash's London Calling? Wire's Pink Flag? Gang of Four's Entertainment!? Minutemen's Double Nickle on the Dime? I could go on and on, before I even turned my attention to the post punk explosion (which I consider the most fertile period that rock has ever experienced) and new wave. While the Sex Pistols and their ilk may not have been pushing the boundaries incredibly, what followed certainly did.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Yom HaShoa in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #22
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Is the government not allowed to conceal things? Think of how easily a human being can lie. The government can also, with more complications. It is somewhat my personal view that the holocaust never happend, yes, Hitler made some mistakes, but he made some, in my eyes, choices that bettered the world.
Wow. Now my initial reaction upon seeing that was to run away and never return. However.

It is people like you who make my eyes bleed. It's people like you who make Zeviz look like a perfectly sensible person. It's people like you who were responsible for the formation of the Incredible String Band.

Let's be clear on this. You're actually so clincially retarded that you actually think the Holocaust was a giant conspiracy, when you can go to Auschwitz and see the gas chambers, the actual gas chambers, the actual god damn gas chambers where people were gassed when they were told they were just having showers? Now I could maybe understand it if you thought the scale had been exaggerated slightly. Maybe five million Jews died instead of six. But you do realise that you're putting yourself in a camp that contains you, David Irving and the entire readership of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? Hamsters and cardboard tubes, that's all I'm saying.

In Austria, they have a place for people like you.
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Power Corrupts in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #135
Ignore.

[ Tuesday, April 25, 2006 08:45: Message edited by: Morgan ]
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Power Corrupts in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #81
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It's an interesting idea to attack the definition of greatness, but my own feeling is that this part is probably not the problem. That is, I'd be happy to take 'greatness implies existence' as an axiom, but then I would still feel that the Ontological Proof is invalid — and be hard pressed to specify why. I'm pretty sure Kant was on the right track, but I once failed to uphold his criticism against a philosophy prof who actually believed a version of the Ontological Proof (the one that introduces the concept of 'necessary existence').
You found someone who still believes in the Ontological Argument? And you....lost?

Off the top of my head - Kant's objection - Existence does not tell us what the object is like, and so adds nothing to the concept. Also, you can't have a analytical existential proposition - to ascertain whether something exists or not, you have to go outside your mind and prove it with empirical proof. The only thing that the Ontological Argument proves is that if God exists, then he exists.

My favourite objection to the Ontological Argument is Russell's. If we say that, say, "cows exist" yet "unicorns don't exist", we are talking about concepts of cows and unicorns rather than actual cows and unicorns, and all we are saying is that one has an instance and one does not. The Ontological argument is an intellectual sleight of hand - it goes from this concept of God to an actuality of God, hoping that we won't notice the jump in logic.

Hume also has multiple problems with the concept of necessary existence, but that's a whole other (cosmological) argument.

[ Sunday, April 23, 2006 06:38: Message edited by: Morgan ]
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Dumb question in Avernum 4
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #6
I believe if you hold down the fn button whilst pressing F3 on an iBook, it should override the mute and quicksave instead.
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Has a song ever hit you like a brick? in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #22
Back in the USSR, Come Together - The Beatles
Girls Don't Like It, She's a Runaround - The Undertones
Thursday - Morphine
Modern Art, Good Weekend - Art Brut
The Power Is On! - The Go! Team
The Day That Thatcher Dies - Hefner
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House, Tribulations - LCD Soundsystem
Truth Doesn't Make A Noise, Hotel Yorba - White Stripes
La-La-La Lies, It's Not True - The Who

A small selection of my current list of favourite songs.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Terror's Martyr University is Revamped in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #4
Wow. I can bear to visit it again.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
The End is near... in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #20
quote:
As for the question? Uhmm...I'm a christian and as such I believe that the end of this world as we know it will come when no one expects it. So the logical answer to your question would be any date not mentioned in this thread.
Yeah, yeah, that's the logical answer.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Stuck. in Avernum 4
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #0
So far, I chopped off a bit of the shade for Rone's apprentice, got the crystal box for Haughton and have just been charged with getting through the Spire Fort for Levitt.

How do I get into the Spire Fort? If I'm not supposed to do that yet, how do I progress?
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Number words in English in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #22
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The American billion is just a thousand million in British parlance. Hence there are no British billionaires.
While strictly speaking this is true, the British billion is fast falling out of favour and being replaced by the American billion in conversation - if you say "billion" in a conversation, it is presumed that you mean the American billion.

I think this has crossed over to the news and media, as the American billion makes far more sense than the British one ever did.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Name in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #13
quote:
3) Morrissey

IMAGE(http://www.showbizireland.com/images/stars/morrissey-gig-5.jpg)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

[ Monday, November 07, 2005 10:03: Message edited by: Morgan ]
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What's your best joke? in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #47
Why are elephants big, grey and wrinkly?

Because if they were small, white and slippery, they'd be a paracetamol.

I also have a host of wonderful baby jokes, but few are suitable for Spiderweb.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Olga's fortune teller kiosk in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #73
Reading this topic ranks amongst the top five most profoundly retarded moments of my life.
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What is the name of the Avernum world? in The Avernum Trilogy
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #5
Pretty much, yes.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Hypothetical Time in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #18
Since nobody else is, I'm going to argue that, ethically, Mr A's family have no right whatsoever to the painting. But neither does Mr C, really.

I'm going to suggest that as a descendent, you have no right to the wealth of your ancestors. I'm aware that the logical extension of this argument is a 100% inheritance tax (which I suspect is what Thuryl wants this to lead to anyway), and I'm perfectly happy with that.

If we are to adhere to the notion that everybody should have an equal chance in life, that must include not being able to rely on the wealth of your ancestors to prop up your continued existence.

However, that equally means that Mr C has no right to it, which leaves its ownership in something of a dilemma.

I also have some quite major problems with the notion of private art. I'm not entirely sure that anyone has the moral right to possess art - it should be something that is on display in galleries for the pleasure of all.

Incidentally, the title of this topic made me think that we were going to discuss some branch of quantum physics of which I had no knowledge. I'm moderately disappointed now.

[ Wednesday, August 31, 2005 08:07: Message edited by: Morgan ]
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I am the best. in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #5
IMAGE(http://www.decorpebble.com.au/sea%20stone.jpg)

IMAGE(http://www.pathways.plus.com/glasshouse/Glass_House.JPG)


Jesus, Spiderweb's become a cretinous collective of sanctimonious morons of late.

[ Thursday, August 25, 2005 07:43: Message edited by: Morgan ]
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I am the best. in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #0
That is all.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Avernum 4? in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #57
quote:
Originally written by Last Light:


Plot: Be fair to Jeff. E3/A3 was his only monster plague game. Everybody likes Nethergate's plot, and I haven't heard many complaints against Geneforge because its plot is too mindless. enjoys.

Geneforge's plot is not so much mindless as it is rehashed, repetitive and dull. Given that the last plots that Jeff crafted were Geneforge 3 and Diplomacy with the Dead, I don't hold out much hope for A4.
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What's your most embarassing moment? in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #6
My most embarassing moment would be waking up at my best friend's house, only to realise that at somepoint during the previous night I had written "Rhythm Has Left The Building" in permanent marker pen on her early 20th century piano, of which maybe a hundred had ever been made.

[ Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:26: Message edited by: Morgan ]
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What's your religion? in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #3
You are an agnostic. Though it is generally taken that agnostics neither believe nor disbelieve in God, it is possible to be a theist or atheist in addition to an agnostic. Agnostics don't believe it is possible to prove the existence of God (nor lack thereof). Agnosticism is a philosophy that God's existence cannot be proven. Some say it is possible to be agnostic and follow a religion; however, one cannot be a devout believer if he or she does not truly believe.

Satanism 88%

agnosticism 88%

Buddhism 71%

atheism 71%

Paganism 58%

Islam 46%

Judaism 29%

Christianity 25%

Hinduism 25%

Seems I both believe in Satan and question his existence.

[ Friday, August 05, 2005 01:51: Message edited by: Morgan ]
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Say your prayers... in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #6
People still do this? Wow. I must be more out of touch with the Christian community than I thought.

[ Wednesday, August 03, 2005 07:59: Message edited by: Morgan ]
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
Official Election Final Round Voting in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #324
Here's a bit of hungover Morgan for everyone's listening pleasure -

http://www.geocities.com/morganwild2000/voice.mp3

I might record a more interesting British accent if I get the time.
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
THE ABOMINABLE PHOTO THREAD: THE THIRD COMING! in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #105
The sentence should read "Didn't Britney Spears wear [her] braces with pride?".
Posts: 2862 | Registered: Tuesday, October 2 2001 07:00
THE ABOMINABLE PHOTO THREAD: THE THIRD COMING! in General
Shaper
Member # 22
Profile #87
IMAGE(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/morganwild/Me.jpg)

My photo from the old thread, I should have more on my computer soon enough consisting of pictures of my recent holiday.

It pains me to say it, but the Harry Potter speculations end here.
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