Profile for saunders


Recent posts

Pages

AuthorRecent posts
Ghana knock US out of World Cup in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #0
So wonderful that it merits my self-denying ordinance against starting topics.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
A little note in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #37
I see Z with ˇ on top.

See your PM for an explanation of the other, but let's keep it a mystery, huh?

Sve je dobro!

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Collections in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #4
I collect trivia. I will swap for wits if they are trivial enough.

Oh, and souls. (easy to forget)

[ Wednesday, June 21, 2006 06:31: Message edited by: saunders ]

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
A little note in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #32
Elf
Learnt for RP purposes
and Anarhiztok: molim!

[ Wednesday, June 21, 2006 06:30: Message edited by: saunders ]

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Use A Debate Tactic Against Itself in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #37
Why oh why do people insist on posting in discussion topics in a way that adds nothing to the argument but simply boosts their post count?

Why do they ask rhetorical questions which are fundamentally empty and almost invariably ultimately missplet?

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Just wondering in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #8
>^;.;^<

These things make kittens weep.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
A little note in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #28
Good afternoon dear anarchist.
As I have learned to say in another context, Vilenlaki su cudni.

ADoS is definitely Vilenlak, so do not worry about him. Just be yourself, which eems to be something gentle, and I will give you another phrase: sve je dobro.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Anonymity and online identity, yet again. in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #40
My real name is unusual.
Fortunately "Saunders" is far from unique.
And I am not really dangerous at all.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Peer Review Process (was Evolution Stuff (was What is Religion, exactly?)) in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #199
Any conferences in which I have been involved, either organising or presenting, have had a peer review process for accepting papers, though less rigorous than for journals. Conference papers tend also to be shorter, and more of a signpost than an in-depth treatment of one's methods and results.
These were in the field of mathematics education, by the way.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
What continent do you live on? (in which the voices take over) in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #33
Australia is thus too small to be a continent but to big to be an island, and hence does not exist.
I have long suspected that somewhere so nice was a figment of the imagination, and for this reason will have to explain to my beloved he really can't emigrate there.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #272
quote:
Originally written by Karma Police xx:

But poor Nico! How am I ever going to shower her with adoration now? She'll stab me up good...
Shower her from a great height so her stabbing won't reach?

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
My God can beat up your God! in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #140
These last posts have just opened my eyes to the understanding that theism includes an element of atheism, in that the re are very few people (who must be very confused) who would believe in ALL possible gods. Thus belief in one particular system of divinity tends to exclude belief in some others: monotheism excludes dualism or polytheism, for example.
I have no idea where that idea leads, except to say that total atheism is maybe an extreme form of a beief system but not different in kind from theism.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Dan Brown Book... in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #28
I was going to write an essay about the various things that are supposed to be shocking or revelatory in Brown's book, but frankly it is a badly written mess of plot holes and does not merit serious criticism.
It will only shock people who find it an appalling waste of paper or those who have a very shaky understanding of the doctrines it is supposed to be attacking.
All the bases of the "research" on which it is supposed to be based (Rennes le Chateau, Beranger Sauniere, Pierre Plantard, the Priory of Sion, and so on) have been shown to be unsound: see Wikipedia for pointers.
I enjoy thrillers when the writer has out as much effort into writing them as he expects me to put into reading them, but this one is pure tosh.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Alorael have finally get a Custom Title? in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #111
quote:
Originally written by Aussieavernum:

Since my last post seems to have been ignored by those who know the answer, I shall ask it again. How do I get a custom title? :confused:
By sacrificing your dearest hopes to the dark gods of the gloomy pit.

By contemplating the mystery that is the Trinity of Postification.

By feeding your sanity drop by drop to the Fluffy Turtles of the bucket at the door.

By amusing Drake the Pirate or annoying *i the Mighty.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Another year gone by... in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #23
Thuryl, Aran and Alorael are three aspects of the postifying god.
Zeviz, it was nice to see your month of homage to them!

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Fluffy Turtles : The origins in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #12
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Unless he's an algebrist.
Oh, that is neat!

But it's that kind of wordplay that causes him to kick people.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Fluffy Turtles : The origins in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #10
*nods* but Khoth is a mathematician, and can't be expected to make fine distinctions of that kind!

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
"Terror's Marlenny" contest in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #17
And do not neglect to factor in TM's imagination and vast experience of all kinds of unpleasantness.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Fluffy Turtles : The origins in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #8
Khoth sort of made the fluffy turtles special...
I passed him one in a chat, and he wondered what kind of fungus made it fluffy.
Before that they were simple soft toys.
After that they were something else.

Oh, I gave up AIM after Trillian went evil on me, and now use ICQ.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
How would you deal with an acquainted killer? in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #38
quote:
Originally written by Jewels:

quote:
Originally written by too long, don't read, too many CRs:

I find myself narrowing in on the question which is the "real personality?"
I would think that the 'real' personality comes out more readily in an online forum, then it does in real life. RL has so many expectations from family and friends and much larger consequences for breaking those expectations. It is much easier to tell a complete stranger, whom you have no obligation to ever talk to again, who you really are. Especially those deep dark secrets that warrent rejection.

Which is the "real" personality, and to whom you would be more likely to reveal it is a complex issue.

There are things in my life that I'd be far more likely to disclose online than to anybody I know, because I've seen the repercussions of revealing such things in RL. I could simply disappear and never have to see the reactions of online acquaintances. On the other hand we have seen liars and fantasists here on Spidweb who have constructed webs of deceit that ended up hurting people who initially took them seriously.

The persona that we construct here is different from the persona we use offline, and in different contexts offline, because an individual's personality is actually too big to show more than one aspect of it at once. We reveal part of who we are, some part by choice, some part involuntarily, and then our interlocutors construct a mental image that incorporates the elements that they notice from our posts.

If there are elements that cannot be incorporated consistently then we have three options. We can rearrange the mental image to include them, if the new pieces can be made to fit. We can ignore the incongruous elements and continue with the image that is familiar and comfortable. Otherwise we can try to fit the new elements, and if we cannot make them fit, we may decide that there has been some deception involved.

I think Procrastinator is struggling between the feeling that there was deception and trying to make the new pieces fit. In my experience it is easier to try to forget an extreme experience, because remembering it tends initially to recall all the associated feelings. One thus tries to wall off that part of oneself and pretend it is not there. This creates a piece of oneself that seems not to fit, so it is not surprising that it would appear to others that it does not fit: that it is incongruous.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
The Abominable Photo Thread IV: A New Hope in General
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #202
The most obvious part of Nightwish's sound, however, is that operatic vocal.

--------------------
I am a mater of time and how .

Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00

Pages