What if rationality is a hoax? What if objectivity is a mear illusion simply to boost the egos of those who are more capable/put in a better position in life?
Here me out.
First, ask yourself if you know everything. Next, ask yourself if it's even possible to know everything. Do you see where...
I have recently found a pattern in my own behavior.
What happens is that someone (usually someone and not something) will do something to piss me off. I will stew and be angry and it will come out in ugly ways. As such I observe that it comes out in ugly ways and I don't like that so I want to...
I just watched a video:
In this video, it talks about how big data is used and the dangers of it.
Because of this video, I predict that within the next 20 years that forums like this one will be a thing of the past. I do NOT want that to happen.
Why I think forums will either be changed...
I ran this by serac (and he hasn't replied to the 2nd (or 3rd, I forget) PM), but I want to know what more people think of this.
The idea is that an unknown quantity could be literally anything. Anything includes things that either change or are a representative of infinity in some way.
Honestly, one of the WORST shows I have ever seen.
It is so cringe that I can only stand to watch about 30 sec of this show at a time and if I were forced to watch this in entirety, it would make for a pretty good way to torcher me, especially at high volume.
Season 4 Episode 1 - When...
This is going to be sorta half theory and half asking what other people think of this.
What brought this question into my head was being in the search for a particular sound in music that I was longing for at the time. Through this introspection, I realized I was consciously wanting to...
This describle the landscape of people who typically take these personality test and tells how even though Big 5 isn't very popular, that it is the most scientifically valid personality dynamic.
This is the Big 5 personality test that is linked in the article.
My results are as follows...
Couple examples from things I have given money to or at least thought about giving money to:
Mod authors to mods of my favorite mods for my favorite games
Non-Profits (good ones like world vision, not shitty ones)
Homeless people (not those fakes that hold signs up from 9-5)...
I will start with something that happened today.
I, as an INTP, am very prone to misplacing things with my absent mindedness. I lose my keys somewhat frequently. I have stretches where I always know where they are for weeks, sometimes months tho. I had misplaced the keys to my Van some weeks...
Anyone here play this game? I did a cursory search and didn't really come up with anything.
I just bought it because I got a gift card for steam and it was just about what the gift card was worth and I have heard good things about it.
So far I think it's pretty damned awesome. I spent way...
I mentioned how I could get obsessed with things for days (usually around a week, sometimes longer) with my therapy group today. Someone mentioned that I should get screened for OCD.
I did this test because of that and was really surprised at my results. I was so surprised I did the test...
If you have taken this test (it costs about 10 bucks), feel free to give your results here.
Link to test.
Agreeableness: Moderately Low: 32%
Compassion: Low: 21%
Politeness: Typical or Average 52%
Conscientiousness: Very Low: 5%
Industriousness: Very Low: 8%
I recall Hado saying something about being able to use this info some way... Something about having individual results or some shit. IDK if I am remembering correctly or if my reading comprehension is just poor. In any case, my psychiatrist ordered a neuropsychological test for me. I'll be...
Do you use it while browsing the internet?
Sometimes I hotkey my middle mouse button to Home, sometimes I just keep it the same.
I imagine it's a button most people don't think about too much, but I use it a fair bit.
What is this song about?
"Sioux Lane Spirits"
Daddy, she has your eyes
And when she grins you can only realize
The guilt she manifests so deep inside you
That your thin veneer of catechism can no longer hide
The voice you hear, her secret pain
As she digs the shiv into her placid veins
I have always had a weird relationship with compartmentalizing. On the one hand I do do this sometimes as anything with a brain does. On the other hand, and what may separate me from other humans is that I really have no control over this. I don't really have separate boxes for all my stuff in...
So I am pretty sure I have figured out why people identify as a different sexual orientation than what they were born with.
Pretty sure it has to do with an inferiority to independence. They desire independence, but don't have the capacity for it. Hear me out. You have to ask yourself what do...
I've noticed something about facebook and it took me way too long to figure out. I recently pruned my friends list down to 130. What I noticed is that my home page on facebook is all the sudden completely polluted with shit I don't give a flying fuck about, worse than the shit my friends post -...
So I had a thought recently that I wanted to reduce the kind of music I like very specifically into very concrete objective criteria, so I could have a much better ability to consciously know what music I like and what music appeals to me.
So far, I have been able to determine that I like...
I remember I made a thread about how apt someone is to change things. Does anyone remember what the dichotomies were? I remember there was some discussion about what exactly fit and I was adapting my dichotomies based on people's feedback.
Anyone remember this?
I don't check out every article on this site, but every one in awhile, when I am in the right mood, they post something like this that is just fascinating.
I have been interested in factor five for about a week now, but its a little fuzzy on when the threshold was reached.
Pretty much every damn big 5 test I take gives me at least above 50% openness.
My finding of this relates to a concrete example in my life as a patient of DBT therapy.
I have this happen to me occasionally where I cannot sleep. I do every thing correctly before bed and yet when I go to lie down (because I am tired and it is my routine to sleep at this time) I just lay in bed with my eyes closed trying to sleep all the while my mind is racing with thoughts...
Here is mine.
The Birthday Massacre > Prolog + Lovers End 4:52
Marilyn Manson > Devour 3:46
Linkin Park > Heavy 2:50
Nyves > Pressure 4:02
A Perfect Circle > The Outsider 4:08
Nine Inch Nails > Burning Bright (field on fire) 5:50
Metallica > Now That We're Dead 6: 59
Mastodon > Show...
I've started to psychoanalyze him. It started out innocent enough, just a simple question of what his degrees he had. Since I have been trying to "figure him out" without him noticing. I don't think he has caught on yet, but he is likely to. I usually keep discussion on topic and am more...
I just got a PM from Thingyman (the originator of the Mafia Championships) telling us we are invited to the Mafia Championships Season 4!!! :D
This is the official invite:
Thingyman tells me that we have to make our selection on who we are going to send by 04/23/2017.
Naturally I think...
You know that stereotype of the "old" people who are trying to be "helpful" but are just plain annoying? Yeah, that's about what I feel like at this stage in my life.
Age has a way of creeping up on you. When I was young I was so concerned about fitting in (without actually trying to fit in)...
This is a term of presidency.
I am a bit shocked myself that I have remained on this site for so long (though nothing like some of the members here who have basically served 2 terms).
Where does the time go?
When I first got here (if people remember) my use of vocabulary was poor and...