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by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump's Space Force
Replies: 25
Views: 1354

Re: Trump's Space Force

@Jacob That was a fascinating read. Funny that such a simple concept could be so effective. What about the idea of constructing some sort of scaffolding up there for building larger installations modular style? Seems logical as one of the biggest hurdles is getting big stuff up there. This way paylo...
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump's Space Force
Replies: 25
Views: 1354

Re: Trump's Space Force

jacob wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Think of it as a sticked spaceX landing with a tungsten crowbar++++++kinetic energy(*).
Are you talking railgun? How would it be powered?
by Mikeallison
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump's Space Force
Replies: 25
Views: 1354

Re: Trump's Space Force

@Jacob Ya, my biggest issue with it is the priorities part, seems like we have more than we can handle here on earth at the moment. I also worry about the militarization of space while we are still at each other's throats (although maybe it would act in the role of deterrent, like nukes?) The nerd i...
by Mikeallison
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

Wow, I had no clue there were so many different personality tests out there...down the rabbit hole I go.
by Mikeallison
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump's Space Force
Replies: 25
Views: 1354

Trump's Space Force

I feel like this topic hasn't gotten the attention it deserves with all the other political shenanigans going on at the moment. Space Marines are one of my favorite Sci Fi tropes from childhood, but I'm far from sold on the idea being implemented at the moment (or ever).

What do you guys think?
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

@daylen Ya I responded before you put that in there lol. I understand where you are coming from, in that language is a crude tool, and an aproximation of meaning. I think where we differ is that I think it is adequate at expressing the basics, and that it deals with real things. Sickness, death, bir...
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

Edited after your edit haha. So natural processes like I described above, say death of the body for example, are too abstract for language to express from one person to another? In other words the symbol of the thing is inadequate to describe the thing itself? And because of that inability, the conc...
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

@daylen

So language is dervied from something else than experience and reality, the two are not related?
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

@daylen

So natural processes like child birth, sickness, death, digestion, flatulence etc only exist because of a general consensus that they exist?
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

Arbitrary in the sense that there is never any agreed-upon rule to differentiate between sick and healthy unless two or more agents contruct one to use in a limited context. So by arbitrary you mean not-unanimous? So sick and well are not to do with natural processes, but rather with the degree of ...
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

@daylen Arbitrary "based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system" If the line is truly arbitrary, as you say, then who is to determine where the edge of it lies? If we are to have edge cases, then we must have an existing standard of what constitutes healthy and sick for ...
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

daylen wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:22 pm
The line between sick and healthy is arbituary.
Fascinating statement.

So one who is sick, and one who is healthy are the same? A first place marathon runner, and a person on hospice? Same?
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Should I Sell My Civic and Buy a Hybrid or Electric Car?
Replies: 22
Views: 2916

Re: Should I Sell My Civic and Buy a Hybrid or Electric Car?

I own two suvs each of which use the gas of three modern economy cars going the same distance. The key was buying a home in town and close to jobs and services so I can afford to tool around in them. I also just bought another broken honda crx, swapped a used 2.0l crv engine into it, and now have a ...
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

Re: MBTI as a disorder/disease

@riggerjack

Well said! Is this a place of comfort or discomfort for you then? Both?

@daylen

Not sure, maybe ask Eunomia?
by Mikeallison
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: MBTI as a disorder/disease
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

MBTI as a disorder/disease

Firing another one off the cuff. What if you framed your personality type in the context of a disorder instead of simply an approximate description of how you operate? In other words what advice would you give in order to round out some of the more negative/undesirable aspects of your type (or a typ...
by Mikeallison
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?
Replies: 77
Views: 3520

Re: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?

BRUTE wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:51 pm
one side has to behave like an adult first to make this better, even if the other side totally started it, mom.
Oh I know how that tactic goes, one side will pretend to be the "bigger person", then turn around and slug the other side in the arm when mom isn't looking.
by Mikeallison
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?
Replies: 77
Views: 3520

Re: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?

@MA - Then it comes down to my last sentence. @Jacob Edited this after giving it some more thought, Thinking about it a bit more, you are probably dead on that the petty behavior on both sides is destructive and counter productive. However "being the bigger person" only works when the nature of the...
by Mikeallison
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?
Replies: 77
Views: 3520

Re: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?

@Jacob Interesting. I catch your drift about glass houses and chucking bricks, but I think the difference here is that the right has no interest in residing in the glass house that the left has constructed. In other words the right and the left hold two increasingly distinct standards when it comes ...
by Mikeallison
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?
Replies: 77
Views: 3520

Re: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?

@Edithkeeler You just sounded really exasperated by the topic in general haha. I debated posting this one at all because I think alot of people are (I'm definitely fed up with certain parts of the news cycle), but it is interesting, for me at least, to see how people here perceive and interpret the ...
by Mikeallison
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?
Replies: 77
Views: 3520

Re: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?

I am about sick of social media in general and people whining about consequences of shit they posted, and people whining about non-consequences for other people. Sorry to have upset you, I'm not quite fed up with it yet. Watching the battle for control over the overton window is kinda fascinating t...