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    Pensive reminded me of the forum, had to check it...

    Pensive reminded me of the forum, had to check it out. I am a member since 2005, which makes it 11 years, I guess? Oops, I think I'm supposed to say we, right?

    Well, we have forgotten how this...
  2. Thread: Feminism

    by Taliesin
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    Um, Paul - if you use homosexuality or effeminacy...

    Um, Paul - if you use homosexuality or effeminacy as insults, playful insults, banter, humiliation or even self-deprecatory humour then that, in my understanding, carries the implication that being...
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    May you have a happy birthday and may all the...

    May you have a happy birthday and may all the other days be happy as well!
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    JBI - I think that declaring trans issues to be...

    JBI - I think that declaring trans issues to be on par with penis enlargements and breast implants is unfair - one of them has to do with one's gender identity on a very personal level and the other...
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    Hmmh - I actually think that it would take quite...

    Hmmh - I actually think that it would take quite some cojones to wear a skirt publicly.
    I think that I agree with Mark on this question - how would you separate the sensation of being male from all...
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    I am not really religious, but negative theology...

    I am not really religious, but negative theology (the point that divine concepts cannot be described in any other ways except saying what they are not) has always been to my liking. And I think that...
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    I have a book waiting in my bookshelf named "Les...

    I have a book waiting in my bookshelf named "Les Bienveillantes". I haven't gotten to reading it(partly because my French isn't that good), but, apparently, it is claimed to be rather good. From...
  8. This stuff looks like a Discordian exercise,...

    This stuff looks like a Discordian exercise, maybe best read as a zen-koan. Then again, maybe not.
    Quoting Principia Discordia
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    I seem to have taken a liking to "a propos"

    I seem to have taken a liking to "a propos"
  10. I'm Estonian. Our most noted prose writer is...

    I'm Estonian. Our most noted prose writer is probably Anton Hansen Tammsaare - at least this is the official canon as taught in schools. His pentalogy "Truth and Justice" is rather good, I think. ...
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    I leave this forum just for a couple of measly...

    I leave this forum just for a couple of measly years and then stuff like this happens. I, frankly, am at a loss of words.
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    A propos "I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper"-...

    A propos "I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper"- around five or six years ago there was a series of space larps around here, mainly inspired by the style of Douglas Adams, I think. (not certain, for...
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    Have a happy birthday, Virgil! Or is it the next...

    Have a happy birthday, Virgil! Or is it the next day now? So difficult to say with all these time zones and stuff. Happy day, anyhow. Or night.
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    I admit that I almost never read poems in the...

    I admit that I almost never read poems in the Personal Poetry section -however, the title of this poem draw me in, in fact, I find the title the strongest point of the poem.
    The poem itself is very...
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    Yes, and writing novels is only a way of asking...

    Yes, and writing novels is only a way of asking and answering questions about the human condition.

    Scientific method is the unique way of asking and answering questions about the natural world....
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    Yes. I do think it's unjust. As far as I know,...

    Yes. I do think it's unjust.
    As far as I know, paedophilia isn't generally defined to be a fetish, or even when it is, it is usually not one that one thinks of when hearing the word "fetish", I...
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    I do suspect that science is art and has...

    I do suspect that science is art and has aesthetical qualities mainly if you have studied it enough, a sort of an acquired taste, if you will. I'm also rather certain that it's not for everybody. But...
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    ! (s5cr)

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    With a six-month winter last year (snow came down...

    With a six-month winter last year (snow came down at Late October and melted at the end of April), I was rather happy to see that there is yet none here even in mid-December. They predict a snowstorm...
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    Poll: I guess that it might be a tad annoying that I...

    I guess that it might be a tad annoying that I write in this thread mainly from the viewpoint of a Go-enthusiast who wonders about whether similar things hold for chess(e.g I recently learned that...
  21. Thread: Glasses

    by Taliesin
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    Poll: It's time to ask the third of the three great...

    It's time to ask the third of the three great questions (as I'm told) posed by the intelligentsia everywhere:
    1)What to do?
    2)Who is to blame?
    3)Where are my glasses?

    Glasses are great though -...
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    Poll: Not certain about blitz chess, but the people I...

    Not certain about blitz chess, but the people I used to play Go with discouraged me from playing blitz Go, saying that it will teach me the wrong instincts - stuff that only works because people...
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    Don't Be Afraid - Stan Getz Quartet...

    Don't Be Afraid - Stan Getz Quartet
    Dokumentideta võõras linnas - Ruja (Without Documents In an Alien/Foreign City)
    Mul oli üks plika - Vennaskond (I had a girl)
    Rocks On The Road - Jethro Tull...
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    Poll: As a mathematician, I would disagree (e.g there...

    As a mathematician, I would disagree (e.g there are "games" which could go on forever), but this would take us heavily offtopic, so I'll better be silent. (also since I can't be bothered to argue...
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    Poll: Chess is a nice tactical game, although I usually...

    Chess is a nice tactical game, although I usually don't play it while I'm sober, mainly for two reasons - first,when I lose I can always blame the alcohol and second, I play more bravely (or...
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