• Posty McPostface
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    3 AM, Sleep for me to be had.
  • Hanover
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    You want me to sing a song to my dog? My dog doesn't have the best hearing. Or do you just want to hear my Australian accent?TimeLine

    This isn't about getting to know you or to hear what you're sure is an amazing accent. It's just that we want to know your dog is loved and properly sung to.
  • Agustino
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    What is the relationship between bankers and thieves?
  • Posty McPostface
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    And... no sleep was had.

    Gotta refrain from engaging in philosophical shit or high powered intellectual topics at night.
  • Agustino
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    Gotta refrain from engaging in philosophical shit or high powered intellectual topics at night.Posty McPostface
    Did you read Shestov :P ?
  • Posty McPostface
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    I found him pandering after a while, sorry couldn't make it through the first page you linked. But, I definitely liked his parallel between philosophers who cannot cease their sadomasochistic pursuit of knowledge and wisdom by gorging of the fruit from the tree of knowledge.

    Quietism it is then!
  • Agustino
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    Quietism it is then!Posty McPostface
    Yah, but why was your mind not quiet last night then?
  • Posty McPostface
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    Yah, but why was your mind not quiet last night then?Agustino

    Too much intellectual excitement and joy.

    One has to moderate those mental masturbatory urges, ya know?
  • Agustino
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    One has to moderate these mental masturbatory urges, ya know?Posty McPostface
    Yah of course... too much play with the dragon is not good! >:O
  • T Clark
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    high powered intellectual topicsPosty McPostface

    Oh, are you on another forum too? :-}
  • Posty McPostface
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    PhysicsForums. But I post the same stuff here as I post there, bar philosophical topics which aren't tolerated too much there. I say high powered because your required to present factual evidence in support of most claims made over there. So, it can take some time to read through studies or papers if you want to present a compelling case and get quality responses.

    Not like I don't get that here; but, there's just a different methodology with science and philosophy.
  • T Clark
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    Not like I don't get that here; but, there's just a different methodology with science and philosophy.Posty McPostface

    Although I hate emojis with a deep, philosophical, esthetic, and linguistic fervor, I've decided I need to use them because people have trouble telling when I'm trying to be funny or ironic. Forgot to put one on my post. Just edited it.
  • Posty McPostface
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    Not sure what to say...
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
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    (L) I am going home to Chicago to see my Dad in February! The songs at Christmas about "I'll be home for Christmas" just about broke my heart but I have made it through so I can give him all the stored up hugs I have for him. My Uncle says that my Dad is slowing down, drifting out of conversations and is turning inward a bit. What better medicine than to have your over zealous, want to go for a walk puppy, cute as a button daughter fly in just to see YOU? (L)
  • Bitter Crank
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    ironicT Clark

    What is the emojis for "irony alert"? or "humor that sounds sarcastic, is pretty much, but isn't intended to cut too deeply"? "just too stupid to be allowed to live"? or "I don't like your emoji"? The pallet seems to be too limited.
  • Bitter Crank
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    Keep these: ditch the rest

    >:o 8-) :-x >:) (N) >:O :-d
  • dog
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    Nah. Drop them all. Make 'em work to decipher yer tone.
  • Bitter Crank
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    What would such an irony symbol look like? Fortunately, the need for an irony sign is not new, and the question has been pondered and answered. In 1899, the French poet Alcanter de Brahms said that ironists should always use a kind of upside down question mark: “le petit signe flagellateur.” But the novelist Vladimir Nabokov answered the question best, decades before social networks. He suggested the “sly smile” of a horizontal parenthesis. — MIT Technology Review
    ¿
  • Noble Dust
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    Our first emoji-assisted sarcastic comment from T. Clark. You're doing great.
  • T Clark
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    What would such an irony symbol look like? Fortunately, the need for an irony sign is not new, and the question has been pondered and answered. In 1899, the French poet Alcanter de Brahms said that ironists should always use a kind of upside down question mark: “le petit signe flagellateur.” But the novelist Vladimir Nabokov answered the question best, decades before social networks. He suggested the “sly smile” of a horizontal parenthesis. — MIT Technology ReviewBitter Crank

    I personally like [Fe] or [♂], but using them makes me feel pompous. The male symbol is also the alchemical symbol for iron. I don't hate [¿]. I like to put brackets around it so there's no mistaking it as something else. I'm willing to agree to use it if others are. If we use parentheses instead of brackets, (¿), it looks a little like Jimmy Durante, who nobody but you, me, and a few others here has ever heard of.
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