George Carlin --- Religion is Bullshit by RavAshi in atheism

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*Institutionalized Religion.

He basically rants against the Church like Jesus did against the Temples.

It was a nice wake up call for America because their Churches are only bested in crazyness by a few extremist branches around the world. And I can see why he calls it religion in general because 'institutionalized religion' is too easily associated with the Churches and, like he says, they have a lot of money to sue.

Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told.

This holds much truth as it's the telling part that should be gone. Also it figures he goes off on a rant more specifically towards the Sand-trilogy (aka the Abrahamitic religions) and leaves out the (for example) various Native American ones, Eastern ones and European ones before the Romans came with their weird version of the Christ.

For example most 'Gnostic' - branches (Christian-like or not) would have this rant hung like a declaration of independence in their (if they have one) worship area.

The main appeal of atheism is the Institutionalized Relgion's tendencies to dictate what's right/wrong from books and higher authorities (I don't mean God, because that's the book, but clergy people dictating) and enforce it through mob and/or governments. While funny enough even the most extreme 'truth enforcing' religions do have a saying/quote somewhere in their many texts about the dangers of books, texts, stories and the way they DO NOT relate to current events.

The most private web browsers - Pale Moon and Basilisk. by RavAshi in privacy

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Pretty sure the Tor-browser out ranks them, but these are nice firefox replacements.

Palemoon is the one I go with when a page is too much of a hassle to access with blockers, it's besides your point also a tat faster than Firefox in my experience.

Self-Healing Fabric by magnora7 in technology

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Or like clothes made of tiny robes where the weave is lose enough to pry your finger through, and with a little rubbing the hole closes again (only this is on Nano level and the stretching out is impressive.

Though I nature something usually gets torn, shredded or cut (by thorns) instead of 'nicely' penetrated.

An 1861 illustrated Japanese book on the American revolutionary war [full scan] by Mnemonic in history

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I'm not all to familiar with this war and in what order it happened, but this one http://archive.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kosho/bunko11/bunko11_a0380/bunko11_a0380_0002/bunko11_a0380_0002_p0033.jpg looks like the tea party? or did something happen with the natives?(I can't find anything about the Natives being in the war)

Also, when thinking about Dragon Ball Z, think of the original somehow less annoying but very different voice acting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vHiABxIuM

Self-Healing Fabric by magnora7 in technology

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Though technically it doesn't break, just stretches.

Some Kind Of by Mnemonic in MUSICUNKNOWN

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DS9 is decent, maybe try an episode guide so you only watch the main arc. TOS is pretty meh, was so underwhelming watching it after having it hyped by all Trekkies as the best.

Some Kind Of by Mnemonic in MUSICUNKNOWN

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TNG > TNG Movies > Voyager > Enterprise >DS9 > TOS-movies > TOS > TOS-animated > Discovery (only saw first half season BUT Patrick steward is coming in season2 is rumored) > 'the reboot movies'

Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups... by Mnemonic in quotes

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Well the 'The Library of America' has a great collection of his novels (including the complete V.A.L.I.S. trilogy), so it won't go down easily.

Then there is 'The Exegesis of Philip K Dick' which is a monster and such a cluster of all things (reading the V.A.L.I.S. trilogy beforehand is recommended) that I'm still busy with it because catching up on the references he casually mentions in his letters are big and hard texts. But a very good look into his mind and how the V.A.L.I.S. trilogy came to be.

Former Hillary Adviser: "Hillary will run again. She will not allow this humiliating loss at the hands of an amateur to end the story of her career.” by useless_aether in NotTheOnion

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Oh boy! Now were are going to find out if the Democratic party is brain-dead if she becomes the Democratic runner.

Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups... by Mnemonic in quotes

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Some more solid Dick:

“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.” Philip K. Dick

“The problem with introspection is that it has no end.” ― Philip K. Dick

“This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance.” ― Philip K. Dick

“I guess that's the story of life: what you most fear never happens, but what you most yearn for never happens either. This is the difference between life and fiction. I suppose it's a good trade-off. But I'm not sure.” ― Philip K. Dick

“There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'.” ― Philip K. Dick

“This is a mournful discovery. 1)Those who agree with you are insane 2)Those who do not agree with you are in power.” ― Philip K. Dick, VALIS

“A man is an angel that has gone deranged.” ― Philip K. Dick

Any suggestions on where I can learn more about young revolutionaries and ideas that have great potential? by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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Not per se young:

https://www.fsf.org/ Stallman intensifies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_Party (just look up your nearest one)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_education (Most 'good' universities have some sort of open program running in background with great resources)

[DIY] How Much HTML and CSS Should You Know To Develop? by Mnemonic in Internet

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Ah I see, when I started searching a lot of tutorials popped up, so just put 'psd to html' in your favorite search engine and pick your tutorial. All of the ones I looked through get into the the html and css part at first glance pretty well.

https://www.w3schools.com/ is a great overall resource for html and css, for looking things up.

I also found this article: https://blog.teamtreehouse.com/psd-to-html-is-dead but that's more of an 'if you're interested and have nothing to do' kind of read ;)

Goodluck!

[DIY] How Much HTML and CSS Should You Know To Develop? by Mnemonic in Internet

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convert PSD to a real website

Okay, so what exactly do you mean by that?

  • A picture split-up into a header, sidebar, footer. Like an oldstyle website.

  • uploading and using the psd as image file?

  • something else?

Because maybe I can find a nice tutorial. HTML, CSS and even Javascript is pretty simple to read and thinker with BUT getting on real production level is something else.

Saidit's voting system: Why it's awesome and how to use it by magnora7 in SaidIt

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That would only work for the front page and with low user activity.

There is a funny tab that shows the top funny posts, so what more is there to want?

Does saidit support custom theming? by RavAshi in SaidIt

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I'm not the one to ask, I don't know about reddit.

Does saidit support custom theming? by RavAshi in SaidIt

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Look it up ;)

Does saidit support custom theming? by RavAshi in SaidIt

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I wouldn't know that, but the feature is in the opensource of reddit.

I would guess it was not in the first installment of reddit but came later, but I've never been reddit so don't know.

Does saidit support custom theming? by RavAshi in SaidIt

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Are the trolls here now? Last night someone took the time to mark all my submissions as funny by EndlessSunflowers in SaidIt

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I think being funnied on all your submits as far as the eyes reach provides enough context to go 'What the ...'.

But hey, thanks for clearing it up and rolling back!

Saidit's voting system: Why it's awesome and how to use it by magnora7 in SaidIt

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You have been funnied because my 'up-bulbed' is much, much more and also way cooler, but you made me giggle with the knowlegde that people think light-bulbs emit white light.

Edit: wait... I see, it's white in the icon... hmmm, still though... Mine's better :p

Are the trolls here now? Last night someone took the time to mark all my submissions as funny by EndlessSunflowers in SaidIt

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Okay, a weird update... it seems as of a few minutes ago now (just refreshed the new page), the funnies are disappearing...

Edit: Yeah, just checked my own submits again and about 30 minutes ago they all had at least one funny dating back 4-5 days ago, as of now only appropriate submits have funnies and a lot of submits don't have the 1 anymore.

Seems like your post helped!

If it was due to system tinkering I'm sure we'll get an update about that soon.

Are the trolls here now? Last night someone took the time to mark all my submissions as funny by EndlessSunflowers in SaidIt

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When scrolling through the new submits, seems every submit got at least 1 funny vote... So it doesn't seem to be personal towards you.

Edit: further research reveals it to be only on submits, not comments and it goes all the way back to about 4-5 days (depends on timezone I guess): so I conclude 3 possible happenings:

  • trolls

  • Over active someone who read the saidit voting post

  • Some tinkering in the system caused by accident

[DIY] How Much HTML and CSS Should You Know To Develop? by Mnemonic in Internet

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PSD, as the Photoshop file-format?

Ted Was Right, Wasn't He? by useless_aether in quotes

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Great summary!

Ted Was Right, Wasn't He? by useless_aether in quotes

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He's pretty against post-modernism

His own self-made weird definition of post-modernism while using post-modernism to reach that conclusion. It's post-modernist to see the flaws he sees in (for example) that gender-law in Canada or how he's treated by the academia because of his 'rebellion'. [though it depends which line of which post-modernist thinker you follow].

but he still is calling for deep change in a lot of ways.

I really fail to see that in concrete ways, he's saying micro-interventionists things that 'could' work for people to get back on track but that's not a change from going to a psychiatrist, or having a conversation with your house-doctor or even your loved one, spouse, friends or some random person in a bar. Here I kind of like him, but it's not new nor deep.

On his thoughts about myths, legends and human psychology you're better off reading Jung, get Gnostic or get more into your own local culture.

Imo there is no "true rebellion against the system", it's all shades of grey. Some could make the argument that being happy within yourself for who you are is the truest rebellion in a system looking to control us with fear and conformity.

Ah yeah, I think we are talking about a different 'system'. (because I agree on that) {Ted is more about the underlying [to put it matrix style] code}.

The Industrial revolution and the enslavement of humanity by technology, machines, factories, schools and most of all this 'new' government that it brought which is (usually) not royal but a cluster of everything and everyone willing to 'sell out' for power/money/other indulgences because that is what this system thrives on.

This system is what Peterson does not rebel against, he cherry-picked some strange outgrows and doubles down on those as parlor trick while the rest is basic psychiatry stuff taught in... the academia he 'somehow' rebels against.

Petersons crusade against the media-hyped concepts I like though his approach is the same and that I dislike.

Hmm to put the difference it more clearly: Consider a car.

Peterson is against having it mandatory painted pink, not only because it would be mandatory but also the 'reasons' brought up to why it should be painted pink. (and of course freedom)

Ted is against having a car for the sake of humanity and it's freedom in nature.

I hope this makes more clear why I say Peterson would be a false rebellion in the thoughtline of Kaczynski.