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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Free energy
« on: May 12, 2013, 06:00:01 PM »
Many people say they've invented free energy machines. If this is so I think the only proof they need is to post their 0 dollar, or negative amount electric bill. I mean if they have a machine that can produce electricity for free, why haven't they used it to at least get rid of their electric bill. They claim that their work isn't used elsewhere because of evullll corporations wanting monies, but there would be nothing stopping them from using it at home.

Thoughts anyone?

The Lounge / That's all she wrote
« on: June 02, 2012, 11:12:59 AM »
Well guys I leave for basic training on monday. After that it'll be a year of rather intensive tech school. It's been a crazy ride here on this flat earth.

Man lurve all around guys.

p.s. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW the earths round! your all retarted!!!!11111one

Technology, Science & Alt Science / My ipod wants its freedoms
« on: January 01, 2012, 11:51:06 AM »
So I woke up today and tried to use my ipod and all it would give me is a blank screen. When I hooked it up to a computer it threw me an error message that it needs reformatted. When I went to reformat it an update was available. My news feed then spit out a blurb about a new jailbreak being available (which you have to reformat your ipod for in the first place my least favorite step).

My ipod is a manipulative genius.

Arts & Entertainment / Dune
« on: October 25, 2011, 08:05:46 AM »
I just got every book in the dune series. So far I've read one of the books and I loved it. Anyone else a fan?

The Lounge / Fun with retards
« on: October 18, 2011, 08:45:30 AM »
At work there is a fairly stupid bitch that works with me. She's been pregnant at least twice in the past two years and she's got the intelligence of a small child. To illustrate this fact yesterday she said "Oh wow, I did something for her and she helped me out later" literally shocked at the concept and it has lead me to a conclusion. Dumb bitches literally have the emotional maturity of small children. For some reason they never learned that they aren't the center of the universe or that other people think and feel in ways similar to themselves.

Anyone else notice this?

The Lounge / Hey people
« on: October 12, 2011, 09:28:19 PM »
So I have enlisted in the airforce, and today I passed the dlab with a score of 117 meaning I should get a job as a linguist. That test was fucking crazy, probably my favorite one ever. I scored in the 99 percentile on the asvab and i'm pretty happy. I'm also growing a beard before basic. I may post pics when it fills in a little more. I'm proud of it so far.

(I'd rather be an airman than a seaman, hell I had to beat out millions of other semen to get the position I had before.)

Suggestions & Concerns / Mods please read, no demands just words.
« on: August 28, 2011, 08:43:05 PM »
No respect has ever come from anonymity just resentment and anger.

Apparently a new forum feature allows you to send warnings as "the flat earth society crew" or something. While this may look very official it isn't really on par with the sites style. We are a small community and most of us know each other. While not all of us agree with all of the mods we generally respect them for their intelligence and demeanor. While I do approve greatly of sending warnings to pm as it allows the person to keep their dignity while still changing their behavior, I still think making the message personal and showing your name is a respectful move that shows you personally believe you are helping this individual by sending them the warning.

Feel free to discuss this in the mod forum, ignore this post completely, or not even read it. I just thought that this should be said by someone that has been on both ends of things.

<3 raistypoo

The Lounge / TFES Drinking Game
« on: August 25, 2011, 11:54:27 PM »
If you guys are like me you like to surf the site as you're drinking at night but I always seem to get too distracted to drink properly so I thought a drinking game to go with the site could be fun.

Some basic ideas for rules, view new replies or refreshing a page to check for threads is a drink. Posting in a thread is a drink. Think up some reasonable rules and we could improve tfes and encourage excessive drinking. Everyone wins.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Aliens the new mythology
« on: August 15, 2011, 11:04:49 PM »
This post will make more sense to those who routinely watch the show "Ancient Aliens" on the history channel. The study of mythology has been one of my favorite subjects, I've not really cared for the study of the myths themselves but I've always enjoyed the bits of history hidden inside these myths and the insights into human nature.

Generally myths have been used to explain events in the past whose causes are no longer known or more often to explain human nature that is yet to be understood by the culture creating the myth.

Those who genuinely believe that aliens have affected history generally show a lack of understanding when it comes to human nature or the subject they claim aliens intervened on. This is not a factual statement but simply my opinion after viewing these programs. I believe that they use aliens to explain human nature simply because they lack the ability to understand the true causes. Instead of appealing to gods like zuess, or supernatural beings like centaurs they instead claim alien beings are involved.

In one episode of ancient aliens an "expert" made a claim that caused this idea. He purposed that the greek gods were inspired by aliens. His reasoning is that "the greek gods behaved like humans this is because they were inspired by real beings that were aliens" ignoring the much simpler idea that the gods behave similar to humans because they were created by humans. We love to project human traits on non humans, this can be seen even from a young age.

In a new episode they tried to explain the human lust for gold throughout society by claiming aliens had us harvest it for their ships. A much simpler answer is that it is one of the only metals that does not readily react with most abundant elements and is therefore found naturally. It is also very malleable and shiny, two traits that make it very appealing to form trinkets out of.

I am in no way implying that there are not life forms on planets other than our own, but I do put forth that people trying to explain the past by using aliens as the explanation are simply forming a new mythology.

I would really appreciate some input to steer this theory in a positive direction. To clarify this isn't about proving UFO theories wrong it is about their similarities to myth, and more importantly the fact that they are modern day myths.

edit:myth in no way implies falsehood on a story, for this discussion it more closely means this definition 1. A traditional story, esp. one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events

Arts & Entertainment / To the writer of xkcd
« on: August 03, 2011, 12:36:25 PM »
We get it, someone you know has fucking cancer, please start making comics not about cancer again.

       Everyone tired of hearing about cancer

The Lounge / Amazing new xkcd
« on: June 05, 2011, 09:02:39 PM »
The cloud was one of their better comics if only for its mouse over text.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Extremism
« on: March 10, 2011, 07:46:43 AM »
There has been talk of holding a congressional hearing on increased extremism of islam in america. This idea sounds to me like not only a witch hunt, but unconstitutional as it is completely legal to be as extreme in your religious beliefs as you wish so long as you break no laws.

On the other hand there is a growing trend of increasingly extreme anti government christian militia groups that grow unchecked. These militias have basically declared war on the united states government.

A local newspaper article cited 20 or so of these militias starting in my state in the past year or two. Now ask yourself, which of these deserves a congressional hearing on extremism?

Arts & Entertainment / A song I heard
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:59:46 PM »

This song sort of reminded me of death cab for cutie, if not instrumentally at least vocally. She's not bad looking and definitely makes a good song.

Not being an englishman I have a quick question for everyone enjoying the view from the other side of the pond. Stephen Fry wouldn't happen to be the boy lover from V for vendetta would he? Or to further refine my question to keep from offending everyone, v for vendetta depicted a pretty cool news anchor who happened to be a boy liker and looked a lot like the pics of stephen fry that google showed me. Any comments?

The Lounge / A real topic
« on: February 10, 2011, 07:08:43 PM »
For a long time I have had a suicide prevention website in my signature. I don't know what most of you think of it but it has been there since one of my personal friends killed himself. I am kind of curious right now, who here has lost a friend unintentionally or not. I don't mean an acquaintance either, I mean a person that you had a daily relationship with.

tl'dr help a Raist that had a few too many?

Technology, Science & Alt Science / The news is full of idiocy
« on: February 10, 2011, 06:12:32 PM »

This is an instance of a frog evolving bottom teeth after losing the trait millions of years ago. This asshat claims that this breaks a tenet of evolution. In fact the rule he refers to is just a simple trick in phylogeny in which you assume a trait will not be lost and then reevolved, no part of evolutionary theory claims this is impossible, it is simply a case of always going with the less complex of two explanations.

I hate the news a lot.

The Lounge / Being sick
« on: February 10, 2011, 05:36:25 PM »
I'm sick with a cough and i'm slowly getting drunk off Jameson. Is this bad?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Dolphins
« on: February 10, 2011, 05:29:13 PM »

This paper is a rather interesting read, but it will not be the topic of discussion. Rather I would like to discuss the similarities of this paper and the discussion that occurred when England was trying to decide if aboriginees were people and exempt from hunting.

The Lounge / A car parked outside
« on: January 09, 2011, 10:06:10 PM »
Thanks to my odd schedule lately I have been posting on tfes around 1 am. Tonight 1 cars pulled up to my very christian neighbors house and sat there for approximately 3 minutes. One of them proceeded to drive off and leave the other parked on the street.

There are 2 things odd about this, the neighbors generally park in their driveway that is located in the alley behind their house. They also are of the kind of christian that goes to bed at 9 and wakes up at 6 in the morning.

I have never seen this car before, and there are no other houses close enough to where the car parked to assume they could have simply been parking near a different house. I am forced to believe that their presence has to do with me visiting this site. I shall go outside to investigate in a few minutes while I smoke, I perhaps will carry protection, but if I do not post here again it is safe to say that the conspiracy has finally gotten to me. Good luck and best wishes to you all if I do not return. If I make it back I will update this thread with a very lame recounting of me smoking a cigarette in a very John Travolta fashion.

Thank you.

I move that technology's name either be changed to "Parsifal's Blog" or a subforum is created within to house all of his blog like posts that no one cares about.

Thank you for your consideration.

Suggestions & Concerns / I can't delete my posts
« on: November 30, 2010, 12:58:51 PM »
I made a post and realized it hard already been covered. I went to delete the post but couldn't, so instead I edited it down to a single word having nothing to do with the thread.

Can I ask why I can no longer delete my own posts? Is this really an improvement to the functions of the forum or did someone baww about people deleting their own posts?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Violations of Freedom
« on: November 15, 2010, 06:20:12 AM »
In my grandfather's time they locked up the japanese and german immigrants during world war II without trial or evidence of wrongdoing. In my dad's time being called a communist got you put in front of a kangaroo court that meant the end of your career even if you were deemed "innocent" or simply blacklisted so your career ended on its own.

With these things in mind I have a few questions. With these lessons are we just as capable of committing these kinds of atrocities again, and have we already matched these violations with places like gitmo, and the signing of the patriot act. Of course both of these questions are subjective, but I'd like to hear some of the smarter members inputs, and some of the trollier members trolls (wardogg).

Arts & Entertainment / Crossed
« on: November 15, 2010, 01:25:39 AM »
Has anyone here read the comic "Crossed"? Before you google it be aware that it is entirely unsafe for work and no one should link to it from this site. It is pornographic, and has violent depiction of zombies raping and grotesquely murdering people. This is more a discussion on its artistic merit.

It has a very gripping story line and a rather real feel for a survival/zombie genre. The lack of any sense of hope, and the breaking of most conventions make it rather freaky. The occasional brushings against the fourth wall are also interesting. (they never imply it is a comic, but they always remind you that this isn't a movie, there is no happy ending)

The Lounge / I hate rubrics
« on: November 15, 2010, 12:58:29 AM »
After reviewing my grade rubric and doing some quick math I've found something out. I will pass with a solid b by just showing up for my final speech that is in less than 12 hours. The only real drive for writing something decent is embarrassment in front of my peers.


Philosophy, Religion & Society / On free will
« on: November 01, 2010, 07:24:51 AM »
I was thinking a bit ago and this came to mind.

Somewhere on these forums there has been discussions in which it was brought up that god could be a being from a higher dimension, this somehow gives him the ability to manipulate our reality in pretty much any way he seems fit, and in ways we see as impossible.

If this is true then what would happen if that dimension somehow interacted with particles in our own? He would surely not be omniscient of his own dimension, so would this not provide us with a mechanism for free will?

The Lounge / Video Games and Flat Earth
« on: October 08, 2010, 12:14:27 AM »
A major component of FE theory is that the other "planets" are not the same as the Earth and are not inhabitable. If a conspiracy were trying to make FE theory completely ridiculous to the layman an easy way to accomplish this would be to make living on other planets seem common place. By doing so they would attack FE theory indirectly, and cause most people to immediately question certain components of FE theory.

I was playing Red Faction a few weeks ago and beat the game. This game is centered around the concept that Mars was "Terraformed" and is now inhabited by people. There is an atmosphere and parts of the planet have vegetation (even in the game the amount of vegetation would not be enough to support life). I treated this game as a pleasant little jump from reality until I finished the game. There was a very large disclaimer in the credits. This wasn't a little blurb, it was in a font 5 times as large as everything else claiming "This game was in no way involved with NASA." This would be a normal claim except NASA is in no way represented in the game. The only ship in the entire game was a military ship. NASA was not once mentioned in the entire game. Why would they absolve NASA of any involvement when NASA wasn't even implied to be involved in the entire game?


The Lounge / Nitrous Oxide in Monster
« on: September 27, 2010, 02:30:21 PM »
There's a new line of monster energy drinks that put nitrous oxide inside the drink, and even claim "It's not quite a whippet, but almost" or something along those lines on the can. I didn't really believe the claim until I opened it up and inhaled the air trapped in the can. It instantly became a bit harder to drive. Simply drinking it also has a similar effect. The can says that it gives it a stronger "buzz"

What is your guy's opinion?

The Lounge / The Earth Is Round Idiots
« on: September 07, 2010, 07:22:37 PM »
If the Earth is constantly accelerating then how would a plane fly?

That's right cockbites, you should have thought of that before you came up with your idiotic idea, also my uncle works at NASA and he has met people that have been to the moon. I hope you all enjoy typing away at your computers being wrong all the time.

Arts & Entertainment / Fox lowers it's standards for "experts"
« on: August 16, 2010, 09:13:47 AM »

According to the lady WWII games aren't based on real people.

Just for your guys info, all medal of honor games have had multiplayer in which one side plays as the good guys and the other side plays as bad guys. And Counterstrike has had "terrorists" as a playable side since its inception.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Religious question
« on: July 06, 2010, 08:50:53 AM »
I bought a banana today and it didn't fit in my hand. I've heard that god custom makes bananas to fit into the human hand which brings me to 2 possible conclusions.

a) I am not human

some boredom and some basic machinery has confirmed that several of my genes are identical to human genes. I find this one unlikely.

b) God doesn't care for me enough to make bananas the perfect fruit for me.

Quite possible, I am a bad person, but the bible hints otherwise.

So guys, what do you think happened?

The Lounge / So I am 20 minutes away from a final
« on: June 08, 2010, 02:11:36 PM »
And it is on the odyssey and the illiad. I probably shouldn't be on here.

Row row fight da powah.

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