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[#] Fri Dec 17 2021 23:29:05 EST from zelgomer

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Lol. I didn't take it as harsh.

But since we're apologizing now, I read what I wrote again and feel I should clarify that I was just shit posting. I didn't mean to pick on anyone's religion in specific. I'm not a believer myself but I try to respect those who do.

[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 06:40:59 EST from darknetuser

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and i have never understood why writers use pseudonyms sometimes.


There are many reasons for that.

The most obvious is when you are publishing something in a country other than your own which would put you in a bad spot in your own country if it was discovered you are the author.

Then there is the fact some writers have lame and non comercial real names and need some artistic name if they want to sell anything. Or better yet, they write different sorts of things and need a name for each genre - say, he writes Fantasy as Lord William Kengsington and Romance as Sarah Sweetheart.

[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 07:53:36 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Imagine if you could write AI that would figure out not just that it
was in a construct, but the rules of the construct. You would be damn
proud of that code. 

...until it became self-aware and killed me :)

[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 08:03:03 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I take the opposite approach. It isn't lazy. It is efficient design
and maximizes resource utilization. That is why it is a popular and
successful concept in information technology. If there is a god, and

Assume the following:
1. The universe was created by an omniscient, omnipotent God
2. God is perfect and does not make mistakes
3. The universe is infinite in size, or at least large enough that space can never be a concern

If so, then efficiency does not come into play here. One of the reasons for code reuse is that you can go back later and fix bugs in a single place instead of having to go back and find all the places you made the same mistake and fix it everywhere. But if you write perfect code every time, that never has bugs, that never needs improvement because you covered every possible use case, then why not just hard code it everywhere?

If we're going to compare the physical universe to a programmed simulation, then I would talk about *design patterns* rather than code reuse. Much has been written about God's *nature* so it stands to reason that if He designs things perfectly, then He would certainly design things the same way in repetition.

[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 08:23:23 EST from Nurb432

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I wss meaning more of the ones that just 'do it', not ones that 'have' to.   Sure some need to, but i think most due to thinking its cool, which i dont understand.

 

Im ok with people who *change* their lame-ass name and do it all that way.   That i do understand, but i consider that a different situation. 

Sat Dec 18 2021 06:40:59 AM EST from darknetuser

and i have never understood why writers use pseudonyms sometimes.


There are many reasons for that.

The most obvious is when you are publishing something in a country other than your own which would put you in a bad spot in your own country if it was discovered you are the author.

Then there is the fact some writers have lame and non comercial real names and need some artistic name if they want to sell anything. Or better yet, they write different sorts of things and need a name for each genre - say, he writes Fantasy as Lord William Kengsington and Romance as Sarah Sweetheart.

 



[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 08:24:39 EST from Nurb432

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So there is room for mistakes. Sat Dec 18 2021 08:03:03 AM ESTfrom IGnatius T Foobar

3. The universe is infinite in size, or at least large enough that space can never be a concern

 



[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 12:58:14 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Room for mistakes does not mean that there are mistakes. At least not when God is in charge. When people are doing things, they sometimes make truly awful mistakes, such as only typing one space after a period.

[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 12:59:27 EST from Nurb432

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Mine your yours? 

 

:) 

Sat Dec 18 2021 12:58:14 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Room for mistakes does not mean that there are mistakes. At least not when God is in charge. When people are doing things, they sometimes make truly awful mistakes, such as only typing one space after a period.

 



[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 22:08:50 EST from zelgomer

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[#] Sat Dec 18 2021 22:09:37 EST from zelgomer

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2021-12-18 17:58 from IGnatius T Foobar <ajc@citadel.org>
Room for mistakes does not mean that there are mistakes. At least not

when God is in charge. When people are doing things, they sometimes
make truly awful mistakes, such as only typing one space after a
period.



OK but what's your stance on the Oxford comma?

[#] Sun Dec 19 2021 00:53:37 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Just because we're good at seeing patterns, doesn't mean the patterns aren't there. 

 



[#] Tue Dec 21 2021 11:53:32 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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OK but what's your stance on the Oxford comma?

Use at least six of them./

[#] Fri Dec 24 2021 21:37:57 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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For those of you celebrating Christmas, may you have a blessed and joyous one, and I hope you manage to avoid that pagan bitch Santa.

[#] Fri Dec 24 2021 23:33:47 EST from test2

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Santa is just an anagram of Satan

Fri Dec 24 2021 09:37:57 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
For those of you celebrating Christmas, may you have a blessed and joyous one, and I hope you manage to avoid that pagan bitch Santa.

 



[#] Sat Dec 25 2021 08:47:28 EST from Nurb432

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Never really heard modern Santa be referred to as Pagan before. I see him as a commercializing of a ( whatever you pick as its roots, no need to get into that one here ) holiday.  Santa is a capitalist, in effect.  Perhaps some of the non-commercialized conceptual roots might have been tied to some pagan concepts to aid in the Christians usurping the far older Holiday, but not the 'Santa' as the modern individual we associate Xmas to in our lifetime.

Every pagan ( or wiccan ) i know is more about trees, flowers, nudity, tolerance, generosity, and general freedom. Not commercialism and wealth. ( or trying to steal others holidays to push an agenda, like the Christians did..yet one more reason i hate holidays :) )

 

ya ya i know. i broke my promise, not post until i'm not in a bad mood. 

Fri Dec 24 2021 09:37:57 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
For those of you celebrating Christmas, may you have a blessed and joyous one, and I hope you manage to avoid that pagan bitch Santa.

 



[#] Sat Dec 25 2021 11:33:46 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Santa is just an anagram of Satan

Santa Claus is Satan / and it's plain to see
He isn't phased by the blaze / of your chimney
You took a pass from Christmas Mass / now you're home just waitin'
for an elf to bring you wealth / Santa Claus is Satan

[#] Sat Dec 25 2021 17:57:24 EST from Nurb432

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Merry xmas, here is a box of 9mm ammo and a pen.

and some food.



[#] Sat Dec 25 2021 17:58:15 EST from Nurb432

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hit go too fast

 

wasn't complaining, just shows you the kind of family we are.



[#] Sun Dec 26 2021 09:13:49 EST from Nurb432

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Noticed a LOT of odd sounding ( and some clearly garbage ) accounts this morning on the summary page, all at "62" ( i forget is that logins or just sessions? )  ..   I wonder if our quiet little corner of the internet is under attack?



[#] Sun Dec 26 2021 09:23:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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It is. Some dipshit has been trying to dictionary attack the server on its POP3 port. They're doing it fast enough that eventually Citadel runs out of memory and has to restart, so if anyone gets logged out unexpectedly, now you know why.

The funny thing is that I imagine said dipshit is expecting that once he cracks the password to an account he can use it to turn our server into a spam sending machine. He'll be disappointed to find out that there are only three or four of us who can send Internet mail, so any account he manages to crack will have no more privileges than a free account he can set up here like anyone else.

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