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1  General / The Forum / Re: LOLby city.. on: December 10, 2015, 13:38:08
Donlold Trump. What a cunt.

an absolute vlolva
2  General / The Forum / Re: LOLby city.. on: December 10, 2015, 13:29:16
signing on the dlole
3  General / The Forum / Re: I'm back! Is anyone else? ;) on: December 10, 2015, 13:28:28
"Where everybody knows your name"

Still, better than coming on here and a Hijack resurgence has caused a hipster take over on here, one million new members, elitism, skepticism, trolling, rick rolling.....

still waiting on the new members

Tongue

Hijack Party in a broom cupboard for Hooner then?
4  General / The Forum / Re: The Red Lion, Whitehall - Bands/Gigs/Promoters on: December 07, 2015, 09:33:18
Nice one! Always had a soft spot for the lion, shall give me a good excuse to kick start my social life again (look out for me after several jars asking for you by hijack alias, exclaiming how I'm me, from hijack haha!)
5  General / The Forum / Re: meet tonite on: December 07, 2015, 09:24:26
It's OK thanks, we have far too many sexually available and virilient women on here as it  Cool
6  General / The Forum / I'm back! Is anyone else? ;) on: December 07, 2015, 08:13:15
Enough hiding, back to my online presence! Smiley

So, do we still exist or what? Anyone organised another party yet ffs! ;P
7  General / The Forum / Re: Public Safety message on: February 11, 2015, 00:29:17
I have often wondered how my life would be right now, had some very close friends of mine not chosen the path of smack. And, whilst I may be yute to some elder on this forum, I want those to know that i have first hand experience of this tragedy. Some of the friends that I have lost to heroin. And some of the friends I have lost to death, Are some very influencial people in my life, and some of my most remembered quotes, sayings and perspectives are of those who unfortunately have led themselves to damnation. Some might find my moniker of smack head distasteful and unforgiving. But at the end of the day, my best friends dissociation of me through heroin is distastful. The way my friends drew their families apart because of their addiction, that's inhuman. Dont get me wrong, I have my own wrong doings I have to cater for, but all I want to say, is that I've lost a few of my closest friends to heroin. And unfortunataly, I don't have anyone I can tell, anyone I can talk to. Mr. Hijack, you are the only person I can talk about me losing friends this way, and in this such i thank you fpr listening to my ramblings. In other ways, I just wish we'd all get on with it. RIP the friendship I once had, and I hope you die happy, because I won't be at your bedside, and I won't be happy.
8  General / The Forum / Re: Tesco's to cross more than 10 ships on: February 11, 2015, 00:19:40
I think it's a haiku
9  General / The Forum / Re: Vapers (E-cig users) on: January 13, 2015, 12:57:36
I'm looking into rebuilding,

start by rebuilding protank coils.
Paper clip, Wire, tweezers and nail clippers.

can bosh one out in 2mins or make a tidy one in 5.

When I have a spare 150quid I'll make the final jump to fully rebuildable with a mechanical box mod with those rechargeable batteries..
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick

OK cool Cheesy might pop over the shop now actually! Since I don't use facebook anymore, I suddenly have time to take on tasks like this Cheesy

So you reckon Kenthal wire is the best? Heard a lot of different tutorials all recommending different items, but I'm much more of a Hijack tips person!
10  General / The Forum / Re: Fried chicken on: January 13, 2015, 12:55:00
made my own Burgers the other day, Missus said they were the best she's ever had!  Pimp

Going to try your recipe out as I have most of a bag of breadcrumbs left from said burger experiment, and if that goes well, I'd prefer to make my own breadcrumbs. (We aquired the bag of breadcrumbs after sister-in-law emptied out her kitchen cupboard and gave us a random assortment of items haha
11  General / The Forum / Re: Pagan Ceremonies / Practitioners local? on: January 13, 2015, 12:52:29
I have no idea however I am curious why you would be getting him christened if you are more of a pagan?

Missus' family are more insistent on it, but yuno what Churches are like... "It'll be a nice day to get dressed up and remember forever" lol!
12  General / The Forum / Re: Vapers (E-cig users) on: January 13, 2015, 12:10:28
I'm not clear on the low ohm thing.
From what I can tell the lower the ohms the quicker the heat up time and the hotter the vape.
But if you're not cloud chasing then low ohms just drains your battery quicker.
High ohms with variable voltage battery seems the best mid range option.

Now I've got kanthal wire and cotton wool I can just rebuild the 20 or so burnt out or gunked up coils I have.
Its a luxury being able to chuck in a fresh coil every few days. Means I'm now working on flavor quality.



I'm looking into rebuilding, that's going to be my next mission and it doesn't seem all to difficult! It's a process vaping isn't it, I've been through quite a few tops, heads, ohms and coils but once you get into it you know what you want, and you're not forking out every month for something else! I prefer the low Ohms as I can get my vape quicker, and more of a throat hit, rather than sucking on it Wink for 5-6 seconds.

I find the menthol feels like I'm not vaping at all, and gunks up my coils fast - which is a shame as I like menthol Sad
13  General / The Forum / Pagan Ceremonies / Practitioners local? on: January 13, 2015, 11:27:48
So We're travelling up to Liverpool in a few months time to get Taro christened, but are also exploring having a Naming Ceremony in Bristol for him to tie in with my own beliefs, and have something my side of the family and friends don't have to spend a fortune on attending. Does anybody have any contacts who could perform a ceremony? Whilst I could conduct it myself, talking about me in the 3rd person and answering myself would be a bit silly.. like conducting your own wedding!
14  General / The Forum / Re: Vapers (E-cig users) on: January 13, 2015, 11:23:21
I'm just very cynical about the companies marketing these, with their little glowing lights and candy sweet flavours they might as well sell them with Pokemon cards! As the government crack down on tobacco smoking these companies are going to have to do everything in their power to get the next generation hooked on nicotine.

Mango is mango flavoured. Not sweet flavoured. So wouldn't that mean kids getting into vaping mango would start wanting to eat mangos rather than mango flavoured sweets?

Well, what really grinds my gears is Cider made from apples, Wine & Brandy made from grapes, Fruit Sourz, Kopparberg mixed fruit ciders etc... WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN... next the kids will wanna be drinking  Roll Eyes

but on a serious note, been using a Kanger Mini Protank 2, Vision Spinner V1 1300mAh battery, and 1.5 Ohm coils for about a year now, and can also report back good results, probably spend about £10 a month on Juice & Coils, I can vape wherever I want, but I still try to go outside to have a vape, as for me it helps to keep the ritual of smoking to keep me from smoking, and whilst the studies say passive vaping is fine if I vape inside and see the vape sitting in the air, I can kind of understand why pubs are banning them inside, whilst being a smoker/vaperererererererereerr and wholly support bringing back smoking in pubs (in a designated & seperated/ventilated area) I can only imagine 100 vaperererererererererers puffing away in a pub would be like a candy flavoured sauna, compared to how much vape I can produce on my own!

Plus, I have a sense of smell and taste now! and my clothes don't stink when I pick my son up from nursery, whereas the missus being a smoker, always brushes her teeth and washes her hands after she goes out for a fag so as to not rub nicotine all over the baby  Bad Teeth she still smells like I used to coming back from my nan and gramps.... and everytime she does my vaping habit is cemented a little bit more in my own self righteousness!
15  General / The Forum / Re: restaurants in clifton on: November 08, 2014, 00:20:50
have to find somewhere to park first Wink
16  General / The Forum / Re: chopping peoples heads off - PR boo boo. on: October 04, 2014, 22:35:19
mo's a common short name for mohammed

yeah, as with any name people shorten them down I know, but still I can't shake the subversion...
17  General / The Forum / Re: GAMERS! on: October 04, 2014, 20:56:39
Civilisation 3-5 on humble bundle  Two Thumbs

Best value for money you'll ever find

I've just bought the lot for $15 - I only needed the last DLC for V.

I've decided to give it another good go.

Do you find yourself typing a £ sign, then backspacing and adding in a $? Is this something you used to do a lot when you moved and got used to? Or do you do this every time? Just wondering Smiley
18  General / The Forum / Common Law on: October 04, 2014, 20:54:04
So I've been discussing this with a few friends (or rather a few of my friends have suddenly starting cropping this up in conversation) and got me quite interested, although I know not many people have successfully used the common law standard as a court case defence..

But does anyone have any views on the whole "every time you start your name with a title you're submitting to the laws of the land" and not giving children a birth certificate / adding them to the corporate tax wheel... "You can't be prosecuted by a registered company and HM justice & courts etc are registered tax entities. Blah blah blah

Seems a nice thought to revoke your citizenship or what have you but you guys are always the font of irreverant humour and wise intellectualism! Smiley
19  General / The Forum / Re: Scottish Referendum? on: October 04, 2014, 20:47:04
Bristolian Democratic Separatist Movement?

"news just in, BDSM supporters have blocked off the suspension bridge with strapons and inflatable women soldiers...
20  General / The Forum / Re: Scottish Referendum? on: October 04, 2014, 20:45:14
You would be forgiven for not remembering this had happened. Not even two weeks ago and it is no longer newsworthy in any way.

Wales is on the horizon, and that can only mean the Cornish won't be too far behind them...

Anyone fancy starting a separatist Bristol militia? Tongue
21  General / The Forum / Re: The 'Stupid inspigraphics' thread aka aphorisms on: October 04, 2014, 20:43:37

I don't work anymore I'm now a tax grabbing student Wink
22  General / The Forum / Re: chopping peoples heads off - PR boo boo. on: October 04, 2014, 20:40:25
I have seen most of the ISIS feature length films they've been bringing out "clashing of swords" or something, purely out of a "journalistic" curiosity - as opposed to a voyeuristic one I suppose, and yes they are definitely filmed and produced to instigate the war. If it was a PR boost they wanted, in a positive sense, they would of been all North Korea propaganda, happy workers and aid drops and rebuilding walls, shit like that...

But no, these films are just an hour of people being murdered in slow no and barbaric acts aplenty, with a propaganda hate fuelling soundtrack (Arabic music with lyrics about killing infidels, with subtitles to the music as well as the captions)

The only people who would be incited by these are genocidal maniacs, and if I were starting a rogue state these wouldn't be the people I'd want to recruit, but then I don't imagine "jihadi john" would of travelled to Syria to build a well.

On a side note, what's with the media Anglicisation of people... Like Mo Farah, its like the daily fail couldn't bear to print the word "Mohommed" on its front page without a pixelated face next to a terrorist or burnt out humvee down in the sand.
23  General / The Forum / Re: The 'Stupid inspigraphics' thread aka aphorisms on: September 30, 2014, 22:49:22
Can I make a request?

To avoid becoming facebook, can we please only use these pictures in response to a thread, rather than a start to a thread

/endthread Wink

I though by coming off of facebook I could avoid this graphical drivvel but alas, no stone is safe
24  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol Anarcunts on: September 22, 2014, 19:53:56
Wasn't me! Maybe I should change my username lol
25  General / The Forum / Re: Latvian murderers on: September 20, 2014, 22:45:11
Why the fuck was he allowed in?

careful you may get branded a Nazi by the liberals for a comment like that  Bad Teeth
26  General / The Forum / Wish you knew more than you did? Wish you had paid attention in school? on: September 19, 2014, 02:04:34
OK, so that sounds like the start to some JML advert, but I'm back to uni on Monday, and it's made me think about my own education.

There were plenty of topics covered in school, and ones which I played the joker, mucked around and didn't take as much as I wish I had now. Although I was lucky enough to pass all of my GCSE's with A-C's (aced my alphabet test........) and stood me in good stead for future learning, I'm just mulling over all things I wish I knew now. vs. the parts of that I actually missed out on being taught at school due to my own insolence.

So does anyone have any regrets of particular subjects or area's they can remember having a lesson on, didn't listen to, and now 10 years later find themselves reading a book on that subject avidly in awe at the knowledge?

along those lines..

Contrary to anything I can google, I once read that the brain engages best around 25-30. By that I mean optimum learning condition and memory retention. Peak brain power as it were.

Having taken a few years out of school and work a few different trades, and now in my second year of Uni in my mid 20's, I feel that I am getting a lot more out of learning as I actually want to learn and aquire knowledge!

As many can contest, had I put my nous to use say, 5 years ago, then I certainly would be leading a "fresher" lifestyle, and probably corrupting many youngster freshers to ketamine and the Black Swan. I'm glad I'm back in education now, so I guess my question is:

Is Scotland right to offer its citizens free university education? And is it fairly funded? Could and Should the "rUK" adopt the same system, offering its citizens the opportunities, pro bono, to study and indulge in intellectual pusuits free of financial liability?

On a Philiosophical note; when the internet becomes instantaneously integrated within our brains, and we can retrieve data the instant we wonder its answer, would that make schools derelict? Would we need a world of schooling and learning when we can get the basic answers to anything the moment we wonder it? Obviously we would have people that are actively scouring for new answers who would like to collaborate and wonder together, from which advancement would attain. But then again, would those who choose not to school (and are an identifit to stereotypical dinlows), yet are able to acquire answers to anything they wonder think along new tangents, and become the geniuses of tomorrow?

27  General / The Forum / Re: Scottish Referendum? on: September 19, 2014, 00:22:25
Oh.... and talk of increased spending on the Scottish population should the people vote in favour of the Union, hmmmmm.... don't know if this sits right with me?

Is it racist to think think that if the UK coffers are filled by the same wallets, then surely it should distribute said spoils equally? I keep seeing this figure of £1,600 extra per head gov. spending on Scottish people over us in England and that's not fair in the first place...

But hey, at least it's not resorted to Ukrainian tactics for independence....
28  General / The Forum / Scottish Referendum? on: September 19, 2014, 00:16:28
So now the votes are being counted, and I couldn't find a thread about it (does this say something? or is that a harsh comment towards Scots?)

Either way, what are peoples views on this?

I think that maybe Scotland may do themselves a disfavour in going independent, and end up economically fucked, whilst we "reclaim" the North Sea Oil Fields, and they are left in turmoil to actually figure out how they are going to sort the country out with their new found independence, we'll have to change the flag, and webmasters everywhere are going to be pissed off at having the replace the tiny little Union Flag avatar and all of their Country drop down boxes to include this new (but really in existence already) Country... Meanwhile, 2 or 3 years later we'll all be basking in the redirected wealth that's not spent on subsidizing the Scottish people (Input vs Spending anyone?)

Then again, we may have a Scotland with non EU borders, and a stringent immigration policy, in which case maybe the right wing would flock there to a new found haven for scrutiny? (Western ISIS political gathering anyone?)

Too many questions, too many uncertaintees, either way the UK is going to be one different place in the morning....
29  General / The Forum / Re: You're terminated. on: September 19, 2014, 00:08:11
My work colleague got this email today:

Quote

Termination #17771349648

Morning,

We regret to inform you that your employment with Semmco Ltd is being terminated. Your termination is the result of the following violations of company policy:
- AVK 89 26.01.2010
- AVK 76 26.01.2010
- AVK 98 26.01.2010

You were issued written warnings on 25.08.2014. As stated in your final warning, you needed to take steps to correct your behavior by 15.09.2014. Your failure to do so has resulted in your termination. To appeal this termination, you must return written notification of your intention to appeal to Soraya Schroepfer in Semmco Ltd no later than 05:00PM on 17.09.2014.

Sincerely,
Rosalyn Elmer
+07427 01 53 08

It doesn't look like a phishing email, it looks fairly genuine, except the fact it is a touch informal to dismiss someone so casually by email. The company exists in the UK too. Very odd.


I'm guessing that your friend actually works for said employer? I mean, cos if he's not then surely he wouldn't be worried!

Other than that, I'm sure employers are required to put in writing these sorts of things?

Keep us posted, if he does work at Semmco, but this is a spam bot, must be quite a complex one, and to target people claiming to be a firing email.... What kind of overtones does that display? A big terrorist plot to make people not turn up for work one day, and get sacked, thus crippling the UK's economy!!!!!?HuhHuhHuhHuh? *tinfoilhat*
30  General / The Forum / Re: Terrorist threat today in London on: September 19, 2014, 00:03:12
"Hey Boss, I can't come to work today, because of the terrorist threat"

-- "What terrorist threat?"

"I'm gonna blow the fucking office up"

-- "................"
31  General / The Forum / Re: Pamela Anderson boycott of Ice Bucket Challenge on: September 19, 2014, 00:01:49
A more informative infographic would be the relative amount of deaths over time compared to all funds raised. This would actually have some meaning, rather than the pointless one above.

maybe this is more up your street?

32  General / The Forum / Re: The Fappening on: September 18, 2014, 23:54:45
Though I don't have the slightest interest in these pics, I can safely report that Virgin Media is blocking access to the offensive link.

Looks like it's back to good ol'-fashioned Brazilian fart porn tonight. Sad

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zenmate/fdcgdnkidjaadafnichfpabhfomcebme?hl=en

add this to Chrome, and when turned on will bypass any ISP filter so you can go straight to thepiratebay, straight to Kickass, without using any proxies Smiley

Also lets you change your location, so you can watch US catch up, and Youtube videos blocked in our part of the world Smiley
33  General / The Forum / Re: Am I about to make a big mistake using iTunes? on: September 18, 2014, 23:50:32
buy records and play them on a record player

but what method do you use to organise them?

why would you want to do that?..it's better having mixed up piles and looking through and being surprised by an old friend....
cue jokes about piles.... BRRRAAAAP

Sorry Steve, none of us are old enough to make credible jokes about piles yet Wink  Bad Teeth
34  General / The Forum / Re: Pamela Anderson boycott of Ice Bucket Challenge on: August 27, 2014, 10:27:47
Just have a shower instead.

I've still no idea what it is in aid of.


Motor Neurone Disease research. $80m raised so far.


 Two Thumbs
I don't think it's the case in the UK. Saw one was donating to Cancer charity. Some don't specify charities at all. Others seem to give a txt number without saying what it is for.

Happens every time though with these things, 90% of participants of any hashtag challenge (my new phrase for these) won't donate or even know what they are for! Does ruffle my feathers every time I see people do the ice bucket without mentioning the charity! 

Yeah, it's annoying but it'll always happen. To be fair, most I've seen have mentioned donating, and the amount raised so far is still pretty impressive.

Must be the company we keep (not supposed to be taking the piss - I'm glad you know more conscious people than me!)
35  General / The Forum / Re: The 'Google this' thread... on: August 27, 2014, 10:26:05

Good point! My forum etiquette / understanding of the English language is rusty haha!
36  General / The Forum / Re: Pamela Anderson boycott of Ice Bucket Challenge on: August 27, 2014, 10:24:05
Just have a shower instead.

I've still no idea what it is in aid of.


Motor Neurone Disease research. $80m raised so far.


 Two Thumbs
I don't think it's the case in the UK. Saw one was donating to Cancer charity. Some don't specify charities at all. Others seem to give a txt number without saying what it is for.

Happens every time though with these things, 90% of participants of any hashtag challenge (my new phrase for these) won't donate or even know what they are for! Does ruffle my feathers every time I see people do the ice bucket without mentioning the charity! 
37  General / The Forum / Re: Pamela Anderson boycott of Ice Bucket Challenge on: August 27, 2014, 09:40:28
Rain water out of the water butt it is.

Carefull. Despite what people say rain water clears the air of pullotants and isn't clean. By the time it goes into a water butt it may well have bird and rat shit it it from the drains. Bactaria from deceomposing leaves may also be harmful. You're far better off using some tap water.

I figured it'd be less wasteful. I'll make sure I keep my mouth shut.

that's the opposite of what the challenge is all about...

I'm supposed to get dysentery??  Sad


No you're right its been renamed the "oxfam tepid water butt challenge"

Oh, I still bought some ice to waste as well! Two Thumbs

 Bad Teeth
38  General / The Forum / Re: Pamela Anderson boycott of Ice Bucket Challenge on: August 27, 2014, 09:18:49
Rain water out of the water butt it is.

Carefull. Despite what people say rain water clears the air of pullotants and isn't clean. By the time it goes into a water butt it may well have bird and rat shit it it from the drains. Bactaria from deceomposing leaves may also be harmful. You're far better off using some tap water.

I figured it'd be less wasteful. I'll make sure I keep my mouth shut.

that's the opposite of what the challenge is all about...

I'm supposed to get dysentery??  Sad


No you're right its been renamed the "oxfam tepid water butt challenge"
39  General / The Forum / Pamela Anderson boycott of Ice Bucket Challenge on: August 26, 2014, 11:37:02
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aysha-akhtar/does-pamela-anderson-have_b_5704971.html

You've probably all read about this anyway, being the clued in internet savvy dorks we all are! So what's everyone's views on this? Obviously vivisection is bad, but I bet she doesn't get free range organic vegan Hep-C medicine...
40  General / The Forum / Re: The 'Google this' thread... on: August 26, 2014, 11:18:40
http://www.timesofisrael.com/farmer-covers-self-in-manure-over-gaza/
41  General / The Forum / Re: James Corden on: August 20, 2014, 13:09:52
Much more popular in the uk. my arse.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/4K1w5raNPq8" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/v/4K1w5raNPq8</a>

totally going to get a bigger WHO THE FUCK IS THIS response than Piers Morgan did!
42  General / The Forum / Re: Amazing art on North St... on: August 20, 2014, 13:07:45
Is it an Upfest piece?

No UpFest this year, met the artist who did the cat last year and his assistant! Was a cool French dude who was trying to get everyone to find his some green, but I do love this new piece >.<
43  General / The Forum / Re: zip wire anyone? on: August 20, 2014, 13:03:12
I love the idea, the guy saying he invisioned someone leaving for work in Clifton and travelling to Bedminster (although I can't see that happening...) via zipwire made me laugh, that would be pretty awesome!

We could get a range of zip wires and take inspiration from BioShock's Sky Hooks! better than a bus lane at least Wink
44  General / The Forum / Re: Do you have Ebola? on: August 20, 2014, 12:54:44
I don't think some of those pictures would have passed the censor board had they been stuck up around the UK! I think I talk for everyone when I say LOL at the bloody diarrhea depiction!
45  General / The Forum / Re: God on: August 05, 2014, 10:29:22
There has never been proof of supernatural beings. Until the point somebody provides peer-reviewed proof and picks up their Nobel prize: Don't teach it to children as fact, and don't make people suffer because of it.

Absolutely agree, which is exactly why science should start trying to rid itself of the stigma and taboo of talking about 'god' and 'consciousness', and start trying to explain them, and in so doing, reclaim them from the realms of philosophy, spirituality and religion (particularly religion).

Science had always proceeded on the basis/aspiration that it will probably, eventually, be able to explain 'a thing' with enough thought/testing/observation/communication, yet most scientifically-minded people run screaming as soon as someone says the 'g' word. There's nothing inherently offensive about 'god' as a concept - what most of us object to is what small-minded people have done with it. We associate it with narrow-mindedness, dogma, indoctrination of children, religious violence, etc.

I propose that one antidote would be for science to do what philosophy has been doing for centuries - appropriate 'god',  start trying to explain it, and make it better. If we drop the taboo we can begin a new, non-faith-based discussion about everything that mind, in all its forms, might be. In this way we broaden and democratise god.

I think the problem some scientists have with God is that they don't see the need to explain it - you have to have an observable phenomenon before you can attempt to explain it.  Religion can often be explained but until there is observable objective evidence in a God, it's hard to engage with it on a scientific level, IMO.  Your example which ignores entropy in order to incorporate a deity isn't really very scientific - I would suggest it is more scientific to remove the unneccesary speculative element in favour of what is generally accepted as a fairly basic theory (which is not the same as a hypothesis, as far as I'm aware, it is a theory in the same way that gravity is a theory).

Hmmm.... I think the problem scientists have is that they don't want to admit there is something they can't actually explain. I think the infinite possibility theory that suggest in our (as assumed) to be infinite arrangements of molecules leading to anything and everything imaginable existing is quite a cool and reasonable one, just one that is difficult to comprehend, as we humans have yet to find anything infinite - apart from a circle haha - but a true scientist will never admit that anything is a fact, merely that they have observed and recorded a 99% chance of something's definiteness.

Take the golden ratio for example, is it an outcome of infinite universes that just so happen to cause hundreds of examples of the golden ratio in nature and the like, or is it a piece of beautiful design, and if so, who designed it?

I'm just waiting for someone to tell me what there was before the big bang [ yuno, if that happened  Wink ]

only an expanding universe like our own can create the void needed to seed new universes, i call it the onion universe theory.

but where did the onion come from! I feel like denouncing science until I get answers  Tomato Bad Teeth
46  General / The Forum / Re: God on: August 04, 2014, 22:48:35
Hmmm.... I think the problem scientists have is that they don't want to admit there is something they can't actually explain. I think the infinite possibility theory that suggest in our (as assumed) to be infinite arrangements of molecules leading to anything and everything imaginable existing is quite a cool and reasonable one, just one that is difficult to comprehend, as we humans have yet to find anything infinite - apart from a circle haha - but a true scientist will never admit that anything is a fact, merely that they have observed and recorded a 99% chance of something's definiteness.

Take the golden ratio for example, is it an outcome of infinite universes that just so happen to cause hundreds of examples of the golden ratio in nature and the like, or is it a piece of beautiful design, and if so, who designed it?

I'm just waiting for someone to tell me what there was before the big bang [ yuno, if that happened  Wink ]

...and assuming that words like "before" have any meaning prior to the Big Bang and the beginning of time (or indeed that time isn't just a human construct). Wink

The Fibonacci sequence seems beautiful and ubiquitous, and is a good example of how we might be incapable of perceiving the universe in anything other than a given way. Perhaps it does correspond to an objective, 'real' state of affairs - a universe which would continue to exhibit the golden ratio even if we weren't here - or perhaps those patterns aren't there at all; perhaps they're just one of the many forms of order we cannot help but see as we go about trying to make sense of the enveloping chaos. Golden ratio might not exist - it might be that our brains are wired up in such a way that they cannot help but perceive it (and other forms of order). That we find it beautiful says a lot about how subjective it might be - beauty seems to be a human construct, and so the beauty of the golden ratio might not be something that exists objectively outside the human mind. The sequence might be merely a peculiarity of human perception.

I have no idea if an objective reality exists external to ourselves, but it's important to allow the conceptual space for the possibility of the highly-subjective nature of human experience. Maybe we're getting it right, or maybe everything we we perceive is a mere fraction of what's really going on - a narrow, filtered, anthropocentric interpretation of reality, best suited to our evolutionary disposition and geared toward maximising our chances of survival.

A frog probably sees the universe very differently from a human being, its sphere of existence smaller and its perceptual equipment more limited. Does this make us better at understanding reality than a frog? Maybe. Or maybe there is no superior or inferior - just different. Maybe it's not simply a matter of taking the human experience and scaling it down. We say that dogs see in black and white. Perhaps they do, or perhaps this is overly-simplistic - the differences between a human brain and a dog brain mean we can never really know what it's like to perceive the universe as a dog; the ineffable qualities of just 'being' a dog will always elude us.

Existential experience is therefore entirely relative, and in the same way that we consider a frog's experience of reality limited, so we are most likely ourselves limited, grappling with reality through bespoke perceptual capabilities tailored for the human brain. Only human arrogance would let us assume we are getting the whole picture. All human experience, and so all of our knowledge, must therefore come with the huge caveat that we are capable of seeing the universe only through the framework of our own five senses, that those senses are inherently limited, and that they might allow us to experience a mere sliver of what's really going on. Scientific method is the best tool we have for making sense of everything around us, but perhaps we simply lack the processing power or appropriate interfaces for a complete understanding of reality.

very good point, if what I perceive as contrived (sorry, my now university brainwashed mind makes everything contrived, twee and trite. Awash with a negative analytic concept of other's opinions!!!)

You are right though, and of course, relative is king. The fly that eludes a hand's grasp time and time again witnesses time in a slow version of ourselves, as such it's size, renders it in a different timescale than ours, and as you say perception is all relative to the percieving,... The Mona Lisa may be exquisite to most, but from behind the canvas, would be percieved as mere darkness.

It is maybe the human mind seeking apophenia, as a just interpretation of the world we compute, a short cut to answers?
47  General / The Forum / Re: The Hijack Revival Thread! on: August 04, 2014, 22:38:10
not spotted your birthday thread yet?

Not yet, been working 20-hour days and haven't had a chance to browse the forum.

never had a birthday thread  Angry  Sad
48  General / The Forum / Re: Celebrate Jamaica's Independence with AlphaWearJA on: August 04, 2014, 22:35:31
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00249/100547995_queen_249849b.jpg

Independence?

#drunkenthrowingthatouththere

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49  General / The Forum / Re: FREE MEGA RAVE. BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH @ MOTION on: August 02, 2014, 22:06:48
That's because I have better things to do with my time

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50  General / The Forum / Re: Can anyone find me a hi-res picture of Goatse? on: August 02, 2014, 14:41:31
I think if you zoomed out, he's probably right lol
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