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11:30 AM
I found the final solution to the password question!
Set a passphrase containing forbidden eldritch knowledge as your password. If your password is cracked and read, the person reading it will go insane and your account will remain safe.
 
@MechMK1 Can bots loose sanity points?
 
Yes, this is called undefined behavior
 
11:46 AM
@MechMK1 How did you know my password is CthulhuFthagn!a1a
 
Not again :D
I also found a really fun way of identifying schizos: Just create a new account and send them randomly generated strings of numbers
I feel like the longer I am detached from normal society, the more malicious I become
There's so many of them on twitter, it's unbelievable. They look at numbers of letters in tweets of random celebrities, thinking they're decoding something
 
12:13 PM
@MechMK1 Numerology is a science with roots in the quantum entanglement of the universe, first studied archaically in alchemy with the microcosm–macrocosm analogy. But now it is proved by quantum field theory (QFT) and the theory of the holographic universe.
Trust me, it's quantum.
Simple minds cannot comprehend it, but I'm superior. Also, do your own research.
 
"Do your own research" always comes in two distinct flavors
One is "Actually, the article you linked to doesn't contain any sources. I did my own research and found several meta-studies, which all come to very similar results. In the future, I would recommend you not blindly believing any random pop-science blog and instead looking for reputable sources."
 
(Obviously, don't trust anything of what I posted above, it's pure bullshit. [/disclaimer])
 
The other is random, incoherent links, which have no relationship to the point at hand, and when you ask for clarification, you get told "Do your own research, sheep!" and get blocked
 
The second flavor is so more prevalent....
 
Unfortunately yes. Would you like to hear my theory as to why the art of the argument is dying out?
 
12:17 PM
I made the effort to put real links to stuff that could be used to justify my bullshit claims about numerology. Hiding lies in truth.
 
yup
 
I believe that a lot of people simply never learned how to construct a proper argument, mixed with the fact that a lot of discourse is happening online, where it is incredibly easy to get yourself into an ideological bubble.
This means that people themselves construct bad arguments (e.g. thinly disguised ad hominem), but expect their peers to agree with their claims, simply by virtue of them having the same ideology or the same goal.
"Yes, the argument is bad, but I agree with the idea behind it, so I will support it."
 
If these people now get into a real argument with someone with differing opinion, the idea that their own arguments could be "bad" seems foreign to them. After all, the very same arguments have earned them nothing but agreement with people they agree with - so they must be good arguments.
 
Even in the first flavor, you cannot expect people to do their own research. They most likely do not know how. Either you present the research, with links to get deeper, or you don't.
 
12:22 PM
I've seen this firsthand with a guy on Twitter a couple of days ago, who argued that completely banning guns was "common sense" and that "gun nuts didn't care about people being killed by guns"
I argued that "common sense" is really not "common sense" if half a country disagrees with it. Secondly, the people who're called "gun nuts" are not the same as those who actually use guns to kill people.
 
"common sense" usually is another way of describing "prejudice"
 
"common sense" is "what I believe without feeling the need to justify myself"
 
I like to look on the other side to try to justify why someone thinks the way they think
 
He then claimed that "I obviously didn't care about the victims of gun crime"
 
my wife usually says I am defending the others when I should be defending her...
 
12:28 PM
To which I called out his obvious ad hominem, especially given that it was without basis in reality
He then proceeded to insult me further, at which point I just gave up
 
The Discworld is governed by the rules of common sense instead of laws of physics.
 
@ThoriumBR My ex used to do that too
I hated that
Just because I'm in a relationship with someone doesn't mean I have to agree with everything they say, do or think
And they make a shitty argument, that's a shitty argument
 
she's doing therapy and it's helping
she is really improving
when you are forced to look outside the bubble you can change
 
And when you don't, you Kant change.
(The joke is a bad one, because in fact he changed his views, and stopped being racist in the end of his life.)
 
haha
it was a good pun
 
 
8 hours later…
8:37 PM
How to write technical documents:

Step 1 - Learn topic
Step 2 - Write out explanation
Step 3 - Consider whether audience can understand it
Step 4 - Go back to Step 2
Step 5 - Publish // This line is never executed
 

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