sus

Well-known member
You can just admit you're clueless, you don't have to keep embarrassing yourself, admitting your perspective on the "state of the world" is shaped by talking to geriatric barbers. If you knew the first thing about history you'd know that the old bitching about the young is literally timeless. There's nothing new there.
 

sus

Well-known member
I'm sorry you can't keep up with the already incredibly low bar of critical thought on this forum. Time to show yourself out the door.
 

Clinamenic

Binary & Tweed
Seems like a good time to inquire about the tag "corpsey's itchy bumhole"

Have we any sense of the origin of this tag? Is corpsey feeling any better, or is that why he's filled with rage?
 

other_life

bioconfused
Manually signing all my posts on a PHP board with " - The Dicksucking Pacifist" until they bully me. The community is going to teach me a lesson.
 

mixed_biscuits

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Nope. The internet brought new shit that has never existed. It's moved power around. It's changed the social world. It's changed our interior world. It's changed how we think and how we view ourselves and others. It's made us more isolated and insular, and less tolerant as a result. I could go on and on. And maybe much of this stuff was already there, but the intensification of it, and the speed of change and the amnesia of what came before has caused severe damage to us as a species. Technology was always going to lead us here, so it is what it is, but it's not 'how it's always been.'

Given the popularity of this sentiment, I'm surprised there isn't a dedicated movement with a slogan and a little flag.
 

mixed_biscuits

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100 million between 1915 and 1945. And Patty's falling for Boomer memes. They don't look me in the eye. They argue on Facebook. What a uniquely terrible moment we live in.
The issue isn't with people killing each other over a small set of reasons but an atmosphere in which it feels as if they would kill each other for a much much larger set of reasons, some of which are extremely trivial. Whereas in the good old days you had to be a card-carrying Nazi to be called one, now you get called one if you put your wheelie bin out on the wrong day. Godwin's Law has become assimilated by the social dynamic. The internet has degraded people's civility, self control and empathy, which changes affect real life too.
 

mixed_biscuits

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It may be that the anxious and aggressive, ever-bristling outlook that the internet inculcates helps to prevent substantial conflict from happening by serving to destabilise alliances and consensuses that would otherwise solidify...the choice may be between constant low-level skirmishes and less frequent high-level battles.
 

sus

Well-known member
It's unfortunate that most of this board has so little understanding of tech-adj intellectual scenes that they produce these paper-thin one-dimensional caricatures of Beiser and I. It's more fun to sling insults back and forth when your opponent can actually hit a target.
 

mixed_biscuits

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Can't you tell, @sus is play-acting 'angry man on the internet'.

The clearest illustration the difference between online and offline interaction is the vibe at dissensus get-togethers, which, no matter how hard anyone might try, never gets more heated than something that isn't very heated.
 

mixed_biscuits

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It's unfortunate that most of this board has so little understanding of tech-adj intellectual scenes that they produce these paper-thin one-dimensional caricatures of Beiser and I. It's more fun to sling insults back and forth when your opponent can actually hit a target.
It's you who produces those one-dimensional caricatures by being a one-dimensional caricature!
 
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sus

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My favorite bit was where Beiser got called an "Elon stan," which is hilarious if you understand Beiser's actual cultural positioning in the techsphere. It's like talking to a buncha John Birch Society guys who don't understand that being a socialist doesn't automatically make you a supporter of Joe Stalin—who doesn't understand that there are Leninists, Trotsykists, etc
 
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