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Messages - Martin.au

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I'm an INTP.  Read up on them.  I suck at many things.  But I'm really good at a few things.

Bahahahahaaa. No.
Oh come on, Martin, Bluffy is pretty good at sucking. He even admits as much.

I'm just laughing that the master salesman who is good at selling things to rubes, thinks he's an intp.
It wasn't my idea that I am an INTP. I was told that by a nephew who is a health professional. And I'm not a master salesman ... just managed to become pretty good.

You're like, the exact opposite of intp.
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I'm an INTP.  Read up on them.  I suck at many things.  But I'm really good at a few things.

Bahahahahaaa. No.
Oh come on, Martin, Bluffy is pretty good at sucking. He even admits as much.

I'm just laughing that the master salesman who is good at selling things to rubes, thinks he's an intp.
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I'm an INTP.  Read up on them.  I suck at many things.  But I'm really good at a few things.

Bahahahahaaa. No.
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That sort of thing makes me loose my mind. :D
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One of the (many) things I admire about Pingu is her tendency toward clarity.  If you pay attention to her arguments, then either you end up agreeing with her or else you end up with a clearer idea of why you disagree with her.  Both outcomes are good.
Agreed (of course). It's easy to follow her arguments, because they mostly take very little previous knowledge or independent reasoning for granted, but build up her case in tight, logical steps.

Which of course results in some hilarious outcomes. eg: The C14 thread from a few months back, when Dave finally figured out that he'd walked right off the cliff edge. :D
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One of the (many) things I admire about Pingu is her tendency toward clarity.  If you pay attention to her arguments, then either you end up agreeing with her or else you end up with a clearer idea of why you disagree with her.  Both outcomes are good.

Agreed. I really wish I had the tolerance, clear mindedness and focus that Pingu demonstrates.
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Might have taken a shot at a fish. It is what they do. :D
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TR Embassy and Animal Shelter / Rare bird sighting.
Well, look who I found in the middle of suburban Adelaide, where they aren't supposed to exist. Osprey are rare and endangered in South Australia, with a small number along the west coast, and around KI. Having one fly up to me in the suburbs was.............surprising!



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Why would a libertarian want to protect your famile, freedom, finances and future???
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I find those films fascinating. A train wreck, but a very interesting train wreck (exception being Wonder Woman, which while flawed is still a good film).
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LOL! And Dave calls me a manipulative bitch.

Way to spin three different directions at once, Dave.

Pitch, roll AND yaw.

And in Dave's case, followed shortly by "Splut!"
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Deadpool 2. :D

It was fun. :D
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I'd like to hear more about this cannon fodder idea though.

Just wait a year or two.
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Yeah that's what I was wondering, so they'll somehow have Carol Danvers take on the role Warlock takes in the comics (even though her powers are different)

I enjoyed the film but can't really see any way they can make reversing all this not be the deus ex machina to end all deus ex machinas.

IMO, given the Russos, Markus and McFeely have given us two well reviewed, 'impossible' films, I'm happy to give them the benefit of the doubt. (I consider both Civil War and Infinity War to be films that should be almost impossible to make, partly because of so many characters, and partly the difficulties of maintaining each character and their motivations without relying heavily on contrivance).
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Hopefully all of them except for T'Challa.

Heheh. How'd that work out for ya? :D

That was............not what I was expecting. :D
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People have been drinking all kinds of milk from various different milk producing animals for thousands of years all over the world and these Schmucks with fancy science degrees want to say that we can't do that anymore.

THAT'S

"Lol"

No science (or other) degree is needed for me to realize that ingesting too much lactose containing products is very bad for me.

I have two close East Asian friends. They are even more careful than me in avoiding milk products.

You are to a comical degree exaggerating human use of animal milk.

Ditto. I have a several friends who are lactose intolerant. It's not particularly uncommon. It is funny watching Dave's fantasies intersect reality.
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Ditto. Rogue one was my favourite out of the last few. I wish someone would stop giving j j Abrams space films.
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Avengers: Infinity War

Amazing, go see it.  :cry:

Was one hell of an impressive film. I didn't think they could pull it off, but they did.
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The doctors didn't make the decision, the court did.

At least get the facts right.
Ok whatever.  My point remains.  Why is a court deciding something that parents should be deciding?

Orwellian.
Still haven't read 1984, I see...

Imagine a boot stamping on a Dave's face -- forever.

But it's his own boot.... Is it still Orwellian if it's self inflicted?
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Call it socialism if you will, the fact remains that we need a system for allocating land that achieves multiple goals among them good stewardship of land, accessibility for people who are willing to produce food on that land, and so on. I can tell you that I myself will never agree to anyone situating themselves with me on my little 10 acres in my lifetime without an agreement in place for them to manage their portion of the land (I use 4 acres they use 4 acres?) using the principles of holistic managed grazing.
It is textbook socialism.
No it's not. Textbook socialism would be where the government not only says who owns Which plot of land, but they make everyone share in the fruits of production equally whether they contributed to the labor of production or not. For example, all my production - raw milk, calf, baby lambs, baby goats -  would be the property of the government to be distributed to those who need it as they saw fit.

In contrast to this, under my system, people who produce the food keep the food for themselves and their families.

They only lose access to the land if they drop below certain production criteria for a certain period of time.

So what I'm saying is that there are two fundamental constants...

1) land must not be allowed to degrade, but rather must be improved up to a certain level and then maintained at that level

2) land must always be used in a way that benefits Mankind in terms of food and housing and energy production and these things must be produced in a sustainable way.
Pulling this forward

So, where the tigers going to live? :P
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Notice how easily President Xi conceded?
Quote from: Sun Zi
"Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak."
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

That was some 1500 years ago. Do you really think that the Chinese leaders are less clever now?

Yeah, if it comes to Trump style braggadocio vs Sun Tzu's stratagems I'll put my money on Sun Tzu.
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I am a big fan of knowledge, but I cannot see how the widespread use of that particular knowledge, if it ever becomes practical, can end in anything other than badness. I've no idea how it could be prevented though.
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Annihilation

was interesting - seems to have very little actually in common with the original book - reminded me much more of Ballard's 'The Crystal World' - which is not a bad thing, I think it went further than the book in some ways.

Great soundtrack

I think I'm going to have to watch this one again. Didn't mind it, but it also didn't grab me. Might be one that gets better on the second watch.
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I watched "A Field in England". Worth watching. A weird film, a bit like Waiting for Goddo" or R&GAD but on mushrooms.