One Sexxy Penguin

-- destined to swim the ether and ethernet, piecing to gather the fragments of the answer.

-- Do you want to swim with me?

new Goal   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  I've decided that from now on, I should only hit on girls that live in the UK or some other part of europe, cuz they're all rad babes and fuck it why note I'll be just as successful. Here here! Any one against this idea can go get stuffed by mr.puffy pillow master a.k.a don't-give-a-fuck-mc-duck. ohhh ow, duck tails!!  
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Another sad day for the world   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  First it was Hunter S Thompson, then Robert Anton Wilson, and now Kurt Vonnegut. These people seriously need to stop kicking the bucket. GRRRRRRRR!  
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GMail is Back in the Howsssssss   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  Finally. I can log back in now. It did seem to stop accepting income mail and just toss it away, but hey thems the brakes and it is a free service.  
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Head hurt   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  I've conceptually understood the basics of a SAN for awhile but never had to look into the details of actually building one. They are not so simple. i did get to drop 4 grand on a new server yesterday though. 2 Quad-core Xeons and 8 gigs of ram. Drooooool. *slurp slurp* According to VMware we can run about 64 concurrent vm's if we really felt like it. It'll be closer to about a dozen though.  
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GMAIL   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  WTF is up with gmail? I have not been able to log in since monday. GRRRR.
For some odd reason I've been taking at least one nap everyday for about a week now. Often around 8 p.m. I've also been feeling less than 100% @#$@#$ sobriety. I swear I felt better when i drank a bottle of wine every 2-3 days. I haven't been drinking and I've been exercising everyday, so why am I so tired all the time. freak'n crazy body.
 
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Amber Series   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  I finished the Amber Series was left with the distinct feeling of "ummm, why aren't there more books? He can't just stop here".  
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not dead yet   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  mmmmmmmmm............ Aside from some lingering neck/shoulder irritation, my body has mostly healed since the accident and I have the car situation worked out. Funny as it is, I'm not to bothered by the whole thing. I rather like my new car better than my old one (didn't really want the payment but ..... that's life). Other than that it's been the same-ole same-ole. Work, reading, computer stuff. Still, not a bad life.  
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RIP   
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  NO MORE FUCKING ABBA  
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Crisis averted   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  When I put in a new HD in my laptop a couple months ago I left 10 gigs untouched with a plan. I finally got to that plan and it was to install a linux distro and dual boot. i chose BackTrack for all it's kick ass tools. It took a while to install cuz i had to manually prep the partition and all that jazz. So I finally got it loaded and rebooted. Went straight into the linux OS. Ummmm Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I still need my windows crap for work. Eventuall I got LILO to give the option to boot into windows. Awwwe. a happy ending.
And I saw little miss sunshine last night and casino royal today.

yupper, that's my life in the big city
 
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fuck'n women   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  I know there are some good ones out there, in fact almost all of them are mi amigas, as for the rest of the lot. what a bunch of ignorant self righteous conceited pain in the asses.  
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Flame   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  The giver and the taker.
It wraps us in warmth, fulfills our physical needs.
It exists in a fluid state. Dances and winks at us.
But above all else, it shows the world to us.
It's the gateway to the beuaty around us.
With out it, we'd still be stumbling through the darkness. Devoid of purpose.
*chuckle*
But still. There is a price to be paid for all this.
Death, destruction.
It will consume organic matter, life.
The things that burn, produce flame, were once alive.
Some millions of years ago.
Forests, homes, playgrounds.
Everything comes and goes.
 
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Furniture   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  I finally got some. Furniture that is.  
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still alive again   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  more jumping out of an airplane. yuppers  
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fuck'n women   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  Do i really need to say more. Even single I have to deal with crazy shit.
funerals and chases.
no trojan hoars
comedy tonigh
 
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freak-n-a   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  thus concludes a 14 hour work day.
mmmmmm, tomorrow's just gonna be a blast.
 
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Still Alive   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  I jumped last week finally. It was fun.

I worked another 11 hour day and tomorrow will probably be even longer. my exciting life. I'm totally buying a new toy for my laptop with all the ot money from this week. I think I'll end up with about 10 hours OT. woot. woot.
 
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Piss-ass F@#$#@ing weather   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  No skydiving. grrrrr. with any luck Wed will be nice and i can get out of wok early. Some good news though. I got a call today from my ste-dad. They found a box of more car stereo stuff. It had my sony mp3 car stereo player. I'm sooo happy. I've been miserable without. I went to install it and oh what a fucking surprise......... the wiring harnesses didn't line up. I had to snip the wiring harness of the old unit and attached it to the sony. I lucked out and had all the parts I needed and it only took an hour or so. Woot Woot. The box also had one of my amps and some wiring. Good news cuz it would have cost me about $600 to replace the stuff. Man, that could buy a lot of porn. close call on that one.  
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skydiving and such   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  I made my apointment for this Saturday. I'm jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. After this it's only $40 an addition jump and the place is only 20 mins outside of madtown. I think I found a new hobby (addiction). woot woot.

Other news. I'm not totally done with my mp3 streaming server. I still have a couple folders left to re-encode and still have a new GUI to build but I got the underlying parts done and moved it to live. In the event that anyone wants access to over 10,000 songs ....
http://nexxus916.net:1194 I can support about 5-8 concurrent users.

Not that I expect brand to read this, but if your sorry ass does. Next week I'll start working on merging our systems.

On a funny/odd note. I was driving home the other day when I notice the car behind be follow into my parking lot. No biggy. The person parked three stalls down. A neighbor I guessed. As I was getting out of the car, the driver approached and said "Hey do you remember me?". I of coursed did not. She says "I went to WSU with you." I she must have graduated about the same time I did. It turns out she lives just a couple doors down in my apt building. How odd. I guess a nother girl lives a mile down the road. And a nother person from the crew will be in town this weekend. I think we're supposed to go dowtown friday.
 
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yah, baby   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
 

N-A-R

You scored 77% Non-Reductionism, 55% Epistemological Absolutism, and 44% Moral Objectivism!

You are an N-A-R: a metaphysical Non-Reductionist, an epistemological Absolutist, and a moral Relativist. If you are simply dying inside to figure out what all this mumbo-jumbo means, then simply continue reading.




Metaphysics: Non-Reductionism (Idealism or Realism)
In metaphysics, my test measures your tendency towards Reductionism or Non-Reductionism. As a Non-Reductionist, you recognize that reality is not necessarily simple or unified, and you thus tend to produce a robust ontology instead of carelessly shaving away hypothetical entities that reflect our philosophical experiences. My test recognizes two types of Non-Reductionists: Idealists and Realists.


1. Idealists believe that reality is fundamentally unknowable. All we can ever know is the world of sense experience, thought, and other phenomena which are only distorted reflections of an ultimate (or noumenal) reality. Kant, one of the most significant philosophers in history, theorized that human beings perceive reality in such a way that they impose their own mental frameworks and categories upon reality, fully distorting it. Reality for Kant is unconceptualized and not subject to any of the categories our minds apply to it. Idealists are non-reductionists because they recognize that the distinction between phenomenal reality and ultimate reality cannot be so easily discarded or unified into a single reality. They are separate and distinct, and there is no reason to suppose the one mirrors the other. Major philosophical idealists include Kant and Fichte.


If your views are different from the above, then you may be a Realist.
2. Realists deny the validity of sloppy metaphysical reductions, because they feel that there is no reason to suspect that reality reflects principles of parsimony or simplicity. Realism is the most common-sensical of the metaphysical views. It doesn't see reality as a unity or as reducible to matter or mind, nor does it see reality as divided into a phenomenal world of experience and an unknowable noumenal world of things-in-themselves. Realist metaphysics emphasizes that reality is for the most part composed of the things we observe and think. On the question of the existence of universals, for instance, a realist will assert that while universals do not physically exist, the relations they describe in particulars are as real as the particular things themselves, giving universals a type of reality. Thus, no reduction is made. On the mind-body problem, realists tend to believe that minds and bodies both exist, and the philosophical problems involved in reducing mind to matter or matter to mind are too great to warrant such a reduction. Finally, realists deny that reality is ultimately a Unity or Absolute, though they recognize that reality can be viewed as a Unity when we consider the real relations between the parts as constituting this unity--but it doesn't mean that the world isn't also made up of particular things. Aristotle and Popper are famous realists.


*****




Epistemology: Absolutism (Rationalism or Pragmatism)
My test measures one's tendency towards Absolutism or Skepticism in regards to epistemology. As an Absolutist, you believe that objective knowledge is possible given the right approach, and you deny the claims of skeptical philosophers who insist that we can never have knowledge of ultimate reality. The two types of Absolutists recognized by my test are Rationalists and Pragmatists.


1. Rationalists believe that the use of reason ultimately provides the best route to truth. A rationalist usually defines truth as a correspondence between propositions and reality, taking the common-sense route. Also, rationalists tend to believe that knowledge of reality is made possible through certain foundational beliefs. This stance is known as foundationalism. A foundationalist believes that, because we cannot justify the truth of every statement in an infinite regress, we ultimately reach a foundation of knowledge. This foundation is composed of a priori truths, like mathematics and logic, as well as undoubtable truths like one's belief in his or her own existence. The belief that experiences and memories are veridical is also part of the foundation. Thus, for a rationalist knowledge of reality is made possible through our foundational beliefs, which we do not need to justify because we find them to be undoubtable and self-evident. In regards to science, a rationalist will tend to emphasize the foundational assumptions of scientific inquiry as prior to and more important than scientific inquiry itself. If science does lead to truth, it is only because it is based upon the assumption of certain rational principles such as "Every event is caused" and "The future will resemble the past". Philosophy has a wide representation of philosophical rationalists--Descartes, Spinoza, Liebniz, and many others.


If that didn't sound like your own views, then you are most likely the other type of Absolutist: the Pragmatist.
Epistemological Pragmatists are fundamentally identified by their definition of truth. Truth is, on this view, merely a measure of a proposition's success in inquiry. This view is a strictly scientific notion of truth. A proposition can be called true if it leads to successful predictions or coheres best with the observed facts about the world. Thus, for the pragmatist, knowledge of reality is possible through scientific reasoning. A pragmatist emphasizes man's fallibility, and hence takes baby-steps towards knowledge through scientific methodology. Any truth claim for a pragmatist is open to revision and subject to change--if empirical observations lead us to call even logical rules into question (like quantum physics has done for the law of the excluded middle), then we can and should abandon even these supposed a priori and "absolutely certain" logical rules if they do not accord with our testing and refuting of our various propositions. As a consequence of this, a pragmatist doesn't feel that scientific knowledge is based upon unfounded assumptions that are taken to be true without any sort of justification--rather, they believe that the successes of scientific inquiry have proved that its assumptions are well-founded. For instance, the assumption of science that the future will be like the past is adequately shown by the amazing success of scientific theories in predicting future events--how else could this be possible unless the assumption were true? Pragmatism borrows elements from realism and yet attempts to account for the critiques made by skeptics and relativists. It is essentially a type of philosophical opportunism--it borrows the best stances from a large number of philosophical systems and attempts to discard the problems of these systems by combining them with others. Famous pragmatists of this type are Peirce and Dewey.


*****




Ethics: Relativism (Subjectivism or Emotivism)
My test measures one's tendency towards moral Objectivism or moral Relativism in regards to ethics. As a moral Relativist, you tend to see moral choices as describing a subject's reaction to a moral object or situation, and not as a property of the moral object itself. You may also feel that moral words are meaningless because they do not address any empirical fact about the world. My test recognizes two types of moral relativists--Subjectivists and Emotivists.


1. Subjectivists see individual or collective desires as defining a situation's or object's moral worth. Thus, the subject, not the object itself, determines the value. Subjectivists recognize that social rules, customs, and morality have been wide-ranging and quite varied throughout history among various cultures. As a result, Subjectivism doesn't attempt to issue hard and fast rules for judging the moral worth of things. Instead, it recognizes that what we consider "good" and "right" is not bound by any discernable rule. There is no one trait that makes an act good or right, because so many different kinds of things have been called good and right. In regards to the definition of "good" or "right", a Subjectivist will tend to define it as whatever a particular person or group of people desire. They do not define it merely as "happiness" or "pleasure", for instance, because sometimes we desire to do things that do not produce pleasure, and because we don't consider all pleasurable things good. Furthermore, Subjectivists recognize the validity of consequentialism in that sometimes we refer to consequences as good and bad--but they also recognize that our intentions behind an action, or the means to the end, can also determine an act's moral worth. Again, there is no one rule to determine these things. Hence the relativism of moral Subjectivism. The most well-known of the subjectivists is Nietzsche.


If that didn't sound like your position, then you are probably the other variety of moral Relativist--the Emotivist.
Emotivists are moral Relativists only in a very slanted sense, because they actually deny that words about morality have any meaning at all. An Emotivist would probably accept Hume's argument that it is impossible to derive an "ought" from an "is"--no factual state of affairs can logically entail any sort of moral action. Furthermore, a emotivist's emphasis on scientific (and hence empirical) verification and testing quickly leads to the conclusion that concepts such as "good" and "right" don't really describe any real qualities or relations. Science is never concerned with whether a particular state of affairs is moral or right or good--and an emotivist feels much the same way. Morality is thus neither objective or subjective for the emotivist--it is without any meaning at all, a sort of vague ontological fiction that is merely a symbol for our emotional responses to certain events. Famous emotivists include Ayer and other positivists associated with the Vienna Circle.


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As you can see, when your philosophical position is narrowed down there are so many potential categories that an OKCupid test cannot account for them all. But, taken as very broad categories or philosophical styles, you are best characterized as an N-A-R. Your exact philosophical opposite would be an R-S-O.













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pft on you too   
time is an invention for that which we do not understand
  yah, so in the spirt of being motivated, i wrote a perl script to re-encode all my stuff into 64 kbps sample for my streaming server. i was going to run the scipt agains my entire collection at once, but fuck the encoding just ramps the CPU up to %100 for the whole duration. I fugure it's about 2 songs per minute, 12,000 songs..... fuck that's 6,000 minutes or 100 hours for the whole thing. No way my CPU can handle 100 hours straight at %100. PFT!!, I'd like to see your computer do that. I'd kick it down, but I'm not advanced enough to do it, so I'll just do it chunk by chunk.  
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