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Kenzi

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  1. Kenzi

    What's on Your Mind?

    it stopped snowing for us, but we got nearly a foot of snow yesterday, so uh, I ain't complaining I hope Cleveland treats you guys well, heh -- OMM: holy geezus, it's a winter wonderland out here the snow is a pure and blinding white the edges and corners of windows are crisp and frosted the roofs and cars are all thickly and evenly coated like icing on cake the wind sends wisps and swirls of shimmering sprinkles and diamond dust from trees is this heaven because everything was completely barren and devoid of this crystalline wonderland on Friday
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    SCIENCE!

    Being able to recycle 99.9% of the resources they use? That sounds incredibly cost inefficient. Having the ability to recycle nearly all of the resources they use is implying that they're able to treat their waste as resource, which is basically the human equivalent of converting feces into food or turning coal into diamonds (which, for the record, is possible, but there's a reason we don't do that; refer back to my second sentence if you need a refresher). Also, I have no clue whether we're reaching the peak of technological capability or if we've merely scratched the surface, but your description of this "eternally sustaining environment" sounds overly optimistic. For starters, humans are self-indulgent. There's no doubt about that. We're very opinionated creatures, we're easily brainwashed by propaganda, we seek drugs that have the capability of killing us, and heck, we've waged war on ourselves on several occasions. There's no way I'd go so far as to say we're "disciplined". We all have opinions on what we should invest in, we debate ethics because we're split in what we think is morally right, we're unsupportive of our own species because we fail to address poverty, we've created monopolies that take away from our own species, we tend to be frail both physically and emotionally--and it's because we're human, and humans are flawed, especially on a grand scale. Perhaps robots can fulfill your expectations for this "eternally sustaining environment" (which is still a stretch since we'd be the ones programming their CPUs, go figure), but humans are far from that. Anything that can be swayed by hormones or neurotransmitters will have opinions. Conflicting opinions create issues. Simple as that. As of right now, we're reproducing far faster than we're dying off. Modern day medicine has increased our average lifespan, and we've created more efficient ways to decrease mortality rate and to ration out resources. Who knows what the human carrying capacity will be. Still, over-consumption and waste production is currently a huge issue for us because we're too shortsighted to look at the big picture or the long term consequences of current day activities. We're very experimental and curious as well. And for this reason, we're still dealing with the CFCs that were released into the atmosphere decades ago because we weren't aware of the consequences. Same with the wastelands of garbage we've dumped in bodies of water. Feel free to take a look at the Cuyahoga River Fire if you crave further evidence. Key word here is theory. The thing is, your description/theory of an "eternally sustaining environment" relies on common sense and implies that we must overcome these obstructions in order to attain such a utopia, which, as unfortunate as this may sound, is far too much to ask of humans. We kill off our own species with firearms like it's recreation. We create landfills that deplete our own available habitable space. We have access to weaponry that have the ability to wipe out our own species. We partake in activities that are detrimental to our own species as a whole. And like you said, we've also had dictators that have prevented the progression of our own species. Yes, it's counterproductive and it defies common sense--it's human nature. It's also why we fail to create an eternally sustainable environment. Now, you might be thinking "wtf Kenzi, this has nothing to do with other intelligent life forms." So allow me to address that with one final sentence: There's nothing that says other intelligent civilizations can't suffer from impediments of similar caliber.
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    SCIENCE!

    personally, i feel like the fact that we've found no signs of life at all to be a bit of an anomaly to begin with - i believe that we should have seen some sign of extraterrestrial life at some point. true, I won't deny that, but think about this: how much of space have we really explored? haha, it's kinda funny since the reason I believe we haven't found any extraterrestrial life is because space is so vast. and the fact that there seems to be set conditions for life to even form, much less intelligent life I might sound like I'm contradicting myself with that last statement, but if you just take into consideration how massive space is and how much time the universe has been in existence, the chance of there being intelligent life suddenly sounds a lot more plausible we've only found <2k exoplanets, so I think it's a bit too early to kick the bucket plus, we can't generalize intelligent life based on what humans have the tendency to do for instance, what makes you think intelligent life is limited to only acclimating to the surfaces of planets? I think it's very likely that there's intelligent life out there it's just that we don't have an efficient way to communicate with/scour for them oh hey, I think I know what I might be doing Thursday night
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    What Was the Last Video Game You Played?

    sheesh, broke the word limit again so I had to take out the quote, lol.
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    SCIENCE!

    The only reason I'm not a firm believer of the Great Filter is because you have to take into account factors like how long the universe has been in existence. While it's true that there's little to no chance that there are life forms that have developed like humans have, well actually, it's exactly that. Everything we are today happened completely by chance. That isn't to say there aren't intelligent life forms that have developed enough to be considered a civilization though. It's just that it might have occurred in a different manner; a civilization created through other means. The human race is no ultimate template that dictates how intelligent life forms should come into existence because anything could've happened in a time span of 14 billion years. For all we know, these life forms may very well be in their primitive stages of development. Or heck, they could be far more advanced than we are. As for why we haven't found any evidence of these intelligent life forms... the universe is absolutely massive. So massive that we're practically confined to an observable universe. At the same time, these life forms may be trillions of light years away, outside of our observable universe (which is already 93 billion light years in diameter, if that helps put things into perspective). Communicating with said life forms would be extremely inefficient as the information they send to us would be terribly outdated by the time it even reaches us, assuming that we'd even be able to communicate with them. I also found this to be an interesting take on the subject: The Great Filter simply seems like a too definitive of a theory for life for me to fully support it. I'm not disagreeing with your beliefs since it does have quite a few valid points; the idea of these barriers just isn't my cup of tea. For this reason, I'm still open to hearing the opposing side seeing as you're a firm advocator for it. love your analogy with the "trying to shine a light into the darkness", btw. a little off topic, but I find it interesting that you often feel the need to openly state this. That's like saying humans are limited to only exploring land because we don't have to capability of breathing underwater. Species X's means of developing a civilization can be completely different from Species Y's. How we evolved may seem advantageous to us, but that doesn't mean other life forms such as Species X (that, I guess might communicate through patterns of wind hitting the pores of their skin) haven't found ways to adapt and explore based on the characteristics they evolved with. All the more reason to go spacefaring then. Supposing such a utopia exists, infinite resources means unlimited energy to allocate into further feeding into their curiosity. Oh, and if overpopulation ever becomes a problem, there would be no need submit to a population cap when they can expand their civilization through spacefaring using the supposed infinite resources they have. -- I really want to add more to the discussion, but I've been stupidly busy trying to work on apps and stuff, urghh. I shouldn't even be posting, but I just really wanted to contribute a bit of my thoughts. sorry for intervening, ahah...
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    Avatar The Legend of Korra

    hehe, I'm sure he doesn't mind too much something tells me you'd really enjoy 1984 it's always nice having onii-san looking over us and keeping everything in check, after all...
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    What Was the Last Song You Listened To?

    late reply is late, eheh... hey, us too! I love playing this piece with the band! ...except that I don't experience PTSD when we play it... ...and the fact that it's actually one of my favorite songs of the holidays... h-how would I have known that something like this could trigger you... -- Fantasy Overture- Tchaikovsky aka the Romeo and Juliet theme we're playing an excerpt of this in orchestra, lol
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    What Was the Last Video Game You Played?

    just edited a bit of the politics and the phone paragraphs ...and the last one
  9. Kenzi

    Avatar The Legend of Korra

    -- LOL, this thread was moved to the Music, Movies & TV section that's actually hilarious ahaha, Akazora, was this your doing?
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    What Was the Last Song You Listened To?

    save yourself while you still can it's too late for me; I've already gone off the deep end -- why. it's still October I think I'm going insane.
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    Anime-This-Season Chat/Discussion

    So I checked out a few clips of Ore Monogatari out of curiosity. There's not much that seems spoiler-tag worthy since it's pretty obvious what'll end up happening. ...and it's not bad Soundtrack is pretty standard, but definitely stands out when it needs to. There's this cute little innocence that envelops the romance between the two unsuspecting lovebirds. While part of me wanted to punch the computer screen because of how dense these two characters seem to be, I can't deny that the show still has a nice, charming atmosphere to it. The show is definitely "different" to say the least. It's not over the top, and it's straightforward enough to get the point across. The humor and how the interactions between the characters are portrayed is done very light-heartedly and casually, which is just to my liking. On the surface level, there's no doubt this is one of those fairytale romances I despise so much, but I do appreciate how it attempts to break out of the standard tropes that are forced upon most romances. So it's not so bad. All in all, I actually kinda liked the few clips I watched.
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    What Was the Last Song You Listened To?

    yee omfg what have you done why has this been stuck in my head the entire day why did I instinctively decide to pluck out the notes on my violin out of boredom during orchestra why did I even bother searching up this "song" why was I humming this during the school day why is this even a meme why are the parodies best things how did this go viral how did you even discover this what have you done to me and it's still stuck in my head why
  13. Kenzi

    What's on Your Mind?

    Ice Climbers aren't going to win though there is no meaning to life anymore jk I'm still eager to see the results, heh -- OMM: so we were writing a thesis in class and I kept calling it hypothesis I would always catch myself in the act and correct myself though it would go something like this: "Yeah, you mean the hypothesis? Wait no, sorry, I meant thesis." and then something like this: "Don't worry about the hypothesis too much................. wait, I actually meant to say thesis." etc. but never once did I find myself saying "thesis" without having to correct myself beforehand during the entire class period which was 3-4 times at the very least wtf
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    What Was the Last Video Game You Played?

    added to the end, if you don't mind
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    What Was the Last Song You Listened To?

    do I really want to spoil the entire UnderTale OST for myself do I ..... .... ... .. . . . ugh I want to play the darn game so badly the music is effin amazing