April 24, 2009
People love when other people are interested in them and they are asked about themselves and are listened to attentively and actively as they talk about themselves. The rest is commentary.
April 24, 2009
This article in the LA Times describes a “peaceful clash” between demonstrators supporting humane necessary animal research and counterdemonstrators opposing humane necessary animal research, and to at least some extent characterizes humane necessary biomedical research using animals in a skewed fashion. There is a poll at the end of the article that asks “Can medical research on animals be conducted humanely?” Go make your voice heard.
April 23, 2009
God motherfucking dammit!!! The motherfucking asshole fucking engineers that designed this piece of fucking shit should be drawn, quartered, and their stupid motherfucking goddamn asshole fucking heads impaled on pikes on fucking LONDON BRIDGE!!!
If you are typing in a text field in a form, and you press CTRL-S, the MOTEHRFUCKING PIECE OF SHIT DOES NOT SAVE!!!!!!111!!!! It only saves if you CLICK OUT OF THAT FIELD INTO ANOTHER FIELD BEFORE YOU PRESS CTRL-S!!!!11!!! THIS IS EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And when you’ve spent 45 MOTHERFUCKING MINUTES TYPING A MOTHERFUCKING PROJECT SUMAARY INTO A MOTHERFUCKING TEXT BOX (assiduously pressing CTRL-S every few minutes) and then the nasty vile despicable PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT CRASHES, ALL OF YOUR MOTHERFICKIGN WORK IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HATE!!!!! KILL!!1111!!! DESTROY!!!11!!!!!
UPDATE: Apparently, someone from Adobe reads Comrade PhysioProf and has just posted a comment here stating that Adobe is looking into this. Accordingly, I take back what I said about drawing and quartering Adobe engineers. No hard feelings?
April 22, 2009
Gonzo of the Gonzolog has a nice post up concerning the logical fallacy of “appeal to ridicule”, which has been defined as “a fallacy in which ridicule or mockery is substituted for evidence in an argument”. You should go read the whole thing, but I just want to make one point of my own.
The thing about appeal to ridicule and ad hominem is that they are both thrown around indiscriminately and incorrectly by dumbfucks who don’t like it when people mock them for being dumbfucks. If you are a ridiculous fucking idiot and I ridicule you for being a ridiculous idiot, that is neither appeal to ridicule or ad hominem.
It is only appeal to ridicule or ad hominem if we are engaged in argument and I argue that *because* you are a ridiculous fucking idiot, your assertions must be false. If we are not engaged in argument, and I mock you for being a ridiculous dumbfuck merely because it amuses me to make fun of you for being a ridiculous dumbfuck, then there is no ad hominem or appeal to ridicule fallacy.
And one last thing: just because *you* claim we are engaged in argument, doesn’t mean we are. Dumbfucks spouting gibberish and then petulantly stamping their feet and demanding “rational argument” and “reasoned responses” frequently deserve nothing but mockery. This is especially the case when *you* approach *me* and start spouting dumbfuck gibberish.
April 21, 2009
i don’t give a fuck if i bore people. i just expect them to walk away if they are bored. i’m certainly not going to shut the fuck up.
April 21, 2009
DuWayne Brayton has started a new blog, that is focused on quitting smoking tobacco. It should be an excellent venue for smokers who have quit and those who want to, as well as people in related professional fields. Visit his inaugural welcome post and join the fascinating discussion. (And no one tell Ed, but I find DuWayne’s writing even more colorful than his.)
UPDATE: Interestingly, within 20 minutes of publishing this post, I received a spam comment from something like QUITSMOKINGNOW.MOOLAH.BELGIUM.COM. I usually get about two or three spam comments per week.