Started by timpate, September 20, 2010, 07:56:24 PM
Quote from: aldousburbank on March 18, 2011, 09:45:47 AMI heard somewhere about how since the spread of the cellphone, when you call someone, you now no longer know their location until they tell you. I thought that was interesting.In a similar vein I was thinking about because of the omnipresence of internet access, one can no longer claim ignorance of almost any subject due to lack of access to information, but only for lack of interest.
Quote from: Marc Knight on March 19, 2011, 06:39:19 PMI semi agree with this. The problem that persists however, is the quality of information that you can access. Most of the sources that are free, such as data from Wikipedia, are dubious repositories of information, at best. Any university adhering to academic standards never allows references from Wikipedia. It might point you in the right direction for further research, but it should never been utilized as a trusted source of information on anything.Unfortunately, the best sources of vetted information, including scholarly research, high level studies, professionally maintained encyclopedias all require paid subscriptions. This effectively blocks the majority of internet users from the best sources of secondary or tertiary information.
Quote from: aldousburbank on March 19, 2011, 07:03:54 PMSignal to Noise ratio is a huge deal on the net for sure. I think the level of relevance breaks down quickly dependent on source/subject. For example, I'm a plant geek, so I love doing searches for articles by species for example, just to see what's out there. The best sources I recognize, such as the major journals and published botanists, so the material sorting is rather linear and simple, and yes, not always free. But say for example somebody wants to do research on God or 9/11 or vaccination then God forbid... The sorting process might exceed the interest level and rate of return.
Quote from: onan on March 19, 2011, 07:08:01 PM I agree with your point on access. I think there is another point that you touch on and that is scholarship. Even if one has access to the most accurate source material without discussion and educational discipline (for lack of a better term) that material may not really be fully understood. Worse than that is the temptation to cherry pick information to form what seems like well thought out positions but in reality is void of full examination.
Quote from: guildnavigator on March 20, 2011, 03:58:09 PMI cant smoke any damned cannabis
Quote from: guildnavigator on March 20, 2011, 03:58:09 PMRandom stupid shit:I am as sick as a fucking dog and have been for way too long. It's getting worse.Inner ear infections have left me half deaf in both ears (supposed to be temporary but its been a long fucking time now)Also, lung infection and I cant smoke any damned cannabis, or breathe properly at all.Now they just casually drop that my ear issues could be related to the presence a tumor in my brain. maybe. FUCK.FUUUUUUCCKK.
Quote from: guildnavigator on March 21, 2011, 10:32:27 AMguildnavigator is from a book called Dune written by Frank Herbert. (There was an absurdly incomprehensible film version directed by David Lynch that I also love)
Quote from: guildnavigator on March 21, 2011, 10:32:27 AMThe avatar picture is actually a photo of Art Bell from the 1970's.
Quote from: 999 on March 25, 2011, 04:22:19 PMsomeone reported one of my art bell torrents & a mod deleted it. (on demon-oid)
Quote from: Michael V. on March 25, 2011, 05:25:30 PMwhy was it deleted?
Quote from: Michael V. on March 25, 2011, 05:27:41 PMnancy grace is a fear mongering CUNT. i hate her and wish she would be struck by a decommissioned satellite plummeting to the earth. if you can watch the following video without agreeing, then you've been feasting on lead based paint chips for the last 35 years. she's just atrocious.Nancy Grace, Weatherman Bernie Rayno Fight About Radiation
Quote from: Michael V. on March 25, 2011, 05:27:41 PMnancy grace is a fear mongering CUNT. i hate her and wish she would be struck by a decommissioned satellite plummeting to the earth. if you can watch the following video without agreeing, then you've been feasting on lead based paint chips for the last 35 years. she's just atrocious.