• syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @peacefrog

    In one, it’s that whilst people love a swagger & enjoy the “going nuts,” part, they don’t like a swagger to stay one. It has to have more than “nuts” & swagger. A good album, but not a great album?

    Old Syzygy.

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    Epistocracy is not a new idea. I remember Paul Keating & speech writers discussing John Stuart Mill & Plato at a university round table meet in the late ’80s. The idea was subsequently ditched. Theoretically Jason Brennan has been working on this for a long time.  Ideas like this were put forward in a text book I edited in 1996 which heralded the…[Read more]

  • Ooh, I knew Dr Tesla was a Doctor in ER!

    Golly gosh!

    Great episode, beautifully filmed, an almost old nemesis. Visnjic plays Tesla beautifully. As does Mohindra as the Sithra (sic) queen.

    @captaddams

    No, but you do.

    Syzygy the Old

  • @whisht

    I’ve managed to wrest the Forum from The Younger who’s in argument mode. Awesome, I second @arbutus, the  Kraftwerk connection is solid & you’ve sold me. Brilliant.

    I loved this episode too. It has a ….different focus than previous episodes. To me, at least.

    Also @arbutus thank you for the lovely Lau. It’s inspirational & the be…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Trie to post in the Pub. But the innernet decided against it! No-one has said that people shouldn’t have oxygen now.  As said, the Doctor would give her O2 to anyone else first. The poor are oppressed & speeches to everyone are still necessary. One won’t change the oppression of the other. But it’s a common ideal to be humane -that we try to…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @peacefrog

    Did someone mention Thin White Duke? This is mum’s favourite -amongst (or ‘among’ we need a @pedant when we NEED one!) or one of her favourites!

    But I’m not sure which is best…..

    Syxygy the young one

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @bluesqueakpip

    I didn’t actually start it 🙂 I am 18, so maybe arguing is still a ‘thing?’

    The platitude -sacred belief issue is one quite common to those in certain areas of journalism, preaching etc. It tends to be used a lot when no-one is ‘arguing’ that a particular point is otherwise.

    No-one has said “poor” don’t have access to Oxygen…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @Bluesqueakpip oops. yes, see, you did it again “does it make them any more important” with the platitudes. No-one is claiming they are more important, more significant or better able to argue.

    And yep, the poor sods who glued their hands to trains -apologised -& were fined*, making this a stronger sacred value platitude. It’s an illusion of a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @bluesqueakpip

    Yes, we’re  debating rights. Or rather you are. You’re talking about “rights & choices” when no-one has actually said they (the “poor”) don’t have any rights. You’re using sacred-value platitudes in order to build an argument no-one’s arguing about because no-one’s saying those values are wrong. The argument should be couched in…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @peacefrog I think Mum would say “the sound was found as early as the 3rd century BC in…Crete.” Maybe. But we all love The Dead. And it resonates 🙂

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    We’re not both against Oxygen Right Now. Most people want it affordably. It’s not as if a “they” exists who shouldn’t have it (though water’s a massive problem & that’s a ‘not us Right Now argument’). Nor should ORN be discussed via them & they, but as an ‘us’.

    Most are willing to understand people should be paid to ensure there’s Oxygen RN even…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    I think, please, that we need some mods to deal with the code that often crops up in people’s posts. I have NO idea why all of that appeared so apols for the masses of punctuation that appeared there and wasted space. To Blue:

    @bluesqueakpip

    Keep protesting. But don’t forget the science textbooks.

    You’re saying the “poor” couldn’t get to work b…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @bluesqueakpip

    <i>Keep protesting. But don’t forget the science textbooks.</i>

    <span style=”display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; font-family: Georgia,’Times New Roman’,’Bitstream Charter’,Times,serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: n…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @phaseshift @miapatrick

    I feel you are in attack mode?

    I think a mod can be above that & attempt to be decent. It wasn’t decent, imo.

    @peacefrog is a newbie. Maybe you’re judging him/them/her on one post when all his other posts have been genuine & interesting.

    Once again I reiterate that this is a Good Place. The snark can leave now. It’s…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @peacefrog

    You are a wonderful frog. Genuine, clever & some music I haven’t thought of in ages. Welcome to you. Unless I already did that! in which case, welcome again 😀

    Love a bit of the AlanPP me.

    @whisht I assume the next anthem will be from dat place. OK, let me put on my father’s booming, Czech flavoured, stentorian ‘voice:’  🙂 “this awfu…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    OK, we’re goin’ slightly “off.”

    I had the recording of this ages ago, never thought it would be on Youtube. Hah, the in’nernet. They needed a few extra female vocalists.  So, given the other discussion on t’thread: ole!

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @bluesqueakpip @miapatrick

    I felt it was preaching to the converted, that the only convertible people watching, given the way it was managed, were the fairly young, who can’t do anything yet…

    The thousands of protesters were young like me (18). We CAN do something now. A programme like that dares us to. No-one believes -because I was there -…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @rorysmith

    Hi you! Happy new year. I did, yes. I couldn’t recall what they were called. I was thinking werewolves or forelocks 🙂

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    Hi doods!

    One fun lecture down and bakery to go (long story).  So, I loved it. But Mum cried because our gen has to remove all your mistakes. I saw that in the young mechanic: confident, but scared -when hiding silently from the herd of predators -As kids we’re told to be silent.

    Like @arbutus I felt it contained  waay too much stuff? but then I…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @drwhoopinion

    attained an external herd drive

    Outstanding!

    if all of the world is a political speech to you, 

    No, but the political exists in the polis & every one of us is a part of this.

    Except in Africa, parts of Europe & South Africa where a child who isn’t white is worth less than a privileged white American child. National Anthems are…[Read more]

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