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Old 05-14-2022, 10:07 AM   #11031 (permalink)
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1. Would you rather live entirely alone, with every possible luxury and comfort man or woman can have, all the financial security you could ever want, but absolutely no contact whatever with another human being even for a second, or live as you are now?

I suppose alone. I'm not particularly social either way, so what the hell. It would be nice if that place could fit a soulmate though.

2. What sort of headphones do you use?

Roland RH-2000

3. If you had faith, when, if ever, did you lose it and why?

Never ha, never will. One might call me a strident atheist, religion had always either baffled or annoyed me.

4. If you had to choose between being blind, deaf or dumb, which would you pick?

Blind or dumb. Blind I guess

5. How are your sea legs (i.e., do you get seasick easily or are you a born sailor, or something in between)?

A born sailor.

6. What is your take on cryptocurrency?

It will either disappear in a couple of years or it will completely change the world (for the worst)
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:32 AM   #11032 (permalink)
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1. What is your favourite piece of classical music?
Pretty much an impossible question to answer, but for now I'll go with Mahler's 9th symphony
2. At what age did you begin drinking?
At 18, like a good little law-abiding citizen (by Norwegian law anyway)
3. Would you rather live under a benevolent dictator or an incompetent president?
An incompetent president. Easier to remove from power
4. What material do you believe has had the most impact on humanity?
Maybe copper, because of its application as a conductor of electricity, but yeah oil is also a good answer
5. What’s your favourite plant or flower?
Don't have one
6. What mystery would you like to see solved?
I think it would be cool to know what actually happened in the Dyatlov Pass Incident, although it probably isn't the most important mystery to solve in the grand scheme of things
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:54 AM   #11033 (permalink)
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1. What is your favourite piece of classical music?
One of Bach's violin concertos but I don't know which and I can't be bothered to look it up
2. At what age did you begin drinking?
15
3. Would you rather live under a benevolent dictator or an incompetent president?
Incompetent president (assuming you can call any dictator benevolent for the sake of argument). Even when said dictator would not commit cruelties and the people would prosper (which is probably practically impossible), that kind of authority is unethical and will probably lead to something much worse than an incompetent president, if only because of the issue of succession. The glorifying of the idea of benevolent dictators is revolting to me and a pet peeve because it seems to be fashionable among insecure edgy people. It's just fascism in sheep's clothing. Sorry for the rant
4. What material do you believe has had the most impact on humanity?
In the end probably wood? Since it was probably both the first form of fuel and material for tools
5. What’s your favourite plant or flower?
Oak trees.
6. What mystery would you like to see solved?
Any of the big physics mysteries. The incompatibility of quantum physics and general relativity, dark matter/energy etc.
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Old 05-14-2022, 05:17 PM   #11034 (permalink)
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6. What mystery would you like to see solved? Who shot JR?
That was already solved.

and Mucha, no: no soulmate. I made it entirely clear you had two choices: the life you have now or one of complete luxury but total isolation and loneliness. Not even to talk or message another human being. Basically the last person left alive I guess.

1. What is your favourite piece of classical music?

I agree it's hard to choose one. Might be "Adagio for Strings" by Barber, but probably in the end another Beethoven fan, I'd be going for "Moonlight Sonata".

2. At what age did you begin drinking?

About I don't know 23, and pretty much gave it up a year or so later. Haven't had an alcoholic drink since probably 1990, if that. Don't need one.

3. Would you rather live under a benevolent dictator or an incompetent president?

FYI, I think benevolent dictators do/did exist, for instance Julius Caesar, being the first one, and probably all the Roman Emperors who followed. With a few exceptions, once you followed the law you were basically okay. The Roman Empire looked after its people.

Even at that though, no, I agree: incompetent president. For one thing, they'll probably be too incompetent to do anything really dangerous.


4. What material do you believe has had the most impact on humanity?

Plastic, specifically silicone, with the advent of the silicon chip.

5. What’s your favourite plant or flower?

I'm partial to roses but I really love sunflowers.

6. What mystery would you like to see solved?

Why doesn't anyone like me? Oh wait: that will never be solved. Okay then, my second choice is who was Jack the Ripper?
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Old 05-14-2022, 05:31 PM   #11035 (permalink)
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1. What is your favourite piece of classical music?

Don't listen to enough to have an opinion but something by Schoenberg or Stravinsky maybe? More modern composers are more interesting than older ones to me at least.

2. At what age did you begin drinking?

17

3. Would you rather live under a benevolent dictator or an incompetent president?

I imagine "benevolent dictator" is probably a propaganda relic of some sort so I'll go with Biden. They can both swing though.

4. What material do you believe has had the most impact on humanity?

Wood sounds good. Fire and building materials have been pretty huge.

5. What’s your favourite plant or flower?

Roll dat **** light dat **** smoke dat ****.

6. What mystery would you like to see solved?

Dyatlov Pass is good.
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Old 05-14-2022, 06:16 PM   #11036 (permalink)
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1. What is your favourite piece of classical music?
I only have a handful of classical songs i actually **** with.

I like piano concerto 2 by rachmaninov
Also 1812 overture and symphony 6 by tchaikovsky

2. At what age did you begin drinking?
First time i drank i was 11. Didn't start it regularly though till i was a late teen.

3. Would you rather live under a benevolent dictator or an incompetent president?
Obviously the benevolent dictator. Assuming you mean benevolent genuinely and not as a euphemism..

4. What material do you believe has had the most impact on humanity?
Oil

5. What’s your favourite plant or flower?
Don't really care?

6. What mystery would you like to see solved?
9/11 brother
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:01 PM   #11037 (permalink)
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I only have a handful of classical songs i actually **** with.

I like piano concerto 2 by rachmaninov

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Old 05-15-2022, 04:01 AM   #11038 (permalink)
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3. Would you rather live under a benevolent dictator or an incompetent president?
Obviously the benevolent dictator. Assuming you mean benevolent genuinely and not as a euphemism..
At least you're not letting my rant stop you (probably the opposite knowing you)
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Old 05-15-2022, 05:09 AM   #11039 (permalink)
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3. Would you rather live under a benevolent dictator or an incompetent president?

FYI, I think benevolent dictators do/did exist, for instance Julius Caesar, being the first one, and probably all the Roman Emperors who followed. With a few exceptions, once you followed the law you were basically okay. The Roman Empire looked after its people.
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Obviously the benevolent dictator. Assuming you mean benevolent genuinely and not as a euphemism..
I'm not sure I necessarily agree that Caesar (and his successors) was all that benevolent given the history of the Roman Coliseum and all. When I think of "benevolent dictators" the first name to come to mind is Yugoslavia's Tito and, after talking to a Croatian friend whose parents lived under his rule, maybe he wasn't such a sweetie either.
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Old 05-15-2022, 08:45 AM   #11040 (permalink)
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Yeah that's fair comment, but let's remember that those put into the Colosseum were basically enemies of the State (i.e., Christians) and certainly not Roman citizens. As I said, if you paid your taxes, worshipped the right gods and kept your long aquiline Roman nose clean, in essence the senate left you alone. Certainly there was infighting among the noble houses, but in terms of being oppressed by your own government as a normal, law-abiding citizen, I don't think it really happened.

I suppose you could maybe see Castro as one too, though of course he crushed his enemies, but then, gotta crush something, ya know?
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