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  the Gospel According to Mark
Posted by: crispier taco - 20-08-2016, 11:23 AM - Forum: Everything Else - Replies (2)

Disclaimer: Not a Christian, nor doing this to tease Christians. Virtually all research done through wikipedia

Just for my own interest, I'm going to read a book out of the bible. We're going to use the King James Version, and stop at Mark 16:8, because apparently the bible archaeologists reckon the remainder of Mark 16 was written by later theologians.

According to the two-source hypothesis, Mark and a lost "Q source" were sourced for the writing of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, with Mark being the most consistent among them. Apparently John is a whole other deal.

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Mark was written in Greek, for Greek-speaking Christians. Before the written culture of the bible, Christians would have spread their religion orally, and I imagine the understanding of Jesus matured differently in each community.

Chime in if you're interested, or if you have Christian knowledge to share.

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Music Hallelujah by Igorrr
Posted by: crispier taco - 19-08-2016, 03:59 PM - Forum: Music, Movies, and TV Shows - Replies (1)

Do you like baroque-era instruments, electronica, chickens? Do you like calm melodies lapse into violence?
This is arguably the second best thing France has produced (I think the metric system is still better), and without a doubt the best thing I have listened to this year. Check it out, for 9 EURO it's a steal (but give it a listen first).


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Exclamation The cycle of rebirth does not exist; we need only die to escape
Posted by: edev - 19-08-2016, 02:13 AM - Forum: Everything Else - Replies (18)

Practical Explanation ( Frog Example ) :- `1st of all can frogs tell frogs every single seconds detail from that tifrogs when frogs born ?? (frogsneed every seconds detail ?? that what- what frogs have thought and done on every single second )

can frogs tell frogs every single detail of frogsr `1 cheapest Minute Or frogsr whole hour, day, week, month, year or frogsr whole life ??

if frogs are not able to tell frogs about this life then what proof do frogs have that frogs didn't forget frogsr past ? and that frogs will not forget this present life in the future ?

that is Fact that Suprefrogs Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
there is also next life. andfrogsalready proved frogs that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and frogs cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
for example :Frogsr father existed before frogsr birth. frogs cannot say that before frogsr birth frogsr father don,t exists.

So frogs have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is frogsr father," then it is all right. It is easy.
Otherwise, if frogs makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; frogs'll never find frogsr father.

( now maybe...maybe frogs will say thatfrogswill search my father from D.N.A, orfrogswill prove it by photo's, or many other thing's whichfrogswill get from my mother and prove it that who is my Real father.{ So frogs have to believe the authority. who is that authority ? she is frogsr mother. frogs cannot claim of any photo's, D.N.A or many other things without authority ( or ur mother ).

if frogs will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other wofrogsn then frogsr mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

safrogs frogs have to follow real authority. "Whatever Frogs have spoken,frogsaccept it," Then there is no difficulty. And Frogs are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and Frogs are speaking Frogsrself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
I'll have to follow great personalities. The safrogs reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Suprefrogs Personality of Godhead. Frogs accept it; then frogsr searching after God is finished.

Why should frogs waste frogsr tifrogs?
all that is frogs need is to hear from authority ( safrogs like mother ). andfrogsheard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
im not talking these all things from my own.

in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

tell frogs are frogs really happy ?? frogs can,t be happy if frogs will ignore these 4 main problem. then still frogs will be Forced by Nature.

if frogs really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit sex, No gambling, No drugs ( No tea & coffee ), No frogsat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

5th thing is whatever frogs eat `1st offer it to Suprefrogs Lord Krishna. ( if frogs know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Suprefrogs Lord Krishna )

and 6th " Main Thing " is frogs have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
If frogsr not able to follow these 4 things no illicit sex, no gambling, no drugs, no frogsat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy nafrogs ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

if frogs still don,t believe on frogs then chant any other nafrogs for 5 Min's and chant this holy nafrogs for 5 Min's and frogs will see effect.frogspromise frogs it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief.frogsaccept that Sofrogstifrogss Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
every `1 is already Blind in this world and if frogs will follow another Blind then frogs both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide frogs on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
if frogs want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( http://www.asitis.com {Bookmark it })
read it complete. (frogspromise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present tifrogs doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, sex & fear. purpose of human life is to becofrogs freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.

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  Dir En Grey in music videos
Posted by: crispier taco - 18-08-2016, 04:56 PM - Forum: Music, Movies, and TV Shows - No Replies

Dir En Grey is a Japanese band that formed in 1997 is among my absolute favourites in music. They have to date released 9 studio albums while retaining their original lineup in it's entirety, a rarity in long-lived bands.

Kyo: Lead vocals
Kaoru: Guitar, backing vocals
Die: Guitar, backing vocals
Toshiya: Bass, backing vocals
Shinya: Drums, percussion

They formed from a Visual Kei band (La:Sadie's) which consisted of all the above members except Toshiya. La:Sadie's disbanded with the leader and bassist Kisaki not prepared to rock my world, so the other four recruited Toshiya and founded Dir En Grey.

Two of the most immediately apparent distinctions one identifies in the band is Kyo's amazing vocals, and their music videos. I'm going to show the best music video from each album.

1999: Gauze

Although the majority of Gauze is gentle rock and visual kei, Zan, and it's music video, are a harbinger of Dir En Grey's future. Their 2011 remake of Zan is even better (better polished, tastier growls, faithful yet better video!) so if you like this, keep scrolling, but watch this later as well, it's one of my favourites:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGCEOAoq04I

2000: Macabre

Admittedly Myaku wins amidst poor competitions, the other music videos from this album aren't that great. Further, I'm not a huge fan of this song nor this video. (or this album so hey let's just move on)

2002: Kisou

Once again, most of the music videos here are not noteworthy. This one is kinda fun, and once again the spookiness of it all get's upped severalfold in the next album.

2003: Vulgar

This music video is the most infamous product of Dir En Grey. The lyrics (apparently) focus on abortion (I believe they take an opposing stance to the practice, based on the whole baby-head-eating thing). This is one of the first Dir En Grey videos I ever saw, and it's just the sort of thing that gets you coming back for more, right? Also on this album is Shokubeni, one of my favourite tracks for the most chilling giggle I've ever heard, and such incredible grows:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxXDBWdSivs

2005: Withering to Death

Vulgar was a huge step from Dir En Grey's first three albums, and Withering to Death was another sideways leap. It's faster paced, more excited, frantic. The gloom and chill of Vulgar is shed in exchange for a more violent feel? Although it reckon it's pretty well done, it's not really my type. The music video is a step back from the vulgarity of Obscure, trading a total horror movie for a more down to earth murder?

2007: The Marrow of a Bone

For all you shits that actually care about what the lyrics are, this one's in English! hahahahhahaha. This track is another one of my favourites, finishing off a heavy album, where Kyo flaunts his vocal prowess, with Karou, Toshiya and Die all contributing backing vocals throughout the album. I have no idea if there is any meaning in the song, and the cockroach on the microphone and goosestepping horse lawyers are bewildering. The track ends with "One day I will fuck your parents", I am assuming that the whole production is shock value. I love it.

2008: Uroboros

Uroboros is hands down my absolute favourite of Dir En Grey. The band dispersed for two months and all members worked and wrote songs in isolation, and then reconvened and assembled this. The Uroboros after which this album is named is the serpent that circles the world to bite it's own tail, a symbol of norse and germanic culture symbolising continuity and rebirth and that sort of thing. The album is tasty all the way through, and there was a fortnight where I'd listen to Vinushka at least 3 times a day. The song sings of the nuclear devastation wrought to Japan, and I guess could be described as a metal ballad? It's gorgeous whatever it is.

2011: Dum Spiro Spero

Do you think they're trying to appeal to stereotypes here? Or maybe they're criticising Japanese porn. Either way I found this music video hilarious the first time I saw it. The album itself fails to meet the bar set impossibly high by Uroboros, but I still rate highly. I feel it trades melody for guitar angriness. I dunno.

2014: Arche

Have you ever wanted to try mermaid sashimi? This music video shows us the band members eating a mermaid, a women with a prosthetic limb, Kyo's incredible front, Shinya incredible hair, and everyone is playing in ?fish tanks? Dir En Grey might be trying to challenge our perspective of what is human? I'm not really sure, but I come for music not for philosophy.

2016: A Taste of the Future?

Kyo's wearing a kendo hat? This is a promotional track for the vibe of their next album (and their most recent single), which may come out next year, I dunno. But I'm excited anyway

So, what do yous think? Favourite video? Like the music? Were able to distinguish words from the Clever Sleazoid lyrics? let me know

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  NES Classic Edition
Posted by: NZs no.3 - 25-07-2016, 09:10 AM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (1)

In a surprise move from Nintendo last week they announced the NES mini.

Marketed directly at your nostalgia, it's replica of the original NES loaded with 30 classic games with HDMI out to play on modern TVs.

It comes with a replica original NES controller. It supports 2 controllers and uses the same controller plug as the Wii controllers so you can plugin your own Wii gamepad.

Full game list:

  • Balloon Fight

  • Bubble Bobble

  • Castlevania

  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

  • Donkey Kong

  • Donkey Kong Jr.

  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge

  • Dr. Mario

  • Excitebike

  • Final Fantasy

  • Galaga

  • Ghosts N' Goblins

  • Gradius

  • Ice Climber

  • Kid Icarus

  • Kirby's Adventure

  • Mario Bros.

  • Mega Man 2

  • Metroid

  • Ninja Gaiden

  • Pac-Man

  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream

  • StarTropics

  • Super C

  • Super Mario Bros.

  • Super Mario Bros. 2

  • Super Mario Bros. 3

  • Tecmo Bowl

  • The Legend of Zelda

  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

It's already up for pre-order on MightyApe and costs $120 NZD. You can find more info here:

I'm gonna get one for sure, they look so cool. Plus im on a retro-binge atm so this is good timing.

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  Sonic Mania
Posted by: NZs no.3 - 25-07-2016, 08:57 AM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - No Replies

Looks like Sega is appealing to everyone's Nostalgia too and making a classic Sonic game from the ground up.

The sprite artwork looks pretty spot on. I've never been a huge fan of Sonic myself, but I do love 2D platformers and I own a couple of the Original Sonics and they are loads of fun.


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  Playing Pokémon Go - Gaming in the real world
Posted by: jmp246 - 09-07-2016, 12:56 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (10)

If your lucky enough to be able to login.
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You can go to Pokéstops and collect Poké Balls and other items.
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In AR mode you throw Poké Balls at the Pokémon.
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Of course you have a Pokédex
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I used 7MB of mobile data so you might want to keep a eye on it.

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  Oculus Rift & VR Games/Experiences Review Thread
Posted by: Pythagean - 06-07-2016, 09:45 AM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (9)

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So the day that got back from my four months of traveling my Oculus Rift arrived, pretty good timing if you ask me. I'll be using this thread to write up small reviews of the games and experiences that I've tried out.

First off I was pleasently surprised with the packaging that the Rift came in, really good quality and clearly built to minimize any movement of the components during transit. The left hand side of the box contains the headset itself, while the right has the sensor on the top and then the Xbox One controller and other bits and bobs under a lift-up flap. I've been using this box to store my Rift since it arrived, with the only slight annoyance being getting the cables for the headset back in. So I've resorted to leaving the cables running out of the box (using a piece of foam to place between the lid and the cable).

Initial impressions of the headset were really good, it fits well and it surprisingly light. After playing around with the lense adjustment and the straps on the side I found a nice sweet spot which seems to be the clearest I can get it. It's not perfectly sharp, but for a first generation of a brand new technology it's really impressive. The Oculus Home setup and configuring the headset it painless and took less than an hour to run through. 

I'll split my little reviews up into separate posts below.

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  Which console do you have/prefer; PS4, Wii-U or X1?
Posted by: FerBalk - 03-07-2016, 01:25 AM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (6)

Hey everyone. New guy here.
I'm curious about the popularity of current generation consoles, not talking about which is better.
Is it PS4 because of its specs?
Is it WiiU because of its game content?
Is is X1 because of its features?

Would like to hear from you!

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Posted by: Policem - 26-06-2016, 07:53 AM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (10)

I don't now a games name. It was in some kind of a train where you needed to sell burgers or sandwiches and drinks.
For your answer very thank you. It's a time-magement gamme.

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  This week in cats
Posted by: crispier taco - 23-06-2016, 10:47 PM - Forum: Everything Else - Replies (27)

a link for all lonely alcoholic cat people

it's a wine for your cat to drink so you don't have to drink alone
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  In Hindsight: Weeds
Posted by: Jargonion - 16-06-2016, 09:09 AM - Forum: Music, Movies, and TV Shows - Replies (6)

Hey everybody, and welcome to Hindsight, a place where I look at completed shows one episode at a time, and examine the episodes as both standalone entities, and as parts of a greater whole!

Lets look at: WEEDS in hindsight!

Show Recap:

Wow. Weeds is actually pretty good. I mean, it's not fantastic, and it's not the worst show you'll watch, it's just a really (mostly) solid show that should serve you for (at a minimum) 3 seasons, with a bit of gravy to finish to you off at the end. Looking back, it's easy for the un-initiated to call it a proto-Breaking Bad. While this isn't entirely untrue, Weeds is definitely its own beast. I mean, it's a very soft show (as you'd expect, considering that Marijuana is considered softer than methamphetamine). Regardless, you should get a decent investment in the first couple of seasons, with a general interest to carry you through to the end of the show.

Let's take a look!

Episode Recap:

This is a fairly typical pilot. We get the standard character introductions, with some light plot elements to keep the show moving. Our lead character, Nancy, is a small-time marijuana dealer, trying to manage to make a living after her husband, Juda, died of a heart attack shortly before the show begins. Nancy buys pot from some funny black people (Helia, Conrad), and sells it in the gated community, Agrestic.

This is a fairly simple premise, so it's no surprise that this episode spent a lot of its time trying to introduce us to as many characters as it could, while still developing character for the more important characters. This kind of works, and is quite interesting to watch in hindsight. Clearly, Nancy gets a fairly solid foundation. We know she's a new widow with two sons that she can't quite control, and is new to the 'criminal underworld'. We see multiple times that, although she is quite naive in the secretive world, she is fairly strong and cunning, showing us a power-play near the end of the episode - shutting Josh down after learning about his proclivities.

Shane is also fairly well established as a borderline psychopathic genius, speaking quite eloquently and with great thought at times, but also being literally 'blood thirsty', and stalking his bully, only to ambush him from a tree. While we can't tell just yet if this is how is has always been, or who he has become because of Juda's death, it's a solid foundation for us to start with.

The older son, Silas, gets much less treatment. He just dicks around with Quinn, trying to figure out the best way to get laid. This is a somewhat deceptive way to establish Shane, as his character development is a bit of a slow-burn, and is directly related to (confusing) development related to Quinn.

Celia also gets some establishment in this episode, and is handled quite well. Right off the bat, we see that she's a strong political power in the mothers' circle, and that's she's a right bitch. Her constant judgement upon Nancy's parenting skills, and scheming to stop Quinn and Shane banging is an excellent introduction to the insanity that will shortly occur.

Like a lot of good pilots, this episode gets its own stand-alone mini-plot. Unlike a regular episode, which'll contribute to the season's overall narrative while having its own self-contained story, I've noticed the hallmark of a good pilot is that it'll be its own mini-season, condensed and simplified into its own episode. In this episode, we get our own 'bad-guy', Josh Wilson, a pot dealer who has been largely usurped by Nancy. After Nancy took his adult clientèle, Josh was left to sell to children, an act that Nancy finds both morally reprehensible, and has banned Josh from doing. Josh, being the son of pot-head city councilman Doug Wilson, and also knowing the line of work that Nancy is in, finds himself insulated from Nancy's threats, as she is effectively powerless to stop him.

This is interesting, because Weeds is essentially a story about a white upper-middle class woman who enters an arena she is not equipped to handle, and getting into situations she cannot possible handle, and watching her scrabble to find a way to flirt her way out of it. Already we see this helplessness, as Nancy is stuck unable to handle her rival pot dealer. This issue is fairly easily resolved, however, when Nancy learns about Josh's secret homosexual orientation.

Honestly, while there's still stuff in this episode left to be discussed, it doesn't really stand alone. We'll have to wait another episode or two before we can start discussing themes and character development. These posts will become longer and more in-depth once we have more to work with. 

(Spoiler Free) Things to note:

-Celia is powerful
-Nancy is over her head in terms of criminal world. We see this at least twice - Helia spots forgery in a heartbeat. This is a nice, almost subtle way to show   us that Nancy's not at clever ass she thinks she is - but who cares, Nancy miscalls an ounce a minute later and is called out. No nuance there.
-Conrad is introduced.
-Helia is introduced.
-Lupita, regretably, is introduced.
-Quinn wanders into the show.
-Josh is introduced.
-Wow, neat! Nancy has a strict code she lives and works by!
-Doug turns up! In fact, I thought his dialogue in the minivan was the first time the show had anything engaging to listen to. AND THIS IS ONLY HIS FIRST   FORM.
-I was all "where's Dean?" - Then he turns up at the last second. Sadly, that's his character's peak. It's all downhill from here.

Shit to hold in mind:

Show ContentSpoiler:

Rating: 7/10 - Pretty decent. We're strapping in for a show that'll plod along for a little while, before slowly amping up without you noticing. Either way, this was an interesting and engaging episode with enough interesting and funny dialogue for you to (likely) be interested in watching the second episode.

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