Masael255

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    Masael255 got a reaction from MableCler in Forum problems with android?   
    Not sure if this is the right forum, but I've been having problems with my android phone in the cpcr forum. I am not getting any of the pages displayed in the mobile view and I have to switch to the full screen layout. Is this just happened to me? I am using a droid x.
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    Masael255 got a reaction from HowardGex in Fearless Leader - My Band   
    Howdie all! I just posted up some videos of my band's latest rehearsal and thought I'd share it with you all. We're an all acoustic group consisting of a violin (me), guitar, and accordion. Hope you guys enjoy some of these pieces. :D
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    Masael255 got a reaction from HowardGex in Philosophical Discussion   
    So I have a lull here at work and thought I'd pose up a philo-mo-sophical question to my favorite techie crew. Imagine you are given a chance to be strapped into a chair that, once connected, you will enter a realm of eternal paradise. The chair operates by constantly finding new ways to invoke the brain's pleasure sensors and, thus, the paradise will never become dull or boring and will be catered to what your form of paradise would be. Further, the chair will take care of all of your physical needs and ensure that you do not die from starvation or any such physical concerns. To take the hypothetical even further, the chair has a 100% guarantee to never fail and will absolutely never "glitch" and send you into a non paradisical state. On the down side, once you connect to the chair, there is no way to ever return to the real world. All connections with this world will be lost as you are, essentially, opting out of being an active part of the physical world. As you can never disconnect yourself or be disconnected by another, you freely choose the option of the chair. Which do you choose? For me, I would take the chair and here is my reasoning why: Firstly, from a Hindu and Buddhist perspective, entering into a realm of pure pleasure that is detached from this world can be seen, firstly, as Moksha or enlightnment and denounces the Maya or illusion that the world we currently live in even exists. Along this same line of thinking, even if I acknowledge that the world I'm entering isn't a true reality, my brain will eventually come to see it as reality and the fact that my physical self is actually in a chair will not matter any more. The brain's reality is, in essence, more important than the body's reality. Secondly, from a more utilitarian standpoint, removing all suffering and pain from life to live in a world of pleasure, whether fake or not, maximizes the human experience. Some would argue that suffering is required in order to fully appreciate the human experience but I would argue this is the optimist's perspective trying to rationalize the harsh realities of life and turning them into a more positive experience. The idea that human experience is best served with positive and negative occurrences is biased on the fact that we can not truly imagine a reality that does not include negative occurrences. Lastly, from an existential standpoint, if life has no meaning other than the one that we create for ourselves, am I not justified in choosing a reality of blissful paradise rather than the harshness of reality that was experience on a day-to-day basis? Must I be forced to join in the issues of the world if a viable option exists for me to escape said reality? And is it not only my familiarity with the norm that may sway me from this decision if, as the question suggests, I am guaranteed the highest rewards when connected to the chair? So there's your moment of philosophy for the day and my excuse to ramble in text. XD Enjoy!
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    Masael255 got a reaction from HowardGex in Weebly.com?   
    Anybody familiar with Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog? It's a free website builder that is INCREDIBLY intuitive for the regular user. I've been playing around with it and man I really like it so far. Just thought I'd shoot this over to people. Here's my demo goofy page. I'll be adding more as I play with it more tonight, haha. Masa's Fanpage of Randomness - Home
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    Masael255 got a reaction from HowardGex in Forum problems with android?   
    Not sure if this is the right forum, but I've been having problems with my android phone in the cpcr forum. I am not getting any of the pages displayed in the mobile view and I have to switch to the full screen layout. Is this just happened to me? I am using a droid x.
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    Masael255 got a reaction from Ekbergsic in Fearless Leader - My Band   
    Howdie all! I just posted up some videos of my band's latest rehearsal and thought I'd share it with you all. We're an all acoustic group consisting of a violin (me), guitar, and accordion. Hope you guys enjoy some of these pieces. :D
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    Masael255 got a reaction from Ekbergsic in Philosophical Discussion   
    So I have a lull here at work and thought I'd pose up a philo-mo-sophical question to my favorite techie crew. Imagine you are given a chance to be strapped into a chair that, once connected, you will enter a realm of eternal paradise. The chair operates by constantly finding new ways to invoke the brain's pleasure sensors and, thus, the paradise will never become dull or boring and will be catered to what your form of paradise would be. Further, the chair will take care of all of your physical needs and ensure that you do not die from starvation or any such physical concerns. To take the hypothetical even further, the chair has a 100% guarantee to never fail and will absolutely never "glitch" and send you into a non paradisical state. On the down side, once you connect to the chair, there is no way to ever return to the real world. All connections with this world will be lost as you are, essentially, opting out of being an active part of the physical world. As you can never disconnect yourself or be disconnected by another, you freely choose the option of the chair. Which do you choose? For me, I would take the chair and here is my reasoning why: Firstly, from a Hindu and Buddhist perspective, entering into a realm of pure pleasure that is detached from this world can be seen, firstly, as Moksha or enlightnment and denounces the Maya or illusion that the world we currently live in even exists. Along this same line of thinking, even if I acknowledge that the world I'm entering isn't a true reality, my brain will eventually come to see it as reality and the fact that my physical self is actually in a chair will not matter any more. The brain's reality is, in essence, more important than the body's reality. Secondly, from a more utilitarian standpoint, removing all suffering and pain from life to live in a world of pleasure, whether fake or not, maximizes the human experience. Some would argue that suffering is required in order to fully appreciate the human experience but I would argue this is the optimist's perspective trying to rationalize the harsh realities of life and turning them into a more positive experience. The idea that human experience is best served with positive and negative occurrences is biased on the fact that we can not truly imagine a reality that does not include negative occurrences. Lastly, from an existential standpoint, if life has no meaning other than the one that we create for ourselves, am I not justified in choosing a reality of blissful paradise rather than the harshness of reality that was experience on a day-to-day basis? Must I be forced to join in the issues of the world if a viable option exists for me to escape said reality? And is it not only my familiarity with the norm that may sway me from this decision if, as the question suggests, I am guaranteed the highest rewards when connected to the chair? So there's your moment of philosophy for the day and my excuse to ramble in text. XD Enjoy!
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    Masael255 got a reaction from Ekbergsic in Forum problems with android?   
    Not sure if this is the right forum, but I've been having problems with my android phone in the cpcr forum. I am not getting any of the pages displayed in the mobile view and I have to switch to the full screen layout. Is this just happened to me? I am using a droid x.
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    Masael255 got a reaction from Ekbergsic in Weebly.com?   
    Anybody familiar with Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog? It's a free website builder that is INCREDIBLY intuitive for the regular user. I've been playing around with it and man I really like it so far. Just thought I'd shoot this over to people. Here's my demo goofy page. I'll be adding more as I play with it more tonight, haha. Masa's Fanpage of Randomness - Home