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is this site still alive

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Seems pretty dead to me, not unlike the MS community overall. Especially when half the threads I might have commented on are locked. Oh well, I only check here once every year or two. Greetings to a

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We all wonder, sense, hope. And yet, what are we but a dot suspended on a speck of dirt in space? Your third and fourth parts bring this to mind this video: http://www.digma.com/pale-blue-dot/

I Just Dont Get Depression

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The key issue with depression is one's source of value and, in part, their focus on pride. Once we realize we're not that big of a deal and let go of pity-parties, it can help a lot. Those of us who

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@WontPostMuch: The issue is the physical and emotional effects of the addiction to the brain. Not only does it harm and shrink the rewards system, but causes other disorders as well. If you wish to do

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Good point. Both are damaging. Though, in the case of the former, more and more research is just beginning to show how much.

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@ultracheese: Your view of ad-hominem appears to be more of a carefully-crafted, intentional effort to undermine a position without looking like you're just bashing someone. I would argue attacking c

Hey Basil, I need help building a computer to stream

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If you intend to build, this may be helpful: http://lifehacker.com/5840963/the-best-pcs-you-can-build-for-600-and-1200

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[quote=TrueAtheist]My personal bias? Based on what? My Basil ID that I made years ago? That is the only evidence you have of my association with Atheism. You on the other hand are a pastor. By occupat

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[quote=TrueAtheist]Ugh, every theologian in that video gives me the creeps, why do religious intellects have to look so creepy? They seriously all look like Quagmire from Family Guy, I would literally

Why do you do what you do?

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Yup, which is why after living most of my life for myself, aiming to be a graphic designer (and being unhappy), I eventually realized that life's value doesn't come from focusing on self, but relation

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@TrueAtheist: Nah, just you. :)

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[quote=TrueAtheist]No way man, some people have differing worldviews ya know.[/quote] That doesn't mean debates can't happen. It's just that people may not buy in and give all the attention sought.

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@TrueAtheist: Anything can be debated if you try hard enough.

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[quote=Avatar]"Science is owed to true Christianity" those are some bold words, what are you referencing on that? It must be a miracle that ancient civilizations all over the world studied n

Does it make sense to work out once a week?

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[quote=TrueAtheist]People should do things that accomplish their goals.[/quote] Thanks for clarifying.

lactose intolerance

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"...Since the average American's diet is protein-heavy to begin with, some experts say that eating lots of dairy foods may actually cause people to lose calcium. "When you eat a protein food

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[quote=Avatar]I can tell you don't know much about molecular biology. What part of my post made you think I was talking about microevolution? In my post I said that scientists study how the early euka

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[quote=Avatar]Suppose that that you chose the wrong god. Every time you go to church you're just making him madder and madder (Homer simpson). Pascal's wager is not known for being a very convincing

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Threads like this objectify people.

Does it make sense to work out once a week?

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@NoobCake: Sounds like the walking has the cardio covered. Here's some helpful info on target heart rates: [url=http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/FitnessBasics/Target-Heart

Does it make sense to work out once a week?

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Don't forget some kind of cardio. When I took my first fitness class, there were three options for testing our fitness levels. Most the guys in the class were all about weight lifting, but no cardio.

alternatives to caffeine

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Endorphins released through exercise.

I think a demons inside of me

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People are on the side they choose, whether God or Satan. To not choose, is to default to the latter, since we are naturally selfish. Having had friends (past and present) who have personally been imp

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Looks can be relative, what matters is character. For many, good looks is only an additional obstacle/challenge to developing a good character.

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If you were interested in a serious answer, this is the only satisfactory theodicy I know of that works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl1yLWodqLU The great controversy is the only Biblical framewor

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Most people don't need to cut short on their sleep. I took an overfull credit-load in university + 4 jobs and still managed 7hrs sleep a night.

What do you guys think of American muslims?

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As with most people-groups... They're decent human beings just like the rest of us. Then again, some of us aren't even decent in the first place, but that's besides the point.

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As others have suggested already: He'll die young if he keeps that kind of diet up. Just because someone is in shape doesn't mean they're healthy by any means. Anaerobic exercise, although more popula

My low self esteem is affecting a lot of things

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The problem with self-esteem is that it's all about the individual. When one focuses on him/herself, not much of value is gained. True happiness, value, and contentedness comes from giving; that is:

I cant decide what to major in

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@Xreniya: Most intro to psychology classes teach various basic memorization techniques. I found them extremely helpful in my other classes, especially in earth science for memorizing lists of rock typ

I cant decide what to major in

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I did my associates in graphic design at a community college, but it was already a hobby I was somewhat proficient in by then. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have some talent and passion for it al

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I had an Intuos 4 medium. It was a good size, but smaller would have been just fine. The extra features of the small would make it worth it for me.

Are 17 inch laptops hard to carry around?

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15inch should be ample for your needs, provided it has the right specs. The larger screen will also kill your battery life.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

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@TrueAtheist: Though I disagree with your assessment of my position, I will respect your decision to conclude this discussion. Thanks for the discussion anyway.

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I imagine what I'm about to say may stir the pot, but I'm not particularly inclined to political correctness when it means dishonesty that would mislead... so here goes: If you see your religion as m

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[quote=TrueAtheist] You are sensationalizing the origin of life based on your worldview,[/quote] Incidentally, the same case could be made against your faith-based system so long as the evidence is n

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Sounds like you need something like the [url=https://www.focusboosterapp.com/]pomodoro technique[/url] to set timers for focused chunks of time applied to intentionally selected tasks! There's nothing

What are you saving for?

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I'm saving for expenses when I do my masters in around two years from now.

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They usually aren't and I used to occasionally suspend other mods when I was one. Usually there's a bigger picture to why an individual is suspended though.

confetti everywhere

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If you ask in person, sometimes professors will either squeeze a few extras in full classes, of have you on the list if someone drops (at least one or two often do).

Basil I need your help

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Spend more time studying on campus. When I lived off-campus, I just made a point to spend most of the day at the university. Living on campus (especially in dorms) can not only be more expensive, but

Doing Terribly In University

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@acuppa: Benign or not, it's still not without effect. Those are just the studied issues. I could go ahead and google plenty more, but anyone can do that too, so I'll spare the willfully ignorant. As

Anyone use RainMeter for their desktop?

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For simple but functional, I prefer the enigma skin. For complex and over-the-top: http://99villages.deviantart.com/art/Neon-Space-Rainmeter-2014-1-0-442236472 Of course, now that I have a mac, I onl

Doing Terribly In University

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@acuppa: That reminds me of all the studies advocating wine, when unfermented grape juice provides all the same benefits, without the negatives. It's hard to come by a balanced study that looks at bo

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@Schweinsteiger: Plug it into iTunes, Hold power and home until it shuts off, don't release home. iTunes will recognize recovery mode and allow a restore, but you'll still have to input your apple id

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Unfortunately not.

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@Avatar: I thought so. :)

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@Avatar: Actually, the preceding clause from the statement you've highlighted started with the conditional: "If", thereby leaving possible application open to wherever you find/place yoursel

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@BoredAF: bubble?