Author Topic: Serious synchronicities  (Read 31320 times)

Mr G

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #45 on: 23 July 2014 12:45:21 PM »
It certainly is, especially since me and Mr X both pre-ordered our games. The spell checker says pre-order isn't a real word... is that true? Anyway, it was my first time pre-ordering. And I too worry about secure payments. Perhaps it is time for a dongle type of thing. It becomes so that it's natural, you go to the bank counter and they say: "Here's your new card, Sir... and don't forget your dongle!"

Hello Mr X, I finished DS2 in 113 exhilarating / exasperating hours. After that door closed, I felt no need for further torture... but I'll be back for more in DS3!

Can't rightly say why I didn't post. Didn't feel right, I suppose. At the time. I wanted to post yesterday to say I'm not having any more synchronicities. Then I had a synchronicity. Such as it is, it is.

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« Reply #46 on: 24 July 2014 01:11:53 PM »
yes that was my first pre order too. in newgame+ i spent an lot of time as an sun-praiser, helping feeble cursed ones get past bosses like the lost sinner and the looking glass knight. funnily in the last two days i went back for more with the sunken king dlc.
well done beating it. compared to ds1 which was an 11/10 i thought it was about 8.5-9/10. but i cant tell if that is due to nostaglia coloured glasses or not.

an dongle would be nice, ive not had problems but i know people who get their card stolen an few times and year.

i too have not had syncs since after the start of the thread. i wondered if it was due to being hyper aware of syncs and therefore discarding lesser syncs due to analyzing the events more. but still, nothing significant to report. i wonder what is up with that.

what was the synchronicity you had ? and btw, there is already 3 new epsidoes of utopia season 2 (about to watch).

mr j, what if resetting the password blocked out the original person from their own account. i would probably look for some customer service from sony or ea. live chat service if you can find it. they would have the customers credit details and have more luck finding the person to fix the mistaken email.
i wonder what the full email address is and how many variations there can be. can you change one letter and still have the address make sense ?
what if someone you know saw this thread and sent you that game on purpose ?
why would someone preorder  battlefield hardline ?
the mysteries continue.

mr x.

Mr G

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #47 on: 24 July 2014 07:59:00 PM »
Thank you, I'm going to wait for the series to complete then make a weekend of it  ;).

Tuesday, my colleague who is also my special lady friend brought to work some pumpkin pie. It was delicious. It set off the memory of a children's show called Pumpkin Patch. The theme went:

"Pumpkins are tasty and very good to eat
Pumpkin pie is such a treat"


It was stuck on repeat in my head and I told her so. She laughed and said "sorry". After we ate she had somewhere to be and I had 30 minutes to kill. I wanted to read something interesting on the internet and I looked up Ernest Hemingway on Wikipedia. Someone gave The old man and the sea to my mom and I read it there two weeks back. I was a bit surprised that I really loved it.  The Wikipedia page said:

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He avoided complicated syntax. About 70 percent of the sentences are simple sentences—a childlike syntax without subordination.

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

The words "simple sentences" was a link. I clicked it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_sentence

Go ahead. Try it.

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #48 on: 24 July 2014 09:20:48 PM »
what if resetting the password blocked out the original person from their own account.

I've been worrying about the exact same thing and have no way of contacting the fellow, and the customer care contact forms at sony and ea do not work.

How about this:

***Emergency message to person who has been locked out of his account at Electronic Arts***

***Your password at Electronic Arts is now Enclair8***

Hopefully the person will google for "I've been locked out of my account" be led to this thread.

Mr X

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #49 on: 29 July 2014 04:27:46 PM »
hello mr g,

i went down that wiki rabbit hole, but first had to wiki syntax, subordination and then sentance.

i noticed the pumpkin pie part of the simple sentenaces, and i noticed the and and but part. i read that link thrice, and can say it was only those two thing that i noticed that i took away from it. it is funny, and genuinely annoying, but the pumpkin pie but and - was the only things that my dysfunctional brian could take away, and only due to context it was posted in. i am not the best at reading learning.

hemmingway certainly sounds interesting. i have not fully read that whole page but have enjoyed it so far.

so we currently have the pumpking pie sync, which has an chance of, but not necessarily, being an frequency illusion, and the password security sync. not bad syncs for the current burst of activity.

mr j i dont think your efforts with your google message is enough. i dont know about sony but if you cant access ea support then you didnt try enough. do you speak italian. the internet is an big annoying place, there would possibly be someone complaining about their pre order going missing somewhere. if you cant be bothered finding some random stranger and solving their problem, i wouldnt blame you.

as an side note, after following the euromajdan protests and watching it on live streams constantly for months, and being an person who hopes the best for palestinians, the past few weeks have been pretty depressing. humans are messed up.

mr x.

Mr G

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #50 on: 30 July 2014 12:51:52 PM »
Yeah, sorry about that. It was just the pumpkin pie bit and that now seems quite silly. I should have just stated what happened, not make you read through a bunch of links. I'm actually quite tired of the whole sync business. I'm going to write it all off as coincidence of the ordinary kind. For the time being.

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humans are messed up.

It is so, but is it really all humans or is it just the traditional patriarchy that makes it so? By "patriarchy" I don't mean a system where men are in charge - I mean a system where some men are in charge. Some women even. And they conspire to retain and strengthen their power and privilege, humans be damned. Yes, I said it, it's a goddam conspiracy!

But we must accept, it is also a natural thing.

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Common chimpanzees show deference to the alpha of the community by ritualized gestures such as bowing, allowing the alpha to walk first in a procession, or standing aside when the alpha challenges.

We are in an evolutionary alley, between animals and overmen. Was it Nietzsche... I'll look quickly:

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"Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman--a rope over an abyss...
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end: what can be loved in man is that he is an overture and a going under...

We are that very transitional form that creationists deny.

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What is the ape to man? A laughingstock or a painful embarrassment. And man shall be just that for the overman: a laughingstock or a painful embarrassment...

As a nerd, I am thankful that I was spared being genetically programmed to be an evil bastard. Evil bastards will have no place in%436q...................................[transmission lost]

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #51 on: 31 July 2014 07:16:05 PM »
no sorry, i enjoyed the rabbit hole. it was interesrting.

thanks for that point of view, nice. it is like how we are to early to be the humans who explore space. hopefully overman isnt an dick.

i am very honestly tempted to just not look. it seems like the best idea. it is not possible to be concerned or disgusted by things if i dont know they exist. it may sound shallow but there is no benefiet to being concerned with things one has no control over. that makes sense to me but sort of seems morally wrong.

i am not an nerd, or anything else, just an person. i like how nerds have specific and well examined interests, i wish i liked anything that much.

if there was an world wide vote to release an anti douchebag janus virus, i would vote yes.

according the forum time, i checked the forum just after an hour after you posted. when i clicked on the thread the forum didnt work, it was down for some reason. the transmission didnt make it through for and while.

mr x.

Mr G

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #52 on: 01 August 2014 03:59:47 PM »
I'm speechless. Hard to believe that the majority of people feel that it's desirable to live in constant fear and/or hate. I refuse to believe that people are like this.

Clearly this state of affairs benefits some people. I don't buy that it's just the way shit goes down. I don't mean the illuminati or some such bodice, it's just entitled motherfuckers.

Forgive the language.

Re: Nerds. I don't mean nerd in the good sense, I'm way too uncool for that. Nerdness too has been hijacked by entitled MFs. They carved out a niche there too. No really - you must be a fan of a certain type of comic or movie or game. You must attend certain happenings. Prescribed T-shirts, collector's items, posable figurines. Obscure multi genre "mash up" T-shirts strictly for "those in the know". Cool tattoos. Piercings. Chicks that act "nerdy" but are perpetually out of your league. "Ubergeeks". Big Bang Theory types - caricatures in stead of people. I denounce you all!

(Probably because I secretly think that eventually my anti-geek sentiments will become the new cool, entitling me to "What I've Got Coming To Me".)

I think overmen by definition won't be dicks. It serves no purpose. I've been thinking about what overmen will be like. Next post, I think.

PS Please no Utopia spoilers  ;) - Sorry about that Hannibal spoiler from a few months back.

Mr G

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #53 on: 02 August 2014 06:53:17 AM »
Entitled MFs: the musical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D05T5HXPxpg

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #54 on: 07 August 2014 05:54:15 PM »
In gaming news from El Reg, (emphasis added)

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The US military held a series of online war games to pit reservist hackers against its active-duty cyber-warriors – and the results weren't pretty for the latter, we're told.

"The active-duty team didn’t even know how they’d been attacked. They were pretty much obliterated," said one Capitol Hill staffer who attended, Navy Times reports.

During the games, which took place in a compound at US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) headquarters at Fort Meade, serving members of the military's online task force struggled to defend their network against attacks by several units of reservists, many of whom have day jobs as IT security specialists. The final results remain classified.

Since 2009 CYBERCOM has been training about 6,000 full-time soldiers to protect US networks against attack and to carry out offensive operations on overseas networks. Based on the above report of these latest war games, CYBERCOM still has a lot of work to do; the results may provoke a rethink of how the nation's cyber-warriors are trained and assembled.

While the military is ploughing billions into cyber-warrior training, it's only to be expected that people working outside the military have more infosec experience than those in the armed forces, and be more aware of the very latest defense and offense techniques.

But there are other problems. In May FBI Director James Comey came under fire for telling the White Collar Crime Institute's conference that the agency must consider relaxing its drug testing rules and other recruitment policies if it's to get the best online security talent.

“I have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cyber-criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” he said.

He later rescinded his comments, saying he was joking.



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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #55 on: 11 August 2014 09:33:36 PM »
hello mr g,

yes no doubt some people benefit. bullets cost money.

entitled mfers is an intersted idea. it is is easy to identify them in whatever area.

nerds that are too uncool are not not cool. cool is extremely subjective. i personally dont see nerds that way. if some one is social awkward that is not classically cool, if that same person can build an robot, that is very cool. and really, who cares about coolness. the fonz was meant to be cool, but these days if he walked in the room and said "ehhy" he would be an douche.

i think if you examined everything, you would find entitled mfers in everyway. if your hobby was skidoos, there would be people telling you you are doing it wrong. and they wouldnt even be true skidoo fans. just entitled mfers.

i do think your antigeek sentiments will become the new cool, it is almost certain. but i dont agree with the getting what is coming to you part. for sure, we will all get death at some point, but anything else is not granted.

i would like to hear about overmen.

no utopia spoilers have been given, and no worries about hannibal ones.

mr x.

ps. mr j, the fbi guy was probably high when he said that.

ppss.
nice video mr g.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfiv3bylZGg
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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #56 on: 26 January 2015 03:09:49 PM »
SINCHRONITY _  a sever one:

same day (yesterday) when i have written in the other thread:
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"yea, i'm teddy-bear and starved for attention..."
paraphrasing my previous posting:
"sorry i'm coming here so - how did you call it? teddy-bear? tad peeved - no greatings, no demonstration of good manners..."
[my inner cousin: "Mom, stop Polishing!"] (and is there a reason, grammatical or otherwise, for the capitalization?)[/i]
- descending from a bus just at dusk, i bend to get my lugage out of the trunk - one item was not visible first - someone moved it behind a pole. digging to get it, something rolled out of the trunk to the ground - a uge teddy-bear!
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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #57 on: 26 January 2015 03:18:28 PM »
 bullshit! the 2 glittering sentences in my posting above are NOT any Freudian synchronicity! this was actually NOT a inner cousin - this one was my OUTER cusin!

edit: what? i stare at my las  paragrapht not understanding - than i returned to sustaind re action thread and - wala! a new post was posted, saying:
I am sorry, but I am unable to think of Victor Sanchez without thinking of Dirty Sanchez. It is really quite disturbing, I don't know what Freud would have made of this. ... I definitely won't post a link to that on youtupe, especially with ladies around. That said, Tally-ho, tally-ho. ... Ms Z, devourer of pussycats. There's Freud again, spinning in his grave.
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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #58 on: 12 September 2015 08:57:36 AM »
as a minor psync, here is an story, from outside f4.

in the past few days i got back into pc gaming, after having no interest since april of this year.

i loaded steam and started playing some puzzle games. dark souls 2 scholar of the first sin edition was on sale, i bought it.
i looked at my friends list and yesterday i thought, mr [redacted] should buy a xbox one controller and play dark souls with me. we have only spoken a few times in 2015.
today, i chatted with mr [redacted] and discovered the day before mr [redacted] bought and xbox one controller, with the intent to play some dark souls. there was more to that sync, but just saying it weird how spot on some things can be.

that is a simple story. there were far more layers to it than what is being reported. the whole thing of syncs happening more frequently when involved with f4 is a real thing. i wonder how they effect things in our lives other than forum4 specific topics.

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Re: Serious synchronicities
« Reply #59 on: 13 September 2015 07:27:49 PM »
Another game related coincidence... I was thinking of posting in moonlight thread, trying to think of units of psi. It seems to me that the one constant in psi is that it involves a psyche - a mind. But I think it involves types of mind (or consciousness or awareness take your pick) that is slightly elevated above the day to day mind. So I was thinking of levels of consciousness and looking for examples and for some reason thought of Dragon Ball Z... I seem to recall there was lots of leveling up involved, and they controlled some kind of Chi or something. A minute later I opened Steam and guess what, full screen ad for 50% off Dragon Ball Xenoverse.

About Witcher 3, I decided not to try it, seems like too much of a time investment. I played Dragon Age 3 and really wanted to enjoy it, but there is just too much going on. I didn't even finish the campaign. The mountains of work I was talking about was marking. It took me about 60 hours, I bet I wouldn't even have made a dent in the Witcher 3... probably would have spent that much time picking herbs. I'm getting too old for that kind of thing. I also realized that I'm getting too old for comic book movies. It took me four sessions to watch Avengers 2, constantly thinking "What is this about?"

At the moment I'm just doing the occasional lap in Project Cars, but I might be persuaded to get Just Cause 3 at the end of the year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1q7wY0koE

But I probably won't finish that either.