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  1. Thread: Soccer

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    Is there a name for the effect when a good team...

    Is there a name for the effect when a good team doesn't take a poor team seriously enough and goes down 2 - nil in the first half?

    Although, to their credit Norwich is playing pretty well. A team...
  2. Thread: Soccer

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    Ah, finally have a subscription to the Premier...

    Ah, finally have a subscription to the Premier League (and most European Leagues) with DAZN now.

    About to watch my team (Norwich) get stomped by Man City today. Also seeing Liverpool get their...
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    The Essentials of Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki,...

    The Essentials of Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki, edited by Bernard Phillips.

    I checked it out of the library a few months ago, and liked it so much I bought my own copy this month, have been going...
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    I've read arguments, and tend to believe that...

    I've read arguments, and tend to believe that machines have so far grabbed a lot of the.. low-hanging fruit. They're doing the stuff that's not very difficult for machines to do. So the hype of AI...
  5. I don't know that shallow is the right word.....

    How do you know that the first cover would sell more copies?[/QUOTE]

    Precisely b/c the second cover had to be invented as a protest, b/c there were no mags for teen girls that looked like that. ...
  6. Thread: NFL

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    I know everybody hates them, but I watch sports...

    Indeed. I've been hearing some good things about that Tom Brady - looks like he may have a future in football.[/QUOTE]



    I know everybody hates them, but I watch sports for the dynasties and...
  7. Thread: NFL

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    Watched the Patriots season opener last night for...

    Watched the Patriots season opener last night for the first time with NFL Game Pass. Turns out they're a pretty good team?

    Also watched a bit of the Chiefs game, which was entertaining.
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    That and it'd be a cultural taboo here, monogamy...

    This is a good post, but I'd also add that polygamy can work in a woman's favor.

    Culturally, keeping multiple wives seems strange to a monogamous society, but to these polygamous societies this is...
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    This is a good post, but I'd also add that...

    This is a good post, but I'd also add that polygamy can work in a woman's favor.

    Culturally, keeping multiple wives seems strange to a monogamous society, but to these polygamous societies this is...
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    Signed up for DAZN recently which is airing the...

    Signed up for DAZN recently which is airing the Ashes, and am watching the fourth test. Yea.. this is a lot better than T-20.
  11. I finally got a subscription to NFL Game Pass...

    I finally got a subscription to NFL Game Pass this year. Is there any site in particular people like for analysis?
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    I should add a qualifier, because there are two...

    I should add a qualifier, because there are two with a similar name and the same editor. Not sure how similar they are, but the one I'm referring to on amazon.com rather than amazon.ca is this one.
    ...
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    So I finally got my hands on a copy of The...

    So I finally got my hands on a copy of The Essentials of Zen Buddhism by Suzuki, after having it out of the library a few months ago.

    I'm close to sure this is one of the best books on Zen in...
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    Ok, I'll address these two posts, but this one...

    I think that what you're missing is that there are many die-hard capitalists scum (like myself) who actually do like to "spread resources around". I'm a big believer that we should be helping to...
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    Ok, I'll grant you this. My 'philosophies' were a...

    This is an insulting story opponents of capitalism tell themselves about those who like capitalism, to justify looking down on us, much like "Atheists are actually those who are mad at God." It has...
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    On a broader, philosophical level those who like...

    On a broader, philosophical level those who like capitalism are actually those who prefer to acquire wealth at the expense of others, those who like socialism are those who prefer to spread resources...
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    My qualm with the definitions: yes, these are the...

    If we ignore how people misuse the terms:

    ... Capitalism is an economic system in which individuals own and control businesses (means of production according to Marx).

    ... Socialism is an...
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    That. To properly answer this question you'd need...

    That. To properly answer this question you'd need an essay, but in short I don't think the term 'capitalism' actually points to anything besides maybe being a kind of indicator of who we are. People...
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    I enjoy lengthy personal anecdotes, and if...

    I enjoy lengthy personal anecdotes, and if they're a bit too long the option to skip over them is always there.

    If anything, the anecdotes that this forum generates are probably the most...
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    Quite enjoying The Collected Cavafy, much more...

    Quite enjoying The Collected Cavafy, much more than I thought I would.

    His style is similar to mine in that it's a bit more explicit, and he has some interesting ideas. I've also not read many...
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    My main qualm is arguments that aren't made in...

    My main qualm is arguments that aren't made in good faith, or those made with an ulterior motive. I'm not here to make change or save the world, I'm here to learn from other people. So when, for...
  22. You may be right. I really don't know anything...

    Just because it can be doesn't mean it is dominant. You are engaging in wishful thinking. Of the political parties in our parliament, only the Left Party has socialism as a declared ideology, and...
  23. Yes, I know Sweden never belonged to the Eastern...

    Marxism huge in Sweden? Since when? Newsflash for you, we never belonged to the East Bloc.

    And religion has not "completely collapsed" in Sweden. It is pretty fringe, but it has not collapsed....
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    Stumbled on a copy of The Collected Poems of...

    Stumbled on a copy of The Collected Poems of Cavafy yesterday at the bookstore in town I don't usually visit. At seven dollars it was a steal. Will have to get in there more often.

    Also showed a...
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    I've been reading about Acceptance and Commitment...

    I've been reading about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy lately and it feels similar to Zen.

    - detachment from thoughts and the stories we tell ourselves
    - focusing on the observing self, and...
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