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3/15/2016 5:41:03 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
So someone recently mentioned to me that it has been a long time since I've done one of these, and that it's probably never happened that I've both answered personal questions and questions about site moderation... so, because I don't really want to argue with the individual hassling me to do so, go ahead and ask me anything about either thing... keep in mind that I reserve the right not to answer certain things, and I will very likely use that right - but you are still free to ask anything
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3/15/2016 5:44:49 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 5:41:03 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
So someone recently mentioned to me that it has been a long time since I've done one of these, and that it's probably never happened that I've both answered personal questions and questions about site moderation... so, because I don't really want to argue with the individual hassling me to do so, go ahead and ask me anything about either thing... keep in mind that I reserve the right not to answer certain things, and I will very likely use that right - but you are still free to ask anything

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3/15/2016 6:03:00 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 5:44:49 AM, PetersSmith wrote:

Jesus lol. That list is longer than my tax form this year.
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3/15/2016 6:03:50 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 6:03:00 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 3/15/2016 5:44:49 AM, PetersSmith wrote:

Jesus lol. That list is longer than my tax form this year.

If he doesn't answer all of them then he's admitting that he's a scrub and I'm his superior.
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3/15/2016 6:06:45 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 5:41:03 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

1. A zombie apocalypse is breaking out tomorrow. What is your short-term and long-term plan of action? What do you place as your odds of survival?

2. You wake up tomorrow with all the powers of Superman. Realistically speaking, what would you do?

3. If you could know one thing about your future, what would it be?

4. If you could either ensure total happiness for yourself and your loved ones for the rest of their lives, or reduce the global murder rate for the year by 1%, which would you choose and why?
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3/15/2016 6:17:46 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
1. Whom would you want to win in the 2016 presidential elections of the United States?

2. What are the top five things you want to do in your life?
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3/15/2016 6:27:32 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 5:44:49 AM, PetersSmith wrote:

First name:

Maximus

Surname:

Decimus Meridius

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Male

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Ambiguous

Sexual orientation:

Hetero

Ethnicity:

Earthican

Religion:

Apatheistic Jew

Conception of god[1]:

Apatheism

What theory on the origin of life on earth do you think is most true[2]:

Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol

Position on the creationism-evolution controversy:

Evolution

Opinion on human nature:

It's human nature.

Political ideology:

Socially left wing. Right of center on economics.

Presidential candidate:

George Washington... not kidding, he'd still be a solid president.

Preferred form of government:

Constitutional republic or benevolent dictatorship.

Preferred economic system:

Free market capitalism with elements of social safety nets.

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Milwaukee

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USA

Mother's maiden name:

Rothschild

Birthday:

12-27

Age:

32

Zodiac sign:

Cap

Browser user agent:

FF

Do you think you are intelligent:

maybe

Assessment of quality of life:

good

Assessment of level of happiness:

good

Attempted suicide:

no

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no

Height:

6 feet

Weight:

180lbs

Favorite color:

blue
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3/15/2016 6:39:15 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Favorite 3 songs?

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Do you celebrate Christmas in some form? If so, what, and, if not, what do you do that day?
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3/15/2016 6:40:01 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 6:06:45 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 3/15/2016 5:41:03 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

1. A zombie apocalypse is breaking out tomorrow. What is your short-term and long-term plan of action? What do you place as your odds of survival?

Short term: Defense.

Long term: Food.

I think it's as simple as that. Once the realization of the zombie apocalypse is clear, you need to be able to defend against it. Once defense is in place (people on patrol, walls, recon etc), hopefully within a day, you immediately have to consider resources.

"What do you place as your odds of survival?"

This is entirely dependent on the circumstance. If I can get up a defense and have resources for food pretty quickly, and if I have a collection of people who understand these priorities, then I believe the chances of survival (at least in the short term) are pretty high.

2. You wake up tomorrow with all the powers of Superman. Realistically speaking, what would you do?

I'd travel the world for the first week... just flying from place to place for awhile... getting to know the population, seeing the sites and such and such... after that, I think I'd come up with a plan to create world peace. I could literally overthrow any psycho dictator/terrorist out there, and strongly encourage governments to do whatever I wanted... but I think there is a risk of going about it the wrong way. So with this Superman power, I would consider how to go about that, discuss it with the right people, and then achieve that...

You did say "Realistically speaking", and if I had superman's powers anything is within the realm of realism.

3. If you could know one thing about your future, what would it be?

That's a tough question... My immediate thinking is day of death, though I probably wouldn't want to know that.

4. If you could either ensure total happiness for yourself and your loved ones for the rest of their lives, or reduce the global murder rate for the year by 1%, which would you choose and why?

The former... I can probably provide some kind of philosophical justification for why this isn't just out of selfishness, but I'll have to come up with that first when I have a chance.
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3/15/2016 6:43:36 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
If DDO got closed down tonight, all files lost, no chance of recovery, how would you feel and how would you react?

What would you do with all the free time you suddenly have?
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3/15/2016 6:47:49 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
1. Do you like it here?
2. When should I take my Christmas tree down?
3. What's the last book you finished?
4. If you were going to be executed, what would you want your final meal to be?
5. Do you watch Downton Abbey?
6. What do you think about socialism?
7. What is best in life?
8. If you could be the first man to set foot on Mars, but you could not come back, would you do it?
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3/15/2016 6:48:13 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 6:07:37 AM, Torton wrote:
Favorite albums?

Geez, I could write a really long list here, so I'll just write the first few that come to mind

The Beatles - Sergeant peppers
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Chuck Berry - The great 28
Dylan - Blood on the tracks
Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon
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3/15/2016 6:54:59 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 6:43:36 AM, Hoppi wrote:
If DDO got closed down tonight, all files lost, no chance of recovery, how would you feel and how would you react?

That would be a bummer, and I'd feel pretty bad about that. I would probably spend a week trying to do what I could to fix the issue and then move on.

What would you do with all the free time you suddenly have?

I'd have to find a new hobby. There's something really convenient about website development and such, so I'd look for something similar to DDO in that general area... otherwise, I'd consider reworking my schedule and go back into sports coaching. I did some middle school basketball coaching some time ago, and I'd be interested in getting into highschool football coaching.
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3/15/2016 6:56:12 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 6:48:13 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 6:07:37 AM, Torton wrote:
Favorite albums?

Geez, I could write a really long list here, so I'll just write the first few that come to mind

Michael Jackson - Thriller
Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon
Solid choices, although on the safe side.
Dylan - Blood on the tracks
This is interesting.
Chuck Berry - The great 28
Haven't listened to it.
The Beatles - Sergeant peppers
Thoughts of Revolver and Yellow Submarine?
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3/15/2016 7:04:20 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 6:47:49 AM, philochristos wrote:

1. Do you like it here?

Sure, Earth is a fine planet.

2. When should I take my Christmas tree down?

As a Jew, I'm probably the wrong person to ask this question. I don't know what general Christmas tree etiquette is, but if I'm forced to answer, mid January seems like a reasonable enough amount of time to remove a tree from whatever room you have it in.

3. What's the last book you finished?

The End of Faith - Sam Harris

4. If you were going to be executed, what would you want your final meal to be?

I have to give that more thought

5. Do you watch Downton Abbey?

No

6. What do you think about socialism?

ok in small doses

7. What is best in life?

To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

https://www.youtube.com...

8. If you could be the first man to set foot on Mars, but you could not come back, would you do it?

No... Unless I was being asked to settle the planet... have a family, society, a decent sized population etc... but if I was just going to set foot there, and then just be there, doing science stuff and waiting to die alone, that wouldn't be worth it
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3/15/2016 7:07:58 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 6:53:35 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
Harry Potter lends you his invisibility cloak for a month. How will you use it?

Well there are only a few things I can think of

1) pervy stuff
2) theft of valuables
3) sneaking into mysterious places
4) Assassinating evil high level targets

I don't think I'd go with any of those in that little bit of time I have with it...

Instead, I'd get a team of brilliant scientists together to reverse engineer the thing so that we can create invisibility technology... and hopefully use that tech for good things... but who knows, it'd probably end up being used for evil eventually... so perhaps we should just destroy the thing
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3/15/2016 7:08:59 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 6:56:12 AM, Torton wrote:

Thoughts of Revolver and Yellow Submarine?

Also great albums.
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3/15/2016 7:09:36 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 7:01:10 AM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
We're you born on your birthday?

That is what I have been led to believe.
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3/15/2016 7:15:34 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 7:07:58 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 6:53:35 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
Harry Potter lends you his invisibility cloak for a month. How will you use it?

Well there are only a few things I can think of

1) pervy stuff
2) theft of valuables
3) sneaking into mysterious places
4) Assassinating evil high level targets

Prophecy predicts this is the last pope, so I would leave that one alone. Well, unless you are a part of the 144,000 anyway.

I don't think I'd go with any of those in that little bit of time I have with it...

Instead, I'd get a team of brilliant scientists together to reverse engineer the thing so that we can create invisibility technology... and hopefully use that tech for good things... but who knows, it'd probably end up being used for evil eventually... so perhaps we should just destroy the thing
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3/15/2016 7:18:22 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 7:15:34 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:07:58 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 6:53:35 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
Harry Potter lends you his invisibility cloak for a month. How will you use it?

Well there are only a few things I can think of

1) pervy stuff
2) theft of valuables
3) sneaking into mysterious places
4) Assassinating evil high level targets

Prophecy predicts this is the last pope, so I would leave that one alone. Well, unless you are a part of the 144,000 anyway.

hmm interesting... what prophecy is that?
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3/15/2016 7:30:21 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 7:18:22 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:15:34 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:07:58 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 6:53:35 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
Harry Potter lends you his invisibility cloak for a month. How will you use it?

Well there are only a few things I can think of

1) pervy stuff
2) theft of valuables
3) sneaking into mysterious places
4) Assassinating evil high level targets

Prophecy predicts this is the last pope, so I would leave that one alone. Well, unless you are a part of the 144,000 anyway.

hmm interesting... what prophecy is that?

http://www.irishcentral.com...
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3/15/2016 7:36:09 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
You don't spend enough time on Youtube if I had to be the one to inform you of that prophecy.
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3/15/2016 7:40:45 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 7:30:21 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:18:22 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:15:34 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:07:58 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 6:53:35 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
Harry Potter lends you his invisibility cloak for a month. How will you use it?

Well there are only a few things I can think of

1) pervy stuff
2) theft of valuables
3) sneaking into mysterious places
4) Assassinating evil high level targets

Prophecy predicts this is the last pope, so I would leave that one alone. Well, unless you are a part of the 144,000 anyway.

hmm interesting... what prophecy is that?

http://www.irishcentral.com...

Interesting... Seems kind of vague, but if any of the following cities are destroyed, then I'll have to consider this further:

https://en.wikipedia.org...
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3/15/2016 7:42:27 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 7:36:09 AM, Wylted wrote:
You don't spend enough time on Youtube if I had to be the one to inform you of that prophecy.

haha that's probably true, and we are probably also watching different things when I am on youtube
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3/15/2016 7:51:09 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 7:42:27 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:36:09 AM, Wylted wrote:
You don't spend enough time on Youtube if I had to be the one to inform you of that prophecy.

haha that's probably true, and we are probably also watching different things when I am on youtube

I always start with an Alex Jones mega rant and see where the suggested videos on the side bar take me.

What conspiracy theorist do you usually start with?
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3/15/2016 10:43:29 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 7:51:09 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:42:27 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 3/15/2016 7:36:09 AM, Wylted wrote:
You don't spend enough time on Youtube if I had to be the one to inform you of that prophecy.

haha that's probably true, and we are probably also watching different things when I am on youtube

I always start with an Alex Jones mega rant and see where the suggested videos on the side bar take me.

What conspiracy theorist do you usually start with?
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3/15/2016 12:39:45 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/15/2016 5:41:03 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
So someone recently mentioned to me that it has been a long time since I've done one of these, and that it's probably never happened that I've both answered personal questions and questions about site moderation... so, because I don't really want to argue with the individual hassling me to do so, go ahead and ask me anything about either thing... keep in mind that I reserve the right not to answer certain things, and I will very likely use that right - but you are still free to ask anything

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