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Trip Like I Do; Worshipers of Satan & The Android

Posted on 2015.04.10 at 00:00
Current Location: 67114
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Crystal method playing loudly on my desktop (WHERE SIZE MATTERS) and the windows wide open. I've only had the A/C on two days this year and it is unseasonably cold out today - I am in a sweatshirt enjoying the natural (and free) air.

The openSUSE VBox guest running on my 8x32 Win7 host experiences horrendous wait times despite being on a separate platter and my 8x24 openSUSE server (which I recently installed LXDE on in hopes of replacing the VBox guest) cannot seemingly run NX as a virtual display. If I knew what I was doing, that would no doubt assist in troubleshooting.

And I await my Droid - an O/S I am unfamiliar with. My company decided Apple iPhones are too pricey, so my "upgrade" was an Android. Although, since iOS 8.3, which has surprisingly fixed the slowness issue on my 4S, I am now dubious as to the Droid's effectiveness in my life. That said, its amusing (and sad) how the Robbers-Cave experiment is yet again applicable as otherwise sane (or perhaps not given the evidence) people "choose sides" over the two rival phones - and I'm not talking just preference, but the God-given triumphant jubilation that their phone is the right phone, and the other phone is for fools, stupid people, and worshipers of Satan. In the parlance of our time (thanks Maude), smdh.

Comments:


Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2015-04-10 13:54 (UTC) (Link)
Robbers-Cave Experiment - fascinating! I hadn't run across that study before. For some reason the book, Lord of the Flies, comes to mind.... Oh, and loyalty to sports teams.
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-04-10 15:11 (UTC) (Link)
IKR? I've been blogging about it ceaselessly both here and on Facebook for the past two years and applying it far too liberally across nearly everything I come across. In fact I cannot think of any topic involving politics [Democrats, Republicans liberals, conservatives, Libertarians, bi-partisanship ]; science [global warming, climate change, NGT, NASA, Congress]; religion [theists, deists, polytheism, monotheism, agnosticism, atheism]; sex [relationships, marriage, interdependence, monogamy, polyamory, polygamy]; the economy [occupy, 1%, local & federal taxes, Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)] in which my views on the Robbers-Cave experiment haven't been articulated either verbally or written. Wonder how you missed that?
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2015-04-10 15:18 (UTC) (Link)
Very aware that you've been blogging about the concept. My guess would be that if you have cited the Robbers-Cave Experiment before, I was inspired by the various posts themselves and failed to follow up on the links. It happens.
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-04-10 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
Yes of course! Its the first link in my oft-reposed Two-Party Swindle which helps conceptualize the idea :P
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