Just had my 10th anniversary here two days ago. Pretty incredible to think that the one site has been around for that long. I'm not sure why this place has gotten so quiet, given it used to be spectacularly busy, but I'm glad it is still around at some level.
Zeno's Racetrack Paradox, without the luxury of time to expand, doesn't prove anything... you can try to infinitely divide the distance down, but I can still take steps of the same length. It is a Paradox that even a child realises has no practical applicaiton in the context.
With regard to the broader question concerning omnipotence, I was always of the view that an omnipotent being could set a task which was impossible, but that in the event of any attempt to complete the task, whereby the power was directed at erasing the impossibility rather than completing a task, it would not be able to pose a barrier. Essentially, the decision to revoke the limitation is possible.
That, or, an omnipotent being is still bound by certain immutable rules and are only omnipotent as far as can be exercised in this universe.[/size]
Seems to be the year for returns... Kitty (I remember you!), Drix, Heaven's Cloud, Brasil (you'll always be PoisonTongue to me), Syk3... it's all too beautiful for words. Honestly. Every couple of months I'll have a moment of dreamy reminiscence about OB. An email notifying me of Boo's comment on my profile is actually what brought me back tonight, after almost two years since my last log-in, and verging on four years since my last posts (except for three in 2008). Nice to see some of the old names still around.
[size=1]I see no reason for me to have to try and find a way to buy music of bands in the style I like off the internet, then have it shipped to me, when I don't even know if I will like the music on there. If I can't listen to whats on there, I'm not going to buy the cd, especially in the case I mentioned above.
There has been a reasonable amount of music that I have downloaded and then bought the cd at a later date, if I've managed to find a copy in australia. There is also a lot I haven't because either a) it isn't really good by my standards, or good enough to pay $20-30 for, or b) it's out of print or ridiculously expensive because it's out of print, or c) I just don't.
There was no chance of me buying the cd without listening to it. If I do download it then I might buy it at a later date.
[size=1]I was with my girlfriend for four months before we had sex. Everyone assumed we'd already had it by that point, which was kind of amusing.
We did, it was alright, and since then we've.... [i]gotten the hang of it[/i]. Does it make you feel any different? Not really. But it makes occasions when you don't get to have sex with them less satisfying, sadly.[/size]
[quote name='Lunox][color=dimgray'] You're so hilarious![/color][/quote]
[size=1]a.k.a You're a ******' retard!
What makes me want to trash my speakers.... drone / deathmetal. Drone is crap. It barely deserves to be called music. Sludge is good, fuzz is good. I love Stoner Rock. But drone? Geez. It's just nothing. And deathmetal... a wall of implacable noise and screaming and frenzied thrashing. Phail.
Space-rock is good, it has groove, it has something underneath, it tantalises and lets you nod your head.[/size]
[size=1]Well, this week would probably be something by [I]Yawning Man[/I]... they're a mid-80's formed stoner rock band who have pretty much split up now, as I recall. Here is a good description of their music.
"Yawning Man?s music sounds like a melancholic mix of acoustic space rock with elements of surf music, as well as middle eastern guitar style. Yawning Man was responsible for influencing music in the desert and creating a sound which today is still trying to be duplicated."
For this week I'd nominate [b]Rock Formations[/b] by [i]Yawning Man[/i] off the album of the same name.[/size]