Profile overview for imagist.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

1 submissions to Jokes

1 submissions to Lisp

1 submissions to movies

1 submissions to Showerthoughts

This user has so far shared a total of 2 links, started a total of 2 discussions and submitted a total of 16 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 6 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 7 and downvoted 0 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

"it's not" and "it isn't" are contractions of the same phrase., submitted: 4/30/2016 3:57:33 PM, 139 points (+141|-2)

Ginger Snaps: One of my favorite werewolf movies, submitted: 4/28/2016 10:14:31 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)

Gambit Scheme: A performant scheme that compiles to native binaries, submitted: 4/28/2016 10:05:21 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

How did the doctor know the bean was sick?, submitted: 4/29/2016 7:40:24 PM, -1 points (+1|-2)

5 lowest rated submissions:

How did the doctor know the bean was sick?, submitted: 4/29/2016 7:40:24 PM, -1 points (+1|-2)

Gambit Scheme: A performant scheme that compiles to native binaries, submitted: 4/28/2016 10:05:21 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Ginger Snaps: One of my favorite werewolf movies, submitted: 4/28/2016 10:14:31 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)

"it's not" and "it isn't" are contractions of the same phrase., submitted: 4/30/2016 3:57:33 PM, 139 points (+141|-2)

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3 highest rated comments:

"it's not" and "it isn't" are contractions of the same phrase. submitted by imagist to Showerthoughts

imagist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Yeah. I wish I knew more about linguistics; I'd be interested to know why I prefer one over the other in certain situations.

Nineteen Eighty-Four: "You understand well enough HOW the Party maintains itself in power. Now tell me WHY we cling to power." submitted by effusive_ermine to books

imagist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I think Orwell is right, although I doubt you'd ever get a person in power to say it so frankly. Power is addictive. The reasons you propose, using power for good, might be the reasons people initially seek power, but once they experience power, the wish to experience power again becomes part of the reason they seek power. By the time someone has the level of power that a political leader has, they've experienced smaller degrees of power many times, and they're addicted to it. Addicts are willing to sacrifice the ideals that initially drove them to power simply to maintain power. History is full of examples of this.

"it's not" and "it isn't" are contractions of the same phrase. submitted by imagist to Showerthoughts

imagist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I may be mistaken, but isn't one of those a verb and one a preposition? That's how I use them:

  • He will further his goals.
  • He will take his goals farther.

Do you use those words differently?

3 lowest rated comments:

Nineteen Eighty-Four: "You understand well enough HOW the Party maintains itself in power. Now tell me WHY we cling to power." submitted by effusive_ermine to books

imagist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Yeah, I think so. By the time someone is in the position where they're torturing Winston, they really are only doing it for power.

But like I said, I don't think you'd ever get someone in power to admit it so frankly. Humans are really good at coming up with justifications for our actions ex post facto. So a real person in power would likely tell you that they do it to prevent bloody revolt, to defend against Eurasia, etc. The character seems a little bit unrealistic to me in that sense.

Facebook Spent $16 Million on Armed Guards for Billionaire Progressive Mark Zuckerberg submitted by fluxusp to technology

imagist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

  1. Everyone in Zuckerberg's community chose to live within walls (and pay to do so). That's not true of the entire US, lots of people are against the wall and don't want to pay for it.
  2. The wall around Zuckerberg's community is effective, because the community is small and populated, so if someone climbs over the wall, someone will likely see them doing something obviously wrong and report it. The same is not true of the southern border of the US, which crosses vast expanses of desert where nobody lives.

I don't like Zuckerberg any more than the next guy, but being against the wall isn't hypocritical. There are major differences between a wall around a gated community and a wall across the entire southern border of the United States.

Facebook Spent $16 Million on Armed Guards for Billionaire Progressive Mark Zuckerberg submitted by fluxusp to technology

imagist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

  1. Everyone in Zuckerberg's community chose to live within walls (and pay to do so). That's not true of the entire US, lots of people are against the wall and don't want to pay for it.
  2. The wall around Zuckerberg's community is effective, because the community is small and populated, so if someone climbs over the wall, someone will likely see them doing something obviously wrong and report it. The same is not true of the southern border of the US, which crosses vast expanses of desert where nobody lives.

I don't like Zuckerberg any more than the next guy, but being against the wall isn't hypocritical. There are major differences between a wall around a gated community and a wall across the entire southern border of the United States.