My Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell is my favourite version, being a little more Western-friendly. by JasonCarswell in Taoism

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Sure, but the author doesn't necessarily matter

The West's irrational fear of Iran is a disaster waiting to happen by salvia_d in conspiracy

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The fear is media-manufactured intentionally in the US because Iran has been a long-time target, and they need public support for whenever they finally pull the trigger and act on their plans.

My Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell is my favourite version, being a little more Western-friendly. by JasonCarswell in Taoism

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Who cares who authored it, the words are either wise or they aren't. That's all that matters

How can we get more people to join this site and more importantly make sure that it has good diversity of opinion? by Themagicalmidget in AskSaidIt

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Welcome to saidit!

internet self balkanization

That is a great phrase, I may steal that.

New MDMA Study From Johns Hopkins Further Explains Why Ecstasy Can Help Treat PTSD by SecretlyHistoric in GoodNews

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That's a beautiful thought, thank you for taking the time to write that out. I agree with what you're saying, and see what you mean.

I suppose the one thing about human language is how specific it can be. You can never communicate the concept of a red sweater to a cow, unless there is one physically present. This "de-localization" of ideas is the main thing that sets human language apart, it seems. And if you look at a human brain, it has many more folds than a typical mammal brain. The intersection of folds on parts of the brain that are far in data/connectivity space, but close in physical proximity, results in neurons that fire together in patterns that don't necessarily go together. I think this is a useful tool that is the basis for language. But some people have extra physical overlap between brain sectors, and that results in synesthesia. Because if you look at a picture of a cat brain, it doesn't have the folds in the same way that overlap, so it can never truly make the mapping between a spoken phrase like "red sweater" and the actual red sweater. In that sense I think the cortex crossover is a bit of a superpower, and I think every human has it to some extent, and that's where the ability for language comes from. Specifically where the green part (temporal lobe, where language is stored) touches the pink part (frontal lobe) on this diagram, because those two lobes are mostly separate in function and operation but they do touch and overlap somewhat, and no other animal has that lobe-overlapping brain design feature: http://slideplayer.com/slide/4280537/14/images/1/Parietal+Lobe.jpg

Just a theory I have about synesthesia and language that I've been thinking about for a long time. I think this is the physical basis for it.

My Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell is my favourite version, being a little more Western-friendly. by JasonCarswell in Taoism

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I agree the Stephen Mitchell one is much better than many others.

Even just the starting line:

The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao

vs the MIT translation:

The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao.

Here's the full text of the Stephen Mitchell version btw: http://thetaoteching.com/taoteching1.html

Netanyahu wants to name Israeli town after Trump by dcjogger in politics

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"Drain the swamp" lol

Dizzee Rascal - Bassline Junkie (Explicit) by magnora7 in ComedyMusic

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The video is clever, to say the least

All Eyez On Me by The_In-Betweener in Memetics

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Ha, nice. Now I can't hear the end of that song without thinking of this Chappelle's Show sketch (jump to 31 seconds to skip the commercial): http://www.cc.com/video-clips/cio5rg/chappelle-s-show-tupac-is-still-alive---uncensored

Saidit.net Canary #6 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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I guess we will have to update this canary if/when we move the servers to Switzerland or Norway.

Block/hide users by Flesh in IdeasForSaidIt

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New MDMA Study From Johns Hopkins Further Explains Why Ecstasy Can Help Treat PTSD by SecretlyHistoric in GoodNews

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Yeah I think that's common for people with Synesthesia to feel that way. It's like being an x-men character :) Not everyone likes your oddities, but you have super powers other people don't have :)

I actually have a theory that language itself is based on synesthesia, a crossover between spoken (or written) labels, and the meaning of the idea itself. Animals seem to have trouble with this past a few hundred words, but the unique folds and layout of the human brain give it the ability to store tens of thousands of words. This is like a form of synesthesia that animals do not possess. So even though others might see it as odd, I think you yourself should regard it as a unique superpower you have :) My 2 cents

A New Frontier: Operation Shuttit Down. by Jin in SaidIt

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Thanks for releasing the image to us, just wanted to make sure! We might open-source the image, not a bad idea. I like your CSS themes too, you definitely have given us food for thought with all the various layout options you've created. For now we'll just stick with the image though :) Although I might port some of your CSS changes to the main site someday.

Thanks for all the links! And thanks again for the image!

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Well my changes should be in the github update d3rr has/will push, that will show the exact changes I made.

After browsing this site for a few hours, here's some suggestions I think would help this site. by Infrastation in SaidIt

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You're very welcome!

Block/hide users by Flesh in IdeasForSaidIt

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If you want to walk some of my changes back that’s ok. The comment css does seem a little finicky. But the post expands code is good I think. We’re at least in the ballpark

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Cool, nice work. You can mark the github job about the image expansion as finished, too. If you didn't already :)

A New Frontier: Operation Shuttit Down. by Jin in SaidIt

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Hey JasonCarswell, we're thinking about using your cool saidit speech bubble logo as the main logo for saidit, but only if you're willing to release all rights and future claims to the image, and turn ownership of the design entirely over to saidit. Does that sound okay to you?

How many reddit subs have banned you? by Blurnaldblurmpf1 in CringeAnarchy

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I'm probably at 40 or so, and I honestly try my best to argue my point and not mess with people. Reddit is broken

After browsing this site for a few hours, here's some suggestions I think would help this site. by Infrastation in SaidIt

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I just fixed #2, so now images can expand forever! Thanks for the inspiration and bug reports.

Are we finally home, my main men? by FedExMeYourDrugs in milliondollarextreme

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Thanks for the explanation, I appreciate it!

Japanese police shoot paintballs to catch runaway speeders by magnora7 in whatever

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I'm not sure, but that's a good question. I tried to look up more information but couldn't find anything about the effectiveness.

However, I did find a version they developed to use on people in stores, which is kind of hilarious: https://www.odditycentral.com/funny/japans-bizarre-anti-crime-orange-balls-a-unique-way-to-stop-crime.html

I suppose it's like the exploding ink pack idea on expensive clothes tags

Feels nice that I can finally say fuck NIGGERS, TRANNIES, GAYS, LESBIANS, LEFTIES, MUSLIMS, ARABS, JEWS, PROGRESSIVES, LIBERALS, COMMUNISTS, SOCIALISTS, CURRY MUNCHERS without having my account banned or suspended Honk Honk by FuckNiggersAndFags in CringeAnarchy

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Please respect the pyramid of debate when you post on saidit, here's the site rules. https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/j1/the_saiditnet_terms_and_content_policy/

Advocating violence against groups of people falls at the very bottom of the pyramid of debate. You might enjoy www.voat.co more, the culture there might be more to your liking.