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May welcomes

Apropos of my music selection, courtesy of one petatron, I'd like to give a shout out to the following folks who added me of late:

11 May 2006: neutopian
08 May 2006: disastrouscode
04 May 2006: la_petite_singe
21 Apr 2006: novemberhour
17 Apr 2006: prix_etoile
02 Apr 2006: try_and_die
27 Mar 2006: fuf, semkoed
08 Mar 2006: bojojoti, dr_zap, jeanlucpikachu
04 Mar 2006: lxndr
28 Feb 2006: baroque_n_roll, cafferine

Welcome! I'd like to invite you to introduce yourself, if you haven't already done so.




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May. 21st, 2006 10:21 am (UTC)
24/m/recent college graduate (BA in both Comp Sci and Cog Ling)

i am now working in Hong Kong for my father's business - pretty much being the only person in the IT department there, though i am getting into the sales department as well..scared and excited at the same time, heh.

thanks for adding me - i've always enjoyed reading your posts when i lurked in your LJ =) looking forward to the next IT-related post, as always.

- bernard
May. 21st, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
How do you like it in HK? hpguo was there until last fall; he's my first Ph.D. graduate, and worked for 2 years as a postdoc at HKUST after getting his degree in 2003. I'd love to visit, though this next trip in June is going to be Beijing and the vicinity only.

May. 21st, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome!
i used to live here from '95 to '97 (was here for the hand-over as well) for school...8th and 9th grade, iirc. so i'm pretty familiar with HK. it's really great - good public transportation, great food, and just a nice place altogether. however, the humidity gets to me sometimes...too used to san diego weather, heh.
May. 22nd, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
Ah, an expat!
Cool. So, you grew up in SoCal?

May. 23rd, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Re: Ah, an expat!
not quite...i lived in taiwan until i was 13 (born in denver, though), then lived in HK until i was 15, and moved back to SoCal. i get pretty stressed out when people ask me where i am from...
May. 21st, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
Christ mate. I can't imagine trying to keep up with that many.

I'd love to have more on my list, but those esoteric-types so regularly turn out to be twits and I haven't the patience to walk the profane through the steps.

I saw your [justified] condemnation of DVC. Did you catch my newest installment in the "Truth and Lies~" series?

May. 21st, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
Jaywalking aside
Christ mate. I can't imagine trying to keep up with that many.
Heh. It actually isn't that hard; when I don't have time to read everything, I don't, and people understand. Most of LJ is mundane wibble. as you well know; I don't expect everyone to read everything of mine, so my FL is something of a circle of mutual tolerance.

I'd love to have more on my list, but those esoteric-types so regularly turn out to be twits and I haven't the patience to walk the profane through the steps.
I'm curious - what kind of twittery are we talking about?
I don't know everyone on my FL equally well, but barring serial adders (who are total strangers) I can count on one hand the number of problems I've had. Anonymous trolls have given my more trouble than the one or two bad eggs who've crossed my path.

I saw your [justified] condemnation of DVC. Did you catch my newest installment in the "Truth and Lies~" series?
Not I, but then, one steaming pile of crap is enough for me. I will say that it irks me that the primary critique of The Da Vinci Code has not been literary at all, but in the vein of historical review, as if the majority of moviegoers are so naive as to take anything as historical that appears in print. You might reply that this is indeed the case, but I like to have a little more confidence that literacy carries with it the ability to distinguish historical fiction from documentary. Not always, but usually.

May. 21st, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Jaywalking aside
Those who study the occult often fall into ego traps.

The path is littered with the corpses of fools.

I don't so much have a problem with trolls as I do with people who don't really have a backgroung in the topics I discuss, then attempt to refute concepts arguing from a position of ignorance.

Communication can only occur among equals.

My problem with DVC lies in the literary aspect as well, but from a slightly different perspective. Having a background in biblical history, I understand that the actual history has much more sordid details than anything Brown dreamed up.

Yeah, if Jesus actually lived (a big question), he would've probably been married (history records at least 3 wives), being that he was a Rabbi and all Rabbis must be married (it was law). Yeah, he may well have been married to Magdalene. Yeah, the Church has fought for centuries to cover-up that history.

You don't need to rely on shoddy theories involving the Priori of Zion to substantiate all that. You just need to go to the stacks and start looking at the text.

So my criticism lies in the fact that it confuses the ignorant and derails authentic investigation into the history.

You might check out that "Truth and Lies ~" series. I may never give it the attention it deserves, but the start I've given it should have merit to anyone with an interest in biblical studies and an open mind.

May. 21st, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
My point precisely
You see, it's not whether Jesus was married that bothers me; it's that the baby is being thrown out with the bathwater. Fox News (not a great bastion of responsibly unbiased reporting, I know) has brought on expert after expert "debunking" the existence of more than four gospels. Well, gee, I guess all those Gnostic scholars can pack up Nag Hammadi and go home, then. Et cetera..

I was surprised and disappointed at the anti-scholarly attitude, anyway. But then, I actually saw John Kasich kissing up to Pat Robertson the other day, so I should file it under "wonders never cease".

I'll look intro Truth and Lise later.

May. 21st, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)

Hi. I always notice you over on Statements because you also have a HAL 9000 icon..
May. 21st, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
My mind is going, I can feel it!
Yay! *high-fives*

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