Well, that was a new experience

This morning I learned some things:

  • The newly-accessible emotional part of my mind should NOT be let out on its own.  It can’t be trusted.
  • It likes people.
  • It needs constant supervision by my logical mind.
  • It knows things I didn’t know it knew.  Apparently it’s been filing bits of important info away over the years, keeping it in reserve until it was needed.  That scares me.  What else does it know?

  1. #1 by Joshua on January 17, 2011 - 7:48 AM

    LOL – I got a new quote in xkcdb today:

    07:46 Seth: Yeah I’m good at turning any discussion into gay furry porn. I just have that natural talent I guess.

    • #2 by Chadwick on January 17, 2011 - 8:20 AM

      It’s very true. But you can’t scare me off with gay furry porn.

      • #3 by Joshua on January 17, 2011 - 9:37 AM

        I am getting soooo much mileage out of that though! For some reason, cute + gay sex + cartoon dick confuses the hell out of people. It’s like the new goatse.

        And I seem to be mostly over the shock but staring directly at panel 3 is still harmful to the eyes.

        • #4 by Joshua on January 17, 2011 - 10:54 AM

          That’s one of only two times I’ve e-mailed Amber. Once was just to thank her for the great comic and the other was to demand brain bleach for having seen the Jyrras and Abel pseudo-pr0n strip.

  2. #5 by Joshua on January 17, 2011 - 9:37 AM

    This is the other reason I hang out in #xkcd:

    09:30  < darthFerret> creature: Yeah - as I said, the issue comes in that once a client d/cs from the HTTP session, there's no way for the servlet container to notify the bean that the session is invalid and 
                         that the state can be released.  So I need to do manual session expiration of the backend info.  So all the suggestions of on-access timestamp checks fail since there's no future access for 
                         these objects.
    09:31  < darthFerret> So I think that khmer's solution of TimerObject 1-hour sweeps makes the most sense.
    09:31  <@khmer> that's not my solution, that's your solution
    09:31  <@khmer> i was just affirming that i've seen similar solutions in use in enterprise production 🙂
  3. #6 by Joshua on January 17, 2011 - 9:40 AM

    And this:

    09:37 dr dre flavored gum
    09:38 bearachute: LOL
    09:38 darthFerret: Lynx Or Links
    09:38 Lynx, Bucket. Lynx is sooooo much better than Links or Links2
    09:38 flyingferret: lynx or links?
    09:38 lynx
    09:38 flyingferret: or neither
    09:38 neither
    09:38 😀
    09:39 flyingferret, lynx or cougar
    09:39 cougar
    09:39 bearachute: Aww…
    09:39 bearachute: Why you gotta hate on text browsing?
    09:39 cause yo
    09:39 it ain’t nothing but a gangsta party
    09:39 i could never get either of those to work right for me

  4. #7 by Joshua on January 17, 2011 - 10:41 AM

    10:39 < Aberro> Following the analogy, Windows ME is that really ugly and really fat chick who you want to be nice to, but has such a shit personality that it makes you angry so you punch her in the face 
    10:39 <@Glench> oh! bletcherous! what a fantastic word
    10:39 < darthFerret> Aberro: And I'd feel sorry for her after punching her.
    10:39 < Aberro> darthFerret, I wouldn't.
  5. #8 by Joshua on January 17, 2011 - 10:41 AM

    I have to fix the above – it thinks the screen names are HTML tags 😛

  6. #9 by Joshua on February 12, 2011 - 3:02 PM

    The shrink was laughing at me yesterday. He apologized though.

    He was laughing because I was describing this experience and another like it. He told me that the descriptions of my mood and personality upgrades were really funny. And he told me to rest assured that I would NOT have the urge to buy the entire world plates of nachos should this ever happen in real life.

    He said that he was also laughing because I apparently didn’t know that the improvement in my mood was largely due to my brain being flooded with a cocktail dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin and that it was the first time the brain had seen that particular mix and so didn’t quite know how to react. He told me that there was, of course, a large psychological component he would be glad to help me figure out, but that my urge to hug every living thing, sharpness of wit, and generally bubbly disposition was generally just down to being on drugs (in fact, nothing releases more dopamine than engaging in this type of activity – it’s the main evolutionary purpose of those receptors in the first place).

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