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Old 14-12-2015, 13:28   #166
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Classic examples of nonconformists being shamed for thinking differently. If I had a dollar for every time someone outside the sailing mainstream had to defend their choices to the more conservative members of this forum I would be sailing around in a big ass catamaran.
LOL! And you'd be earning more of those dollars at the same time!
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LOL! And you'd be earning more of those dollars at the same time!
Yeah, but how many minds get changed as a result of the experienced guys with multihulls, or so-called production boats for that matter, who are indisputedly defying the stereotypes & conformist thinking? In that sense my take on CF is that the more fact-based & technical issues are very often self-correcting, especially with a little additional research. The rest seems to fall into the category of opinions which are pretty easy to take or leave with a judicious exercise of independent judgment.

But hey, clearly just my opinion.
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You reckon you're coming here, huh?

Can you tune a harp?
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You reckon you're coming here, huh?

Can you tune a harp?
In the Devil's Triangle?
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What if Everything we think we know is wrong?
A nice Sunday evening head trip...

Everything We Have Been Taught About Our Origins Is A Lie
This is a scam website. While a number of the artifacts mentioned are real, the explanations for their origins are wildly speculative and are unsupported by science or by reason. As is typical of scam-type websites or literature, very little supporting data or references is given. Searching for information on a couple of the objects mentioned turned up Wikipedia articles:

Klerksdorp sphere

London Hammer

The Salzburg Cube

Paluxy River tracks

Once you've read these Wikipedia articles, compare its supporting logic and documentation to the original article given by SV Third Day. Once you've decided which type of explanation seems most plausible to you, you might then be able to infer something about the type of person who would post such a web site.
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Once you've read these Wikipedia articles, compare its supporting logic and documentation to the original article given by SV Third Day. Once you've decided which type of explanation seems most plausible to you, you might then also be able to infer something about the type of person who would post such a web site.
Who knows but he has a nice boat, he sells great watermakers and like many cruisers, he's a wack job.
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In the Devil's Triangle?
Yeah, he plays a mean triangle, but that's percussion. He tried the tambourine but they kept bursting into flames. Same thing with a snare drum.

Guitars are out, obviously. He did make a run at fiddle but Charlie Daniels kicked his ass.

I keep telling him he needs more cowbell.
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Who knows but he has a nice boat, he sells great watermakers and like many cruisers, he's a wack job.
You mean just another nonconformist, right?
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This is a scam website. While a number of the artifacts mentioned are real, the explanations for their origins are wildly speculative and are unsupported by science or by reason. As is typical of scam-type websites or literature, very little supporting data or references is given. Searching for information on a couple of the objects mentioned turned up Wikipedia articles:

Klerksdorp sphere

London Hammer

The Salzburg Cube

Paluxy River tracks

Once you've read these Wikipedia articles, compare its supporting logic and documentation to the original article given by SV Third Day. Once you've decided which type of explanation seems most plausible to you, you might then be able to infer something about the type of person who would post such a web site.
The math stuff about the pyramids is kinda interesting. Is that fake, too?
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Old 14-12-2015, 19:18   #175
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As likable as we are, we're not well-liked.
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Re: The Cult Of Likabilty

Social Media, like CF is a living thing, each topic varied in nature, purpose and psychological age of poster at the moment of posting .

I find it interesting that cross communication problems between "PARENT<>ADULT<>CHILD<>PARENT... can develop far quicker than imagined....between strangers

I am here mostly to technically learn and share, as I am doing now from this OP about masts, but on the more 'opinionated' threads.....often I become the 'devil's advocate' just to have some fun and stir things up
..but that is just the child in me...

There is also a tendency to try and balance your own perceived deficiencies or over abundance of strengths when interacting with others, by acting out of character.

My point....leave your toes outside the door... as you never know what age or temperament you are interacting with in your "already-listening" way.

Jim said it much better
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The math stuff about the pyramids is kinda interesting. Is that fake, too?
If not fake, it's certainly extremely silly. Stuff like claiming the Egyptians were actually using the metric system, and when you subtract certain pyramid dimensions (in meters) you get magic numbers like 10 * Pi. There are other measurement comparisons that are dimensionless (you would get the same answer if the units were feet, cubits, furlongs, etc.), but the author stresses that the units are cubits, and elsewhere in meters. Elsewhere the author states that certain magic relationships would be off if the pyramid dimensions were different by a centimeter or two, while the magic number presented only has a few significant digits.

I couldn't tell you if the measurements were accurate without going there and bringing a tape measure, but the presentation does not fill me with confidence.
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This is a scam website. While a number of the artifacts mentioned are real, the explanations for their origins are wildly speculative and are unsupported by science or by reason. As is typical of scam-type websites or literature, very little supporting data or references is given. Searching for information on a couple of the objects mentioned turned up Wikipedia articles:

Klerksdorp sphere

London Hammer

The Salzburg Cube

Paluxy River tracks

Once you've read these Wikipedia articles, compare its supporting logic and documentation to the original article given by SV Third Day. Once you've decided which type of explanation seems most plausible to you, you might then be able to infer something about the type of person who would post such a web site.
What would you infer, because I didn't infer anything form it.
Oh and anyone that uses Wiki as a source...I infer quite a bit from...ha ha
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Re: The Cult Of Likabilty

I do not think you are going to be able to hurt Rich (Third day) SailOar, his rep is already well established. As a scientist, I found the article interesting. I am willing to listen to all points of view, but I agree that there is too much nonsense out there. I would consider many things false, including about half the advice on sailing websites.
You got to be able to pick and choose. And not to fear.
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...Hey well if someone isn't inferring something about me on CF, then I clearly am not doing something right... What else is a guy going to do varnish all my teak?

This one should be fun:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...-a6773671.html
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