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by Amadeus
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 16563

Re: What's everyone reading?

It's been a while, but I had an epistemology class with Huemer... Cool! That must have been a very interesting class. I actually e-mailed him about an issue regarding the nature of ideas , whether they were perceivable on reflection or not. That dubium had been driving me nuts! Fortunately, he was ...
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 19223

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

Even though I have been studying Ancient Greek for a couple of years (on and off), I still have not reached that stage where I can say that the language is truly as beautiful as the scholars say it is. Perhaps I need to read more actual Greek to get that pleasant sense that everyone talks about. But...
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 16563

Re: What's everyone reading?

Philosophy: -An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume (very flimsy argumentation) -Hume, by Barry Stroud -An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, by John Locke (confusing argumentation) -Problems from Locke, by J.L. Mackie -Skepticism and The Veil of Perception, by Michael Huemer -T...
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

Sheesh... I mean.... Gee whiz, PeterD! You should really try to calm yourself down. I'm beginning to think that if this issue is really affecting you to such an extent, then Annis' suggestion that you do something about it is not really off the mark. Go help the poor people in Gaza, and leave polite...
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 19223

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

vir litterarum wrote:The pitch accent in terms of euphony is what distinguishes Greek from almost every modern language.
That might be true, but isn't the pitch accent of Ancient Greek something of recent (re)discovery? I doubt Voltaire and Churchill knew anything about it.

χαῖρε
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

And the British then gave their property to the Israelis, as they had every right to do. So, the Israelis have every right to it. This is no counter-argument, you are just repeating what you said earlier. How is it that defeating your enemy and acquiring (occupying) his land, you automatically have...
by Amadeus
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

With regard to "no common ground was agreed upon in the first place," I don't understand what you mean. Common ground has been reached by the international community... But my concern is about this community, PeterD. If we can't agree about anything, then the discussion is pointless. This is argume...
by Amadeus
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Obama=Cicero?
Replies: 30
Views: 7186

Re: Obama=Cicero?

There you go again, PeterD. Can't you be a little nicer? :) Obama is not your president.
by Amadeus
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

I'm going to vote in favor of a lock-down of this thread, be it now or in the near future. (No, that's not censorship; the content will still be visible.) This has been THE worst discussion of the Gaza issue I have seen. No common ground was agreed upon in the first place, then we just talked past e...
by Amadeus
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Obama=Cicero?
Replies: 30
Views: 7186

Re: Obama=Cicero?

I'm not an expert in Rhetoric (in fact I'm only beginning to study it after being deprived of it in school) but in my opinion president John F. Kennedy's inaugural address sounds a bit better in comparison. As of yet I have not analyzed both speeches in detail. Perhaps the richness in style (e.g. fi...
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

Your nonsensical insults and rantings doesn't help either. ... You are left alone to throw more insults and rantings, I am out from this thread. :lol: How ironic, I left this thread because of your nonsensical insults and rantings! Forget it, PeterD. I don't think anyone is listening (or reading). ...
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

ThomasGR wrote:The stop repeating nonsense and use more of your brain.
Really, it's like talking to a brick wall. :roll:
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

I'm done with you, Thomas. It's useless.
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

PeterD wrote:Lex wrote the above, Amadeus, not I.
Oops. I seem to have selected the wrong quote. But it's fixed now. :oops: :P
by Amadeus
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

[Palestine belonged to the British, and the British gave it away, which they had every right to do. The British did not have "every" right to give Palestine away (=expel the native Palestinian population). That's like saying the Nazis had "every" right to deport and imprison thousands of Jews just ...
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

And the troll awards this year go to...

:roll:
by Amadeus
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

Do any of you have some plan of action that people not in the halls of power for the Hamas or Israeli governments can practically do? If not, why should the rest of us listen to you? Epideictic oratory is entertaining and all but when people are dying, after a while it just seems so much self-right...
by Amadeus
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

For my part, the "sheesh" was directed at your simplistic view of things, Thomas. I respect your ideas on other areas of knowledge, but in this case I cannot help but roll my eyes at your assertions that the Palestinians are themselves to blame. You did not bother to make a distinction between Hamas...
by Amadeus
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

You can't really be serious, Thomas. You really think the Palestinians (all of them, not just Hamas) are provoking Israel to get themselves killed and then seek the pity of the world? Sheesh.
by Amadeus
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

PeterD wrote:I know, Amadeus. You are a decent man.
Thanks, man. :wink: I should have said a bit more about this topic, but I tend to get riled up about the plain injustices being committed over there. :x

Will the insanity never end?!
by Amadeus
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

Well I'm certainly not laughing at the horrible situation in Gaza! :? I'm mad as hell over the invasion!

I was merely chuckling at the fact that PeterD rarely posts here anymore, and when all this mess started I thought it was only a matter of time before he re-appeared. Nothing more.
by Amadeus
Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis
Replies: 103
Views: 17925

Re: Some Thoughts to the Gaza Crisis

Haha, I was wondering when you were going to bring up this topic.
by Amadeus
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Latin dictionary is here!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4982

Re: Latin Latin dictionary is here!!!

Yesss!!! :mrgreen: How cool is this! I hope it does grow into a fully searchable dictionary. We need one bad! I myself have a few projects up my sleeve, so I don't know if I'll be able to contribute to this wiki, but I am surely tempted! Perhaps taking part in this new venture will find its way into...
by Amadeus
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 7
Views: 2265

Re: Merry Christmas!

¡Feliz Navidad a todos! :D Y recuerden el verdadero significado de la Natividad: Et pastores erant in regione eadem vigilantes et custodientes vigilias noctis supra gregem suum, et ecce angelus Domini stetit iuxta illos et claritas Dei circumfulsit illos et timuerunt timore magno et dixit illis ange...
by Amadeus
Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Diogenes software!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 26899

Re: Diogenes software!!!

I re-installed it a few moments ago, but the same error popped up: there's no database to be found in my machine. I did a Google search and this came up: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/25142/diogenes One of the reviewers for the software says that the TLG database must be bought separately, wh...
by Amadeus
Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Diogenes software!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 26899

Re: Diogenes software!!!

I did. I used it for a while and it was just excellent! Sadly, a few weeks back the software malfunctioned. Every time I wanted to do a dictionary search the program couldn't find the database or something... :cry:
by Amadeus
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A latin word list with the quantities of the vowels?
Replies: 23
Views: 8421

Re: A latin word list with the quantities of the vowels?

(Suspirans) Disputatio ista nihil prodest. Qui bene intelligere velit, intelligat! :|
by Amadeus
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A latin word list with the quantities of the vowels?
Replies: 23
Views: 8421

Apologia pro Metrodoro

Salve, adriane: I think I missed the second part of your post yesterday, because then I did not see any words directed at me. But now that I see them, I shall respond: You ask a question, Amadeus. Well, I find it not pleasant for someone to preach how to achieve fluency in Latin who is far from flue...
by Amadeus
Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A latin word list with the quantities of the vowels?
Replies: 23
Views: 8421

Re: A latin word list with the quantities of the vowels?

It is doubtful, also, that the site's author himself has memorized and absorbed the lessons and vocabularies published by others that he recites. I'm sorry, Adriane, but I have to say that I find your last comment to be very unhelpful. Why is it necessary to put down the work of others, whose only ...
by Amadeus
Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Etymology of Claus (Santa Claus)
Replies: 3
Views: 2391

Re: Etymology of Claus (Santa Claus)

I have to admit that I actually enjoyed this one. :P
by Amadeus
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: error - my site in Firefox, Flock
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: error - my site in Firefox, Flock

I've never heard of CSS — where should I go to learn it? What?! Have you been living under a rock on Mars...? oh I see that you are a scorpion... well then never mind. :lol: Anyway, here are a couple of web tutorials that might help you get going. If they don't work for you, though, just Google "cs...
by Amadeus
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: error - my site in Firefox, Flock
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: error - my site in Firefox, Flock

Yikes! I concur with Jeff, too many nested <div>s. Better use CSS with "class" divisions in the html.
by Amadeus
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Forum Board
Replies: 26
Views: 37584

Re: New Forum Board

Ho ho! Nice look! 8)

Congratulations Jeff for taking TextKit to the next level. We definitely needed a change (which, btw, seems to be something in vogue right now). Hope to see everyone else back here soon.

Vale!
by Amadeus
Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Are We Rome? Tu Betchus!
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Tu Betchus! :lol:

Very nice find there, tjnor.
by Amadeus
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there something similar to Lingua Latina for German?
Replies: 12
Views: 6530

Oh, wait... I just tried that and it didn't work. Just search for Deutsche Sprachlehre on Amazon.com. :wink:
by Amadeus
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My Comenius Project
Replies: 32
Views: 10326

Re: Vestibulum

metrodorus wrote:I have removed by first recordings of the Orbis - one or two errors of quantity - I will re-record these.
Yeah, I'd been wandering about that. Thanks for clarifying. :)
by Amadeus
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there something similar to Lingua Latina for German?
Replies: 12
Views: 6530

Why, from Amazon.com, of course! Google Deutsche Sprachlehre and you'll see a German Amazon page, access it and then you'll see a link to the American site at the top. The edition I got is a bit old, but I'm not complaining. I'm enjoying it very much!
by Amadeus
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Radio in Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 3496

Lucus Eques wrote:That was truly painful.
Yeah, kinda. I'm actually disappointed that I didn't get to hear the Latin part of their show. I tuned in for the morning program and heard nothing but German and Hammer Time. :cry:
by Amadeus
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Definite article
Replies: 10
Views: 3238

calvinist wrote:The Romans borrowed a lot of things from the Greeks.
Yes, I know. The most obvious example is their mythology. I just always thought that when it came to Grammar the Romans had come up with completely new notions. But, again, now I know better. :P
by Amadeus
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Definite article
Replies: 10
Views: 3238

Oh! :P I always thought the Greek grammarians had borrowed their terminology from the Latin grammarians. Thanks for correcting me on that. You learn something new everyday! :lol: