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Offline fftransform

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RIP Alexis Weissenberg
« on: January 08, 2012, 03:56:06 PM »
Hard to feel bad, though, considering his personality.

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 09:05:40 PM »
Hard to feel bad, though, considering his personality.

Care to elaborate? And really, someone deserves to die just because of his personality?

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 11:26:25 PM »
I don't think he was saying that.  He had a spectular career and there is really nothing to be sorry about.  We're all going that way, sooner or later.  He lived to a ripe old age.

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 01:32:30 AM »
Care to elaborate? And really, someone deserves to die just because of his personality?

What sort of stupid stupidity is that?  Of course.  Is there ever another reason?

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 03:52:44 AM »
What sort of stupid stupidity is that?  Of course.  Is there ever another reason?

If that's the case, then your days are clearly numbered. ::)

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 03:59:35 AM »
If that's the case, then your days are clearly numbered. ::)

I disagree.  I am intolerant of other people's stupidity, and the egos that accompany them.  Otherwise, I'm 100% awesome (and not egotistic).

But joking aside, what is so hard to understand?  The idea that "somebody deserves to die" (not that I am saying or would say that Weissenberg deserved to die) would, of course, be causally based on their personality.  We judge a personality by actions; we don't have a magic scrying glass to inspect people's auras.  We can only go by their actions and words (words being actions).  Their actions will be the direct result of their personality.  This is what a personality is.  It's not like you can say that somebody has a bad personality, but does good things; you're getting away from what "personality" is.  Personality is the objectively and omnisciently perceived quality in the recurrence rates of all possible actions of an individual.  If somebody has an innate, ill will, but does good things, then their "personality" includes such.  Its definition does not cease at "ill will," but goes on to include their philanthropy.  Therefore, if there exists somebody who has earned the desserts of death, then it will be because of his/her personality.


That is 100% obvious!  So your comment is annoying.  I'm sorry that I said your comment was stupid, instead of just saying, "let me politely disagree."  But if I say the latter, then it leaves open the idea that there's room for argument, which there clearly is not in this case.  Since your comment was stupid, I said it was stupid.  If I make a comment that's stupid and somebody tells me that it's stupid, I'm not going to get pissed off if they're right.  Besides, your tone clearly invited it, so deal with it.

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 05:29:45 AM »
I disagree.  I am intolerant of other people's stupidity, and the egos that accompany them.  Otherwise, I'm 100% awesome (and not egotistic).

But joking aside, what is so hard to understand?  The idea that "somebody deserves to die" (not that I am saying or would say that Weissenberg deserved to die) would, of course, be causally based on their personality.  We judge a personality by actions; we don't have a magic scrying glass to inspect people's auras.  We can only go by their actions and words (words being actions).  Their actions will be the direct result of their personality.  This is what a personality is.  It's not like you can say that somebody has a bad personality, but does good things; you're getting away from what "personality" is.  Personality is the objectively and omnisciently perceived quality in the recurrence rates of all possible actions of an individual.  If somebody has an innate, ill will, but does good things, then their "personality" includes such.  Its definition does not cease at "ill will," but goes on to include their philanthropy.  Therefore, if there exists somebody who has earned the desserts of death, then it will be because of his/her personality.


That is 100% obvious!  So your comment is annoying.  I'm sorry that I said your comment was stupid, instead of just saying, "let me politely disagree."  But if I say the latter, then it leaves open the idea that there's room for argument, which there clearly is not in this case.  Since your comment was stupid, I said it was stupid.  If I make a comment that's stupid and somebody tells me that it's stupid, I'm not going to get pissed off if they're right.  Besides, your tone clearly invited it, so deal with it.

All of that aside, what was wrong with Weissenberg's personality? You never answered my original question.

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 05:30:46 AM »
additionally..  whether or not someone deserves to die is a completely different concept to whether or not I feel bad about them having died.

also, maybe I lack empathy - but I don't really feel bad about a persons death even if they had a great personality, if they are not a person that I personally know.

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 06:01:41 AM »
All of that aside, what was wrong with Weissenberg's personality? You never answered my original question.

You asked two questions.  I responded to one of them.  How was one more original than the other?  I didn't bother responding to the first one because the second one was so distracting.  Anyway, I'm not google.  Just look up some quotes by him.

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 06:47:30 AM »
Can't figure out how to ebb the video...ah well.

Don't let anyone know where you tie your goat.

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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #10 on: January 10, 2012, 06:29:39 AM »
Can't figure out how to ebb the video...ah well.

Reduce the URL to


Highlight.  Press the "youtube" button beneath the "bold" and "italic" buttons.  Alternatively, write out the code, which is [utube]link[/utube], but with youtube spelled correctly.  Here is your video:


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Re: RIP Alexis Weissenberg
«Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 01:04:33 AM »
regarding the inane opening post:
A google search for quotes on and by Alexis Weissenberg seems to suggest that he's an exceptionally kind person. The Stephen Hough and Tom Deacon tributes being just two examples.