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Verillaxus last won the day on January 5

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About Verillaxus

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    Reading research papers, confusing people, philosophical discussions, dancing (aww ye), singing, guitar, air drums, piano, making people laugh.
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  1. Leaving today. Be back in a week!

    1. Sisje


      Have a good time! You'll be missed!

  2. Yes! I loved hearing about this! Looking forward to when they get the pictures.
  3. What is your favourite vacation destination?

    Madeira, an island off the coast of Portugal. Only place in Europe I've ever been, and I loved it!
  4. Platform 1 - A gaming clan, why?

    Hah! now this is how you write a blog!
  5. DOI-Discussion Day of Infamy Funny/Game Screenshots

    Don't fiddle with bombs while making shoes, mmkay?
  6. Ingenuity of children

    An interesting idea. To your second point, very true. The way you explained it got my brain thinking - If one doesn't know the consequences of something one is about to test, one learns the most. It's new territory, and unexplored mental conceptualization and compartmentalization must occur to learn from it; at least that's what I would imagine for most people with common sense. I agree completely with the fact that children who make the attempt regardless of outcome are smarter because they learn from their mistakes. It's a faster and exponential learning-curvature gain in that sense, too. Taking new risks, often, (speaking from my own experience, as I made a lot of mistakes), increases those issues with which to take risk, they multiply and children must learn rapidly to adapt to their environment as a result. That's what I'm commenting on; that initial expedient learning acceleration for whatever duration it has in childhood. It's fascinating! But I digress. I agree, merely evaluating or posturing over risk-taking doesn't seem to teach as much as a failed experiment, as you put it, to say nothing of the usefulness of strategizing. Heh.
  7. Ingenuity of children

    I've been thinking about something. I don't know how interesting this will be for people but I have a rhetorical question that I want to share: I wonder if the ingenuity of children is to do with their willingness to try new things? Children learn much faster than adults, it's well-known... Unless it's biological, this is my conclusion. I know I used to be fearless with technology. I would press all kinds of buttons and turn knobs. I didn't care. I don't take as many risks with that now... I bet you it's because I have mistakes logged in my brain that i remember, "Okay, you tried that once, so don't do it". Maybe that's our limitation as adults at times? I know a child asked me recently what was wrong with my eye. Just straight up. I was taken aback, but it was also refreshing so I explained it was Strabismus. There was no meandering or "pussy-footing" around and finding out later... She just asked the question and got an answer... Of course, mistakes are USEFUL; they advise against being foolish. Taking too many precautions, however, can be equally damaging. To put it plainly, apart from biology, I think children's ability to learn quickly has to do with their willingness to take risks; they don't have a pile of mistakes recorded to make them hesitate.
  8. Reminder

    Didn't realize I'd read this before... Interesting because it's been in my thoughts lately. You've made some excellent observations here: you've brought to light a topic really worth thinking about; the dialectical opposition between humanitarianism and the inherent (and sometimes appropriate) selfishness in people. It's refreshing because I'm glad i'm not the only independent thinker out there. Maybe that's just because I'm new to this clan, and don't yet realize many members are. Anyway, great read. I hope you share more in the future. - V
  9. DOI-Discussion Day of Infamy Funny/Game Screenshots

    Somebody's feeling tilted.
  10. Drink that cuts you off?

    Apple flavoured Smirnoff. Drank it too much in my late teens.. can't look at it anymore lol.
  11. Other DOI and Insurgency Promo Round

    Thanks everyone, grateful to be a member. Congrats to everyone else too. The more, the merrier!
  12. Increased my KD ratio #1 Coop Recruiting, 74:3
  13. DOI-Discussion Day of Infamy Funny/Game Screenshots

    Anyone wanna give this guy a hand? Poor sap.
  14. What book remember your childhood

    Definitely Spy vs. Spy for me