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      New upgrade with simpler interface   05/13/2016

      Once again, the fine folks at IPB made a new upgrade and things might not be where you started to learn they were. However, this is one time where I think they actually improved things for navigation. There are only a few big buttons: When you click on one of those buttons, some other stuff opens up, depending on which button you click. (Later Note: These only appear when zoomed in or in the mode for smartphones/tablets.) I'm learning this as you are, so I suggest you do what I am doing: click on these big buttons, see what they open and fiddle with the software some. Ironically, you will find there is a lot that is intuitive. That's what I'm discovering. (Later note: I just discovered that I was viewing the site zoomed in too far to see the normal view. The menus are still there with the old buttons, but when I zoom in too much, they disappear and the new buttons appear. I believe this zoomed in way is what the site looks like on mobile devices. I'm going to mess with it some more, then maybe make some explanations.) Sorry for the inconvenience. Still, over time, I hope you end up liking these changes. Michael
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Howdy, Julian. :D You have a themed high-school? How does that work? Is it private?

Hi Kori,

Haha, I never thought of it that way. It's public, but I had to test to get in. It's pretty cool. Every year we do different dissections. We watch live surgeries via distance learning. Last year we did hospital rotations and next year we get to intern in a medical profession of our choice. Our curriculum is also more science-oriented, although we get the regular humanities classes.

This is not an endorsement of public schools though. :angel: It's definitely an improvement (I don't think I could have survived at a regular high school), but it is still frustrating at times.

That's so cool! I want to be a medical illustrator, and I'm waiting [im]patiently to learn all the proper anatomical stuff in college.

Anyway, welcome to anyone who's joined up since I was here last, enjoy your stay =)

I'll try showing up a wee bit more often. Oh, and I'm rereading Atlas Shrugged, for the record.

Sayonara!

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Kori; Who is Steven Wright. His quotes are cool. Chris

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Dunno why you're asking Kori, dear, since I'm the one with the quotes. :P Anyway, he's a stand up comedian, not as famous as he used to be. His brand of humor was...strange. He would deliver his jokes with minimal expression and just run straight through his ludicrous lines without pausing for laughter or anything. Quite something. ;)

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Sorry Inky about the mix-up. On Steve Wright I don't think I ever saw him. Don't forget the old quote "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."

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I really wish I had discovered Objectivism when I was a teenager. It would have saved me a shit ton of trouble...

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Chris and his teenage home boy group:

Here's some recent Steve Wright - I have always found his dry insanity hilarious:

http://www.stevenwright.com/clips/index.html

:rofl:

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http://www.weather.net/zarg/ZarPages/stevenWright.html

Here are a plethora of his one lined insanity.

Some of his one liners you will be thinking about for days, like: "I was born by Caesarian section...but not so you'd notice. It's just that when

I leave a house, I go out through the window." -- Steven Wright

Which reminds me of the test tube baby who had a womb with a view.

Adam

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Hello, I'm seventeen.

More importantly, is everyone alive in this neck-of-the-woods?

Inky grew up. The teenagers on OL usually leave when they leave for college, which is totally understandable.

--Brant

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Makes sense, the reason I'm here is because I have a urge to express and read more than my school provides. A true college cannot possibly be so inadequate.

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G'day. The name's Alexander. 17, Gilbert, Arizona. Became an Objectivist about half a year ago from a combination of The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, online lectures, The Virtue of Selfishness, a friend of mine, and a few economic sites and articles.

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Welcome Alex:

Great place to ask questions and make statements.

Adam

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I'm 14 (one of the youngest people here!). I'm not really an Objectivist, but I'm interested in it.

Jackie:

Have you read any of Ayn's books?

Adam

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Hey just joined OL. Names Jacob. Im 17. I live in South Africa. Iv never actually met another objectivist so i thought joining a forum was the next best thing.

"Converting" people to Objectivism is proving second too impossible here :-(

I feel bad for asking (because i dont want to sound like an born again evangelist :-P) : but how does one go about opening other people up to objectivist ideas?

When I speak about my views in class i get rolling of the eyes and general bad looks from my peers (especially in the history class)

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