"Persecuted Male Syndrome"

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Your Thoughts?

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    My thoughts?

    I think that neither Firefox nor Safari can load the video as presently “shown”: just a blank white box.

    Safari has an Activity window which says “A server with the specified hostname could not be …”, which is about as good a clue as one ever gets with Apple software error messages – but you probably wouldn’t be interested in my thoughts about the numerous shortcomings of “the most user-friendly software in the world”…

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Camels With Hammers

      Well, it is helpful to know.

      Have you tried Chrome? The video shows up for me there.

    • Pierce R. Butler

      Nope, no Chrome here (too evil).

      My browser (on a MacBook Pro) is Firefox 3.6.23, so the difference between my experience and movablebooklady’s prob’ly has something to do with the bigger tailfins on her model.

  • movablebooklady

    I’m using Firefox 7 on a MacBook and had no problem with the video.

  • Sheesh

    FWIW, Pierce, I’m using Firefox 3.6.22 on an old, old G4 iBook and it “works for me” as they say.

    An error mentioning hostnames is usually going to mean the problem is DNS related, and not so much client software related. (e.g., Comcast could fuck up that sort of thing and it wouldn’t matter at all what browser is being used.)

    If this is a problem you experience often you can add some additional fallback DNS servers in your Network System Preferences, so you’re slightly less at the mercy of your ISP.

  • Laurent Weppe

    Come on: this guy is fictionnal. This is a satire. This must be a satire. This cannot be anything but a satire. Please tell me this is a satire T_T