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Posted By: Replicantya fucked up... blatant omission of "dialed" durring my timeline...
Posted By: Replicantya fucked up... blatant omission of "dialed" durring my timeline...Hell Yeah!:Transition3
Posted By: benk0Posted By: Replicantya fucked up... blatant omission of "dialed" durring my timeline...Hell Yeah!:Transition3I own that exact phone... it was mine from childhood. Oddly enough, it lives right next to the fixed bikes in the house. Double dialed.
Posted By: aOne last thought: perhaps the fun of using "dialed" in the sense of the general goodness of something vaguely related to bicycles (it has basically become a culturally specific synonym for "cool") is removing the blatant objectivity of the scientific measurability and replacing it with subjective measures of goodness.For example, in the Prolly Is Not Probably example above, John Watson is using the word in both an objective sense of the word, i.e. the photograph is correctly exposed (a scientifically measurable phenomenon), and in a subjective sense (he mentions the composition of the biker as centered on the wall behind him, which is an aesthetic choice, but not scientifically verifiable.) There is an ambiguity as to whether he wishes to convey scientific precision, or subjective aesthetic pleasure. Within the fixed gear cycling community, "dialed" is used both ways interchangeably, and the distinction hardly matters.When someone uses "dialed" purely subjectively, as NickNewport did above, it undercuts and parodies the scientific, precision-oriented origins of the word. This acknowledges the inherent ambivalence of modernity discussed by Zygmunt Bauman. He argues that the clinically scientific objective of modernist language to catalogue and quantify “contains an inevitable and unconscious drive towards fragmentation.” The user of the word "dialed" in purely subjective terms realizes the futility of quantifying, say, the perfect bike, for example, and therefore, whether they are aware or not, uses a scientific term ironically. In other words, one could argue that the term is a postmodern wink at the inherent failure of modernistic scientific pursuits.Hell Yeah!:hueyHell No!:huey
Posted By: a I wanted to keep the entry short.Hell No!:broey