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    Well, I'm good at chess...or it such a pointless game that no one cares?
    I'm pretty good at football(soccer), and cricket. And squash, and tennis, and table tennis (well, it is the show-off thread!) . But not golf. I suck at golf.

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    He is also a brilliant pianist (or could be)
    He is a funny writer of parodies
    a gifted writer
    and makes a mean spag bol
    he will also hate that I have made this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealDeal
    Well, I'm good at chess...or it such a pointless game that no one cares?
    I'm pretty good at football(soccer), and cricket. And squash, and tennis, and table tennis (well, it is the show-off thread!) . But not golf. I suck at golf.

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    James, you are also very very good at showing off
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    As one Great Greek Philosopher pointed out once "All I know is that I know nothing"

    Therefore, There is nothing i am good at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron
    As one Great Greek Philosopher pointed out once "All I know is that I know nothing"
    Actually he didn't point it out at all, although he is reported by Plato to have said some vaguely similar things.

    The quote is often attributed to Socrates but is apocryphal; see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Actually he didn't point it out at all, although he is reported by Plato to have said some vaguely similar things.

    The quote is often attributed to Socrates but is apocryphal; see here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakezles
    The source of this misquote is Plato’s dialogue the Apology,
    I don't know why the Diogenes book is left out of this. (Maybe the Diogenes source is the Apology, but I don't know where to find Diogenes' sources.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes
    He used also to say that the daemon foretold the future to him; and that to begin well was not a trifling thing, but yet not far from a trifling thing; and that he knew nothing, except the fact of his ignorance. Another saying of his was, that those who bought things out of season, at an extravagant price, expected never to live till the proper season for them.
    This isn't in the explicit paradoxical form, but it is pretty close to the misquote. But note that Diogenes did live a few hundred years after Socrates did.

    The Sakezles article quotes the following, but does not address the bolded part.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakezles
    Socrates’ final conclusion after years of such examination is this: “I am wiser than this man: neither of us knows anything that is really worth knowing, but he thinks that he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser than he is on this point: I do not think that I know what I do not know” (21d7).
    This isn't in the form of the "all that I know" quote, but it does get him saying in rather explicit form that he knows nothing. Sakezles would probably say that this is covered by the fact that Socrates is using "knowledge" in a specific (i.e. of the artisan type knowledge) but not general sense.

    As an aside the following is a bit odd.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakezles
    The meaningful knowledge that Socrates seeks, but never finds, is the real definitions of ethical concepts such as courage, piety, moderation, and justice. As it turns out (at least as we can interpret from Plato’s development), he cannot find them because he is looking in the wrong place — the true answers are to be found in the realm of “forms,” which his student Plato discovers. And with that discovery, the philosophical tone of Plato’s dialogues shift from skeptical to dogmatic.
    Socrates the historical figure is supposed to have been quite well represented in the Apology, and the forms is supposed to be Plato's thing. That is to say, the Apology is as Socrates as you get, and the forms as Plato as you get.
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    I cook good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Actually he didn't point it out at all, although he is reported by Plato to have said some vaguely similar things.
    After reading THE's reply I'd like to correct "vaguely" to "very".

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    I can lie good.... See?
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    I didn't sleep for 60 hours props?
    And still, no one has satisfactorily proven, that it isn't opposite day.

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    Got three 2100+ scores on the fritz tactics trainer playchess score thing I thought it was badass.
    And still, no one has satisfactorily proven, that it isn't opposite day.

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    Swindled someone one Playchess today and played some really thematic sicilians. The reason for the swindle show off is because I gave up like three pawns and heaps of checks for the win from a lost position that he could have drawn by force....ah the sweet taste of victory.
    And still, no one has satisfactorily proven, that it isn't opposite day.

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    Just completed a three day tour of the south of the state acting for primary school students. 'Twas great minus a few wadrobe malfunctions which were a little bit embarressing!
    And still, no one has satisfactorily proven, that it isn't opposite day.

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    I cook REAL good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa
    I cook REAL good
    I'm impressed! I can cook competently enough but I lack the dedication to preparing all the ingrediants to a meal before hand etc etc. So really the only proper cooking I do is once in an every while special occasion type system.
    And still, no one has satisfactorily proven, that it isn't opposite day.

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