Archive for April, 2017

Twitter cuts (#132)

April 30, 2017admin 22 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#131)

This cuts (at least) two ways.

See also (via).

April 28, 2017admin 75 Comments »
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Sentences (#97)

Post-smug politics:

One of the most arresting aspects of the start of the Trump era is that nearly everyone, regardless of their political persuasion, seems convinced that their side is losing.

Perhaps because the thing that’s winning is unrecognizable? Partly its the rise of China, partly its Capital phase-transition, and partly its the messy stage of collapse. In any case, it looks like the signature of the Outside.

April 27, 2017admin 23 Comments »
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“I don’t think of her as a machine …”

“… She’s a weapon.”

Ignore Rotten Tomatoes. Despite the insufficiently-dissolved moral core (and attendant Cartesian metaphysics), this movie is mind-woundingly great. Its visualization of the near future is unmatched. Scarlett Johansson’s body disintegrates perfectly.

“How do you know what’s glitch, and what’s me?”

April 26, 2017admin 49 Comments »
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Quote note (#350)

This paleo-reactionary outline and critique of Moldbug is superbly done, if (of course) fundamentally unconvincing to those of a Tech-Comm persuasion. In particular, it’s hard to imagine a more incisive series of feature-not-bug points than this one:

That, then, covers the main aspects and positive sides of Moldbug’s thought. But now it is time to point out his many shortcomings. […] All of them ultimately flow from three things: 1) his “reservationist epistemology” which denies a place for sources of knowledge outside of “irreducible and untranscendable reason,” 2) his Bodinian (and ultimately Roman) conception of sovereignty, and 3) his Machiavellianism and frequent resort to raison d’etat.

If the conclusion drawn is that Moldbug — all royalist trolling aside — is in fact a consistent Cold Modernist, clarification is served.

April 24, 2017admin 36 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#130)

April 23, 2017admin 53 Comments »
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Sentences (#96)

Cynical insight from Spandrell:

nobody cares about the public purse. It’s public.

April 18, 2017admin 23 Comments »
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Moron bites (#25)

Does ethnomasochism get any more abject than this?

The foreigners will teach us how, in their long journey, they see the horrendous politics of our country and how they will participate in changing it; and we will teach foreigners how we have tried for a long time to change it, this politics, and how we see their essential place in the future of the struggle.

That’s from communist pop star Alain Badiou. The entire piece is a philosophico-political clown show. Luckily it’s French, so it’s not really our problem.

April 17, 2017admin 70 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#129)

This is where we are now.

April 14, 2017admin 41 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#128)

If Web 2.0 is already bringing everything crashing down, Web 3.0 is going to finish the job.

April 13, 2017admin 17 Comments »
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