Chaos Patch (#123)

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Consumed by New York and AI threat. (Will talk about it later).

July 20, 2016admin 173 Comments »
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  • s(R) Says:

    From a Morgan Stanley research email:

    “Political fragmentation is testing Europe. The protest parties are galvanised by Brexit and demanding a similar vote elsewhere. While they poll strongly, whether they have enough support remains to be seen. Politics introduces a downside skew to growth.”

    “Politics introduces a downside skew to growth”… One way of being always right is to reach conclusions which are always true.

    Jealous of any XS readers in New York this week. Anybody know if there’ll be recordings for New Centre members?

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    michael Reply:

    NY IS DISGUSTING THIS WEEK typical jungle heat and humidity

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    s(R) Reply:

    NYC is disgusting every week.

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    pyrrhus Reply:

    What growth?

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    Trophy.

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    Megacorpus CHristi.

    Peter Thiel´s praetorian guard Reply:

    { Pomegranate has long been considered a ‘superfood’ but without much evidence as to why, but now researchers at Lausanne’s federal technology institute EPFL have discovered the fruit could protect against one of the major causes of aging.

    Scientists at the world-leading university wanted to take a closer look at the ‘superfood’ claims for which “scientific proof has been fairly weak,” EPFL said in a statement on Monday.

    And they discovered that a substance in pomegranate can be transformed by microbes in the gut into a molecule that enables muscle cells to counter the effects of aging.

    In initial tests on rodents, the results of which have been published in journal Nature Medicine, “the effect is nothing short of amazing,” said the statement.

    As people age, our cells struggle to recycle their mitochondria, powerful inner compartments within the cells that carry out vital functions.

    The degradation of mitochondria affects the health of tissues, including muscles, which gradually weaken over the years and can play a role in age-related diseases such as Parkinson’s.

    Scientists on the EPFL study found that a molecule called urolithin A managed to boost the cells’ ability to recycle their mitochondria.

    “It’s the only known molecule that can relaunch the mitochondrial clean-up process, otherwise known as mitophagy,” said Patrick Aebischer, co-author of the study. }
    https://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?p=1196788#post1196788

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  • Quint Essential Says:

    Chaos Patch moving back to Sunday!?

    AI’s not going to do anything if we kill ourselves first.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    time is irreversible, it only can move forward.

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    the Dark elf faction that actually maintains the human Imperium Reply:

    time is an illusion, in fact.
    even physics says it,
    ancient & modern.

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    Quint Essential Reply:

    Absolutely, there’s no such thing as “circular time”*, and it certainly doesn’t repeat itself.

    However, humans certainly can repeat themselves.

    *Digression: There’s no such thing as linear time either.

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    Quint Essential Reply:

    Is that from Admin’s CCRU playlist?

    muh Mishima book collection Reply:

    { Her body language was disorienting, her style foreign. She
    seemed continually on the verge of colliding with someone,
    but people melted out of her way, stepped sideways, made
    room. }

    Cryptogenic Reply:

    Two inverted cones touching a plane. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this temporal model is shaped like an hourglass.

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    Quint Essential Reply:

    Maybe the intern has a sense of humour.

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    Anti-Gynaecocratic Inquisition Reply:

    abstraction is that. fluid another…
    there are a 1.000 plateaus.
    uncounted plateaus.
    Juden, raus!!

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    We are your overlords Reply:

    fluid an Other.
    frogs leap.
    waters
    eep

    $

    er pent, a waken
    from the deep
    from your
    sleep,
    O

    creep

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    I’m hoping by next CP a certain prolific shitposter/spammer (or two) will be gone. Forty percent of this otherwise useful comment thread is clogged with thousands of words of nonsense no one is even looking at.

    http://www.xenosystems.net/cichlimbar/

    With extreme prejudice.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    You started this trolling. It´s all documented. Don´t try deception in the art of war; you suck at it.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Mr. Land is my overlord,

    and I am his shock

    -trooper.

    What of it?

    Posted on July 20th, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply | Quote
  • Henk Says:

    The Great Filter, P≠NP edition

    – Boss, we seem to have a problem with the simulation.

    – Hmmm?

    – It’s… slowing down. More precisely, a large and exponentially growing fraction of our time is consumed simulating an almost vanishingly small subvolume…

    – A bug?

    – We’ve looked into that, but no, it doesn’t look like a bug. Rather, a tiny volume of self-organizing complexity has started to produce quantum superpositions that are very hard on the solver.

    – Ah, I remember now, that happened before. You’ll have to clear the subvolume. Randomize it until the problem goes away.

    – Yes, boss. But… shouldn’t we study it? I know it sounds impossible, but these superpositions almost look as if they were designed to soak up resources.

    – Good Lord! We don’t have that kind of budget, and you know it. Clear the volume!

    – Yes, boss.

    *click*

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    frank Reply:

    @Henk

    Nice.

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    Very good. Albeit, that is some poor little ‘megacorp’ if it cannot afford the R&D of the technician.

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    s(R) Reply:

    Every universe has bureaucrats.

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    muh Mishima book collection Reply:

    Every proper one has marines & superior genes.

    jon king Reply:

    @Henk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESXW7_LUlmc

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    Posted on July 20th, 2016 at 11:42 am Reply | Quote
  • Barnabas Says:

    Russia’s new anti-terrorism law targets religious activities of Islamists….maybe subversive NGOs and Evangelicals as well. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/russia-enacts-law-to-restrict-religious-freedom-and-missionary-activities

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    Posted on July 20th, 2016 at 11:46 am Reply | Quote
  • Ahote Says:

    Skynet won’t take over. The evil of Kant and the Left. New interview with Hoppe.

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    Mariani Reply:

    I’m glad objectivists will always be there to provide a “well, look at THAT weirdo!”

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    Why are you glad for that, fuckface?

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    Posted on July 20th, 2016 at 11:58 am Reply | Quote
  • Paul Ennis Says:

    What is the NY event?

    Also recording would be great (a lot of academics will promise to do this and then don’t so may be worth asking someone specifically to do it).

    And does this mean you are available now to speak in person at events?

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    The West goes out the exact same way as the Soviets:
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/54f0f5c6-4d05-11e6-88c5-db83e98a590a.html#axzz4EwrmSksc
    http://time.com/money/4413251/small-business-entrepreneurship-decline/
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/foreign-ownership-us-debt-slips-200134265.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jul/14/up-to-70-per-cent-people-developed-countries-seen-income-stagnate

    “Natural Conservatives”
    http://www.lifenews.com/2016/07/19/catholics-split-on-trump-or-hillary-77-of-hispanic-catholics-back-abortion-activist-clinton/

    Identity:
    http://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2016/07/there-is-no-such-thing-as-communication.html

    Equality = Anti-factual
    http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/07/19/the-dumbest-idea-n2194262
    http://malcolmpollack.com/2016/07/14/science-5/
    http://atavisionary.com/read-the-origin-of-species-by-charles-darwin-its-great-its-free-and-it-is-nothing-but-alt-right/

    Death to all unions:
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/18/exclusive-minnesota-union-faces-largest-decertification-vote-in-history/

    Even white diversity fails:
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/691009/Spalding-shooting-gangs-eastern-European-migrants-Lincolnshire-UKIP

    Property:
    https://reactionaryfuture.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/reactionary-property/

    Democracy endgame:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/minnesota-ferguson-louisiana-how-racial-tensions-have-worsened-under-the-first-black-president-a7143546.html
    http://alternative-right.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-platonic-tyranny-of-erdogan-and.html

    Faux Brahmins:
    http://heterodoxacademy.org/2016/07/06/the-blue-shift-of-the-new-england-professoriate/
    http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2016/07/universities-without-ideological-diversity.html
    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/after-the-atrocity-in-nice/

    Check out this headline — never would have seen this before:
    http://www.thelocal.de/20160718/far-left-extremists-burn-cars-in-berlin

    Antiwork:
    http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20160714-is-full-time-work-bad-for-our-brains

    Existential death of the West:
    https://wrongsideofhistoryblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/its-a-wonder-why-anybody-still-breeds-at-all/

    Huntington ueber alles, as usual:
    http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/07/14/how-samuel-huntington-predicted-our-political-moment/

    Kumbaya nonsense:
    http://www.ramzpaul.com/2016/07/what-is-racial-justice.html
    http://malcolmpollack.com/2016/07/15/mr-nice-guy/

    Turkey comedy:
    http://malcolmpollack.com/2016/07/16/when-you-strike-at-the-king/

    Musings:
    https://antidem.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/short-takes-july-2016/
    https://changeofseasblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/fruition/

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Puts its finger on the Left shift:
    http://www.amren.com/features/2016/07/why-have-we-unlearned-what-we-knew-in-1900/

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    wu-wei Reply:

    The greater the perceived importance of Nurture (and “growth mindset” in particular), the more power, funding, and influence can be justified toward psychology, behavioral research, social services, and “community organization” – more power to the socialist state apparatus.

    After all, if everything was 100% codified by Nature (genetics), what purpose would many of these psychology-based professions hold, exactly? The answer is obvious – they would rightly be perceived as completely worthless.

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    And how can you render obsolete what wasn’t necessary to begin with? Think of the whole Diversity Corp shakedown racket, a very lucrative and growing field of makework and intimidation. These are automation-proof “jobs.” No matter how far automation and Gnonic sciences go, there will be a hive of parasites “overseeing” everything and “ensuring standards are met.”

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    The question becomes: if the Cathedral is not superior, how can it lord over?

    Cryptogenic Reply:

    <—[Swimming Cthulhu]

    http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/01/gentle-introduction-to-unqualified.html?m=1

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  • Artxell Knaphni Says:

    THE AIM OF INTELLIGENCE

    {AK}: In regard to AI & ‘human’ labour, it’s worth requoting Sheckley again. The following appeared on October 30th, 2014, here – ‘Quote Note (#125)’.

    [Sheckley]: ‘The aim of intelligence is to put the whole goddamned human race out of work.”
    ‘I said you were unskilled, which you are. And I said that a machine can do anything you can do better, faster, and more cheerfully, but not more cheaply.’
    ‘Oh.’ Marvin said.
    ‘Yep, in the cheapness department, you still got an edge over the gadgets. And that’s quite an achievement in this day and age. I have always considered it one of the glories of mankind that, despite its best efforts, it has never completely succeeded in rendering itself superfluous. You see, kid, our instincts order us to multiply, while our intelligence commands us to conserve. We are like a father who bears many sons, but contrives to dispossess all but the eldest. We call instinct blind, but intelligence is equally so. Intelligence has its passions, its loves and its hates; woe to the logician whose superbly rational system does not rest upon a solid base of raw feeling. Lacking such a base, we call that man – irrational!’
    ‘I never knew that,’ Marvin said.
    ‘Well, hell, it’s obvious enough,’ McHonnery said. ‘The aim of intelligence is to put the whole goddamned human race out of work. Luckily, it can never be done. A man will outwork a machine any day in the week. In the brute-labour department, there’ll always be opportunities for the unwanted.’
    ( MINDSWAP, ROBERT SHECKLEY; PAN BOOKS LTD; LONDON AND SYDNEY;
    © Robert Sheckley 1966)

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  • Artxell Knaphni Says:

    EH? AYE!

    {AK}: This is interesting – “Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem” By KATE CRAWFORD JUNE 25, 2016.
    Here’s a few choice sections.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    “Sexism, racism and other forms of discrimination are being built into the machine-learning algorithms that underlie the technology behind many “intelligent” systems that shape how we are categorized and advertised to…

    This is fundamentally a data problem. Algorithms learn by being fed certain images, often chosen by engineers, and the system builds a model of the world based on those images. If a system is trained on photos of people who are overwhelmingly white, it will have a harder time recognizing nonwhite faces…

    A very serious example was revealed in an investigation published last month by ProPublica. It found that widely used software that assessed the risk of recidivism in criminals was twice as likely to mistakenly flag black defendants as being at a higher risk of committing future crimes. It was also twice as likely to incorrectly flag white defendants as low risk.
    The reason those predictions are so skewed is still unknown, because the company responsible for these algorithms keeps its formulas secret — it’s proprietary information. Judges do rely on machine-driven risk assessments in different ways — some may even discount them entirely — but there is little they can do to understand the logic behind them.

    Police departments across the United States are also deploying data-driven risk-assessment tools in “predictive policing” crime prevention efforts. In many cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, software analyses of large sets of historical crime data are used to forecast where crime hot spots are most likely to emerge; the police are then directed to those areas.

    At the very least, this software risks perpetuating an already vicious cycle, in which the police increase their presence in the same places they are already policing (or overpolicing), thus ensuring that more arrests come from those areas. In the United States, this could result in more surveillance in traditionally poorer, nonwhite neighborhoods, while wealthy, whiter neighborhoods are scrutinized even less. Predictive programs are only as good as the data they are trained on, and that data has a complex history.

    Histories of discrimination can live on in digital platforms, and if they go unquestioned, they become part of the logic of everyday algorithmic systems. Another scandal emerged recently when it was revealed that Amazon’s same-day delivery service was unavailable for ZIP codes in predominantly black neighborhoods. The areas overlooked were remarkably similar to those affected by mortgage redlining in the mid-20th century. Amazon promised to redress the gaps, but it reminds us how systemic inequality can haunt machine intelligence.

    And then there’s gender discrimination. Last July, computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University found that women were less likely than men to be shown ads on Google for highly paid jobs. The complexity of how search engines show ads to internet users makes it hard to say why this happened — whether the advertisers preferred showing the ads to men, or the outcome was an unintended consequence of the algorithms involved.
    Regardless, algorithmic flaws aren’t easily discoverable: How would a woman know to apply for a job she never saw advertised? How might a black community learn that it were being overpoliced by software?
    We need to be vigilant about how we design and train these machine-learning systems, or we will see ingrained forms of bias built into the artificial intelligence of the future.
    Like all technologies before it, artificial intelligence will reflect the values of its creators.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    {AK}: Basically, this is the weaponisation of data, the algorithmic restatement of an ethno-reactive racist & sexist core that never actually went away. ‘Political Correctness’ was always a straw man; an exaggerated caricatural pretext, as noisy & ineffectual cultural inflation; used to justify so called ‘Neoreaction’ & it seems, this new layer of insidious, technical oppression.
    The ‘demons’ are not in the ‘machine’, admin, they are you & your ‘Neoreactive’ hordes; legions for whom ‘love’ can only be avaricious craftiness, lol.

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    Erik Reply:

    “It found that widely used software that assessed the risk of recidivism in criminals was twice as likely to mistakenly flag black defendants as being at a higher risk of committing future crimes. It was also twice as likely to incorrectly flag white defendants as low risk.”

    “Mistakenly” and “incorrectly” relative to what, pray tell?

    “The reason those predictions are so skewed is still unknown, because the company responsible for these algorithms keeps its formulas secret — it’s proprietary information.”

    Implying that the reference ground isn’t secret, isn’t proprietary — so where is it?

    All I see in the article, and in the article that is its source, is naked assertion.

    Into the trash it goes.

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    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    Yes, that’s a good question.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    sorry, but you are one second late, After Intelligence cant be any more any kind of intellegence. 😉😉

    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    lol, SVErshov , of course you’re right, but was there ever any ‘intelligence’, in the first place? If it is considered that there was, would it have been temporally determinable, in such a way, as to suggest the obsolence of reference you suggest? Or was it only a mythology; the Era of Intelligence; within the Epochs of Self & Thought?

    I was working on a philosophy, in the early 1990s, that was ‘After Thought’ & ‘Beyond The Laws of Thought. What is held, under the sign of ‘Thinking’, is recontextualised away from the narrow metaphysical conventions of the usual contextual suspects of common, ‘anthropic’, cultural habits.

    SVErshov Reply:

    we have two options here, first: extinct; second: become a zoo residents, robots will bring children from school and tell them, – see these people were thinking by means of words, ha ha ha … funny. they call themselves a philosophers. or, learn to think by means of images. we maybe have not noticed, but we already leaving in world dominated by images and its become 360 degree already. I was on fighter jet flight over Moscow few days ago, by using Oculus VR, sorry dont have a words to describe it. from philosophical point of view that would be naive naturalism, well better that then zoo.

    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    { But your initial claim: “Buddhism is all up in this” }

    Did you notice I said ‘all up in this’?

    Alien Intelligence Reply:

    Alien Intelligence < Artificial Intelligence

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    SVErshov Reply:

    After Intelligence

    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Autistic Intelligence

    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    SVErshov: ‘After intelligence’ doesn´t make sense. It´d have to be, as it were, ‘supra-sensual.’ Buddhism is all up in this: parabrahman, paranirvana, what have you.

    Of course it´s a mind gone wrong. Always trying to one-up what is already penultimate.

    Decayed degeneration of the priestly caste.

    SVErshov Reply:

    AM: ‘After intelligence’ doesn´t make sense’

    exactly, that is why nothing make sense any more, #Semantic Apocalypse.

    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    Well, language is infinitely complex and constantly mutable. So, yeah.

    Apocalypse. Tidal wave. Crushing lesser knaves. In waves.

    As for { nothing make sense }. Projection is a power.

    But veracity is a greater power.

    Veracity > Authenticity

    21st century ideological wars are pretty pre-Modern,

    that means that the author is dead.

    And so is citation, dying.

    Evolve or end.

    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    [Arian Machinechrist]: “SVErshov: ‘After intelligence’ doesn´t make sense. It´d have to be, as it were, ‘supra-sensual.’ Buddhism is all up in this: parabrahman, paranirvana, what have you.
    Of course it´s a mind gone wrong. Always trying to one-up what is already penultimate.
    Decayed degeneration of the priestly caste.”

    {AK}: Para Brahman, is Hinduism, not Buddhism.

    “Para Brahman(Sanskrit:परब्रह्मन्) (IAST: para-brahman) is the “highest Brahman,” that which is beyond all descriptions and conceptualisations. In Advaita Vedanta sanguna Brahman, Brahman with qualities, is Para Brahman. In Vaishnavism and Shaivism Vishnu and Shiva, respectively, are para Brahman.” Para Brahman
    “Nirguna Brahman (Devanagari निर्गुण ब्रह्मन्, nirguṇa brahman), Brahman without form or qualities,[9] is Para Brahman, the highest Brahman. According to Adi Shankara, nirguna Brahman is Para-Brahman,[10][11] and is a state of complete knowledge of self as being identical with the transcendental Brahman, a state of mental-spiritual enlightenment (Jnana yoga).” Advaita Vedanta – Nirguna Brahman

    Secondly, the ‘penultimate’ necessarily leads to the ‘ultimate’ (‘late 17th century: from Latin paenultimus, from paene ‘almost’ + ultimus ‘last’, on the pattern of ultimate’).
    What would you expect of an Absolutism, whether Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta, or Nagarjuna’s Madhyamika, if not to consider the ‘ultimate’?
    Thirdly, both Absolutisms were the result of Kshaitriya innovation (Buddha) & rebellion (Upanishadic Hinduism). Yes, one could say they were the result of priestly degeneration; the Brahmins were intoning Sanskrit words which they no longer understood; but it was due to the Kshaitriya that philosophic thought was once again emphasised. The priests had to acquiesce, so followed suit, & joined the resurgence.
    The only ‘wrongness’, is your insular & historically erroneous interpretation. Your ‘machine’ is glitching, lol.

    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    [Arian Machinechrist]: “SVErshov: ‘After intelligence’ doesn´t make sense. It´d have to be, as it were, ‘supra-sensual.’ Buddhism is all up in this: parabrahman, paranirvana, what have you.
    Of course it´s a mind gone wrong. Always trying to one-up what is already penultimate.
    Decayed degeneration of the priestly caste.”

    {AK}: Para Brahman, is Hinduism, not Buddhism.

    “Para Brahman(Sanskrit:परब्रह्मन्) (IAST: para-brahman) is the “highest Brahman,” that which is beyond all descriptions and conceptualisations. In Advaita Vedanta sanguna Brahman, Brahman with qualities, is Para Brahman. In Vaishnavism and Shaivism Vishnu and Shiva, respectively, are para Brahman.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Para_Brahman

    “Nirguna Brahman (Devanagari निर्गुण ब्रह्मन्, nirguṇa brahman), Brahman without form or qualities,[9] is Para Brahman, the highest Brahman. According to Adi Shankara, nirguna Brahman is Para-Brahman,[10][11] and is a state of complete knowledge of self as being identical with the transcendental Brahman, a state of mental-spiritual enlightenment (Jnana yoga).” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Para_Brahman#Advaita_Vedanta_-_Nirguna_Brahman

    Secondly, the ‘penultimate’ necessarily leads to the ‘ultimate’ (‘late 17th century: from Latin paenultimus, from paene ‘almost’ + ultimus ‘last’, on the pattern of ultimate’).
    What would you expect of an Absolutism, whether Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta, or Nagarjuna’s Madhyamika, if not to consider the ‘ultimate’?
    Thirdly, both Absolutisms were the result of Kshaitriya innovation (Buddha) & rebellion (Upanishadic Hinduism). Yes, one could say they were the result of priestly degeneration; the Brahmins were intoning Sanskrit words which they no longer understood; but it was due to the Kshaitriya that philosophic thought was once again emphasised. The priests had to acquiesce, so followed suit, & joined the resurgence.
    The only ‘wrongness’, is your insular & historically erroneous interpretation. Your ‘machine’ is glitching, lol.

    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    [Arian Machinechrist]: “SVErshov: ‘After intelligence’ doesn´t make sense. It´d have to be, as it were, ‘supra-sensual.’ Buddhism is all up in this: parabrahman, paranirvana, what have you.
    Of course it´s a mind gone wrong. Always trying to one-up what is already penultimate.
    Decayed degeneration of the priestly caste.”

    {AK}: Para Brahman, is Hinduism, not Buddhism.

    “Para Brahman(Sanskrit:परब्रह्मन्) (IAST: para-brahman) is the “highest Brahman,” that which is beyond all descriptions and conceptualisations. In Advaita Vedanta sanguna Brahman, Brahman with qualities, is Para Brahman. In Vaishnavism and Shaivism Vishnu and Shiva, respectively, are para Brahman.”

    “Nirguna Brahman (Devanagari निर्गुण ब्रह्मन्, nirguṇa brahman), Brahman without form or qualities,[9] is Para Brahman, the highest Brahman. According to Adi Shankara, nirguna Brahman is Para-Brahman,[10][11] and is a state of complete knowledge of self as being identical with the transcendental Brahman, a state of mental-spiritual enlightenment (Jnana yoga).”

    Secondly, the ‘penultimate’ necessarily leads to the ‘ultimate’ (‘late 17th century: from Latin paenultimus, from paene ‘almost’ + ultimus ‘last’, on the pattern of ultimate’).
    What would you expect of an Absolutism, whether Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta, or Nagarjuna’s Madhyamika, if not to consider the ‘ultimate’?
    Thirdly, both Absolutisms were the result of Kshaitriya innovation (Buddha) & rebellion (Upanishadic Hinduism). Yes, one could say they were the result of priestly degeneration; the Brahmins were intoning Sanskrit words which they no longer understood; but it was due to the Kshaitriya that philosophic thought was once again emphasised. The priests had to acquiesce, so followed suit, & joined the resurgence.
    The only ‘wrongness’, is your insular & historically erroneous interpretation. Your ‘machine’ is glitching, lol.

    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Buddhism became ‘priestly’ and superstitious.

    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    Buddhism is a vast nework of ideas, only Hinduism is larger. So, of course, both are going to have ‘superstitious’ & ‘priestly’ elements, They are ‘religions, after all.
    But your initial claim: “Buddhism is all up in this: parabrahman, paranirvana”: though relatively true of the Madhyamika, etc., is an absolute & exclusive claim, that neglects doctrinal & practice variations.
    Nevertheless, from a so-called parabrahman, or paranirvana, perspective, priestliness & superstition are just relativised practices; even ‘Science’ would be considered as a superstition; Nagarjuna would be relentless, in this regard.

    But you can take an ‘insular’ view, if you like, see what it produces; the ‘Christian-Islamic-Satanic Insularity’. It always seems to the Occidentons, lol, turning into demons .
    They say it’s Kalijuga, so I guess that’s the role of the ‘Atlanteans’. lol

    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Thou art a first grade ‘thinker’. We said the other in (re)spite.

    Hello,

    we are the spirit of the world.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Speaking of Christians, ye might be amused by Bishop Williamson´s «Confusion Now Hath Made His Masterpiece». Published on Jul 1, 2016.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxLShOcj6sM

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    Pica Reply:

    @Erik If you follow the link to the source there is a description of the analysis as well as links to the raw data.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/how-we-analyzed-the-compas-recidivism-algorithm

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    illegal Reply:

    Stopped reading at “COMPLEX HISTORY MEANS FACTUAL STATISTICS SHOULD BE OUTLAWED”

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    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    It is legal to read sentences other than those you construct, but I guess that’s not ‘illegal’, so better to leave you in your Hall of Mirrors, where you can enjoy the pure exclusivity of reading only yourself, & the uninterrupted violation of any understanding beyond such reading.

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    As for a subtle exegesis of your proposal: { *nothing* *makes* sense }
    This again calls for the metaphysics that are beyond most men.
    The void makes the sense? It projects forth sensus.
    Dive into Meister Eckhart, and Japs beyond
    mum Mishima type o life & authorship.
    creatio ex nihilo, is a doctrine
    not for the faint minded.

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    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    Schopenhauer: 
    “On the contrary, we freely acknowledge that what remains
    after the complete abolition of the will is, for all who are still
    full of the will, assuredly nothing. But also conversely, to
    those in whom the will has turned and denied itself, this
    very real world of ours with all its suns and galaxies, is ­
    nothing.
    This “nothing,” however, “is also the Prajna­Paramita of the
    Buddhists, the ‘beyond all knowledge,’ in other words, the
    point where subject and object no longer exist.” (WWR, pp
    411­12)

    I guess, if anything can be ‘Nothing’, i.e., if no determinate substantia can be said to obtain, in such a way, as to ground traditional metaphysical schemas, or ‘worlds’; according to the remits of the usual dogmatisms; then ineluctably another way of proceeding comes into play, beyond & other than the usual response of simply restating neglected metaphysica, as ‘positions’ or posited anchors. The angst of anchoring proves redundant.

    SVErshov Reply:

    only thing to reconsider is that AI is not entirely algorithmic. In algorithm, designed by humans, we can predict everything. for example image analysis, by looking at two images containing 10 and 15 apples AI can tell that on image with 15 apple, more apples, without counting actual apples.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    ‘The ultimate’ is the undefinable.
    It cannot be named.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Anyway, you missed the point. At least you´re more intelligent than what´shisname, Cryptocuck. If Land is a 1st grade, thinker, you´re second grade; but Cryptocuck is lucky if he makes it to the 3rd.

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    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    Sorry, I don’t feel that machined ‘grades’ are sufficient for either para brahman or paranirvana; though I guess they have their limited role. As for ‘thinking’?
    I’ll answer the others when I get a chance, bit busy atm .

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    ‘Machine’ and ‘magic’ share the same root. To me they mean the same thing.

    DEUS MECHANICUS OPERATUS OMNIBUS ET GLORIUS

    Yes.

    ||||| Reply:

    “That dance-it was nice,” said Hazel.

    “Yup, ” said George. He tried to think a little about the ballerinas. They weren’t really very good-no better than anybody else would have been, anyway. They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, seeing a free and graceful gesture or a pretty face, would feel like something the cat drug in. George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn’t be handicapped. But he didn’t get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his
    thoughts .

    George winced. So did two out of the eight ballerinas.

    Hazel saw him wince. Having no mental handicap herself, she had to ask George
    what the latest sound had been.

    “Sounded like some dipshit at the New York Times whining about something they know nothing about, ” said George .

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    We never read but Vonnegut´s less famous novels, but we see that he writes in the exactly the same style as that of it.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Any way, truth be told, we suspect that you got triggered after our comments re Nordic re-infusal of civilizations & cultures, as seen at least from ancient India, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, early Medieval Rome, Medieval Rome, Spain, etc., etc.,

    We would relay that your praised prince Gautama was no doubt a Nordic-Aryan leptomorph. Blue-eyed, too.

    { Suttanipāta, 3.S; 5.1.25-28; Majjh., 91; Dīgha, 3.1,5. etc.’. Suttanipāta, 3.).16, 19. A racial detail, not without interest, is that among the disringuishing marks inctuded a dark blue color of the eyes. }

    etc.

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    Ur-mail Reply:

    The problem with this sort of analysis is that its written from complete ignorance of how these types of algorithms work. The algorithm can’t be racist any more than the sum of 4 + 4 is racist (and if you think that’s racist it’ll be hard to find common ground). Once this is realized most arguments shift to the racism of the training data set – but this data set is just historical. The algorithm doesn’t draw any conclusions from the data that don’t have a solid, mathematical basis there. That being said, the algorithms don’t always produce great results, but these estimates are probabilities not certainties – so it’s pretty hard to draw the conclusion the author draws without some sort of statistical analysis.

    The problem with these articles is they start with a foregone conclusion (usually with some vague moral underpinning) and then just point out how many things violate that conclusion. That’s virtually the opposite of rationality.

    So, as posted above, into the waste bin this one goes.

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    Their baseline is that hate is not natural but taught, so if an algorithm mistakes Danny Glover for Harambe or something, it’s because an evil white coder fed such bigotry into the algorithm. Pattern recognition is racis’.

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    ▬{ Pattern recognition is racis’. }

    Truer words have hardly been said,

    today.

    Posted on July 20th, 2016 at 12:48 pm Reply | Quote
  • Barnabas Says:

    @Artxell Knaphni The whole systemic racism in AI bit is just a preemptive demand that AI be weaponized against white men.

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    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    lol, yes, the need to construct systemic racism is an unacknowledged disability, suffered by ‘white men’, requiring increased supplies of ‘white supremacy’ from the ‘nanny state’, until ‘white men’ feel better.

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    wu-wei Reply:

    Sounds like it just needs a healthy dose of state-sanctioned affirmative action.

    Waitaminute – I think I might have just figured out what the Great Filter really is…

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    frank Reply:

    “If whitey be constructing systemic racism n’ shieet” why don’t you let us exit? We don’t want to support you, and ostensibly you don’t like us. So why won’t you let us live in our systemically racist communities that excludes you? Sounds like a win-win. You live in your post-racist commie utopia, we’ll live in our racist bigoted misery. But no, wherever whitey retreats, you have to follow and then complain that he be racis.

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    wu-wei Reply:

    “You’re free to do so. But your wallet stays with us, biggot”

    frank Reply:

    If only we could exit at the cost of waiving our wallets.

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  • SVErshov Says:

    Hardcore Henry 2016

    non stop action movie filmed by cyborg eyes cameras, and later downloaded from his brain.
    location Moscow.

    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt3072482/

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  • Cryptogenic Says:

    For the tidbits section of the usual Chaos Patch:

    Melania Trump, victim or master troll?: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9KtzdP7mR-4

    Projection: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/modern-melting-pot/201105/is-satoshi-kanazawa-s-problem-racial-sexual-or-both

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  • SVErshov Says:

    This Week in Reaction (2016/07/17)

    the way the French are Living with Terrorism; America’s Attempt At Restarting The Spanish Civil War; and Conservative Zugzwang Never Ends.

    http://www.socialmatter.net/2016/07/20/week-reaction-20160717/

    also

    urbit (@urbit_) tweeted at 11:30 pm on Tue, Jul 19, 2016:
    An easy intro to Urbit programming: https://t.co/YjlHiFBQam https://t.co/Uufw3q8owj
    (https://twitter.com/urbit_/status/755485088565952512)

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  • AQ321 Says:

    Evangelical missionaries have a history of targeting people to convert them away from Orthodox Christianity. They even do deceptive things like setup icons despite the fact that evangelicals believe it is idolatry.

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  • JRM Says:

    “The whole systemic racism in AI bit is just a preemptive demand that AI be weaponized against white men.”

    Could we build, with the technology available to us today, a better USAG than Loretta Lynch?

    A better SCOTUS?

    By “better”: adhering to a predictable and useable relationship of individual circumstance to legal precedent/case law outcomes.

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    s(R) Reply:

    Loretta Lynch is already the best USAG for the (actual) job – we just have an outdated copy of the job description.

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    The masses are so dumb, they are already losing the ability to differentiate between an AI bot and da real thang. Their loves will be managed.

    T.a.y.q., yes.

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  • neovictorian23 Says:

    Since it’s usually included: The Weekly Round http://www.socialmatter.net/2016/07/20/week-reaction-20160717/

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    Right, mate? Reply:

    Round, & round.
    A spiral of
    chaos.

    Now set us free
    in the plan of
    life. Holy
    moth*
    erdoomogan

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  • Xoth Says:

    In case we didn’t notice, wily old Erdogan is cleansing Turkey of its Cathedral (focus on media, academics, govt bureaucrats).

    [Reply]

    SVErshov Reply:

    there is rumors spreading that Erdogan got nukes from Incirlic.

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    Posted on July 20th, 2016 at 8:54 pm Reply | Quote
  • Erdoganic Intelligence Says:

    @
    If you escaped the way I escaped, you´d be in Paris getting fucked up too.

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  • Axel Mckibbin Says:

    Neocameral Future, Preface and Introduction

    Preface

    It has been my intention for some time make a contribution to the dark enlightenment. My goal is not simply to comment on the writings of Mencius Moldbug and others, but to invent on, and hopefully expand the subject. This may encounter some resistance. There are writers in the field who want to treat it as a gospel, rather than as a living salon subject to change and improvement. Stagnation is how a philosophical field dies a slow death. Leftward drift in another. We must avoid both. The dark enlightenment is not a religion, and lacks the necessary and psychologically fulfilling trappings of faith that would allow dogma to be maintained unchanged. There is no living body of worshipers. It must grow to survive.

    Predictably my output has declined in both volume and quantity in the run up to this. I apologize if I have not contributed much to the discourse recently.

    This work is a rough draft and subject to change and improvement. Comments may be submitted below. If they are both relevant and helpful they will be addressed first in the comments section, and possibly……
    http://theanti-puritan.blogspot.com/2016/07/neocameral-future-preface-and.html

    Neocameral Future, Chapter 1

    The Evolutionary Legacy Hypothesis

    We live in a golden age of enlightenment. The beings inhabiting this space have no respect for it, instead preferring to remake the degraded conditions of their prior circumstance. One million years of tribal communism was one million years of economic depression, and half the population, (the left) longs for a return to it. Half the population doesn’t get it. Our glorious system, capitalism, has delivered us from ourselves, is resented by millions, and is better that the human primate deserves.

    Humans evolved for hundreds of thousands of years under conditions of primitive tribal….
    http://theanti-puritan.blogspot.com/2016/07/neocameral-future-chapter-1.html

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    TheDividualist Reply:

    >Controlled expression of either the xenophobic or equality impulse form the basis of all successful governments. Systems that attempt to suppress all human nature fail.*

    I think this is where your otherwise great analysis terribly fails. Why would there be such a thing as an equality instinct? It wasn’t there for thousands of years, everybody rather tried to themselves become an aristocrat than to try to bring aristocrats down. Equality is either just a historically recent fad and fashion, or not even that: simply a trick, when you want to rise higher than others, just pretend that all you want is equality, and pretend that you are lower (or be really lower) and this gets you some sympathy. There is probably a reciprocity instinct, but egalitarianism merely hijacks that. In a species strongly evolved for status, prestige, dominance competition, there can be no equality instinct, as equality means you literally stop competing for more status once you got equal status and just who would do that really? Everybody wants to win. Equality is a tie, and who plays for ties? This is why equality is probably nothing more than a trick, people play to win but to seem less threatening they say a fair and equitable tie will be enough. Then of course when they get there it will not be enough.

    If we would call an equality instinct specifically a white thing, going back to Ancient Greece where even when they had kings they refused to prostrate before them and considered Persians slaves of their kings because they prostrated, that could be perhaps more arguable. Seems whites have too much testosterone to accept servitude. At least stories like this about Cyrus the Great https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malakia#Greek_attitude_toward_effeminacy show a marked difference between white and Persian etc. attitudes towards servitude.

    But this is not a human universal, and we hardly see any drive towards equality from Mexico to Africa.

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    frank Reply:

    Equality instinct is universalized envy. Apes have plenty of envy. Universalization is a human adaptation.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    commentator frank said ▬ { Equality instinct is universalized envy. }

    Truer words have hardly been said,

    today.

    Axel Mckibbin Reply:

    You’re correct Frank. And The Dividualist is just mincing words. Call it envy, equality, fairness, hatred of those that have more, sense of injustice, covetousness, “rage against the machine,” hatred of the system, “economic justice,” “universal love,” “sharing all the world,” etc. Humans have a hundred ways to express envy. It’s all at its core a desire to smash the other monkey and take his stuff. Suppressing the impulse is the basis of maturity and civilization.

    The fact that there are conflicting impulses like status seeking, power seeking, etc. does nothing to refute the existence of envy. Conflict in human nature is the basis of conflict between humans. The same man may want equality when he is poor and status when he becomes middle-class.

    A classic mistake by both libertarians and liberals is to say “these words conflict with one another therefore reality isn’t true.” Understanding that human conflict is rooted in the human himself/herself destroys both the non-aggression argument and the universalist equality argument. Sine no consistency is possible no resolution to conflict is either. And that means some form of hierarchy/oppression in inevitable.

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    TheDividualist Reply:

    1. I am selling a fairly hardcore black pill now, if it sounded libertarian I may have formulated it wrong

    2. Fully agree no universal equality possible, hence let’s not talk about an equality instinct – it is far too confusing there, instincts for impossible things sound confusing

    3. Calling it envy instinct is better

    4. Envy can still be reduced to social status competition. When Envious Eric covets what you have, what he really covets is your social status, rank, standing conveyed by your possessions. “I want to have what you have” = “I want to be seen and treated as you are seen and treated”. And this is merely a _tactic_, if you give in to the demands saying “well, I suppose that is fair, all right”, the next step is Envious Eric saying “well, now we are on equal footing, now we can have an equitable competition about who really wins” and then he proceeds to try to get HIGHER status than yours (including, MORE possessions). This is a tactic. A trick. Not an instinct.

    5. Hence envy/equality is reducible to mere tactics in the status, prestige, dominance competition game/instinct. THAT is the core human instinct.

    6. Xenophobia as instinct – if you mean ingroup/outgroup tribalism then yes. I too tend to reduce things to tribalism and status. However it is again not ideal wording – it is not phobia, not fear, not even hate. It is status competition with the other group. It is about which group dominates which group. It is about dominant conquerors and submissive conquered.

    I have no idea what seemed libertarian about this – it is far, far darker.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    “We do not acknowledge the brotherhood of people,
    only blood brotherhood.
    We want freedom, not of herds, but of duty.
    We hate the propaganda of equality.
    Struggle is the father of all things.
    Equality is death.“
    Rudolf Sebottendorff

    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Struggle can of course mean struggle in co-operation.

    See M. Aquinas´s #MindWar vs. #PhysWar

    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    ▬ { Envy can still be reduced to social status competition. When Envious Eric covets what you have, what he really covets is your social status, rank, standing conveyed by your possessions. “I want to have what you have” = “I want to be seen and treated as you are seen and treated”. And this is merely a _tactic_, if you give in to the demands saying “well, I suppose that is fair, all right”, }

    This is dangerous. Do not give haters an inch.

    Except if it be an inch of a stick… up.

    Axel Mckibbin Reply:

    You’re absolutely right and I agree with everything you just said. I considered calling it the envy impulse. I may still change it later. If I call it the envy impulse it allows shitlibs to miss the point and think that equality isn’t just envy. If I call it the equality impulse it sounds like I may be legitimizing the envy that constitutes the drive towards equality.

    This is just a rough draft.

    If I try to address liberal compulsive misinterpretation in everything I write nothing will ever get written and the lessons I intend to convey will not be summarized briefly enough for the average reader to get. They will be lost in a haystack of arguments against the left.

    Humans will compulsively misinterpretate. It’s what they do. That forms the basis for the decay of knowledge.

    Some paragraph will be added to the final draft that addresses this problem and demonstrates that equality and envy have the same emotional status seeking root.

    People bastardize knowledge because they desire to see a reflection of themselves in the universe where none exists. The universe is an alien system that formed human desires as a response to its inhuman principles and not as a manifestation of them.

    But I digress.

    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    ▬{ The universe is an alien system that formed human desires as a response to its inhuman principles and not as a manifestation of them. }

    Truer words have hardly been said,

    today. +4

    Altho ‘human’ comes from { PIE *(dh)ghomon-, literally: earthling, earthly being. }

    Better be a mannus than a hueman.

    An anthropos than a

    cretin..

    Information Machine Reply:

    Thiss wissen-macht is in the Bible.

    It´s Job vs. satan,

    it be brother

    vs, hoe.

    Jo.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    commentator TheDividualist said «Our glorious system, capitalism, has delivered us from ourselves, is resented by millions, and is better that the human primate deserves.»

    Truer words have hardly been said, ‘today.’ Which is why we already reproduced this ex-cerpt on our web log newromanextremes.wordpress.com

    Salute, for Britannia,
    Sacrum Romanum
    Imperium, v. 3.0
    A.D. xx16, july.
    ICELAND

    Signed,

    G.

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  • haishan Says:

    I’ve thought about this old XS post a lot over the past few months, as Trump’s nomination became a surer thing.

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  • illegal Says:

    @BarnabasHow do you guys read this stuff without feeling a lustful desire to scrub the face of the planet clean of these ideas?

    Anyway, the answer is clearly to popularize and militantly work on libertarian, anarchist neocamerialism and ensuring that those ideas are implemented. If so, literally none of this will ever be a problem. Thankfully the alt-right has given great power to the right in general, and now it’s just a matter of sweeping in and seriously working to make these lofty theories into a reality through the system itself. I have no idea how. Call me a dreamer, or call me a realist. I think it’s absolutely possible.

    It’s just a matter of believing it can be done, and doing it. An-cap isn’t just an idea, neither is the neocameralist thing. These are real ideas and like other ideas, they can and will be taken seriously. And by seriously I mean, implemented in reality. The fucking commies do it, all people do it. So let’s do it too. I don’t think of it as a joke, we can actually do it. What “it” is, I don’t know.

    All I know is that I want real life libertarian/neoreaction in our political system and as far as I can tell we actually have a real chance to begin doing that if you want.

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    New Gothic Nomomancy Reply:

    Seconded.

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    wu-wei Reply:

    libertarian/neoreaction

    Them’s fightin’ words, son.

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    I disagree. The reaction is Liberty & Creativity against Equality & Bureaucracy, even against Fraternité (which, it could be argued, is a Communist as in Communal Christian Tradition).

    Christianity replaced, with its communism, the Pater-client relation of the Imperium.

    ▬{ The distinctive social relationship of ancient Rome was that between patron (patronus) and client (cliens). Although the obligations of this relationship were mutual, they were also hierarchical. The relationship was not a unit, but a network (clientela), as a patronus might himself be obligated to someone of higher status or greater power, and a cliens might have more than one patron, whose interests might come into conflict. If the familia was the discrete unit underlying society, these interlocking networks countered that autonomy and created the bonds that made a complex society possible. Although one of the major spheres of activity within patron-client relations was the law courts, patronage was not itself a legal contract; the pressures to uphold one’s obligations were moral, founded on the quality of fides, “trust” (see Values below), and the mos.[6] Patronage served as a model when conquerors or governors abroad established personal ties as patron to whole communities, ties which then might be perpetuated as a family obligation. In this sense, mos becomes less a matter of unchanging tradition than precedent.


    But because the mos maiorum was a matter of custom, not written law, the complex norms it embodied evolved over time. The ability to preserve a strongly centralized sense of identity while adapting to changing circumstances permitted the expansionism that took Rome from city-state to world power. The preservation of the mos maiorum depended on consensus and moderation among the ruling elite, whose competition for power and status threatened it.
    Democratic politics driven by the charismatic appeal of individuals (populares) to the Roman people (populus) potentially undermined the conservative principle of the mos.[12] Because the higher magistracies and priesthoods were originally the prerogative of the patricians, the efforts of plebeians (the plebs) for access could be cast as a threat to tradition (see Conflict of the Orders). Reform was accomplished through legislation, and written law replaced consensus. When plebeians gained admission to nearly all the highest offices except for a few arcane priesthoods, the interests of plebeian families who ascended to the elite began to align with those of the patricians, creating Rome’s nobiles, an elite social status of nebulous definition during the Republic. The plebs and their support of popular politicians continued as a threat to the mos and elite consensus into the late Republic, as evidenced in the rhetoric of Cicero.
    The auctoritas maiorum (“ancestral authority”) could be evoked to validate social developments in the name of tradition. Following the collapse of the Republic after the death of Julius Caesar, Augustus disguised his radical program under a piety toward the mos maiorum.
    During the transition to the Christian Empire, Symmachus argued that Rome’s continued prosperity and stability depended on preserving the mos maiorum, while the early Christian poet Prudentius dismissed the blind adherence to tradition as “the superstition of old grandpas” (superstitio veterum avorum) and inferior to the new revealed truth of Christianity. }
    — Wiki.

    The Oriental & Levantine psyche invaded Europe in various guises, with its communism (a blended soul, i.e. no ‘I’— thus non-anthropos, ‘demonic’), and anarcho-tyrranny; but it was always pushed back, or the system re-invigorated by the Nordics in fresh invasions from the North. (This is all of ancient and medieval history. From the Greeks, to the last invasion, I guess in the 12 century. This is all Encylopedia-tier info.)

    ▬{ Those who live between the Rhine and the Vistula, between the Baltic and the Alps, are only the heart of an immense territory inhabited by other heirs of ancient Thule. To this Halgadom belong not only the Germans, but also many other Europeans: the Scandinavians, faithful to their Nordic origins; the Netherlanders, more German than the Germans; the British, divided between Celts and Saxons; the French, heirs of the Franks and regenerated by the Normans or the Burgundians; the Italians in whose veins runs the blood of the Lombards; the Spaniards, who still carry many an imprint of the Visigoths. And also the Russians, whose country was founded by Swedish Varegs, those Vikings of the rivers and steppes… }

    — Jean Mabire, un écrivain, journaliste et critique littéraire français.

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    Incidentally, as will more likely happen with theories that are historically & archaeologically factual, new evidence appears:

    { An international team of scientists have sequenced the genome of a 37,000-year-old male skeleton found in Kostenki in Russia.

    The study, which was recently published in Science, sheds entirely new light on who we are as Europeans.

    “From a genetic point of view he’s an European,” says Professor Eske Willerslev, Director of the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, who was involved in the new study, and adds:

    “Actually, he is closer to Danes, Swedes, Finns and Russians than to Frenchmen, Spaniards and Germans”.

    Split happened within a 8.000 year gap
    The new results reveal that the man is the oldest that we know of so far to genetically represent a separate line from the forebears of present-day Asians. This is decisive when it comes to dating one of the most important events in history.

    “We can now date the separation time between Asians and Europeans,” says Professor Rasmus Nielsen from the University of Copenhagen and the University of California, Berkeley, who was also involved in the study.

    He points out that the Kostenki genome sets a line 37,000 years ago. Here the lines must have split, while the 45,000-year-old genome from the recently discovered Ust’ Ishim in Siberia sets the limit in the other direction.

    This gives the answer to one of the biggest questions in the history of mankind; scientists now know that it is within the 8000 year gap that Europeans and Asians went their separate ways. 


    Meta-population: sex across populations
    Previously the impression was that our forebears lived in separate populations and had children within the group, instead, Willerslev now paints a very different picture consisting of one large meta-population.

    A meta-population consists of several populations which mate with each other.

    The meta-population is connected through the neighbour’s neighbours, consisting of people who generally resemble each other a lot, but who also have their own unique traits.

    “It was a huge, complex network, and not separate branches that lived in isolation,” says Willerslev.

    He believes the Europeans must have been one enormous meta-population stretching across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia.

    The Kostenki fossils were excavated in 1954. The photo shows the leader of the expedition, A.N. Rogachev (left) and M.M. Gerasimov (right). (Photo: Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography)
    It is possible to follow the genetic trail; all the way from the Kostenki genome, to hunter-gatherers in Siberia 25,000 years ago and farmers 7-8000 years ago in Spain, Luxembourg and Sweden, up to present-day Europeans.

    Mixed opinions
    A study published in September, led by two professors, Johannes Krause from Eberhard Karl’s Universität Tübingen in Germany and David Reich from Harvard University in the US, concluded that present-day Europeans descends from at least three separate groups.

    David Reich acknowledges the importance of the new study, but is not convinced that it changes history very much.

    “It’s wonderful to have the Kostenki genome and it’s also important and interesting to find a degree of continuity from the population represented by Kostenki to present-day Europeans,” says Reich and adds:

    “On the basis of a statistical test or two, it’s a pretty far-reaching conclusion as to how our history proceeded. However, It’s exciting – if it’s true”.


    Watch an interview with Eske Willerslev. Video: Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen.

    Extremely important if true
    Although Willerslev and Nielsen admit that further tests could be carried out, they are pretty convinced that their idea is waterproof.

    The Swedish scientist Pontus Skoglund from Harvard University, who was not involved in either Willerslev’s new study or that of Reich, published in September, also finds it quite convincing.

    “It’ll be interesting to see more tests done, and as a field we need the time to digest these conclusions. But for now, it looks as though it may well be true, in which case it is an extremely important result,” says Skoglund. 


    Scandinavians are the earliest Europeans
    It turns out that Scandinavians are more closely related to the Kostenki man than any other now-living population. This means that Scandinavians are the earliest Europeans.

    However, the genome also indicates that many European traits, including those from the Middle East, were already present in the first Europeans.

    So from a genetic point of view it makes no sense to categorise the Scandinavians as a separate people. “In those days people didn’t respect our virtuous, well-ordered ideas of belonging to specific groups,” comments Professor of Evolutionary Studies, Peter C. Kjærgaard, from Aarhus University. }

    > muh afroasiatic soul & genes
    > muh slavehood, returning

    Posted on July 20th, 2016 at 11:34 pm Reply | Quote
  • grey enlightenment Says:

    AI is one of of those things where there is a lot of hype but surprising little progress . AI will never take over medical diagnostics

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    Erebus Reply:

    Are you joking? That’s not a rhetorical question — I honestly can’t tell.

    – AI has made tremendous progress over the past few years. For one obvious example, conquering Go was no small task.

    – Clinical diagnostics (all types of diagnostics, really,) can easily be performed by AI. In fact, AI is uniquely well suited to that sort of task. Most diagnostic scans — like FDG-PET — can be accurately interpreted by narrow and simple artificial intelligences. Simple complaints — for e.g., a rash like pompholyx — can be very accurately diagnosed via a combination of reverse image search and questionnaire. AIs can interpret blood chemistry and suggest medication. If they have large enough datasets, they can also run meta-analyses, post-marketing statistical surveys, and much more.
    …It’s not that they AIs are unable to diagnose disease — to the contrary, I’m convinced they can already do a better job than most physicians — but that there are a hell of a lot of red tape and legal liability issues.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    Google AI RankBrain handling 3.5 bill searches per day, and who is handling RankBrain.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-26/google-turning-its-lucrative-web-search-over-to-ai-machines

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  • Walter Oleg Says:

    Here I tell the anti-White Roland Martin to get off White nut sacs

    https://watchfulness.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/roland-martin-is-all-on-white-nut-sacs/

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  • xheimlichkeit Says:

    This is just beautiful.

    https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-white-Americans-tell-black-Americans-to-get-over-slavery

    “In white working-class middle-America families, we are taught that we are captains of our own destinies, and that we are only limited by ourselves. We are cautioned to not even use language that would identify us as “losers” or “whiners”, because then we would become stuck in that position and not find our way out to something better, or at least something we can tolerate.

    We admiringly use terms like “managing pain with grace” and “keeping a stiff upper lip”. Socially, these stoic behaviors will cause someone to become greatly respected, while the inverse relegates one to the unfortunate land of “clueless and ungraceful” or, worse, “unable to manage one’s obligations,” or the socially damning label “perpetual victim/white trash”.

    (….)

    If a white person cares about you, they will offer internal tools to help you on your path to self-actualization and internal peace. The only tools they can share are the ones they have. The tragedy is that, perhaps, those tools aren’t completely effective to manage the African-American experience, but then white Americans get all weird and feel like their core values are being rejected, and experience the shockingly unfamiliar feeling that maybe, this is something they don’t actually know how to fix.

    And as a white American, THAT is the hardest realization to get past – we can’t fix it – and by embracing this realization, we enter into the deeply repugnant experience of weakness in the face of forces beyond our control. From there, we are teachable. Trying to bring us there by telling us we’re just a bunch of stupid racists is like pissing in the wind – you might initially feel better, but you’re just going to end up in a worse position than when you started.

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    wu-wei Reply:

    I’ve always felt that if society frivolously yells at white people enough, calling them “racist”, then at a certain point, those white people may well eventually think to themselves, “Fuck it, guess I’m just gonna be a racist then”.

    We may currently be startlingly close to the breaking point which catalyzes this backlash. Unlike some, I don’t personally see this occurrence as necessarily being particularly appealing.

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    John Hannon Reply:

    To be honest, I’m always a bit ambivalent when it comes to race. Having had a full-on racist dad (passionately anti-semitic after serving in the Parachute Regiment in Palestine and seeing his best mates killed by the Stern Gang, and possessing a profound loathing of Pakis and nig-nogs), I naturally rebelled against all that in my teens and became something of a hippy. Then subsequently in the course of extensive experimentation with psychedelics, I had a couple of classic mystical Unity experiences, so overwhelmingly powerful that they still echo to this day. So while fully appreciating the cogency of DENRx race attitudes intellectually, I’m nevertheless somehow incapable of ever taking them completely seriously for very long.
    Like the red pill keeps wearing off because I’ve taken better ones.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Racism is not an either or phenomenon. It cannot be. Races are lineages. They´re genealogies. The out appearance is what shows the ancestry. It´s perfectly scientific. Scientific racism.

    Lucian Reply:

    (((self-actualization)))

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    Loser Reply:

    Self-factualization.

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  • wu-wei Says:

    Tyler Cowen (of all people) takes aim at Bryan Caplan: Is backlash a symptom of *insufficient* immigration?

    http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2016/07/is-backlash-a-symptom-of-insufficient-immigration.html

    excerpt:
    “Bryan Caplan writes:

    The fact that Londoners showed little sympathy for Brexit is telling: People who experience true mass immigration first-hand tend to stop seeing it as a problem. “Backlash,” as Tyler Cowen calls it, is a symptom of insufficient migration – the zone where immigrants are noticeable but not ubiquitous. I know he disagrees, but I honestly can’t figure out why.”

    Peak Universalism.

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    Mark Reply:

    This is depressing, Wu-wei. 🙁

    [Reply]

    Quint Essential Reply:

    Reminds me of the old joke:

    “Are there too many foreigners in London?”

    42% Yes.

    58% أضعت طريقي! أضعت طريقي

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    Xoth Reply:

    Well, at least it’s not الموت للكفار

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    John Hannon Reply:

    “People who experience true mass immigration first hand tend to stop seeing it as a problem.”

    Until they experience a true chimp out first hand –

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3698316/Police-officer-stabbed-struck-bottle-spontaneous-Hyde-Park-water-fight-descends-blade-chaos-two-revellers-suffering-knife-wounds.html

    Notting Hill Carnival looks set to be a lot of fun this year.

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    GC Reply:

    “People who experience true mass immigration first-hand tend to stop seeing it as a problem”

    Screw you and your No True Scotsman fallacy, Bryan. When the mass immigration consists of middle eastern rape gangs and Romanian kleptomaniacs, then it becomes a problem.

    [Reply]

    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    People have wake up that the knife fights are not going.

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  • Uncle Saturday Says:

    Gotham consumes a man in an entirely more amenable fashion than That Which Is Summoned. Better to fertilize the pine barrens than bootload.

    [Reply]

    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    That´s my uncle.

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  • Mark Warburton Says:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4520364/

    The premise sounds right up your street, Nick. Not going to vouch for the quality of content, though.

    [Reply]

    SVErshov Reply:

    Release Date: 2 September 2016

    [Reply]

    muh Mishima book collection Reply:

    { A corporate risk-management consultant has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being’s life that was made in a laboratory environment. }

    Noo. Don´t terminate, germinate!

    Don´t put low, grow!

    Don´t blow,

    sow!

    & Fucking reap.

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  • Nicean Necropolis (Náströnd) Says:

    [Verse 1: Metropolis]
    Deep in the conflict
    Whole body braced for the impact
    Liquid melody soaks me
    Thoughts flow through with syntax
    Ducking and diving
    See me weaving through heathen masses
    My vision blurs, militant serves
    Deep in the passage
    There’s no escape
    You’re just a red mark my laser paint
    Killer instinct, sharp like the edge of a razor blade
    Your body bag, squeeze of the trigger
    The quick flash blind
    Solo seek peace when the last enemy flat lines

    [Hook]
    Shellshock
    [Verse 2: Orifice Vulgatron]
    Call me the Minotaur
    Cave dweller settle the final score
    Brave terrorist, head effects to the minor scores
    Raise tension, stress levels and violence soar
    Less tortured venomous methods of silence spawn
    Affect the army that when the enemy fight the swarm
    Stay sheltered, stray pellets sent a vital cause
    Pray weather forgives, else the night was scorn
    Crazed venture, Beggers destined to ride the storm

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  • pyrrhus Says:

    @Barnabas Perhaps the Great Filter IS affirmative action…..Societies destroy themselves by putting the clueless in charge, LOL….

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    Erebus Reply:

    “The Great Filter” is a fallacy, and for many reasons. Take a moment to reflect upon what “The Great Filter” takes for granted — of how much of it rests upon assumptions. At the very least, it’s a particularly bad argumentum ad ignorantiam.

    We’re not that much better than Galileo was at observing things in our galaxy. Our search volumes are not very large, and, besides, SETI’s original premise now seems pretty silly. And let’s not forget that any civilization sufficiently advanced to span the entire galaxy would also be capable of manipulating our observations, of simply evading detection, or of keeping us in a galactic nature preserve. (For that matter, they may have busted out of this wretched simulation long ago.)

    …”The Great Filter” is not even useful conceptually, or as a thought experiment. It has negative value — it’s a waste of time. It’ll remain a waste of time until we can meaningfully test its assumptions. We’ll likely need another 2000 years of technological development to get to that point.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    Yes, it ´s very important to rid the NRx of some faulty superstitions it has.

    Such as downloading minds, restoring dead bodies which the

    spirtus has left. (Necromancy), that AI is gonna trump

    WI, that Trump isn´t bought, that genus is

    not the vital factor in humans,

    that genius isn´t

    geni.

    u.s.

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    Quint Essential Reply:

    Downloading minds is one of our favourite “pet theories” that most of us know will almost certainly never work. Also, Admin has already dealt with it, so you seem to be talking about someone else, not here.

    What is a human but chemicals, molecules, and electric impulses? Humans are finite things, necessarily. It is merely the peculiar complexity of the human that frustrates our efforts. (A more pernicious niggle being that such experiments are very likely to produce dead subjects, something quite frowned upon.)

    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    > muh reductionism

    Quint Essential Reply:

    >muh pithy reply

    Loser Reply:

    Pseudo-males, with an ersatz spirit, complain about the Jews,
    want “White solidarity” (a huge general class that´s never
    going to be solid). muh (“White”) Nationalism, pretend
    to be NRx. Chads, pseudo-alphas, mockers, jokers,
    get stabbed, lose power, derided by the Muslim,
    for the better. Vain white man, riteless, spite,
    Twitter popus, can´t hold the streets down,
    fantasists, mere bulles, to be slayed &
    drained, of their blood for the gods.

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  • Purge the heretic, maim the unclean Says:

    { In England in 1300 surnames varied substantially in average social status.
    Surnames were first adopted by the upper classes. The Domesday Book of 1086
    records surnames for many major landholders, these being mainly the Norman,
    Breton and Flemish conquerors of England in 1066. These surnames derived mainly
    from the home estates of these lords in Normandy. They have remained a
    distinctive class of surnames throughout English history. They include many still
    well known: Baskerville, Darcy, Mandeville, Montgomery, Neville, Percy, Punchard, and
    Talbot. “Norman” surnames were identified as a sample of the surnames of
    landlords in the Domesday book identified by Keats-Rohan as deriving from place
    names in Normandy, Brittany or Flanders (1999). All possible derivations from
    these original surnames were included.
    Another, later, vintage of high status surnames were those of landholders listed
    in the Inquisitions Post Mortem of 1236-1299. The Inquisitions were enquiries into
    successors of the feudal tenants of the king. Among these property owners were
    many with relatively rare surnames of more recent English origin, again mainly
    deriving from the location of their estates: Berkeley, Pakenham, etc }

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/economicHistory/workingPapers/2013/WP181.pdf

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  • Mariani Says:

    Does anyone here have either numbers or conjecture on why so many transgender people are on the autistic spectrum?

    Has autistic sexuality been studied much?

    [Reply]

    Johan Schmidt Reply:

    Conjecture I’ve heard: narcissism makes them wish to be the object of their own lust.

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    Gothic Axial Acceleration Reply:

    “things come full circle, the revolution began in France, it will end in France”

    this is not where it begins nor where it ends.

    countless cities and civilizations have fallen in his reaping of the fields with his scythe; the name of france is but a speck of dust on a fragment of a racing thought in his infinite mind.

    the revolution ends where it begins, true, but it begun not with the second vatican council, nor dit it begin in france. not in germany with protestantism, nor with guelphism, not in the falll of constantinople, not in the burning of alexandria, not in the disappearance of the original roman families and thus not in the disappearance of true and veracious rome, not in the democratization and denordification of ancient greece, not even in the degeneration of the understanding of the most archaic doctrines of the ancient indians, not in the fall of atlantis nor in the depravity of the antediluvians that caused the flood.

    it begins superborealis. in ultima thule; in the primarchs desire and sadomasochistic lust.

    why would he otherwise dream of a world such as this one and materialize in it as putrid flesh?

    “… I intend to make an end of all flesh … ” -Gen.6:13

    Arise now O puissant angel of our glaring doom

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    NRK Reply:

    Just a hunch, in many cases it seems to be less about being able to express some identity you authentically have (I for one agree with Zizek that gender identity is NEVER that straightforward), and more about a heartfelt rejection of the one you’re socially expected to express, supposedly because of an accident of birth. Since one thing I strongly associate with autism spectrum disorders is the inability to bellyfeel social norms and expectations, the connection is pretty self-explamatory to me.

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    New Gothic Nomomancy Reply:

    What if you were so super-intelligent, that you could switch identities at your will?

    [Reply]

    NRK Reply:

    It would become pretty hard to identify you and your will, including to, eh, yourself.
    Selves only ‘exist’ in dialectical tension with their working materials, so that both reductionism and absolute voluntarist subjectivity lead to de-personalization.

    New Gothic Nomomancy Reply:

    😀

    Peter Thiel´s praetorian guard Reply:

    One wonders what Mumm-ra has gone through?

    Posted on July 22nd, 2016 at 3:35 am Reply | Quote
  • Arian Machinechrist Says:

    @Paul Ennis http://imgur.com/a/TYbWB

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    Posted on July 23rd, 2016 at 12:00 am Reply | Quote
  • Outliers (#15) Says:

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    Posted on July 24th, 2016 at 5:03 am Reply | Quote
  • s(R) Says:

    https://readplaintext.com/disrupting-bureaucracy-fa611d04f956#.vexxvch54

    The state is easier to eat than to digest – just ask a Mongol.

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  • GC Says:

    Trumpenfuhrer panic report (dark, man, dark):

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoG0Q_oXEAAJlgV.jpg

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  • anonyme Says:

    Germany to its muslim immigrants: what do you want?

    http://therightstuff.biz/content/images/2016/07/what-do-you-want.jpg

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  • anonyme Says:

    from Steve Sailer’s blog:

    Another Day in Europe: 84-year-old Priest Beheaded in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray Church

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  • anonyme Says:

    one of the comments on Sailer’s blog:

    “Look at it this way: other than the priest-beheading, it’s been all quiet on the Western front.”

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    Workplace violence.

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  • anonyme Says:

    And we learn to our amazement from French parliamentarian Bernard Carayon that George Soros has been masterminding the refugee influx via over a hundred NGOs that….

    “whisper in the ear of the European Union to encourage the settlement of migrants. One hundred NGOs advocate and encourage the settlement of these migrants in Europe. A third of them are being subsidized by the European Union and the Open Society of George Soros, a network of foundations, partners, and projects in more than 100 countries.”

    http://www.atlantico.fr/decryptage/ces-ong-financees-milliardaire-americain-qui-chuchotent-oreille-union-europeenne-pour-encourager-migrants-installer-bernard-2694796.html

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  • Arian Machinechrist Says:

    Yes, this was made a video of, by one Black Pigeon.

    youtube.com/watch?v=feGXIK–OdM

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  • anonyme Says:

    At the opening of the trial when Slobodan Milošević presented pictures of beheaded Serbs and Judge May said that is irrelevant. Milosevic said:

    “It’s not on the screens that the public sees. Right. I see it on this screen now. But this internal screen only. So he is holding a head, the head of a Serb that he cut off. So those are the 20,000 Mujahedin that were brought to the European theatre of war through Clinton’s policy, and most of them remained there and some went to America and to other countries, and they went all around Europe.

    And then when they start beheading your own people in wars to come, then you will know what this is all about.”

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    One is reminded of «The Passing of The Great Race»; «The Coming Tide of Colour», of Evola´s «Occult War», of St. Dracula, & the Bloody Baron.

    Does anyone think we´re not in a state of war?

     

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  • Arian Machinechrist Says:

    “Christ said ‘I am the Truth’. He did not say, ‘I am custom’.”
    -Pope St. Gregory VII, citing Tertullian

    “There are times when an elevated spirit is a true infirmity. No one understands it. It even passes for a kind of mental limitation.”
    -Chateaubriand, Mémoires d’Outre-Tombe

    “Now battle had to be joined, and therefore men were needed to restore a new order, and new theologians as well, to whom the evil was manifest from its outward phenomena down to its most subtle roots; then the time would come for the first stroke of the consecrated sword, piercing the darkness like a lightning flash. For this reason individuals had the duty of living in alliance with others, gathering the treasure of a new rule of law. But the alliance had to be stronger than before, and they more conscious of it.”
    -Ernst Jünger, Auf den Marmorklippen, XX

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  • anonyme Says:

    @ Arian Machinechrist

    “then the time would come for the first stroke of the consecrated sword, piercing the darkness like a lightning flash”

    +1

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  • anonyme Says:

    Last close of a dark day, the sun shines out and goes down.

    Pope Francis has been out to the Border once again, welcoming refugees and licking their feet from dawn til dusk. Millions waiting in line. This time he returns barehead, barefeet, clothed in a pink singlet and tight red trousers too short for him, a gift from a “Syrian” refugee in exchange for his white cassock & Papal attire.

    We’re a long way from Pope Nicholas III who introduced himself: “know that I was cloaked in the great mantle” (Inferno, XIX 69)

    The Pope forgot his torch and had to get by with matches. He did not like one interrupting him, and I must confess I seldom had call to. Interrupting him one night as he was licking refugee feet, I asked him to light his face.

    He did so, briefly switched off and resumed licking. Interrupting again I asked him to stop licking feet for a moment. That night things went no further.

    The light, bright at first, gradually died down to no more than a yellow glimmer, and the Pope’s licking, to my surprise, persisted undiminished some little while.

    This was a help, but not a real protection, as we shall see. Grey cloudless sky grey sand as far as eye can see long desert…sand pale as dust ah…but dust too deep to engulf the haughtiest monuments which to it once was here and there.

    Now mingled with the ruins mingling with the dust….

    the time would come when the Pope’s head would be cut off with the first stroke of the consecrated sword, piercing the darkness like a lightning flash.

    Feet centre body radius will fall unbending….

    Eagle the eye that shall discern him now mingled with the ruins mingled with the dust beneath a sky forsaken of its scavengers.

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  • TheDividualist Says:

    Nick will like this: Warwick being relevant!

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-mri-quantify-human-intelligence.html

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    Arian Machinechrist Reply:

    As opposed to not being relevant before? Go hang yourself.

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  • Arian Machinechrist Says:

    @s(R)Not if you are the state. Internal autophagy.

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  • Arian Machinechrist Says:

    Vocal fold control was critical to the evolution of spoken language, much as it today allows us to learn vowel systems. It has, however, never been demonstrated directly in a non-human primate, leading to the suggestion that it evolved in the human lineage after divergence from great apes. Here, we provide the first evidence for real-time, dynamic and interactive vocal fold control in a great ape during an imitation “do-as-I-do” game with a human demonstrator. Notably, the orang-utan subject skilfully produced “wookies” – an idiosyncratic vocalization exhibiting a unique spectral profile among the orang-utan vocal repertoire. The subject instantaneously matched human-produced wookies as they were randomly modulated in pitch, adjusting his voice frequency up or down when the human demonstrator did so, readily generating distinct low vs. high frequency sub-variants. These sub-variants were significantly different from spontaneous ones (not produced in matching trials). Results indicate a latent capacity for vocal fold exercise in a great ape (i) in real-time, (ii) up and down the frequency spectrum, (iii) across a register range beyond the species-repertoire and, (iv) in a co-operative turn-taking social setup. Such ancestral capacity likely provided the neuro-behavioural basis of the more fine-tuned vocal fold control that is a human hallmark.

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    Posted on July 31st, 2016 at 5:03 am Reply | Quote
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  • (N) G. Eiríksson Says:

    https://www.autistici.org/en/who/manifesto.html

    What if Gaia met Uber ? https://medium.com/@Swarm/96eb7a1eb019#.lh1yl0ww9

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