(Open thread + a few links)
Done. White privilege. HBD embraces multitudes. A note to the post-American future. The incomprehensible evil of the mainstream right.
Derbyshire reviews Seveneves.
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Is it Artificial Intelligence? Is it Artificial Stupidity? Or is it the work of the Elder Gods? The multiplicity of superfluous eyes is reminiscent of Shoggoths. I particularly liked the Edvard Munch look-unlike.
Mechanomica Reply:June 28th, 2015 at 11:48 pm
Fascinating, the way these networks learn. Some of the images in the Inceptionism gallery (“Neural net ‘dreams’— generated purely from random noise”) are very reminiscent of psychedelic art. I wouldn’t know whether it resembles an actual psychedelic hallucination, but it’s interesting to think on reasons for the apparent similarity.
Alrenous Reply:June 30th, 2015 at 1:24 am
If artificial neural networks can’t at least sometimes be coaxed into acting like regular neural networks…
That said apparently they’ve managed to approach a human brain on LSD or with schizophrenia. It’s not a non-accomplishment, but it’s probably an ornithopter as compared to the Wright engine of real AI.
The Index Reply:July 7th, 2015 at 8:11 am
Can’t comment on LSD (hxc straightedge broot4l sk84eva brah) but I suspect schizophrenia might be something quite other than saturated colour and wavy lines.
John Hannon Reply:June 29th, 2015 at 1:31 am
A bit like some of Adi Da’s attempts to create images of what IS beyond individual point of view.
BTW, that Munch Scream revisioning is surely set to adorn the walls of psychonaut hang-outs the world over in the near future.
John Hannon Reply:June 29th, 2015 at 1:56 am
Still not quite as impressive as Pablo Ameringo’s art however –
Exfernal Reply:June 29th, 2015 at 10:03 am
I wonder if it isn’t like schizophrenia looks from the inside.
chris b Reply:June 29th, 2015 at 5:17 pm
Some of those images are beautiful.
Good to see the collapse right on course. The USA, ignoring the warnings of both Plato and its Founding Fathers, created a centralized ideological government (CIG) which naturally shifted toward the populist; as we know from the failure of utilitarianism, what most people think they want is both (1) not what they want and (2) not what they need. Thus the USA chases ideological ghosts while ignoring its biggest problem, which is the collapse of social order, which will lead to corruption and infighting which will prevent the USA from acting as any kind of superpower.
I would mourn this age, as someone who loves the people in the USA. But the people have long split from the government, and the people when put into democracy are their own worst enemy, so the fragmentation is necessary. Let it burn; prepare to start anew, this time without the ideological illusion of democracy, equality and tolerance.
an inanimate aluminum tube Reply:June 29th, 2015 at 5:31 pm
“The USA, ignoring the warnings of both Plato and its Founding Fathers, created a centralized ideological government (CIG) which naturally shifted toward the populist”
You’re not even trying anymore.
Gay marriage was imposed from the top down, by what passes for the modern version of aristocrats (more like kakistocrats, am i right?)
Populists passed lots of referendums and constitutional amendments and stuff to stop it, but they were overruled by unelected judges again and again.
If you can find a majority to favor gay marriage in a push poll nowadays, it is only because they’ve been beaten into submission by their “betters”.
Brett Stevens Reply:July 1st, 2015 at 3:41 am
Gay marriage was imposed from the top down, by what passes for the modern version of aristocrats
No, by a steady leftward shift thanks to the voters.
Who is the lynchpin? The voters. Why: they always drift left. Why: it is sociable. Why: because individuals like to consider themselves equal, i.e. beyond criticism for their personal choices.
The problem here is failure of leadership because it was delegated to democracy, not because of rotten elites. Rotten voters create rotten elites.
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-The Senate passes Obama’s trade bill.
-The SCOTUS legalizes gay marriage, further introducing confusion to a proper conception of a freeman’s relational framework and further pushing America towards “owned” humans.
-China cuts interest rates
-Greece is increasingly likely to exit the Euro, the practical implication being deeper discounts and higher risk on the inevitable asset sales.
Capital groans under the weight of the Cathedral? LOL
Reactionary Expat Reply:June 29th, 2015 at 3:27 pm
That this has to be written is – well – insane.
This comment is a joke, correct?
Or is the smell of carrion that strong?
Different T Reply:July 2nd, 2015 at 1:38 am
Mark Warburton Reply:July 2nd, 2015 at 6:05 pm
No joke. How did you interpret as such?
To be clear, your link is going to a horribly reasoned article, not to a comment on the article. Was that the intention?
Your wording is interpreted as “it is insane that legalizing gay marriage could lead to legal polygamy” + an article that thinks a legal argument could possibly be “Your honor, polygamy will really hurt the losers and marginals in the society. You just ruled that marriage is little more than a contract between consenting adults, but srsly think of the sexless losers and how this freedom to contract would harm them.” Is that a misinterpretation?
Mark Warburton Reply:July 2nd, 2015 at 11:22 pm
Ah. That’s my ambiguous wording. It’s ‘insane’ as in me being at odds with the idea… Not that it won’t happen. It most likely will. Slippery slope and all that.
I’m not sure the inequality of polygamy is the major problem in that article. The fact that polygamy is practised in (mostly) retarded cutures, and leads to anarchy and increased criminality is.
“It’s ‘insane’ as in me being at odds with the idea…”
I still do not understand. You are at odds with gay marriage, or polygamy, or what?
“The fact that polygamy is practised in (mostly) retarded cutures, and leads to anarchy and increased criminality is.”
The problem is the author wants the courts to play “social scientists” if he thinks he will like the outcome.
I’m not being very helpful – sorry – bushed. I’m probably over-reacting, but I’m concerned how legal polygamy is just round the corner (evinced in the equally concerned outrage of this polemic, flawed or not).
I agree on your point regarding him wanting the courts to selectively interpret in his favour.
Different T Reply:July 3rd, 2015 at 12:37 am
“I’m probably over-reacting, but I’m concerned how legal polygamy is just round the corner”
I propose a concern-trade. I’ll take your polygamy concerns and you can take my “gay marriage is really meant to divorce children from there proper relations to biological parents so capital can further commoditize and specialize humanity with disasterous results” concerns. I will even take your “modern financial system” concerns as a deal sweetener as I am confident I can work through those in a night.
Mark Warburton Reply:July 3rd, 2015 at 1:04 am
Deal… Sweetener not needed!
You should open thread a chinese stock market crash discussion, it’s some serious shit. Over 2 trillion wiped out already?
the premier has taken over the duty of the regulatory body so it must be really bad
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