Moron bites (#16)

An instant classic from Wired:

Silicon Valley, the 50 square miles of land in the US that has created more wealth than any other place in human history but has still achieved very little in becoming a more inclusive, truly diverse place.

It might be functional, but it’s failed hopelessly at making itself dysfunctional. Thiel just doesn’t get that.

October 25, 2016admin 26 Comments »
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  • Uriel Alexis Says:

    learning might well impossible to late-democratic America.

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    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 2:12 pm Reply | Quote
  • Cryptogenic Says:

    Birthplace of the NAM concept.

    For about a year I have been mightily kekked when my normie associates say, with total credulity, that the next Silicon Valley tech powerhouse will be … Nigeria.

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    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 2:32 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    He wants to infect it with parasites.

    We will find in the future that most of that wealth was illusory, at least past Y2K.

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    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 2:38 pm Reply | Quote
  • Alrenous Says:

    Andrew Harrier knows he can’t manage the skills to copy their methods, nor is he humble enough to be able to socially associate with them for long. The wealth leaves him cold but the status gradient makes him cry – he’d much rather they be poor and have no iPhone than the situation that obtains.

    Speaking of cries, ‘for help’ seems fitting.

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    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 2:42 pm Reply | Quote
  • Orthodox Says:

    Equity valuations are at an all-time high.

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    Eldrick Reply:

    Maximizing future entropy.

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    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 3:51 pm Reply | Quote
  • smg Says:

    I hate these people.

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    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 5:12 pm Reply | Quote
  • Mariani Says:

    I like how they are actually confounded by these things being true at the same time

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    admin Reply:

    “How can they be avoiding our advice and still remain in business?”

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    wu-wei Reply:

    In their mind, simultaneously increasing diversity and productivity are essentially tautological. If observed reality denies this belief, then so much for reality. Remember, there are no diminishing returns to diversity: at the margin, more diversity is ALWAYS desirable. (Note that this same argument applies to immigration as well.)

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    Eldrick Reply:

    Indeed.

    Achievement of Perfect Diversity is Bodhi. Undeterred by results, throngs of would-be arahants intensify their devotion. It is no longer sufficient that a workforce simply look like the golden mocha future. A derivative effect has been singled-out as the one true path; leadership must attain Perfect Diversity in order to overcome subconscious, systemic bias inherent in all non-Diverse leadership. It’s not enough to simply hire Diversity, Diversity must actually succeed. The only possible explanation as to Diversity’s abortive rise though organizational ranks is bias on the part of non-Diversity. Diversity is after all, the middle way.

    Meritocracy is being discarded at a frightening pace.

    It’s self evident that with sufficient Diverse perspectives, leadership will steer steer the firm onto the noble middle path; right understanding, right thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness & right concentration.

    Non-diverse laity must divest itself of its worldly station in order to enter the sangha. To grasp at arhatta beyond the temple walls spells certain damnation.

    But who will tend the city beyond the gates?

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    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    If it wasn’t for Buddhist & Navya Nyaya logic, there would be no ‘Silicon Valley’.
    ‘Neoreactionaries’ are always more stupid than those they criticise; at least those ‘Cathedral’ guys, as you lot call them, have good intentions.

    Meritocracy is slowly on the rise, that’s really what all the nonsense collected under ‘Neoreaction’ is complaining about.

    Eldrick Reply:

    The number of carbon based clock cycle deployed at Diversity is undeniable.

    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    Actually, Eldrick, that would depend on how the ‘CPU’ is configured, i.e., what is viewed as the ‘CPU’.

    Xoth Reply:

    “at least those ‘Cathedral’ guys, as you lot call them, have good intentions.”

    Thank you, comment of the week.

    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 5:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • grey enlightenment Says:

    menlo park..it’s like the Japan Imperial Palace circa 1989 in terms of concentration of wealth, but its not going to implode anytime soon though

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    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 9:33 pm Reply | Quote
  • Lucian Says:

    Media condemnation of productivity in the name of feelings is only going to get louder and shriller in the coming years.

    Pass the [expletive deleted – admin] popcorn.

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    Posted on October 25th, 2016 at 9:50 pm Reply | Quote
  • Aeroguy Says:

    Idiotic for the publications to have these “journalists” (commissars for dictating party line) writing for supposed tech magazines while they don’t have an actual background in STEM, and worse one with Gawker on her resume. If something were to blacklist someone for bad associations it would be that. Even dumber are the people who still take these publications any more seriously than MAD magazine. Wired, for getting the latest party line on all things tech.

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    Posted on October 26th, 2016 at 1:59 am Reply | Quote
  • Quint Essential Says:

    “We redefined what diversity was forty years ago, you can’t take it back and redefine it now!”

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    Posted on October 26th, 2016 at 9:38 am Reply | Quote
  • Ryan Says:

    Since we know that diversity is a necessary but not sufficient condition for economic success, one of two things must logically be true:

    – Silicon Valley simply hasn’t produced the wealth we think it has
    – Silicon Valley is actually vibrantly diverse and we just don’t realize it.

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    Posted on October 26th, 2016 at 3:38 pm Reply | Quote
  • John Hannon Says:

    Wired interviewed admin once. Headlined “Organization is Suppression,” the interview was prefaced with the statement that, “For Nick Land, getting whimsical about the beauty of self-organization is akin to thinking that Hitler’s mustache is cute,” and Nick got to talk about such things as how “the more organized things get, the less interesting their behaviour becomes. Ten billion amoebae will explore more behavioural possibilities than ten billion hyena cells.”
    This was way back in 1997.
    Wonder what they’d talk about now.

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    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    How the Hyena Cellular Industrial Complex has far greater efficiency according to the Hypothetical-Risibilities Index.

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    What´s a hyena cell?

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    Artxell Knaphni Reply:

    The cells constituting a Hyena organism are ‘Hyena’ cells; as in a corporation’s or military unit’s, personnel.

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    Posted on October 26th, 2016 at 3:39 pm Reply | Quote
  • Quotable (#8) « Amerika Says:

    […] brings to mind another mental health moment (via Outside In) in which reality confronts human social […]

    Posted on October 27th, 2016 at 1:55 am Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    https://twitter.com/DetInspector/status/792096741449400321

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    Posted on October 28th, 2016 at 8:30 pm Reply | Quote

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