Sentences (#101)

Musk:

I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.

Bonus rocket porn.

May 19, 2017admin 39 Comments »
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  • Alfred Woenselaer Says:

    Enjoyed that. Musk really is living up to his image of Techno-Messiah Musk.

    The shared autonomy fleet seems scary, the umptieth way of taking away private property. Lucky the guy is 95% hot air.

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  • Alfred Woenselaer Says:

    At 2550: ‘Its fair to say that most houses in the US have enough roof area to power all the needs of the house.’ Is this true with current solar panels?

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    SVErshov Reply:

    Even you can sale some and make money

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    Rod Horner Reply:

    It is not. Although I suppose it could be true if one were to give up heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and other high-draw appliances. Many common household gadgets these days sip power by comparison. Of course, then you run into the problem of intermittent sunlight, sufficiently cost effective, recyclable, and degradable batteries, weather issues (particularly cold), etc.

    I would place a larger bet on Musk’s cerebral implants than ubiquitous and efficient solar power in the next several decades.

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    Hawk Spitui Reply:

    Only until it snows…

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    spandrell Reply:

    Might be in California, sure as hell not in Seattle. Let alone in Northern Europe.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    I was looking into solar for bitcoin mining. Upfront electricity cost by buying solar set up just to stay in the game. Now, when btc crossed 2000.00 usd it is clear, that was good idea.

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    collen ryan Reply:

    surprisingly true now. At least in NYC a flat 20 x50 roof can power a 4 story 4400 sf home.
    However
    It will cost more than NYC electric rates which are the highest in the nation, and this is inclusive of tax rebates ,credits , deductions , and low interest loans NYS gives; also some of the most generous. and you will have to start over every 25- years, at which point there may be no state incentives.

    And it depends on using the utility as a battery, in other words solar produces nothing most of the time so must overproduce and store in batteries, or sell back to the utility during the day, then buy it back at night. So solar cant replace the utility company unless really cheap and really long lasting batteries are invented first. Currently batteries used with solar and the support equipment cost far more than the panels and last 1/3 as long.
    and of course if batteries are solved at zero cost, you still have power at greater than the cost of the most expensive region.And while NYC hasnt the ideal climate for solar theres probably places where it cant be done at all.

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    Predominates Reply:

    Welcome back, Michael Collen Ryan.

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  • SVErshov Says:

    In future with machines many concepts can fundamentally change. Our world desinged to be static and stable, but even mountains not static. Things which is inherently static, like “my house” can wanish. It can be unsecure to have house or unpractical. Future is unthinkable, if you think about future you most likely deceiving your self.

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    The future is bright once we clear aside equality. Most of Musk’s projects seem scammy to me or bad ideas, but there may be a silver lining in that if he drills enough holes under Los Angeles, the next big earthquake could cause the town that William Faulkner called “the plastic asshole of the world” to collapse into the earth. Biblical.

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    Rohme Giuliano Reply:

    Who the we is fuck?

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    Kwisatz Haderach Reply:

    I’m skeptical of any company that lives off of eco grants, but I think that SpaceX’s world-beating success has earned him the benefit of the doubt in all of his ventures.

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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» “A German friend of Heidegger told me that one day when he visited Heidegger he found him reading one of Suzuki’s books; ‘If I understand this man correctly,’ Heidegger remarked, ‘this is what I have been trying to say in all my writings’”

    (Barrett, 1956, xi). The truth of this story is unverifiable and irrelevant, but Barrett considers its moral undeniable:

    ▬ For what is Heidegger’s final message but that Western philosophy is a great error, the result of the dichotomizing intellect that has cut man off from unity with Being itself and from his own being…. Heidegger repeatedly tells us that this tradition of the West has come to the end of its cycle; and as he says this, one can only gather that he himself has already stepped beyond that tradition. Into the tradition of the Orient? I should say he has come pretty close to Zen (Barrett,1956, xii). »

    Nails it.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    BS. Real question of philosophy same as politics – who is agains who. I was Kantian when first read Hegel, become very irritated and angree quickly. What a hell Hegel stolen everything from Kant by just giving different names to old concepts.

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    Inevitably Right Reply:

    Could you tell me how (as in an example) he did that?

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    SVErshov Reply:

    I was 15 at this time, that was my genaral impression, still vivid few decades later. Maybe ‘stolen’ not correct word, rather reworked. I understood Hegel created his own system, but as source he used material which was already perfect and without developing much. I lost interest for philosophy as result, till found admins ‘The Thirst for Annihilation…’ few years back.

    ZEN is based on meditation, philosophy is secondary byproduct. It would seriouse mistake aproach zen from philosophy side without having at least few years of meditation practice.

    John Hannon Reply:

    @ SV Ershov

    “I lost interest in philosophy as result, till found admins “The Thirst for Annihilation …’ few years back.”

    Exactly the same here. I can still remember randomly picking it off the shelf in Waterstones one afternoon and standing there for about 2 hours completely captivated by it, to the extent that I later put my stalking cap on and got Nick and his “cosmic twin” at the time out for a drink and back to my flat for a smoke.
    Definitely one of the more interesting of the more interesting people I’ve met in my life.

    Just imagine how boring philosophy would have become without admin’s intervention.
    Deconstruction? Speculative realism? … yawn.

    SVErshov Reply:

    @John Hannon, I got to it via google while searching for Bataille. I converted it to MP3 with A&T Natural voices and listen for few days non stop.

    Inevitably Right Reply:

    Speaking of (bull)shit:▬» steer (n.) “young ox,” Old English steor “bullock,” from Proto-Germanic *steuraz (source also of Old Saxon stior, Old Norse stjorr, Swedish tjur, Danish tyr, Middle Dutch, Dutch, German stier, Gothic stiur “bull”), perhaps from PIE *steu-ro-, denoting “larger domestic animal” (see Taurus). In U.S. of male beef cattle of any age. »

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    John Hannon Reply:

    “I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.”

    Well that’s where merely calculative thinking gets you.

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  • How Elon Musk Thinks. – IMPERIAL ENERGY Says:

    […] Land reports that for Elon Musk he […]

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  • Alrenous Says:

    Musk’s skill with grantsmanship causes his companies to not die when they’re a bad idea, meaning e.g. Tesla continues to waste his time.

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    Marco Reply:

    Yes. A bad idea.

    https://electrek.co/2017/05/17/volvo-tesla-says-stop-diesel-electric-vehicle/

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    Alrenous Reply:

    A Swedish company is full of soy? You don’t say.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-24/tesla-compared-enron-ponzi-scheme-scathing-new-research-report

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Vapourware

    Marco Reply:

    confirmation bias all day long 😀

    Apocalyptic Archeogenesis Reply:

    I like Musk.

    Daniel Chieh Reply:

    Its an impressive talent in its own right.

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  • Lucian Says:

    You are now aware that rocket porn is gay porn.

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  • Apocalyptic Archeogenesis Says:

    Alright my creamball crawlers, let us introduce

    ▬ » Nickie deLand – The Darkest Enscryenment: NeoSreaction & Mothernity
    Red Ice TV
    Published on May 16, 2017 «
    9,268 views so far.
    Not bad! in a few days. 340 v 27 like-dislike ratio.
    COMMENTS • 141. Very good!

    » The Anthropologist M: 4 days ago (edited):

    I havent even started this yet, but I cannot more highly recommend a show for everyone to listen to as Nick Land is one of the few people I can comfortably assign the term “GENIUS” to.
    He is a rare mix of analtyics/empirics and wild creativity/out of the box thinking.
    Great get for the show and I am incredibly excited to hear Nick’s take on the utterly warped zeitgeist of the world today.
    Thanks Henrik!!! »

    And someting for Wag)nkie:

    » Matt3 days ago:
    This guy’s view on the Far East is pretty rose-tinted. I lived in China too, and Japan, and Hong Kong. And whilst I wasn’t attacked, I saw people get attacked and I was pickpocketed. I saw a gang fight break out, and a guy brandishing a knife chasing after another guy in full daylight in a main public area. I also saw a guy on a scooter pull up and rob a woman of her bag. There are plenty of degenerates over there, and worse still, there is no system of law as we know it in the West. It’s all cash-in-hand, who you know. «

    »
    J. Harrison:4 days ago:
    He’s like a libtardarian Zizek; he makes basic-bitch observations but in a convoluted and fragmented way. «

    Says the wanker with a 20 word content free comment

    »
    Thomas Miller:3 days ago:

    As a right-zizekian I notice that Nick Land also divides responses in these comments. I know his name from the edges if the ‘Radical Philosophy’ crowd in the UK so it’s good to hear his take.
    This is really a first-class interview. »

    ▬» Mike Forester:2 days ago:

    15:38 The man should immediately obtain the works of R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, sit his arse down and read them, and then re-evaluate his opinion about what these gothic cathedrals are! »

    Agreed.

    Anyway, lots of prole trash in the comments.

    Colleen Wasner:2 days ago

    Asia can be Asia, he is saying, but the West must be a violent patchwork, while he gets to play in the street with nary a care in his homogenous Asian paradise – love your show but this one is a rather hypocritical little animal with the same agenda as Barbara Spectre – just a different flavor. He appears ~ creepy.

    apologix for the slopshot copypasta

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    Apocalyptic Archeogenesis Reply:

    Nick should do more podcasts.

    [Charlamagne]
    And I never understood that because you ran the same circuits of all these other rappers. You did the DVDs. You did the mixtapes. You came up on mixtapes like every other underground rapper in New York.

    [Nicki Minaj]
    I was selling my mixtape out of my mutherfucking BMW out on Jamaica mutherfucking Avenue to Amadu and Hussaine and these niggas. Fuck you niggas! You niggas don’t know the fucking half of what I’ve fucking been through!

    _________________________________________________________________

    [Charlemagne]
    Well, Sir Isaac Newton said the law of energy is, “Energy is not lost or destroyed, it is merely transferred from on party to the next.” You got a miserable bitch on a blog who writes something negative about you, you read it, and now you’re miserable.

    [Charlemagne]
    So, Miss Nicki Minaj, what do you say to people that say you’re trying to be something that you’re not like Lady Gaga or Madonna and you’re doing things for shock value?

    [Nicki Minaj]
    Well, I mean, I don’t know. In a minute, if I fucking sit down and piss, they’re going to tell me I can’t do that cause another bitch did it.

    [Scaff “SB” Beezy]
    Stupid ass bitches! Yo, niggas just want to compare her to somebody.

    [Nicki Minaj]
    Everybody! If they ever see me sitting down and peeing, they’re gonna fucking stone me.

    [Scaff “SB” Beezy]
    They’re gonna say, “You’re trying to be like Barack’s wife. Look at her, she’s sitting down and peeing like that. You trying to be like Michelle.”

    [Nicki Minaj]
    “Why you sitting down and peeing Nicki?”

    [Scaff “SB” Beezy]
    “Why don’t you stand up?”

    [Charlemange]
    That happens to everybody, though.

    [Nicki Minaj]
    It does.

    [Scaff “SB” Beezy]
    No, Nicki gets it so hard — pause! Hospital flow, need more gauze.

    [Charlamagne]
    I think when they don’t understand something they gotta compare it to something to make themselves feel comfortable.

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  • Donald Trump Says:

    Sometimes you deserve to celebrate

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  • Kwisatz Haderach Says:

    OT

    My wife is a Belarusian normie. She’s not politically active, but she holds obscenely deplorable views by Baizuo standards, and doesn’t see these views as politicized at all, but simply as common sense. To my recollection, we’ve never talked about neocameralism or neoreaction.

    Ok, so we’re driving home from somewhere and she says to me, apropos of nothing, “Have you heard of Utopia?” (referring to Thomas More’s 1516 fiction, which she has read. I like where this is going.)

    Here’s a paraphrase of the conversation.

    “Yes, I’ve heard of it.”

    “Why doesn’t some corporation try to build that?”

    “Well, I think that most liberal governments are trying to build something like that…people aren’t sure how to build that.”

    “Well, why can’t some corporation make an investigation into peoples’ backgrounds, interview them, and find high achieving people who have similar values and goals, and allow them and only them to live in the city?”

    So, basically, she suggested the bones of a sovcorp city-state in a sort of off-the-cuff rumination. Then she started brainstorming what a corp would have to do in order to make this happen, starting with, as I’ve mentioned, the most important thing, the resident selection process. Then we moved on to land purchase (exclusivity being the key to Utopia in her mind, so the corp has to own all the land in order to exclude the undesirables). We got into the issue of sovereignty, and I explained about the Federal Fair Housing Act and tried to explain the concept of disparate impact, but that latter was just too alien and insane for her to really wrap her brain around. (God, I love her!)

    Then we started talking about how a sovcorp might actually come into existence. I talked about space-faring expeditionary companies as the most likely path, and we started talking about the technical details of life on a Blue Horizon owned-and-operated space station (“What about sunlight?”). Then we talked about seasteading (she liked that idea as more realistic in the near term).

    If you want to get a quick read on her, think of her as a high IQ soccer mom from a non-pozzed culture. Talking to her is like talking to an UMC whitie Christian that just stepped out of a 1950’s small town USA. It’s similar to talking to someone from 2050. (Though In 2050, the surviving ones will quite a sharper edge about identity questions). If the soccer moms are with us, then we’ve already won. Besides ourselves, they’re the only ones we really needed to convince to come to Elysium with us.

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  • Predominates Says:

    https://www.facebook.com/TeshuvaBS/videos/1955222334712392/

    Damn. I don’t know what to say.

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  • Predominates Says:

    ▬» Anonymage 04/24/17 (Mon) 07:06:37 No.139604>>139676
    https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811172

    This is a paper published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    In it is a table showing the number of fatalities related to traffic accidents from 1961 through 2008. It appears to average to a little over 40,000 a year. Let’s also assume that the average is pretty close in the previous and subsequent decades, I could probably find another stats table detailing it but why bother. There is another table at the end of this paper showing the number of alcohol-related collision fatalities in ’07 and ’08; these amount to slightly over 1/4th of all crashes in those years. Let us assume that the figure for these as percentage of the whole also remains more or less consistent across the years, and cut off 13,000 of the expected 40,000 fatalities.

    So, 27,000 collision fatalities per year NOT caused by alcohol. Seems safe to assume that the overwhelming supermajority of these are commute related. 1961 was 47 years, if we assume a near constant rate for the years immediately before and after we can pad this up to 50 years easily and with some assurance.

    27,000 * 50 = 1,350,000.
    That is 1.35 million deaths which were most likely directly caused by the standard workday schedule. Clock-in and clock-out. Albeit including lunch travel, which in my line of work is the time you are most likely to travel to a refinery or other large client aside from the morning but which other people might spend just going to lunch and not fulfilling company obligations.

    Let’s be extraordinarily generous and pretend that more than 1/4th of those deaths were not related to the commute or workday. That still leaves over 1 million which were.

    wiki/List_of_genocides_by_death_toll

    Wikipedia’s tables are interactive; organize by highest rather than lowest estimate. There are only 6 genocides in all of recorded history with a higher highest death toll estimate than my back-of-the-envelope calc for a half-century of commuting.

    Organized by lowest estimate, and we see that that falls to only 3 genocides in recorded history. And that’s not because genocides are all very rapid one time deals, Wikipedia shows the Guatemalan Genocide lasting from 1962 to 1996, that’s 34 years and a highest estimated figure of 170,000 deaths.

    We all know how crimes against humanity are calculated, there is a significant amount of guesswork. Some farm laborer in Manchuko has a severe case of tuberculosis, gets pressed into a labor gang by the Japanese Imperial Army, digs one ditch, dies of tuberculosis, would have died of tuberculosis soon anyways, the Japanese are blamed. The Mongols enter a city, the Mongols kill an unspecified number of people, the city used to have census records, and the city is then depopulated, there was also a massive wave of bubonic plague; the Mongol Invasion killed 1/6th of the Earth’s population, readers are left to imagine several billion trillion people being lined up decapitated or trampled or shot with arrows. That’s why the low estimates and high estimates for those genocides vary so much.

    So is it really much of a stretch to call the morning commute a Crime Against Humanity? If not mass murder, then at least criminal negligence and mismanagement, like how the British banned American charity shipments from distributing donated food for free in Ireland during the Irish potato famine, forcing them to sell charitably donated goods at market price and only at market price against the intentions of the donors?

    Just something to think about on that hour we’ll [sic] be spending behind the wheel tomorrow. »

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  • Predominates Says:

    ▬» Anonymage 04/27/17 (Thu) 05:18:31 No.139835>>139853
    Today was very automotive.

    1 hour commute from home to work. Solitude of this commute was underappreciated.
    1 hour long morning meeting.
    1 and a half hour commute from work to supplier. Company car, traveling with coworkers.
    1 hour commute from supplier to client. With coworkers.
    45 minute commute from client to work. With coworkers.
    1 hour long afternoon meeting.
    1 hour commute from work to home. Silence.

    5 hours of traffic. 6 hours sleep at worknights. 18 hours waking.
    30% of waking hours eaten by traffic. Nearly as many hours in traffic as asleep.

    Productive work hours: 2. Part of meeting with the client was helpful, part of meeting with the supplier was necessary, and office work was necessary. 90% of necessary social labor could have been handled quickly at distance through text communication rather than personally over the course of two hours.

    Reduction of standard workday to 4 hours total appears productive, doable and valid. One day just doing client and supplier work, one day just doing office work, no waste heat from energy transfer.

    Reduction of standard workday to 6 hours total appears commonsense, workers eat their work hours out of sleep hours and become dysfunctional, all workers, as should be obvious from the weekly Friday traffic clusterfuck as workers fade over the course of the week. »

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  • Predominates Says:

    ▬» Anonymage 04/27/17 (Thu) 15:39:25 No.139865

    There is no positives to working in retail at all and you get almost no rights because you’re expendable. In the USA I’m sure they can sack you at will in most states without reason. In the UK they do require a reason but it’s as easy as them just compiling a list of minor mistakes and then saying you’re not performing to standard, goodbye!

    Honestly the sooner it’s all automated the better. The sooner most low skill jobs are automated the better too, then maybe we can see a universal living wage in the western world. In a fantasy utopian future. »

    Ain’t utopian anymore: “Amazon Go is a new kind of store featuring the world’s most advanced shopping technology. No lines, no checkout – just grab and go! Learn more at” https://youtu.be/NrmMk1Myrxc

    ▬» Anonymage 04/29/17 (Sat) 11:23:18 No.140092>>140093>>140097>>140098>>140120
    >>140041
    I get this horrible feeling that in a world with complete excess labour you are hired to prop up the illusions for your customers and co-workers. They want to walk into a shop and feel great, they want happy people, they don’t want to be confronted with the reality of low wage work and what it does to the soul. Crafting experiences for your customers has become crafting a reality for them.

    The more it develops the further you are from the mainstream culture the harder it is to prop up the illusion, the further you are from their desired emotional state the harder it is to imitate it. You can’t even imitate it with a fake smile because they’re demanding more, they want meaningful human engagement so they can convince themselves it’s not fake.

    Becoming a character in public seems to be the only answer, completely inauthentic extrovert not processing anything seriously. »

    ▬» Anonymage 04/29/17 (Sat) 11:37:14 No.140097>>140120
    >>140092
    >You can’t even imitate it with a fake smile because they’re demanding more, they want meaningful human engagement so they can convince themselves it’s not fake.

    This is the truth. I don’t know how it used to be, but the responsibilities you have working in retail now are numerous and the stress you have is not at all worth the minimum wage and long hours you get, as well as the fucked up schedule so you may have no idea what you’re doing the next week.

    They put a massive emphasis on customer service whether you’re a checkout jockey or stock checker, or as is becoming the norm now “Sales assistant” where you basically do every job at once. As is the case with me, I’m being forced out for not having the right “personality” simply because I find it extremely difficult to fake being a chatty extrovert with a permanent smile, even though I do everything else fine and can make sales. If you can’t manage to have small talk with every person who walks in then it’s your neck.

    On that note today I find out my ultimate fate and a part of me hopes it will be all over so I don’t have to think about this hell again. At least for a few months. »

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