Shattered

The fact that exhaustion is so obviously the negative of cognitive capability has to contain an important lesson, but I’m too jet-lagged to begin piecing it together right now.

Since failure to produce an XS post off even the most dismally nominal kind counts as the supreme expression of discipline collapse here, it made a good model for a festival of collapse. At the last minute, the attractions of a nonlinear-ironic self-subversion proved irresistible, and so the Cretan thing happened.

(Arrived in the UK, so Zombie activity reports forthcoming at earliest practical opportunity. Right now, unfortunately, it appears that introspection would be the most effective way to generate one.)

June 22, 2015admin 21 Comments »
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  • Michael Anissimov Says:

    Alrighty then.

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    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 7:53 pm Reply | Quote
  • Anthor Says:

    It’s OK!

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    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 7:59 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    The fact that exhaustion is so obviously the negative of cognitive capability has to contain an important lesson

    Why else would modern society idealize working eighty hours a week and shopping the rest of the time? Keep you exhausted, keep you mentally blind, and then make you pliable for easy short-term solutions — the mental equivalent of junk food — that form the mainstay of liberalism.

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    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 8:56 pm Reply | Quote
  • Rasputin Says:

    I’m sure your schedule is very busy, but if you’re close to London I would be fascinated to come to something you’re speaking at / tag along to an informal meet up / buy you a drink / inspect your phenotype, or something.

    Can you let us know?

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    Bill Reply:

    He’s a celebrity. He’s not going to hang out with some losers from the internet.

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    admin Reply:

    Tempted to chuck that into the spam queue for its sheer surrealism …

    (If I don’t count as a “loser on the Internet” the term has no meaning.)

    “He’s with his family, and trying to hack through a minor mountain range of bureaucratic hell — he’s not going to be able to spend time hanging out with a bunch of DE cutthroats.” — That might have worked, but actually I’ll give it a go.

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    Bill Reply:

    You’ve been on TV. Half these guys are unemployed or have never held down steady jobs.

    admin Reply:

    Twitter DM channels, or email, probably the best places to try to organize stuff … definitely possible.

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    Mark Warburton Reply:

    Check your email or this thread!

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    forkinhell Reply:

    This sounds terribly popular for losers on the internet…

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    Rasputin Reply:

    One or two even turned out to be passably good looking, and able to speak in public without needing to revert to typing.

    forkinhell Reply:

    The dead give-aways of the Entryist (will they never learn?).

    Admin – for how long are you in London? I have a potential engagement in Surrey on Saturday.. or did I miss the boat already? As you can see from my profile pic, I’m pretty high-level NRx.

    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 9:01 pm Reply | Quote
  • Tryptophan Says:

    I agree with the undead russian, let us know if you have any events in the uk we can stalk you at.

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    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 9:25 pm Reply | Quote
  • Mark Warburton Says:

    Nick, could you round up Hannon and Cussans? Rasputin and I would be interested with a mini meet up.

    Unless of course you’re here for business and/or family times.

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    John Cussans Reply:

    I’m in town till Monday. Happy to hook up if it can be arranged.

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    admin Reply:

    Thinking Sunday somewhere. Will get this together imminently …

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    Rasputin Reply:

    I’ll keep Sunday free. Hurlock, fancy a trip down?

    John Hannon Reply:

    Always ready to be rounded up. Have train pass, will travel.

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    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 10:26 pm Reply | Quote
  • Shattered | Reaction Times Says:

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    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 11:47 pm Reply | Quote
  • Jefferson Says:

    I guess mental fatigue is a thing, but I find the dreamstate when I don’t take my narcolepsy medicine useful for gaining access to my subconscious and gaining different perspective.

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    Posted on June 23rd, 2015 at 5:32 pm Reply | Quote
  • Doc Benway Says:

    Ability to impact local entropy tends to scale with cognitive capability.

    You’re probably already familiar with this: http://www.englandlab.com/uploads/7/8/0/3/7803054/2013jcpsrep.pdf

    That intelligence has been selected for because it increases capacity for energy capture and dispersal seems to follow (a point you’ve made before). Dispersal, of course, requires capture.

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    Posted on June 23rd, 2015 at 10:10 pm Reply | Quote

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