Soft Enterprise

Discussing the rapidly-escalating East Coast establishment onslaught against the the Silicon Valley tech-comm culture, Henry Dampier proceeds in business-like fashion to the initiating NRx insight:

Hope all that time smoking dope and building the perfect Harry Potter-themed polyamorous community made you tough enough to handle an insane monster eager to rip out your guts and bite your head off.

When SV finally, deeply learns that it can’t buy off the Cathedral super-predator with cool gizmos and ‘make the world a better place’ corporate bullshit, it’s going to start reading a lot more Mencius Moldbug.

April 22, 2015admin 22 Comments »
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  • Thales Says:

    Curious to see what Mr. Grey Enlightenment’s take on this point is. Because, well, you know

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    Lesser Bull Reply:

    +1 to the link.

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    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 at 2:43 pm Reply | Quote
  • Kgaard Says:

    I would also be curious to hear from some Silicon Valley types on this. The big difference between the NASA and Silicon Valley is that the latter is a whole big mass of private companies. While a few will get zapped, one would think the vast majority would be able to continue on as before. Perhaps the overall aggregate of work gets parceled out to smaller operations that can better operate under the radar of the SJWs. If the risk is simply being the target of someone’s 15 minutes of hate, well, that can be facilitated by keeping one’s head down. This is how it works in finance. Most people just shut up and stay off the news and are allowed to operate in peace.

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    E. Antony Gray (@RiverC) Reply:

    Offtopic, but I’ve been doing some tinkering. The term ‘Hyperstition’ is a mix of Greek (hyper) and Latin (statio) meant to invoke the English sense of ‘hyper’ being greater than ‘super’ (but outside of terms of art, they are identical.)

    Superstition comes from the term ‘standing over’ but the original meaning is ‘irrational fear of the gods/ religious belief based on fear and ignorance’. While there is some interesting nonsense written about Hyperstition here http://hyperstition.com/ it’s obvious the general intent is to *invoke* or *create* superstition.

    I can’t accept the mixing of the roots like that, so, being the pedant that I am, I propose the term ‘hyperstasis’ (meaning standing-over in Greek.)

    Hyperstasis is intriguing because the word Hypostasis ‘lit. standing-under’ is the techincal term used for concrete persons. Hyperstases would be abstract persons (‘standing-over’) – ‘egregores’.

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    E. Antony Gray (@RiverC) Reply:

    this was intended to be a general reply to the thread but it attached it to kgaard’s comment. Do as thou must, O administrator.

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    Lesser Bull Reply:

    Unless there is a private remedy involved. You can’t create more entities than there are lawyers.

    Or if there is a regulatory push. Uncle Sam’s resources vastly outweigh anyone else’s.

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    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 at 3:59 pm Reply | Quote
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  • SanguineEmpiricist Says:

    There’s also Seattle & Boston style tech companies with similar culture with one being in the heart of the cathedral. This is interesting because Thiel is gay so he is invulnerable, one of the ways out of this is to get sassy vietnamese/black women to rearguard us while the CEO stays publicly gay I think this should be sufficient.

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    SanguineEmpiricist Reply:

    Additionally I think the guy will be cool if he plays it right.

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    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 at 8:09 pm Reply | Quote
  • vxxc2014 Says:

    How does reading Moldbug change anything?

    Reading doesn’t change anything.

    Thiel is interested in immortality, not conflict. One precludes the other. One seeking to cheat death avoids conflict.

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    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 at 11:31 pm Reply | Quote
  • SanguineEmpiricist Says:

    I completely changed my mind about Dampier’s piece. I’ve been thinking through neoreaction because the amount of loony types it attracts(austrian economists types/anti-vaccination people/evolution disbelievers/generally ignorant types/cathedral as unfalsifiable/), and I am not sure what the probability of such an event is. we need to know much more about it. if it’s merely one instance of then it is insufficient to even determine anything about it without knowing the distribution. RIGHT?

    This is similar to what curt calls “Reality by chanting” we just repeat something enough so that we believe it, until then I vote that it is undecidable what this situation even means until we know more about the situation, we do not know how many events like this DO NOT show up and what inference we are drawing.

    My original response was that I would just act femme/gay and I would win. (lol)

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    SanguineEmpiricist Reply:

    i’m sleep deprived again so excuse the scattered thoughtsish. If I really think about it I’m not quite sure what to believe.

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    Hurlock Reply:

    “of loony types it attracts(austrian economists”

    Yes, Moldbug is definitely a looney.

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    SanguineEmpiricist Reply:

    Austrian economics can still be fine while maintaining it has a lot of the fruitcake fringe and it would be very hard to deny this. Hayek is definitely the better part of it if you ask me. Rothbard & Mises were just responding to socialism and had to do what they did to prevent it, but there is no point pretending axiomatics relates to reality, this has been a major mistake and we need to move past it.

    Bohm-Bawerk represented the epitome of the tradition, his points on the epistemology of economics are refined with his relation to empiricism and where economics ends. The very criticisms that he applies to Marx in “Karl Marx and the close of his system” can almost point for point be applied to the 20th century austrian tradition and their divergence from his brilliance has been a mistake. If you look at how reasonable he is in all of his texts and then you look at what became of them it’s sort of sad. Capital and Interest is downright majestic in certain parts and it’s a shame what has happened.

    If you count Shackle’s group of neo-austrians(as they dubbed it) it had a large amount of potential but it was wasted. However, Hoppe is holding it together really well.

    I do not blame them whatsoever, but I do blame their followers for insisting on destroying their credibility by denying empiricism and mathematics and insulting any one who is not on their side as a ‘logical-positivist’.

    @Scharlach that’s what I also thought but they are within the vicinity located closer to the traditionalists.

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    Scharlach Reply:

    Since when the hell do evolution disbelievers hang out around here?

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    Rasputin Reply:

    You might find this link helpful. I did.

    https://8ch.net/aristoi/res/1079.html

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    SanguineEmpiricist Reply:

    The linear prediction methods thing is well known. I’ll declare here that I am willing to defend anything I have said in blog posts

    SanguineEmpiricist Reply:

    I’ll entertain that thread for a bit then bounce or answer anything here, my blog, or email.

    Rasputin Reply:

    Including the thing about “”pretending”” to be gay?

    Posted on April 23rd, 2015 at 2:21 am Reply | Quote
  • SanguineEmpiricist Says:

    @Rasputin or you know I was sort of messing around? I think my points about the low quality of people was correct after this. Everything in that thread is uncharitably quoted It’s not like I keep a running list of every book I am learning from just whatever I think I can have a conversation about and at this rate I am glad I kept my other repos and accounts separate from this identity.

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    Posted on April 23rd, 2015 at 11:25 pm Reply | Quote
  • SanguineEmpiricist Says:

    ok i was mad for a little bit, but between scraping relevant twitters,
    the fact that i only have 16 blog hits for both articles
    scraping rasputins blog posts
    scraping sm blog posts
    the font being recognizable on all those images and consistent
    the fact that i have only 6 people blocked
    my weblogs on my server
    the geolocation on my twitter
    and scraping the 8chan post i should be able to find out who it is if i am not lazy, im just being petty at this point but i think it should be good

    the font is consistent in most those images meaning one guy is just mad, so the majority of those posts are concentrated from these individuals, i haven’t use the stylometrics or traffic/geolocation just going off of fonts/people i have blocked

    Kilgore Reinhart ‏
    @Flatland_USA

    Its Howy ‏
    @ItsHowy

    Eric Patton ‏
    @IAmSmug247

    are the individuals, with rasputin potentially being one of them (i’ll check later), and maybe one or two social matter writers i pissed off(i doubt it),

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    Posted on April 24th, 2015 at 3:14 am Reply | Quote
  • mark power Says:

    I’ve lost all respect for the posters here after everyone took seriously the idiocy of SanguineEmpiricist.

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    Posted on April 27th, 2015 at 3:20 pm Reply | Quote

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