Transistors of the Gods

(A labyrinth of mad-circuitry for the rabbit-hole deprived.)

If you only slightly suspect that the origin of Silicon Valley is plugged into an occult matrix buzzing with UFOs and ceremonial magic, then this — still unfinished — series won’t be less than suggestive (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).


From the conclusion of Jack Parsons’ (linked) scripture:

The choice is me or Choronzon.
I await you in the City of the Pyramids.


May 11, 2016admin 12 Comments »


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  • Crypt Says:

    @SeverEnergia is a madman. I’m not even entirely convinced he’s human, instead of some rogue occult-obsessed AI. How much longer do we have until such speculation moves from the idle minds of paranoid schizophrenics to plausible, to practical, to real?

    > A labyrinth of mad-circuitry for the rabbit-hole deprived



    Posted on May 11th, 2016 at 8:04 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Say hello to Ah Pook for me.


    Alrenous Reply:

    I had a great Ah Pook video bookmarked, but Youtube took it down.


    Brett Stevens Reply:

    You hit on something probably unrelated to the topic at hand, but it is: under the big companies (Google, Facebook) link rot has become massive. I no longer feel confident linking YouTube videos because they vanish from frequent wild DMCA requests by companies hired by copyright owners, or the users deleting their accounts, or Facebook censoring them.

    It reminds me of the problem of monopoly in early American industry: monopoly creates greater efficiency, until all the parasites show up and start taking from the monopoly, at which point a Soviet-style subsidy heat death occurs.

    Here’s hoping that Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Google pass into the ether before too long. Or maybe, as an accelerationist: that they take over the world and destroy all other business, and then fail. 😉


    Posted on May 11th, 2016 at 9:08 pm Reply | Quote
  • anon_o_nona Says:

    When you go for this sort of content, throw it into the meme grinder* first. Does it get the grinding started? No? Then you’re doing it wrong.

    *chan is eons ahead.


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    Posted on May 11th, 2016 at 10:05 pm Reply | Quote
  • Phil Sandifer Says:

    Well that’s certainly on-the-nose.


    Posted on May 12th, 2016 at 1:55 am Reply | Quote
  • Erebus Says:

    What the author of those posts describes as occult is a set of coincidences that can aptly be described as an epiphenomenon. (In the sense that they wouldn’t even be recognized as coincidental, unless…)

    I think that there is an easier way to explain Bell Lab’s productivity:

    -Bell Labs was able to run on a business model that’s downright alien to modern sensibilities, as it focused on basic research as opposed to short-term returns to shareholders. In keeping with the times, Bell Labs is essentially shuttered now — and the Central Research department at Dupont, which was once incredibly productive and prestigious, likewise closed its doors just a few months ago. “Basic Research” has almost entirely shifted to the Universities and funding agencies, who are, on the whole, handling it extremely poorly.

    -Shockley was far from “a dunce.” He was a brilliant man — a true genius — and so were Bardeen and Brattain. Show me a working research group today with that much cognitive firepower. Bell Labs also hired titans like Claude Shannon and John Pierce, among others, and gave them free reign to pursue their own interests… Which, in Shannon’s case, involved juggling and riding a unicycle.

    Shockley is much maligned for his realist stance on HBD and eugenics. This doesn’t make him an idiot, and it doesn’t make him tone-deaf. It makes him a rare example of an honest and uncompromising man.

    -The legal environment for commercial R&D was far more favorable in those days. Today the bureaucracy is a mile deep; the Cathedral and the managerial state demand ever more onerous tribute. Even patent law was more tractable in those days — the average “specifications” section has ballooned from ~3700 words circa 1980 to nearly 8000 today. In the ’40s through the ’60s patent specifications one page long were not uncommon. (Particularly in the material sciences.) Today they are unthinkable.

    -Bell Labs, like Dupont and many others, benefited from WWII government contracts and R&D spending. It is well known that Bell Labs played an important role in the Manhattan Project, and an even more important role in advancing the military’s radar and electronic capabilities. Surely one can draw a line directly from this to “alien technologies” like depleted uranium projectiles (hah!), among other advances in electronics and the physical properties of materials.

    -The education system has been leveled. This is ostensibly “egalitarian.” Elite educational institutions in the early 20th century were tough, no-nonsense, challenging places that did not suffer fools lightly… Today they are very different indeed.


    Posted on May 12th, 2016 at 6:00 am Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Great point about education. Old school education was about sorting everyone by ability; new school (skool?) education is about instructing every student possible in the correct form, even if they have no understanding of what they do. It has contributed greatly to the vast wave of incompetence overwhelming America and Europe.


    Posted on May 12th, 2016 at 4:05 pm Reply | Quote
  • Apothecary Says:

    The first few posts were quite interesting, but the series quickly developed into the kind of thick and heavy apophenia you’d see on Vigilant Citizen.


    Posted on May 12th, 2016 at 10:38 pm Reply | Quote
  • John Hannon Says:

    So aliens can make a positive economic contribution after all. And this in a week when once again figures have been released purporting to show that immigrants to the UK are still contributing more in taxes than they’re taking in benefits.


    Posted on May 13th, 2016 at 8:44 am Reply | Quote
  • Skilluminati Says:

    So you can see why I want that Slate Star / Secret Sun crossover summer blockbuster.

    UK bon vivant Gordon White has some excellent riffs in similar territory:

    His geopolitics is pretty vanilla conspiracy podcast stuff, but c’est la vie and shit. Part 3 is especially interesting:


    Posted on May 13th, 2016 at 5:45 pm Reply | Quote

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