Twitter cuts (#129)

This is where we are now.

April 14, 2017admin 41 Comments »
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  • Harold Says:

    ‘This is where we are now.’ I actually laughed.

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    Posted on April 14th, 2017 at 6:35 pm Reply | Quote
  • wu-wei Says:

    The internet ruined everything.

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    Pseudo-chrysostom Reply:

    Phuc Stevenson was a postman in Mansfield, a suburb of Dallas. Understand now that postman is a joke, a play on “post-man,” implying either that Phuc somehow transcends humanity or that he’s the quintessence of postmodernity. Whatever it means, he definitely has nothing to do with the mail [commentary on privatization of postal service in America and neoconservatism because such commentaries are too unabashedly earnest for someone too young to remember 9/11 to make] or stamps or Thomas Pynchon. Phuc decided last month while snapchatting underage girls dick pics under the alias Dylan (he thought to use Phil because of his name or Fred because of phonetics but those are some pedo as fuck names (I guess 16 isn’t even pedo it’s more ephebo and half of Europe is cool with it (not that non-Euro countries can’t be good examples of reasonable sex policies, not being ethnocentric (no fuck that Thailand has no business being like that (reverse privilege Phuc is Asian (no shit, his name is Phuc) so I can say that (though I (the defictionalized author) am only half so I/he can write/think that))))) that the whole affectation/sincerity thing dominating the arts is stupid since the opposite of affectation would more accurately be isolation, as affectation is inherent to socialization, or perhaps even suicide, as it’s sort of inherent to existence (unless you’re retarded or senile or David Foster Wallace (scratch that last one he killed himself (as you know :^) hehelololkekekeakguaholmjrgimt); I think I’m/he’s on to something)).
    As problematic (this is only half-ironic because on the one hand fuck university liberals (university being a modifier (the non-tenured variety are fine (privilege check: of course I think that I am one))) but foregoing fitting diction to avoid tumblr liberal (there are so many varieties (latte leftist, limousine liberal and microblog (cultural) Marxist (which is really just tumblr liberal with more Joyce points) round out the alliterative subset)) connotations is insincere as hell (irony of using affected po-mo down-to-earth colloquialisms (“…as hell”) when chastising insincerity noted)) as affectation as a concept is, sincerity is even more so, as Phuc realized fourteen pages into his Sonic the Hedgehog fanfic he jokingly wrote, because with intention (fuck you determinists I’m not going eight parentheticals deep to temper that term) comes an inherent sincerity.

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    darkieMcCuck Reply:

    please kill yourself, please just kill everyone you know and everyone you go to bar with and the bar patrons as well.

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    Pseudo-chrysostom Reply:

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/794/010/dd7.jpg

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    :thumbup

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    An Fomoire Reply:

    Take pointers from DFW. Leave the exposition in the epilogue (Brackets are for chumps and scientists anyway).

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    Posted on April 14th, 2017 at 7:50 pm Reply | Quote
  • Cryptogenic Says:

    Send in the Massive Ordnance Tweet Bomb.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9VXtCBXkAE5C1y?format=jpg&name=large

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    Posted on April 14th, 2017 at 11:23 pm Reply | Quote
  • The Alien Says:

    The is the way the world ends not with a bang, but with a tweet… (T.S. Eliot’s Clone)

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    Posted on April 15th, 2017 at 12:09 am Reply | Quote
  • Alrenous Says:

    Oh North Korea, stop being such a pansy. He hasn’t even broken out the assault gifs yet.

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    An Fomoire Reply:

    We’ve seen the devastating effects of such weapons before.

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    I’ve got a trapper keeper labeled “Alrenous Falsehoods.”

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    Posted on April 15th, 2017 at 2:17 am Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    Land Buddy I hate to say it, your eschewal of the personal is going to come back and bite you. You “”must”” stop being so rigid about that. Just treat the Internet like your Diary you old coot. Write what you want to say, is that so hard? Keep lying and I keep pushing your bald head under the water – see how that works?

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    Posted on April 15th, 2017 at 4:00 am Reply | Quote
  • σ Says:

    https://f1000research.com/articles/4-1188/v2 is pre-cognition real or am I misunderstanding what the null-hyphothosis is in this study

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    John Hannon Reply:

    “is pre-cognition real …”

    I knew you’d ask that.

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    John Hannon Reply:

    Of course the people you really need to ask are the CSI –

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_for_Skeptical_Inquiry

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    Posted on April 15th, 2017 at 4:55 am Reply | Quote
  • Suburban Schizophrenia Says:

    “Engage the nuclear social media army”
    There’s a Cathedral taste in my mouth from NK. Reminds me of those women in burka’s asking Allah to “anal rape” the infidels for insulting islam. ‘Postmodern’ irony has never been so sweet.

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    Posted on April 15th, 2017 at 8:23 am Reply | Quote
  • Archon Says:

    Take your meds.

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    Posted on April 15th, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply | Quote
  • Archon Says:

    @Archon

    Sorry, meant for Wagner! He is shitting up every thread with rambling.

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    Wagner Reply:

    Yup the gods slapped that comment down. Be careful, they watch over me, will smite you, in real life.

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    https://psychcentral.com/disorders/histrionic-personality-disorder-symptoms/

    Princess Wagner.

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    Wagner Reply:

    Doctor Dullard feels a lack of attention from wizened old coot lobster physician, comes online to psychologically diagnose poasters although his specialty is physiological. Many such cases with MDs! Peasant patients look at them as omniscient and it goes to their heads.

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    » I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why. »

    Posted on April 15th, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    Should’ve never read Nietzsche, should’ve never smoked DMT, should’ve never read Land. Now I’m a pariah forever. Best case-scenario is I end up in an insane asylum. And yet I’d have it no other way hahahahhaahhaha

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    Posted on April 16th, 2017 at 2:15 am Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    » If you thought linguistics had all the relevance and fascination of
    declining Latin irregular verbs on a wet Monday afternoon, then prepare
    for a pleasant shock. »

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    Posted on April 16th, 2017 at 2:44 am Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    All that matters to Nickmonkey is the number of responses his posts get. It works in increments of 10, every 10 he gets a dopamine-hit AHHHH to assuage the misery of his existence. Keep ’em comin’! Get to 30, c’mon guys!

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    Posted on April 16th, 2017 at 3:14 am Reply | Quote
  • John Hannon Says:

    Just imagine you’re Trump. You now know your tweets have the full attention of Kim Jong-un and you’ve thus got completely informal instantaneous communication with him. What would you say to him? And in what tone?
    I’d probably aim at being open and honest and even empathetic. I’d tell him I understand the position he finds himself in and how he feels alone and threatened in the world, and try to build up some sort of personal rapport with the funny little fuck.
    Maybe even compliment him on his haircut (or maybe not). Well what would you say to him?

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    Posted on April 16th, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ▬» After many years of ideas, but little substance, military developments in the European Union are currently moving forward faster than ever before. Issues that were deemed likely to remain at the discussion table forever have ‘suddenly’rooted: EU defence policy, common procurement, military research spending and the restructuring of the arms industry. The incorporation of military issues in the EU Constitution and the creation of the European Defence Agency in particular are important milestones that have passed unnoticed for many people. Not so for the defence industry. Besides a dozen generals and diplomats, three arms industry representatives were asked to give their view on Europe’s defence policies – but no representatives from civil society organisations.

    Over the last few years, the arms industry has increasingly pressurised high-ranking officials and parliamentarians, in Brussels and in national capitals, to adopt their policy proposals – with no small degree of success. ‘The Group of Personalities’, ‘LeaderSHIP 2015’ and other task forces led by European Commission luminaries, have been essential in lobbying their interests, ranging from increased spending on anti-terrorist technology to the removal of arms export barriers. » — Frank Slijper (May 2005)

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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    » Emma Martina Luigia Morano (29 November 1899 – 15 April 2017) was an Italian supercentenarian who, prior to her death at the age of 117 years and 137 days, was the world’s oldest living person whose age had been verified, and the last living person to have been verified as being born in the 1800s.[a][3]
    She was the oldest Italian person ever,[4] the second oldest European person ever behind Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment,[5] and one of the five verified oldest people ever.[6] »

    This signals a New Age.

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Funnily a song from Youtube auto-playlist (AI playlist, as it were*) was playing while I read that whose main line repeated again and again was » All my friends are dead ».

    * Not quite, but I can’t await it.* AI removing lines from mixes I dislike. AI perfectly synthesising two songs into one, with a nonamateurish touch. Removing vocals, altering vocals, dynamically. Adding vocals. Altering bass, removing bass, putting Mariah Carey into a Rihanna song. Re-animating Whitney Houston. Dynamically replacing movie soundtracks live, perfectly altering-matching the soundtrack of your favorite movie with the variable situations of your favorite video game. Have your fav afternoon radio-show personality speak through a character in the game with perfect lip sync and kinetics, simply entering the game world as it were a native artifact as the AI knows you like to listen to this show whenever it’s on air. Altering the mission of the game so as to fit today’s’ news, such as a bank robbery. In fact, you’ll hear the news on the game, and be able to intervene in the search and investigation of the case—virtually. Second order virtually, that is. Imagine a Grand Theft Auto synthetised with your own city. Automatically. You buy the game and it downloads the schemata of your city. You’ll own virtual real estate. A new business opens both in the real and the virtual. You order a pizza in the game, check a box and it enters your house (real) within 30 minutes. Enter a terminal in the game, put a movie on, head downstairs for movie and pizza. After enjoying, go upstairs, in the game you have been substracted of money as well, but there you can hun’ down and rob the pizza delivery guy for your money back—if you are that infantile. Google maps will tell you where he is, since you hacked the Dominos staff employ location system before.

    » In 1925, Harold Alden Wheeler invented automatic volume control (AVC) and obtained a patent. Karl Küpfmüller published an analysis of AGC systems in 1928.[1] By the early 1930s most new commercial broadcast receivers included automatic volume control.[2] »

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=QWR3d-C9pT0

    * ‘scuse (aiw) the Cringlish. ; )

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  • Wagner Says:

    Land wax your head for the Summer! I’m sure no one will take it the wrong way! Just say “it keeps me cool”.

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    Posted on April 16th, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    there is a real risk, and there is perception of that risk. media contribute to distortions between real and perception. if you know the objective risk and people’s perception of it, then you might look at another case where the objective risk is unknown but you can still study people’s intuitions about it, and maybeyou can extrapolate back to get a better estimate of what the real risk is.

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  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    Search Engine For Google.

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    Posted on April 16th, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    Two things monkeybrains can’t cognize:

    An alternative to the myth of progress and the myth of decline dichotomy

    That intelligence is infinite and AI is a mere second step up on the ladder (rather than God HIMSELF)

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Elaborate the utility of these conceptualisations.

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    Wagner Reply:

    They’re not conceptualizations, they’re koans.

    I’m opening a koan of whoop-ass, as it were.

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    An Fomoire Reply:

    Please Wag, there’s nothing infinite, least of all intelligence. It is merely a useful abstraction when physical notions of objects become too complex. Do you find intelligence complex, incomprehensible?

    That is a paradox itself. A physical quantity, defined in a physical space, considered as something “pure” and infinite… and by the gods, we learn something from it.

    Or we would, if there was an end to the harping about the infinite things that are going to eat us.

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    Wagner Reply:

    Infinity may be an hypostatization but what it points to isn’t–in this context, that baby Robo-Jesus shits liquid yellow and wails in the night. WAH WAH WAH! Landian gizmo-chimps stop digging and set their shovel down at their implicit dogma “AI is Perfect”, like Muslims with Allah, like Nazis with Hitler. Nope, AI will give birth to Über-AI, ad infinitum. Ye quail and quake before Prometheus-lite.

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    An Fomoire Reply:

    > Implicit dogma “AI is Perfect”

    Perfect is the anti-thesis. There is no perfect, only better, or worse. We improve, or we die. Perhaps it ought to be Improve and die. I wish to change it to Improve, Die, and Improve Again. Or perhaps Meliorem, Moriatur, Meliorem ad Infimum.

    Pseudo-chrysostom Reply:

    KILL CONSUME MULTIPLY CONQUER –

    Wagner Reply:

    Ironically, the adoption of Darwinism is a downward phase, a devolution.

    “Sometimes I wonder if Euripides saw the very texture of reality as ironic. Saw the gods as ironic. Saw the gods in their interactions with human beings as essentially *playing*. A frightening idea.” (Anne Carson)

    Will what’s playing you make it back to level 1?

    Posted on April 17th, 2017 at 12:45 am Reply | Quote

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