Twitter cuts (#70)

This is — of course — completely appalling:

(After lying on the sofa with a wet towel over your face, composure slowly returns.)

June 10, 2016admin 25 Comments »
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  • Quint Essential Says:

    Oh my. Memes are the only thing twitter is good for any more, contra the qz piece linked in the last Chaos Patch.

    As a side note, XS has recently been quite light-hearted, heavy on humour, low on horror. Maybe it’s the summer, or admin’s new place.

    [Side-side-note: I find it odd that an expat Brit who isn’t fond of the US would use the US spelling of “humor”.]

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    admin Reply:

    I’ve standardized on American spelling. Tech-comm cold practicality over parochial peculiarities.

    As for the horror deficit — I should work on that.

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    Mark Warburton Reply:

    Yesss… More down-the-river Holdening and less futile locking of horns with Chris B, Mr Land!

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  • jack arcalon Says:

    Twitter autobanning all accounts that repeat parentheses more than once in 3…2..1…

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    michael Reply:

    Followed by all ISPs, browsers, FB, blogger, etc shutting down and prosecuting all right wing hate speech like europe -but hey al long as we dont get political we can give them the silent treatment until DAVOS calls.

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    Dale Rooster Reply:

    Inevitable in my opinion. Symbolism doubling down and dark nets will be the response. In twenty yrs any free-thinking dissidents left will probably be speaking to one another in an entirely new language hidden deep beneath one or two layers of approved newspeak within standard English. ((())) will be replaced just as dindus (kindof) replaced the n*gger-word but when dindus is banned something will replace it and so on. It’s a shame what crypto-calvinists will do (has done/is doing) to heretical artists/thinkers. But if you can keep one or two steps ahead of the NKVD then it makes for a fun little game until you’re unpersoned. Enigmatic linguistics and cryptographic art are the future. Hilarious meme btw.

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    Ahote Reply:

    Cyberpunk scenario of totalitarian governments + megacorporations + high tech looks positively utopian compared to what actually awaits us, which is probably Brazilification, metastasis of bureaucracy and Brezhnevian sclerosis of epic proportions or IOW imagine entire world composed of Mexicos.

    Tentative Joiner Reply:

    Memes are memers are being bred for occultism.

    Tentative Joiner Reply:

    “Memes are memers” -> “Memes and memers”

    Erebus Reply:

    >”what actually awaits us, which is probably Brazilification, metastasis of bureaucracy and Brezhnevian sclerosis of epic proportions or IOW imagine entire world composed of Mexicos.”

    The one word, Brazilification, should encompass all of that. (An out of control & corrupt bureaucracy, a near-worthless & brutish populace, racial disaster, etc.) Sadly, our future may be far worse, given African demographic trends, migration patterns, the Islamification of Western Europe, and the progressive ratchet which moves ever further to the left and which takes every opportunity to invite disaster and ruin into our midst. As bad as Brazil may be, what we’re heading towards looks a lot worse — blacker, more Islamic, fewer beaches and poorer weather…

    Brett Stevens Reply:

    ISPs do not need to do this — people voluntarily separate from controversial material on social media.

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    Mark Citadel Reply:

    Well, they banned me, but I’m not sure it was due to my parentheses usage. It was more my assault on the ADL’s chat outlet with a host of other inquirers who were also summarily shut down. I’m back up with a new account as of this morning, but free speech, if ever it existed, is truly dead.

    Also, its very funny that marxist Jews have put the echo effect around Jesus, since they usually are smearing Him with cow dung or some other such publicity stunt, and now He is some kind of protective symbol. The scheming never stops with these guys, and most of the ones on Twitter at least work for some big media conglomerate or another.

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    admin Reply:

    A report in painstaking, meticulously honest detail about what actually happens when Twitter pulls the plug would be a great service. How clear are you about the point you crossed the line?

    My (perhaps complacent) theory is that people are fairly safe until they get into direct scraps with other users. Do you think that’s right?

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Can confirm this actually. I was able to convincingly pose as an official UK Labour Party Twitter and had a respectable following until I got into direct confrontations with actual GCHQ.

    Brett Stevens Reply:

    My (perhaps complacent) theory is that people are fairly safe until they get into direct scraps with other users.

    My experience with all online services is this:

    They ignore you until you are a problem, which is manifested via complaints plus some plausible theory that you are violating one of their rules.

    Then, they throw the burden of proof on you to show that you are not actually the cause of their misery.

    Mark Citadel Reply:

    My assessment is it was the repeated attacks on #ADLChat that did me in. Others left it at one sardonic comment, but I spammed the hell out of them with everything from pictures of the Holy Child of Laguardia, to questions about why they shut it down instead of just logging off. I think the ADL mass reported everyone involved, and Twitter censored the worst.

    I had tweeted Ben Shapiro with the ((( ))) around the same time but doubt he reported it.

    So, you can get away with one pithy attack on some leftist, but if exchanges are a constant barrage of non-PC putdowns, you will be suspended. The lesson is, abandon sustained attacks in favor of drive by shootings while using this medium. Oh, and if you do get suspended, be apologetic. I screwed up by demanding my account be restored rather than acknowledging I’d done anything against their stupid user agreement.

    Brett Stevens Reply:

    The Leftist neurosis has driven public spaces into private ones. As a result, they are controlled by those who find that complaints and outrage harm their business (although: not really).

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    Tentative Joiner Reply:

    Hey, at least the discussions between Lisp programmers that this prevents will postpone the AI apocalypse by a few months.

    (Well, not really. Lisp hasn’t mattered in the field since the AI winter.)

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    Froude Society Reply:

    I agree with admin that you generally have to be messing with someone to get banned. Most of my twitter these days seems to be people bullying/harassing/trolling cuckservatives or Jews. It’s funny a lot of the time, & really exposes how intellectually impotent they are, but it is not the most honourable of activities. They cannot possibly respond well, they will not admit they are wrong, your audience is likely already against them. At this point you generally have to get reported to be banned, something like #ADLchat is much more prone to getting you banned than talking with other Rightists. They may start aggressively combing through networks because so many journos are complaining, but being such easy and valuable targets it would be ridiculous to expect a more restrained conduct.

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    I get in trouble with American conservatives for saying this, but:

    If you meld together the Bhagavad-Gita, The Republic, The Odyssey and the Eddas, you get the Bible.

    Generally, it makes sense to look at preceding literature to interpret later literature.

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    Erik Reply:

    Hold on. You appear to be suggesting that the Eddas precede the Bible. What gives?

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    I am.

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  • michael Says:

    Is it really that hard to copy twitter FB gmail blogger etc in open source that cant be used as censorship and NSA data mining? because i think it would still be possible to get wide adoption based on privacy freedom anti corp concerns, because liberals havnt switched over to anti speech meme yet.

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    Augustus Pugin Reply:

    GNU Social exists as replacement twitter. Mostly populated by free software types and other assorted nerds at present.

    I was also poking around Urbit the other day and found plenty of hoon files that give twitter functionality from within your planet. It’s a matter of time I suppose.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    No. The code is not exceptional; the hosting setup is, but now there are open source tools to make that easy as well, but you will need a few thousand a month to rent some rackspace.

    However, it seems to me that pro-privacy services have always lost since the early days of the net. Ten percent of the audience cares, but the other 90% are easier to acquire and more likely to spend their money like nitwits anyway. The same people who care about privacy are careful consumers and thus mostly immune to advertising.

    I would say that at this point, the net has a replacement: Tor. Set up a non-public forum on Tor and you have a de facto darknet on which you can do anything you damn well please, so long as you do not validate user ‘imaphed’ by accident.

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