Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

Sentences (#50)

A newsflash from Tyler Cowen:

European countries that refuse to share the burden of high immigration will face a financial charge of about €250,000 per refugee, according to Brussels’ plans to overhaul the bloc’s asylum rules. (XS emphasis, link is behind a paywall.)

There’s a narrative-collapse aspect to this proposal, isn’t there?

(Thanks to Nydwracu for the tip-off.)

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May 4, 2016admin 23 Comments »

Chaos Patch (#107)

(Open thread + links)

RF on Dugin (1, 2) and the secure state (1, 2). Ugly Americans. Stubborn infertility. Beware Hobbes. Talking nihilism (+). Reactionary books. The weekly round.

A Curtis Yarvin AMA. Agonies of inclusion. Little red snowflakes. More (and more) despicable idiocy.

Jihad in Brussels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Predictive hit and miss. Guerrilla war. The ‘gray zone’ isn’t working. More to come (!, !!). Tintin, shitlord. Spandrell’s take. Meanwhile, elsewhere. Death of the spider people. The French model. Orban speaks. Japan dips a toe in stupid. The CIA is on it. Islam is a nightmare for everyone else (also). Corrupted language. Ambiguity at the State Department. Ruin spiral in South Africa. Chaos in Brazil. Water worries in SE Asia. A (brief) geopolitical round-up.

NIRP desperation. Mighty Amazon. A drone milestone.

Everyone loses. Derbyshire on Williamson. The delicate generation (relevant). The left eats itself (part n).

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). End of the GOP. Flashlights and networks. “‘It was like cross burning,’ Tucker told me.” Libertarians for Trump. Confusion at AIPAC. “Is he so wrong?” Paglia’s latest. Know your White Trash. A note on Weimar elections.

Freedom of speech under pressure. Mind-control meet-up. PC has an export problem. Vice slides. Chilled on warming. Jacobin Mag.

Apocalypse Corner. America is cooked. “I admit: I’ve been early on this …” Trans-FOOM.

Minimal tolerance. American racial composition. Race and crime (related). Expert consensus on the heritability of IQ.

Horizontal genetics. The neural code. CRISPR at work. Synthetic life update. Arachno-vibration.

Quantum AI arms race. Neuromorphic computational infrastructure. Face capture. Brain emulation comes first. It’s complexicated. The Tay problem. The case for cryonics.

Who can say that AI, in a not too distant future, will not replace democracies with more intelligent and dynamic constitutions?”

Commerce and culture. Petrific souls. Human and angelic atheism. Dangers of currency debasement.

March 27, 2016admin 43 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#106)

(Open thread + links)

Morality markets (the natalist angle). Poseidon on fire (1, 2, 3, 4). “Sex is far too important to be left to the decision of those directly involved” (hardcore). Survive the decline (plus). The establishment isn’t suicidal. The holiness trap. The raging realist. Convergent religious decay. Homo economicus and his other (relevant). Reading Disraeli, Wittgenstein, and Guénon. MetaWeimerica. Indian Amerikan. The RF debate. The weekly round.

Secession stuff (1, 2). Gitmo and the new religion. Nativist safe spaces. “Anarcho-pessimism: the cause of general welfare is screwed in general.” The ring of power. Heritage Index of Economic Freedom, 2016.

Political earthquake in Germany (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). French demography. “Brussels is hell.” The Völkerwanderung has scarcely begun. Duh! A Chinese DARPA? Brazilian whacks (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Lights out in Venezuela.

Economics and entropy. The Silicon Valley political endgame. Supra-national mega-capital. Apple vs the FBI. Manna overlords.

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). Hit and miss (+ 1, 2). #Never Trump! (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Trump’s trolls. Dugin on Trump (who isn’t literally Hitler). He’s more of a non-black, mad postmodern god, and icon of democracy. Rallies don’t matter. This could totally work. SSC does Trump.

Loaded. Hominid geno-tangles. Non-shared environment. European admixture in the Americas. Pharmacogenomics. Marking on a curve. A modest proposal at Harvard. An upsetting book. Pumpkin heads (1, 2).

More on AlphaGo (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Visualized quantum computers. Limits of (irreversible) computing. Into darkness. “Whatever one can do to earn a profit in space, will eventually be done.”

OS on Mars. Prime patterns, clots, and suggestions. Quantum corrections. Memory update.

Economics of human sacrifice. Newtonian time. Yudkowsky speaks. The Cancer of Superstition. PKD anticipates The Matrix. The Splitter. The cheapest time-anomaly in history. The end of facts. Crowley, shitlord.

March 20, 2016admin 39 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#104)

(Open thread + links)

Time horizons. Accountability (and a modest suggestion). Principles. Heartiste on the JQ (Jim comments), also highly relevant (plus response), then, for the full triad. Against direct democracy. The last straw. Finding RF too deranged to specifically link right now, but there’s lots going on there. The weekly round, in the Cathedral.

“If there’s a global emotional illness related to economic decline, my suspicion would be that it’s a form of collapse-impatience.” Heidegger’s revolutionary children (note). “… freedom, to be more powerful than terror, must be successfully protected.” American identity, also. Ideological sorting. Net-centric warfare. WN rising.

Lessons from Malaysia. Examining Egypt, and Yemen. Oh, Canada. Good and bad passports. France is stuck. A Eurabian horror story. “After nearly 60 years of European integration, we are entering the age of disintegration.” Raspail’s prophecy, and more (1, 2, 3). The Swedish diaspora. Over-stretched liberals (video).

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Analysis. The Dugin endorsement, and more (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), including black ministers from Virginia (video), and hmmm. The brown scare gets old. The lectures aren’t working (1, 2, 3). Neoconservatives head home. McArdle corner(ed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), and other reservations. Barn-burners will be disappointed. Cascades and games (did he swerve?). Democracy did it. (“Democracy, not even once.”) Trump’s twitter operation. “There is no hope for the future of capitalist prosperity and a free society at home and world peace abroad unless the Republican Party is destroyed.” GOP suicide watch (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Did they get baby Trump yet?

The Zuck cops, plus. Sticking with Twitter.

Feminist glaciology.

Blockchained culture markets (plus). A scalable implementation of Schor’s Algorithm.

Time and black holes. Surreal trajectories. Viral anti-virus. Sexual function. Old lizards. Deep ancestry. Chimp religion? Your brain on VR. More Right science links. Viscous populations. Nootropics. Physics of space battles.

Prestige economies (and note). Computational theology. Disreputable math. An awkward Koran.

March 6, 2016admin 16 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#103)

(Open thread + links)

What is Neoreaction? (Snarl.) The bargain. The way out is forward. Death by Utopianism. Lifeboat ethics (also). Distributed blind conspiracy. Institutional capture. A failed fitness test. Social media as a model of collapse. Quite a bit more persuasion needed. New(ish) blog of the week. The weekly round.

Evil is conserved. Ingroups and outgroups. Zizek, rightist. Leftism for little children. Embrace the collapse (video). “Perhaps more dramatically than any other voting block, un­married women — comprising as they do other liberal-voting groups including young women and women of color — lean left. Way left.” Could millennials turn to the dark side? The outgroup are conspiracy nuts. Post-racial morality (on steroids). The progressive Hitler.

Saudi oil economics, and military challenges (1, 2). Realism on Syria (plus some relevant nervousness). Jinnah’s dead dreams. Ruinous modernity. Xi Jinping tightens the media leash. Chinese migration sanity. Lessons from Venezuela. SA in crisis. Rolling migration catastrophe in Europe. The backlash is the real problem (Hollande agrees). Dissent spreads (1, 2). Camp of the Saints tours (1, 2). The meaning of Rotherham. Morbid delusions. Nazi cult tourist destination.

Brexit chatter heats up (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). Historical timeline here. The best-case outcome.

“The bottom line is simple. The great wave of commodity and industrial deflation now sweeping through the world economy is the bastard offspring of the debt binge that was enabled by the central banks over the last two decades. Yet they now pretend that this massive headwind to growth originated in some exogenous force that must be counted with even more of the same monetary intrusion.” Keynesian error. Cash suppression. Oil glut hurts pirates. Robot job-hunting.

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), with additional fingerpointing. About that nuclear business. Uh oh (+), plus. Violent rhetoric. Why? The GOP is broken, seriously. Neocons flee. Game theory for the GOPe (note 1, 2). The torture. Trump the monster, miracle, and new Charlemagne (also bad for the Jews). The democratic comedy. Unhinged media (exhibit). Preference cascade. Revenge all around. The China angle. On to higher things? End of an era.

Twitter’s war against the right (plus, also). The troll tamers. The Ace strategy.

Garett Jones talks to Stefan Molyneux (video). Pygmies just became a little awkward. Mainstream HBD against ‘pathological altruism’. The canceled Derb speech. Diversity and its discontents. The case for blind hiring. Ferguson effect. Warped reality. Love is overrated. Only obeying orders. Updated oaths.

“Tech product cycles are mutually reinforcing interactions between platforms and applications. New platforms enable new applications, which in turn make the new platforms more valuable, creating a positive feedback loop. Smaller, offshoot tech cycles happen all the time, but every once in a while — historically, about every 10 to 15 years — major new cycles begin that completely reshape the computing landscape.” Latest steps in robotics. The real promise of VR. Dopaminergic headphones. Tech politics, subterfuge, and insecurity.

The cosmic web. A big rip timeframe. A Fermi Paradox for the multiverse. Serpentization on Enceladus. Secret sentience.

Apocalypse Corner. On AI panic (and some relevant PR). A New Doomsday Argument.
22nd century blues. Hyperbolic Joy.

Schizoid psychiatry. Inconvenient worlds. Zero stroke. A numerical oddity. The absence of sense.

February 28, 2016admin 54 Comments »
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Making the case for Brexit water-tight:

If the English vote to leave the EU, the Scots will vote to leave the UK. There will then be no Britain. Meanwhile, the shock of Brexit to a continent already staggering under many crises could spell the beginning of the end of the European Union.

ADDED: It’s a trend.

February 22, 2016admin 59 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#102)

(Open thread + links)

Atomic fission. Occult government. The chaos option. Escalate to ideas. A tale from the Hood. Comment policy. The dissident right mapped (not hugely persuasively). New blog. The weekly round.

The Islamic Vortex update (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Saudi collapse chatter (plus). Stuxnet update. Charlie Foxtrot foreign policy (1, 2, 3, 4). Venezuela in ruins (1, 2, 3). Full communism in the UK and US. Chinese takes on the Norks, its own rich kids, and digital money. Germany leaves the reservation. Scary Poland (notable 1, 2), plus Jim’s take.

Commodities as cash. Beyond zirp lies calamity (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The neglected supply side. Business success for SJWs (1, 2).

Polarization yawns (relevant). Against inheritance (note). Lost millennials (and competitiveness). The ‘social justice’ defense.

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3). The Bush slayer (relevant), level complete. Crashing the party (1, 2, 3, 4). Spanked Pope. Dreher floods the zone (1, 2, 3, 4). Trump speaks. Trump’s veep?

Meanwhile, on the other side of chaos (1, 2, 3, 4).

ScaliaGate (1, 2, 3, 4).

Twitter funny business watch (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The search for alternatives. Twitter versus Facebook. Social media versus party politics. The digital ghetto. Biased social science. Derbyshire disinvited.

Costs of dishonesty. Racial profiling. The tightrope of discretion. Discriminate harder. German crime stats. Complexities of religious reproduction. An IQ/income bibliography. Amygdala conflict. A biorealist look at democracy.

Hominin taxic diversity (plus).

Apple against the FBI. What’s next for AI (see also, and)? ET is out there (or in here). Time-travel ‘update‘.

A difficult number. Predation and speciation. Modafinil works. Toxoplasma alert drop. A time-lapsed sun and carnivorous glowworms.

Apocalypse Corner (1, 2, 3). “As the economic, social and ethnic contradictions are only growing in the modern world our most cunning weapon against the system is to snuff out all hope people may still have. Considering the state the world is in today it doesn’t take much to shake people’s confidence in the system. But instead of being worried, anxious or desperate about the coming turmoil, we must fearlessly welcome it, we must celebrate it, we must embrace it, we must always make it absolutely clear that the collapse of the western societies into a raging ethnic tribal war only serves our cause and that it is the necessary prerequisite for the national revolution. Therefore our primary task is to convince everyone that chaos awaits, we must do everything within our power so that a sense of doom and gloom begins to haunt the society. We must persuade people to believe in the collapse, so that this collapse then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as well.” (As with much Chaos Patch material, that merits an XS smile, but not a full endorsement.)

A cognitive bias run-down. Umberto Eco (RIP) on fascism.

February 21, 2016admin 30 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#50)

The consistency here is surely far more striking than the disparity.

(FWIW I’m more sympathetic to the EU stereotype than the indigenous one.)

February 17, 2016admin 14 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#101)

(open thread + links)

NRx orthodoxy (also relevant). Sanguine on NIO. Retribution. Broken world syndrome. Why WN fails. Citadel on philosemitism. Leftism and Christianity. ‘Neoreaction’ on TV. The ADL’s Alt-Right primer. The weekly round.

War clouds thicken over Syria (also relevant). Transition in Vietnam (some commentary). Swedish suicide (and Finland‘s). Collapse spiral in Greece, and — still more — in Venezuela. Blaming you-know-who in Malaysia. Winning by losing. Grim analyses. Stay out of civil wars. A defense of the Gray Zone. Ethnic violence is war.

Missing inflation and abundant oil. The fourth revolution. Inefficient financial markets. Perverse effects.

Antonin Scalia, a writer for the law (as even his enemies admit). An opportunity for the Left? Pollack comments. Douthat at the NYT.

Mainstream Left and Right on the tightrope. No exit. An Indian view of political asymmetry (also). When anarchists attack. Communist defectors. Send him to church. Millennial retardation and psychosis (related).

Trumpenführer panic report — fash forward edition. Trump intensifies. Subtle hints of desperation. “Trumpism is … the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America’s divestment of its historic national identity.” Populism rising, everywhere. America can survive.

Apocalypse Corner — locked-in-a-burning-box version. Doom loop (relevant). “We’re all going to suffer.”

Twitter’s algorithmic timeline and untrusted safety council, plus shadow banning, censorship, and other partisan excesses. (More.) The padded cell option. Chaos tweet of the week. Methodical lies.

Crime-fact express. DNA letters. Canine ‘IQ’. Sexual difference. A black bitter clinger.

Zika people. Leftist ants. Tentaclysm (plus).

Open access. Gravity makes waves (plus 1, 2, 3, 4). Mega-mirrors. Moore no more? Two decades of computer pwnage. Viral heritage. Time-travel hazard.

The complex beauty of virtue ethics. Cheating and self-reinforcement. Defectors from the Left. Going big on Bosch.

February 14, 2016admin 39 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#100)

(Open thread + links)

“Asymmetric warfare only works when the weaker party has political protection.” Cosmic evolution. Compressed exit. Closet cleaning (1, 2). On loudmouths. Power. Signals (also). Libertarianism on a knife edge. Defending Roosh (1, 2). The weekly round.

The wisdom of Davos. Taleb on Modi. Europe’s tech failure. State of emergency. White flight in Germany. Europe through Chinese eyes. Blame the EU (for this). Saudi pain. Venezuela alone.

Capitalism in the crosshairs. The triad of fear. Dirty pools. Time-horizons. Left-wing capitalism. The New Economics of Oil. Give gold a chance. Arms races and regulation. LinkedIn crashes (plus context).

Jacksonians are missed. Private governance made modernity. The house divided. Against primitivism.

Trumpenführer panic report — the coarsening. Huffpo helpfully reminds its readers “Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully …” The Brooks denial deepens. The realist candidate (in this case, at least). Nobel Prize material? A Carlylean take. Unstumpable.

Buchanan vs Williamson. Against decadence. Angry Americans. A Cruz primer. Economic determinism.

Jihad in Europe (1, 2, 3). A modest suggestion. Molyneux and Watson soothe your concerns (video). Hmmm. “Sorry, what was the question again?”

Dawkins disinvited. The war on comments (1, 2). Educational implosion (plus 1, 2, 3). Facebook and Twitter struggle to keep focused (also). Twitter and NRx. Gnon knows what’s happening at GitHub. The Left is embarrassing itself. Unsettled science.

Canalization. Dangerous young men. On Jones’ IQ Paradox. … race (1, 2). Segregation is good again. HBD and democracy.

Thoughts on the Reformation.

Apocalypse Corner — The meaning of collapse. Death spiral. The deluges to come.

AI can’t be stopped (video). A fusion breakthrough in Germany (see also)? Submarine date centers. Israeli cyber-security. Crypto-sabotage. A bitcoin-powered browser. Deep learning on a chip. AI and Google search (also relevant). The world’s biggest robot. A visual guide to asteroid mining.

Alexander on Superforecasting (1, 2). Flashlight philosophy. Cultural preparation for posthumanity. Sanskrit and the elements.

February 7, 2016admin 87 Comments »
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