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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: Today at 07:10:40 am »
Animaniacs mime the explanatory gap in the hard problem of consciousness.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Kicking the Paranoia Trip
« on: Today at 06:34:47 am »
That can cut both ways, with maejikque being what you make of it. Instead of providing a conditioned response that attempts to subvert it's cause, simply identifying a thought pattern as paranoid can interrupt it's connexion to the subconscious. If you want, interpret the process as "getting to know" your deamons. It works besser than banishment. Too confrontational that is.

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Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: Today at 01:06:07 am »
I thinks it may be helpful not to assign a strict hierarchy that elevates self-reflection over the mundane routines of everyday habit. Some have argued that it is actually in the transparency of everyday activity that we are most ourselves. 

I don't think I agree. Do you really the You which is in the middle of some automatic process (making coffee.. driving to the bank.. checking your FB feed) is more real, is better equipped, than the You who reflects and makes decisions? If you are dealing with something difficult, which space would you rather make decisions from?

[... abridged to compensate for reduced mental buffer capacity due to presence of guest + baby in current peripheral environment]


I don't disagree with the whole thinking fast & slow paradigm, however I find it's application more suited to the control and manipulation of human behaviour.  I don't really equate consciousness with behavioral agency, defined as the possibility to do otherwise.  Before I am free to do this or that, there is a primordial "I can" that discloses a horizon of possibility. This allows me to engage the world in a way that makes a difference to me. It is not that particular choices are irrelevant, it's just that they may as well be without the condition of being "free" to care about the difference between them. Put another way, not why, but how does my freedom concern me, in the first place? For me, the miracle of it is that somehow I am provided with giving a fuck about it, at all.

I think that slow, deliberate thinking can also be engaged transparently, however I use common, everyday activities to provide more relatable examples; also, to help prevent myself identifying with a tradition that has long neglected the echo of such admonitions against falling in love with one's own reflection, etc.

As far a consciousness, self-understanding, and remembering go, it is not that I am "better equipped" in the absence of analytical reflection, rather, the self to which I am relating in reflection is mostly an image or empty trace of that which I think myself directed to intentionally.  Like the finger that can't point to itself, the angle of approach must be sideways.  When your not analytically tearing it to pieces, it is already there, and any approach based on reflection is a breakdown, with at best an asymptotic trajectory. That's why it's so deliciously tricky.

PoFP & Nigel: I'm really digging the neuroscience, moar please!

[generally, I will be spending more time in this thread, and so should everyone. And, because I'm renting a fire-proof skin-suit for the weekend, I think we should also all focus on how superior MoE (mixture of expert) neural networks are to any previous research done with rich-club layers.  :wink:]

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Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:24:24 pm »
Oh yeah definitely! You can't escape that, and shouldn't. You can't just go about your entire life with awareness cranked all the way up. You self-remember, then you get distracted by something, and you're back into the habitual mind. And do you really want to be fully conscious while doing boring repetitive work?


I <3 Huckabees: The Ball Thing



But on the other side, there are entire weeks that go by where I'm just running mental routines--awareness is just a flickering pilot light. While you're in the habitual, you never ask yourself "Why am I doing this?"

It seems like we only ask ourselves the BIG QUESTIONS after a tragedy. Why is that?


in part, it's because the everyday has been BREACHED
I thinks it may be helpful not to assign a strict hierarchy that elevates self-reflection over the mundane routines of everyday habit. Some have argued that it is actually in the transparency of everyday activity that we are most ourselves.  When that is breached, the act upon which we reflect, with BIG questions, will not necessarily be making present to us a more informed view of ourselves as opposed to who we are not. The "privilege" of the break-down is then more to provide a differential for self-understanding, instead of being an end in itself.  The thing about when I am most myself is actually that it usually consists of an absence of self-reflection. So, that's tricky.  :lulz:

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Kewl, I like how the current git-hub master-branch paradigm works, it's just I can't be bothered with constantly looking over my shoulder to see how some new automatic OS update effectively nuked everything in /usr/local. Meh, don't even get me started with audio VST's. My next upgrade is gonna be an actual time-machine.

I certainly understand the appreciation for the freedom and simplicity of the old Unix-based OS's.
There's supposed to be some way of encapsulating projects and dependencies with independent ENVironments... I'm just starting to hit my limit with this stuff.

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Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: April 19, 2017, 03:11:22 am »
I'm posting here from the far reaches of somnambulence. Two weeks of trying to sleep between a hammer-drill and a cement-truck can do wonders to the gestalt of consciousness. We work with what we have never sounded so wrong.

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Forum Fuckery related: Is there a quote limit or something? Says the text box is empty and can't post anything if I have all of the quotes in there. But if I remove just one quote, it works.

I dunno, for a few weeks the only way I can enter any response is by "quote" instead of direct "reply". Even then I still have to ritualistically press a bunch of random keys in rapid succession just to get a text prompt. I see it as a commentary on the nature of creativity  :lulz:

 :lulz:

What OS/Browser are you using?

Obsolete ones, however I can..not...resist...  What's it to you? :lulz:

I diagnose, study, and solve IT problems for a living. And I'm obsessed with and addicted to the puzzles and the various ways in which they present themselves. Work has been boring me lately because the problems aren't complicated or new anymore.
Kewl, I like how the current git-hub master-branch paradigm works, it's just I can't be bothered with constantly looking over my shoulder to see how some new automatic OS update effectively nuked everything in /usr/local. Meh, don't even get me started with audio VST's. My next upgrade is gonna be an actual time-machine.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 19, 2017, 02:31:09 am »
Evil genius taps DeRPA to fund R&D for new rehabilitative neural implant technology. He thinks they will not see how trivial it will be for him to subsequently reverse the implants function, to make its users serve him, world dominion etc. DeRPA sure didn't really never see it coming, because evil-genius was actually patient zero of said experiment.  Making him believe he-himself had invented the technology was "proof of concept".

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Forum Fuckery related: Is there a quote limit or something? Says the text box is empty and can't post anything if I have all of the quotes in there. But if I remove just one quote, it works.

I dunno, for a few weeks the only way I can enter any response is by "quote" instead of direct "reply". Even then I still have to ritualistically press a bunch of random keys in rapid succession just to get a text prompt. I see it as a commentary on the nature of creativity  :lulz:

 :lulz:

What OS/Browser are you using?

Obsolete ones, however I can..not...resist...  What's it to you? :lulz:

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Forum Fuckery related: Is there a quote limit or something? Says the text box is empty and can't post anything if I have all of the quotes in there. But if I remove just one quote, it works.

I dunno, for a few weeks the only way I can enter any response is by "quote" instead of direct "reply". Even then I still have to ritualistically press a bunch of random keys in rapid succession just to get a text prompt. I see it as a commentary on the nature of creativity  :lulz:

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Life starts at conception like death at fertilization.





Cause I can't get no...  Satisfaction.

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If every fertilized egg is already a fully-formed human, then every human life has also already become death.  Therefore, every human is already an abortion.

[not my finest hour in thought ]

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Literate Chaotic / Re: the beginning of nothing
« on: April 13, 2017, 12:12:33 am »
I like it. Saw the vehicles on a grid backlit by muted neon. City became circuit board, route log turned into cookies, then dog biscuits. Very fun.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 10, 2017, 12:39:26 am »
 :horrormirth:
That sounds a bit like the plot of In the Mouth of Madness
kind of like that, except that there is no written text. more like a west-world scenario but the programming occurs with images and video instead of strict code.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 09, 2017, 11:59:24 am »
The protagonist slowly realizes that his narrator dropped subtle clues, or, debriefings, conditioning his eventual return to the realization of how his actions have been pre-determined by a capricious author.

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