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Principia Discussion / Re: List of Discordian books
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:21:06 am »
Looks interesting. :)

Principia Discussion / Re: Which age are we in?
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:16:37 am »
:mittens: Glad to see the synergy's still here.

I wonder if there's something keeping track of statistics. If so, does it just like, use human ideas of "things" to calculate what the groups of particles are (Y'know, so if one of these simulation engineers wanted to watch some good old fashioned, rough and tumble slimy, lubed up super sex they could switch to it instead of any other situation where carbon, water, and various other elements are moving in and out of each other repeatedly), or does reality abstract everything on the large scale and only turn on the particle physics when someone's looking closely? Are sex and driving and writing and fighting all their own separate but seamlessly integrated sub-systems?  Are we actually just living in the final version of Dwarf Fortress?

I think Bethesda designed the universe.

It would explain a lot about the general lack of playtesting and overall bugginess and stability issues.  Like black holes everywhere and dark matter.

 :horrormirth: :lulz: :horrormirth: :lulz:

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Somehow, not the future I saw coming.
« on: November 10, 2016, 02:22:48 am »
 :eek: :aaa: That's fucking boss.

Oh hai.  :fnord:



Someone let RHWN know that he's a monumental failure.

I would, but he blocked me from his fart-huffing google group.

Oh wow, first I saw this result out of Maine. HAHAHAHA.  :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Oh, hi.  :evilmad: :fnord: :eek:

Aneristic Illusions / NSA Insider Book: Untangling the Web
« on: May 29, 2016, 02:00:31 am »

Seems to be one guy at the NSA's view of Chapel Perilous. The scanned intro makes me wonder if this wing of the Chapel had any influence.  :fnord:

Now, at 650 pages, there's far too much to go into in depth here, but fortunately, as you can see from the table of contents...

you don't have to go very far before this takes a hard turn into "Dungeons and Dragons campaign/Classics major's undergraduate thesis" territory. The preface employs a comical number of metaphors to describe what the internet is and isn't - sometimes two a paragraph. But don't take our word for it! According to the NSA, the internet is ...

A Persian's personal library:

Sisyphus' boulder ...

A Freudian psycho-sexual pleasure palace ...

A Borgesian world-consuming knowledge-cancer ...

A labyrinth (with bonus Mino-Troll):

Two quick asides - one, in case your memory needed jogging as to what a clew was, the footnote helpfully provides that information ...

and two, before you cry foul that the beast in the center of the labyrinth is clearly a centaur, Ovid technically just describes the Minotaur as "half-man and half-bull" without specifying which half is which, so that interpretation is valid, if a bit needlessly obscure. But while we're on the subject of pedantic footnotes ...

A shape-changing sea-god:

And finally, jumping ahead 600 pages, an endless frontier/a cemetery of dead ideas/a reminder of your aunt's 15-minutes of fame:

Yeah, still around.... sometimes.

Principia Discussion / Re: Law of Fives on Binary
« on: September 20, 2015, 11:11:00 pm »
This follows the 5 cycles/seasons, as presented in the Appendices of the Illuminatus! Trilogy: Chaos, Discord, Confusion, Bureaucracy, Aftermath.
Also known as Thesis(this), Anti-Thesis(that), Synthesis(both), Parentheses(neither), Paralysis(loosening or shutting down of the old order to allow something new or in-between to emerge).

Principia Discussion / Re: Discordia/Eris's role in the French Revolution?
« on: September 20, 2015, 11:00:29 pm »
 :lulz: :fnord:

The Empress Nigel and The Good Reverend Roger have made very salient points. One should meditate on them deeply (that means breathing deeply and with regular timing once the sense of horrormirth at your own paradoxically both-insignificant-and-overwhelmingly-powerful place in the universe sets in... ... ... there we go, keep breathing... no, no that anxiety won't ever go away completely... keep breathing...).

Principia Discussion / Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« on: September 20, 2015, 10:48:29 pm »
..We are reactionaries to order. Everyone can tolerate so much order in their life. Some more than others, which is why there are a select few who turn to chaos based groups.

False (and you have fallen for the Eristic Illusion). Chaos != Disorder.

Principia Discussion / Re: Discordians De Illuminati?
« on: September 20, 2015, 10:42:19 pm »
Wow, that tumblr post complete misses the point.

Bring and Brag / Re: Awesome posing accident
« on: March 15, 2015, 08:28:49 pm »
 :lulz: Love the happy accidents.

« on: February 07, 2015, 08:02:50 pm »

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Duh Rugs
« on: February 07, 2015, 07:52:21 pm »

Last year the mainstream media was quick to highlight a study from Northwestern University that implied there were structural changes in the brains of people who smoked marijuana, even occasionally. The dubious research was sponsored by groups biased against marijuana including the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Now a new, study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has completely debunked those claims. Researchers at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville created a trial to attempt to replicate the earlier results but could not.

Participants in the new study were were both adults and adolescents. They were given brain MRIs and carefully selected as those who consume cannabis and those who do not. But this time people who use alcohol were excluded from the study.

The results were clear, "No statistically significant differences were found between daily users and nonusers on volume or shape in the regions of interest," the authors stated.

A cornerstone of modern medical science is not just a single experiment but results that can be replicated again and again.

The researchers in Boulder and Louisville put the issue to bed with their conclusion; "In sum, the results indicate that, when carefully controlling for alcohol use, gender, age, and other variables, there is no association between marijuana use and standard volumetric or shape measurements of subcortical structures."

Neurobiology of Disease
Daily Marijuana Use Is Not Associated with Brain Morphometric Measures in Adolescents or Adults

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