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Or Kill Me / Phone Carrier Blues
« on: October 13, 2013, 08:33:49 pm »
There's an error on my bill.  It took me six months to get a pin reset by snail mail so I can terminate my account.  Finally, got my pin back and am calling to cancel my contract:

-- May I have your name please?
-- Okay..
-- Pin Number?
-- Okay...
-- Password?
-- Password?
-- I am telling you the truth, I cannot proceed without a password.
-- You are only speaking the truth in accordance to the limited resources afforded to you, mkay?
    (please tell me you are recording this)

I proceed to reach through the phone and nail the assistants tounge to the fucking recessed moulding on the wall.

I never gave a password to this account to prevent me from doing what is necessary when my provider tries to bend me over, okay :argh!:

I'm so pissed off that I apologize in advance and guzzle a bottle inderol with anticipatory bliss at the thought of all that can be accomplished with a partially short-circuited sympathetic nervous system and some catchy 80's music.

I keep the attendant hostage on the phone - demanding that I see my password reset email before letting it go...

The lack of adrenaline bores me and I end up releasing the hostage...

I write this because I cannot tolerate checking my e-mail again, ever   :horrormirth:

Principia Discussion / Finding Shadow Fnords
« on: March 11, 2013, 07:40:05 pm »

Was watching that derivative drivel "Shadow People" and saw this and wanted to post as a gentle reminder for myself to locate an errant writer/producer once known to frequent this joint.  Secretly, I thought this oblique reference might obtain the requirements of my responsibility to that effect.   :roll:

Techmology and Scientism / Cool quantum "locking" levitation video
« on: July 21, 2012, 12:16:01 am »

A year old, most you prolly already saw it, still I think it's cool.
Showing super-conductor locking a particular orientation for levitated thingie.
There's just something slightly uncanny about it that does not make sense w.r.t. having only a limited understanding of electro-magnetic fields, lines, etc.  Ergo the quantum "locking", just need some block rocking beats. :lulz:

Or Kill Me / Caution: Humans at Work
« on: July 20, 2012, 11:30:30 pm »
I have a little mess developing with a personal relationship, and last night was lucky enough to find some people that seem to see things in a way that was helpful.  All posturing to discord aside, I find I may have overly tolerated people that can just be plain disruptive, sometimes.  What I mean to say is that some people are just plain shitty, which, although not directly making me feel better, the attendant recognition at least does allow for that possibility.  It reminds me of the first chapter of that Hand-Book for the Human Experience that was floating around a few years back.  There is no reason to have these negative shit-talkers around.  Enough with the invidious sycophants. BastA. Some people are trying to actually make it.  Now move out of the way, bitch.  :horrormirth:

Techmology and Scientism / Fluidity Pipes
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:22:31 am »
SWIM showed me this pipe that supposedly makes the water moar fluid.  Instead of adding X chemical to decrease surface tension, is it possible that a metal catalyst can do the same?

Discordian Recipes / Hot dog carbonara
« on: April 20, 2012, 06:25:12 pm »

Put water to boil in large pot

Simmer finely diced dogs on low heat till they start shrinking and tightening.
    Add drizzle of olive-oil if dogs are not fatty enough (not necessary w/ bacon or pancetta)

Remove slightly bronzed dogs from pan and place aside...
   Add drizzle of olive-oil to pan if lacking in grease.

Simmer finely diced onion in same greased pan till it starts turning transparent...

Meanwhile, beat eggs in bowl, adding grated Parmesan/Grana cheese and ground pepper...

Excoriate, crush and finely slice garlic.  Add garlic to pan with onion.

Turn heat up a notch, add dogs previously set aside to pan again.

Water pot should start to boil right about now - add salt and pasta to cook
    Set timer to one minute less than indicated on package (pasta later also cooks slightly In pan)

As garlic starts to melt in pan and dogs get crunchier (not fully charred), add splash of white wine.
    [get over it - it degreases and all the alcohol evaporates - two buck chuck is fine]

Timer goes off, drain pasta, keeping a cup of pasta-water aside.

Throw drained pasta into pan with onions and dogs.  Turn off heat.

Give the egg solution a final whisk and also throw in pan.  Beat it all together in the pan for 5 seconds then add the cup of pasta water while still beating for a few more seconds.  Timing is critical.  Do not cook the eggs all the way - just enough for it to start coagulating - the pasta water helps it all stick together.

Serve directly on plates - adding more grated cheese (salt) or pepper to taste.

A friend of mine also likes to garnish with caviar and creme, because he deserves it.

« on: April 16, 2012, 07:04:40 pm »

Just in: Blessed Tiger not mounting on Leopard.

Alien Taxidermists bursting at seams of US border after re-cloned tigger refuses to bootstrap as self-mounted volume on both external media and also virtual boxes running off native leopard.  Stuffing stocks plunge after first rise seen in years as commodity markets ride rough through the roof of zoological necromancy.


Certified frigging technicians...   Certified...  That's how I feel.  It's all fixed now.  I'm just about to remove the logic board...  There's my replacement part...  And...  Wait, they screwed me again... 
That's not the right part!

"hello, certified technician?"
"why did you not send me the logic board I ordered?"
"we sent you a compatible board"
"no you did not"
"you want the actual part you ordered?..."

Synthesis:  do not deal with certified (apple) technicians if you actually want to fix your computer.  If at any point presented with a certified technician, go elsewhere if you want to keep your sanity.

I came across this and thought it was cool that it's all done in MS paint.

Or Kill Me / The Certified Thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 11:35:52 am »
Bat shit finally got the best of him
Spies study his every move
To make it look like an accident
The teaching, that is
How will he react -- hold-up
Veiled concerns of something deeper
To betray another, more sinister mistake

Or is it an attempt at satire --
The theatre of war stark naked
Don't ask, don't tell...
The best of what is given
Reveals a farce of misplaced care
That dances to her death
Like David's gaze of Goliath's head

I did it again...  I left the door open last night and a ninja sneaked in to spill wine on my laptop.  Of course it may have been a leprechaun, but that's not the point.  The point is that I was expecting this to happen, so this time I got myself a spill-proof keyboard.  This only evinces my stupidity because I actually ended up wiping the wine off the keyboard and into the USB port before I turned the darn thing back on again...  So...  Diagnostics reveal that circa three components, USB, charger, and display adapter are fried, hard-drive is fine.  Minor damage but still enough for Apple to consider it totaled...

The problem is that getting a new one is not an option (primarily, OS not compatible)

I was wondering if anyone had tips on fixing MacBook Pro's?

I think I may take the thing to a re-seller to have it fixed, I'm just a little concerned about how ready people seem to rip-off Mac customers?  Apple itself wanted to charge me the price of a new model just to fix my old one....   :argh!: 
(I am a little pissed off at myself right now)

Aneristic Illusions / The Pharmacracy of Consent
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:18:29 pm »
It is surprising to learn how dangerous methadone and subutex are, as sanctioned alternatives to heroin I was expecting otherwise.  Then again, I think by now people should be starting to see the difference between legal and illegal drugs becoming less distinct.  When the metrics of quantity and quality also star to blur, I think the stigma against "illegal" drugs will become less prominent.  The question is then what to do when the opportunity presents itself.  If it were possible to legalize cocaine, heroin and marijuana, is there anyone here that would object?

Propaganda Depository / PlunderAudio
« on: March 10, 2012, 11:13:02 pm »
I made this last week then realized the vocal sample might work with something here.
The song is (ogg) called hereticalwrench and is linked:

Bring and Brag / I made a gif!
« on: March 04, 2012, 08:39:22 am »
I was thinking about Roger when I saw this  :)

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Hey, Lex, SPLIT
« on: February 25, 2012, 08:58:21 am »
I am in awe. 

However I still can't figure out what the dolls are.  Lacking the proper referential I think.

It looks like an infant and it's not artificial...

It's just as well you don't understand.

Does being a genetically modified organism count?

Techmology and Scientism / Experimentation and Causal Reasoning
« on: February 18, 2012, 11:12:34 pm »

"Causal reasoning approaches try to reconstruct and sometimes justify the rules that allow scientists to infer causal relationships from data, including experimental data....

Mill's method of difference captures an important kind of reasoning that is used frequently in biological experiments. ..

Mill construed this “method” in terms of a principle of inductive inference that can be justified pragmatically. However, it is interesting to note that the principle can also be viewed as instantiating a form of deductive inference.

To this end, of course, the Method of Difference must be strengthened with additional premises. Here is one way how this can be done (adapted from Hofmann and Baumgartner 2011):

S1 and S2 are two homogeneous test situations (assumption)
Two factors A and W both occur in S1 both not in S2 (exp. result)
W is an effect in a deterministic causal structure (assumption)
In S1 there exists a cause of the occurrence of W (from 2, 3)
In S2 there exists no cause of the occurrence of W (from 2,3)
S2 contains no confounder of W (from 5)
S1 contains no confounder of W (from 1,6)
The cause of W belongs to the set {A, W} (from 4, 7)
W does not cause itself (assumption)
A is the cause or a part of the cause existing in S1


I don't know why, but I think there may be something interesting about this?  (or maybe later). Just a random thought, really, probably nothing...

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