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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:18:48 pm »
Pretty trick femtosecond scanner

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The measurements, created by the use of short pulse lasers and bioluminescent proteins, are made in femtoseconds, which is one millionth of one billionth of a second. A femtosecond, compared to one second, is about the same as one second compared to 32 million years.
That's a pretty fast shutter speed, and it should change the way biological research and physical chemistry are being done, scientists say.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: June 30, 2014, 05:13:44 pm »
Fuckin HIMEOBS. ORBITAL BOMBARDMENT. IT SHAKES THE BABY!!!  :fap2:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Reconventional Wisdom
« on: June 29, 2014, 12:55:57 pm »
What if some of the things that have always been wrong in the past aren't wrong any more?

Conversely, what if some of the things that we believe to be good ideas have become bad ones in current times?

What if, maybe, some things that even failed spectacularly one or more times only failed because of when they happened, the historical environment they happened in?

What if there's a whole bunch of stuff that's always been absolutely true and generally accepted to be true for so long that nobody thinks about it any more and merely dismisses the notion out of hand?

What if mixed in with flying cats and being able to walk through walls, there's some things that actually would be good ideas now?

Maybe it's a political system or an economics system. Maybe it's technological, maybe it's sociological. Logistics...

There's a fuckload of bad ideas out there to choose from. Question is - are they still bad ideas?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:35:23 am »
They think precisely like normal humans. This is the kind of thing that normal human brains are capable of. They are also capable of working out things like e=mc2 and how to put people on the moon. Same hardware, different inputs :sad:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Gaining Faith
« on: June 28, 2014, 07:40:19 am »
My delicate, ethereal ego, responds to input. Things make it feel good, things make it feel bad. These inputs may arrive externally or they may be driven from within by the ego itself. It prefers to feel good so it processes inputs based around this primary desire. Filtering and managing the negative and positive feeling inputs in such a way as to facilitate feeling good.

I do not believe or have faith in the notion that feeling good is more important or valid than feeling bad. I don't know if either or neither is more important than the other. The choice is available to me. I make it. This requires neither faith nor belief insofar as I can tell. It's simply my cognitive response to that which is apparent.

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Necronomi-"thong".

Also, Necronom-emoticon:

(;,;)

We have a winner!

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:24:29 pm »
Be still my jaded heart

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: June 27, 2014, 07:13:25 pm »
This subject matter is so - right up my street - it's practically in my house, sitting on my lap and drinking my beer. Eagerly awaiting you shitting on my dreams and turning them into something degenerately horrible.

DO NOT DISAPOINT ME!  :argh!:

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:24:52 pm »
Not really heard anything. Came through one of my feeds. I thought it was new. My fault for not checking the dates  :oops:

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The best part is, I tend to do my best "work" once I no longer care whether I'm turning up tomorrow or not.

Apathy can be incredible business tool.

It's not apathy as much as eliminating crippling stressors. The - if I rock the boat I won't have a roof over my head - state is akin to being frozen in fear. Totally frozen. If you don't give a shit, however, you're more inclined to explain to the boss that his idea is fucking idiotic and you'll actually enjoy the loud, shouty process of explaining why, replete with "I'll fucking sack you" "Go ahead punk, make my day"s

And you know what - sometimes that's the only way to get your point across and then the huge fucking mistake ends up not getting made and the loud, shouty boss realises how right you were and thanks you profusely during the same sentence he uses to apologise equally profusely for threatening to shitcan you.

The alternative is you kyfms and end up having to implement a whole bunch of retarded fail that proceeds directly to failing retardedly. Guess who gets the blame?

 :lulz:


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My first suggestion would be to stop playing dumb. If the assumptions are in error, state said error loudly and question why they can't perceive this error. Embarrassment is a great tool for getting people to SHUT UP.

If they are increasing, it's probably because you have SHUT UP and are not refuting said nonsense with appropriate venom.

Directness tends to work rather well with these people, statements along the lines of "That's an incredibly passive-aggressive thing to say. What's the issue here?" have also worked well more me in the past. If they fail to relate it directly to the problem at hand, it's likely a personal thing. If that's the case, whip out any policies/procedures etc that you can use and start playing the Shawshank letter game. 2 letters a week citing their various woes caused. Do this Anonymously and it'll take a while to work. Stick your name on it and you'll probably end up in some kind of mediation with them (assuming standard corporate workplace). This is pretty much your chance to help let them hang themselves.   

Hope that helps.

Your approach will obviously vary by how much you actually care about keeping that job. If you don't give the slightest fuck about keeping it, you can have some real fun.

This rule can be applied damn near universally!

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I find being an active-aggressive douchebag trumps it, like rock-paper-scissors. Luckily for me I was born an aggressive douchebag so I do it automatically.

Try yelling "Quit being a whiny passive aggressive fuckhead. If you want a fight lets fucking do it!" at them. See if it helps  :evil:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: PUA reaction/info/derailment thread
« on: June 27, 2014, 12:25:03 pm »
Excellent piece of writing Ron Paul.

One question: Who do you think engineered them to be that way?

Who benefits from it? Power. The 1%. The System. The Reptiles. The Nazi Devil-Worshiper Drug Running Hydra whos tentacles reach every board room, country club and high end whorehouse on this side of the planet. Who does the actual heavy lifting? Schools and advertising mostly.
You are assuming a level of competence and organization here that I don't see any evidence for. Yes it sucks, Yes it developed this way, but who is driving Bus? no-one is driving Bus. Bus-driver is in back arguing with rich white adolescents about their loud music while the rest of the bus is on fire while falling off a cliff.

Call it Reptile v's biped. Call it Amygdala v's Neocortex. We can operate on two levels, call it Autopilot v's Manual. Either the biped is overriding the reptilian control directives or it's vice-versa. We're pretty complex pieces of software. I doubt if anyone is running fully manual. Probably only the severely brain damaged are running fully auto but maybe some are running 70-80% one way or the other.

The best example I have of this effect is one of my favourite manual override opportunities - fear. My hobby is going to scary places and I'll often take others along for the ride. You can plainly see when the reptile takes over the controls. Visible stress response, dilated pupils, wide manic stare, uncontrollable shaking, talking shit. Too much stress and the reptile just locks up. Look at a baby antelope in the jaws of a lioness, just before the teeth clamp down. It's already frozen, pre-empting death. No one is driving antelope for those last precious milliseconds of it's life.

You can't talk to the reptile. It doesn't understand language. You need to get through to the biped, who's been bound and gagged and stuffed in the trunk. Appeal to reason - if you don't "get a grip" you're going to die!

Like I said this applies to any activity. Dating, eating, fighting, fucking... Socialising. Who am I talking to, the reptile or the biped? What's the mix? Path of least resistance is to leave it up to the clockwork reptile. Switch off the calorie-hungry biped supercomputer. Too much like hard work. At a guess, most of the people are predominantly reptile, most of the time.

Maybe it doesn't take a complicated conspiracy. Maybe all it takes is basic human laziness?

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:45:34 am »
New age woo gets a new chew toy

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It describes a series of experiments involving more than 1000 student volunteers. In most of the tests, Bem took well-studied psychological phenomena and simply reversed the sequence, so that the event generally interpreted as the cause happened after the tested behaviour rather than before it.

In one experiment, students were shown a list of words and then asked to recall words from it, after which they were told to type words that were randomly selected from the same list. Spookily, the students were better at recalling words that they would later type.

In another study, Bem adapted research on "priming" the effect of a subliminally presented word on a person's response to an image. For instance, if someone is momentarily flashed the word "ugly", it will take them longer to decide that a picture of a kitten is pleasant than if "beautiful" had been flashed. Running the experiment back-to-front, Bem found that the priming effect seemed to work backwards in time as well as forwards.

:facepalm:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:09:18 pm »
Your head is approximately 18.4 times better than the real world  :lulz:

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