Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - The Johnny

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 197
16

I live and breathe qualitative analysis of discourse of schizophrenics while trying to not go insane.

Im not sure how that last part is working out though  :fnord:

Oh my, wow. :eek:

I mean, analyzing their speech patterns is certainly bound to be useful, but fuuuuck.

@Nigels: Idk if its language barrier thing, but i have doubts that "analyzing speech patterns" is the same as "qualitative analysis of discourse"... so i looked in the web for "speech pattern" and an article of "how to spot psychopaths: speech patterns blah blah..." came up, so im going to copy paste the methodology parts to make a comparison:

...

The researchers interviewed 52 convicted murderers, 14 of them ranked as psychopaths according to the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, a 20-item assessment, and asked them to describe their crimes in detail. Using computer programs to analyze what the men said, the researchers found that those with psychopathic scores showed a lack of emotion, spoke in terms of cause-and-effect when describing their crimes, and focused their attention on basic needs, such as food, drink and money.

Well, i will use a computer program, but thats 2nd step (and used as support, i could do it by hand), and it doesnt do any analyzing... i mark fragments by my own analytical categories, and the program just dumps upon request whatever markings i already from a specific category (f.e. discrimination or biography or delusion, etc.)

"Lack of emotion" is a qualitative condition, i dont see how a computer would show that... "cause-and-effect" is algo qualitative... focus on basic needs is also qualitative.

So, so far the automated and quantitative parts are not spoken about, and they probably are doing the same thing as I'm doing.

Quote
While we all have conscious control over some words we use, particularly nouns and verbs, this is not the case for the majority of the words we use, including little, functional words like "to" and "the" or the tense we use for our verbs, according to Jeffrey Hancock, the lead researcher and an associate professor in communications at Cornell University, who discussed the work on Monday (Oct. 17) in Midtown Manhattan at Cornell's ILR Conference Center.

Now, this part sounds more automated, the counting of use of "functional words" which i dont do at all and is quite quantitative... this is a first divergence.

Quote
How words give them away

To examine the emotional content of the murderers' speech, Hancock and his colleagues looked at a number of factors, including how frequently they described their crimes using the past tense. The use of the past tense can be an indicator of psychological detachment, and the researchers found that the psychopaths used it more than the present tense when compared with the nonpsychopaths. They also found more dysfluencies — the "uhs" and "ums" that interrupt speech — among psychopaths. Nearly universal in speech, dysfluencies indicate that the speaker needs some time to think about what they are saying.

With regard to psychopaths, "We think the 'uhs' and 'ums' are about putting the mask of sanity on," Hancock told LiveScience.

Psychopaths appear to view the world and others instrumentally, as theirs for the taking, the team, which also included Stephen Porter from the University of British Columbia, wrote.

As they expected, the psychopaths' language contained more words known as subordinating conjunctions. These words, including "because" and "so that," are associated with cause-and-effect statements.

"This pattern suggested that psychopaths were more likely to view the crime as the logical outcome of a plan (something that 'had' to be done to achieve a goal)," the authors write.

And finally, while most of us respond to higher-level needs, such as family, religion or spirituality, and self-esteem, psychopaths remain occupied with those needs associated with a more basic existence.

Frequency... frequency of a phrase or word i do also take into account, but our timelines are of entire years, while for the psychopaths its done in i suppose at most 3 sessions...

Use of "subordinating conjunctions"... thats totally automated and quantitative, as ive said, i dont count or analyze, im more focused on content rather than "language sequences".

Quote
Their analysis revealed that psychopaths used about twice as many words related to basic physiological needs and self-preservation, including eating, drinking and monetary resources than the nonpsychopaths, they write.

By comparison, the nonpsychopathic murderers talked more about spirituality and religion and family, reflecting what nonpsychopathic people would think about when they just committed a murder, Hancock said.

The researchers are interested in analyzing what people write on Facebook or in other social media, since our unconscious mind also holds sway over what we write. By analyzing stories written by students from Cornell and the University of British Columbia, and looking at how the text people generate using social media relates to scores on the Self-Report Psychopathy scale. Unlike the checklist, which is based on an extensive review of the case file and an interview, the self report is completed by the person in question.

This sort of tool could be very useful for law enforcement investigations, such as in the case of the Long Island serial killer, who is being sought for the murders of at least four prostitutes and possibly others, since this killer used the online classified site Craigslist to contact victims, according to Hancock.     

Text analysis software could be used to conduct a "first pass," focusing the work for human investigators, he said. "A lot of time analysts tell you they feel they are drinking from a fire hose."

Knowing a suspect is a psychopath can affect how law enforcement conducts investigations and interrogations, Hancock said.

And this last part i just left in because its interesting, not any point attached to it.

So with this basic and general differentiations with what i do and speech patterns, i can go more into detail as to what i actually do.

18
I work in a bank which is more bureaucratic than a Vogon tax collector convention, so I have about a dozen titles depending on which internal department is requisitioning my assistance. My favorite of the titles, just for general length and inability to easily articulate, is "Senior Merchant and Client Review Specialist." I basically perform audits on merchant practices for all merchant institutions utilizing our credit products. If I find deceptive or fraudulent practices going on I unleash financial hellfire of biblical proportions upon the offenders via account termination, seizure of funds and property, calling their mommas fat, and other time-honored banking practices.

My favorite part of the job is being able to exercise the aforementioned powers, because anyone who defrauds, cheats and steals from people, especially their customers who trust them, deserves a bit of wrath. In day-to-day interactions I tend to be pretty mellow and polite, so it's also cool being able to play the part of an officious hard-ass when I get to deliver the verdict. Balances out the personality, it does.

My least favorite part of the job is the monotony. For every 1 honest-to-Cthulu DOO (Deceptive Owner/Operator) that I find, I usually wade through about 300 accounts that are perfectly upstanding. The sales draft forms, demographic reports, law enforcement summaries and financial statement review drafts blend together into a never-ending parade of black and white ink that makes you want to give the middle finger to society and go farm avocados wherever avocados are farmed.

Not avocado farms in Mexico though, they controlled by drug lords (also lemons).  :fnord:

19
It's RT News lol

Just because Fox News (Fairly Unbalanced tm) and the other networks owned by 3 corporations didn't run with it, doesn't mean she's not a former Senor World Bank Council member.

She said it, the interview is right there.



5 corporations.  The entire world's major news outlets are owned by 5 corporations.

Which also own - or are about to own - 90% of the internet access sites.

How utterly fascinating! Wow, I just... thank you for that correction.

Now, about the thread topic does anyone want to discuss something important?

I'll bite.  What do you think is more likely?  That there is a separate humanoid species co-existing with us without our knowledge, or that she is a little nuts?

Or that she got paid to feed the conspiracy nut lust, so people focus on retarded tangents rather than acting against real problems and issues?

20
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:00:27 am »
So you don't have much by way of empathy, you want to amass power, and you came to a forum to tell people so.

Have you, by any chance, been reading M.E. Thomas?

That's a strange summary. I didn't come on here to tell you those things in particular. Those pieces of information were a result of the flow of the conversation, and in turn, the flow of my thoughts. As one thing led to another in this discussion, I was reminded of related tid-bits, and decided to reflect on them openly. Keep in mind, the simplicity of the original topic that I ranted on.

I just looked her up, and I'm quite interested. I may, in fact, read her on my free-time. Let's hope there aren't too many similarities though, if you know what I mean.

Power isn't a goal, it's a method and means.

Now THAT, is an interesting way to look at power. This will dominate my thoughts for tomorrow, I'm sure of it.

Foucault was a boss.  But yeah, that may be a bit, uh, complex for a discussion that has mostly revolved around that perverted heroin addict attached to an ego, aka Crowley.

However, I was going to make two more points.

1. What is the purpose of seeking power, if not to have an effect on the world in the way one desires?  As much as I hate to reduce people to psychology, I would have to conclude that they are probably seeking the sense of security, importance and relevance that wielding power lends.  In which case, like Paes said, " becoming a solipsist and declaring total control over your own reality is probably the easiest way to get there."

2.  Power is socially constructed.  And that's socially constructed in the sense that it's constructed by society, not in the sense that it's not real, as so many kids chose to believe socially constructed means nowadays.  Power derives from networks that exist in society, and as a result bind one more closely to that society.  Sure, there may be specific relaxations and exemptions - society is not a monolithic bloc, after all - but by and large, one gains power in the modern world through a significant amount of social interaction.  It's not a path for someone who wants to be free of social mores and restrictions, and indeed trying to combine the two is an exercise in futility.

1. I was only talking about the acquisition of power because "the affect on the world in the way on desires" is variable. What I want to affect now may not be what I want to affect later. And YES  :lulz: We've established that Paes's description was spot-fucking-on.

2. I do agree that power is a construct. But I see it as one that is constructed in many ways, in many places, and to many extents depending on the perspective I'm looking from. I don't think that society is the only place it shows up.

I'm sorry to say I don't know much about/by Foucault.

I also must point out that you seem to state things with the same preachy and righteous tone that I use(d). So, it seems, the format is similar, just the information/view is different.

Thats a bit of a privilege that knowledge and research gives you, as in saying accurate things.

21
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:48:59 am »
Once again, Cain lays it down.

:thanks:

*mumbles something about Foucault, then thinks to himself "Nevermind."*

...

2.  Power is socially constructed.  And that's socially constructed in the sense that it's constructed by society, not in the sense that it's not real, as so many kids chose to believe socially constructed means nowadays.  Power derives from networks that exist in society, and as a result bind one more closely to that society.  Sure, there may be specific relaxations and exemptions - society is not a monolithic bloc, after all - but by and large, one gains power in the modern world through a significant amount of social interaction.  It's not a path for someone who wants to be free of social mores and restrictions, and indeed trying to combine the two is an exercise in futility.

Yeah, its not about ignoring cultural rules and regulations... its about playing them in your favour.

That translates into a lot of manipulation, happy shit grins, strategizing to escalate the power ladder, being born into an already priviledged slot... etc etc etc.

Contrast that with a hermit, or a schizophrenic... one is "free" due to no responsability other than surviving out in the wild... the latter cant even control its unconscious which overrides him - now compare that to Obama, Putin or any world leader, or say anyone from Rothschild dynasty. Yeah.

22
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: April 01, 2014, 11:30:13 pm »

*mumbles something about Foucault, then thinks to himself "Nevermind."*

23
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: April 01, 2014, 10:34:02 pm »

Were you not preaching moral right-wrong here?

No.  I was discussing the definition of the word "power", and then foolishly added a comment thinking it wouldn't complicate things beyond discussion, because I am a fucking slow learner and I hadn't yet realized - despite all the other shit in this thread - that you are incapable of having a simple discussion.

Fucking flake.

NOT. MY. REAL. DAD.

 :lulz:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Za8HggalY



Quote from:  THREAD PLOT SUMMARY
Yes, no, maybe -
I don't know.
Can you repeat the question?

You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!

You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!

Life is unfair, so I just stare - at the stain on the wall where ...
The TV'd been, but ever since we've moved in it's been empty

Why I, why I'm in this room -
There is no point explaining!

You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!

Life is a test, but I confess:
I like this mess I've made so far.
Grade on a curve, and you'll observe -
I'm right below the horizon.

Yes, no, maybe, I don't know.
Can you repeat the question?

You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!

You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!

(Guitar Solo)

You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!

You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!

You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now!
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big!

Life is unfair!

24
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: April 01, 2014, 09:52:56 pm »
We do not speak of that which lurks in Discordia en Espanol. hirley0 keeps it at bay.

I vaguely remember translating some of it for the rest of you lot... MUCH REGRET.

25
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: April 01, 2014, 09:42:18 pm »
Hi PlightOfFernandoPoo,

I totally get where you're coming from.. a couple years into RAW and Crowley and you reach a headspace where you are free. You have broken the bonds of old programs and either applied a few bugfixes or even new apps to the old wetware. "Thou Art God", "Do As Thou Will" and "Think For Yourself, Schmuck!" are the Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems. protecting your new freedom.

Its good to get there. Hell, I think its necessary for some people (It was for me). However, little Psychonaut, the trip isn't over, you're not anywhere near the end of the ride yet. Making any assumptions, claims or conclusions at this point (or at any point) will probably cause embarrassment later.

Quote
29.Learn What You Will Is The Whole of The LOL, Lulz in the LOL!
30.Yet, the LOL has no TRUTH, except that it be LOLful.
31.Which is truth enough for those who are Wise in Some Ways.
32. Pun in the LOL, LOL under Wit.
- Liber AL Vel Lols

You never exit chapel perilous, amirite??

This is not the same guy that demanded a spanish forum and went all crazy, is he? I kind of remember that Chapel Perilous guy...

26
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: April 01, 2014, 12:28:40 am »

So are you homophobic, or you just think "fag" is an appropiate term to be despective with?

Im assuming the latter, but correct me if im wrong  :lulz:

Anyhow, you should know by now why in this forum thats not well looked upon.

27
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:43:24 pm »
In a truly free market, I could exchange my musings for WoW gold.

Do people really pay real money for WoW gold?

Tell me they do.

They even pay to get items and levelled characters...you know, instead of PLAYING ti get them while having fun.

On the other hand, if they don't find the game fun without that stuff, and they do find the game fun with it...

Why not? Sounds like a game design issue.

I just can't believe that I've been DMing since 1977 non-stop, but I never thought of letting people PAY me for experience and loot.

I am naked & ashamed.

Well they pay middlemen, not the company... this means you would be DMing for indian and chinese farming bots.

28
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:34:29 pm »
In a truly free market, I could exchange my musings for WoW gold.

Do people really pay real money for WoW gold?

Tell me they do.

They even pay to get items and levelled characters...you know, instead of PLAYING ti get them while having fun.

29
Or Kill Me / Re: I Am Free
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:29:44 pm »
 :lulz:

Nothing like a bit of GOYA to fight off nihilistic (w)angst.

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 197