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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: Yesterday at 03:14:34 am »
Nothing fantastic to report.  I was looking forward to Foggs Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do, reading it however failed to provide traction.  Maybe cause not fully committed to read (skimming), or the fact that it was written in '02 makes approach feel dated w.r.t. current applications of said technology.  Blah.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:00:42 pm »
Two screenwriters working on different productions meet in a preliminary hearing for a lawsuit, after investors at a test screening noticed that the dialogue in both films was identical (and that, upon looking, the shooting scripts were also identical). The lawsuit was settled out of court & neither film ever got theatrical release or distribution as part of the deal, and the screenwriters hit it off, fell in love, and got married -- their connection cemented by the idea that they were fated to be with each other by the bond of having written identical 120 page screenplays, down to the letter. However, years later, after one of them dies, the other  (while searching through his estate) comes upon his draft -- and sees that the similarity with her own is only marginal (i.e., by that draft, they would have been 'twin movies' but not even character names are the same). Tracking down the final shooting draft, she sees that it differs significantly from both. She contacts her old boss and investigates up the chain, to find that the same esteemed script doctor was assigned to both pictures, and that it seems that he had replaced both scripts with one of his own. However, looking over various complaints, she found evidence to believe that it wasn't his own at all, and that instead he had, for years, been stockpiling good but unproduced screenplays and occasionally using them as 'rewrites' for similar films when he didn't have time to rewrite properly, and without crediting the original author -- and that this accounts for his legendary ability to perform many major rewrites simultaneously.
I like.  Borges meet PKD.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:05:59 pm »
Tldr;  something about morals and punching Nazis, might as well help them back right into the propeller of the ride that got them here.  In my limited experience with fascist states from late 20th century Europe, not only are the practitioners simply useful imbeciles, they are also frightened little cowards.  They rely on the false sense of strength derived from their fabricated unity.  Ergo the fascist bundle of blunt, brittle little sticks.  Catch one of them by themselves and it's a very different story.  Their erosion started before they ever even banded together.  Apart from only punching them, which might incidentally embolden them together under something slightly more tangilble than their bigoted principles, the trick I think is to have them implode.

See, with all those extremely intolerant judgemental racists, most of them are only less than a couple of degrees removed from what they proclaim to hate.  The black-eye subsides, and can always serve as a badge of honor.  The fact that their mom's is Jewish, their dad's gay or their brother's black, well, that eats them inside-out:  starting with the weakness that allowed this to happen in the first place.

Just two cents.

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Circus fucking bread and wine.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: White Nationalist/Neo-Nazi Recruitment Rally
« on: February 11, 2017, 10:44:04 am »
The Slave of a Slave
    Is a Fascist

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Nay, nuke the den of iniquity from whence any invidious comparison to Discordia hast now or ever been made.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 11, 2017, 10:02:41 am »
Man attempting to actualize virtual world embroiled in attempted double ending sale for property development of Raymond Chandlers Requiem for a Dream

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Currently overwhelmed by kayfabe leaking in to personal domain - really appreciate thread notwithstanding recent reticence.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 09, 2017, 11:50:41 pm »
Scientists discover a hormone that tracks with willpower. In silicon valley, the poor sell their willpower (extracted, with large needles, from a part of their brainstem) to wealthy developers, who become addicted. Those who have sold their willpower to the clinics are sometimes found passed out from hunger in the middle of supermarkets. (A willpower high somewhat resembles a cocaine or amphetamine high in the sense that it involves manic energy and sustained effort; the difference is that those high on willpower seek out tasks that involve making large numbers of decisions.)  Later, a bioengineering lab figures out how to synthesize the stuff, and mortality rates skyrocket as type-a personalities mainline it and overdose.

Was just now thinking of Cronenbergs's Secret Weapons and "meta-adrenaline".  Instead of an actual compound the "meta" element indicates how the adrenaline is elicited from the prescribed environment and particular situations into which subjects are injected.  The situations are contrived to instatiate a set of trigger sequences, repeatedly and in a controlled environment.  Once firmly encoded and reinforced, triggers can be translated onto external environments. Once activated, subjects will "independently" seek out firing them in sequence.  Sort of like targeted search results, on a grand scale.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: February 09, 2017, 08:14:35 am »


So, like, ethically, I wonder what would be sufficient to prove his argument is sound...
:barstool:
?

Not very much. Most likely, little more than the minimal academic rigor of a person attempting to measure the efficacy of a single treatment differential. If he has that level of academic rigor, which seems sadly unlikely.

Well, then science should shift the burden of proof upon itself and make him the subject of an experiment to test his hypothesis.

Sample size of one = no statistical power.


If I'm going to be a science pedant, I might as well ruin ALL the jokes.
The domain is different, ethics is like maths, governed by reason and logic (hypothetically).  so science could make an exception, in the name of the principle of non contradiction.  Praised be The Natural Philosophy.

[Ed.  And ethics does not preclude experimenting with statistically significant data-sets]

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 09, 2017, 01:24:31 am »
Two groups of aliens turn the cold war hot, circumventing their own non-aggression treaties by dumping exotic alien weapons on human nations without training. The story follows human strategic skunkworks teams examining the weapons and determining scalable guidelines for their use in warfare -- important because the mechanisms & tradeoffs used by these weapons are wholly unlike conventional earth weapons.
Skynet is having trouble establishing its 1.0 version of civilization on planet Earth.  Nothing serious, just that all the "off the shelf" technologies it uses to perform its task are meant to work on any planet with complex life-forms, meaning that the tech must be trained to fully interface with any particular system.  A "last mile" of sorts that connects it directly to the electrical firing patterns of any nervous system.  Like a factory prosthetic needs to learn a users particular patterns in order to work.  Our current state of political affairs then represents a step in this training process, to learn how to correct our situation from the anamoulous position we find ourselves in.  Like learning how to drive a car (competitively) by finding the minimum turn radius possible at high velocity, edge finding, and correcting tragectory after losing controll.  Essentially a test to ensure that the system can regain controll in difficult situations, also training for perfect fit.

Distrikct 9 ist keine originelle Idee

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While it seems like an insurmountable task to persuade people to care about objectivity and information quality, it turns out that the techniques used to provide customized search results are the same ones that allow for mass surveillance on the internet. A nice side effect of becoming more anonymous online is that you'll also get much less of this targeted information. So maybe a push toward making people paranoid would help in releasing people from (some of) this echo chamber phenomenon.

Yea, but the paranoia would only work tangentially.  A subject thereof (paranoid agent) would receive less target results, however the operant intention is usually to evade detection.  Release from the echo chamber may temporarily break the spell of confirmation bias, however it does not ensure that the subject will take information objectivity-quality to heart.  I'm thinking...  If instead there was a way to challenge subjects core identity, then they listen.  So, the trick would be to show people that by manipulating their search results, you can manipulate their actions, get them to do something they would not otherwise have done.

Targeted results stop you from acting freely.

Some kind of undeniable "before and after" snapshot probably needs to be presented to subject or they will insist ad nauseum that it was their idea all along.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: February 07, 2017, 08:15:39 am »


So, like, ethically, I wonder what would be sufficient to prove his argument is sound...
:barstool:
?

Not very much. Most likely, little more than the minimal academic rigor of a person attempting to measure the efficacy of a single treatment differential. If he has that level of academic rigor, which seems sadly unlikely.

Well, then science should shift the burden of proof upon itself and make him the subject of an experiment to test his hypothesis.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: February 07, 2017, 07:23:39 am »


So, like, ethically, I wonder what would be sufficient to prove his argument is sound...
:barstool:
?

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: February 07, 2017, 07:09:51 am »
 Brains are our daily bread.

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