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I don't like to complain but it's like I started already, so, partner on project I've been working on for past 14 months stole a little money and then disappeared, gone, just gone. This just two weeks before closing on first round of funding: part of the money stolen was directly from financiers. I don't know  to think, and it seems like I got tinnitus, which figures. They want to get a PI... I'm just kinda done with people.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:57:07 pm »
I think I was looking for this:
>>"Immortality is one of the qualities we ascribe to people without having a sufficient understanding of their meaning,"
—Gurdijeff

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:16:18 am »
Me too. It was late. I suppose I was fishing for Gurdjieff's stance on the "question" of the immortal thingie. I don't really know his work at all; still I figured he'd be one that understood the value of the question to be above any teaching of its answer. Beyond the anxiety that riddles my monkey when having to parse such questions, I do find myself in fear of derailing the thread (a general condition of mine). I did like distinction offered between selves personal and essential, though I perdure in being unable to suffer the semantics of essence(s) over experience. This clarification is more considered than I thought it would be (not ever intending disrespect, just crazy stressed by various monkey business things that "essentially" only allow me to concentrate for a moment when I can excuse myself)
[*Lu, having difficulty UN-depressing the irony button, starts bashing it with huge bags of empty fucks*]

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:52:56 am »
Hailing from the western lands, I (still lacking full comprehension of the subject) was drawn to question this:
>> So -- all that is saying, I haven't gotten tooooo deep into that part of the pool.

>>On the topic of the immortal soul, I'll say this ---

>>1. The Gurdjieff work regards a part of us as immortal already. This is atman, in the Upanishads. It's Emerson's Over-Soul. It is fundamentally distinct from ego and personality.

The "part" that is immortal, do you think that if it could, somehow, it would default to /not/ introducing itself? 

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:05:06 am »
two related idead:

*folkloric Slavic boogeyman Koschei the deathless (who is basically the archetype for things like liches and Lord Voldemort; he's a creature who cannot be permanently killed bexause he has hidden his soul away in a secret box somewhere) has been the true identity of every Russian leader for the past 400 years. Every time a new leader has come to power they have been a revived version of the same leader who just died (or was ousted). All the Tsars, and Stalin, and Putin, and so forth have all been the same person.

[...]

I like this, would splice well with a commentary on the psychological biases that enable mental slips like the "Mendela" effect.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: December 31, 2017, 01:04:16 am »
Posting breadcrumbs for later retrieval. Got stuck on third sentence of OP:
"There were a lot of these weird guru figures that emerged during this period. Crowley, *Gardner*, Meher Baba, Mme Blavatski, G.I.Gurdjieff.
Gardner rolled right out of his grave when he heard the company you had him keep.
--LuX, defender of reputations.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 31, 2017, 12:45:25 am »
It occurs to me that one could make a killing in the philosophy game by taking a bunch of existing books on philosophy and running them through a markov chain program. So much of philosophy seems to be people randomly stringing words together and hoping they sound intelligent anyway that the process of writing books in the field could probably be reliably automated through this process

Running on python, NodeBox (httpx://nodebox.net/code/index.php/About) has a Kant Generator built in (used to). Just open it and run. Code can be moded to change rules, and there's an XLM file (I think) from which to draw sentences. Probably just as intelligible as Kant.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:56:11 pm »
Retired Lockheed-Martin skunk-works director teams-up with SRI remote-viewers and ex-rockstar frontman to finance R&D on vehicle, which turns-out to be based on concept art of Buckaroo-Banzai.

(maybe should have put this in News section)

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:47:04 am »
ARM chips implanted on neural spines that trigger relays for damaged  memory-recall circuits are hacked by rougue AI trained to replicate and deep-dream  subject''s episodic memory of past events to fit the arc of any narrative it chooses.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: You are a work of art
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:01:21 am »
>> I'm not arguing against hedonism, Robert Nozick was. I tweaked his machine to function as a movie theater for our transhumanist successors. Anyway in my mind bliss is depleting resource for the mind. *Things are enjoyable as long as they are new or scarce, and repetition kills off the joy of anything. The machine would have to come up with new ways to excite you* until only stuff that's left is the stuff you used to detest, and you'd welcome it with open arms. And after that literally everything sucks. That's one reason I wouldn't ever go to heaven.

Beyond resisting recurrence, nothing gets old quicker than a new thing.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: You are a work of art
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:25:06 pm »
In order for the simulation to be indistinguishable actual eternal bliss, it would have to be non-terminating. The notion that subjects can 'opt-out' of this everlasting state defeats the premise. Either hedonism is as good as it gets, or the thought-experiment needs more work. Still, made me think.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 04, 2017, 03:52:35 am »
God starts Rapturing people and returning them to live among the damned. They then become targets of security agencies wanting to extract their knowledge of The One. This sekret is something they are willing to die for, categorically. All those captured perish at the hands of interrogators. The only intelligence ever obtained was that the unsubs thought they were saving the world by withholding from it this information. Rumor has it one or two of them managed to evade detection and are now very public figures that sincerely dedicate their lives to eradicate the global specter of monotheism

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Principia Discussion / Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:52:33 am »
Sounds like a revenge quest for "an untold wealth of treasure."

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: November 03, 2017, 09:48:54 pm »
Feeling the deprivation, I casually remark, "You know, the one thing about sleeplessness is that it takes care of my neuroticism.
Replaces it with psychopathy. Very fun. It's like my personal all-inclusive vacation." o

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:44:05 pm »
Comedy Skit: Dr. Heiter (from Human Centipede: First Sequence) explains the holy trinity
:lulz:
"For we only recognize One God, butt it is by thought that the difference is perceived."

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