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Or Kill Me / Re: When Good Gets Too Good
« on: Yesterday at 10:03:45 pm »
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I feel what LHX said there, about how maybe feeding children superhero narratives for years and years will lead to adults that never feel they're living up to their potential.

Tyler Durden, in his preacher voice, says that we were raised thinking we'd be rock stars and now we're not, and we're very angry.

Like how when The secret stops working and it can only be your fault. Or how an ethos of individualistic overcoming results in coming last before the world that is positioned over and against it.  I'm sure there originally was another meaning to "superman", reminiscent of somehow transcending the human condition, or some kind of limitation it presents.  (No, absolutely not transhumanists)

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New (used) computer costs same as logic board.  Fixing it myself.  Mercury in retrograde.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 04, 2016, 12:38:29 am »
AK's shepherd's hook got loosened.

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Congratulations Cain! 

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On the home front, all vehicles require repair.  Main laptop is current priority.  Not happy about prospects, need to replace logic board, again.  OS was seven years old and won't talk to the new ones. I may have to choose between being either entirely stuck in the past, or the future.  I resent this, deeply.

If anyone has dealt with this recently I'd love to hear about it. 

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Computer went kaboom today.  Bye bye innerspace.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 30, 2016, 03:29:58 am »
There is only One, bathroom.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 30, 2016, 12:16:57 am »
Human evolution was tampered with by a form of alien intelligence that lives in binary code.  Like an amalgam of mechanical locusts, it hibernates underground and only emerges, briefly, every 2500 years, to reproduce.  It is responsible not only for our own intelligence, but for every remarkable achievement or 'invention' of man kind.  Unfortunately, we don't know how to understand binary with the fluency nescesary to learn directly from it (this is by intentional design) so the workings of most of these inventions are lost on us, however we continue building on them.

For example, when the Mayans finally moved in to occupy the pyramids built by this code, they tried to replace the plasma arcs powering them with something they thought perhaps equally vital - human blood.  That didn't end well.  One of the biggest disappointments our fledgling intelligence bequeathed to us was realizing that our donor was entirely indifferent to the product of its gift: our own consciousness means nothing as long as we can perform one function.  That purpose of ours, the reason that we're not just like monkeys, is that when the binary code does rise to reproduce itself, we have to be there, like fluffers, turning it on and off again in case something goes wrong in the heat of its auto-orgiastic cycle.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 28, 2016, 10:47:59 pm »
Babel hibernates in binary code.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: The Case Against Reality
« on: April 28, 2016, 10:41:54 pm »
:lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: The Case Against Reality
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:26:53 pm »
A cheating god would have been a superior god if only no one else noticed.  Oh well :lulz:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: The Case Against Reality
« on: April 27, 2016, 10:06:16 pm »
It's the other way around.  Perception is not framed by natural selection; the conceived process of natural(sexual) selection is based on the structure of perception.  Just how the theory of selection is based on reproduction, so is every perceived moment of our experience.  This is not because of some Freudian bullshit interpretation.  The reason is that in order to have an experience of anything, this now must also be taken together with that which was previously experienced:  experience requires that the past be reproduced inside the present for there to be any kind of experience at all, in the first place.  The (conceptual?) biological overlay just permits our interest in the subject to also be surprisingly fun sexy-times :lulz:

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Yea, I don't even (really) know what a libertarian is/means, but I do find myself (more than I'd wish to admit) falling for the "rugged individualist" full Marlborough flavor of self-reliance/determination.  At least it can serve as indicator for when my ego pretends to take the reigns...

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The exact spot where you end and I begin is like an optical illusion - its not actually there, but context clues make it appear to be. When somebody close to you dies, a part of you died too.

This is what the libertarian ideology misses. It presents the self as a castle surrounded by high walls - not a dynamic, sprawling city. Not a net of jewels that reflect each other.



http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/wcw-rose-obsolete.html
And yet that unity remains accommodating enough to include within itself not just futile and false distinctions, but an actual difference that concerns me.  There is not unity only in opposition to difference; there is also unity "inside" the difference.  My monkey exists as the fictitious interface of that illusory boundary, struggling perpetually for a sign of relief that instead undermines itself.

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Could it be possible for a free agent to reason that their capacity to act independently is inextricably interrelated to the free agency of others? Can my rational self-interest be extensive enough to include the effect it has on others?

Yeah, it's simple: don't conflate the self and the ego.

The true self is bigger than that little old thing.

Perhaps, I just can't see it, because my ego is so HUGE.

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Equality is only commensurate with numerical identity!

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Sometimes, being wrong's the most endearing thing about primates ;)

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