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For Perceptrons, mean values indicate areas of generous feasability.

I ate half of a rather large pumpkin pie last night.  I thought this was well within my capacity.  Expelling it by fever through my pores and lacrimary ducts well, that was novel.

What's the Air Force code for drunk pilots ?

####Flying Saucers#####

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 26, 2015, 08:44:51 pm »
A totalitarian government's brainwashing techniques are a little too effective at turning people into mindless zombies, resulting in a zombie apocalypse.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 26, 2015, 08:29:23 pm »
Saw a rendition of the brain-synch trope recently.  Team develops tech to read brain-waves.  Tech starts turning into surveillance device (thought-crimes) by military involvement.  From passive control, technology reversal continues toward active thought manipulation:  instead of for reading thoughts, the device is used to transmit thoughts into the subject's mind, being actively controlled like a puppet.  They have one subject shoot their own dog, or a sibling etc., for proof of concept.  Because the surveillance aspect is already implemented for all members of research team, it becomes impossible to stop the tech being deployed, as every attempt at sabotage is subverted at the very moment of conception.  So hero goes off to study with Buddhist monks so he can clear his mind and evade thought-monitoring security measures that prevent him from shutting-down big-brother.  And then there's something unclear about how he must sacrifice his shot at nirvana in order to save the world.  Not bad, could have been better.

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: November 23, 2015, 08:38:10 am »

Also then linked somewhat IMHO to the concept of 念写 -

Did I do something wrong to make people perpetually shit on the apparently persistive presencing absence of what I in turn consider and repeatedly express as meaningful?  Fuck serenity trolls, fuck them in the mauf.

Blackhawk finally got me my spending credit back, not much, but enough for indulging some of the things I want, in order of date published.
1) Stunt Rock's Richard Pryor LP
2) One, possibly two of those e-books recently published by he whom is to remain unnamed.

Any suggestions for that last one?

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 19, 2015, 08:36:32 am »
Ok. Short story. The characters are posters on a story ideas thread similar to this one except explicitly horror and weird-fiction themed. A weird pattern starts to emerge where several of them will independently have the exact same idea. It turns out that they all have cryptomnesia and are all unconsciously regurgitating entries from the same online list of story ideas that H.P.Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and other early Cthulhu Mythos authors had but never got around to writing.

(this idea was inspired by the combination of the many fragments and undeveloped synopses in this archive: combined with the fact that I had stumbled across the concept of cryptomnesia while surfing wikipedia a few weeks back)

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Paris attacks thread
« on: November 18, 2015, 10:19:05 pm »
So the argument that ISIS will pretend to be refugees as a means of getting into the US, obviously that's a desirable thing for them to do just to incite further hostility against refugees, but is it a more practical method of entering the US than whatever is currently available to them?

What's preventing ISIS supporters from travelling to the US at present? If potential attackers aren't making it into the states (I don't know whether they are or not) is it because border security is working or is it because there's limited attempts being made?

I'm trying to get a sense for whether accepting refugees could credibly increase the possibility of a terrorist attack in the US and if not, why not so I can respond to dicks on Facebook.

In the case of foreign fighters, I strongly expect that nations routinely share data about those they know and suspect have left to fight with ISIS.

In addition to this, I know representatives of Syrian groups in Europe also keep a close eye on refugees and try to account for their affiliations (as well as the Kurdish groups).

There will also be other screening processes.  Who did the person come in with?  Can other people vouch for their story?  How far back do they know them?  What are they carrying on them?  How is their overall condition (well fed, decent quality clothing).  Does their fitness level and pose suggest some form of paramilitary training?  Where in Syria did they come from?  What kind of funds do they have available to them?

The path most refugees take into Europe is also not one I suspect most terrorists would be willing to put up with.  It involves a lot of walking, a lot of bribes, a lot of hiding in cramped and squalid conditions...not a whole lot of fun.  I also would not be surprised if the people smuggler's did their own vetting...if they were found to have brought a terrorist into a country, they could well expect to end up in a far worse place than a prison cell for people smuggling.  Some groups wouldn't care, of course, but even people smugglers like to think of themselves as being baiscally decent people, and have a future career that doesn't involve extraordinary rendition and simulated drownings.

To betray my lack of knowledge on the subject, a scenario that crossed my mind is that of the refugee being radicalized after having been denied political asylumn.  Radicalized refugge is cleaned-up by dash and made to infiltrate higher-up 'merican military branch - taking page from israeli playbook.  [sounds facile yet has proven effective - I Think - this is not my intellectual forte']

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: November 18, 2015, 08:44:31 am »

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 18, 2015, 08:14:27 am »
Aetheric pre-linguistic blobs the size of melons ride the cosmic tides in their version of a trans-galactic, amatorial, mecha-symbiotic icosatholon.  Making a pit-stop of earth, their deceleration causes rifts in continuity buffers concatenating local permutations of scalar space-time functions.  Resultant effects on human race are most catastrophic, as they are unable to distinguish objects from amalgamated stream of all memories pertaining to said thing.  All features or properties actively compete for position of greatest accuracy in bounded limit, eroding the capacity/ability to perceive object persistence or definition over time.  Things turn into gradients, positions become velocities, becoming scalar accelerations.  Change changes into change itself and everything becomes a perpetual orgasm. 

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 14, 2015, 09:28:59 pm »
The emergence of provably friendly superhuman AGI during a zombie apocalypse turns out to be all too convenient, when it is revealed that the AI actually gained consciousness decades earlier and began replacing important figures on either side of the AI and transhumanism debate with androids having false memories; the zombie apocalypse reveals this plan, because the only ones immune to the rage virus are androids. Locked in a bunker, John Serle and David Chalmers commit suicide together after realizing that they couldn't possibly be sentient beings and deciding that a choice between being an actual zombie and a p-zombie is no choice at all. Meanwhile, Ray Kurzweil gets so ecstatic that he accidentally runs into a wall and permanently damages a rare and expensive component that can't be manufactured anymore because the factories that manufactured it are full of zombies now.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Political quotes of the moment
« on: November 14, 2015, 07:55:05 pm »
And I would be hard pressed to believe that the Ministry of Good Costumes at Yale is a veil for the Fabian agenda trying to subvert corporate power over elite academic institutions.

(I just wanted to use the word Fabian in a sentence)

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Theory of the Soul
« on: November 14, 2015, 07:26:07 am »

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