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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Meaning
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:54:46 am »
Let me check my bearings [*takes a long pensive look at his effigy of st. Christofer*]
[*phone rings, answered, because significant person calling. Moving on...]

The question originally eschews (previously discussed) non-dual perspective to pose a different kind of 'hard problem'.
Dismissing the subjective/objective distinction...
[*has a brain fart about how examples of arithmetic subtraction best illustrate the relationship of meaning to mathematics*]
[*decides thread needs more wu, rolls 18 on icosahedral die, invokes gods*]
The gods now command me to relate how the tetragrammaton responded, the first, and last time I ever asked them, "what the
meaning of it all was?", as I lay writhing  before their awesome countenances in the perfect desert sky. "Entertainment," they answered
unequivocally. Some kind of diversion that was to what I had otherwise been expecting. Can't really blame them, if I dare to think
of what cosmic solitude an eternal being might endure. But that's another story, at least from my perspective.

Now that that's out of the way, I have fewer fucks to give about whatever conclusions my reasoned arguments may have obtained.
Funny thing though, sidestepping any that teleological stuff about destination, points, and purpose, that this primordial being still
has an intention rings significantly true. Though it sounds from the farthest reaches, it resonates at the innermost core level as the
source calling to itself. Of course this is entirely crazy delusional, but it beats having to think about what kind of perversions an
eternal god may have picked up along the way of it's VERY grown-up understanding of entertainment, not to mention it's expression
of interest in telling me about it. Tag, y'alls are it. :lulz: 

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 21, 2018, 11:11:18 pm »
Farcebook, in response to CA scandal, introduces "Data-Dithering": The process by which the reach of their business model is confounded by the understanding of it's product.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:11:18 am »
In a surprising development, eugenics turns on itself by concluding it's own tenants were actually the greatest example feeble-mindedness ever encountered. Ex-proponents are survived by their Darwin Award trophies.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: March 10, 2018, 02:39:48 pm »
Your concern belongs to us.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:00:31 pm »

Does this ring a bell, anyone? Taken today, on a bus, in Budapest. Roughly palm-size.

Cool. Maybe a free party flyer, IDK. Made me think of of a fever ray mix:

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 09, 2018, 01:30:12 am »
Tongue in check mockumentary about the origins of Alexa and the marketing exodus that occurred over branding concerns because the product name was changed from iAlexa, which supposedly was too close to Alexia, a condition they pretended to avoid.

Apple Talk / Re: Welcome Back to Discordia
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:12:16 am »
*clap*. *clap* [as is typical to indicate class is in session]

Bring and Brag / Re: General Washington
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:54:25 am »

Just turned in the last of my illustrations for the new editions of RAW's Historical Illuminatus Chronicles, wherein I was thoroughly in my bag  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Always luvin the thread - congrats on the Chronicles - and thank you for sharing this bit of process

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:55:05 pm »
The flu is terrible this year, sweating bullets like a sour-milk foam cannon up in here. Had kind of forgotten what it meant to be this sick, maybe next year I'll take the shots (note to self)

Apple Talk / Re: I just realized something.
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:23:53 am »
Develop and deploy, I suppose. Makes me wish that we had instead "painted the second coming of Christ over the island of Cuba."

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:45:16 am »
It fills me with confidence that he'd still be allowed to read them in the first place.

Apple Talk / Re: I just realized something.
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:27:06 am »
By splitting the atom we unleashed our power to destroy through creation and create by destruction-- becoming the source of our own destiny, a unified plur-ality of states. The insanity that followed, that was driven by our enemies' fear, which we then tempered with trust in return. By sharing with them our awesome power, MAD now verily secures the world. This is what our country will do for you.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 09, 2018, 09:44:28 pm »
humanity spends 1,000 years colonizing space with gigantic cryo-sleeper ships and trade routes that take 100 years to cross, and people can upload their conscious minds to computers to overcome the vast time scales everything takes now, and everything in human culture revolves around waiting 50 years for the Amazon package to arrive. Then, some asshole finally invents dependable faster-than-light engines, and everything will fall apart if the technology isn't immediately suppressed.

Here's one:  A generation ship arrives to find their target planet fully colonized by people who left Earth 50 years after they did, because that's when FTL travel was invented.  And it turns out that the skills needed to colonize a near-Earth planet aren't really all THAT useful on a fully urbanized planet, so they all wind up working in the equivalent of McDonalds/WalMarts, and die in abject poverty some years later.

No no no, thet're relieved. They were only doing this because that's what their parents wanted. It is a generation ship after all.

Subtitle: /Overcoming Technology/
Cover illustration: Tesla Roadster in space with mannequin "driver"

[addendum, 2/10]

We open on protagonist entering a travel agency reminiscent of the original Total Recall film.
Glossy brochures of different travel options are presented by a campy future-retro mannequin service android.
Flipping through them one last time, "I see the free consciousness upload is included with all packages,"
the protagonist remarks in a casual way. A fake bead of sweat forms on the android's forehead as
it responds, "B-because we figured that way there would be less reasons for complaint," after a long
beat, "Consider it like a nescesary backup, something required for our peace of mind, like destination insurance."
"I'm not sure I follow."
"Well, since you're actually the last client I'll ever have, suppose I told you, would you still buy the ticket?"
"What's it to you?"
"Heh," the robot seems to smile, "I suppose it's probably not news to you that otherwise you won't make it?"

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: February 06, 2018, 04:17:26 am »
So, I might actually be able to talk about one of the secret projects I've been working on.  Have to get it vetted before I release it, of course, but it will be a good example of how large datasets, AI and counterterrorism come together.  The software in particular will have a lot of other applications, including poliical campaigns, advertising etc so even if this particular application doesn't interest you, it may still be worth a look.
I'd be interested in something like that, esp. if it can be scaled-down to work with smaller sets. I'm assuming it has something to do with predicting behaviour?

I touch many big datas, I am curious.

Deh robots takes my little ones away.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: February 04, 2018, 01:07:30 am »
I like this.

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