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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 06, 2017, 07:10:50 am »
 Everything makes sense, because aliens.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 30, 2017, 11:33:04 pm »
Concentration camps monopolize attention economy.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:03:05 am »
The jealousy that angels feel for humans manifests the original sin that fractures their souls, when they are in proximity. It is not directly felt by humans in the moment that this fractal fissuring occurs, only the presaging hint on a synthetically sweet scent tricks the senses into artificially nostalgic feelings. "There's a lesson in that. If you ever meet someone who has known an angel, you should run away from her as fast as you can." (Quoted text from a letter Cantor's relative wrote to Kafka)

I thought this thread was for fiction :fnord:
Truth and fiction have been known to share facts in common  :oops:

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 30, 2017, 04:17:09 am »
The jealousy that angels feel for humans manifests the original sin that fractures their souls, when they are in proximity. It is not directly felt by humans in the moment that this fractal fissuring occurs, only the presaging hint on a synthetically sweet scent tricks the senses into artificially nostalgic feelings. "There's a lesson in that. If you ever meet someone who has known an angel, you should run away from her as fast as you can." (Quoted text from a letter Cantor's relative wrote to Kafka)

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 30, 2017, 02:05:11 am »
A person who would normally be a minor character in any typical story spontaneously develops extrasensory awareness of where the camera is pointing (which over the course of the story develops, with intense training, into the ability to, for short periods of intense concentration, identify the nature of *all* non-diagetic elements of the film), and uses this to take control of the narrative.

Or so he thinks. Turns out production studios devise creative forms of punishment for people unable to pay damages for diverse copyright infringements. It's not ESP, those apparently non-diagetic elements are taken from surveillance of perp.-spectator identifying with minor character because said elements have actually been taken from his life for compensation: to serve development of story in lieu of impossible monetary payment.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 30, 2017, 12:11:08 am »
Anticipating how the singularity will categorically exterminate all humans, a rogue team of warriors decides to disguise itself as androids in order to avoid detection. They model themselves after characters of the TV series Captain Power, retconing the narrative to make believe that it was originally aired as a long-form piece of embedded reportage. Not only can the AI not recognize these apparently "transitional" humans, it also fails to notice how preposterously campy the whole thing is, as long as everyone stays in character.

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Feliz anniversario, Nigel!
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Meanwhilez, on ze homecamp, Herr doktor Ratzenkraut maintains that my attempts to bury sleepers over a couple of dead-men perfectly illustrates the vanity of my denial, w.r.t. extending the zombie-retaining wall.  Ha-ha, I say :lulz:


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Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: April 25, 2017, 02:56:56 am »
If you constantly reflect and force awareness of a specific area of your mind (Trigger a specific neural network) when exposed to a specific consciousness alarm (Or unusual stimulus), you can cause that reflection to happen automatically, almost in the background. In other words, you can automate that reflection/analysis so that you don't necessarily have to be conscious for it. The subconscious can take over that particular mental activity in the future.


This is something they deal with later in the gurdjieff work. There's this idea of an "instinctive center", our habit engine. I think Gurdjieff and Ouspensky describe ways to hack it... the goal is to build shocks, mindfulness, into your habits.

The exercise I'm doing this week is to be mindful every time I open a door.

I haven't succeeded even once so far lol





the comparison between lucid dreaming "reality checks" and developing a habit of consciousness is apt



Okay, so I just don't get the lucid dreaming thing.  Maybe I'm a light sleeper, running on some kind of deficit, I don't know. When I think about analysis, as taking-apart, the discursive process requires discerning separate determinations. How is it logically possible to perform this operation subconsciously, without a ground of recognition that is nescesary for reason to operate?

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Principia Discussion / Re: Kicking the Paranoia Trip
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:19:48 am »
The only mahjgickque I need is the realization that, even if They are out to get me, they have had a half a century do try it and have not succeeded.  So either they aren't really out to get me, or they're so incompetent that they may as well not be.

On a social level, I just recognize that a friend is just someone who has not yet had sufficient motivation to fuck you over.  That's not paranoia, because paranoia is a state of delusion, and the fact is that everyone has their price.

That first part is both the reason I can sleep at all and also why I factor "police interfering" into travel of any significant distance. It's pleasant when it's not needed but I'm pretty accustomed to it now.

It's like it must feel to know how much more than cost the compromised are worth.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 23, 2017, 07:10:40 am »
Animaniacs mime the explanatory gap in the hard problem of consciousness.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Kicking the Paranoia Trip
« on: April 23, 2017, 06:34:47 am »
That can cut both ways, with maejikque being what you make of it. Instead of providing a conditioned response that attempts to subvert it's cause, simply identifying a thought pattern as paranoid can interrupt it's connexion to the subconscious. If you want, interpret the process as "getting to know" your deamons. It works besser than banishment. Too confrontational that is.

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Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:06:07 am »
I thinks it may be helpful not to assign a strict hierarchy that elevates self-reflection over the mundane routines of everyday habit. Some have argued that it is actually in the transparency of everyday activity that we are most ourselves. 

I don't think I agree. Do you really the You which is in the middle of some automatic process (making coffee.. driving to the bank.. checking your FB feed) is more real, is better equipped, than the You who reflects and makes decisions? If you are dealing with something difficult, which space would you rather make decisions from?

[... abridged to compensate for reduced mental buffer capacity due to presence of guest + baby in current peripheral environment]


I don't disagree with the whole thinking fast & slow paradigm, however I find it's application more suited to the control and manipulation of human behaviour.  I don't really equate consciousness with behavioral agency, defined as the possibility to do otherwise.  Before I am free to do this or that, there is a primordial "I can" that discloses a horizon of possibility. This allows me to engage the world in a way that makes a difference to me. It is not that particular choices are irrelevant, it's just that they may as well be without the condition of being "free" to care about the difference between them. Put another way, not why, but how does my freedom concern me, in the first place? For me, the miracle of it is that somehow I am provided with giving a fuck about it, at all.

I think that slow, deliberate thinking can also be engaged transparently, however I use common, everyday activities to provide more relatable examples; also, to help prevent myself identifying with a tradition that has long neglected the echo of such admonitions against falling in love with one's own reflection, etc.

As far a consciousness, self-understanding, and remembering go, it is not that I am "better equipped" in the absence of analytical reflection, rather, the self to which I am relating in reflection is mostly an image or empty trace of that which I think myself directed to intentionally.  Like the finger that can't point to itself, the angle of approach must be sideways.  When your not analytically tearing it to pieces, it is already there, and any approach based on reflection is a breakdown, with at best an asymptotic trajectory. That's why it's so deliciously tricky.

PoFP & Nigel: I'm really digging the neuroscience, moar please!

[generally, I will be spending more time in this thread, and so should everyone. And, because I'm renting a fire-proof skin-suit for the weekend, I think we should also all focus on how superior MoE (mixture of expert) neural networks are to any previous research done with rich-club layers.  :wink:]

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Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:24:24 pm »
Oh yeah definitely! You can't escape that, and shouldn't. You can't just go about your entire life with awareness cranked all the way up. You self-remember, then you get distracted by something, and you're back into the habitual mind. And do you really want to be fully conscious while doing boring repetitive work?


I <3 Huckabees: The Ball Thing



But on the other side, there are entire weeks that go by where I'm just running mental routines--awareness is just a flickering pilot light. While you're in the habitual, you never ask yourself "Why am I doing this?"

It seems like we only ask ourselves the BIG QUESTIONS after a tragedy. Why is that?


in part, it's because the everyday has been BREACHED
I thinks it may be helpful not to assign a strict hierarchy that elevates self-reflection over the mundane routines of everyday habit. Some have argued that it is actually in the transparency of everyday activity that we are most ourselves.  When that is breached, the act upon which we reflect, with BIG questions, will not necessarily be making present to us a more informed view of ourselves as opposed to who we are not. The "privilege" of the break-down is then more to provide a differential for self-understanding, instead of being an end in itself.  The thing about when I am most myself is actually that it usually consists of an absence of self-reflection. So, that's tricky.  :lulz:

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Kewl, I like how the current git-hub master-branch paradigm works, it's just I can't be bothered with constantly looking over my shoulder to see how some new automatic OS update effectively nuked everything in /usr/local. Meh, don't even get me started with audio VST's. My next upgrade is gonna be an actual time-machine.

I certainly understand the appreciation for the freedom and simplicity of the old Unix-based OS's.
There's supposed to be some way of encapsulating projects and dependencies with independent ENVironments... I'm just starting to hit my limit with this stuff.

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Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: April 19, 2017, 03:11:22 am »
I'm posting here from the far reaches of somnambulence. Two weeks of trying to sleep between a hammer-drill and a cement-truck can do wonders to the gestalt of consciousness. We work with what we have never sounded so wrong.

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