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Thing is, the more I look, X is already underway but it's not going to work out how the futurists think it is. Not so much uploading as offloading. En masse, we're abanding critical thinking, in favour of a quick meme that looks shareable and sounds about right. No more investigation required. I have a suitable opinion. "Like". "Share"

FakeBook:  outsourcing minds to snatch booties since 1999

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A friend of mine and I were discussing the possibilities of the cell phone boards from adafruit.  Most project ideas involved taxidermied squirrels.
:lulz:
  • most mustelidae
  • dildos
  • dentures/gold teeth
  • old cigarette packs
  • mobile pendants
  • swarovski charms
  • pre-Colombian clay figurines
  • Mexican tin art

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The biggest drawback of the panopticon isn't being profiled and being aware of what I post, its the kind of discussions I am willing to have, and conversely, if people will engage with me honestly about those conversations. The obvious taboo illegal subjects are a no no for everyone, no one will engage on the topic of drugs etc.
But the more insidious ones are topics that are negative but need to be talked about.

Someone I know killed themselves in January and I was going to make a post about it on Facebook, I write it, delete it, rewrite it, delete it and finally give up, because "Its not right for Facebook" thatís when I kind of gave up on it as a platform for discussing Who We Are, with the people we know, to what articles we share with the people we know.
I'm sorry to hear about the passing, and your reticence.  Since the web started getting all spooky I haven't been able to personally solve the public/private dilemma, and it's a shame.  As a temporary patch, I was thinking, what about having a "closed" bar, members only, where personal and non-GASM stuff could be addressed under the premise that everything there discussed was sub-rosa?

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The evaporative cooling of group beliefs
I was expecting more from this?


:lulz:

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But the effect of observation is that it forces the person - the target of the discipline - to internalize a set of rules. They have to behave in a certain way to avoid reprimand, and eventually they internalize these rules. That's how you affect somebody's spirit, you make them build the laws inside of them, going through the motions with their body. Even if they're faking it, still thinking criminal thoughts, eventually this will be eroded by routine and discipline.

And, constantly second-guessing oneself, looking left and right for approoval, does not lend itself fully to moving forward.  This is true from sprinting/running to making art (The Lives of Others).  Biologically, in the long run, the over-application of this impediment is the evolutionary equivalent of a death knell.

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The evaporative cooling of group beliefs
I was expecting more from this?

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But it's really hard to measure the drawbacks - the reenforcement of norms, the bubble effect, the groupthink... a lot of the drawbacks are intangible, or are just levels of risk.
Of the "intangible" drawbacks to social media, one of the most insidious I think is how it reinforces the "society of the spectacle".  The depth of feeling inherent to direct IRL human interaction is covered and obstructed by the superficial visual constructs we first use to represent, identify and tragically seduce ourselves.  I suppose the cost of being the star in the movie of our lives is to become out of touch with what is not inside our bubble.  Now that's dangerous.

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One of the drawbacks I find with not using social media is that it has become the de facto way of comminicating for an increasing number of people.  In the future we might not even have the capacity to recognize people that are not in our facebuuk in the first place.

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Something about that What if there was a dub step song but the drop was theme from Seinfeld made me think about this - NSFW:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN8x2j68fUA

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Multifold Megathread
« on: June 05, 2016, 11:27:35 pm »
Posting here cause I want to find all of these again.*

*For a while I thought I could skim them, then [mark as as unread], and that they would turn back up in [show unread posts].  That doesn't work, so, yeah, that why I'm posting about why I'm posting

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Had the weirdest day-dream last night.  Somehow got clearance to enter this spaceship, pretty weird cylindrical lab-like environment.  Warm and friendly-like.  Everything was rounded.  No harsh colors or hard lines.  Airy and light.

Anyway, turns out I'm suddenly French-kissing (being French-kissed) by an alien.  I'm both in the alien lab (dream) and at home (actually) at the same time.  I know that the lab attendants might have been expecting the encounter, and my friends at home may have been slightly surprised.  The weird thing was being torn between gesturing (with my eyes; hands and mouth were occupied) toward recognition of high weirdness to my friends, and then also (more importantly) maintaining a sense of  proper decorum during this protracted, fly-by-night slow-motion encounter of the fourth kind.

It was like some kind of diplomatic handshake that would have been disrespectful to overlook or not perform in it's entirety, which was around pi/4 arc rotations in duration, or something like that.  You know, just in case this starts being a thing.  :lulz:

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Laptop seems to have mended (fingers crossed).  So that felt good for a minute.

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Got my new logic board back from Ohio last week.  I'm supposed to replace it today (again), get back in the saddle and so forth...  Thing is, I'm really starting to resent fixing a thing that is blatantly designed to not facilitate its repair.  Okay, I may overlook that hex-pentalope screw-head nastiness, because, no harm; however, flipping the ABSOLUTE last connector, connecting CPU to heatsink, to connect with the FLIMSIEST jack of them all, on the REVERSE of the board, too small for EVEN THE TIP of the spudger...  They knew exactly what that meant.  That's just fucking evil.

I think the idea is to make you buy a new one.
I get fairly good deals on used equipment.  New is meh.
Yea, can't really afford a whole new one, and I buy things so infrequently that my comparative bargaining skills approach zero.  Even if I successfully fix this one, it's not really equipped to run the new shit.  Makes the whole effort seem like extortion.

Well, laptops are on here mostly, a couple desktops, I can pm you my login if you want to check it out.
Just now finished putting the darn thing (laptop) back together, without again stripping a single screw.  In a few minutes I'll rally the courage to turn it on, or, just in case the silver compound needs to set a little.  I would really be gratefull for that PM if this fix doesn't work out [results forthcoming].  Actually, I feel a lot better about this just because of that gesture.  Thank you.

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Got my new logic board back from Ohio last week.  I'm supposed to replace it today (again), get back in the saddle and so forth...  Thing is, I'm really starting to resent fixing a thing that is blatantly designed to not facilitate its repair.  Okay, I may overlook that hex-pentalope screw-head nastiness, because, no harm; however, flipping the ABSOLUTE last connector, connecting CPU to heatsink, to connect with the FLIMSIEST jack of them all, on the REVERSE of the board, too small for EVEN THE TIP of the spudger...  They knew exactly what that meant.  That's just fucking evil.

I think the idea is to make you buy a new one.
I get fairly good deals on used equipment.  New is meh.
Yea, can't really afford a whole new one, and I buy things so infrequently that my comparative bargaining skills approach zero.  Even if I successfully fix this one, it's not really equipped to run the new shit.  Makes the whole effort seem like extortion.

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Got my new logic board back from Ohio last week.  I'm supposed to replace it today (again), get back in the saddle and so forth...  Thing is, I'm really starting to resent fixing a thing that is blatantly designed to not facilitate its repair.  Okay, I may overlook that hex-pentalope screw-head nastiness, because, no harm; however, flipping the ABSOLUTE last connector, connecting CPU to heatsink, to connect with the FLIMSIEST jack of them all, on the REVERSE of the board, too small for EVEN THE TIP of the spudger...  They knew exactly what that meant.  That's just fucking evil.

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LuciferX you're right in a distinct sense. A lot of mystics claim that the soul is without inherent gender. It's most common in reincarnation mythology, which I suspect most of the early church held as doctrine until the meddling of Theodora under Emperor Justinian.. I think. Would have to go double check. See if karmic laws still applied after one's "salvation" then a bunch of imperial debauchery starts to make one seem... insincere spiritually. Look up "monophysite heresy" for more.
Right-on.  I find this very interesting.  Without leveraging the political aspect, perhaps we might invoke Tertullian to reconcile the whole mono-dyo disjunction with a dose of trinitarian doctrine, which would tend toward resolving these differences in a synthesis that perhaps even radically changes the very nature of "before and after", as it also may have done to above and below.

Don't know anything about Tertullian. Also... I'm sketchy about trinities. I just got out of a long term relationship with one and I'm leery about diving back in so soon. I'm still a little sore about it.
Seems like another story.  The way I'd break it down to them is that there is the corporeal, granted identity by the soul, and predestined by the spirit.  The interrelation of these is both continous and distinct.  They can choose to be offended all they want.  :lulz:

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