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We had to start a fear campaign about that body of water because in it's depths we would otherwise find the heart of that tautological machinery which binds us to this earth in service perpetual to the old ones.

[edit; Pergamos beat me to it] Reminds me of that chap Lloyd, and his Tragedy of the Commons, where IIRC the rational self-interest of users acts independently of others, thereby depleting common resources.  This assumes, however, that rational self-interest must be at odds with ethical reasoning.

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?

In the end, there is absolutely nothing rational about entirely depleting a common resource, because reason cannot defend an action that undermines the conditions required by it in the first place:
fishing all the fish != fishing.

A little neo-Kantian idealism practically never hurt no one.

(I replaced not having a filter with overfishing, I hope that still works;)

Got some kind of eschatological reunion coming up mid-may, where we are to meet different versions of ourselves from across time: 90% from the past (plus offspring), 10% impressionable snot faced punks from the future.  I have half a mind to attend and was wondering what kind of literature I could disseminate.  It would be a good vector.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Utah can't into filters on porn searches
« on: April 24, 2016, 09:33:08 pm »
Porn is the commodification of human beings, but so is wage labor.  Porn is different in that it is he commodification of the sexual act.

Disagree.  Selling your labor is not the same as selling your person.

This is as true when your labor is sex as when it is any other sort of labor though.  Porn stars and other sex workers sell their labor, not their bodies.
Thank you for sharing these distinctions - food for thought here.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:41:22 pm »
Well, what's missing from that picture is a time-piece.
Everything I've heard about North Korea suggests it read 1984 as a guide book.  Or else, Eric Blair was actually a time traveller who based his books on what he had experienced while travelling in contemporary DPRK.
How are they supposed to know it's not 1984 :lulz:

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:23:56 pm »
Looks like there might be some science to explain Nasa's voodoo thruster :eek:
I like how they can vary the thrust by changing the frequency, like a rainbow-voudoo drive =)

I had a guy threaten to sue me today because I wouldn't let him put 500 gallons of diesel fuel into two giant non-D.O.T. approved tanks sitting on the back of his flat bed truck. Then the manager on duty called me and told me to let him do it, ruining all my fun.

Reclaimed some of said lost fun when the fire department showed up, then lost some of it again when they totally didn't make him stop.  :?

Fingers crossed that the diesel is powering generators for a free party =)

Well, to be completely frank...

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 17, 2016, 10:31:51 pm »
Telling of Cinderella in which her step-family omits relaying anything about the ball, because they believe it would be kind, and of greater utility, not to taunt her with the unobtainable.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 16, 2016, 01:05:06 am »
Biggest problem faced by thought-control experiments to manipulate operatives in the field has traditionally been inherant risk-aversion behaviour of humans.  Disabling higher cognitive and executive ordering circuits would make subject more susceptible to suggestion, however the survival instict remains in effect, mitigating the extent of said susceptibility.  This is all about to change.

You may have noticed the preponderance of psychiatric medication prescribed to the American public.  Not long ago it was SSRI's, then atypical anti-psychotics took over as the most prescribed 'meds'.  If the first one didn't, the second should have raised some eyebrows.  What do they both have in common?  Turns out SSRI'S also have a strong affinity for the D2 receptor (or subtypes), the ones involved in how the brain evaluates risk.

The covert reason for prescribing all these D2 receptor agonists was not to attenuate risk-taking behaviour of American public, although it is a nice side-effect, primarily, it was for rebound reaction that occurs during withdrawal.  You don't want to be dependent on directly administering something to the subject of manipulation, instead, it is easier to simply discontinue the regimen that keeps them in place to indirectly initiate full control of asset.  Responsivity trials completed, departmental relase pending.

"Well, then mind-nourishment!" said Big Concealment. "You have only to rest in inaction and things will transform themselves. Smash your form and body, spit out hearing and eyesight, forget you are a thing among other things, and you may join in great unity with the deep and boundless. Undo the mind, slough off spirit, be blank and soulless, and the ten thousand things one by one will return to the root return to the root and not know why. Dark and undifferentiated chaos to the end of life none will depart from it. But if you try to know it, you have already departed from it. Do not ask what its name is, do not try to observe its form. Things will live naturally and of themselves."
- Hong Meng (On the Taoist side of thigh slapping)

This morning I was reading the Mahamudra on mind:
Since it is not composed of any substance or mark of duality, it cannot be fully described by an analogy.  It has not been produced by any cause in the beginning.  It is free from birth.  Being empty of all identity in the present, it is without a dwelling.  Finally, neither can it's passage be traced nor can it's emergence cease; it remains ever unceasing.  Since it has not been born from a cause, it cannot be destroyed through conditions.  Because it's origin is not rooted in time, it encompases all times.  Being detached from a substantive reality of arising, settlement, or cessation, it remains an uninterrupted stream.  The intrinsic nature dwells indiscriminately in all beings alike - awakened and unwakened, good and bad - transcending finite progression and regression.  It exists in all sentient beings whether or not they are aware of it, leaving no possibility for anyone to either gain or lose it.  It is immutable as it is not subject to transient increase or decrease.
Got this last night from the big tumbler in the sea.

Absent authority, on personal recognizance, without mercy, is there a responsibility that concerns you beyond the circumspection of being fucked?

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking; could you clarify?

I was reading what you said about Buddhism, about personal responsibility, and it it seemed primarily about avoiding doing the wrong thing.  Instead, I was wondering if there was "something" positive you got out of it other than being "significantly less of an asshole".  Its interesting how otherwise the whole venture seems subtractive, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Absent authority, on personal recognizance, without mercy, is there a responsibility that concerns you beyond the circumspection of being fucked?

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