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Apple Talk / BrainGoop in ms paint.
« on: April 07, 2012, 09:57:48 pm »
I came across this and thought it was cool that it's all done in MS paint.

Or Kill Me / The Certified Thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 11:35:52 am »
Bat shit finally got the best of him
Spies study his every move
To make it look like an accident
The teaching, that is
How will he react -- hold-up
Veiled concerns of something deeper
To betray another, more sinister mistake

Or is it an attempt at satire --
The theatre of war stark naked
Don't ask, don't tell...
The best of what is given
Reveals a farce of misplaced care
That dances to her death
Like David's gaze of Goliath's head

Apple Talk / My own personal pet cemetery...
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:44:42 am »
I did it again...  I left the door open last night and a ninja sneaked in to spill wine on my laptop.  Of course it may have been a leprechaun, but that's not the point.  The point is that I was expecting this to happen, so this time I got myself a spill-proof keyboard.  This only evinces my stupidity because I actually ended up wiping the wine off the keyboard and into the USB port before I turned the darn thing back on again...  So...  Diagnostics reveal that circa three components, USB, charger, and display adapter are fried, hard-drive is fine.  Minor damage but still enough for Apple to consider it totaled...

The problem is that getting a new one is not an option (primarily, OS not compatible)

I was wondering if anyone had tips on fixing MacBook Pro's?

I think I may take the thing to a re-seller to have it fixed, I'm just a little concerned about how ready people seem to rip-off Mac customers?  Apple itself wanted to charge me the price of a new model just to fix my old one....   :argh!: 
(I am a little pissed off at myself right now)

Aneristic Illusions / The Pharmacracy of Consent
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:18:29 pm »
It is surprising to learn how dangerous methadone and subutex are, as sanctioned alternatives to heroin I was expecting otherwise.  Then again, I think by now people should be starting to see the difference between legal and illegal drugs becoming less distinct.  When the metrics of quantity and quality also star to blur, I think the stigma against "illegal" drugs will become less prominent.  The question is then what to do when the opportunity presents itself.  If it were possible to legalize cocaine, heroin and marijuana, is there anyone here that would object?

Propaganda Depository / PlunderAudio
« on: March 10, 2012, 11:13:02 pm »
I made this last week then realized the vocal sample might work with something here.
The song is (ogg) called hereticalwrench and is linked:

Bring and Brag / I made a gif!
« on: March 04, 2012, 08:39:22 am »
I was thinking about Roger when I saw this  :)

Apple Talk / Re: Hey, Lex, SPLIT
« on: February 25, 2012, 08:58:21 am »
I am in awe. 

However I still can't figure out what the dolls are.  Lacking the proper referential I think.

It looks like an infant and it's not artificial...

It's just as well you don't understand.

Does being a genetically modified organism count?

Techmology and Scientism / Experimentation and Causal Reasoning
« on: February 18, 2012, 11:12:34 pm »

"Causal reasoning approaches try to reconstruct and sometimes justify the rules that allow scientists to infer causal relationships from data, including experimental data....

Mill's method of difference captures an important kind of reasoning that is used frequently in biological experiments. ..

Mill construed this “method” in terms of a principle of inductive inference that can be justified pragmatically. However, it is interesting to note that the principle can also be viewed as instantiating a form of deductive inference.

To this end, of course, the Method of Difference must be strengthened with additional premises. Here is one way how this can be done (adapted from Hofmann and Baumgartner 2011):

S1 and S2 are two homogeneous test situations (assumption)
Two factors A and W both occur in S1 both not in S2 (exp. result)
W is an effect in a deterministic causal structure (assumption)
In S1 there exists a cause of the occurrence of W (from 2, 3)
In S2 there exists no cause of the occurrence of W (from 2,3)
S2 contains no confounder of W (from 5)
S1 contains no confounder of W (from 1,6)
The cause of W belongs to the set {A, W} (from 4, 7)
W does not cause itself (assumption)
A is the cause or a part of the cause existing in S1


I don't know why, but I think there may be something interesting about this?  (or maybe later). Just a random thought, really, probably nothing...

Bring and Brag / Ypsilanti labrats
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:30:03 pm »
Just needed to pinch this one off:

Or Kill Me / Undoing
« on: August 02, 2010, 01:00:43 pm »
1) There is a difference.
2) This difference makes a difference to you.
3) This is not the same difference
4) Radical is the most important difference
5) The distinction is not between things.
6) It is not between subject and object.
7) It is not all the same difference.
8) There is a first among equals
9) Possibility precedes actuality
10) Not in sequence, but importance.
11) PRO TIP:  There is no boat

Or Kill Me / 2 upload
« on: July 31, 2010, 11:45:26 am »
Walking down to the beach today was interesting.  It may have been all the anticipation (been pushing for a while), but taking the time to "just-look" as I walked, instead of dragging all my "work" with me, was wonderful.  It may have had something to do with "letting-go", generally, however, quite a few threads on this board also made the difference.  Without having this sound like an acceptance speech.  I would like to just mention a particular sequence of events that was awesome, in reverse order:  The John / Colbert show, the stones and shells by the beach, the walk to the beach, feeling the sand between my toes (which did trigger a slight "matrix" induced solipsistic loop, refreshing, provocative, and passed).  My relaxed driving of errands in counterpoint to the usual rat-race etc. etc.  

All this previously occasioned by a conversation about taking a rest (the necessity of which should have been obvious regardless) together with the pictures, as they relate to my temporality "stuff".  This in mixing "throwing trash down the mountain" with "confession" for hoarding to-do's... Interesting switching occurring as falling asleep, fire alternating with water...  v. cool... this post is just a squeeze before I fall asleep, do not mean to sing out of tune.  just trying to read, and for reason I have to contradict myself  :mrgreen:

Propaganda Depository / All Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online
« on: July 15, 2010, 07:11:08 am »
...  talk about time machines  :lulz:

I post this not just because I am a personal fan, but just in case someone missed this auteur, it is my moral obligation to introduce him to you, as he is a diplomat of the future, of sorts...

To not waste time, start with "The Stalker" (or "Zone"), and wow from there, even though he may still have had a few things to think through, his aesthetics are impeccable.  That, added to a metaphysical whirl, and you see why he deserves more credit for all the concepts that were ripped from him, repeatedly...

GASM Command / InterGASM
« on: July 12, 2010, 11:54:22 pm »
Signs point to know...

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Rinzai School thread debris
« on: July 06, 2010, 09:05:15 pm »
maybe gradual refers to gentle, as is with most Japanese ways.
the distinction is in the distinction, not of token, but type.
like in the picture, both are there at the same time.
the realization of this is both immediate and gradual
like water flowing up a waterfall...

Or Kill Me / words on weak but pure freedom
« on: June 23, 2010, 11:41:36 am »
Liberté, égalité, fraternité:  some of the most dangerous words.  We all have some contention with at least one of them, regardless, their efficacy has been proven.  These words, synthetically, in various permutations, have given rise to modern revolution.  Context and events may have been different, but the ideas are the same.

I want to focus on freedom, and have a discussion about how it is relevant to "change change".

By this I mean not the false token you might give to charity, with inauthentic auspices of hope.  I mean the constraints we put on freedom need to be changed.  Freedom has been materialized as a commodity of exchange, with the strict but strong definition of having the possibility to do otherwise.  This gives the illusion of a strong sense of freedom with respect to how we identify our action or decisions as having originated from our independent agency.

It does not take long to find strong arguments against this form of radical freedom: socio-biological, ethical-aesthetic, meta-physical etc.

So by change now I mean making a difference, and freedom the possibility to do so.  The condition on the possibility of being free IS freedom in the fist place...  Does that make any sense to anyone? :mittens: 

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