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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Coronavirus data and events as they come in
« Last post by LuciferX on Yesterday at 09:10:15 pm »
Moderna results look similar to the Pfizer, vaccine seems to take effect in a little under 2 weeks. Overall efficacy of vaccine levels off at about 80% after the first shot, and like 95% two weeks after the second.


FDA briefing document (sponsored by Moderna and not independently corroborated by FDA):
https://www.fda.gov/media/144434/download
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High Weirdness / Re: Pyle
« Last post by hirley0 on Yesterday at 07:48:53 pm »
May 14
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Got my first shot of Pfizer on Wednesday, and found the following nice plot while looking for some "real" data on how long it would take to become effective.

Looks like it does nothing for the first week or so, and then abruptly starts working after 11-12 days.  I would have thought there would be a wider transition region?  But I guess it's hard to eyeball that sort of thing.





Original article link
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Or Kill Me / Re: from kether to malkuth
« Last post by Cramulus on Yesterday at 02:11:12 pm »
:mittens:


love the image of the anti-tower of babel


what an illegible being
what an illegible world
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Or Kill Me / from kether to malkuth
« Last post by Sepia on Yesterday at 01:15:31 am »
the heart submits to golden fallacies, once sunk once sunken cities - leave them be down in their abyss for their magics and superstitional ways have no place up here in the light, the light of reason the light of science the light of god
there are churches in the abyss that tell their pupils that the world is ending because languages dies out, popular dialects deform and transition into something else but the king of atlantis knows that this is progression, this is time, the screams of the eternal machine is heard throughout the multiverse and it trudges forward once more, time

time will come to the king of atlantis and all his kin and they will be thrown up into the light once more as science is replaced

anger dreams of destiny, rage dreams of the tower

chains dream of freedom and the tower dreams sweet dreams about not falling, never needing to be caught, never needing to be quite so melodramatic again but it would be folly to deny what we currently (do not) understand as magic

as language devolves as language becomes guttural as language transforms into new shedding old, the king walks from his winter palace and the new sounds sound like the old sounds and every conversation every discussion becomes clear and the sweat runs like tears as we discharge are discharged into this

to be bribed to be buried, here under the tower, underneath the shadow

in thine kingdom, the shadows are long and no man speaks the truth and no man speaks a lie, we hear what we want to hear having perfected the reversed glossolalia, building the anti-tower of babel into the heart of every breathing soul as nobody understands, everything is a conversation about bros talking feelings and none understanding but everyone empathic enough to nod, weep and share something like we all share something and nothing means anything but we are never lonely just wishing we were alone

the kingdom, where magic and science exist in duality and in this impossible scenario we will still be dreaming utopian dreams

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High Weirdness / Re: BanK
« Last post by hirley0 on May 12, 2021, 04:15:43 am »
5/13@9:30✓✓


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"Serious parody: Discordianism as liquid religion" by Mäkelä & Petsche, Cult. & Rel., 14(4):411-423

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14755610.2013.841269

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260383131_Serious_parody_Discordianism_as_liquid_religion

The second link has a better chance of having the full text. The first may work better for people with library access.

It's a short article. It does a good job of describing my experience as a Discordian. The whole business of this "religion" - it's a parody - or is it? No, seriously, it's a joke.

But the more you look into it, the more there is to seriously laugh about. Horrormirth, GRINs and all.

Liquid Religion refers to the infusing of sacred concepts and actions into the behavior of otherwise non-religious people. The concept of 'liquid religion' is enticing. The idea seems to be that religiosity seeps through the cracks or that elements of worship or gathering in faith are useful and enlightening for atheists or people from different faiths.

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Apple Talk / Re: Edicts
« Last post by Doktor Howl on May 10, 2021, 09:56:03 pm »
I'm enjoying the hell out of this.
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Apple Talk / Re: Edicts
« Last post by LMNO on May 10, 2021, 07:52:53 pm »
Nice.
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Apple Talk / Re: Edicts
« Last post by chaotic neutral observer on May 09, 2021, 05:38:03 pm »
#1: Righteousness

Morality is an individual person's idea of right-and-wrong.
Legality is the government's idea of right-and-wrong.
Ethics is a philosopher's (or corporate headquarters') idea of right-and-wrong.

Justice, however, is an ideal, perfect and absolute--and therefore, subject to being used as a label to justify mushy human constructs.
If an individual wants revenge, they call it justice.  The government tacks "department of justice" on their legal institutions.

Beware of conflation of the above concepts, especially when the labels get swapped around.
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