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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:54:45 am »
Musk should just buy some of that shit and film fake Mars landings on the Moon.

Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:16:37 am »
You could arrange preservation/stagnation opposite creation/destruction, but somehow splitting stasis into two elements feels like cheating, since they're just two ways of viewing what is basically the same thing.  So that leaves me at creative/destructive/static vs. ordered/disordered/???.

If you divide the static into the preserved and the stagnating, you can also divide the dynamic into development and disruption (which often go hand in hand, too). But where are we going with this?
How about the ADSR envelope of subtractive synthesis. It describes the stages, shape, or outline of change over time. Attack, the amount of time "slope", or velocity at which signal reaches maximum amplitude; Delay, how long it maintains peak; Sustain, the level maintained after peak; and Release, how long it takes to fade? Because, what was this about again?

Apple Talk / Re: Psychedelic Review
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:31:24 am »

Whattup, buttlords and buttladies, it's ya boy Cramulus, back with my usual nerd shit.

I found out about this magazine called Psychedelic Review, began by the heady cats at the Harvard Psilocybin Research Project. It's a really interesting time capsule, a tour of mid-60s 'tune in, turn on, drop out' subculture and wackadoo spirituality.

As soon as I saw the cover of this thing, I wanted to read it cover to cover. (the Gurdjieff piece and the Rene Daumal essay tip the scales for me) And thank Gawdess we live in a time when we can, immediately. Or at the very least take a peek, read a few paragraphs, then get distracted by something else. It feels very dated, but still retains a lot of its original potency.

MAPS has most of this magazine archived:
I'm v. excited about this, also looking forward to  :)
I think the mushrooms waited a long time for these kinds of treatments
Much gratitude all around

Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:53:22 am »
 "IT was only one element"

Apple Talk / Re: Obligatory Invisibles TV Show Thread
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:41:11 am »
I am so down for this!

I mean Legion kinda already feels to me like a pretty awesome TV adaptation of the invisibles, but to actually get to see those characters brought to life will be super cool.

Also, I like how the metafictional context of the story gains new depth with a live action mainstream version of the hypersigil  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

"Proof of Principle —Legion"

Aneristic Illusions / Re: So Dems might have the Senate
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:11:16 am »
That they also called the house so early would give me pause.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: November 10, 2018, 03:47:26 am »
"IT was you and me"

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:54:26 pm »

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:41:48 pm »
 Agency recruitment firm taps Ray Kurzweil for his "Things to do in Denver when your Dead" technology. New applicants are at all time low so agency decides to trick new members into joining family. Parents of potential members are kidnapped and ran through Singularity University in order to train replicant AI's to mimic their behavior. Once they become practically indistinguishable, parents are placed on ice and the replicant AIs take over communications with target children. Applicants do not realize that they are then slowly transitioning into a new kind of family. This is done mainly to minimize psychological shock to new snowflake generation of spies, or SV employees for that matter.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:44:39 am »
Get your genuine, artificial Martian dirt here!

UCF Selling Experimental Martian Dirt — $20 a Kilogram, Plus Shipping

As per the article:

'This is not fake news. A team of UCF astrophysicists has developed a scientifically based, standardized method for creating Martian and asteroid soil known as simulants.

The team published its findings this month in the journal Icarus.

“The simulant is useful for research as we look to go to Mars,” says Physics Professor Dan Britt,  member of UCF's Planetary Sciences Group. “If we are going to go, we’ll need food, water and other essentials. As we are developing solutions, we need a way to test how these ideas will fare.”
For example, scientists looking for ways to grow food on Mars — cue the 2015 film The Martian — need to test their techniques on soil that most closely resembles the stuff on Mars.'

Hardcore dirt enthusiasts can download the UCF scientific paper, “Mars global simulant MGS-1: A Rocknest-based open standard for basaltic martian regolith simulants,” from the following site:

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:36:05 am »
And, in addition to resources and the environment, we also need backup civilizations out of ICBM range so everything isn't wiped out when one of the shitheads in charge of the world hits the big red button

I find it hard to conceive of a nuclear war that would make Earth less habitable than Mars (or the Moon).  Even if you take into account nuclear winter, massive fallout, large sections of geography glassed over, 99% extinction rate, it's not as if nuclear war would actually rip the atmosphere off the planet.  There's a pretty big difference between "if you leave the bunker without protection, you might die of cancer in six months" to "if you leave the base without a space suit, you'll asphyxiate in 60 seconds".

No, I don't think we should go to Mars with any practical objectives in mind.  Someone is going to need to make up some sort of plausible justification to generate the necessary political will, but I doubt the reasons will be legitimate.

I think we should go to Mars just for the lulz.  Humanity needs to get out of the house once in a while, try new things.  We can figure out if there were any tangible benefits afterward.

1000 mT inside of a month kills off EVERYTHING except maybe vent worms.

And we have an ecological crash happening right now.  Wasted resources are wasted.  There's actual work to be done.
See, tiene to capitalize deh 'm' in T :argh!:
What is that figure based on? That's not nearly enough to glass the entire planet, the ice age didn;t kill everything, plenty of animals are resistant to radiation, and most importantly the Chicxulub impact is extimated to have released the equivalent explosive force of 20 million megatons of TNT, with all that entails.

@CN Observer: However, what I said was "civilization" not "life" or even "humans". The survivors of a full scale nuclear war would quickly be reduced to savagery, especially given that the most savage areas of the planet (the flyover states, the third world, etc.) would probably be hit the least hard whereas cities and other bastions of civilization would probably get most of the brunt of it

It is based on SDI studies in the 1980s.  1000 mT kicks up a radioactive cloud that kills what the freezing doesn't.
Must capitalize 'm' in T.

Did you just assume my dialect?
Of course not. I consumed it!

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: November 02, 2018, 03:09:37 am »
I don't worry too much about exploits that require console access.  Unless the admin is paranoid, physical access is enough to hack most linux boxes with no more than a reboot.  Just set init=/bin/bash in the bootloader, and you're in.
you could remotely ssh and escalate any user to root without physical access or reboot privs. or, is ssh considered physical access?
ssh is not physical access.  I would consider remote privilege escalation (via ssh) a more serious problem.

What I mean, is that if you're physically present at the computer's console (keyboard and display), you can often get control over it quite easily (which may include unplugging it, picking it up, and walking away).

This is the sort of thing I'm talking about:

Edit: And to make the context clear, it appears that CVE-2018-14665 requires console access.

By this insistence on the word "console" I predict that you operate in a windows environment.

From what I gather, 14665 does not require physical access and has been executed via SSH:
"OpenBSD #0day Xorg LPE via [...] 665 can be triggered from remote SSH"

PS: I'm not THAT fat yet

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:17:11 pm »
Hey guys, new (2 yo., via xorg) Linux BSD bug gives you root with one simple command:

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:38:01 am »
for fucks sake, pls. understand nature of your appointment

Or Kill Me / Re: I'm not racist
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:14:21 am »
consider yourself fairly tolerant

Translates to: your margin of error is criminal

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