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  1. Jun 2024
    1. As Dr. Phil always says: how’s that working out for you?
    2. Next to his 18th-century beast, 21st-century democracy is a sea-cucumber. Once a wild animal, it has since evolved into a sessile quasi-vegetable without will or capacity. Any vegetable has a farmer. To empower it is to empower its farmer. Its voice is the voice of that farmer. This hollow and passive ventriloquism is the last stage of many a regime.
    3. A country is a role-playing game.


  2. Mar 2024
  3. Feb 2024
    1. In the end, in both these examples, the essence of both the water vapor and the water in the river never changes only its expression changes because of the environment in which it finds itself is different.

      This seems useful. The environment plays an important part in creating the person.

    1. Unless we know why someone made a decision, we can’t safely change it or conclude that they were wrong.


  4. Jan 2024
    1. ontology is mutated


    2. From antiquity until the mid-twentieth century, women have interacted with the sacred through the medium of the household and childbirth. There is the brick and beam that constitutes a house, then there is the metaphysical overlay which conjures a home. There is the bare broodnest, and then there is a blanket of gossamer moss— myths, songs, and spells that provide raiment for oneiromantic rituals and bind souls to human hearts. This is man’s covenant with Pandora. When this vessel of domestic sorcery is broken, due to widowhood, divorce, or abandonment, she spills her curse out into the world in the form of witchcraft.


    3. Schumann


  5. Dec 2023
    1. Glossary of some important musical terms
    1. Usually, these dogmas are communicated through subtle language games—“trust the Science,” “follow the data,” “improve the human condition,” and so forth.


    2. sperg-bor


  6. alchemist6.medium.com alchemist6.medium.com
    1. We have the responsibility to maintain a healthy environment for everyone to learn, build, create, and connect.


  7. Oct 2023
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  9. Aug 2023
    1. Life emerged from an out-of-equilibrium thermodynamic process known as dissipative adaptation

      Dissipative Adaptation, I should really add this to my vocabulary

  10. Jul 2023
    1. SOUND SUPPORT PHRASINGThe last performance directive to cover is quite important, and one that is often overlooked~ that of sound support phrasing ~ the direction as when to start and when to stop produc-ing a sound irrelative to pitch change.Whether the sound is produced by blowing, plucking, scrapping or hitting, there is a pointwhen the performer needs to take a breath, raise the arm, or move the bow toa starting posi-tion; all affect the phrase qualicy ofa melody. There are two considerations the composermust make; (1) how long the sound production can last depending on the tempo of theperformance and the abilities of the performer, and (2) how will the pause ro take a breathor raise a bow affect the phrasing of the melody. Careful preplanning is required to assure asuccessful interpretation of your melody.
    2. ARTICULATIONS AND EFFECTSThis subject is beyond the scope of this book ~ one really should refer to an orchestrationor arranging text for this, bur to provide a quick access and a review, the following descrip-tions of articulations are included.ARTICULATIONSIchasbeenstatedthatforajazzperformance,onlytwoarticulationsareneeded:staccatoandtenuto-thereisnoneedtobesospartan.To review:Staccato and tenuto refer to note length ~ how long the pitch is held - with no change in vol-ume or emphasis.
    1. (like diplomats) are professional networkers, forced into elaborate mnemotechnic encodings.

      I wonder what kind of baskets these profesional networkers put people into?

  11. Jun 2023
    1. cadential melodic gestures in his solo. Thesepatterns usually accomplish two objectives: (1) they provide a logical phrase conclusionand (2) they foreshadow the arrival of the next phrase
    2. The use of dynamics, legato, and especially articulation can substantially improve the overallpresentation of melodic lines. Generally, the use of dynamics should roughly follow thecontour of the melodic lines. Rising lines are typically played with a slight crescendo anddescending lines with a slight diminuendo. Additionally, melodic lines should be playedalmost legato with barely perceptible note detachment. Carefully distributed articulations(dynamic accents, staccato, tenuto, marcato, etc.) are also an essential component ofphrasing.
  12. May 2023
    1. Every 10 minutes on his game boy is another shovel of dirt he throws out of the deep hole he lives in.

      Can I have an AI remind me of this every time I mindlessly browse the internet, That'd would be great meme

    1. We think too much and feel too little.


    2. The kingdom of God is in man. Phones crowd it out. A phone is a sterilizing meme package. Thousands of cultures are amusing themselves to zero.


  13. Apr 2023
    1. “Google Search, what many consider an indispensable tool of modern life, is dead or dying.”
    1. “There is very little left to conserve, but that in turn means there’s everything to build.”


    2. The iron core of this book is sex role realism.

      This phrasing is not going to make some people happy, but those people are just following the path of least friction their environment has provided them, they are not inteligent in the true sense of the form defined as free energy maximization and therefore lack the core quality that defines the human..... what is a human if they are not inteligent?

    3. — the treatment of women as “Meat Lego,” to be manipulated by the demands of “bio-libertarianism” in the service of ever-more atomization.

      "Meat Lego" is the logical conclusion of "bio-libertarianisim"

      I may remember that when I wake up tomorrow.

    4. even in this age of liquid modernity

      IDK what this even means

    1. We are not doing the effective thing with our lives, we are drifting, we are being hoodwinked and bamboozled and misled by those who trade upon the old traditions.

      Shit bro, this need to be brought into the effective acceleration space

    2. "moral progress has not kept pace with material advance."

      "Moral Progress" what the fuck is that supposed to mean?

    3. "the abolition of distance"

      Imagine someone in the modern day using this phrase.

    1. If you can build something as big as Amazon Web Services with a stack based on a simple service call, or whole social networks and customer service suites based on simple browser-to-browser communication, or a robust way of delivering and managing software based on a little process isolation code, then just imagine how big a thing you could build – bear with me here – if you had the goddamn Singularity as your starting point?


  14. Feb 2023
    1. (alternate phrasing for Chomskyites: technology increases the efficiency of manufacturing consent in the same way it increases the efficiency of manufacturing everything else)


  15. duncanreyburn.substack.com duncanreyburn.substack.com
    1. As Barfield says, “the full meanings of words are flashing, iridescent shapes like flames—ever-flickering vestiges of the slowly evolving consciousness beneath them.”


  16. Jan 2023
    1. In our century the fires of mass slaughter have burned low—perhaps from genuine spiritual advance, but perhaps from a general decline in the passion and energy of humanity. When peace is just apathy, avarice and accidie, peace is not a symptom of health. The peace of decline is the peace of death.

      Peace is just apathy. So Curtis, how do I get into the new Regime, what does the new regime stand for. What explosive power is behind it. Who are its members? Let's get answers to these questions

    1. . So power and those who love power will crush you, and your old principles, like a bug.

      Power is a meta phenomenon, it removes the concept of the individual..... or something like that.

    2. Borgesian


    1. Maybe it’s that we’re all dopamine junkies at heart and ascending the information chain keeps it pumping more intensely [citation needed].

      Chain, more like anjoying a little circlekerk

    1. onrushing subhuman future being manufactured for us will only accelerate.

      I love this dude's phrasing

    2. without the ability to compel datacenters and compute to serve us in this way

      That's an interesting phrase, "Compel datacenters and compute to serve us".

    3. ridding China of crypto holdings and mining meant strangling a rival to the Party’s social credit system in its crib.


  17. Dec 2022
    1. Many wonders must be seen to be believed, and a far greater number must be believed before they can be seen.


    1. It is as though Sergio Leone had gotten hold of the screenplay for Eyes Wide Shut and suffused it with a major dose of Phillip K. Dick. And the series pursues questions that Dick, over the course of his literary career, doggedly forced his gradually expanding public to confront. 


  18. Nov 2022
    1. A long time ago, in a data center far, far away, an ancient group of powerful beings known as sysadmins used to deploy infrastructure manually. Every server, every route table entry, every database configuration, and every load balancer was created and managed by hand. It was a dark and fearful age: fear of downtime, fear of accidental misconfiguration, fear of slow and fragile deployments, and fear of what would happen if the sysadmins fell to the dark side (i.e. took a vacation). The good news is that thanks to the DevOps Rebel Alliance, we now have a better way to do things: Infrastructure-as-Code (IAC).


  19. Oct 2022
    1. provocative take on twenty-first-century attitudes about safety, privacy, celebrity culture, ethics, justice, and rational thought itself.


    1. you are being formatted by them. You will be assimilated. ♠

      Phrasing bro seriously phrasing. You are being formatte. WTF is that supposed to mean. Are some of the ARG's real. How does this plug into the deep state. The NSA and friends can track the flow of ideas therefore should know what is going on, don't they know what is going on. PLEASE tell me they know what is going on.....

    2. Digital media is remaking all of these in such a way that media consumption more and more resembles the act of playing an alternate reality game.


    3. “Nature has all sorts of phenomena in stock and can suit many different tastes,” wrote C. S. Lewis.


    4. To be a consumer of digital media is to find yourself increasingly “trapped in an audience,” as Charlie Warzel puts it


    5. “information ecosystem,”


  20. Sep 2022
    1. Can you consider the possibility that, beneath the curtain of your conditioned ignorance, and under the noise of hyperactive ego, there is a silent Being at the core of yourself; that this is your true self; that this Being is divine; and that it offers an endless spring of joy, peace, and enchantment?  


    1. helping to overcome the atomizing isolation and loneliness of liquid modernity.


    2. he cable of institutional Christianity was corroded by science and cultural entropy;


    1. what can be coomercialized for a social good can be weaponized for social control.

      Based and Phrasing

    2. Data is the new oil, the ethereal residue of human life.


    3. It isn't a little robot friend, it's a digital homunculus mirroring your face.

      Phrasing bro, phrasing

  21. Feb 2022
    1. We need to getour thoughts on paper first and improve them there, where we canlook at them. Especially complex ideas are difficult to turn into alinear text in the head alone. If we try to please the critical readerinstantly, our workflow would come to a standstill. We tend to callextremely slow writers, who always try to write as if for print,perfectionists. Even though it sounds like praise for extremeprofessionalism, it is not: A real professional would wait until it wastime for proofreading, so he or she can focus on one thing at a time.While proofreading requires more focused attention, finding the rightwords during writing requires much more floating attention.

      Proofreading while rewriting, structuring, or doing the thinking or creative parts of writing is a form of bikeshedding. It is easy to focus on the small and picayune fixes when writing, but this distracts from the more important parts of the work which really need one's attention to be successful.

      Get your ideas down on paper and only afterwards work on proofreading at the end. Switching contexts from thinking and creativity to spelling, small bits of grammar, and typography can be taxing from the perspective of trying to multi-task.

      Link: Draft #4 and using Webster's 1913 dictionary for choosing better words/verbiage as a discrete step within the rewrite.

      Linked to above: Are there other dictionaries, thesauruses, books of quotations, or individual commonplace books, waste books that can serve as resources for finding better words, phrases, or phrasing when writing? Imagine searching through Thoreau's commonplace book for finding interesting turns of phrase. Naturally searching through one's own commonplace book is a great place to start, if you're saving those sorts of things, especially from fiction.

      Link this to Robin Sloan's AI talk and using artificial intelligence and corpuses of literature to generate writing.

  22. Nov 2020
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  24. Dec 2017
    1. Among the potential benefits are receiving a helpful treatment

      Not sure how to fix it, but it doesn't seem right.

  25. Sep 2013
    1. For they are themselves so stupid and conceive others to be so dull that, although the speeches which they compose are worse than those which some laymen improvise, nevertheless they promise to make their students such clever orators that they will not overlook any of the possibilities which a subject affords

      Such loaded words in this phrase. Not just to the point, but very brutal diction. I also get a tone of sarcasm in the phrase "such clever orators." I might be the only one.