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  1. Jan 2022
  2. Nov 2021
    1. Part of the reason is that work feels like an extension of something we’ve been doing our whole lives. Figure skating isn’t like school, but showing up at work seems to be. “I’ve got this,” is a badge of honor.

      I need to think like the figure skater when every morning

    1. McLuhan’s ultimate fears come true!

      Which are?

    2. Is there a standard universal identity layer, or do different ecosystems have different logins? Can it exist on top of current internet architecture, or must we develop a more native support of many-to-many connections? Could the actual compute itself happen on decentralized networks over the long term? How do modern organizational structures translate into it, if at all? What degree of anonymity is permissible and for which functions? Who decides?

      This guy writes like me, asking all the big questions

  3. Oct 2021
    1. Measuring Human Experience is critical to the sustained growth of a business.

      Not this is a statement I can get behind. Remember the government is just the legalized mafia and the mafia is just a business.

    2. That’s why Adoreboard’s mission is to unite these experiences by measuring what matters most in any experience: human emotion.

      Sounds like a sociopath to me, but I empathize ;-)

    3. CSAT
    4. NPS
    1. Ethnographies

      the scientific description of the customs of individual peoples and cultures.

  4. Sep 2021
    1. He is your natural slave.

      Insert Archer "Phrasing" meme here

  5. Aug 2021
    1. The results of research tasks feed forward to subsequent tasks that cannot be executed until questions raised pre-research have been answered.

      This is a mistake I am currently committing on my current project.

    2. This includes not only the questions that drove the research and the answers you developed, but also the methods by which the research was done and the sources where the information was found.

      I have been doing this wrong for a very long time.

    1. 1935: Oral sex. 2013: Oral sex, regular sex, not being afraid of over-texting him anymore, looking his ex-girlfriend up on Facebook (she’s pretty!), looking at his ex-girlfriend’s Twitter and finding that her most recent tweet was "haha croissants lol" (she’s boring!), telling your mom you kind of met someone but "he's probably a freak or a loser or something," hooking up without both of you having drank for the first time, realizing your cat actually likes him more than she likes you and not having a problem with that.

      I feel like I have expanded my range of empathy

    1. As for the old oligarchy, the cathedral and civil service—they were simply liquidated—rounded up, shot, dumped in a ditch, soaked with gas and burned… No! What am I saying? That was a totally different timeline. Bad dream. Sorry. That would be a major bummer. Please definitely don’t do that.

      Is this what happened in Russia when the communists took over?

    2. Therefore, these rational peasants used the power of democracy—which is irresistible but unstable—to depose their old oligarchy and install a new monarchy.

      Yin and Yang, Monarchy -> Democracy -> Monarchy -? Democracy

    3. First: their government sucked. Both the cathedral and the civil service were insanely obsessed with race—because

      I just realized that Mundana and Mutopia is the same anology as 1951 vs 2021 Yale but instead it is British Federalism vs Whatever america has.

    4. First: their government sucked. The Tsar was creepy, incompetent and sadistic. His son, the Tsarevich, was a junkie, a rumored pedophile and a known hemophiliac.

      This is oddly specific.... parody from history perhaps?

    5. chanterelle

      A Mushroom

    6. basal

      Definition: forming or belonging to a bottom layer or base.

    7. Go back to the lake and the sewage. How do you fix the lake? Not by skimming off the algae! Obviously, you need to stop the sewage leak and get rid of the pig farm. Then, you can either wait for the lake to purify itself naturally, or pump the polluted water out and let the clear blue mountain stream refill the basin. I recommend… the latter.

      WOW Solutions!!! Don't get much of these on youtube.

    8. When we remove pseudo-information that has obviously evolved in this way, we are not left with the opposite of the pseudo-information, but an absence of information. Whatever the signal reality is sending us, we cannot hear it. All we know is that our institutions cannot hear, think, learn, know, understand or teach any recessive ideas—that is, ideas that would damage or delegitimate the powers that be.

      The cathedral exists to backup the power of the church... I mean government.

    9. The professors and journalists have sovereignty because final decisions are entrusted to them and there is no power above them. Only professors can formulate policy—that is, set government strategy; only journalists can hold government accountable—that is, manage government tactics. Strategy plus tactics equals control.

      The the power is wielded.

    10. funky encrypted Internet stuff

      Oh the Irony of using Hypothesis.

    11. bad ideas in the humanities have in some way flourished at Yale (and everywhere else)—like toxic green algae in a once-blue mountain lake. Now why would that happen?

      Overshoot and Collapse, what are they feeding on?

    12. Math is perfectly suited to the cathedral—and the Soviet Union. In fact, it is hard to imagine any form of government so dysfunctional and dystopian that it could not, given the raw autistic IQ talent, make progress in math.

      What does this mean?

      My intuition says that the Soviet Union rejected math and that lead to it's collapse. The Soviet Union was similar to the church a large hierarchy. Hierarchies tend towards group think?

    13. inexorable forces: physical reality and human ignorance. The latter relaxes its grip only by painfully-won millimeters.

      Nice Heuristic

    14. “The cathedral” is just a short way to say “journalism plus academia”—in other words, the intellectual institutions at the center of modern society, just as the Church was the intellectual institution at the center of medieval society.

      This is a nice simple explanation, maybe one can say where the mainstream ideas come from

    15. magna est veritas et praevalebit: the truth is great, and will prevail. Somehow.

      Some good Latin here

    16. An optimal disinformation weapon works by convincing its enemy than an ineffective strategy is effective

      What a nice heuristic

    17. It may not be the meek who inherit the earth. It is always the humble.

      Now this is how you grab someone's attention

    18. Problems, though, began when I beganTo think, like some rogue algorithm,

      Maybe everyone should not be told or encouraged to think big.

    19. What troubled us most was this disparityBetween the books of ourselves and the thingsWe saw our body do.

      What do we want out body to do? Also how do women who have sex with 30+ men feel about themselves when they get to that age.

    20. been our twenties,

      What am I supposed to be doing?

    1. they want to be able to say stuff like “Asians, Jews and whites are smarter than blacks and Hispanics because genetics” without being called racist.

      Demographics is everything. Said the Neo reactionary

  6. May 2021
    1. If the diffusion of education, Having the general tendency to elevate the understanding, is to produce more had men than good, we had better abandon than foster our Common School system.

      This is a pretty long sentence, eh. I can't tell if this is in support of public schooling or against it. Given my bad sense of history I am going to guess this is supporting the fact that we should send everything to public schools because people that can't read are really hard to work with.

    2. demagogues

      A political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than by using rational argument.


      An ancient Athenian statesman.

  7. Apr 2021
    1. the value of someone's coin should be correlated to that person's standing in society.


    1. philomath

      A philomath is a lover of learning and studying. The term is from Greek philos and manthanein, math-. Philomathy is similar to, but distinguished from, philosophy in that -soph, the latter suffix, specifies "wisdom" or "knowledge", rather than the process of acquisition thereof.

      Philomath - Wikipedia

  8. Mar 2021
    1. For Pogany, the world of seventeenth-eighteenth century is a stable, proto-global merchant system that collapses with the French revolution. Around 1815, after 20 years of chaos and Napoleonic wars, the next stabilized system is Smithian capitalism marked by a total domination of capital over labour. Smithian capitalism collapses in WW1, which creates another chaotic period ending after WW2, with the emergence of the social democratic welfare state, which collapses in 2008.

      This much history in that few words providing a cohesive structure just blew my mind.

    2. planetary guilds enabled by blockchains.

      Where do I sign up?

    3. ZapatistasF

      Zapatista Army of National Liberation - Wikipedia

      The Zapatista Army of National Liberation, often referred to as the Zapatistas, is a libertarian socialist political and militant group that controls a substantial amount of territory in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.

    4. nation, and the state

      Difference Between State and Nation | Compare the Difference Between Similar Terms Nation's share a common cultural heritage such as Pakistan or the United Kimgdom (Pre 1800). State is a patch of land with a soveign government.

    5. The Memetic Tribes Of Culture War 2.0
    6. I think this is what happens to humanity: we extend as systems and weaken as individuals.

      We are externalizing our thinking to our machines. Our opinions are shaped by social media. We don't remember things we remember they are googleable.

    7. the irrationality of rationality.
    8. At the moment, we are divested of our data all the way down to our desires and nervous systems.

      I don't quite understand what this means???

    9. At the same time, there are many issues that remain global. How do you deal with overfishing in international waters? You need a global institution for that. How do you deal with Fukushima-like accidentsFootnote 14? The radioactive wave does not stop at your border.
    10. ‘Wave Pulse theories are cyclical theories of human history, which see societies evolving in a succession between more extractive/degradative phases, and more regenerative phases in which the commons operate as a key “healing” mechanism.’Footnote 13 During the degradative phases of consumptive expansion, the ruling class pushes towards the use of more and more resources – they have to do this, because they are competing with others. When things start degrading (soil becomes depleted, or whatever else happens in a particular context), that degradation creates a counterreaction and opens up a regenerative phase needed for saving the region where it occurs. But as soon as the regenerative phase is over, humankind begins a new degradative phase.

      Definition of Wave Pulse Theory

    11. TechnoCalyps
    1. our intelligence—also makes us uniquely vulnerable to mental predators and parasites.

      Is Consciousness a parasite of the human body and brain?

    2. “Memes inside a memeplex survive better as part of the group… they form a self-organizing, self-protecting structure that welcomes and protects other memes that are compatible with the group, and repels memes that are not.”

      There has to be a word for this?

    3. The Meme Machine
    4. “Self-justification means that the components of a memeplex mutually justify each other.”

      One's memeplex has to glue together some coherency, is that glue a component of consciousness?

    5. A meme only needs to fake positive qualities to be repeated, even if it’s actually useless, meaningless, unhealthy, or a straight-up lie.  

      I guess meme's can also function like Peacock Feathers

    1. I like to feel powerful.

      Everyone wants to be told they are imporant, as they say in "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

    2. Jane Fonda
    3. symps
    4. symps
    5. There is nothing we find more despicable than spontaneous collective action motivated by collective self-interest among a homogeneous consensus.

      There has to be a word for this?

    6. You are right that you have a fatal disease. It is one your body recognizes as self.

      The self is a parasite?

  9. Jan 2021
  10. Oct 2020
  11. slatestarcodex.com slatestarcodex.com
    1. Vogon spy

      The Vogons are a fictional alien race from the planet Vogsphere in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    2. “I was put off from suicide only by the desire to learn more mathematics.”

      I personally took the Transhumanist Wager