Category Archives: Arts, media & society

Books, music, journalism, communication, language, film, fine art, social networking. Commentary thereof or any random sorts of musings relating to any of the above.

Went to a partisan event recently

Someone had trained their barely-pubescent daughter to approach men and make jerk-off motions, under the apparent belief that observing a response would enable to ‘find the pedophile’. I think that is a problem. Barely-pubescent girls should not be doing things … Continue reading

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Do everything in a regulated manner or they will figure you out

Everyone does things in their own sort of way. This enables to observe, mine data on, predict psychology and attempt to manipulate them using observed habits, patterns, preferences, dislikes, etc. In order to evade such efforts to model the behaviour, … Continue reading

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Biological systems are sensitive to thresholds

Higher temperatures are turning 99% of green sea turtles female. Climate change effects on the Great Barrier Reef are also increasing turtle egg mortality rates. (The Guardian) Keep that in mind next time someone tries to tell you that a … Continue reading

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” ‘Shitpost’ is the word that best describes the internet in 2017″

” ‘Shitpost’ is the word that best describes the internet in 2017″ …the American Dialect Society selects a single word or phrase that best represents the mood and interests of online discussions in the previous year. … shitpost: Posting of … Continue reading

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Reasons not to use neural activity to directly power a calculator

The fact that the brain is not encrypted and that there would be huge risks of hacking for basically any neurally-directed activity (from electromagnetic interference and/or direct stimulation of the brain) could be an important concern for having a calculator … Continue reading

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Reporting active crimes is not the same as pre-broadcasting the desire to find any possible negative about a person and then speak widely and regularly about it

Some people have difficulty discerning between the two following statements: 1) If I have specific information about a crime, for example and in particular a violent crime in progress, I will with 100% certainty call the police (or God forbid … Continue reading

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Population-level on-call informal army to be enlisted in psychological operations against any individual

Jeff Rense, in opening the June 2017 discussion of how to define “Gang stalking” (a term that Eric Karlstrom resists in favour of more accurate terms which identify roles of criminal factions operating within certain parts of the state): “Dozens … Continue reading

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2006 study by US military on direct and indirect manipulation via blogs

As early as 2006, the US military was specifically considering ways to use or manipulate blogs. An official report on the question can be accessed via an article at Wired. Among other things, the report suggests that “Hiring a block … Continue reading

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Feminazi logic: Willingly submit to all questioning, or else suffering during interrogation is your fault

I may now have a somewhat better understanding of the origins of the term “Feminazi” (regardless of the extent to which the word “genuine” reasonably describes the presently described case). Without wanting to debate the appropriateness of eugenics as an … Continue reading

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The level of freedom that people in 2037 will have if we do nothing

Non-standard-issue thinking processes to be blocked, while purporting assistance in the form of enforcing to think in a regulated manner at the level of how you do your arithmetic. A library of approved thought, and the immediate shutting down of … Continue reading

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