Category Archives: Quotidian

As in, banal. Like …

So, today I was sitting on the can and I had the most amazing thought! If all of India starting using toilet paper, the effects would be non negligible. Can you imagine how many trees you’d have to cut down every year to make toilet paper for a billion people? Haha, that’s an example.

Musk calls for government regulation to ensure that market pressures to pursue AI are not civilization threatening

In calling for regulation and government leadership or direction on the matter, Musk departs from his typically unfavourable attitude towards regulation. He highlights manipulation of information (e.g. fake news, etc) as among major risks that an AI could be harnessed … Continue reading

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Pathways to power survey for administration to those who interrupt public conferences and other meetings with continuous blackmail hunting by use of triggers and observing responses

1) Do you think blackmail or similar forms of coercion are acceptable means of suppressing competition or scaring away those who are not willing to participate in blackmail? 2) Would a 360 camera in every pair of underwear be an acceptable … Continue reading

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When the logic of “periodically kick the bums out” is not enough

If there are major problems and the party in power has not only not solved those problems, but is unable to even acknowledge the existence of those problems, then many people will be inclined to go beyond blaming the party … Continue reading

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One way that neurotech can be dumb: “Any maybe leaders”, profiling relating to a policy position, and 20-year advance foreign suppression in an open country

The situation: A foreign group calculates a potential loss in the 20-year timeframe if Domestic Policy A becomes supported in government. 10,000 “maybe leaders” under the age of 25 have their social media accounts hacked for the purpose of finding … Continue reading

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Any back any stab blackmail culture of 2017

In 2017, people do not want to give their name to a stranger. In 2017, people do not want to tell a stranger even which part of town they live in until relatively assured that you are not an adherent … Continue reading

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It would be an absurdity if it were a crime to “threaten” to seek legal recourse

It is not a crime to want to do something to stop or prevent an illegal activity (unless it is).   Twice, involving Canadians of European heritage, I’ve had approximately the following situation lead to problems where a false representation … Continue reading

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Information that more Canadian citizens need to know

1) You can’t just claim to feel threatened as an excuse to have the police come and drag off a roommate that you initiated a verbal disagreement with and persist in continuing with. 2) Filing a false report is a … Continue reading

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Report from “Targeted Individuals Toronto” Starbucks meeting (very past tense)

One guy arrived with a second guy and inferred that he was maybe a member of a gang, or threatened by a member of a gang into silence or both. A third guy on a phone at the other side … Continue reading

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Possible check as a standard counterargument to be presented any time a particular type of crime data anomaly appears

It is commonly known among well read people that perceptions of rising crime have persisted for some decades despite a reality where almost all indicators of almost all types of crime have been falling steadily throughout almost that entire period. … Continue reading

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Dependence on services like these would be really really smart, wouldn’t it?

One week after sending out private messages to some organizations relating to a petition on mind influencing technologies, Facebook now requires that I post my phone number on my timeline in order to continue to use their service. (Considering the … Continue reading

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