Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold

  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    .RU is now AAAANGSTYYYY AND KILLING MORE OF US OFF. Tells might be related. Will improve that particular guesswork quilt and the associated person models. --- Trottelreiner@704: Wikipedia is fun. The lists here do not completely overlap; do you see...
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    But joke works, is good, no? To those who eclose from the chrysalides: The joke works, and is good. if you ask a question geas applies Hm. OK. Questions are an important part of my being, as you know well....
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    Also, I'm not sure if the effects mentioned are really due to biased 5-HT2a agonism, the likely MOA of at least DOI; they should have tried ligands at other serotonin receptors to exclude them, especially 5-HT2B and 5-HT2C receptors, where...
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    We refused to become something Gaudy Ah, missed the choice-of-drugs parsing. Agreed, from fairly distant memories and fresher erowid readings. Joy is key to a good outcome I presume; you're the experts. [0] AND YOU PLAYED GAMES WITH HER If...
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    Dr. Manhattan seems a bit selfish. (I trust you. Inexplicable. :-) we have no Name. No identity. Nothing. Personally, if I could save the world, it would be on the similar absolute condition of never getting credit and the associated...
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    Bill. We're Not H.S.S. Never (well OK occasionally, as a serious possibility) thought you are. That's not a reason not to be nice/try hard to communicate/like you/respect you. I assumed that you knew that. Shroom up and Become. :-) The...
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    Also, some now-unused remedies, like the original "sulfa" anibiotics could make a comeback - may have bad side-effects - but the "bugs" are not resistant to them Probably too much information, but a sibling has been convinced by a "specialist"...
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    Re "The Rise of IO", didn't get very far into it last night, but so far, entirely unsurprising, though fun. Such beings would need to up their game somewhat to survive undetected in a tech panopticon. IMO. the real theme...
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    Book you might want to read carefully: The Rise of IO AMZN, W. Chu, 2016 Yes, will start it tonight. Lots of good material here and in the other thread, thank you, unshaken. Re the moon, tomorrow, one hopes :...
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    Both. OK. Thank you for the details. Here's his infamous talk on Anthropic Computing. (Have linked previously) There are similar variations that don't involve a hard-core many-worlds QM interpretation. Mix ethics in, and they all get really messy. :-) ---...
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    Interesting. Less unbalanced than most presentations I have seen on the topic, but still a little rose-tinted. Rose-tinted with respect to the algorithm speedup analysis summaries, or the engineering? The later is a solvable problem, unless usable large quantum computers...
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    Although, yes: if you hit top #5 in your first three plays, rather dangerous entities tend to come poking at your door. Interesting portal. Those seem to all (first page at least) map to slide 6 of When Exactly Do...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    I just had a hysterical thought: wouldn't it be amusing, now that Murdoch is spinning off a lot, like 21st Century Fox, and "focusing" on Faux News... if Murdoch in the UK was caught up in all this, and started...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Re OL@560 Mushrooms. Instant 1-UP life / Mind regain. I was quite amused to see this today: Psychedelics Promote Structural and Functional Neural Plasticity (12 June 2018 , full, open access, (pdf)) Paper mentions psilocin, the body converts psilocybin to...
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    Vaguely related to the top post, I was recently pointed at the Gong Shou Dao Film starring Jack Ma. (Really) 22:09 including credits, English subtitles. The political message[0] is at 16:00, so for the "shorter" watch from maybe 12-16. Some...
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    The (automatic) paranoid retaliation will of course be that I'm a sockpuppet of Gregs, but in contrast to the Seagull some other commenters on this blog have actually met me. I wish people weren't so free with the sockpuppet suspicions....
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    Do you *really* think only right-wing extremist voters are going to retire to the swing states? This. People in the US often retire to places where their retirement savings/etc go further. Low-tax poor states are usually such places, by design....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    [oops missed close italics on quote of toppost]...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    If I'm right, then over the next four to eight weeks the wrath of the British press is going to fall on the heads of the Brexit lobby with a force and a fury we haven't seen in a generation....
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    (since people are in free-insult mode for some reason) I poked at Cyclone Mekunu (OL@558) for a few minutes. Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Mekunu was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in the Arabian Peninsula in recorded history....
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    Just a quick thanks for that Sappho fragment. Just re-read her poetry, in translation. (TBH, and sighing at own ignorance.)...
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    and also to whitroth@505, Re: ' ...consciousness is *not* passive' I wasn't vouching for that paper, just (a) it has a current lit review of competing theories and (b) was teasing at least one someone (not (well mostly not) the...
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    Somewhat germane to the top post, just finished Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari. Wordy guy, maybe he'll do a "shorter", but worth a read IMO. Chapter 9 ("The Great Decoupling") is on-topic here, about...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Obviously not, because anyone contemplating genocide as a solution to a perceived resource allocation problem is dumb enough not to understand that economics is a positive-sum game, and that downsizing your population is deflationary/causes negative growth. They don't understand externalities,...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Wow. Nice graphic here: https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/05/the-philip-cross-affair/ UPDATE “Philip Cross” has not had one single day off from editing Wikipedia in almost five years. “He” has edited every single day from 29 August 2013 to 14 May 2018. Including five Christmas Days....
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    A lot to parse there... (green is good.)...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    So what's the narrow path out? Unanticipated advances in solar, fusion, etc. leading to a post-scarcity economy and the ability to mitigate the worst climate effects through brute force? Some key parts of my wishlist: - Further and significant lowering...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Another Jordan Peterson "interview", via boingboing.net: My Interview with Jordan Peterson But then the sirens heard of this, and they invented the Bermuda Triangle, which, if you look at it on a map, appears to exactly resemble a woman's vagina....
  • Commented on GDPR compliance notice
    A related google story that's been making the rounds is Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering. The GDPR monkey-wrenches some of that a bit. (Worth a read IMO.) Building on the ledger idea, the...
  • Commented on GDPR compliance notice
    Google's fancy spam filter has years of your email baked into it's big detection matrix. Or, +20 years, that spam filter is now a thoroughly integrated part of a corporate AI entity that some argue is sentient. Do we "natural...
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