Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold

  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    General interest (especially Greg and other skeptics), not too long, New Yorker piece: How Derren Brown Remade Mind Reading for Skeptics - The mentalist’s manipulation techniques give people too sophisticated to believe in the paranormal something quasi-scientific to hang on...
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    People like me that have a "you're an idiot" reaction then say "you can observe this reality by looking out the window right now"... we have no place in the policy negotiation process. In a democracy or even a partial...
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    Still annoyed at Erwin's rather wordy and unconvincing argument for the bountiful goodness of homogeneity of mind types. [0] There's open plan, and there's open plan where noise is the enforced social norm. The actual experimental studies have falsified the...
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    never have understood this tendency for mildly broken people to assert that their particular brokenness is a valuable mark of difference. The level of comorbidity tends to argue for the malfunction hypotheses... Anyways, I hope that didn't offend. Probably it...
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    It was rarely a problem, because of that, and that I had learnt how to handle you aliens by the time it ceased to be true! Thank you for being forceful about this. Very much appreciated. The "Psychology Today" piece...
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    Those little twitches & inclinations, that the perpetrator almost certainly does not know or realise they are "displaying" speak volumes IF/WHEN one starts to notice them.... Try working on seeing rapid facial microexpressions; ping people with ideas/language/etc, and look for...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    American Citizen with American passport here. I was once (a few decades ago) on entry taken to a room and interrogated by 2-3 men for what seemed like 10 minutes at the time (as currently remembered). Just why are you...
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    acckkk "whole number counts". Though some politicians wouldn't mind if vote counts of their opponents could go negative....
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    I see BJ is making further attempts to import a big American problem into the UK: Boris Johnson accused of using Queen’s Speech to rig result of next election - The PM is planning to make showing photo ID compulsory...
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    Re age, I'm currently working with younger-end Millennials (I am not one) and there is a constant background effort (enjoyable, TBH) to decode cultural references. Constantly hitting google/etc to find the references and the origins of usages, memes, etc. The...
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    I just do not understand the point of this posting. We are atypical. I am in a three desktop lock. I need a real Mac, I need a real Windows 10, I need a real Linux with significant computing power....
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    On a more serious note, if I'm reading this right, US and UK cloud providers might (will?) soon (6 months in US) be subject to the worst of US and UK privacy laws. For the picture of US Attorney General...
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    Someone please sack the script-writers What, you don't find these episodes amusing? (I do, TBH. Easily amused.) Or, the scriptwriters are amusing themselves while doing serious work, and their humor is not human. A. Petri has been in good form...
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    they're greedy Selfishness is weakness....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Or a reasonable amount of compassion and forgiveness :-) Thanks for taking the lead on positive outcomes. I'd ask for divine levels of happiness and (love and compassion for all beings)...
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    OK, found some keywords that hit a lot of papers finally. This has a lot of citations (211)(paywalled; there are other links) Discussions in the comments section: Factors influencing participation and interactivity in online newspapers’ reader comments (Patrick Weber, July...
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    This is a talking / focus point for three political parties / wank jobs from USA / CAN. We can pull out the script if you want, I'd be interested, and interested in better understanding quantitatively the mix of paid...
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    Still parsing those proverbs. Some are reasonably clear to a mind "in the now", e.g. "Run!" …… the king ……. Because of silver, because of gold, because of the money chest, because of the …… chest, I am finished! and...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    But the point is that the evidence says otherwise, that the "golden" years of the US were the post-great depression years when high tax rates (and a large amount of regulation) were the point of government policy. Link from 2019/03,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I in no way said or thought that, but yeah Cunningham's Law Another way is to inject ideas such that people proudly think they are their own, and to consider it a failure if they don't forget the source. Thanks...
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    You know, you could have just given us that Adam Curtis link. I enjoyed his HyperNormalisation (Old link provided by you that still works.)...
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    The Barron's piece is good to see, just for the negatively about gig-economy companies. I've started looking at the link patterns above, a little clearer now. (Thread is big and browsers are not performing well.) (No intentional harm, ever, btw.)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Sorry, not Stone, Somebody has to add that Stone's Nixon is ... on his back....
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    Charlie noted a few months ago that "Y'all have odd brains (and indeed I'm pretty sure that many of you/us are non-neurotypical)." (Referring to the denizens of the comment threads here.) True. (Myself included.)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Well, that was dramatic. I sometimes read these as obtuse (often friendly) warnings of potential threats to someone, or similar....
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    it’s gone rather stale. It's also somewhat risky, since they've primed their base for 3 years to think negatively about "servers" and now they have their own "server" with unknown (but large) amounts of improperly up-classified embarrassing and/or incriminating information....
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    Anyhow about to get V8'd, helos circling as we speak. Take care please. Mildly related (maybe good), photo is good. Plugging the ozone hole has indirectly helped Antarctic sea ice to increase (September 30, 2019)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    algebras of distributions Any readings suggested?...
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    Shanah Tovah Shanah Tovah. (Off to services shortly.)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Like there was actually some CONTENT in there, that MEANT SOMETHING? I'm going to regret this probably. You are unwilling to even entertain the idea of testable hypotheses in certain areas. I understand: extraordinary claims blah blah, and am thoroughly...
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