Trottelreiner

Trottelreiner

  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Analyze the past and present to see what is to come. Now wrap your lips around the barrel of the gun? Err. Though I'm not sure if it's actual planning, at least not for most. Just gross negligience, and maybe...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Hm, difficult to say how I reacted emotionally on 9/11. Except the Atropa part, had those lying around from my herbar and used them as incense to titrate to an active dose, not that I got there anytime. Was doing...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    BTW, you might want be interested in the Anarchism FAQ, originally compiled in response to "anarcho capitalists" and like: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-anarchist-faq-editorial-collective-an-anarchist-faq-02-17#toc5 Though I'm not that sure about individual anarchists and capitalism, it might depend somewhat on your definition of capitalism, and...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Err, I typed that on my smartphone, and I'm not that good on a normal keyboard either. ;) Also explains the Claudia insertion, just a few minutes ago I was googling for person involved in a ghost hoax in Germany,...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Err, the hard-hitting reaction was about 8 months ago when we talked about 9/11, not in 2001. And I put my experiences together. My reaction in 2001 was actually quite Claudia Judenmann subdued, especially since I was in a depression....
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    It's kind of a counterpart to "authoritarian socialism", and I guess I might even find Chomsky using it. If you want to get confused, try "left liberrarian", which can describe anything from anarchocommunists to Heinlein....
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    And actually I quite liked your idea of reinterpreting his ideas. Though I would like to do somne prior analysis on the original. As for my personal "damning knowledge", not just remembering your reaction on 9-11-2001 was "I guess the...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Actually, I'm going to speculate somewhat about dissociation now. Take the start of "The Call of Cthulhu": The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    I'm not sure how much HPL's Old Ones being not rooted in any known mythology and REH using countries and people clearly modeled on historical entities but somewhat changed might have to do with it. If you changed Cthulhu into...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    If I might hazard a guess, it's not so much anarchism as in libertarian socialism, but anarchism as in Anomie, which is actually a misconception where anarchism is concerned. At least if you exclude anarcho-capitalists, but let's not go there....
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    The really scary things about Lovecraft are evolution, knowledge and time. Well, then, they are scary in relation to what exactly? And though you might find these motives in some of his stories, there are also his somewhat Dunsanian ones,...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    A minor data-point, no idea if you knew this already... Early research into surgery robots was partially funded by DARPA, since they thought about using them in conflict zones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intuitive_Surgical#History Actually it's quite evocative, aerial drones, hired boots on the...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    On another note, how am I to differentiate alien body swap from some kind of dissociative disorder, psychosis or neurodegenerative disease? The phenomenology could be quite similar, and as for ontology in medicine......
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Sorry for being somewhat short, guess I'll think about it later on. Anyway... A.) It somewhat depends on the outcomes. It's still the body of my friend, and he might return some day. Is turning him in more likely to...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    There is also the story where immediately before and after enlightenment, Siddharta Gautama is tempted not to search for any pupils and enter Nirvana immediately. On the subject of anatta, I'm staying in my hometown ATM. Looking for people from...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Err, sorry, lost the footnotes; first of, for near-enemy, it reminds me of a ...but alive song, "Keine Gegensätze", e.g. "Das Gegenteil von Liebe ist nicht Haß sondern Apathie." or in English, "The opposite of love is not hate but...
  • Commented on On hold
    Hm, the definition of "rational" sounds somewhat strange to me, I only know it as "quotient of two integers". But apparently there is a general definition of "Diophantine" as "somewhat restricted": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polynomial_Diophantine_equation Though there are no citations on this article,...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    So host actually is dealing with the near-enemy[1] of boredom, namely living in interesting times. Though then, we talked about "chinese sign for crisis is opportunity plus danger" at the weekend. For another treatment, see: http://www.pinyin.info/chinese/crisis.html For the general context...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    And to continue the theme of Buddhism and socialism, you might like this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalit_Buddhist_movement (The Boddhisatva vows are not in Theraveda, so my mention of Theravedins only searching enlightenment for themselves in some interpretations might come from one interpretation...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Concerning Buddhism, I found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theravada#Distinction_between_lay_and_monastic_life Most prominently, the anthropologist Melford Spiro in his work Buddhism and Society separated Burmese Theravāda into three groups: Apotropaic Buddhism (concerned with providing protection from evil spirits), Kammatic Buddhism (concerned with making merit for...
  • Commented on On hold
    For a quite famous diophantine equation, take Fermat's theorem....
  • Commented on On hold
    As for the mathematical meaning, it changes quite a bit, since a diophantine equation implies only integers, e.g. if it's not "completely rational integer coefficients", it's not a diophantine equation. So, Hilbert mentioning these conditions is all somewhat redundant, as...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Funny thing, I just watched Kagemusha with my father a few days ago. Went quite well. Not as well as me critizising his habit of naive paintings, problems with dealing with personal distress, I guess....
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    There are quite some parallels between Marxism and Buddhism, actually. Both assume we're determined by factors, i.e. economy or nexus of causality[1], and both try to free us from their influence. Either through overthrow of capitalism or attaining nirvana. As...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Thankfully not. Mind you, most Believing Christians(tm) I know are even somewhat apologetic about their faith, or at least that was the impression I got. Though the general phenomenon of solipcistic logic is quite common, quite a few results of...
  • Commented on On hold
    On a last note, don't post when approaching methylphenidate rebound. Err, sorry for the mess....
  • Commented on On hold
    Actually, "ganze Zahlen" or "whole numbers" is German math speak for integers. Though then, all integers are rational numbers, so it's somewhat redundant. You are translating "ganz" as an adverb, though in that case you wouldn't use the declensed form...
  • Commented on On hold
    Funny, I just read up on the Heike a few weeks ago when remembering one episode if Sagan's Cosmos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heikegani#Origin_of_the_carapace_pattern I might add some musings about divine providence vs. selective cognition later on... ;)...
  • Commented on On hold
    Nope, though I might note Hilbert's Tenth Problem (1900) is apparently related but not not identical to the actual "decision problem" (1928). Sadly, I haven't found the original German version by Hilbert for the latter, but given his, err, elaborate...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Mind you, quite a few "magical practices" have quite a psychological effect. E.g. repeating mantras might focus your attention somewhat, OTOH there is an effect called "semantic satiation" which might lead to an opposite effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_satiation BTW, would you be...
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