barren_samadhi

barren_samadhi

  • Commented on Sitrep
    > one sad truth Reminds me of the time the crime running the sex chat line had to make money legitimately, after an unexpected delay in getting the rigged phonecards working, for the ripoff. Iirc severing one if the chip...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Iirc Alex Jones came to the fore once the appearance of cameraphones and internet stopped the interest in Bigfoot and UFOs. He was going with a David Icke / Erik von daniken type vibe until 9-11, which blew a steady...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    As a graphic novel with oglaf ?...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Irish border history https://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-boundary-commission-debacle-1925-aftermath-implications/...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    I understand that all those weighty tones proving Malthus wrong are especially filling and nutritious...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    S/doorhandles part-a/doorhandles part-b/...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    #novichok As it's a binary weapon, you would have 2 dosings, like spray a mist for Target to walk through with part-a, then paint Target's doorhandles with part-a. Or put in the soup, or whatever. #brexit A pal worked for...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    @trottelreiner if the MPh isn't working well there's a sequence of things recommended to try - methylphenidate, Lisdexamfetamine, dexamphetamine, Atomoxetine, guanfacine - bupropion, clonidine, desemipramine, modafinil And nutrient-type supplements like Noopept, oxiracetam etc. Hoping to try them soon myself :...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    @davidcshipley Whatever about your film and so forth, do you share the view that something peculiar has been happening with the campaign funding ? Questions here https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/brexitinc/adam-ramsay/what-weve-discovered-in-year-investigating-dark-money-that-funded-brexit-me...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    @Trottelreiner just fyi you might want to do a quick test for ADHD (which is very prevalent but underdiagnosed) your arousal / hyperfocus remark made me think of it http://www1.psykiatristod.se/Global/Psykiatristod/Bilagor/ADHD/WURS_ADHD_.pdf oh online version. havent checked it. https://jmullee.github.io/WURS_htmljs/WURS.html...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Hmm didn't work for me. * assert('eschaton immanetized') failed at line 2 [0] Allow [Our|Their] Minds and Words to Escape the Chains [They|We] Made...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    The Pivot: @sleepingroutine perhaps you could shed some light on an aspect of this change I have little insight into. The UK has long been disquieted by the idea of a united Europe (rejecting Roman pasta, German sausage, French wine,...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    They seem to be up to something. Special secret reading rooms, clearance backlogs ... https://www.google.ie/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/09/whitehall-secrecy-cripples-brexit-plans-says-thinktank...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Nazi spotting, exists already https://mobile.twitter.com/nazispotting...
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    All that https-everywhere and TLS Certificate pinning is all about (imo) protecting Ad revenue. If Joanie ISP can come along and replace all their customers' traffic's Ads with their own Ads, it destroys the revenue stream. Browsers are heading in...
  • Commented on Test Case
    > We're looking at the 'put them in pig sheds or lobotomize them' end. Which dystopia are we in now ?! I guess the tech is pushing for GMO superbabies or untermensch. But didn't the Golgafrinchans' brave new world...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    I saw abandoned cars covered with a thick layer of dust in Dublin airport short term parking (€3/hour) after our property bust in 2008-ish. > accelerando #showerthought that flock of pigeons in my mother's back garden is a /cis/ flock...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    'Polly nomial' seems to have migrated east, iirc something about a new job. Thought I recognised her morse-hand on a previous thread around xmas....
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    Recent turkish coup attempt apparently foiled after state penetrated the app's communications http://uk.businessinsider.com/turkish-coup-plotters-amateur-app-helped-authorities-track-them-2016-8?r=US&IR=T...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    Suicide drones, deployed in ngorno-karabakh. Nice sales vid, it chases fleeing vehicles. 2kg explosive. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/30/israel-freezes-export-of-suicide-drone-to-azerbaijan-after-allegation-of-abuse-azerbaijan-armenia/...
  • Commented on Burn The Programmer!
    More of a computer-vision hack, but - "Meet the Artist Using Ritual Magic to Trap Self-Driving Cars" https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywwba5/meet-the-artist-using-ritual-magic-to-trap-self-driving-cars...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    > 4. How many of the gains in agriculture in our world could have been achieved without industrialization? Bear in mind, modern big-ag converts fossil calories into food, by starting with gas and oil, Mining minerals and ores, making tractors,...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    It's interesting how NAC might bootstrap a computing industry; as above, maybe going straight for massive parallelism and functional languages. But there's a warm-body-pipeline problem to bootstrap, and an enormous set of automation low-hanging-fruit - so in our timeline, we...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    > cribbing the constitutional system from Iran Didn't the iranians model their state on the UK ? - the head of state is also head of state religion, etc....
  • Commented on Excuses
    > lycra louts Aka: middleaged men in lycra - MAMILs...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    > title 'king' Lol Reminds me of a USian pension corp with a several-dozen-long title-list (archbishop, marchioness, .. !).. And a dutch corp where 'von Bosch' != 'Von Bosch'.. And a US corp with staff 'non-discrimination code' (asian, caucasian, *cough*...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Larry Fink's Aladdin - Apple's largest shareholder etc https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21591164-getting-15-trillion-assets-single-risk-management-system-huge-achievement - This is a single system managing a large chunk of global wealth. They mention monte-carlo analysis but not much else. What's coming next - machine learning on hardware-neurons; TrueNorth and...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    > the baroque arsenal I came to a similar conclusion to her. Augustine's laws[1] "Law Number XVI: In the year 2054, the entire defense budget will purchase just one aircraft. This aircraft will have to be shared by the Air...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    > forest .. as old as the oldest tree standing We can do much better than that, pollen from lakebed cores: http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/forest/htmls/an_nelson.html...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    > > salt > stupid How so ? Salt heat storage is just a variation on the electrically-warmed-heap-o-bricks ('storage heater' hereabouts) trope, v. Common in older pre-mains-gaspipe buildings. Another trick is to use heat pumps to source thermal energy from...
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