Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Problem Of "Scientific" Categorical Thinking: Using The Wrong Sample Form Factor

I often criticize Science, Inc. for proclaiming itself infallible when it is limited to details and never can support the broad conclusions it hints at so the media will pick up on that and repeat them as gospel. But you rarely get as clear a demonstration of the failure of categorical thinking as this expose on venom measurements:

While the LD50 test (lethal dose 50% – the amount required to kill half of a test group) using mice is the primary means by which to assess venom toxicity, it is flawed.

"The mouse model enables standard data to be acquired," says Robert Harrison, head of the Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. "But mammals are not always the diet of preference, so toxicity in mammals is simply a standardised metric that probably has no bearing on toxicity to an amphibian, arthropod or bird."

Humans suffer a fundamental strain when analyzing our world: we see an order to it but are afraid to admit that our logic is derived from this order. This forces us to deconstruct and see details, but never come up with a unifying vision of reality:

For instance, the more we learn about the universe, the more it appears to be based on mathematical laws. Perhaps that is not a given, but a function of the nature of the universe we are living in. “If I were a character in a computer game, I would also discover eventually that the rules seemed completely rigid and mathematical,” said Max Tegmark, a cosmologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “That just reflects the computer code in which it was written.”

Does the code reflect the universe, or the universe reflect the code?

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Dark Side Of Birth Control: Men Expect Sex On Demand

From The New Yorker, a hidden nugget buried within an otherwise bizarre article:

He had come to believe that the arrival of the birth-control pill, in the early sixties, which he’d originally celebrated, encouraged many men to expect sex on demand: “Women had won the legal right to choose but had lost the right to choose the right moment.” He felt that the war between the sexes had escalated and that sexual relations were getting worse, not better. (Lesbians, whom Foos admired, were an exception.)

As his misanthropy deepened, the language he used about his motel clients sounded more and more like unintentional descriptions of his own conscience. He wrote that he felt “overwhelmed by the fantasy, the play-acting, and the game-playing of the real world.” He continued, “People are basically dishonest and unclean; they cheat and lie and are motivated by self-interest.”

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Aristocrats Were Natural Conservationists Until Liberalization Prevented It

A shocking admission from Pravda-on-The-Potomac in a seemingly unrelated article:
Aurochs once ranged across Europe and much of Asia. A combination of hunting and conversion of wild pastures to farmland reduced Europe’s wild aurochs to a small remnant population in a Polish forest, where it was protected by royal order until the last one died in 1628. For more than a century, the Polish royal family tried to save the aurochs, giving villagers tax breaks for cutting hay and feeding them in the winter. But political instability, domestic cattle diseases and other threats finally rendered Europe’s early attempt at wildlife conservation a failure.
This is the same group of people that later gave us Josef Conrad, despite Communist attempts to murder them all including in Katyn Forest.

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Leftists Always Lie: Pathological Truth Avoidance Used to Advance The Narrative

Shucky darn, what do we have here?
Earlier today Breitbart London reported that a hit and run on a Muslim women in Molenbeek this weekend, blamed on ‘far right’ anti-Islam demonstrators, was in fact perpetrated by an allegedly drunk local youth named “Mohamed”.
The incident has been seized upon by “anti-Islamophobia” campaigners, many of whom have since failed to correct their original assertions, claiming that the attack was perpetrated by “far right” activists.
Who is surprised? The Left are pathological liars, and in the clever way of all such people, they always turn lies around to their advantage.

A criminal makes sure that his own mistakes are branded misfortunes and he is pitied, not condemned for his poor life choices. It is the nature of the dishonest mind to seek advantage in this way.

But what about when you have an entire subculture dedicated to lying under the pretense that they are advancing equality and thus making society closer to Utopia?

Progress is a lie. Leftism is a lie. They are all corrupt liars. Do not tolerate them, or they will rule you.

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Anti-Semitism Creates A Scapegoat So That We Do Not See The Problems In Western Civilization

One of the founders of an anti-PC forum wrote this when he stepped down:
They blame Jews for every small little detail. Constipated? Jews gave me a bad diet. Black person stole my wallet? Jew put him there. Like, 400 years ago during the slave trade, it's the Jew's fault.
Meanwhile -- and the real truth is -- the white man dindu nuffin. Nope. White man is fucking amazing. He totes really is, never made a mistake of any fashion. Totally blameless. It's 100% the Jews' fault they're in control of the media and banks, white man dindu nuffin so 2% of the population has such a large influence. Fuck the Jews! White man dindu nuffin and the Jews are all like oy vey you fuckers all in my hwalocaust 'n sheeet.
More honestly, this whole Jewish shit is laughable. Your great mighty western-european whites want to blame 2% of the population for the western world's miseries while you can't even keep your population ethnically homogenous, and then you fail to blame yourselves. Meanwhile my Slavic ass laughs at you for blaming the Jews when it was you who sold your own people out and you cannot correct that problem because you're not blaming yourself, instead you find a scape goat.
And I laugh because my people never made the mistake you guys did. And I'm just laughing and laughing because as much hate as I get, in the end my Slavic people will remain to be Slavs, while your children will look like something out of MTV. P.S. Fuck Russia, I don't like those Slavs.

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Resistance To Political Correctness Spreads In Wake Of Anti-Trump Backlash

From the usual places:
This extremist approach to shutting down Donald Trump is spreading and it is spreading just as fast as his protest/support is.
We are a small sub, so what kind of change can we make? It is in our own set forth path to change what we can with our will.
Today!
Today was a standing point in defying those who would rally to silence and censor us.
WE SAY NO.
We say NO in the face of threats.
We say NO in the face of harrassment.
We say NO in the face of everything that jeapordizes everything that we hold important to ourselves, our ideologies and our freedoms.
Today, as a group, we stood united against threats, against demands and against bullying. It made no difference in reality since we are a small minority but God help me I will change this.
Defiance starts some where. It made no difference in the amount of people affected today, but it made a difference in those who " stand fast." In this instance, no one caved in nor came close to.
We are not subject to demands of protesters. We are not subject to threats of protesters, we are the people who stand behind the only person who can save this nation.
There is a term: " Stand Fast" It is used in multiple settings.
It is used to control your division, to hold your line.
It is used to reasure your division to stay on point and not falter.
It is used to rally your division to not falter and to not stray from the order.
We Stand Fast, fast in the face of opposition.
This is what it is to be a Die Hard Trump Supporter:
  • To be sick of the ways unworthy Americans shitting on its Patriots and its Veterans. THIS IS CANCER.
  • To stand up against PC, it is a cause worth everything.
  • To show your stance on how America will become and how it will stay.
There is a rallying cry. It starts at the bottom of our emotions are rips out through the tops of our lungs through our God Given voice:
"We Will not give into demands, we will not cave over and we will not be silenced."

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Monday, April 04, 2016

A Typical Reddit Experience


Reddit is well-known for being a home for neckbeards and other life dropouts who are looking for a reason to feel better about their social ineptitude and lack of relevance. As a result, it swings Left, which avoids both the elephant in the room -- collapse of Western civilization -- and gives them an excuse to be failures and yet consider themselves successes.

The admins of Reddit are just fine with the kind of threats that occur through the message above. They defend Leftists, but are happy when anyone else gets destroyed. Their eyes are full of dollar signs as they consider what a massive SJW basement-dweller audience would do for their ad revenue.

The problem with this audience is that they do not buy anything substantial. Sure, they will purchase tshirts and maybe a book every now and then. But basically, their lifestyle is social justice activism at night, Amazon orders and trawling RedTube for porn involving both feminist tropes and excessive use of condoms. The goody-two-shoes generation is as insular as it is isolated.
And yet, sometimes the reality that Leftist society obscures peeks through. It is all lies, this society as a whole and in every detail. The corruption has spread to every idea and corner. And yet, it cannot have the total control it desires, at least without going full Soviet. But with Reddit in charge, it will find that Stalinist destination easier to achieve.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

"Free Speech" On Reddit: A Visual Demonstration


Social media generally does not talk about "free speech" because they know there is no such thing. Every human group enforces some taboos. If it is not banning child porn, it is social prohibitions on mentioning the embarrassing secrets of others.

This is separate from the political concept of free speech, which has been entirely abused. The original idea was simply this: government could not pre-emptively ban the publication of political, philosophical and religious opinions.

It had nothing to do with the "right" to scream obscenities at nuns, be naked in public, download bomb-making instructions or the like. It was designed as a way to stop the type of government censorship which had become rampant in Europe after commerce took over from the kings.

In online forums, it means something else: the ability to talk about anything, if it is put into the right form. That is, if you think that diversity does not work, you post logical arguments and statistics, not racial slurs. Unfortunately, very few of our caste-mixed and cultureless population can do this.

On the other hand, there is political censorship of the type free speech was designed to prevent. This is now conducted almost entirely by private companies because they own the means of publishing in the age of social media and blogs on Blogger (Google)/Wordpress.

Reddit claims that it supports free speech, yet everywhere, opinions that are in the right form are censored because of their content. Free speech on Reddit means free speech for Leftists, as it seems to mean everywhere Leftists gain control.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Why, Yes, I Do Hate Freedom

In our present age, nothing is more controversial than saying that you hate freedom. But the fact is, I do, for several reasons that may require a little unpacking.

First, I do not trust vague phrases as the basis of politics or law. What does freedom mean? A million things to a million people. This guarantees that its meaning will be manipulated by savvy controllers.

Second, freedom for me also means freedom to fools, idiots, morons, incompetents, perverts, parasites, predators, and lunatics. I do not want them to have freedom; I want them to go away, as is proper under both common sense and natural selection.

Finally, I do not need freedom, which makes it a false goal. Like everyone else on this planet, I have relatively few things I need to do, as adjusted for my abilities and duties. I need to do those, and have people not interfere with me while doing those or harmless things. But I do not want tolerance for mediocre or harmful things.

There are only so many acts possible in life, and all of them and their consequences are known. The ones that produce bad or mediocre results should just go away, and the ones that do nothing useful can be tolerated but not encouraged. We improve as a species when we zero in on the ones that produce good or excellent results. Those alone are worth having around.

I view freedom as a separate issue from speech. Do I believe in free speech? Sort of: among the intelligent who have something to offer, I think discussion should occur, which means that anyone can say anything if they put it in a constructive form. That means not repetitive, spammy, emotional or otherwise not relevant to the discussion.

But I hate freedom. I hate all illusions and every unnecessary. Cut out the drama and get back to the (much more difficult) process of discovering real life, and living it well. As Darwin pointed out, in nature there is only increase in quality, not a discovery of new methods that change the whole picture That is a human conceit. And like all illusion, it leads us to ruin and away from joy.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Call An Authentic 80s Commodore 64 Bulletin Board

Maybe you thought BBS culture was dead. Not yet:
After a little over a year of being offline due to a complete hard drive failure, Cottonwood BBS is back up and running. Operating on a Commodore 64 computer running Color 64 software, it's accessible via Telnet at cottonwoodbbs.dyndns.org:6502.
In addition, Borderline BBS continues to run via Telnet *and* dialup. The Telnet address is borderlinebbs.dyndns.org:6400, and the phone number for dialup access is 951-652-1690. Borderline BBS is also running on a Commodore 64 computer, but it's running All American software.
Both BBSs are up and running 24/7, so give them a call today! :)
If you're using a recent version of Windows, you need to enable telnet.

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