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Sure, I wanna be a Jason, but I’m really much more a Nicky. That’s Treadstone Psych 101.

An example from Wolfram to be found in this collection I mentioned in previous post.

It gets hairy technical and mucho mathy, but the illustrations will help enormously, and the progression of ideas is well considered, pedagogically sound.

I see many people here are interested in the topic of artificial intelligence.
This collection of materials will surely be worthy of review. AI Canon from a16z

Disclaimer: VC sourcing and I’ve read only here and there, but Wolfram is cool and original papers are available, etc.

Don’t believe folks who tell you the only acceptable way to be your true self is to lie about it to prevent their discomfort. That’s hokum. Of course, if your true self is inextricably intertwined with making others uncomfortable, well, can I interest you in our selection of alternate planets…

Perhaps more self-consciously self-revelatory self-documenting than anything else I’ve posted is this:

My mum told me as a kid, so often, so softly, but with something a little different in her eyes, she would say, “Sweetie, you’ve got to fight fire with fire.”

I listened.

(aside) So, is this the guy?…okay (full throated) It’s the Wicker Man, right, it’s all those fucking antler movies, okay, but, BUT, here’s the thing, BUT—the movie itself is the straw man, y’get it?, the movie is the fucking straw man. Yeah, “summer blockbuster”, that’s good!

I was born smack dab in the middle of the temporal mid point of the cuban missile crises. So, you’re going have to work harder to impress me.

Puty, to paraphrase Busta, you talk shit then abandon ship. When will the people of Russia do us the courtesy of escorting you to the slide drawer?

That some would want to have intercourse with Trump’s skull, I get it. Mountain of cottage cheese with a red tickle feather on top. GoodTV. But please don’t do it—he likes it, you see, and it makes him do things, bad weird things…

And by “better armed” I mean armed with love, rationality, and generosity. I do not mean the poke-holes-in-things-that-scare-me machines (guns) my opponents clearly have a depraved, quasi-sexual relationship with. Maybe if you stop fucking your guns you could start enjoying life again.

You must shut these fux down IN THE MOMENT.
Trump answered a question last night “Do you think you are a star?” like this: “I think you can say that”. He thinks that means “I didn’t say yes, I just said you said it”. Trust me, it is exactly what he, and every other c_nt of his ilk, think.

I thought my sadness and anger would diminish over time. But they haven’t. I also didn’t think the domestic enemy clause would ever become operative at this scale. So now I’m just fucking angry, and looking forward to the fight.

Do you know what you ask kids? “What do you think you’re doing?”
Do you know what you ask grown-ups? “What are you doing?”
Do you know why? Because grown-ups know and kids think they know.

And, yeah, I know I’m a kid sometimes… [ kicks at the dirt, head bowed ] ….

Hey, all you death cult fux, ghoul icons, and your buddies in com, gov & mil, it’s BK here— ‘cept, I’m gonna have it my way. It’s not veiled, it’s just general purpose; given the chance I will expose and invert you. This also includes your rape and intimidation subsidiaries.

[edit: jurisdictional clarification. ]

If you think we’re gonna make it, you better hang on to yourself.
— David Bowie, Hang On To Yourself from Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1977.

More Feudal Quotes

Yes, we are happy for them to mistake power for strength, why do you ask?

What was that lyric from Jello Biafra again? Oh, yeah!

You ain’t the cops. It ain’t anarchy.
Nazi punks, nazi punks, nazi punks, F*CK OFF!

Imagine guitar noises too, if it helps.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Right now in fact:

  • I am bored listening to millionaires talk about fairness.
  • I am bored listening to wolves talk about open coops being good for chickens.
  • I am bored listening to spell casters talk about the facts being the problem.

Who says America doesn’t care about its children? I just saw an ad and get this: both Cocoa Pebbles AND Fruity Pebbles have a new crunch. C’mon, we’re just givin‘ away crunch tech to kids. We love ‘em!

We see the same stupid, greed-head, get my boat this quarter thinking, repeated in variations.


It’s the clicks, that’s where the money is. Count the clicks. We have more clicks. Charge more for ads. Run ads about clicks.


It’s the links, that’s where the money is. More links to your links. We have more links. Charge more for ads. Run ads about links.


It’s the likes and the boosts, that’s where the money is. Count the likes and the boosts. We have more. Charge more for ads. Run ads about who likes who and who boosts who.


Maybe ai could click things, and link things, and like things, and boost things for us. Then people can vote on how good of a job the ai are doing, clicking and linking and liking and boosting. That’s where the money is. Charge more for ads. Ads about which are the best ais!

Just Noticing

I’m just noticing that a lot of my ground truth on matters internetty is based on the proposition that the internet is on a continuum with other means of individual creative expression; internet, tv, movies, radio…(skip ahead, brother)…live voice, our bodies. And that it is also this way with tools of individual education, certainly. But (ding!) others may see the thing differently. Perhaps as primarily a token game platform, or a herding mechanism.

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Here’s another questionable framework with a lot of cultural clout, although it does not yet have a catch phrase.

The rich have and enjoy what the middle class wants and works for while the poor envy and hate them.

It almost exceeds grammatical physics to fit that much bullshit into one sentence. Yet, look underneath so many messages for this meta message, and you will find it.

I guess a lot of us are I’m just looking for some help untangling the kite strings.