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nil  ·  11 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v1.75 - January 24, 2020

On Sunday, a day of rest.

nil  ·  19 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Are We Living in a Simulated World?

I hope not. The creator of the universe tends to be kind of an asshole. Now we have to go after some cheeto-munching software designer instead of GOD like we did previously.

nil  ·  19 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v1.75 - January 24, 2020

Team-building exercises suck. OUrs involved throwing the ships' crew overboard.

We're standing on the shoulders of GIANTS.

nil  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 22, 2020

Look, I hate that I've had to wait this long, but I'm back on my bullshit. Eleven hours cooking up a new beat for Captain Finesse on Sunday. Of course the haters gonna hate but that's to be expected. When you go outside the plot the Sentinels tend to get annoyed. We're regrouped and brought in reinforcements. I ain't gonna let the toxic waste dump that is this city ruin 2020 vision. There's about to be a clout maximization so large it'll throw the Earth off its axial tilt. After which I'm relocating to Toronto. I'll eat fucking dumpster bagels if I have to.

Just remember two things a) every superhero need his theme music and b) while they party we work. Let them sleep, we'll be on the grind. The difference shows.

nil  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 22, 2020

I don't do drugs, drugs do me to communicate with society.

nil  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 22, 2020

Oh, reality loves me. I don't love her back though. My power level's far too high for that shit. She posting up with my "friend" thinking it's making me sick but imma text her ass back like "I Don't. Fuck Wit. UUUUUUU."

nil  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why the world is waiting for Betelgeuse to go supernova

Not going to lie I was going to do the Lorentz transformation myself but was too preoccupied so I checked wiki. For some reason I thought the constant acceleration article gave your initial values. On secondary inspection your updated post is right.

nil  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 22, 2020

Basically a few weeks ago someone I went to high school with checked out. Now we weren't close friends but it still fucked me up. It continues to.

I basically just detached. Not in a paranoid way. I started telling everyone exactly how I felt. Coworkers that pissed me off I started telling off. I stopped trying to hide who I was. Just kind of went.

Brb it's 2:51am and I need to finish cleaning the store.

nil  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 22, 2020

100% drugs?

nil  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 22, 2020

i hate reality.

nil  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I was THREE and TERRIFIED of HELL

I don't know man. Nobody should be traumatizing their kids like that - that's fucked up.

But something I've been forced to confront recently is just how bizarre the world actually is. How nothing seems to make any sense at all. Beyond all the moral philosophy, Marxian economics and why C++ suxx and you should use C with *struct_type instead there's still the body you use. One of my longest primal hallucinations is daydreaming about an old friend I lost contact with. This was senior kintergarden.

But at some point that was an experience I was having. Hands. Eyelids. That was it.

So how little control any of us seems to have over anything. I mean holy, this all came from the Big Bang at a point.

And maybe I was a fan of chaos because I've seen it work out in my favour but not everyone has that luxury. I think people need God. I don't mean it in a depressing or inevitable sense. My dad didn't argue with my mother about the religion but he would say "I think it's about hope." It absolutely is.

Life is pain. Things hurt. Most of us don't make it at all. We strive and strive and throw sand on the track and fear runs the agenda. Things are absolutely terrifying.

Every answer becomes a lie. We bounce up and down from content to happy to suicidally depressed and our health goes to shit and people think we're fucking weird and they pre-judge you and you need to have all the answers.

No. They don't think that. They're just curious because they're just as lost as you are. They want to make friends. They don't know what they're doing, and if they do, the future might just unravel that.

So yes, love, not fear. Achieve insight into the human condition. We don't need to show hell doesn't exist. We need to show it can be frozen over.

nil  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can Medical Science Slow Aging?

I don't even know what's going on anymore. I'm probably on the verge of having a psychotic break. Which is good news. Maybe because I'm reading articles by people with math Ph.D's and it's so overflowing with bullshit I need to sit down.

    But lifestyle paternalism is understandably unpopular, and difficult to implement effectively.

Lifestyle paternalism. As opposed to non-lifestyle biological authorities like the rocks and the sand. You can't force people to be healthy (or can you?) but it's usually an unsmiling person in a white coat informing Terry their cholesterol is through the flipping roof.

    As an aside, this in turn suggests a possible avenue of approaches: how many apparently aging-related problems in humans are artifacts of poor living conditions, nutrition, and lifestyles?

Bruh? Also: I'm cutting out them O2- radicals for 2020.

    Regulatory paradigms and insurance companies typically don’t treat aging as a disease, which gives little incentive to the development of anti-aging drugs.

It's because she's trying to finesse people and make a lot of money. And the FDA and insurance companies are like "you're stupid!" So she hates them and...

Don't read this if you value your sanity. https://reason.com/2018/05/12/when-cancer-was-conquerable

Just start a bogus foundation, generate a website, incorporate yourself for $200 and claim the miracle drug is right around the corner once you get over that minor "reproducibility" thing. Yeah it actually says that on her site.

    An all-purpose “geroprotector” drug that meaningfully reduces the risk of multiple common diseases might be one of the best hopes we have of being able to afford the healthcare costs of the growing elderly population.

Okay, that makes a little more sense. But that's maintenance. Nobody is going to pull a drug out of their ass that makes your widespread DNA damage magically fix itself. At least just by bombarding your body with ordinary chemicals. If the pill contains nanobots, CRISPR, and Osmosis Jones you might have a chance.

    Thinking from the perspective of human capital, people’s skills, wisdom, knowledge, networks, independence, and wealth continue to grow throughout their life. In fields intensive in such skills, like politics and business, people often continue to do great work, and hold together important social infrastructure, right up to their retirement.

Jesus Christ. Either she's trying to convince someone else of that or she believes it herself. Not sure what's scarier.

Look, do you want to know the worst part of the college admissions scandal of 2019? They paid. ;) This woman CTRL-F'd the word "manifold" and got a pretty huge dick degree from Yale. Where are the papers? I got my papers.

    When they go, we lose and have to replace all that knowledge, all those skills, and all those connections.

I'm cornering the Lawspeaker before he gets any worse. Must get knawledge. Otherwise there will be a crater with twenty dead people he knew and we'll descend into anarchy at the next Thing. Egil is a dick.

    Consider also that a large fraction of most people’s life is spent in relatively unproductive training. In many fields, a marginal productive year at the end of a life is more valuable than an average year of life.

She thinks it's still coming. But a true Protestant knows the reward only comes in the hereafter.

nil  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bruce Schneier: Banning Facial Recognition Isn’t Enough

"Well the law hasn't exactly caught up with technology." - my high school teacher years ago.

Even with training lawyers and public servants in STEM fields, the degree to which technology can advance and become widespread is mind-boggling. The law will always move slower. My brother went to school and it was dumbphones and Myspace. My dad grew up when reality was still black and white.

Controllers gonna control. Add a dimension of freedom to any part of life and somebody's gonna misuse it. People also want to control chaos anywhere they see it happening (or just make money) and people inclined to paranoia will see more activity and freak out. I find tech people tend to be very good at circumventing new controls though.

    The paper maintains a strict profanity policy.
nil  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A special message from John McAfee

He isn't wrong, but the amount of privacy anyone experiences is largely dependent on how big of a target you have on your back. Hacking into ProtonMail or Signal, or better yet just installing a keylogger on someone's device requires a certain amount of effort. Anyone who is dedicated enough could surely get information on someone using an app with millions of users, either by finding an exploit or just installing malware like a normal patriot.

My personal belief is the primary purpose of surveillance programs is national security, and if you're not violating the Espionage Act of 1917 nobody gives a fuck. Nobody is using PRISM to figure out who is moving coke in Manhattan. Most dark net market operators were caught because some bored intern googled their username, not because an elite team of hackers exploited vulnerabilities in the Tor network after using alien technology to crack AES-256. That's the central problem with conspiracy theories, it's a lot more exciting to think the federal government is zeroing in on your Ford Focus in particular.

In reality he could get away with using ProtonMail and nobody would ever know. Edward Snowden? Maybe not.

edit: holy fuck this is textbook amphetamine psychosis:

nil  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why the world is waiting for Betelgeuse to go supernova

Definitely drunk. His numbers look right though. And I will say that unicode italic gamma symbol is finessing me hard right now.

nil  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sometimes I have questions Google can't answer . . .

    . . . Did I trip the speed camera last night?

No, you did not. You were going that fast.

Dude! Drive like your kids live here!