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Also running grow brain cell

I suppose it's the ultimate activity

ooli  ·  13 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What Book (or Books) Changed Your Life, and Why?

13 year old: Dune, Herbert, the institutions are bad, but you can trick them

16 : The stranger, Camus, you dont have to care about the world

17 : Les fleurs du mal, Baudelaire, women and cities are beautiful

18 : The golem, Meyrink.. cities are dreamlike at night

19 : Les nuits de Paris, Restif de la Bretonne, Paris in medieval time at night, was almost like it is in modern time, some things never changes

20 : The world according to Garp, Irving , there is so many randomness in the live of a guy, you should accept it

21 : A History of Eternity, Borges ; reality can be enhanced by fiction, or the other way around, or they just are the same (still my favorite)

22 : Less than zero, Ellis (it tickle the same spot as The Stranger, with more energy)

24 : La recherche du temps Perdu, Proust (funnier writer ever, just a lot to skip in between funny bits)

25 : Whatever , Houellebeck (same itch as The stanger, with a gloomer but somehow funnier approach)

  Beside Houellebeck, I read all of them twice. More for Herbert. And Way more for Borges

Nothing since then.. So it mean, I'm brain dead

ooli  ·  15 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What Book (or Books) Changed Your Life, and Why?

I hated Livingston. Somehow I took it as a praise of performance, and self sacrifice. Which seems horrible things to impress on to kids. Probably the only book I hated for it's perceived message

ooli  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is Online Advertising Working? We Simply Don't Know

this article is so dis-genuine it hurt. Because it pretend to be an unbiased scientific study

It voluntarly misses 2 points that everyone know are the heart of advert:

1- Familiarity

As KleinBloo pointed out, the more you see a brand on ad, the more you have a familiarity with it. When come the time to buy something, you are more confident in the brand you saw on TV/net , than the scary off-brand, you never heard of.

That is less easily testable, because it 's a long term ploy. Mostly you're advertising NOW to children, so that they buy/use your shit when they become adult

2- Information

If you never know Apple just launched a new iPhone, even if it's your favorite brand, you'll never get to go buy one.

The few last month I had the displeasure to watch some ads on TV. 90% of them are for new stuff. The new 3$ meal, the new phone, the new car.

Without the ad, you just wont buy it because you just wont know it exist.

It could be easy to test the launch of a new product with and without ads.. and my bet is on the ad doing wonder. But the article doesnt give those data

ooli  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Suspicion makes us human

        7 out of the 8 giant, money center banks went bankrupt in the 1980′s during the “Latin American Crisis”, and the government’s response was to cover up their insolvency. That’s a cover up lasting several decades

        Banks have been involved in systematic criminal behavior, and have manipulated every single market

        Governments have been covering up nuclear meltdowns for fifty years to protect the nuclear industry. Governments have colluded to cover up the severity of numerous other environmental accidents. For many years, Texas officials intentionally under-reported the amount of radiation in drinking water to avoid having to report violations

        The government’s spying on Americans began before 9/11 (confirmed here and here. And see this.) But the public didn’t learn about it until many years later. Indeed, the the New York Times delayed the story so that it would not affect the outcome of the 2004 presidential election

        The decision to launch the Iraq war was made before 9/11. Indeed, former CIA director George Tenet said that the White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill – who sat on the National Security Council – also says that Bush planned the Iraq war before 9/11. And top British officials say that the U.S. discussed Iraq regime change one month after Bush took office. Dick Cheney apparently even made Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11. And it has now been shown that a handful of people were responsible for willfully ignoring the evidence that Iraq lacked weapons of mass destruction. These facts have only been publicly disclosed recently. Indeed, Tom Brokaw said, “All wars are based on propaganda.” A concerted effort to produce propaganda is a conspiracy

It's a conspiracy , until proven it was right all along. So it's easy to point and laugh at Flat-earther, chemtrailer, antivaxxer, and see how smart we are in following the "official narrative" while they dont

I begin to suspect, all those dumb-conspiracies we make fun of on Reddit and fb, are a ploy to hide the real conspiracy, and teach us to always side with the "official truth"

    Assuming that lower cognitive ability does predict right-wing authoritarianism

If you base an analysis on a correlation... you're in for trouble: Spurious correlation will show you how wakkaduddle you might turn out.

Is it fun, to speculate about correlation? Hell yes.. is it a good scientific approach?!?

Right-winger adore doing it: they have a field day explaining how blacks, crimes, and low intelligence are correlated

Yeah! It's always fun when "low intelligence" correlate with THEM

ooli  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mindfulness: Deep or Dumb?

I have a few problem with mindfulness for a long time

Mostly because I 'm a stubborn rebel who don't like to be told what to do, but also because It look like another example of the noble savage fallacy

Use that 10 000 year old Asian technique to solve all modern problem. May be it work, but I dont care, because the packaging is a romanticized mess, with awful implication : racism, magical thinking, self-help as consumerism and according to the video, social blindness

for kantos

    Ya know, a given circumstance catches you off guard, so you:

       1. Take a breath to relax

       2. Evaluate how you got there

       3. Evaluate where you want to go

       4. Take action

       5. Profit

You seems to practice CBT, and it make a lot more sense than meditation

ooli  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ленинград — Кольщик (Leningrad - Kolshik)

ooli  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what does your bookshelf look like?

  TOP: Left  are my "Pleiade" collection books (complete works) of 

Jorges Luis Borges

Virginia Wolf

All of French fairy-tales from the XVI

Marguerite Yourcenar

Basho Haiku's

  Right, are my non fiction :
The Talmud


The Mahabharatha

Early Taoist Complete work

Digest of All of Greek and Roman myths

Digest of all world myths

The Hypnotism by Chertok

3 history book (Templar, Malte and India )

  2 shelves in the middle are for music, because songs are books too, and for the opium pipe


all Jorges Luis Borges .. again (non poetry)

The Golem By Meyrink (the only book I ever loved without knowing really why)

Les nuits de Paris by Retif de la Bretonne (Superheros book in the 1700, or voyeuristic book, or document against the marquis de Sade. Apparently, there are no English translation, and you guys are missing on one of a kind fascinating book)

8 John Irving

3 Marcel Proust (I realize, I read but never bough all of them even though I consider him my second favorite author)

3 William S. Burrough

  Why so little?
So a lot is missing:

My SF collection,

My American favorite: Palahniuk , James Ellroy and B.E. Ellis

(beside Ellroy, the others two disappointed me so much in their last book, I wont read them anymore)

most of Amelie Nothomb

4 first Houellbecq (before his proud Islamophobia overtly made it to his fiction, rendering it nauseous)

most of Lovecraft (at least his racism never made it in his work)

Classic French author

Roleplaying rulebooks (Ambre, D&D, Stormbringer...)

Classic economical book (marx, pareto, keynes...)

etc, etc...

Since I left my parent house in 1998, the one thing that I always took with me were my books. On average That's was 1 move every 2 years (cross country, or in Germany) with 4 fully packed bookshelves that size (real pain in the back).

Last year, I decided to rent my old place, and the tenant wanted the place in 2 day . And since I'm too poor to pay mover, too introvert to have friends help me, and I was on a 4th floor without lift, there was no way I could move all the books in 2 day. I'm really lazy too.

So for the 1st time in 20 years, I decided to get ride of my book, and store them in the old basement, and only bring the one deemed worthy in my new place.

But now, my flat feel empty, and I look more dumb!

At least I have an Opium pipe :]

ooli  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 352st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I dont know if the fact that the verse's lyrics are from a real advice book from the 60 make the song better or worse:

I'm Popular-Nada Surf

And flexing a new hosting site anonymizing youtube

ooli  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Persistent Myth of Human Persistence Hunting

I don't doubt that human sweat.

It seems a logical fallacy, and tell more about the theorist (those bloody hunter apologist) than the Hominid, to assume that sweat ability (and feet, gait, hairlessness, etc) came from persistence hunting (it could be anything, or a lot of various adaptation)

Where sweat came from? From Dancing

  To woo their mate, homo Erectus (like a lot of animal) had to dance for hours. Sweating help to court the mate longer, so is having arched foot, and gait, and a nice toupee. And so, only the most  persistent dancer could procreate Do I have proof? Lot of tribe nowadays still dance for hours to woo potential mate. And it's not only in Africa 

Do you want to start the Persistent dancer theory with me ? I need some well researched facts to write "Born to dance"

ooli  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Persistent Myth of Human Persistence Hunting

I was trying to be lighthearted.

The point is : Without agriculture no massive carbs source. Without carbs, long distance running is a loosing proposition (you cant replenish the carbs needed even when catching the prey). Agriculture is 10k years old

Persistent hunting is supposed to be the factor leading to homo... basically from Erectus 2 millions years ago, to sapiens , 1 millions years ago.

Once a Sapiens, with sweat, hairlessness, plantar stuff, gait, and all, you're already the result of millennia of selection gained through persistent hunting (allegedly).

But you are right , actually (while using agriculture) the Tarahumara can complement their diet with some antelope by running after them. It was not an option for Erectus (who had not access to such carbs source)

ooli  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Persistent Myth of Human Persistence Hunting

As the Aquatic ape (my other favorite theory), the Endurance hunter theory is sexy because it give one simple logical explanation for a lot of various traits. I guess Humans are addicted to simplification

The arguments for the persistent hunter, is one of accumulation based on a presupposition: We have hair, it protect from the sun while we run. We sweat, it help cooling for the run. We are bipedal, it's for running. We experience a runner's high with endorphin kicking in after 5 miles.. comon, of course we evolved to be persistent hunter

  The one argument again persistent hunter is the diet. 

Long Running need a lot of carbs. Even if you catch the prey, you get protein and some fat, but you cant replenish those carbs. And if you don't catch it, like it apparently happen a lot with the Tarahumara people (on a side note, the one and only primitive tribe using the persistent running technique) you're exhausted, with nothing to show for your effort, far from home, and you'll likely become the prey of the nasties around. Not very smart

Tarahumara live on a high carb diet75-80% of their diet are carbs.. not many protein( yeah they are bad at hunting prey). Such diet is only possible with agriculture

Basically we need agriculture to persistent hunt, which defeat the purpose

ooli  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

Are you saying I just need 40 windmills to blind inhabitants of every close planet around? So now: How many windmill do I need to exterminate them? Asking for a friend

After all, its a rational thing to do while I still have windmills and before they come with unknown intentions

ooli  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

On the other hand, Arthropods in 500m years never managed to create 4chan

Dinosaur in their 40m years span didn't get a radio wave out

Mammal in 200m years only managed to get some primate out, 100m years ago, any extinction event in that time frame, and Adios 4chan, Telescope, and bipedal walk

Not only the step from life to multi-cellular life took 4 billions years (1/4 of the universe life). But even after that the progression to intelligence life was long: In all the species around in the past 500m years, intelligence is a fluke.. we're still waiting for its 2nd coming. And Dolphins are more dumb than they look

ooli  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

Arrival grossed less than half of the other in the list. So the argument still hold: Sci fi now, mostly are without aliens

  Since I'm on Arrival, it's bit for bit taken from a short story from F.Herbert (beside the twist end). Remember the worst part of the movie?  The army guy trying to blow the alien.... Yeah me neither. It's a weak plot. It's also weak in F.Herbert story. But it's proof, they ripped the original material without elevating it much

Since I'm on F. Herbert. The "Whipping star" book is about weird alien : stars (sound like Solaris, but it's not). You might also enjoy reading his short stories with aliens

ooli  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Adversarial examples" which decrease the accuracy of machine learning systems

sci-fi is sometime spot on prediction; I'll wear that ugly t-shirt, as soon it's out

ooli  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Adversarial examples" which decrease the accuracy of machine learning systems

I rather have all the links to every article on the subject in one place. Plus, it seems future new article will also shown with that link