ClickHole truly is the BuzzFeed of shitposting. Or perhaps shitposting is a kind of Dada Surrealism of the Internet, intended to evoke self-awareness and introspection of what the actual fuck we are doing on here.
What if all of these blue collar reality TV shows are a version of Plato's Cave. Brainwashing workers that nothing else can possibly exist beyond one's job. One must solely rely on the job for excitement, drama, and personal development.
I wrote an essay on love as ideology, it begins with:
"Why do so many authoritarians on Twitter have anime girl avatars?"
@octopus Don't languages like haskell essentially create implicit yields with thunks / deferred evaluation?
Yield is useful when you want to make deferral explicit & roll your own generators, but when deferral is built into the language just adding stuff to a list and returning the list is the same because list items won't be computed until their value needs to be printed or tested against or something.
@rechelon "Authoritarian ideologies have always appealed to the most vulgar of our psychological needs. The twists and turns of their arguments are often ludicrous on the face because they’re not actually about intellectual persuasion, but emotional promises. The subtext is the point: We offer you community. We offer you power." THIS
"I want some jet" my wife writes.
I stare at the note for a minute, as my groggy mind churns through several possibilities.
Jet the fictional amphetamine from Fallout? No, she's not a fan of either amphetamines nor Fallout.
A Learjet? No, she has no reason to want one of tho--
Oh. The carbon based rock that can be polished to a high gloss and is responsible for the phrase "jet black"
I -need- my coffee in the morning.
What are your favorite Deluze / Deluge puns?
Any puns involving Felix Guattari are also allowed, as are puns related to rhizomes, lines of flight, or the body without organs.
Drugs like alcohol, or drugs like LSD?
I was basically in a total fog until age 15 as far as I can tell, so being disoriented is like a return to normality for me. I'm not suggesting this is a normal reaction; just trying to explain how I could joke about it so easily despite experiencing it.
I wonder if there is a generalized difference between Yudkowskies and congressmans
tired: Dark Enlightenment
wired: Dank Enlightenment
It's much too easy to accept some arguments as reasonable & take that as an excuse to accept the rest of the arguments, even when you fundamentally disagree with the premises used to come to those conclusions, simply because you first heard them sixth-hand. This is a huge problem with Transhumansim because you get all these ideas from 1898 filtered through De Chardin and Kevin Kelly.
Re: the singularity
It's an offshoot of russian cosmism, mostly taken seriously by american nu-atheists. As a result they don't want to look too closely at the initial religious & russian-nationalist basis of some of the ideas. It benefits from having the same kind of visionary language as italian futurism (same time period).