<<Synnoetics was Fein's term for "the cooperative interaction, or symbiosis of people, mechanisms, plant or animal organisms, and automata into a system that results in a mental power (power of knowing) greater than that of its individual components." In many ways, synnoetics was much more akin to the contemporary discipline of cybernetics that to the modern discipline of computer science.>>
I wonder if we can resurrect Louis Fein's wonderfully spooky word "synnoetics"
(sigh, his 1961 paper is still paywalled)
or maybe "comptology"?
<<Fein proposed several names for this new discipline, including "information science", "intellitronics", "synnoetics"... others would add "datology", "hypology"... "applied epistemology" and "Turingineering">>
Blame the Computer | Corey Pein https://thebaffler.com/salvos/blame-the-computer-pein
Theresa May accuses Russia of the Skripal nerve agent poisoning.
<<“Either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country. Or the Russian government lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others.”
She said that Johnson had summoned the Russian ambassador, to account for how the nerve agent had been deployed. The UK government demanded a response by the end of Tuesday, she added.>>
I assume you won't be taking any AI with you to Mars, then, Elon?
<<Musk said he was now kept awake at night by the threat posed by unregulated artificial intelligence, which he has previously warned could lead humanity into a third world war – another the reason to go to Mars.>>
Important to this also was the complete lack of solidarity in many hippie movements. Self-actualisation does not connect one with others. And their rejection of hierarchy was more a rejection of ~recognising~ hierarchy, so that individuals could benefit from it while being immune to criticisms for this.
Wait it just changed domain names, which is also perfectly normal and secure
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<<“It was ‘boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.’ There was nothing subjective,” he continued.>>
Mueller Wants You In His Room
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In related news: Roger Stone's Putinface game is very strong.
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<< Five and a half hours after testifying before a grand jury in the Russia probe, a former political adviser to Donald Trump told ABC News exclusively that he believes the investigation is “warranted.”
“No, I don't think it's a witch hunt,” Sam Nunberg told ABC News. “It's warranted because there's a lot there and that's the sad truth.” >>
One of my least favourite habits of mainstream news sites:
"Other news site X reported breaking story Y..."
that's nice that you're telling me? But I'm going to click over to read X's reporting now since they're the ones with the actual story.
If I wanted to just see a repost, I'd read a blog or Twitter.
and we're all gonna shine a light together
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