Monthly Archives: June 2015

Big post coming soon

Please be patient. This one is important and I want to get it right.

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Plate readers are for national security, but not *your* security

There was a local hit-and-run story where some poor little kid got his leg turned into spaghetti. The van had a very distinct description, and yet they haven’t caught the guy because that’s not what the plate readers are for. … Continue reading

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Fear can overwrite long-term imprinting

This is an extremely interesting and unexpected intuition. It may be the responsible mechanism for the “amygdala shake” effect of confidence. (See here and here.) Best to explain by example of my inspiration. I was finishing up Cujo last night … Continue reading

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Means, and proof of motive

So if you lived in that subdivision, paid for that pool, and wanted to use it, you couldn’t because outsiders had decided to just show up and use it themselves, brawling and drinking in the process. When the first officer … Continue reading

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Convo about shallow extraverts

Now that I’ve laid some groundwork in the previous post, I can put this conversation up without writing a billion stupid words first. Aeoli Pera Speaking of, I figured out why people feel the way they do around introverts. Donovan … Continue reading

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Stephen King again: the howling wind

Another giant quote, this time from Cujo. This one is much more important because it illustrates, through sheer impression, the paucity of spirit which characterizes homo sapiens sapiens in particular, and humanity in general. Tex figured this out too, at … Continue reading

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Stephen King quote from Salem’s Lot: sensory processing, symbolic mental movies, ego simulacra

I consider Stephen King to be the most ingenious fiction writer of this generation, even if he (and some of his books) are fucked in the head. I can’t really throw stones on that count even if I’ve never written … Continue reading

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Seamless mental movies require low latent inhibition

I’m not exactly sure why this seems to be true. By seamless mental movie, I mean the kind of daydreaming where you completely check out and when you wake up it feels like you’ve been submerged underwater and *poof* you’re … Continue reading

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Characterizing highest IQ writeprints

This is what I’ve observed from superstar posters on the internet (>160 IQ, or +4SD), particularly on Vox Popoli. Their communications tend almost always to be: 1. Clear 2. Concise 3. Correct 4. Sharp (or maybe “striking”, “to the point”) … Continue reading

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Hope is the opposite of despair, depression is the opposite of optimism

The combination of beliefs and desires gives rise to human action. “Beliefs” are trickier than they seem because we act as if they’re philosophical statements that are either true or false, but under pressure they turn out to be nothing … Continue reading

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