Monthly Archives: December 2021

The salesman code of conduct, kinda

All good advice except clasping your hands in greeting, that’s autistic. Just incline your head slightly, people pick up on very subtle movements of that sort. Adam Townsend@adamscrabbleDec 29Always be nice to everyone, even under a mask let them see … Continue reading

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Areas of slang/terminology for studying neurotypical social intelligence

There’s a lot of implicit wisdom stored in slang terms, because it’s used to talk about taboo subjects. You can dredge up a lot of mental models about humans (especially what sorts of things they dwell on- e.g. in prison … Continue reading

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Trivial extension of symbolic compositions theory re: stars

This is how I’d read stars with different numbers of points, based purely on shit that’s come into my head for no reason over the years. I’m aware that ne’er-do-wells like Aleister Crowley came up with similar systems, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Lacan’s Big Other, autism, high intelligence

Alex McNabb has another fantastic article out. But aside from the original point of it, I’m going to use a couple of well-summarized paragraphs to go out on a tangent: Jacques Lacan has a concept called “The Big Other” which … Continue reading

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Collected advice on seeking employers that won’t require a vax to get hired

Most people out there are concerned with not getting fired, but the odds so far have been in favor of the anti-vaxxers. For job seekers I suspect the situation is 180 degrees the opposite: there are no class action lawsuits … Continue reading

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Quick 2021 goals retrospective and 2022 goals

Evaluation -Priority goal: 4.0 in my classes. Success. Cumulative 4.09 at the moment. -Added in March, to give some meaning to my part-time job: Produce 15 of X, 5 of Y, and 100 of Z. Moderate success. Produced 8/15 of … Continue reading

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Adding a sense of proportion to lists of pros and cons

People tend to overthink very small decisions (e.g. saving 50c on a $5 purchase) and underthink very large decisions (e.g. buying a particular car for no articulable reason). I made this spreadsheet while choosing between six different living arrangements, which … Continue reading

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Misc anime opinionating re: Gundam SEED, My Hero Academia, etc.

Copypasta from Skype rants… BTW if you guys are looking for a pretty good Gundam show, the remastered version of Gundam SEED is on YouTube fo free.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWtuU5H6BdQ&list=PLJV1h9xQ7Hx89jH49IgnVuKyuRNTj11PKThis is the only good Gundam show I’ve seen (didn’t finish it tho tbh), … Continue reading

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Initial thoughts on the measurement of courage (Owl convo)

Any thoughts on the measurement of courage?I’ve been thinking about making an academic career out of that. hard to be rigorous about it but if you break it down very discretely you might e able tog et something out of … Continue reading

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Myth of the 20th Century on churches as government contractors for refugee resettlement

This is an excellent episode that really gets into the logistical weeds of the great replacement and the motivations (economic and otherwise) of the various actors within the NGO-industrial complex. I’d recommend listening twice to memorize the names of the … Continue reading

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