Monthly Archives: July 2022

Collecting examples for trope: faces of miserable captive souls (usually bubbling)

First noted wrt Ahriman here. I’ve scoured TV Tropes for this article and it looks like I’ll have to write it myself, so I’m calling for any examples you can think of. The basic idea: It appears to be a … Continue reading

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The lazy-ass homeowner (sloth prepper mindset)

Guestpost. If this becomes a normal thing I’m imagining the logo being a sloth wearing a tinfoil hat. Also, thinking out loud about the two week maintenance thing here because it’s relevant to homesteading systems.Time saved in lawncare is time … Continue reading

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Potential book list re: torture

Re: https://bannedhipster.home.blog/2022/07/25/tulsis-dads-9-11-website/comment-page-1/#comment-33986 The only leads I could come up with are: 1. https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/standard-operating-procedure-torture-and-the-abu-ghraib-scandal/2. NGO-type stuff (like https://www.usip.org/the-missing-peace-symposium-2013-resources) as a place to start playing the game where you go to the References section, find the most interesting-sounding thing, and repeat until you find something … Continue reading

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NEET lfg lol

I’m off in my head wondering what it is about white people that makes them bad at being Hollywood.I can’t imagine getting even five people to work together on a creative project for a full year. now I’m circling back … Continue reading

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Cyberpunk neon in color psychology except it’s Volcano (1997) by Fritz Lang

Cyberpunk was unbelievably prescient.I’ll criticize it for all the focus on weird body horror transhumanism though, I suspect that stuff will turn out to be metaphorical.Just as I expect robots stand in for analytical systems of thought, I expect “cyborgs” … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic roles in piecemeal feudalism

Following from piecemeal feudalism and its consequences. I think the natural continuation at this point is picking at how this looks up the socioeconomic laddereasy to say that, in time, this ends up being the model not jsut for the … Continue reading

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Basic video game mechanic for lying

The setup is that other characters have to decide which door to choose, and you can advise them which door to pick, given a certain amount of information asymmetry. The mechanic is you have such and such trustworthiness and they … Continue reading

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Piecemeal feudalism and its consequences

This idea comes from the observation that college tuition is like healthcare now: you either get it paid through your employer (or comparable), or it doesn’t get paid and you go without. I don’t pay for college, my mom gets … Continue reading

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Schelling timelines

This is a fancy term I made up for an idea that probably exists already in game theory. It borrows from the idea of a Schelling point. A Schelling timeline is the average expected future that everyone is reacting to, … Continue reading

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Ultimate career guide starter framework

Criticism: Should say “cutie mark”, not “Ikigai”. What’s notable about the modern day is the lack of overlap between these circles. There’s no overlap at all between the things you can get paid for and the things the world needs. … Continue reading

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