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Example video re: first thoughts on a mechanical language

I assume videos like this were more common back when people didn’t think mechanical knowledge was the province of earthy shamans and pure-bred Nordic instincts. It’s actually just inputs and outputs that can be explained in a linear, logical fashion. … Continue reading

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Thinking out loud

My brother and his wife had their first kid yesterday, and everything about it was idyllic. She was born perfectly healthy just a day before they were scheduled to induce and after only 24 minutes of pushing. Then she had … Continue reading

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A speculative cause for schizophrenia

I’ll throw this in the ring as a possible explanation for why schizophrenia didn’t exist 200 years ago: High explosive put fear in a new frame. But the essence of it lay in this, that it happened to passive men. … Continue reading

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Making sense of high-IQ people being simultaneously desirable and disfavored

This is an attempt to explain an experience that will be familiar to anyone with a high IQ during a dysgenic period (e.g. the last 150 years), and especially high technical ability. It’s based on yesterday’s insight re: positive morality … Continue reading

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Positive morality vs. negative morality (re: intellectual anti-Semitism)

This concept probably exists already but I’m uneducated, so I’m reinventing it. Positive morality is a value system that motivates positive behavior, whereas negative morality is a value system that prevents behavior. The reason to distinguish the two is that … Continue reading

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Re: grifting post, how a Dogbert is born

Related to https://aeolipera.wordpress.com/2021/10/12/reflections-on-the-recent-desire-to-grift/ I didn’t initially have Dogbert in mind, but he’s the Platonic grifter. Very similar to Triangle from Blockheads. Or maybe call him the Platonic Noble Grifter, since he at least tends to target people who probably need … Continue reading

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Israeli researchers rediscover vulnerable narcissism

That headline is a bit flippant–maybe this creates a statistical foundation where before there was only theory–but you’d expect them to at least mention vulnerable narcissism somewhere in the paper. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341548585_The_Tendency_for_Interpersonal_Victimhood_The_Personality_Construct_and_its_Consequences H/T iSteve OP: https://www.unz.com/isteve/tendency-for-interpersonal-victimhood/ Disirregardless of originality, the paper … Continue reading

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Reflections on the recent desire to grift

There are a lot of interesting things about it, but probably the most important is that it’s a response to watching people delude themselves.Where as an autistic person I’ve traditionally seen people deluding themselves to protect their conceits and sperged … Continue reading

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A heuristic for the age-old question: Do they understand what they’re doing at some level?

Following from C.S. Lewis’s trilemma, we often wonder whether people engaged in horrific evil are merely insane or have consciously decided to listen to their inner demons. Borrowing from the fields of counterintelligence and r/k theory, I propose that monsters … Continue reading

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Borzoi article on humiliation (re: Edenic political theory)

A recent conversation: thunderisn’t AU supposed to have approximately the same freedom we do? aeoli.peraTheir gun laws are pretty restrictive, so effectively no.Elites can only be controlled by fear.Otherwise they’d already be eating children in front of their parents just … Continue reading

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