Periodic Dosage Archive 2018-01
Effects of Technology
when i was in college (2 years community college) ~1992, i took psychology class. Am very interested in psy. At the time, i was not impressed by Carl Jung, in fact think of him as a crackpot of sorts. But now, @jordanbpeterson seems found of him. Maybe i should relook.
15% account on twitter are fake
15% account on twitter are fake, sold by companies. And, apparently, many celebrities, politicians, actually buy them. Also, twitter of course knew, but don't really do anything about it.
here's New York Times article.
[The Follower Factory By Nicholas Confessore, Gabriel J.X Dance, Richard Harris And Mark Hansen. At https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/27/technology/social-media-bots.html ]
(New York Times is often sjw fake news. This article seems a good one.)
the follower usually cost 1 cent each. e.g. 1k followers cost you $10.
apparently, many normal people sans controversy (actors, tv star, olympic athletes, businessmen, politicians, and porn stars), who may already have over 10 thousand followers, still, went out and buy followers.
because number of followers is the number 1 thing we naively judge legitimacy.
apparently, it's severe enough that those public figure people actually depend on number of followers for their career to thrive. e.g. spend few hundred bucks to buy followers to save the tens of thousands bucks you make. (e.g. if you are reporter, or do public relations, or book author, your number of followers helps a lot, as indicator of authority or qualification.)
Number of followers translates to money. If you have lots followers, say 1 million followers, each sponsored tweet gets you $2k or so. Apparently there are quite a lot girls, thriving on social networks (e.g. instagram), making more money than professionals by selling brands.
one of the techniques in creating fake account is that they go thru twitter, suck up profile photos, and color shift the photo a bit (to avoid detection), and use that as the fake account's photo.
CNN's Hilary Rosen @hilaryr is the one who bought the MOST twitter followers in that report. She bought 500k followers few years ago. She currently has 289k follower. (fake accounts drops off over the years) Goto her account, and you can spot fake followers easily.
Being White, Being Good: White Complicity, White Moral Responsibility, and Social Justice Pedagogy
Discovered a new book.
[Being White, Being Good: White Complicity, White Moral Responsibility, and Social Justice Pedagogy By Barbara Applebaum. At Buy at amazon ]
I think that the sjw stuff is actually a mechanism for the rich white sjw to stay in power.
I think peddling of moral superiority has always been a mechanism to stay in power.
It can be intentional, or subconscious.
Google Search Censorship
Google Search Censorship
photography is hobby of artless men
those into photography, are really idiots. The best photography is, take your phone out, snap. That's the best photo. it captures not only realism, but also conveys circumstantial truth. All others, are lies.
photography, were connotated with fops, well-shoed playboy. It's seen as a hobby, expensive one. Art, is the pretext. It is the art of artless men. In china, this connotation still exist. Where you see lots young men talk about $camera$ and photography.
Jordan Peterson vs Cathy Newman, Art of Rhetoric
nasty AI running our lives
Folks, stop liking or retweeting anything from twitter @archillect It's machine produced, and it's big. Like, retweet, things from human, please. Let's encourage human and thinking, not machine controlled and centralized.
Sr Network Security Engineer Reveals Twitter Ready to Give Trump's Private DMs to DOJ
Tonya Harding vs Nancy Kerrigan, who aged better?
Tonya Harding vs Nancy Kerrigan. The question is, who aged well? Tonya truly turned up like a white trash. Nancy, is ever aristocratic. She aged quite well.
Assange tweeted a song
lol, Assange account tweeted a song, and i love it! PS it's not clear this account is him, but here it goes.
note to 4chan type of shitposters
get real, use your real name, stand for what you believe. It's risky, but that's the point. That's what makes a difference. and reduce those shitty shitposts.
this is not everyone can or should do. But consider it. Get real, and say reasonable things and stand firm.
mastodon = insecure
if any of you don't know already. Consider anything and everything on mastodon as PUBLIC, and archived widely. Including, private chats.
also, consider the password you used on mastodon, to be semi-open secret. (for example, don't ever let it be the same as your main email.)
also, consider your blocking, muting, etc, totally public. Any can still read your stiff if they wanted.
lastly, remember, instance admin potentially knows everything you ever did on the instance.
James Damore vs Google Class Action Lawsuit
since about say 2010, there's a new generation of programers, whose mantra is “help”, “be positive”. They shy away from negative things, even occasional swearing. I consider them scumbags. Many young star coders are of this ilk.
Mencius Moldbug and Dark Enlightenment
Democracy – The God That Failed
discovered this book.
[Democracy – The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy and Natural Order (Perspectives on Democratic Practice) By Hans-Hermann Hoppe. At Buy at amazon ]
what's inside earth
what's inside earth Structure of the Earth this will need 1 year to fully understand
and this thing, drilled a deepest hole into earth to have a peek, deeper than any sea chasm Kola Superdeep Borehole
anthropology and political science, no longer science
i used to be proud of social sciences, e.g. anthropology and political science, telling programers that they should study it, an area they know nothing about. But, i didn't know how it has became so politically corrupted. Perhaps even in 1990s.
Paul Logan, Suicide, and American
ok. just wasted 30 min on this. What happens is a young youtube star, went to japan, explore a suicide area, and happened upon a newly hang'd person. He posted to youtube. got millions views. nothing surprising or out of ordinary at all.
for most Americans, never experienced pain. they dunno what it is, what it means. so, seeing a dead body, is something. this year, the sjw generation became worse. And cuz usa self-censor gore (ban'd by all corp media), so seeing it is novelty, dramatic, and click bait.
and also due to usa safe and rich life, things like this choke up a dramatic event. every one is talking about it. a controversy. debate and so on over basically a nothing. dragging in morality, etc. by tomorrow, u sip cai latte at starbucks and discuss iphone 11.
here's a copy of the video.
i get angry, not of the kid posting the video. He did it sans malice or ill intent.
but look at these typical average american. life is good. you travel to japan, for fun. with the luxury not in vacation, but “explore” rare places. Look at their demeanor. Life's really good.
Then, drama erupt over social media. Every similar american idiots, debate, discuss, over chai latte and iphone and iwatch at starbucks. Throw opinions, sympathy, suicide prevention … ya ass.
but ultimatly, you can't blame them as you can't blame rich kids. They were born that way. They live in a different plane. It's not exactly their fault they can't see outside of it.
so, perhaps, it's right that, when a nation becomes wealthy, it is bound to fall. The cycle begins anew. You forgot what's freedom. you dunno what's suffering. you don't know what hard working is for. (and the sjw generation, desperately, cookup things to prove they are still good, still good.)
minimum wage and the well-shoed
this is a game played by those well-shoed, may be ignorant, but may be intentionally hypocrite. They, benefit, psychologically, socially, and financially.