Periodic Dosage of Xah
Once upon a time there was Diary, and similar were logs, journals, travelog and such forth. In our info age, it is called blogs by inept computing geeks. To keep in sync with humanity of fashionable business and nomenclature novelty, mine is called Periodic Dosage. This periodic, is bent on to inform the informed, and educate the educated, of all things and social things and ethological things.
be a good person. Stay to truth, be knowledgeable, and with good heart. That's the key to prosperity for all.
on mastodon, i have 120 followers. Each of my tweet, has conversation, real one. On twitter, 1.7k follower. basically 0 conversation.
a friend replied: “I’ve had a similar experience. So why do you say Mastodon is doomed?”
mastodon is niche, and new. Mostly nerds. All social networks like that i knew have similar situation in the beginning. g+, node, multiply, blogger, orkut, livejournal...
i think mastodon is doomed cause:
1 hard to use. harder than all the others due to instance. hard to add a friend from another instance.
2 they are playing ban games, sjw vs conserv. Instance admin abuse it.
3 the most important thing for social network, communication between friends, are basically unreliable. Friend's messages don't show. (due to ban complexity, or the tech nature of federation)
4 interface too complex. those multi-panels, local vs federated stream. The fed stream is basically useless.
all the above are with respect to average non-tech people.
mastedon may be around but just niche. By niche i mean, like MMOG games, or Second Life, where many of those at any time has more people logged in than mastodon now. But it's not for the general population. If so, it's no more exciting than say irc, slack, or lots others.
US Student Otto Warmbier, detained in N Korea for 1.5 years, died. Brain is a veggie.
Otto Warmbier, student, went on a tour to china, then hopped onto a tour 2 N Korea by chance. Supposedly stole a pro-N.Korean-leader poster in hotel, got caught and, supposedly sentenced for 15 years hard labor. US negotiated, after 18 months in N Korea, got back to us. His brain is a veggie, died 6 days later.
that's a summary from what i read from wikipedia.
N Korea said he got into a comma due to botulism (a illness caused by a bacteria). US doctors says no, but find no trace of torture.
I don't trust whatever the N Korea says, nor US media. Just the fact that Otto Warmbier went, got detained, and back, brain is a veggie, died.
you wonder, why isn't this widely publicized? or is it? in anycase, the “confession like” speech is probably not done willingly. It sounds bizarre.
Paglia Word-Porn Strikes Again
O god, Paglia word-porn strikes again. In every sentence, there's a word you dunno, and it's used to a T.
〔 Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror By Jonathan V Last. At http://www.weeklystandard.com/camille-paglia-on-trump-democrats-transgenderism-and-islamist-terror/article/2008464 〕
Thus Rubio's primary-run flame-out was a spectacular embarrassment. Under TV's unsparing camera eye, he looked like a shallow, dithery adolescent, utterly unprepared to be commander-in-chief in an era of terrorism. Trump's frankly arrogant self-confidence spooked and crushed Rubio—it was a total fiasco. Ben Carson, meanwhile, with his professorial deep-think and spiritualistic eye-closing, often seemed to be beaming himself to another galaxy. With every debate, Ted Cruz, despite his avid national following, accumulated more and more detractors, repelled by his brittle self-dramatizations and lugubrious megalomania.
On television, Kasich came across as a clumsy, lumbering blowhard while Walker shrank into a nervous, timid mouse with a frozen Pee-wee Herman smile.
However, there were too many unknowns about Trump, who had never held elective office and whose randy history in the shadowy demimonde of casinos and beauty pageants laid him open to a cascade of feverish accusations and innuendos from the ever-churning gnomes of the cash-propelled Clinton propaganda machine. In actuality, the sexism allegations about Trump were relatively few and minor, compared to the long list of lurid claims about the predatory Bill Clinton.
My position continues to be that Hillary, with her supercilious, Marie Antoinette-style entitlement, was a disastrously wrong candidate for 2016 and that she secured the nomination only through overt chicanery by the Democratic National Committee, assisted by a corrupt national media who, for over a year, imposed a virtual blackout on potential primary rivals.
How the Liberals Begotten the Millennials?
today, we have this massive millennials who are ignorant, spineless, lame, watery fuck, who are in some kinda utopia dream. many programers are such.
they are, ignorant of history, of art, and ignorant of any subject in scope and depth. And, have no interest to learn them. And, no aspiration in life. No gratitude, no appreciation, And, many of them became SJWs, and are angry.
i'm still trying to understand how the liberals that's for free-speech and anti-gov, begotten these children. Does the dad say: son, free-speech is how democracy is founded on? Or, were the children going: fuck off dad?
possible theory is that the mom's are career moms, or single parent, so the children never got the human touch.
One look at the protesters would be enough to fathom that none of them even bothered to read Murray’s scholarship; that would indeed be civil and intellectual, two essential characteristics that the majority of these neo-Bolsheviks lack. The look on their faces is that of rabid ideologues. You cannot reason, or debate with these sort of people. They understand only the language of force and power and nothing else. They will also not dare to engage with you individually, preferring to act in a mob, knowing that their shamefully minimal intellect isn’t enough to engage in any sort of debate, which they will lose as their ideas are ill-informed, at best, or idiotic at worst.
from 〔 Methods Behind the Campus Madness By Sumantra Maitra. At http://quillette.com/2017/03/07/methods-behind-the-campus-madness/ 〕
sjw causes huge damage to us, but identity politics can't sustain itself in the long run. Being White is crime? that's a suicidal slogan. At “best”, you get segregation.
those white sjw's, gonna have a problem soon within sjw too. Because, the instinct of kinship is builtin. Soon you'll have infighting, as staunch feminists of 1990s is now at odds with today's genderism. sjw blacks not gonna love you sjw whites, not to mention islamics. Unless all you got is female and neutered males. And if so, extinction awaits.
so, actually, i think that sjw of today is gonna be a short lived phenomenon. Probably won't last for 10 years.
and there's the question of if sjw have children. lgbt's, not, or not their own. And sjw types isn't kin to. So, they basically disappear, naturally. (lol, what a comforting thought at this point!)
did Einstein really say “... generation of idiots”?
did Einstein really say “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”?
by the way, don't trust snopes too much. it has been caught in promoting fake news, to make money. (e.g. running spam email server, and that each person swallows 8 spiders when asleep)
NSA's Doc of Russian Hack Election Leak (on its own page. expanded)
Sadiq Khan on Terrorism and Big City
Tokyo isn't infested with terrorists because:
1. Asian philosophy, unlike white's, are not bred with mentality of justice. You might invade other countries, but not for “to bring justice/democracy”. In general of human animal's affairs, if you don't bother others, others don't bother you.
2. Japan is an isolated island.
3. Christians and Islamics, has the same roots, share the same origin of holy book. They have a history of mutual bloodshed. Each of their holy book ascribes death to non-believers. Christianity, with US leading as Protestant, has subsided such view, esp due to New Atheism movement from the 2000s, and the sjw movement of genderism. Islam, haven't changed.
Asian is mostly buddhism, Confucianism, taoism, and these are pretty much mixed as one.
David Wood (Christian apologist)
wow, discovered a very interesting guy, David Wood.
last year (2016-09-27), i was watching Bill Maher (comedian) on youtube. Then, ran into the Ben Affleck going nuts defending Islam.
Then, few YouTube links got me to a very interesting one criticizing Ben Affleck, with what seems solid knowledge about Islam. I watched a few more videos by the same guy, and came away quite impressed. Especially learned something about Ramadan (the Islam fasting thing, each year).
Today, it seems Ramadan again, and i went to look for that video. Then i thought, look him up just to see who exactly is this guy.
Then, boom, David Wood.
He's a Christian apologist. (the word “apologist” has technical meaning here.)
Christian apologetics (Greek: ἀπολογία, “verbal defence, speech in defence”) is a field of Christian theology that presents historical, reasoned, and evidential bases for Christianity, defending it against objections.
[2017-05-27 Wikipedia Christian apologetics]
Apparently, David Wood tried to kill his dad, then got sent to jail for 10 years. He's diagnosed as having antisocial personality disorder. When in Jail, he became Christian. After jail, he went to college and eventually got a phd in philosophy of religion.
He's got lots YouTube videos criticizing Islam harshly. And has been in universities giving lectures and debates against Islam.
Here's his latest
Note: i don't necessarily agree with his views on this, and i know little about Islam or the Islamic terrorism.
Lone Star Cowgirls (new photo)
Star-Spangled Stars, page 1 (minor update)
Starry Patriotic Neighborhood (updated)
Rebel Belles (added photo)
The Glorious History of the People's Republic of Kekistan
Jordan B. Peterson (born 1962) is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology
Joe Rogan (born 1967) is a comedian, and retired martial artist champion.
Jordan Bernt Peterson (born June 12, 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His research interests include self-deception, mythology, religion, narrative, neuroscience, personality, deception, creativity, intelligence, and motivation.
[2017-05-09 Wikipedia Jordan B. Peterson]
Joseph James “Joe” Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, color commentator, television host, actor, podcast host, and retired martial artist. He developed an interest in martial arts as a teenager and learned karate, kickboxing, and taekwondo, in which he became a black belt and a four-time state champion and a U.S. Open champion. He is black belt in no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Eddie Bravo and gi black belt under Jean Jacques Machado. A fan of comedy since his youth, Rogan began a career in stand-up in August 1988 in the Boston area, developing a blue comedy act. He moved to New York City two years later.
[2017-05-09 Wikipedia Joe Rogan]
For the full story on the origin of the word kek, pepe the frog, see The Truth About Pepe The Frog And The Cult Of Kek https://pepethefrogfaith.wordpress.com/
Mastodon, Larger and Larger Ban List
the sjw instances are growing their ban list.
mastodon has become less and less useful.
often, friends you follow will not show up.
basically, each instance is just its own island. Despite the “federated” connection, you can't really rely on being able to see your friend's posts.
transgenderism vs transracialism!
In late March, Hypatia, a feminist-philosophy journal, published an article titled “In Defense of Transracialism” by Rebecca Tuvel, an assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis, as part of its spring 2017 issue. The point of the article, as the title suggests, is to toy around with the question of what it would mean if some people really were — as Rachel Dolezal claimed — “transracial,” meaning they identified as a race that didn’t line up with how society viewed them in light of their ancestry.
〔 This Is What a Modern-Day Witch Hunt Looks Like By Jesse Singal. At http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/transracialism-article-controversy.html〕
if you are confused, transgenderism is the tenet of the social justice warrior's view that gender is from gender spectrum man, as in the colors of the rainbow, in that there is no beginning and no end. It's murky! and you real man and sexy girls are crimes of humanity.
transracialism means, one-drop rule is bullshit, that we r all, one big mixed race!!! and you sjw are fuckfaces on earth.
sjw vs gamergate war on mastodon
had another account on the mastodon instance at https://mastodon.technology/@xahlee
after reading its declaration there https://mastodon.technology/about/more
it's like a communist manifesto. Scary.
I don't feel comfy there, and wanted to delete account. Then, realized that it's impossible to delete mastodon account. lol
here's a list of sites the sjw mastodons are blocking. https://github.com/tootcafe/blocked-instances
Reason given for many is “free speech zone”
Japan's artists site, many sjw are banning, is this https://pawoo.net/about
here's 2 mastodon instances to join. It's Freedom + Individual, not sjw oriented.
no agenda show mastodon instance
ok, there's a show called “no agenda show”. i like it. by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak see Wikipedia No Agenda
“saving the earth, one social justice warrior at a time!” ha i like that. http://www.noagendashow.com/
Adam Curry is long time net techy from 1990s, father of podcasting. John C. Dvorak is that tech writer for like 3 decades now. great!
noagenda has a mastodon instance https://noagendasocial.com/
i'm there https://noagendasocial.com/@xahlee
i'm on mastodon at firstname.lastname@example.org
The story of clash of GNU vs Mastodon, USA vs Japanese culture, SJW vs gamergate, and sexual drawings of young girls
Wow, what a story. The story of clash of GNU vs Mastodon, USA vs Japanese culture, SJW vs gamergate, and sexual drawings of young girls. (if you are American, u know part of it as “anime”)
when u push for an ideology, its like squeezing a water balloon. it come out elsewhere, and explodes.
〔 Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists By Elizabeth Nolan Brown. At http://reason.com/blog/2017/03/01/moral-outrage-is-self-serving〕
Discovered a Great Man. Sir Roger Scruton, Defender of BEAUTY
Discovered a great man. Sir Roger Scruton, defender of BEAUTY. Roger Scruton
there's many YouTube videos where Roger speaks. Here's a short one.
One amazing insight i learned: in the Nazi/Jew case, it's not hate speech that made Nazi view prosper, but suppression of anti-Nazi speech.
Roger Scruton on twitter https://twitter.com/Roger_Scruton
his latest book 〔 On Human Nature Hardcover By Roger Scruton. @ Buy at amazon〕
his's got lots of other books Roger Scruton
The About-Face of Meaning of Liberal in America
“liberal” in America went thru a twist. It was 4 free speech, small government, anti-communism. Today, it's anti-free-speech, pro big government, pro socialism.
technically, “political correctness” of today's liberals, is a form of propaganda of ideology. Same as the word's origin from Communism.
if fast-food chicken sandwich is only 50% chicken, what else is there? Answer: high-tech meat dregs.
there are books that exist. Liberal Fascism. This is published in 2008. Buy Liberal Fascism
i was a illegal immigrant in Canada, ~1986 to ~1989.
at 16, i make Canadian $2.5 dollars an hour, working for cash, for about 2 years.
currently, i make $500 USD a month, surviving.
Daily, a man must eat. Else, you die. If, suppose there's truth X that requires not eating to know, then, truth be fucked. Meaning, truths as we know, are human truths.
is it possible that society have a whitewash? like, a generation who knows fake history. Yes, seems easily, and not by authoritarian means.
one of my fav author, is Thomas Sowell. https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell quotes.
one of his best seller, Basic Economics
Social Justice Warriors, Millennials, and Jargons
been doing a lot thinking since election, about the rise of SJW and “millennials”. I think, those postmodernism stuff of 1990s has a lot to do with it, and Politically Correct leftist parents of 1980s.
the phenomenon are sweeping, in a very short time. Particularly in the past 3 years. Like all cults, they have jargons.
cis gender, lgbt, shaming, bully, microaggression, safe space, triggering, intersectional, mansplaining, gaslighting.
The term “millennial” itself came to the limelight only recently, in 2016. All of a sudden, all news media are using that term.
when i first heard of the term millennial on twitter, few months ago, i thought, that's silly, a fashionable online locution. Then, you see the term almost every week.
then, later on, i realize the term is quite meaningful, and on the spot. It is, indeed, the millennial generation (those born around between early 1980s to mid-1990s ) that's mostly associated with the SJW stuff. This makes sense, because they are the children of the political correctness that reached its heyday in 1990s.
the jargon SJW (social justice warrior) itself, is new, becoming very popular since about 2010. The term is very apt, as it describes people who are extremely aggressive, on social networks, harassing other people who do not agree with their views.
the political correctness of 1990s, are about using he/she, and instead of “disabled person” calling “differently enabled”. I thought it kinda went away in 2000s, but turns out, became far more worse with today's SJWs.
i think, it reached the highest point during election, where, Hillary just rides it. Anyone who disagree with the sjw point of view is blatantly labeled Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Xenophobic, Islamophobic, as Hillary openly accused of Trump voters. While Trump, is exactly the backslash of the SJW.
because Trump won, now i see increasingly a lot articles now openly speak out against the sjw band. Film, essays, blogs, and politicians, professors.
the American News Media, or the so-called “journalism”, is the scum. They go with whatever is in trend, of course. On the surface they bring discussion and inform us trends, but mostly they are just peddling their publications, latch onto and add fuel to whatever issues that jolts people.
The Political Correctness, and SJW stuff, is like free sandwich. Why not? Who in the right mind would say that people shouldn't help, protect, women, the minority, and against bullying, etc?
ironically, in the 1980 and 1970s, it's the right wing moralist doing it. They, put gays in jail, put porn publishers in jail. Why? because, it's the right thing to to! (of course, today, not only fucking in the ass is legal, but man and marry man, and mainstream movies have graphic scenes that'd land them in jail in 1980s.)
but, mostly, life is too good, that's the problem. When life's too good, you never understand what hunger means, no idea what pain means, and you got nothing to do, cooking up moral theories becomes your fulfillment.
heater placement efficiency. Place heater near the window on near you? if heater can warm whole room, then place near window. Else, near you.
Tom Cruise, 1984, NewSpeak, and the Language of Scientology Tom Cruise, 1984, NewSpeak, and the Language of Scientology
Scientology and Falun Gong Scientology and Falun Gong
that's Scientology property in remote area, used as a prison house of sorts. The spikes face inwards. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
there's such a thing, chef soap. A bar of metal you rub as soap. Tenflyer Chef Soap Stainless Steel Hand Odor Remover Bar.
googling on how it works, seem there's no scientific basis.
try this. rub garlic and onion on your hands. then rub your hands against a stainless steel spoon. supposedly it'll remove the order.
schizoid personality, borderline, and histrionic
the opposite of schizoid personality is borderline and histrionic.
what's schizoid personality? it's mr data or spock in real life. or, loners. trait is no emotion. appear aloof, cold, not affable.
histrionic personality is the extreme needy, dramatic, need attention, dependent, flirtatious, need approval.
borderline personality is emotionally unstable, those cut themselves, frantic fear of abandonment, impulsive, emotional wackball.
these are personality disorders. It's a personality, but when extreme enough to effect social functioning, job, relationship etc, it's called disorder.
that's the social justice warriors. San Francisco.
the origin of political correctness
“Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect.”
“Yes, it is. But it is politically correct.”
human extinction, the ultimate tranquility
we are concerned about human extinction or planet pollution, but our instinct don't care. We mostly care for our own life, and have sex. The care for the planet, is a rational care. And that can go wrong in many ways, as in, reasoning error, political era fad, cultural bias. For example, the care for our remote offspring is a new concept only in recent 100 years, possible thru scientific progress. Thousands years before, we can't even possibly fathom, because we don't know.
because we don't have intrinsic interest, issues like global warming, nuclear bomb self-destruction, is only for those well-fed to worry about, and mostly in a passive way.
also, in true scientific spirit, we have nihilism. That is, even if we went extinct in 2050, so what? As philosophers of idealism or materialism would both say, life goes on, or, the universe goes on. You feel no pain. In a sense, that's ultimate tranquility.
this is good. video published Nov 5. Julian Assange talks to John Pilger (FULL INTERVIEW)
the thing about sjw is quite interesting, from observing society point of view.
in past 3 or so years, sjw invented/popularized lots terms: triggering, micro-aggression, gender binary, cis gender, mansplaining, rape culture, shaming.
The sjw want society to be a Disney land.
twitter is echo chamber hell
i always tried to be independent of my opinions and lone wolf.
I don't reply or chat or heart ♥ or RE other tweets. (because, typically my opinions is such soon there's argument, then thorny issue of how you argue with friends. I don't back down if my opinion isn't changed, and that usually ends up hurting friendship or acquaintance. So i usually just avoid replying. No, i don't do small talk, i don't do pleasantries.)
since 1 months ago, i started to do all that. Like, heart, chat, retweet others. And, i can see that, Twitter encourages it, it increases my post views, and in turn i also got more ♥💕. You see, that's what twitter want you to do. To interact, and get addicted. Their business grows on that.
the heart or like and Retweet reduces you to a ballot marking idiot.
may it be programing gem or computer science or math or politics or great art, chances are, none of whatever you read from twitter is worth shit. (the likes of hacker news shit)
the worse problem is, once you heart lots tweets, twitter knows where you belong, and a echo chamber is opened for you. You'll start to see tweets that you want to hear, and your tweets will reach only those.
Xah Voting Guide for Undecidable Programers
0, Xah voting guide for undecidable programers:
1, do you like women? vote for Ivana Trump, cuz she is hot.
2, are you well-to-do? vote for Hillary to seal it.
3, do you like 50 Shades of Gray? Trump is your man.
4, do you want romance to be policed? Hillary for safety.
5, do you like to voice unpopular opinions that might get you kicked? Trump it!
6, do you want peace on earth? Vote for Jill and Bernie.
7, are you into meditation, like, buddha and zen and dao? Wu Wei for no action.
The poetry of America SJW 2016
when you vote, u are not just casting a ballot. You are extending your power, a power struggle, for your own interests. this is why, people get angry.
you, programers, are part of the elite. well-to-do, thinking you know the best for humanity, changing the world. Your views, benefits yourself.
i supported Obama back in 2008, because i think Bush is a war criminal and should goto jail. Hillary is worse, but a smooth criminal.
sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia. The poetry of America SJW 2016. Sing it, and you'll be a saint. The world, gets worse.
why the obsession with sexism racisim stuff? because, for rich people like yourselfs, it make you feel better. You are a good man/woman.
you, well-to-do programers, have no clue, the actual racism, sexism, pain, of the poor and suppressed. You are the oppressor, indirectly.
there r tons of material debunking SWJ views. Videos, articles, lots by women. But no amount will sway you. That's the nature of politics and religion.
The SJW stuff is getting real bad in past 3 years, into the programing field. Code of Conduct etc. If you have diff opinion, you live in fear.
Natural courtship between men and women now is under police watch by the SJWs. A state of political correctness. No free speech.
the damage of sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia in usa, is but a drop of water in bucket, compared to what us empire's killings abroad.
Clintons, Millions Dollar Corruption
hard to swallow. millions and millions, like candy, pushed about, a little golf playing invitation, a little tea chat here and there. One, Happy, Clinton Charity Foundation
Hillary Clinton Lying Thru the Teeth with a Straight Face
the human animal's body's like, you need continued supply of edibles. If one ceases, so does the other.
wikileaks releases, somebody resigns. This is second now.
before this, it was Debbie Wasserman DNS chair resign, for illegal plotting against Sanders , thx to wikileaks
I resent your language, uncouth ambivalent euphemism that assaults my sensibilities i no understand. Vote for the Blond, America!
creator of Dilbert on Hillary
creator of Dilbert on Hillary http://blog.dilbert.com/post/152293480726/the-bully-party
Twitter Trump Bots and Clinton Bots War
it appears there are bots for Trump and for Clinton, churning out thousands of tweets per day, pretending as human supporters. It's, bot war.
sites that logs your page up/down key or scroll
today, sites such as washington post, log your page up/down keys. They know what site you visit, and how much and when you scroll. twitter does same since about 2013. You can tell when you scoll or page down, and there's unnatural delay.
persons like Kellyanne Conway is just fascinating. She is likable, but she gets her point across, even dislikable ones.
- 1. i think i'll stop political tweets too.
- 2. in one sense, stopping political tweet is selfish, because you did not stand for what you think is right.
- 3. in another sense, stopping political tweet is good, because you are not dumping and pushing of your own opinions onto others.
- 4. there's no simple answer about voicing political opinion, and relation between friends. it's complex, also depends on culture, country, situation.
John Oliver, the nerd that tries to be funny
John Oliver's like, the nerd that tries to be funny. And, with a annoying accent. blurt, blurt.
Percentage of the US Population by Time Zone
- Eastern Standard Time: 47.1%
- Central Standard Time: 29.0%
- Mountain Standard Time: 6.7%
- Pacific Standard Time: 16.6%
multiculturalism in America: we respect different skin color and dress, we don't respect different ethics
multiculturalism in America is funny. You are respected for your weird robes, hats, sex, color, as long as your idea of ethics is American.
all american shows, are obsessed over this. Star Trek is the best example. We have, the PRIME DIRECTIVE. A dilemma we cannot escape.