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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b53uiRFq4Ds

1 hour news report on how leftist policies are destroying seattle


Anonymous at 6:30 AM on March 20, 2019 | #12041 | reply | quote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Greenspan#Early_life_and_education

>In 1977, Greenspan obtained a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. His dissertation is not available from the university[18] since it was removed at Greenspan's request in 1987, when he became Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. In April 2008, however, Barron's obtained a copy and notes that it includes "a discussion of soaring housing prices and their effect on consumer spending; it even anticipates a bursting housing bubble".[19]


Anonymous at 7:09 AM on March 20, 2019 | #12042 | reply | quote

I was distracted by the background noise in these two podcasts. Was it meant to be an experiment or something?

https://curi.us/files/podcasts/reputation.mp3

https://curi.us/files/podcasts/philosophy-experts.mp3


anonymous at 9:54 AM on March 20, 2019 | #12043 | reply | quote

#12043 I recorded those outside cuz that's when I had the inspiration.


curi at 10:38 AM on March 20, 2019 | #12044 | reply | quote

I reply to a guy who thinks he refuted Objectivism on reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/awygju/objectivism_refuted/

You're attempting to refute a substantial philosophy with many man-years of effort put into it. Your refutation, by contrast, contains a blatant error in the second word:

> Objectivism implies that life is the primary value because

You clearly don't know what the word "implies" means (and had the poor judgment to use it anyway without looking it up).

Given your status of a beginner at reason/thinking/writing/English, you should try to get better at that stuff before judging or refuting philosophies. You're being too arrogant. It would help you to learn about overreaching, which is a mistake you're making http://fallibleideas.com/overreach


curi at 11:50 AM on March 20, 2019 | #12045 | reply | quote

Gall's Law

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gall_(author)#Gall.27s_law :

> A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.


Josh Jordan at 1:49 PM on March 20, 2019 | #12046 | reply | quote

> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gall_(author)#Gall.27s_law :

>> A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.

That is related to not overreaching. People need to start with stuff they can succeed at and build up from there.


Anonymous at 3:12 PM on March 20, 2019 | #12047 | reply | quote

http://gothamist.com/2019/03/20/fairway_cashierless_app.php

long excerpt:

> In November, Fairway introduced a mobile app run by a New York-based company named FutureProof Retail, that allows customers to create an account and scan their own grocery items with their phones. The app is part of a slew of new cashierless check-out systems being rolled out by retailers to trim labor costs and speed up transactions for customers who want to avoid long lines.

> The Fairway app informs users that it employs a “spot check” system, in which shoppers are randomly selected to have their purchases reviewed against their online receipts.

> Last week, one Fairway shopper filled out a customer feedback survey in which he complained how the spot-check slowed his checkout, and received a disturbing response from a FutureProof customer service representative.

> The March 11 email attributes the random spot-check policy in part to New York City's diversity, which creates a society where people do not have the same “values and respect for laws.”

> Below is the full excerpt:

> > It occurs randomly so there isn't any discrimination or implicit bias expressed toward shoppers, it is an unfortunate consequence of the amazing diversity here in NYC. With all the different backgrounds, and socioeconomic classes shopping at Fairway we can't operate it on the honor system like kiosks in homogeneous population centers in Norway and Finland, since people can't be expected to all have the same class structure, values and respect for laws. This aspect of building the app has been very educational. Lot's of applied psychology and learning about other cultures.

> “I thought it was pretty shocking,” said the shopper, who shared the correspondence with Gothamist but asked that his name be withheld.

> He declined to provide the name of the employee who sent the email.

> Last Friday, he posted the response on Reddit with the name of the FutureProof employee blacked out. Reactions on the forum were mixed, with several describing the employee’s justification as “odd” and others denouncing it as “straight-up racism.”

> The next day, William Hogben, FutureProof’s CEO responded on Reddit with the following post:

> > My name is William Hogben, I am the CEO. Thank you for bringing this to our attention so we could take action. Thank you especially for preserving the privacy of the customer service respondent. We have discussed the situation, communicated with the employee, and we made the decision to terminate their employment. Again I really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Please contact me directly if you have any questions. Will Hogben

> The Fairway shopper said he found the CEO’s response less than satisfying because it did not include a strong rebuke of racial discrimination.

> “In short, I wanted the company to take responsibility,” he told Gothamist. “Instead the employee was made responsible.”


Anonymous at 9:43 PM on March 20, 2019 | #12048 | reply | quote

Non-overreaching and the Apollo space program

Re: #12047

Non-overreaching looks to have been a contributing factor to the success of the Apollo space program.

NASA, *What Made Apollo a Success?* (March, 1970), p. 10 (OCR by Google docs, emphasis mine):

> After Apollo 9 another decision had to be made: *Were we then ready for a lunar landing, or was the step too big?* We decided that we faced too many remaining unknowns: performance of the lunar module in the deep-space environment, communications with the lunar module at lunar distances, combined operations with two spacecraft around the moon, rendezvous around the moon, and, of course, the lunar descent, landing, surface operations, and ascent. In lieu of a landing, we planned to do as many of these tasks as possible on Apollo 10 without actually touching down on the surface of the moon.

> *The entire series of flights represented a step-by-step buildup*, with each step leading closer to a lunar-landing ability. Our intent was to use the procedures developed on one flight on each subsequent mission. Changes were allowed only if they were essential for flight safety or mission success. By means of this buildup, we minimized the remaining tasks (descent, landing, surface operations, and ascent) that could be worked out only on the actual landing mission. The Apollo 11 crew was able to concentrate on these remaining tasks, to work them out in detail, and to carry them out with perfection.


Josh Jordan at 10:06 AM on March 21, 2019 | #12049 | reply | quote

#12048 #Fired4Truth


Alisa at 10:10 AM on March 21, 2019 | #12050 | reply | quote

JSON list of stores that sell Sprite Zero Cherry

JSON list of places in the US near a given ZIP code that purport to sell Sprite Zero Cherry: https://api.brands.ccnag.com/api/v5/getBusinessLocations/16/10001/150/A4I6/NA/1/5

Replace 10001 with the ZIP code of origin and 150 with the maximum distance from that ZIP code.

Found this URL by searching Google for [buy sprite zero cherry], going to https://www.sprite.com/product-locator/, selecting "Sprite Zero Cherry", doing a search, and inspecting the request that appeared in the Network tab of the browser's inspector.


Josh Jordan at 11:09 AM on March 21, 2019 | #12051 | reply | quote

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/21/facebook-plaintext-passwords-exposed/

> Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions Passwords in Plain Text, Thousands of Employees Had Access

jfc


Anonymous at 11:32 AM on March 21, 2019 | #12052 | reply | quote

An interesting amateur tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

from http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4225459&forum_id=2#37964515

Date: March 21st, 2019 1:37 AM

Author: CharlesXII (CharlesXII)

'Sup bros. I know a bunch of people want to learn about Budapest and Prague, but that's gonna have to wait for a few days. In the meantime, we need to drive a 2008 Honda Accord from Waterloo, Iowa all the way back to Washington D.C. Sure, we could do that in one day as a straight shot, but why do that when we can make a kooky weekend-long Bobby Digital roadtrip out of it?

Our first stop along the trip is the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. Hoover is the earliest president to have an official presidential library, and while most of these libraries are in at least medium-sized cities, Hoover's is right next to his birthplace in the tiny town of West Branch, Iowa.

https://imgur.com/a/tXww5Bl

Hoover is one of America's lowest-rated president, but his library will do its best to make him seem like the most 180 American to ever live.

The first part of the museum quickly summarizes Hoover's early life. It's low on artifacts, but it does have a recreation of the shitty shack Hoover had to live in while leading mining operations in Australia.

https://imgur.com/a/NxHe93K

Hoover graduated from Stanford at 20 with no job prospects. Rather than applying to law school, he took a more enterprising approach: A London firm wanted an experienced mining engineer, at least 35 years old. So Hoover just grew a beard, bought a tweed suit, and faked being an oldmo. This completely worked.

https://imgur.com/a/oYCNfqH

After maeking it in Australia, Hoover and his wife moved to China, where they learned Chinese, lived like mandarins, and survived the Boxer Rebellion at an age where you were using Purell at a cubicle desk. The museum has some of their China swag.

https://imgur.com/a/uWGMcUp

https://imgur.com/a/6Bzl3QY

At the age of 28, Hoover was one of the most elite mining engineers in the world, and was salaried at $33,000 a year, close a million in today's dollars. That's just a standard biglaw PPP these days, but back then it made Hoover supposed the richest salaryman of his age in the world.

https://imgur.com/a/rmIvYrx

After a decade, Hoover was tremendously wealthy. But then, he did something incredible: He walked away from striving after wealth to become the world's most famous humanitarian. When World War I broke out, he quit his mining job to focus first on helping Americans flee Europe, and then masterminding food relief for the continent. Hoover made huge loans to help people flee Europe, and pledged his entire personal fortune multiple times in order to get his relief operation off the ground. The museum has a bunch of items sent to Hoover by grateful Europeans from across the continent.

https://imgur.com/a/38A5vgw

https://imgur.com/a/FSdXa1q

https://imgur.com/a/O1l4Vl3

https://imgur.com/a/IrmSmSV

One weird album from Germany has shitty kid art of brown natives in a far-off country harvesting food for Hoover's relief effort:

https://imgur.com/a/i5NmMHg

For some reason, the museum also has a jigsaw puzzle of Latvia:

https://imgur.com/a/ARlQgbM

After WW1 ended, Hoover was one of the most popular people in the entire world. The museum can't resist noting that FDR wanted Hoover to be president at this time:

https://imgur.com/a/9lo0ThQ

In the 1920s, Hoover served as Warren Harding's and Calvin Coolidge's Secretary of Commerce. Under every other president Commerce has been a borderline irrelevant department, but Hoover made it one of the most visible and active departments in the country. He spearheaded the standardization of radio and the implementation of safety standards for car and airline travel. He turned the Census Bureau into a huge data operation for American businesses. He promoted home ownership and created the Colorado River Compact. Hoover's enthusiasm for work was so intense he routinely invaded other departments and took control of projects he thought other secretaries were mismanaging.

https://imgur.com/a/NBrCdAe

Now, of course, things start to go badly for Hoover. He wins the presidency in a landslide, but the economy tanks and Hoover takes all the blame. The museum tries very hard to make Hoover sound like a prophet who anticipated the stock market crash, but had his warnings ignore by greedy business interests.

https://imgur.com/a/PaP1xG8

The museum also highlights a surprisingly R-rated joke by Hoover.

https://imgur.com/a/6VAEk08

A small exhibit highlights the extremely brave effort of Republican operatives who had to push for Hoover's reelection in 1932. It did not end well:

https://imgur.com/a/ZhPqlZz

https://imgur.com/a/d9NpdM5

Media was really retarded a century ago, too. Some woman thought her knee creases looked like Hoover and it was a big story:

https://imgur.com/a/A1Rn1gm

Hoover's wife (who had the badass hobby of collecting weapons) pissed off a lot of people by inviting a black woman to dine at the White House. The Museum preserves a deranged letter the First Family was sent by an irate Southern woman.

https://imgur.com/a/IYFh2Xw

Teleprompters are apparently a lot older than I thought:

https://imgur.com/a/Ws4AK48

Lots of presidential libraries have a replica of that president's Oval Office. Fittingly for a man whose life was 180 except for his time as president, Hoover's library instead has a replica of his post-presidency office in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. From here, Hoover wrote a mountain of books and articles that set the standard for an American post-presidency. Some of his ideas were good (he suggested banning ghost-writers in politics), and some were terrible (he wanted four strikes in baseball).

https://imgur.com/a/GxiWDgv

Outside the museum is Hoover's tomb, which lies within sight of his preserved childhood home.

https://imgur.com/a/xAJHNDK

That was a sedate but pleasant start to a very long drive. Our next stop will be a lot more energetic: We're going to Doobs' #1 truck stop.


Anonymous at 6:00 PM on March 21, 2019 | #12053 | reply | quote

jewish critic of islamic immigration has interview edited to make him look bad

deep linking to example of editing (there's some stuff before if you want full context) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odCQhAezB_Q&feature=youtu.be#t=160s


Anonymous at 6:09 PM on March 21, 2019 | #12054 | reply | quote

> #12043 I recorded those outside cuz that's when I had the inspiration.

The background noises weren’t a distraction for me.


Anonymous at 6:54 PM on March 21, 2019 | #12055 | reply | quote

patio11 has to retain a superstitious model of the world in his head, and think about what superstition says about lots of events in his life, in order to better pander to superstitious people. (or he genuinely likes superstitious thinking, or a mix of that and pandering)


Anonymous at 4:37 PM on March 23, 2019 | #12056 | reply | quote

Good lyrics analysis by Roosh. Two pop songs that are trying to destroy heterosexual monogamy. (BTW the first one reminds me a lot of Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne, but it's even worse.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xWM9qy9Fik&feature=youtu.be&t=572

A couple nasty comments about Jews but those are isolated rather than integrated into the rest of the content.


Anonymous at 1:59 AM on March 24, 2019 | #12057 | reply | quote

very well done for a meme video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRSmlABDVi0

but the left can make those too. not truth-seeking enough.


Anonymous at 12:47 PM on March 24, 2019 | #12058 | reply | quote

http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/31/consider-possibility-we-are-led-idiots/

> One of the things I endeavor to remind people of consistently when I am asked to speak to groups around the country is to consider the possibility that we are led by a pack of idiots. This is not out of any animus toward our leadership class, but borne out of experience. I have seen cabinet secretaries who type with two fingers. I have listened as senior staffers with authority over constructing legislation in a particular scientific field engage in debate on whether or not the moon landing was a hoax. I have seen a man charged with revolutionizing incredibly complex government information technology systems who did not know how to use a thumb drive. I have seen the bill from a highly paid consultant, an incredibly expensive bill, for a PowerPoint deck that I had seen him present for another client with different logos. And, more personally, I have been told at many varied points in my career by accomplished people why the thing I wished to build was impossible, why it would be a failure, and why I should instead join company X, Y, or Z, none of which are relevant or in some cases even exist today. This is why we should never forget the possibility that underneath the façade of government and business, which projects authority and success, there are a host of fools who are just along for the ride and got to where they are by dint of internal politics, a nice resume, and good timing.


Anonymous at 4:05 PM on March 24, 2019 | #12059 | reply | quote

> http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/31/consider-possibility-we-are-led-idiots/

>> One of the things I endeavor to remind people of consistently when I am asked to speak to groups around the country is to consider the possibility that we are led by a pack of idiots. This is not out of any animus toward our leadership class, but borne out of experience. I have seen cabinet secretaries who type with two fingers. I have listened as senior staffers with authority over constructing legislation in a particular scientific field engage in debate on whether or not the moon landing was a hoax. I have seen a man charged with revolutionizing incredibly complex government information technology systems who did not know how to use a thumb drive. I have seen the bill from a highly paid consultant, an incredibly expensive bill, for a PowerPoint deck that I had seen him present for another client with different logos. And, more personally, I have been told at many varied points in my career by accomplished people why the thing I wished to build was impossible, why it would be a failure, and why I should instead join company X, Y, or Z, none of which are relevant or in some cases even exist today. This is why we should never forget the possibility that underneath the façade of government and business, which projects authority and success, there are a host of fools who are just along for the ride and got to where they are by dint of internal politics, a nice resume, and good timing.

This quote mixes some stuff together. The PowerPoint guy might be a fraudster or maybe even actually providing value depending on lots of omitted details and how he represented his work to the client. Both those possibilities (fraud or providing value) are different than two finger typing which is just incompetence


Anonymous at 4:09 PM on March 24, 2019 | #12060 | reply | quote

http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4228339&forum_id=2#37984697

Date: March 24th, 2019 11:35 PM

Author: calishitlawguru

While I am a great business person and make a lot of money practicing law, I am far from a world class trial lawyer (and thats not really my business model).

However, as nerdy as it is, I am one of the top laser tag players in the world. I have done hundreds of events, competed in several countries, and have won national and international team, solo, and doubles events.

I was ranked Cal-I in counterstrike when I was in high school and I was definitely world class.

Edit: I also have won numerous state open bench press competitions in my weight class and the weight class above me through the US Powerlifting Association.

Its a goal of mine to become world class in more stuff. Wondering who here has reached that level in hobbies, sports, video games, etc.


Anonymous at 8:58 PM on March 24, 2019 | #12062 | reply | quote


Anonymous at 12:14 PM on March 25, 2019 | #12064 | reply | quote

Anonymous at 11:43 PM on March 25, 2019 | #12068 | reply | quote

How Amazon dealt with its constraints

https://zackkanter.com/2019/03/13/what-is-amazon

> With an established pattern for solving the practical and bureaucratic issues that arose from infinite shelf space, Amazon began systematically removing bottlenecks to growth.

...

> ... in the world of infinite shelf space – and platforms to fill them – the limiting reagent for Amazon’s growth would not be its website traffic, or its ability to fulfill orders, or the number of SKUs available to sell; it would be its own bureaucracy.


Josh Jordan at 9:38 AM on March 26, 2019 | #12069 | reply | quote

#12069 Nice article but questionable attacks on advertising. Advertising isn't random. The company with the best product + most profit can hire the best advertising firm. There are incentives only to advertise good products, especially in the longer term. There are incentives within a company to advertise whichever products are most wanted by customers (will get better responses both to the ads and to the products) and the same stuff applies between companies.

It's possible to knowingly make a bad product and try to sell a bunch via advertising expertise and then move on to a new product under a new brand, but that is not typical behavior and is, in general, a worse way to make money over time compared to running a better business.

Advertising does favor products with a bit higher margins (so they can fit some advertising into the margins). But there's nothing wrong with that. If a product is too low margin to spare budget to communicate about it with customers, the product doesn't really work (unless e.g. you can get enough word of mouth going, or advertise it via a very cheap method like having a single twitter account for it and somehow getting it a million followers with a budget of the salary for one person working on it 20% of the time and $200/month expenses).


curi at 10:53 AM on March 26, 2019 | #12070 | reply | quote

The idea that incentives can be responded too, and the overall system or process can know what it's doing even if an individual author doesn't *is very similar to how social condition and static memes often work*. Often the actor doesn't consciously know what he's doing, but due to the system of his thinking, the incentives of his emotional conditioning, and other stuff, the overall result is to act in a particular, purposeful, designed way that fits the meme despite not consciously trying to follow the meme.


Anonymous at 12:13 PM on March 26, 2019 | #12071 | reply | quote

#12058 The mocked group responded by trying to verbally fight back and mock Canary Mission's video. They immediately got rekt for it:


Anonymous at 1:46 PM on March 26, 2019 | #12072 | reply | quote

Military being degraded to fit PC/SJW agenda

https://people.com/celebrity/female-rangers-were-given-special-treatment-sources-say/

> But whereas men consistently were held to the strict standards outlined in the Ranger School’s Standing Operating Procedures handbook sources say, the women were allowed lighter duties and exceptions to policy.

> Multiple sources told PEOPLE:

> • Women were first sent to a special two-week training in January to get them ready for the school, which didn’t start until April 20. Once there they were allowed to repeat the program until they passed – while men were held to a strict pass/fail standard.

> • Afterward they spent months in a special platoon at Fort Benning getting, among other things, nutritional counseling and full-time training with a Ranger.

> • While in the special platoon they were taken out to the land navigation course – a very tough part of the course that is timed – on a regular basis. The men had to see it for the first time when they went to the school.

> • Once in the school they were allowed to repeat key parts – like patrols – while special consideration was not given to the men.

> • A two-star general made personal appearances to cheer them along during one of the most challenging parts of the school, multiple sources tell PEOPLE.


Anonymous at 10:18 PM on March 26, 2019 | #12073 | reply | quote


Anonymous at 6:17 PM on March 28, 2019 | #12075 | reply | quote

https://twitter.com/mises/status/1112038276288917504

This copy is gross. They could say they explain the issue and answer the questions they pose. Instead they say the podcast is about why their side is right. They are viewing their audience like sports fans who want to cheer for their team, or they view the matter that way themselves.


Anonymous at 10:59 AM on March 30, 2019 | #12078 | reply | quote

How astronavigation is similar to GPS navigation

SR-71 Pilot Richard Graham on the SR-71's astronavigation system:

> The navigation system for the airplane is through what's called an "astro-tracker". It looks up to the stars. On top of the guidance group which we nicknamed as crew members "R2-D2", because it's smart, it does everything on the airplane, it orchestrates the cameras, everything. But on top of the guidance group is a gimballed platform, and on that gimballed platform is a telescope. And that telescope looks through that quartz glass window, and it goes into a search pattern called an ever-expanding rectangular search pattern. So it starts out, and it gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger, in this real rapid search pattern.

> Inside the R2-D2, we have the Julian day of the year, which is the sequential number of the day, like January 1 is 1, January 2 is 2. That's called the Julian day of the year... It has a chronometer in the computer, accurate to 1/100th of a second. And it's got a 64-star catalog of the 64 brightest stars in the Northern hemisphere.

> So the theory is, we know where all the stars are all the time. So if this computer knows the exact year, the exact day of the year, the exact time of the day, and it goes looking for this 64-star catalog, it'll search and look on, and eventually lock on to the 3 brightest stars in the Northern hemisphere that it can find. And it does that while we're on the ground taxiing out from the hangar.

> On a day like today, as clear as it is, it would lock on on the ground within about probably a minute, maybe. If it's hazy, it may take 2 minutes. If it's overcast, obviously you can't get anything until you get above the overcast, and the R2-D2 does its thing.

> But I've always been impressed how you pull out of the hangar, as soon as you taxi for about 30 seconds, on about a day like this, or a minute, it locks on to 3 stars. It gets them right away.

> And that's how you navigate. And when you think about it, and realistically, it's no different than a GPS today. A GPS that we use for our cars and airplanes and all kinds of navigation locks on to what? They lock on to *artificial stars* we call satellites, with an exact known position, a highly-accurate chronometer inside each satellite. So, what we're doing is using the real stars, and anyone with GPS is using the artificial stars for accuracy. So, same thing, just different means.

> It's very, very accurate. Once you're on course, what we call the "black line" of the map, the navigation system will keep you within probably less than about 1000 feet each side to the left or right of the course at Mach 3 all the time. It does a very good job keeping it on the course.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17207/sr-71s-r2-d2-could-be-the-key-to-winning-future-fights-in-gps-denied-environments


Josh Jordan at 2:10 PM on March 30, 2019 | #12079 | reply | quote

new vid, curi writes an FI email:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTErWs2Hd2I


Anonymous at 6:59 PM on March 30, 2019 | #12080 | reply | quote

Justin commented on part of an interview Dave Rubin did with some Objectivists

https://youtu.be/DhAP6j6vVEU


Justin's Publicist at 8:15 PM on March 30, 2019 | #12081 | reply | quote

Good description of a way to make fake PUA vids:

https://krauserpua.com/2018/04/10/lol-justin-wayne-caught-hiring-actresses-again/

1. Open girl with mild physical compliment while expressing ZERO sexual intent through non-verbals. This simulates a direct opener for the viewer but puts no pressure on the girl to think she’s being hit on.

2. Immediately tell her you’re NOT hitting on her, but are actually a talent scout for a business (e.g. modelling, PR work, waitressing). Crucially, MUTE this audio and disguise it by offering a voice-over pretending you are still hitting on her.

3. Continue to play the grey area where you say mildly sexual things verbally, with zero sexual non-verbals, and mute any time you disclaim hitting on her, or continue explaining the job interview you’re trying to set up.

4. When she agrees to the job interview determines if it’s an “idate” or a “day 2”. Mute some of the number close because that’s obviously interview logistics.

5. Record the “date” and do very light kino, which she’ll accept as simply you being a creepy boss and not take seriously as an attempt to fuck her.

6. Pass it off as a successful seduction to low-IQ Indians who desperately want to believe an ugly charmless Indian immigrant can get lots of white women. Accuse any critics of racism while you yourself play the race card to scam your very own countrymen.


Anonymous at 11:57 PM on March 31, 2019 | #12085 | reply | quote

An example of popular entertainment from the pro wrestling world:

https://twitter.com/wwe/status/1112900324820283393?s=21

Just a ton of fake angry fighting and violence.

Also it was dumb, cops would keep people who might fight each other more separate and not leave them in a position to try to drive away with the cop car


Anonymous at 7:29 PM on April 1, 2019 | #12086 | reply | quote

#12086

*Our Culture, What's Left Of It* by Theodore Dalrymple

> Having spent a considerable proportion of my professional career in Third World countries in which the implementation of abstract ideas and ideals has made bad situations incomparably worse, and the rest of my career among the very extensive British underclass, whose disastrous notions about how to live derive ultimately from the unrealistic, self-indulgent, and often fatuous ideas of social critics, I have come to regard intellectual and artistic life as being of incalculable practical importance and effect. John Maynard Keynes wrote, in a famous passage in *The Economic Consequences of the Peace*, that practical men might not have much time for theoretical considerations, but in fact the world is governed by little else than the outdated or defunct ideas of economists and social philosophers. I agree: except that I would now add novelists, playwrights, film directors, journalists, artists, and even pop singers. They are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, and we ought to pay close attention to what they say and how they say it.

Did he forget to include "pro wrestlers" after "pop stars"? Or perhaps it's their writers and producers who matter, who are close enough to film directors or playwrights already. (He must have thought TV matters too, not just plays or films, so I don't think we should read the categories narrowly).

Speaking of bad ideas and how they affect people's lives and the more "lowbrow" ones don't get thorough enough criticism, I was thinking of making a video complaining about this:

https://genius.com/Galantis-bones-lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATaN1meCOlo

Only 2.4m views though it's only 2 months old. I heard it on the radio in an Uber the other day.


Anonymous at 8:23 PM on April 1, 2019 | #12087 | reply | quote

A different (PUA) take on the Hero's Journey (discussed by Jordan Peterson, based on Jung and Campbell material):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtQLh0bA7Vg


Anonymous at 10:55 PM on April 1, 2019 | #12088 | reply | quote


Anonymous at 1:42 PM on April 3, 2019 | #12090 | reply | quote

I found an article about Gumroad, the site I sell stuff on. Was interesting to find out what had been going on with them for the last few years. Also the founder/ceo is @shl on twitter, I will try following him.

https://medium.com/s/story/reflecting-on-my-failure-to-build-a-billion-dollar-company-b0c31d7db0e7

Brief summary is they got 8 million in funding, hired 20 ppl, didn't grow enough, fired 15, the rest eventually quit, but he didn't want to shut it down because it was paying like 2 million a month to creators. It has kept growing up to over 4 million a month sent out to creators and the business is stable now and makes some profit.


curi at 11:07 AM on April 4, 2019 | #12092 | reply | quote

The left wants to take away the guns of Koreatown so that Hispanics and blacks can loot and pillage.

Not really joking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pwl4pvr300


Anonymous at 11:50 AM on April 6, 2019 | #12095 | reply | quote


Anonymous at 12:14 PM on April 6, 2019 | #12096 | reply | quote

>Ariel Feinerman: Is any progress in the OncoSENS programme? Have you found any ALT genes? Is any ongoing research in WILT?

>Aubrey de Grey: No – in the end that program was not successful enough to continue with, so we stopped it. There is now more interest in ALT in other labs than there was, though, so I’m hopeful that progress will be made. But also, one reason why I felt that it was OK to stop was that cancer immunotherapy is doing so well now. I think there is a significant chance that we won’t need WILT after all, because we will really truly defeat cancer using the immune system.

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/04/155678.html


Anonymous at 12:30 AM on April 7, 2019 | #12097 | reply | quote

In his book *Game*, about picking up women, Roosh gives a short intro to some philosophy stuff. Ideas matter. Reading a book and agreeing is inadequate to change your ideas.

https://www.rooshvstore.com/books/game

The beginning talks about cultural decline including rape accusations and "toxic" masculinity. Roosh tries to keep the book fairly non-political and avoiding placing blame, but says this stuff isn't ignorable, your way of dealing with women needs to take it into account.


Anonymous at 11:54 PM on April 7, 2019 | #12099 | reply | quote

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WD38BRP

> Within a few years, Chase had become one of the most prominent posters on the pickup artist community's mASF forum... Rated the #7 most valuable poster out of some 100,000 forum members, including nearly all of pickup's greatest names.

Chase, the best PUA writer, is from usenet and posted lots there, and mentioned it in in his Amazon marketing :D


Anonymous at 11:36 PM on April 8, 2019 | #12117 | reply | quote

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