humanity is the awkward prepubescent phase between animal and machine

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311014 1349

Happy Halloween.

The actual words come from the quasi-autobiography of R. Jefferies, a mild-mannered late XIX century nature and children's writer, which perhaps further underlines their effect.

Here [the whirlpool of human life] rushes and pushes, the atoms triturate and grind, and, eagerly thrusting by, pursue their separate ends. Here it appears in its unconcealed personality, indifferent to all else but itself, absorbed and rapt in eager self, devoid and stripped of conventional gloss and politeness, yielding only to get its own way; driving, pushing, carried on in a stress of feverish force like a bullet, dynamic force apart from reason or will, like the force that lifts the tides and sends the clouds onwards. Yet the agitated pool of life is stonily indifferent, the thought is absent or preoccupied, for it is evident that the mass are unconscious of the scene in which they act. Nor do they receive any more sunshine during their lives, for they are unconscious of the sun.


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frequency: Blood Axis - Born Again: The Vortex

301014 1259

The top 100 most-cited papers of all time.

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frequency: Merry Thoughts - Millenium Done I: Pale Empress

261014 1103

Blood-brain barrier opened on demand for first time to treat cancer.

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frequency: Covenant - United States Of Mind: Still Life

261014 0413

The leg is trying to kill me but the brain doesn't give a fuck any more. Too tired to write system specification docs, sudo shutdown -r

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frequency: Forma Tadre - Navigator: Gates

251014 1142

Leak textbooks, not nudes.

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frequency: Coph Nia - That Which Remains: Opus 77

241014 1637

Five steps, one stumble, one anterior cruciate ligament injury. Luckily a partial tear but still, what the metaphorical fuck.

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frequency: :Wumpscut: - Wreath Of Barbs: Christfuck

221014 2052

Anything can be measured. If a thing can be observed in any way at all, it lends itself to some type of measurement method. No matter how "fuzzy" the measurement is, it's still a measurement if it tells you more than you knew before. And those very things most likely to be seen as immeasurable are, virtually always, solved by relatively simple measurement methods.

Duglasa V. Habarda How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business ir negaidīti laba daļēji tehniska grāmata par informācijas teorijas un teorētiskās ekonomikas krustpunktā atrodamajiem jautājumiem. Pagaidām esmu ticis cauri tikai ievadam un pirmajai nodaļai ("Yes, I Mean Anything"), bet šobrīd šķiet, ka tās būs vērtīgi ieguldītas stundas.

Turpinot literatūras tēmu - The Martian by A. Weir is one of the best works of fiction I've read in a long, long time.


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frequency: VNV Nation - Praise The Fallen: PTF2012

211014 2358

Koheleth: We are Homo Sapiens Sapiens, thinking people! What happens to us when we are no longer the thinkers? Who becomes a moral subject – the monkey playing on his PlayStation, or the machine discovering new theorems, breaking new ground? It troubles me deeply, Bokonon.

/The Dialogues Between Bokonon and Koheleth, 2014-08-22/


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frequency: VNV Nation - Praise The Fallen: Procession

211014 2321

Voyager abu ierīču nestā "Zelta ieraksta" pilns saturs, ejiet un klausieties!

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frequency: Sturmast - Ibis Redibis Nunquam In Bello Peribis: The Regiment Is Departing

211014 2315

Heh, 1337 WUs in Folding@home.

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frequency: Headscan - Shaper And Mechanist: Silent Running

211014 2134

Koheleth: I still buy books, and I love having them. But one day I will set them all afire, with everything I own. I will walk away with the clothes on my back and a computer in my pocket. And on that computer will be wisdom and knowledge, art and culture, music, pictures, money and a map of the Earth.

And I won't be alone.

/The Dialogues Between Bokonon and Koheleth, 2014-09-18/


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frequency: Die Sektor - To Be Fed Upon: Revelation None

211014 1044

Well, colour me surprised. Zero headache this morning.

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frequency: Inade - The Crackling Of The Anonymous: Titan In Shivering Sand

191014 0054

And I looked, and behold a mathematical abstraction of a horse: and sitting on it was not defined, and it went out optimising and to optimise.

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frequency: Rome - Confessions D'Un Voleur D'Ames: This Twisted Crown

151014 1323

Japāna aizsāk desmit gadu ilgu smadzeņu kartēšanas projektu ar fokusu uz smadzeņu saslimšanu un darbības traucējumu izpēti, pievienojoties ES veiktajam Human Brain Project un BRAIN iniciatīvai ASV.

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frequency: Flesh Field - Strain: Beneath Contempt

151014 1124

Buy stock in Ebola, the IPO is going to be huge.

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frequency: Rome - Masse Mensch Material: Wir Götter Der Stadt

141014 1739

Hate is pure. Love involves shared mutable state. I know Bash scripting better than I usually think I do, and I hate it more than I usually think I do. Rewriting yesterday's work in Python.

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frequency: Flesh Field - Belief Control: Inferior

141014 0206

Not even the combination of overclocked coffee, cognitive enhancers, and 85% chocolate can keep me awake after all this. Signing off.

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frequency: Inade - Antimimon Pneumatos: Conquer Time

141014 0149

Latvijas Transhumānistu asociācija ir pieminēta VISC metodisko līdzekļu atsaucēs (7. tēma "Dabīgs un mākslīgs").

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frequency: Inade - Antimimon Pneumatos: A Lefthanded Sun

131014 1632

We have always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments, these moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or, perhaps, we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers and we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, and that our destiny lies above us.

Interstellar, būs jāskatās.


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frequency: Blood Axis - Born Again: The Vortex

121014 1627

Sets, seno ēģiptiešu kopu teorijas dievs. /[info]ctulhu/

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frequency: Inade - The Axxiarm Plains: Movement And Construction
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