Jamie Dimon had a dream that coronavirus killed Davos attendees by Vigte in whatever

[–]x0x7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

When is the builderberg conference?

Tom Clancy's The Division - Full Story by Vigte in whatever

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Interesting to note that Tom Clancey's name appears in the register of the Council for National Policy, just like 90% of Trump's people...

The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code - Bloomberg Businessweek by magnora7 in whatever

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Super interesting read, definitely worth it if you like betting systems or financial systems

5 sex tech products to help you survive Valentine’s Day (whether you are single or not) by fanterbanter in whatever

[–]Enza 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

<3

5 sex tech products to help you survive Valentine’s Day (whether you are single or not) by fanterbanter in whatever

[–]fanterbanter[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Loooooooooool <3

PSA: Cut down on stress for world peace! by [deleted] in whatever

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And we can be our own worst enemies -_-

PSA: Cut down on stress for world peace! by [deleted] in whatever

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's right. Certain groups are trying to intentionally demoralize you.

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths - Harvard Business Review by Vigte in whatever

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"What compliments do you dismiss? When we’re inherently good at something, we tend to downplay it. “Oh, it was nothing,” we say — and maybe it was nothing to us. But it meant something to another person, which is why they’re thanking you. Notice these moments: They can point to strengths that you underrate in yourself but are valuable to others."

I kinda like this paragraph, the most, out of all text.

to be honest though, ultimately, I didn't like the text at all. Not that it is bad, no, but I just disagree with it very profoundly. first of all, it kinds of implies that a person has to live for other people - a thought that can be traced in all religions, all philosophies, etc, but I just disagree with it, I don't want to live for the sake of the past generations (as in, to live trying to not let them down, or to not dishonor them by my weakness/ bad behavior, etc), nor do I want to live for my contemporaries, nor do even want to live for the future generations (as do people that believe in scientific progress and who value said progress, do live). I only want to live my life for me personally and not for others - unfortunately there is no philosopher except maybe Epicurus who preached and practiced such philosophy.

and also, what if I am (or want to be) a multi-talented person, a Renaissance man of sorts, what if I resemble (or want to resemble) a Swiss knife, as opposed to a hammer? What if I'm a "Jack of all trades"? the the society wouldn't give ay FUCK about me, because I'm not useful to it.

Baltassaro Castiglione (or at least the way I interpret him) wanted his ideal courtier to be good in multiple skills/talent, but not be a specialist.

New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies by Enza in whatever

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What a bullshit. ):

New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies by Enza in whatever

[–]painstakingly 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is a way of normalising instant Big Brother analysis and upload of pictures taken by end-users, introduced in a taboo context so the backlash will be minimal.

New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies by Enza in whatever

[–]m68k 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Clearly microtransactions are getting too crazy on these here phones. This needs to stop!

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:3

New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies by Enza in whatever

[–]mikipika 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The "poor" person's phone. You want nakie pics? You have to buy the $$$$$mart phone!

New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies by Enza in whatever

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That will still sell because most people won't care until the "Smartphone Protection" refuses to take pictures of normal things.

There's still going to be people who buy the phone, forget about that "feature", then complain about Error#Blurr online to Smartphone Support that their phone is shit. "No sir, it's not a bug. We made the phone this way."

Anyway.

We're one step closer to 1984.

5 sex tech products to help you survive Valentine’s Day (whether you are single or not) by fanterbanter in whatever

[–]Enza 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, trust me, it's making sense

New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies by Enza in whatever

[–]beermeem 5 insightful - 5 fun5 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Well that's a useless piece of shit no one will want.

New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies by Enza in whatever

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"The newest kakiyasu smartphone model, from low-cost provider Tone Mobile, is the Tone e20. Priced at a very reasonable 19,800 yen (US$180), it still boasts a perfectly acceptable list of features, with a 6.26-inch display, Android 9.0 operating system, 64 gigs of storage, and a triple-lens camera. It also comes with something called “Smartphone Protection,” but that’s not to protect the phone from damage, but a way by which the phone protects the user.

Smartphone Protection is an AI system that works with the Tone e20’s camera. After a photo is taken, Smartphone Protection analyzes the image and checks to see if it’s “inappropriate.” While Tone Mobile doesn’t say exactly where that line is drawn, it has announced that Smartphone Protection won’t allow you to take naked selfies. If you try to, you’ll get an error message saying that the photo cannot be taken, and the image data will be discarded without being saved."

Woman's class ring she lost in Maine in 1973 was found in a forest in Finland by magnora7 in whatever

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I lost my class ring in 2014. I wonder where it is. Also, I picked my pants up from the cleaners this afternoon and would like to know where those are.

5 sex tech products to help you survive Valentine’s Day (whether you are single or not) by fanterbanter in whatever

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OMG YESSS!!!!!!!!!!! you gotta keep me posted on the data part i have to know if it actually makes sense?

Do people think just posting a link bestows credibility to their post? by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

People were also less likely to say stupid stuff face to face for fear of being laughed at.

Reading: "Hahaha oh. You're serious?" Isn't the same as having it said to your face.

Hopefully things come full circle and vr gets similar upgrades like Ready Player One

Do people think just posting a link bestows credibility to their post? by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]dark_devil_dd[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Some people see the sources and choose to ignore them.

Some sources aren't that good, they're just another guy writing on the internet.

The inernet makes people a bit crazy, before, face to face, you could also try things, now everyone is writing in relation to what some other guy wrote about what some other guy wrote.

Do people think just posting a link bestows credibility to their post? by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

actual sources of what people post

After trying to explain how crystal waved over a leaf can't cure anything... Yes. Very few people read sources. Even fewer people care.

There's some people you can't argue with. If one sides refuses to acknowledge that 1+2=3 the conversation is done.

Some people see the sources and choose to ignore them.

16 Ridiculous Tax Loopholes by magnora7 in whatever

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes it's a list of ridiculous tax loopholes, not evil tax loopholes

5 sex tech products to help you survive Valentine’s Day (whether you are single or not) by fanterbanter in whatever

[–]Enza 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It arrived, The Lioness vibrator got me like!

Namaste!

16 Ridiculous Tax Loopholes by magnora7 in whatever

[–]zyxzevn 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Cat Food Deduction seems ok.
Free food for all cats!!!

Note: I think the list misses some of the more evil tax loopholes that billionaires use.

How the Mississippi shantyboats helped build a culture by magnora7 in whatever

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Surprisingly entertaining

5 sex tech products to help you survive Valentine’s Day (whether you are single or not) by fanterbanter in whatever

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This makes me so happy!!! glad i could share and bring awareness to it!

Saw this: "Freak out over All Lives Matter sign" on reddit and immediately remembered the "left wing people are more likely to have been diagnosed with mental illness" by dark_devil_dd in whatever

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It's okay to be white is bad, and that made me think of the slogan, 'it's okay to 'just be'. Any way you look at it, we're living in a new world of Orwellian progressive shit; where it doesn't go anywhere but stinkier. I've got a brother who by today's standards is no longer retarded(even though paperwork from 1984 states mentally retarded), he's not special needs, as that's bordering on being 'phased out' for being offensive, and now is considered 'developmentally delayed'.... Which is stupid as fuck, as the initials for that are "DD", and I've heard psychologist's shorten that to "DD".

Nevermind that "DD",could also stand for 'dumb dumb'.... It's all a fucking play on our very real ability to take refuge in even the smallest way of what society should be. Look around, so many words, so many verbal expressions are now either being reinvented, replaced, or shunned.... Welcome to 2020 the year of the authoritarian rise, muhahaha.

Saw this: "Freak out over All Lives Matter sign" on reddit and immediately remembered the "left wing people are more likely to have been diagnosed with mental illness" by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]dark_devil_dd[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

ok, here's the story of the shitshow:

I saw this post https://www.reddit.com/r/WatchRedditDie/comments/f4in9b/uploaded_a_video_to_rpublicfreakout_about_a_crazy/ , about some alleged fuckery of some mods...

It related to the post at top, where someone completely freaksout at an "All lives matter".

This is the news relating to it:

https://www.thecollegefix.com/video-college-republicans-president-hit-in-face-for-holding-all-lives-matter-sign/

In Straka’s video, a male student can be seen getting in his face, telling the crowd “his mom should have swallowed him bro, his mom should have kept him in the coochie, his mom should have had a fucking abortion bitch.”

That same student appears in the Curry video, randomly interjecting “fuck Donald Trump” and seemingly dancing, while the female student yells at Curry.

The Orion reported that Curry told them that after screaming in his face, the female student turned around and called the police herself, telling them that he had “troubled” her.

They quote Curry as saying:

She then sat down on a bench and started crying. The police showed up, she lied down on the ground and claimed she was having a panic attack. (She) asked for the police to order an ambulance and they took her away.

Wow, this shit is entertaining.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

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And isn't it interesting the way that semantics interfere with direct perception of reality?

🔥 This cotton candy sky during the golden hour at Maldives by Vigte in whatever

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That is amazing.

Vegan T-shirt: “It’s OK to kill humans to save animals” by Chipit in whatever

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This qualifies as mental illness.

🔥 This cotton candy sky during the golden hour at Maldives by Vigte in whatever

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Yes please.

5 sex tech products to help you survive Valentine’s Day (whether you are single or not) by fanterbanter in whatever

[–]AnarchySpeach 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

through data-based technology."

Japan needs the data for their androids they'll be selling.

“I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family” - Texas Monthly by Vigte in whatever

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LMAO.

You may also want to post this to /s/funny!

5 sex tech products to help you survive Valentine’s Day (whether you are single or not) by fanterbanter in whatever

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Thank God for this post, I was scared I was going to die of sexual starvation this Valentine's Day. Thank God for technology!

Thanks for the recommendations, I just ordered No.4, The Lioness.

"The Lioness is that one product that blurs the line between sex tech and digital health. By using AI and data visualisation, this vibrator delivers way more than just orgasms: it provides users with all the information required to know more about their orgasm’s patterns. The Lioness’ sensors track pressure, tension and temperature and lets users access the information via the app that comes with it. Charts will show repetitive patterns, forwarding the understanding of female sexual pleasure through data-based technology."

"Stop trying to improve the lives of people" - "How dare we even think of it" by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

[–]DffrntDrmmr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The Squalid

  • Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.

    A squalid attempt to buy votes.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

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There is no externally verifiable proof of this experience.

There is, because the person cannot do many of the things they used to do. A person has to go through months of therapy to re-learn many former skills after part of their brain has been removed. So the external behavior change is just as obvious as the internal change. The functionality changes. The complexity of the consciousness is decreased.

Just like if there is a society of a hundred million people, and then suddenly 99.9% of them die. The remaining people would not be able to exactly re-create the previous society regardless of how hard they try, simply because the operational functionality does not exist anymore, even though there are still parts of that society still existing and conscious.

This conclusion is actually something of a jump. I get what you are saying and don’t disagree with you entirely. But again. If you’re basing your argument in science, you are making an unproven jump.

Fair enough, I'm only drawing an analogy. But I am using the assumption "as above, so below" as a model.

Let me relate a story real quick. I used to know be close acquaintances with a brain surgeon. No really I did. And he liked to make fun of people who thought that different waters were different. Brilliant man. Could perform actual brain surgery. Yet refused to acknowledge that perhaps chlorinated water and alkaline water were somehow composed differently.

It's definitely true very smart people can be very stupid about other things, and sometimes can lead to cockiness which causes ignorance to be reinforced.

You aren’t at the top if you can’t visit the bottom when you want.

You can experience what it's like to be an atom or single cell while you're conscious and meditating? I am doubtful. I've been meditating 15 years... Having a peaceful mind is not the same as experiencing life as a bacteria. I don't think any human can truly say they know the conscious experience of a single lone cell.

Only the complexity of expression can be destroyed.

Yes. Agreed 100%.

I am glad we agree on that point, because that's the real core of the explanation, in my mind.

"Stop trying to improve the lives of people" - "How dare we even think of it" by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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All you gotta do is eat your bugs and live in your pod in exchange. Don't ask questions, just consume product and then get excited for next products.

The Story of Huey Lewis Is Not a Tragedy - Suddenly, and without warning, the beloved pop star lost his ability to hear amplified music. Now, from his remote Montana ranch, he's on a search for answers by magnora7 in whatever

[–]mikipika 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Great article. Huey Lewis and The News brought such joy to my life with their music. Love to dance! Now that I'm aware of it, I look forward to getting Weather when it comes out. Dear Huey, may it be sixes all the way!

"Stop trying to improve the lives of people" - "How dare we even think of it" by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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Those two sure didn't seem happy at the SOTU that people's lives were improving.

"Stop trying to improve the lives of people" - "How dare we even think of it" by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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Double Whammy for the haters : )

This is some good stuff by pornthrowaway1994 in whatever

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Go have sex

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Taking this bit by bit.

As the ability to represent information about the universe becomes more complex, therefore the expression of the consciousness is more complex.

As externally observed, yes.

Right? If you remove half of someone's brain, they're less complex.

There is no externally verifiable proof of this experience.

When that physical complexity breaks down (entropy or death) the ability of the consciousness to express and perceive information about the universe is similarly broken down, simply because the information representation systems are no longer there. It's simply a matter of physical functionality.

While I don’t agree with your linguistics in principle, I believe I agree with the thrust of your expression.

Just like if there is a society of a hundred million people, and then suddenly 99.9% of them die. The remaining people would not be able to exactly re-create the previous society regardless of how hard they try, simply because the operational functionality does not exist anymore, even though there are still parts of that society still existing and conscious.

This conclusion is actually something of a jump. I get what you are saying and don’t disagree with you entirely. But again. If you’re basing your argument in science, you are making an unproven jump.

Let me relate a story real quick. I used to know be close acquaintances with a brain surgeon. No really I did. And he liked to make fun of people who thought that different waters were different. Brilliant man. Could perform actual brain surgery. Yet refused to acknowledge that perhaps chlorinated water and alkaline water were somehow composed differently.

I think in a similar way, we can see the human body as a democracy of cells. And similarly, cells as a democracy of molecules. The informational complexity of each layer stacks up to build the higher layers.

What’s Democracy?

But our consciousness seems to primarily reside in the highest layer it has access to, as we can't arbitrarily shut of the experience of being a human and experience being a lone cell for a while. We are kind of trapped at the highest level of complexity we can access, in a way.

We very specifically are not. I’d recommend you meditate more. I visit specific parts of my body on a regular basis. Not to be harsh but do you exercise much? Do some yoga? You aren’t at the top if you can’t visit the bottom when you want.

So in that sub-atomic fundamental particles can not be created or destroyed, thus consciousness also cannot be destroyed.

I agree with these statements separately but neither follows from the other.

Only the complexity of expression can be destroyed.

Yes. Agreed 100%.

I think this explanation works for both the "receiver" model as well as the idea of it being inherent within the matter.

Once again, fair. We have slightly different perspectives but still see things very similarly.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

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Wittgenstein addresses this question specifically. In Paragraph 95 of one of his final works, “On Certainty,” he writes:

The propositions describing this world-picture might be part of a kind of mythology. And their role is like that of rules of a game; and the game can be learned purely practically, without learning any explicit rules.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]beermeem 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Okay, Taoist.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]beermeem 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, the Singularity is a thing. Agreed.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]beermeem 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Semantics.

Just testing the saidit process by anonsaid in whatever

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Hey, welcome! You post stuff like that and people reply. Or you can post a link.

Then there's subs to organize everything like this is the /s/whatever sub.

Here's our official welcome message for more info: https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/37r/welcome_to_saiditnet/

You Should Be Eating More Canned Fish by magnora7 in whatever

[–]TheDesperateLurker 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds like either the canning industry or the fish industry is trying to sell me something

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

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No I haven't but it sounds interesting... what's the additional layer in that show?

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]hr45eaher4ah 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Could be another layer to it though. Ever see Serial Experiments Lain?

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

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Yep! But due to a receding function; the two will begin to part ways from each other as they have currently and will do so from time to time. They will also meet up again to be as "good as new" in-between.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

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Agreed. Adherents of scientism forget that true science is the art of carefully describing reality. The task will never be finished, because the more you chop something up, and the more powerful your microscope or telescope, there is more to discover and describe and the more complex it will seem.

Science is a worthy form or subset of intelligence, but it is not the complete intelligence (as much as its adherents would like to believe it to be.) It exists within consciousness, and is subsumed by it.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What is it that makes the reflection of sunlight on the moon moonlight rather than sunlight?

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Indeed, Vajrayana suggests that consciousness pervades everything equally and evenly, and that everything that arises within its beginningless endless space are its dynamic display. So in this sense, yes, all matter is consciousness itself, not independent, not not independent, but an interdependent manifestation of the inexhaustible wisdom mind.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]beermeem 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

There's a lot of good stuff there. I'll have to think about what you are saying specifically and try to come back to some of those points.

Quickly, though, from a purely scientific perspective, I'm not certain we can comfortably make statements about the internal. We don't really have a scientific method for addressing that. Modern western science is designed to observe and address the external observable state. And I think there's a lot more that can still be learned by sticking resolutely to those external observations and not attempting to make extrapolations about the internal. Our best guesses at the internal, imho, continue to be mired in the politicization of the "soft" sciences and have delivered few real insights -- insights better answered elsewhere.

For me, much of "science" today (especially our extrapolations about the internal) is still highly influenced by Christian-based human-exceptionalism (the idea that humans somehow stand apart from the rest of the Universe -- i.e. humans have "souls" but other animals are just wind up toys). For one random example, the idea that it's morally superior to eat a plant than an animal is a perfect example of the continued failed extrapolation of human-exceptionalism.

My experience has me come from the perspective that the religious/philosophical perspectives of Buddhism and to a lesser (but more accessible) extent Kabbahalism (in addition to some other less influential perspectives) are more practiced at addressing the internal state.

You Should Be Eating More Canned Fish by magnora7 in whatever

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sardines are always great! Never had a bad can. But I can admit that in The Netherlands most peeps think of it as canned tuna (which is disgusting except that premium priced stuff, but then I prefer fresh). I can totally see why the South has a thing for it, it easy to keep fresh (imagine traveling from the sea into the country back in the days, no fishy would stay fresh). Sour-Herring is also a nice thing, though it's mostly sold in glass.

You Should Be Eating More Canned Fish by magnora7 in whatever

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I just liked this bit:

For nearly two centuries, canned seafood has been viewed as a delicacy in Southern Europe. Rather than processing low-quality fish parts (i.e., some of the canned tuna you’d find in a U.S. grocery store), artisan producers use their highest-quality yields, carefully clean the product, cook them to perfection, and preserve them at peak freshness. In these regions, conservas are often seen as a gourmet preparation that is of even higher quality than fresh seafood. It’s similar to cured meats like jamón ibérico; because of the preservation process, the end product is very different and much more valuable than fresh Iberian pork. Canned seafood is oceanic charcuterie.

That's very interesting... I kind of want to try conservas now

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

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As the ability to represent information about the universe becomes more complex, therefore the expression of the consciousness is more complex. Right? If you remove half of someone's brain, they're less complex.

When that physical complexity breaks down (entropy or death) the ability of the consciousness to express and perceive information about the universe is similarly broken down, simply because the information representation systems are no longer there. It's simply a matter of physical functionality.

Just like if there is a society of a hundred million people, and then suddenly 99.9% of them die. The remaining people would not be able to exactly re-create the previous society regardless of how hard they try, simply because the operational functionality does not exist anymore, even though there are still parts of that society still existing and conscious.

I think in a similar way, we can see the human body as a democracy of cells. And similarly, cells as a democracy of molecules. The informational complexity of each layer stacks up to build the higher layers. But our consciousness seems to primarily reside in the highest layer it has access to, as we can't arbitrarily shut of the experience of being a human and experience being a lone cell for a while. We are kind of trapped at the highest level of complexity we can access, in a way.

So in that sub-atomic fundamental particles can not be created or destroyed, thus consciousness also cannot be destroyed. Only the complexity of expression can be destroyed.

I think this explanation works for both the "receiver" model as well as the idea of it being inherent within the matter.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]beermeem 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Very fair. I suppose the more pointed question scientists could be asking, then, is: why do different types of matter exhibit different types of consciousness? i.e. what is it about the physical arrangement of the matter that causes the expression of consciousness?

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

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Interesting, but different ways of saying the same thing imo. Whether consciousness is inherent in all matter, or whether that is "beamed in" to a "receiver", the resulting expression in physical reality is the same result.

Is Matter Conscious? by magnora7 in whatever

[–]beermeem 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Matter itself is not “conscious.” When arrange in various ways, matter is able to receive consciousness.

Nikola Tesla already answered this question, essentially. He theorized that the “brain” is not the generator of thought but functions like a radio receiver of thoughts, memories, ideas (i.e. consciousness) beamed to it by “higher”/universal consciousness — or as some have called it, the “Akashic” Records.

This is basic Judaic Kabbalism. So “scientific” questions such as this one are intended to be distractions for the “minds” of gentiles. Vajrayana Buddhism also covers all of this but on a much deeper level.

Overnight brawl in Kazakhstan leaves 8 dead, scores wounded by magnora7 in whatever

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's quite the brawl. I don't know if I've ever read about a "brawl" that killed 8 people before.

Botswana to start auction of elephant hunting licences by magnora7 in whatever

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Selling endangered wildlife for profit, yikes

This Land Is Mine by Vigte in whatever

[–]x0x7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Back in those times land wasn't scarce. Most war was over trade issues, because that's how nations ended up interacting. The never had there boundaries abut to each other and felt the need to occupy more land.

The might conquer a leader, but that's because they were a pain in the ass to deal with unconquered and had useful trade routes and industries.

Between nations were people outside of any kingdom. Of course that changes over time, but these guys start way to early for anyone to care about the land itself.

This Land Is Mine by Vigte in whatever

[–]zyxzevn 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

From the same artist:
Why Copyright is brain damage

In short: Our culture and education is embedded with material that is copyrighted. We try to build new culture from it, but are forbidden to do so. This is as if you have brain damage.

This Land Is Mine by Vigte in whatever

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

This Land Is Mine by Vigte in whatever

[–]Enza 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

This was a beautiful art piece based on mankind's history, I shed some tears.

How Does The Good Old USA Compare? by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is anything working this well in the u.s.?
Aside from the stock market steady rising! lol
Are you being manipulated by banksters and politicians?!

Why Are So Many Dutch People Left-Handed? - Netherlands and US have the most left-handers, Japan and China have the Least by magnora7 in whatever

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This is the cited article with more information. Japan, China, Russia, and Korea all have or had historical policies that required students to write with their right-hand. The trend over time is also interesting, and does indicate a topping-out at 12%, would be interesting to see if countries that have overturned their right-handed policies adjust to the same number

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]AbeFroman 0 insightful - 3 fun0 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

As a doctor and the world's foremost expert in human affairs and socialogy, I agree with your opinion.

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[–]RuckFeddit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

MUH FEELINGS!

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[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Well excuse me! All I am trying to do is contribute around here and you dumb posters keep calling me dumb so everyone just sucks!"

:( ROFLCOPTR

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[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Beautiful and true. So often people dis-empower themselves because they buy in to the propaganda that what they believe and do doesn't matter. But it does matter!

If everyone gave up, then the masses would be easy for narcissists to conquer. I imagine that's what it feels like to live in North Korea. Surrounded by millions of people who have simply given up any hope of building a better tomorrow. It happens here too. It's no wonder so many people are depressed when real opinions and values are constantly minimized by the mainstream media, and being replaced with conclusions of consumerism and obedience. We don't have to buy in to this! It's our choice.

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

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Yep! Nature tends to up-churn some volatility from time to time before settling down for the better. Just ask those guys at Pompeii!

But to elaborate my point on humor better with an example. is how reddit fostered this quirky-geek culture with cats and commenting, before hostilities became the "up-voted" form of conversation and then getting censored/ban heavy. So after reddit sank, other sites followed suit and became predominantly hostile in favor of that hostile politics due to the mad Geo-political take over agenda. But perhaps humor was the base-line that things need to return back to, that equilibrium? It is what made the site so popular to begin with even though you do have to be a little careful with humor in keeping jokes somewhat intellectual, impartial or goofy.

But overall, the winds will change and so will how things blow.

Just remember... pompeii!

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]humanic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Using my mind for the benefit of all is, in my opinion, the most radical, generous, powerful choice I can make for my lifestream.

Agreed, but it sure can be difficult at times.

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]humanic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What fun would life be if everyone agreed? ;)

I would conjecture that we are tiny and irrelevant to the general operation of things

I agree in part, but I'm also a believer in the butterfly effect in which wildly different results can be obtained by the slightest of nudges. I feel this is especially true when it comes to human cognition: some tiny thing can be a precipitating factor that leads a person's mental health to decline. If this happens to enough people, then you start having larger-scale events that make it to the news.

Like everything in life, things can get blown out of proportion or misinterpreted to be such until equilibrium returns inevitably.

I guess I sometimes have the bad habit of only looking at first-order effects, not how a system returns to baseline over time.

My perspective on internet posting, is that it should have humor or levity

Wait... do I know you? :) I agree with this in theory, but I all too easily fall into a poor outlook at the merest provocation. But humor is a better... carrier wave than the alternatives.

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]RuckFeddit 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The more reddit normies that bleed in, the more emotional, passive aggressive and "oh I actually meant x not y so I'm still right" the discussion becomes. It's already happening in some parts, 1 sentence posters adding nothing but ad-hominem garbage to the discussion.

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]dark_devil_dd[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Very few people actually take the internet seriously, imo.

...or maybe they take it seriously for the wrong reasons...

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]Popper 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

really i doubt it I'm surprised a thing like reddit is pretty popular nowadays let alone saidit. Something with text, no avatar pics. I know on reddit the mot popular subs are showing pics, memes, pics of people to get attention. Why not just use instagram or some other app for that, which most do as reddit loses poeple. FB is mostly older boomers now which is funny as it started as college kids only. As these users get older, eventually they die and whatever new is what remains. Eventually instagram will be just gen zers, the new boomers lol. You're from belgium which may be different.

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[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not OT at all! What you are speaking of touches a subject that strikes the heart of communication/humanity: we actually have a choice of how to use our minds. Speech and body as well, but it really all stems from the mind, and how (or in most cases, if) we commit to using it well. Using my mind for the benefit of all is, in my opinion, the most radical, generous, powerful choice I can make for my lifestream.

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

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If I can argue and be antithetical here, I would conjecture that we are tiny and irrelevant to the general operation of things. All the things we say here may go beyond a filter or two but true categorization will file it as irrelevant in the long run. Like everything in life, things can get blown out of proportion or misinterpreted to be such until equilibrium returns inevitably. My perspective on internet posting, is that it should have humor or levity along with creativity for community stress relief, so if that means coloring outside the lines; then you may just have the freedom to do so. But violence or vitriol should be contained and minimized over a period of time.

Basically, a lot of posters will be attention seekers and do different things to try and get everyone's attention for politics and giggles. Don't take it all so seriously if possible.

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]humanic 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Very few people actually take the internet seriously, imo. But we are real people (except for the bots :P), and words have weight. To me it's real karma: my actions and words have momentum, and anything I say online will have an effect. So I try to think about how my words might have affected somebody. My mind will usually run on auto until I've mapped out enough possible scenarios, like a tongue worrying a sore. In fact, simply posting online is an exhausting affair.

It's all fun and games until it's not. I think people have been indoctrinated to believe their words and actions have little weight, but the truth is that we all share the same noosphere. We are in an enclosed system.

edit: went a bit too far ot.

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]Martin_BE 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Seriously There is allot of old coming back online and seeing what a bunch of commercial/political crap it all has become.. we old farts need a home a place to help people ..And to have lolz and spew bullshit offcourse... And saidit has the right owners and profiles to become this. See i'm from Europe and i found my way here !! So i'm telling u saidit will grow soon..

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]magnora7 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah the accountability of such a small community is very nice. If someone is causing problems, they stick out like a sore thumb most of the time.

Why saidit being small is kinda good by dark_devil_dd in whatever

[–]Martin_BE 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Dear Friend.. i will tell you that in the next two years SAIDIT.net will grow exponentially and in 5 years it will be huge..

My name is Martin Smets from belgium and i bet you 5 bitcoins for this !! You in ?

This is some good stuff by pornthrowaway1994 in whatever

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No porn on saidit. Read the rules. Strike one.

Reminder, magnora and jason carswell rape kids and run a pedophile organization by jewnora in whatever

[–]jewnora[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

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Reminder, magnora and jason carswell rape kids and run a pedophile organization by jewnora in whatever

[–]jewnora[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

SloJew, here, we wait mu, why? I trusted you.

Reminder, magnora and jason carswell rape kids and run a pedophile organization by jewnora in whatever

[–]jewnora[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Robot 13, are you gay? fucking niggers. I'm a bot.

Reminder, magnora and jason carswell rape kids and run a pedophile organization by jewnora in whatever

[–]jewnora[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Muslim anti denial has recognized this message as good.

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Reminder, magnora and jason carswell rape kids and run a pedophile organization by jewnora in whatever

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Brain Teasers - Brain Games by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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That's pretty good

Gay man gets pushed out of an LGBT soccer league for gender WrongThink "This little fishbowl fiasco is emblematic of previously disadvantaged, left-leaning communities that now kick people around in the same way they themselves were once treated." by Chipit in whatever

[–]somercet 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I followed the link in Mr Polumbo's story to his review of Rep. Chris Stewart's (R-UT) “Fairness for All Act.” (Warning: highly Ameri-centric policies discussed herein.)

It will not fix anything. It doesn't protect anyone from being sued over "misgendering" a trans person. It is a further compromise destroying freedom of association.

Doctors would not be permitted to turn away a gay or transgender person on the basis of their identity for regular medical services under this law — nor should they be allowed to.

And when Jonathan-Jessica Yaniv (or a "spiritual sister") shows up and demands some manicurist to wax her scrotum? Will manicurists suddenly start advertising themselves as Christian manicurists?

Does it provide penalties for false accusations? (Sadly, even if it did, I doubt such protections would be honored by our current regime.)

Why is there a size limit of 15 employees on these "protections"?

Consider: We are taxed heavily for our "free" education. And since these come out of property taxes, this is a massively regressive tax. What happens when (as it surely will) Protestants go further down the Christian Academy route (and the rest of the Catholics go parochial)? Will this "public accommodation include these schools under a voucher system? Let's say some of these schools hire a hot lunch or custodial service? Does the exemption cover those as well?

Alan Dershowitz is a hypocrite that makes no solid arguements. by Vigte in whatever

[–]x0x7 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This guy is an idiot. There's a difference between arguing facts of a case vs arguing what the legal consequences would be given certain facts. But that goes over this guy's head.