2017 Nov 23 ~ Dec 05

“The reason to kill tank-mages and ICS is that a single, dominant strategy actually takes away choice from a game because all other options are provably sub-optimal. The sweet spot for game design is when a specific decision is right in some circumstances but not in others, with a wide grey area between the two extremes. Games lose their dynamic quality once a strategy emerges that dominates under all conditions.”

“Someone took a video I posted on here and uploaded it to YouTube, I guess trying to get me fired. In it I talk about how women shouldn’t have jobs.

So I emailed a woman about renting her basement and she got back that she had watched my YouTube video… and wanted me to come still.

I just talked to her, she said she likes me and could tell from my video that I’m very philosophical and smart!

She is Eastern European so probably more traditional and she teaches philosophy at some adult school.


“Pakman brings up how there are no race genes, and this is a really pubby talking point.

The way it actually works is with variation at gene locations. “Allele” refers to the variant loci, and all humans have the same gene location. It’s just that at each location, you have different variance of a gene. And populations differ in allele frequencies, or, gene variant frequencies, at these locations. But they all have the same locations. All the genes do the same things, just differently depending on this or that S&P being different.

For some perspective, we can compare the male-female genetic differences to the race genetic differences.

You can treat male-female genetic differences as just an allele frequency difference. It’s just a difference of 100% at a very small number of locations. While the allele frequency differences between the races aren’t typological like the gender differences, i.e. you don’t have “race genes”, they’re spread out over many more genes.

If we assume that every single gene on the Y chromosome differs from the analog genes it deactivates on the X chromosome, the FST distance between male and females would be 0.021.

Which is just slightly more than 1/8 of the difference between Europeans and Africans in terms of magnitude (0.166).

So you have gender genes, but you don’t have race genes… but so what? The total magnitude of the allele frequency differences between the races completely dwarfs gender differences.

“Rising IQ scores over time is about as meaningful as rising heights over time. We know that IQ is about 80% heritable within the US, and height is also about 80% heritable in the US and in Western countries. Heights are greater they were in the past, therefore what?

Therefore the height gap between men and women is totally down to environment? Because women today are taller than men were in 2000BC?

It’s the same form of argument you get from the Rising IQs.”

“An allegory I like to use is cakes. A cake has its ingredients, but also the mixing and baking process. So is the cake a result of its ingredients or is it a result of baking and mixing process? That’s a stupid question. It’s both. You can’t disentangle the two as the cause of the characteristics of the cake.

But what you can do is compare two different cakes.

You can say these cakes have the same ingredients, but one was baked longer, that’s why it’s different. That’s why it’s harder or softer or whatever trait you’re measuring. Or you can say these cakes were baked identically, but they have different ingredients, that’s why they’re different in these ways.

Similarly, when comparing either two individual cows or two groups of cows, you can, in principle, infer if the differences between them are a result of environmental differences, genetic differences, or most of the time, a mixture of both.

But it doesn’t make any sense to say “the weight of the cow is 50% genetic 50% environmental.”

So when Pakman talks about IQ tied to genetics, like, no buddy, you need to sit down, you really, literally, don’t know what you’re talking about. That statement is not even wrong. It’s like saying the color of three is unicorn.”

“If I tell you Bob is a “murderer”, well you know what that is. Obviously you’re going to want to know evidence and who he killed, but I don’t have to define the charge in the first instance.

If I tell you Bob is a “piece of shit”, then I have to define the charge. I have to say why he is a piece of shit.

“Racist” works the same way.”

“Whatever asswipe ghost wrote this shit knew that the vast majority of readers wouldnt care much about facts, logic or consistency very much.”

“this is what america does. it uses unprecedented and unsustainable prosperity to import illegals to slaughter animals and fry their meat so that we can stuff it down niggers’ throats until they’re too fat to walk

it literally trains people in the cutting edge of math, science, finance and management to erect offshore platforms to suck up the carbonized remains of extinct species in order to provide the necessary fuel for the spic-nig cycle

i guess i never really grasped the goal of civilization before. why did newton discover calculus? what are maxwell’s equations for? why did mendeleev deduce the periodic properties of elements? the answer to these and to all questions is: to stuff nigs with fried meat until they become crippled from overeating, then to provide them with heroic medical care until they gracelessly expire.”

“We do not and will not block, throttle, or discriminate against lawful content. We will continue to make sure that our policies are clear and transparent for consumers, and we will not change our commitment to these principles.”

“We never will, but it’s very important that we be able to. But we won’t. So let us do it. Because we won’t do it. Which is why we’re spending so much money to make sure we can. But we won’t. But let us.”

“Ok Hitler”

“Yeah I still prefer having a law preventing you from changing those policies when they’re no longer convenient.”

“I trust Comcast less than Hitler.”

“>Arthuria is based off a blonde foreign student at university that Takeuchi had a crush on in university that he never had the balls to ask out
>now he makes billions off drawing saberface

“Mass politics ascended toward its peak when firearms combined with industrialized logistics. We may not appreciate now how revolutionary it was to have an army of hundreds of thousands of trained soldiers in the field at once in the Napoleonic Wars for prolonged periods, millions by the mid 19th century, and tens of millions in the 20th century. Mass production, pasteurization, railroads, the telegraph made possible a condition of total war that was new to agrarian peoples.”

“Some suppose a coalition of single women, gays, and impoverished races holds the key to political power in the future because their helplessness makes them dependent and therefore fanatically loyal. Yet once reality inevitably returns, a furious trans-genderist in a dress can shriek at the top of his lungs all he likes only to be sent tumbling into the mud with a saber slash to the face from a smug, mounted noble wearing a powdered wig. A coalition of the weakest is by nature opportunistic and requires the support of the strong to hold power at all. At best, they are tools who are ultimately discarded the moment they cease to be sufficiently useful as a legitimizing priesthood. That moment always comes sooner than ascended undesirables think because a successful religion helps pacify the masses, save the ruler energy, and keeps the army inspired and loyal—a church of obnoxious political commisars inflames and sabotages things instead.

“What happened is that Swedes escalated the definition of rape, so that looking at a woman sideways was rape.

Then they de-escalated the punishment for rape, so that it was similar to letting your dog poop on the pavement.

And then they imported a million or so brown Mohammedans.

And when anyone noticed that a million old style knife to the throat rapes of white women by brown Mohammedans were happening, old fashioned actual rape type rapes, the criminal noticer got severely punished, hate speech being treated far more severely than mere rape. And if police attempted to arrest the brown guy with the knife: “Racism! Islamophobia! Police Brutality” Cars would be set on fire, and police would ticket the scorched ruins of the car for being illegally parked.

So police decided it was a lot more urgent to ticket people walking their dogs, and rapes by brown men got left on the back burner.

Swedish males are a little bit unhappy about this but, after all “We are not your women”, so they are not all that disturbed.

And what is the reaction of Swedish women? It is “bring in more refugees! We are not your women!”

Female resistance to rape is a shit test. It is not that they don’t want to be raped, it is that they don’t want to be raped by insufficiently powerful males. I say again: Female resistance to rape is a shit test. It is not that they don’t want to be raped, it is that they don’t want to be raped by insufficiently powerful males.

There is no college rape crisis, because if there were, female enrollment would be much higher.

Also, there is no college rape crisis, because the Obama Department of education subjected colleges to extreme and extraordinary pressure to identify and punish heterosexual white male college student rapists, and the colleges subjected coeds to extreme and extraordinary pressure to say that they had been raped, and despite all this storm and drama, the poster boy white male college frat rapist that they managed to turn up was glass rapist Haven Monahan, indicating that the number of affluent white frat boy rapists, the rapists that Obama was twisting the arms of university admins to find, is indistinguishable from zero, that every single rape accusation made against such men is false, for if one of the accusations was plausibly true, he would be the poster boy instead of Haven Monahan. Such a ridiculously low rate of rape indicates that our college boys are disturbingly emasculated, hence the female rage directed against them, and conspicuously not directed at groups that have a very high rate of actual no kidding rape type rape.”

“Which way do you want to go on this? Do you want to try to rehabilitate the central demon because you care so much about a central European regime from 72 years ago, or do you want to do that which advances white nationalism?

Lets say that it’s all bullshit. Say the holocaust is a Soviet fairy tale, the general plan has no supporting documentation and is literally just nuremberg testimony, that I left out a ton of context re: Arab and Japanese allies against the British, that Hitler actually loved Britain and tried to end the war at many points.

Obviously these are just hypothetical things, the Holocaust DEFINITELY HAPPENED because it’s illegal in several countries and against youtube’s TOS to question it. That means IT’S TRUE and Google is a great company. And certainly the general plan WAS PROVEN at a trial where evil nazis weren’t allowed to sully justice by having the ability to question any documentation or testimony.

To understand my videos where I say things about Nazis, viewer, please, you have to be able to read the stitches on a fastball. And you just gotta know what’s real and what I’m saying because I have to – what happened vs.

I’ll just say this happened: Hitler was not a white nationalist, and the conflation of Hitler with normal thinking is what caused normal thinking to be pathologized and is causing us to lose our civilizations, and it was in fact white nationalists who defeated Hitler. Hitlers views on the slavs were also very offensive, whatever the reality of atrocities and the general plan, and have no place in a pan-European white nationalist movement. But most important of all, there’s so much more to be gained by pointing out the white nationalist views of those who fought against Nazis.

On the other hand, the holocaust and the general plan are THINGS THAT DEFINITELY HAPPENED and things I will continue to say DEFINITELY HAPPENED because denying it being against youtube’s TOS makes it true.

But what it really comes down to is – do you want to win or do you want to be pro-Hitler? You cannot do both.

Our enemies have fanatics and I have philosophers.

“You’re correct in saying that modern White Nationalism has little to do with Hitler’s ideas, but that’s not the point. Hitler needs to be de-villified because Hitler-as-demon is their most powerful rhetorical weapon. You can’t let your enemies keep their most powerful weapon, you have to counter them somehow.

It’s not just a question of winning, it’s simply a matter of truth. If we let them lie about Hitler, we’re ceding ground to them and giving them permission to lie about other things as well.”

“It’s never going to work. Hitler and white nationalism are linked in the zeitgeist. It is far easier to convince someone that everything about WW2 is a lie than that Hitler was wrong on everything but one thing.

It’s just not how people are wired. They need something equally emotional to provide counterweight or they need to channel their emotions elsewhere.

You definitely can’t make them emotionally motivated in favor of ethnonationalism while at the same time they are emotionally demotivated by a luring conflation with Nazism in the public eye. You need to resolve this internal conflict for them and you are not.

No one can be passionately be for and against something, it’s just too mentally straining.

That’s how the general public works. It’s cute how you think lying about the Nazis will in any way help you, Faulk.”

“Overturning net neutrality is basically “The Millenial Tax””

“Its magic, because it gets rid of all of these complexities and backstories that simple minds can’t handle, and focuses just on snapshots and simple statements.”

“Next time some conservative (i.e. liberal democrat) tries to claim Communism and NS are the same, just point out that it was his side who teamed up with Communism against NS.”

“I wouldn’t stress about it too much. Focus on making money first, and then when you have enough of it, you can put that into an LLC if you think that’s the right move. You only have to worry about how it’s filed when it’s filed.”

“The fact that backlash is hitting is a sign of growth”

“I have the servers, resources, and knowlege. Time is the biggest enemy.”

“For the steam version, did you have to change sexually explicit text, or just censor images/visuals?”

“I only had to censor actual penetration.
Which, by penetration, they meant two models clipping into each other.. lol.”

So Steam didn’t care about text?”

“Nah, nor content. I had a full on blackmail scene, and they were totally cool with it. A lot of people speculated that was the reason the game got pulled, but they only cared about depicting sex.”

“Let’s be real here.
Most of us on this discord would kill to get insulted by Rock Paper Shotgun
That sounds like an excellent way of making money”

“Basically SFW = 1% chance of success but it’ll be huge, 99% chance you never make more than a few hundred bucks for years of work

NSFW you’ll never become a success like Undertale or Counterstrike but you’ll definitely have decent success if your game is remotely decent and if it’s really good you’ll have really good success”

“Obviously Sparta was in the right. Just make a movie with a Spartan bias already. Athenian democracy-fetishizing gaylords declare war on fashy Sparta bros. What more is there to know?”

“”Old” in German is “alt”. I doubt this was a coincidence when the term ‘alt-right’ was coined.”

“He tells me to only refer to him and his Nazi friends as ‘The Traditionalist Worker Party,’ and I agree to do that.”

Huh? Then why did he in that very sentence violate that agreement?”

“How NOT to apologize: “We regret the degree to which the piece offended so many readers.” Instead try, “We regret the way in which we wrote this article, which was tone deaf and poorly considered.””

“why do people still play Pokemon”

“force of habit
i dont expect new games to be any good but i enjoy talking with /vp/ about them”

“Easy to make a fish soup out of aquarium, but difficult to make an aquarium from the fish soup.”

“Why do games offer a “remove blood” option but not a “remove homosexual content” option?”

>We’ve removed this chart because people are using it to spread a false narrative of the Destiny 2 player population. Daily Unique users is a misleading statistics to use as basis for the active population of the game, any game in that matter. Not everyone plays video games 24/7, besides maybe at launch. We hoped our article would’ve cleared this up a bit but it seems it hasn’t. To halt people from making false narratives based on the numbers we provide we decided to stop showing them in this chart.

It’s totally dead”

“Each of those may be desirable, but when placed together as an equation it is revealed to be nothing but outward branding, and the consequence is that even if you get all three you will still be unsatisfied.”

“Amazingly on purpose, in the cacophony of economic debates, it’s no longer acceptable to talk money. You can talk about unemployment vs. employment, class, titles, debt, growth, seats at table– but not money, unless they are actors or sports stars. If I told you Katniss was making $10M or $90M you wouldn’t know the difference, but try to get $1/hr more from your manager and you find out what a dollar is worth. “I’d like to see you take on more initiative,” says your manager, “then maybe we can come up with some solutions that are right for both of us.””

“Anything both Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos support is a government grift disguised as market dynamics.”

“The western-Japanese cultural dynamic is interesting. A lot of people of all races who are stuck in a raceless society end up liking the intactness of Japanese culture and a lot of that coming through anime etc. A lot of the time, if a black dude likes anime, he’s probably decent. Only a decent person can understand Japanese culture it seems. But on the flipside, Japanese references to European culture is almost always at the latest the mobster era or WW2. Tons of Victorian, German, Medieval, Italian. European culture basically died in the mid 1900s and you can see it here. There’s nothing interesting about Europeans after 1950 or so other than the rise of consumer appliances and brightly lit supermarkets. Hitler’s Germany was the last of it.”

“When the slave auctioneer asked in what he was proficient, he replied, “In ruling people.””

“She got invited to a rich guy’s pool party a few months ago and died the night after from immediate “health failure” and the case was closed right there.

Foul play is most likely suspected but what are you gonna do against rich chinese billionaires?”

“golddigger gets rekt
alternatively: don’t fly too close to the sun
alternatively again: this is how you know there’s something else up when some powerful rich guy is brought down by the media “for the public good””

“Throne because a stationary bandit is better than a mobile bandit; Altar because we have to shut down open entry into the state religion: Harvard needs an Archbishop and a Grand Inquisitor to stop America’s officially unofficial state religion from holiness spiraling out of control into ever greater holiness.”

“Instead of governors failing to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, low level bureacrats are failing to give approvals of immediate and pressing importance, and senior bureaucrats are utterly neglecting to attend to them.

This is the crisis of socialism. In Venezuela socialism takes the form of rationing and price and wage control, here it takes the form of Human Resources and Accounting, which are tentacles of the state inserted into every corporation, and the mere owners of the business are powerless before them, because they armed with laws that no one can comply with, that everyone is guilty of breaking, as fathers and husbands are castrated by family law that defines being a husband and a father as domestic abuse. Thus those that provide the capital have no power, those responsible for making payroll have no power, those that are responsible for closing deals with customers have no power, those responsible for delivering product to customers have no power, because all of them are criminals before the power of human resources and accounting, just as all fathers and husbands are guilty of domestic abuse.”

“Charles the first lost his head, but George the Fourth lost his stature of a man, which was more devastating to the power of Kings. If he could not control his women, obviously could not control anyone.”

“This is the crisis of socialism, explained in “I pencil”, which makes the point that no one actually knows how to make a pencil, hence socialist production of pencils will fail.

In order to manage complexity, you need walls, so that one man can make decisions without having his decisions fucked up by another man’s decisions. Hence, private property and local authority, the authority of the father, the authority the business owner, the authority of the CEO. And, not so long ago, the authority of the local aristocrat, who tended to be a high officer in the local militia, a major employer and landowner, and related by blood or marriage to most of the other high officers in the local militia.

Ideally all the consequences of a decision should be contained within those walls. Of course they never are, but if you try to manage all the externalities, things very quickly slide of control. Every attempt to manage the externalities has unexpected consequences, and attempts to deal with the unexpected consequences have additional unexpected consequences, because trying to control matters that have externalities connects everything to everything else, resulting in a tangle beyond human comprehension.”

“Power needs to be transferred back to patriarchs, even if some patriarchs abuse the power horrifyingly, for the family court and the ever growing collection of family services are doing a job that is increasingly horrifying in its evil and incompetence. And even if they were doing a fine job, their predecessors screwed King George and will screw whoever is nominally in power, with the result that we get ruled by mobile bandits rather than a stationary bandit.”

“We have a saying in the software business: “Adding more people to a late project makes it later””

“The state must be one, but society must be many. You need many independent actors to operate the economy, but the state must be one actor, and must restrict itself to things where only one actor can operate.

“Just remember, when your normie friend laughs at you for paying for waifus, they are nearly 100% betting hundreds of dollars on fantasy football they have a zero chance of winning and fifa contracts”

“what about playing an older version of the game without the jew player contracts”

“playing odler verstions of the game
fantasy football/basket ball
makes fgo gacha
look downright forgiving
So, you pay 100-1000 dollars
to be allowed the privillage
of betting money
against people who are literally using chinese super computers
you have absolutely no chance of winning EVER
but the tumfuckery
doesnt end there
you need to agree to play
and bet
on a minimum number of games”

“sports are the de facto entertainment and distraction of the masses
the goverment here PAYS to keep football channel available to everyone
Nigga the organizations can do whatever they want
You give someone so much power, you cant take it out easy”

“He kept saying unapproved things, so the Times was sent in to investigate and raise awareness. He is now in the process of being un-personed.”

“When the head of the World Bank says something should be outlawed that is 1000 percent proof positive that it will benefit the masses and not the most powerful people in the world”

“How do you lose a graduation
Did you check your other pair of pants”

“Wow, women confronting political opponents with police protection and male allies. So brave.”

“>Kiritsugu treated Saber how she treated Mordred

“Hahaha oh wow, it’s true. She got so upset about the whole thing, too. And that’s not even going into how Kiritsugu was acting like SABER did during her reign – a kind-hearted person putting on the persona of a cold, distant machine.

Saber getting mad over Kerrytugu is the height of hypocrisy.”

“What was his name again?”

“Brendan “gamers dont understand how hard it is to optimizing a battle royal game, except that EPIC did it on the same exact engine 2-3 months later for fortnite and its completely free” Greene”

“i always had the thought “do these guys have nothing better to talk about” when watching/reading the news, but only just now am i making the connection that this actually means news is a giant continuous make-work project.”

” Women are excellent vectors for ideas/memes, so we do actually need them. This is a balancing act. It’s easy to bash women but 90% of men in this movement are also less than Chad-like.”

“90% of women are less than stacey-like, men dont need any special permission

and women are bashed because they do shit like Tara is doing.

[…] They have to be completely loyal and willing subjects of a male manager/leader. They have to be completely publicly deferent to the commonly accepted Movement authorities (all male ofc), and they have to say the things that they are told to say. Of course this would involve no personal lashing out at trolls (who any professional knows to just ignore) and certainly no bullshit feminism

These broads either ended up where they are because they are ambitious and good marketers or they ended up where they are because some zog honeypot gave them a soap box, and now we see the outcome – they are trying to legitimize the ZOG feminist narrative not because they are secretly jewish wreckers, but because they are silly, insecure, solipsistic, LITTLE GIRLS, who think their feelings are more important than the struggle

like FUCK every single man who takes the lead and spot light may not be trolled for their GENDER but they get it A LOT HARDER for EVERYTHING ELSE. They are called every name, smeared with every lie, attacked in the street, etc. But you dont see any men saying things like “UMM CAN WE NOT CALL EACH OTHER FABBOTS QUESTIONING MY MASCULINITY IS REALLY HURTFUL AND MAKES ME TOO ANXIOUS TO CONTINUE FIGHITNG ZOG” like fuck can oyu imagine that.

They roll with the punches and any man who would run off because he couldnt take the heat is not a man we want leading us, we want the strongest and toughest, we want the most committed and reliable, that these women think their FEELINGS take priority over ANYTHING is proof that they particularly are unfit for anything.”

“>2005 – Comcast was denying access to p2p services without notifying customers.

>2007-2009 – AT&T was having Skype and other VOIPs blocked because they didn’t like there was competition for their cellphones.

>2011 – MetroPCS tried to block all streaming except youtube.

>2011-2013, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon were blocking access to Google Wallet because it competed with their bullshit.

>2012, Verizon was demanding google block tethering apps on android because it let owners avoid their $20 tethering fee. This was despite guaranteeing they wouldn’t do that as part of a winning bid on an airwaves auction.

>2012, AT&T – tried to block access to FaceTime unless customers paid more money.

>2013, Verizon literally stated that the only thing stopping them from favoring some content providers over other providers were the net neutrality rules in place.

>2017, Verizon caught throttling customer data in direct violation of FCC Net Neutrality rules”

Verizon wireless customers have noticed their video streaming being throttled when testing their speeds on Netflix and YouTube. The telecom giant later confirmed that video streaming speeds were being temporarily capped.

>were being temporarily capped.

just coincidentally, all testing of claims can only happen temporarily.”

“”Markets are great because they’re decentralized.”

“Globalization is great because production of goods is centralized to places where labor and materials are cheapest.””

“The janitor owns a house in a declining area and can’t sell it. The janitor’s child graduates from high school in a couple years. The janitor’s parents require extra care. Econ 101 said labor was mobile – but, in real life, not so much.”

“It’s a sad fact, but most of what we do in technology is destructive. Very few of us make new things under the sun. Most of us make business processes cheaper. There’s nothing wrong with that; we might think, naively, that the value we create would be invested into research and development. That’s not what happens. Businessmen lay people off to pay their own bonuses. We’re the ones who make that possible. Society gets worse with each iteration, and it’s our fault.

Then, is it a surprise that we fail to arouse public sympathy when we can’t afford houses in the Bay Area? Or when we suffer age discrimination at 30?”



2017 Nov 16 ~ 22

“>Believe that cops get away with unjustified use of force against Blacks
>Whine until cops are forced to wear body cameras
>Body cameras prove that cops are justified
>Whine that body cameras are racist

“Well, the USA oil embargo against Japan was justified because Japan was attacking China in a bloody war!”

Let’s ignore the minor invasions that took place in Europe (the fights between Poland, Hungary, Romania, etc).

The USSR invaded, occupied, and annexed land from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Poland.

The United Kingdom and the USSR both jointly invaded and occupied Persia.
All this before America’s entry into war, and before Pearl Harbor. Where was the USA’s embargo? Their condemnation of these actions? Did it impact arms shipments to belligerents?

The ONLY excuse for the oil embargo that is consistent is geopolitics and empire. And if that is the reasoning than it is hard to morally condemn the Pearl Harbor attack.
Furthermore this moves nicely into the follow up point: the geopolitics of the USA were aligned with those of the USSR. Despite overwhelming majorities of people being against communism, and against the soviet union, the government of the USA, and the UK, did all they could to help it.

The only way to answer this without naming jews is to again say “geopolitics”. But even this runs into some nonsense. Why was is that the “geopolitics” or “strategy” of such a diverse set of world powers was totally fixated on the destruction of Germany?

That the above simple exercise of logic and consistency checks completely collapses the post ’45 narrative that has been espoused, analyzed, and explained in thousands of words, books, media, and reports goes to show just how fragile the moral system is, and just how much effort is needed to keep the whole thing going.”

“>discussion about Trump
>someone brings up Hillarys crimes and Bills sexual assault stories
>discussion about al Franken

“It’s a staple of the right to speculate about why intellectuals hate capitalism. Reagan had a lot of quips about it. As usual, the right was good at cracking jokes, but it just never understood the problem. Which is why it lost, and keeps losing, and now we have gaymarriage and black transexuals running for office.”

“A state, like any organization, but even more so, wants to get things done. It wants to grow, expand its power and influence. And so feudalism led to absolutism. And absolutism led to liberalism. Liberal states were strong, had armies of bureaucrats and tax revenues that feudal states could only dream of. But while they were effective, they were a mess. Feudalism is good at generating loyalty. Liberalism is awful at that. And loyalty is very important. The fundamental problem of politics is the distinction between friend and foe, said Schmitt. A friend is someone who is loyal.”

“Intellectuals are always the reserve army of the bureaucracy. They want the government to get things done.”

“There is no social value on acknowledging truth: everybody can see that. The signaling value is in lies. In the unnatural. As Moldbug put it:

“in many ways nonsense is a more effective organizing tool than the truth. Anyone can believe in the truth. To believe in nonsense is an unforgeable demonstration of loyalty. It serves as a political uniform. And if you have a uniform, you have an army.”

Or as the Chinese put it, point deer, make horse.

“There are other modules in the brain; one allows you to see, another to hear, another to recognize faces, another to find your way home, another to make accurate predictions about reality. All of those are useful, which is why we evolved them in the first place. Brain tissue is expensive. But the SP optimization module likely has higher priority. It is nice to see; but blind people can make a living. It’s important to recognize faces; but face blind people can make a living. Being unable to appraise one’s status and try to improve, however, leads to likely social death, and human groups being what they are, social death leads with almost complete certainty to bullying, scapegoating, and eventual death. In the best of cases you are ostracized and sent to starve or be eaten by wild animals in the forest.

It thus shouldn’t surprise us that something as completely absurd as Progressivism is the law of the land in most of the world today, even though it denies obvious reality. It is not the case that most people know that progressive points are all bogus, but obey because of fear or cowardice. No, an average human brain has much more neurons being used to scan the social climate and see how SP are allotted, than neurons being used to analyze patterns in reality to ascertain the truth. Surely your brain does care a great deal about truth in some very narrow areas of concern to you. Remember Conquest’s first law: Everybody is Conservative about what he knows best. You have to know the truth about what you do, if you are to do it effectively.

But you don’t really care about truth anywhere else. And why would you? It takes time and effort you can’t really spare, and it’s not really necessary. As long as you have some area of specialization where you can make a living, all the rest you must do to achieve survival and reproduction is to raise your SP so you don’t get killed and your guts sacrificed to the mountain spirits.”

“You can’t blame people for being logically inconsistent; because they can’t possibly know anything about all these issues. Few have any experience or knowledge about evolution and human races, or about the history of black people to make an informed judgment on HBD. Few have time to learn about sex differences, and stuff like the climate is as close to unknowable as there is. Opinions about anything but a very narrow area of expertise are always output of your SP module, not any judgment of fact.

“I think it’s brilliant of the Singapore government to deal with agitators not by imprisoning them, but by suing them for money. Prison gets you Cathedral attention and a cool heroic past as a brave fighter against injustice. Being in debt only makes you poor and forces you to ask others for money, which is completely uncool.”

“Say SP are like a gas. Society is an air-tight bag. Once you open a small hole in the bag, the SP start leaking away.

You can’t turn off consumer demand. Gimmedats are a constant. They must be. Once there is a leak in the pool of SP, everybody is going to run automatically to grab some for themselves. That’s the obviously fit strategy.

Now of course operationally is easier to get support to equalize status than it is to argue for more status for someone else. If you want to take status form group A; everybody outside group A is going to agree. But if you want to increase status for group B to the expense for everyone else; well then you gotta change tactics. The way it usually works is you divide non-B into group C and group D; and tell group C that by supporting higher status for group B, group C will have greater status than group D for their efforts. Group D being evil rednecks, racists, bigots etc.

In your example, if group C (liberals, women) fail to comply with supporting greater status for group B (Muslims), they are threatened with demotion into group D (racist men). Supporting group B may not give group C more status; but it maximizes SP because the alternative scenario is a huge loss of SP by being demoted to group D. And so I for one welcome our new alien overlords.”

“* Left must fight for SP more aggressively because theirs is built on tenuous social consensus… Subjective value of art and odd lifestyle choices.. Tendency to construct and defend social bubbles with censorship and exclusion for the same reason.

* Right points to tangible things like family, bank account, muscles and heritage as proof of SP. These do not require social consensus, and are only weakly attacked by the extreme left as being bad things.”

“Socialism is Christianity after industrial productivity means you can actually deliver on your promises.”

“boycotting does absolutely nothing – the whole point of these microtransactions is that a few individuals provide massive profits. A few people who weren’t gonna buy microtransactions anyway not getting the game really doesn’t hit their bottom line.

Probably the easiest avenue to take to advocate regulation is the similarity to gambling and the potential for addiction. The ESRB is a self-regulation body and will never enforce something like loot boxes increasing a game’s rating.

In terms of actual policy you could either restrict the sale of games with loot box systems or slap massive taxes and fines on said systems.”

>government intervention
Quit being cucks. Just dont buy the fucking games and keep giving them shitty reviews and shameing microtransactions and you’ll meme them towards a different path.”

“If you were being stabbed would you consider a police officer pulling your attacker off of you cuckolding? And yes, I know that being so redpilled you always carry a loaded AR-15 (which is only considered dangerous because it looks scary!), but for our hypothetical you were snuck up on.”

“>libertarian babby calling anyone a cuck”

“Any capitalist would say that the market would dictate if these practices are acceptable or not.”

“Capitalism isn’t involved because of IP law. Remove all IP laws and loot boxes and every other disgusting practice will be gone.

The scope of IP laws could not be imagined by people of the past, the idea that a big company can shutdown competition because an icon design was similar to one they had patented is insanity, rockstar/blizzard shutting down private servers because they compete with their horrible money making schemes is the the problem.

‘digital goods’ = magic combinations of ones and zeroes that you don’t own but are expected to pay for. Removing IP laws fixes so many problems with all media .

You say capitalism, but this is law protecting giant companies from capitalism. Rockstar for example claims a monopoly on GTA5, despite all their money coming from selling the game, they then turn around and say, ‘look goy, you don’t own anything, you can’t play on your own server and bypass our shitty server, my friend in government has seen to that’

They sell things that don’t exist as physical goods then tell you you didn’t buy that game, you don’t own it, read the small print you paid for nothing.

The best we can hope for is that these companies just break off from actual gaming and just do console/casual/phone shit and then people who actually care about games will be left to their hobby again. but this is /v/ where adults buy consoles and argue over branding and cartoon animals, it isn’t about games.”

>Another thread where /v/ wants games to be cheap as fuck because they are too poor to support their hobby

When are people going to understand games are way more expensive to make than any other time in the fucking history of videogames, games can’t be $60 anymore when they do 4k textures that takes a lot of resources and money.

Fucking underaged and manchildren.”

>When are people going to understand games are way more expensive to make than any other time in the fucking history of videogames

Ah yes hearthstone is so expensive and demanding on even the strongest hardware
And bethesdas copy pasted engine on every game since fallout 3
And oh man call of duty, don’t get me started on how they’ve been recylcing the same engine/recycling assests and shit since cod 3
Most companies spend a lot of money on those cartoony graphics am I right?

Games costs the same as they always did, inflation makes it seem more expensive though. Most game costs are sunk into marketing. Your whole argument is a product of marketers and they got you hook line and sinker.”

“If you don’t like loot crate then don’t buy them.

What’s the problem?”

“>If you don’t like internet companies just stop using the internet.”

“>If you don’t like capitalism just stop living”

“Because for every one of us who don’t buy them, 2 more do. I seriously wonder why some of you think this kind of fucking mentality would work.”

“”Don’t like it don’t buy it” is just shorthand for “shut up and stop complaining”. You don’t actually give a shit if people actually buy them. You just want to shut down people who don’t buy them with “then why are you complaining???” like a fucking tool”

“So Disney are the good guys? Huh.”

“Don’t think they’re wonderful people or anything. Disney is just as crazy about money and owning people as EA. It’s just that they actually care about looking nice and friendly to everyone where as EA just laughs every time someone calls them evil. My guess is that Disney is worried about the whole “Starwars is promoting gambling to kids” thing.”

“Nah, disney’s just a much bigger monster who’s goals currently happen to align with ours.

Disney’s like a an enormous elder god, and EA made a $7 billion offering in return for the power of Star Wars it accepted.
Now, normally this dark god doesn’t care about the affairs of petty gaming mortals but one day it wakes up and finds that the cultist it patroned has stirred up some shit by overtaxing our villages and now there’s a chance a crusade is coming that could fuck up it’s plans for the next few years.

Disney is not pleased.”

“It’s the equivalent to the villain being an overachieving lackey who tries to go into business for themselves only to fly too close to the sun and get their shit slapped back into line when the real boss finds out the shit they’re getting associated with”

“Why is the mouse considered evil, isn’t he everyone childhood memory?”

“Disney has completely ruined copyright law. It used to be that after a while media properties would become fair use for everybody to use, but Disney is the company that wanted to hold on to their assets so much they extended it to effectively as long as they need.

Copyright law means that there is far less competition in entertainment and ultimately huge corporations get a monopoly on every media property you enjoy and squeeze the life and anything interesting from them.”

“Ironically they are also big abusers of expired copyrights.”

“What I see happening down the road is governments will create their own blockchains and ban competing non-government cryptos under criminal penalty. The benefits for government to take this approach will be to totally destroy the black market economy and to allow governments to trace every transaction in the economy. This will result in much greater tax revenue and the end of privacy as we know it, as third parties will be able to trace your every purchase and market to you accordingly.”

“College offers access to reliable high-status social capital in a modern society where any sort of non-adversarial, high-trust social interaction is extremely scarce. For most people entering adult life with even slightly above average IQ, campus is the funnel they must squeeze through to avoid the wasteland of service jobs where they’ll live without prospects surrounded for the rest of their lives by people they cannot really connect with.

“I don’t understand why feminists are mad about this WhatsApp thing. Weren’t they always complaining about how makeup was an oppressive institution of the patriarchy?”

“The axe forgets what the tree remembers.”

“Modern Westerners have the strange disposition of wanting to be cultural relativists across space, but moral absolutists across time.”

“Actually, another suspicion I’ve often had is that much of that massively-promoted total nonsense like transexualism and Gay Marriage is meant to flush out and expose potential troublemakers potentially lurking within ranks of the elite before they can rise high enough to become a serious problem. In support of this hypothesis, the leading purge victims are usually found within the fields of popular culture, entertainment, celebrity, and the media, which constitute a crucial chokepoint in controlling our society. It’s obviously much easier and safer to detect and purge a future Mel Gibson while he’s just a rising young actor than after he’s spent a dozen years as Hollywood’s #1 star.

the reason the King walks down the street naked in his imaginary suit is to draw out and catch those people unwilling to say they see what isn’t there.

In an actual historical example, the Emperor Caligula appointed his favorite horse to the highest official government position in the Roman State. How better to break the spirit of potentially disloyal Senators and military commanders, and determine which of them might have independent thoughts.”

“According to the script Jumaane’s Jewish special ed instructors helped him memorize, the weapon is dangerous because the single fire, hand loaded rifle… can be used for mass shootings.

[…] Logistically, using this for a mass shooting is impossible, so that’s just the easy to digest excuse for Goyim ears. The reason they are afraid of this weapon is what really drives the gun control debate: the prospect of Goyim using their guns to resist the government.”

“Everything in the world is about sex, except for sex, which is about power.”

“But power is mainly just about sex, sooo…”

“Many modern women believe themselves to be “oppressed” by the patriarchy. They would be wise to read Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey to be reminded of the fate of princess Iphigenia, King Agamemnon’s daughter. She was ritually sacrificed by the king before the Trojan war. Why was she sacrificed? As a reminder that many Mycenaean sons would give their lives for the cause of defeating Troy. The king demonstrated his commitment to the parents of those sons by sacrificing his own daughter. Today women have the luxury of men protecting them without such a “burden” as sacrificing their own lives.”

>See Elon Musk’s Game Recommendations
>Tesla and tech mogul loves ‘Overwatch just like the rest of us

>>just like the rest of us

every once in a while, they tip their hand.

after i learned that it’s actually standard procedure for MBA types and bigger big shots to write their own recommendation letters, i just assume stories about people are just stories until i decide otherwise.”

“Yeah he was like “you need physics to make the perfect cut”
I need good anatomy lessons and a good set of eyes

I will hold on to this story forever, back when i was in my first semester taking the dubious “college algebra” my professor told a story about how he came from a redneck family so him being a college professor made him the black sheep

His brother was a plumber and i forgot the minor details but basically he was teaching his brother how to cut pipes with perfect accuracy using math while his brother was just like “yeah i just pick up a ruler man””

“You could do anything on 2007-2012 twitter. I showed ppl how to cook crack in da microwave and nothin happened. Now I can’t even call a fat bitch fat”

“To the average soldier, the military is just a paycheck and that’s true for the United States as well where all the effusive praise and near-worship just papers over the fact that it’s a government jobs and training program for millions of Americans who would otherwise be barely employable with their high school diplomas. The military is welfare for the working class.

Just as no one in Lebanon wants to charge territorial border tax anymore, the different ethnic groups in the military can all agree to sit on the easy paycheck even once bullets are flying and simply revolt or desert if someone tries to actually send them into battle.

Those soldiers who want to actually fight leave the military and join their group’s militia.

We can look at the Mexican military as a supporting example. They go through the motions of following their orders for the most part but they have little appetite for challenging the power of emergent narco-states anymore than they need to.”

“If the middle class are the ones who make revolutions, It would follow that a strong middle class would be the biggest threat to existing elites. It appears they want a societal structure similar to what many Latin American countries have.”

“The policies of white nationalism are not a bad deal, but the politics are. Most white people are well off and don’t directly suffer any bad consequences from the browning of the nation. Whites don’t compete with the browns, they compete with other whites (and jews & asians), and they can use the browns to virtue signal their generosity without giving an advantage to their competitors. White nationalists are for the most part whites who are so dysfunctional that they have to compete with browns, and are currently useful idiots at best.

In short, saying that you are competing with browns is stating boldly that you are powerless and incompetent, it’s a losing proposition.”

“If you have women in your organization, they need to stick to making coffee and such. The smarter ones can do a decent job at database organization and some kinds of database programming, and there are plenty of good female content creators, though the top ones are always male. But women are maladapted to large group dynamics. […] Now someone is going to say NAWALT (not all women are like that). But if you have any group of substantial size, the rare exceptions, supposing the rare exceptions exist (and the lack of credible poster girls suggest that they do not exist) are too rare to have much effect on the overall group dynamics. And a group of women, or a group containing any significant number of women, cannot keep its eye on the group goals.”

“there’s several games i’ve played which i would’ve gladly paid over 80 for in retrospect, but would’ve at least needed a decent length demo for beforehand to be sure.

but they’ve burned that bridge repeatedly with fake E3 trailers, so now we have DLC and microtransactions instead.”

“In “Screen Schooled,” Clement and Miles make the case that wealthy Silicon Valley parents seem to grasp the addictive powers of smartphones, tablets, and computers more than the general public does — despite the fact that these parents often make a living by creating and investing in that technology.

“It’s interesting to think that in a modern public school, where kids are being required to use electronic devices like iPads,” the authors wrote, “Steve Jobs’s kids would be some of the only kids opted out.””

“Holy fuck I totally believe this. Anyone who watches this soft talking little creep and doesn’t think there’s something up is delusional”

“Jobs that no longer exist?
I didn’t know there was a job market for feminist dance therapy or whichever other worthless arts degree they’ve most likely obtained.”

“The jobs they exported to India, Mexico, and China.”

“So manufacturing? It makes sense. With all the taxes millennials voted for to pay for their social services, it doesn’t surprise me that companies are going to cheaper options for labor.”

>millenials voted for taxes that were implemented by boomers

Yes, that totally happened”

“The Khmer Rouge started out as a bunch of very smart western educated intellectuals. Who proceeded to torture each other to death. They wound up with cadre that could not read numbers. Observe the obvious collapse in intelligence and competence among our elite. You could not trust the scientists building to ITER to build a chicken coop unsupervised. Recollect Obama’s struggles to get the Obamacare website up. Remember the inanity and stupidity that was revealed in the Challenger inquiry, and ITER is a long way downhill from the Challenger.

But we should no more buy in to this doctrine of the innate purity of women, than we should buy in to the allegations of CIA, fascist, and capitalist influence in the Khmer Rouge.

It is great that Harvey Weinstein is getting the shaft, but these women are not victims. They are whores.

“You need to apply the Mike Pence rules in the workplace: If you are with female coworker, leave the door open, because if you close the door, it is like watching television with a large economy size bag of potato crisps beside you.

Sex is pre rational and pre verbal. If you are alone with a pretty woman, no one is going to open the door, and there is a horizontal surface, you will, perhaps unconsciously and unintentionally, emit certain stimuli, and likely she will react to these stimuli with certain other stimuli, quite likely without conscious awareness of doing so, and you will, perhaps unconsciously, react …

And pretty soon you are both horizontal on the floor.

But since she probably did not intend any of that to happen, under the current rules, she gets to call it rape. The mating dance has the form of pursuit and predation, conquest and surrender. So if she subsequently decides she was raped, it is always plausible, at least to her.

Its like having a bag of potato crisps beside you while watching television, except that she gets to claim that the potato chips forced her.”

“The concept of consent requires verbal and verbalizing consciousness. And sex predates verbal and verbalizing consciousness by a very long time. The part of your mind that decides to have sex is far older and more powerful than the part of your mind that is capable of making up a narrative about what you are doing and why.

We can meaningfully apply the concept of consent to marriage, where a woman consents to move from one household and the authority of one male, to another household and another male, but trying to apply it to sex winds up with the absurdity that each thrust needs a legal notary.”

“The rape allegations against Roy Moore are so credible EVEN *republican* leadership has turned on him” – Cenk Uygurs big slamdunk argument in every single video

YEAH oh wow those fucking hypercucks in the mainline GOP who can’t wait to spread their buttcheeks and preemptive fault to Democrats on every single relevant issue and who opposed Moore in the first place have turned (LOL) against him wow its over debate settled”

“profit oriented corporations are refusing to supply Andrew Anglin and numerous youtube content creators right now. But just keep ignoring observable reality in favor of your autistic libertarian fantasy world. If net neutrality is abolished you can bet your fucking ass that ISPs will make a point of refusing service to EVUHL RACIST WHITE SUPREMISTS so they can get public brownie points for being brave culture warriors.

“go find a different provider then lelel and if no other provider wants u to bad huh xdd”

how about you go fuck yourself. YES, I 100% support providers being FORCED to provide content that I agree with. YES, I 100% totally absolutely support threatening you with a gun to the head if you dont want to host Daily Stormer. And if I was in a position to decide I would absolutely pull the trigger on you

Oh and don’t worry, I can already tell you the autistic screeching argument that lolbergtardians will come up with when ISPs start censoring people and this abuse of their power has become blatantly obvious

“REEE NOT TRUE FREE MARKET!! The reason why verizon shut down 4chan is because its a crony capitalist politically connected corporation that uses government regulation and sweetheart deals to raise barriers to entry and create a cartel XDD thats the only reason why they are able to do this!!!11”


“Lmao @ thinking competition exists in leasing public utilities

“Hey guys lets bid on access and then charge an ethical rate”

“even if you dont think that this will lead you to the nightmare scenario why would you take the risk. Like this is a total non issue. Nobody ever thought to himself “you know what really sucks? the fact that my ISP cant selectively charge more for faster internet to the websites i browse imagine how cool it would be if they did that””

“here’s the issue: if government regulations to “prevent” this armageddon are the way it starts to regulate the internet”

“except that this has been the status quo for decades now and it hasn’t led to a slippery slope of government censorship as far as I can see. Like I understand the argument you’re trying to make but it just hasn’t worked out that way in the real world. Governments (at least in the case of the US) are, right now, much less likely to politicize public utilities than corporations

also do you seriously believe even without a precedent of government regulation the government would, if it really wanted to, not still find a way to censor the web to any extent possible?

Like do you really believe if race war were to break out tomorrow the government would say “oh gee I would really like to crank down on these anti-government insurgents but the FCC repealed net neutrality oh damn guess I can’t do anything to control the web”

No, if shit hit the fan they would just hold a gun to the corporations heads anyways and order them to shut anti-government sites down. We live in a totalitarian society. Stop thinking in terms of a society based on rule of law.”

“I enjoy being able to browse any part of the internet at any given period of time without having to pay a premium to do that. It’s funny how libertarians constantly talk about minimising costs but then when they allow corporations to slap on more of them their excuse is “you aren’t entitled to it if you can’t afford the costs.””

“their excuse is “you aren’t entitled to it if you can’t afford the costs.”

That’s backwards. It’s not an excuse. It’s the intended result. 95% of politics, that is to say, not the 4% which prevents a revolution or invasion from happening or the 1% that keeps the water and electricity on, is about signalling, and signalling means “I am better than you”.

As with most things,”You aren’t entitled to it if you can’t afford the costs” or its variations isn’t a value neutral statement. You think they say it like “Oh. Sorry to hear your dog died. That’s rough man.”? Or “Haha fuck you niggaaaa”?”

“Imagine gauging an economic system by wheter or not Andrew Anglin has am easy time making fun of women and non whites online”

“yeah imagine gauging an economic system by wether or not those speaking truth to power are systematically marginalized and shunned

Andrew Anglin has devoted his public name and life to fighting for what is objectively true. That alone makes his liberty 10000x more valuable and morally poignant than the freedom of fucking jew corporations to nickle and dime everybody so they can virtue signal their obedience to the local party line”

“Kill all libertarians
Yeah except that this thinking has been peddled for decades now and it just keeps getting worse
Yeah or we can just ban your fucking kike industry practices and regulate them like we do with all other industries and then shoot you in the head for being a kike fellating piece of shit. That way we can instantly have the change we need instead of arbitrarily waiting for the slight chance that in 10 years the magical hand of the market will finally do something good”

“does somebody have that link to the conspiracy theory that the NSA uses software to randomly/procedurally generate fake faces and portraits of people that dont actually exist”

“Wikipedia has less information, and less useful information, than it used to. This reflects its policy of presenting the official view on everything. Where there is no official view, facts tend to get deleted as unsupported, or not encyclopedic, or some such. Truth and knowledge is supposedly what comes from universities and the mainstream media. If not in the universities or the mainstream media, is supposedly not truth. This leads to particularly bitter contention in political fields like climate science, evolutionary psychology, race, and Darwinism, but causes widespread damage in many non political fields, for example on computer science, since the vast majority of computer science knowledge is not academic.

Contributors are instructed: “Wikipedia is an encyclopedic reference, not an instruction manual, guidebook, or textbook. Wikipedia articles should not read like … instruction manuals. ”

When I look something up related to computer science, it is normally because I am working on a project, and need to know how to do something, so I need something that reads like an instruction manual, guidebook, or textbook. Further, anyone who knows computer science stuff is usually an engineer, so is apt to write like a textbook or instruction manual. The effect and application of the not-a-manual rule is to prohibit contributions from people who actually do stuff, which contributions they intend to share with other people who actually do stuff, in favor of contributions by people who do not do stuff, and are incapable of doing stuff – which is to say, in favor of academic knowledge.”

“They did not pretend to believe in order to become rich and powerful, rather the regulatory apparatus efficiently selected stupid people who sincerely believed stupid things to become rich and powerful. If their beliefs had been feigned and cynical, a lot more of the disappeared money would have stuck to them.”

“Participation in such Red State activities as high school ROTC, 4-H clubs, or the Future Farmers of America was found to reduce very substantially a student’s chances of gaining admission to the competitive private colleges in the NSCE database on an all-other-things-considered basis. The admissions disadvantage was greatest for those in leadership positions in these activities or those winning honors and awards. “Being an officer or winning awards” for such career-oriented activities as junior ROTC, 4-H, or Future Farmers of America, say Espenshade and Radford, “has a significantly negative association with admission outcomes at highly selective institutions.” Excelling in these activities “is associated with 60 or 65 percent lower odds of admission.”

all other things being equal, being an officer in the ROTC is likely to get you excluded from a prestigious university – any fool can see that political correctness counts more than ability or experience – whether in college admissions, or Obama’s picks for the federal reserve, or the post of CEO of HP, people are chosen primarily for their theology not their ability.”

“Laws and regulations nowadays are longer than ever because length is needed to specify how people will be treated unequally. For example, the health care bill of 2010 takes more than 2,700 pages to make sure not just that some states will be treated differently from others because their senators offered key political support, but more importantly to codify bargains between the government and various parts of the health care industry, state governments, and large employers about who would receive what benefits (e.g., public employee unions and auto workers) and who would pass what amounts to indirect taxes onto the general public. The financial regulation bill of 2010, far from setting unequivocal rules for the entire financial industry in few words, spends some 3,000 pages (at this writing) tilting the field exquisitely toward some and away from others. Even more significantly, these and other products of Democratic and Republican administrations and Congresses empower countless boards and commissions arbitrarily to protect some persons and companies, while ruining others. Thus in 2008 the Republican administration first bailed out Bear Stearns, then let Lehman Brothers sink in the ensuing panic, but then rescued Goldman Sachs by infusing cash into its principal debtor, AIG. Then, its Democratic successor used similarly naked discretionary power (and money appropriated for another purpose) to give major stakes in the auto industry to labor unions that support it. Nowadays, the members of our ruling class admit that they do not read the laws. They don’t have to. Because modern laws are primarily grants of discretion, all anybody has to know about them is whom they empower.”

“If someone is important and under pressure to perform (perhaps the board, being composed of major shareholders, wants the CEO to make a profit and will fire him if he does not) he will surround himself with the smartest people he can get – the Google policy. But if he is under no pressure to perform, he will prefer that those lower in status than him are not quite as bright as he is, other wise he is apt to find himself in the uncomfortable position of Mr Mulloy, wherein a low status person explains why he is wrong about something, and he fails to understand the explanation.

Since our ruling elite exclusively works in fields where there is no pressure to perform it naturally finds itself more comfortable inducting new members of the ruling elite that are dumber than the existing members, so that with each generation, our ruling elite gets stupider and stupider.”

“With the abolishing of tribal based societies the average human has been breed by the priest class to serve them and not question things.”

2017 Oct 25 ~ Nov 15

“Live in the country: cheap cost of living, few good jobs.”Live in the country: cheap cost of living, few good jobs.

Live in the city: expensive cost of living, better jobs.

I’d rather be gainfully employed in a small apartment then work at Wal-Mart with a house.”

“”Here I was, a man, owned this business, been coming to work every day like a good old guy for 23 years, and I show up at work that morning – I was in here doing my books from the day before – and the police just f***ed my life,” he said.

Nothing ever came of the case. The single charge levied against Renelli of receiving stolen goods was dismissed after he demonstrated that he had followed proper protocol in purchasing the sole laptop computer he was accused of receiving illegally. That said, despite no official charges and no jury trial, Ranelli has been trying, to no avail, for nearly 7 years now to recover the items the officers took from his business.”

“I was writing out stuff on an axiomatic level trusting readers to understand the implications. I’ve since learned I had it backward. I have to catch someone’s interest with something relevant and maybe then they’ll be interested in the principles I’m reasoning from.”

“[T]he fact is most people just aren’t open to persuasion. Because there’s no reason they should be. Ideas aren’t about logic. Ideas are badges of group membership. They are Schelling points. Ideas aren’t things we hold in our “minds”; ideas are things we say. To others. For a reason. A social reason. A Dunbar reason. If saying the same things that NrX says isn’t going to make you more friends, well you aren’t going to say it. If saying what the Alt-right says isn’t going to make you more friends, well you aren’t going to say it.

[…] Any change is welcome, as long as it doesn’t make people lose status. No change is welcome, no matter how good, if people feel the process involves them losing status, even a little, even just a tiny little slight embarrassment in the short term. These of course means there’s a limit to what one can sell; you can only deviate so much from the status quo if you want people to buy in. But the power of compound interest is vast, if the will is there to keep on pushing.”

“I can easily answer all of your questions. But what would you differently if you knew what would happen if you lose? If that’s what you want to know, I’ll tell you everything. But there’s no way for any of you to confirm if I told you the truth.

Do you still want to know?”

“Literally Jim Sterling tier faggotry

>So I was totally fucking wrong but imagine if I was right IT WOULD BE A HUGE PROBLEM OKAY?!

“Anything that comes from nature cannot be patented. [So] they’re not interested in that. So you translate that into the real world of FDA approval – these drug companies aren’t going to spend twenty million dollars or more testing any substance from nature because they can’t be patented. That, and the FDA says it’s illegal to use unless it’s been tested for efficacy and safety.

You see the Catch-22? Nothing from nature, regardless of how effective it might be, will ever be proven safe or effective, according to the FDA.

Therefore everything from nature will always be condemned by the FDA as “unproven”.”

“How do we know it is a consequence?

The fact that it’s there is a fact. Whether it’s a consequence is an interpretation.”

“Sometimes the truth is right under our own nose. It’s so close we cannot focus on it.

There is no such thing as “the” truth.

Truth is not something you can think of possessing. Truth is search. Truth can only be found by stretching the limits of your horizon, by widening your way of thinking.”

“You sure have it easy, spouting off poetry.”

>Birth control is good for business! Commit to providing birth control coverage.

Yeah if you don’t have any responsibilities or people to support you can devote yourself entirely to the multinational corporation you work for. That’s great for business! And as conservatives, we only care about whatever makes businesses the most money.”

“If you take food, it gets used up, but if you take pictures, they’re here forever.”

“Two stories literally right next to each other:

* Hillary Clinton and DNC paid someone to fabricate a dossier, paid news agencies to cover the fake story with no vetting, and paid internet firms to spread the false rumor, all with the explicit goal of swaying voters.

* RT and Sputnik kicked off Twitter for using legal, up-front channels to promote true stories with vetted sources and multiple agencies reporting because it “may” have swayed voters, although no intent to do so, or evidence it did so, has been established.

In other words, Twitter is banning RT for “maybe” doing what Hillary DEFINITELY did- as if anyone needed any more proof that these guys are running a dog and pony show.”

“The only reason Syrian forces have been successful has been because of the air support they have received from Russia.”

“Yeah well the only reason Isis has been successful is because of their air support from America.”

“I just find it hard to take people seriously who… who use ellipsis in a formal post to make it seem more dramatic…”

“I’m just reminding you that women will rarely tell someone the truth if the truth makes them look like they’re somehow responsible for the hardships they endure. She wants to elicit sympathy from you, not judgment. She will convince herself that she did nothing wrong. “

“DuPont says a 40 mile long smoke cloud from their burning warehouse is harmless. I say we replace their children’s oxygen supply with the harmless smoke and see if they stick by that statement.”

“If you focus on ideas to the exclusion of blood and soil, well, you’re gonna lose your blood, you’re gonna lose your soil, AND you’re going to lose your ideas.

You’re going to get nothing.”

“A lot of parks (national and state) saw huge upswings of attendance during the recession and drained their budgets upgrading to handle the traffic but had their budgets cut at the same time. So lots of parks are currently in huge debt they will never be able to repay on their slimmer budgets. Enter chickenshit gerrymandering politicians who need to make noises about the budget to stay in office and need to ruin as much govt infrastructure as possible so their friends can privatize it.”

“I have no sympathy for my fellow man, fuck everything except the bottom line”

Yeah everyone wants to talk like this and sound like a badass til they’re living in a box under a bridge after having their shit pushed in by insurance companies and (((corporations))). This is just a shitty attitude to have. Ruthlessness is a sign of weakness, not strength.”

“If you’re so unhappy, why not just quit?”
“Is that what you do every time you are unhappy about something?”

“Maybe he will be different from all the soothsayers and storytellers, who just proclaim, “Institutions!”, as if institutions weren’t created by people with genes.

Let’s say you have the white people and the brown people. The white people work hard and farm before winter and store the food, and the brown people just do enough to get by, and then they all starve during the winter.

Now if someone asks, “Why did all the brown people die?”, Coach could say, “It’s because they didn’t store food to survive the winter”.

And this would be a true explanation, but also a stupid explanation. Yes, we know they didn’t store. WHY didn’t they store food? Yes, we know the Arabs and Africans developed totally different institutions. WHY? WHY are they STILL this way? Then you can say “oh they didn’t develop the same institutions as Europeans because of their culture” well golly, where did that culture come from? Are males more violent than females because male culture is more violent?”

“No, but it’s funny, and it gave all the nips more ammo to use and you’d have to be insane not to use free ammunition when you’re already flinging shit at somebody.”

“I don’t think nips know who scathach was before this game”

“Scathach (and Cu) are both incredibly famous here in EU, can’t speak for JP but with how prevalent European mythology is in their media it wouldn’t surprise me if people knew who she was.”

“Dude maybe on your shitty little potatonigger island but I’ve lived in England for years and have spent several months in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, and Belgium for work and ive never heard of him except for in fate”

“I’m German, Cu Chulainn’s myths are pretty common knowledge here. It’s not any different from stories about King Arthur, the Edda, or even the fucking Egyptians.

Sure, if you don’t read and don’t watch anything but Hollywood shit and mainstream daytime TV you probably won’t come across too much of it, but it’s there.”

“Here in France maybe some people in Brittany know about Cu, but if you ask people in general they will have no idea who the fuck Cuhullin is. Granted, the French don’t know much about their own history and folk tales since the people lost their roots during the Revolution, and all we really hear about in History lessons is “muh holocaust”.”

“Is there anything the Revolution managed not to fuck up in the attempt to fix things?”

“Its a miracle some cathedrals were mostly saved”

“liberty was a mistake.”

“There’s nothing ‘cool’ or ‘edgy’ about killing nazis. It is literally the safest position one can have. Nothing rebellious about it.”

“Under pacifism and democracy, the individual is literally dying of boredom, rather than living and dying heroically.

Ours is an age in which everything is based on the premise that it is best to live as long as possible. The average life span has become the longest in history, and a monotonous plan for humanity unrolls before us.

Once a young man finds his place in society his struggle is over, and there is nothing left for youth apart from retirement, and the peaceful, boring life of impotent old age.

The comfort of the welfare state ensures against the need to struggle, and one is simply ordered to rest.”

“You’ll rot if you stay in there. […] Those people aren’t looking at the possibilities. Their emotions are crushed under their situation, and they’re closing off the small path to victory they have left.”

“Your reasoning isn’t wrong, but one wrong move, and it creates a blind spot. Once a person believes a theory is true, he no longer doubts it. Especially not someone who used that theory to win the entire time.”

“At a glance, [this game] looks like it’s all based on luck. But its essence is a game of realization. If you don’t figure it out, you might go to hell like that last guy. It’s difficult. It’s more complicated than it looks.

It’s a battle of concepts. Aside from the rules given to us, there’s also a set of inner rules hidden between the lines. We discovered one of those by banding together. There should be plenty of people who haven’t realized that yet.

Now that we figured out what it really means, we have a chance.”

“What if you lose?!”

“Shut up! Then I’ll die when that happens!”

“No one wants to entrust his last star, his very life, to someone else. They only banded together for the sake of what they had to gain. Those two will never agree to it.”

“Even a forward-looking idiot has some chance, but a backward-looking coward has none.”

“Stop it! It is partially his fault for not developing a true friendship with that Sakai, but you still shouldn’t put it like that!”

“Don’t get so pissed. I’ll stop if you tell me to, no point in kicking a dead dog.
But uh… you said something about a “true” friendship. What exactly is that?”

“Manhattan horse trading and sausage making– a network of “my guy gets reviewed or the next call is from my boss to your boss” conversations– determines a book’s early success.”

“Tesla recently disguised a layoff as a performance-based firing. Some might say the jury’s still out on what exactly happened. No; it’s not. Every Silicon Valley company hides layoffs this way. In order to avoid what’s perceived as negative press, the firm wrecks the careers of departing employees with a public statement that the people let go, all of them, were dead weight.”

“Stack ranking is mostly about scaring the performance middle classes– people who won’t get promoted and therefore have no incentive to push themselves, but who are skillful and productive enough that the company still needs their work– and has little to do with the people affected. The people let go in “low performer initiatives”– and, again, only a third will be actual low-performers– aren’t hated; they’re just collateral damage in management’s effort to squeeze the middling workers, and to transfer wealth from the workers (lower salary expenses) to themselves (executive bonuses). Second, stack ranking enables the people in power to stay there by pitting those below them against each other. It creates a culture where no one feels safe and people will destroy each other to get to the top.

“What is our main product, in private-sector software engineering? Well, very few of us are curing cancer, or exploring, or even making it easier for authors to bring joy to their readers. No, most of us are helping businessmen unemploy people. Fuck that till it dies.”

“See, a Boomer could be tripping balls at Woodstock in 1969 and be a CEO’s protege in 1970 and a CEO himself in 1981. They could meander into their 30s and 40s and get their shit together in a week and have executive jobs. Meanwhile, a Millennial who doesn’t have a prestigious internship in his freshman summer in college is fucked for life. How is that fair?”

“It should be clear to anybody that if whites were actually running things that the white privilege narrative wouldn’t exist. Therefore, there is a group which is more powerful than whites. […] but if we call them out for nepotism and exploitative behavior that they project on us, they say we are just jealous of their power and success. Only a fool could not see this game for what it is.”

“Make no mistake, you damn brats: Money is worth more than life!

Whether they want to or not, people use up most of their lives for money. In other words, they are eroding their own lives just for that. They’re exchanging their own existence for money!”

“I don’t know how to describe it, but there’s something else mixed in. Like they’re viewing and ridiculing people’s mistakes, foolishness, and misfortune. Like there’s a way out, but the unfortunate don’t choose that path. Their laughter at those kinds of people… it has that sort of cruelness.

In other words…

Something is there!
A secret path to survival!”

“Hesitating right from the start? This won’t end well for you.”

“Using these ambiguous cards in psychological battles ends up with each person looking into a mirror. You try to read into the other person’s mind, but end up asking yourself what you would do in that situation.

When you realize it, you’re only tracing your own steps.

In other words, if you saw me as a snake, you’re the snake yourself.”

“Christ nibbers are fucking retarded. They will believe anything that flatters them. They whine about cultural appropriation and wypipo stealing their magic powers while claiming ownership of every race on the planet’s history”

“OKAY OKAY I get it. Everybody is equal, whether you are black, white, asian, reptilian.

But what about the other 6.5 billion people?What about the indians, chinese, pakistanis, arabs? WHY THE NIGGERS EVERYWHERE? WHAT IS THIS AGENDA?”

“What are you, an idiot? This isn’t going to work! Are you trying to be smart? Prudent? Trying to avoid unnecessary losses? Even so, this just won’t do. “Bet small when you’re losing, but big when you’re winning”? Snap out of it! If that were possible, then gambling would be a piece of cake!”

“Because he rarely ever wins, he becomes exceedingly happy when he does when, and soon becomes overconfident!

The type to fail at life 100%!”

“Stop playing with idiots then”

“oh wow dude what a random ass comeback just to deflect the argument because you have nothing to say. fuck off already kid. you could just mentally say “yeah whatever pff” and dont reply at all. as i said before, you are not adding anything.”

“Are these women lying or just insecure or what”
“stated preference vs. revealed preference”

“What’s wrong, sir?”
“I need to go see for myself. Not through a camera.”

“Even in this situation, I can’t feel his intensity… It just doesn’t feel like he’s planning to kill himself. It feels like it’s all just an act.

But if he’s just acting, why is he doing all this? He’s not getting anything out of this except the crowd’s attention, by pretending to be insane…



“That’s as much as you’ll play! Stop the game! We won’t let you purchase any more cards!”


“What do you mean “what”!? Just look! Anyone can see The Bog’s in no shape to continue on! Look at it!”



“I don’t really mind…”

“Wha!? The hell are you playing at!?”

“I’m not playing at anything! The path to the plates was miraculously cleared by the gods of luck! Why would I just let this chance go?”


“Ichijou, let me say this… The Bog being broken is your fault, not mine! It’s your fault for improper maintenance! It even says on the notice there that once a player starts playing, he may continue to play, no matter how disadvantaged the casino is… and that you definitely won’t temporarily pause to fix or change any of The Bog’s settings…”

“You little prick, you think I don’t know that!? Take a closer look at the notice! It says that the player may continue to play as long as he wants, as long as he doesn’t cheat or break any of our rules!”

“Cheating? Who, me?”

“Don’t play dumb with me! It’s as clear as day! 6 days ago, you smashed The Bog, and later switched one of The Bog’s parts to be repaired! I don’t know exactly what you did to what part, but you definitely switched it with some kind of fradulent part! Do you still deny it!?”

“Ha ha ha… I was wondering what you were going on about, but that’s all you have to say?

What you just said is all just your assumption! Don’t you think you’re missing one very important thing? In other words: the evidence that Sakazaki and I tampered with your machine!”

“Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Who gives a shit about that!? The bent paddle supports are evidence enough! There’s no doubt about it that you cheated!”

“That’s not going to cut it, Ichijou… I’m not just gambling for 1000 or 2000 yen here… There’s 700 million yen on the line! You can’t just stop a gamble of this magnitude just because of your baseless accusations! Moreover, you’re the ones who are cheating with those paddles!”

“W-what are you talking about!”

“Those paddles should let 1 in every 3 balls in… but just think about how many balls were consecutively deflected by those paddles up until a minute ago. It’s probably around 200 balls… why don’t you calculate for yourself how astronomically improbable that is?

But even so, I turned a blind eye to all of that.

Understand? I had no choice but to keep quiet, because I had no concrete evidence. I couldn’t do anything about it.

And that is how a real match should be.

You can’t just let something unfair slide by when it’s to your advantage, and yet complain about it when it turns against you.

Don’t make me laugh… as if I’d accept that!”

“I’m not saying that you need to play fair, but at the very least, you must make the customers feel that it’s fair!”

“The heavens did not make humans above humans, nor humans below humans.”

The meaning of this phrase is that the successes and failures of humans are not because of their innate superior or inferior nature, but because of chance! Evan an idiot or scum can become the victor by seizing that chance, and that chance is closer than one might think. As long as you keep your eyes open and don’t give up, it’s possible to make a comeback.”

“Ironically, the integration of public schools and the promotion of sports that appeal to blacks helped make the Fake, Jewish “jerk jock” stereotype a reality.”

“i see a lot of people saying dota 2 is better.. but isn’t dota 2 basically dead now days?”


“From google: Riot said in October 2013, the game had 12 million active daily players and 32 million active monthly players. In January 2014, the game had 27 million active daily players, 7.5 million concurrent players at peak times, and 67 million active monthly players

Steam says 1,291,328 is the all-time peak”

“Compare prize pools and you’ll see that one of these companies is lying about the size of their playerbase”

“Multiply [screenshot: 278,816 viewers] by about 20 you’ll get the active player base. It’s definitely not what they say it is. The only reason I support LOL is because it’s introducing games into the norm and making it legit in a pro environment. Shit on it all you want but you’re probably shitting on your future.”

“I gotta say, this years script was a lot more exciting than last years”

“those theories are fantastical and are a great way to escape from a shitty boring life”

“the thing is, if I learn to endure the scathing criticism then I can learn to coexist with it, and my whole masochistic personality is such that I kinda see it as partially my fault if I’m making a femMC game and maleMC hate me for it. I didn’t want to antagonize those folks, hope they get their stuff and they must surely by annoyed that they aren’t getting it.
at one point you can’t learn much, and you can’t bring people over
but you can try to make peace at your own expense”

“that is wasteful
training to tolerate the stench of sewage by standing in the sewer for an hour of every day isn’t an intelligent use of your time”

“na I don’t believe that you are intrinsically an ideological enemy if somebody disagrees with you and you just don’t care about anything they have to say
that is a one way problem lol
nobody has enough time to thoroughly evaluate every upset somebody has with them
that is a logical fallacy
assuming that you are worth somebody else’s time
one fairly central to the ‘chans”

“I once worked for a large company that acquired another large company. Why? Patents. The goal was to reach a “mutually assured destruction” state with other software companies that held patents and were fixing to sue. What was in the patents? No one had, or took, time to read them. How would they play out in court? It didn’t matter; most were unenforceable, because most software patents are ludicrous and over-broad, but that was known. The number was what mattered. If all the major software companies hold patents (most of which are unenforceable bullshit patents) in approximately equal number, then they are in a stalemate and no one gets sued.

[…] Kristine Kathryn Rusch does an excellent job of summarizing these changes in trade publishing. It’s no longer about improving, marketing, and distributing books. It’s about financialization: the acquisition of intellectual property for less than it’s worth. From an expected value perspective, a debut novel written by anyone persistent enough to suffer literary agents’ bullshit (the long waits, the finicky submission guidelines, the aggressive negging that agents deploy in order to get authors to accept bad deals) and land one is probably worth $5,000.”

“Qin, the first emperor of China, created the first highly centralized state, with a centralized bureaucracy instead of a distributed aristocracy. And of course, wound up with a far too powerful prime minister – the classic evil vizier.

The prime minister wanted to kill the next emperor, but was not sure he could get away with it. So, to test whether he can get away with it:

brings a deer into the palace, calls the emperor to come out, and says “look your majesty, a brought you a fine horse”. The Emperor, not amused, says “Surely you are mistaken, calling a deer a horse. Right?”. Then the emperor looks around at all the ministers. Some didn’t say a word, just sweating nervously. Some others loudly proclaimed what a fine horse this was. Great horse. Look at this tail! These fine legs. Great horse, naturally prime minister Zhao Gao has the best of tastes.

And next thing you know, anyone who doubted it was a horse was executed, and shortly thereafter the emperor.”

“Imagine a world in which it’s okay to be a pedophile, but considered morally wrong to say “it’s okay to be white”, you live in that world.”

“How is PUBG different? Is the company and its devs are saints? Far from it. They sell lootboxes which are totally cosmetic (I’m sure that if you spend a bigger sum, the circle centers on you for a few games), and they openly declare streamers above the law.

But the PUBG game design is inherently unfair, which is refreshing compared to the “we are totally fair game” schemes. It’s 1v99. Everyone on the map is your enemy. Everything tries to kill you. Losing 1v99 is much less frustrating than losing a totally fair game. Winning 1v99 is much more rewarding than winning a fair 1v1. Also, the autoaim cheaters, dev’s friends and crate buyers are not necessarily killing you. They are also killing each other, giving you a chance to climb high.

A game of open chance, where circle placement heavily influences the outcome, where random loot can decide if you are fully decked after a house or have nothing but a pump-action shotgun after 10 is better than one where you expect fairness but there is none. PUBG success is the symptom of the frustration with lack of game fairness. The abandonment of the hope of fair 1v1 and embracing 1v99 instead.

“Why are Japanese mechs in video games so ridiculous and unrealistic?”

“Westfags just don’t get it, they see all of their inventions and machines of war as nothing but tools. Giant robots are the most powerful personification of a single warrior on the battlefield fighting larger than life circumstances. They have a personality and style that can’t be matched by simple tanks and jets, and often become characters in and of themselves, perhaps because of the human form, and people often even find themselves caring when they get damaged or destroyed, just as much as the pilots inside.

They are symbols of man’s determination and spirit, being a mechanical tribute to himself. They are more like warhorses than tanks, companions in battle instead of tools. The mecha is man’s projection of his desires and willpower on to a body with the power to achieve them, the human serving as part of the machine’s soul. They are the “men” that surpass man’s limits, and they look damn cool.”

“Wow I can’t believe the people that castigated us about Trump’s pussy grabbing were all in on a Jewish Rape Cult managed by ex-Mossad spies”

“The law is a chain.
Only when he is chained does a savage become a man.”

“Aha. So this is a crucial battle to the bosses.”
“Indeed. If you want to get a reputation, this is the place to do it.”

“Thorkell! We have you surrounded! We are two thousand strong, serving Ragnar and Prince Canute!”
“Two thousand?”
“Any number they tell you will be a lie.”

“Are they biting, old one? Even the fish should be preparing for the winter by now.”
“Whether they bite or not doesn’t matter. My real job is to man the ferry.”

“You’re going to talk about this out in the open?”
“It’s safer this way. Here, every wall has ears.”

“The crown possesses a will of its own. With its power you control a thousand ships, ten thousand warriors. It can bring you the treasures of far-off lands. The crown’s power is akin to that of the gods. But… it is not the king who wields this power… but the crown’s own will.

The crown commands the king to do but two things. To use power… and to gain power.

It is futile to resist. The crown does not desire you.”

“Ain’t that bad news, then? They’ll know everything we just said.”
“Not a problem. I didn’t say anything I didn’t want them to know.”

“You wretch… do you have any idea what you’ve done?! You’ve killed the king!”
“Whatever do you mean? I’m standing right here.”

“Such insolence in front of the men! Majesty! You must not let this wanton behavior pass!”
“Why not? He is a loyal, valuable subject with a point. In public or in private, the man has one face. It must be quite an experience to live as he does.”

“You fools! Dueling is prohibited by the law here!”
“A law no one obeys.”

“People say that slaves were “meant to be slaves by their weakness.” Every man in his proper place.

I don’t think that way. A slave simply didn’t have good luck. If you or I’d had worse luck, we could have been slaves.”

“King Canute had his eye on our farm from the very start. You were nothing but a means to make his play.”
“But it was me… who gave them their excuse to fight.”
“Don’t you know how war works? They’ll find a way to twist things to their ends no matter what! If it wasn’t you, it would’ve been me or dad.”

“I’m exhausted today. I’m not ready to listen to him lecture me about how a woman can’t be a sailor.

Oh, if only I hadn’t learned how vast the world is.”

“Hild… there is anger in your heart. Anger clouds your eyes and ears. You won’t see anything, much less the mountain.

Animals are better. They eat and are eaten… no anger, no hatred.”

“Well, while I would be happy, only a youngster without a regard for consequences would say that. It would be overdoing it.

If you think about it that way, maybe you can’t be both manly and grown-up. A proper man appears childish, and a proper grown-up appears cowardly.”

“Even when there’s an answer there are some questions in this world that can’t be answered so easily.”

“If there’s a good story about its positive effects, even worthless junk will go for a high price.”

“People who don’t give up are the type that see things no one else sees.”

“When someone lies, it is not the lie itself that is important, it is the reason why the person is lying.”

“If you get upset when you are tricked, you will not get very far.”

“I’d wager that the makeup industry is more destructive to our natural resources than coal production. Every type of foundation is made with kaolin, a natural clay whose mining is quite destructive. Lipstick is derived from palm oil, which is farmed in massive monoculture plantations. Talcum powder is derived from talc, a member of the asbestos family of minerals. Mascara is typically laden with nylon or rayon fibers to increase the length of the eyelashes, not to mention a litany of dyes and additives to attain the desired aesthetic result.The worst part is, at the end of the day, most of this makeup just goes down the drain, only to be applied again tomorrow.Most women’s skin looks pallid and diseased when their makeup is removed because their skin is never exposed to sunlight underneath their porcelain masks, only getting a chance to breathe at night – provided that the woman doesn’t sleep in her makeup. There’s a reason why it’s called makeup, they’re either making something up or making up for something.”

“The biggest issue is that it’s not just roasties wearing fucktons of makeup. I used to work at a high end beauty products store and around Christmas they’d fill the store with bins of the cheapest garbage lotions, lip glosses, eye shadows etc. Like a 5 for $20 deal. These young girls would be waiting outside with their moms before we even opened the doors. These little girls are literally covering themselves with chemicals from head to toe starting before puberty. The lotions are the most insidious, because they smell delicious, like cookies or honeydew melon, but they are loaded with alcohols that dry skin as well parabens which have been linked to breast cancer. Use organic, cold pressed coconut oil for dry skin, rashes and healing skin, for both men and women.As far as the high end products go, it’s exactly like fashion. You are paying for a brand name. $80 for foundation, $40 for one lipstick, $30 for one shade of eye shadow. And perfume? Put a celebrity on a bottle and we couldn’t even keep it in stock. Women are extremely proud of how much their makeup costs. Quality is rarely factored into it. One thing I learned from the experience was that very few women care whether something is worth what the price tag is asking. They simply buy to be able to signal to others that they can afford it, all the better if it costs more than what another woman has. Advertisers and the companies that make the products know this all too well. That’s why often the same exact product will cost more if it says “Womens” or “for Her” on it than the one marketed towards men.”

“Actually, the zaniest part about all of this is that probably the people most likely to use the app are women against other women. Women are fucking savage beasts that should in no way allowed near technology. My own woman, who admits all of this and then some, taught me a shitload of things about the average woman’s brain: they’re like little vengeful children that, unless they’re from a countryside background or are just candid at heart, will do whatever they can to bring down others while pretending to be a complete angel.”

2017 Oct 01 ~ 24

“Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies.”

“They died for what they believed in.
Don’t make them any less dead. So were they right… or wrong?”

“Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.”

“Direct approach only works on a level field. No level fields here.”

“No one wins without knowing the opponent. Too many variables. Know the enemy.
Do that without him knowing you… that much better for you.”

“But… But what if…”
“Banish that thought, little man.”

“You’re asking me to trust people I don’t know. Would you?
Scratch that. Of course you would.
News flash: I’m not you.”

“Doing the right thing… what good is it if you don’t know why?”

“You can’t keep yourself under control, no way you’ll ever control a situation.”

“How does anyone get that close to perfect?

Denial. Deny yourself satisfaction in the act. Always yearn for more. […]
You got the touch. No doubt about it. Problem’s with the way you touch. You’re way too aware it’s you doing the touching. Not all too different from the way you deal with girls, come to think of it. You’re getting in your own way. You’ve got to learn to see past yourself.

Denail. Never be satisfied. It’s the only way you’ll ever fall short. See past yourself. Refuse to settle for your very best, and never, ever let anyone stand in your way.”

“Listen to you… not even worth calling out. Petty shit. That’s all guys like you know. Live with the lie, then. Life’s too short. Just don’t ever expect fuck-all from me. You’ll never be lonely. There a lot of people like you out there.

I’m not one of them.”

“They always take your trust first. Innocence is next. Taken away and gone forever…
All for love. All taken for love.”

“This is almost too easy. Go ahead, geek. You take the knife… and I take control.”

“[L]et’s be honest about the novel. It’s subversive. It’s right there in the word; novelty shakes things up. It’s a hundred-thousand-word lie that somehow ends up being more truthful than 99% of the things people say.

“They’ll feel self-righteous. This generation is lost. They’ve been trained their whole lives to think that someone telling them they’re wrong is evidence that they’re right. They think someone trying to take them down means that they just have an important message that needs to be heard. They think that they’re making someone mad only because they’re right and the other person doesn’t want to hear it.

There’s nothing anyone can do. If you try to take them down it just means they think they’re fighting the good fight and they’ll double down and press on. If you do nothing, their echo chamber will make sure they keep going.”

“The problem is that videogame journalist have a vested interest in games being easy.

The easier the game is, the quicker it is to beat, experience all the content and churn out a review. Anything requiring them to invest time in the game, like developing a familiarity with the game’s mechanics to improve their success, is considered a barrier to them doing their jobs.

Time spent learning how to play Cuphead is time that could be spent playing an A-to-B walking simulator for their next review or searching social media for something to be outraged about for their next opinion piece.”

“Why are western devs so dedicated to making ugly female characters?”

“The west is obsessed with realism and pandering. Whoever has the largest voice wins and in this generation that voice is comprised of feminists, cucks, and betas. This results in ugly looking games with 4K grass and men with makeup on. The east dosn’t give a fuck about any of that and only really care about cute girls doing cute things. It results in a lot of shovelware tier trash but they’ve got modeling girls down to a fine art.”

“the east build women based on their ideal picture of a women, in other words they are building their ideal waifu while the west only hires faggots and cucks who are afraid to make a woman sort of attractive because it might offend landwhales and get fired by their faggot director”

“The west can’t make anything look good, thanks to muh sexism. Real women are ugly as fuck anyway, so they get offended when fictional ones look younger and better than them. It’s just more women being spiteful and taking it out on an industry they don’t even contribute to. They have vaginas, so they think they can make people do what they want. And the men that buy into their bullshit are either gay or cucks. In the end, women never deserved the kind of power they were given.”

“The basic problem with Western game development is that publishers feel the need to make games pander to all demographics, even tiny ones that don’t buy games.

Jap games are usually mostly made by one guy with a specific vision, and a ton of talented people working to make that vision come true. Western games are made by committees of producers who have never touched a game before and don’t know who their target audience is.

Bioware is a great example because their games started going downhill as they joined with EA and got larger. It’s not just because EA is evil and kills everything they touch. It’s because there were too many cooks working on a game. Mass Effect started off as Karpyshyn’s story, and he had about five or six other writers. Then he left and a bunch of other people started joining the team, and the story started getting more confused. Bigger, but less focused. Quantity over quality. This culminated in Andromeda where you can tell everything was done by committee. Someone makes a face, and then ten other people all add in their two cents on how to improve it, and it turns into an abomination that bears little resemblance to the original concept.

The same thing happens with movies, TV, and novels, but those mediums are so large and diversified that you can safely ignore all the mainstream garbage and still find tons of entertainment. There are really great Western games but you can play through them all in a few years, whereas there’s always another hidden gem to be found among Jap games.”

“Eastern girls actually like being feminine and pretty so of course their games will reflect that.”

“Mom owned a corvette, boat, paid off home and vacation home on a part time green bean factory line worker salary with no education and went to work for the state, got full retirement benefits and then went on disability at 41.

But I’m lazy and can’t manage money because I work 90 hour weeks to make less than she made working 30.”

>’Dear World’: Syrian girl Bana Alabed launches book
man I sure wish I could stay 20 years old as long as this girl has been 8″

“The same question can be asked in every monetized game: why pay anything unless you go full whale? Either enjoy the game for free (if it’s enjoyable), or pay enough to be the king of the hill and enjoy pwning “n00bs”. I believe more and more people will realize this and stop paying/playing. Which in turn creates the wrong impression that potential players are either free or whale, making the games more monetized.”

“You shouldn’t say stupid shit like this, anon. You might attract people who actually feel that way.”

“The game has toplist implemented for a reason. If you don’t like it, don’t play PUBG. Sure, you can make up your own win condition, like “most mounts” in WoW, but you aren’t playing the game, you are just fooling around in the client.

By the way the “running L4 in highsec” is definitely more “winning” EVE than winning Frig 1v1 where the kill report is less than a mission LP reward.

However your attitude explains why PUBG sells like candy. Assuming you are fighting hard enough, your rating will tank to the point where you’ll be facing bad enough players for “OMG Chicken dinner” and feel victorious, honestly believing that you are better than those in the top 0.1% of the official toplist.”

“The developers got so lucky to sell so little for so much so many times. This piece of software runs horrible, it sounds horrible, and it feels horrible. It suffers from ArmAitis, in that after you’ve seen three structures you’ve seen them all. Considering that most of the gameplay involves structures, it’s going to feel like the same thing every single run. This game has two purposes. One is that it panders to streamers exclusively. Without this software, streamers wouldn’t be able to eat. It’s like a bitcoin mining rig but for Twitch. The other goal of the game is to take dollars and reunite your friendships. Precisely like any and every other video game, it’s better with friends. You’ll go on grand adventures spending 40 minutes driving around and 2 minutes shooting up the bad guys, making great journey memories like talking about how poorly the game runs or talking about other video games you should play next. After those two reasons to exist, this piece of software is pretty bad.

Are there reasons people would want to buy it? Of course. Marketing. Are there reasons people would enjoy the four seconds of adrenaline you get when you hear the ear piercing THK noise of being shot from a bush? Of course. Boredom. Was the sales count justified? Hell no. This game for this price in this market with that Early Access tag should have been a quick flash burn of excitement followed by some gruelling years of the developers really putting in effort to earn their keep. Instead, that flash burn of excitement led to the most stable high volume high value digital trade marketplace this side of the NYSE. Now the developers can earn their crispy millions the easy way, and everyone who has a stake in those four seconds of adrenaline feeds that behavior into a beast.

For those of you poorboys out there who can only afford something like this once a year and jumped on it: bless your heart. Weather out the storm.”

“I always lurk on the common cheating forums and I wonder about the people who are desperate and pathetic enough to buy cheats for horrendous prices. I know about 8 providers which are declared “legit” (there are tons of scammers, seeing the scammed shitters crying on the forums is always nice). Some of these providers want you ID uploaded so they can see where you life, how old you are etc. After that you have to write a fucking essay why you would like to have the cheat and what experience you have in cheating. Afterwards you have to pay 200-800$ invite fee (which depends on the provider) whith continuing costs of around 100$ per month. “

“Funny how people don’t control their facial symmetry any more than they control their base intelligence, but I’m perfectly comfortable mocking the latter even as I respectfully decline to comment on the former.”

“Now that the dust has settled, what went wrong?”

“everyone was and continues to be autistic, retarded and hypocritical, but now nobody cares”

“Good intentions quickly redirected to serve american political bullshit cause #0458958749”

“The beliefs that 1) unorganized masses can by sheer power of shitposting and memery defeat an organized group, and 2) the truth speaks for itself.”

“They had a legitimate grievance, but they chose a shitty, boring incident to get mad over and use as a catalyst for a culture war.”

“I never got this culture of activism americans have going there. It’s so blindingly obvious that they do it for themselves because they feel guilty about their closet full of skeletons.

Nobody cares about you, generally speaking. Whenever someone professes to deeply care about others, without doing the groundwork beforehand, watch the fuck out.”

“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

“Morning TV talk shows will run 5 segments a day about why cheating makes marriage more fun, how to break up with someone for another woman/man and why you shouldn’t have kids but won’t run segments about talking to your partner, why empathy makes marriage stronger, or how to show your partner you appreciate them even when you’re mad and then cap the day off with “Why aren’t Millenials getting married? Why do Millenials marriages fail? It’s clearly because they’re irresponsible.” Seriously if you don’t support journalist genocide I wanna know why not and it better be good.”

“Tried to watch Paglia and Peterson ranting together about post-modernism, but all this seems to me is an angry, left-behind leftism complaining about the current iteration of leftism.”

“Conservatives have lower IQs so they are more likely to make bad decisions!”
“Does that mean blacks are likely to make the worst decisions?”
“No they’re oppressed!”

“How about instead of free college, we just have free houses? I know I’d rather have a house than a college degree. If it’s true that it costs something like $35,000 a year for a college level education, then four years of that is $140,000. I’ve lived in full sized houses that cost less than that.

Why is the former so much more popular than the latter?”

“Unlike most of /v/, I went to graduate school and earned my degrees. Now I have a good paying job and more money than time. I love lootboxes, because I can skip the bullshit and grind to dunk on fools. My success is your benefit because I’m subsidizing your game development budget. No need to thank me, just die to me a few dozen times and that’s thanks enough.”

“why cant all indie games be this satisfying.
its not a magnum opus, it aint no AAA masterpiece, but its totally fucking worth it”

“its basically what aa games in the ps1 era have been. Amazing weird games with heart.”





“You small-minded fool. You’re only looking at things right now instead of seeing the trajectory that this is on.

Back around 2010 or so, CoD MW2 came out on PC. It was significant for being the first PC game (at least major one that I can think of) to be 60 dollars instead of the standard 50. It was also probably the first not to have private servers. People made a stink, and others (similar to you right now) said “well if you don’t like it just don’t play games that do these things”

Fast forward a few years and suddenly 60 dollarydoos is standard, and more and more games (like ovewatch) now have no private servers. You can keep saying “well don’t play games that do the things you don’t like” but that doesn’t change the fact that this shit becomes more and more pervasive. It’ll expand until every fucking game has lootcrates and other bullshit.”

“If that actually happened, then fine. But women throwing out accusations when the timing is right don’t exactly inspire my trust. I think it’s quite possible he was just a disgusting perv as Anglin is saying and these women who are ashamed at being such whores are now making up stories to reconcile the whole sordid deal.”

“Put this in perspective. She’s likely leaving to go ahead with divorce to get the money before it’s all gone in judgements. Could have been his idea to.”

“All we actually know that this Jew Weinstein did was hire willing prostitutes. All of these women are saying “yeah to get the job I had to suck on this fat Jews dick – he told me he would give me the job if I did that.” This is the definition of prostitution. He directly exchanged money, in the form of a job, for sex. […]

They are crying “NEW RAPE,” but every single one of them had the option to be like, “sorry, no, I don’t want to suck your Jew cock, I’m going to have to refuse your offer.”

Furthermore, actresses have always been considered at the level of prostitutes, because they sell their bodies for men’s entertainment. Usually, in theaters across the ancient world, the women who acted on stage doubled as prostitutes.”

“During the Song dynasty the famous washe goulan (pleasure quarters), where zaju was performed, was an alternative name for brothels, indicating places where men could find pleasure, something like the red-light districts in the West. Even though an actress might never exchange sex for money, she would still be considered a prostitute because she sold the sight of her body to male viewers and provided them with entertainment. Therefore, actresses were as low as prostitutes in social status, for acting was regarded as a form of prostitution.”

“Hence, the only reason that the kikes would have decided to kike Weinstein is that they know worse things are going to come out, and they need to start building a pile of bodies before that happens to create enough noise to cover it up. Because that, I can assure you, is how the newsmedia works: outrageous stories are used to cover up more outrageous stories.”

“imagine the backlash across all social and meanstream media if tinder ever were to make even the most tame version of this for females. Regardless how politically correct they tried to make the corners of the triangle, the mere suggestion that female desirability may be contingent on a semblance of a standard or certain criteria is anathema in todays society”

“this girl that was with me in HS that I follow on instagram literally seems to be in a different country every other day. how do these fucking girls do that come on”

“I know a Jewish girl who got a job working for Google despite being a total thot retard. I asked her what her job entails, because she’s always traveling to exotic locations. “I help with a Google charity to get clean drinking water to third world kids”.”

“you know I would like to think that doing an honest job and working hard is more fulfilling, but I can’t lie. Sometimes I do wish I could be some bluepilled retard living a “normal” life with 5000 people following me on instagram talking about how awrsome I am”

“Why is it always a cvilizational level crisis when women have to face the consequences of their shitty decisions?”

“The pathological individualism of “average is over” is ultimately the delusional idea that you can have a rose without the bush.

“I hate this sort of idea that you’re better than someone because you phrased it in a sentence.

“I am good. And you are bad. Because I would never do what you did.”

[…] It has become so important how people publicly perceive you that people will act against what they think is the right thing to do.”

“The core problem is that – unlike real world industries – IT is very scalable. Serving 2x customers costs zero in development costs, you just rent some more server space and bandwidth, double your customer support staff (that’s a “hire today, train in a day” job) and you’re ready. A real world shop or factory has to invest serious money into growth, doubling operations costs nearly as much as the company is worth. So without regulations, all kind of IT services will be monopolies.”

“No one is ever “evil” for a reason or a cause, because that might set people to thinking “well maybe there’s something to this cause””

“Once you get people to believe your enemies are literally 0 dimensional insane guys who do evil just because they are evil, then all propaganda after that point becomes just a matter of abitrarily making shit up, because all inconsistencies, absurdities and questions of motivation for supposed atrocities can just be chalked up to “it doesn’t HAVE to make sense you dumb goy because these guys are just that irrational and evil

you saw this with Assad too. Oh, why would he gas innocent children a few days after the US government said they would stop intervening in a war that Assad was already on track to winning anyways? It doesn’t have to make sense, because Assad is an irrational evil man who just wants to kill sunni babies for no reason”

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

“notice we’re focused on Harvey Weinstein, a sleazy man there is no doubt, but mostly interested in adult hetereosexual situations.”

“Male privilege is wearing the same outfit multiple times to events while girls cant wear the same dress twice no matter how cute it is”

“There isn’t a signle straight man on earth that cares if u wear the same cute dress twice. The negative comments come from other women.”

“The servers are just that bad.

It’s hidden because they’re dumping so much extra load on your client to make it seem like you’re playing a smooth game, but the servers are easily two seconds behind. There’s plenty of screen comparisons on youtube to look at if you want to see what’s going on.

The first time you probably shot a single bullet or so before dying on her screen, the second time you probably only had two real hits and probably got shot back 4+ times.

Nothing you see is what’s really happening in this game at all. Blood splatters are client side and aren’t an indication of actual damage occurring, smokes are client side and aren’t even slightly covering you on other people’s screens, etc. etc., it’s that bad.”

>get fucked by circle
>propose to drive there and use the car as cover
>b-but we’ll make noise
Yeah sure let’s run in while using all our first aids and then get sniped by the people in front of us because we arrived at an open field that’ll be much better”

“well, you can either follow their lead, get fucked, and then go ‘maybe we shoulda driven’ or you can just jump in and start honking the horn until they succumb”

“One man with courage is a majority.”

“An assassin is really just a serial killer who takes requests.”
“Excuse you, they take commissions”
“”hey man can you kill this guy?”
“alright that will be 10k”
“ugh cant you just do it for the exposure?
whatever you suck at murder anyway””

“The problem with the lootbox/microtransaction shit was never the randomness or gambling (see baseball cards, etc.).

It’s the fact that the consumer is 100% in the dark about the market they are buying into, and meanwhile the corporation has ALL the data they could ever need. They can twiddle all the knobs and dial in drop rates and such to keep you hooked forever, and 99% of people would never even notice.

It’s literally worse than gambling, because in a casino they don’t rig the slots to give you a payout right when you planned on leaving.”

>Loot boxes in single player games with $40 season passes
>Loot boxes that give gameplay bonuses in multiplayer games
>Bethesda selling people mods
>Microtransaction engine that literally makes matchmaking worse to try and sell shit
Burn it all to the ground”

“Don’t forget:
>call out sexism on a game
>’sexist’ thing is instantly changed
>call out that unlimited resources and alternate costumes used to be cheat codes
>get called retarded by the developer

“What “educated” means can be easily changed, don’t operate on such fragile concepts.”

“Keep in mind that suicide is the most final decision you can ever make. There is no going back from it ever, so regardless of how much you may fuck up trying new stuff, once you reach the point where you seriously consider suicide you don’t have anything to lose anyways so you may as well try whatever comes to your mind.”

“does anyone really believe that? like seriously is there a single person on the planet who honestly thinks that is the case? If not, then that is all the proof I need to know that the graph is meaningless. Its just a picture somebody made with the unspoken suggestion that there is somehow solid data behind this when there isnt”

“The “single most underappreciated fact about gender,” he said, is the ratio of our male to female ancestors. While it’s true that about half of all the people who ever lived were men, the typical male was much more likely than the typical woman to die without reproducing. Citing recent DNA research, Dr. Baumeister explained that today’s human population is descended from twice as many women as men. Maybe 80 percent of women reproduced, whereas only 40 percent of men did.”

“the ps3 lost more money than the ps1/ps2/ps3 made combined. That’s BEFORE you factor in the cell development that was swept under the rug(shoved into the computer division they were closing) to make the company look better to investors.”

“The video game industry today is a disaster. There are no mid tier publishers anymore. Either you make all the money or none of it. You’re either GTA5 or an animu dating sim. The top tier publishers are all playing a dangerous game that’s more like high stakes gambling. They’re all teetering on the brink of collapse because they invest everything they’ve got into a handful of products.”

“you can’t be good at sales and acquisition if you’re a decent and honest human being.”

“If you don’t fire this guy for bad opinions, we will treat your entire company like it endorses his opinions.”
“Kind of like how we treat all blacks as representative of their race?”
“It’s not the same at all, BIGOT!”

“They say we love war, this is not true, we despise the destruction and death of war but we do not shy away from what is necessary. There are things worse than war, worse than death and this is why we shall not back down against the living death of bolshevism.”

“people are freaking the fuck out over something that, having been in this business for a really long damn time (like decade+) is a really classic move done by thousands of businesses where they act one way to the public to protect thier image but keep their actual coworkers/employees/people that use the site safe by allowing them to skirt the rules in private so that everyone wins, it’s not a conspiracy theory, games aren’t getting permanuked, content isn’t being asked to be removed from the game itself, and patreon still is trying to help out h-devs, and if they really wanted us off the site they would have done so long ago”

“>Search Google for the Neoplatonic order to read Plato’s works (there was a highly specific and important order)
>no matter the wording (I tried several), through all its (((metadata))) it cannot give anything reasonable but a brief highschool overview of Plato himself”

“They could just create a new character and storyline of whatever arbitrary description, but they won’t.

They don’t want to make a new character because the point isn’t to have something of their own, the point is to sever our connection to something so we can no longer identify with it.”

“It seems pretty annoying, but realize some of these guidelines have been there for awhile (like the non-con rule). The update made it more explicit in the wording and adding more fetishes, but I think they realized for legal coverage they couldn’t be as vague. (it’s still pretty vague in some spots)

Because honestly, that is what this mostly is. It’s so if someone complains about them having a specific patreon open they can be “No no look here, see? Guidelines. We banned them. Thanks for telling us!” It’s not likely they would drop a good quarter of their own income with a blanket ban for guideline breaks.

Remember when Blizzard got like super gung-ho on deleting Overwatch porn for about a month? That was all because Kotaku had a front page spread about the huge Overwatch porn community. At that point Blizzard has to do something as a “show of force” for the “general masses”, because inaction is seen as another form of acceptance, and can hurt the brand among the more prudish. Once the heat died down they stopped caring, because in the end it’s another form of free publicity and helps the brand among us demented perverts. Similar deal here.

Still, it’s annoying because it does mean we have no protections should we get on the radar enough to be considered a “problem”, and I will be watching other Patreon creators that do even darker stuff then me just in case, but I am looking into changing my methods on Patreon itself as a form of protection.

Stay safe my fellow creators.”

“[T]he secret to the success of Israel’s wall isn’t its architecture. It’s the fact that people know how cruelly the Jews treat infiltrators, how they’re put in dirty concentration camps.”

“Wherever they went, a broad line of blood marked the track behind them; and, as far as their dominion reached, civilisation disappeared from view.”

>Mods jump ship because admin made a drunken pass on a woman

>Don’t do shit when another mod is actually fucking arrested for being a pedo

Really makes you think desu”

“What’s funny is that this is an “own goal” in the culture war. They literally destroyed the most significant opposition website in gaming culture to 4chan. All on the unproven word of a roastie who willingly leaves her boyfriend behind to go roadtripping with a strange man, stay in his hotel room, drink with him, but is totally not asking to have sex. What’s even better is even if she was telling the truth Evilore was a good boy and left her alone after she put her foot down and blue balled him. ”

>Gawker dying gets a sticky on /v/
>Neogaf dying gets a sticky telling people to go to /pol/

>We don’t want to discuss a video game website going under because “Muh /pol/ boogeyman”
>The Escapist is fine though


“Once when I was told that “we need you to come in Saturday because we’re behind schedule and we must meet schedule or face serious losses”, my answer was literally “not my problem, I’m not a stockholder” and I wasn’t fired because – go figure – if they need someone on Saturday, they surely won’t fire him to not have him Monday-Friday.”

“We can argue the morality of Weinstein’s accusations but only in the context of a wider question about the morality of prostitution. The women were not forced to do anything. They willingly agreed to do whatever necessary to have their shot at fame. Some refused and sued for nice chunks of money. Some refused and didn’t get their jobs. And some agreed. We can guess which group is represented the most in the current crop of Hollywood stars.”

“you say that these women did what they did because they were unqualified. In the next breath you say that all qualified actresses probably made the same choice. Aren’t you in effect saying that sleeping with a producer is what qualifies you for a job as an actress in hollywood? And don’t you see a problem with that?”

“I don’t see a problem with that. I believe that there are much more qualified actresses than jobs, so the only effective selection method is sleeping with Harvey.”

“They are all unqualified until they get their first big role. Stars are stars because we know them. This is what gives the Harveys of Hollywood so much power: they can “qualify” any random girl by giving her a role in a high-budget movie. Who cares if she can “act” when her role is nothing but “smile and get fucked by the male co-star”. Any woman can do it.
As Gevlon just noted, being sexually permissive is what makes the job, because when the pool of applicants is so flat the producers must pick SOME criterion to choose their stars.”

“Listen to me, “PUBLIC”! In cultural anthropology, you don’t even EXIST as an entity until you are addressed by a discourse! I AM that discourse.”

“seems to be a bunch of groups attempting to landgrab a bunch of patents for various technologies, anything they think might have the slightest chance of being useful somehow, and rentseek off those patents rather than attempting to integrate with anything currently existing. those omni-directional treadmills with the flimsy guardrails are the literal QED.

the future has two factions: focus group guys and vc guys. VR is run by the latter.”

2017 Sep 21~30

“When open allocation is in play, projects compete for engineers, and the result is better projects. When closed allocation is in force, engineers compete for projects, and the result is worse engineers.”When open allocation is in play, projects compete for engineers, and the result is better projects. When closed allocation is in force, engineers compete for projects, and the result is worse engineers.

When you manage people like children, that’s what they become. When you manage people like children, that’s what they become. Traditional, 20th-century management (so-called “Theory X”) is based on the principle that people are lazy and need to be intimidated into working hard, and that they’re unethical and need to be terrified of the consequences of stealing from the company, with a definition of “stealing” that includes “poaching” clients and talent, education on company time, and putting their career goals over the company’s objectives. In this mentality, the only way to get something decent out of a worker is to scare him by threatening to turn off his income– suddenly and without appeal. Micromanagement and Theory X are what I call the Aztec Syndrome: the belief in many companies that if there isn’t a continual indulgence in sacrifice and suffering, the sun will stop rising.

Psychologists have spent decades trying to answer the question, “Why does work suck?” The answer might be surprising. People aren’t lazy, and they like to work. Most people do not dislike the activity of working, but dislike the subordinate context (and closed allocation is all about subordination). For example, peoples’ minute-by-minute self-reported happiness tends to drop precipitously when they arrive at the office, and rise when they leave it, but it improves once they start actually working. They’re happier not to be at an office, but if they’re in an office, they’re much happier when working than when idle. (That’s why workplace “goofing off” is such a terrible idea; it does nothing for office stress and it lengthens the day.) People like work. It’s part of who we are. What they don’t like, and what enervates them, is the subordinate context and the culturally ingrained intimidation. This suggests the so-called “Theory Y” school of management, which is that people are intrinsically motivated to work hard and do good things, and that management’s role is to remove obstacles.”

“Closed allocation is irreducibly political. Compare two meanings of the three-word phrase, “I’m on it”. In an open-allocation shop, “I’m on it” is a promise to complete a task, or at least to try to do it. It means, “I’ve got this.” In a closed-allocation shop, “I’m on it” means “political forces outside of my control require me to work only on this project.”

People complain about the politics at their closed-allocation jobs, but they shouldn’t, because it’s inevitable that politics will eclipse the matter of actually getting work done. It happens every time, like clockwork. The metagame becomes a million times more important than actually sharpening pencils or writing code. If you have closed allocation, you’ll have a political rat’s nest. There’s no way to avoid it. In closed allocation, the stakes of project allocation are so high that people are going to calculate every move based on future mobility. Hence, politics.

What tends to happen is that a four-class system emerges, resulting from the four categories of work that I developed above. The most established engineers, who have the autonomy and leverage to demand the best projects, end up in the “interesting and important” category. They get good projects the old-fashioned way: proving that they’re valuable to the company, then threatening to leave if they aren’t reassigned. Engineers who are looking for promotions into managerial roles tend to take on the unpleasant but important work, and attempt to coerce new and captive employees into doing the legwork. The upper-middle class of engineers can take the interesting but unimportant work, but it tends to slow their careers if they intend to stay at the same company (they learn a lot, but they don’t build internal credibility). The majority and the rest, who have no significant authority over what they work on, get a mix, but a lot of them get stuck with the uninteresting, unimportant work (and closed-allocation shops generate tons of that stuff) that exists for reasons rooted in managerial politics.

“One of my regrets is that at a prior company I never got to hold a training session I’d planned for our development team, where our accountants would come talk to them in tax code, to convey a sense of what developers often sound like to their coworkers.”

“At the same time, be cautious of over-performance. This isn’t like college where challenging your professor’s ideas could earn you an ‘A’ if you argued your point well. Over-performers often generate extra work for their superiors and colleagues and draw unwanted attention (see: McNulty in The Wire) and are more likely to be culled for “performance” (98 percent of “performance management” in companies is politics) than under-performers. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t work hard and do a good job and learn as much as you can. That’s not necessarily over-performance; in my experience, though, over-performance—being recklessly ambitious, perhaps—is much more dangerous than under-performance. It can get you just as fired and it will happen a lot faster. If you end up stuck between the two, ebb towards under-performance.”

“Never ask for permission unless it would be reckless not to. Want to spend a week investigating something on your own initiative? Don’t ask for permission. You won’t get it. You might not actually be doing your boss a favor when you ask for permission; from their perspective, you’re asking for the right to pass the buck if your project doesn’t pan out. Since he can deny you and your buck-passing after-the-fact, in any case, because he outranks you, you don’t really gain anything from such a promise you might extract in the first place. So there’s no upside in asking for that permission.”

“Never apologize for being autonomous or using your own time […] It sets a precedent of you as a subordinate who needs more supervision.”

“If your company won’t let you work on something during normal work hours, then don’t do it on their behalf for any reason. Respect your time. Or no one else will.”

“Remember: it’s always better to ask forgiveness than permission.”

“Women by their very natures are not truly members of any people.  They are heavily selected by nature to smoothly transition from one tribe to another whether by marriage or warfare.  White knighting is such a destructive force for nations because women have no nation.  They do not care where the high status men come from and they happily absorb the language and customs of wherever they happen to end up.   That blond-haired, blue eyed goddess who can do no wrong orgasms just as hard with the swarthy Mongol who burnt her village and slew all her Darwininan loser brothers.

“One trait of true professionals is that people inside the profession never criticize each other to outsiders. That’s not necessarily for the purpose of secrecy, but because the outsiders will lack appropriate context and become dangerous, even if they don’t mean to be. For example, let’s say that two engineers disagree about source code formatting. It’s just one of those stupid topics that programmers get into heated conflict over, because there isn’t one clear right way to do it.

What happens, though, when such a dispute gets escalated to non-technical management?”

“Because I was a model contributor, my ban caused a substantial loss of faith, among Quora’s community, in its moderation. User engagement, especially among users deemed to be high-value content creators, began to decline. In reaction to this, Quora asked me to rejoin its community in February 2016, and offered a cash settlement. I turned their offer down.”

“The problem here isn’t that we have disagreement in the level of required supporting evidence within the claim itself. It’s simply that you’re unable to function with common social courtesy. […] I don’t live to provide you with stats. That doesn’t make me wrong. It makes you an asshole to say citation needed on every word that is typed.”

“Once, a Wise Man could write a hundred words and inspire a million Men.
Now, a billion bloggerz write a trillion words and inspire one Man.”

“An insult does not need to be true, all that matters is that the speaker makes it stick.”

“Index S3 was announced but it was greatly overshadowed by the news that Tatsuki was removed from his directorial role for KF S2 by Kadokawa.”
“Index S3 was leaked not announced.”
“They leaked it right after Tatsuki posted the news that he was fired because they know that they must cool down the backlash
Dumb idiots never thought they would ignite a wildfire. Index 3 is going to flop as a collateral damage”

“Didn’t KF make shit tons of money though? Why fire him?”
“They got rid of the farmer who raised the cow because they’re just going to hook the poor thing up to an automated milker and leave it there until it dies.”

“Nobody really cares about KF unironically”
“The anime had the biggest profit margin for Japanese TV anime. Ever.”

“>guy directs KF, something which wasn’t expected to be as successful but it ends up being incredibly, incredibly successful

>Kadokawa kicks him out so they can put their own yes-man in charge”

“He is a contract worker, they just don’t contract him for 2nd season.”
“Being cut off from something you wrote and directed is equivalent to being fired, unless it’s mutually agreed upon.”

“Kemono Friends will die as they got born: Soulless cashgrab run into the ground by greedy suits in corperations.”

“Kadokawa’s plan isn’t quite like that. Let me cite what a Taiwanese with Nip corporation experience said.

3 things will get you axed in a nip corporation:
1. Causing a scandal so rivals force you out
2. Implicated in scandal so rival force you out
3. Get axed by the boss because you did too well

Your typical twitter storm will be received with
“Bunch of neet kids thinking that they know better.”
“Totally into the net, that’s how they got raised.”
“Can’t put the future of Japan in these losers’ hands.”

As such, Kadokawa’s more or less trying to
>Make Kemono Friends into a longterm IP.
Similar to Pokemon and not letting any director become the brand. ”

“Sales determine success”

“Success does not determine quality”

“It determines lifespan”

>get given an IP based on an almost dead failed mobile game
>no budget
>turn it into a super popular series>merchandise sales through the roof
>worldwide recognition

>”Thank you for your services. You have ten minutes to clear out your desk before security escorts you from the premises.””

“At least tell the reason first.”
“It always boils down to “creative differences”, the most magical PR term to ever exist.”

“This is WAY worse than if the series just got cancelled.”
“The actual worst outcome is if he just had to sit on his hands for the next few months with some bullshit “executive director” role.

At least he had the balls to tell his fans.”

“You guys are jumping to conclusions a whole lot.

For one thing, you don’t know why Tatsuki was fired. Maybe he had terrible ideas for what to do with a Season 2. Maybe he was an asshole and difficult to work with. You can’t just assume that the people in charge of the IP don’t care about its future, particularly when they are making controversial decisions like firing the acclaimed director.

Besides, haven’t you all been watching anime long enough to see a series you love change directors? It’s not a big fucking deal. He’ll move on and do something original and his notoriety will help him succeed in that. KF will carry on for better or worse, and if nothing else the seiyuus will infuse it with the enthusiasm that we feel in the first season.”

>the person who single-handedly saved the series>terrible ideas for S2


“And I’m supposed to believe that some executives have a better vision for the show than the series director?”

“Are you insane? Tatsuki is the whole reason this exists and we’re sitting here talking about it. Mine created the concept and designs but Tatsuki breathed real life into them, he’s the impetus for this entire movement. It doesn’t matter whether some hanger-on like you or some suit thinks his ideas are “bad”. What we want is whatever he creates. He’s completely earned the trust of the people who would never have even been fans of this series had he not been the one in charge of this incarnation of it in the first place.”

“So the man who single-handedly saved an entire franchise got fired for having “terrible ideas”? Bullshit, they just want to replace him with some studio lackey who will do it much cheaper.If you want an example closer to home, look at what happened to Walking Dead between seasons 1 &2.”

>some studio lackey

Why do you just assume that a new director won’t be passionate and creative? That’s how people get jobs as directors. Some young upstart might be put at the helm and get the same opportunity Tatsuki originally got to show what he’s made of.”

“You’re so sweet and pure anon, what are you doing here?”
>Why do you just assume that a new director won’t be passionate and creative
I don’t have a smug enough anime girl for this. Can anyone lend me one?”
>Why do you just assume that a new director won’t be passionate and creative?Statistically speaking any other director has a 99% chance to just make more generic uninspired crap that is the whole reason why the existence of Kemono Friends is so monumental in the first place. KF really isn’t “just another anime”, the reason it’s become such a massive phenomenon in Japan and in our small pocket here is because someone with talent and genius like Tatsuki was able to create something fresh and revitalizing that people who’ve been getting completely sick of anime as a medium for decades have been longing for. Replace him with anyone else and you’re just back to the same old bland disposable instantly-forgotten MAL checklist item series that created this need.”

“Name a single time an IP survived the firing of its main creative visionary.”
“Fallout and Deus Ex”
>two beloved original creations that were reworked by much larger studios, gaining huge sales after being dumbed down to forgettable, uninspired masses-appealing franchises
Thanks for such perfect examples of what we have to look forward to”

“>dumbass suits fucked up KF once
>got saved by miracle hobo they picked at comiket
>fucked it up again anyway”

“It was never supposed to succeed. Kadokawa execs have totally legitimate independent investors reminding them of that daily. This is their last desperate attempt to get out from under this franchise.”

“I’m not sure I understand what you’re trying to say.”


>Man given a potato for a budget and 3 sticks for a team
>Manages to create a small cultural pheonmenon, revive a dead IP, and inspire people to even visit the fucking zoo
>Corporate rips it away from him on his birthday

There is nothing good in this world”

“FGO is already a terrible corporate product designed only to pander.
KF will be exactly that now.”

“But that’s the endgame of any successful franchise when money is involved. This should not have come as a surprise.”

“There are four reasons why the Cynics are so named. First because of the indifference of their way of life, for they make a cult of indifference and, like dogs, eat and make love in public, go barefoot, and sleep in tubs and at crossroads. The second reason is that the dog is a shameless animal, and they make a cult of shamelessness, not as being beneath modesty, but as superior to it. The third reason is that the dog is a good guard, and they guard the tenets of their philosophy. The fourth reason is that the dog is a discriminating animal which can distinguish between its friends and enemies. So do they recognize as friends those who are suited to philosophy, and receive them kindly, while those unfitted they drive away, like dogs, by barking at them.”

“One of the most common things right wing people say is “We just want to be left alone.”  There’s no such thing as being left alone.  A polity either has enough power to defend itself or it is subjugated by a stronger power.  Only on a North American continent where opposition was relatively weak after the early 19th century could such a notion be seriously thought of. Just imagine how expecting to be left alone would sound to Polish or Ukrainians?

“Let this show that in the real world. Greed and hate will always prevail. Ironic, based on the shows values. Really makes you think.”

Don’t use buzzwords without thinking about what they mean”

“You do realize this decision was fueled by jealous, hatred, and spite from the executives, right?

Kemono Friends was supposed to fail. That’s why they gave it no budget and out a bunch of “nobodies” on the production team.

But the genuine talent and love for the show made it better than anything Kadokawa backed in the last decade. Imagine how pissed off the execs with their own pet projects were. They wanted revenge, but they still wanted the golden egg that Kenobi Friends ended up being.

They wanted golden eggs but not the hen that laid one. That’s how stupid these guys are. They genuinely thought they could get away with this and market it afterwards.
Corporate executives can be some of the pettiest and hateful people in the planet.”

>Kadokawa hates money

The accumulation of money has nothing to do with expertise, that’s why terrible decisions from higher-ups tend to happen and the primacy of capital in life means the suits who deal with the business will always feel they know better than the artists.”

> suits who deal with the business will always feel they know better than the artists.

They actually do. Artists tend to be very bad with money. One only needs to look at Kickstarter and see how all the artists have been mismanaging their funds.”

“Lick the boots of those in charge some more, will ya?”

>kancolle goes from no name game to massive hit.
>Kadokawa fucks up hard with anime and side material.
>KF goes to from no name game to massive hit and kadokawa fucks up everything.

I’m starting to see a pattern on it. Shame that those retards pretty much have monopoly on a lot of stuff together with Aniplex.”

>OMG someone made a sleeper hit! Keep forcing him to make more of it!

>OMG someone made a sleeper hit! We NOW KANGZ N SHIET”

“And people wonder how Sunrise/Bandai able to milk Gundam for almost 40 years”

“It’s ironic how one big corp killed KF, it was revived and then killed again by another big corp.

Is there nothing good in life?”

“The IP system is real fucked up and gives companies way too many rights to hold over, you know, the people actually making this stuff

The cuckolded logic is that without producers/investors there wouldn’t be art and they deserve recognition for the “risk” of investing (when these failures wouldn’t put a dent on their fortunes anyway)

In my humble opinion this ultimately degrades the concept itself of being a creator and puts all that creative process under a horrible capitalist logic”

“I think kadokawa ceo and photobucket ceo would get along well”
“Wait what?”
“new ceo takes over photobucket and decides without warning to change what has been for a decade free image hosting and change it to $399 annual fee. Billions of images in forums and blogs worldwide are now broken images because people refused to pay the ransom. CEO: zero fucks give.. said let them go. And this change happened overnight no warning no announcement just a single sentence in their TOS updated”

“No, inflation should be zero. But debtors need inflation to decrease the real value of their debts, and the US federal government is the biggest debtor in human history… so yeah, they’re only going to hire economists that support more inflation. Economics is probably the most blatantly distorted subject due to political necessity.”

“As you get successful you ramp production up to match.
Most important is just sustaining the effort.
If you take on too much, get overwhelmed and quit you have no game.
If you don’t plan very tightly, get lost and waste all your money, you have no game.
Above all else pursue that “minimum viable product”.
And then build out from there.”

“My great-grandfather owned a large grocery store chain. Nice guy, very charitable, gave food to whoever needed it in an era before social safety nets. He brought in a fellow who was his right hand man, taught him everything he knew. The guy then went across the street, used all that expertise to open his own store and drove my grandfather out of business. And so we grew up in poverty.

Don’t be too trusting, and never count on knowledge staying secret.”

“The whole reaction towards Tatsuki being fired is honestly proof that Kadokawa was right about him having too much pull when it comes to projects relating to Kemono Friends.

Sure they could have laid him off in a nicer way, but they needed to make sure that a franchise of theirs isn’t completely controlled by an outsider.”

“The vast majority of the time a company needs to kick someone off a project and replace them with someone else, they put on a huge dog and pony show in which the baton is passed with great ceremony so as to grease the transition for everyone involved. In this case it didn’t work out.”

“1. First, if you push hard, something will always collapse.
2. When that time comes, internal blame will be pushed onto someone.
3. In addition, successful cases will have many politics brought into them.
4. Businesses prefer obedient creators who are easy to handle.
5. Adjusting that is down to the skill of the site producer, but with no weapons he cannot really put up a fight.
6. In summary, to have the copyright (or a part of it) at the production company is the most healthy production environment…

These are the things that I have learned up to now.”

“After what Lucas pulled off with Star Wars, every studio is careful with IPs
But seriously, it being so averse to risk after it paid off the first time, that they decided to stop it all together is just so stupid”

“The thing I hate is that while Kadokawa deserves the hate they get and any violence that comes to them, the second something like that DOES happen, Kemono Friends will instantaneously lose support from all sides cause in one stroke the positions have been reversed.”

>Happy Salesmen are driven solely by profit and will drop their “pride” at a moment’s notice.

You underestimate them. Their pride does not forbid them from grovelling, whining, begging, or anything. But they aren’t in anyway humble. Pride without honor”

“fuck anyone who tries to say the animation was bad in this show

good animation doesn’t even mean that you have well choreographed movements that flow realistically, in fact animation is completely secondary in anime, as long as you have memorable characters with recognizable style, you have a likable show”

“How many years do they have to wait until the IP expire? Does it even apply to fictional chinese cartoon? They are going to be stuck on the boat for a very long time.”

“70 years after the owner (a corporation in this case) dies.”

“How can a “corporation” die? Be legally removed from the taxroll? Until every, single employee is dead? That seems ridiculous”

“Bankruptcy, or having its charter revoked. By design, that should almost never happen, but even if it does, the project will be long forgotten by the time it hits public domain.”

“It’s not about being a piece of entertainment, it’s about a person’s labor of love that touched everyone’s heart. Then squandered over by corporate greed.”

“And that labor of love is just a Chinese cartoon. You’ll get more labors of love in the future which may or may not get fucked over by management. Don’t try to kill yourself for once over one of many series where you become disappointed with what happens to it.”

“That’s like saying that losing a daughter is fine. You can always just breed with your wife again

Stop oversimplifying things what the fuck”

“It’s not a daughter or a wife. It’s a cartoon. Don’t lose sleep over it is all I’m saying you fucking moron.”

“It’s an artist’s child.

Do you even understand why captains go down with their ship?Or why /k/ cries at the sight of dead tanks?”

“Characters are people too.”

>protecting this work, protecting the fans, the animals as we hold true to the original aim of the project.

That kind of moral posturing doesn’t hold when your project started as a gacha, a wasteful use of smartphones, requiring rare earths to make.”

“Just how big is this in Japan that a sport news take this scoop?”

“Kemono Friends is the biggest hit of its season if not the whole year. And more importantly it was re-aired in child friendly time slots so it is something normal Japanese actually watched.”

“Why is it that you anon outside of Asia-Pacific remain skeptical about how big kemono friends have blown up in Japan?

The re-airing of episode 12 took precedence over north korea firing missile near Japan during broadcast, and the whole success of Kemono Friends were repeated in business section all around, never mind just within the anime industry.”

“It’s the biggest anime in years”

“These are the kind of posts that remind me that a lot of people here live in a bubble and think that everything they don’t know is not true or unbelievable to the point that even if the facts are already in being dangled in front of their faces, they’ll still deny it to their last breath.”

“>Kemono Friends
>from miracle anime that saved a dead franchise and made it a national phenomenon
>to whistleblower on nepotism practiced by large corporations and anime production committees

Truly, the miracle of our times.”

“Hahahaha, this is fucking hilarious.
How will kadokawa recovered from this? Not even their sponsors corroborate with their story.”

“This may really be the point when everyone Kadokawa bullied comes out to shit on them.”

>the artists cannot even draw anything with that ip again.
Wait, even fanarts?”

“Fan art has always technically been ilegall”

“The end of S1 will be a gut punch though because of what could have been”
“Better dead and buried in peace than having your rotting corpse paraded around.”

“Why does steam punk always mean sepia tone?”
“Beacause that’s the way the era is presented to the modern audience. If you went to a museum and such, you’ll just find half-rusted machinery, or machinery that was rusted so they got the rust off which leaves you with that sort of color, bare metals from hot stuff as those things killed the color rather quikcly, brownish photographs tend to be all that’s left from that era and so on.

It’s like how people imagine Classical Greek cities to be all white marble ‘ala the numerous Panthenon copies around the world, Ancient Egypt as nothing more than sand and mud huts, &c.”

“You can’t compare yourself to others. Same reason intelligent kids end up doing nothing. They compare themselves and then never reach their potential. “

“so what happens if the entire industry is bending the rules and you have no one to work with who isn’t bending the rules”

“If the law can’t do it, and your business is at stake, thats what people do
THen you leave the industry cause it killed itself
Or report people and inform authorities”

“lol you can’t just leave an industry you’re deep in like that unless you have $$$ saved up or insane connections
inform who? nothing they’re doing is breaking the law
and if you report people, welcome to blacklisting
you’ll never get a job in that industry again(from experience with two different industries i was in when i blew the whistle on people being dumbasses and never could get a job in those industries again as a result)”

“I think that applies at any job though”

“well yeah
i’m just saying basically no one was following ther ules
that’s why they passed that law”

“>What is this?
>read it just now
>read the real life case
I think I’m going to site outside for a little while”

“Much nastier shit is going on in warzones and under druglords in Asia, you’re just sheltered from exposure to it.”

“One dead soldier is a tragedy, a hundred dead is a statistic”

“I mean even if they aren’t number, when anything become a normal occurrence unrelated people generally stop giving fucks about each individual case.”

“there was a law team at AX a few years ago which threw a panel basically to learn doujin economics
copyright laws aren’t really that different in Japan, it’s just that franchise owners see an uptick in sales whenever doujin works appear
but that may not be culturally universal
so in Japan it’s considered free advertising that actually contributes to original work sales”

“also know your companies
doing porn of nintendo characters = haha good luck, @akairiot got his 20,000+ follower tumblr canned from nintendo reports/art
doing blizzard = dont care as long as you dont use official models
sega = RNG, they freak out over the most random things (shining force) but don’t seem to give a fuck about sonic, they used to though
atlus = also RNG
square enix = don’t seem to care, ever
touhou = basically welcomes it, just dont say you’re a westerner because the creator of the game hates westerners”

“When luck isn’t with you, everything goes wrong! When you’re unlucky, no matter how much you struggle, you will always feel betrayed.

So that’s why, when luck is with you, you need to win as much as you can! You gotta climb to the top! Keep going higher and higher! Head to the summit!


“Ah, him, an old classmate of mine! He spoke back to me one time,  so I challenged ‘im to a gamble… and KKTHK! Off with his head!

‘Course, officially, it was considered a suicide.

They all just said, “He was having a difficult time, and had a lot to deal with.” The teachers and police all said that! It’s just like an assembly line! None of ’em wanna question something if it’s too much trouble!”

“Be fair? What kinda bullshit is that? I know what this talk of fairness means!
It means you have no intention of protecting me! Doesn’t it?

You scum!”

“Look at us. Our shoes and clothes are tattered and torn. That’s why… we can’t steal. It’s because we’re as poor as we are that we have to do what’s right.

It’s so we can live with pride.”

“That’s right! He’s not making any sense. Being in front of them? Seeing them off? None of that shit matters! It doesn’t change anything about the fact that you’ve chosen to make them die! So why the hell are you getting so immersed in this sense of heroism? What he’s trying to say is that even though he’s done something like this, at the very least, he’s not gonna run away from what he’s done. So in other words:

He’ll be manly about being weak.

This guy found a way to make inhumanity look aesthetically pleasing. He’s so shameless, he can make himself think he’s going about it the right way.”

“Akiyama is impressive not because he exposed Yokoya’s schemes, but because he exposed Yokoya’s true nature. It is as you say, Yokoya currently holds the advantage. But if Yokoyoa encounters a game-changing situation, that will be the moment when Akyiyama’s move will become effective.”

“I’m having an interesting discussion about h-games right now. Its surprising revelation might be relevant to you: Basically, betas want to play the “beta fantasy” of conquering women. Be nice to them, hang out with them, buy them things, eventually the player is rewarded by the game|the girl with sex. They are actively uncomfortable with other framings. They’re the ones that hate “NTR” because the typical cheating story is usually a deconstruction of the beta fantasy.”

2017 Sep 05 ~ 20

“The irony would be that this is actually really insulting to women and their secondary sex characteristics in general. Hey they those things that physically sets you apart from men? They’re evil!”

“The even more ironic thing is that it’s pushed by the sort of people who consider body shaming to be the worst thing imaginable”

“If you really ask yourself, would you be so sure? If you had the choice, “I can live with no responsibility whatsoever, the price I pay is that nothing matters”, or I can reverse it, and “Everything matters, but I have to take the responsibility associated with that”. It’s not so obvious to me that people would take the meaningful path.”

“Women don’t handle competitive environments graciously. Everything will always degrade into “Bitch Bitch Slut Hoe”. What cracks me up is when it comes to insulting men, women equate men to women as an insult. Because they know they’re the lesser gender.”

“The end can’t affect the beginning, that’s the rule of time, right, “What happens now can’t affect what happened to you ten years ago”, even though it actually can; you reinterpret things and then they’re not the same, but whatever, we won’t get into that…”

“Some of you have had lifeguard training: How do you approach someone who’s drowning and panicking?

Feet Out.

“I’ll save you, but that doesn’t mean you get to drown me while I’m doing it”. If it’s you drown or both of us drown, it’s you drown. And that’s wisdom. That’s not cruelty.”

“If you teach history or literature […] If you approach those subjects and share this with the kids, that what we’re after is not a good story, or memorizing details from Jane Austen for the test, we’re after a theory of human nature. Anyone who’s written a book that lasts more than their own time has spent years closely observing people in interaction, and the trace left behind is an insight that you might spend a lifetime and never have. That’s what we’re after: a theory of human nature, drawn from history, philosophy, or literature, or law, or the greatest trove that’s unexamined is theology.”

“You’re going to find that the ordinary unit of meaning in the english language is three hard stresses long, or sometimes four, but often it’s two, three, or four. As you enter the realm of intellect and have more to say, or more nuances to say, you need larger units of meaning. Five, that’s iambic pentameter, even six, that’s hexameter, the greeks used seven, septameter, and you’ll feel that by reading and memorizing some of this poetry, you’ll have the models built into your head to shift back and forth according to your audience.

Shakespeare, to the ignorant, writes iambic pentameter lines, and one of the reasons you don’t even want to look at Shakespeare is all the lines seem to be pretty much the same length. I’m gonna teach you something he knew four centuries ago: it looks like they’re all the same length, but there’s a breath pause in this speech after two hard beats, the next breath’s pause is twelve before you’ve delivered your meaning, three, four, there’s this inner jazz at work underneath this regular pattern. You can learn to do that after someone exposes the secret to you, that’s half the game, and the other half of the game is simply building the models into yourself so you don’t have to think.

We used an exercise that immediately turned horribly dull writers into at least moderately interesting writers, and it’s totally mathematical […] Write 1 to 20 on twenty pieces of paper, put them in some sort of container, then list what you’ve drawn out at random, now you’re going home, and you’re gonna write a paper on X subject, and if 1 is the first number that came out, the first sentence will be 1 word long or 1 word long, and if the second one is 20 it’ll be 20 long. […] Now they had the kind of jazz that readers aren’t completely conscious of but they’ll record as, “something’s interesting about it”, even if he’s writing about a milk separator.

And you as a filmmaker remember Eisenstein’s film of the peasants watching milk being separated on a Russian farm in the 1920s. Why is it so awfully interesting? Because he understood things, that the eye is looking at the movement of light around the screen, it’s looking at entrances and exits.

Thirteen year old kids from Harlem can master these secrets just as well as twenty-five year old Harvard students can. And then they become preternaturally sophisticated.”

“The New York Times announced on the front page about three weeks before the Ed Koch – David Dinkins election of, let me say 1980, somewhere around there, that Dinkins was hopelessly behind by 17 points.

I had a black kid in the class come up and ask me why the city was so prejudiced, and I said why do you say that, he said look at this, and I say why do you believe that’s true? Maybe that’s to get you not to go and vote, I don’t know. But I do know that it says here in small print that they only interviewed 300 people. And there’s 8 million of us. I said, there’s 120 people in my 5 classes, if each one of you do 20 interviews, and we do it according to the way you get a random distribution, and that’s easy enough to find out, well we can have a many times larger sample.

So that happened. We gathered the data. We processed it. And we discovered, about a week after the Times said he was hopelessly behind, that he was actually ahead by a fraction of 1 point. That’s quite a skew.

The election came, he won in the closest race in New York history.

But notice that a random group of 120 thirteen-year olds had produced more accurate information. The math and the statistical processing is hardly daunting for a fifth grader. So why aren’t the 70 million captive schoolchildren involved in, if nothing else, data-gathering?

There must be a reason they’re not used that way, nor do they hear about statistical sampling until they’re in college.”

“Intensive and narrow scientific training will guarantee that you never make a scientific breakthrough.”

“Habit is the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious agent. It alone saves the children a fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor. It alone prevents the most repulsive jobs from being deserted. It holds the minor in his darkness, it prevents the different social strata from mixing.”

“These are the six purposes:

1. The Adjustive Function. Schools are to establish fixed habits of reaction to authority.

That’s their MAIN purpose: habits of reaction to authority. That’s why school authorities don’t tear their hair out when someone exposes that the atomic bomb wasn’t dropped on Korea, as a history book in 1990s printed by Scott Foresman distributed said, and why each of these books has hundreds of substantitve errors. Learning ISN’T the reason the texts are distributed.

Now, here comes the wonderful insight that being able to analyze the detail will give you:

How can you establish whether somebody has successfully developed this automatic action?

People have a proclivity when they’re given sensible orders, to follow them. That’s not what they want to reach. The only way you can measure this is to give stupid orders and people automatically follow them anyways.

Have you ever wondered why some of the foolish things schools do are allowed to continue?

2. The Integrating Function. But it’s easier to understand if you call it The Conformity Function.

It’s to make children as alike as possible, the gifted children, the stupid children, as alike as possible, because market research uses statistical sampling, and it only works if people react generally the same way.

3. The Directive Function.

School is to diagnose your proper social role and then to log the evidence, here’s where you are in the grade pyramid, so that future people won’t allow you to escape that compartment.

4. The Differentiating Function.

Once you’ve diagnosed kids in this layer, you do not want them to learn anything that the higher layers are learning, so you teach just as far as the requirements of that layer.
5 and 6 are the creepiest of them all.

5. The Selective Function.

What that means is what Darwin meant by natural selection. You’re assessing the breeding quality of each individual kid. You’re doing it structurally, because schoolteachers don’t know this is happening, and you’re trying to use ways to prevent the poorer stuff from breeding, and those ways are hanging labels, humiliating labels around their neck, encouraging the shallowness of thinking. […]

The Selective Function is what Darwin meant by “the favored races”, the idea is to consciously improve the breeding stock. Schools are meant to tag the unfit with their inferiority by poor grades, remedial placement, humiliation, so that their peers will accept them as inferior. And the good breeding stock among the females will reject them as possible partners.

6 has a fancy Roman name.

6. The Propaedeutic Function.

As early as Roman big-time thinkers, it was understood that to continue a social form required some people being trained that they were the custodians of this. So some small fraction of the kids are being readied to take over the project.”

“What happened? Decline happened. The anime industry is in tatters. People are drawing for USD10k a year. Innovation dies when there’s no money, everyone plays it safe, which in this case means lame girl anime for perverts.”

“This mental habit of separating ‘democratic dissent’ and ‘violent terrorism,’ which the Robert Spencers of the world vainly attempt to invoke, and the Noam Chomskys successfully invoke, is one of the most curious psychological tics of the deranged 20th century. Of course its raison d’etre, as a psychological-warfare device, is to forestall the realization that leftist movements achieve power through violence, then demand pacifism of the subjugated.”

“How the hell can anyone look at this and not becoming either profoundly bored or exhausted”

“Clover was introduced in Japan by the Dutch as packing material for fragile cargo. The Japanese called it “White packing herb” (シロツメクサ), in reference to its white flowers.”

“British officials believed that depending on telegraph lines that passed through non-British territory posed a security risk, as lines could be cut and messages could be interrupted during wartime. They sought the creation of a worldwide network within the empire, which became known as the All Red Line, and conversely prepared strategies to quickly interrupt enemy communications. Britain’s very first action after declaring war on Germany in World War I was to have the cable ship Alert (not the CS Telconia as frequently reported) cut the five cables linking Germany with France, Spain and the Azores, and through them, North America.”

“In 1911 the Committee on Imperial Defence stated in a report that the All Red Line was complete. The network had so many redundancies that 49 cuts would be needed to isolate the United Kingdom; 15 for Canada; and 5 for South Africa. Many colonies such as South Africa and India also had many land lines. Britain also possessed the majority of the world’s underwater-telegraph deployment and repair equipment and expertise, and a monopoly of the gutta-percha insulation for underwater lines. The 1911 report stated that the Imperial Wireless Chain should only be a “valuable reserve” to the All Red Line, because enemies could interrupt or intercept radio messages. Despite its great cost the telegraph network succeeded in its purpose; British communications remained uninterrupted during the First World War, while Britain quickly succeeded in cutting Germany’s worldwide network.”

“History is much more interesting than fiction when it comes to technology, probably because fiction is written by civilians whose experience is primarily with the civilian market which seems to embrace a change all at once, or because the author designed everything to be similar enough except for the one visible quirk due to simple-is-good design philosophy.

“Steampunk” has nothing on underwater telegraph cables existing long before submarines and airmail, or state-of-the-art supersonic stealth jets literally leaking fuel on the runway then flying and taking pictures from 15 miles up by film, or turreted tanks being accompanied by a largely horse-pulled supply line.”

“I’m a fucking happy guy. I’m doing fucking great. When I shitpost and angerpost, I’m having a good time. It’s my sense of humor, but people act like that isn’t the case when they want to snipe at you. No, I’m not fuckin Plato or Zarathustra, but my efforts are real and I have made a difference by telling people the truth.

The fact that I push for what I care about means that I haven’t given up on this world. I have a family and I want the world to be a better place for their sake and beyond. I know it’s hard to imagine anything beyond the pleasure center for some. These snipers are the people who have given up on the world and sneer at you for caring about anything. They want to steer you back to the plantation because they themselves have given up and they want their friends to follow naturally.

They want to insult you and show how you aren’t perfect and that not being perfect somehow makes you incorrect. Nobody is perfect, yet we have civilization because the truth was perpetuated to some degree. Some of us are forced to carry that torch through the ages. Had they been in a prehistoric tribe, they would have kicked the barley out of the ground.

They’ll see some dudes acting autistic about the truth and rather than accept that some people are just that way and to focus on the better people and the words themselves, they deny the truth because it’s an issue of social acceptance to them. They never cared, because they weren’t willing to put their foot down for the sake of the truth when the pressure rose against them and say this far, no farther.

They pull the same as the left trying to psychoanalyze you for displaying and communicating facts and concern about real things which have real meaning to the future of humanity FOR-EVER. They’re crabs in the bucket.

I’m always working on something other than this shit, and so is everybody I know. They say “why can’t you focus on your own life” when in reality, they can’t focus on more than that. When they’re forced to put forth effort, they lose their will for the bigger picture. They’re mentally too busy sanding down the edges of the piece of the puzzle that makes up their lives so they can fit neatly inside of it rather than seeing the glue on the frame.

I truly loved these people when they were good people who had a fire raging in their bellies. These people now have a deep hatred for those who prefer a trend towards perfection—People who want to create life and want to see it bloom and flourish into a glorious future that our progeny can look back on with pride. I pray that one day they will find that power inside themselves again.”

“The Nuremburg Trial was probably one of the biggest and most long lasting diplomatic disasters throughout history.

I think people vastly underestimate the lasting damage that this trial has done for the entire geopolitical world ever since. It’s not just the immediate post-WW2 era, but every war since then has been made worse and every geopolitical crisis dragged out because the governments of the countries know that if they are ever brought down they will be executed and made a joke of in these phony victors trials, whereas before WW2 governments could more reliably try to make “deals”, since they could assume that even if the other side stabbed them in the back it still would be only a political loss for them, not an existential matter of life and death for them personally.

Think about how much easier diplomacy for example with North Korea would be if the ruling class of the country wouldn’t have to worry about wether they will be sodomized with a bayonet like Gadaffi did or rot away the rest of their lives in prison if they get rid of their nukes.”

“Amazon’s request for proposals for its new headquarters location was not drawn up to reveal the company’s decision criteria. It was drawn up to solicit the maximum number of credible incentive packages… The whole point of this exercise is to improve the company’s bargaining position for the location it wants.

[…] Consider, for example, the recent case of General Electric’s relocation to Boston. The after the fact statements of the company’s CFO make it abundantly clear that GE was strongly attracted to Boston by the region’s urban amenities and the culture of innovation — attributes that could hardly be replicated at any price in most alternative locations.”

“That’s basically what hugh jackman did for wolverine. He’d drink fuck tons of water and eat plain chicken and greens, and lift constantly, then he would stop drinking water two days before the shoot and he’d be cut as fuck.”

“What strikes me most about open-plan offices is that they’re so incredibly retro. Huge office spaces with desks beside one another were all the rage in the mid-20th century.

The idea then, as now, was to allow management to tell–at a glance–who was working and who was not. And a big room crammed with people is less expensive than private offices.

The only difference now is that modern workspaces have computers rather than typewriters and are tricked out in egregious biz-blab about “collaboration” and “self-organizing teams.”

Look, the entire point of the internet, email, social media, video conferencing, messaging, and groupware is to allow people to work together without being in the same room.

So why this weird fetish about having everyone together in the same physical space — especially since cramming everyone together creates a noisy environment that is difficult to work in and offers an easy excuse to hold yet another agenda-less meeting?”

“Such delusional thinking is more understandable when we realize the mercantile caste of society has been ascendant since at least the French Revolution.  The obsession with equality that we take for granted is connected to the bourgeois attitude that the customer is always right and two men with the same amount of money in their outstretched palms are effectively the same, to be treated the same.  This attitude informs the obsession of the modern world with being popular and inoffensive above all else.  This attitude is so ingrained we run even our personal relationships like businesses. […]

We see a great example when alt-lite personalities discuss the alt-right as a “brand.”  They cannot yet understand anything other than the mass market.  Why would they?  The business of America is business.  The attitudes of the marketplace have dominated the culture of the USA and the entire West for centuries.”

“Genius is talent exercised with courage.”

“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push it.”

“If a person tells me he has been to the worst places I have no reason to judge him; but if he tells me it was his superior wisdom that enabled him to go there, then I know he is a fraud.”

“When finally, sometimes after a prolonged arduous effort, his answers came forth, his statement stood before us like a newly created piece of art or a divine revelation. Not that he asserted his views dogmatically … But the impression he made on us was as if insight came to him as through divine inspiration, so that we could not help feeling that any sober rational comment of analysis of it would be a profanation.”

“Day 2 of serving dogs. Are you ready?!”


“Cheer up!”


“That attitude won’t make things easier for yourself.”

“It’s like being a gynecologist. After a while you stop seeing boobs and vaginas. Instead, all you see are ISSUES you must fix.”

“But I still don’t see why I should be the one doing it.”

“For starters, they don’t take me too seriously.”

“Understandable. I don’t take you too seriously either.”

“I-I wasn’t sleeping! My eyes were open!”

“You went to college, right? You know that having your eyes open means nothing.”

“We live in an era where PR is the first and only word in anything. You can sell the shittiest of stuff and people will buiy it if you’re the apple of their eyes. But make one fucking mistake and it’s OVER for you. You’re suddenly a criminal to them. No chance of appeal. Gods forbit if they ever catch something you said out of context.”

“That’s the silence of somebody who just heard something stupid. Stupid enough to warrant the speech they’ve prepared just for occasions like this.”

“What can you say about me, then?”

“Let’s see… hmm…
You’re very, very, VERY sexually frustrated. It’s not the act itself, but rather that your partners can’t seem to satisfy you on a deeper level. There’s an even deeper frustration. Something happened that’s blocking you. Maybe there’s someone who you know won’t return your feelings. Maybe you were hurt in the past. Thus, your demeanor is that of someone who feels like life is playing tricks on her. Like a dog whose owner never really throws the ball.”


“Oh boy, did I actually hit the nail on the head? I was making this stuff up on the fly! All of that was just rubbish I say because it’s right 80% of the time.”

“I’m not sure how legal that is.”

“People believe it is and I’ve yet to be troubled by a lawyer.”

“I find it weird that a lot of D.Va’s taunt lines would get you reported if you actually typed them out in chat.”

“Yeah it’s a bit odd that they’re aware that bantz are a part of online gaming culture, have a character based on online gaming culture, but ban anyone trying to participate in it themselves.”

“Genghis Khan also learned from this. The obvious benefit is that people don’t feel oppressed and rebel and you get more stability and taxes. But if we look at the empires, they were all about infrastructure and cracked down hardest on unethical or criminals which threatened trade. Except the Persians left things better than when they got there generally. It’s like when people whine about African colonialism and we respond that they were given modern amenities without violence in most places and allowed to work and learn. Obviously the Africans threw it away. Anyway, it was all evolution. Much like Japan becoming a world power to avoid being destroyed, Persia awakened that sense in the west and along with its philosophy and ideals (which are totally understated) gave them the spark and codes to create their own empires. Greeks were intelligent as shit, and so it worked out, unlike Africans.”

“Instead of saving time, inventions like email “revved up the treadmill of life to ten times its former speed and made our days more anxious and agitated.”

“heaven is drowning in a literal ocean of korean women”

“Many leftists push for affirmative action, for moving black people into high-prestige jobs, for improved education in black schools and more money for such schools; the way of life of the black “underclass” they regard as a social disgrace. They want to integrate the black man into the system, make him a business executive, a lawyer, a scientist just like upper-middle-class white people. The leftists will reply that the last thing they want is to make the black man into a copy of the white man; instead, they want to preserve African American culture. But in what does this preservation of African American culture consist? It can hardly consist in anything more than eating black-style food, listening to black-style music, wearing black-style clothing and going to a black-style church or mosque. In other words, it can express itself only in superficial matters. In all ESSENTIAL respects most leftists of the oversocialized type want to make the black man conform to white, middle-class ideals. They want to make him study technical subjects, become an executive or scientist, spend his life climbing the status ladder to prove that black people are as good as white. They want to make black fathers “Responsible,’ they want black gangs to become nonviolent, etc. But these are exactly the values of the industrial-technological system. The system couldn’t care less what kind of music a man listens to, what kind of clothes he wears or what religion he believes in as long as he studies in school, holds a respectable job, climbs the status ladder, is a “responsible” parent, is nonviolent and so forth. In effect, however much he may deny it, the oversocialized leftist wants to integrate the black man into the system and make him adopt its values.”

“Though they are especially noticeable in the left, they are widespread in our society. And today’s society tries to socialize us to a greater extent than any previous society. We are even told by experts how to eat, how to exercise, how to make love, how to raise our kids and so forth.”

“Consider the hypothetical case of a man who can have anything he wants just by wishing for it. Such a man has power, but he will develop serious psychological problems. At first he will have a lot of fun, but by and by he will become acutely bored and demoralized. Eventually he may become clinically depressed. History shows that leisured aristocracies tend to become decadent. This is not true of fighting aristocracies that have to struggle to maintain their power. But leisured, secure aristocracies that have no need to exert themselves usually become bored, hedonistic and demoralized, even though they have power. This shows that power is not enough. One must have goals toward which to exercise one’s power. […]
Nonattainment of important goals results in death if the goals are physical necessities, and in frustration if non-attainment of the goals is compatible with survival. Consistent failure to attain goals throughout life results in defeatism, low self-esteem or depression.

Thus, in order to avoid serious psychological problems, a human being needs goals whose attainment requires effort, and he must have a reasonable rate of success in attaining his goals.”

“In modern industrial society only minimal effort is necessary to satisfy one’s physical needs. It is enough to go through a training program to acquire some petty technical skill, then come to work on time and exert the very modest effort needed to hold a job. The only requirements are a moderate amount of intelligence and, most of all, simple OBEDIENCE. If one has those, society takes care of one from cradle to grave.”

“Many people who pursue surrogate activities will say that they get far more fulfillment from these activities than they do from the “mundane” business of satisfying their biological needs, but that is because in our society the effort needed to satisfy the biological needs has been reduced to triviality. More importantly, in our society people do not satisfy their biological needs AUTONOMOUSLY but by functioning as parts of an immense social machine. In contrast, people generally have a great deal of autonomy in pursuing their surrogate activities.”

“It may be objected that primitive man is physically less secure than modern man, as is shown by his shorter life expectancy; hence modern man suffers from less, not more than the amount of insecurity that is normal for human beings. But psychological security does not closely correspond with physical security. What makes us FEEL secure is not so much objective security as a sense of confidence in our ability to take care of ourselves. Primitive man, threatened by a fierce animal or by hunger, can fight in self-defense or travel in search of food. He has no certainty of success in these efforts, but he is by no means helpless against the things that threaten him. The modern individual on the other hand is threatened by many things against which he is helpless: nuclear accidents, carcinogens in food, environmental pollution, war increasing taxes, invasion of his privacy by large organizations, national social or economic phenomena that may disrupt his way of life.

It is true that primitive man is powerless against some of the things that threaten him; disease for example. But he can accept the risk of disease stoically. It is part of the nature of things, it is no one’s fault, unless it is the fault of some imaginary, impersonal demon. But threats to the modern individual tend to be MAN-MADE. They are not the results of chance but are IMPOSED on him by other persons whose decisions he, as an individual, is unable to influence. Consequently he feels frustrated, humiliated and angry.”

“It is not the primitive man, who has used his body daily for practical purposes, who fears the deterioration of age, but the modern man, who has never had a practice use for his body beyond walking from his car to his house.”

“>not even denying he plays weeb waifu dating simulators>trying to feel superior to anyone”

“If he said he didn’t, your response would have been to berate him for pretending to not play weeb games.”

“The CIA even sabotaged a planned series of documentaries about their predecessor, the OSS, by having assets at CBS develop a rival production to muscle the smaller studio out of the market. Once this was achieved, the Agency pulled the plug on the CBS series too, ensuring that the activities of the OSS remained safe from public scrutiny.”

“The system does not and cannot exist to satisfy human needs. Instead, it is human behavior that has to be modified to fit the needs of the system. […] Of course the system does satisfy many human needs, but generally speaking it does this only to the extent that it is to the advantage of the system to do it. It is the needs of the system that are paramount, not those of the human being. For example, the system provides people with food because the system couldn’t function if everyone starved; it attends to peoples’ psychological needs whenever it can CONVENIENTLY do so, because it couldn’t function if too many people became depressed or rebellious. But the system, for good, solid, practical reasons, must exert constant pressure on people to mold their behavior to the needs of the system. Too much waste accumulating? The government, the media, the educational system, environmentalists, everyone inundates us with a mass of propaganda about recycling. Need more technical personnel? A chorus of voices exhorts kids to study science. No one stops to ask whether it is inhumane to force adolescents to spend the bulk of their time studying subjects most of them hate. When skilled workers are put out of a job by technical advances and have to undergo “retraining,” no one asks whether it is humiliating for them to be pushed around in this way. It is simply taken for granted that everyone must bow to technical necessity, and for good reason: If human needs were put before technical necessity there would be economic problems, unemployment, shortages or worse. The concept of “mental health” in our society is defined largely by the extent to which an individual behaves in accord with the needs of the system and does so without showing signs of stress.”

“If you think that big government interferes with your life too much NOW, just wait till the government starts regulating the genetic constitution of your children. Such regulation will inevitably follow the introduction of genetic engineering of human beings, because the consequences of unregulated genetic engineering would be disastrous. […] The only code of ethics that would truly protect freedom would be one that prohibited ANY genetic engineering of human beings, and you can be sure that no such code will ever be applied in a technological society.”

“Imagine the case of two neighbors, each of whom at the outset owns the same amount of land, but one of whom is more powerful than the other. The powerful one demands a piece of the other’s land. The weak one refuses. The powerful one says, “OK, let’s compromise. Give me half of what I asked.” The weak one has little choice but to give in. Some time later the powerful neighbor demands another piece of land, again there is a compromise, and so forth. By forcing a long series of compromises on the weaker man, the powerful one eventually gets all of his land.”

“A walking man formerly could go where he pleased, go at his own pace without observing any traffic regulations, and was independent of technological support-systems. When motor vehicles were introduced they appeared to increase man’s freedom. They took no freedom away from the walking man, no one had to have an automobile if he didn’t want one, and anyone who did choose to buy an automobile could travel much faster and farther than a walking man. But the introduction of motorized transport soon changed society in such a way as to restrict greatly man’s freedom of locomotion. When automobiles became numerous, it became necessary to regulate their use extensively. In a car, especially in densely populated areas, one cannot just go where one likes at one’s own pace; one’s movement is governed by the flow of traffic and by various traffic laws. One is tied down by various obligations: license requirements, driver test, renewing registration, insurance, maintenance required for safety, monthly payments on purchase price. Moreover, the use of motorized transport is no longer optional. Since the introduction of motorized transport the arrangement of our cities has changed in such a way that the majority of people no longer live within walking distance of their employment, shopping areas and recreational opportunities, so that they HAVE TO depend on the automobile for transportation. Or else they must use public transportation, in which case they have even less control over their own movement than when driving a car. Even the walker’s freedom is now greatly restricted. In the city he continually has to stop to wait for traffic lights that are designed mainly to serve auto traffic. In the country, motor traffic makes it dangerous and unpleasant to walk along the highway.

(Note this important point that we have just illustrated with the case of motorized transport: When a new item of technology is introduced as an option that an individual can accept or not as he choices, it does not necessarily REMAIN optional. In many cases the new technology changes society in such a way that people eventually find themselves FORCED to use it.)”

“Most of these educators, government officials and law officers believe in freedom, privacy and constitutional rights, but when these conflict with their work, they usually feel their work is more important.”

“What stopped me from going into medical school was realizing that it wasn’t going to be like “work hard in school -> work hard in college -> work hard in med school -> work hard in internship -> now your’re a doctor and living the good life”. it’s actually “work hard in school -> work hard in college -> work hard in med school -> work hard in internship -> work hard forever because it never gets any easier until you retire at 55 with your mind and body destroyed by stress”

A lifetime of hard work just begets more hard work.”

“before when i was in school, all i did was play dota all the time with my friends. it was fun to spend time with them – dota was just the excuse to hang out. i guess games have never been all that important to me.”

“>don’t go to college
>become a wage slave
>go to college for years
>still become a wage slave”

“why is owning a house – especially at such a young age – so important? i don’t understand. it’s apparently important enough to decide whether you’ve failed as a human. even getting a total shit house that may not even be viable for where you work is worth it just to check that box?

i don’t see having a near-insurmountable loan to a bank that you’ll pay off for the next 30+ years before you even actually own the space you sleep in as an attractive option, especially so early.

the house meme is stupid”

“american culture worships independence. it’s not economically viable for a majority of people anymore (same with retirement) and the dissonance causes a lot of pain. you see it in this very thread”

“the critical error of moderate right wingers is responding to the substance of the argument

it’s not about the argument

it’s about designating targets”

“Corporate writing is also deliberately slow. This is because 95 percent of corporate writing exists to tell people why actions adverse to their interests have been taken. Good news is delivered verbally. Bad news is delivered in writing using templates of boring, cover-your-ass prose that unfolds slowly.”

“Your Manichaeism is showing. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. If you don’t want your kids to see it, only let your kids watch Netflix on the “For Kids” setting. If someone is too unintelligent to figure out how to set their Netflix app up before mindlessly handing it to their kid, it’s no big deal. IQ is heritable and so the kid was probably fucked regardless.”

“Ah, the old categorization technique. You’re being an elitist that believes that people with lower intelligence, because they have lower intelligence, shouldn’t be put to better use than letting them continually fall off and hurt the rest of us along with themselves. This is exactly why we need national socialism. The kids don’t need to be fucked just because they are low IQ, unless you feel they’re deserving of a bad life.

[…] Libertarianism died years ago when everybody realized it was the same post-modernistic trash that the left promotes. While the culture-makers control things, the libertarians demand it continue. They’re riding you into battle against European civilization.”

“Citizen America allowed modern capitalism to flourish, but its culture was pre-capitalistic. Inspired by the Greeks and Romans, it held that public life was the highest virtue. For an aside, the insult idiot comes from the Greeks: it meant “private person” and referred to one whose concerns were solely commercial or parochial. Most philosophers and public figures, in the 18th century, believed that a person whose interests were solely mercantile deserved to live with the lower classes, no matter how rich he became. Poets and philosophers and statesmen, they felt, ought to outrank men of commerce. That is one thing that was good about that time: there was an esteem for intellectuals that has largely disappeared.”

“A fundamental problem with working for money follows. If your work has objective, legible value, someone will out-compete you at a cheaper price. Even if the low-price competition is unsustainable (dumping) it does not matter. The naive young person who burns out will be replaced, and so will the impoverished country that becomes less-impoverished as work moves to it, but there will always be one on offer, somewhere, to the employer. On the other hand, if the work is intangible (which is not to say that it’s not valuable) then one is reliant on a matrix of cultural, social, and generational support, skills, and infrastructure. What does it take to get paid for intangible work? Sales. Most people do not enjoy selling. In fact, they hate it, especially when it is their own work they must sell. Most people would rather take standard office jobs for reliable mediocre pay than put up with the constant humiliation, volatility, interpersonal rejection, and sheer chaos of having to sell themselves on a day-by-day basis.

[…] Management became the most coveted job, and it’s easy to see why. In commodity labor, it’s obvious if someone is bad at the job. If one person drills 20 holes per hour and another drills 15, the latter will be fired first. With management, the people who know if a manager is bad cannot say so, for fear of being fired themselves. The manager can always fall back on superior educational pedigree and higher social position. One-on-one, he has higher credibility and can use this to amass even more credibility. Eventually, we reached a state where the major leagues of management, called “executives”, not only take extreme salaries, but can transfer easily from one part of the economy to another. Getting fired, for an executive, is a paid vacation and a better next job. Sales and especially management have gained ground, and labor has lost it.”

“The “sharing economy” is a reinvention of what the early 20th century called “hobos”: itinerant workers taking what work they could.”

“Not only the Great Depression, but the Second World War and the flirtations with extremism all over the world, all convinced the American elite to slow down and be happy with what it had. They elected to get richer somewhat slower than others in society. Noblesse oblige. Inequality went down, but so did their risk of imminent overthrow. Perhaps not knowing it as thus, they chose graceful relative decline as their survival strategy. It worked. They were plenty rich, throughout the 1950s and ’60s. They never stopped getting richer; they just slowed their pace and let everyone else catch up.
A CEO in the late 1970s made about $500,000 per year. His source of pride wasn’t his income but his stewardship of the company he ran. Even if it meant a personal cost to him, he’d do what he could to keep his people employed and happy. Companies invested in their people. There was a large middle class. If you were unemployed, you could call about a job at 10:30, interview over lunch with the CEO, and be hired by 2:00. What happened? Why did this country throw it all away?

Upper-class people who remembered the tumultuous 1930s and ’40s recognized that social stability and cultural advancement were more important than personal enrichment. Their kids didn’t.

“I really didn’t want to turn on NPR by talking to you.”

“Rejection is a fate worse than death – in death, your value remains, what work you have done has finished its drive towards the telos. Rejection is a complete negation of existence, your ego shatters, everything about you is utterly destroyed and only a small sliver of a man remains.

Attractive women are more horrifying than death itself”

“Businesses were bought for pennies. Debt was meaningless to the people who orchestrated this. They had the illusion of wealth and the printing presses on hand as if they were cheating in a game. That is precisely what it must have felt like. The overwhelming power of having the world under your thumb. The nearest thing to a god on earth. They crashed, bought, centralized, inflated, and repeated this process over and over again through different means over the years.

America is full of hardy people who instead of fighting the demon, will try to outrun it. They’ve been outrunning it for over a hundred years. But we have reached a point where there is no longer a frontier, and where there are no more easy roads to travel. The people, whether they realize it or not, are feeling the fatigue of this system. They will have their small victories in legislation here and there. They could pass a universal basic income, or universal healthcare, or universal education, but they will never pass laws to remove the incentives in which the whole of the economy could be wiped out overnight.”

“Listen to some successful executive or even a research scientist at Google talk about his career. He’s not going to talk war. He’s going to talk about the highlights… and if there are lowlights, they’ll be presented in an anodyne “haha, glad we got out of that” way that doesn’t embarrass anyone.”

“Here’s an example: “John went downstairs after getting out of bed and waking up.” Logically, there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s not an incorrect sentence, but its reverse chronology is jarring to the reader. It doesn’t paint an image, because its order of presentation goes the wrong way. It reminds the reader that she’s reading writing– most likely, an amateur’s writing.”

“One of the worst things that people do, to avoid repeated words, is replace “said” with synonyms. “He exclaimed.” “She blurted out.” “He screamed.” “She spoke angrily.” It injects melodrama and it fails in an important literary dimension: proportion. Here’s the thing about the boring, worn-out old “said”. It’s almost invisible. That’s what we want. The reader should be able to focus on what is being said and who is saying it. How it is said should be obvious from the context. You want the reader to forget that he’s reading words (“exclaimed”) and to focus on the action.”

“We need to get fucking good at politics so we have time and resources to spend on the things we actually care about”

“From a techie perspective, this is a guy who not just survived his own murder, but came out far stronger. This is an attractive narrative anywhere. Four thousand years ago, if you survived your own death in battle, you could start a religion. ”

“Why did I delete the old blog posts? Because fuck the tech industry, that’s why. We don’t defend each other; we turn our backs on each other, and we kick anyone who is down. I can’t count the number of people I’ve seen viciously attacked by their peers for no reason. Worst of all, unethical behaviors by technology executives are defended by their subordinates at every turn. We certainly don’t stand up for what is right. And those who fight to make the industry better, like I have, seem to get the worst of it. So why fight for it at all? Why fight for the cultural integrity of this industry, when it clearly doesn’t want to be fought-for?”

“(When the market softens, salaries will tumble. Why? Because we failed to organize around our interests and protect ourselves, that’s fucking why.)”

“Telling the truth has its consequences, but if a person as skilled and independently credible as I am chooses not to speak up, then who will? I’m privileged in that I can expose the truth and still be employable. Not everyone can.”

“Publishing is a bit more tolerant of moderate weirdos. If you can get 1% of the world to love your book, no publisher will turn you down.”

“Microsoft grew up during the 1980s and 1990s, when the growth in personal computers was so dramatic that every year there were more new computers sold than the entire installed base. That meant that if you made a product that only worked on new computers, within a year or two it could take over the world even if nobody switched to your product. That was one of the reasons Word and Excel displaced WordPerfect and Lotus so thoroughly: Microsoft just waited for the next big wave of hardware upgrades and sold Windows, Word and Excel to corporations buying their next round of desktop computers (in some cases their first round). So in many ways Microsoft never needed to learn how to get an installed base to switch from product N to product N+1.”

“To a large extent, software engineering is a field full of ambiguity and complexity, and that makes compensation hard. So incentives tend to fail or backfire.”

“A visual picture is sub-linear in terms of the expectation of a reader’s effort as a function of how much is presented. A painting might have had hundreds of hours of effort put into it, but the goal is for the average viewer to think, “Yeah, that looks nice.” The clouds and the mountains and the tiny details matter, but no one expects the viewer to check out every one. That probably has something to do with ostensibility: you can show “100 times more painting” (whatever that means) and the viewer doesn’t have to do 100 times more work.

On the other hand, software is super-linear. A 100-line program is more than twice as complex as a 50-line program. Actually, the 100-line program has the potential to be way more than twice as complex. There are problems where the amount of effort required to understand a computational object grows more than exponentially as a function of its size and complexity. (It gets worse than that, in fact.) Reasoning about arbitrary software code is mathematically impossible.”

“The cryptic nature of code is a source of pain for programmers, because it denies us the chance to prove ourselves without demanding additional work of those who might evaluate what we produce. Programmers’ immediate bosses rarely know who their best programmers are. Opinions of peers and clients carry some signal, but the only way to judge a programmer is to read the work, and the super-linear scaling of software system complexity makes that extremely difficult. Many of the complaints of programmers about their industry come from being introverts an industry where observable final quality (e.g. website performance, lack of errors) is objective, but where the quality question around a specific artifact is so hard to evaluate that, in practice, it’s never done at an individual level. Therefore, personal attribution of responsibility for (often, brutally objective) events comes down to social skills. Programmers hate that. The cryptic nature of what we do doesn’t make us geniuses and wizards. It puts us at a social disadvantage.”

“What about text? Is a novel sub-linear or super-linear? Or is it exactly linear?
Readers want and expect to expend linear effort. It’s quite possible to shove more-than-linear effort into prose, by creating layers of context that require looking back and even forward through the text. It’s not what they want, though, because they want to forget that they’re reading text at all.

[…] Text is linear. The act of reading is linear, unless we expect readers to continually look back for context, and that’s not being a very kind writer. […]

Writers aren’t as bad off as programmers in this regard, but are worse off than visual artists. Musical or visual talent is obvious in a way that literary talent isn’t. You can size up a painting quickly, but you have to actually read a novel (a 3- to 24-hour investment) to know if it’s any good. Sometimes, it’s not obvious whether the writer did a good job until the whole thing has been read.

2017 Aug 23 ~ Sep 04

“It’s nice to have kids around. If you’re in a place that’s devoid of kids you start feeling as though something’s wrong, and then you figure out what it is.”It’s nice to have kids around. If you’re in a place that’s devoid of kids you start feeling as though something’s wrong, and then you figure out what it is.

Part of what makes colleges so weird-feeling is that there are all of these young women around but no small children. Wherever there are lots of young women around there should be lots of kids around too.”

“Nagano was this boy genius that Sunrise hired in the early 80s because they were desperate for new talent. His original passion was to be either an engineer, fashion designer, or musician. He joined Sunrise because he got bored of college and quickly advanced through their designer ranks and got the position of both lead character and mecha designer for L-Gaim after working for less than four months at the studio (most designers at the time would take at least one or two years). Unfortunately, he made a lot of enemies because he was not a toy designer to be designing mecha, nor an animator to be designing characters- the two roles most common to those jobs at the time. His designs were considered revolutionary for both mecha and toy design, but that was not enough. He always butted heads with the producers because he despised the idea of designs as toys, and as a result many of his designs and his own creative credits (scripts and world design on Zeta and ZZ for instance) were rescinded by Sunrise. He had a great relationship with Tomino, unfortunately Tomino was too busy with directorial duties to always be standing up for Nagano. As a result, Nagano got fed up and left Sunrise in the mid-80s and became the mangaka for Newtype magazine when it first went into publication, because this position gave him full creative control over his work. As a result of that, Five Star Stories was created, and Nagano rarely ever touches the anime industry except for the occasional Tomino project like Brain Powerd, or creating his own Indie film like Gothicmade, which he literally had no studio to work with and more or less asked various animators to draw certain cuts in their spare time, while animating the rest on his own. He’s immensly respected nowadays, but he has never been considered to be a part of the anime industry.

Basically, the dude is Japanese Orson Welles.”

“But I don’t want to discuss Japanese politics because I don’t want anybody to discuss Japanese politics. For any country which is not completely owned by the Cathedral, all publicity is bad publicity. Anything you say about Japan will make some SJW notice Japan and start arguing to convert them to progressivism. It’s bad enough already with the mainstream media and clowns like Noah Smith writing about Japan as if they knew anything. Leave Japan alone. Japan is not an example of how nice a country can be if it doesn’t obey the Cathedral. Not at all. Japan is the most progressive country on Earth, happy member of the international community. The women are feminist, trannies are free, and everybody eats a big spoonful of social justice before breakfast. So let’s stop looking at Japan, please. Hey look, a squirrel!”

“The Calendar was changed in January 1st 1873. But the law was only announced in December 9th 1872. And that’s in a preindustrial society without radio or modern means of communication. The people had less than a month to adapt to a wholly new calendar system. Traditionally the calendar guild used to distribute the calendars for the next year in October 1st, which means that when the new law passed, the old-style calendars for 1873 had already been made and distributed, and their production schedule had no way of producing new-style calendars on time. All their stocks were all of a sudden worth nothing. Bankruptcies and misery ensued.

OK so a whole guild was destroyed by the government, but it was for good reason, right? For the common good? Not a chance. Thankfully one of the oligarchs of the time, Okuma Shigenobu was kind enough to explain the process in his later memoirs. Usually civil servants in Japan had their salary paid annually. But in 1872 the Meiji government changed it to monthly payment. However the Chinese calendar is lunar, with 12 months. So it only has 354 days, less than a full circle around the sun. What they do is add a whole intercalary month so the calendar doesn’t drift too much from the seasons. As it happens 1873 in the old calendar had an intercalary month, so 13 months in total. That means 13 salaries for the Japanese civil service. And that’s something that the recently established Meiji government couldn’t afford. By adopting whitey’s calendar, the next year would only have 12 months. And the new calendar was to start in January 1st 1873, which coincided with December 2 of the old calendar. By changing the calendar, the month of December would disappear, so that’s another month worth of salaries they could save! 2 months in one strike, imagine that. The government loved the idea, published the law in a hurry, probably promoted the guy who came up with it. And fucked everyone else.”

“That comes from the old Roman calendar, which has also a quite amusing history. It seems that in the old days the calendar had only 10 months, staring in the spring equinox, and running for 304 days. Means that the 60 days before spring weren’t even counted. It’s just cold misery, so why even keep count? Stay home and drink wine, there’s nothing to do anyway.

Still not late after the founding of the city, the months of January and February were added after December. The calendar still started in March, as can be seen by the fact that September comes from Septem (7), and so on until December, from Decem (10). Now Romans seem to have counted their years by the consuls of the year. So to refer to years past you said “in the year of consul X and Y”, in a similar fashion to Chinese regnal years, except Consul’s only lasted one year. Must have been really hard to be a Roman historian. Which again explains why they were so good. That is until they came up with Ab Urbe Condita timing. Then it all went to hell.

Anyway it seems it was customary for consuls to assume their consulate with the New Year in March. Then in 153 BC they changed it to January. Now why would they do that? March makes a lot of sense, January doesn’t. Hell they didn’t even count January back in the old days. Why would they make their consuls assume office in the winter cold? To remind them of their mortality? Nothing of the sort. As always the reasoning behind the change was quite spurious. In 154 BC the Celtiberians in Spain started a revolt against Roman rule. Thing is Romans had the habit of waiting to start a war until the new consul had assumed office. Quintus Fulvius Nobilior had already been elected and was preparing the war, but he could only start it in March 153. The rebellion was looking bad, and by March it might have already been unstoppable. So what did the Romans do? Did they discard their old Schelling Point about having waiting for the new consul to start a war, forget partisanship and just send a competent general? Of course not. They changed the ancient start of the year to January 1st, so Mr. Nobilior could lead an army earlier and squash the uppity Celtiberians. All the calendars in Rome were redone to show January on top, and that was it. New Year stayed in January until the end of Rome.”

“For good reason of course, genetic determinism is just not a useful idea. The elite wants to sell its product, which is that access to the elite depends on culture, and by the way we happen to sell that culture, and it’s not cheap. Saying that access to the elite depends on innate talent uncovers the fact that the culture the elite sells is just an arbitrary barrier to entry into a privileged social club, and that elite status is not earned through effort, and just a genetic fluke.

And nobody benefits from knowing about HBD. The poor don’t like to hear they are fucked up because they are born that way and their children will most likely be equally fucked up. And the talented don’t like to hear that their children will likely regress to the mean and not be as talented as they are.”

“”Every single word thus far in the undercard debate has been about ISIS. Our obsession with this region of lunatics on the other side of the world is bizarre.”

Indeed it is stupid. It beggars belief. But ISIS is not the point. The point is that you have a bunch of men in that room, and you’re supposed to make a judgment about them. You need to compare. And comparisons require a yardstick. What do we compare about them?

How tall and handsome they are? Well that works in some places. How well they dance or sing? That happens in many places too. How strong and brave they are in single combat? Lots of cultures did that too. But we don’t. We resent tall and handsome men are privileged enough in the sexual marketplace, so fuck that. Fuck dancers too, those get women also. And fuck single combat, the average voter isn’t a good fighter. We don’t want to give high status to tall, strong men with good dancing feet. That would make us feel inadequate. And with good reason, in Africa they give high status to all those men and it sucks.

Our culture gives high status to men with ideas. Everybody can claim to have good ideas. It doesn’t take good genes, nor dancing or fighting skills. Everybody can learn to parrot bullshit after a little practice. Bullshit is the most egalitarian arena, so all status contests are done in the realm of bullshit. Now bullshit requires a topic too. Remember in middle school, when a bunch of friends got together and stared asking: “What would you do if you were invisible?” Or “Batman or Spiderman?” What’s the point of those questions? Nobody’s gonna become invisible. But by asking stupid questions you get people to talk, and through their answers you get to know their character. The question doesn’t matter. The more outlandish the better. You can’t get to know people by asking them a factual question. It has to be bullshit.

And adults do the same thing. In the Cultural Revolution people liked to discuss materialist dialectics. The Republican party likes to talk National Security. Why? Did peasants in Jingzhou give a shit about Hegel? Of course not. Does anybody in the USA really care about Raqqa? No. So why won’t people shut up about it?

[…] You then choose a guy who you like, or more accurately, you choose the guy because saying that you like that guy makes you look good with your friends. And you made that decision after seeing him speak about ISIS. What’s ISIS? I don’t know. Who gives a shit. I just kinda like the guy who said we should bomb them. So yeah, let’s bomb them. What, we just spent 2 trillion bombing some other guy? Who gives a shit, it’s not like I know the difference. They’re not gonna lower my taxes if I choose not to bomb someone, right? So anyway, yeah I like that bomb-ISIS guy. And that Palestinian-rights guy too. Where’s Palestine? I don’t know. Who gives a shit? But my girlfriends talks about it a lot, and I wanna look good to her.”

“All the virgins of Beijing were going to be enslaved there thanks to the ineptitude of the Song armies. Ineptitude that didn’t go unnoticed by the Jurchen armies on the ground. Remember they were supposed to hand the land over to the Song authorities. The Jurchens started discussing among themselves. “This guys suck, they couldn’t take a single city that took us a week”. But the Jurchen emperor, Aguda, was a man of honor. “We had an agreement, we’ll stand by it. I’m not the kind of man that takes advantage of the weakness of others”.

But then he died.”

“And ideological sincerity doesn’t make sense on the face of it. Why would anything like that ever evolve? Given how ideology actually behaves, a gene that made you be coherent with your ideology can’t possibly spread in the gene pool. A gene for being able to aptly manipulate nonsensical abstract points to signal your position and intention vs. the present power structure; now that’s useful.”

“Good excuses must be unfalsifiable; the less factual content the better.”

“Now I focus on attacking techno-capitalists. Why? Well the traditionalists position is self-refuting. Sorry fellas. If you think that where there is an altar there is civilization, you have a pretty low threshold for civilization. You can keep your sanctimonious highs for yourself, and get stoned with your spiritual health.

Ethno-nationalism sounds good, very good really. But it is not feasible anymore. Nationalism isn’t some natural law of human societies. It is a particular historical phenomenon where modern polities acquired the means to fool their subjects into believing they were part of the same tribe.  David Friedman has this paper on how you can derive the size and nature of a polity by its system of taxation. By depending on income tax, i.e. taxes on labor, states have an incentive to produce a cohesive, monocultural populace that will not want to migrate, i.e. deprive the state of their income taxes. Of course that’s not all the story, but you get the point. Nations were artificially made through massive state propaganda. States today have no incentive for that. They live off financial engineering. Ergo ethno-nationalism is not going to happen. QED.”

“Work isn’t hard. Employers are more worried about screw ups then high productivity. Fixing problems is expensive. The exact rate the middle of the bell curve muddles through isn’t going to make or break a firm.

Screw ups can come in the form of social as well as professional.”

“The point being that if work isn’t hard we shouldn’t need to spend 23+ years and the equivalent tuition money in “education”. I understand how it works, businesses just want average kids and average kids today go to college, so college grads it is.But the whole thing is madness when you think about it.”

“Yeah, but employers aren’t paying for it. People will demand whatever they can get for free, and college is free to them.

Remember, debt is a feature, not a flaw, to employers. An indebted employee will take more shit.”

“In human affairs, irrational optimism will get you your way, while rational pessimism will not.”

“Most of the time anyway, European history is full of succession wars where people didn’t quite agree on the sacredness of laws, and everybody with a big army always found a plausible legal claim to the throne they wanted. But the emphasis was still in the law, which is a funny thing to take as sacred. Surely there are more important things that some agreement reached at some point of time, in some state of mind, by some old guy who didn’t really know what he was doing. But hey, another Schelling point, can’t touch that. Perhaps the famous legalism of Europeans, which is quite distinct to other civilizations, comes from the fact that we had no other concept in which to base our politics.”

“Suddenly that poor old family that lived off the ancient capital accumulated by their ancestors in the form of a small, tiny, yet firm Schelling point, was now the effective ruler of the country. Or was he? The Meiji Constitution sure put him as the Lord of the country, commander of the armed forces, son of the Goddess and source of everything fine and nice. Yet we know that the Meiji Emperor, despite his very kingly looks, didn’t have much input at all in the real works of government. And he certainly didn’t lead his army in the wars against China and Russia. Nor he decided to go to war. The actual power dynamics were controlled by the old Samurais from Satsuma and Choshu, who manned the armies which overthrew the Shogunate. It was their armies who put the Emperor in his new Tokyo throne. Sure, the Emperor made a fine Schelling point for the Samurais to rally upon. Much better to say “we are joining this war to restore the Sacred Monarchy” than to say “we are joining this war led by these two peripheral fiefdoms who have held a grudge against the Shogun for 270 years”. But there’s a long way from saying “Hail our King, descendant of the Goddess”, to actually giving command of your armies and your money to that guy from the palace.”

“If you’ve read the previous posts on this series, you will remember that the Ming Dynasty saw the strengthening of imperial power by abolishing the figure of Chancellor, giving the Emperor himself the duty to administer the government directly. Which surely must have fit Zhu Yuanzhang and his direct successors. But eventually some Emperors stopped bothering, and instead of having a proper government to fall back in, what happened is that a random minister or eunuch would grab power for himself. Which isn’t that different from having the Chancellor abuse his powers anyway. This tells you that the system doesn’t matter, the law doesn’t matter. As Moldbug said, a Constitution is either false, if it doesn’t reflect the actual working of government, or superfluous if it does. As it happens, all Constitutions are first superfluous, then false, and there’s nothing we can do about it.”

“So you have a monarchist right, which dreams of traditional monarchy, fighting a leftist royal house who wants nothing to do with it. They want to be fancy bureaucrats on a salary doing a “symbol” job. But the right doesn’t care. Their monarchism isn’t about the monarch. It’s just some convenient Schelling Point they got to make friends amongst themselves and sell bullshit to the populace. Which is what politicians do.

And you could say that of any political idea. The content is secondary. The consequences are completely besides the point. What counts is what works in the political arena. What gets retweeted. What gets you votes. How ideas develop depends on that, not in actual internal logic or likely consequences.”

“Now you can see from his hairstyle, that this guy is a complete douche. He’s also a leftist douche. 75 years old, he’s a remnant of the old Soviet aligned left, those who were students in the 1960s. He made his living as a leftist journalist, so he had plenty of brand recognition. But the guy also happens to have multiple cancers, and show clear signs of dementia. He’s 76 after old. Also, being a leftist douche, he was found to have harassed dozens of young women. Kinda like Sartre and all other famous leftists have always done. I mean, what’s the point of being a leftist celebrity if you can’t get young pussy through it? That’s the actual motivation, ideology is the means to an end.”

“Everybody’s equal before the score numbers. Did people cheat? Yes. But without the exam, everybody is cheating. There’s no fairness at all. People did cheat at the exams, but the methods of cheating were much less sophisticated than what people use today to cheat in exams. Say, some people would fit a small scroll inside their clothes. So the Court had a good idea, before the exam you all get naked and change into this Exam clothes. But the scholars thought it humiliating. “It’s not like each of us is going to cheat, you can’t just assume we’re all criminals.” So what did they do? The Court thought a good one. They set that before the exam, everyone had to go pray to Confucius. And surely before going to pray to the Great Sage, you obviously should bathe, and show your earnestness. So before going to the exam hall, they’d go to the public bath. Then officials would search through your clothes, look for any hidden paper. Once they stopped searching, they’d order the water to stop. Then they’d all come back and wear their clothes again. No humiliation now, huh? Bathing is good, right? If you’re poor, you get a free bath, you should be happy.”

“The military Junta who governed the country 1962-2011 dealt with the ethnic militias in a kleptocratic fashion, mainly sending army units to function as bandits and squeeze their money. If they got uppity they would shoot to kill, and the situation was stable. But what now? The army’s lost charge, the land is flooded with NGO’s and Human Rights activists and foreign journalists. Any ethnic conflict now will immediately become international news, and the US media style guide for treating ethnic conflict is what we all know: blame the majority. The minority is always right. That’s bad enough in the US or Europe. But in a country like Burma, where 35% of the population are minorities, and they are hostile, vicious, armed, and holding a centuries old grudge, it is going to be VERY bad. Think Balkans bad.”

“Orwell described the leftist endgame as a boot stomping on a face – forever. I think it’s more like  a Human Rights Watch representative being interviewed by CNN, forever.”

“But she isn’t the only one. There’s lots of people like her, in any country, in any institution. Jerry Pournelle had the Iron Law of Bureaucracy: every organization will always end up being led by people devoted to the benefit of the organization, not to doing whatever purpose the organization originally had. Which is another way of saying that any organization will eventually be led by people who only think of benefitting the people who lead the organization, i.e. themselves. The greedy power-hungry. Let’s call them Clintons, for lack of a better word. Every organization will eventually always end up being led by Clinton’s. Simply because they take care that they end up ruling. They seek power will all their heart, and they get it. That’s how you get Conquest’s Law too. All organizations not explicitly rightist will always end up turning leftist. Why? Because the left is simply what the Clinton’s do. The Left is whatever works at achieving power and keeping it.”

“In a traditional aristocratic system, positions of power are given by family prestige. There is some level of striving and merit involved, but mostly it’s old families sharing positions of power according to traditional standards, which nobody really understands why are there. Mostly reflecting old Schelling points left by ancient conflicts. But they are there, and they are never touched. You don’t get to a position of power if you aren’t of the right blood. A Clinton can’t get to president. He can join the staff of some aristocrat, and schmoozing him to achieve influence by proxy. But you can only get so far that way; and positions in the staff are also subject to traditional limitations. There’s a firewall there.

Traditional power arrangements can be stupid and ineffective. They are by definition nepotistic, and often nothing gets done. But they have the important function of impeding the access of evil sociopaths to the highest reaches of power. You really don’t want those people up there; all they do is suck the coffers dry, and hurt everyone they fancy in order to satisfy their greed. Democracy, by opening the levers of power to free competition, all but guarantees that evil sociopaths will end up ruling everything. People who have no issue with giving sick men access to girl’s toilets, or bringing hostile barbarians to rape the women of their country. Monarchies can have a bad king. But Democracies always have a bad king.

“The old rules restricted all paths for status. Innovate some new technology? Good luck monetizing it! You’re really pious? Enjoy the extra work you get on the chapel beautification committee!

The crazy barriers to entry meant that the threshold for upward mobility was higher (less cream), but also that innovation was (potentially) stifled, or at least that its fruits weren’t widely distributed. The ultimate perk, though, was that the stakes were way lower for everyone else. Your average guy might distinguish himself by being able to hold his liquor, and that’d be enough. Nowadays the exposure to extremely high status sociopaths all over the tv encourages everyone to aim more destructively.”

“Well as long as women like Mrs. Vogel think hat being a working businesswoman is higher status than being a mother, well Germany is fucked. It’s obvious that nobody wants to be “just a mother”. Or “just” anything. The problem is the “just”. The day when German women say that they want to be mothers, and not “just a working businesswoman”, they’ll start pumping out babies like rabbits.”

“Universal Pre-K is nothing but a pork project. They use it to create jobs and contracts to reward their friends. The politicians who argue that universal Pre-K will bring about racial equality do not care in the least if that claim is true.

The stuff about racial equality is equivalent to the low-pitched grunting noises that gorillas make when they don’t want other gorillas messing with their food.

“Don’t mess with my pork or I’ll call you a racist and bounce you out of your job,” is a good translation from politician-speak into English.”

“Authoritarian systems have many problems but pork isn’t one of them. The guys who gotta eat aren’t that many, and you don’t need an elaborate faith argument to set up a system for pork distribution. Say China. China makes their high speed rail system, spends untold trillions on it, trillions paid by public debt which will probably never pay themselves. 90% of the stations built 30km out of the main cities, many in the middle of rice paddies where proper roads haven’t even been built yet. How many billions were skimmed of it? I don’t know but the Railway Minister is in jail and the Ministry itself was abolished, which means even the Chinese government is embarrassed by it. But hey China now has a pretty cool high speed rail network which they sorely needed, works like a charm, and out of the hugest budget in human history they only had to pay off some local officials and the railway minister. I’ve seen estimates of 5%. The waste on pre-K education is 100%.”

“There’s a variant to the saying which I like better, 吃饱了撑的, which means eating to the point of feeling stuffed. The Chinese consider it the root cause of all nonsense. Americans today would say you’re full of shit. Kinda gross if you picture it,  but the association with fullness is there. As far as folk wisdom goes, Catholic countries also have this (quite accurate) stereotype about priests being always fat gluttons. They are also not known for making much sense either. […]

The Chinese saying was of course born in China, a society famously always lying in the Malthusian edge. It wasn’t easy to have a full belly in China, and those who did it were of a particular class. Mostly government bureaucrats, who were of course chosen in a famously competitive civil service exam. My feeling is that  Chinese masses developed the impression that smart people tend to spout quite a lot of nonsense, and they having passed the examination, hence being smart, the only reasonable cause must be that they had too much food. Which is a quite reasonable conclusion. But what if it’s not about food?”

“Needing a purpose to be strong, needing resolve to be legitimate – that all sounds like lies to me! You can just go on instinct, even with the big stuff like ideals. You’re the kind of person who is never crushed under the weight of responsibility.”

“No matter what enemy you may encounter or who you may have to defeat… feel it. Think about it. Process it. Accept your doubts. But don’t be crippled by them. Above all, accept the consequences of your actions, and turn all you learn and feel into strength. If you wait until the end to think, you’ll end up with regrets.”

“They don’t want to make good games and hope they sell. They want to make games that sell and hope they’re good.”

“A story without end,
A child-like finger returns to the first line,
A tiny hand reaches out for the second volume,
For as long as the reader denies reality.”

“You need to realize the efficient distribution of resources depends on proper management. I can assure you that my family has no plans to stockpile goods for financila gain. Once you see how we rule, you will understand our grand design for the well-being of humanity.”

“I’m aware of the Harway plan for prosperity. Everyone in their place, with no place for dissent. A paradise based on stasis and class immobility. No change and no hope of a better future. Stability at the expense of hope and joy. A world where people don’t live, but merely exist. I mock anyone who’d choose that path. Living as merely one of the flock doesn’t appeal to me.”

“Miss Tousaka, that is because you have an inherent strength that the masses lack. Perhaps it is good to feel that you’re in a fight to preserve your very existence. However, would you wish for all of mankind to suddenly be given the same strength?”
“Um… I mean… that is to say…”

“Of course you wouldn’t. You are all too aware of your selfishness and your pride. Because of that, you could not share your pain with those without the strength to bear it.”

“The age of IT communication has brought lots of benefits to society, but it’s also making our lives increasingly unfilmable. People talking or arguing via Email, Facebook, Twitter or even Skype tend not to work dramatically as fiction scenes. […] IT communication tends to reduce human interaction down to premeditated text. Each message is consciously thought out before it’s sent and that removes the nonverbal, spontaneous stuff that actors can use to convey depth beyond scripted dialogue alone.”

“[Over-reliance on exposition] goes hand in hand with the fact that IT communication tends to reduce human thought and interaction down to its verbal component. Too many movies over-explain themselves through dialogue. Characters say what they’re feeling instead of showing it through expressions, gestures and actions. And plot points are stated by characters as if they are narrating their own stories in real time. One of the worst examples of this is Inception. It could have been a much better film if it didn’t over-explain itself through dialogue. By leaving no mystery, by not challenging the audience to figure at least some of the story out for themselves, these movies become watch once affairs.”

“why exactly do you expcet me to be so much more obsequious in my opinion than you are? your recommendation was very strongly oppninionated but you expect people who disagree with you to grovel with theirs”

>dress yourself up and emphasize your appearance
>ask people to love you for who you are rather than your appearance
this is surely the best way to look for true love”

“I’ve got a bridge to sell you you fucking idiot”

>you cant say someone is defined by how other people perceive them

fool, that’s almost literally what being defined means. you can have a definition for yourself, cool, but that doesn’t mean shit if the entire world thinks something different about you, and acts accordingly.

also, im holding her to the same standard i hold myself to, working in a restaurant as a busser. this isn’t a glamorous job, nor is it really a clean one, and sure, if people are going to judge me based on the work I do, that’s their prerogative. i can define myself all day, but if everyone arounds me thinks im something else, what I am I really”

“I would never date a student EVER…. except this one, because she’s different, and by different I mean, she is good looking and I wanted to fuck her” You don’t need to explain yourself dude.”

“Coming of age in high school teaches us at a critical formative time that the most athletic and outgoing people are the natural aristocracy of humanity, literally crowned as monarchs in school assemblies held in their honor.  The whole point is the elites are not particularly useful, specializing in showmanship and sales.  The golden people perform on the field while the subordinate bug people line up to adore them in a synchronized marching band.Status competition in a royal court is all about currying favor while those merely useful are but tools in the games of those who matter.”

“One of the best and most reliable ways to earn contempt in this world is to keep giving people nice things they haven’t earned, even after they spurn your offerings.  They learn you’re an easy mark—that they can take a steaming dump on your face and won’t get called out.”

“For example, when I got my current apartment, I was told that it was a two bedroom apartment. That’s what was sold to me. When I moved in, I found one of the doors to a bedroom locked. I was then told completely casually by the rental agent that the family wants to use that room for storage and that I was not allowed to use it, initial promises and the lease be damned. Unfortunately for them, and unlike most Chinese people, I actually care about truth and justice and threatened to sue them. I called the cops and had a locksmith sent to my house and open the lock. Of course, since the lease clearly stipulates that the whole apartment was mine to use, they knew they didn’t have a chance in court and would lose and would have to pay my lawyer fees and storage fees; they capitulated and now I have complete use of the whole apartment. Most Chinese people have put their tails between their legs and caved under the demands of the landlord not wanting to stir up “trouble” and moreover thinking their behavior “civilized” when it is just cowardly and shortsighted. They would have swallowed their flickering sense of resentment and injustice and merely complained to their friends while doing absolutely nothing about it.”

“>>themes are shoved in your face, no subtlety at all (especially the robot fucking scene, that was embarrassing)

From what I’ve read on /v/ most people think the theme was “nature of humanity” or “are AI real human beans”, though I didn’t get that impression at all.

The game has two themes: the absurdist/existentialist theme of finding what you live for (or, rather, finding out you don’t need some external reason) and the theme of obsessively clinging to the past.

The main theme is most prominent through the main plot, especially considering the humanity – the allegory for your reasons to live, unshaken beliefs, something unreachable yet something you constantly yearn for. Over the course of the game main character (9S) first has his will to live, in both humanity and 2B. Then he loses them one after another, after which the nihilism came over him. He believes in nothing, only desires destruction of the machines. And still, in the end he finds his own peace (by the memories of 2B, no less). In the last dialogue between bots they basically say that life is worth it just for the fact that you are living. Nothing more is needed. You may feel bad, lost, broken, but, sometimes with the help of other people (hence the credits), you can and should live.

The second theme, as I’ve said, is about longing for your own past. The whole game is full of this dream-like atmosphere of nostalgia. For all intents and purposes, both androids and machines are “human”. They feel emotions, they eat just because it feels good, take showers and so on. And yet they all strive to be like humans, and in this process they repeat the mistakes of the past. Though androids accuse machines of doing it, they are themselves fully guilty of it. There’s also Adam, who superficially looked at the past and decided he understood it all. But maybe someday, we can finally move forward without looking back (that is A2’s ending with the rocket launching into space).”

“”youre a prick” “nah i think you are” “WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU SAY ABOUT ME?””

“no you dont need money management classes in highschoolyou need to know how black represents the darkness of a scene in a bookand blue represents the sadness the writer felt”

“In 1945, corporations paid 50% of federal taxes. Now they pay about 5%.In 1900, 90% of Americans were self-employed. Now it’s about 2%.”

“Corporations are so big you don’t know who you’re working for. That’s terror.”

“”Journalists” that can’t describe games other then by comparing to other current or “classic” games deserve to be taken out back and shot. You’re paid to speak and write you fuck, if I wanted my ten year old brother’s description of the game I’d ask him.”

“In Japan, everything is a matter of honor in terms of contracts, it really doesn’t matter that much what’s written down, so Fuji and Towa had given their word to Mata and he had proceeded on those grounds. […]

Someone from Fuji came in and told Mata they would have to renege. Mata was quite flabberghasted about this and he said let me think about it, he thought about it, came back to them and said, essentially, “I have almost a million dollars of my own money put in this film, I have put this money in this film because you gave me your word that you would finance it. Now you are reneging on your word, and I will do whatever I have to do to protect the financial best interests of my family.” Which was a kind of Japanese code way of saying that then, and perhaps still now, if a businessman gets into trouble and commits suicide, his debts are not visited upon his wife and children. It’s considered that he cleaned the slate. And so Mata’s saying, look, if this thing puts me in such a mess that I decide to say, “protect the financial interest of my family”, it’s going to be known that you caused this.

So the person from Fuji who’s hearing this story isn’t hearing about Mata dying, he’s hearing about how he will never, ever work again.”

“You’re making a threat from beyond the grave while you’re still alive.”

“Yeah. Then according to Mata several weeks later in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, they met, and two and a half million dollars in yen passed hands […] After this money passed hands the film got financed, but Toho and Fuji claimed they didn’t finance the movie […] When the film was eventually showed at Cannes, and Toho-Towa had a party I went to the party and said to the then-head, I thanked them for what they had done to help get the film made and he looked at me with a straight face and said,

“We had nothing to do with that film.”

“It’s not a situation where there’s a union in place, which is what regulates every aspect of American production; a Japanese film unit most things are done by verbal agreement, as are most things in Japanese society. And the day may be long because it includes a certain amount of fraternizing afterwards, but in general the agreement was that it was a 12-hour day. Going beyond that 12 hours is not a matter of production agreeing to shell out more money, it’s a matter of reaching mutual agreement between the spokespersons for the crew, and the director and producer. The crew is empowered because they want to maintain a certain quality of life.

[In Japan] they don’t have the overtime system where you can work 13, 14, 15 hours a day but you just keep paying the crew double-time, and I remember we had a few days where we had to get a few extra shots and we worked a little bit long, and there was a moment where the crew came and said to Paul and me, “We have to stop now. This is a long enough day.” And Paul said well we’ll pay you, we need to get two more shots. And this was early in the shoot and they were like, “No, you don’t understand, it is not about money. It is about your understanding our feelings, and there are certain intangibles of understanding that buy you a crew’s goodwill that don’t have to do with monetary transactions”, which is really all that American crews function on.”

“What frustrates me about notch is that he is so fortunate to luck into this wealth and all he does is buy a mansion and shitpost on Twitter? Are you fucking kidding me? How devoid of motivation and aspirations do you have to be for that to be your plan after that? Do something. Work on a project, travel the world with hookers and blow, start a foundation, do fucking something beyond shitposting on Twitter like any other bum.”

“What the fuck you think happens when a random retard on /v/ suddenly gets so rich he can be perma-NEET and no one can judge them for it?”

“It’s all about to end anyway, he started talking about Pizzagate. He’s going to have an accident soon.”

“So why not just call them wyverns?”
“Because normies hate using new words and details.”

“There’s no official naming for these fictional creatures. It’s not a FACT that ‘two-legged dragons’ are called wyverns.”

“>It’s not a FACT that ‘two-legged dragons’ are called wyverns

It literally is. The entire distinction and usage of the word came about from heraldry, where the distinction was actually important, but then, even a slightly wrong four legged dragon was worthy of autism.”

“a made up human concept is not a fact no matter how much you want it to be.”

“You dense motherfucker, EVERYTHING is a made up human concept.”

” the game is basically a personality test to see if you can get along with other players on your team.if both teams mesh together properly then the game turns into a nightmarishly shitty shooter.”

“The answer is I just write like this. You’d be surprised how often people out there either forget things about a game or just watch videos because they’ve never played it, and this is also a sort of note-taking that helps me understand everything I play. It keeps everyone on an even playing field, and it’s also good for just gathering examples. You can talk about a boss at one point in the video and then reference that boss later on and then everyone will know what you’re talking about, even if they might’ve forgotten it before or never played the game.”

“Domains were as good as property until a week ago, no one lost theirs without a court order. This is seriously unprecedented and awful for the Internet – after ~20 years, domain registrars are no longer neutral infrastructure providers, but have suddenly claimed editorial authority over everything online. If left unchecked they will take down everything remotely “right wing”, up to and including local fox news affiliates and municipal governments with republican mayors. They aren’t playing. They want us dead, so to unleash rivers of misery without whitey to check them.”

“Nah, none of that shit is going to happen. Don’t worry, you and all the other shabbos goyim will be fine. In fact I even disagree with what Anglin has said on this issue. They won’t shut down any of those retarded conservative or pro-life sites. Shutting down the Daily Stormer is not a “wedge” that they use to get after the gawd fearing constitutional patriots or any of that retarded nonsense. It’s a wedge that they use to betatest further corporate and legal persecution/punishment of Nazis.

They don’t care about any of that gay MRA libertarian horseshit. Free speech is about the ability of National Socialists to call for the gassing of every single jew. Nothing more and nothing less. Everything else is already part of their system. If you aren’t writing essays where you argue for the extermination of jews, you don’t have to worry about free speech because you aren’t making use of it anyways.”

“>huge uproar last time>mere apathy this timeyeah, saw this one coming”

“outrage fatigue. Soon everyone is going to get tired of being pissed off and the only thing left will be the black in Bethesda’s numbers.”

“thats how they do it, just keep pushing it til people get used to the idea or just stop caring

which is why people should be adamantly against these kind of practices even if shit that’s pushed out later makes them seem tame by comparison. ie. dlc, season passes, micro-transactions, loot boxesnever, not once, dont buy em dammit”

“>yfw you realize the incredibly poorly handled first attempt at paid mods was done as badly as possible on purpose, so that 2 years later they could introduce it again, this time with a slightly more organized looking plan so that it would look better by comparison, and with the concept not completely new and people would be more inclined to accept it.”

>bathesda only gives modders an one time payment>they don’t even get a percentage of the sales
>the payment is most likely to be way less than your average 3d modeler, otherwise Bethesda wouldn’t have done it.
>modders think this is a good thing

Why are modders so fucking gullible? The worst part is, what if, in order to maximize profits, Bethesda decides to make its future games unmoddable outside of Creative Club? And what if other companies decide to follow suit? I’d never thought I’d see the day modders killed mods.”

“How did eroge become irrelevant in Japan?”
“because mobage more profitable with lower cost”

“why do all those fucking apps always have some stupid ass face with the mouth wide open”

“because they need to copy every single aspect of a popular appto confuse people into playing it”

“Pretty easy to be “green” when you stop growth, carve out the majority of the city to federally exempt property, and push auto-centric development to your borders. Let your neighbors carry your carbon emissions, etc…There is a lot to love about the city of Washington DC, but it doesn’t happen in a bubble. If LEED is going to be credible, it needs to apply more systems thinking.”

“It literally can’t get any more credible. Credibility is social capital, social capital is marketing, and what better marketing than saying the capital of the most powerful country in the world is also the first and only platinum city by something-something-something standards?

Anywhere from here it can only go down because every other city has actual people and actual things going on in it with history and social influence that’s less than “we dictate how everyone on the planet will act”.”

“As things become more and more successful, the shuttle will be replaced with a streetcar which can someday be replaced with a subway. Now we’re not imposing an expensive, ineffective, top-down transit solution in the places where we can get the funding, find a vacant corridor and build a political coalition of vested interests. Instead, we’re incrementally building a dense web of successful transit that is intimately aligned with the expanded opportunities being provided by a complex development pattern.”

“This article has everything backwards.

Places become successful only when they are accessible. Human settlements from time immemorial were sited at maritime ports, along rivers, at crossroads, and around rail stations.

“Streetcar suburbs” even have the word, “streetcar,” in their name.

Unless we are talking about Machu Pichu, medieval hill towns in Italy, or walled cities where resources otherwise exist, accessibility largely determines the value of land for development and for human settlement.

Rivers, maritime ports, and crossroads existed before the 1800’s and guided the siting of most human settlements, and the advent of railroads created the conditions for greatly-expanded development on land that was disconnected from this water after that time.
The nuttiness of postwar automobile dependency is that, which is distorting present-day views of this process.”

“When engineers design a street, they begin with the design speed. They then determine the projected traffic volume. Given speed and volume, they then look to a design manual to determine the safe street section and then, once a cross section is selected, determine the cost. This approach to design – speed then volume then safety then cost – reflects the ideology of the profession, an internal belief system so foundational that they don’t recognize it as the application of a set of values.”

“that’s either an “it’s too early to tell” or a “it’s too late to change anything” component of the project.”

“We don’t contend with protons and atoms. We contend mostly with other people. And to some degree with nature, but nature is outside our proper domain.”

“Virtually every standard of Labor Rights has been reversed since the 90s “New Economy” concepts emerged. 8 hour work days are a joke to most Millennials, and more recently basic benefits like medical insurance. Collective Bargaining is virtually unknown to any middle class white younger than 35.”

“when you are hooked enough prices wont matter anymore, pretty basic business strategy”

>implying Artemis is actually a bimbo and not a cold, calculating mastermind yandere who put the soul of one of humanity’s greatest heroes into a teddy bear so she could have absolute power over him just pretending to be a bimbo

She’s really the perfect patron for evilcat. Totally ruthless, goal-oriented, and full of completely pure love (for Orion rather than children)”

“I’m sure there’ll be a day where I go on a journey to never return. At that time, please, could you see me off with a smile? There are times when love doesn’t mean to cry and reach out.”

“Young people are absolutely starving for someone to provide them with a sensibility and say “Look, here’s something worth living for, man.””

“Sufficive to say, none of this stuff ever goes to market for whatever weird reason. They are still releasing new articles, documentaries and presentations for this stuff every few years (almost as if on some kind of rotation) but nothing ever seems to come of it. Kinda makes you think what the agenda with these fluff pieces is. Is it some kind of underhanded way by some actors to indirectly ask the state for more grant money?

Or maybe its just part of the greater transhumanist fantasy scam that ZOG is dangling in front of us. If you think about it, transhumanism and the singularity and all this other scifi horseshit really are the ultimate carott on a stick – if the people you’re ruling over can be brought to believe that they are the *ONE* generation that will at long last discover the secret to immortality and have a chance at living forever, well, then you aren’t very likely to rebel or rock the boat, are you? After all you don’t want to die in some heroic shootout with ZOG occupation troops just a year before “the one secret trick the grim reaper doesnt want you to know” is discovered!”