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Posts posted by Zeffolia

  1. Just now, caze said:

    You clearly didn't, you obviously have very poor reading comprehension. I was talking about the origin of the phrase and it's actual meaning, not what he said. Maybe if I shout you'll understand: I WAS NOT DEFENDING WHAT HE SAID, I WAS CALLING HIM DUMB. 

    You also defended this type of terminology as not being rooted in slavery when dehumanizing language of this sort is very clearly rooted in slavery in all its various forms.

  2. Just now, caze said:

    Read what I wrote again dumbass, he's using the term wrong, I'm not justifying what he said. The phrase is not rooted in slavery just because this guy is an idiot.

    I read what you said perfectly clearly, using dehumanizing language to refer to groups of workers does in fact have something to do with slavery regardless of whether the speaker used the term wrong.

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  3. 34 minutes ago, caze said:

    The concept of human capital was defined by Adam Smith:

    The stock of human capital is traits and abilities of people, not the individuals themselves, this is a well established concept in economics. Hassett obviously wasn't paying attention when they covered this in university. It's got literally nothing to do with slavery.

    In your race to justify every right wing talking point you miss the obvious difference here which is that the speaker applied a verb to "human capital" meaning he was speaking about actual humans, not the abstract concept.  He says the "human capital" is ready to get back to work, not "the people" are ready to get back to work.  This dehumanizing language is a hallmark of slavers throughout history, from long ago up to even in the present capitalist wage slave conditions

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  4. the cause doesn't matter except in the extent to which it relates to the present material conditions and how we can react to them.  what has a bigger material affect upon our wellbeing than whether there are secret biological research facilities in wuhan which leaked this on purpose to kill people (or whatever other extreme ends conspiratorial thinking can reach) is how our local governments and the groups of governments with which they fraternize treat this crisis for members of our class, the working class.  if your country does not have a well oiled free medical system, the ability to house everyone even when they aren't getting income, and the ability to hold accountable those who try to take economic advantage of this situation through pushing their agendas, your government is a farce which needs to be overthrown and replaced with a government which workers for the laborers of your country, the vast majority of people, rather than the elite. 

    covid-19 is yet more proof that revolutionary activity comes not from the psychological call to action of the minds of any individual but rather the material conditions of reality itself which force into being the actions caused by whatever revolutionary interpretation of the material conditions that the masses of people have been conditioned to think throughout their lifetime.  whether it's a correct or incorrect interpretation relates solely to how strongly based on the material conditions is their analysis which led to that interpretation.

    those at the top of the hierarchical power structure of our societies are exploiting this crisis for their material gain and are going to continue stripping more and more of our power from us to protect themselves because they're pussy ass bitches who haven't worked a job in their lives, and because the workers are scared to admit that they are workers, and that they actually, through their numbers, hold the power

    the legal systems of our countries enforce this mental submission through bullshit laws like the illegality of drugs, graffiti, and even the most benign forms of public civil disobedience, no matter how harmless these actions are

    in summary if you don't support a dismantling of private property you are a class traitor

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  5. "It was not an accident, I mean it's instructive to look at what they did in Ecuador and you know the deliberate dumping at the height of the operation of 4 million gallons a day of toxic benzene laden waste water into the streams and rivers where indigenous people lived, and that went on day after day for years.  And they never warned the people, they never you know put up fences around the waste pits, they never hired doctors, they never did environmental assessments, they literally just dumped toxic waste with impunity"


  6. 19 hours ago, beer badger said:

    Without a doubt all the cunts who are over 35 and had never owned a bicycle before and in the last few years have jumped upon the bandwagon because its the in-thing to do. And are total ignorant, arrogant, pig headed cunt posers. 

    Now I am tarred with the same brush as these fuckers, hated by the general public. Getting on my nerves doesn't even come close to what I actually feel. Once upon a time I used to be a simple dude out on a bike, now? Now it's become a massive shit fight with everyone under the sun.

    I work Monday to Saturday and Sunday when I cycle, especially in spring and summer I make sure I am on the road no later than 7.30am, and you know I like a drink on a Saturday evening. It's tough but I do it.

    The golden rule is to be out the way and almost finishing my route by 10am then I'm not involved in the numpty festival of me vs fishermen, walkers, drivers, general public all of which hate cyclists and most of all, other cyclists.

    They are not all twats but your average 'I'm a badass legend on two wheels' (usually a racing bike) is a fucking cunt. And that is the truth.

    this is the funniest thing ive ever read

    are there actually these people?

  7. 8 hours ago, hijexx said:

    Man this stuff really is SkyNet in the making. Going to hit a tipping point where AI just learns everything we do, plays out a few million iterations of it, then takes over and we can't keep up. Maybe all that Ray Kurzweil singularity talk isn't mumbo jumbo after all.

    it never was mumbo jumbo it has always been the next great filter after nuclear weapons capabilities

  8. the next step is to decompose the video stream into semantic elements, sprites, texture patterns, dynamism, then auto-generate the code that represents the game with this game engine and behavior using NLP trained on a suite of generic algorithms in an easily string-manipulatable programming language where high level concepts are simplified

    the next step is applying it to real life sensor streams, we know in our hearts this isn't going to end up good

  9. 1 hour ago, hijexx said:

    ^ yep! Also you can't really prove a negative. You can have your stuff locked down like a fortress but there could still be a zero day being exploited right under your nose and you wouldn't know it.

    ya.  and if there isn't an exploit they will hire a worker to work on the codebase of software you use and sneak one in.  there is no limit to their reach


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  10. 12 minutes ago, chenGOD said:

    Farmer met Epstein in 1995. Jeffrey Epstein began working for Bear Sterns in 1976 and became a limited partner in 1980. So doesn't seem like she would have much insight as to what he did prior to 1995.

    so what was his job title and what are the typical earnings of the type of employee he was in 1976?

    why did the FBI tell Farmer to forget what she knows and move on?

    the idea this was just some thing he did is naive

  11. 53 minutes ago, chenGOD said:

    Fuck I hate agreeing with caze, but it’s pretty straightforward if you don’t go into it with a biased mind. 
    He became super rich through working in lots of shady and sketchy investments, including Bear Sterns. 
    He’s definitely fucked up, and sure there are some people in his circle of friends that are fucked up as well. That doesn’t mean there’s a giant global conspiracy. The human brain is good at making patterns and connections, even when those connections don’t actually exist, or there is no evidence for them. 
    That leads to shit like pizzagate, which is almost the stupidest thing ever. 


    what about witness testimony to the contrary? maria farmer said the dude never worked at all

  12. 28 minutes ago, Stickfigger said:

    Guys, if you don't have anything to hide, what's the problem? 

    You guys only care about this coz ya'll druggies

    sounds great until nazis take over and mine internet logs for anyone who seems associated with anti-fascism, socialism, communism, etc. then they kill them

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  13. 3 hours ago, dingformung said:

    Also, big companies might do it illegally even if there are laws.

    not only will they do it illegally, even if they acted in good faith they'd do it accidentally by getting hacked, accidentally leaving databases accessible to the web, not erasing free space on hard drive sectors which previously contained your data, etc.  basically the solution is "no internet" and "only go in public with a baklava on wearing undersized high heels to avoid gait detection and wearing fake contact lenses to avoid HD camera based iris scanners" also you have to never drive on the same road twice

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  14. 6 hours ago, Braintree said:

    We need politicians competent enough to know that we should have data rights.

    data rights are a sham written on paper which engineering violence (malware) can overcome.  what we really need is publicly funded Free Open Source Software infrastructure and publicly auditable computing hardware manufacturing facilities so that people can truly know they are free, without the need of any laws to protect them

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  15. On 3/11/2020 at 3:00 AM, Soloman Tump said:

    If you don't declare it, can they actually trace it to you anyway?

    it depends how you got it.  US exchanges have to follow banking Know Your Customer (KYC) laws.  let's say some day the government sees that you paid $50 for an item shipped to your house, from an address containing $10k in BTC, or from an address sourced from another address containing $10k BTC which also sent a transaction that can be tracked back to you, etc.  Then they know you own it and they can get you for tax fraud

    in summary don't break the law and just declare your BTC, barely anyone is actually smart and careful enough to truly get away with it, especially in the age of mass automated surveillance.  in fact, if you get away with it, it just means they didn't bother coming after you.  yet

    that all applies to bitcoin, which is pseudonymous not anonymous.  privacy coins on the other hand...

  16. Interview with Maria Farmer, the first Epstein accuser




    Maria Farmer (c. 1970) is an American visual artist known for filing the earliest known criminal complaint to law enforcement in 1996 about the conduct of the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.[2] Farmer, a figurative painter, had also described her and her sister Annie's experiences of sexual misconduct from Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell to a journalist in 2002 but the publication refrained from including it in their accounts.

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