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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:44 am 
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I found a bunch of philosophy dissertations from the place where I got Prometheus and Atlas by Googling "site:https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/bitstream/ philosophy" and "site:https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/bitstream/ philosophy pdf" (without quotes). These look interesting:

Why We're Liberal, Why We're Conservative

Qur'anic Narrative and Sufi Hermeneutics

Here are the channels I know of that have some videos on geopolitics and geoeconomics that are not obviously inaccurate: https://www.youtube.com/user/CulturalKn ... =0&sort=dd https://www.youtube.com/user/Wendoverpr ... id&sort=dd https://www.youtube.com/user/CaspianReport/videos The first one is the best, and also the least visited, so let me know if there are good ones I don't know about. RealLifeLore might count, though it is more random and a bit on the sensationalist side: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP5tjE ... =dd&view=0

Miscellaneous NSFW comedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0T2mpUb8yo ...from the channel that brought us the classic horror short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQhNGEu2KA If this means something, no clue what that might be. Binging on other horror shorts I remember: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxRIWBoluzs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WOYI7lVbXQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y7Uvgt7fsg Narration of an original story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVew4nFcpD0 On a lighter note: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz6ThqHqJes

PS. I Googled "site:https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/bitstream/ geopolitics" on a whim, and this one turned up:

Investigation into the Impacts of Foreign Ruling Elites in Traditional State Societies: The Case of the Kassite State in Babylonia (Iraq)

PPS. On my novel list, I finished The Secret History, House of Leaves, Gone Girl and Watchers. Next up are The Daughter of Time, The Bone Collector, Pale Fire, Fingersmith and Cloud Atlas. Can't believe I haven't read Bird Box yet.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:11 pm 
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I mentioned him higher up

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Not exactly. I linked to him higher up, but his name doesn't show until you click the link.
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Maloya (a traditional music genre from Réunion, mostly developped in the 19th century by Réunionese of Malagasy origin) was played, including the following song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEKiG0mgnMw


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Best music video of 2017

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Song of Lahore is an amazing documentary about the traditional musicians in Lahore.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:49 pm 
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I found an interesting philosophy dissertation from Stony Brook: https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/handle/11401/72545 (This one is useful for writing how characters interact with the world: https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/handle/11401/71301)

For geopolitics, a simple search turned up these channels: https://www.youtube.com/user/FPRIVideo/ ... &flow=grid https://www.youtube.com/user/STRATFORvi ... w=0&sort=p These also seem useful, but I'm not familiar with them personally.

PS. I've been binge watching YouTube's favorite mad scientist recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl3NamzoFrM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVVTSXA0HTU https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... Ec7JYqDVTZ https://www.youtube.com/user/theCodyRee ... w=0&sort=p (I'm afraid my knowledge of mad science hangouts is limited to: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheChemlif ... t=p&view=0 http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/ (I haven't watched enough of channels like Applied Science to know if they're mad enough to qualify: https://www.youtube.com/user/bkraz333/v ... rid&sort=p (Anyway, in case anyone here is of the lunatic and scientific persuasions, this is a good textbook on organic chemistry: http://jsforum.chez-alice.fr/book/org-c ... fman-2.pdf)))

I've also rewatched the Lizzie Bennet Diaries: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 80D8A65D08 and the vlogbrothers EXPLANATIONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... eVc7qOn8Dq

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:37 pm 
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I have this Burmese pro-democracy song stuck in my head.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:45 am 
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If the alt right is your thing: Having read Prometheus and Atlas, Jason Reza Jorjani comes across as a more sophisticated thinker than Jordan Peterson.

He's wrong about everything, of course. These Nazi types never seem to realize that you can't have a lasting government run by geniuses. Not only will abrogating the rule of law create injustice because of the structural features of human society, but you will sooner or later run out of geniuses who are both willing and able to sacrifice their lives to the cause of holding an unjust country together through yet more injustice.

Nevertheless, the book had some thought-provoking ideas. By contrast, Jordan Peterson is either pandering to certain internet demographics rather than courageously presenting ideas that defy the status quo, or he has no such ideas to present. This channel has an audiobook of the opening sections of Prometheus and Atlas: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRQio ... =da&view=0

I don't have the time for audiobooks. Is Jorjani worth paying any attention to? The only thing I've seen from him is a secondhand explanation of his Schmittian sales pitch for global Zoroastrian theocracy.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:35 am 
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It depends. I liked his conception of cultural identity because it provides a clean, naive and uncritical contrast to, say, Husserl's (link). I also thought the derivation of spectral ideas in his dissertation (available online) has some relevance for writing horror and fantasy. On politics proper, I can't take him seriously because he seems to unironically believe in paranormal phenomena, but so did many high-ranking Nazis. His international Zoroastrian theocracy is in the same ballpark, but then, I think Yarvin's Patchwork is an equally fantastic, if less colorful, idea. Once the world has been subdivided into for-profit Singapores, what is there to prevent them from conquering each other without an international agency to preserve the status quo? For example, the Dutch East India Company is known to have raised entire armies in its conquest of Indonesia. Singapores that gain large territories through conquest are no longer Singapores, so we'll be back to square one in no time. If that's realistic, I'm not sure I understand what ideas you think are worth paying attention to. (Only the most obvious objection. What about monopolies formed through legitimate business practices, and so on?)

PS. I understand he is directly involved with Iranian nationalists, if that's what you're asking, although some of them have begun to distance themselves from him since he came out in support of Israel.

PPS. Let me know of more sensible alt right plans. Reading propaganda that disagrees with each other helps me with character motivations.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:28 am 
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1. Another Day from Rent is stuck in my head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidzfBu-cJY I don't understand why it's un-PC to like Rent. Do you really want your operatic characters to be moral exemplars, or terrible and flamboyant enough to move your jaded soul?

2. Watching YouTube on speed 2 in a corder of my screen, I finished every listed and unlisted video on Cody's Lab. Watching some of his mission simulation videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/theCodyRee ... ?query=KSP made me realize I needed a refresher on astrodynamics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... hyILJYPP4F (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 2Esfl8E6Jv https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQzHRx ... id&sort=da) https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... rodynamics

3. I also need a continuous stream of inspiration to work on the chemistry module of my process-algorithm mapping, so now on to NileRed: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRedNile ... rid&view=0 (Also https://www.youtube.com/user/ekuchemlab ... &flow=grid)

4. I've been watching a lot of documentaries by Louis Theroux lately.

5. Cream by David Firth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UgiJPnwtQU

PS. Paul Cockshott's YouTube channel on socialist economics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU ... =da&view=0 (https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... al_economy http://reality.gn.apc.org/econ/Zacharia ... rValue.pdf (http://carecon.org.uk/QM/Papers/Zachari ... ate_v7.pdf https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/1095/5 ... a90eff.pdf))

PPS. I read these books on planetary science for conworlding ideas: http://www.doganaydal.com/nesneler/kutu ... ECTIVE.PDF https://archive.org/details/Fundamental ... ck_J._Liss I read this book on Shia jurisprudence with similar hopes, but it mostly pissed me off that people are dedicating their lives to study this shit in the 21st century: http://www.english.shirazi.ir/books/Isl ... dition.pdf

PPPS. Algorand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nQE_HAGlmM https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.01341

PPPPS. Neuromorphic engineering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MlkbF4Qn6o https://www.stanford.edu/group/brainsin ... lectro.pdf https://arxiv.org/pdf/1705.06963 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1506.03264 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1403.6428 https://science.energy.gov/~/media/bes/ ... SA_rpt.pdf (http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/matnat/ ... script.pdf)

PPPPPS. Not sure which neuroanatomy textbooks are the good ones: http://vcms.nl/Nijmegen/wp-content/uplo ... imple-.pdf https://archive.org/details/RichardS.Sn ... Ed._201701 https://www.unical.edu.ng/library/books ... natomy.pdf http://medfile.ir/iran%20anatomy%20files/text/WALTER%20-%20Atlas%20of%20functional%20neuroanatomy%20(www.irananatomy.ir).pdf

PPPPPPS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9nvzs-PciE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTrsAEBwRUw)

PPPPPPPS. https://d.tube/ (https://about.d.tube/#about)

PPPPPPPPS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIfF0QXeNjM

PPPPPPPPPS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS8VtAvgLkM (seems to be gone for some reason)

PPPPPPPPPS. When asked about the alt right, Jordan Peterson said that the alt right was "incomplete" because they understand the figure of the Father, but not the Son. (IIRC. Could have been the other way around, actually. It wouldn't change my point either way.) This did not convince me he wasn't a member of the alt right (although he probably isn't). This video from MGTOW, however, did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HQ90iSGpJM This person is a conservative, but not a member of the alt right.

PPPPPPPPPPS. Bengali films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFSapDbNN6k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTkX7V9M5-4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxNM8Abf19g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6L59UbGigc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmY-9W2WkjI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZCXJP7CNOU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYIxXaPqE6U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeiGPWYIOqs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwWbgLD7YCY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tyWzICVwPw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyAdzjPzMP4

PPPPPPPPPPPS. Game semantics: https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.01669 https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.05073 (https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.02332 https://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Yamada_N/0/1/0/all/0/1)

PPPPPPPPPPPPS. Started reading Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Hope it cheers me up.

PPPPPPPPPPPPPS. Of course it only infuriated me like these books always do. I wish I were capable of learning from my mistakes. At least now I remember what calms me down, poetry recordings:

The Wine
Epigram
An Argument
To Phoebe
I shall forget you presently, my dear
To the Not Impossible Him
Red Maples
At Night
The Dream
After Parting
Blue Water

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPS. ElectroBOOM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ9wk6aVjT0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5E4NiP4hpM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6hQcdjcI9Y)

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPS. I read all of Sara Teasdale available on Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/223

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF0pMILT7_Y

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPS. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTrueGoo ... rid&view=0

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPS. Ooh, a pseudointellectual Japanese visual novel is just my kind of thing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... _t68MQOf6W

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:23 am 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTvHXnvmmCA

v oddly structured for what it is - "increasing elaboration of a single theme throughout a track" isn't something I run across in electronic music much. the closest thing I can think of is some of the longer and weirder vsnares tracks. then again, I don't listen to much electronic music

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:11 am 
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I just finished reading JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:13 am 
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I'm currently reading Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us by Rodney Brooks, which, so far, seems to be mainly about various robots he and his teams have built.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 11:43 pm 
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http://www.polatkaya.net/

This guy is like a Turkish Edo Nyland.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:07 am 
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Currently rereading Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I have considered this my favorite book for a long time…and now I very clearly recall why. I fiercely love every single word in this book. Absolute masterpiece.

(it also, incidentally, features a conlanger as a character)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:09 am 
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The BBC did a short TV series based on the book, which I quite enjoyed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:52 am 
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I'm aware of the series but have absolutely zero desire to watch it. I feel that much of what makes the book exceptional just wouldn't translate well to a visual format, and I don't want to screw up my mental images of everything.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:56 pm 
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Not having read the book, I can't comment on the adaptation. But as a TV series, it was very good. I gather that it made some simplifying changes to the book, but that the adaptation was well-thought-of as respectful and appropriate, and that it captured some key scenes from the book in a satisfying manner.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:52 pm 
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I need to re-read it. It was a difficult read and I didn't like it when I first read, but I think I just read it too young to understand it. I would probably enjoy it today.

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