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Interzone / Re: Spergin'
« on: September 28, 2009, 07:37:13 PM »
Yea, its hard to say how good it is.

It doesn't seem so different than the tests psychologists administer though. Well, aside from the length i guess - the ones I've seen are like 500 questions.

Interzone / Re: Spergin'
« on: September 27, 2009, 01:07:08 PM »
Multi-threading isn't really one of OOP's strong points - too much state, mutability, and computations that rely on side effects. Purely Functional Programming lends itself to concurrency and parallelism better.

Regardless, Its still non-trivial to effectively use concurrency and parallelism to its fullest.

To be fair, its not that OOP is bullshit so much as it is hugely over-hyped and somewhat idiot friendly. Most nerds just resent all the morons in the industry (most of whom use shit like java).

You really need experience in all the major paradigms to be well rounded:

* Logic programming (Prolog)
* Purely Functional Programming (Haskell)
* OOP (java/c++ - neither are really pure OO but are useful to know. Eiffel or Smalltalk might be interesting to consider, depending what your goals are)
* Procedural (C)
* Assembly (IA32)

I'd probably avoid java/c++ from the OOP category at first. Mainly cause if you learn C and already know OOP concepts you get C++ for free. And once you know C++ its trivial to learn languages like Java or D.

Also, you want to understand the trade-offs between strongly typed languages and dynamically typed ones.

Hardest language on the list is probably Haskell, but i like it the most. Python is the easiest.

C and Assembly are essential for understanding how shit works under the hood - everything else is built on top of it. All the other languages are just to expand your ability to problem solve.

And btw the order i learned languages was: Python -> C -> IA32 Assembly -> Bash -> C++ -> VB (useless) -> Java -> D -> Haskell -> Erlang -> Prolog

Interzone / Re: Spergin'
« on: September 26, 2009, 01:02:55 AM »
There are some notes on the site somewhere about aspies making more traps for hunting than NT's do.

Interzone / Re: Spergin'
« on: September 25, 2009, 09:47:48 PM »

It'd be interesting to see a graph of the scores on this forum. I can set up something real quick to collect results if people care.

Interzone / Re: Did all music die in the 1990s?
« on: September 25, 2009, 05:26:31 PM »
Techstep is probably more palatable around here.


(ignore the pointless visuals)

Interzone / Re: Did all music die in the 1990s?
« on: September 25, 2009, 12:01:19 AM »
In computer science, GUI and OOP are matured but not improved upon. The same goes for web scripting: Perl, JS, VBS, Active X were all matured more than a decade ago. The other stuff is semi-propietary fluff.

In 6 months anyone caught using OOP will be sent to concentration camps in Arizona.


Interzone / Re: LOL@modern depression treatment
« on: September 24, 2009, 04:37:15 PM »
Do patients always know they are part of trial testing?

As far as i know, yea.

The beta testing comment was referring more to the FDA.

The FDA’s standard for safety is "reasonable certainty". Its very difficult for them to test long term side affects.

Test group sizes can be a problem too.

Interzone / Re: LOL@modern depression treatment
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:13:26 PM »
If you stop stroking your dick long enough, maybe you'll realize you don't quite have everything figured out like you thought you did.

Most of what you advocated is covered by the branch of behavior therapy in psychology.

Besides, no competent psychiatrist would just give you pills as a solution. The pills are just there to make the patient more receptive to making positive changes in their life.

That being said, i wouldn't beta test pills produced by people with only a partial understanding of the brain.

Metal / Re: We are Hessians, not metalheads
« on: September 21, 2009, 09:00:10 PM »
How would hessian structural architecture look like? A combination of Minimalist, Neo-classical and Gothic?

Interzone / Re: Universal tolerance
« on: September 21, 2009, 08:40:42 PM »
you cant engineer a master race...

Based on what evidence?

Besides, even without genetics, all you need to do to win the title is claim to be the master race and beat anyone who disagrees into submission. Seems like that's what the NSDAP's plan was like in any case haha.

Interzone / Re: Possible new species of sloth beaten to death by "monsters"
« on: September 21, 2009, 02:12:28 PM »
Anal probe beats rock.

Interzone / Re: Universal tolerance
« on: September 19, 2009, 11:00:07 PM »
You don't need to exterminate 91% of the population to balance population growth.

In the US:
* Birth rate: 14.18 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
* Death rate: 8.27 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Some points to consider:
* Genetic engineering is more precise than selective breeding.
* Natural selection is slow and prone to dead ends - even if its artificially induced.
* Crime will exist as long as there are antisocial people, high IQ doesn't prevent this.
* People of 100 IQ aren't automatically dysfunctional, they just wont produce anything of timeless value.
* All the major accomplishments of civilization resulted from the ideas of a handful of men.

Genetics and eugenics can produce unforeseen side effects. Its safer to operate on a smaller test group than the entire population - you always want the option to rollback changes.

Balance the population growth, prevent industry from poisoning everyone, and optionally engineer a few supermen to speed things up.

Its not really that complicated or extreme.

“The Black Pimp Speaks”
Boyd Rice interviewed via telephone, 2003

RR:  Are you familiar with the Finnish philosopher, Pentti Linkola?  He’s pro-war, pro-disease, pro-famine – any means of reducing the population.  He puts environmentalism above every other social issue basically, and advocates establishing an eco-fascist regime.  I’m curious as to what your impressions of that are.

BOYD:  My impressions of that?…(long pause)… I just fucking hate this hippie-ass stuff, where even people who promote harsh ideas want to be viewed as a “good-guy,” like Charlie Manson claiming that he’s an environmentalist, or whatever.  I think that the world can take care of itself.  I think that if man does enough damage to the environment to screw it up, it will strike back, and a lot of people will be dead, and there will be your check and balance.  I think that if you want to cut down on population, just stop giving free money to people who have babies out of wedlock.  As soon as a poor person has a child, they get all these services, and if they knew that for every child they had, they were going to have to earn more money to feed those kids, they’d get their tubes tied straightaway.

RR:  But in a larger sense, you have the entirety of, say, South America and Central America which have massive population problems, due in no small part to the Catholic church disallowing birth control, or whatever it may be.  So it seems to me that controlling population is going to be a very serious issue in the future.  In fact I’ve heard that India is going to soon surpass China, as being the most populated country in the world.  So, I guess the reason I asked you about Linkola is that he argues that war and disease are great things, and that we should cut off aid to third world countries and just let everyone starve to death.  His argument, as I understand it, is that there’s too many people and we should nip this problem in the bud, before the planet does balance itself out.

BOYD:  George Bush was just criticized because he passed some bill to spend twenty five billion dollars on AIDS in Africa , and people said: “Oh that’s not enough!  Twenty five billion isn’t enough!”  I don’t think he should’ve spent a single cent.  I think AIDS is probably the best thing that’s happened to Africa .  I mean, just imagine; this is a place with so much population that the land can’t support it, and they can’t feed themselves, and they’re starving to death – to me it seems that something like AIDS would be a godsend.

Metal / Re: Isis - Wavering Radiant
« on: July 16, 2009, 02:50:53 AM »
They do a pretty awful job at even copying the metal aesthetic.

Compare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm-LzfiBLuY

to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11P0WQCFtbU

Interzone / Top-down versus bottom-up governance
« on: June 10, 2009, 04:23:40 AM »
To a salesman the product being sold is largely irrelevant, its just a means to an end (financial profit). Technological advancement can then be seen as a byproduct - which is a backwards way of doing things.

The premise behind free market is that competition will force advancement. In practice, it doesn't work out quite that nicely. Often vendors sell the same technology with only superficial modifications. It seems more that the pressure to have something superficially new to sell next year is the primary drive (paced technological advancement). Other industries have zero incentive to upgrade their technology because the R&D costs outweigh any potential increase in profits.

The government is free to provide advancement based on principle, without having to worry about profits. Unfortunately that comes with a whole new set of problems though heh. I guess NASA is a good example of how not to set things up.

Metal / Re: Open source metal band SEVERED FIFTH
« on: June 02, 2009, 08:30:18 AM »
Its pointless to apply movements like this from engineering to art.

Music in general is reverse engineered and derived from so heavily that licensing is irrelevant. Having the source to a few projects by professional audio engineers would be another story though.

Anyway, In this case the music is garbage and priced accordingly.

Really, research and technology should be open, but regulated and funded by the government directly (like the military). With corporate shit; it always ends up falling into the pattern of moving two steps forward and one step back. The technology ends up getting paced to maximize profits.

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