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Articles published to the site through time, all of varying quality.

Don't Make Blog posts, Make Articles
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🕓Reading Time: 7 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Nov 28, 2022

🗒️Summary: This site used to be a website of “blogging” and it was frankly terrible. Any time I look back on those old blog posts I made, I cringe horribly because I knew I could do better. However, with this cringe comes vital knowledge: If you’re going to host a website online, make it a website with articles rather than blog posts. Blogging gives you a “Tweet mindset” Blogging as a format is focused more on short, easy to digest, quantity-based postings rather than proper, longer-form developed posts.


The Siphoning Strategy
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🕓Reading Time: 8 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Nov 27, 2022

🗒️Summary: Rather you like it or not, this is what peak dissenter looks like. Dissenters have a hard time doing any actual damage to the systems they hate. Larpy marches on the capitol, failed attempts to attack big tech, and terrible attempts at political unity all plague any right-wing movement in America. It seems that those against the system cannot catch a break when they make organized attempts. So, maybe it’s time for a different approach.


Corperate Reductionalism
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🕓Reading Time: 6 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Oct 08, 2022

🗒️Summary: Corporate Reductionalism Corporations aren’t real. NGOs aren’t real. Government’s aren’t real. These are some statements that, to the observation of most, are plainly false. People shop at Walmart and eat at McDonalds. People donate to the FSF and heed the World Economic Forum’s words. You likely pay taxes to a Government, federal, state, provincial, local, or other. All these institutions do exist in effect, but the categories they belong to are not real categories due to the fact that these categories lack utility and can instead be reduced to one category of great defining utility: organization.


Don't Over-Specialize!
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🕓Reading Time: 7 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Oct 03, 2022

🗒️Summary: Specialization is for incects. Don’t do it! Over-specialization is a perfect way to entrap yourself in one skill. It’s simply not a good idea for both career and practical reasons. If you’re only good at one thing, you’ll never have back up plans, you’ll never be able to analogize properly, and you’ll never be able to synergize other skills. What is Over-specialization? Over-specialization is when a person focuses all their effort onto one or a small set of related skills in such a way that other skills atrophy or never develop.


Don't Go To College!
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🕓Reading Time: 18 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Aug 20, 2022

🗒️Summary: College is a joke. The punchline is the fact that you get scammed out of time and money for an overvalued certification. Most fields are over-staffed and you shouldn't go into them. The fields that aren't overstaffed won't pay for the education you got. Even if you're lucky enough to get a full ride scholarship (or go on the taxpayer's dole), you will be losing plenty of time in the process for what might be very little reward.


Conservatism Doesn't Exist
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🕓Reading Time: 8 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Aug 06, 2022

🗒️Summary: Conservatism as an ideology isn’t real. To be conservative is to want a current status of society to be continued. The content of said fixed point is laid out in political context of said society. A conservative in 1940s Russia would be a Stalinist and a conservative in 2020 America should be a socially left, economically right, welfare capitalist. In America at least, this group is known as liberals or progressives and your average American conservative is likely not going to identify with the usual ideas supported by liberals or progressives.


Infinitism
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🕓Reading Time: 9 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 16, 2022

🗒️Summary: What comes around goes around Infinitism All things have happened, will happen, and for sure will happen again. This is the mantra of Metaphysical Infinitism. If one takes The critiques of the Cosmological arguments levied by Paul Edwards seriously (that the Cosmological argument isn't necessarily true due to the fact that a universe could be a self-sustaining infinite regress), then one must hold to infinitist beliefs. But, let's not get ahead of ourselves, what is Infinitism?


The Art Of Persuasion
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🕓Reading Time: 13 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 16, 2022

🗒️Summary: Two individuals debating the recent increase in banana prices The Art of Persuasion It's not uncommon that I'll get compliments on my persuasive, or rhetorical, ability. I see this gift as highly useful, what good is good writing and good logic if you're a poor communicator? What good is good ideas and good intent if you're incapable of expressing it? What good is a debate if you cannot articulate your argument?


Religious Teleology And Chaos
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🕓Reading Time: 8 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Apr 18, 2022

🗒️Summary: "Order may arise from chaos" is a common justification against teleological arguments in favor of God or a Grand Architect. Simply put, the world having order isn't necessarily indicative of there being a creator of that order. As an example, repeating digits in a random pool of numbers are a form of order found in chaos. Tribes and bonds forming out of random groups of people are too. Throwing a die and getting the same number repeatedly is also order in chaos.


Allegory Misdirection
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🕓Reading Time: 6 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Mar 24, 2022

🗒️Summary: Allegories, parallels, and comparisons are an incredibly useful mechanism for conveying information in any discussion. If one can compare an abstract or unfamiliar concept with the familiar, that concept becomes more tangible to the recipient of the information. This knowledge is likely something an English teacher told you in third grade. It's an elementary concept, but one that is important. I don't think many would deny the fact that allegories are used and allegories have utility, however, there is an annoying misunderstanding in allegorical discussions that will become painfully obvious once pointed out: People take allegories too literally.


Car Wrecks As Enemy Factories
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🕓Reading Time: 5 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Mar 24, 2022

🗒️Summary: Now you see, if you that Sedan on the right just moved into the 4th dimension exactly 3 seconds before, he would have never gotten into the wreck! Ever been in a car wreck? If you haven't then you're either too young to even read this piece (please go and enjoy your childhood) or you're incredibly lucky. For those who are lucky (or those children who find reading prose in shitty fonts fun), don't have a wreck, it is an enemy factory.


Fixing A Broken Cogito
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🕓Reading Time: 2 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Feb 19, 2022

🗒️Summary: Cogito, ergo sum is the basic notion of "I think therefore I am" that Descartes used to prove the existence of the world. This Cogito was then broken by multiple philosophers (namely due to the fact that the statement "I think therefore I am" implies an improvable identity due to the existence of I) and thus has left this proof as a way of looking at the world broken. Though, what hasn't been contemplated as much as it should is if there is still a world to be built from here, and I believe there there is.


Teaching Complex Math Is Bogus
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🕓Reading Time: 7 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Feb 12, 2022

🗒️Summary: Mathophiles be like: hmmm, this looks solvable Upper level Mathematics as a core subject is one of the most perplexing parts of the American curriculum. The level niche, obscure, and abstract thought found in classes like "Algebra 2" and "Trigonometry" is taught as if it were as fundamental as language, the basics of history, and the entire concept of logic itself. The concepts learned past the basics associations with solving for X, measuring simple shapes, and basic plotting serve very little purpose to the average person in their personal and professional lives.


Differentiation Is Political
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🕓Reading Time: 8 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Feb 12, 2022

🗒️Summary: Political Scientists world wide are trying to figure out what THIS will mean for the coming midterms. Differentiation Is Political The concept of differentiation is inherently a political one. The ability to say "this and that" is something completely wound up in politics despite its very mundane nature. To say that X is different from Y is a political statement and I will tell you why: Differentiation isn't a necessary concept Imagine a world with just one thing in it.


Defeating Respondus LockDown Browser
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🕓Reading Time: 6 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Jan 18, 2022

🗒️Summary: Respondus LockDown Browser Revised and updated version of this article. Newer version is much more enumerative and explanatory on steps. The Respondus LockDown Browser is bullshit proprietary malware and should be circumvented by anyone to prove to retarded academics it is a scam. Here's how to do it: The follow is a set of instructions on how to create an obscured or harder to detect Linux Virtual Machine that run’s Microsoft’s Windows Operating System.


Browser Reviews
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🕓Reading Time: 11 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Dec 08, 2021

🗒️Summary: The web browser has become a staple of the modern computer for its ability to access websites and web based programs. Many people simply need a good browser that gets them through their web traveling easily and simply. Sadly, most web browsers are filled to the brim with spyware, bloat, tracking, or lack some basic features. For this, I have compiled a list of browsers that, based on categorization, I suggest.


Rightist Disallusion With Democracy
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🕓Reading Time: 5 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Dec 04, 2021

🗒️Summary: The left is absolutely and utterly correct about the fact that the election and subsequent presidency of Donald J. Trump and the election allegations against Joe Biden were a sign of a decaying democracy and the right's disillusion with it. Of course, they put it in a pea-brained fashion as to hit on certain emotional trigger words that'll rile the public up: They'd call Trump a fascist and compare him to Hitler when, in reality, he wasn't that autocratic, but he certainly did have the traits of an undemocratic leader.


How To Bridge Matrix And Discord
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🕓Reading Time: 2 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Nov 09, 2021

🗒️Summary: One of the highlighting features of the Matrix is that it busts The Networking Effect. This means that, in laymans terms, Matrix has the ability to bridge the strangehold that platforms have on their users. A Matrix user can talk to an IRC and Discord user at the same time, in the same chat room with relative ease. On top of this, Matrix can act as a medium of communication for different services and protocals.


The Discord Situation
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🕓Reading Time: 7 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Nov 09, 2021

🗒️Summary: Average Discord "Femboy" (Warning! Mentally unstable!) Discord has decided to ban me! Why was I banned? Not even two weeks after Discord disabled me for not forking over a phone number, my account has been permanently disabled due to posting "dehumanizing or discriminatory content or incited violence towards an individual or community". What did I do in reality? Troll a communist, anarchist, femboy on a Discord server for posting unfunny femboy memes.


Revolt Against The Centralized Internet
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🕓Reading Time: 4 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Sep 03, 2021

🗒️Summary: The nature of the modern internet and its consequences has been a disaster for the rights of its users and the further liberation of the people who use it. The internet as its stands is dominated by multiple, multi-national corporations that act as governance over the very nature of how people communicate, speak, work, and act, so much so, that one can be silenced from multiple public squares of communication just due to the content of one's ideas.


Should You Use Windows 7?
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🕓Reading Time: 3 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Aug 31, 2021

🗒️Summary: Windows 7 is sometimes regarded as the "last good Windows" by those who have used it. It was a perfect blend of compatibility, usability, and RAM hogging simplicity that made it a favorite for those willing to put up with Microsoft's garbage. I will admit, in terms of compatibility and usability, it was great and should be respected in that regard, but has been abandoned with no plans for upcycling, meaning that no one is officially developing Windows 7 anymore.


Tribal Morality
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🕓Reading Time: 24 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Aug 29, 2021

🗒️Summary: Professor Banana of MIT (Monkey Institute on Treeology) giving his annual lecture on Tribal Morality and how it pertains to Ookarianism. Tribal Morality (or as I like to call it, Monkey Morality or Jungle-based Social Ethics) is a system of morality that seems to be most in line with the human sense of right and wrong. Tribalistic morality accepts human intuition as the best arbiter for moral decisions and their application.


Tribler - Free, Anonymous torrenting
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🕓Reading Time: 1 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Aug 07, 2021

🗒️Summary: For those of you without the money for a VPN, you can always use Tribler. Tribler is a torrent client that routes your downloads through other users and exit nodes as to allow you to anonymously download torrents. The structure works similar to tor and thus it provides a layer of anonymity that should protect you against copyright trolls. You are rewarded for seeding and offering data space with "network tokens" that, if you have a high amount of, will give you preferential treatment in the network.


Analyzing A Culture of Failure
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🕓Reading Time: 4 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Jun 18, 2021

🗒️Summary: People who cannot stand on their own with confidence in their ability are a type of self-defeating failure. These people are those who reject skill, downplay accomplishment, and then have the crab mentality to pull down those who are confident. They are the type of person who makes fun of someone being knowledgeable or skilled. They usually have accomplished nothing of note themselves. These sorts of parasitic people are incapable of even the most basic tasks that require even minimal amounts of skill due to a rejection of self-improvement in favor of self-deprecation.


Babbies First GNU+Linux
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🕓Reading Time: 12 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Jun 15, 2021

🗒️Summary: Adapted from an earlier work GNU+Linux, is a libre OS with a focus on user freedom and an Unix-like computing experience. If someone told you to try (GNU+)Linux, Install Gentoo, or something similar, this page is for you and will teach you how to (at the minimum) install a GNU+Linux distribution called Linux Mint. Of course, there are plenty of other distro(butions) for niche features, different people, or Stallman-like needs.


The Left-Right Divide: A Radical Solution
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🕓Reading Time: 8 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: Jun 13, 2021

🗒️Summary: Flag of the larpers radical solution As it currently stands, the United States of America is a shambling mass of cultures, political positions, classes, and economic opinions. All of these groups are in a desperate bid for power and control over the nation. This sort of power-hungry politics has manifested itself in the perceived divide in American politics in where the left and right are at each others throats in all issues.


Why Is Being Belligerently Adherent Based?
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🕓Reading Time: 4 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 28, 2021

🗒️Summary: I don\'t think he's aware at all This is a question that might have cropped up if you have ever seen someone feign willful ignorance of faults to the ideas or positions they have. They will dismiss critique, emphasize the quality of ignorance, and do so with a happy smile. This behavior can be seen from politics, to religion, to mere opinionated discussion. The less reasonable and more primitive your argument is, the more successful it is.


"But, why should I care about libre software?"
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🕓Reading Time: 9 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 28, 2021

🗒️Summary: The Homeless man trying to sell you on free software In an era of innovation like today, it is important that we make sure that we are using our tools rather than it being the other way around. One of the many ways to do this is by making sure that your software is free. Now the term free may make someone think of shareware software such as WinRAR or "free" games that The Epic Store gives out, but this is not free.


Do Not use Ripcord!
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🕓Reading Time: 2 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 28, 2021

🗒️Summary: Ripcord is a proprietary Discord/Slack client that aims to fix one of the major issues with Discord: Performance. It uses non-free licensing and refuses to adopt a libre policy under the guise that it is more profitable (ignoring the fact that making money is completely possible under the GPL and a piece of software such as this should use this as a benefit) to distribute the software as shareware with a "premium" version.


How To Break: Videos
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🕓Reading Time: 4 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 28, 2021

🗒️Summary: How To Break: Videos The classic video. A great way of combining audio and visual components to make high quality, entertaining, or informative products. A great way to spread a message or express yourself. Today we will be tossing all of that aside in the pursuit if trash. Shit you need to get this started: A copy of ffmpeg or equivalent Access to the terminal (preferably Unix-like;gnome-terminal in my case) The ability to type Basic knowledge of video encoding or a willingness to learn To start, I will posting a ffmpeg command that will get you the compressed to shit video.


Libre tools for artists
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🕓Reading Time: 7 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 28, 2021

🗒️Summary: Libre tools for artists When it comes to artists, they have it the roughest with tools. Most people will misunderstand what an artist wants in terms of tooling and offer bad advice (like offering GIMP as a replacement for Clip Paint Studio, or offering Audacity as a replacement for Fruityloops), and this comes out of a lack of knowledge of the question, but having a good place in the heart. The point of this article is to rectify these mistakes and offer a proper, libre alternative for artists to use.


Media Is Mockery
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🕓Reading Time: 8 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 28, 2021

🗒️Summary: A victim of Media induced Psychosis. Media is a Mockery Fictional media is a total mockery of our actual reality. It is used to distract people with pretty pictures, tight-knit story lines, and comforting messages that make the day-to-day life a little easier to bare, but, in the end, do more harm than good by giving us a false perception of a good world. This sort of supplementary satisfaction, when in small dosages and when one is already in a well state, is usually not harmful; when one can separate fiction from reality the media is fine.


P2P Is Free!
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🕓Reading Time: 4 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 28, 2021

🗒️Summary: The Average Internet Pirate Sharing files is the core of what the internet is and having to rely on a server with data caps, bandwidth limits, dropping connections, temporary file hosting, or worse, privacy invasion is the last thing you want. If you want to send a nice family vactation photo to grandma or a totally legal song to your friend, usually you have to rely on the physical methods or someone else's service, but its the modern world and that is not needed.


The Internal States
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🕓Reading Time: 9 Minute Read

🗓️Publish Date: May 28, 2021

🗒️Summary: Human internal states can be abstracted and explained in many ways. Much of the Philosophy of Mind wishes to explain the relationship of the human consciousness to the body and how that effects us. This is not that. This is an abstracting layer above the Philosophy of Mind that wishes to give us meaningful interpretation of the mind and its faculties. These interpretations are far from unique and are what I use to define the internal state of being that I hold.