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  • 2 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    And I want all publicly funded research to be publicly available. How many grants and federal funds find their way into the coffers of private hands for private uses, and how many trademark or secure discoveries only possible with such funds? The law is horribly biased in favor of large institutions, and everybody knows it, but the courts defend their own. Every single protest against copyright, against this protectionism, has conveniently fell to legal charges of one sort or other. The FBI and others are used with ruthless disregard, and use trumped up charges to secure any "leaders". It's a despicable situation, and nobody is more despicable than a soldier merely "following orders" no matter what consequences they have. Our whole system is broken, and all protest against it will be met with the full force of every single corporation or individual who profits from it being broken.

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  • 2 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    And yet, many people read only the title and upvote. You cannot deny that the "circlejerk" of everywhere else is present here too. Criticizing the critics who know this serves only to reinforce a cult of positivity that only reinforces easily believed narratives. "Innocent until proved guilty" is only true until a mob decides it isn't, and that is precisely what politicians desire. Only a few read comments, especially mobile browsers, and websites like this are now dominated by people who never look at comments.

    You can see this yourself, even here. It creates a rift where the few comments point out the inaccuracy or lies of an article, meanwhile the people at large reinforce their biases. The problem of Reddit is far deeper than people downvoting, it may be the opposite. The perpetual bias of those who blindly upvoted titles and never checked the comments created an atmosphere of despair, and eventually any critic will find something better to do with their time than waste effort writing insightful comments. You need to consider this, because without critics the world will march unbidden into madness.

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  • 3 years ago
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  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Boethius

    Rock Star

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    If he was muslim, sweden would consider arresting him to be racist.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    I was hoping you had something! Come on man! Keep up!

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    Currently none. That's the problem.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    Thanks man. I should probably try collecting some lists of websites to post from too. Been using aggregates so long and not giving a fuck :I

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    Please stop posting wired.com. They block adblock and also use intrusive advertising to boot. I don't even use adblock, but because I use Ghostery to disable tracking they also think I use adblock. Wired is a TERRIBLE website.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    Great, so, you've prevented someone who is suicidal and so utterly miserable with life from killing themselves. Great. Have you reduced their misery in any way? No? Right, so, basically what you've done is prolong the suffering of everyone whose suicide you have "prevented" by installing jump nets at the bottom of the factory. This is not a "victory".

    Why people only seem to be capable of criticizing other nations, when we are doing fundamentally the same thing, is beyond me.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    I had thought everyone knew the "Einstein" and "Learning Styles" thing were myths. If this is how you treat being corrected, it's any wonder you still believe in myths. Just because you want to believe something, does not make it true.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    I did not know you could read minds. Rather, you evidently can't, because this is not what I believe. However, you would do well to also research the effect teachers have on a students education, because it's quite revealing. Teachers, no matter how good, have an almost negligible effect on outcomes. The vast majority of a students outcome is dependent on the parents - not the teachers.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    The "Learning Styles" thing is a myth. The "Einstein was a dunce" thing is also a myth. A very popular myth proposed by people who want to justify an unjustifiable faith in normal people. As for the rest of humanity, they are not relevant to this topic. I do not know what you are thinking I believe, but the topic is about genius - not whether ordinary people fall through the cracks. Especially not when geniuses routinely fall through the cracks. You can easily look this up by researching "why geniuses aspire to mediocrity".

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    Sorry to say, but genius is nature. You can only raise someone so high and to be so smart, but for true genius on the orders of magnitude like Archimedes (as a classical example) you won't get it without genetics. Random chance. The true tragedy is that society, today, eliminates any chance of an Archimedes by stomping on him at every opportunity.

    This is not a problem of "only so many resources". This is a problem of quite deliberately preventing people from rising to their natural aptitude. Not allowing them to skip grades, or even get into university if they're too young. If you just happen to not like the fact everyone around you is a fucking moron, you will be aggressively punished for this too. Modern society does not allow for eccentricity, and there has been no genius in history who had anything pleasant to say about normal people.

    The only thing I expect is for society to get out of the way of genius. Not try to flatten them as we currently do. The fact that most university grants and funding for the socially poor are based solely on sex and race, instead of true aptitude, speaks volumes about our misguided ideology. Social leveling is not the answer - social leveling is the cancer.

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    The most depressing thing about this is how genius level children get scorned by society, even by their parents. These researchers are basically pleading on their behalf, and begging they be given a fast track to maximize their abilities, all on deaf ears. All for "inclusion", "diversity", and "no child left behind". All because, for some asinine reason, these people believe in social leveling instead of social uplift. Harrison Bergeron was not supposed to be a fucking how-to manual.

    What should truly concern people is the effect of this. How many people, capable of genius, are denied and fall into obscurity because of social obstacles? People like to poke fun and believe these people are simply losers. Yet, I would challenge any of them to spend a year doing a course in arithmetic. Let's see how their grades and class attendance are, when they're bored out of their wits. To an actual genius the struggle is to maintain interest over years of such material, and unsurprisingly most of them give up. How many years could any of you stand doing basic arithmetic? Five? Ten?

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    Neat, you understood my reference. Most people don't have a clue because of how ridiculous the thing became over the years. I don't think the media even cares anymore.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Boethius

    There's not a single cause, but I would argue modern living has changed to a point where "stress" and long periods of sedentary sitting are major contributors. Another thing to point out is that we are actually working harder and longer (and being more productive) than any other known point, at least in the USA, and this has a cost. If you're spending 3-4 hours in traffic, 8 hours (at least) working, chances are you don't have the energy left to exercise.

  • 3 years ago
    Achievement Boethius

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    Maintained a 7 day login streak 2/2 times! Congratulations Boethius on this achievement!

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