If you’ve noticed lack of missiveness here at the LoL recently, and have been craving some good old Text US Okie Devil meandering ponderings, then today, Dear Reader, is your lucky day…
Wouldn’t it be great to have a book that contains everything you need to know about life, but not need this particular book?
Wouldn’t it be great to have a book that contains the answer to every question you might ever have, but not need this particular book?
Was just pondering the concept of “social ills”, and it occurred to me that being respecters of privacy is a biggie. We are given a choice whether or not to respect someone else’s privacy, and the choice(s) we make in this regard could be considered “seeds of discord” or “seeds of harmony”.
^Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix)^
“Pondering the concept of social ills” is something that I personally would consider as “sowing seeds of discord” because I’m gonna have to stick my nose in society’s business in order to figure out what is wrong. I’m then going to have to tell someone what I think is wrong. I may do so before reflecting and evaluating how I personally contribute to this “ill” in my own life, and that almost assures a twisted tree will grow from this seed of my being nosy.
An idiom, eh? Do I use those a lot in my writing?
‘with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord’
All of Proverbs 6 kinda talks about how to not be a respecter of others’ privacy, and what you should do in the event you do stick your schnoz somewhere it does not belong. But where all of this started was by actually contemplating Rome and wondering why it is always made out to be this hideous place full of blood-thirsty debauchees. I look at the architecture(s) and infrastructure(s) and wonder…welp, if all the Romans were doing was partying and fucking, how in the hell did all that shit get built? How in the hell did they get anything at all done? Is it because Rome “collapsed” that it is looked upon as a shithole that died because it was a twisted and perverted society that choked on its own vomit? Or maybe even choked on someone else’s vomit? And yeah, that can apparently happen, and there’s no way of knowing who’s vomit it is.
Maybe the Romans contracted out all the construction work, and the Romans themselves kicked back and partied during the construction period.
^Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax Remix)^
I started this thing back on August 19th. Today is September 4th. What in the fuck have I been doing for the past 2+ weeks?
The short answer is “not much”
Is output indicative of effort? Lemme splain a bit. Ya see, when I started this here missive, I was coming off of a Jordan Peterson bender, had a lot of thoughts on the things discussed, somehow wound up in the book of Proverbs…and that’s where it all went wrong. Ya see, if you identify as a female, Proverbs is likely not the book for you. There is all kinds of good stuff in Proverbs, but you’re gonna have to get through a lot of references to whores, loose women, and weaponized female genitalia in order to get to that good stuff. I’ve nothing against women nor your delicate pretties, but basically, I tripped myself up a bit by starting to dig in Proverbs because of some…lets just say, “bad personal experiences of my own” with respect to this particular book in the Bible. A lot of bad memories came flooding back, so I stopped.
^Club Des Belugas – The Beat Is Rhythm^
Ya know the one commonality that all political parties seem to share?
They want it all
Kinda ironic that the one trait all parties/groups seem to share is that they want to share nothing. I guess that’s why it’s really no surprise to me that so many lefties have a strange liking for President Trump. He’s somewhat of an outsider with respect to Republicans, therefore, he’s someone that can be leveraged. He’s a political paper towel.
Single use and disposable
A something operating under the banner of the opposition that can be used to cripple that opposition. Wait…cripple? Why would you ever want to cripple someone or some thing? Prolly shouldn’t have to look far to answer that question.
^Emmanuelle – Italove – DEEWE015^
So yeah, your political party or group or whatever, wants everything you want, everything your way, and you want anyone who opposes you, or is different from you, to have nothing.
But we’re talking about government(s), so were’ talking about commerce, and not much else. Does it make sense to eliminate your opposition? A battery requires both positive and negative charges in order to function properly, and those neutral thingies get ignored completely, even tho I’m pretty sure they are required as well. So for me and my journey, I’m right fucking back to thinking about that automatonic group where the individual is nullified. Wait…isn’t that the same principle that the Nipponic interests once took? Allegiance to the Emperor, only the Emperor, and you have to die in order to prove that allegiance.
^The Chemical Brothers – The Test (Official Music Video)^
Rambled a bit there, and you can’t see inside my head, but all I could think about in that previous bit was “a necessity for tertiary allegiance”. Like, for the self. For the self to be ebullient, vibrant, and full of vitality and verve, you gotta have options. Attack, defend, stand your ground. Wait… is it possible that a Neutron, Electron or Proton behaves differently in a Democrat than in a Republican? Like, can particles…themselves…mutate?
DUH! Of course they can
I think I may be thinking about this all wrong. I’ve gotten entirely too “Yin/Yang” in my thinking about Electrons and Protons, which means my thinking about Neutrons is all wrong as well. How did I miss that? The Neutrons in my models have at least two modes of “neutral”, so why wouldn’t Protons and Electrons, and even other particles, also be modal? Attack, defend, stand your ground/ignore entirely.
Colors? Colors are potentially indicative of modes of modals? I’ve also got to consider speed(s), distance(s) and vectors. Something blue from one angle could appear blue-green from another. Puts a whole new spin on ranging and approaches/departures, especially at certain velocities. Not to mention that even the unaries are going to be mutative.
Estimating specific subatomic approaches. Jesus, have we really gotten that smart? Or did we just stumble across it thanks to our brute-force methodologies.
^LCD Soundsytem – You Wanted A Hit (Soulwax remix) High Quality^
Calculating the probability/probabilities of deviation based on the approach/departure and/or proximity of influence could be a bear. Gives whole new meaning to the concept of “back away slowly”. I’m thinking primarily about entanglement(s) there. Especially when considering the “deceptive” practices employed by things like viruses. Something models that behavior/ability, and to think that it could not be employed by inorganic or less-organic matter is prolly going to be a mistake. I mean fuck, Pyrite exists…right?
Can you imagine homing in on a signal that you thought was Helium-3, only to discover that the source was actually Lead? What you are using that Helium-3 for, and when you discover your mistake could weigh heavily on any outcome.
(no pun intended)
Gotta take “lensing” types of distortions into consideration as well. At speed, one could easily wind up in position you don’t want to be in, and fast.
^Kutiman – Mix Tel Aviv^
I’m thinking so hard that my tits are jiggling.
Weird...I have no tits
^Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Couldn’t Stand the Weather (Video)^
OK, you’re likely wondering what I’m on about here, and I’m thinking about the identification and tracking of atoms, at distance(s), and at speed(s). I’m also thinking about the ranging types of information that need to be taken into consideration in “the void(s) of space”. If you are on the moon, and trying to collect Helium-3 atom by atom so as to reduce the “bycatch” types of chaff in the harvest, you’re prolly going to have to think in ways that are less on the human scale. Or at least, be more scalar in your thinking between the human and Helium-3 atom scales.
Also, if you are blazing through the Universe in a spaceship at C * 71, you’re going to need to be able to quickly and accurately identify matter off your nose in the direction(s) of travel. You’re also going to want to be able to quickly and accurately identify matter that is on intercepting or overtaking trajectories. Not to mention, that the further you travel at those speeds, the more likely you are to start trailing some stuff. We’re not talking about an aircraft traveling in a somewhat stable atmosphere, we’re talking about a spaceship traveling in more or less a vacuum, and this “space” and these “spaces” are likely to have both stable and unstable properties, as we negotiate and traverse membranes and pockets of all kinds.
That’s what I’m thinking about here, but I’m trying to keep my thinking both here and there at the same time.
By the way…
C * 71 = 21,285,264,518 m/s
Yep, that’s 21+ billion
with a “B”
…meters per second.
That equates to 47,613,780,686.29 miles per hour.
Or, 13,226,050.19 miles per second…
if you prefer
At that speed, you could travel from Earth to Mars in 18.82 seconds. And that’s when Earth and Mars are in opposition and both planets are at aphelion.
Not thinking just an only in terms of interstellar travel. Thinking about all kinds of applications. Being able to identify and track a single atom or even smaller particles within the “chaos” of non-controlled and/or less-controlled environments? Woah Nelly! That’d be something. I keep wondering tho…
Q: Am I going to bump into “the soul” at some point?
The spirit? Would I have a fucking clue what I was looking at? Would I care?
^Depeche Mode – Get The Balance Right [Firestorm Remix]^
Would I be me if I didn’t stumble?
Gotta wonder about the nature of change, who is receptive to it, and when.
I might turn into some prick that no one likes.
Can't have that
^Propellerheads — Take California^
A little over 3,000 people die in car accidents every day. The city that I live in has 142,816 people according to the 2018 census. If 3,000 people died in this city every day, it would take a little over 47 days for them all to die. Now, my thinking here is distribution of wealth…
so to speak
As long as these numbers are onesie-twosie types of deaths that are spread out over large areas, we tend to just shake our heads and shrug. But if your entire neighborhood and a huge chunk of the area in which you live disappeared in the span of a day, maybe that’s why “mass shootings”, “disease outbreaks”, “disasters” and similar are (apparently) such shocking concepts?
Vaping death and outbreak of severe lung disease linked to marijuana oil in e-cigarettes: What we know
I’m gonna digress, because that’s not really where I was going.
‘Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.’
– Source: Google, 06 September 2019
OK, so, at 3,287 deaths per day, you could wipe out my city in 43 days instead of the aforementioned 47+ days. That aggregate adds up, and we just shaved almost a week off a bunch of people’s lives…
let's keep going
#522 on that list is Winnsboro, they have exactly 3,287 residents living there, and that’s exactly the average killed per day in “road crashes” according to Google and I guess W.H.O. Sorry Winnsboro, but we’re gonna have to temporarily change your name to Loseboro since you drew the short stick in the galactic lotto.
There are 1,435 entries on that list, and 914 of those entries are at 3,287 residents or less. There are 1,711 cities in total and some of those are combined with other cities on the list, so it’s prolly safe to say that there are at least 1,000 cities on that list that could be easily wiped out in the span of a day if all “road crashes” were to occur in just one place.
Where am I going with this?
I dunno. Just wondering aloud a bit as to the justification(s) of statistical data. Will you personally tolerate 3,287 people dying per day of West Nile Virus, Cholera or some other disease? More than that, would you tolerate these numbers if they were happening in your own neck of the woods?
^Art vs Science cover Metallica ‘Enter Sandman’ for Like A Version^
This whole goddamn mess is a travesty.
I'm completely lost
^Joni Mitchell – Help Me (1974)^
Guess what? That’s what!
It’s no longer September 4th…it’s now Thursday 12 September. This is the longest it’s ever taken me to write one of these things for Roob.
I'm not sure how to feel about that
Spent some time getting my own blog in order this week, but I’ve still got 5 drafts sitting there staring me in the face. One requires that I rewatch the Brexit Movie, so I can’t finish that fucker until I rewatch the damn thing. Another is one that I’ve been chewing on for well over 2 years. Not sure what this has to do with this whatever that I am currently writing, other than this thing here really doesn’t feel too “missivey”. I’ve gotten too goddamn wordy. I thought about doing a a Random Wikipedia Attack, and I really want to do one, but I’m not gonna. Not here anyway. I do have another “missive” to write today tho. I need to get #137 to Roob before I go to bed tonight.
What's say we get to it!
^Soulwax E Talking^
^Arcade Fire – Reflektor^
*Yes, Clicky… /pats snout… I was just about to mention that…*
Dear Reader, tomorrow we’ll have Cade’s #137th missive for your enjoyment. Tomorrow is a special day in terms of 137 here at the LoL…
*Ew, Clicky! …/wrinkles nose…*
*Seriously. It snot gonna be violent…*
*Oh get a Song!*