|April 17, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Health|
Fuckers add it on the boats before freezing the catch. Sodium Tripolyphosphate = STP. A preservative that makes seafood look more appetizing and increases water retention (more weight = more $$). Up to 2% STP content for the USA, I read somewhere. I’m sure in China it goes higher.
I’m allergic as fuck to it, as I already knew. But what I didn’t realize is, it’s in damn near all seafood, and rarely ever labeled. 90% of supermarket shrimp in the US contaminated, according to a random internet commenter.…
|April 14, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Nonsense|
Brothers of the Sphere of Man, I hereby depart you. Nay, stay me not – though a single oak-scented tear doth glint my rugged cheek! For I am but a loony-toon marshmallow, and can no longer bear the slings and arrows of outrageous perspicacity.
It started off cool. Forney’s article semi- killed it. If anyone else “leaves the manosphere”, it’s going to be eye rolls and “oh come on”.
Really? You left? To where? You’re a man, you’re writing about the same shit, ergo you didn’t go anywhere.…
|April 9, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Game, Learning Koanic Soul|
[this is just a waypoint on the road to the system's final form]
In the mind there are only two things: concepts and emotional energy (hereafter referred to as simply energy). Action is downstream of both, and even if the signal is sent, it may not be obeyed. Thus it may be ignored.
One may view the mind as a three stage system – input, processing and output of CE (concepts/energy).
The flow of CE through the three part system has three possible conditions – blocked, turbulent and adaptive.…
|April 7, 2014||Posted by Koanic under unity|
In many ways I’m like a factory whose reactor has been offline. The bots scurried around improving designs and machinery for a decade, but everything awaited core spinup. Thanks to the trialstream scientific approach, core spinup is achieved. Now factory systems are coming to life – systems unrecognizable from what existed on the floor 10 years ago, the last time it was running.
With the reactor (health) safely running in trialstream mode, I next turned my attention to implementing trialstream in the next life domain.…
|April 5, 2014||Posted by Koanic under unity|
Goals are stupid, as I’ve explained before in great detail. My new “predesplan” paradigm, the correct replacement for goals, will prove this once and for all.
Not only goals, but also desires are stupid. What do I want? Dumb question. I want a hot feminine pliant attentive girlfriend. Two would be better. I also want solitude, which conflicts with the girlfriend(s). I want a huge bank account and steady income, but also free time and fulfilling work.…
|April 4, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
Every good fortress needs a gate, an opening, even a weak point. So saith the 7 Samurai. MindOS agrees that the personal boundary must be porous – neither wholly open nor shut.
While my inner hand koans have remained stable and unchanged, the outer have evolved.
On the wrist, I’ve put BedrocK, divided over the two wrists: Bed | rocK.
This symbolizes my successful implementation of the holistic self-tracking, experiment-management, and regimen adherence health system I put into place.…
|April 1, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
In a recent post, Frost extolled the masculine scowl. A badge of independent, rebel manhood. But what is it? And why doesn’t an ingenopath do it? Today I learned.
The ingenopath recognizes the rights and claims of everyone and everything as absolute, leaving literally nothing for himself.
The scowl is a freedom from commitment to anything save one’s inner integrity. It is the dangerous, unpredictable freedom of a man. Nature’s bright red markings on a poisonous insect; the rattle of Gadsden’s “Don’t tread on me”.…
|March 31, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Civilization|
Everything necessary to set economic policy for a nation can be summarized in a short list of first principles.
1. What is an (ideal) nation?
Read Beard’s “A History of the United States”. Note the importance of protective tariffs on the nascence and then subsequent explosion of industry, and for national security. Note the growth of socialist government intervention as the economy scaled and decadent rot set in – beginning with “trust busting” and even earlier at the crash of 1819.…
|March 31, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
There remained one last lesson to perfect my koan setup. It had not undergone a true suffering test – the fatigue/pain cycle characteristic of my illness.
In my latest health trial, I’d cut down to just shrimp and rice. I hypothesized that either shrimp or Blue Ice was causing problems. Gradually I reduced shrimp intake until I was getting either insufficient protein or salt, or both. As malnutrition increased, various symptoms of fatigue and salt depletion increased.…
|March 28, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
** A meandering transition
Apropos nothing, claiming that the Problem of Evil disproves Christianity is about as intelligent as saying the Matrix I is unrealistic because people can’t actually fly.
When I started creating the Koanic Soul meditation system, I thought, “This stuff will be universal.” Just as, when I first encountered Tex’s Neanderthal theory, I thought, “Aha, we are all Neanderthals.” In both cases, the initial insight merely broke the first ground in a tremendously complex field.…
|March 28, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
I reckon it’s time for a full explanation of the new version of Koanic Soul, which is a massive undertaking. So here goes.
This is the symbolic system, on paper:
This is the symbolic system, split onto my two hands:
Now to explain how it works.
** The footing problem
There’s a psychological weight, an uncertainty, a desire for stable footing. This anxiety can lead to tumbling head over heels – placing and abandoning one unsuitable foothold after another.…
|March 28, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Civilization|
History and HBD have exposed flaws in the plan of separation of powers adopted by the Founding Fathers of the United States. This morning, I meditated on how their errors might be corrected. I sought a synthesis of Jim, Moldbug, r/K, Vikings, Sparta, Beard, anthroplogy, and Glubb. Here is the result.
The basic unit of government is the blooded patriarch. For women, children and aliens, nothing, so far as the constitution is concerned.
The next unit is the tribe, composed of between 6 and 100 souls, and at least one blooded.…
|March 26, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Civilization|
Teaching my Dark Enlightenment version of AP US history has been… enlightening. From Glubb’s thesis of empire lifecycle and the history of the US as presented by Beard etc, I see that the shift from K selection to r selection is an inevitable process, which no constitution or institution can resist.
How, then, to build a lasting society? How to prevent the tipping point of wealth that triggers r selection?
The Spartans are the exception to Glubb’s 250 year rule.…
|March 22, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
It has been well understood for 2000 years that faith without works is dead. But hearing this leads neither to greater faith nor greater works. Rather, it stresses, pressurizes, creates anxiety. If my works are not sufficient, then is my faith neither? The mind introspects, anathema to right action.
I have carried my anti-dissonance koans to the pitch of perfection, yet my goal was never to eliminate dissonance. Rather, I sought performance – dissonance-free right action.…
|March 21, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Uncategorized|
The slip: right and left brain hemispheres de-sync. triggered by ingenopathic pain susceptibility and deepsock left-brain overactivity. solution: corpus callosum meditation.
The undertow: gradual hollowing of core emotional wellbeing. triggers: overwork, ingenopathic pain susceptibility. solution: psychological shielding via outgrouping, background socioemotional stimulation while working, reduce negative social interactions, koans to reinforce basic belonging and security.
Overhead overload: meditative system too complex. Result: ineffective at creating desired state, doesn’t work at lower energy states, or takes me out of the moment.…
|March 20, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Game, Learning Koanic Soul|
When you go deep enough into a profound and vexing subject, you always find that the truth is… not the opposite, but orthogonal. You were thinking in two dimensions, and the answer is in the third. Which means there are many truths that are inaccessible to us. We are three dimensional creatures, and they are innywise and outywise.
Yesterday I was very happy. Yet that very happiness caused me to slacken my work ethic, creating a problem.…
|March 19, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
I’ve managed to cram the year’s teaching experience I was supposed to have for this job into a month or two, and learn AP literature and history to passable levels at the same time. Everything from scratch, plus a complete deepsock overscope during my prep period. There were a couple of near all-nighters but I put that to bed with improved productivity paradigms. I find it exhilirating to work at a pace where minutes and seconds count.…
|March 19, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Health|
written <2014-03-17 Mon>
It’s been both encouraging and alarming watching the possibility space for a non-cyclical baseline diet diminish towards zero. Encouraging because it’s approaching 1; alarming because it’s also approaching zero.
Just to give an idea of the conflated factors, variables, unknowns, hypotheses etc I’ve been juggling over the past few months:
Tap water ok HK, terrible SZ, terrible Chengdu. Mid to high end Chinese bottled water ok, office dispenser local brand not.
Shrimp quantity – leg cramps if too low, gut reaction to protein if too high.…
|March 17, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Uncategorized|
Property rules. State as a joint-stock corporation.
Members can buy shares according to voted rules, in a fixed price, in physically delivered gold. At the early stages, delivery entails geocaching, with spot checks to enforce trust statistics. Bitcoin et al can help liquidity. Long term storage of gold via geocaching, with locations as cryptographic shared secrets. I assume there is some cryptographic solution whereby corporate rules re majority rule and minority rights can be protected.
Likewise, cryptographic solution for shareholder voting security.…
|March 17, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Health, Personal history|
written <2014-03-17 Mon>
I’m a delicate man, a chronically ill man, maybe even a dying man. It’s hard to say whether things are getting more difficult over time, and harder to say they aren’t. I can thank Accutane, genetic predisposition, and Chinese pollution for that. I’m not complaining; more like recognizing unalterable facts.
Because I haven’t, really. Sure I may win some battles; I’ve always assumed that I will. But everyone loses this war.
I can work pretty hard, 5 days a week, when my survival depends on it, and crash the other two.…