Thursday, August 3, 2017

Somewhere between Science and Pseudo-Science...

I'm gonna slice into this one a bit.
Many people use these 'techniques' without knowing they are being manipulative... Or at least no less manipulative than their internal image of the social norm. The Gold Standard.
They represent key failures in our logical processing software, and since they are universal to our species, the patterns are picked up easily by our pattern matching software. Basically, people do what they think works best, and then store it as a working model.
My particular favorite logical fallacy is the Positive Bias, as it's the keystone of the Scientific Method. It basically says that humans have a huge tendency to never attempt to disprove a belief without external stimulus... Such as learning about Logical Fallacies.
Until next time, Internet Adventurers!


Janus Kane on Mastering Pain

The Wasteland Chronicles
Your Body, The Colony Ship
Part 1: Fear and Pain

You've been alive for some time now, and chances are that you've noticed your body isn't wholly apart of you as a person. Everything that you think you are exists right in the majority of your skull. To break it down simply, your thoughts are made from existing thoughts which funnel into your subconscious brain, towards the base of your brain at the stem. Those thoughts get there by your reception organs. e.g. eyes, ears, tongue, nose, tactile... But wait, theres more. Balance, Pain, Direction, Acceleration, Kinesthetic, and Temperature. To be clear, there are even more senses, the original 5 are from medieval terminology. Lungs have stretch receptors for automated breathing, chemo receptors, cutaneous receptors, and a mess more that give you feedback. This feedback makes up who you are, based on outside interference and you're natural rate of growth. That growth shouldn't be thought of as your true or pure self. The natural path is one of adaption, and you'll find it no matter what you run into.

With that in mind, we come into pain and fear. These particular feedbacks are particularly powerful for you to use. When your afraid, or retract from pain during an action, your mind will store that away as a dangerous scene to avoid. You don't control this, you can only set up yourself to respond differently. How do we do that, you might be asking. Or perhaps you're saying something like "I can choose to do anything I want." Well you're wrong, I suggest you take this opportunity to learn something new about yourself. While we cant decide our reactions, we can always give ourselves the proper tools to react with. We're going to go into two very important aspects of preparing yourself. I can promise you it will save your life a number of times, without fail. Fear and pain are important features to keep us safe, but they often stop us from advancing. You have one life, and twenty or eighty years end up being the same thing when your on your last breath. So please, keep reading, and become what you can.

Pain Reflex
The feeling of pain will often make you flinch, right? I bet you even avoid it. But why? Pain itself doesn't hurt you, grievous injury does that. Though the two are tied together, they needn't be synonymous with one another. Remember when we were talking about ourselves being trapped inside the skull? Well, thats more or less a literal translation of what you are. You are not your body, though you are tied to it. The old philosophical debate of how much of a human you have to remove to make him inhuman? Enough to kill the brain, that is all. The heart is made of millions of organisms, and they make up the lifeform of a heart. They make up muscle fibers and tendons to move the pulley system of your arms and legs. They make up your stomach, which converts other life into energy to run your colony ship. You are god. And like our gods, we are trapped with our worshipers. Pain is one of the ways these sectors of our ship tell us something is happening. Embrace that, realize it's your job to protect and rule your body. But Daddy Kane... I don't get it. How do we stop pain? You don't. But it will stop you. While you're flinching, or cringing, or even bleeding out, pain will inflict you and tell you harder and harder that you have to do something. When you get shot, the next second will decide if you live or die. Do you whip your pistol out, bumrush the attacker, or fall to your knees. Just like that, how well trained you are in pain will decide your lifespan. You can either curl up, and let darkness take us. Allowing the master some rest from it's duties after so many years... Or, you can stop being a little bitch, and suck it up. Here's how.

Pain isn't suffering. Suffering is the resistance of pain. That small, fine difference is difficult to learn on your own, but with enough training you'd come to that conclusion yourself. So I'll save you the fucked up bones and lifelong muscle aches, and just tell you that off that bat. Pain just says hi, and then we freak out... Or, you don't notice it. Like the stories of people being stabbed without noticing it. If you accept that something is happening rather than resisting it, you will be able to walk through fire.  Try this sometime with a friend. You'll need a firearm with paintrounds, or beanbag rounds. Or alternatively, a melee-based taser. The goal is to put earmuffs on to heighten surprise, and have your friend ambush you around corners you dont know hes behind. Whats likely going to happen is your knees will drop out and you'll shake alot. Have him shoot you again when your down. Keep it up, you'll find that very soon, you're instead leaning into the attacks, pushing through them instinctively. You win the game when you shock/shoot him or disarm him. You lose when you piss yourself. Change, and return to the game, life doesn't wait for babies. Try experimenting with pain, try performing minute actions like writing or aiming while experiencing pain. Learn your limits, before the world does.

Fear is a control-freak coward
What about fear, Daddy Kane? Listen up mates, fear is the single most destructive force in your world. In your life, your going to have less than a second to get what you want at any given moment. You need to REACT, not act. You cant do shit for you when your body in danger, thats why we have a reptilian/unconscious brain. This high speed portion of our inner workings translates our past knowledge from our conscious side at a blazing rate. As a fun fact, your peripherals are ten times faster when reacting to moving objects due to their connection directly into the reactionary reflex, as opposed to the center of vision, which deals with clarity, distance, object differentials, and all the other jazz we memorize when we see something. That flash before your eyes, where you look back and can only remember seeing the baseball right in front of your face? Thats your brain trying to keep up, and failing. Thats you acting. Stop that.

Training your fear is super easy in comparison, and more or less painless. Though don't let pain stop you either, thats fears greatest weapons. Right up there with eternal damnation, taxes, and social constructs telling you that you can't rise above your station. Fuck them, in every form of that world. Only you, and Daddy Kane, can tell you what you can or can't do with your life. I'd say don't even listen to me, but it seems counterproductive at best. Go to a cliff over deep water, or a plane whilst wearing a parachute, or anything that won't kill outright. Go to the ledge of your fear, and step off. This is the brute force technique, and will weaken it's hold on your brain. However, to truly appreciate and therefore defeat fear, go to a windowless room. Turn off all of the lights, and sit in a chair. Cover up every source of light you can find. What you'll see, suddenly, is a writhing mass of blackness reaching out for you from the corner of your eyes. You'll see shapes, and feel like something is just about to grab you. It's right behind you, you can feel it brushing the back of your neck. You'll even hear voices, and see creatures lurk from the darkness. You'll see all of this because fear is a lieing bitch. Much like most misunderstood heroes, he means well, he just lacks tact. Fear is a dick, and a liar. Stare at those shadows, seriously, stare them down. Don't move though, just let them come closer and closer. They won't, and can't hurt you, because they are of course aren't there. Shadows don't exist without light.

So why do we see them? It's an illusion created from chemical rushes in our body, the survival instinct kicking in that makes us all jittery and unreasonable. Remember this mates, fear is a real thing, and it can and will stop you from succeeding in whatever you choose to do. When I tell you, my comrades, that confidence is the key. I mean it with a loving heart, hoping truly that you will learn what I have and rise above. We don't have a user manual for this body, and there won't be a highscore saved. Band together mates, understand yourself and thus accept others.

Keep the peace mates, accept no master but yourself.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fake: College of Architecture and Planning

So I've read a few articles about this picture, decided to Google maps it.

Mystery solved.
The original article/s are from this fine author.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mind Control (as seen on TV)

What's that,children? You want to shape the hearts and minds of the masses? Guide your friends down the right path on their own accord? Lose your virginity? Fret not my young ones, Daddy Kane will give you all you need to know to get started.

The Mind as a Reaction.

   So the current science on how our brain categorizes, prioritizes, and stores incoming information would be something like this. The brain takes in all sorts of input commands from your dozens and hundreds of senses and from neuron clusters outside of the brain, which do a nice amount of our unconscious actions for us before we even receive them as thoughts. The brain soaks it in, gives it an incentive level based on past information about similar patterns, using anywhere from 1 to 3 parts of our brain at any one given time to access the information in whatever medium we translated it to/from. 1 to 3 parts flashing by at a perfectly unthinkable rate with neurons millions of neurons touching 10,000 neurons each. Compare that to our finest processor, whose transistor only touches 12, and whose transistors are in uniform rows with just a hundreths of the 'neurons' we have. Every neuron a packet of information so wildly complex and ever subtly shifting in priority and degree.  We have nerve endings and cellular sensitivity. An optical array that include 120 million high definition rods in a gorgeous spiralling fractal burst; catching the light in a sharp clarity with only three colored rods to translate the infinite possibilities before us, all pointed to a single pin point in the back of your eye... Your TV screen. The world outside you sits behind an impermeable wall, and we conscious colony conglomerates of organs and cells and amino acid masterpieces billions of years old, watch it on a projector. Around the rods, we have cones, the fuzzy depth of everything but the dead center of your vision. Faster received than the rods, but wider and less numerous, giving you the increasingly fuzzy picture you see in your vision. That fuzziness will correspond to those fractalling bursts in your irises, and the further out, the further your brain automatically fills in the blanks of the terrible resolution the cones necessarily offer. This is how you can notice something that you haven't before. To compensate for the wild filling in, your optical nerves tilt and skew around to orient the beam of light to hit the membrane on the back of your eyeball. That membrane... Is your movie screen. The optical nerves travel all along it, connecting to the photo-receptors that give you the so far sub-par image, which all travel down your optical nerve to be translated and refined, fractaling known patterns and shapes over and over and over in a blurring iteration to give crisp definition to our vision. Wherever that pinpoint of light doesn't hit on the membrane/retina, is received as the even blurrier cones. The darting around the pupils do all the time making sure you never stare for too long(usually) at pone point to give a fuller picture, also corresponds to what your brain is accessing, or trying to access. This is a very important and tiny distinction to make, your eyes darting in tiny searching patterns are generally filling in the world. Larger darts, rolls, directional favoring are generally to blame from conscious thought or accessing various parts of memory.

Alright Daddy Kane, our minds are thoroughly saturated and your not even past the descriptions. What gives? Look, if mind control and reading was simple,we'd all be in trouble. Why am I talking about sensory input, brain archival, optical receptors, and filling the blanks? If you could read minds this would be obvious to you right now.  You see, when you are in a receptive state, 2-3 of your brain sections are firing up simultaneously to take in all of the information. For instance, fi you could see and hear me telling you this, your mind would be so busy translating my tone, facial expressions, body languages,em field, and science knows what else passing between us. We're simply overwhelmed. Thats the First Key, the receptive state. This over-exaggerates the priority of the information received if done correctly. With your brain in a flurry, and your eyes and ears busy reading and storing/accessing information, you can take advantage of the natural blindness we instill on ourselves when somethings 'in the corner of your eye'. Using the age old Wizards First Rule, of course. People will believe what they want to believe, or are afraid to believe.

Overwhelming Your Opposition

    So lemme get this straight, Big Daddy Kane, you simply try to get them to pay attention to you more? What, do we just talk about sports and make wild hand motions and eye bulges? No, that would be stupid, save the questions until after the lecture please. Whether we like it or not, we are a slave to what we already have in our brain, and to whats outside of us(so to speak, from a human perspective). That is to say everything we've received up to this point aids in how we react with whats ahead of us, in the same way people crossing at cross walks naturally split into several lanes of one way traffic. You know your doing it, and you 'chose' to do so. The thing is people generally choose the path of least resistance. In fact, most of life tends to dilute its problems down with a stochastic algorithm of meta-heuristics. Meta-Heuristics being what ants do to eventually get the shortest path to food from nest. It's what life likes to do. Throw possibilities, and let the best one stick. Ants accomplish this by randomly choosing a path, leaving a degrading pheromone trail. And then returns straight home. The next ant does a random path, or a variant of the first, and so on. The pheromones fade fastest on longer paths, because they take longer to travel, thus leaving shorter paths with stronger scents every iteration.

So what I want you to to, is stochastic the shit out of their brain. I want you to take advantage of those pesky natural urges to follow the path of least resistance, while taking advantage of the receptive state to feed them further information of heightened importance. And up to this point, they just think they're being polite and listening, or think your actually interesting. It's where that hazy line between free will and predetermined fate lies that makes us all a little uncomfortable to think about. Because in the end, they will have thought to do what you want them to on their own accord.

The Ol' Voice Roll.

But Daddy Kane The voice roll is a paced style with patterns used by hypnotists and revivalists alike. Or lawyers, who are sometimes also hypnotists, when they desire to entrench a point firmly in the minds of the jurors. A voice roll can sound as if the speaker were talking to the beat of a metronome, emphasizing every monotonous word in a patterned style. To maximize this hypnotic effect, practice rolling your words at a smooth 45-60 bpm. The next step is to get them excited or engrossed with your words,this puts them in an altered state of consciousness. It's best done with crowds when somebody else excites the crowd for you, giving your future mind control that much more power. Churches do this often, especially the more lively kind, using the receptive state and a good jar to the front of your skull to induce a 'religious experience. When you've got enough people into that lovely, confusing, receptive alpha wave state, they will usually pass the collection plate or basket. And that's more or less what your going to do, but instead of asking for money, your going to tell him what he wants.

Association of Associates.

Ok, so we got them into the mind control state, how do we tell them what to do? What did I tell you about stupid questions? You can't tell somebody what they're going to do, you always have to make them choose. The traditional media of choice was pain, ridicule, or death in lieu of the other not accepting. But thats all primitive, and they know it's going on. What we want is to stochastically fuck their cortical cornucopia, and sneak away in to the foggy background without a trace like the creepy mind-raping fuck you are..

We accomplish this with association. Simple associations done throughout the conversation, making subtle mentions of what you want him to think.

"Sup Schwinn?" "Huh?" "It's Dutch for best friend, sorry,ive been peddling myself as a Dutchman online. I'm the spokesman for a small company." Oh? What company? "They deal with politics and advertising, they handle... bar-none, the most exclusive clients."

Derren Brown - NLP
The above example is a ridiculously tightly packed NLP statement, so tightly packed it probably wouldn't be very effective. Not so much what the conversation is about, moreso emphasizing key laces with encouraging behaviors."Schwinn" said with a wide smile, and a handshake thrust towards them, "Huh" responded to by shaking their hand and arm with both hands vigorously, acting like you just got great news. "It's dutch for best friend." Your excitement slurring friend to a more 'red' sound., pulling his hand in yours look him in the eye and get a bit more serious "sorry, ive been peddling..." Every shoulder touch, point to your own eye, or an object, every time you hold their hand under yours, or otherwise engage their attention when you want them to listen more.  The receptive state amplified. Amplify, red, Schwinn, wheel, bike, handlebars, and there's a good chance that guy is imagining bikes into his active thoughts.

Pretty simple,right? Well,no, it takes a smooth tongue and a quick mind to capture somebody attention, and an even sharper mind to craft it into something useful. Just keep in mind,in no way did you tell them to do anything, and they could very well do something else. You can remind them that breaking agreements makes them evil, and subtly guilt them Et cetera, etceteros... But people cannot be controlled. However nudging them is much much easier than any of us dare imagine.

I hope you enjoyed the revival post, mates. If you'd like a second part as my next post, or perhaps a post about the mentioned meta heuristics of life, or more info about why our eyes dart when we remember music, or create it, or make or remember images, or digital sound. Throw a comment, leave me some love, check out my affiliates and friend. Read a book. Or preferably, just keep coming back here. I could frankly use the pagehits.