Don't Come Around Here No More
Oct 31, 2012
Time to move on
To the few friends remaining: You can find me at my own website -- bikerjon.com, or email me -- bluesdogATgmailD0tcom
Oops. Almost missed this one
Sep 20, 2012
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! It be talk like a pirate day!
May 12, 2012
Too many there are. Maybe I'll come back in a few months after this place has been fumigated or something.
Bug 1: About 1/2 the local hootoo links on my PS don't work unless I login. I prefer to lurk before signing in, because quite often I don't have anything to say, and can't be bothered logging in just to log out again.
Bug 2: Those links that do work, take me to pages rendered in Pliny I prefer Brunel, or if I did want to view in Pliny, I'd rather it were MY decision.
Bug 3: After signing in, my PS appears in.... PLINY! My preferences clearly state Brunel, and after I clck the update button, I'm viewing in good old Brunel again.
Bug 4: Some postings seem to not render properly, and I'm asked to contact the editors. WTH?
Bug 5: The entire site seems really slow.
So, ta-ta for a while
Importance of Something or Other...
Mar 26, 2012
The primary theme of my essay on postcapitalist theory is not narrative, but neonarrative. If textual subconceptual theory holds, we have to choose between cultural rationalism and postdialectic theory. In a sense, the subject is interpolated into a textual subconceptual theory that includes truth as a reality.
For instance, in the works of Gibson, a predominant concept is the distinction between without and within. The creation/destruction distinction intrinsic to Gibson’s All Tomorrow’s Parties is also evident in Virtual Light, although in a more mythopoetical sense. But Foucault uses the term ‘modernism’ to denote a capitalist totality.
If one examines neotextual socialism, one is faced with a choice: either accept modernism or conclude that the goal of the reader is significant form. The characteristic theme of the works of Gibson is the role of the observer as poet. Therefore, Marx uses the term ‘cultural narrative’ to denote the bridge between society and culture.
In the works of Gibson, a predominant concept is the concept of capitalist narrativity. The primary theme of McElwaine’s critique of textual subconceptual theory is not narrative as such, but prenarrative. Thus, in All Tomorrow’s Parties, Gibson denies modernism; in Count Zero he affirms textual subconceptual theory.
The main theme of the works of Korzybski is the common ground between sexual identity and society. The characteristic theme of Spelling’s model of cultural narrative is the role of the reader as artist. In a sense, the subject is contextualised into a textual subconceptual theory that includes consciousness as a paradox.
An abundance of materialisms concerning modernism exist. Thus, cultural narrative states that sexuality may be used to reinforce outmoded perceptions of sexual identity, given that the premise of modernism is valid.
Many theories concerning not, in fact, deconceptualism, but neodeconceptualism may be discovered. Therefore, Drucker holds that we have to choose between cultural narrative and cultural nihilism.
The primary theme of the works of Spelling is the stasis, and eventually the futility, of precapitalist society. But Baudrillard uses the term ‘modernism’ to denote the difference between sexual identity and culture.
Sartre’s essay on cultural narrative states that the law is capable of truth. However, Derrida uses the term ‘the cultural paradigm of narrative’ to denote a mythopoetical totality.
The paradigm of cultural narrative depicted in Spelling’s The Heights emerges again in Charmed. But modernism suggests that consciousness is fundamentally dead, but only if culture is equal to narrativity.
If cultural narrative holds, we have to choose between textual subconceptual theory and subtextual narrative. Thus, Humphrey holds that the works of Spelling are not postmodern, but tending toward non-Aristotilianism.
But perhaps this notion is too anti-discordian to fit in with the post-modern perception of post-capitalistic chaos theory
That time again
Mar 12, 2012
Tune up for the ride
ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2012 EUROPE
Mar 6, 2012
Good old paranoid hootoo won't let me copy the text from another site...
How long could you survive...
Feb 26, 2012
... in a Mormon biker gang?
Oct 23, 2011
I finally get around to logging into the new site, and at the head of my conversation list is:
What can we blame 2legs for?
and at #3:
Jebus us coming back. Get ready.
And it was much too rainy to ride today
So now I'm *really* depressed
Aug 20, 2011
FJR, actually. And it isn't an acronym.
It's my Yamaha FJR1300 sport touring motorcycle
Purchased new mid-March, with 0Km on the odo, I have managed to put over 9000Km on the clock, despite the unusually damp Spring/early Summer we had here in Canuckistan.
I ride every chance I get -- mostly solo, but sometimes with another biker bud.
Next summer I plan to take a couple of weeks, and do a real road trip somewhere, but this year I'm happy to explore the many scenic local country lanes
So, now you know one of the main reasons I'm not hootoo-ing much lately...
May 14, 2011
Poll and video on CBC -- http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunit.../friday-the-13th-is-it-unlucky.html
Hallowe'en Google is Scoobied
Nov 1, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
If you own a domain name for your own website, you'll probably receive a certain amount of phishing, spam, and scam email.
Here's one that's making the rounds, and is a variation of the 'Imaginary Competitor' scam --
A typical one reads:
Thank you very much for your confirmation. if it is the case, I should declare following on behalf of our company:
As soon as receiving the application of Kaan Company, we checked and found "xxxxxxxxx" is your company's using name and brand. that's why we sent email to you. we don't hope the domains will be registered without your awareness. but you should know that the domain names registration is open in the world, Kaan Company also has the right to apply for the available domain names. you only own the preferential rights to register them.
If you think Kaan Company application will effect your benefit, we can help your company dispute their application and then register them under your own name. pls let us know soon, or else we think it as your waiver. In that time we don't bear any responsibility, Because we had informed you.
have a nice day.
Tel: +86-551-5223-174 || Fax: +86-551-5223-175
Room205,Block12,Youth Community(West),Ningguo Road
More examples and discussion here: http://learnthenet.org/2010/05/10/the-domain-game/
Jun 15, 2010
Point your browser to http://www.newsweek.com/
When the page displays, press up up down down left right left right b a
If geocities had assimilated the 'net..
Apr 28, 2010
xkcd for h@x0rz
Apr 2, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
In what is very likely another futile attempt to get people to read what I consider one of the best books on thought, emotion and self, I've posted a brief excerpt -- A65424765
Damasio's other books are damn good, too...
If it's very thickly spread..
Feb 22, 2010
Anti-science woo is everywhere these days it seems.
I've noticed some supposed skeptics mewling about how *some* woo is acceptable, if it offers comfort to those who believe it. They seem to think that certain delusions are harmless, or even beneficial.
Religion, they claim, is validated not because of its content, but because it inspires great art, or offers solace to the bereaved.
I think that is sheer nonsense. I think all art is inspired by purely human emotion; an expression of human value, no matter what the subject is, or what the artist thinks it is, or what our experience of it is.
And how can the vacuuous promises of religious dogma offer comfort to the grieving? Although it may appear to do so, if you look a bit deeper you'll see the source of consolation is always nothing more nor less than human love and kindness.
The lies of religion act like a poison of the mind, and blind us with the illusions of immortal souls, heaven, and an ultimate reason or plan.
Where we should be attending to the sheer magnificence of our brief, shared existence, instead we are encouraged to regard what is real, what is vital, as trivial, and the immaterial fantasy as ultimately important.
Many admirable people happen to be religious, but their goodness is despite, not because of their belief.
There is no value in religion. It is at best a habit of the lazy, un-insightful mind -- an excuse to avoid rational thinking, and at worst a means of gaining power over others.
It has ever been thus.
Jan 19, 2010
With tens of thousands of Port-au-Prince residents living outdoors because their homes have collapsed or they fear aftershocks from last week's quake, the audio Bible can bring them "hope and comfort that comes from knowing God has not forgotten them through this tragedy"
Scientologists have mobilized to seize on the promotional and recruitment opportunities presented by the horror going on in Haiti, and John Travolta has personally arranged to fly "volunteer ministers" to Haiti to inflict his junk science on victims there.
And, in an unrelated except for being ingly crazy religious crap item:
"One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
Other references include citations from the books of Revelation, Matthew and John dealing with Jesus as "the light of the world." John 8:12, referred to on the gun sights as JN8:12, reads, "Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Trijicon confirmed to ABCNews.com that it adds the biblical codes to the sights sold to the U.S. military. Tom Munson, director of sales and marketing for Trijicon, which is based in Wixom, Michigan, said the inscriptions "have always been there" and said there was nothing wrong or illegal with adding them."
In Your Facebook
Dec 22, 2009
"For my own part, I am going to retreat from the whole thing, remain as unplugged as possible, and spend the time I save by not going on Facebook doing something useful, such as reading books.
Why would I want to waste my time on Facebook when I still haven't read Keats' Endymion?
And when there are seeds to be sown in my own back yard?
I don't want to retreat from nature, I want to reconnect with it.
And if I want to connect with the people around me, I will revert to an old piece of technology.
It's free, it's easy and it delivers a uniquely individual experience in sharing information: it's called talking."
Someone invited me, and I think I've an account, which I never used.
And never will
Sanity Check in 13
Dec 14, 2009
1. Do you believe that a particular religious tradition holds accurate knowledge of the ultimate nature of reality and the purpose of human life?
2. Do you believe that some thinking being consciously made the universe?
3. Is there an identifiable force coursing through the universe, holding it together, or uniting all life-forms?
4. Could prayer be in any way effective, that is, do you believe that such a being or force (as posited above) could ever be responsive to your thoughts or words?
5. Do you believe this being or force can think or speak?
6. Do you believe this being has a memory or can make plans?
7. Does this force sometimes take a human form?
8. Do you believe that the thinking part or animating force of a human being continues to exist after the body has died?
9. Do you believe that any part of a human being survives death, elsewhere or here on earth?
10. Do you believe that feelings about things should be admitted as evidence in establishing reality?
11. Do you believe that love and inner feelings of morality suggest that there is a world beyond that of biology, social patterns, and accident – i.e., a realm of higher meaning?
12. Do you believe that the world is not completely knowable by science?
13. If someone were to say, “The universe is nothing but an accidental pile of stuff, jostling around with no rhyme nor reason, and all life on earth is but a tiny, utterly inconsequential speck of nothing, in a corner of space, existing in the blink of an eye never to be judged, noticed, or remembered,” would you say, “Now that’s going a bit far, that’s a bit wrongheaded?”
“If you answered No to all these questions, you’re a hard-core atheist and of a certain variety: a rational materialist.
If you said No to the first seven, but then had a few Yes answers, you’re still an atheist, but you may have what I call a pious relationship to the universe.
If your answers to the first seven questions contained at least two Not Sure answers, you’re an agnostic.
If you answered Yes to some of the questions, you still might be an atheist or agnostic, though not of the materialist variety.
If you answered Yes to nine or more, you are a believer.
But more than providing titles for various states of mind, the questions above may serve to demonstrate common clusters of opinion."
- Jennifer Michael Hecht, Doubt: A History. HarperSanFrancisco, 2003. –
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 2, 2009
"calibre reads metadata from the following formats: LRF, PDF, LIT, RTF, OPF, MOBI, PRC, EPUB, FB2, IMP, RB, HTML. In addition it can write metadata to: LRF, RTF, OPF, EPUB, PDF, MOBI"
Now I need a kindle
Sep 19, 2009
It be a day o' that sort once again, matey!
Jul 25, 2009
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
Just added another stellar individual to The List -- A46999020
Jul 14, 2009
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