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  1. Anthropoceneian Slight

    Galileian slight: We thought, earth was at the center of the world. Turned out, it wasn't.

    Darwinian slight: We thought, man was the purpose of creation. Turned out, he wasn't.

    Freudian slight: We thought, we had command of our selfs. Turned out, we haven't.

    Anthropoceneian slight: We thought, we'd control …

  2. The Twenties

    I'm not sure what this text is. Could be thoughts rambling on a cyberpunk background, loosely bracketed by the 1920ies at their head and the 2020ies at their tail. Could be more. It works by association.

    First I was idly looking up when William Gibson's Agency might be published.1 …

  3. Adb Backup Deprecated

    I just realized that the backup function of adb is deprecated since May 20191. This functionality is part of my beeing-independent-from-google setup. So my first thought was: Is google trying to force users not to bypass their cloud?

    A short article was published on xda2 after a tip …

  4. Deviation of Topic

    By Findus

    This blog started as a review of 12 Rules for life. I haven't posted anything since almost two years. That's because I became frustrated with Peterson's rules and stopped reading after only two chapters. Peterson flaunting the erudite intelectual still rubs me the wrong way. But I came to the …

  5. Web Search by the People

    Yacy is, by its own definition, a distributed Web Search Engine based on a peer-to-peer network. I tried to run a peer (again). Here's a résumé of my general thoughts.

    What speaks for yacy:

    It tries to solve a prevalent and urgent problem: The hegemonic1 ownership of indexes to …

  6. All the Females

    By Findus

    Jordan Peterson draws the paradise of a succeful male lobster as follows1:

    If you’re a number one, the highest level of status, you’re an overwhelming success. If you’re male, you have preferential access to the best places to live and the highest-quality food. People compete to …

  7. Science or Fable?

    By Findus

    A fable is a fictional story, featuring animals or other creatures, with the purpose to deliver a moral lesson. So, what is Jordan Peterson's own take of his lobster story1? Or, in his words:

    Why is all this relevant?

    At this point he could say that he wants to …

  8. Continual Chaos of Carnage

    By Findus

    Do all lobsters fight for territory and dominance? No, they don't. There are lobsters and ... lobsters. Here is what Jordan Peterson wants us to believe the world of all lobsters looks like:1

    Lobsters live on the ocean floor. They need a home base down there, a range within which …

  9. Brains in Dissolution

    By Findus

    Have you ever felt your brain transforming to a lump of jelly when you encountered something contradicting all prior knowledge and experience? Well, maybe then you can imagine how my brain felt when it digested the following statement in Jordan Peterson's book 12 Rules for Life1:

    If a dominant …

  10. Sweeping Avian Diseases

    By Findus

    Here's another tidbit emanating from Jordan Peterson's fulminant erudition:

    If a contagious avian disease sweeps through a neighbourhood of well-stratified songbirds, it is the least dominant and most stressed birds, occupying the lowest rungs of the bird world, who are most likely to sicken and die.

    It is from his …

  11. Fun with Lobsters

    Jordan Peterson recommends warmly1 to read this book2 I am going to quote from. "If you want to do some serious thinking about lobsters", he says, "this is a good place to start". Well okay, let's do some serious thinking about lobsters:

    Observers of the natural world as …