Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

This will be added to on an irregular basis...
  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

German courts to Rapidshare: stop copyright infringement before it happens!

Court orders Rapidshare to take preemptive measures against copyright infringement

Exactly how do you do that?* Is that new Temporal Addressing technology in TCP/IP version 19 ready? Will the Psychic Friends Network help? Is John Edwards going to use the dead to put a hit out on pirates?

Given the sheer volume of German fetish porn hosted on Rapidshare, and the rapid removal of same from there after posting, I can only guess that it is the German porn industry pushing this. I am in awe of the power wielded by people who think women wearing latex and shitting on each others' faces is art.

Oh well... the distributed coalescent net is coming... Bring it on dummkopfs, all you do is merely hastening the storm of the static leveling...



*You make sure no content produced is worth pirating. American television and movie execs have been working hard to do this for over forty years and trust me, they're getting closer every year.

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