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by archon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1940

Re: Random thread

Nah it's good.
by archon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Meritocracy
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Re: Meritocracy

Is risk-aversion necessarily un-meritorious? When you look at the accumulation of merit, well, maybe you don't want to take a risk. People being risk-averse in their gambles for merit is not necessarily any worse than them being risk-averse with their money or their health care, or their charity ch...
by archon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Meritocracy
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Re: Meritocracy

boy you guys are looking at this extremely narrowly. what 'merit' is there in a Ponzi scheme? what 'merit' is there in the global oil trade which accelerates global warming? what 'merit' is there in skirting safety so much that there's a factory collapse in Bangladesh? 'merit' - as viewed by a capi...
by archon
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1940

Re: Random thread

Paper town just means someone put it on a map, and then it sprung into existence because it was on the map. (Although admittedly the term may specifically refer to its use theft protection for mapmakers...) ;P I knew about the copyright protection thing. I don't think anyone is going to go after no...
by archon
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1940

Re: Random thread

Regex wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:27 pm
Cafe Chesscourt is a paper town.
Hey! It'll grow. Probably.
by archon
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: AI infrastructure thought experiment
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: AI infrastructure thought experiment

Well lets see. lots of cool stuff Thanks, this is just the kind of thought I was trying to provoke. Specific disscussion Manufacturing robots tend to be single-task. Hard to repurpose. Lots of them - of course many of them manufacture things you want, if you can keep them working. Most of the infra...
by archon
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Meritocracy
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Re: Meritocracy

capitalism is about making money and using that money to make more money. not really about 'competence' in any rational sense. How do you define competence? (again, if you define competence/merit as "Can make money", which is fair because money is exchange-value, the capitalism is meritocratic, bec...
by archon
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Meritocracy
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Re: Meritocracy

to get back to the original topic - what 'merit' is this? the merit that the bourgeoisie wish to enforce is a very different concept than the merit of the proletarian. Yeah, getting back on topic. Defining merit is a hard question, and probably one of the biggest issues to trying to formally implem...
by archon
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Meritocracy
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Re: Meritocracy

... uh, if you don't even know what 'fetish' refers to in marxist terminology why even try to have a retort? fetish refers to the tendency to see man's own powers as originating externally, outside of social relations. nothing to do with ideal/actual implementation. So is your issue that I said "wh...
by archon
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Meritocracy
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Re: Meritocracy

MarxBro wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:38 am
"what the market wants" - ha! total fetishism!
One: Pot, Kettle, ect.

Two: What exactly do you mean? Is this an ideal implementation/actual implementation thing. Because communism has never had issues with that one. Never.