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Reply to comment by nbdy in how ironic by lastfutures

nbdy wrote (edited )

It seems to be a hot topic rn, the viscerapvd reading group did Hello from the Wired by n1x (a twitter accelerationist) this week for example. And although I really enjoyed Serial Experiments Lain, honestly I never understood the stuff myself. I even went to one of her presentations but the centrality on the occult, gnostic numerology, and the hermetic kabbalah only left me bewildered.
I'm not sure whether or not I'm hostile to ACC but most of what I've seen deals entirely on hypothetical world-building (or world-destroying) which doesn't interest me in the least.

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Reply to how ironic by lastfutures

nbdy wrote (edited )

Why is nick landian g/acc entering the raddle zetigeist all of a sudden? I ran away from that when I came here :p

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Reply to comment by nbdy in come on down by black_fox

nbdy wrote

A loooot of accelerationists consider themselves post-left, but I’ve never met a postie who considers themselves an accelerationist

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nbdy wrote (edited )

It's harder to fuck up encryption than physical locks, though, assuming you use an established library and don't roll your own.

I wouldn't be so sure. Encryption is actually really easy to fuck up lol.
Though According to this pdf from cisa.gov they should be using AES-256 which is definitely not brute-forcable. So maybe figuring out the networking side of things would be more worthwhile they likely have a ton of legacy code/hardware and have the system has most definitely contracted out to some random company I would say that even if the encryption is strong there's a chance that the code is not.

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nbdy wrote

I know you didn’t ask for advice so I’ll preface my short advice with a little about myself:
I am young, which means that I have some (small) amounts of motivation keeping me headstrong enough to work much like yourself. It’s typically been a schedule of working for a year and a bit at some shit but decently paid jobs and then living off the money from that for a while. However, in the last couple years I’ve had an immense increase in responsibilities that are incompatible with my current lifestyle. Ultimately I’m choosing to reject those responsibilities in favour of giving myself the chance to find out for myself how crappy just scraping by can be. But beyond surviving, lucrative times have vastly expanded my possibilities for working on projects. Which is an important calculation to make as you could be impeding your own capabilities in an attempt at non-engagement.
Aragorn! talked about working a sysadmin job in the bay area for a year and then taking a year off and considering all he was able to get done with that it also makes me think about the possibilities presented by having middle class income. I’d love to have enough cash to get a publishing project running, but with shit jobs that could never happen.
So I would just say that wether it’s from robbing banks or selling your soul to the grind, if financial mobility is worth it to you then it’s worth finishing up your schooling.

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Reply to Shame by ziq

nbdy wrote

A perfect example of transhumanist hierarchy

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