yaaqov

yaaqov wrote

What do y’all think of this paragraph, and the bolded sentence in particular? Does it at all relate to prefiguration as was being discussed in f/CritiqueThis in this thread?

We aren’t going to replace capitalism with socialism overnight, but we can hasten capitalism’s demise by fighting for reforms that put these socialist ideas and values into motion. These reforms have the potential to convince people how much better life can be if we refuse to play by capitalism’s rules. If undertaken in the spirit of eventually ending capitalism altogether, they can also materially free people up to take on even bigger fights down the road.

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Reply to How are you? by Basil

yaaqov wrote

I’m alrightish. Me, my partner, and my whole family is or has been sick this week. But I’m more or less better now, at least, and I:

  • discovered something new to do with my hair which makes me feel good in the gender
  • finally started a new constructed language for myself after months of angst about it. I wanted something to journal and write about dreams and shit in,, and now it’s coming together! :)
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Reply to comment by yaaqov in How are you? by Basil

yaaqov wrote

I’d love to hear about what you’ve learned, if at any point you feel ip to sharing! And by consequences—do mean consequences that will come as a result of your having learned about this??

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Reply to Friday Free Talk by vMU9

yaaqov wrote

This is pretty freaking niche, but I devised a set of tiles (like jigsaw puzzle pieces, basically) that can encode the rules of any elementary 1D cellular automaton (most famously, for instance, rule 110). In these cellular automata, any cell in the grid can be one of two states, “alive” or “dead”, determined by simple, local rules based off the states of neighboring cells; for one of my tiles, little notches on all four sides transfer and store the information about the state of that tile and its neighbors’, and likewise determine the state of its descendent in the time direction.

I’m also working on, but haven’t quite completed, a set of 3D blocks that encode Conway’s game of life, and other totalistic 2D cellular automata: basically the higher-dimensional analog of the above.

One reason I did this and think it’s cool is because these cellular automata are known to be Turing Complete, capable of universal computation and thus “running” any program that any other computer can run, theoretically. In the case of Game of Life, people routinely make beautiful and complex machines and computers in it. By representing these CA as tilings, I’ve sort of proven to myself that a static tiling is capable of computation, just by virtue of its structure, which I just think is a cool thought. Hell, maybe our own universe is an aperiodic tiling! Anyway, I can also draw up a picture to show y’all if anyone wants.

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Reply to comment by yaaqov in Let's talk about Nihilism! by nbdy

yaaqov wrote

Would you be willing to go a little more into what Deleuzean stuff entails? And where YOU go with it? I’ve never read any Deleuze (/and Guattari), and I can’t say I really know anything about their work besides “rhizomes” haha

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Reply to comment by yaaqov in Friday Free Talk by black_fox

yaaqov wrote

...we lived alone together... with separate bedrooms.

Can I ask a little about this? My partner and I are hopefully moving in together soon, and this is what we want from the beginning. How was that experience?

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yaaqov wrote (edited )

A bag of trash, mostly comprising food-soiled plastic waste; my dad cooks 90% from unpackaged vegetables and grains, so it accumulates really slowly, and then he puts it in a neighbor’s rubbishbin.

Also, a copper plate, which cools stuff more quickly when said stuff is put atop. This is primarily for experiments.

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