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Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Korn Shell
« Last post by forbitals on September 28, 2020, 06:24:32 pm »
The KornShell command and programming language / Morris I. Bolsky, David G. Korn
Computers, Math, Science, Technology / KDE
« Last post by forbitals on September 18, 2020, 04:52:38 pm »
open source free libre
News, Politics, and General / Jay Wright Forrester
« Last post by forbitals on August 31, 2020, 12:54:46 pm »
Philosophy, Religion, Esoteric, Occult / Lost Horizon 1933
« Last post by forbitals on August 24, 2020, 02:52:28 pm »
Lost Horizon, 1933, by James Hilton, introduced idea of Sangrila.  FDR clearly taken with it.  Made into 1937 movie.
News, Politics, and General / Covid
« Last post by forbitals on July 25, 2020, 03:42:28 pm »
The Covid virus is real, came out of nature, out of the wild.

But the Covid hysteria, that is part of a Psychological Warfare Campaign, and it came out of political think thanks.


Ride the Tiger
A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul
by Evola, Julius
Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Unix Shells
« Last post by forbitals on June 02, 2020, 04:50:03 pm »

Ubuntu Linux

Unix Shells

Johnson, Chris F. A
Title   Pro Bash programming : scripting the GNU/Linux shell / Chris F.A. Johnson, Jayant Varma  (2015)   but a caution!

A practical guide to Linux commands, editors, and shell programming / Mark G. Sobell ; coauthored by Matthew Helmke. (2018), seem to need to know about csh and bash, and especially about expandability.
Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Reverse Polish Notation
« Last post by forbitals on April 22, 2020, 05:50:42 pm »
Brian Overland is very smart!

Polish notation was developed by Jan Lukasiewicz.  You might call it Foward Polish Notation.

In the early 60's F. L. Bauer and E. W. Dijkstra decided to put the operator last and so they called it Reverse Polish Notation.
Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Pro MERN Stack
« Last post by forbitals on March 29, 2020, 07:44:52 pm »
Pro MERN Stack
by Vasan Subramanian
Philosophy, Religion, Esoteric, Occult / Phil Hine's "Condensed Chaos"
« Last post by forbitals on March 11, 2020, 06:39:34 pm »
Phil Hine's "Condensed Chaos" is thoughtful and very well written.  I wish there were more things I could just quote here, but it is so philosophically advanced that I find myself at a loss.

Got to read it yourselves.

Had not known about this, but it looks most interesting:

These guys draw so much from Kenneth Grant, in my opinion, but they seem to disown him.

The acknowledge Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare.

Here, from Peter J. Carroll's introduction, an idea which surprised me:

"The symbollic syncretism of the Golden Dawn a century ago, which fused renaissance Hermeticism with oriental esoterics drawn from European imperial experience, only fully flowered when Aleister Crowley added a battery of gnostic power techniques culled from diverse cultural sources.  Then along came Austin Spare, who identified the basic sleight of mind techniques underlying all forms of magic, and showed us that we could treat the whole baroque symbolism of magic as entirely optional.  Spare invented teh Postmodernist approach to magic well before the cultural advent of Existentialism or Postmodernism."

 ^^^^  awesome.

But I want to add, in opposition to these Chaos Magick sorts, that Chaos Theory, or Non-Linear Dynamics, do not draw from Quantum Mechanics or the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.  And this is one area where their theorizing runs into troubles.

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