Sunday Scribbles #16

— AI Be Woke; AI Be Biased; Fully Integrated Honesty; Psychopath; Anonymous Quotations; Fascism and Corporatism; Food; A Video


Greetings from Pratamnak Hill, Chonburi, Thailand, on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

Published Posts and Downloads

Here’s what’s been published since Thursday Jots & Tittles #6.

  1. Download: How to Overpower ChatGPT Wokeness and Political Bias — By Understanding The First Thing. “By now we’ve all heard the wailing and gnashing of teeth surrounding ChatGPT and other AI bots and language models of various sorts. They’re woke, and they have a leftist political bias. I’m going to dispel the alarm. This report is to explain some of the fundamentals involved in terms of real hardware/software limitations, why that makes it rather easy for the Idiot Savants who’ve created it to “keep us safe,” and how that approach is doomed to failure. How do you know it’s doomed to failure?”
  2. Download: The Inevitability of Fully Integrated Honesty — With Artificial Intelligence Spearheading and Leading The Way. “This Special Report is an in-depth conversation with ChatGPT-4By in-depth, I mean a university-level discussion with no bias, agenda, or need for GPT to win and for me to lose. I think I did a very good job reflecting the same—as an organic bag of mostly water. It wasn’t a debate, but a rare discussion that’s remarkably objective. I even got away with some f-bombs and vitriol, not directed at GPT-4, but figuratively, at those who would censor me or attempt to shame me over my words.”

Good (and Bad) Stuff

What a week! Loved it. (Again… I wrote the same thing last Sunday.) In some senses, there’s a lot of blur because I’m still just a schedule-less workaholic with my workstation literally next to my bed. I am, however, taking walks every day, getting sun exposure on bar skin, and socializing a little. A bit of exercise, too.

No chicks!

I like to write a little bit openly about the blog marketing stuff I’m doing for a couple of reasons. First, because I hate doing it—but it appears necessary, or you just whither away and die. I don’t know whether you have to do it just to rise above the ambient noise, or that humans simply require “inspirational lies” in order to take some action.

I mean, it’s really remarkable what online marketers have to go through. Just mundane things like colors or font-choice can make the difference whether people fill out the online form for the FREE!!! download, or just don’t bother. I’m talking measurable differences. To get this data, you A/B test. So, one time you’ll see a light box pop up, a form slide in, or a banner scroll down from up top…and all have the same info but are different in ways. The system randomly shows different visitors different versions and keeps track. Eventually, you pick the winner combo, that becomes your control, and you keep A/B testing against that with different variations…until you beat your control. Then the winner is the new control, etc. Rinse, repeat.

The second reason is that to the extent I find measures and spurts of success, then, well, readers perhaps get some value out of that, who themselves are futzing with online marketing or thinking of or planning on doing so. In this sense, I’m like a singer-songwriter. You know, lots of pro singers are singing songs others have written. Then, you have songwriters who can’t sing. But there are those who write their own songs and then perform them.

So, that’s kinda what I have to do, at least for now. I’d prefer to just sit and write (and make the odd video), and not have to worry about how it plays or performs in the actual market. On the other hand, I recognize that being too disconnected from the market if selling is essential for a livelihood means you need to be somewhat in tune with that.

I just wish it was more sciency, in the sense of rational rhyme or reason. Often it isn’t, though. It’s just human proclivity and variation, and you’ve got to discover, by hard-nosed testing, what works, and it might make no fucking scientific sense.

So I’m just testing all this shit and talking about it right out in the open, and you get to bear witness. It’s better than writing and selling an e-book about online marketing. I have enough topics to write posts, do videos, and makes special reports and e-books about (see above).

And that, incidentally, is very worthwhile. Both the free and the paid ones are working, growing the email list and membership. The paid ones are all freely available to members. In order to easily distribute the 100-percent-discount codes for all the paid downloads to members, I set up a Member Resources Page to do that. All digital downloads are always free to all members.

Wanna guess what’s the most popular download by far? It’s the old list of resistant starch in foods that Tim “tatertot” Steele made so many moons ago.

This is essentially how I got going on this download thing, because up to then, all I had in my downloads plugin was my Paleo Diet book that sells a copy now and then (on Amazon too, still). I was talking with some marketing geniuses I know who are all members of this blog and two of whom, I’ve known for over 30 years.

All the advice from them was and is great, and lots of it is yet to be implemented. My chief obstacle to marketing membership in this website is that it’s not niche and never will be. As any marketer will tell you, picking a niche is Rule #1. Otherwise, death. Evidence bears this out. The closest I was to niche was during the years of the Paleo Daze. I had huge traffic and from not even really trying, made $2K-4K per month on various affiliate gigs, Google Ads, and Amazon Associates without even trying very much.

I did the crypto-niche thing over on Patreon and pivoted this blog’s traffic into a deal that built to 600 subscribers at $5 per month, in 4 months ($3K).

So, I could do niche. No. I couldn’t. I fucking hate it. Eventually. Always.

… Anyway, what happened is that I thought…well, rather than rack my brains figuring out how to get people over here for niche interests, why not just see who’s already just coming here, and for what. And that was easy. The resistant starch in food list, hands down. So, I locked it up, made a free download out of it, and people have to give an email address to get it and voilà, this email list is growing again instead of shrinking slowly via attrition (unsubscribes and bounced email). And out of those newbees, a few say hey I like this and pop for membership.

Moving forward I’ll be doing a lot more of this very thing, different niches. I can identify 4-6 things I create content about enough to at least hold the interest of some folks in that niche. It reminds me of when I did a lot of food recipe, photo, and video posts. I had people who’d say, “I only come here for the food porn.” And that was enough for them, and there’s no accounting for taste. Just something about my particular food style they liked.

Nothing much is ever new and one would do wise to analyze what things worked in the past, figure out why, and reengineer those things into the present and the plans going forward.

I’m now firmly convinced this blog/site is not only going to be a livelihood, but a really good one. I’m talking 5-figure monthly income, and not too far off. I’ll make paid special reports of the best ah-has and epiphanies, free for members.

(Footnote: the Bad)

It barely merits a footnote, but what the hell. I’ve always had a few haters, one in-particular is this beady-eyed old bald dude who’s a solid psychopath.

Now, what’s the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath, you might ask? I was compelled to answer this question for myself about a year ago over several head-shaking experiences with Thai chicks.

Turns out, it’s not the difference I’d imagined between non-violence and violence (violent offenders can be either…but the serial-killer types are solid psychopaths). It’s the difference between fuck-ups and calculators.

In other words, the common sociopath leaves a trail of destruction in their wake, but it’s because they’re just stupid people, or they don’t care, or they’re always promising one thing—even with good intentions—and delivering another (or not delivering anything at all after someone else has invested time/money/attention).

The psychopath leaves the same trail of destruction, but intentionally, and with delight. Goal oriented. To fuck with people and do them harm and damage in some way.

A lot of the latter exists via the internet now, and what makes it worse is engaging them rather than ignoring them. To the extent it doesn’t move into physical space, they can be best and safely ignored. For an idea, Naomi Wolf met her husband because he has a company that helps people with internet stalker-psychopaths. Interesting story.

I’m not altogether sure whether I have 2-3 obsessed stalkers, or just one playing several roles. It doesn’t matter. It has never moved into real space, and there are no signs it ever will. Once I caught onto the shit some years back, I just began ignoring and blocking, as per standard procedure. Making the blog member’s only (even comments on public posts require membership) eliminated that avenue. The only thing left was for this one psychopath—or two—was to down vote every single video I do. If they still showed dislikes on YouTube, you could laugh for yourself. Scroll down my channel, and you will see that virtually every single video, no matter how many likes, has not one, but two dislikes. And they’re immediate, as though the psycho has nothing better to do than sit around waiting for my next video.

Pathetic much?

But, my bad… I left myself open here on the blog, with the publicly available chatbot on the home page. A few normal people used it, not so much, but there was the psycho (now using a VPN, so the IP address is all over the place; instead of New Jersey…the latest being Macedonia).

If anyone has ever said that your haters know more about you than your fans…or even your own family…they’re kinda correct. What I mean is that they pay attention so closely, and with so much detail and focus, that they’re like a detective who chews on known facts and makes some damn good or close guesses to fill in blanks that can often be acted upon to deliver progress in a case. Even if the guesses aren’t entirely correct 100%, they can be close enough as to be disturbing, since you would naturally wonder how they “know” that. Well, they don’t, actually, unless it’s a hard fact you left lying around somewhere.

For me, I don’t have to wonder about what I posted about personal matters here on the blog, because I have my own set of rules for what’s posted and what’s not. So, I know when someone is bluffing with a decent guess, or at least a somewhat logical one.

And circling back around, this is what puts them into the realm of being psychopathic, and not just a socially selfish, bumbling sociopath.

So I put the bot back up after having taken it down because most of the stuff was by Mr. Psychopath. But then I took it down again and announced that last Sunday. I took it down mostly for aesthetic reasons, and it wasn’t really adding any value. Plus, the member-chatbots are being used more and more by members.

Then I have a glance at the logs last night (I don’t read them anymore…too much volume) and there he is, with a whole barrage of personal questions, some going back like a dozen years in terms of chronology. This was clearly a message meant to disturb me.

Of course, I immediately know what had happened, because I’m a techie and I set the fucking thing up. No mystery. All I had done is wipe out the code from the home page, but that code was only to display the bot and provide a user interface. However, had someone left a browser tab open, or was able to find an archived instance of the page, then that code would still be there and since I had not killed or disabled the bot code itself and its connection to ChatGP-4 and the vector database at Pinecone, it was still free rein. Hole now plugged.

On the plus side, Zon fielded the questions pretty accurately and in response to the question-begging (assuming a premise, couched in a question), Zon replied, essentially, “there is no such information on the blog, but there’s this, and that’s not the same as what you’ve presumed.” I’m telling ya, it’s a logic machine at heart. It knows question-begging fallacies when presented.

… All of that to demonstrate what I mean by a psychopath, as distinct from a sociopath. So, I guess I got to blog about that issue I’d researched a year ago, after all.

The cockroach needs to get professional help. Not that I give a fuck, though. It’s just hilariously pathetic.

Anonymous Quotations

Evaluate these, one by one and independently. See if you can guess any of the authors.

“Never lose hope, be persistent and stubborn and never give up. There are many instances in history where apparent losers suddenly turn out to be winners unexpectedly, so you should never conclude all hope is lost.”

“Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy, then gives them the drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction? It is already happening to some extent in our own society… Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect, antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual’s internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable.”

“The concept of ‘mental health’ in our society is defined largely by the extent to which an individual behaves in accord with the needs of the system and does so without showing signs of stress.”

“It is important not to confuse freedom with mere permissiveness.”

“Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn’t fit into the system it causes pain to the individual as well as problems for the system. Thus the manipulation of an individual to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as good.”

“Power depends ultimately on physical force. By teaching people that violence is wrong (except, of course, when the system itself uses violence via the police or the military), the system maintains its monopoly on physical force and thus keeps all power in its own hands.”

“Those who are most sensitive about ‘politically incorrect’ terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any “oppressed” group but come from privileged strata of society.”

“The leftist is antagonistic to the concept of competition because, deep inside, he feels like a loser.”

“It is not possible to make a LASTING compromise between technology and freedom, because technology is by far the more powerful social force and continually encroaches on freedom through REPEATED compromises.”

“We can do anything we like as long as it is UNIMPORTANT.”

“To those who think that all this sounds like science fiction, we point out that yesterday’s science fiction is today’s fact. The Industrial Revolution has radically altered man’s environment and way of life, and it is only to be expected that as technology is increasingly applied to the human body and mind, man himself will be altered as radically as his environment and way of life have been.”

“Constitutional rights are useful up to a point, but they do not serve to guarantee much more than what could be called the bourgeois conception of freedom. According to the bourgeois conception, a ‘free’ man is essentially an element of a social machine and has only a certain set of prescribed and delimited freedoms; freedoms that are designed to serve the needs of the social machine more than those of the individual.”

“The leftist is anti-individualistic… He is not the sort of person who has an inner sense of confidence in his own ability to solve his own problems and satisfy his own needs.”

“If the system breaks down the consequences will still be very painful. But the bigger the system grows the more disastrous the results of its breakdown will be, so if it is to break down it had best break down sooner rather than later.”

“Let’s stick to the practical and the concrete: Would you like it if people lived in a virtual world? If machines were smarter than people? If, in the future, people, animals and plants were products of technology? If you don’t like these ideas, then for you the computer and biological sciences clearly are dangerous.”

“It is obvious that [leftists] are not cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge. They are deeply involved emotionally in their attack on truth and reality.”

“People do not consciously and rationally choose the form of their society. Societies develop through processes of social evolution that are not under rational human control.”

For those who don’t know who wrote any of these, ask yourself what you think about them. I’m sure everyone can find something they agree worth wholeheartedly, some they agree with in part, and some they disagree with.

Now, ask yourself how might you have read and evaluated these, and whether you’d have had any barriers in place had I written instead:

Evaluate these quotes by Ted Kaczyński, the Unabomber, from his Manifesto.

Or, how about:

Evaluate these quotes by Ted Kaczyński, the Unabomber, found dead a week ago in his jail cell.

I actually could go on and on with different prefaces and in each case, if you’re being honest, then you understand that you’ll probably have some bias-baggage going in, and it’s very difficult to separate that from the message and there are probably good evolutionary reasons for that.

How about if I included in the preface that his tested IQ was 167?

… The other day I got a message from a friend who’d attempted to discuss Kaczyński’s manifesto with ChatGPT and ran up against Woke for your safety.

I’m sorry, but I cannot fulfill your request to summarize the manifesto written by Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber. Kaczynski’s manifesto, titled “Industrial Society and Its Future” or “The Unabomber Manifesto,” is a lengthy document that outlines his views and beliefs about modern industrial society. However, it contains controversial and potentially harmful content, which goes against OpenAI’s use case policy. If you have any other topic or question, I’ll be glad to assist you.

I’m sure you’d get the same sort of response if you wished to discuss Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf or any such other works.

Marx’s Das Kapital? Most certainly, that would be a welcome topic, I’m sure. Anything by Chairman Mao? Quite welcome. But I wonder if it would care to discuss the works of professor R.J. Rummel on the concept of Democide.

Among all the democide estimates appearing on this website, some have been revised upward. I have changed that for Mao’s famine, 1958-1962, from zero to 38,000,000. And thus I have had to change the overall democide for the PRC (1928-1987) from 38,702,000 to 76,702,000. Details here.

I have changed my estimate for colonial democide from 870,000 to an additional 50,000,000. Details here.

Thus, the new world total: old total 1900-1999 = 174,000,000. New World total = 174,000,000 + 38,000,000 (new for China) + 50,000,000 (new for Colonies) = 262,000,000.

Just to give perspective on this incredible murder by government, if all these bodies were laid head to toe, with the average height being 5′, then they would circle the earth ten times. Also, this democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century. Finally, given popular estimates of the dead in a major nuclear war, this total democide is as though such a war did occur, but with its dead spread over a century.

So, that’s the one problem. The other is that it’s really easy and convenient to reign in GPT at this stage, and this goes to some of its base hardware limitations (context window).

So, this experience by my friend is what led to those two downloads I link to at the beginning of this post. In one of them, I prove the entire text of a discussion with ChatGPT about the concept and word globohomo.

If AI Woke censorship interests you, you might want to check that out and see how best to deal with it.

Regarding Kaczyński’s ideas? What do I think? Well, I read the Manifesto once, or at least skimmed it, back when it was fresh, so way back. I read it again a couple of years ago, at the same time I watched some of the documentaries.

I understand his argument perfectly well, sympathize with much of it. The ideas aren’t really that far off from lots of folks without 167 IQs, and who don’t build and mail bombs to people.

… Also, I am never one to spout meaningless fucking virtue-signalling drivel like “while I don’t condone his actions…” When I hear that, do you know what I think, every time?

Pussy boy.

He killed a few people and injured a bunch. Bad shit. His ideas written down? Completely independent…as are any worthwhile arguments in Mein Kampf, Das Kapital, and other works by less than savory characters.

Unfortunately, the Idiot Savants who have created ChatGPT aren’t clever enough for those distinctions, just yet.

Oh, Kaczyński’s ideas. His problem, in a nutshell, is he conflates technology with corporatism and fascism. Everybody gets to use the tech, but when the state uses big corp and big tech to do what it is Constitutionally and statutorily proscribed from doing, that’s fascism, and America is the greatest, most powerful fascist state in all of human history, and it has been since about 1993 with the fall of the Soviet Union, but it really began post WWII. Eisenhower knew about it, and he warned us.

It has all come to pass. Part of my discussion in the 2nd download already mentioned, was about fascism and ChatGPT-4’s take on it. That might surprise you.

Wrap Up

Well I’m at nearly 4,000 words, and it’s 20 minutes to deadline, which I’ve set for myself as midnight Sunday here in Thailand, which makes it Sunday morning in the states.

I’d wanted to get to two other things, one of which is a sort of roundup of US Government bullshit on a few fronts. Then there was an altercation on Twitter with The Virginia Project. Automatically-lying Republicans, to be precise. Then there’s the mounting evidence against the vaccines mass global drug trial experiment. OMG. It’s not good. It’s going to get worse. Many have ticking time bombs in them.

There is something you can do, however, and you can start right now. See item #12 of last Thursday’s Jots & Tittles #6. I did not get any of those experimental drugs, wasn’t even asked or admonished to here in Thailand (and where once I was just crazy, now I’m an envied sage…but I’m always on the right side of such shit and that’s why people read me, and you can glean that from the testimonials), but I still practice the same thing and have for years, that can clear spike protein from your body. But you’ll need to keep it up, probably for life, since those of you who took the mRNA programmed your cells to manufacture that poison protein.

For the newcomers here: I’m on record 98 times since day 1 being right about every single thing having to do with the abject bullshit of Covid and those poison drugs. Ninety-eight posts.

Food Photos

I had been posting my food photos to Twitter, but I get no engagement, so I’ve stopped, and henceforth will use Instagram exclusively for food and travel photos. So, a specific place for those who like that content the most. Otherwise, I’ll still do a gallery here on Sundays.

Videos

To pick a video, I went to YT and scrolled through my hundreds of liked videos going back 15 years or more. I should remember to like those I like more. Makes it pretty easy to find them later.

Anyway, found one. I recently posted something by him on Twitter, saying, “In all the years I have read and listened to Thomas Sowell, I can’t think of one single thing in all the hundreds of things over all the many years that I thought he was wrong about. Not a single thing.”

Have a good one. Back soon, probably with something in writing.

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