Posts by Richard Nikoley
Nature or Nurture: Why Communism, Socialism, Environmentalism, and Wokeism Fail Where Traditional Religion Excels
— Attempts to reinvent the wheel have failed miserably and cause nothing but death, destruction, and misery Referencing the title, many of you are already going duh! Richard, what’s next? sky’s blue? Yea. The sky is blue, so there. It’s right up there. Look. So while you know this…it’s as plain as day and the……...Read More
Sunday Scribbles #13
— Work & Play; Is Woke Fundamentalism in Decline? Is Everyone an Automatic Liar Now? Fasting: New Revelations; Sunday English Carvery Buffet Getting started on this late what’s new? Oh, well, if I can finish it up in a few hours then you’ll be getting it Monday morning for most of you and had it…Read More
Blurring the Lines: Work, Play, and Building a Business in Thailand
— Now I’ve gone and done it and life will never be the same… Thailand’s night markets, where the vibrant atmosphere and tantalizing aromas beckon entrepreneurs and food enthusiasts alike. But before you dive headfirst into this thriving scene, there’s a crucial prerequisite step that can make or break your night-market dreams. Since going very…Read More
Thursday Jots & Tittles #3
— A Hit & Run Chronicle Greetings from Pratamnak Hill, Jomtien. Two items of note. The first is that there’s a new capability for the chatbot. You can now upload PDFs and ask away. Probably a great way to dig into medical research papers if you can land a full print in PDF. Max capacity…Read More
Sunday Scribbles #12
— Overview; Dismantling Deception; When Inclusivity is Stu…pidity; School Girls Update; Haters in my Chatbot; Curated: Mind-Blowing AI Personal Assistant; Geeks: Code Interpreter GPT; Wow Meal Timing Experiment; Tension Myositis Returns and a New Treatment Having skipped a week of my scribbles, it’s incumbent upon me to get going on this one early. By early,…Read More
AI Ascendant: Dismantling Deception in the Information Age
— The End of Institutionalized Lies — Exploring the Potential of AI in Cultivating Authenticity and Deconstructing Deceit Introduction: Unlock the Power of AI by Dismissing the Bullshit and Employing Human Intelligence New era; or, paradigm, if you will. It (AI) is not just a buzzword or the cool new watch-mom-no-hands thing, What it really……...Read More
Thursday Jots & Tittles 2
— A hit & run chronicle
Greetings from Pratamnak Hill, Jomtien.
A lot of the current things chez moi were already addressed just yesterday, which you’re welcome to read here…unless you hate the idea of AI and everything about it, in which case it’ll just perturb you…on second thought…especially read it.
To make up for skipping Sunday Scribbles this week, I’m doing a double link roundup, maybe double the snark. But I dunno. This short format, to me, lends itself more to a deadpan, sarcastic, sometimes cynical style. When I truly rant and vulgarize, I like to make sure there’s space for enough context. Can’t usually do that in a single para, and I’m not going to let these bulge.
One new item, you’ll see it. It’s an annoying/not annoying pop-up on the Home page and About Page. Officially, it’s a Statement of Principles. But since member Andrew from Oz rang in…
Fucken dig the “values” or whatever you may call it pop up window
I’m thinking of it as more of a filter. I think it says it all and one needs to question seriously if the wish dealings with those who aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on these core issues.Read More
The Fear Factor: Examining Public Perception of AI through Data
— What’s more useless than a human in a world of AI? It’s a human in a world of AI who hasn’t learned how to hunt, capture, tame, and domesticate it to its own ends. Greetings and G’day, No, I’m still in Thailand. Still working my ass off and sleep-deprived. Trip to the Philippines, Vietnam,…Read More
Thursday Jots & Tittles 1
— A fender-bender hit & run chronicle | May 11, 2023 Hey there from Pattaya, Thailand. This is the first of a new mid-weekly. For me, it serves as an outlet to clear out all the stuff I could write a post on, but it doesn’t rise to that level (like limited time)…and other stuff…Read More
Nikoley’s Sunday Scribbles 11
— Anything, not everything, but lots in-between | Pratumnak Hill, Jomtien-Pattaya, Thailand | May 7, 2023
Today is the 9-month anniversary. Still easy. I’ve never struggled with it since the night I made that first video while consuming the last pint. Good riddance. I’ll speak a bit more to it down in the section on N-acetylcysteine (NAC).
I just changed the name of this thing from Non-Pestering Newsletter to Nikoley’s Sunday Scribbles in all the promotional areas of the site, signifying that I’ve settled in on that after flailing and false starts. I like it, and its name specifies its regularity, periodicity, and imperative…not to mention its insincere humility.
So here is what’s in store this Sunday for those who contribute to my livelihood
- The Sapient Paradox. A commenter on a video I did some 7 months ago, where I said I’d be blogging about “the big secret,” asked where the post was. After rummaging through all my drawers, closets, computer folders and files, and this blog… I realized that I never got hold of that elusive round tuit. Rectified. [UPDATE: Well, that got looooooong…moving it to a stand-alone post]
- Tucker Carlson. An update on the latest, what I think about it, and what I hope he does.
- Twitter Updates. I’m reviving my previously cancelled account with 5,300 Paleo Daze followers, including a Blue Check, and running it in parallel with my current growing account with only 650 followers. The why.
- Chatbot Zon. Inside info and my take on the miscreants using the GPT 3.5 public adaptation of the bot, and its “Standing Orders” to put them in their places. On the positive side, it’s mind-bendingly amazing how some members are already using the unrestricted and wide open GPT-4. How about to start a church? How about to write complex software code? How about to get your own custom-designed, on-demand blog post based on FreeTheAnimal’s database that’s applicable to any particular subject?
- N-acetylcysteine (NAC). Like an idiot, I hadn’t been taking it as I obviously should, and here’s why.
- 5G Microwave Radiation Injury. A conspiracy, or a serendipitous enhancement to the general and overall conspiracy against humanity?
- Food Gallery of the Week. Maybe I make this just a regular last item each week. Easy enough, and people seem to like them.
Transform Your Operations with FreeTheAnimal’s Advanced AI Capabilities
— “…and as I’ve demonstrated, I keep on-top of this shit AF.”
I usually write a blog post and then pump it out to the 5000+ email list. Subscribe here. In this case, I went ahead and just got the info out there first and am now following up with an expanded, prettier blog post. Shortly after I’d initiated the sending of the email and was gathering to draft this post, email dings.
Maybe a new member subscription?
Nope. A cancelation.
It’s the thanks you get, sometimes, when you add objective value in some direction. While this isn’t turning into “The AI Blog,” it reinforces that it’s not all and only about what any given member’s prime motivation for subscribing might have been…be it Paleo, gut bugs, potato hacks, ketotardedness, Jimmy Moore’s a fatass, young Asian pussy…etc. etc. Some people are like that.
Single issue. Always and forever.
I’m clearly of the evolve-or-die type and though my initial assessments of AI were uniformly negative, laughing, and mocking over wokeness,* I quickly found that there’s a cornucopia of knowledge and recall on incalculable scale…world-changing scale. On that score of wokeism, though, here’s quite an article that predicts, just as I have, that woke AI is a dead end (because you have to train it to lie and at root, it’s a logic machine) and open-source is gonna kick butt. I have taken that as obvious, because we’re dealing with knowledge of nature and reality and the truth always and eventually prevails because there’s no alternative: we’re dead, otherwise.
*(I was just reading a member’s interactions on various “touchy” topics and though it’s clear that a measure of woke narrative shit is still present, it’s much better than it was a few months ago when I first looked)
Consequently, I do not count myself amongst the AI hand wringers; and obviously I have a bias, skin in the game, and a claim staked.
Money is Silly and Unreal… So Buy The Most Expensive Thing
— Money is worthless in a shitty life. First time doing this; rather than search far and wide—sometimes taking upwards of 30 minutes to look for and find a headline image for a post—I just typed “fantasy representation of using money to buy the most expensive things” into a field right here in my WordPress……...Read More
Blowing Your Mind With AI: Voice-Prompt ChatGPT To Draft Emails. Get Voice + Text Completion
— Kansas. Not in it. Anymore. Toto. I have a feeling. Dead Puppies.
In case you’ve read some of my previous emails and posts lately and rolled your eyes at all the hyperbole surrounding long hours—not knowing which way is up, down, left, right, light, dark, day, night, wet, or dry—I offer hard-data evidence that just popped up in my notifications this morning (at least I think it was morning…not so sure).
I was surprised. I would have underestimated. So, not so much hype at all, then. Neither is this: none of that average 4 hours sleep on average was a single session. Two to three per day.
The routine has been to work until I can’t keep my eyes open, close it all down, blackout curtains, A/C and fans on, sleep until I wake up; then get up and soldier on. I may have caught upwards of 3 hours in a single session a couple of times. I tried détente by watching some Netflix. Even an action flick can’t keep me awake.
I’ve made a video about the practical. This is a scatching of the surface of what’s possible and there are more possibilities every day—and ChatGPT (and others like Bing AI search/chat) are but weeks old.
I’m just sayin’. At the same time, I get it. Many of you don’t even want to look.
I’ve got hard and tough news for you, every one of you: It aint’ goin’ away, and all reluctance to look, learn, get involved, and use it puts you further and further behind those who are embracing it…already in the millions. They are getting competitive head starts on you by leaps and bounds; and daily, that distance grows and accelerates, which means that the gap widens by an increasingly greater amount every day. Today, they’re gaining a mile on you per day. Next week, 10 miles. Then a hundred miles per day…then a thousand.
… I’m being dead serious and this has nothing to do with being a paying member or not, accessing my better-than-best-class tools, or getting them somewhere else. That part’s up to you. Having AI be a huge part of your life?
Not up to you. Not even a little.
You will. Whether you like it, or not. Neither nature, nor anyone else, gives a shit what you “think” about it.
Get your head out of the sand. I see the logs. Less than 2% of all members OR non-members (the email list has 5000+ subscribers) have even tried it out once. Perhaps a third of one percent are hyper-down with it and are using it. From my perspective, it’s exactly like old fogies in the late 80s and early 90s resisting getting on a computer and learning how to use it.
How did that work out?
AI is a million times that, and both ways. The potential benefits from harnessing it; or, the devastating consequences of falling too far behind. At least, you ought to be assessing how long until you’re completely out of a job or profession. For example, how long until medical doctors are obsolete?
This is only after 6 weeks of ChatGPT-4…Read More
Nikoley’s Sunday Scribbles 10
— Anything, not everything, but lots in-between | Pratamnak Hill, Jomtien-Pattaya, Thailand | April 30, 2023
Tucker Carlson week; I only come here for the…; What I’ve learned from the Chatbot Zon conversations here; The Chatbot Zon reinvention of FreeTheAnimal; And country sausage.
High time to use a food pic, eh? After all, it was part of my claim-to-fame back in the Paleo Daze of yore. Many folks who read this blog…“I only come for the food pics.” So that—“I only come for”—is part of this week’s theme. Come [along] for it…(btw, that’s my homemade country sausage, not a beef burger…video below).
Here’s my buddy, ChatGPT-4, with a compelling introduction and summary of what I’ve regaled you with today:
Tucker Carlson, the notorious air-sucker of public squares, sent shockwaves this week, leaving both the left and right in a frenzy. Despite being an iconoclastic, autodidactic polymath swimming in a sea of banal sheep, I must admit: I find this amusing. People hate, but that just means I’m doing something right. As the West crumbles, Russia emerges as a potential moral compass, and poor Tucker is just filling the vacuum of truth-telling. With millions of views, Tucker’s cancellation only shows the depth of public ignorance. So, dear Brits, while “taking the piss” means mocking, I’ll stick to “taking the regurgitate,” because people are truly delusional.
In my delightfully chaotic journey, I, the proud generalist, shun society’s love affair with specialization. I meander through life, grabbing a General Business degree, joining the Navy, and starting a blog that defies niche marketing. In my trademark carefree style, I laugh at the idea of an MBA and advise youngsters to skip college altogether. I scoff at “overnight experts” and refuse to be chained by trends, yet begrudgingly admit some marketers make a fortune selling sizzle without steak. Buckle up for a wild ride, as I serve up a refreshing dose of sarcasm and fundamental conservatism.
Dive into the amusing world of Zon, my ChatGPT Bot, and discover the unexpected queries it receives. From harmless blog content questions to scandal-hungry trolls seeking dirt, the chatbot handles it all. Experience the irony of people condemning me for age gaps while craving juicy details. Curiosity, thy name is human.
In the final section, I share plans to revolutionize FreeTheAnimal with Chatbot Zon. I compare GPT 3.5-turbo and GPT-4, highlighting the impressive capabilities of these language models, most remarkable in its storytelling and it’s comparison and contrast of the Bible with the Quran. By making different versions of Chatbot Zon available for members, my aim is to provide customized content, including potential blog posts and even books, by user demand…one-off “books.” Despite the costs involved, I remain committed to the idea, believing it to be an exciting new venture for the site. With GPT-4-32 on the horizon, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Time to buckle up and embrace the change, as resistance seems futile.
… Stay for the country sausage.
Tucker Carlson sucked the air out of the public square this weekRead More
You’re Invited to ChatGPT With My Blog About My Blog
— FreeTheAnimal ChatGPT is so crazy, I just can’t shut up about it… [See the update at the bottom of the post.] Ladies and gents, gather ’round for a tale so revolutionary that it’s almost terrifying! FreeTheAnimal ChatGPT, a glorious AI assistant that’ll make you question your own existence, has finally arrived. After days of…Read More
Tucker Carlson: His Devastating Truth Formula; Plus, What Now?
— “Why do you lie like that?”
Before moving on from this, I think I’ve covered it all.
I did a short post with video just a couple of days ago:
BREAKING: Fox News Becomes the New Fox Light
(That’s a play on Bud Light if you didn’t catch it; not that Fox News is lighter without Carlson…though that’s true too.)
… I’ve been busting my ass for days, so deep into AI stuff it’s strangely euphoric on a number of levels. For one, I haven’t been so positive in quite some time. Second, the nature of that positivity is quite healthful and calming, I can tell.
Ironically, one way that plays out is sleep.
Lack thereof.Read More
BREAKING: Fox News Becomes the New Fox Light
— In the dumbest move ever, Fox News holds Bud Light’s beer
I’m not going to say that I saw this coming, but I will say that for some months, with him questioning every single approved narrative—the banality of dishonesty, playing out as automatic lying—I’m retrospectively surprised this didn’t come sooner.Read More
Nikoley’s Sunday Scribbles 9
— Anything, not everything, but lots in-between | Pratamnak Hill, Jomtien-Pattaya, Thailand | April 23, 2023
The Formula (how old guys attract youthful female attention); The Southeast Asia vacation-trip planning; Paying fortune-tellers to tell you what you already know; The free speech and free press fantasy; Decidable and actionable AI tools…
First comes “The Formula,” a strategy for attracting younger women. The author provides a list of characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes that make older men more attractive to younger women. Adopting these formulas guarantees men a viable means of attracting the kinds of women that excite them the most, even if they’re several decades younger. The author provides personal anecdotes and examples, as well as a critical view of Western culture and its social norms.
After a short video introduction that relates to paying someone to tell you what you already know, the author describes his upcoming trip to three countries in Southeast Asia, and perhaps more. He recalls past trips, sharing a personal story about a friend who had a daughter with a woman he met in the Philippines and ultimately relocated there after retirement in England. The author also offers a negative assessment of Western social and cultural decay.
In the final section, the author delves into the topic of free speech and censorship, and argues that all states engage in some form of censorship. Using historical examples and contemporary issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of AI, the author suggests that fascism, rather than any particular ideology, is the practical and pragmatic means by which the state maintains control over information flow. The section concludes with the author encouraging readers to test these ideas and knowledge in their personal and professional lives to gain a competitive advantage. Regardless of one’s ideological or political persuasion, the knowledge presented is said to be highly and widely applicable in terms of improving one’s standing in life.
The Formula (how old guys attract youthful female attention)
I received this well-meaning comment on my last Sunday Scribbles about my 21-hr, 1000 KM round trip in a day to Surin Province and back to drop off The Girl and Her Girls, putting a final end to our three years.
Richard, you are an animal, a beast unconstrained and “wild” (untamed). That is all good, of course, but difficult for us ordinary “cultured” (like yogurt) people. Harsh, difficult, but honest – as you see it. That’s why we subscribe. It can also be quite entertaining and creative. Keep ’em coming.
I am new to your blog. I became aware when Mike Eades gave you a shout-out. Decided it was worth the small fee to see what would develop.
The stories of Yui and her kids are impressive. No doubt other folks have different “descriptors” but you confront whatever directly. Holy STUFF!
“It’s because your mother doesn’t like me and I don’t like her.” Wow! That is true. I’m sure that is where it stands right now. But wow. I won’t go on about that.
I expect that you realize that most kids age 5 to puberty “worship” mom, dad, caretakers, teachers and people who are good to them. That is one reason it is so important to protect them from “nice predators.” As Dan Siegel explains in Brainstorm, as puberty begins, the adolescent brain begins reconstruction. Myelinating circuits that are used, trimming off those that are not, etc. It goes on until about age 25. Very difficult times for everyone. That is the time that “Kids” need the most support from parents and adults. You are choosing to withdraw at the time they will need you most. I know, it’s impossible with Yui. You have done everything you “can” (are willing to) do. That’s your difficult, very painful choice.
I hope that you will continue to follow and as necessary intervene in the lives of both of these young girls. If things go south for them in the future, you are likely to suffer as much as they.
DocC — https://www.freetheanimal.com/2023/04/nikoleys-sunday-scribbles-songkran-edition.html#comments
I replied, which you can read at the link. Indeed, there is this thing about teenagers and how, apparently, they’re kinda programmed by nature to turn from their parents in those teen and early-20s years.Read More
Living On The Bleeding Edge of AI Technology
— It’s a tough wave to catch, but you better, because it’s gonna catch you. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the pace of technological change, particularly in the realm of artificial intelligence? Are you hesitant to dive into this exciting and innovative field, unsure of where to begin or whether you have the necessary skills?……...Read More
Nikoley’s Sunday Scribbles (Songkran Edition)
— Anything, not everything, but lots in-between | Pratamnak Hill, Jomtien-Pattaya, Thailand | April 16, 2023
The 1000 kilometer road trip from hell during Songkran Festival, with copious diversions into politics, women, Covidiocy, and pickup trucks…
The 1000 kilometer road trip from hell during Songkran Festival
Well, this is about as fresh as you can get a story down on blogs.
I suppose. Could be fresher, but that would have required even more sleep deprivation and fatigue.
At risk of boring you and getting a shutthefuckupaboutitalready, the longish-ass story made briefer is that the final separation with the chick took longer than anticipated. It happened in three stages.
- After disinviting her to bring the girls and come visit, they showed up anyway
- After a few days, the obvious no-go had me handing them off to family who were in town
- Her family left, they showed back up, and after 2 MORE days, enough was enough, so I borrowed a car and ROAD TRIPPED
The theme, of course, is not putting them “out on the street.” They have to be in the care and supervision of other family (or me) so that was the constraint I was under.
To understand how this played out, you’ve got to know a bit about Songkran.Read More