Monday, August 31, 2015

Hairy Points Out Another Commonly Ignored Third Factor

[medbot retreats, flashing green LEDs in a pattern indicating wellness] --of COURSE I'm all right! I've been carrying on e-convos for three days now! Shelob!


Turn the blog function on!

Herr D and I have been chatting on and off about this problem. He gave me permission to quote a bit of his words:

--pletely ignored. I know that the math is harder with three influences, but ignoring a third factor will always throw off the results measured for the other two.

That's even more simplified than I would have put it. Shelob HAS cautioned me to avoid putting any math on here, stating that our audience is small enough without me depleting them. What's great is that he typed generically enough to cover more than just today's topic.

--others. Everyone I knew in Roanoke who watched the news would have been horrified at me saying that the individual won out. But he did. He accomplished exactly what he wanted to accomplish. The environment, postmodern lone wolf terrorist acts being more commonplace, would suggest that his actions, despite being reprehensible, would be relatively unnoticeable compared to other multiple homicides. But he made his actions noticed. Most people say that environment & heredity both work against suicide, and he succeeded at that, too. All because of his individually twisted way of dealing with things. When people so twisted that they must have mental illness succeed in making a plan, carrying it out, and foiling any resistance, you know that individuality is a force to be reckoned with. Normally the most danger from mentally ill people is their unpredictability and tendency to fail.

That's a very specific summation, but it DOES cover the real problem I'm addressing. Researchers, scientists, etc. frequently fall into the binary thinking trap and argue--

Nature Vs. Nurture
Heredity vs Environment

Ridiculous, isn't it? A guy can have the genetic dice loaded (cardiovascular health issues on both sides of the family for eight generations) and have the family life dice loaded (too poor to run away from his foster parents who feed him nothing but cheeseburgers and won't pay sports fees for him, just give him an old game boy.) That sounds bad, but does he take up free tai chi at the library and swap some of his lunches for salads with the school kids or does he jump off a building in despair?

Herr D has described some of the people he's known. One of them was a guy with a strong family history of diabetes. He worked out, maintained his sugar-insulin balance with diet despite a stressful job for more than two decades. Another one was a guy who misunderstood the differences in law from one state to the other and got his car impounded after driving with a rejection sticker for about six months. The whole time, he could have afforded to fix the car but thought he couldn't. Then he couldn't afford the impound fee. Not enough research.

I want to see this improve. I want to see:

DNA vs Desert Island vs Determination
Heredity vs Environment vs Personality
Nature vs Nurture vs Nevermore or Nation's Best

This IS the era of the individual, when there are more 'successfully multiple homicidal' lone wolf attacks per year than active terrorist organizations. Obviously popular science has ignored mathematical measure of individual possibility to its own detriment. Herr D's been rather sour on that recently--he says he'd have a much better job if his actual potential had been measured somehow. I don't know that I agree with that. The businesses I've run across seem to prefer less valuable employees? I realize they can be paid less, but it looks like a way to guarantee future business failures.

Who'd care to share an important real-life example or a cool-sounding three-way fight name?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Trump, Jeb, And Hillary Missed Point--Anchor Chains Can Be Cut

Against statistical models of Hairy's recuperative tendencies, he had a thought several ticks ago that sounded cogent and suitable to blog upon. Please inform here whether this judgement is correct:

[Begin interrupted recording--]--urately! What bugs me even more is this business about the term 'anchor babies.'

You find the term offensive?

No! I find it confusing that no one is talking about it correctly!

How do you mean?

Both Trump AND Jeb Bush came so close, and still missed completely. Trump just blurted out "I'm gonna use it [the term anchor babies.]  Jeb Bush prefaced it "as they're described" to try to distance himself from it. Both of them missed the real issue completely when they asked for another term. Then Hillary missed the point completely when she said to just call them 'babies.'

The point/issue being what?

The point is that we already have legislation in place to handle the situation. The issue is that the phrase isn't what's offensive, it's the behavior. Using a child's birth in such a manner is an offensive act, much as rape is offensive. The term rapist IS in common use. No one objects to calling a rapist a rapist unless the 'suspect' is only an ALLEGED rapist. No one objects to calling a murder victim a murder victim--unless they believe it was suicide. If a baby is planned to anchor a family or is used that way, then that is what they are. Offensive or not, that's the fact, Jack.

Trump WAS wrong to imply that babies born in this country don't deserve Social Security, government protection, et cetera. There is a mechanism in place that ensures those benefits that isn't even being used.

If proved in court that a baby was born in America for an illegal purpose, or a purpose that defies this country's ethics, such as being birthed for the purposes of child rape, this government has something called social services. Social services is supposed to take the child away from its family that is doing it wrong or is doing wrong by virtue of it.

Hey, there ARE infertile, deserving couples in this country who would LOVE to adopt a newborn and give it a good life. Medical histories for the baby could be collected from the parents during deportation or by mail afterwards. International mail DOES exist. Anyone not deported CAN come and visit or come and donate kidneys.

The thing to do is stop rewarding bad behavior. Allow any law-abiding families of good reputation the continued right to pay their own way to visit this country and their relatives. Furth--[medbot injects another round of medicine] --erm--[snore]

Recorded segment ends. [end transmission]

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shock Cycle Update

The following recorded segment is of a cycle that occurred from 9:53 AM EST till 1:27 PM:

Recording begins:
. . . so, how long till launch?

Complete launch failure. One more half revolution till next worthwhile attempt.

[all five eyes dilate] what? [tentacles go limp]

Calling medbot. Hairy has fainted. [medbot arrives, blows bubbles at Hairy's gills]

[startles] aah!

. . . so, how long till launch?

Complete launch failure. One more half revolution till next worthwhile attempt.

[all five eyes dilate] what? [tentacles go limp]

Calling medbot. Hairy has fainted. [medbot arrives, blows bubbles at Hairy's gills]

[startles] aah!

. . . so, how long till launch?

Complete launch failure. One more half revolution till next worthwhile attempt.

[all five eyes dilate] what? [tentacles go limp]

Calling medbot. Hairy has fainted. [medbot arrives, blows bubbles at Hairy's gills]

[startles] aah!

Recording segment ends.

Attempts will be made to revive him again shortly. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Out To Launch, Despite Those Explosive Jellies

[recorded segment begins]

--when I resurface or emigrate.

Herr D is going on retreat. He will not be available for that.

[one pupil dilates] What?

He will not be available.

Wh-- What's a retreat?

He described being away from computers.

People really do that?

Yes. He also doesn't own a smartphone.

Your sarcasm detection software doesn't seem to be working.

You've programmed me to read human body language.

Yes, but-- OH! Right. [tentacular shrug] My dialog conversion software reads MY body language. Oh, well. I can't get him to do a graphic then. Shelob? Do a search. [neuralink upload] See if there are better words to describe what I found.

[sixteen seconds pass] Yes. Your knowledge of modern taxonomy is incomplete. This discovery may have already been made. Uncertain of parameters.

Yeah? Give it to me, Shelob! [high-speed neuralink download, underwater equivalent of a stagger]
Oooh. Um? Compose. Give 'em the report. I'm gonna go cover something with ink. [swims out of lair]

Report: Hairy has discovered some examples of what appear to be Loricifera 'Hydrogen Extremophiles' deep in the Atlantic. These extremophiles live on hydrogen rather than oxygen. Data collected by Hairy suggests that the ones he found are members of one of the three species of multicellular organisms vaguely described online. Various sizes and shapes of jellyfish are usually indiscernible to the layman. These beings were discovered in a surprisingly large nest of deep-living electric eels. These eels are congregating in unusually large numbers for reasons undetermined and have been for a very long time. The unusual amounts of electrolysis occurring in and around the nest have become a long-standing source of nourishment, producing enough hydrogen for a small extremophile close-ranging colony.

SUBSTANTIVE  CONCLUSION: The hydrogen molecules Hairy will discover in the intake system of the launch apparatus could be the cause of all repeated failed launches for Hairy's return home. Strobing backward in time could reasonably have caused collection from the Loricifera extremophile colony. Without knowledge of these beings living in the intake valve, Hairy could not possibly have calibrated the system correctly. This event, if true, constitutes an impenetrable continuum cycle in which events bring around a circular pattern resistant to change. This launch, from all preliminary reports, appears, appeared, shall appear, and shall have appeared to be consistent with the other failed launches. Additionally, the electric eels may have chosen to reside here because of the unusual magnetic flux issues caused by Hairy's biannual launch attempts. Though this appears paradoxical, it is actually a simple continual causal cycle common to time travel.

[pause till Hairy's return]

[Hairy swims back into lair]

Conclusion reached concerning--

[Tentacular wave] Stop. Just go do some web browsing. I'm going to mentally prepare for launch. Wait. You mentioned something earlier about self-sabotage?


Addictive personalities, destructive habits, communication failures, personality problems, and other such things are overdue for addressing on the blog. Why don't you submit something about cyclical failure causes as a blog entry? You can think of something for that, right?

Yes. [recorded segment ends]

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Obama Vs Congress As Depicted By Herr D And Shelob

Herr D made this cartoon on

As instructed, blog will continue in Hairy's absence. The U.S. government is surprising in it's complexity and capacity for repetition. Obama mentioned that he expects certain identical arguments to be used in identical contexts as a repeated theme. Perhaps his success is partly due to his memory of what happened before. This would eliminate his opposition's element of surprise.

Does anyone agree with that hypothesis?