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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Build your own platforms

Disqus no longer wishes to permit Occidental Dissent to be part of the discussion:
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The Right would do well to adapt this friendly denial of service approach. The next time someone you don't like, or of whom you don't approve, wants you to bake a cake or whatever, just inform them that they are in conflict with your values and terms of use.

It's particularly useful for breaking up with women. "Hey, I'm really sorry, but you've been found to be in conflict with my values. Because of this, I'm unable to offer you continued relationship services."

There is no point crying about this attempt to shut down dissent and police both thoughts and speech. It's what converged organizations do; they are more interested in your submission than your business. Pointing out their double standards and hypocrisy will accomplish nothing; they know they are hypocrites and they consider it to be a virtue.

So, build your own platform. That is the only way to avoid being techno-silenced.

Meanwhile, the Zman explains the worthlessness of the Establishment Right and why the Alt-Right need spare no sympathy for pseudo-rightists like Charles Murray now that SJWs are attacking them as well as the actual Right.
When Ann Coulter gets screamed at on campus, guys like Murray just shrug, because after all, Coulter deserves it. She’s a bad thinker.

That’s the thing with these guys. They don’t care about free speech or the open exchange of ideas. They care about their free speech and their access to the marketplace of ideas, which means staying in good with the Left. When a John Derbyshire is shut down by the campus lunatics, Conservative Inc is silent. To defend Derb or anyone else the Left has ruled out of bounds would risk their standing and that can never happen. The only core principle of these so-called conservatives is to remain on the good side of the Left.

This is not supposed to happen to good thinkers like Charles Murray, so it is a big deal to the people who pretend to be on our side. It also offers another opportunity for Conservative Inc. to pretend they are on the front lines fighting the Left. As I pointed out the other day, these guys are looking for a way to insert themselves at the front of the movement they claim to lead, at least until things get serious. You just know that one of them will be declaring himself the “respectable” version of the Dissident Right.

The incident is a good reminder of Official Right’s worthlessness. Murray’s piece reads like an apology. That’s because it is an apology. The boys and girls of Conservative Inc have always worked to position themselves at the edge of what the Left considers the respectable Right. Twenty years ago, the Bell Curve was right at the edge. Now, the Left considers it heresy and Murray knows it. It’s why he invested so much effort into advertising his opposition to Trump. It’s part of the long apology for his past heresy.

Murray is fond of the label Establishmentarians to describe his peers. While it is true that they are forever defending the establishment, they have no say in what is and what is not the “establishment.” That’s decided by the Left. Since that is always changing, most of these guys spend their days trying to justify the latest movement of the Overtone Window as conservative. It’s why a Jonah Goldberg was out declaring homosexuality a core conservative principle  It’s why a National Review is pro-tranny.

It’s also why the most important project of the Dissident Right is discrediting those palace guards of the Progressive establishment. Guys like Charles Murray are useful opponents for the Left and not just because they are always willing to take a dive. Like the tomato cans that fill up the fight card for a weak champion, Conservative Inc insulates the Establishment from a real challenge. Instead of having to face off against people who are willing to punch back, the Left likes these journeyman who are just happy for the payday.
Of course, if you punch back, or even permit others to punch back, you will be deplatformed. The choice is always the same, no matter what the context. Fight back or submit.

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82 Comments:

Anonymous rien March 07, 2017 7:00 AM  

Thanks for the heads up.
Just cancelled my disqus account.

Blogger Cynic In Chief March 07, 2017 7:05 AM  

It's not crying, it's righteous anger in yet another property becoming converged. Rejecting it and building an alternate is the proper way to vent that anger.

On a side note, it's frustrating how much is becoming converged so quickly. Us devs are already super busy with new projects to have to spend time rebuilding a solution because SJWs got their hooks into it. It's another profit opportunity for someone new to grab, since we're already swamped.

Blogger Silly But True March 07, 2017 7:06 AM  

Related topic on fragiligity of reliance on social networks: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2017/03/06/facebook-shuts-down-page-oak-park-bookstore/98812010/

Read everything they had to go through and stood to lose because of Facebook's whims.

If you put all the eggs in one basket, make sure you're holding the handle.

Anonymous Rocklea March 07, 2017 7:10 AM  

"We wanted to reach out to inform you that your site has been found to be in conflict with the values and terms of use of Disqus."

"reach out", It's a very friendly deplatforming isn't it, kind of like a fascist outreach program or something.

Like "You know, we think you're racist but you can't say we didn't 'reach out' to you."

Anonymous Mycroft Jones March 07, 2017 7:13 AM  

I'm already working on a blogger/wordpress replacement with comment system baked in. I guess the genius of Disqus is that it lets you add a comment thread to an arbitrary page with just a tiny bit of javascript? If a decent blogging platform is available, is disqus needed?

Anonymous TS March 07, 2017 7:14 AM  

Not surprised Disqus did the same to me a couple of years ago.

Blogger Phat Repat March 07, 2017 7:18 AM  

Disqus is shit. And that's the norm for any converged org. It's macabre theater watching all these orgs implode upon themselves. And it doesn't matter the sector.

The coming reset will be an amazing sight to behold, I'm grateful to be old enough to appreciate the ramifications yet young enough to partake should events require an aggressive response. A glorious time to be alive!

Anonymous Looking Glass March 07, 2017 7:33 AM  

@5 Isn't Disqus comments held off-server as well? Not that it ever matter to me, as getting the damn thing to stay logged in took them around 2 years to figure out. It was always a terrible system, it just let someone else run the log-in service, which does mean a tad less server load.

On the bigger topic of this area, I've noticed as Web 2.0 is entering its death spiral that far & away the biggest mistake is always the creators going, "I have an idea! It's good! And I have no clue how to make money with it! Ads?". For people that love the topic of "sustainable living", they sure as Hell can't be bothered to think up any sort of business model that works well. Even if they find a way to survive, their revenue is disconnected from their core mission, so the core product dies on the vine. That leaves a lot of opportunity if someone isn't attempting to make a multi-billion dollar company. (Craigslist has always been the model for the Internet companies that actually works.)

Also, Google has mostly left Blogger to die on the vine, it seems. They've never figured out how to be a Conglomerate.

Anonymous Yann March 07, 2017 7:45 AM  

It seems strange the sudden wave of censorship in many places that were not political: Disqus, which is just a thread-comment provider, iMdb recently closed the threads (and made them disappear from the page as they never were), Twitter ran with a massive banning...

But the most strange thing is how that goes against economical interests. iMDB, for example, has lost quite a percentage of visits since the threads were closed, and it's gonna keep losing them since the threads were often far more interesting than the reviews. Twitter is going worse and worse. So, there's only two options here:

1. The CEOs are SJWs, which can be possible, but it seems too much, and too coincidental in time.

2. Somebody is making pressure for that to happen, and the companies fear more the consequences of disobeying than the loss of market.

The truth, who knows...

Anonymous Rocklea March 07, 2017 7:46 AM  

From Charles Murray's response:

"I didn’t see it happen, but someone grabbed Allison’s hair just as someone else shoved her from another direction, damaging muscles, tendons, and fascia in her neck."

Ladies cut your hair short if you go to these things. Also move in larger groups.

Blogger Phat Repat March 07, 2017 7:48 AM  

The future web is already well underway and it has to do with the blockchain. Decentralized, no single point of failure (see AWS, ouch), immutable, no 3rd party interference, no downtime, etc... And I'm not talking about Bitcoin. If you are interested in building your own platform, this is where to start. Good luck.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd March 07, 2017 7:51 AM  

This is the first I've heard of Murray being "establishment." I've not been in the loop there. I had heard he didn't like Trump but I was under the understanding that it was deeply personal.
Very disappointing.
So what's his claim now? That the Bell Curve is all false?
Nuts.

Blogger Jack Ward March 07, 2017 7:53 AM  

#8 Google left Blogger to die on vine. Is this an AltTech opportunity? I know the AltTech is already swamped with work, but, seems like a way to make some bucks for a small group of AltTechies. My wife for one would love to be rid of blogger in favor of something that doesn't raise blood pressure.

Anonymous Rollory March 07, 2017 7:56 AM  

OD _knew_ that Disqus would do this way back when they originally switched to use them, because I and others _told_ them, because we had prior examples to point to.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian March 07, 2017 7:59 AM  

#BasedStickMan defense fund : https://www.wesearchr.com/bounties/based-stick-man-legal-defense-fund

donate if you can

Blogger Mountain Man March 07, 2017 8:05 AM  

A massive game changer is the Grid. https://thegrid.io

Using AI to create content for blog,website etc...It spells the death knell for Facebook. I only use FB as a tool to post real time content for my business. Im sure a lot of small businesses are that way...but not for long

Anonymous Looking Glass March 07, 2017 8:15 AM  

@9 All of the companies are beholden to Ads for the majority of their revenue. They're dependent, thus they can be easily controlled. So many of the front-facing companies are simply in the grasp of Google and Middle East investors.

Since they're all moderately evil, it's a matter of "follow the money" to see who Controls them.

Blogger Soothsayer March 07, 2017 8:16 AM  

Hate-crime, hate-speech. I hate a lot of things and a lot of people. Can we ban hate? Is it a crime to hate yourself or to hate salami?

If I hate black people, how can that in itself be a crime? It would only be a crime if I commited an actual crime against a black person. Like harming him physically or instructing someone explicitly to physically harm a black person.

Saying that I hate black people does not make me responsible if someone else physically harms a black person. Saying I hate black people may make me a racist but it does not make me a criminal. Expressing my hatred for someone or something is not a crime.

Anonymous Looking Glass March 07, 2017 8:24 AM  

On the "build your own platforms", it would appear the CIA needs to take that advice as well.

This is going to be a fun week.

Blogger Kang March 07, 2017 8:32 AM  

Murray is another entry in the "weak Right that wants to be liked by the Left". Obviously, the election was clarifying, if you were NeverTrump , like Murray, you can't handle where race, immigration and nationalism is heading.

The Left will always control the culture/academia, like Mean Girls, and many good, smart men with otherwise conservative insight and dispositions (like Murray) will feel comfortable there. Bye!

I liked that the article mentioned Based Stickman, the alt Knight. It strikes a cord and resonates: the (actual) fighter on the right! 'Bout time! Cernovich did a video, he gets it.

In the future, when real fighting occurs we will laugh how we cheered such a silly display: but it's in our hearts. It's coming..

Blogger Jamie-R March 07, 2017 8:40 AM  

Fight back or submit

...which segues nicely into my latest Trumpwave. Tried the merger of synth & metal to compliment the aesthetics this time, some combustible high energy, believe me. I was looking for help in titling, just had to change that to bigly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKThHyqOSJI

Blogger Gaiseric March 07, 2017 8:41 AM  

Curious that disqus doesn't seem to be canceling their arrangement with Breitbart anytime soon...

They pick on little guys that they know that they can get away with picking on. Freakin' cowards, every time.

Blogger Salt March 07, 2017 8:46 AM  

The monitoring shall continue. Compliance is mandatory.

File Date (@US Patent Office): January 19, 2017
Patent: 20170019535 Family ID: 57775256 Kind Code: A1
Applicant: International Business Machines (IBM)
Super Easy Explanation:
A system that fact-checks live calls and takes action to “cause change” in any call that is “determined…as false”. [Abstract]


http://northwestlibertynews.com/ibm-patent-fact-checker-call-actionability/

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd March 07, 2017 8:48 AM  

Breitbart banned me from their comments section after just a few comments. I don't even remember what triggered them, but it was my stock stuff, like ``mohammedans in your country is like snakes in your bed,'' or ``conservatives are useless losers who never conserved anything.''

Breitbart looks pretty converged, from my limited experience.

Blogger Robert Divinity March 07, 2017 8:54 AM  

To expand on the old line, "a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged," is an Alt-Righter an Establishment Rightist who has been beaten shitless? The answer: no. Cucks can't be beaten into reality. Murray, before he was Mau-Mau'ed, told his attackers he understood their anger 'cause Trump.

Anonymous Dan March 07, 2017 8:58 AM  

I could never cast out Charles Murray, whether or not he would cast me out. He's done more for the cause of truth than almost anyone. The scales fell off my eyes reading The Bell Curve and I understood what pursuit of truth and hard intellectual honesty really means.

Charles Murray has never recanted anything he believes to be true and he has not recanted or apologized for The Bell Curve. For his great insight, boldly and clearly stated, and documented meticulously and exhaustively, he has cemented his place as one of the great thinkers of our lifetimes. He also has received an unbelievable amount of arrows.

Here is in September of 2016 coming out in favor of an immigration moratorium.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/27/charles-murray-comes-out-in-favor-of-an-immigration-moratorium/

Here he is defending Jason Richwine in National Review.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/348323/defense-jason-richwine-charles-murray

The Bell Curve is not even the only work that would cement his place in the cannon of great thinkers:

His book Human Accomplishment (2003) is as tremendous defense of European civilization and European man as I have ever found.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Accomplishment

His book Losing Ground was tremendously influential in the Welfare Reforms of the 1990s. Welfare has rotted the English people and severed the bond between men and women. Without welfare reform, America would be even further gone.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Losing_Ground_(book)

Sure I wish he understood that trying to make common ground with SJWs is a bad game and I do not relish the idea of having his back if he might not have mine. But then, Donald Trump whom I revere and defend, would probably not defend me individually either and he will not pardon BasedStickMan. We are but foot soldiers.

That said, Murray has endured more 'Emanuel Goldstein' attacks in a given week than most endure in a lifetime and he has never recanted what he knows to be true. Who can say the same?

I have seen further because I stood on the shoulders of a giant named Charles Murray.

Charles Murray is not like typical establishment types. His intellectual contributions are to theirs as the sun is to a lightning bug.

Blogger Nate March 07, 2017 8:59 AM  

remember... while building our own platforms we can also black knight. The left is always... always perverse. so its easy to find lefty blogs posting pervy crap.. then you can report them as violating the terms of service.

It doesn't mean it gets anything shut down. it does give you a way to be a pain in the ass.

And that's rewarding.

Anonymous Avalanche March 07, 2017 9:12 AM  

@4 ""reach out", It's a very friendly deplatforming isn't it,"

I had to laugh, when I went to cancel my two accts at Disqus, -- EVERY SINGLE comment I ever posted through Disqus in my 'non-acceptable' personality was blocked as "spam." EVERY single one! Oh well... not answering on random blogs will likely free up some time...

Blogger Silly But True March 07, 2017 9:14 AM  

OT:

Extract from today's Wikileaks Vault7 CIA press release:


"The CIA's Remote Devices Branch's UMBRAGE group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques 'stolen' from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.

With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the "fingerprints" of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from."

In short: The Russian hacking of US election could actually have been the CIA purposely looking like the Russians.

Anonymous Rocklea March 07, 2017 9:14 AM  

Stefan Molyneux built his own platform with Free Domain Radio and youtube concurrently. 100% donor funded. If he was deplatformed by youtube or his server host, his listeners would follow to a new platform, provided he could find one.

Gab is also donor funded.

Wikipedia, though converged, is also donor funded and people will continue to do so. Remember MPAI, especially those that have been donating for an extended period of time. After donating so long, most people, even if they know it is not as good as it was, will keep donating, as stopping would mean admitting they made a mistake in allocating resources. Bad feelz, better to justify and avoid.

Infogalatic, donor funded, mostly by new donors, with some crossover from wiki donors, but mostly new.

So the pattern is slow grow donor funded. This scares the shit out of big business. Brand recognition is all important, if large chunks of your market isn't subjected to your message on a regular basis, all your left with is price, word of mouth and/or quality.

If the donor model grows, international conglomerates are done. Businesses best form of advertising will revert to terrestrial radio and that is better for local and national businesses.

Anonymous Dan March 07, 2017 9:26 AM  

Ugh...

I want to partially recant my defense of Murray after looking at his twitter feed. It is cucks all the way down.

Oh, well. Conclusion, Murray is a valuable revealer of truth and a crappy soldier and an unpleasant guy. Still better than the rest of the cucks, who fail on all three counts.

Blogger Jamie-R March 07, 2017 9:31 AM  

Yeah, nice platforms they handed the Chinese. The CIA got close with Obama and as Kim Dot Com notes "they built a powerful cyber attack arsenal, costing US taxpayers $100+ billion and lost it ALL to the enemy, for free."

Blogger Jamie-R March 07, 2017 9:34 AM  

The problem is the CIA. Pretty clear now. Obama tried to coopt them into the social marxist movements Western govs are descending into, if Trump & Bannon survive 2 terms then the CIA wasn't too drunk on its own power like secret service in Russia. But we'll see.

Anonymous Rocklea March 07, 2017 9:34 AM  

@26 Dan, You've penned a great defense. But like you said:

"That said, Murray has endured more 'Emanuel Goldstein' attacks in a given week than most endure in a lifetime and he has never recanted what he knows to be true. Who can say the same?"

Means he doesn't need nor want the Alt-right to have his back.

Anonymous Grayman March 07, 2017 9:41 AM  

Excellent quotes this group may appreciate:

https://defensivetraininggroup.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/selected-quotes-from-usaf-manual-50-21-living-for-leadership-august-1955/



“Manhood, not scholarship, is the first aim of education.” – Earnest Thompson Seton

“Rome endured as long as there were Romans. America will endure as long as we remain American in spirit and in thought.” – David Staff Jordan




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George Washington ompleted 52 weeks of formal education over 14 years.

“Manhood, not scholarship, is the first aim of education.” – Earnest Thompson Seton

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“Rome endured as long as there were Romans. America will endure as long as we remain American in spirit and in thought.”

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“Men cannot live without faith except for brief moments of anarchy or despair. Faith leads to conviction – and conviction leads to action. It is only a man of deep convictions, a man of deep faith, who will make the sacrifices needed to save his manhood. It is obvious that our enemy, any enemy – Communism to be explicit here and now – will attack us at our weakest spot. The hole in our armor is our lack of faith. We need to revive a fighting faith by which we can live, and for which we would be willing even to die. It is the only way that we shall be able to get meaning back into our lives. It is our only safety in all this muddled world.” – USAF Manual 50-21, Living for Leadership, August 1955

Blogger August March 07, 2017 9:42 AM  

In 2014 I found Disqus being suspicious. They are an Israeli company, and they don't want people to know about Gush Katif. At other times they appeared to be hiding pro-Russia (or, in my opinion, simply correct) comments.

Blogger pyrrhus March 07, 2017 9:44 AM  

Zman nails it. The consequences will be grim. A society without freedom of speech, and therefore freedom of thought, is a society whose "future is all used up."

Anonymous Grayman March 07, 2017 9:47 AM  

Dan @ 31
Rocklea @34

You dont need to condemn the message just because of the character of messenger. If the work is sound, and Murray's is for the most part, then whether he is a saint, a sinner or cuck-royale is besides the point.

Blogger Johnny March 07, 2017 9:50 AM  

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Blogger Robert What? March 07, 2017 9:55 AM  

I was wondering when Disqus was going to hop on the SJW bandwagon.

Anonymous BBGKB March 07, 2017 10:10 AM  

Murray is another entry in the "weak Right that wants to be liked by the Left".

I actually had someone from the weak right ask me to show up some where so he could be the moderate.

Blogger Dirk Manly March 07, 2017 10:10 AM  

Remember the (((converger's))) friends are all (((bankers)) They buy a controlling (50% + 1) interest in a business, and then install SJW management.

Anonymous Looking Glass March 07, 2017 10:18 AM  

There's a lot of money to be made in a secured microphones on devices today...

If you're thinking about buying any Internet of Things (IoT) products, do yourself the favor and just don't. That entire industry is dead to anyone that doesn't want to be monitored 24/7.

Blogger DemonicProfessorEl March 07, 2017 10:18 AM  

@9 Yann

I wonder how much of the failing business model (The SJW Model) was influenced by the "Too Big To Fail" doctrine set up years ago?

I remember reading somewhere (ZeroHedge, perhaps?) that SJW businesses tend to converge when they're already in decline, trying to bank on certain demographics and notoriety through policy changes. It's shortsighted as well - sacrificing at least 60% of a business for 10%.

Another factor, as has been mentioned, is donors/funders. Some of these places, like the NYTimes, it doesn't matter if a profit is made directly because they're slush funds or political mouthpieces for policies they'd like to see enforced.

It could just be they're stupid and only think in terms of "highest profit attained per quarter," which composes a major flaw in business education now, and has for some time.

Takeaway: Disqus may be looking for a buyer or has new controlling interest owners (@42 Dirk :) ) - and they can mark the profit-loss off on their taxes (back to the slush fund).

Anonymous AT March 07, 2017 10:25 AM  

Deleting your account takes 2 min:
https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/472013-deleting-your-account

Blogger tz March 07, 2017 10:31 AM  

AmCon talks silly valley and diversity EEOC and cronyism, mainly.

Anonymous BluePony March 07, 2017 10:32 AM  

What would be useful is a good technical overview of how a lot of these platforms work. I can code, but I have no idea where to start with a media platform.

Just some diagrams and a high level description would suffice- no actual code in a specific language- to allow more people to get their mental hooks into the topics. Just "user sends packet here, it goes there, database is housed over here" and so on.

"Coding Social Media Platforms For Dummies" I guess.

Blogger Unknown March 07, 2017 10:36 AM  

"If you're thinking about buying any Internet of Things (IoT) products, do yourself the favor and just don't.

I don't even get it. I was looking for a new fridge last week and there was a model with a giant web connected screen in it. Why the hell do I need that?

No one was around, so I set it to The_Donald.

Anonymous Peaceable Citizen March 07, 2017 10:38 AM  

Disqus alternative: https://posativ.org/isso/

Blogger tz March 07, 2017 10:43 AM  

Deplatforming is merely the left reinforcing the echo chamber. They couldn't see Trump coming so they are closing their eyes and ears further.

Blogger Elocutioner March 07, 2017 10:49 AM  

Murray won't fight for us and will fight against us. He's an aging, dishonest intellectual. What benefit is there for us to divert time and energy to defend a non-ally? Spend your resources on siege weapons and allies. Let him be merely the latest example of the inevitable consequences of violating the leftist narratives. He made his bed, now let the cucks defend him.

Blogger VD March 07, 2017 10:52 AM  

That said, Murray has endured more 'Emanuel Goldstein' attacks in a given week than most endure in a lifetime and he has never recanted what he knows to be true. Who can say the same?

I can. And I'm still not cucking like Murray.

Anonymous BBGKB March 07, 2017 11:07 AM  

"If you're thinking about buying any Internet of Things (IoT) products, do yourself the favor and just don't.

The cheapest big screen TVs come with free spying.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 07, 2017 11:07 AM  

Charles Murray is an intelligent man who has spent a lot of time in the academic environment. So he prizes consensus and is sensitive to criticism by people he regards as peers.

In other words, he really wants to be liked by people who have been hating him for over 20 years. Like many other cuckservatives, he just can't get over his desire to be part of the "in crowd", so he can't see his recent Mau-Mauing in Vermont as the outgrouping it was. It is sad when someone so intelligent cannot even begin to understand reality in front of him.

Anonymous EH March 07, 2017 11:16 AM  

@24 Ominous Cowherd

I got shadow-banned from Breitbart a couple of weeks ago, 1st offense strike dissing Israel's conduct towards the US, then shadow ban for arguing with an Afrocentrist. No reply from Breitbart to my email request that they go after individual posts rather than my account. They're slipping into neocon cuckery.

Blogger William Meisheid March 07, 2017 11:31 AM  

Please stop saying "the election was hacked" as that is a total falsehood. Informational aspects of the campaign were hacked, e.g., the DNC, John Podesta, etc. Accuracy is important and feeding a false narrative does us a disservice.

Anonymous EH March 07, 2017 11:32 AM  

@35 Ernest Thompson Seton is the author of Two Little Savages,(1903) about two boys of ca. 1870s who live like Indians for a summer. All boys ought to read it, it's a poor substitute for living in that lost age, but the best available antidote to their having to live in the current one.

Blogger August March 07, 2017 11:37 AM  

@ 54 & 24,

It could just be Disqus. I had a problem like that once and emailed the blogger- he wasn't as big as Breitbart. He had not banned me. It was something Disqus did. I think they've been trying to shape the narrative- especially with regard to American foreign policy for a while.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd March 07, 2017 11:47 AM  

EH wrote:I got shadow-banned from Breitbart a couple of weeks ago ... They're slipping into neocon cuckery.

My thought as well.

August wrote:It could just be Disqus. I had a problem like that once and emailed the blogger- he wasn't as big as Breitbart. He had not banned me. It was something Disqus did.

EH wrote:No reply from Breitbart to my email request that they go after individual posts rather than my account.

Disqus is bad. It sounds as if Breitbart is getting bad, too: it's not just me. As I said, I was using standard paragraphs that I troll with regularly, that disqus hadn't blocked elsewhere.

Thinking back, I suspect it's the fact that I troll cucks more than liberals, and rub their noses in their worthlessness, that triggered Breitbart.

Anonymous Gen. Kong March 07, 2017 11:57 AM  

Jack Ward wrote:
#8 Google left Blogger to die on vine. Is this an AltTech opportunity? I know the AltTech is already swamped with work, but, seems like a way to make some bucks for a small group of AltTechies. My wife for one would love to be rid of blogger in favor of something that doesn't raise blood pressure.

There is no reason a lot cannot be done in this area. The term of patent is generally 20 years from filing date, so things filed 1996 and before are expired. Copyright is far more problematic, as anything eligible for copyright issued 1978 and later is covered for the life of the last surviving contributor plus 70 years. This includes "mask works" for semiconductor chips.

Blogger Cail Corishev March 07, 2017 12:18 PM  

What would be useful is a good technical overview of how a lot of these platforms work.

They're all basically relational databases at heart. For Disqus, you'd have tables of things like users, URLs, comments, and scores, and relationships between them. The rest is just writing the code to pull out the appropriate data for the situation, and displaying it.

Most of this stuff isn't that complicated, in terms of the concepts or the code. There are already free, open-source alternatives out there for all the popular platforms. The hard part is scaling it up and keeping it reliable as usage grows.

The other hard part is gaining the critical mass of users in the first place, enough to make the magic of networks happen and become self-expanding. One reason many blogs use Disqus is that they know many of their commenters already have accounts on it.

Anonymous Raptor disrespect from behind March 07, 2017 12:37 PM  

Sounds like there needs to be a Techno Jihad (Sorry VD, couldn't resist).

Blogger Eric Slate March 07, 2017 12:46 PM  

The left's propensity to attack outgroups is well documented. Is it genetic, cultural, or both?

Blogger Resident Moron™ March 07, 2017 1:24 PM  

Raptor,

Frank Herbert would agree.

Blogger Cynic In Chief March 07, 2017 1:28 PM  

@59 @60 None of this stuff is hard to implement, just hard to monetize. I host WordPress blogs for several alt-right people, but I don't get paid a dime for it. I'm surprised Disqus lasted this long, there's no visible monetization on it (you know the old saying, if they're not selling to you, they're selling you).

Isso (https://posativ.org/isso/) looks nice, but like Cail said it won't scale well to huge sites with tons of comments. We could build something that could do that, but nobody has time to build something, we're busy making money and doing things instead of being on the dole and having tons of free time. I wish TRS's army of NEETs could be useful beyond memes. There's lots of SJW converged businesses to reap and too few reapers.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2017 1:41 PM  

Basically, Conservative Inc are Ham n Eggers!

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2017 1:42 PM  

Sad about Disqus. I liked the ability to comment across various websites and set up discussions within it.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2017 1:44 PM  

@5 Mycroft Jones

If a decent blogging platform is available, is disqus needed?
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Something like it because it allows people to comment under articles at various places like Breitbart, infowars, many many others.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2017 1:45 PM  

IIRC, PJW was talking about how the comments under an article hold more sway than the actual article itself.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2017 1:57 PM  

@24 Ominous Cowherd
Breitbart banned me from their comments section after just a few comments. I don't even remember what triggered them, but it was my stock stuff, like ``mohammedans in your country is like snakes in your bed,'' or ``conservatives are useless losers who never conserved anything.''
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Were you using a vpn? Switch to another ip and you are no longer blocked.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2017 2:02 PM  

@31 Dan

Ugh...

I want to partially recant my defense of Murray after looking at his twitter feed. It is cucks all the way down.
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Many a Cuck has been revealed over the last couple of years. It's hard when it's someone you admired and realize they are a damn cuck! Especially when they should know better

Anonymous Avalanche March 07, 2017 2:14 PM  

@43 "If you're thinking about buying any Internet of Things (IoT) products, do yourself the favor and just don't. That entire industry is dead to anyone that doesn't want to be monitored 24/7."

Put a new A/C system in last year; could get a nicely substantial chunk o' change ("rebate") from the utility co. IF and ONLY IF I let them put on that radio-controlled monitoring/control system.

Thanks anyway, I'll skip the cash!!

Blogger Sheila4g March 07, 2017 2:44 PM  

Banning seems to have no rhyme or reason. I was banned at Gateway Pundit months ago, and cannot for the life of me figure out precisely what I said that caused offense - I've seen plenty of other comments there worded more strongly than mine usually were. It also seems to depend on the audience, not just the moderators. I made a few comments at Conservative Treehouse the other day mocking the assertion that untold millions of immigrants would be great, as long as they were "legal." Got buried by an avalanche of people gushing over their Vietnamese manicurists. It's just not worth the trouble commenting or responding in so many cases.

I've been reading Occidental Dissent for years (very rarely comment) so chipped in a few $ for his proposed forum, although I doubt I'll use it.

Anonymous Grayman March 07, 2017 3:48 PM  

dc.sunsets wrote:@36 …. human social behavior will never break free of its fractal pattern, and as a species we will lurch from one over-doing it to another over-doing it (in the opposite direction.) As long as we're human, that's how it will be.

….Utopia is not an option, and neither is "making humans 'right.'" Those who espouse a belief that genetic engineering will allow the perfection of Man must be a hell of a lot more atheistic (and less naturalistic) than I am.

….22 years (and counting) of being wrong in my forecasts tells me that cultivating anti-fragility is far more useful than trying to navigate a reality that has yet to arrive……t.


DC

Many years of combat arts has done much to teach me to “be water” as corny as that may sound. The “universe” will often show you the way if you simply pay attention and stop trying to force the “universe” to do what you want.

But what is utopia? Achievable perhaps at the spiritual level but certainly not at the physical level, that’s little more than a dog chasing its own tail.

“cultivating anti-fragility”
It’s funny that you mention that. I have been working on a project that is the new hot tech for my field. This tech is such that if you were to “disappear” perhaps as few as 100 people in the world the tech would be functionally dead and would require another decade of work to make it happen again, even if you have all of the research papers and presentations as well as the tech background to understand it. This is just one example but so much of our world is so incredibly fragile that people have no idea of what a razors edge we all live on.
As another example, moving a biotech product from one manufacturing facility to another and getting the process to work can take months to years. Even with all of the same equipment, SOP’s, etc all in place, these systems are so complex that the “art” must be relearned and I see this everywhere, in all facets of our tech. Building the massive complex systems that we use without them being fragile is an interesting problem.

Blogger Doc Rampage March 07, 2017 4:41 PM  

So now even Leftists like Murray become Conservatives when it is a convenient way to bash Conservatives.

Anonymous Dan March 07, 2017 6:12 PM  

Charles Murray is not a cuck, exactly, is he?

He doesn't apologize or back away from the truth. Today he is dropping more truth on the world with twitter, but in a scientific and formal way that keeps him from getting banned.

He isn't apologizing.

He's like a shipwrecked sailor who has cultivated incredible ability to survive and even make a life on his island, but he can never trust anyone or reintegrate with other sailors.

We are no longer in a world of reason and civil discourse. We are in a world of tribalism and rhetoric and war. Alas.

Blogger Happy LP9 March 07, 2017 7:44 PM  

It is neither punishment nor malice to remain steadfast in defense of logic/truth. It is really shocking Diskus did this.

Total Shame on Disckus.

Blogger SirHamster March 07, 2017 8:09 PM  

Grayman wrote:... Building the massive complex systems that we use without them being fragile is an interesting problem.

Life being just such an anti-fragile complex system of systems.

The fact that we can't build our own anti-fragile complex systems despite knowing the huge payoff is a huge strike against the evolutionary theory of the origins of life.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey March 07, 2017 8:52 PM  

"most of these guys spend their days trying to justify the latest movement of the Overtone Window as conservative."

The sole job of establishment "conservatives" is to police the right side of the Overton Window, taking care of any stragglers left behind by its steady slide to the left.

Anonymous LastRedoubt March 07, 2017 10:38 PM  

@64. Cynic In Chief

That would be handy as I'm looking for shifting from blogspot and can sling wordpress as needed. Some hosts accept bitcoin and an email address as well. Deepest issue is trying to figure out a reliable, anonymous, domain registrar.

Anonymous Bob March 08, 2017 9:14 AM  

Nah.

The Libertarians are deliberately trolling the far-left by sending in low-level libertarians like Murray. They've discovered in the last election when Clinton spent millions attacking them it makes progressive kids look them up and they like what they see with the Libertarians.

The Libertarians are repositioning and absorbing the progressives as they did with the conservatives, stiffening up the center and tearing apart the extremes.

They're not just doing it in the US, either. Take a look at the Black libertarian mayor in Jo-burg attacking what they call 'invasion pseudo-immigration' and driving the left into wilder claims like calling for expropriating all White property in Africa. They'll tie these nuts v back to the US left and pound them as the real racists, getting more hits.

Trump started screwing around with the Libertarians and then got smart and shut up after they voted him top US Libertarian Party recruiter of 2015. Looks like Clinton and Middlebury are competing for that honor now.

They're fun to watch.

Anonymous BluePony March 08, 2017 7:18 PM  

" The hard part is scaling it up and keeping it reliable as usage grows."

Well, yeah, that's the bit I'm looking to figure out. I've dabbled in network stuff here at work from UDPSocket in VB to writing 10Gb Ethernet cores in VHDL for FPGAs. It's the grand structure of these platforms that eludes me at the moment.

I'd like to see how the large scale operations like FB and Twitter are done, and then start with a micro version of that. Have everything separated to different machines from the start. Then. hopefully, it's just stacking more machines in each area as it grows.

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