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King Krimson Live in Japan 1995
« on: November 15, 2015, 01:50:13 pm »
If you have have an afternoon free to have this on in the background while you are connected ...

King Crimson

It's a full concert so I did not want to distract too much from what I was posting to leave it right in the post.  While these are the great grandfathers of "heavy metal", I find it to be great music to think with ... reading, writing, trouble-shooting, doing what it is we do.

I post this in the spirit of sharing hidden treasure.

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Work is an Indignity
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 01:39:14 pm »
Thank you!

On Idleness:
Nothing is more alien to the present age than idleness. If we think of resting from our labours, it is only in order to return to them.
In thinking so highly of work we are aberrant. Few other cultures have ever done so. For nearly all of history and all prehistory, work was an indignity.
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whywork.org
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 09:52:22 pm »
The forums on whywork.org are no longer accessible, but there are still a great deal of insights which are surely anti-jobs.

Even the term "wage-slave" hints at the indignity suggested by your quote.  Be forewarned, there are several dead hyperlinks ... as the site is no longer maintained.  A bunch of us posted there up to about 7 years ago when the forum was closed down.   I used to post there as "Broken Spirit".

Here's a gem I saved by storing it over at "the wordpress blog" ... my little junk drawer:

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I don’t see much change in the future. If anything, my attitude against jobs has hardened recently. I ** LOVE ** being on the dole, and will do all I legally can to avoid work. The only work I would consider is creative mind-work such as photography or writing.

Normally, the Jobcentre will only send you on a course after you have been claiming for a year and a half. I’ve been on two such courses. A month ago I completed the great Government initiative — a thirteen week programme of “Intensive Activity” designed to push me into a meaningless drudge job with no extra pay (a “placement”). The scheme was run by a nearby council which failed to place me. I just sat in the office, talking and reading magazines.

Here are some tips for avoiding work without being penalised:

1. Apply for exactly the number of jobs your advisor demanded. No more. No less. This has two advantages: (a) You’ll still get your wad of readies; and (ii) You won’t look more keen than you need to be. If you did, this might encourage the Jobcentre to be more helpful than you necessarily want.

2. Make sure you fill in your jobsearch booklet. This is your “proof” that you have been looking for work. Some unscrupulous characters have been known to make up their job search and write it in this booklet. They falsely claim they visited corkingly goodjobs . com and went nowhere near sweatygentsinshorts.net. Still, they get away with it, sometimes for years.

3. If you apply for specific jobs from, say a newspaper or the “Job points”, your advisor is less likely to make you apply for vacancies from the system. This is important because:

4. If they ask you to apply for a job from their system (i.e. they give you a printout), they’ll make you apply for it. If you don’t they might stop your dole. A couple of years ago they did this to me because I wasn’t ready with a good excuse (I’d lost the piece of paper under the armchair). Good excuses include: “Oh, I forgot,” and, “My mother vomited on it.” Remember though, you only have to apply for it, you don’t actually have to go to an interview. You can get away with turning down at least a couple of interviews. Just tell the Jobcentre that you felt a bit ill on the day, having, the previous evening, downed eleven pints of Scugdale’s Brain-Immobiliser.

5. If you do inadvertently get to an interview, you should subtly draw attention to, for example, your lack of experience, your travel difficulties, or your abundant flatulence. Opinion is divided on the subject of smiling. Some say you shouldn’t smile at all. Others say you should smile broadly and constantly, especially if you don’t have any teeth. There is a third way, which is to alternate rapidly between smiling and frowning while staring intently at the interviewer, but this takes practice and can lead to spasming, cramping and, in rare instances, excessive tensioning of the facial muscles. In one famous case, an over-enthusiastic candidate wound his muscles tighter and tighter until eventually they snapped, flinging his face across the room and into the employer’s potato salad. Not only did the candidate get his benefit stopped for attempting to chow down on the boss’s nosh, but he suffered the additional humiliation of an appearance in the News of the World under the headline, “Packed Lunch Ate My Face.”

6. A better tack is to avoid getting an interview in the first place by taking care with your CV. Long gaps in employment almost always reduce your chances of being hired. In addition, a liberal sprinkling of terms like, “angry”, “nausea”, and “violent, jerking chicken impressions,” can help no end.

7. Use a neatly hand-written envelope and a carefully-placed second class stamp.

8. If the worst comes to the worst and you actually get a job, you must deploy the only weapon that remains: Mind-boggling incompetence. You can’t be subtle about this. Many employees are bumbling fools, yet few are fired for such idiocy. If you are merely bad, they’ll just give you a crap pay rise, or give you the most boring tasks, hoping you’ll leave of your own accord. So you have to be jaw-gapingly stupid. As this must also appear natural, you have to start from day one. Even this may not be enough. In my previous job as a programmer, for example, I sat at my computer for each entire day, staring at the screen, glassy-eyed, blankly scrolling the window up and down, drooling delicately over the keyboard and occasionally blurting out, “I like fish!” Not once was I seen to add a line of code. I was bad. Very bad. Eventually, even the caretaker noticed. My supervisor had originally instructed me to complete the task in four weeks. Ten months later I moved to another company, still with the task unfinished. Insanely, they hadn’t sacked me. They were already haemorrhaging programmers and had given me the benefit of the doubt in the futile hope I might finally do something. As an aside, a friend of mine demonstrated a way of attempting to be fired that I wouldn’t recommend. He worked in a local crisp factory, operating a machine that filled bags with crisps. Frequently, he and his co-workers would consume large amounts of garlic, stilton cheese, and boiled eggs. Then they would compete to see how many open bags they could burp into before sealing and sending on for distribution. When this practice was discovered, he was identified as ringleader and moved to administrative duties. So you see how difficult it is to get dismissed. Best not to get to this stage in the first place.

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Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

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I read all the posts by "Broken Spirit" last year :D.Though he has deleted quite a few of them.
Do you know what the problem with gorts is?They are determined to have a coherent story,it is the consistency of the information that matters for a good story,not its completeness.Indeed,you will find that knowing little makes it easier to fit everything you know into a coherent pattern.THEY SUPPRESS DOUBT AND AMBIGUITY.
For them family, faith and flag is sufficient.Not for me,NEVER for me.Confusion will be my Epitaph.
By the way,when have they asked to report for the "therapy session"?
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Re: King Krimson Live in Japan 1995
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 03:54:51 pm »
I started Monday ... 4 full days per week.  I will not waste our energy complaining about the mind-numbing waste of time it is, since it would drain me of what little motivation I have left at the end of the day.  Only two days into it and I understand the wisdom of my initial outrage upon hearing this was to be my fate.

All I can do is take your advice as far us studying what I am interested in at night.  What I am interested in is programming and mathematics, and, fortunately for me I am under no pressure to study what an employer or professor demands I study, but to study what others might advise me against:  C++ ... STL ... Generic programming ... Someone might question why I would study this.   None of that matters.  After much exploration and soul searching over the last 6 months, this is where I am at.   A little at a time ...

My motivation has humble roots.  Inspired by Sage and the modules/libraries using Python (like SymPy and NumPy), I was motivated to return to C++ and see about doing some math with it, and I am pleased to find the potential is there.  With the same spirit you approach mathematics, I understand that I can spend a life-time studying ...

THIS is my motivation not to seek oblivion in alcohol, not the threat of being screened by case manager or probation officer and reported as non-compliant to a judge. 

What I am trapped in now is a nation-wide phenomenon which is pretty much a hall of mirrors ... "12 Steps ... "  ::) The Therap-eutic (the letters r-a-p-e get astericked out) State.  Rather than actually confront those who make a living off the misery of others, where their clients are pretty much mandated to attend with the threat of jail as a consequence of non-compliance, I am conserving energy and just trying not to become brain-dead from the empty the****utic "recovery" rhetoric. 

I'll be leaving a trail of posts directing me to some basics and fundamentals not covered in the texts I have collected.

Don't mind me when I do that, since I am most likely preparing little sessions I can print out, carry in my pocket, and chew on through-out the day.   

~ Unbroken Spirit

Post Scriptum:  Confusion is the only honest state one can be in.

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Do you know what the problem with gorts is?  They are determined to have a coherent story, it is the consistency of the information that matters for a good story, not its completeness.Indeed, you will find that knowing little makes it easier to fit everything you know into a coherent pattern.  THEY SUPPRESS DOUBT AND AMBIGUITY.
For them family, faith and flag is sufficient.Not for me,NEVER for me.Confusion will be my Epitaph.


Yes, it is a waste of energy to attempt to point out ambiguity or confuse the narrative with complexity since this will only be met with accusations of "intellectualizing".  It's best to ignore parrots who chant mantras.  I am resisting in a non-aggressive manner.  I don't know what I would do if this were indefinite.  I just hope I am not brain-dead by the end of it!   :(
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Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

Gorticide @ Nothing that is so, is so DOT edu

~ Tabak und Kaffee Süchtigen ~