I put 27000 of my little writings through a library AI autoclassifier to determine what subjects I was probably talking about. It’s old research now – I did it in 2015 – and was from 1989-2015 posts/comments I’d made and found and collected and processed, picked only subjects with a 53% or higher confidence level. Here’s my brain from 1989-2015 in Dewey decimal categories:

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As a boy, I’d get hit on by ‘friendly” men and women. I was polite about it and wasn’t really afraid of them, yet I was cautious just the same. I could talk my way out of most situations thankfully. So I understand a bit of the woman’s problem although after a certain growth stage, I could stand nose to nose or taller and the power differential was less and less.

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vba as in visual basic for applications? I was a pro at that (in Excel). Nice things about it: Complete integration with Excel so no worrying about display (it’s going to look like Excel no matter what you do). Recording uncertain bits is great as is the context sensitive valid bits after each . Drawbacks? I dunno. I did everything through Excel for like 5 yrs straight and got paid good for it, so no complaints here. Good for what it was good for.

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“STEM” is a very broad set. I wouldn’t say it’s dominated by “libertarians, racialist crackpots, and resentful anti-feminists,” at all. Maybe current University settings? I dunno. But in the working field, I’ve mostly seen that with certain engineering and programming, usually low levels. Scientists *tend* towards the left, although not exclusively by any stretch. The internet itself is the work of the idealistic communistic left as the various networks came together. The whole sharing culture. But, maybe it’s been changing. I dunno: the blog seemed like a solution looking for a problem, but perhaps I’m blind to it.

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If you were restructuring society from a blank slate and no history, that would make sense. Blank paper. Empty breadboard. New Document. But that’s not what we have. “Substituting similar systems” sounds reasonable and in theory I can see it. In fact, I’d say that’s what’s been happening already: a cult of science and math worship of (the Universe is Math stuff) that grew from the early 00s to the early 10s, although seems to have stagnated lately. It has many of the earmarks of a new religion and honestly, I’m fine with it as a modern substitute: The “Wow Universe” vs “Wow God” thing is fine. I’m also fine with attacking quackery from any realm. (quack religion, quack pseudo-science, etc). But it’s when the reasonable moderate groups get attacked that it bothers me.

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