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Cobb
LOS ANGELES, CA
Combat Epistemologist
Interests: literature, bourbon, vintage electronics, big data, hapkido, game theory, theology, political & analytic philosophy, computer augmented decision support, spycraft, creole cuisine, asian jazz fusion, bbq, electronica, historical fiction, beef cattle, fast cars, and anything that fits into a 19 inch rack.
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A couple years ago, I rented a new Corvette and took it up the Angeles Crest. I wanted to find out if I just liked fast cars or rather if I just liked driving fast. It turned out and it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Cobb
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Alright we are really getting down to it aren’t we? I’m going to tell two (and a half) stories that I recall from personal experience. But I need to qualify it in the following way, seriously. There’s a very big... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Cobb
It didn't begin well. Alexa awoke me from a deep sleep that began somewhere around 1:30 AM. It was only 5 1/2 hours later, and I sweated through my blankets. That feels ok underneath them, but when you pull them... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Cobb
A lot of this comes from my sojourn in the Second World. I wrote stuff about the Second World before I came up with the Peasant Theory. I'll take a look at it again. http://cobb.typepad.com/cobb/2004/06/second_world_in.html
Toggle Commented May 23, 2018 on The Cobb Left Party at Cobb
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Recently I got into a debate about what I believe in the context of the disbelief of others that I am anything other than a subtle shill for conservatism. What I ended up doing is mentioning what I think Democrats... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Cobb
I did recently see something about the 9.9% and it fits nicely with my Peasant Theory. I'm a bit more convinced that the Slice is much more tightly wedded to the fortunes of the Rulers and will sell the peasantry down the river, until political violence happens in the administrative ranks.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2018 on Slavery and the Modern Black Man at Cobb
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I'm a big fan of Peterson for a lot of reasons, and I think most people are predisposed to dislike or distrust him because he is not political, but is in fact scientific. The person he is most like is... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at Cobb
I am going to spend more time getting comments from Quora to put in front of people at Facebook. They need to hear the perspective of people who don't live in America.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2018 on Slavery and the Modern Black Man at Cobb
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There are several things that are worth noting about AI, and yes I've been in the business for a while. The first thing is that human behavior is a kind of infinite realm with a finite number of practical outcomes.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Cobb
Let's start with the following simple premise and see where it leads. The primary defining characteristic of the unique contributions to American society of the African American is his capture into, exploitation by and liberation from chattel slavery. All legitimate... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Cobb
Here's a great follow-on. http://quillette.com/2018/05/07/racial-disparities-high-cost-low-debates/
Toggle Commented May 8, 2018 on When I Say So at Cobb
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Q: How will we know when racism is over? What does the United States look like without racism? Who determines that racism no longer exists? A: Nothing racist has happened to me in 12 years. There are things that people... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Cobb
Why don't socialism and communism work? The most brilliant answer I have ever heard I actually learned yesterday, and it works in complete harmony with another idea I’ve known for a while. Two different smart dudes, same general principle, sorta.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Cobb
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This is going to be an update on what it feels like, these days, to be me. Trust me, it's still weird. I'm running at about 75% mojo, partially cloudy with a chance of showers. My natural disposition to say... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Cobb
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The term ‘white privilege’ is so powerful and consequently so pathetically useless and subversively dangerous, because it is so stupefyingly broad. It would be much more useful and accurate to say, ‘trustworthy, experienced, educated, attractive, overachieving, affluent, confident, intelligent, social,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Cobb
Steven Pinker is my go to authority in this. He explains something I now understand about how memory is ‘retrieved’. Part of intelligence is the way you organize information in your mind. The better you organize it, the easier it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Cubegeek
Steven Pinker is my go to authority in this. He explains something I now understand about how memory is ‘retrieved’. Part of intelligence is the way you organize information in your mind. The better you organize it, the easier it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Cobb
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Modern society is weak in handling emotions largely because modern society is materialistic and does not respect the Humanities enough. There are excellent benefits to modern society. The idea of modernism means, essentially, that people are all the same. That... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Cobb
Martin Mphele Mortigan was born on Earth in 1989 in Pretoria, South Africa. His father, Karl Mortigan a research biochemist who worked at the Karistaadt Institute in South Africa, was poisoned in an industrial accident when experimental biochemical blood agents... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Cobb
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It's an interesting observation. I've been thinking about re-titling my autobiography 'The Crossover Kid', and I'll think a bit more about that as I go to my 40th high school reunion. But it was a very big deal in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Cobb
God is the professor who left the universe as an exercise for you to figure out on your own. We know he introduced quantum mechanics to make it unpredictable. So there is a chance that He doesn't know all the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Cobb
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Meritocracy does exist. You’re just not in that league. It is a non-trivial matter to get there. First of all, as any parent should understand, you don’t have to have a perfect house and a perfect kid to have an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Cobb
You can find more up to date information about Adrian Piper's work here: https://www.artsy.net/artist/adrian-piper
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2018 on So That's What Happened at Cobb
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About 10 years ago, I purchased Meg Meeker's 'Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters'. It was one of the few times in my life I found a sense of purpose from an expert writer that I could immediately use in my life.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Cobb
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This is one of those rare situations in which a very good book is about equally good to a very good movie. So here's my movie review. I give it 4.5 stars. I read the book first about two years... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Cobb