Game Theory: Rock Paper Scissors

I came across a theory of Rock, Paper, Scissors I think it prudent to share.

  1. Rock: Power, brute force

    Littlefinger would own you at Rock Paper Scissors

    Weakness: dissolution of size and reduction of intensity.

  2. Paper: Money, covert force

    What happens to people who suddenly land a windfall

    Weakness: flexible personalized trickery to impose harsh limits on their gains.

  3. Scissors: Intellect, adaptive force

    Cutting remarks are the forte of the intellectual badass

    Weakness: arrogance of believing a quick cognitive reflex compensates for a strong standing or presence where physical limits are imposed.

This analysis of weaknesses explains the puzzled reaction to the rule that Paper beats Rock. Ideas carry a power all their own and the fractional fiat currency is a very big idea, isn’t it?

I could take the easy route and spout platitudes over old misquoted sayings… For the record, it is absolute power that corrupts absolutely, the love of money (above virtue) which is the Biblical root of all evil and there are no good quotes about intellect which don’t end in accusations of madness. Sherlock Holmes’ “I am a brain” is the closest, purist quote in circulation.

You could read into which is better but it depends largely on the cause of the problem and one’s personal strengths in approach. Intelligent people develop their minds at the expense of other abilities, powerful people develop into tyrannical brutes if given all they desire and we know the ways having money and holding it for a legacy can go wrong by idiom. Truth be told, there is a place for them all, and the wise person would build a passing familiarity with their weakest techniques and least preferable tactics for the much the same reason we’ve each done fire drills in the early hours.

Games are generally an exertion of adversarial forces intended to mimic war. Hence, chess is considered the Ultimate Game. It is deceptively simple, compared to point-and-press FPS fantasylands with unlimited ammo. If you lose your King, game over.

I like the idea of apparently ‘nice’ child games like RPS containing hidden significance.

The Problem with Feminism in 4 sentences

  1. It is, simply put, a logical one.
You're not quirky. You're stupid with good fashion sense.

You’re not quirky. You’re stupid with good fashion sense.

2. There are a host of contradictions which make the entire ideology ruthlessly inconsistent.

3. I’d equate it to The Bible, the fervor initiates them and the zealotry of their fellows secure them for life binding around their very lives (friends, education, jobs).

4. There is no acknowledgement of fault, no solution to these deficits in coherence or resolution with complex clauses because feminists do not think with logic nor can they to pass, they think with and are blinded by naive self-interest and hot-blooded emotion.

Fearing Stupidity and the Serial Killer in You

You: “What a weird title, why would I fear stupid people, unless they’re in charge?”

Ah, there you go, reading into it. Stupidity: the practice (and some get in their 10,000+ hours) of deliberately making stupid decisions. Certainly it may concentrate in some individuals, and surely you can think of beautiful examples to passive-aggressively link this article to, but that isn’t enough, is it? (Is it?)

I'm allowed to promo my own shit.

I’m allowed to promo my own shit.

What frightens us about serial killers?

back to work
You: “They seem just like everyone else.”
No, that shifts the focus of the question toward us, what constitutes normal behaviour in society, the falsehood of social norms and away from them, the focus of the question. Try again.
You: “The acts they commit are atrocious…” *riff on that theme*
Good. Well, no, actually… better.
Ignoring the emotional impulse for a moment, psychotic episodes, the common psychiatric explanation for multiple murders, involve a stark disconnect from reality.
You: “You make it sound like a rational problem.”
In a sense, yes. It is a problem bundled up with what is rational given a perception. However, the disconnect is jarring for the psyche (any psyche) and the emotional impulses seldom allowed free reign (remember your first answer?) go …. insane.

Suffering on their part is optional

They’re suffering a paucity of rationality.
You: “How can you say that?”
We have a moderate example. What makes some sociopaths kill and others abstain?
You, if you’re dumb: “The law.”
Go play in the sandpit and think about what you’ve done.
You, if you’re smart: “Choice” or a riff, like Values with a capital V.

Murder isn't an answer to everything

Ted Bundy lived content with the knowledge he could slaughter any person he came across. He didn’t have the backing of the law when he had a Bad Day. If you’re clever, you’ll notice plenty of people are allowed to be serial killers under the law. I don’t want to be put on any more lists so I shall omit a list this time.

You: “Who can fully understand what they think? They’re irrational.”

No, don’t do that. Don’t try to use “irrational” as a dead end STOP sign for your brain cells, or as us scholars say, a thought-terminating cliche. Humans are animals and animals are irrational; if p=q and I’m fairly confident in saying that here it does, all humans are irrational. Saying irrationality equates to stupidity isn’t enough either. What is logical for an animal differs from the machine logic often implied by the term. What you are saying isn’t what you mean. Language is oblique. What do you mean? All human actions are in some part irrational but that doesn’t make them stupid, do you understand?

Good enough. Moving on —

Inside the brains of most People

Inside the brains of most People

Question: does understanding stupidity make you stupid?
A model theory of the brain implies yes, you must “lower yourself” to orchestrate a similar circuitry. Again, this falls short in descriptive power.
Why do people resist a truth or a ‘logical’ choice in spite of evidence or compulsion?
The only possible explanation is fear.

You, incredulous: “What could I fear from stupidity? That it’s contagious?!”

Yes stupidity is contagious

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Great modelling, you have real potential. I bet you didn’t have to question your entire life up until this revelation or anything.
Beyond a point, the innate irrationality of Man contaminates.
Every grand, stupid gesture in History. We fear that potency of pricks. When we see one example of stupidity, we have a herd impulse in our fuck-fight brain to shame and ostracise that person. i.e. “Fuck you!” In a tribal society, this has the convenient effect of isolating them from resources, mating opportunities and likely killing them.

We become the serial killers.

American Psycho is the best satire of the 20th century

Virginity is like being a beautiful red sports car


Metaphor I had to come up with to explain ‘irrational’ female choices to a male friend.
Everyone wants you, and to ride you, but it’s in your best interest to hold out for the driver who’ll be considerate enough to give you good experiences and minimise damage. As soon as you leave the showroom, you lose value irretrievably. You cannot change models although you can patch up damage and hope no one notices. You might be at risk of theft or fraud because some drivers think they’re entitled to you. Which type of driver do you allow your keys? You remember past experiences, if any, and cannot wait around forever and run the risk of rusting. You see other cars out enjoying themselves and want to know their secret. You need to choose while you are desirable and hope you’ve chosen well.

This example, though hardly perfect, explains some female choices quite well.

Off the top of my head;

  • The ‘modern’ refusal that virginity exists (hymens are a social construct)
  • The issue with number versus quality of rides
  • Why the best women think being seen with them is enough reward for maintenance when some men believe there was a covert driver’s contract being fulfilled and paid
  • Why women tend to complain about the lack of good men because the value of rides are at odds with availability
  • What might seem like superficiality from one end (paint job) is rivalled by the superficiality (a car is a car) on the other
  • The popularity of red models and creamy soft seats
  • Disproportionate concern over the crime rates and avoiding the eye of bad drivers
  • Doubt over the value (positive or negative) of past experiences.

While I was away

I was working away like a very busy little bee.
In short: I’ve left academia. I’m working on my own income streams. Investments are churning.
All round: Good result.
In my previous form, the Dark Enlightenment bent of topics was unfashionable, now it’s the new black. I like to think I had a hand in this, away from the internet too. I have a thorough knowledge of academese tactics now which I shall not hesitate to put to full usage.