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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Office Hours

Office Hours

Congratulations to you, on your graduation from Mirror University and entrance into the greater world! The faculty and administration would also like to belatedly thank you for having enrolled, and compliment you on your refinement and sense of discrimination in choosing MirrorU … the only available choice.

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9 comments:

PulsatingShadow said...

Bob, I tried red-pilling those Acid Horizon and Zero Books lame-o's on The Dark Enlightenment, but they're either hopelessly depressed, low IQ midwits, or MI6 controlled opposition mind capture for wandering Deleuzoids. Greg, I'll buy you a copy of CCRU Writings (Fisher's only goods works come from when he was doing Speed and listening to 90s D&B with Nick Land) and Fanged Noumena, we can cure you of your marxism! Also Bob, is Nick Land a Freemason or some kind of ex-OTO member or something? I'm completely obsessed with his mystical views on capitalism and the tech body plus I have the same anglophonic sensibilities as he does, but I don't have a map of the last 100+ years of cults to really figure out if he wants to sacrifice me to the demiurge or something (kinda doubt this).

Unknown said...

I like the latest one. Remember being a kid and looking at the ‘big kids’ (adults) as super weirdos. And annoying haha like stop telling us what to do and how to be let us be hehe haha great job guys 👏 love it - regards Stephanie

Unknown said...

Also.. side note. I wonder if what Zappa made the body feel (tactile) like Caroline is for the body and Bob for the mind then Finnegan’s Wake may be a tactile version of (not words) but an image.. so interesting. Good food for thought served up here guys 😊

Unknown said...

Lord suffering cats 😆

Bob Dobbs said...

Thanks for your interest and comments, Stephanie!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the BEST show ever!! This one’s for you Bob Caroline and iON .. and all of us
(By Chill bump - modern man intermission)
I interface with my database
and my database is in cyber space
I wear power ties, I tell power lies,
I take power naps, I run victory laps.
I read junk mail, I eat junk food,
I buy junk bonds, I watch trash sports.
And I'm tireless and I'm wireless,
I'm an alpha male on beta-blockers.

from time to time I'm radioactive.
I take it slow, I go with the flow,
I ride with the tide, I've got glide in my stride.
I don't snooze, so I don't lose,
I keep the pedal to the metal
and the rubber on the road
I've been pre-washed, pre-cooked,
pre-heated, pre-screened,
pre-approved, pre-packaged,
post-dated, freeze-dried.
Been pre-washed, pre-cooked,
pre-heated, pre-screened,
pre-approved, pre-packaged,
post-dated, freeze-dried.
and
I'm hanging in, there ain't no doubt
I'm hanging tough, over and out

Always love! - Stephanie

PulsatingShadow said...

Bob, please spend a whole 12 hour session talking about Mark Stahlman and the entire history of Medieval timey Ramus form logic dialectic stuff, I want a complete teardown of that motherfucker before the Vatican psy-ops me into being a Catholic commie. And then do Nick Land, the Pentaverate/Secret Council of Ten/The Architectonic Order of the Eschaton is something you both talk about, plus the Tech Body and Deleuze and Hyperstition. You should get some duct tape for that Greg fellow.

Michael said...

Firstly, congratulations everybody involved in making Office Hours good radio and a better education than any university lecture I ever attended. I enjoyed Clinton's paper and Greg's reading of it.
Greg may have found his forte - reading out writings by others.
And of course, let me address Greg's accusations toward me: Firstly, I remain in complete disagreement with Greg's claim that 'Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency has no value'. I used my nephew simply as am example to show Greg that he is asserting something that is already proven not true. Bitcoin does have value if people value it, regardless of what Greg defines as being valuable.
Secondly, my assertion that Bitcoin has value has absolutely nothing to do with what iON says about it going to 0. Nothing. I am NOT disagreeing with iON by saying my nephew made millions. The fact that Bitcoin may go to 0 has nothing to do with whether it currently has value. iON has said, '24 hours after people find out who created Bitcoin/Blockchain, Bitcoin will go to 0'. iON has also said, 'There is no problem in purchasing Bitcoin, or making transactions with it, but you might not want to hold onto it when you go to bed'. Neither of these statements have anything to do with what I was saying to you on the chatline, Greg. Your bringing iON up here is simply an attempt to attack iON, now through me, so that for once you might get one up on Them. You cannot get your way with iON, Greg. Everyone has tried. And you can't murky the waters of the Office Hours discussion by incorrectly accusing me of, 'going against iON'. They know that I have had disagreements with Them in the past on other matters, but that is what the past is for. I can no longer remember what was so disagreeable. I wish the same for you.

Greg Duffell said...

Hello Michael: Thank you for listening to yesterday's show. Firstly, let me be clear about what I have stated on the show about the topic of bitcoin when Chad made a major dissertation about it over a week ago.

1) I never stated that bitcoin "had no value". I challenged the idea that it was a "store of value". My view is that bitcoin has gone through a stage of being a speculative asset in recent times. Bitcoin, in its current phase, is more related to tech stocks than the traditional "stores of value" that gold, silver and even fiat currencies currently offer. For instance, if you physically held gold, silver or fiat currencies they would be tangible and available for use. If the computer networks go down (iON often talks of massive disruptons to the electrical grids) bitcoin would be inaccessible. You cannot hold bitcoin without it being on the network, as I understand it.

2) You made many claims in the chat function last week (including the stories about your relatives profiting from bitcoin). One was that I was angry with myself I hadn't "invested" in bitcoin. I would reply that it would be an unusual person that would not regret buying an item at $10, let's say, and learn of it going to $69,000.00. But it would also be an unusual person that would have purchased an item at $10.00 and not sold it when it had reached $100.00, especially in such a short time. In fact every other asset that has existed in the world cannot hold a candle to the gains of bitcoin in the last few years. But that is predicated by having bought in at the correct time. Your relatives did do that, and had the smarts to get out and profit from it. Congratulations to them. Many bitcoin investors are underwater financially as I write this. So, just for the record, I did not nor am I now arguing that bitcoin did not go up in value compared to fiat currencies or practically every other asset.

3) What I stated in yesterday's program, after I had a week to reflect upon your statements directed at me in chat from a week ago Wednesday, was that I found it curious that you had such a difference of opinion from that of iON when it comes particularly to bitcoin. The reason I say this is because it is my experience in listening to the shows over the years that you never disagree with iON on any topic. About bitcoin, according to Bob, iON says that bitcoin is "going to 0". Now, I never said that, not that I'm going to go out of my way to challenge iON on that assertion because "it" may well be correct. The thing I find odd is that you would be so vociferous in challenging ME on my statements about bitcoin (which I think you are misunderstanding or misquoting) but not to argue with iON about the topic, which you have the occasion to do on numerous occasions.

4) I was not performing "an attempt to attack iON". Surely Bob could be seen as attacking iON by repeating iON's claim that bitcoin is "going to 0". What I was doing was forging a contrast between what iON purportedly has stated and what I have come to learn is your position. This is not to say that you are not allowed to have a disagreement with iON but, once more, my point is that I have never known you to EVER differ or quibble, let alone wholeheartedly disagree, with anything iON says. I think what you're contending is that I am trying to create conflict between you and iON. Well, maybe you're right, but I don't see what the harm is in that, but perhaps you do.

I hope my statements help to clear the waters.

Best regards,

Greg