Vertigo at the Edge

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We are all experiencing the thrill of being stuck with credit cards, mortgages, huge government deficits, endless reality shows, and dying celebrities masking not one but two war fronts (stormfronts?). The news on teevee is read as government propaganda, yet there is no Ministry of Information – these people are self-regulating and create their words without the clumsy system of censors. These clattering motherfuckers actually write this dribble by themselves. We eat it up. The contractors in The Afghanistan (not to be confused by The Iraq) parading around nude doing the rough trade dance by firelight while supposedly guarding military sites get chastised by the Newsperson, yet not in rational reportage but aggrandized statements and hyperbole of the sort kids from the future will sample for their dub the way 1950s voices litter techno. Considering the lower cost of ink (thanks Peoples’ Republic of China) and paper (thanks Trees of Canada) words have become low cost and prefabricated. Glued to our cube [work]/tube [teevee]/ boob [your mother will explain] we are thrilled at all of this. Yet, are some of us getting a little dizzy from the wizz of infotainment?

Listen to your personal conversations. Listen to your friends. Many of us are speaking in run on sentences that continue without punctuation and are attempting to consider such a multiplicity of points of view that the conservator and the conversated both interject pro and con and various and competing examples so that while “is” may not be “is” the end result of the thought is that the thinker – that is, the speaker of utterances – fails to convey the traditional “what if” or “if then” of anything resembling argument, thought, statement, etc. Personal thought is like a salad washed in salt water and then dried using a black hole. Our infotainment, our KNOWLEDGEBASED ECONOMY is not only driving us to explode narratives into a broken mess, our very ability to cause simple changes to reality is being broken down. We are afraid to move as the edge seems close to our feet. We need references, permission, and a new god to tell us it is ok to do simple tasks – so we retreat into the conformist mentality. What some called the “totalitarian personality.” We are no longer listening to the police man in our head.

We are channeling him or her…. I just said him or her, how PO-MO.

Do You (Thou form) feel a queezie uneasy going about? That puddle on the floor – that’s more than mere acid reflux. Talk to your Doc about The Change and see if it is right for you.

SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, constipation, decreased sex drive, diarrhea or loose stools, difficulty with ejaculation, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, gas, headache, and decreased appetite are some of the more common side effects. And, they also may include increased sweating, indigestion, chest bursters, insomnia, nausea, nervousness, rash, pain, sleepiness, sore throat, tingling or pins and needles, tremor, vision problems and vomiting. black stool, white stool, UV stool, urine in blood, blurred vision, changes in heatbeat, worrying about changes in heartbeat, chills, The Big Chill, confusion over what to buy in the dollar store, congestive heart failure, depression, dry eyes and mouth, emotional volatitity, fever, hair loss, hearing loss, hepatitis, high or low blood pressure, hives, inability to sleep, inflammation of nose, inflammation of the pancreas or stomach, kidney or liver failure, servere allergic reactions, shortness of breath, skin eruptions or peeling, sleepiness, stomach or upper intestinal ulcer, ulcer of guns, vision loss, vomiting blood, wheezing, yellow eyes or a vague “ethnic look.” Assembly-language programmers must be aware of hidden side effects — instructions that modify parts of the processor state which are not mentioned in the instruction’s mnemonic. The problem is particularly acute on processors designed with instruction pipeline or with out-of-order execution. Such a processor may require additional control circuitry to detect hidden side effects and stall the pipeline if the next instruction depends on the results of those effects.


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