Posts Tagged ‘disposable’

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

November 17, 2013

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There is a term in photography relating to the outcome of your final product dependent on the source material you begin with. It originally derived from computer science in relation to data, because computers are dumb and only do what you feed into it. So if you feed it shit, it will output shit.

From the Wiki:

Garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) in the field of computer science or information and communications technology refers to the fact that computers will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce undesired, often nonsensical, output (“garbage out”).

The same thing applies to pictures. Photoshop has come a long way from it’s heyday. It can make the ordinary extraordinary. But the same rule applies, the better the quality of the photo going in, the less Photoshop you actually require to make it amazing. And you should never be using Photoshop as a means of constantly trying to save garbage photo’s. Not if your bread and butter is photography!

I saw this photo floating around on Facebook, and it seems that art imitates life is more than an apt way of framing this picture as a snapshot of our current society’s behavior wrt relationships.

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With the exception of the reference to negatives, i would say this picture describes the digital age quite well.

The digital age, even in guilty. My Nikon can take thousands of pics, throw away shots. Part of the strategy is to switch to ‘drive’ mode and continuously take pics hoping one of the many turns into gold, but this is usually for action shots where the motion is frantic.

However i like to think the best shots are the ones you plan ahead for, and with the right education in lighting theory, composition and mastery of your equipment you will get the best source material. The greatest photographers will wait patiently for the perfect shot to present itself, waiting hours for just the right lighting from the greatest light source we have.. the sun, and it’s position in the sky.

Garbage in/garbage out is the motto. Start with the best in-camera picture you can take so you end up using the most minimal amount of post processing (Photoshop) as possible.

In this regard, you can consider Photoshop as an analogy for Game. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Chicken or the Egg

December 12, 2012

At this rate, i’ll never get around to my other posts.. oh well.

“Ahhh yes! I was wondering what would break first? Your spirit.. or your body?”

Yesterday’s post by me created somewhat of a row, both externally and internally. It goes to the nature of the duality of my own internal conflict, and that of societies as well. And the question everyone has to ask is which will give out first and what the consequences of it will be when one side decides to blink.

I made the post discussing the woman commanding a man to throw himself into the proverbial pyre and do his duty, a duty she would not, in effect proving male disposability and an entitlement by females from the old days. Women asking men for the trappings of Patriarchal oppression all the while demanding equality.

Yohami asked a very simple question and made a very logical conclusion. Are we to expect the woman to do what is not in her nature? Are we expecting men to stop being courageous, fearless, leaders, action takers, life savers by denying their nature.. their masculine nature as biologically prescribed through evolution? If so then how are we any different from Feminists?

He’s got a point. And a very fucking good one. Our whole issue here is about all the ills feminism has wrought on our society, by making women walking away from their part of the great contract and ceasing to behave like women and adopting a masculine frame. We tend to think of fighting back in terms of ‘you do this, i do that’ instead of ‘you do this, i’ll continue doing nothing different and pretend you don’t exist.’

Yohami is a teacher of masculinity to those who will listne. He’s not here to tow the line of men walking away from masculinity. He wants men to reoccupy the frame, forcefully. He wants men to reclaim their biological programming and behave like men. So he is very well correct when he asks ‘Complaining about an equality that cannot be done makes you a feminist, doesnt it?”Asking men to behave in a manner other than the masculine manner is exactly what feminism tells women.. to behave in a manner other than the feminine.

For a man to feel like a man, a masculine man, he needs to do masculine things. It’s that simple. He needs to lead, he needs to act, he needs to utilize what he’s naturally got to be productive. He wants to be looked up to. He wants to be respected. He wants to be attractive to women (unless he’s gay). These things will not be achieved by rejecting masculine behavior.

I respect all this and appreciate it. I hold nothing but the highest respect for Yohami and firmly agree with his point of view.

As i’ve stated prior, i am a man between two worlds.. one who waxes nostalgic about a world i wanted, loved, cared for a wanted to be a part of. I am also a man who sits on the roof of his apartment gleefully watching a world pull itself apart waiting for the collapse because i see this western society as irredeemable and not worth the effort to save. I am for all intents and purposes, enjoying the decline.

Which is why i also subscribe to men like Barbarossa who say that the grand old bargain is gone. When women stop behaving like women but still expect men to act like men.. then what you get is a society that expects all the benefits of male disposability and benefits of men behaving like men and giving nothing back in return. It is the equivalent of an AFC being LJBF’d on a macro scale. Behaving like a man, dying like a man, and still being spit on, used and abused for being a man.. without a reward of respect or admiration.. well it makes you feel like a chump no?

So how to fix it. This is what all this shit is about.

Do you simply walk away from it all?
Do you keep the status quo and remain masculine in a world that doesn’t appreciate it?
Do you reject masculinity outright and say ‘until the women return, im on strike’?
Do you ramp up the masculinity hoping the women leave the male frame to return to the female one?

Is there anything in between?

I think the CostaConcordia gave us a brief glimpse into that. The men who had families did everything in their power to save and would die for them. They earned the right to benefit from masculinity. The single women on the boat were fighting for the same right to live as the men, and that they were pushed aside is what made the news.. that they weren’t benefiting from masculinity because the world has so soundly shown a disdain for it, that masculinity will only now protect those that accept it’s place in the natural world and behave accordingly.

The men weren’t willing to trade in their lives for strange women. Men were free to choose where they lay down their lives to help another.

Men should strive to be masculine for themselves first and foremost, and let the rewards fall on those who earn it by accepting their own natural frames.

The question is which will break first. Men’s spirits to return to masculinity and drive women to eshew feminist’s unnatural ‘equality’ or women’s insistence on stepping into a masculine frame while deriding men for being masculine and still expecting to benefit from it.

I had more thought out in my head, but i lost a lot of it on the car ride this morning so this is the best i got.

As always.. have at it in the comments.

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Obligation to Die

December 11, 2012

This is a super quick post day. Don’t have time to make a huge write up on this since i’m still busy with other things.

Check out this Yahoo story here.

Key quote

“…And I said ‘Well, you can’t just leave him in there and let him die. You’ve got to help him. Go get him’. And I commanded him several times and Josh looked at me, and he again said ‘He won’t get out of the car’. And I told him ‘You can’t stand here and watch him die. You’ve got to get him out’.”

Read the full story about a woman coming across a wreck, and telling a man to get another man out of a burning vehicle.

Whatever your initial thoughts of Josh Brent not getting trapped man (Jerry Brown) out of the vehicle (which he eventually did) the key question is why the woman did nothing to help the man out beyond commanding another man to risk his own life (whom she was not aware of being the driver/drunk/cause of the crash). All she knew was that he was a man standing there and she felt compelled to tell him to do something she would not do.

Was her life more important?

The female imperative, men risk, die, disposable, women tell you when and how high.

And you want equality too?

Have at it in the comments.