[squeak-dev] [Vm-dev] Integrated decentralized localized social networks (was Re: [Pharo-users] ptsd rage)

Charlie Robbats charlie.robbats at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 01:11:42 UTC 2016

This is how I deal with ptsd. Change the system.

On 12/19/2016 8:08 PM, Charlie Robbats wrote:
> Which I have done over the years, used other venues for peaceful 
> warfare. Sorry to disturb you. The 20th century model of society is 
> stale and dated. Look at all the damage done to people for no good 
> reason. We can effect change through technology. What kind of change? 
> Something that leverages modern computing, including the blockchain 
> for trusted interactions, lots of hand-held IoT devices combined into 
> a massive decentralized computational network, leaving REST services 
> behind and presenting functional semantics with robust data 
> marshaling. With these capabilities, transform the way physical 
> interactions occur. I like to term what I am seeing as virtualizing 
> physicality & physicalizing virtuality.
> Is Pharo just aiming to be a better WebApp? That market is totally 
> saturated. Pharo's/Squeak's strengtsh are robust dynamic presentation 
> of information in graphical form and interconnectivity. Let us 
> leverage that. Smalltalk is perfectly positioned to define the next 
> transformation, because it is the only language system designed to be 
> online 24/7, exactly what is needed for a massive decentralized 
> computer with dynamic un/loading. I merely made a few comments 
> regarding some of the practical functional requirements around the 
> security facet of the new system.
> My apologies if you felt it was inappropriate. I think you were 
> concerned it may get further out of hand and I do not disagree with 
> you. Let's collect functional requirements for how this new social 
> network will interact with personalized locality. This is my 
> proposition. Why, we could eliminate prisons, massively reducing 
> mental illness and eliminate collective confrontation. I believe 
> completely, with all my heart, that this is in the original spirit of 
> Smalltalk, but I cannot speak for the founders, this is my belief.
> Thank you for your thoughts, I did not mean to offend or go so far astray.
> Charlie
> On 12/19/2016 7:17 PM, Brad wrote:
>> Don't know about anyone else, but I would appreciate it if this kind 
>> of commentary never made it to this email list. This topic is so 
>> inappropriate. Let's keep the discussion about Pharo. If you feel you 
>> must go down the political route, then please be gracious enough to 
>> find another venue.
>> Brad Selfridge
>> 913-269-2385
>> On Dec 19, 2016, at 6:48 PM, Charlie Robbats 
>> <charlie.robbats at gmail.com <mailto:charlie.robbats at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> Alright, one more sad observation. Of all the Law Enforcement 
>>> violence, either perpetrated by LEOs against citizens or by citizens 
>>> against LEOs, in all cases I am aware or recall having heard, all of 
>>> these involve police officers. No violence, or very little, is 
>>> perpetrated against or by Sheriff Deputies. As counties are a good 
>>> and proper and consistent scope of crime administration, regardless 
>>> of the density, police ought to report to the Sheriffs and let's put 
>>> and end to broken windows policy and discriminatory enforcement. 
>>> Police are always in our shit, and have their egos to boot. Sheriff 
>>> Deputies, by comparison, are laid back and easy to talk to. They 
>>> engage the public in respect, without attitude.
>>> Bob didn't shoot the deputy.
>>> On 12/17/2016 10:11 PM, Charlie Robbats wrote:
>>>> Last bit, a mantra: Crime & Punishment creates massive mental 
>>>> illness in our society. Ask the Russians.
>>>> On 12/17/2016 10:05 PM, Charlie Robbats wrote:
>>>>> Well, my paranoia is kicking. I spoke too broadly of police, I 
>>>>> have interacted with many and they do a lot of good. A bad apple 
>>>>> spoils the whatever and their code of silence allows for that sort 
>>>>> of rot. I tell it straight, because they monitor the list. I 
>>>>> pissed them off! Do you think it passed the sanity test that cops 
>>>>> run all street drugs with their felon database in hand? Damn! All 
>>>>> those Fellas are going to turn and bite their masters' hand, you 
>>>>> watch! Stacking these grown men like Twinkies in overcrowded 
>>>>> prisons. There is a debt that needs to be paid and the righteous 
>>>>> are those in prison on a bunch of bullshit paper.  Vive la 
>>>>> revolucion! Ok, sorry I went political. I am done.
>>>>> On 12/17/2016 9:49 PM, Charlie Robbats wrote:
>>>>>> I am sad with you in your diagnosis. I get that too, the blues. I 
>>>>>> get high if I am holding and listen to "Kind of Blue" or deep 
>>>>>> house or reggae. Some X would be good, but herbage is my mainstay 
>>>>>> to drop my constant threat mode (hypervigilence). I do not want a 
>>>>>> repeat of what happened! Unfortunately I drive people away to 
>>>>>> make sure of that. I appreciate your alls kindness. I wanted to 
>>>>>> share a solid explanation of why I am such a dick at times. I 
>>>>>> flip to active threat mode, I struggle to control this. It 
>>>>>> doesn't help that the police have been stalking me for 2 years, I 
>>>>>> am all caught up in their noise. Don't believe a word of their 
>>>>>> truthfulness. The blue wall of silence breaks God's commandment 
>>>>>> thou shalt not bear false witness. Police violate that daily, 
>>>>>> protecting their brothers who shoot unarmed black men in the back 
>>>>>> and claim they are fearing for their lives. Really? No, really? 
>>>>>> Well, that is a different story. That just freaking triggers me. 
>>>>>> And my opinion makes me their target. At least in my C-PTSD 
>>>>>> befuddled mind.
>>>>>> Be well all!

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