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

Charlie Robbats charlie.robbats at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 01:19:07 UTC 2016

Consider words from the street. All those potential Pharo users!


On 12/19/2016 8:11 PM, Charlie Robbats wrote:
> 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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