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  • The Masque of The Red Death
    March 16th, 2020

    Baked and Awake 

    Episode 100

    March 16 2020

     

    Topics of interest

     

    The Theory of General Descent: https://thefieryblog.com/introduction-to-the-idea/ The Mask of The Red Death By Edgar Allen Poe.  Reddit Thread where I found it: https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/fj1i5z/we_keep_talking_about_the_stand_but_poes_masque/ Error Theory and Moral Skepticism, from a recent comment by Michael A who brought it up during my last live stream on YT.

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  • Indica and Sativa- These words don't mean what you think they mean!
    February 27th, 2020

    Baked and Awake

    Episode 099

    February 27 2020 -SMOKING TEMPLE BALL HASHISH Purchased at Evergreen Market Renton.  Asked for Bubble Hash, received Temple Ball (oops) +$10 Differential for the temple ball! Either one would be almost my first time ever being exposed to these types of hash, but is the Temple Ball worth the extra money? What even IS a “Temple Ball?” We’ll find out.  I have been inspired by the content of one Frenchy Cannoli for a while now and if you haven’t already heard of him he’s a man known for traveling and teaching the history and methods of making traditional cannabis hashish. Frenchy’s instagram is full of well candid yet powerful videos freely sharing his techniques for creating beautiful hash literally anywhere and with no special tools whatsoever, unless you count a bottle filled with hot water and some potholders “special tools”. 

    Frenchy rolls a Temple Ball, 3 min video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi0i_rXVId0 

     

    -INDICA AND SATIVA, TIME TO EVOLVE These labels are entirely meaningless. Segment inspired by a recent vlog by Todd P McCormick 

    (insta: https://www.instagram.com/toddpmccormick/)  Todd is a veteran Cannabis advocate and educator from what I gather, with a lot more time in Cannabis media including print, than myself. I believe I’ve seen him more than once on Bubbleman’s Hash Church back when I wouldn’t miss an edition of that amazing long running Youtube/Pod/Vlog/Panel Discussion show. Check out Todd’s IG where he’s active, and posts some great stuff that you’re sure to find edifying. Todd’s salient points in this recent talk about Indica and Sativa and how badly they’re being relied upon to describe the entire world of cannabis centered on Carl Linnaeus, American Vets encountering what they would come to call “Indica” in India and Afghanistan, etc, and the major changes that brought to existing cultivars already in play in North America at the time as they brought these strains home to breed with the existing longer flowering tropical landrace strains that though popular, struggled to thrive outdoors here. We use Indica and Sativa as labels that are supposed to map to an expected type of high. The problem of course is that there are a number of important factors that actually contribute to what the flower you’re smoking, and the concentrates made from it, are going to deliver in terms of experience.  These range from inputs like what nutrition especially sugars was the plant fed during its life, how early or late the plant was harvested, and importantly, how effectively and gently was the plant dried and “cured” before being consumed. Finally, time on the shelf after the cure is complete will continue to affect the taste and effects of the flower, with the intensity of the high deteriorating over time but not before becoming increasingly tranquilizing in it’s presentation, even as overall potency slowly declines. This is due to THC in the dried plant eventually sort of breaking down and becoming a compound known as CBG

    -DABPOCALYPSE UPDATE HB2546 still in committee (https://www.washingtonvotes.org/2020-HB-2546

    -GARDEN UPDATE 2020 microgreens and veggie starts 

     

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  • Dabpocalypse 2020 sometimes known as WA House Bill 2546
    January 30th, 2020

    Baked and Awake

    Episode 098

    January 30th 2020

     

    WA Lawmakers attempt to enact what I’m now calling Dabpocalypse 2020 https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/washington-state-lawmakers-bring-bill-to-eliminate-cannabis-concentrates

    Sign the Petition to stop this insanity today: https://www.change.org/p/lauren-davis-stop-hb-2546-wa-state-propasal-to-ban-all-concentrate-above-10-thc/d?source_location=combo_psf

    They’re selling your Data. Who?  Everyone. But today it’s AVG Antivirus https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation

    A Reddit thread w over 700 comments on this same matter: https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/euqlvk/leaked_documents_expose_the_secretive_market_for/

    Coming soon, a visit with Stellium7 of Unveiling a Titan. Twist one up and go do your homework by watching some of Mike’s mind expanding research today https://www.youtube.com/user/Stellium777

     

    Josh Kinkade’s Talking Hedge https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFX84kKLsbCC2S2bcWQUOg/featured

     

    Linkedin @JoshKincaid | Instagram @theTalkingHedge | Facebook @theTalkingHedgePodcast | Twitter @theTalkingHedge

     

    Email the WA Legislators who have signed off on HB2546 and politely ask them why they hate fun lmao

     

    Lauren Davis lauren.davis@leg.wa.gov (D-32) 

    Chris Corry chris.corry@leg.wa.gov (R-14) 

    Brad Klippert brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov (R-8) 

    Jeremie Dufault jeremie.dufault@leg.wa.gov (R-15)

    Christine Kilduff christine.kilduff@leg.wa.gov (D-28) 

    Paul Harris paul.harris@leg.wa.gov (R-17)

    Lisa Callan lisa.callan@leg.wa.gov (D-5)

    Mari Leavitt mari.leavitt@leg.wa.gov (D-28), 

    My-Linh Thai my-linh.thai@leg.wa.gov (D-41)

    Tana Senn tana.senn@leg.wa.gov (D-41)

    Sherry Appleton sherry.appleton@leg.wa.gov (D-23) 

    Tina Orwall tina.orwall@leg.wa.gov (D-33)

    Sharon Wylie sharon.wylie@leg.wa.gov (D-49)

    Laurie Dolan laurie.dolan@leg.wa.gov (D-22)

    Luanne Van Werven luanne.vanwerven@leg.wa.gov (R-42)

    Amy Walen amy.walen@leg.wa.gov (D-48)

    Kelly Chambers kelly.chambers@leg.wa.gov (R-25)

    Jenny Graham jenny.graham@leg.wa.gov (R-6)

    Bill Ramos bill.ramos@leg.wa.gov (D-5)

    Shelley Kloba shelly.kolba@leg.wa.gov (D-1)

    Gerry Pollet gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov (D-46)

    Debra Lekanoff debra.lekanoff@leg.wa.gov (D-40) 

    15 Democratic and 7 Republican Sponsors 

     

    My Email to the legislators, feel free to copypasta or edit to your liking: 

     

    Thank you for reading this email. I have a question regarding the proposed House Bill 2546 concerning limitations on potency of legal Cannabis Concentrates. At the top of the pdf of 2546 there is a statement concerning a 2019 study of psychosis patients' that showed a correlation between that mental illness and high potency cannabis concentrates. (Statement included in-line for clarity)  

     

    "The legislature finds that health professionals and researchers continue to find an association between the use of high potency marijuana and the occurrence of psychotic disorders. A 2019 study analyzed data from patients with first-episode psychosis and found that, compared with participants who reported never having used cannabis, "participants who used high-potency cannabis daily had four-times higher odds of psychosis in the whole sample, with a five times increase in London and a nine-times increase in Amsterdam." The study defined high-potency cannabis as a potency greater than ten percent. Further, the study found that its findings are consistent with previous evidence suggesting that the use of high-potency marijuana has more harmful mental health effects than use of less potent marijuana."

     

    My question is can I please be referred to a link where the cited study can be read, or if your office is in possession of digital copies can you provide this for me? As a follow up question, can you provide me with any other information about the bill, or any comments on the importance of this from your team's perspective. Was this bill for example, strongly advocated for by members of the general public, or perhaps mental health professionals? I know you are very busy, so I thank you again for your help in obtaining this information.

    Best regards,

     

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  • Thermal imaging facial recognition tech and the real problem with 5G
    January 18th, 2020

     

    Baked and Awake 

    January 17 2020

    Episode 097

    Thermal Imaging Facial Recognition, 5G, and Pandora’s Box

     

    https://onezero.medium.com/the-military-is-building-long-range-facial-recognition-that-works-in-the-dark-4f752fa713e6

     

    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/01/china_isnt_the_.html

     

    https://foreignpolicy.com/channel/news/

     

    https://www.storyberries.com/the-paradise-of-children-or-pandoras-box/

     

    Pandora Thumbnail image is my own, taken of our Childcraft Stories and Fables Book, 1976 Edition

     

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  • Don’t worry, I never heard of Parallel Reality before, either
    January 8th, 2020

    January 8th 2020

    Baked and Awake 

    Episode 096

     

    Don’t worry, I never heard of Parallel Reality before, either

     

    Source:  Fast Company, via Slashdot

     

    Original Article by Harry McCracken (https://www.fastcompany.com/90443495/deltas-parallel-reality-airport-display-sounds-like-sci-fi-but-its-real

    Misapplied Sciences: https://www.misappliedsciences.com/

    Delta Airlines bought ($8million in a Series A) into a Redmond WA Based startup not at all ominously named Misapplied Sciences (MSFT Alums). Misapplied was operating in “Stealth Mode” (since 2014!) while building a new tech that Delta now intends to deploy ubiquitously throughout airports all over the world (presumably) that would create a new experience for its customers whereby the signage the traveler sees will be entirely personalized to each individual. From the story: “It’s almost limitless, the product map,” says COO Gil West. “Curb to gate, for things like wayfinding, boarding, upgrades, service recovery if your flight is delayed or canceled.” The tech accomplishes this seemingly miraculous feat by hyper focusing pixels on a special display, which depending on the viewers position will only beam specific images, colors, text (anything) to each individual user. Oh yeah, and AI and a bunch of video cameras mounted all over the place where the system is deployed. I choose that word for a reason.    The screens, still early versions of the tech- currently have some limitations on the number of different subjects they can display unique information for, but even these limits are staggering:  one iteration of the parallel reality screen can display unique information to 18,000 different points in front of it, while another is claimed to be able to split it’s display A MILLION times. I’m imagining billboards on roadways and window signs of businesses that deliver customized targeted ads.  I’m also envisioning dystopian “Public Service” displays that beam reminders and warnings to people who have forgotten to pay a parking fine, or might be in the midst of considering other mundane civil infractions like jaywalking, littering, parking in the load zone, jumping a mass transit turnstyle etc.  The Company’s CEO, in a quote for the Fast Company story said that “The system is agnostic to the tracking technology—all we need to know is a three-dimensional location that we want to send a piece of content to.” This statement I find concerning when referring to a technology that mostly relies on *many cameras being arrayed and networked together to follow the traveler around the airport so that the system can tell when someone is standing in front of one of the displays, and can then perform it’s magic. For the sake of clarity and in order to quell my initial weird feeling about this choice of words, I looked up the definition of agnostic: As applied it is an adjective, although a person can also be labeled “an agnostic” and in that case of course the word is a noun.  Sticking to the adjective however we find, per Google, that: adjective

    adjective: agnostic- Relating to agnostics or agnosticism. Synonyms: skeptical, doubting, questioning, unsure, cynical, unbelieving, disbelieving, nonbelieving, faithless, irreligious, rationalist, nullifidian. Nevertheless, further clarity may be gained by also reading the noun’s definition, which reads: “A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God” 

    Speaking of magic, I saw some (weed and paranoia fueled no doubt) red flags in the language chosen by the article’s author, over and above Misappllied’s CEO’s glib take on his responsibility to acknowledge the true scope of their tech’s wider applications. The article opens with characterizing the airport traveling experience as a ritual. A couple paragraphs down, a statement about how the tech in question is being judged as “a technological magic trick”. There were references to the Startup being in “Stealth Mode”, and the choice to use phrases like Deployed and Deployment, which appear three times when referencing additional applications for the tech as well as where Delta is currently planning to test it (Detroit, by the way). To be fair, I assume Mr McCracken is a tech writer by trade,(UPDATE: Oh yeah is he ever) and in that realm, specifically in software development, “Deploy” is frequently used as a label for certain workflows including pushing updates to servers, handing off new builds from developers to Testers, etc.  “We deployed the new build this morning so you clowns should be able to break it as soon as you’re ready” that sort of thing, so it could just be force of Techboy habit- but I don’t like the word here. Whenever your car’s infotainment system receives an OTA update, some Sys Admin somewhere a few hours before got a little IT Boner when they said “We’ve deployed the latest code to the Live Server”, or words to that effect. I don’t know, it all smacks of para militarism or something.  The whole project was borne out of a 2014 Microsoft experiment with Spectators at a Pro Sports event where cell phones were used to signal individuals to sit or stand on command, effectively turning them into “Human Pixels” (Ahem- cybernetics- cough).  Misapplied also has a connection to Walt Disney Imagineering, through Co Founder Dave Thompson, who previously worked in creating theme park experiences for Disney. (More pure psychology and cybernetics all with the express intent of getting you to stay longer and spend more in The Enchanted Kingdom) Delta will be showing a Future Visions video at CES that depicts a Parallel Reality powered security check-in experience that appears to be a seamless, hands free operation- something that I think will be leveraged heavily to push for widespread use of such systems in many other public spaces as well as secure buildings (Malls, Stadiums, High Rise Offices, Apartments, etc). The article closes with ...Future possibilities aside, once Delta’s beta experience is up and running, it should be worth at least a few minutes for anyone who travels through the airline’s Detroit terminal and wants to see something genuinely new. Ng, however, remains insistent that the ultimate goal isn’t to wow anybody. Like many a potential breakthrough before it, parallel reality will matter most if we start to take it for granted.

    “It’s not about people appreciating the technology,” he says. “It’s about people going through these venues and getting a seamless experience. And when we can get to that point, where the technology blends away, that means we made it. That means that we were successful.”

    Thanks for listening to today’s story, I hope you enjoyed it and it gives you something to think about as you continue your day.  I also want to thank my instagram friends @melbournemudflood and Sean McCoy of the Come to The Table podcast for sharing my Guardians of the Galaxy meme over there yesterday- you guys are the real MVP’s!  Honorable mention among my IG family for today also includes @itsyourgirlm7 who posts uncomfortable truths all day long on her account, and yet still manages to have a sense of humor about it, and @allenwolfphotos, who listens to the podcast, recently was traveling in Spain, and went a little mudflood crazy while he was there.  Allan, I’m looking forward to poring over some of those images you took at full resolution soon brother!

     

    Only three more shows until episode 100- what do you think I should do for that milestone?  Anything special? Get at me, always, at talktous@bakedandawakecom, and visit my permanent internet home at www.bakedandawake.com where you can always find the podcasts, learn more about me, connect with other listeners in The Smoking Lounge, and support the show by buying some podcast merch or checking out my Amazon affiliate links for my journal and daily planner and other fine products you probably need in your lives. Maybe. 

     

    Alright everyone, that’ll do it for this episode of the Plagiarizing Slashdot Podcast, I’ve been your stoney host Steve, and you can make me happy this week by posting an image to your favorite social media platform and tagging it with our motto, #smokeindicadoshitanyway.  

     

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