Asmodeus

ground truth


lots of reasons to be sad… then my internet connection gets turned off eom. always thought that if you can only laugh, then you're more than halfway where you need to be. valis was at the side of the bed, picked it up the other day.


"Then you're not normally familiar with the Cabala," Mini said. "It's the encoding system which VALIS uses; all its verbal information is stored as Cabala, because that's the most economical way, since the vowels are indicated by mere vowel-points. You were given a set-ground discriminating unscrambler, you realize. We normally can't distinguish set from ground; VALIS has to fire the unscrambler at you. It's a grid. You saw set as color, of course." [+]

i remember sitting in candlestick park on a bench, thankful for the small, noisy family. they kept me from falling into the the green, fluid, sparkling grid. i remember looking up the word annulus & found a blue page talking about engineering. it occurred to me then that everyone was trying to solve the same problem. this morning… Unspeakable torment, where he will need the greatest faith, a superhuman strength….

then i thought, wtf, before i go figure out my set-ground thingy (since i'm more than halfway there anyway), let's get you one inch closer.



set the time on this post & then checked my notes: AQ-704 SET-GROUND DISCRIMINATING UNSCRAMBLER. which is what i'm been trying to post about anyway. gosh, that was easy :)

…went to store & got apples, milk & more cappy stuff; finally realizing if starbucks has no caramel there's always mrs. richardson's butterscotch caramel. so, i'm kinda cheerful.

AQ 704 = 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 48 = A FORESHADOWING OF THE RITES OF THE CROSS (AQ-271 PORTAL RITUAL ~ ☆) = A SERIES OF ROUNDTABLES WITH IC EXPERTS = AESTHETICS OF POSTWAR CULTURE IN JAPAN = APPROACHED FROM ANY NUMBER OF DIRECTIONS = ASSEMBLY AND FUNCTION OF A MAGIC NARRATIVE (AQ-368 NINE MEASURES OF MAGIC) = ATTRIBUTION OF AN ESSENCE TO ORGANIC LIFE (AQ-768 THE GEOPHILOSOPHIES OF DELEUZE AND GUATTARI) = CELESTIAL JERUSALEM + AXSYS-INTERMESHED = DETAILS WITH REGARD TO THE LORD OF THE AEON (AQ-197 XX. THE AEON) = EXPANSION SYMBOL FOR THE SHARDS OF ALARA = EXPLAIN THE REASONS FOR SUCH DIFFERENCES = HUGH TRACY CLARE BELMANOIR, DUKE OF ANDOVER (AQ-226 THE BLACK MOTH) = IMAGINARY GARDENS WITH REAL TOADS IN THEM (AQ-258 MARIANNE MOORE) = INSTALLATION OF THE S3/S4 TRUSS SEGMENT (Installed 11-Jun-2007 STS-117 Atlantis: Commander Sturckow {STS-128 Commander}, Pilot Archambault {STS-119 Commander} & Mission specialists Forrester {STS-128}, Swanson {STS-119}, Olivas {STS-128}, Reilly) = LE DIABLE DANS L'ART DU XIXE SIÈCLE EN BELGIQUE = LUCK BE A LADY TONIGHT, LUCK BE A LADY TONIGHT = MAKE A SPLENDID EFFORT TO FOLLOW THE PLOT = MORE RARE THAN A RAP GANGSTA IN DICKINSON, N.D. (AQ-339 AMERICA'S BEST COMICS) = OVERREACHES ON THE BASIS OF A SMALL DATA SET (AQ-512 WELL-WRITTEN, THINLY ARGUED) = POPULARIZING TRIZ IN RUSSIA AND ABROAD (AQ-345 GENRICH ALTSHULLER, AQ-109 TRIZ) = QUANTUM MECHANICAL MAGNETIC PROPERTIES (AQ-184 BARKER COIL) = RESEMBLING CHRIST IN APPEARANCE AND POWER = SUPPORT SELF-REFERENTIAL STATEMENTS (AQ-78 SRN) = SUSCEPTIBILITY TO TERATOGENIC AGENTS = THE ALLUSIONS OF THE SPECIFIC TEN PSALMS (AQ-257 TIKKUN HAKLALI) = THE EMERGENT PROPERTIES OF THE SYSTEM (AQ-768 THE GEOPHILOSOPHIES OF DELEUZE AND GUATTARI) = THE ISLAM OF TO MEGA THERION: FIRST PILLAR = THE NEW CONCEPT OF SELF-REFERENTIAL NOISE (AQ-78 SRN) = THE QUESTION WAS PUT, AND THE ANSWER CAME (AQ-220 ACTIO TERTIA, AQ-356 RENAISSANCE CURIOSA {AQ-8534}) = TRANSITION BETWEEN #1 AND #2 WOULD BE AN EVENT (AQ-768 THE GEOPHILOSOPHIES OF DELEUZE AND GUATTARI) = VERITABLE EXPLOSION OF SINGULARITIES (AQ-768 THE GEOPHILOSOPHIES OF DELEUZE AND GUATTARI) = WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK AND OTHER STORIES = YOU LIKE WORKING GIRLS OVER, DON'T YOU?

may life give you a generous glob of…

AQ 682 = MRS. RICHARDSON'S BUTTERSCOTCH CARAMEL = IN A WAY, WE ARE ALL INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS = STEELERS FOOTBALL IS SIXTY MINUTES = STS-119 DISCOVERY LAUNCH TARGETED FOR 12-FEB-2009.



i love this photo of PKD, i love how he permutates his life numbers (1928–1982) & that he has an awesome middle name. set-ground primarily mentioned here & here. kinda wondering: is set-ground AI or something logic yadda yadda? where'd PKD pick that up? ground truth comes from

AQ 1409 = FIERCE CONVERSATIONS: ACHIEVING SUCCESS AT WORK & IN LIFE, ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME (Susan Scott, 2004) = IT'S THE UNIVERSE. WHENEVER AN ANOMALY LIKE YOURSELF GETS CLOSE TO THE REAL THING… (AQ-471 SUPERGIRL VS. SUPERGIRL) = STEREOTYPED REACTIONS CAN BE IMPLANTED AND PROCEDURES DEVELOPED TO EXPLOIT THEM (AQ-176 A NEW EARTH; AQ-768 THE GEOPHILOSOPHIES OF DELEUZE AND GUATTARI) = THE POPULAR NAME FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INTO SELF-ORGANIZING MATERIAL SYSTEMS (AQ-399 GUIDEPOST CONNECTION; AQ-768 THE GEOPHILOSOPHIES OF DELEUZE AND GUATTARI) = THE RITES OF REINTEGRATION OF SECOND-CLASS RELICS IS CALLED GATHERING OR HOMECOMING (AQ-94 NOTE #4, AQ-230 CYCLONOPEDIA).

AQ 265 = GROUND TRUTH (Several years ago I was introduced to the military term ground truth, which refers to what's actually happening on the ground versus the official tactics. One of the challenges worth going after in any organization—be it a company or a marriage—is getting to ground truth. Seems to me you have to get at ground truth before you can turn anything around. John Tompkins mastered the courage to interrogate reality in his organization, to get at ground truth. Publicly. No hidden agenda; {p47} AQ-391 FIERCE CONVERSATIONS) = EYES OF THE MIND (AQ-539 THE WHITENESS OF METAPHYSICS) = NEW HORIZONS (NASA Mission Profile: New Horizons · Destination: Pluto and Beyond · Pluto Encounter: June 2015 - August 2015 · Principal Investigator: Dr. Alan Stern) = POWERED ASCENT (AQ-276 THRUST BUCKET).

logic, logic. when did that come up? oh… Virilio's Open Sky & the logic of speed… give me a sec, brb.

before i forget: ground truth / fierce convo came up « "set-ground" -rules artificial « Computer Vision for Biomedical Image Applications {p247}

set-ground+discriminating+unscrambler popped Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds edited by Lorna Hardwick & Carol Gillespie. this is from The Empire Never Ended by Ika Willis, p329:


In Valis, the political Empire is indeed 'absorbed into a simulacrum of the natural'. Empire becomes the condition of possibility of physical space and historical time; and thereby, fully naturalized, it disappears as an entity within physical space and historical time, so that the 'transtemporal constant' appears to be nothing more than time itself, rather than a complex apparatus which produces temporality according to a particular teletechnological or archival structure. My reading of Valis suggests—and this is the hypothesis that I took up from Edwards and Eliot at the beginning of this chapter—that Empire is the condition of possibility of (the legibility of) the world as we inhabit it. If this is the case, what 'outside' of Empire could be possible; that is, how could the Empire end? in Valis, the locus of resistance to the Empire is the eponymous satellite (the Vast Automated Living Intelligence System), which functions as an 'unscrambler', in the terms which one of the characters uses to explain Fat's vision to him (Dick 2002: 205):
You were given a set-ground discriminating unscrambler, you realize. We normally can't distinguish set from ground; VALIS has to fire the unscrambler at you… so you could see… the false work that's blended with the real world.
VALIS, that is, retranslates the universe back into information and, by guaranteeing a distinction between set and ground, signal and noise, 'false work' and 'real world', makes the universe legible according to a 'hermeneutic competence', which is authorized on other grounds than the Empire.

scrolling up to page 342 (Agamemnon @ Internet Classics Archive, Agamemnon Lines 258-502 Summary, The Whiteness of Metaphysics):


29 See Virilio's Open Sky on the 'dromological shift' operated by the widespread availability of light-speed technology (for example p.13: 'Since the turn of the century, the absolute limit of the speed of light has lit up, so to speak, both space and time… It is the constant nature of light's limit-speed that conditions the perception of duration and of the world's expanse as phenomena' [bold in original]). Communication in a medium that allows information to travel at light-speed is said by Virilio here to have been developed only in the twentieth century; however, it is recorded in texts earlier than Roman, as Eric Prenowitz pointed out to me in a discussion of the famous beacon speech in Aeschylus' Agamemnon. See Clytemnestra's conversation with the chorus, Agamemnon II. 264–316, with the repeated insistence on the speed of communication (for example at II. 278–80 when the Chorus ask 'What messenger could arrive here with such speed?' in response to Clytemnestra's insistence that Troy has only just fallen).

couple more items about "distinction" & BADAL/BADAT (just saw this one this morning).

[12:00pm] word is ibadat from AQ-704 THE ISLAM OF TO MEGA THERION: FIRST PILLAR [+] & badal from if you can distinguish set-ground you can make a distinction » set ground distinction :: #4. Leviticus 20:25 'You are therefore to make a distinction between…

Leviticus 20:25 :: Ye shall therefore put difference <0914> between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated <0914> from you as unclean.

John 17 :: in (εν) the world, not of (εκ) the world → Preposition and postposition (John 1:1 begins with εν).

BADAL «» IBADAT :: unique letters = LIT.

The Cry of the 5th Aethyr, Which is Called LIT

AQ 2737 = LIT = ♋ ♐ ☊. LUNA IS THE MOTHER OF THE BEGINNING: CAPUT DRACONIS, THE ANGEL OF THE ÆTHYR; ♐ IS THE ARROW OF THE MAIN VISION. [L OR L HAS THE DOUBLE ATTRIBUTIONS ♋ AND ☽, BEING ☽ IN ♋ (INCREASING)] (The Cry of the 5th Aethyr, Which is Called LIT, 197; Madimi Enochian font) = MATERIAL ON THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN REGARDING MEDICATIONS (AQ-154 EXCEDRIN, AQ-219 FDA TALK PAPER).

AQ 352 = CONSULT PHYSICIAN = THE PROTEAN SYMBOL ({186} AQ-359 FORM, CYCLE, INFINITY) = THIS SUN WAS OURS (AQ-162 OUR SUN).

AQ 494 = PROTEAN SYMBOL OF THE CLOTH = THE IMAGE OF AN OBSCURING FABRIC ({186} AQ-359 FORM, CYCLE, INFINITY) = BOOSTING OUR COLLECTIVE IQ (AQ-307 DOUGLAS ENGELBART) = COMPETING CHEMICAL REACTIONS = EMISSION OF SINGULARITIES (AQ-768 THE GEOPHILOSOPHIES OF DELEUZE AND GUATTARI) = FISCHER-TROPSCH CATALYSTS = FISCHER-TROPSCH CHEMISTRY = FORM SUGGESTIVE OF A FLOWER (AQ-197 XX. THE AEON) = FORMULA FOR PERMUTATIONS (AQ-203 W @ N!\; / \; \PROD_I N_I!) = JOSEPH'S COAT OF MANY COLORS = PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR = RAY-PATHS OF P7KP IN THE EARTH = RELEASE THE WHITE DOVE OF PEACE = THE TWENTY-TWO RAYED DIADEM = THEORY OF SECONDARY VALENCE = TROUBLED ASSETS RELIEF PLAN = VIROTECHNIC UNDERCURRENT.

AQ 3094 = THE TRIGGERING OF A BIFURCATOR IS CALLED BY DELEUZE AN "EVENT," WHICH UNLEASHES AN "EMISSION OF SINGULARITIES," THAT IS, THAT PROVIDES FOR A NEW SET OF ATTRACTORS OR PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR = BACON GAVE EXPRESSION TO A DOCTRINE OF THIS SORT IN HIS FAMOUS APHORISM THAT INTO THE KINGDOM OF NATURE AS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GRACE ENTRANCE CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED SUB PERSONA INFANTIS (AQ-521 MORAL VALUES AND THE IDEA OF GOD 1913-1915; The Division of Reality).

AQ 292 = PROTEAN SYMBOL = SET FROM GROUND.



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AQ 286 = OPS5 SET-GROUND = SET-GROUND KABALA = T-0 SET TO GROUND.

AQ 717 = IF C THEN B AND IF B THEN A · C THEREFORE B THEREFORE A = VAST ACTIVE LIVING INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM.

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