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The Dispersal (04/2013)

04/01/2013

WHITEWASH
To cover up an unpleasant truth through the use of a politically biased investigation or the presentation of skewed data.


04/02/2013

TRANSMUTATION
The state of transitioning from one form to another.


04/03/2013

IPSEITY
A selfhood or individual identity.



04/04/2013

DOG WHISTLE
From the intelligence world. A public communication only heard by those who are 'tuned in' to hear it.



04/05/2013

INQUISITION
A prolonged period of intensive questioning, investigation and official inquiry.



04/06/2013

FIGHT/FLIGHT RESPONSE
An innate physiological response that automatically prepares a living being to “fight” or “flee” from a perceived threat.



04/07/2013

ANTAEUS
From Greek and Berber mythos. A half-giant who would challenge all comers to wrestling, and was undefeatable as long as his feet were touching the ground.

Heracles discovered this weakness, raised him into the air and crushed him.



04/08/2013

INSTRUMENTAL AGGRESSION
A form of aggression directed toward achieving a specific goal. Any harm that is caused to others in the pursuit is incidental and not the primary objective. In the other form of aggression (hostile aggression), the goal is to cause harm as opposed to achieve something.



04/09/2013

BAYESIAN NETWORK
A networked relationship of variables indicating their probability-based inter-dependencies on each other.

Hidden Info
In the CSS we can see
5i8828m862i3873n0450t3e277l248l886i20g808e20n8050c86e411

Make even numbers into dots (.) odds into slashes (-) and letters into spaces
letters = take them to form imintelligence (and spaces)

Converting from morse we get
THSYFTWSSISIFIW
th=3,tw=2,si=6,fi=5
3syf2s665w

taking the letters we can form imintelligence
change imintelligence to imint

3syf2imints665w



04/10/2013

QUALIA
The quality or property of some element as experienced through perception by a person.



04/11/2013

MIND UPLOADING
A hypothetical process involving transferring a conscious mind into a technological system.



04/12/2013

TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY
A theorized point in time at which technology based superintelligence will outperform human intelligence. Events cannot be predicted beyond this point in time.



04/13/2013

EXOCORTEX
A theorized external technological system that could augment a biological brain's cognitive functioning.



04/14/2013

METAPHYSICS
A branch of philosophy concerned with the fundamental nature of reality, existence, causality, and truth.



04/15/2013

PERSUASION
Deliberate efforts by an entity to cause another's attitude to change.



04/16/2013

PROTO-HUMAN LANGUAGE
A hypothetical single ancient language from which all current languages are descended.

If the hypothesis is believed to be true, this language would have existed anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 years ago.



04/17/2013

MACHINATION
An involved and intricately crafted plot designed to achieve a specific objective.



04/18/2013

ETHOS
The guiding beliefs and moral nature of an individual entity.312



04/19/2013

QUARANTINE
From the Italian word 'quarantena,' referring to the 40-day period ships coming from other countries needed to remain in port before unloading to prevent the spread of the plague.



04/20/2013

STRATAGEM
A ruse or trick used to outwit an opponent or achieve a goal.



04/21/2013

COUP D'TAT
From the French phrase 'a blow against the state,' a coup d'‚tat is the sudden overthrow of an established body (usually a government) by another group.



04/22/2013

PROCESS OF ELIMINATION
An iterative process by which an option with the highest probability of being correct can be selected from a list by removing the least likely candidate until only a single option remains.



04/23/2013

OBLIVION
A state of being unaware or forgotten.



04/24/2013

WHISTLEBLOWER
A person who informs an authority figure about dishonest, illegal or unethical activities.



04/25/2013

ZUGZWANG
A situation where one's only move is to put oneself at further, decisive, disadvantage. Often encountered in chess games.



04/26/2013

MUNGE
To repeatedly modify data to the point that it is difficult or impossible to use.



04/27/2013

EXODUS
A departure of people en masse from a single location.



04/28/2013

SUPERLUNARY
Belonging to a higher world; celestial.



04/29/2013

TIGER TEAM
A team of highly skilled, imaginative and intelligent specialists brought together to investigate and solve a difficult set of technical or systemic problems.



04/30/2013

DYNAMIC INCONSISTENCY
The change of an individual's strategy or preferences based on new circumstances in such a manner that their current decisions are inconsistent with their previous choices.



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