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    #14523625 - 05/27/11 11:38 PM (10 years, 6 months ago)

Remember VCR's? They used to need a "head cleaning" to run without tracking problems. I think this is a very interesting analogy. Here's what Wiki has to say about "head cleaning" in VCR's:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_head_cleaner

"Particles that come off the magnetic tape or videotape can build up on the record/playback heads, reducing the signal quality. Head cleaning may be done with a special cloth or special long swabs and/or a cleaning cassette. This removes smudges and dirt on the heads. Cotton threads can snag the video heads, so cotton balls and swaps should not be used."

So as the VCR plays a video, particles leave the tape and become built up on the player, resulting in effects that occur on playback. The "Cleaning cassette" is what takes these off.

:huxleyfacepalm:

So let's switch gears over into how this can be an analogy for the human mind.

Let's say the VCR is your mental architecture. The video cassettes you play in the VCR is the reality you view through your senses, and the playback of those tapes your experiences themselves. Let's call the particle buildup "trauma" and the tracking problems "delusion." So as you play your tapes (experience reality) you have particle buildup ("trauma" using the term in the weakest sense). As you experience "trauma" you begin to have "delusions" (again, using this word in the weakest sense, without negative connotation). So, to clean your head you can do a number of things. You can break out the q-tips or cleaning cloths (cognitive therapy) or you can break out the Cleaning cassette (Tripping).

I don't know what the point of this is, I just like the analogy because its old school like the Hofstadter record player analogy. Anyone see anything in it?


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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: xFrockx]
    #14525525 - 05/28/11 11:41 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"Anyone see anything in it?"

No, but I started thinking about how my Nakamichi Head Demagnetizer might work.  Not really, but that thing is way cooler with that plastic tip than any head cleaner.  Particularly so versus a tape to clean VCR heads.  What a joke that was even with the fluid.  You had to get long Q tips and some real Isopropyl with heavy duty cleaning shit added to do the job right.  A strong light helped too man that slot was narrow and those heads small.

Carry on.


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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: xFrockx]
    #14525583 - 05/28/11 12:00 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Mine only plays cheesy '70s porn.


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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: 1983]
    #14525757 - 05/28/11 12:45 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

I like this analogy, only i would add, as well as tripping, soberly suspending all beliefs or not taking memory as a representation of truth or reality as analogous to the cassete. often the reason tripping can help with "trauma" is that it facilitates these "states of mind", suspending beliefs or seeing things in a new way as to change a belief.


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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: zoomfan]
    #14525828 - 05/28/11 01:03 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)



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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: zoomfan]
    #14527213 - 05/28/11 07:21 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"soberly suspending all beliefs or not taking memory as a representation of truth or reality as analogous to the cassete."

This is more or less what I meant by cognitive therapy.


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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: xFrockx]
    #14528325 - 05/28/11 11:23 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Head Cleaner:



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2) You can't have an abortion no matter how much you don't want a child.
3) You can't have a certain plant in your possession or you'll get locked up with a rapist and a murderer.

4) We need a smaller, less-intrusive government.


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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: xFrockx]
    #14529784 - 05/29/11 10:13 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

xFrockx said:
"soberly suspending all beliefs or not taking memory as a representation of truth or reality as analogous to the cassete."

This is more or less what I meant by cognitive therapy.




Well VCR machine or not everyone's head is stuck inside a box that keeps light from coming in.  People who don't open their eyes and their mind's eyes will be stuck in the darkness.  I openly tell people that they are blind and stupid.  WAKE UP!  People hate me.  That's OK I give them fucking tough love therapy and it's free.  Why pay some certified fucker real money to make you feel bad?  Then you only end up crazy AND poor.  That ain't no way to live.



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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #14529795 - 05/29/11 10:19 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: FishOilTheKid]
    #14529809 - 05/29/11 10:28 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

"Why pay some certified fucker real money to make you feel bad?  Then you only end up crazy AND poor. "

Yeah, why pay when you can help people end up crazy and poor for free!


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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: xFrockx]
    #14529899 - 05/29/11 11:12 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

xFrockx said:
"Why pay some certified fucker real money to make you feel bad?  Then you only end up crazy AND poor. "

Yeah, why pay when you can help people end up crazy and poor for free!




People will end up crazy poor and worse with or without my help.  With or without you. 



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Re: Head Cleaner [Re: FishOilTheKid]
    #14529900 - 05/29/11 11:13 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

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FishOilTheKid said:





Don't let the little head do the thinking for the big head.


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