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Turn to drugs!

by mugwumpjism (Hermit)
on Aug 29, 2001 at 10:57 UTC ( #108703=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Advancing oneself personally and professionally as a programmer (discussion)

What to do when you're making bags of money, and life's no fun anymore?

Follow the path of many imminent scientists and artists of our time and investigate the wonderful world of psychedelics. First, check out Erowid and deoxy.org. Have a read around until you find the types of experiences that sound like the most fun or most interesting. Read up on that substance (or combination of substances), being on the lookout for book recommendations to arm your mind before engaging in these experiences. Make sure you read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Magic Mushrooms are legal in many countries and are a great start. After that, morning glory (LSD) is a great mindbender, and I must recommend entering the K-Hole. But why stop there? There's still Peyote, Datura, Ayahuasca, Amanita Muscaria, Kava, Ibogaine, Salvia Divinorum, and that's before we even start to look at the synthetic breed, or substances found whilst in other dimensions!


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Re: Turn to drugs!
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 29, 2001 at 12:43 UTC
    Bah! Most good hackers possess rigid and sadistically logical minds which tolerate poorly the cognitively disorienting effects of strong psychedelics. For talented programmers, powerful psychedelics induce a state of mental nausea.

    Imagine, for instance, knowing that something was wrong with your actual process of reasoning and logic, then realizing that you shouldn't have been capable of coming to that conclusion in the first place if this where so, and furthermore, not comprehending if this where a valid conclusion due to the problem originally stated, and well, you get the idea...

    And besides, dreams are wierd enough, no? The shit that my own twisted mind invents at around 2am is trip enough for me, thankyouverymuch.

    Life's short. Feel good. Stick to E, oxycontin (and its opiate friends), and perhaps meth, if you can handle it...

    Remember kids, just say NO to (soft) drugs.

      That's where you're wrong. The best hackers know, understand and can control non-ordinary states of reality.

      Yes, dreams are very interesting. Did you know that during REM sleep, your body is converting melatonin to DMT, "the most powerful psychedelic known to man"?

      All of the drugs you recommend have a strong addiction potential and definite physiological side effects. Have you actually read anything about them?

Re: Turn to drugs!
by mdillon (Priest) on Mar 08, 2002 at 07:19 UTC
    Actually, morning glory seeds don't contain LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), they contain one of a group of related substances called LSA (lysergic acid amides). Can't tell you what the difference is, personally, but that's why we have hyperreal.

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