Krist Novoselić

Disinformation denouncing valid perspectives as disinformation.


September 22, 2023

Vintage Airplane.

I am into technology. Darbury got the Amazon box and the first thing I asked it was, "Alexa, why did HAL kill the spaceship crew in 2001 a Space Odyssey?" There was no reply, only silence. Folks, don't worry, there is like .000001 chance Nirvana will be done in AI as long as the current members, and the Estate of Kurt Cobain are living. Of course, who knows what will be done in the future? One day, all music of the Rock Era will be in the public domian. But for people who need to expand their thinking, and lord knows I need to myself, below is a quote from the NME article:

“I don’t know. We’ve got the start talking about this. That’s a good idea. There could be. There’s a point where it’s like, ‘Is this Nirvana on AI?’ There’s a lot of that stuff already on Youtube, and that’s a debate that’s going to have to be settled when it comes to copyright and disinformation. It’s like 2001: A Space Odyssey – ‘Don’t do it!’ ” [My emphasis]

Indeed, "don't do it." Artificial Intelligence can be a good tool if used properly. We turned two-track board mixes into multi-tracks with the technology. They were good performances and that is all that matters. The AI just helped us make them sound better by separating the tracks. The multi-tracks were mixed by a human named Jack Endino.

In other news....I was back on Twitter and fell into the same old bad habits. It made me uneasy to see the reality of brainwashing. Some good stuff on there too that I will just have to miss. But, I was back into just scrolling the timeline. Skinner box. It was as if I were watching the same social psychology experiment, over and over again. So I deleted my account. Nice to be back in my own world. I love my life and don't need social media stimulation to be happy.

I READ BOOKS! Am currently into Arthur C. Clark Glidepath. This is not science fiction, rather a story on aviation technology during WWII. Before that read Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls. Preceded by more classic literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Off to read some pulp!

(OK to copy and share text above.)

September 21, 2023

NME headline

My interview with NME about 30 years In Utero.

Krist holding box set.
30 years ago today IN UTERO released!

September 15, 2023

Krist in front of plane.
Fly Air Krist!

September 12, 2023

Group in booth.
Bob, Mary, Darbury & Krist.


Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Is the Most Iconic Song Ever, According to Science
From SPIN:

Science hath declared that Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is the most iconic song of all time. The seminal grunge track — a cut from SPIN’s Best Album of the Past 30 Years, Nevermind — was placed at the top of a list of 50 songs by researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London, according to the Daily Mail. Computer scientist and musician Dr. Mick Grierson examined songs featured in seven ‘all-time best’ lists from sources like Rolling Stone and NME, and ran them through analytical software to compare their key, BPM, chord variety, lyrical content, timbral variety, and sonic variance. John Lennon’s “Imagine” took second place. U2’s “One,” Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” rounded out the top five.


Policy tomes, history and other fiction.

Book Reviews

Various Writing

More Deep River Dispatch

Public Policy

September 4, 2023

Drug Courts Heal

Gavel with drugs.
(Alamy images)

There was a time in my life when I would have signed a petition to decriminalize drugs. After using my own eyes and seeing the pain on our streets, I admit I was wrong. Decriminalization is cruel to individual drug addicts, while straining society. Andre Stepankowsky on Substack cites the facts about how drug courts can save lives.

Cowlitz County is among 27 of Washington’s 39 counties to operate an adult drug court. Those who don’t are generally small counties, such as Wahkiakum. More than 4,000 drug courts operate nationwide, according to state and U.S. Department of Justice statistics. Terminating Cowlitz County’s 25-year-old drug court would leave this area an outlier. Even some of Washington’s most conservative counties — including Lewis — operate drug courts and use a mental health tax to support them. Nearly 72% of the state’s counties impose the mental health tax. This is because drug courts work, even if they cannot by themselves address the enormous scope of this nation’s narcotics problem. Study after study shows that drug courts reduce addiction and criminal recidivism. Stanford University, for example, estimates that $1 spent on drug court saves about $4 in costs for jailing and caring for offenders. Recidivism drops, on average, by 38% to 50% among adult drug court participants.

August 31, 2023

Australian political scientist Benjamin Reilly reviews the evidence for using Ranked Choice Voting as a means to decrease electoral polarization:

Plurality voting is also a classic zero-sum game: more votes for my opponent means fewer voters for me. Ranked choice voting, by contrast, offers the potential for a positive-sum game: a candidate can benefit from ballots cast initially for someone else, if those votes return to her in the form of second or later rankings. Over time, this can encourage the formation of pre-electoral coalitions, resulting in potentially enduring “coalitions of commitment” in government. There is evidence of both practices occurring under the century-long use of RCV in Australia, via both formal and informal pre-election coalitions underpinned by ranking exchanges.

Such mutual reciprocity should also, in theory, promote more moderate political outcomes, as in most cases, the way to attract wider support is to adopt more centrist or “catch all” policy positions which appeal to the median voter. The exception is where more votes are lost by such moderation than are gained, which is always a possibility in very safe districts or in places with entrenched ethnic polarization. But in most cases, politicians seeking to gain additional votes from non-core supporters should have an incentive to moderate their political rhetoric and broaden their policy positions to pick up additional voter support.

Walter Cronkite Album cover.

Can You Hear It Now?

Walter Cronkite album audio snip on war propaganda from the 1960s. The audio file is 2.4mb.

More Public Policy

Forward Party
Top 2 Pro

(© 2023 Krist Novoselić All Rights Reserved) Thank you for visiting my page. This independent site does not track you or sell anything to advertisers. Do not remove and repost material from this site unless specified. This site is free from Warfare State propaganda!

Darbury Denim
3rd Secret
Butterfly Launches From Spar Pole

POST Murky Slough PO Box 153 Naselle, WA 98638 USA