Among many myths about thinking one is that thinking is natural and healthy.Therefore we should think all the time.
Nothing can we far from truth as this statement. Thinking in language is learnt.Thinking all the time,like eating,walking or sleeping all the time would be harmfull rather than do any good. Just as there are physical fitness enthusiasts who over do exercises,there are people in order to keep their minds active and creative keep the mind busy for long hours. Not just the brain… Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on April 30, 2011 at 6:58 —
Once one has figured out what one likes and dislikes, the only logical approach is to minimax the two, resulting in as much as possible of the former (thankyou very much) and as little as possible of the latter (please)
Once one has achieved this, every day is pretty much the same as every other
That's so mind-numbingly, spirit-crushingly tedious
that the only thing left to do that isn't
boring is to change
the status quo
Added by LoL on April 28, 2011 at 20:00 —
Over the years
What did I do?
What should I have done?
What should I do?
What will I become?
Should I stay?
Or should I go?
Take a chance?
Or just say no?
Dreams or Nightmares
Thought or Emotion
Hopes or Fears
I've just no notion
Added by LoL on April 28, 2011 at 19:30 —
Simple ... and very basic ... but worth a look
Added by LoL on April 28, 2011 at 18:57 —
In replying to Debono softwares
I coined the term nebe
(not excellent but enough)
So, okay, it's hardly the moment of inspiration-cum-genius that is ebne
, but, hey, it's quite possibly one of those 'easy to say it was obvious in hindsight
' moments ... so I'm inordinately pleased with myself and there's nothing anyone can do about that, so there!… Continue
Added by LoL on April 28, 2011 at 13:17 —
I had an idea a number of years ago about using an investment model to subvert debt and, at the same time, debt-trading: I would invest a sum of money in someone by loaning it to them
Later, when I needed it back, instead of calling it in, I would sell the debt to someone else
The only stipulation was that, upon taking on that debt, the new creditor was obliged to do the same - They could not call in the debt from the person I had originally invested in
Added by LoL on April 27, 2011 at 19:21 —
Added by LoL on April 27, 2011 at 18:27 —
Taking a Zen
approach to juggling must surely lead to the insight that juggling things is for the apprentice / journeyman seeking enlightenment - The true master
never juggles anything at all ... moving things through the air just being a distraction from the deeper meaning ... the Truth ... behind
The true master of the art simply moves through the Universe, juggling it around them as they go - In fact, the ultimate demonstration of juggling must… Continue
Added by LoL on April 27, 2011 at 12:41 —
I think I may have hit upon what might be the logical conclusion of TV
We have so-called Reality TV
, where people vicariously gawp at other's anything-but-real pseudo-lives
We have SOS TV
where you, or someone you know, has their ineptitude /lack-of-taste / poverty / whatever held up for all to gawp at, whilst the program makers / presenters tell you how to decorate, how to dress, how to garden, how to cook, whatever
We have Aspirational… Continue
Added by LoL on April 27, 2011 at 0:49 —
There's an idea I've been meaning to explore for over ten years now - I really should do something about it
Take a neural-net and give it N groups of balanced inputs: (X1, Y1, Z1 ... N1), (X2, Y2, Z2 ... N2) ... (Xn, Yn, Zn ... Nn)
Each tuple across the input groups, or hidden layer, is treated as an allele and the individual weights within it as the genetic ordering of the DNA within it
For each hidden layer you have the same number of nodes as in a… Continue
Added by LoL on April 27, 2011 at 0:30 —
Yet another weird idea from the shadowy recesses of my mindscape is about to ooze into the net, thereby infecting all those who read it - A born holding-room for subversive ideas with no home of their own strikes again!
I don't really know what to do with this idea ... Should I write a short story; a novel; what?
To start with imagine two A.I.s, with a relatively sophisticated degree of intelligence ... more or less the equal of an average… Continue
Added by LoL on April 27, 2011 at 0:24 —
Anarchy ... What is it?
Let's start with what it's not,
It's not a philosophy. It's not a belief system. It's not a political agenda or cause.
Oh, I know there's a lot of people who think that it is one of those things ... I know that some people call themselves or others 'anarchists'
But these people are idiots ... plain and simple
Anarchy is not lack of government or organisation or people running around doing whatever… Continue
Added by LoL on April 27, 2011 at 0:07 —
Why do I remember? What purpose does it serve? I can't feel it, taste it, smell it ... I delude myself that I can see, perhaps even hear, it ... but I am a liar ... There is no Past or Future, merely the ever Present ... but faced with the terrifying loneliness of that prospect, we tell ourselves stories ... shadowplays, flickering and false, on the cave walls of our minds, to comfort our selves in the cold and the dark, whilst we pray to the spirit of hope for another way, another day ... that… Continue
Added by LoL on April 26, 2011 at 23:35 —
OK ... without wanting to sound trite ... I'd apply Occam's Razor to the issue and say that
1) Personality is the dynamic persistence of memory
2) Memory is the dynamic persistence of qualia
3) Descartes was right...I am...All else is speculation
4) de Bono is on the button with his *Vilage Venus* concept
4) If all I… Continue
Added by LoL on April 26, 2011 at 23:28 —
The use of radio frequency identification tags (RFID tags) in the retail sector raises a whole number of issues concerning privacy and criminality.
As one correspodent in Computing Magazine
suggested, there is no guarantee that any tags might not be overseen (willfully or otherwise) at the point of sale.
Given that it would be entirely feasible to link your (credit) card details to a given tag ... and to continue to monitor the tag after purchase ... this is not… Continue
Added by LoL on April 26, 2011 at 22:42 —
It's bad enough on the roads as it is
Now picture these
1) You're pootling along on a nice sunny day (on holiday / out for a Sunday drive / whatever), when the kid upstairs is sick over the side of the car ... or drops a can of Coke out of the window, straight into your intake - WHAM!
2) You're driving along, when some idiot who isn't looking where s/he's going decides to change altitude ... right underneath you -… Continue
Added by LoL on April 26, 2011 at 22:30 —
Since the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, the only truly scientific ... i.e. popperian ... stance is agnosticism
God is not a scientifically tractable proposition and any other stance is, therefore, an article of faith
And faith is unscientific
Richard Dawkins, j'accuse!
Added by LoL on April 26, 2011 at 19:43 —
What's going on around here?
Is there anything to engage me enough to carry on, or will it be, in the words of Moe Szyslak, "suicide for me again", so to speak?
Is there a rational
reason for not killing one's self?
All the reasons I can think of are emotive ... appealing to emotion or 'morality' ...
- Caring about the fate of one's immortal soul (even if only out of agnostic fear of actually having one worth the…
Added by LoL on April 26, 2011 at 19:30 —