Monthly Archives: May 2014

Polymath got purged!

Add one to the list. Edenism Study is currently down due to a “Terms of Service violation” of some kind. Curiously, this happened two days after he had an explosion of hits as muggles flocked to Google to learn what … Continue reading

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This is called a “rabbit hole”? How deep is it?

Yesterday I learned that my younger sister, a sophomore in computer science, did not know the difference between a text editor and a word processor. This baffled even me, myself, and my magical neanderbrain to comprehend. Surely this is the … Continue reading

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Quickie on symbolic language thingie

So a pretty obvious thought on creating a language, even a symbolic one or one for self-talk: it’s gotta be able to express the stuff we want to talk about. And in our current environment, that usually means a heavy … Continue reading

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Drunk IQ test results

I recently retook this online IQ test whilst hammered. In my previous attempts (approximately one year apart), I reportedly scored 136 plus-minus 6 both times. Inebriated Aeoli scored 139, a slight improvement. I noticed no difference on the vocab or … Continue reading

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Responses to comments today, promise

A couple of useful summaries by Elijah: The Flynn effect in a nutshell and a list of his publications to date. It will be a sad day when he shuts the blog off for professional reasons, but if these people … Continue reading

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New plan with new approach: conventional wisdom minus X

I’m plagiarizing the theory from somewhere, but I can’t remember whose it is. So I can’t attribute properly. Somewhere along the line, I decided to try following common wisdom to the letter in matters of diet, sleep, and exercise. And … Continue reading

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Feminists importing nannies

Original post by Vox. [Judgy Bitch] focuses on the black population, but it is actually the newly imported Hispanic and Asian populations that are more relied upon in this regard. And so, once more we see that feminism is a … Continue reading

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Aeoli is bad at blogging

Honestly, I worked 64 hours this week. What a silly idea, won’t be doing that again.

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Quickie

Stickwick’s astronomy curriculum (through Vox’s Castalia House) might somehow be able to pull material from the Count to a Trillion series. Seems like a shame to have an astronomical-scale dependent bit of fiction here, and an astronomy course with emphasis … Continue reading

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Random bit about competing desires

Seems there’s a highly important class of psychological systems of competing desires that has a similar cyclical pattern. It’s a harmonic oscillator like a spring. And anyone who tends to such disequilibrium eventually tries to achieve stillness. But this is … Continue reading

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