Monthly Archives: November 2014

Above my pay grade

If I recall correctly, Kant once postulated that a perfectly rational agent would voluntarily subject itself to a logical morality (though this might have been someone else…I can’t say I’m all that brushed up on my Kant). I was thinking … Continue reading

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Cold for concentration…warmth for right brain stuff?

This would explain why I get a lot of good ideas during hot showers. Sometimes I take cold showers (when I’m being good and Spartan-y). But let’s be honest, I take a lot of hot showers, and when I’m shaving … Continue reading

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The pinnacle of r-selection is ennui

Lazy blog day! Anyway, this is the emotion that grips the winnarz when their reproductive strategy is competitive status whoring. To help out your imagination a little, think about top-level winners in the r-selection game: rock stars, billionaire philanthropists, international … Continue reading

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Illuminatus is still around

Got a hit from his website and checked it out. It was a pleasant surprise. Added him to the Neandersphere, along with Doompony’s new site.

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The meaning of sacrifice

I’m now on Twitter. We’re at war, people! (Actually, believe it or not I tried to use it once as a time management tool. So I just recovered my password.)

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Koaniterica and more ranting

Koanic’s recent philosophy videos are phenomenal. I’m glad he’s back from the dead. No ghosts were harmed during the making of this video. All chickens sacrificed were convicted egg molesters. The cat was just an asshole. Lulz. Speaking more seriously, … Continue reading

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Rant

Okay, so the modern workplace isn’t just about wasting our time, it’s also about eating away our brains. They say it takes a village to raise a child, I say it takes a well-oiled civilization to ruin one. Objectives Shift … Continue reading

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Amygdala activation through cold (testable hypothesis)

Reflecting on a number of observations, I’ve come up with a testable hypothesis (for once in my long-winded life). Pretty simple one, too: a cold body activates the amygdala and the fight/flight response. Ambient cold isn’t enough, because otherwise we … Continue reading

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Reading method for soft technical material (and metrics)

I developed this a couple of years ago when I first bought this 1,200-page behemoth. I failed to finish, quitting at twenty chapters out of thirty-two, because my attempt to grind through it in a psychotic sprint was immature and … Continue reading

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Cold for concentration

I’ve been acclimating myself to the cold lately (and increasing Vitamins C and D, until my immune system catches up), and noticed that the more ruthless parents of “forced prodigies” had the right idea, with respect to cold. It really … Continue reading

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