Flower Storm

"Pure excess" is a phrase I would love to have associated with me.
Gotta rewatch this.

Scientifically minded skepticism
Wolfram Alpha v. Google

Flower storm.
The good fight.
What would the world be like if every other male/female had very nearly your personality? I tend to think things would be alright for me, though who knows. What do you think?

"Dreams sometimes come true, if I could have one dream I'd give my dreams to you. Wishes sometimes come true. If I could have one wish I'd give my wish to you."
Victory at Sea, where did you go? When will you return? We wait patiently here for you, but sometimes it gets quiet and it gets overcast and our stamina wavers. Other days are nice enough to forget what it was we've been waiting for.

There is no why.

Everybody knows that.
Everybody knows that everybody knows that.
Everybody knows that everybody knows that everybody knows that.
"There is common knowledge of p in a group of agents G when all the agents in G know p, they all know that they know p, they all know that they all know that they know p, and so on ad infinitum."

How bizarre that this man is charged with 29,0000 cases accessory to murder?

"To a strange and distant land, where they speak no word of truth, but we don't understand anyway. Hol-i-day."

Pretty pictures. May 11th is pretty neat too.
Anni Rossi is awesome. And Sholi seems malignant.

It remains difficult to interpret people, though it has been a little more frustrating lately than it usually is. It might be a reaction to attention. It seems that a large portion of my life is in one way or another the direct consequence of avoiding unwanted attention. When you recall memories of your childhood, what emotions seem most frequent? Surprising to me, it seems to be anxiety. I wonder if that is just because extreme emotions are more likely to be remembered? Do other people answer the same way? Actually, come to think of it, that may dominate my adult memories also, though maybe not—it'll have to be considered.


Terrestrial Masterpiece

"Back off man... I'm a scientist."
With friends like you I don't need friends.
Touch is having or getting zero distance.

Don't be fooled.

I missed bicycle day 2009. Oh well, maybe next year.
I like a lot of the phrases in the page on pain compliance. Escalation of force, conflict escalation, rational adversary. Excited delirium and use of force continuum are neat too.

Let plausible mean "requiring nothing other than well-established scientific data and theory", then the most plausible theory (all else equal), is preferable. If they are equally plausible, a discrepancy between theory and reality must be sought, though the shorter theory would be preferable if both plausibility as well as everything else was equal.

"You can't have sex with someone you respect. Wheres the depravity?"

"There's no officially sanctioned position for doing that."

Google is faster at predicting when and where a flu outbreak will pop up?

I'll be the direct examiner, you be the hostile witness.

Just for you.

So try to keep in mind, that I miss you.

[written 9·4·08, in QC notebook]: (Einstein's concern). Oh, I need to write this out in wordpress! (To type the math.)

Wow. Party?
Shiver me timbers.
A nice mechanical story.
We evolved to be avoiders.
"Yes, we have a soul. But it's made of tiny robots."
"We don't know exactly which world we are in."

"Celestial masterpiece."
Grand Unification Epoch
Ha ha ha ha, "Look, Victory!"

Why not treat the government as one more corporation? Your vote, and your taxes, are just you paying for someone to fulfill a job.

The second law and cosmology.

Full Cliff May interview on The Daily Show.

And yes, I think Truman should be considered a war criminal. Though I would have expected Eisenhower to pardon him, and would have found that a reasonable thing to do. But seriously, do we have scruples? Or are we really that oblivious

Ab Primis Principiis

Is the problem just that, although everything is, in principle, completely rigid and deterministic, there is no way to perfectly measure or prepare anything? (Definitely in practice, and maybe even in principle, but does it matter?)

"Meager sadness."
"Counting off time."
"Less than much."

I watched that second national treasure movie, and just had to check if this was true, which of course it isn't. It makes me wonder if anything in the movie was true... I know at least some of the desk stuff was very lightly true, though I didn't bother checking the names of the few who haven't used it. Luckily I don't know or care enough about history to really get annoyed by the movie. Though it made me wonder, why can't we just invent stories, why does inserting real history into them (even if it is just names), really seem to change the story?

The worst part, is that they don't understand there simply cannot be evidence that something is too complicated to be explained by science.