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Food Food Food Food

I want you to play a little imagination game with me. Try to picture the following in your mind: You’re having a conversation about cooking, and at some point you start explaining to somebody how to cook something. You’re giving … Continue reading

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Duh

I ran across this article and found it interesting. Briefly stated: Putting too much of your self-worth into the idea of “being smart” can be not-so-good. Nothing too complex, but well stated. Whatever You Do, Don’t Tell Your Kids They’re … Continue reading

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What a Bunch of HIQs

You had to be a big shot, din’cha? Had to open up your mouth Billy Joel, “Big Shot” I am a person who puts a lot of weight on words. In order to communicate, words have to mean something specific. … Continue reading

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Bubba Speaks

Got an insightful (and significantly long) comment on a recent post, and as it was not particularly related to the specific post, but to this blog as a whole, I thought I would elevate it to a post in and … Continue reading

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Observation

It’s funny that this blog seems to attract people who are significantly smarter than I am. Either I have the traits of a much smarter person, or I’m much smarter than I think I am. I’m going with the first … Continue reading

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Singularity

In 1993, mathematics professor/science fiction author Vernor Vinge wrote a now-famous article entitled “The Coming Technological Singularity“. He talked about the future, and a time when humanity will create an artificial (i.e. computer) superhuman intelligence, and the consequences of that … Continue reading

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Only the bright…?

This is interesting: Only the Bright Commit Suicide

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Incoming

Received an email today.  Partial quote: I… was struck by the similarity in our situations. I am myself a literal genius, I’ve enjoyed uninhibited academic success my entire life, yet I don’t think I’ve ever actually had a real friend. … Continue reading

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The Abyss Stares Back

By way of introduction, I will quote something that I wrote a while back, in response to a discussion of suicide. I have stared into that abyss. Nearly ten years ago I rode that edge a bit too closely, and … Continue reading

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