You might be a pseudo-intellectual if:
1) You’ve used a thesaurus because you felt your wording was too simple. 2) You quote specific cases to counteract general arguments without any regard for confounding factors. 3) You feel that you strongly disagree with some schools of philosophy or socioeconomic doctrine, of which you have read no more than an introductory paragraph on wikipedia. 4) When confused in a debate or...
xoxobbyg: Reblog for dayzzzz An interpretive dance entitled “Sex for People With ADHD”
Listen, I know I promised
that I wouldn’t get high and watch netflix for a while. But I’m going to get a high and watch netflix. And furthermore, I might do it for a while.
The reason it's bullshit btw
is that ii only equals that number (I don’t even know how to say this correctly so I’ll just say) “with respect to” 0. Because in reality ii has an infinite number of values since it’s secretly a function. Yeah. A function. Fuck me, right? I don’t even know how to *think* about that. Like, I understand the proof from a technical standpoint, I can even grasp it...
One time, back in my craaaaaazy college years, I...
and so I typed it into wolfram alpha and the answer was 0.207879576350761908546955619834978770033877841631769608075135… Which is when I decided I should probably just give up on wondering about things. (the reason for this value is actually pretty neat by the way) [and by neat I mean total bullshit]
Einstein’s Nobel prize is for his theory on the photoelectric effect. And not for his theory of General Relativity. I don’t even.
I should make a list of things Lord Kelvin has...
It’s like he’s some sort of anti-oracle.
Fuck you Coursera. You need to make your courses look less interesting or I’m going to chew my arm off waiting for them to become available.
foucaultthehaters: naming your child negation of the negation ahem.
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Oh kick ass!
I will probably be assigned to build more medical robots this fall :D. Listen, I get that the best kinds of robots are supposed to kill people and that this is the exact opposite of that. But, baby steps, guys.
eccentric-nucleus: antinegationism: eccentric-nucleus, I have caught up on Harry Potter and The Methods of Rationality and my stance is that it is very entertaining but still does not go through sufficient pains to explain the scientific basis behind magic. However, I like it more than the actual Harry Potter series. yeah my epistemological beef with it (there are other beefs) is that it...
eccentric-nucleus, I have caught up on Harry Potter and The Methods of Rationality and my stance is that it is very entertaining but still does not go through sufficient pains to explain the scientific basis behind magic. However, I like it more than the actual Harry Potter series.
Now at the end of every day I lie awake at night and wait to feel the wires of...
Let someone get angry at you
wait 2 minutes. Check tumblr for inevitable “Read More” post.
memeengine asked: Your math-book strategies: I used to be a 1), but I've 100% converted to 2). Pretty much applies to my other reading/learning as well. My former thouroughness has payed some dividends, but in the end I've found nothing helps you understand something tough than attempting something twice as tough, then circling back.
How do you read nonfiction books?
threekelvin: I have reading aspirations. Many of these involve the completion of dense, lengthy nonfiction books. Some are even textbooks. Tell me about your reading habits. How do you read nonfiction books? Do you have any strategies? Nonfiction takes a long time to read, relative to fiction. It is requiring a lot of discipline on my part. I attempt to read the books linearly. I do not carry...
It bugs me
slashnull: when people say things such as “stable employment is threatened by automation” or “technology destroys jobs”. If I or someone comes up with a machine that does my job for me, shouldn’t I take some time to read a book now that I have some free time? I should write a wall of text about that soon, just to set my mind straight about it. I don’t even think it would actually be possible...
Sarah: what art thou doing?
Me: went for a smoke
Me: met another room mate
Me: also reading harry potter and the methods of rationality
Sarah: who was he/she? o:
Me: Nick Vincent Butt
Me: an Americana bassist
Sarah: what a perfect name
Me: Will probably go to his show Sunday
Sarah: what kind of music?
Sarah: also what kind of bass?
Sarah: I want to meet this guy.
Me: you can't
Me: because I am massively jealous of his beard
Me: and I know you will never want to have sex with anything less
Sarah: then I REALLY want to meet him.
Me: Honestly, I can't even blame you
Me: and I wouldn't even be mad
Me: it's just, the natural order of things
Me: that I should lose to that beard.
Sarah: but like
Sarah: is he attractive behind the beard
Me: I don't understand how that's relevant in any way
Me: he is beard
Me: that is all.
Sarah: It totally is though.
Me: I don't understand how this conversation could end in anything except a more depressing view of the universe. So we won't continue it.
The Berry paradox
memeengine: stickyembraces: “It was in the air,”Douglas Hofstadter has written, “that truly peculiar things could happen when modern cousins of various ancient paradoxes cropped up inside the rigorously logical world of numbers,… a pristine paradise in which no one had dreamt paradox might arise.” One was Berry’s paradox, first suggested to Russell by G. G. Berry, a librarian at the Bodleian....
craftygrammarian asked: I'm gonna win "spot-the-edit" when you realize that's the abercrombie moose not the polo dude-playing-polo.
lokis-army-at-221b: muggleland: the ceo of abercrombie and fitch has a lot of nerve saying that ugly people shouldn’t wear his clothes when he looks like a caucasian orc from the lord of the rings I lied to craftygrammarian, and now he’s probably going to lose.
puppyheartcat replied to your post: puppyheartcat said: Hmm…. Condemning to suffer?… Oh NO! That is in no way my opinion!! Everyone is entitled to do what they want to their body. I just can’t stand the irresponsible ppl who carelessly use abortion as an easy out ‘cause they were too lazy to strap on a condom or use birth control. Why not? What is so hard to stand about those people? And...
Which btw turned out to be one of those moments.
God damn it eccentric-nucleus. This is the third time I’ve had to read a lot of things based on your casual reference. And the second time that it was fan fiction. Prior to this, you were 1 and 1. Glad I got into homestuck. Not glad I read that weird superman fan-fic which I at first thought would be an interesting exposition of Lex Luthor’s character but then turned out to just be...
eccentric-nucleus replied to your post: A response to the question regarding Snape’s Felix Felicis potion, quoting Hermione in The Half-Blood Prince: “Luck can only get you so far, Harry… Luck is not powerful enough to get through a powerful incantation.” As a novel about wizards and magic, the Harry Potter story is bound to spawn a few inconsistencies, paradoxes or “why not” questions when...
nuffthemighty asked: A response to the question regarding Snape's Felix Felicis potion, quoting Hermione in The Half-Blood Prince: "Luck can only get you so far, Harry... Luck is not powerful enough to get through a powerful incantation." As a novel about wizards and magic, the Harry Potter story is bound to spawn a few inconsistencies, paradoxes or "why not" questions when analyzed closely,...
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slashnull: c-kvey: Instantly connect to what’s most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news. This is cool and I really look forward to getting to see it. Subsequently to actually reading through the link from the tweet: I told EA that we were NOT going to ship that as the first Id Software product on the iPhone. Using the iPhone’s hardware...
earthlyeyes replied to your post: puppyheartcat replied to your post: Your views on… It must be hell inside your head Nah, it’s pretty chill.
puppyheartcat said: Hmm…. Condemning to suffer? That’s a very interesting opinion to have and not one I’ve ever heard Sketch… In my mind, life has more positives than negatives. We must discuss this later when more than 250 characters are allowed ;) Ah yes, the “it’s not rape if they like it” view of life. That the positives might (sometimes) be more numerous and of greater...
puppyheartcat replied to your post: Your views on abortion? umm…. errr… wtf My view is that things that are born suffer, and things that aren’t born don’t. Also, because no one chooses to be born, and almost all humans are born with an instinctual fear of death— life is not a consensual matter. So by giving birth to someone, you are condemning them to suffer without their...
Anonymous asked: Your views on abortion?
you speak topology?
nuffthemighty: antinegationism: try-and-touch-my-asymptote: tie a knot in a string by holding one end in each hand, without letting go. It appears I have turned myself inside out. was that even necessary No, but it was sufficient.
you speak topology?
try-and-touch-my-asymptote: tie a knot in a string by holding one end in each hand, without letting go. It appears I have turned myself inside out.
eccentric-nucleus: antinegationism: eccentric-nucleus: generally you can tell who’s actually fluent w/ a large vocabulary and who’s awkwardly trying to shoehorn in “fancy language” at all times by seeing who uses “shall” or “whom” I believe you meant “You can tell whom’s fluent”. excuse me one whom is so proficient w/ english wouldst never make such an egregrious error in diction. ...
eccentric-nucleus: generally you can tell who’s actually fluent w/ a large vocabulary and who’s awkwardly trying to shoehorn in “fancy language” at all times by seeing who uses “shall” or “whom” I believe you meant “You can tell whom’s fluent”.
Hello. Today I shall list some things that bug me.
bobertforever: Any improper use of: Ellipses Caps lock Any serious use of: Swag (including all varieties; e.g. “swaggie”) Yolo Any lack of attempts to: Spell something human readable for non-comical reasons Use vowels in sentences Use spaces in sentences And so on and so fourth. forth*