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Colonization

March 29th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The strange feeling knowing there's a shrinking window, a last chance, before there comes a day when you can't even go to Mars to be alone anymore and truly away from society.
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Cutting Through a City Grid

March 26th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Cutting thru a city grid is the same distance as going around the perimeter. There is no time saved if you never actually travel diagonally. If anything, it takes longer because of having to turn rather than simply go straight along the edges.  Just something that irks me when people opt to zigzag through rather than simply walk along the perimeter.
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World Without Senses

January 3rd, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Imagine having no sight, no hearing, no senses. The world exists but you wouldn't know it. Your body depends on this place outside your reality, but you aren't even aware of having a body, of its actions from your thoughts, of others who see you and perhaps try to interact with you. That's where we are with consciousness. God probably thinks we're in a coma.
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First Time Here

December 27th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Is this your first time here? Yes. In your life? No.
- courtesy of @azuria_sky
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Narcissism is Not Self Expression

December 22nd, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Narcissism is not self expression. One shapes the world in their image; the other just wants their image to be seen.
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The Average is Not Real

December 4th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The average is not a real number. If one fish is fresh water and the other salt, optimizing for the average kills both. If one man is poor and the other rich, helping the average helps no one.
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Shaping Dreams

November 5th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Some let the world shape their dreams.  Others let their dreams shape the world.
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Function and Choice

October 25th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Function does not imply purpose.  Purpose only comes from choice.
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It Only Takes One

October 22nd, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
If you drop a book a thousand times and just one of those times it doesn't fall, then that is the datapoint worth looking at. (inspired by "I Origins")
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