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Destroying What Was There

December 23rd, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
If your only way to improve things is to destroy what was there before, then you're not trying to improve anything but yourself.
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Early 2000s Internet

December 15th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
Nice article that echoes much my own growing up online in pre-Facebook internet. And Emily is Away is an equally nostalgic game.
http://www.pcgamer.com/rip-aim-remembering-how-we-used-to-talk-on-the-internet/
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Social Engineering

December 7th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Social engineering - big words to sound like you were the victim of something ominous when actually you were just tricked by another human being.
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Steps to Biological Immortality

December 4th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Ideas | #
I'm not going to hide it.  I want to live forever.  I don't think there's anything wrong with that or that it's "unnatural" or "unethical."  People often act offended on this topic.  "Why are you so greedy? Why so selfish?" But to them, I ask, why is it so bad to want to live? To who do I owe such a huge debt to that I am obligated to die?

One of my personal beliefs is that it is within our lifespans that we will figure out how to prolong our lives indefinitely - aka biological immortality.  Note this is different from actual immortality where you can't die at all; here we are just referring to dying of age.

At the same time, I don't believe there's such thing as a "natural death."  It is not necessary to die, and not all things do, even in nature.  Jellyfish and lobsters are both good examples, where their bodies never really deteriorate no matter how old they get.  Some will get technical and say that lobsters die of getting too large or their shell becoming too much to molt, but that's besides the point, which is that they don't actually lose vitality or youth over time like we do.  Their actual cells do not decay, and they don't become weaker or less able over time (in fact, they continuously get larger and stronger).  That to me is the goal and the definition of biological immortality.

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Licht und Schatten by Yutaka Yamada

December 3rd, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Licht und Schatten by Yutaka Yamada
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White Silence Cover by Pillows

December 2nd, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
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Cryptocurrencies on Yahoo Finance

November 30th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
Yahoo Finance now has cryptocurrency data, just like with stocks.  For those looking for live + historical data, etc especially for backtesting.
https://finance.yahoo.com/cryptocurrencies
@YahooFinance #bitcoin #cryptocurrency #stocks #btc #eth #xrp
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Silk Favored Nations Remix

November 12th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Silk by Gizelle (@gisellemusic) and Favored Nations
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Happy in Fall

November 4th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Happy in Fall by Dirk Ehlert (@DETUNEde)
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Starving Paradox

October 21st, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Humans - the only species that can be fat and starving at the same time.
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4D Quantum Superposition

August 11th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Ideas | #
Time travel is quantum superposition in 4D by existing across multiple points in time instead of space. And as soon as you witness one, the others disappear.
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Perpetual

August 9th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Everything is perpetually falling - the moon, the stars, planets...  And perpetually dying.
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オトノナルホウへ→

July 24th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
オトノナルホウへ→ by Goose house (@GoosehouseJP)
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Anata No Eranda Kono Toki Wo

July 13th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Anata No Eranda Kono Toki Wo by Shikura Chiyomaru
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Face without Sentience

July 9th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
An idea I've had for a while as a horror film:

Someone you know closely, seemingly all your life, one day turns around to face you and then just starts screaming in absolute fear, screaming non-stop forever at the top of their lungs, hour after hour, day after day, eyes wide and face frozen, with no change in expression, no reaction to anything, as if no longer alive, no longer conscious, no longer sentient.
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Different Night Skies

June 1st, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
That feeling of knowing we see the same night sky, the same stars and constellations, no matter how far apart we are, will one day be replaced by the feeling of realizing we might not even see the same moon.
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Caratacus

May 1st, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Caratacus by Dirk Ehlert (@DETUNEde)
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No Evidence is Not False

April 21st, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
They might as well say there's no proof nuking someone triggers war because every use in the past resulted in world peace.

No Evidence US Strikes Send a Message to Rivals

All these "no evidence" claims that keep coming out are arguments from ignorance.  Not having evidence does not automatically mean false.  It doesn't mean true either.  It's just unknown, unproven either way.

This kind of blind reading of data without logic or interpretation is what gives quants / scientists / statisticians a bad rep.
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New Phone for 2017

April 19th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
Finally getting a new phone after 4 years... this one promises 10 times my current battery life!


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Death is Only Natural

April 6th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Death is only natural... That is, until you find a cure. Then they'll kill you to have it.
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