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GiantEvil
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:30 pm

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 tridimity wrote:GiantEvil wrote:There is no such thing as the solution that doesn't come with it's own unique set of problems. By that token, we shouldn't attempt solutions to problems in the first place, if the number of problems is then only going to increase exponentially? Unless - the scale of the subsequent problems is less than the original one... Hmmm... I wasn't thinking about the cardinality of the solution or problem set. Well, here's my "fix".There is no such thing as the solution that doesn't come with it's own unique set of problems.Problems are in the eye of the beholder.A solution or problem, as one chooses to see it, is a set of conditions on a space. A condition is just an aspect of a conserved quantity. In a space, quantity never changes, just ratios of aspects. _________________It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.-W. K. Clifford-
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:56 am

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 Quote:A solution or problem, as one chooses to see it, is a set of conditions on a space. A condition is just an aspect of a conserved quantity. In a space, quantity never changes, just ratios of aspects. This makes no sense to me. _________________gone also
GiantEvil
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:00 pm

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 I suppose I could have said "The two sides of a coin are loss and greater loss", but that just sounds depressing. I will use a trivial example to illustrate what I'm trying to say with "There is no such thing as the solution that doesn't come with it's own unique set of problems". Let's take a coffee cup, an ordinary ceramic one. It could break if dropped, a problem in some environments. If we make the coffee cup out of metal then it is less likely to break if dropped, but now it's really heavy, and rapidly conducts heat away into the surrounding environment. It's like a particular gene that increases the chance of developing some disease while reducing the chance of developing some other disease. _________________It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.-W. K. Clifford-
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:06 pm

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 Money cannot buy happiness, but it sure helps keep suffering minimized. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:59 pm

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 Money cannot buy happiness, but it can sure make your misery more comfortable!
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:29 pm

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 money CAN buy happiness - just watch out for the expiry date _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:20 pm

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 A populace that day in and day out fulminates by inhaling fear and exhaling anger is a populace that is actively suffocating the breath of their own liberty. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:45 pm

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 Respect is something to be earned, not simply offered. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:50 pm

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 ‎"He who knows all things at their true worth, and not as they are said or reputed to be, is truly wise." _________________gone also
iceaura
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:19 pm
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 Maximum freedom is not attained at minimum constraint, minimum discipline, minimum government. Money is not wealth. A larger system created by expanding the dimensions of a smaller system will not behave like the smaller system.The mode of failure of a complex system cannot ordinarily be determined by examining its structure. (two from John Gall)A person who dies rich has been a failure in life. (lifted from Andrew Carnegie)
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:14 am

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 iceaura wrote:A person who dies rich has been a failure in life. (lifted from Andrew Carnegie)correct me if i'm wrong, but he didn't die exactly in poverty, did he ? _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:28 am

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 AFAIK, he was very much an incredibly charitable philanthropist. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
marnixR
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 "Authorised personnel only" - if you have to ask whether you're authorised, then you're not _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:18 pm

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 (inspired by the above)If you're worried about how much something costs and there is no price shown, it's usually best to just keep walking. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:53 pm

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 It is more important to be a good man than a great man, although if you can manage to be both simultaneously, so much the better. _________________gone also
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:26 pm

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 it's not much of a boast to say that you're good at fire fighting when you've started the fire yourself _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:56 pm

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 A close corollary: Don't blame firefighters for the house turning to ashes if you're the one who lit the blaze. Further, don't tell people that lighting more fires will help your own house to be rebuilt any quicker. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
iceaura
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:17 pm
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 The passing of Gore Vidal recalls another: as a matter of observation, a disproportionately large fraction of the most accomplished and highest achieving in intellectual fields have had unusual, interrupted, idiosyncratic educational histories. Not that anyone recommends you quit school as a career move, but just saying - - - - -
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:46 pm

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 i've tried boredom and iv'e tried panicon balance i prefer boredom _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:34 pm

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 NASA,ESA & TM Brown Oh, humble observer, Look to the night sky, How overwhelmingly unlikely it is that you should exist, A blip of consciousness in the vast infinite darkness, Remember therefore what is important in life, Live in accordance with truth and beauty. _________________gone also
tridimity
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:40 am

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 Have the wisdom and humility to know when it is not within your power to be able to save a friend emotionally. That is not to say that you should not try continually, but at the same time, don't beat yourself up about it if it is beyond your control. _________________gone also
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:32 pm

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 paraphrased from Sickipedia :"On the internet you can pretend to be anyone or anything. I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats." _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:27 pm

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 _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:49 am

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 Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:19 am

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 Be thankful if all you have to deal with are first-world problems, but don't be afraid to acknowledge that they are still problems and that your life is altered by them. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:43 pm

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 marnixR wrote:Quote for truth! _________________"Nature doesn't care what we call it, she just does it anyway".- Feynman
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:49 am

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 20 seconds of courage. That's all you need in any situation. Just 20 seconds of courage. You can do that. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:49 am

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 Don't be douchey. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:52 pm

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 don't be a dick should be part of the rules of engagement on any forum as well as any walk of life _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:57 pm

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 it's ok to make mistakes in life - after all, life doesn't come with a user's manual _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
marnixR
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 then again life also doesn't come with a roadmap, which is just as well since women wouldn't be able to read it _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
GiantEvil
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:09 am

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 I think it may be an old Russian proverb "The map is not the territory". Keeping that in mind, if one thinks of Cartesian coordinate system and say, graphing data, then maps are quite manageable. But then my mom was a truck driver and had taught me to read a map when I was very young. _________________It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.-W. K. Clifford-
bunbury
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:37 pm
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 When your wife argues with the GPS/satnav, agree with your wife but drive where the GPS tells you.
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:08 am

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 Listen to whatever bunbury says. He's a very wise man. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
marnixR
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 bunbury wrote:When your wife argues with the GPS/satnav, agree with your wife but drive where the GPS tells you.except when you see a sign like this one : _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
tridimity
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:22 pm

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 Trustworthy persons and philosophies will never demand your blind trust outright. _________________gone also
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:00 am

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 Random tragedies and acts of terror are minor comments against a humanity that responds to them with profound kindness and support at a significantly greater scale and magnitude. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:02 pm

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 Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:58 am

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 "However, when one puts oneself on the side of the angels it is all too easy to start believing that one has sprouted wings."-- Julian Baggini in "The duck that won the lottery" _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:34 pm

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 "We make ourselves significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers." ~Carl Sagan _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
marnixR
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:46 pm

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 "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson _________________"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)"Someone is WRONG on the internet" (xkcd)
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:13 am

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 "QED" is Latin for "Which I was fucking saying in the first place!" ~SMBC Comics _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:55 am

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 "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." ~Neil DeGrasse Tyson _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:44 am

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 Not everyone can be the one staying at home and drawing on the wall of the cave. Some of us actually have to go out and hunt if we hope to survive. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
Neverfly
 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:07 am

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 iNow wrote:Not everyone can be the one staying at home and drawing on the wall of the cave. Some of us actually have to go out and hunt if we hope to survive.Well spoken.Some need to go with the hunter to butcher, wrap and haul home the kill.
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 Someone has to make lots of pemmican for those retirement years.
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:19 am

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 "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."~Winston Churchill _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:12 am

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 Try to get some sleep every once in a while. It's important. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Post subject: Re: Pithy Lessons for our Children  |  Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:32 pm

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 Call a girl beautiful a thousand times, and she never believes you.Call her fat once, and she never forgets. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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 Hoping that someone manages to make a "diving catch" is not an effective strategy for success. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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