- Nov 2023
original recordings of the theorists at that 1966 structuralism conference.“For years, everyone had said ‘there’s got to be recordings of those lectures.’ Well, we finally found the recordings of those lectures. They were hidden in a cabinet behind a bookshelf behind a couch,” said Liz Mengel, associate director of collections and academic services for the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins.
Have these been transferred? Can we get them?
- Oct 2023
Alter says he avoids the phrase “‘like the son of man’ because of its strong, and debatable, tilt toward a messianic interpretation.”
Of course Alter's alternate translation of "son of man" allows one a closer meaning of Jews prior to the first century and Jesus, which adds a lot of undue baggage which may be seen as retconning the Hebrew Bible. It is after all, titled The Hebrew Bible and specifically not The Old Testament, thus placing it into the tradition of Christianity.
- beenie man
- the heatwave
The Sketchpad system, byeliminating typed statements (except for legends) in favor of line draw-ings, opens up a new area of man-machine communication
- Sep 2023
This Be The Verse<br /> by Philip Larkin
They fuck you up, your mum and dad. <br /> They may not mean to, but they do. <br /> They fill you with the faults they had<br /> And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn<br /> By fools in old-style hats and coats, <br /> Who half the time were soppy-stern<br /> And half at one another’s throats.
Man hands on misery to man.<br /> It deepens like a coastal shelf.<br /> Get out as early as you can,<br /> And don’t have any kids yourself.
Philip Larkin, "This Be the Verse" from Collected Poems. Copyright © Estate of Philip Larkin. Reprinted by permission of Faber and Faber, Ltd. Source: Collected Poems (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2001)
Reference: Larkin, Philip. Collected Poems. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1989.
Compare with The Kids Are Alright.
several varieties of blind spots.
for: blind spots, science - blind spots, aware spot, Wittgenstein, Nishada Kitaro, Douglas Harding, BEing journey, finger pointing to the moon, the man with no head
- blind spot by vacancy
- ie. black area in visual field.
- contrast with the rest of the visual field
- easy to see
- blind spot by vacancy
- further research start
- pure blind spot
- I did not understand
- pure blind spot
- further research end
- aware spot
- Douglas Harding ( Man without a head) exercise
- Wittgenstein also commented on this
- Nothing in your visual field leads you to infer that it is seen by an eye
- BEing journey
- point finger to objects in your visual field
- then point to yourself
- what do you see? There's no object there
- it is empty but is the source of awareness
- Nishada Kitaro
- As soon as you adopt the stance of objective knowledge, the knower doesn't enter the visual field
- aware spot
That is why the Idea Man has learned to stay far away from them.
What is the referent here? "Idea Man"?
- Aug 2023
he "Old Man of La Chapelle", for example, is the name given to the remains of a Neanderthal who lived 56,000 years ago, found buried in the limestone bedrock of a small cave near La Chapelle-aux-Saints, in France in 1908.
- for: life expectancy - ancestors - example
- The "Old Man of La Chapelle", is the name given to the remains of a Neanderthal who lived 56,000 years ago,
- found buried in the limestone bedrock of a small cave near La Chapelle-aux-Saints, in France in 1908.
- He was found to have had arthritis, bone regrowth along the gums where he lost several teeth.
- The "Old Man of La Chapelle", is the name given to the remains of a Neanderthal who lived 56,000 years ago,
- Jul 2023
Why are we drawn to people who are clearly not 00:20:59 in the business of public service but want to abuse us and often show us that they are strong men who are oriented towards conquering and dominating rather than serving us? And that puts the mirror back on us. And the answer, I think, is partly to do with evolutionary psychology.
- key observation
- we often vote for "strong men" who are not in the business of public service but are oriented towards conquering and dominating due to a cognitive bias developed from tens of thousands of years of evolution.
- in ancient times, a physically strong man to lead us often increased our chances of survival.
- This is no longer true today, but that cognitive bias is still with us because evolution takes a long time.
- Hence, this cognitive bias to select strong men is maladaptive today.
- key observation
- Jun 2023
Now, the question is not 'why do we not listen to God', but rather why do we forget. The example of Lamen and Lemuel is perfect. They not only were visited by angels (1 Neph 3:29), but also were shocked by their younger brother from God (1 Nephi 17:55). SO, let me explain through analogy from a book called Competing for the future by Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad (1996). In business I am very familiar with cultures that are created, and then I have to show how to break the culture and teach them a new one so that the business can thrive. The analogy I utilize to help explain to the people this concept when I come into their business without sounding condescending is about five monkeys. The analogy states: A study took 5 monkeys. In the middle of a room where these monkeys were placed to live was a ladder. On top of that ladder was some bananas. The monkeys didn't notice the bananas at first. Finally, one monkey takes notice of the bananas and decides to climb the ladder to get them. As soon as the monkey starts for the bananas, the other four monkeys are sprayed with ice cold water until they figure out that the monkey climbing the ladder is the problem. So, they push the monkey down and the cold water stops. When the same monkey tries for the bananas again, the same events takes place, and all is safe when that monkey stops climbing the ladder. The scientist remove one of the monkeys that was constantly sprayed with cold water and replaced with a new monkey. This monkey starts for the bananas and immediately, the monkeys are sprayed and the monkeys keep this new monkey off the ladder. Another monkey is removed and replaced with a new monkey. This time before the new monkey can start up the ladder, all the monkeys attack this new monkey before water can even be sprayed. This happens until all the monkeys are replaced and this continues. In the writing from the researchers, he queried that if latter monkey's could be interviewed, they would probably state that they do this because 'that is what is just done around here'. You can see this with crabs in a bucket. If one crab tries to escape from a bucket then the other crabs pull it down. When we take into consideration the power of the mind, which according to the gospel of 'me' is the opposition within man, we see that we can have a very powerful event take place in our lives, but habit/ conditioned responses are more powerful. In the story with the monkey's, this happens a lot in our everyday lives. Not because we are bad people, but because we develop heuristic pathways throughout our lives. Heuristic meaning mental shortcuts (neurological pathways that have been created and strengthened to help us make quick decisions) to help us be faster in our decision making process. Example: Hand to flame means hot after we touch it. Make a faster decision to not touch flame because it hurts next time we see it. The same thing happened with the monkey's. They developed heuristic pathways to attack the monkey that climbed the ladder because they KNEW bad thing happen. So, when we do this over time those neuro pathways become stronger, and then we choose those pathways faster. Especially when it comes to protecting oneself. So, as Brother Joseph stated that there is opposition in all things, man is no different. Our mind is that opposition to God when we are asked to do things that have already been learned behavior patterns of hurt/ pain. To Lamen and Lemuel their plush lifestyle is now gone, and they are left with pain of the wilderness to remind them of what they had, and how much they wish to go back to that. It doesn't matter the messenger, the dopamine hit they desire is more powerful and already apart of their psychological influence. Doing what God wants is showing opposition to what they have already learned. 'How can our life in Jerusalem be so bad?', is what they were asking themselves. So, when we pit our psychological development against what God is asking, it is foreign - it hurts. What we think we are and developed over time is now met with the opposition of truth from God makes it harder to let go of strong neuro pathways. Try to ask someone to stop smoking that has done it for 20 years of their life. You have to actually die daily and be reborn again mentally to walk by God's request. Like the monkey's, you have to change your paradigm/ your world view filters. What does that mean? Well, when you have God in your life only during Sunday - but then soaked in the world's influence the six other day's - who will you more likely become? Even as he is? Or more like the world? Thus, this is the reason we are reminded to remember Him always. At the end of the day, you will forget whom you serve."
I love that the quote you shared from Elder Maxwell brought up the concept of crab mentality, as it more prevalent in our fallen world than we realize. Crab mentality is destructive in that its concept of unity is founded by a collective desire to be fixed to the system, which is why when a crab breaks free from this fixation, the others pull it down. This can result to both good or bad, depending on the soundness of the system. [[crab mentality]]
Forgetfulness is a topic that has intrigued me for quote some time now so I apologize if this is going to be lengthy. In the plan of salvation, we understand that every person who followed Jesus Christ in the Council of Heaven passes through the Veil of Forgetfulness before coming to earth. Therefore, whenever we learn something new about the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are essentially relearning or remembering this information in contrast to learning it for the first time. [[the limits of our mortality]] [[learning is remembering]]
The gospel of Jesus Christ is effective and efficient in that it has a workaround this Veil of Forgetfulness through the power of reminders. The Lord has the power of priesthood (which His kingdom is built upon) and all the appendix to it (the prophets, revelations, etc.), and the role of the third member of the godhead, the Holy Ghost.
This forgetfulness is now an intrinsic attribute to our natural man which is in domination every time we step out of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Our spiritual man is in domination when we remember fragments of truth from the gospel of Jesus Christ. [[the natural man forgets, the spiritual man remembers]]
Another crucial detail is that when it comes to our shortsightedness (brought upon by our mortality), remembrance is more of a spotlight, a limited space where only a few select of things can be seen while the rest disappears into darkness. With this, we can think of forgetfulness as a fixed attribute of our natural man, but we have the ability to choose what to forget and what to remember. [[remembering is a choice]]
When Jesus Christ came to earth, He chose to remember His Father's will instead of himself. He looked at the world around Him and saw that the world is full of pain and suffering. Following this perspective and mission, it enabled Him to be perfected (completed). This is reminiscent of our mission here on earth: to determine what we should continually remember and let the rest blur and disappear into darkness. This is so because we have no other choice but to utilize our limited memory and perspective for eternal matters. After all, all spiritual things (this includes us; hence our spiritual man) are meant to be eternal. [[all things are spiritual because they're meant to be eternal]] [[it's important to keep an eternal perspective to navigate mortality]]
Sister Ann M. Dibb, who served as a Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, explained how we can stand in holy places: “President Ezra Taft Benson counseled, ‘Holy places include our temples, our chapels, our homes, and the stakes of Zion, which are … “for a defense, and for a refuge’’ [D&C 115:6]’ [‘Prepare Yourself for the Great Day of the Lord,’ New Era, May 1982, 50]. In addition to these, I believe we can each find many more places. We might first consider the word place as a physical environment or a geographic location. However, a place can be ‘a distinct condition, position, or state of mind’ [Merriam-Webster Online, ‘place,’ merriam-webster.com/dictionary/place]. This means holy places can also include moments in time—moments when the Holy Ghost testifies to us, moments when we feel Heavenly Father’s love, or moments when we receive an answer to our prayers. Even more, I believe any time you have the courage to stand for what is right, especially in situations where no one else is willing to do so, you are creating a holy place” (“Your Holy Places,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2013, 115).
great points here:
physical holy places are: temples, chapels and homes
intangible holy places are: moments we are in companionship of his spirit
the common denominator being: whenever we act outside of our natural inclinations (or our natural man), we enter a place of safety. when our eternal selves (spiritual man) is in domination, we are in a safe place
- May 2023
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Modern factory discipline was born on ships and on plantations. Itwas only later that budding industrialists adopted those techniques ofturning humans into machines into cities like Manchester andBirmingham.
- Dec 2022
I’m reminded of an old poem by Bertolt Brecht, which my Viennese grandmother, the daughter of a lifelong socialist and union man, taught me. It’s called “Questions From a Worker Who Reads”:
Bertolt Brecht has a poem "Questions From a Worker Who Reads" which points out how necessary societies are to their great accomplishments which can't ever be solely attributed to kings and leaders as if there is only a "Great Man theory of history".
Each November, the island hosts the Cooish (pronounced koosh), a five-day festival of Manx language and culture.
government of the island, a self-governing British Crown Dependency that is not a part of the United Kingdom, but whose residents are British citizens.
- Jul 2022
People who write extensively about note-writing rarely have a serious context of use https://notes.andymatuschak.org/zUMFE66dxeweppDvgbNAb5hukXzXQu8ErVNv
This idea can be extrapolated to a much larger set of practitioners. It could be termed "the curse of the influencer".
link to: - aphorism: "Those who can't do, teach", from the original line ‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach’ in George Bernard Shaw’s 1905 stage play Man and Superman.
- Jun 2022
тот, кто мыслит в нас, является не нами самими, а неким безличным началом, которое Хайдеггер назвал das Man, отталкиваясь от немецкой грамматической конструкции man denkt, man will (дословно: «думают» и т.д.; английский they think, француский on pense). Иными словами, на самом деле не мы думаем, но das Man думает сквозь нас, закладывая в нас траектории conventional wisdom (конвенциональной мудрости) или отклонения от неё.
- May 2022
- Mar 2022
insidious declamations should have no effect upon the wise legislators who have decreed liberty to humanity. The attacks the colonists propose against this liberty must be feared all the more insofar as they hide their detestable projects under the veil of patriotism. We know that illusory and specious descriptions have been made to you of the renewal of terrible violence. Already, perfidious emissaries have crept among us to foment destruction at the hands ofliberticides. They will not succeed, this 1 swear by all that is most sacred in liberty. My attachment to France, the gratitude that all the blacks conserve for her, make it my duty to hide from you neither the plans being fomented nor the oath that we renew to bury ourselves beneath the ruins of a country revived by liberty rather than suffer the return of slavery.
Here Toussaint states that he refuses to let Vaublanc convince 'property' owners in St. Domingue to regress back to the use of enslavement. Toussaint also says that it he and other Blacks have gratitude to France and will not try to hide the fact they will all fight should, the "enemy of liberty" slavery return.
- Jan 2022
Natural News covered this story on September 20, 2021, with a headline: CONFIRMED: Gov. Inslee setting up covid concentration camps in Washington state, issuing job listings for “strike team” coordinators.
First-hand evidence, straw-man fallacy: Citing their own website again, and warping what the COVID-19 strike teams actually are.
And nearly all radical Leftists are in favor of it. They can’t wait for the mass murder to commence. The death camps are being set up to exterminate those who refuse to comply with vaccine mandates. Once they are in full operation, the ovens or guillotines will run 24/7, and the oblivious masses will be led into the cremation chambers after being labeled “infected” by left-wing health department “officers” who will be given the power to arrest and incarcerate anyone they want. They are going to initiate all this with the release of a new bioweapon that ramps up the fear factor to 11. And with that fear, they will attempt gun confiscation, mass extermination and mass vaccination at gunpoint… anything they think they can get away with. In doing this, they are of course going to set off kinetic warfare in America for the simple reason that many people will refuse to be exterminated by a corrupt, criminal, genocidal government regime gone rogue.
Slippery slope, straw man
As Jen Psaki said herself, “Our work doesn’t stop there and we are going to continue to press to get 12-18-year olds vaccinated… that’s one of the reasons why we initiated these strike forces to go into communities…” Here’s the video of Psaki saying this, in case you find it hard to believe:
Straw man fallacy, second-hand evidence: While it is true that Psaki said this, NaturalNews is misrepresenting what she is truly saying. According to WebMD, the COVID-19 strike forces are "...made up of health and logistics experts from several federal agencies, will conduct coronavirus testing, distribute medicines designed to fight the virus and boost local and state efforts to increase vaccinations,". They are not forcing people to take "KILL SHOTS".
WAC 246-100, which would authorize “health officers” (Democrat vaccine Gestapo) to kidnap anyone at gunpoint and throw them into covid concentration camps which have already been activated.
Straw man fallacy, claim of fact: WAC 246-100 is a bill stating that health officers may order people to quarantine when a COVID-19 infection is suspected. The bill never mentions anything about kidnapping or "covid concentration camps". In fact, you can verify this by clicking on the hyperlink provided in this very article.
Spielberg, by contrast, delivers the very kinds of diagnoses that the song is meant to mock—he himself Krupkifies the film.
Brody makes Spielberg seem as though he wanted to mock the original movie in the newer movie, but the lyrics of the song were very similar to the old ones.
if Spielberg were interested in Tony’s life rather than his checklist of motives,
Brody is purposely making it seem like Spielberg didn't really care about certain issues of the movie and decided to just do his own thing, but fails to provide evidence as to why Spielberg was interested in other things.
By contrast, the Tony of Spielberg’s film is a convict who has spent a year in Sing Sing because of a fight in which he nearly killed another young man. He avoids the Jets because he doesn’t want to jeopardize his parole. When Riff tries to persuade him to take part in the “rumble” with the Sharks anyway, Tony explains that he’d spent his time in prison examining himself ruefully and resolving to live differently.
The writer is trying to make it seem like Tony was not a good character in the film in order to prove his point that they misrepresented many characters.
- Dec 2021
Intellectual historians have never really abandoned the GreatMan theory of history. They often write as if all important ideas in agiven age can be traced back to one or other extraordinary individual– whether Plato, Confucius, Adam Smith or Karl Marx – rather thanseeing such authors’ writings as particularly brilliant interventions indebates that were already going on in taverns or dinner parties orpublic gardens (or, for that matter, lecture rooms), but whichotherwise might never have been written down
The Great Man theory of history is the misconception that all the most important ideas can be traced back to a single great individual—usually a man—and ignoring the fact that they had likely been brewing in the social milieu of their time before being encapsulated, like a bug in ember, by a particular writer who then gets an outsized amount of credit for "inventing" the idea.
I wonder if the effect of social media and ubiquity of communication will dampen this effect?
- Oct 2021
I see a man's pink tongue razing the horizon
Coronavirus Pandemic Data Explorer. (n.d.). Our World in Data. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-data-explorer
- Falkland Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- South Africa
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- Solomon Islands
- case fatality rate
- Dominician Republic
- Saint Helena
- United Arab Emirates
- Saint Vincent
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saudi Arabia
- South Sudan
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Mashall Islands
- Saint Lucia
- Northern Cyprus
- Europian Union
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- North America
- South America
- North Macedonia
- Faeroe Islands
- Cote d'ivoire
- Sierra Leone
- Isle of Man
- San Marino
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
- Sri Lanka
- Cayman Islands
- Burkina Faso
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Sep 2021
The Virginians needed labor, to grow corn for subsistence, to grow tobaccofor export. They had just figured out how to grow tobacco, and in 1617 theysent off the first cargo to England. Finding that, like all pleasurable drugstainted with moral disapproval, it brought a high price, the planters, despitetheir high religious talk, were not going to ask questions about something soprofitable.
Told from this perspective and with the knowledge of the importance of the theory of First Effective Settlement, is it any wonder that America has grown up to be so heavily influenced by moral and mental depravity, over-influenced by capitalism and religion, ready to enslave others, and push vice and drugs? The founding Virginians are truly America in miniature.
Cross reference: Theory of First Effective Settlement
“Whenever an empty territory undergoes settlement, or an earlier population is dislodged by invaders, the specific characteristics of the first group able to effect a viable, self-perpetuating society are of crucial significance for the later social and cultural geography of the area, no matter how tiny the initial band of settlers may have been.” “Thus, in terms of lasting impact, the activities of a few hundred, or even a few score, initial colonizers can mean much more for the cultural geography of a place than the contributions of tens of thousands of new immigrants a few generations later.” — Wilbur Zelinsky, The Cultural Geography of the United States, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1973, pp. 13–14.
- depravity of man
- America in miniature
- cultural geography
- Wilbur Zelinsky
- Theory of First Effective Settlement
URLinst-fs-iad-prod.inscloudgate.net/files/65c5d0c3-e5a2-47e4-be5f-8381676c7b49/W3 A People's History First Three Chapters ZINN.pdf
re had evolved, which the propagandists of discipline regarded with dismay. Josiah Tucker, the dean of Gloucester, declared in 1745 that "the lower class of people" were utterly degenerated. Foreigners (he sermonized) found "the common people of our populous cities to be the most abandoned, and licentious wretches on earth
Such brutality and insolence, such debauchery and extravagance, such idleness, irreligion, cursing and swearing, and contempt of all rule and authority ... Our people are drunk with the cup of liberty.
This sounds eerily like some of the same sorts of fears, uncertainties, and doubt that middle America has about our bigger cities. Though I'll note that broadly they feel like they're the party of "liberty" now.
This is an interesting data point in the long-running contention between the city and the countryside that seems to dominate large swaths of human history.
Since about 70% of water delivered from the Colorado River goes to growing crops, not to people in cities, the next step will likely be to demand large-scale reductions for farmers and ranchers across millions of acres of land, forcing wrenching choices about which crops to grow and for whom — an omen that many of America’s food-generating regions might ultimately have to shift someplace else as the climate warms.
Deep Concept: The US Government, in the 1960's/70's provided a crystal ball glimpse into the future by defining climate change (man-made global warming) as a national security concern. Various reports warned of "exponential" growth (population) and related man-made factors (technology etc.) that would contribute to climate change and specifically discussed the possibility of irreconcilable damage to "finite" natural resources.
- Aug 2021
annotating this page, it is the hebrew4christians site with the "broken vav" that I repeatedly quote
for some reason SSN and the SOCSEC; @WALTERGATE @DEFLATEGATE @SCC
Sacred Consciousness and "the matrix jack" are connecting to llowell and eschatology at this time where we had betterr start fearing god fearing shit because there's no way we are going to bere4shit.
the Universe is closed; per the Holy of Holies etc @VGA
on the legatus and the idea that something per az per azrael perun and per adranus links the "blood rite" of being "made" with knowledge that we are in fact a created bride apparently in the midst of a mating cycle.
CELO, EPT; ANNUIT COEPTUS; "god is with us"
OLLY, NORTH BY NINTENDO--HEART OF NEC AND I. NAGAMOTO AND SATOSHI'S SEE, OUR RB IN THE BARK IS ... "an entire world reading sche-b-chol, hay LAY LOT .. and believing the display of synchronicity has something to do with the obvious plugging of google or baidu into our matrix jacked "minds"
think fast--the lack of discussion of elon's version of illustrious "why love lace?" ADA @MFC
- Jul 2021
Ha! This is almost exactly what I expected it to be about.
<small><cite class='h-cite via'>ᔥ <span class='p-author h-card'>Alan Jacobs</span> in re-setting my mental clock – Snakes and Ladders (<time class='dt-published'>07/01/2021 14:58:05</time>)</cite></small>
- Jun 2021
DigiNotar was a Dutch certificate authority owned by VASCO Data Security International, Inc. On September 3, 2011, after it had become clear that a security breach had resulted in the fraudulent issuing of certificates, the Dutch government took over operational management of DigiNotar's systems.
Dutch Certificate Authority gets hacked.
- Mar 2021
Fibar bi jàngal na taawan bu góor ni ñuy dagge reeni aloom.
Le guérisseur a appris à son fils aîné comment on coupe les racines du Diospyros.
fibar -- (fibar bi? the healer? as in feebar / fièvre / fever? -- used as a general term for sickness).
bi -- the (indicates nearness).
jàngal v. -- to teach (something to someone), to learn (something from someone) -- compare with jàng (as in janga wolof) and jàngale.
na -- pr. circ. way, defined, distant. How? 'Or' What. function indicator. As.
taaw+an (taaw) bi -- first child, eldest. (taawan -- his eldest).
bu -- the (indicates relativeness).
góor gi -- man; male.
ni -- pr. circ. way, defined, distant. How? 'Or' What. function indicator. As.
ñuy -- they (?).
dagg+e (dagg) v. -- cut; to cut.
reen+i (reen) bi -- root, taproot, support.
aloom gi -- Diospyros mespiliformis, EBENACEA (tree).
- Jan 2021
systemd has such huge documentation. systemd.unit Did you try searching for explanation yourself? What did you find?
- Nov 2020
This right here really made me feel uncomfortable about this section with Leila and the old man. I mean obviously they're in the middle of a dance floor I'm sure he won't do anything outrageous but the squeezing her close and talking about how beauty and men wanting to kiss you is fleeting, capped off with this patronizing name really makes it sound like he's trying to make a move on her rather than giving her advice, and I can't tell if that's my modern day skepticism or Leila's inexperience that she can't see this man for what he is.
- Sep 2020
To synthesize in definition is create something chemically. This means that if out of 118 elements, 20 of those are man-made via a nuclear reactor and/or a particle accelerator. These elements are unstable because they are built upon fusing an Atom's nucleus with more proton's than it may usually have which causes the stability to become dangerously chaotic as it is not natural for the element. This is the building block for the Atomic Bombs creation.
Yow loveres axe I now this questioun: 1347 Who hath the worse, arcite or palamoun? 1348
The Knight’s Tale The question of what is the lesser of the two evils seems tobe a running theme in Chaucer’s The Knight’s Tale. This theme is most apparentat the end of part one of The Knight’s Tale when the question is asked ”Yowloveres axe I now this questioun:/ Who hath the worse, Arcite or Palamoun?” (lines1347/48).In other words, it poses the question, what is worse Arcite being exiled andunable to see Emelye or the positionthat Palamoun finds himself in as a prisoner, but has access to Emelye? I wouldargue that Palamoun’s position is the worse of the two. Arcite, can romanticizethe past or move on in a way that Palamoun is unable to. Palmoun, on the otherhand, is confined in a cell making it difficult to romanticize the past or moveforward. This idea of the lesser of thetwo evils also appears in lines 1318-23, although not as directly in theprevious lines:Ther as a beest may al his lust fulfille.And whan a beest is deed he hath no peyne;But man after his deeth moot wepe and pleyne,Though in this world he have care and wo.Withouten doute it may stonden so. The answere of thislete I to dyvynys, In these lines, a beast can act on his desires and can makedecisions without considering an afterlife. However, the opposite is true forman. Chaucer’s use of these juxtapositions to allows him to continue this themeof the lesser of the two evils.What is Chaucer’s intention in having his reader contemplateone side or the other in such a direct way?
- Aug 2020
We share our labor of love
Here's something to share from the margins--George Carlin. Like Carlin, we in the margins need is to crash into the open and yoke academic power (good ideas, clearly expressed, and openly political) to systemic change. Open education seems too tame to do that. Prove me wrong.
- Jul 2020
As Potts points out, medical experts consider modifications that contravene social norms to be a form of self-mutilation, but they are much less likely to make such judgments about cosmetic surgeries intended to align appearance more closely with norms.27 Thus a medical ethicist who has never spoken with Stalking Cat was willing to state for publication the fear that he is "seriously risking his health" and thus being "harmed by medicine,"28 although Cat tells me that he has experienced no such health effects. Likewise, Lizard Man says that tongue-splitting is perfectly safe, with no negative consequences. Although Cat's alterations meet more often with patronizing dismissal than overt hostility, Orlan makes people quite angry, even when they are favorably disposed to her gender critique.2
Interesting point. This sort of body modification may not be harmful in the physical sense, and I mean, maybe the social aspects can be overlooked? Kind of hard to put myself in their shoes, and what can I reasonably say about their experiences?
A critical examination is shaky ground here.
- Jun 2020
The answer, of course, is end-to-end encryption. The way this works is to remove any “man-in-the-middle” vulnerabilities by encrypting messages from endpoint to endpoint, with only the sender and recipient holding the decryption key. This level of messaging security was pushed into the mass-market by WhatsApp, and has now become a standard feature of every other decent platform.
The issue, though—and it’s a big one, is that the SMS infrastructure is inherently insecure, lending itself to so-called “man-in-the-middle attacks.” Messages run through network data centres, everything can be seen—security is basic at best, and you are vulnerable to local carrier interception when travelling.
When you make a call using Signal, it will generate a two-word secret code on both the profiles. You will speak the first word and the recipient will check it. Then he will speak the second word and you can check it on your end. If both the words match, the call has not been intercepted and connected to the correct profile
- Apr 2020
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- Jul 2019
- Jun 2019
Is it just me, or is a squire to most trained, experienced, good looking, physically fit, beautiful sounding person in all of these tales? The knight does not compare to this man.
- Feb 2019
Nor can any animal utter any sound which we cannot explain, or tell from what emotion, or passion it proceeds. This distinguishing faculty was necessary to man as master of the animal race
Man is the master of the world
Important to note is that it is man's understanding of languages which other animals make but cannot understand across biological family.
This would be complicated by the fact that animals are doing all sorts of communication we have no idea about.
all of the repo men are named after domestic beer brands
How did I never notice this? Even with my snobby foreign beer habit...
- Jan 2019
These readings would probably go quicker if I stopped looking up images to go with every joke/aside I think of (most of which don't even make it to post)...
I'm sorry to everyone, but I can't not hear this every time I see his name, and now you must suffer, too.
- Sep 2018
keenest attachments, and whose natural gifts may be, if we do not squander or destroy them, exactly what we need to flourish and perfect ourselves—as human beings.
Kass' implications in the quote indicates the potential biotechnology has on the human psyche. Although biotechnology has the ability to forge new paths in curing feeble human (or in essence, any living thing) traits, such as sickness and suffering, it can be further exploited to enhance physical traits. However, Kass' tonality shines light that when this technology is fully developed, humans will lose sight of what they formerly relied on "keenest attachments" Therefore, it is of great significance that the limbs (keenest attachments) are used to "...perfect ourselves-as human beings." and not misused or ultimately destroyed.
- Aug 2018
The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head.
This is an example of a man vs. nature conflict, because the sea water is making it hard for him to stay above and breathe.
The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head.He struggled up to the surface and tried to cry out, but the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face and the salt water in his open mouth made him gag and strangle.
This is a Man vs. Nature conflict because Rainsford is struggling to stay above water after he has fallen into the ocean and the salt water engulfs him making it impossible to breathe.
"Tonight," said the general, "we will hunt--you and I."Rainsford shook his head. "No, general," he said. "I will not hunt."The general shrugged his shoulders and delicately ate a hothouse grape. "As you wish, my friend," he said. "The choice rests entirely with you. But may I not venture to suggest that you will find my idea of sport more diverting than Ivan's?"
This is a Man vs. Self conflict becuast Rainsford is giving the choice to either be given to Ivan to be taken care of or to go against the general in a hunting game and it is a dicision he has to make himself.
- Jan 2018
Irwin Consulting Services Review - Hur man ser till en säkrare vinter Road Trip
Vintersäsongen ger skönheten i kallt och vitt natur. Många människor ser fram emot denna typ av väder eftersom de kan stanna insvept i sina filtar eller jackor hela dagen medan du dricker varm choklad och titta på bra filmer. Denna månad kan vara den mest spännande månaden för många familjer på grund av semesterperioden, och en massa människor gör sista minuten shopping och få alla sina förberedelser gjort. Med detta, många individer blir upptagen med sina bilar för att gå till olika ställen att köpa saker eller produkter som de behövde för sin jul-och nyårsfester. Andra har gjort utomhusaktiviteter med sina familjemedlemmar, vänner eller kollegor.
Men oavsett vad orsaken är, att använda bilen under denna säsong kräver noggrann förberedelse för att undvika olyckor på vägen. Irwin konsulttjänster skulle vilja ge lite hjälp i detta avseende genom några användbara riktlinjer som klarlagts i nästa styckena.
Överväg att byta till vinterdäck. Detta är ofta rekommenderas av många experter, särskilt under denna säsong, och det är även obligatoriskt på vissa platser i USA. Snö eller vinterdäck ger dragkraft som är bättre än alla andra däck när temperaturen är på eller under 7 grader Celsius. Sådan möjliggör större kontroll och kortare stoppsträckor på väg ytor under det kalla och snöiga vädret. Om du märker att några av dina familjemedlemmar, släktingar eller vänner inte äger denna typ av däck, då måste du råda dem att köpa några för sin egen säkerhet och för alla människor som kommer att rida med dem i sina bilar. Priset på denna typ av däck kan vara högre än andra, men du kan vara säker på att det är allt värt det i det långa loppet.
Sätta drifter i beaktande när du är på väg. Du vill inte vara inblandad i några riskfyllda bil snurrar scenarier rätt? Det vore bäst att vara försiktig med snödrivor eftersom även om du kör på en tydlig väg, men med lite fart, kan starka vindar av vintern driva dessa drivor på den klara vägen, vilket kan leda till oönskade olyckor om du inte är uppmärksamma.
Se till att locken är ordentligt täckta. För att förhindra fukt från frysning, måste du täcka däck ventiler. Gör detta, kan du undvika luft från att fly med locken ordentligt täckt och även förhindra att ha ett platt däck.
Ge tillräcklig luft. Att gå ut ur huset och delta i långa resor med din bil kan vara en utmaning i vintersäsongen på grund av förändringen i temperaturer och andra relaterade aspekter. Om du vill möta de snöiga vägar beredda, då ofta kontrollera ditt däcktryck. Se till att inkludera detta villkor på ditt däck underhåll för att få däcken i sin bästa form även med låga temperaturer och högt lufttryck.
Förberedelse är alltid nyckeln. Du kan inte vinna mot vinterväglag om du inte är beredd att möta dess konsekvenser. Ta med dig några hattar, vantar, och även en spade organiserade inuti din bil trunk. Inkludera i din vinter Driving kit en Kitty kull också eftersom det kan ge dragkraft till din bil på isiga eller snöiga vägar. Ta med en extra kanna av vinter vindrutespolarvätska samt särskilt under långa resor för att säkerställa synlighet.
Förmedla kunskapen. Vissa tonåringar har oftast en mindre ordentlig förståelse av vinterväglag. Det är din plikt som vuxen att påminna dem om de centrala frågor att tänka på inför en snöig väg att upprätthålla sin säkerhet och sina unga liv. Irwin Consulting Services ville att du skulle vara deras väktare på vägen, och om du är en tonåring läser detta då alltid komma ihåg att vara förberedd och vara försiktig, och alltid lyssna på råd från dina äldre familjemedlemmar eller vänner.
Dina däck har också sina gränser. Du bör ha tillräcklig kunskap för att identifiera när du ska ersätta dem för gott. Du kan ändra vinterdäck varannan till tre säsonger per designad av bil experter. Om du ville ge nytt syfte till din gamla däck, en däck samlare vet de bästa sätten, så bättre komma i kontakt med en i ditt grannskap.
Irwin Consulting Services hade tidigare gett några tips och riktlinjer för hur man kan säkerställa inomhus och utomhus säkerhet under denna semester säsong, och denna artikel är en del av deras mål att ge användbar information till allmänheten att se till deras säkerhet under alla väderförhållanden.
Irwin Consulting Services Review - Hvordan man skal håndtere ferie dekorasjoner trygt
Det er allerede i desember og til de individene som har et svakt hjerte sier det er for sent å sette ferie dekorasjoner på sitt hjem, ikke vær. Fylling hjemmet ditt med pene og vakre dekorasjoner ville ikke ta svært lang tid så gir opp og begynne beautifying huset ditt akkurat nå. Å vite at du vil bruke din personlige stil og preferanser i utformingen av huset ditt vil gi deg en spennende følelse, men sammen med at følelser, må du være veldig forsiktig i utformingen spesielt når det gjelder elektrisk materiale.
Noen trenger ikke å føle seg ensom gå om natten i nabolaget sitt fordi mange av husene var så lyse og til og med glitrer natten med sine dekorative lys og andre ferie-tema dekorasjoner. Irwin konsulenttjenester er enig i at høytiden faktisk kan spre kjærlighet og glede over hele verden.
Men høytiden også krever en kald vær, som er en uunngåelig omstendighet som fører til alle husholdninger bruker mye varme kilder. Du må være forsiktig i dekorere hjemmet ditt siden mange varme kilder er rundt. Du vil også måtte håndtere noen elektriske forbindelser når du setter din ferie dekorasjoner som julelys på plass. Dobbeltsjekke skjøteledninger eller grenuttak sammen med alle ledninger hvis hver er trygt å bruke og har ingen skade i det hele tatt. Lær hvor mye strøm kjører gjennom ledninger og finne ut om det var riktig og riktig tall. Hold juletre minst 3 meter unna varme kilder som plass varmeovner og ildsteder.
Irwin konsulenttjenester ønsker at du skal velge riktig på hva slags juletre du skal sette i huset ditt. Du kan slå seg ned med en ekte eller levende treet eller en kunstig en, men viktigst, husk å unngå veldig tørre trær fordi de er svake til branner. Før du plasserer en levende treet på standen sin, sørg for å kutte 1-2 inches fra bunnen av stammen for å sikre god vann absorpsjon når fylle den med vann.
Utendørs dekorere bør gjøres med riktig forsiktighet. Hvert utstyr og dekorasjon du skal bruke må være merket for utendørs bruk. Følg nøye retningslinjene gitt spesielt på elektriske produkter. Strømstyrken vurdering av forlengelse ledningene skal matche makt behovene til elektriske elementer (strømstyrke). Din elektriske lys og dekorasjoner bør plugges inn kretser beskyttet av bakken feil krets interrupters eller GFCIs. Oppretthold avstand fra strømledninger mens du gjør utendørs dekorere også. Hold stikkontakter organisert for å hindre overbelastning. Ikke koble mange elektriske dekorasjoner eller enheter på en gang. Du må ikke la overoppheting å skje og starte en brann.
Bekreft om det er også en skikkelig isolasjon på elektriske ledninger ved å sjekke om de ikke var klemt i Vinduer, dører eller under tunge objekter. Vær forsiktig med å installere dekorative lysene i tillegg for å sikre at det ville være noen skade på ledningen er isolasjon. Trekk ut elektriske dekorasjoner når du skifter pærer eller sikringer. I tillegg slår alle innendørs og utendørs elektriske dekorasjoner må praktiseres før du går til sengs eller forlate huset.
Stearinlys med en god duft kan faktisk belyse natten av høytiden, men disse ekte stearinlys må ikke stå uovervåket i lang tid for å unngå brann ulykker. Oppbevar dem på et sted som også er trygt fra rekkevidden av små barn og var borte fra brennbare gjenstander. Slukke dens brann hvis noen gang din ' går å sove eller går ytterside din hjem i lang tid.
Irwin Consulting Services lover å være forpliktet til å hjelpe bedrifter, profesjonelle eller enkeltpersoner i å opprettholde offentlig sikkerhet og vil også oppfordre hver husstand til å gjøre det samme og være dedikert til sin egen sikkerhet denne høytiden.
- Oct 2017
It was the degree of centrality to the white population of the state which alone then constituted the important point of comparison between these places
This was really unsettling for me read. Proximity to the most white people is the one criteria that made the difference in where the University's location was chosen. If Charlottesville hadn't been most central to the white population of Virginia, UVa would be located in Lexington or in Staunton. Its definitely not a good thing that our school was centered around pleasing only the white race before our grounds were even built. I can't imagine how different our grounds would be and our university if another place had been more convenient for white people. UVa certainly has a racist past and I think most of us, if not all, are aware of that but I still couldn't believe that such a racist criteria is the reason the school exists where it does today and is the way Uva is today.
- Becca Meaney
- Sep 2017
Organizers promote cultural change using the tools of industry — taking up the masters’ tools to defeat the master. While organizers of repair events reject estab-lished modes of mass consumption, they posit device-level electronics repair as mecha-nisms for envisioning new people and societies.
Esto me recuerda la idea de Paulo Freire sobre decir con las tecnologías del colono, la voz del colonizado.
Computers that are “awake” and superhumanly intelligent may be developed. (To date, there has been much controversy as to whether we can create human equivalence in a machine.
The author speculated of technology that could think for itself, in other words Artificial Intelligence. Surprisingly, these things already exists. For example the computer developed by IBM, "Deep Blue". This computer was created for the sole purpose of thinking for itself and playing chess. This computer even beat a word champion in chess, Garry Kasparov. Although, this computer could only think about one thing this still support the fact that super humanly intelligent computers could be developed.
Everywhere we remain unfree and chained to technology, whether we passionately affirm or deny it. But we are delivered over to it in the worst possible way when we regard it as something neutral
In today's society it is common to hear that we are chained to our smartphones, computers, and other personal electronics.The author is supporting this by saying that we are imprisoned by technology even if we like it or not. The author is also suggesting that if we resist technology our lives would be harder than it already is.
- Jul 2017
- Jun 2017
It was August 2011 and “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” the absurdly debonair character I played on the Dos Equis beer commercials, had become an international cultural phenomenon.
- Apr 2017
Because that I am more than common tall, FTLN 0583 That I did suit me all points like a man?
like a man: a stereotypical description
Good my complexion, dost thou think FTLN 1387 though I am caparisoned like a man,
issues of identity
I think he be transformed into a beast, FTLN 0960 For I can nowhere find him like a man
beastliness issues of identity
- Mar 2017
They have no identity, no personality. The men are units in an army
I can see the group man theory already becoming present. They lost their own personal identity and now are just apart of one big group who has to work together.
- Feb 2017
- Jan 2017
Is this in reference to a religious belief?
- May 2016
nalogies between teaching and various aspects of show business or guidance counseling are more often than not excuses for having abdicated the task
On why showy teaching is bad teaching p.3
De Man, Paul. “The Resistance to Theory.” Yale French Studies, no. 63 (1982): 3–20. doi:10.2307/2929828.
- Sep 2014