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    The purpose of the art requirement is that some...

    The purpose of the art requirement is that some people want to be artists, so for that to happen you need to expose them to art. This is why the first year of any school program typically includes a...
  2. Cal Newport's 'Deep Work' - Eliminating distraction from your life

    I read Deep Work about a month or so ago, and wrote a few blog posts about it:

    A Review of Deep Work by Cal Newport
    I followed Cal Newport's advice in Deep Work - here's what happened

    In the...
  3. Thread: Goodreads

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    Goodreads

    Anyone here on Goodreads? (I assume the answer to that question is yes). What do you think? Do you use it often?

    I keep my Facebook pretty private, but feel free to connect with me on Goodreads....
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    Sex with ZiprHead's mom

    Sex with ZiprHead's mom
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    Poll: Right, but that time is just a construct to make...

    There's no such thing as a given time in the history of the universe.

    If you pick an arbitrary reference frame, and observe two events, A and B, then observers in some other reference frames will...
  6. Thread: NBA

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    Yea I agree, but as I said it's a trade-off....

    Yea I agree, but as I said it's a trade-off. There are plenty of rules across many sports that are kind of dumb in some ways, but the best overall scenario.

    Although in this case the refs probably...
  7. Thread: NBA

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    Trade-offs abound in sports. In this case calling...

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    Right, that's my point. The rule book should be clear that this isn't a technical foul. It should a case of a player deciding to lie down on the floor and wave his arms around while the...
  8. Thread: NBA

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    Would have been nice to see the Warrior's finish...

    Would have been nice to see the Warrior's finish it out with Thompson, but you could flip it around and say that a healthy Golden State was playing with an unfair advantage, and Toronto won when...
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    Poll: Einstein's relativity involved how to make...

    There might be a problem there. Einstein developed the theory of relativity in order to deal with the issue of simultaneity. His conclusion is that there is no absolute reference. It depends on the...
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    Agreed, and that's what people usually do until...

    Agreed, and that's what people usually do until they have more information. If you're the right age, gender, colour etc for whatever you're doing, you get automatic benefit of the doubt.

    What's...
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    Years doing something and years of learning from...

    Years doing something and years of learning from experience aren't the same thing.

    Gaining knowledge looks like this:



    Knowledge = Propensity to learn * Experience * Relevance of Experience...
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    Poll: Take any time since the inception of the universe...

    We may never know. Seems rousseau has fled the scene.[/QUOTE]

    Take any time since the inception of the universe - the conditions of the universe at that time determine the ensuing conditions.
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    The city I live in was built for cars, and the...

    The city I live in was built for cars, and the green community here are desperately trying to make it bike-friendly (walkability isn't really an option). I hear person after person here point to...
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    Just talked to a client at work who worked for,...

    Just talked to a client at work who worked for, get this:

    The Spiritual Care department.
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    Thanks for all the tips. However, it looks...

    Thanks for all the tips.

    However, it looks like we've decided to cancel the trip. More important things to do with our money after we spend an entire month renovating our house this summer.
  16. Thread: Making Coffee

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    How did you react when you gave it up completely?...

    Wow, I guess it's been seven months. Totally acclimatized to half-caf now, and a couple weeks ago stepped it up a notch and switched to 40% caf / 60% decaf.

    Once I got used to the change it wasn't...
  17. Major world religions usually share a few...

    Major world religions usually share a few qualities:

    - they were born in major civilizations
    - they became associated with a ruler of those civilizations, causing them to grow and spread
    ...
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    That's a good point. I sometimes forget that...

    That's a good point.

    I sometimes forget that my more anti-social tendencies are more of a capacity problem. Being introverted I don't have a lot of energy for friends after getting through our day...
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    Retirement is far off for me, but I'll weigh in...

    Retirement is far off for me, but I'll weigh in anyway.

    The above is what concerns me. That and boredom. My personality doesn't jive with 'strong social networks'. I have a few acquaintances and...
  20. Thread: Tattoos

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    This is how I feel about them too. I don't signal...

    This is how I feel about them too. I don't signal via my appearance, including phrases and logos on my clothing, and I can't imagine much that is important enough that I show others, that I'd put it...
  21. Thread: NBA

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    2016 and 2019 should be called the Durant-less...

    2016 and 2019 should be called the Durant-less years.

    I'm enjoying his absence, it's actually making this interesting. And if the Raptors somehow squeak out a title that'd be incredible.
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    Depends where you go. Anywhere in the...

    Depends where you go.

    Anywhere in the developed world likely doesn't pose much of a risk for a man, maybe a bit moreso for women.

    I'd just add the caveat to use the proper precautions you would...
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    My brother lives in Montreal so I've been a few...

    My brother lives in Montreal so I've been a few times.

    Honestly, nothing stands out as a must see (well, maybe Jean Talon market), but there are some interesting things to do. Beyond looking at a...
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    Poll: Looking back at the past eight years since I went...

    Looking back at the past eight years since I went back to college, and moved in with my now wife, I'm thinking she and her family have been my major influence.

    I was twenty-five when I moved in...
  25. Thread: Making Coffee

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    Wow, I guess it's been seven months. Totally...

    Wow, I guess it's been seven months. Totally acclimatized to half-caf now, and a couple weeks ago stepped it up a notch and switched to 40% caf / 60% decaf.

    Once I got used to the change it wasn't...
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