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  1. Thread: Leonard Cohen

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    Leonard Cohen

    No specific theme here, but for a writer of his magnitude I figure he deserves his own thread.

    I've owned Book of Longing for some time, as well as being familiar with his music. Then a few months...
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    Got this in the mail last night, really enjoying...

    Got this in the mail last night, really enjoying it. Seems like Trakl was a bit of a depressive, not getting many hints of happiness in his poetry. And he died (probably suicide) at 27, so it doesn't...
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    That's an interesting point. I definitely know...

    That's an interesting point.

    I definitely know a good chunk of what I'd call 'unbalanced' programmers (people who live and breathe code and have few other skills), with a bit of an ego, and a lot...
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    The extraversion spectrum is just that, a...

    The extraversion spectrum is just that, a spectrum, you fall where you fall. It's not a binary where you're either or, or some of both, a lot of people (probably most) aren't really classic...
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    Searched for artists who followed Davis, stumbled...

    Searched for artists who followed Davis, stumbled on:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpeiEOttzE
  6. Parts of it sort of addressed that, but you're...

    Software. It's 80% work, 20% re-calibrating between weird problems. That means forums are easy amusement during the 20%.*

    *Typing 110 words per minute helps too[/QUOTE]

    That's great but it...
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    I mention strong extroverts, not all extroverts....

    I have to disagree. My middle sister and I have very extroverted personalities, but we are both programmers. I think the OP hit it on the head, in that you need the ability to introvert oneself. I...
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    You could boil all of that down to: are you...

    You could boil all of that down to: are you interested in the field, and do you enjoy it, not unlike any other field.

    As far as extraversion goes, strong extroversion and programming don't mix....
  9. Software. It's 80% work, 20% re-calibrating...

    I'll often write a reply to a post, then edit it, then rewrite it, then delete the entire thing. Time well spent to find out I really don't know what I'm talking about. What I don't understand is why...
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    Went on a bit of a buying spree this weekend: ...

    Went on a bit of a buying spree this weekend:

    Curtains by Kenneth Tynan. Found a cheap copy on Amazon Canada, on it's way in the mail.

    The Complete Georg Trakl. Poetry recommended to me by the...
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    Fair enough. I'd agree that this isn't the...

    No part of this post is accurate.[/QUOTE]

    Fair enough.

    I'd agree that this isn't the original intent of an art requirement, or any other requirement, but to me the idea of an education system...
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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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Thread: NBA

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

    [/QUOTE]

    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...
  19. 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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