"Thus the fool who cut off the fellow's head that lay asleep, and hid it, and then waited to see what he would say when he awakened and missed his headpiece, was in the right in the first thought, that a man would be surprised to find such an alteration in things since he fell asleep; but he was a little mistaken to imagine he could awake at all after his head was off."
thought experiment: a cat is in a box containing decaying nuclear material and poison gas. the box is on some trolley tracks. as the trolley approaches the box, it has all its parts systematically replaced so that no original part remains by the time it strikes the box. inside the trolley is a man receiving instructions on levers to pull in Chinese. do you take the money?
Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) Show more
"And what of the dead? I own that I thought of myself, at times, almost as dead. Are they not locked below ground in chambers smaller than mine was, in their millions of millions? There is no category of human activity in which the dead do not outnumber the living many times over. Most beautiful children are dead. Most soldiers, most cowards. The fairest women and the most learned men – all are dead.
Wishlist for elementary OS Show more
I love @elementary OS, but there's this thing that I wish I could do with it:
🍍 Plug in external USB keyboard and external monitor and use with laptop lid closed (this works)
🍍 Put laptop to sleep with Super+L (this works)
🍍 Wake laptop up again by pressing a button on the USB keyboard without having to open the laptop lid (this doesn't work)
Happy for friends, phd acceptances Show more
Yesterday a friend got accepted into a PhD, and fully funded. She'll be working under the supervision of one of the foremost experts in her area. She really wanted this, and I'm really happy for her. I'm sure she'll do great.
linux, distro-hopping Show more
back to Antergos
Fedora was nice, but some things are more of a hassle and they weren't worth the trouble.
programming, vim Show more
Hacking up a solution to a problem is fun. Today I made some progress towards having a way to manage a database of PDFs from vim. I'm currently working on an interface to update the metadata in my little database. Maybe once I have a usable solution I'll share it. But not having other people's eyes on it is relaxing...
Hello, I'm currently pursuing my master's degree on computer engineering, working on machine translation alongside information retrieval.
I'm also an avid linux user, supporting and using open source software daily.
I'm at the beginning of this track and have lots to learn, hope to be a part of this community soon, thanks!
a PhD student in #philosophy, working in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophical logic.
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