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  1. Multitasking?: How-to?

    by , 01-29-2015 at 09:20 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The idea of multi-tasking has been around for a few decades now, but humans still cannot do it. Humans can and do switch from one task to another smoothly and quickly, but humans cannot do more than one thing at a time with any degree of competence. The article in Wikipedia puts it as “apparent performance by an individual of handling more than one task at the same time.” It is merely “apparent, because anything done while one is doing something else has to be redone to clean out the errors. ...
  2. A little Novalis

    Just a few paragraphs and poem from the end of the 3rd chapter of Henry of Ofterdingen, by Novalis. I learned about him from Hesse, in Steppenwolf; he was the main character's favorite poet. I find it's wonderful reading, after Goethe in Werther and Wilhelm Meister.

    The silence was suddenly interrupted by the low sound of an unknown but beautiful voice, which seemed to proceed from an aged oak. All looks were directed ...

    Updated 01-29-2015 at 12:24 AM by NikolaiI

  3. Perceptions and How to Express Them

    by , 01-28-2015 at 09:20 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have been trying to turn my pieces of a novel into a complete novel, but rumbled to a stop after 15,000 or 20,000 words in the first two attempts. The novel is about the nature of space-time and consciousness, or how consciousness is created, in part, by our conceptions of space-time or of some other fundamental basis for reality. The world is what you conceive of it to be, because that’s the only space-time in which those ideas could make any sense. On the other hand, the characters may be somewhat ...
  4. Another warm day

    So, we've had our 9th or 10th very warm day in a row, when it was in the 70's, or a couple times 60's, most of the day. . And very sunny, except for a few clouds today and two days ago. Today it actually got pretty hot. Yesterday we broke the record high for the day by 6 degrees, since 1914. I guess, for a few days it's been record high. Depending on where you are; I suppose in Oklahoma City they may have broken a 122 year record today. One reason I don't care for cities, they are way hotter ...

    Updated 01-28-2015 at 09:13 PM by NikolaiI

  5. Grab Bag Shopping

    I don't normally order clothes online because I usually prefer to try them on and such first, but as it happens I was in need of some particular items, I will not go into details as to what, because they are of a personal/intimate nature (you can use your imagination) and I had some gift cards from Target and didn't feel like going to the store so I figured it would be easier and more convenient to get it online because I knew the size I wanted.

    So I find what I am looking for and ...