Schlagwort-Archiv: Bockmist


“I have given up hope, tonight, of ever understanding money.” “It’s simple, really…” “And yet it’s not simple at all,” Daniel said. “It follows simple rules—it obeys logic—and so Natural Philosophy should understand it, encompass it—and I, who know and understand more than almost anyone in the Royal Society, should comprehend it. But I don’t. I never will…if money is a science, then it is a dark science, darker than Alchemy. It split away from Natural Philosophy millennia ago, and has gone on developing ever since, by its own rules…”

Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver


Increasingly “creative coaches” and people with “keynote speaker” in their Twitter bios are making their quest to earn authority a higher priority than the very reason they got into this in the first place. Fueling the Complex is alluring catnip that feels like you’re advancing your career the same way answering a bunch of emails just feels productive.

Sean Blanda: The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

The bullshit asymmetry principle.

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than to produce it.

Brandolini's Law, as quoted by Crystal Prison Zone: I tried to report scientific misconduct. How did it go? 

Beware of your thoughts.

most of the things I forget

most of the shit I forgive

SadMe: Mourning Day


Crappy bicycles are like windows crappy computers: People have an incredibly high tolerance for suffering.

Sozial parasitäre Wahrheitsaufsammler.

Aber der Bullshit liefert nur dann den Kitt für den reibungslosen sozialen Alltag von kognitiv hoffnungslos überforderten Individuen, wenn diese ihren Bullshit nicht allzu oft als Bullshit identifizieren.

H. Tetens