Schlagwort-Archiv: Gedanken


Apparently the part of the brain that identified things as funny kept running as a background process even when its contributions were useless.

Neal Stephenson: Seveneves


A problem with holidays is that they leave us more time to worry about the world than those weeks where the world keeps us busy.


That merely glimpsing three good wooden boxes on a baggage-wain could lead to such broodings made Daniel wonder that he could get out of bed in the morning. Once, he had feared that old age would bring senility; now, he was certain it would slowly paralyze him by encumbering each tiny thing with all sorts of significations.

Neal Stephenson: The System of the World


Turns out reading is (even) more fun when you talk about it.

Multi-Agent Introspection.

If you could step into my head ...

Tell me, would you still love me?

3 Doors Down: So I Need You


Anyone moderately familiar with the rigours of composition will not need to be told the story in detail; how he wrote and it seemed good; read and it seemed vile; corrected and tore up; cut out; put in; was in ecstasy; in despair; had his good nights and bad mornings; snatched at ideas and lost them; saw his book plain before him and it vanished;

Virginia Woolf: Orlando: A Biography

Experimental Thoughts.

Why does the Society of Music Lovers have access to confidential medical records? Is the operation supposed to have taken place in hospital, or do they have their own private operating facility?

James Wilson: The trolley problem problem

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