# Black Holes and Time Warps

Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (1994)

by Kip Thorne

It is my all-time favorite among the popular-science physics books. It presents a serious discussion on how to build a time machine, without misleading the readers.

— Me@2010.08.31

# 天才之道 3

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Which is an uncomfortable thought. If they were just like us, then they had to work very hard to do what they did. And that’s one reason we like to believe in genius. It gives us an excuse for being lazy. If these guys were able to do what they did only because of some magic Shakespeareness or Einsteinness, then it’s not our fault if we can’t do something as good.

I’m not saying there’s no such thing as genius. But if you’re trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse for being lazy, the other one is probably right.

— Paul Graham

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2010.08.31 Tuesday $ACHK$

# 虛擬機器

3. 在原本的作業系統（Operating System）上，安裝一個 Virtual Machine（虛擬機器）。再在 Virtual Machine 上，安裝另一個作業系統。

（安：回到剛才「學習新事物」的比喻。如果新知識與自己原有的「思考作業系統」有衝突、不兼容的話，除了剛才所提及的解決辦法外，還有另一個可能，就是在自己原有的「思考作業系統」上，安裝一個 Virtual Machine。那樣，你就可以在保留自己的「思考作業系統」，而又毋須作任何修改的情況下，去駕馭新知識。）

（安：又例如，「中國特色社會主義」其實是 Virtual Machine 的一個大例子。）

— Me@2010.08.31

— Me@2010.07.21

# 李世民 2

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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

— Ralph W. Emerson

— Me@2010.08.30

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2010.08.30 Monday $copyright ACHK$