# 1990

First photo

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# Simcity, 2

I bought this SimCity 2000 box in 1995. It was the first time I went to a big computer centre (mall).

At the first glance, I thought that it was sold at the price 800 HKD, which I could not afford. Luckily, the price label was actually NT800, which meant 800 New Taiwan Dollars.

So I could buy it at 200 Hong Kong Dollars.

— Me@2019-12-29 03:42:26 PM

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# University

In this picture, he was at his 15.

Later on, he studied at another university.

— Me@2019-12-15 03:27:25 PM

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# The Time Machine

This is the place.

So it is.

_But there’s nothing here.

Well, it was different then. My laboratory was all around here. The kitchen was up there where that tree is. Not that Mrs. Watchit ever let me go in there.

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I don’t know what to tell you, sir. He’s been gone this whole week.

_And you’ve no idea where he went?

No, sir.

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_[Alexander] This would be my greenhouse. There was a garden outside.

Gren’tormar’tas?

Yes.

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_Sir?

Maybe he’s finally found some place where he can be happy.

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This was my home.

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His home.

— The Time Machine (2002 film)

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2019.09.01 Sunday ACHK

# Ken Chan 時光機 2.1

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1.1 除了是物理補習天王外，

2.1 他宣稱有在大學教書。是教授、講師，還是其他，我就不知道。我忘記了，他有沒有講過。

2.2 他在大學做研究。據我理解，他當時研究的是有關激光的實驗物理。

2.3 他有時要往大陸作學術演講。

3.1 然後，他亦是某某什麼工程學會的主席。

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— Me@2019-08-30 09:31:52 PM

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# Hong Kong

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2019.07.29 Monday ACHK

# Physical laws are low-energy approximations to reality, 1.3.1

Symmetry breaking is important.

When there is symmetry-breaking, the system goes to a low-energy state.

Each possible low-energy state can be regarded as a new “physical world”.

One “physical world” cannot jump to another, unless through quantum tunnelling. But the probability of quantum tunnelling happening is low.

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Low-energy physics theories, such as harmonic oscillator, are often simple and beautiful.

— Professor Renbao Liu

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# Physical laws are low-energy approximations to reality, 1.2

When the temperature $\displaystyle{T}$ is higher than the critical temperature $\displaystyle{T_c}$, point $\displaystyle{O}$ is a local minimum. So when a particle is trapped at $\displaystyle{O}$, it is in static equilibrium.

However, when the temperature is lowered, the system changes to the lowest curve in the figure shown. As we can see, at the new state, the location $\displaystyle{O}$ is no longer a minimum. Instead, it is a maximum.

So the particle is not in static equilibrium. Instead, it is in unstable equilibrium. In other words, even if the particle is displaced just a little bit, no matter how little, it falls to a state with a lower energy.

This process can be called symmetry-breaking.

This mechanical example is an analogy for illustrating the concepts of symmetry-breaking and phase transition.

— Me@2019-03-02 04:25:23 PM

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# 知識論

（導師：李天命）

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Aside（題外話）：

《四大聖哲：蘇格拉底、佛陀、孔子、耶穌》

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［科學有科技，哲學無哲技］

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— Me@2002-01-10

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# Age of Computer

Year 1995-1996

for my love of physics, computer, and painting

— Me@2019-02-18 11:18:46 PM

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# Pandemonium

E: Can you just, you know, like, just tell me the answer?

J: Sorry?

E: You know, the answer. To everything.

What’s the point of love if it’s just disappear?

There has to be meaning to existence, otherwise the universe is made of pain and I don’t like the thought of that.

J: The more human I become, the less things make sense.

But that’s part of the fun. Right?

E: What do you mean?

J: If there were an answer I can give you to, how the universe works, it wouldn’t be special. It would be just a machinery fulfilling its cosmic design. It would be just a big, dumb food processor.

But, since nothing seems to make sense, when you find something or someone that does, it’s euphoria.

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In all of this randomness, in this pandemonium, you and Chidi found each other and you had a life together.

Isn’t that remarkable?

E: Pandemonium is from Paradise Lost. Milton called the center of hell “pandemonium”, meaning “place of all demons”.

I guess all I can do is to embrace the Pandemonium.

Find happiness in the unique insanity of being here, now.

— The Good Place

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2019.01.27 Sunday ACHK

# Physical laws are low-energy approximations to reality, 1.1

These notes was taken by me in 2008, during the course PHY5510 Advanced Statistical Mechanics.

— Me@2019-01-31 11:54:13 PM

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# （反對）開夜車 2.1

Ken Chan 時光機 1.4.2.1

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（我暫時不記得，他以下說話的上半句是什麼。）

… 如何不是那樣，我就毋須於，放榜當天的晚上，在家裡哭。唉！還是不說了。

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— Me@2019-01-18 03:47:50 PM

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Publish! 11

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— Me@2011.07.03

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# Ken Chan 時光機 2.2

— Me@2019-01-06 02:18:47 PM

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