Ra’s al Ghul

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Planned cast

Bale said he would return if Nolan did. Aaron Eckhart had expressed his enthusiasm to return for a sequel if asked, although he later stated Nolan verified that his character, Harvey Dent, is dead. Nolan confirmed that the ensemble cast from the first two films will be returning. Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway have been cast as Bane and Selina Kyle. Juno Temple has been cast in a role described as a “street-smart Gotham girl”. Josh Pence was cast as a young Ra’s al Ghul, with his scenes to take place thirty years before the events of Batman Begins. Nestor Carbonell is in negotiations to reprise his role as Mayor Anthony Garcia. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been cast as John Blake, “a Gotham City beat cop,” along with Marion Cotillard, who will be portraying Miranda Tate, “a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham”.

— Wikipedia on The Dark Knight Rises

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2011.04.30 Saturday ACHK

Write 2

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Don’t write the essay readers expect; one learns nothing from what one expects. And don’t write the way they taught you to in school.

— Paul Graham

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2011.03.19 Saturday ACHK

Me

My self-summary

I am a physicist by nature, an educator by miracle, and a writer by destiny. — Me@2010.09.21

What I’m doing with my life

Transforming myself by transforming other people’s lives. — Me@2010.09.21

I’m really good at

… being amazing. — Me@2010.09.21

The first things people usually notice about me

I am always with my Palm computer. — Me@2010.09.21

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

Contact(超時空接觸)

Life is Beautiful(一個快樂的傳說)

Back to the Future(回到未來)

— Me@2000

I spend a lot of time thinking about

Physics and Love

Dear Mrs. Chown,

Ignore your son’s attempts to teach you physics. Physics isn’t the most important thing. Love is.

Best wishes,
Richard Feynman

— Me@2010.09.21

The most private thing I’m willing to admit

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

— Albert Einstein

You should message me if

… you are curious about the world and you value joy, truth, beauty and justice more than “success”.

— Me@2010.09.21, Based on Richard Stallman

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2011.03.05 Saturday (c) ACHK

Building your own brand

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Ultimately, you have to decide which is more important — building your own brand, or building the brand of the website you’re contributing to? While these two concepts are not necessarily opposed, I strongly urge everyone reading this to err on the side of building your own brand whenever possible. Websites tend to come and go; the only sensible long term strategy is to invest in something that’s guaranteed to be around for the rest of your life: you.

— Are You a Digital Sharecropper?

— programming and human factors

— by Jeff Atwood

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2011.02.13 Sunday ACHK

Inception 11

如何拯救眾生 4

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<<Inception>> contains most of the important topics I have thought of in these few months:

1. Multi-mind

2. Layers of consciousness

3. Dream time

4. Lucid dream

5. Idea/software as a way to save Earth people

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The deeper the consciousness, the more powerful it is.

The deepest layer is the Light.

The Light of everyone is the same.

— Me@2010.08.06

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人同此心,心同此理

— Me@2010.08.09

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2011.01.15 Saturday (c) ACHK

Good design

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Good design is timeless. Strangely enough, if you want to make something that will appeal to future generations, one way to do it is to try to appeal to past generations. It’s hard to guess what the future will be like, but we can be sure it will be like the past in caring nothing for present fashions. So if you can make something that appeals to people today and would also have appealed to people in 1500, there is a good chance it will appeal to people in 2500.

— Paul Graham

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2011.01.07 Friday ACHK

Original

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* Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.

* A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word just as good.

* Genius borrows nobly. When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors, Landor replies: “Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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2011.01.04 Tuesday ACHK

Library of Alexandria

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The first known library of its kind to gather a serious collection of books from beyond its country’s borders, the Library at Alexandria was charged with collecting all the world’s knowledge. It did so through an aggressive and well-funded royal mandate involving trips to the book fairs of Rhodes and Athens and a (potentially apocryphal or exaggerated) policy of pulling the books off every ship that came into port. They kept the original texts and made copies to send back to their owners.

— Wikipedia on Library of Alexandria

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2010.12.12 Sunday ACHK

Alternatives to Wikipedia

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More open alternatives to Wikipedia.

Deletionists rule Wikipedia. Ironically, they’re constrained by print-era thinking. What harm does it do if an online reference has a long tail of articles that are only interesting to a few people, so long as everyone can still find whatever they’re looking for? There is room to do to Wikipedia what Wikipedia did to Britannica.

— Startup Ideas We’d Like to Fund

— Paul Graham, July 2008

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2010.12.11 Saturday ACHK

蒙田

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* 愛默生在日記中提到《嘗試集》:「剖開這些字,會有血流出來;那是有血管的活體。」 (Cut these words, and they would bleed; they are vascular and alive.)

* 尼采談到蒙田:「世人對生活的熱情,由於這樣一個人的寫作而大大提高了。」

— 維基百科

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2010.12.05 Sunday ACHK

In between frames

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Scott McCloud’s classic book on comics explains a lot more than comics.

A key part of his thesis is that comic books work because the action takes place between the frames. Our imagination fills in the gaps between what happened in that frame and this frame, which means that we’re as much involved as the illustrator and author are in telling the story.

Marketing, it turns out, works precisely the same way.

— Seth Godin

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2010.11.26 Friday ACHK

Write a book

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Someone once said that the world would be a better place if people only wrote books because they had something to say, rather than because they wanted to write a book.

— Paul Graham

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2010.11.12 Friday ACHK

Six Principles for Making New Things

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Here it is: I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly.

If you work on overlooked problems, you’re more likely to discover new things, because you have less competition. If you deliver solutions informally, you (a) save all the effort you would have had to expend to make them look impressive, and (b) avoid the danger of fooling yourself as well as your audience. And if you release a crude version 1 then iterate, your solution can benefit from the imagination of nature, which, as Feynman pointed out, is more powerful than your own.

— Paul Graham

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2010.06.18 Friday ACHK