# Hacking Reality

Good marriage is better than no marriage.

No marriage is better than bad marriage.

— John T Reed

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Your wife should be the exception of the (brutal) reality of this world.

If someone is just another reality, better not to marry her.

— Me@2022-11-10 01:21:15 AM

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# 數學教育 7.5.3

A Fraction of Algebra, 2.3

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— Me@2022-06-21 11:51:20 AM

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# 數學教育 7.5.1

Genius 4.2.1 | A Fraction of Algebra, 2.1

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（安：但是，這個講法可能有一個問題。

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（安：去翻譯那些抽象數學概念，到其他範疇，或者日常生活。）

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1. 對數學（及其他學問人生），有極大興趣；

2. 遇到合理的老師和書籍：

3. 極超大量的背誦和練習：

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— Me@2022.05.02 11:48 PM

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# Politics, 2

Try something impossible, 3 | Impossible self, 2

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The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.

— Hillary Clinton

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2019.11.03 Sunday ACHK

# PhD, 3.7.1

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（問：根據你的講法，好像大部分情況下，都不應該讀研究院似的。）

（問：為什麼不講實際情況，而要講理想情況。講理想情況，即是脫離現實、執行不到。那不是浪費時間嗎？）

（問：但是，現實可能同理想，相差「十萬八千里」。）

（問：那麼小的進步，又有什麼用呢？）

（問：那樣，你心目中的理想情況是什麼？）

— Me@2019-05-18 03:14:02 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

# The fallacy of average

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Those in the print media who dismiss the writing online because of its low average quality are missing an important point: no one reads the average blog. In the old world of channels, it meant something to talk about average quality, because that’s what you were getting whether you liked it or not. But now you can read any writer you want. So the average quality of writing online isn’t what the print media are competing against. They’re competing against the best writing online. And, like Microsoft, they’re losing.

— What Business Can Learn from Open Source

— Paul Graham

— Me@2011.08.23

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2018.12.14 Friday ACHK

# 大學選工 2

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「半失業」的意思是，你要暫時做一些，沒有前途的工作。那不會是你嚮往的經歷，因為，你不會事先知道，那個「暫時」，會「暫到何時」。

— Me@2015.03.29

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— Me@2015.03.24

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# 天人天書 1.2.1

（安：你彷彿收集了很多「神作」。你最初是怎樣知道，那些「神作」的存在？）

（安：但是，可以叫做「神作」，即是十分難得。換句話說，遇到的機會率較微。間中給你遇到一兩本「神作」，並不出奇。但是，你好像遇見過，大量的「神作」。那就十分奇怪。）

— Me@2014.10.02

# Try something impossible, 2

— 孔子

2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

— Clarke’s Three Laws

— Arthur C. Clarke

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

— T. S. Eliot

We need to believe in the impossible in order to remove the improbable.

— based on Oscar Wilde

— Me@2014.02.07

# Know-how

Sciences and Technologies, 2

a technology

~ a technique

~ a hack

~ a piece of non-general knowledge

— Me@2013-12-20 6:50 PM

# Sciences and Technologies

Sciences are the generals; technologies are the particulars.

— Me@2013-12-09 10:22:42 AM

# 希望

— Me@2013.10.17 15.11.41

— Me@2013-07-23 08:41:41 PM

# Try something impossible

— 孔子

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Sometimes you have to try something “impossible”, because you are looking for exceptions.

Even if you cannot find any existing exceptions, you may still be able to create some new ones, in case the opportunity cost is still acceptable.

— Me@2013-08-19 12:37:42 AM

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