To realize is to realize, 1.2

For example, when you ask “how to be a polite person”, you become a polite person.

In other words, when you realize that you should be a polite person, that polite person is realized at that moment.

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The ultimate self-fulfilling prophecies:

1. free will or not

2. god or no god

3. afterlife or not

4. future spouse exists or not

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Why self-fulfilling?

1. free will or not

If we knew the exact physical laws and all the data of the present state of the universe, we would be able to predict, with 100% accuracy, the state of the universe at any future moment.

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In theory, the exact physical laws exist, whether we know them or not. Also, in theory, all the details of the present state of the universe exist, whether we know them or not.

So in theory, there is no free will, because the future is already fixed, by the physical laws.

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However, even if we knew the exact physical laws, it would be still logically impossible to get all the data of the present state of the whole universe, because it is logically impossible for any observer to observe itself directly. For example, no camera can take a picture of itself directly.

So “in practice”, which is actually “in theory”, there is free will, because logically, no one can predict, with 100% accuracy, your future actions.

— Me@2021-04-16 04:45:47 PM

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2021.04.16 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

嶄新的世界 4

二百萬 3 | 如此仙子 1.5 | 鐵達尼極限 2.7 | 尋覓 1.10 | 已婚單身 1.6 | Singles 1.6

這段改編自 2010 年 10 月 14 日的對話。

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然後,我們回到「你倆其中一方,要去外國升學」的問題。這個如果發生在我身上,我不會覺得是問題;因為,如果是外星人的愛情,就不太需要一定在一起。反而,我最重視的是,關注對方的短期生活,過得快不快樂;和長期人生,過得有沒有意義。

如果你的「愛情」是純粹為了,追求「愛情的感覺」的話,那你所謂的愛情,就是只是自私的愛情。如果只是自私的愛情,即使不是一方外地升學,即使在一起,也不會維持得到。

所以,如果是真正長久愛情的話,就不會是自私的。真正永久愛情,就是「不需要愛情的愛情」,就是「不需要愛情感覺的愛情」。愛情的核心,並不是感覺,而是兩個心靈的獨有關係。

始於外在條件,而成於形上。

亦即是話,如果我的另一半,有大理想要追求的話,我一定會支持,甚至一同去追求。即使要的分隔(例如)四年,我也不會太介意。(如果是永久的分隔,則是另一個話題,暫且不談。)

那如何維繫感情呢?

首先,你要知道,何謂「感情」。

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「感情」者,「感受相同情境」也。

動物間,所能感受的相同情境,可能只有物理世界,即是日常生活。而精靈仙子間,所能感受和創造的相同情境,則不只有物理世界,亦不限於日常生活。只要你倆在分隔期間,持續有超時空搞作,感情方能維持,甚至加深。

例如,你倆可以共同研究,留學那科的學術題目。

又例如,你倆可以共同編寫一個網誌。

再例如,你倆共同經營一個網站。

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最好的共同情境,就是共同創作。「共同創作」就是,共同創造一個,嶄新的世界。

— Me@2021-02-27 08:40:29 AM

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2021.03.10 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

To realize is to realize, 1.1

realize

1. (transitive) To become aware of

2. (formal, transitive) To make real

— Wiktionary

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Sometimes, just realization itself is already a realization.

Realization has two meanings.

Sometimes, when you realize something, you realize that something at that very moment.

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察覺

~ 實現

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For example, when you ask “how to be a polite person”, you become a polite person.

In other words, when you realize that you should be a polite person, that polite person is realized at that moment.

— Me@2021-02-19 06:32:05 AM

— Me@2021-03-02 04:39:33 PM

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2021.03.03 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

大腦物理性損毀不是比喻, 2

權力來源 2.1

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大多數人相信沒用,苟且偷生,什麼都不做,少數人去做,就真的沒用,而且還要被大多數人背叛出賣。大多數人相信有用,去做一點點,就真的有用。所以有用沒用不是獨立於人的行為的客觀事實,而純粹是人選擇的結果,這是典型的博弈問題。您國命運就是您國人選擇的結果,也就是所謂報應,不能怪任何別人[。]

— 李穎

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2020.08.04 Tuesday ACHK

機遇創生論 1.3

這段改編自 2010 年 4 月 18 日的對話。

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你可以花一生的時間,去令到自己受歡迎;但是,你的喪禮將會有多少人出席,還要視乎當日的天氣。

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萬事俱備,只欠東風時,就應該立刻離開,讓東風做事,不要阻礙東風。

亦即是話,一件事情的發展結果,受眾多因素影響。有些你控制得到,有些你控制不到。你既要盡力處理,你控制得到的部分,亦同時要盡力去忽略,你控制不到的部分。

千萬不要干涉,大自然的內政,因為,那只會弄巧反拙。

例如,如果你想受人歡迎,你可以做的,就是認真工作,善待自已,以誠待人等。最終會不會受歡迎,那不在你控制範圍。

試想想,如果你企圖保證,自己受歡迎的話,情形會怎樣?

情形就是,你會不斷地提醒他人,你自己的存在。那只會為他人,帶來極大的滋擾。那反而會令你討厭。

原理上,你就應該化成磁鐵,盡其在我地,增加自身的吸引力。重點是,你只可以吸引,而不能拉扯。

正如磁鐵一樣,它只能吸引磁性物質。其他東西,並不會受其吸引。

題外話:而更重要的問題是,為什麼要追求「受歡迎」呢?「受歡迎」的好處,真的大於壞處嗎?

而「不要干涉大自然的內政」,並不代表,「種子論」是「被動」、「消極」的。或者說,那是有意義的「被動」和有策略的「消極」。

那並不是負面意思下的被動消極,原因是「種子論」的行動三部曲,其實也相當上進積極。

第一部,要盡你自己的能力,獲取最多的情報,有關哪裡的土壤,最有機會讓農作物茁壯成長。然後,在那些範圍播種。沒有種子,就不可能有果實。 

第二部,有種子,亦不一定會果實。所以,你要積極不做事,積極去等待。除了定期的灌溉和施肥等工序外,並沒有任何行動,令你可以保證某單一棵植物,一定開花結果。

第三部,而要訓練到自已,習慣在適當的地方和時間,去「積極不做事,積極去等待」的技巧是,先做其他東西,同時在其他土壤播種。

而這正正回應了第一部:正正是因為,在某一指定地方有成果的機會極細,你要在最多的土壤,灑下最多的機遇種子;而底線是,不要多到自己管理不到。

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一件事情的發展結果,受眾多因素影響。有些你控制得到,有些你控制不到。你既要盡力處理,你控制得到的部分,亦同時要盡力去忽略,你控制不到的部分。

While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of those actions. Consequences are governed by natural law.

— The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

— Stephen R. Covey

那只是理論比喻。執行「種子論」的真正難度在於,有時,在事情完結前,很難去分清該事件中的哪些部分,是「可控部分」,而哪些部分,卻是「不可控部分」。

亦即是話,「謀事在人,成事在天」之中,哪些部分而要由「你」去「謀」,而哪些地方是由「天」去「成」,事前不一定知道。

所以,那不會有公式答案,只能靠自己或他人的學術知識和實際經驗。

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can change,

and the wisdom to distinguish the two.

「經驗」的近義詞,是「錯誤」。它們不同義的地方,在於「經驗」可以累積,「錯誤」不一定可以累積。

「種子論」的重點,並不是給予你,一條必勝的方程式。

「種子論」的重點是,令你知道,無論如何,你也會遇到無數次的失敗;那是正常不過的事。「種子論」的重點是,令你不再害怕失敗,從而,你會勇於嘗試,敢於超大量地犯錯。

「種子論」的重點是,重複犯同一個錯誤本身,並不能提高成功的機會率。

「種子論」所要求的「不斷犯錯」是,每次也是「新的錯誤」。「新錯誤」的意思,並不只是相對於你來說是「新」,而是相對全人類來說,都是「新」。

別人犯過的錯誤,你也不可以再犯。

一千萬次的失敗,可以兌換一次的成功。

而一次的成功,卻可以兌換一千萬次的應用。

— Me@2020-02-24 10:52:08 PM

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2020.02.24 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

機遇創生論 1.2

這段改編自 2010 年 4 月 18 日的對話。

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還有,「人生攻略理論」令人聯想到很多東西,而大部分也不是,我們那個合體大理論的內容。

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「緣份攻略」都不行,因為感覺有點怪。

(安:那就不如叫做「緣份理論」。)

「理論」很空泛。不應把「理論」,視為名字的一部分。

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不如就直接收做「機械人生論」啦,因為那個大統一理論,其實就即是「人生攻略」。

這個大統一理論的成員,包括(但不止於):

精簡圖:

種子論
反白論
完備知識論

自由決定論

它們可以大統一的成因,在於它們除了各個自成一國外,還可以合體理解和應用。

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詳細圖:

種子論 可遇不可求

你只能控制因,不能控制果。事情結果,除了受你的因以外,還受千百萬樣其他因素影響。所以,人生的大目標之中,很多也只有極細的成功機會率。

第一方面,如果你很努力做事,事情仍不能如你所願的話,不要覺得很奇怪。

第二方面,做事時,不要過份用力之外,亦不要在不適當的地方用力。

比喻說,你向心儀示愛後,就只能等待她的答覆,讓她決定,接不接受你的愛意。

示愛以後,並沒有任何東西你可以做,從而控制到她去喜歡你,因為,那是她的自由。

你唯一可以做的是,遠在示愛之前,就積極提升自己的外貌和人格等,從而提高,她喜歡你的機會率。

在適當的地方用力以後,要懂得「放手」,讓事情自己發展。

把手緊握 什麼都沒有
把手放開 你得到一切

萬事俱備,只欠東風時,就應該立刻離開,讓東風做事,不要阻礙東風。

亦即是話,一件事情的發展結果,受眾多因素影響。有些你控制得到,有些你控制不到。你既要盡力處理,你控制得到的部分,亦同時要盡力去忽略,你控制不到的部分。

千萬不要干涉,大自然的內政,因為,那只會弄巧反拙。

— Me@2020-02-15 07:17:00 AM

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2020.02.15 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Pandemonium, 2

Batman: You sold us out, Clark. You gave them the power that should have been ours. Just like your parents taught you. My parents taught me a different lesson… lying on this street… shaking in deep shock… dying for no reason at all. They showed me that the world only makes sense when you force it to.

— Batman

— The Dark Knight Returns

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2019.12.21 Saturday ACHK

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.

So, tell me the answer!

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

接觸永恆 2

Publish! 11

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每個人,都需要有作品。

你的作品,就是你的人生意義。

每個人,都依靠自己的作品來生存。

作品,就是一些,不會隨自己的消失而消失的東西。

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你,有沒有自己的作品?

— Me@2011.07.03

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2019.01.13 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Almost nothing new

The most valuable insights are both general and surprising. F = ma for example. But general and surprising is a hard combination to achieve. That territory tends to be picked clean, precisely because those insights are so valuable.

Because these start out so general, you only need a small delta of novelty to produce a useful insight.

A small delta of novelty is all you’ll be able to get most of the time. Which means if you take this route your ideas will seem a lot like ones that already exist. Sometimes you’ll find you’ve merely rediscovered an idea that did already exist. But don’t be discouraged. Remember the huge multiplier that kicks in when you do manage to think of something even a little new.

It’s not true that there’s nothing new under the sun. There are some domains where there’s almost nothing new. But there’s a big difference between nothing and almost nothing, when it’s multiplied by the area under the sun.

— General and Surprising

— Paul Graham

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2018.04.22 Sunday ACHK

The favorite place to find work

fecak 4 months ago

The problem with job boards is that unless they are rather unknown, everyone is using them. Applying through boards is essentially like getting into the back of a line and hoping you get noticed.

When I coach job seekers on finding new work, I typically encourage them to be careful not to spend too much time on the boards, and instead rely on their networks/meetups or personal research.

Using LinkedIn to search for open jobs is similar to using any other site, but it’s greatest value is as a research tool.

Say you’re a Python programmer in a suburb somewhere and you’re looking for a new gig. If you use LinkedIn to search “Python” and set a geographic preference, your results will likely be other Python programmers in the area. Where do they work? Where did they used to work? Sometimes LinkedIn will offer other profiles in the sidebar (“people also viewed”) – click those and see where they worked. Now you’ve got a list of companies that have employed Python devs, so you can do a bit more research to see if they are the type of place you might want to work – and pay no attention to whether or not they have any jobs listed on their site.

Once you found some companies that interest you, use LinkedIn to figure out the best person to reach out to. Might be their CTO if it’s a small shop, could be an internal recruiter or hiring manager for a larger firm. Make the approach, tell them why you’re interested in the company, and make a soft close to try and get them to agree to a conversation.

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iridium 4 months ago

Something I read a while ago that stuck with me – ‘When you are looking for a new opportunity, you are really just looking for a person.

This reframing totally changed how I look for new jobs, and what suprised me more was how willing people were to refer me, even if they had never met me.

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fecak 4 months ago

That is great advice, and to take it a step further I’d say not to focus on getting an interview but rather a conversation.

If people you haven’t met are referring you, you are already doing something right.

— Ask HN: What is your favorite place to find work? | Hacker News

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2018.03.21 Wednesday ACHK

Writers

keenerd 9 hours ago

> Three practices set romance writers up for success: they welcome newcomers, they share competitive information and they ask advice from newbies.

That last one is interesting. People entering a field do so for a reason. It might just be to do a job and get paid, but it could also be because no one is making what they want. Newbies unconsciously represent gaps in the market where someone with better execution could make a killing.

Brb, got to dive beginner programming forums and look at the types of projects that are so pressing that someone is willing to learn how to program.

— What gig workers can learn from romance writers

— Hacker News

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2018.03.08 Thursday by ACHK

Physical information

Information itself may be loosely defined as “that which can distinguish one thing from another”. The information embodied by a thing can thus be said to be the identity of the particular thing itself, that is, all of its properties, all that makes it distinct from other (real or potential) things. It is a complete description of the thing, but in a sense that is divorced from any particular language.

— Wikipedia on Physical information

2014.09.12 Friday ACHK