Interest, 3

1. The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed

2. A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity

— Wiktionary

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If you have a lot of interests now, you will have a lot of interests.

興趣造就利息。

— Me@2021-03-03 05:23:49 PM

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利息

~ 休息時自生之利

~ 自動收入

— Me@2021-03-03 05:25:42 PM

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2021.03.06 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Upgrade path, 2

In order to get yourself to do something, give a future to it.

— Me@2011.08.07

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Futurize my job.

— Me@2011.08.07

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Sometimes, I want to do something but have no motivation to do it.

For example, I wanted to do the exercises of a Superspring textbook. So I decided that I would publish my exercise solutions.

Then, since my exercise solutions would have long term use, I was willing to spend a lot of time working on them.

— Me@2021-02-02 11:47:29 PM

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2021.02.03 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Superpower

Impossible self, 2 | 電腦輪迴觀 4.2

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ability 能力

~ you can access your own time to do things

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power 權力

~ weighted ability

~ amplified ability

~ super ability

~ 超過一人之力

~ you can access also our people’s time to do things

— Me@2020-04-17 09:00:44 PM

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Freedom is being able to make decisions that affect mainly you; power is being able to make decisions that affect others more than you. If we confuse power with freedom, we will fail to uphold real freedom.

— Freedom or Power?

— Bradley M. Kuhn and Richard M. Stallman

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So the term “superpower” is actually redundant, because “power” already means “super-ability”, the ability to access more than one person’s time.

— Me@2020-04-18 07:41:36 PM

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In daily life, “power” is often used as a synonym of “ability”. In this sense, “superpower” is the ability to access more than one person’s time.

In this context, with our people’s agreement, other people are your superpower. Also, you are our people’s superpower.

— Me@2020-04-18 03:58:32 PM

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2020.04.19 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

財政自由 1.2

(問:那就即是話,要在還年青時,就賺到一生夠用的金錢?

為什麼要選擇,那麼難的目標?)

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(問:但是,財政自由,又可以如何實現呢?)

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首先,要有一個概念,就是:

長遠而言,為生不可靠「售賣時間」,而要靠「創造價值」。

例如,你是一位音樂演奏家。如果你的收入,主要來自去現場演出的話,那就為之,以「售賣時間」為生。

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假設,作為音樂演奏家的你,今次的主要收入,再不是來自去現場演出,而是靠灌錄唱片來售賣的話,你就是以「創造價值」為生。那就再不只是「一分耕耘,一分收穫」了。你的收入,再不取決於,你花了多少時間演奏;而是取決於,你演奏的質素。那樣,你的收入,再不只是,靠主動去賺取,還同時有另一部分,可以被動地接收。

前者可以稱為「主動收入」;而後者則可稱為「自動收入」。

(問:依靠「售賣時間」而來的收入,就為之「主動收入」?

倚賴「創造價值」而來的收入,就即是「自動收入」?)

無錯。

(問:有自動生成收入的話,就當然十分高興。但是,那些「自動收入」,又從何而來呢?

你講的例子,我很難執行。

我又不是音樂家。即使是音樂家,大賣唱片,或者開到大型演奏會的,萬中無一。)

那並不是非黑即白。我並不是叫你,將你所有的靠「售賣時間」的收入來源,立刻刪除,百分百改為「創造價值」。

第一步應是,正職以外先加多,起碼一個收入來源;不論那一個新的賺錢方法,在開始時,賺到的有多微薄。

重點是,那方法的方向正確,長遠而言,可以令你收入中的自動部分,比重越來越多。

— Me@2019-09-10 08:33:38 PM

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2019.09.14 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

財政自由 1.1

(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。)

在理想的情況下,你可能應該讀研究院。

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(問:那樣,你心目中的理想情況是什麼?)

假設你已經有財政自由,你就有可能,適合讀研究院;…

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(問:那就即是話,要在還年青時,就賺到一生夠用的金錢?
為什麼要選擇,那麼難的目標?)

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(問:但是,財政自由,又可以如何實現呢?)

首先,要有一個概念,就是:

長遠而言,為生不可靠「售賣時間」,而要靠「創造價值」。

例如,你是一位音樂演奏家。如果你的收入,主要來自去現場演出的話,那就為之,以「售賣時間」為生。

「售賣時間」的致命傷是,收入不可倍增放大。那就是所謂的「一分耕耘,一分收穫」。

(問:「一分耕耘,一分收穫」有什麼問題?)

連基本正常的生活,也可能推持不到。

例如,衣食住行是必須的。即使只講「住」,如果你的收入來源,只有薪金的話,你也要花十至三十年(或以上)的時間,才可以累積到有足夠的金錢,去支付買房子所需的首期。

— Me@2019-08-21 07:40:35 PM

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2019.08.23 Friday (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

Euler Formula

Exponential, 2
 

a^x

general exponential increase ~ the effects are cumulative
 
e^x

natural exponential increase ~ every step has immediate and cumulative effects

— Me@2014-10-29 04:44:51 PM
 

exponent growth

e^x = \lim_{n \to \infty} \left(1 + \frac{x}{n}\right)^n

~ compound interest effects with infinitesimal time intervals
 

multiply -1

~ rotate to the opposite direction

(rotate the position vector of a number on the real number line to the opposite direction)

~ rotate 180 degrees
 

multiply i

~ rotate to the perpendicular direction

~ rotate 90 degrees
 

For example, the complex number (3, 0) times i equals (0, 3):

3 \times i = 3 i
(3, 0) (0, 1) = (0, 3)
 

multiplying i

~ change the direction to the one perpendicular to the current moving direction

(current moving direction ~ the direction of a number’s position vector)
 

exponential growth with an imaginary amount

e^{i \theta} = \lim_{n \to \infty} \left( 1 + \frac{i \theta}{n} \right)^n

~ change the direction to the one perpendicular to the current moving direction continuously

~ rotate \theta radians

— Me@2016-06-05 04:04:13 PM
 
 
 
2016.06.08 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by 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

Inception 4.1

潛行凶間 4.1 | 如何拯救眾生 5.1 | 無限複製 5.1

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What’s the most resilient parasite? A bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm?

An idea.

Resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea’s taken hold in the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. A person can cover it up, ignore it – but it stays there.

Information, yes. But an idea? Fully formed, understood? That sticks… (taps forehead) In there, somewhere.

— Inception (film)

— Me@2011.01.18

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2011.01.18 Tuesday ACHK

如何拯救眾生 2

How to improve the world indefinitely?

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There is law of conservation of energy.
There is law of conservation of mass.
But, there is no law of conservation of ideas.

能量守恆,
質量守恆,
意念不守恆,
程式可以無限複製.

— Me

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If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange apples, we both still only have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, we each now have two ideas.

— George Bernard Shaw

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. . . it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, …

— Thomas Jefferson

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2008.10.21 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

如何拯救眾生 1

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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. — Carl Jung

Generalized Newton’s Third Law: You cannot change others without being changed. — John Wheeler

改變別人時, 你也會被改變. — Me

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You are an A person. You befriend with an F person. The result is that your friend becomes a better person, you become a worse person. In theory, you become a C person. Your friend becomes a C person. In practice, since being a bad person is much easier than being a good person, you two will become both F people. — Me

無友不如己者. — 孔子

Be slow in making friends, slower in changing. — Benjamin Franklin

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. — Ray Bradbury

If you hire all A people, he said, they’ll also hire A people. But if you hire B people, they’ll hire the C people and then it’s all over. — Joel Spolsky

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So that means you cannot help anyone weaker than you?

NO.

Instead, you should help others. But you have to help others in a smart way. — Me

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How?

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. . . it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

— Thomas Jefferson

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2008.10.22 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Market price 2

Joel Spolsky

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Livingston: If people have to pay more, they take the product more seriously?

Spolsky: Definitely. There was a five-user license that was like $199, and that just feels like shareware, practically. But today, when you say that a ten-user license is $999, it starts to feel like a more substantial product. In that market, it still is actually a good deal. But you really have to have a price point that conveys what you think the product positioning should be. Many people will judge where your product fits in the market based on its price.

— Joel Spolsky, Cofounder, Fog Creek Software

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2010.11.23 Tuesday ACHK