# Nuclear power, 2

In Search of Stupidity, 2

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The exciting thing about market economies is that stupidity equals opportunity.

— Paul Graham

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politics ~ capitalize on stupidity [to get things done]

— Me@2011.06.24

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Stupidity is like nuclear power; it can be used for good or evil.

— Dilbert

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# 機遇創生論 1.6.3

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「通用知識」的意思是，每人日常也需要知道的東西，例如，健康、財政、人際、時間管理等。

As we get older, generic reading becomes less and less useful. We then gain new knowledge mostly by personal life experience and directed reading.

— paraphrasing John T. Reed

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— Me@2020-08-11 03:09:13 PM

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# 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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# Two dimensional time 5.2.2

time direction ~ direction of change

multiple time directions ~ multiple directions of change

— Me@2019-12-22 04:38:47 PM

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the first dimension of time ~ direction of change

the second dimension of time ~ direction of change of changes

— Me@2019-12-22 04:46:47 PM

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# 回到過去 3.2

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experience 2016 = reach 2017

— Me@2017-02-21 07:34:37 AM

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having experienced the whole year of 2016

= having reached the beginning of the year 2017

— Me@2019-11-08 07:33:28 PM

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# 寧化飛灰，不作浮塵

And what of that truth which more than anything else gives me confidence in Hong Kong? The truth is this. The qualities, the beliefs, the ideals that have made Hong Kong’s present will still be here to shape Hong Kong’s future.

Hong Kong, it seems to me, has always lived by the author, Jack London’s credo:

“I would rather be ashes than dust,
I would rather my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze,
Than it should be stifled in dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
With every atom of me in magnificent glow,
Than a sleepy and permanent planet.”

Whatever the challenges ahead, nothing should bring this meteor crashing to earth, nothing should snuff out its glow. I hope that Hong Kong will take tomorrow by storm. And when it does, History will stand and cheer.

「寧化飛灰，不作浮塵。

— Christopher Francis Patten

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2019.10.13 Sunday ACHK

# 事件實在論，更正

Event Realism | 事件實在論 6.1

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exist = can be found

— Me@2013.09.25

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If the consequences of an event cannot be found anymore, that event no longer exists.

— Me@2019.09.05

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The surprising implications of the original delayed-choice experiment led Wheeler to the conclusion that “no phenomenon is a phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon”, which is a very radical position. Wheeler famously said that the “past has no existence except as recorded in the present“, and that the Universe does not “exist, out there independent of all acts of observation”.

— Wikipedia on Wheeler’s delayed choice experiment

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「事件」並不完全「實在」。

— Me@2019-09-05 09:08:41 PM

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# Free will, 6

The factors are so many and so complex that no single observer can ever predict my actions with 100% accuracy, even in principle.

$\displaystyle{\equiv}$

I have free will.

— Me@2018-05-06 12:21:36 AM

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# Universe City

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A university is a city.

— Me@2011.08.23

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University ~ Universe City

— Me@2011.09.02

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# Visualizing higher dimensions

The trick of visualizing higher dimension is: not to visualize it.

— Wikipedia

— Me@2011.08.19

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Besides trying to visualize, there are other methods to understand higher dimensions.

— Me@2018-10-28 04:28:01 PM

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What is the meaning of visualization?

— Me@2018-09-02 4:35 pm

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feel ~ receive all the data at once

(This definition is not totally correct, but is useful in the meantime.)

visual ~ feel at once through eyes

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you can visualize a 3D object ~ you can see all of a 3D object at once

you cannot visualize a 4D object ~ you cannot see all of a 4D object at once

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Actually, you can only visualize a 2D object, such as a square.

You cannot visualize a 3D object, such as a cube.

That’s why the screen of any computer monitor is 2 dimensional, not 3.

— Me@2018-10-28 04:32:41 PM

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# Life, 3

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We exist in time because time is change.

Growing is part of the definition of life. Growing is a kind of change.

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Also, without time/change, there would be no thinking and no thoughts.

— Me@2017-12-26 11:42 am

— Me@2018-05-23 10:05:03 PM

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time ~ change

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Time is logically necessary if change is necessary.

— Me@2018-02-04 09:07:48 PM

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# Story, 7

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story ~ a storage device for pieces of experience

— Me@2017-09-25 11:37:10 PM

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# Privacy

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privacy ~ I don’t want to let you see my other selves

— Me@2011.08.19

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privacy ~ I don’t want to let you see my private selves

— Me@2017-07-15 6:28 AM

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# The language of Change 1.2

Energy conservation, 6.2 | Energy 5.2

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time ~ change

energy ~ the ability of _keeping_ changing

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constant velocity ~ the amount of an object’s change of position, measured with respect to its observer’s unit of change, is constant

$s = \Delta x$

$v = \frac{s}{\Delta t} = \frac{\Delta x}{\Delta t}$

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kinetic energy ~ the amount of the ability of keeping changing an object’s position

$\frac{1}{2} m v^2$ ~ the square of (the amount of change of position, relative to the observer’s unit of change)

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Energy difference is _not_ exactly a measurement of the amount of change, time interval is.

— Me@2018-02-20 09:39:30 AM

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