Archive for April, 2004

To Boldly Blow. . .

Thursday, April 29th, 2004

NASA's war against S E X I N S P A C E !!!!!!

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/story.jsp?story=516336

Space Balls

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Some balls are held for charity, and some for fancy dress

But the balls that are smooth enough to be mounted in space born gyroscopes for the verification of Einsteinian space-time curvature are the balls that I like best.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3639193.stm

Bâton de Joie

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

“I'm stirring up the swamp with my Bâton de Joie.”

Quantum Mechanical Bull

Monday, April 26th, 2004

I've always hated the Copenhagen and Many-Worlds interpretations of QM. I find them philosophically offensive. And now, perhaps, they may have been experimentally falsified. Yay!

http://www.kathryncramer.com/wblog/archives/000530.html

Mandik World Tour April Dates

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

Conférencier Pete Mandik, Université Paterson

15-16 avril: Université du Québec à Montréal Département de philosophie

Conférence : «Varieties of representation in Evolved and Embodied Neural Networks»
Période Jeudi 15 avril à 11h30
Lieu PK-5115
Adresse Président-Kennedy (PK), 201, av. Président-Kennedy (Métro Place-des-Arts)
Coût Entrée libre

Conférence : «The Neural Correlates of Visual Consciousness»
16 avril

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22-24 Avril: ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LETTRES ET SCIENCES HUMAINES Lyon, France

Journées APPROCHE DYNAMIQUE DE LA COGNITION,EMERGENTISME & REPRESENTATIONALISME

Conférence : «Evolution, Emergence, and Representational Realism»

New Porn

Sunday, April 4th, 2004

file under future fetish:

Tourette's Girls: Chicks with Tics

Mind Mods

Friday, April 2nd, 2004

Body modification is stupid. I'm into mind mods.

Mods I already have:

I had my concept of God pierced by Cantor's proof of the existence of transfinite cardinalites.

My conception of number has been fully axiomatized.

Languages: English, French, Fortran, NQC, and the Sentential and Predicate Calculi

Mods I want to get:

I want to directly introspect my own brain states as brain states.

I want simultaneously believe in the objective truth of an ethical theory (preferably some combination of utilitarianism and social contract theory) while having the courage to admit that I'm willfully immoral.

Languages: Japanese, Swedish, and Modal Logic (S4 and S5)