Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Ten Facts

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

1. If you taste something while listening to a high pitched noise, it will taste sweeter and a low pitched noise will make it taste bitterer.
2. If you chew asparagus in the dark while looking in a mirror, you can see that it glows in the dark
3. Technically, Manhattan is a part of New Jersey
4. Archery was independently invented by eighteen different ancient cultures, but all haberdashery stems from a single source.
5. If heated under appropriate conditions, a solid chunk of ice can reach a temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit before melting.
6. Ten percent of all males and twelve percent of all females are born with a tiny pair of vestigial teeth in their elbows.
7. Even though cheetahs are the fastest animals running forwards, the fastest animal running backwards is the hippopotamus.
8. It is logically impossible to express the idea of a doorknob in French, German, or Spanish.
9. For any given year, there is a reliable statistical correlation between the average price of a six-pack of beer in the United States and the average amount of rainfall measured in inches.
10. Many people have a so-called “third nipple” but the first recorded case of a “second penis” belonged to none other than Benjamin Franklin

Oxbridge Word Ninja

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

As of this moment, Google shows no hits for “Oxbridge Word Ninja“, but when it does, they will be found, among other places, here and here.

new, old, and newold

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

petemandik.com updates:

In petemandik.com/philosophy:

My doctoral dissertation: Objective Subjectivity: Allocentric and Egocentric Representations in Thought and Experience

and

A new location for my Neurophilosophy Bibilography

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Monday, July 11th, 2005

New on petemandik.com/philosophy:

Paper:

Evolving Artificial Minds and Brains

. (

with Mike Collins and Alex Vereschagin). Categorisation, Mental States, and Development. Andrea Schalley and Drew Khlentzos (eds.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers.

Talk:

Consciousness and the Computational Interface Between Egocentric and Allocentric Representations

. Presented at Neurophilosophy: The State of the Art. Caltech. (June 21, 2005)

Blogged by Bloggers on a Blog

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

With the power invested in me, by me, in the name of me, I hereby blog the fact that I've been blogged.

http://www.arizonaphilosophy.com/?p=123

Thus Spaketh…Me.

P.S.

Shout outs to: The Uriah

petemandik.com updates

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

petemandik.com site updates:

new Philosophy page including…

Phenomenal Consciousness and the Allocentric-Egocentric Interface in R. Buccheri et al. (eds.); Endophysics, Time, Quantum and the Subjective. World Scientific Publishing Co.

On the Alleged Transparency of Conscious Experience. CUNY Graduate Center Philosophy Colloquium Series (March 2, 2005)

Reductive and Representational Explanation in Synthetic Neuroethology. Presented to the CUNY Graduate Center Cognitive Science Symposium and Discussion Group (December 10, 2004)

Smax Attax Robot Contest

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Smax Attax Robot Contest

The Winner: The designer of the most impressive looking laser-wielding, earth destroying robot.
The Prize: You'll see.
The Deadline: Whenever
The Rules: I make 'em up as I go along. As do you.

Freeman Dyson

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Fun with Freeman Dyson on wikipedia

Astrochicken

and

Dyson's Eternal Intelligence

Winning is for Winners

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Window Shopping
Originally uploaded by clevortrevor.

The Smax Attax photocontest is over and the winner of the flikr pro account is for her awesome pic “Window Shopping.” It was tough to pic [sic] a winner. So many entries were top notch and several people even figured out the the rules. But I gotta tell you, I prefer peeps to landscapes every time and any suggestion that peeps are just broken robots, well, I'm a sucker for that sorta stuff.

Thanks to all who played.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005

CONTEST!