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Re: How are you today?

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:32 pm

Viscid wrote:Hey! How are you?
Good? Bad? Content? Miserable?
What's going on in your life?

I noticed there wasn't a thread for people to talk about their lives casually, so here it is.
I am very well thank-you!
I would of replied yesterday but it was somewhat far from a good day for myself.
I am relaxing at the moment, my shifts have changed and having a catch up on some of the things I have been meaning to write on, edit....
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Re: How are you today?

Post by Viscid » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:17 pm

Cittasanto wrote: I would of replied yesterday but it was somewhat far from a good day for myself.
All the more reason to post about it. :console:
Cittasanto wrote: I am relaxing at the moment, my shifts have changed and having a catch up on some of the things I have been meaning to write on, edit....
What sort of stuff do you write/edit?
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:52 pm

Viscid wrote:
Cittasanto wrote: I would of replied yesterday but it was somewhat far from a good day for myself.
All the more reason to post about it. :console:
it would of only been a rant. and I do not find ranting of use.
Cittasanto wrote: I am relaxing at the moment, my shifts have changed and having a catch up on some of the things I have been meaning to write on, edit....
What sort of stuff do you write/edit?[/quote]
see the links in my signature. there is another link to another page I post on on the links page.
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: How are you today?

Post by perkele » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:03 pm

I have to write my silly math thesis. But my brain is rotten.

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Modus.Ponens » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:41 pm

perkele wrote:I have to write my silly math thesis. But my brain is rotten.
What is it about?
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Re: How are you today?

Post by perkele » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:32 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote:
perkele wrote:I have to write my silly math thesis. But my brain is rotten.
What is it about?
Complex dynamics (Julia sets 'n stuff).
I have a certain family of rational functions, parametrized by one complex parameter and I have to classify all the possible types of dynamics that can occur, what kinds of Fatou components, and whether the Julia set is connected and so on.
So then I have some fancy looking picture in the parameter space for example, similar like the Mandelbrot set for the family of quadratic polynomials, and many other fancy pictures of the Julia sets that my computer can make. But I have to prove all the stuff that my computer tells me and understand what it really means and why it is like that and connect it with the theory. And somehow I've lost interest in that long ago.
I'd rather go to the forest and become a tree.

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:41 pm

I was hopin it was a+b=c
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: How are you today?

Post by perkele » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:06 pm

Cittasanto wrote:I was hopin it was a+b=c
I will try to include that and mention you in the acknowledgements. :P

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:12 pm

perkele wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:I was hopin it was a+b=c
I will try to include that and mention you in the acknowledgements. :P
:woohoo:
I will take full credit :tongue:

I subscribe to numberphile and watched this yesterday :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkBl7WKzzRw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; only reason I thought of it.
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: How are you today?

Post by perkele » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:26 pm

Cittasanto wrote:
perkele wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:I was hopin it was a+b=c
I will try to include that and mention you in the acknowledgements. :P
:woohoo:
I will take full credit :tongue:
Granted.
I subscribe to numberphile and watched this yesterday :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkBl7WKzzRw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; only reason I thought of it.
Haha, just watched it. I want to get out of this. I'm getting numerophobic.

Okay, enough chit-chat. Next task: drinking coffee.

May the force be with you.

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Re: How are you today?

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:58 pm

Greetings Viscid,
Viscid wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Ha, yeah, thanks. I'll see how it goes. I'll just be myself - that's the only sensible and honest way to do these things...
I don't know you very well, but judging from your Facebook and posts on here, I can't imagine anyone finding much fault in you. You look like a great guy, a great father, and I'm sure you'll have no problem finding the right partner.
Thanks for the kind words.

Che sera sera. :D

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:59 pm

perkele wrote: Haha, just watched it. I want to get out of this. I'm getting numerophobic.

Okay, enough chit-chat. Next task: drinking coffee.

May the force be with you.
haha well allot of it goes over my head when they are using letters, numbers... but
but I love coffee and have had hours of conversation on the topic :D

so in conclusion STOP COPYING MY GREATNESS :jedi:
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: How are you today?

Post by DNS » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:14 am

mettafuture wrote:Thank god for Buddhism.
Thank god? Which god? :tongue:

Rah, Zeus, Jehovah, Brahma, Ahura Mazda (no, not the car)?

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Re: How are you today?

Post by Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:40 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
mettafuture wrote:Thank god for Buddhism.
Thank god? Which god? :tongue:

Rah, Zeus, Jehovah, Brahma, Ahura Mazda (no, not the car)?
Sahampati
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: How are you today?

Post by DNS » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:59 am

Cittasanto wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
mettafuture wrote:Thank god for Buddhism.
Thank god? Which god? :tongue:

Rah, Zeus, Jehovah, Brahma, Ahura Mazda (no, not the car)?
Sahampati
:clap: Correct! He is the one who convinced the Buddha to teach.

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