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Saturday, July 1st, 2006
6:00 pm - analogy
it just occurred to me that the word analogos has logos in it.

analogy
1550, from L. analogia, from Gk. analogia "proportion," from ana- "upon, according to" + logos "ratio," also "word, speech, reckoning." A mathematical term used in a wider sense by Plato.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=analogy

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Thursday, May 18th, 2006
2:12 am
i've decided i'm too much of a skeptic to have good relationships.

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Friday, May 5th, 2006
3:53 am
i miss my cats.

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Sunday, April 30th, 2006
3:51 am - residue, remainder, words stuff
more random new insights about how certain words are used etcCollapse )

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Friday, April 28th, 2006
2:06 am
wow. i just came across a website of a professor who studies like every topic i think about.

http://cohesion.rice.edu/administration/fis/report/FacultyDetail.cfm?DivID=1&DeptID=59&RiceID=6

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
2:34 am - spam IMs
ok, so i used to get spam IMs that would say something like "i am getting naked come look at me!" or something. so i would just not click accept. but now i get ones that just say "hi" and then never reply back. what is this? are they somehow getting to me with my replying to them and saying hi back? i am so confused.

AIM IM with kyliew4663
1:45 AM
kyliew4663: Hello
yanksno1alltime: hey
yanksno1alltime: who's this?
Kylie w 4663 has gone offline.

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Saturday, April 15th, 2006
5:04 pm
i think there needs to be more transparency with regard to why things are done / the reasons why things are done/ the motivations behind things being done.

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4:27 pm
I just saw the word "coordinates" written "co-ordinates" regarding a map, and it suddenly dawned on me the reason it's called coordinates, that is, that there's two ordinates?/locator thingys, like, a letter and a number, to make a coordinate, B3.

hmmm

I'm trying to think if that ever occurred to me before. It just never struck me before the significance of the word "co" in "coordinates". Am debating whether to feel stupid about never noticing that before.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006
3:51 am
Harkov Adm: here is what I think
Harkov Adm: your course is entitled "moral responsibility" (in american foreign policy)
Harkov Adm: it doesn't mean 'philosophy class to think for yourself about what is morality' but rather is just a class that the professor uses to show what the US has done internationally and *psst!* how it is bad according to our common morality
Harkov Adm: but philosophical questions about morality or what we are obligated to do are not what the course is about
Harkov Adm: is that not what the course is?
Harkov Adm: you're just supposed to be stupid and pretend not to have any alternative moral ideas
yanksno1alltime: yes, basically
yanksno1alltime: i am kinda frustrated with it
Harkov Adm: and be like 'we had a responsibility to help those people and here were all the chances we had to help them and we didn't and that is wrong! (why? well umm that is outside the scope of this essay)'
Harkov Adm: A+ !
yanksno1alltime: haha
yanksno1alltime: so truemoreCollapse )

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Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
12:08 am - kkk for kids website
crazy: http://www.kkk.bz/just_for_kids.htm

interesting: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:fSpIamDABccJ:wellspringretreat.org/journal/thunder.html+james+aho+kkk&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=5&client=safari
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Saturday, April 1st, 2006
6:03 pm - an example for what i was talking about in a previous post with google's define: (your word here)
for example, the word hiatus
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=define%3A+hiatus&btnG=Search

we have definitions from
general
linguistics (space between pronunciation of vowels)
land/property (a gap between two properties which according to records is not part of either)
geology (a period of cessation of deposition)

(refers back to this post of mine)

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4:07 pm - feedback wanted: on the moral significance of treaties
what do you think of the following?

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Monday, March 27th, 2006
5:18 pm
yo. i got assigned this famous person http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S13/34/49A50/index.xml?section=newsreleases to tutor me in math

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
8:34 am - me complaining about work...
i can't write papers!
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12:42 am - google's define: word
One of the coolest things ever I think is google definitions. (It's interesting how I start my sentences how i do - instead of writing "I think google's definitions is one of the coolest things ever" i write "one of the coolest things ever i think is..."). I think it is so cool how you look up the word and you come up with all these definitions from different sources so that you have different meanings of the word in different contexts because some of the definitions come from sources that are specific to one topic and all its definitions are related to that, and then you can see how all the different meanings and uses of the word relate to one another.

[Edit: example]

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Sunday, March 12th, 2006
4:03 am - alcohol rant...
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Anyway, I am really frustrated about how seemingly unaware they were about the health issues regarding alcohol. First of all, his friend was making a big deal over him eating food and drinking water. This may indeed make him feel better for whatever reason, and might have a slight effect on the rate that alcohol is absorbed from his stomach, though the throwing up is much more effective at this and he had already done that, but his friend kept saying "well you're not gonna sober up if you don't drink water". Think about it. Obviously if a BAC of .3% or whatever it is is lethal, then having a little water and increasing your total volume of water in your bloodstream from a lot compared to the blood alcohol to slightly more of a lot isn't going to make any significant difference in BAC percentage. I really hope people understand this. You can't just de-drunk yourself by drinking water. It's not magic like that.

And also that he is going to let someone sleep who is continually complaining about how drunk he is and how much he needs to pass out.

Ack.

Know your drugs before you use them, please. Please be careful, and be aware.

And as a final note, nobody ever ever ever ever let me get that drunk, please. It does not look fun. I hope I never get that drunk ever.

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Sunday, February 26th, 2006
3:03 pm - def avocation
I love how there are words with 2 alternate definitions which are totally the opposite of each other:

def - avocation n.
1) An activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment; a hobby.
2) One's regular work or profession.
- dictionary.com

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Monday, February 20th, 2006
12:42 am
A real girl wrote this:

"Also, on a better note:
My (mom) was rubbing a knot out of my back cause i get the worst knots and she stopped and said
"are you getting sick again?"
"no im fine the antibiotics cleared it up"
"no i mean are you making yourslef sick again?"
"no, i swear why would you even ask that"
"i dont know, your back is getting bony again and so are your arms"

That made me sooo happy i couldnt help buy smile but i had to deny everything... ohh well it made me happy!"

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12:31 am - we were talking about this at physics problem session the other day =)
Richard Feynman: “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.”
"If you meet someone who claims to understand quantum mechanics, the only thing you can be sure of is that you have met a liar."

http://darwin.ws/RationallySpeaking/rationally_speaking%20N1.htm
http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~jas/one/freewill-theorem.html

[Edit: the second quote doesn't appear legit; it only appeared in one place on a google search (though that one place did seem decenlty legit)]

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Saturday, February 18th, 2006
9:57 pm
http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S14/00/44E26/index.xml?section=featured

I love that all this exciting stuff happens at Princeton and I have no idea about it. It's like, I'm probably walking right past the building all this stuff is gonig on in and I have no idea.

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