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Balzac’s Hidden Masterpiece 

"Ah!" he cried, "did you not expect such perfection? You stand before a woman, and you are looking for a picture! There are such depths on that canvas, the air within it is so true, that you are unable to distinguish it from the air you breathe. Where is art? Departed, vanished! Here is the …

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Burroughs, Word Virus 

Burroughs, "The Beginning is Also the End" in The Burroughs Files. "You are confused about the word 'self'.  I could by God sit there forever if I had a self to sit in that would sit still for it.  I don't.  As soon as I move in on any self all that self wants is …

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Rational number – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Since the set of rational numbers is countable, and the set of real numbers is uncountable, almost all real numbers are irrational. via Rational number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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the word (name?) as isotrope 

Florensky wrote: “it is the word alone, produced by the vocal organ, that makes the cognitive process possible, the word alone that makes objective what was still subjective and had not seemed even to ourselves to be the cognized truth before the word came along. On the other hand, the word pronounced sums up our …

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Florensky 

Florensky wrote: “Thus, resonance is synergy, the carrier of the beings that generate the resonance. It is more than itself: it is resonance and at the same time the cause of the resonance – that which causes the resonance to be. And, to that extent, it is the being that we regard as more valued …

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A Conversation with Alan Kay 

I would compare the Smalltalk stuff that we did in the ’70s with something like a Gothic cathedral. We had two ideas, really. One of them we got from Lisp: late binding. The other one was the idea of objects. Those gave us something a little bit like the arch, so we were able to …

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Alan Moore: Art is Magic – YouTube 

Alan Moore: Art is Magic - YouTube.

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circulation vs. capitalization? 

"" Seth Godin tells about self-publishing his new book, Stop Stealing Dreams.

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drugs &/as culture 

Evolutionary and cognitive scientists are currently working to identify the brain areas engaged in the activities of assessing value, judging equivalence, and detecting cheaters, which are involved in any relation of social exchange. It would thus appear that we're hard-wired for trade―whose adaptive value is unquestionable e.g. procuring by barter the food that will balance …

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‘Design’ a misnomer? 

Dorian Taylor argues for a 'decoupling' of the understanding of a problem from the construction of an algorithmic mechanism for its solution...  My question: to what extent does work done under the rubric of 'design' commonly conflate these categories?  And to what effect?

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The Art of Unix Programming 

great 2003 book (free fulltext) by Eric Raymond :

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sweet human clock 

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PKD 

"How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later" - Dick, Philip K. (L. Sutin ed.)--The Shifting Realities of PKD” =b

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Talk:A-HH4199 5W – Studyplace 

Baba Rampuri, Pierre Hadot, Language as the Articulation of RESEMBLANCE, and Philosophy as a Way of Life... Talk:A-HH4199 5W - Studyplace.

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