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Why Not Events | Awelon Blue 

Abstractions in event systems are fragile. Event fusion is highly sensitive to local, arbitrary ordering decisions for merging events that otherwise appear simultaneous. Even in a deterministic system, it is difficult for two observers to achieve consistent views of complex event streams without sharing actual implementation code. Consequently, event systems are difficult to reason about …

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Complexity Is Bugs 

You could also say "complexity is a bug", referring to the complexity of a given solution that exceeds the essential complexity of the problem. The reasoning is that a "bug" is an instance of poor quality, translated concretely to someone's dissatisfaction. And excess complexity is a source of dissatisfaction to anyone seeking control over the …

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Organisation is Suppression 

Organisation is suppression. It's more accurate to say that systems which avoid self-organisation whilst maintaining trajectories of productive innovation end up parasitically inhabited by organisms of all kinds, whether those organism are biological organisms, corporations or state systems. The history of life on this planet right through to Microsoft is of the successive suppression of …

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Poems from the Book of Hours (Rilke) 

Do not be troubled, God, though they say “mine” of all things that permit it patiently. they are like wind that lightly strokes the boughs and says: MY tree. They hardly see how all things glow that their hands seize upon, so that they cannot touch even the utmost fringe and not be singed. They …

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Apocryphalibrarians 

Yet there is one point at which Frye’s literary and religious worlds do meet: both are in fact bibliocentric worlds. In his chapter [in The Anatomy of Criticism) on ‘encyclopedic forms’, Frye considers the Bible (Old and New Testaments) as a complete archetypal structure, and also as a compendium of all the modes, symbols, and …

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Deleuze and Guattari’s Bergson and the Einstein Debate | The Journal of Magnus Opium 

Deleuze and Guattari mark out a human body that itself occupies space as an absolute, a body that is in fact involved in an absolute movement. Here, their affirmation of the Vedic conception of the body is essential, for there not only is light one of the elemental substances comprising the body, but all the …

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Sloterdijk’s Grasping Hands 

Free-market authors have also shown how the current situation turns the traditional meaning of exploitation upside down. In an earlier day the rich lived at the expense of the poor, directly and unequivocally; in a modern economy unproductive citizens increasingly live at the expense of productive ones--though in an equivocal way, since they are told, …

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Philip K. Dick and the Alchemy of Information 

37. We should be able to hear this information, or rather narrative, as a neutral voice inside us. But something has gone wrong. All creation is a language and nothing but a language, which for some inexplicable reason we can't read outside and can't hear inside. So I say, we have become idiots. Something has …

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PKD on WSB 

I cannot accept Burroughs' view that we have been invaded by an alien virus, an information virus, yet on the other hand I cannot readily dismiss this bizarre theory as mere paranoia on his part. I think he is onto something real and important, and that his statements do more good--far more good--than harm that …

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Dynamic Apposition 

From the philosophical perspective of the African musician, cross-beats can symbolize the challenging moments or emotional stress we all encounter. Playing cross-beats while fully grounded in the main beats, prepares one for maintaining a life-purpose while dealing with life’s challenges. via Cross-beat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Hemiolaichiasmus 

The words "hemiola" and "sesquialtera" both signify the ratio 3:2, and in music were first used to describe relations of pitch. Dividing the string of a monochord in this ratio produces the interval of a perfect fifth. Beginning in the 15th century, both words came to be used also to describe rhythmic relationships, specifically the …

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Weber’s Breakdown 

das wunderkind breaks it down ...like, has one; why? seems to me mental illnesses of this type arise not due to uncertainty so much as to overcertainty; powerful theoretical lenses gather and focus streams of data like optical lenses focus rays of light. Too much, and you'll have a fire on your hands. The cognitive …

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Ortega’s Cogito 

categorealities I've been meaning to comment on Ortega for so long, I'm not sure I recall anymore what exactly it was that I had to say ; ) It's a good thing I annotated my copies of the readings for this class so carefully; I'll proceed to reconstruct my comments therefrom. I want to start with …

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Camus’ Aspirations 

Formative Capture and Interpretive Irreducibility I wanted to respond to our first class, albeit belatedly, and to the class as a whole, or some of its themes, as they emerged in our first discussion. I'm working from my notes. "There is a difference between what we know and how we grow" - I have this …

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Tegmark’s Multiverse 

Just as cell division didn't make merely one baby and stop, but a huge and diverse population of humans, it looks like inflation didn't make merely one universe and stop, but a huge and diverse population of parallel universes, perhaps realizing all possible options for what we used to think of as physical constants. Which …

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Kelly, Better Than Free 

...the money in this networked economy does not follow the path of the copies. Rather it follows the path of attention, and attention has its own circuits. via The Technium: Better Than Free.

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Complementarity and Relativity 

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Bohr’s Complementarity 

All properties of physical entities exist only in pairs, which Bohr described as complementary or conjugate pairs which are also Fourier transform pairs. Physical reality is determined and defined by manifestations of properties which are limited by trade-offs between these complementary pairs. via Complementarity physics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Einsteins’s ‘Real’ 

After what has been said, the "real" in physics is to be taken as a type of program, to which we are, however, not forced to cling a priori. No one is likely to be inclined to attempt to give up this program within the realm of the "macroscopic" location of the mark on the …

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Agamben’s Paroikia 

“In the eyes of the Church Fathers -as well as the eyes of those philosophers who have reflected on the philosophy of history, which is, and remains (even in Marx) an essentially Christian discipline- history is presented as a field traversed by two opposing forces.  The first of these forces -which Paul, in a passage …

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