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保存料 自分で作ったおにぎりなら1日も経てば乾燥するけれど。。。 安息香酸・安息香酸Na（発癌性）、ソルビン酸・ソルビン酸K（肝臓・腎臓） 人工甘味料 合成した人工調味料で甘みをつけるのが体にいいわけが。。。 アスパルテーム、スクラロース、アセスルファムK 旨味調味料 スナック菓子を食べていると、途中でやめられなくなる。。。 グルタミン酸Na 着色料・発色剤 あの毒々しい色をしたものを体のなかに入れるなんて。。。 カラメル色素（発癌性）、〇色〇号（コールタール）、コチニール色素（虫から抽出）
Edgeless cities are a sprawling form of development that accounts for the bulk of office space found outside of downtowns. Every major metropolitan area has them: vast swaths of isolated buildings that are neither pedestrian friendly, nor easily accessible by public transit, and do not lend themselves to mixed use. While critics of urban sprawl tend to focus on the social impact of “edge cities” developments that combine large-scale office parks with major retail and housingedgeless cities, despite their ubiquity, are difficult to define or even locate. While they stay under the radar of critics, they represent a significant departure in the way American cities are built and are very … Continue reading
戦い続ける人の心を 誰もがわかってるなら 戦い続ける人の心は あんなには燃えないだろう
There is no beginning of the infinite, for in that case it would have an end. But it is without beginning and indestructible, as being a sort of first principle; for it is necessary that whatever comes into existence should have an end, and there is a conclusion of all destruction. Wherefore as we say, there is no first principle of this [i.e. the infinite], but it itself seems to be the first principle of all other things and to surround all and to direct all, as they say who think that there are no other causes besides the infinite (such as mind, or friendship), but that it itself is … Continue reading
There are some thing money can’t buy, but these days not many. Today, almost everything is up for sale. Here are a few examples. A prison cell upgrade:$82 per night. In Santa Ana, California, and some other cities, non-violent offenders cay pay for better accommodations -a clean, quiet jail cell, away from cells for nonpaying prisoners. Access to the car pool lane while driving solo : $8 during rush hour. Minneapolis and other cities are trying to ease traffic congestion by letting solo drivers pay to drive in car pool lanes, at rates that vary according to traffic. The service of an Indian surrogate mother to carry pregnancy: $6,250. Western … Continue reading
Texts are commonly classified as fiction or nonfiction. The distinction addresses whether a text discusses the world of the imagination (fiction) or the real world (nonfiction). The distinction between fiction and nonfiction has been blurred in recent years. Novelists (writers of fiction) have based stories on real life events and characters (nonfiction), and historians (writers of nonfiction) have incorporated imagined dialogue (fiction) to suggest the thoughts of historical figures.
世の中は 気楽に暮らせ 何事も 思えば思う 思わねばこそ
Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? What is real? How do you define real? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries; a world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to … Continue reading
先日、まとめて「マトリックス」シリーズを見た。 コンピュータに支配された未来の世界で、ほとんどの人間が現実だと思っている世界は全てコンピュータが見せている仮想現実であるとする「マトリックス」の世界観は、ボードリヤールの『シミュラークルとシミュレーション』にヒントを得ているらしい（監督のウォシャウスキー・ブラザーズがボードリヤールのファンだということだ）。 シミュラークルとは、簡単に言えば、オリジナルの存在しないコピーのこと。現代社会では、記号がその意味するものとされるものの照合関係から解き放たれ、シミュラークルと化している。そして、シミュラークルに支配された世界が、リアルを超えたハイパーリアルなシミュレーションの世界である。
They are classified as novices, journeymen, dilettantes or masters. They are Britain’s hitmen – killers who ply their deadly trade in return for cash, and who for the first time have become the subject of a major academic study. Using off-the-record interviews with informants, interviews with offenders and former offenders, court transcripts and newspaper archives, academics from Birmingham City University identified patterns of hitman behaviour in an attempt to demystify their secret world. The reality of contract killing in Britain tended to be striking only in its mundanity. Far from the media portrayal of hits being conducted inside smoky rooms, frequented by members of an organised crime gang, British hits … Continue reading
The Transrealist writes about immediate perceptions in a fantastic way. Any literature which is not about actual reality is weak and enervated. But the genre of straight realism is all burnt out. Who needs more straight novels? The tools of fantasy and SF offer a means to thicken and intensify realistic fiction. By using fantastic devices it is actually possible to manipulate subtext. The familiar tools of SF—time travel, antigravity, alternate worlds, telepathy, etc.—are in fact symbolic of archetypal modes of perception. Time travel is memory, flight is enlightenment, alternate worlds symbolize the great variety of individual world-views, and telepathy stands for the ability to communicate fully. This is the … Continue reading
We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.
«J’habite en France voisine», lance une jolie blonde dans un bar de Carouge. Vu la grimace de son interlocuteur, elle ajoute précipitamment: «Mais je suis Genevoise! Seulement voilà, les loyers sont moins chers de l’autre côté. » L’anecdote, en plus d’être véridique, est révélatrice des problèmes qui agitent le Grand Genève. En premier lieu, la difficulté des Genevois de trouver un logement dans le canton. Rien que pour 2011, ils sont 4000 à avoir quitté Genève pour s’installer en périphérie. Direction la France voisine pour 2500 d’entre eux. Chaque année, ils viennent par milliers grossir les rangs des frontaliers. Au point que désormais, à Genève, un actif sur trois habite … Continue reading
Such is simulation, insofar as it is opposed to representation. Representation stems from the principle of the equivalence of the sign and of the real (even if this equivalence is Utopian, it is a fundamental axiom). Simulation, on the contrary, stems from the Utopia of the principle of equivalence, from the radical negation of the sign as value, from the sign as the reversion and death sentence of every reference. Whereas representation attempts to absorb simulation by interpreting it as a false representation, simulation envelops the whole edifice of representation itself as a simulacrum. Such would be the successive phases of the image: it is the reflection of a profound … Continue reading
The simulacrum is never what hides the truth – it is truth that hides the fact that there is none. The simulacrum is true.
Με έντονη αυτοκριτική διάθεση για τη στάση που τηρεί η Εκκλησία στον καιρό της οικονομικής κρίσης εμφανίστηκε ο αρχιεπίσκοπος Ιερώνυμος στην εισηγητική του ομιλία προς τους ιεράρχες κατά τη χθεσινή, πρώτη συνεδρίαση της Ιεραρχίας της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος. «Αν θέλουμε να είμαστε ειλικρινείς, θα πρέπει πρώτα να ομολογήσουμε τη δική μας κρίση και να πάρουμε τις ευθύνες μας… Θα πρέπει πρώτα να έχουμε την αυτογνωσία ποιοι πραγματικά είμαστε και πώς μας βλέπει ο κόσμος, όχι μόνο ο στενός μας κύκλος, αλλά αυτοί στους οποίους απευθυνόμαστε, δηλαδή όχι μόνο όσοι δηλώνουν Ορθόδοξοι, αλλά και όλοι οι Έλληνες», τόνισε ο κ. Ιερώνυμος. Και πρόσθεσε: «Θα πρέπει να ομολογήσουμε ότι πολλοί από εμάς … Continue reading
Darling, who is from Kansas City, Missouri, said she was devastated when she realized she’d lost her ring. She almost never takes it off, but it was giving her a bit of a rash so she did, zipping it in her coin purse for safe keeping. Later, she absentmindedly emptied the contents of that purse into the collection cup of Billy Ray Harris, who is homeless and often stays under a bridge in Darling’s hometown. It wasn’t until the next day that she realized her ring was gone. “It was horrible. It was such a feeling of loss,” Darling said. “It meant so much to me beyond just the financial … Continue reading
During a conference of experts in monetary matters held at the German Ministry of Finance, the following plan was discussed: “Offensive against Sterling and Destruction of its Position as World Currency” This plan, which was unanimously approved, contemplates in the first place the necessity of careful preparation and perfect execution of the work enabling the proposed aims to be realised in all the countries of the Near East as well as in North Africa, in the British Colonies and in South America. It was decided to proceed with the printing in the printing works of the Reichsbank of 30 billions of forged bank notes of £1 and of 2 billions … Continue reading
The first edition of the H. Stumpke’s (G. Steiner’s pseudonym) book “Bau und Leben der Rhinogradentia” was issued in 1960 in the most known and serious German publishing house “Gustav Fischer Verlag” (Stuttgard; Jena) specializing in publishing of guides, textbooks and theoretical monographies. The book made so stunning success that at the end of the same year it was republished. Originally the monography had caused a shock, of course: zoologists could not understand a dirty trick for a long time – the trust to publishing house with a well-known emblem – tail-shaking fish – was too high… When the joke appeared revealed, Steiner had been forgiven for professionalism and that … Continue reading
Biochemists and biologists who adhere blindly to the Darwinism theory search for results that will be in agreement with their theories and consequently orient their research in a given direction. La stigmergie se manifeste dans la termitière, par le fait que le travail individuel de chaque ouvrier constructeur stimule et oriente celui du voisin. A library does not fabricate information, it receives it from without, classifies and stores it. The medieval copyists made mistakes that altered, vitiated the texts they were supposed to reproduce. Who dares assert that their errors are the work itself?
Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting I am able to drastically alter the appearance of my materials.
В текущем году мы выходим на рекордный уровень по экспортным поставкам военной продукции. Их объем превысил $14 млрд, то есть план на год перевыполнен. Россия, конечно, продолжит сотрудничество со своими традиционными партнерами в сфере ВТС, но не менее важно для нас выходить на новые рынки, расширять номенклатуру поставок и сервисных услуг. Нужно уметь как говорится, показать товар лицом.
A technologically mature “posthuman” civilization would have enormous computing power. Based on this empirical fact, the simulation argument shows that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) The fraction of human-level civilizations that reach a posthuman stage is very close to zero; (2) The fraction of posthuman civilizations that are interested in running ancestor-simulations is very close to zero; (3) The fraction of all people with our kind of experiences that are living in a simulation is very close to one. If (1) is true, then we will almost certainly go extinct before reaching posthumanity. If (2) is true, then there must be a strong convergence among … Continue reading
Germany’s gold reserves are amongst the highest in the world and they have been kept almost entirely overseas due to Cold War fears of a Soviet invasion. Almost half of Germany’s gold is kept in Manhattan — deep in the heart of the Financial District at the New York Fed. But some German politicians seem to be getting uncomfortable with trusting the US with this system. They want to actually see the gold, to make sure its still there. Some even want it back. A campaign called “Bring back our Gold” was launched in May, and seems to be making an impact on mainstream politics.
山中伸弥・京都大教授は８日夜の記者会見で、自身が所長を務める同大ｉＰＳ細胞研究所（京都市左京区）に、研究倫理の専門家を迎える考えを示した。 ｉＰＳ細胞（新型万能細胞）は、あらゆる種類の細胞に変化できる性質があるが、最近、マウスの実験で精子や卵子へ変化させた例が報告されている。この手法が悪用されれば、落ちている髪の毛から精子などを作製し、それを受精させ、髪の毛の持ち主が知らないうちに子どもが誕生するような事態が起こりかねない。 そうした問題を回避するため文部科学省は指針を策定。人間のｉＰＳ細胞やＥＳ細胞（胚性幹細胞）を精子や卵子に変化させる研究は認める一方、それらを受精させることは禁じている。 ｉＰＳ細胞は比較的簡単な方法で作製でき、応用研究は加速度的に進むとみられる。研究機関や研究者は、現行の指針を守るだけでなく、新たに起こる倫理的課題に迅速に対応していく必要がある。そのため、科学研究と同時に、社会とのつながりを重視した倫理面での研究を進める必要性が指摘されていた。
遠隔操作型とみられるウイルスに感染した男性２人のパソコンから犯罪予告のメールが送られるなどした事件で、大阪府警に逮捕されたアニメ演出家の北村真咲さん（４３）（釈放）が、大阪市のホームページ（ＨＰ）に送られた犯罪予告メールについて、「文面にある『ヲタロード』という言葉さえ知らないし、市のＨＰも見たことがない」と周囲に話していることが、関係者への取材でわかった。 北村さんは「警察、検察の取り調べでも伝えたが、全く聞く耳を持ってくれなかった」とも訴えているという。 関係者によると、北村さんは７月中旬、ノートパソコンに買い替え、無料ソフトを数本ダウンロード。問題のメールは同２９日に送られた。８月２６日の逮捕まで１０回前後、府警に任意で事情聴取され、「第三者がメールしたに違いない」「脅迫文の書き込み自体知らない」などと無実を訴えたが、逮捕。府警や大阪地検に「ＩＰアドレスという確証がある」と聞き入れられず、「認めたら罪が軽くなる」と持ちかけられたという。 日本航空の顧客対応窓口に送られたとされる、日航機を爆破するとの内容のメールについても、北村さんは関与を否定している。北村さんは「精神的につらかった。釈放されてホッとしているが、警察から連絡があるたびに怖くなる」と話しているという。
レジョネールよ、君は信義と忠誠をもってフランスにつくす志願兵である。 それぞれのレジョネールは、国籍、人種、宗教にかかわらず君の戦友である。君は常に同じ家族の者達が団結しなければならないように、その強い連帯感を常に示さなければならない。 伝統の尊重、上官を慕い、規律と仲間意識をもつことは、君の力となり、勇気と素晴らしい美点となるだろう。 レジョネールであることに誇りを持ち、身だしなみ、謙虚であるがそれにふさわしい振る舞い、あるいは清潔な兵舎の中に常にそれを示さなければならない。 精鋭兵士よ、君は厳しさを持って鍛錬し、最も大切な物として武器を手入れし、常に身体への配慮を怠ってはならない。 任務は絶対に尊重するものである、最後まで実行し、作戦においてもし必要ならば命をかけて実行しなければならない。 戦闘において、君は憎しみや偏見なしに行動し、敗者を尊重し、決して仲間の亡骸、負傷者、武器を見捨ててはならない。
Dans de nombreux pays occidentaux, la lutte contre le trafic de drogue se fait à reculons, surtout en temps de crise, quand la liquidité monétaire est vue comme une oasis dans le désert. (Sans surprise, la mafia est très présente en Italie et dispose de 65 milliards d’euros de liquidités chaque année.) Les organisation criminelles siphonnent 100 milliards d’euros de l’économie légale, une somme équivalente à 7 % du produit intérieur brut (PIB italien). L’argent finit dans les mains des mafiosi plutôt qu’à l’Etat ou des Italiens qui respectent la loi, eux. (Les coupures de 500 euros représentent 70 % de la valeur totale des billets en circulation en Espagne.) … Continue reading
Women have long suspected they still do more of the housework than their husbands. And the next time there’s a row over the chores, they’ll have proof. Eight out of ten married women do more housework than their partners, according to figures compiled by the Institute for Public Policy Research. The think tank found only one in ten married men do the same amount as their wives. Around the same proportion do more. Only 3 per cent of married women spend fewer than three hours a week on housework, with almost half doing 13 hours or more. Experts say the gender imbalance is still alive in the British household and … Continue reading
没入観を得るための Virtual Reality 技術や Artificial Reality 技術などの意味での Virtual は Real の対極ではない。逆に、限りなく Real に近い状態だ。 ここでは Reality を増した結果を Virtual と呼んでいることになるので、Real と Virtual がほぼ同義語になっている。 デフォルメされたアバターによりコミュニケーションする SNS などを Virtual と呼ぶのは Virtue を Abstract するという感じだ。 ここでは Reality を減らした結果を Virtual と呼んでいることになるので、Virtual と Real がほぼ対義語になっている。
Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) synthetic environment
I would mind more if I could claim that The Selfish Gene had become severely outmoded and superseded. Unfortunately (from one point of view) I cannot. Details have changed and factual examples burgeoned mightily. But, with an exception that I shall discuss in a moment, there is little in the book that I would rush to take back now, or apologise for. Arthur Cain, late Professor of Zoology at Liverpool and one of my inspiring tutors at Oxford in the sixties, described The Selfish Gene in 1976 as a ‘young man’s book’. He was deliberately quoting a commentator on A. J. Ayer’s Language Truth and Logic. I was flattered by … Continue reading
If you are in a place that has some unfamiliar objects, but they are set up similarly to a situation you have experienced before, you will get a feeling of knowing, but you won’t actually retrieve any specific memory for the place. That feeling of familiarity is quite helpful, of course. If you walk into a new restaurant, but it is configured like many other restaurants that you have visited in the past, then it is good for you to feel like you are in a familiar place. Your knowledge about restaurants will help you figure out what to do next. If the configuration is nearly identical to one that … Continue reading
It has been more profitable for us to bind together in the wrong direction than to be alone in the right one. Those who have followed the assertive idiot rather than the introspective wise person have passed us some of their genes. This is apparent from a social pathology: psychopaths rally follower.
Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, who held the same rank as an ambassador serving in an embassy overseas, was not expected to live in Riverdale. In April 1995, the representative was Sergei Lavrov, a seasoned diplomat who would later become the Russian minister of foreign affairs under President Putin. “Ambassador Lavrov was constantly changing apartments in Manhattan, paying as much as $30,000 per month in rent, and moving from one part of the city to another,” Sergei would later recall. “He was required to alert the SVR each time he moved so our technical experts could make certain his apartment was free of FBI listening devices. But Lavrov … Continue reading
>Catholic: “I have a large fortune….I am going to buy Citibank.”Protestant: “I am very wealthy and will buy Exxon Mobil.”Muslim: “I am a fabulously rich prince…. I intend to purchase Microsoft.”Jew: “I’m not selling.”
>A view from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows Comet Lovejoy as a thin, faint streak emerging from behind the sun.A newfound comet defied long odds Thursday, surviving a suicidal dive through the sun’s hellishly hot atmosphere.Comet Lovejoy plunged through the sun’s corona at about 7 p.m. ET, coming within 87,000 miles of our star’s surface. Temperatures in the corona can reach 2 million degrees Fahrenheit, so most researchers expected the icy wanderer to be completely destroyed.
>The real and the fake have long entwined — just look at a certain someone’s smooth cheeks and forehead, or watch the news on Channel One — but reality began to bubble up, again and again, like a TV channel that flickers and starts showing the other side.
>If there a bit problem, do not solve it. If solved, a smaller problem will become a big problem.If there is a dream, do not realize it. If realized, you will simply lose your dream.
>The future belongs to those who take risks. Dare to dream. Dare to make it a reality.
> I checked you out of the library. You were due back in two weeks for synchronization, but I kept you out much longer, running up huge fines. The librarian was very nice and didn’t make me pay right away, but said that she had very little discretion; that the fines were set by the library system and your publisher. I am a writer and I was looking for an acting teacher to help me improve how I read my work out loud. Although, of course, your publisher didn’t tell me your real name, your bio on the package really spoke to me. I thought we would get along, and … Continue reading
> If we consider a hole and ask, “Does a hole exist?” it would certainly seem clear that it does. For example, Kenny could step in a hole and twist his ankle. If we asked Kenny if the hole exists, he might well think we had become addled to ask such a silly and obvious question. “Of course it exists,” he might say, “after all, I just stepped in it, and I couldn’t very well have stepped in something that doesn’t exist!” However, if we consider the matter a bit further, an oddity within the reality of holes becomes apparent. A hole, it seems, exists differently from, say, a tree. … Continue reading
>Upward, not Northward
> Does a hole exist? What is a hole? Does a hole in something actually exist, or is it merely an absence of matter? Take for example – a hole in a piece of paper.
> Things exist. But then so do holes. How does a hole exist – it is defined by its surrounding solidities (earth, doughnut, wood etc). But if we can talk of the earth and the doughnut and the wood we know we are talking of something existing that is also physical. But there can be holes in arguments, in budgets, in understanding – again we know what arguments, budgets ad understanding are – though they are not physical. Mustn’t the opposite also exist? Mustn’t non-being also be, in order to identify what is?
> Ον και μη ον. Μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε συνώνυμα γι αυτό το ολέθριο ζευγάρι. Ζωή – θάνατος. Παρουσία – απουσία. Κάτι – τίποτα. Το τίποτα, το κενό, το μηδέν είναι, βέβαια, ο κυρίαρχος πόλος. Κερδίζει πάντοτε στο τέλος.
>He who performs not practical work nor makes experiments will never attain to the least degree of mastery.
> 穴は存在するか 穴は回転するか 水と空気の境界は水なのか空気なのか 物どうしが触れ合うことは本当に可能なのか
>Real:If you let me bite you, the bite to methe physical pain of bite to youthe feeling and thought of bite for methe mental feeling of pain to you when walking on the street I saw my friend cross the street, she is real to me, but my friend didn’t see me, so I am not real to her. (same moment, same existence, one is real, one is not) I am real to myself always, my body, my thoughts, my feeling, my spirit and soul are all real to myself.some people consider that future is not real, Past is also not real anymore. they are gone. only the present time … Continue reading
>Have you ever been to the future? Neither have I. No one has ever been to the future, because the future is not real. We are only ever in the present, now and always. The present cannot be escaped from. The present is the horizon of realization. The present perpetually realizes from the pattern of resonances and dissonances created by earlier incarnations of the continually unfolding current state of things. These previous presents form a testimonial that we call the past. The past is therefore, and nothing more than, the record of realization. The past is all of reality post-realization. If the present is the horizon of realization and the … Continue reading
> “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” “Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?” “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very … Continue reading
障がいのある人もない人も、 共に働き、共に生きていく社会の実現 このノーマライゼーションの理念を実現させるために故・小倉理事長がヤマト福祉財団とヤマトホールディングス株式会社と共に設立した株式会社です。
Je ne suis pas un nouveau riche, je suis un ancien pauvre. Dieu a partagé : il a donné la nourriture aux riches et l’appétit aux pauvres.
What is “real”? How do you define “real”?
>FALSE is one of the early purveyors of independent fashion anarchism. The brand has been functioning as an evolving propaganda to Le Messie’s visions on societies illusions. His mixed media artworks constantly work on re-emerging themes of breaking down social bourgeois structural views laid on by the so called “mass elite”. Often harboring dark under-line meanings, his strong influence to mystical aesthetics often draw about a deep question into the relation of his art and it’s viewer, often functioning in it’s own individual life-like form. All garments are individually hand-screened and hand-finished by FALSE. FALSE is parent brand to Better Off Dead, Fallacy Of Rome, FALSE Sounds& Anti-Anti.
> In my mind the game becomes reality and a true fear Passes through me, into my soul, into my eyes The speed, the wind of my face, the chest rises and drops My legs leave the the road behind my back, with frenzy Sometimes the insignificant things of life become essential Sometimes the gleams in the dark of life that give the strength to go on… I reach the light, I raise my arms, I stop and cry like a child I shout towards the sky, my joy for a beauty and useless victory
> All of this was a long-winded introduction to something I’ve been thinking about in specific terms for a while. I have been unable to find a name for it, so I will have to coin one and hope it makes sense: speculative nonfiction (alternatively, fictional nonfiction; alternatively to that, history jamming). I think of it as the world of nonfictional items that exist within fictional spaces, things that were created to support a fictional narrative. These items can be as fundamental as world-building elements or as obscure as references to nonexistent books. Often they can be objects, people, and places as well. For people who write fiction, most of … Continue reading
> The past and present wilt–I have fill’d them, emptied them. And proceed to fill my next fold of the future. Listener up there! what have you to confide to me? Look in my face while I snuff the sidle of evening, (Talk honestly, no one else hears you, and I stay only a minute longer.) Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) I concentrate toward them that are nigh, I wait on the door-slab. Who has done his day’s work? who will soonest be through with his supper? Who wishes to walk with me? Will you speak before I am … Continue reading
>山形県酒田市は２４日、夏のイベントの人出を発表した。酒田港まつりの酒田花火ショーは今回から調査方法を見直したところ１９万８千人で、昨年の４１万人の半分以下になった。同まつりの甚句流しも１万２８００人と、昨年の４万２千人を大きく下回る結果となった。 市商工観光部によると、人出調査は酒田観光物産協会が毎年しているが、「主催者発表とはいえ、多すぎるのではないか」との疑問が出され、今年から調査方法を変えた。 従来は、関係者が前年の人出と比べて２割増、１割減などと大まかに算出していた。今回からは花火大会の場合、打ち上げ場所の最上川河川敷の会場周辺をエリア分けし、１平方メートルに２人が入れると想定して密度と面積をかけて数値を出した。甚句流しは会場の主要地点で実際に人出をカウントし、通りの面積を掛けたという。 協会側は「これまでは慣例で前年との増減で数字を出していた。今回から実数にできるだけ近づけるようにした」と話している。
> From the study of the development of human intelligence, in all directions, and through all times, the discovery arises of a great fundamental law, to which it is necessarily subject, and which has a solid foundation of proof, both in the facts of our organization and in our historical experience. The law is this: that each of our leading conceptions – each branch of our knowledge – passes successively through three different theoretical conditions: the theological, or fictitious; the metaphysical, or abstract; and the scientific, or positive.
> People ask, How did you get in there? What they really want to know is if they are likely to end up there as well. I can’t answer the real question. All I can say is, it’s easy. And it is easy to slip into a parallel universe. There are so many of them: worlds of the insane, the criminal, the cnp-pled, the dying, perhaps of the dead as well. These worlds exist alongside this world and resemble it, but are not in it. — In the parallel universe the laws of physics are suspended. What goes up does not necessarily come down; a body at rest does not … Continue reading
> The aide said that guys like me were ”in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who ”believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ”That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. ”We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, … Continue reading
> 「ちゃんと電車で帰ったよ。逃げる奴は追われるというからな」 「凄いですね」 「いったい、今の話のなにが凄いんだ？ ええ！ 教えてくれ」 「だって、そんな状況から逃げ切るなんて」 「いいか。凄いのは、金を持って逃げた奴らだけだ。おれを嵌めた二人の覆面と運転手だけだ。おれのことじゃない。おれが言いたいのは、言葉には意味がないってことだ。いいか。逃げるとき以外、あの時のおれは常に冷静だった。だが、事にあたっては冷静であることに何の意味もない。それが、おれの言いたいことだ。言葉を信じるな。それがもっとも肝心なことだ。奴らはおれを嵌め、オヤジはおれとの約束を破った。それが、おれの得た経験だ。言葉は無意味だ」 「でも、今の話はおれにはすごく為になりました」 健一は言った。 「だから言葉には意味がない」 藤井は笑った。 「いまのは作り話だ」 「なんのために、そんな嘘を」 「ここでは、すべてが無意味だからさ。言葉も行動も、おれもお前さんも」 健一には、すべてが作り話とは思えなかった。
In 1945, while working in a World War I vintage non-air-conditioned building on a hot, humid summer day, the computer stopped. We searched for the problem and found a failing relay — one of the big signal relays. Inside, we found a moth that had been beaten to death. We pulled it out with tweezers and taped it to the log book. From then on, when the officer came in to ask if we were accomplishing anything, we told him we were ‘debugging’ the computer. Right now we’re in the business of collecting information. No one has really analyzed the total flow of information. What is most important? Is it … Continue reading
In the IBM/360, which appeared a year later, such queueing was done by “command chaining”: in the chain of queued commands, the last one carried an end marker, and attaching a new command was done by overwriting that end marker by a pointer to the command to be attached. But the design contained two serious flaws. If at the moment of attachment the channel was still active, the new command would be executed in due time, otherwise the channel had to be reactivated. To establish whether this obligation was present, the instruction code contained test instructions testing whether channels were active or not, but the trouble with such a test … Continue reading
> The inexplicable happens all the time. It makes more sense to simply accept things we observe but cannot understand. It is really more scientific to keep an open mind. Until we can understand and explain the things we now label miracles, let us accept them and try to create more of them.
> In asking for miracles, we are seeking a practical goal: a return to inner peace. We’re not asking for something outside us to change, but for something inside us to change.
> A miracle is nothing more or less than this. Anyone who has come into a knowledge of his true identity, of his oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, this makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to him or her.
> When people truly open their minds, and contemplate the way in which the universe is ordered and governed, they are amazed–overwhelmed by a sense of the miraculous. When people contemplate with open minds the germination of a single seed, they are equally overwhelmed–yet numerous babies are born every day, and no-one marvels. If only people opened their minds, they would see that the birth of a baby, in which a new life is created, is a greater miracle than restoring life.
> The person who does not believe in miracles surely makes it certain that he or she will never take part in one.
> To love someone is to always see them as the miracle that they are; as the miracle that they exist, the miracle that makes your own simultaneous existence seem fortunately improbable and therefore defiantly miraculous; is to show them, in your eyes and through the way in which you look at them, the limitless beauty of their true miraculous selves; is to say to them in every glance: “I believe in miracles because I believe in you.”
> In the realist, faith is not born from miracles, but miracles from faith.
> You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
> All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every second.
> Some people think a miracle is only a miracle if it happens instantaneously, but miracles can grow slowly and patience and faith can compel things to happen that otherwise never would have come to pass.
> I am realistic–I expect miracles.
> Each of my days are miracles. I won’t waste my day; I won’t throw away miracle.
> The most wonderful thing about miracles is that they sometimes happen.
> Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn’t conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.
> Where there is great love there are always miracles. Miracles rest upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for the moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what has been there around us always.
> Miracles are not in contradiction to nature. They are only in contradiction with what we know of nature.
> Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
>Miracles happen to those who believe in them.
> Imagine a person, tall, lean and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan, … one giant intellect, with all the resources of science past and present … Imagine that awful being, and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu, the yellow peril incarnate in one man.
> Fiction is one of the most used elements in the fields of creative painting, sculpture, nonpainting, nonsculpture, Happenings, theater, TV, and cinema. Any “work of art” contains a mystery of elaboration/production which starts the work itself; that is, the artist or person who carries out something in a “specialized field” limited by many conventions, accomplice to this mystery of production before execution.
> The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. “It’s not like I’m using,” Case heard someone say, as he shouldered his way through the crowd around the door of the Chat. “It’s like my body’s developed this massive drug deficiency.” It was a Sprawl voice and a Sprawl joke. The Chatsubo was a bar for professional expatriates; you could drink there for a week and never hear two words in Japanese. Ratz was tending bar, h is prosthetic arm jerking monotonously as he filled a tray of glasses with draft Kirin. He saw Case and smiled, his teeth a webwork of East … Continue reading