“I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician. I had always felt life first as a story: and if there is a story there is a story-teller.”
#quote | «…there are murders, there are despots, there are terrorists, there are terrible people that want to cause us harm, and it's not necessarily true that if we smile and are nice, they'll stop doing it».
THERSITES: That same Diomed's a false-hearted rogue, a most unjust knave; I will no more trust him when he leers than I will a serpent when he hisses. He will spend his mouth, and promise, like Brabbler the hound; but when he performs, astronomers foretell it: it is prodigious, there will come some change; the sun borrows of the moon, when Diomed keeps his word.
— Troilus and Cressida, V, i
THIS, from Svetlana Boym's The Off-Modern, on an Anri Sala film's "longing... for that slow time of one's East European childhood that allowed for a long duration of dreams escaping into landscapes without propaganda and advertisements, those missing landscapes that haven't been curated yet."
Quoting Andrej Karpathy:
"I always struggle a bit with I'm asked about the "hallucination problem" in LLMs. Because, in some sense, hallucination is all LLMs do. They are dream machines.
We direct their dreams with prompts. The prompts start the dream, and based on the LLM's hazy recollection of its training documents, most of the time the result goes someplace useful."
Everything is on fire,
but everyone I love is doing beautiful things
and trying to make life worth living,
and I know I don’t have to believe in everything,
but I believe in that.
– Nikita Gill
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."—Charles Dickens
Happy Hanukkah 🕯️
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. It lasts for 8 days, and varies in date according to the Hebrew calendar. 2023 is Dec 7th–15th.
Observances include eating traditional food, singing seasonal songs, reciting prayer, and lighting a nine-branched candelabrum called a menorah. A candle is lit each night, and each candle carries a different meaning.
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Anarchism does not mean bloodshed; it does not mean robbery, arson, etc. These monstrosities are, on the contrary, the characteristic features of capitalism. Anarchism, or socialism, means the reorganization of society upon scientific principles and the abolition of causes which produce vice and crime. Capitalism first produces these social diseases and then seeks to cure them by punishment.
-- August Spies
I am still a little different from other people.
I speak and act a little differently.
So I tried very, very hard to eliminate the differences, but I couldn't do it.
The more I tried, the more it hurt.
So I thought I'd always be different until the day I die.
But many nice people filled in the gap for me.
And that is how I am standing before you today.
Thank you for filling in the gap.
Thank you for not avoiding me.
And thank you very, very much for your love.
~ 박시온 (Park Shi On), 「굿 닥터」 (「Good Doctor」).
This is probably one of the best quotes ever and so true!! Happy Thursday:)
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As the year draws to a close it is a time for reflection but also a time for benedictions/well wishes for a good year ahead.
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In the dance of life, we are sometimes given a partner with whom to go through it, step by step, holding one another close, determined to be with one another when the music is playing, and when it is not.
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We cannot pretend that we do not see the policeman who walks in front of the windows with a loaded revolver, defending us, while we eat our savory dinner or view a new performance, or those soldiers who will immediately go with their guns and loaded cartridges to where our property will be violated.
-- Leo Tolstoy
"It is quite true what #philosophy says, that #life must be understood backwards; a thesis which, the more we reflect on it, leads precisely to the conclusion that life in the temporal world never becomes properly understandable, for the very reason that at no moment of time can I find the perfect repose to take up the backward position."
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Help me out real quick please: I think there’s a #quote by a famous programmer (Carmack maybe? I think it was about game code), basically saying that you shouldn’t over-generalize code, or make it too generic too early.
I found Knuth’s “premature optimization is the root of all evil”, but the quote I’m looking for is not about optimization (as in, making it faster or more efficient), but about adding features.
Yes, this is closely related to #YAGNI.
What’s the quote?
"The modern university confers the privilege of dissent on those who have been tested and classified as potential money-makers or power-holders. No one is given tax funds for the leisure in which to educate himself or the right to educate others unless at the same time he can also be certified for achievement. Schools select for each successive level those who have, at earlier stages in the game, proved themselves good risks for the established order. Having a monopoly on both the resources for learning and the investiture of social roles, the university coopts the discoverer and the potential dissenter. A degree always leaves its indelible price tag on the curriculum of its consumer. Certified college graduates fit only into a world which puts a price tag on their heads, thereby giving them the power to define the level of expectations in their society. In each country the amount of consumption by the college graduate sets the standard for all others; if they would be civilized people on or off the job, they will aspire to the style of life of college graduates." — Ivan Illich (Deschooling Society)
"All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."
─ Bill Hicks (1961 - 1994)