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Hi. I'm a Unix Administrator, mathematics enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. This is where I rant about that which upsets me, laugh about that which amuses me, and jabber about that which holds my interest most: Unix.
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RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded

Posted 07-06-2011 at 11:55 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 07-10-2011 at 06:49 PM by rocket357

Ok, so this is another philosophy post (sorry for the misleading title...if you're playing around with recursion in Python I should hope you know how to fix the error message in the title =)

Anyhow, I posted yesterday about determinism and free will. Today I'm going to follow up with the mind. In contemporary knowledge, the mind is roughly equivalent to the "meta-brain"...the activity that takes place "within" the brain. Since the dawn of time people have wondered...
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Synergistic Duality...the philosophy

Posted 07-05-2011 at 04:03 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 07-05-2011 at 04:11 PM by rocket357

There are a few bloggers here with a heavy interest in philosophy that post interesting and thought-provoking ideas on determinism, the soul, the mind, etc...so I figure, what the hey...I'll take a crack at one of them (determinism). More to come later =)

So let's step to...

The most basic act the human mind is capable of is differentiation. We naturally divide wholeness into components and draw lines between related parts. It's hard-wired into our "circuitry"...
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Saving money the techie way...part 2.

Posted 07-01-2011 at 10:59 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Hevithan commented on my Roku blog post yesterday, so while I was responding I'd realized that in the original post I hadn't even mentioned one of the coolest features we use heavily on our Roku: Roksbox. Here's the "top level view":

Roksbox is a channel for the Roku...just like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Prime, etc... you access it with the same ease and speed as the other channels. (Note: there's a one-time "registration" fee of $15 USD for Roksbox...and...
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facebook bringeth enlightenment

Posted 06-29-2011 at 02:25 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 06-29-2011 at 04:44 PM by rocket357

Facebook is an awkward place. Really, it is. It's a place where all the disparate facets of my life come together. Family, co-workers. Computers, grandmothers. Religion, science. Intelligence...well, I'll leave that one open to interpretation =)

Recently I got back in contact over facebook with a long lost friend from my childhood. As weeks went on, we commented on each other's posts, intrigued by the serious difference between the remembered friend and the new-found friend....
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It's all about the *right* eyeballs...

Posted 06-17-2011 at 12:17 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 06-17-2011 at 12:21 PM by rocket357

If you don't test something yourself, can you trust the information you find about the topic? The biggest difference between blindly trusting something and knowing the answer is having the right eyeballs. In other words, if you setup a test case to cast the data in the right light, you can see the answer plainly. You need the right eyeballs.

The reason ESR's statement "with enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow" is (somewhat) correct is that no two people look at a problem...
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