I'm a young adult with many interests, too much free time and a passion for random web surfing. Just like a lot of people anyway. My tree tells the rest anyway right? :)
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Self-creation is the highest art. David Zindell The stated goal of Transhumanists is to remove all removable limitations, mental, social, biological and physical from ourselves.
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The following is edited and adapted from http://sern.ucalgary.ca/courses/seng/693/W98/alang/minor.html It is intended to supplement personal understanding and enhance critical self-examination of yourself as a communicator. Styles of Thinking
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher. These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from "The Art of Controversy", first translated into English and published in 1896. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. The more general your opponent's statement becomes, the more objections you can find against it.
What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. The guy/girl at the party. They possess some strange quality that causes them to be liked by everyone and constantly at the center of attention.
1. True wisdom and insight is always free. 2.
If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.”
by +++The Mentor+++ Written January 8, 1986 Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", " Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. They're all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker ?
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