Dødens Oprindelse

og dermed livets

‎”Every creature alive on the earth today represents an unbroken line of life that stretches back to the first primitive organism to appear on this planet; and that is about three billion years. That really is immortality. For if that line of life had ever broken, how could we be here?”

https://elijahwald.com/origin.html

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#roic [2012 updt.]

How a common cold can take you wonderful places

this is pretty much the last chance to tell the world not to use images on the net as springboards for links. Do not reverse-optimize image-connections. This is a message specifically recorded on this blog for the passing-by-future traveller with guts and a conscience, and a desire to affect big changes (even though they will never let you, but this will help): Now is your chance.

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Slut på et samlet EU?

Den hollandske forfatter David VAN REYBROUCK fremlægger en statsmodel, der giver tilfældigt udvalgte borgere ansvar for anbefalinger inden for EU på tværs af parti- og-alle-mulige-andre-skel

I et åbent brev til præsidenten for Europakommissionen, Jean-Clause Juncker, foreslår den hollandske forfatter David VAN REYBROUCK en anden vej til fælles Europa end den gamle model med at lade folk stemme hvert 4-5 år. han mener, at vi kun har indtil Brexit at vågne op, fordi vi risikerer at den europæiske venstredrejning – der giver stemme til en gammel, indestængt vrede forårsaget af flertalsdiktur [også kaldet demokratur] – forårsager en splittelse af Europa.

Artiklen er skrevet lige efter valget af Donald Trump til præsident for USA, og der er derfor måske kun 10 måneder tilbage til at handle i.

https://thecorrespondent.com/5711/we-have-one-year-to-make-democracy-work-in-europe-or-else-the-trumps-take-over/570854427-59d8ed4b

Rationality – From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Rationality From AI to Zombies
by Eliezer Yudkowsky

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timetravel.film

Then it happened. I spent a lot of money. On a domain.

At least I think I did. It seems that dot film is reserved for people, who are part of a union of filmmakers and/or affiliated with a certain movie title.

I will argue, if it comes to that, that my time travel film list counts as a service to film lovers on both side of the fence, and as a service to all who take a specific interest in TT movies and TV series.

To this end I need help program the database:

  • I have a list of titles with separation markers, making it ready for import.
  • approx. 11 fields pr. post
  • dreaming of more fields (greater variety of search results)
  • A WP database?
  • timetravel.film is presently empty, but I will soon need to install a WP and import the list from its present location
  • I would like a line listing like the original, with movie posters and stills thrown in
  • window shade pop-down of posts containing an in-depth view of data not seen in the line-view, eg. a synopsis and screenshots
  • search results, based on keywords, with options similar to the line-view
  • easy expansion of database to accommodate more fields
  • easy administration of database
  • comments as window shade pop-down
  • stars given to different criteria of a movie

= data feels accessible as one layer, right there waiting for you; there is a lightness to search results, and time travel movies is one menu, while tt TV is another, but content can still be combined by choice

How can you help, if you are interested?

 

 

Outsider literature

Truth with a plural S

If I had an extra life, I would go deep undercover in the following list of books, essays and reviews that has come into my possession.

By Alice Bailey, 1922

These texts are – with the possible exception of some very curious titles – for people, who see deception and dis-loyalty to all perpetrated by “people or beings of power” as a normal way of the world. And written by people not tacitly accepting consensual science and systematic thinking requiring real proofs, who may, or may not, wilfully perpetuate misunderstandings, illusions, dreams, half-truths, myths, legends and direct fabrications as the real thing – for their own 15 minutes, as explanations to personal in-explicable experiences or for cold, hard cash. Continue reading “Outsider literature”

Why Are We Here On This Planet?

A question that begs answering.

Everything to humans is language.

WHY – the ability to distinguish and care about future outcome, ie. weigh memories and desires, is one mark of a highly functional survival instinct

ARE – the re-affirmation of the concept of historical plurality implies both trust in the pattern of plurality as stable system AND conscious will for it to remain so.

WE – relating to your own species in terms of self including plurality marks you as a sensitive and caring individual capable of existing as individual in a community

HERE – the spacial destinction, whether it springs from accurate astronomy or not, implies a great sense of identity, ie. Me vs. Not-Me, which by way of physical identification contains the unconditionality of existential loneliness that has often been described as a Human Driving Force towards mergence into safe communality

ON – a subset of “here”, but by implication the demonstration of astronomical awareness, and as such an underlining of trust in the existance of the human form and its difference from everything not human

THIS – another subset of “here”, but easily the essence of the totality of the question, showing the capacity for projected thought that shines the light on what is and the functionality of what is, which marks the clear distinction between simple survival AND creating life

PLANET – a word simultaneously describing the concept of “rock existing in nothingness, preferably with the ability to sustain life, preferably human life, but not necessarily”, AND the mental understanding of the totality of the human habitat with all of its complexity and challanges. Used in this context it also implies an uncertainty of “home”, ie. “possibly we can do so much better for our selves that Earth as “home” for all humans becomes a natural thing”.

And all put together it forms an image of self aware existance capable of projecting itself to a future of better conditions for all members of its species. Emphatically speaking this projection is its own fuel, and the simple frasing of the question nothing but the hose that goes into the tank: Don’t expect the question answered by anyone but yourself, but always keep it warm and in the spotlight.

Today, What Does “Publisher” Actually Stand For? [link]

“The Problem is That Most of the Readers Love Bad Books!”

Today, What Does “Publisher” Actually Stand For?

Edward Nawotka of WORKFLOW: ePub

… for the sake of rhetoric, I would argue that today for “publisher” to be an honorific at all and to command the respect and authority that we have been accustomed to bestowing on publishers, it requires something more: publishing books that advance the culture. In this sense, not only is the publisher required to take responsibility for themselves and their authors, but they are taking responsibility for the culture itself.

EPUB har kun et par år endnu på bagen [link, eng]

EPUB er skabt alene som distributionsplatform med formålet at tjene penge. Det kan kun gøres gennem beskyttelse.

The publishing industry has a problem, and EPUB is not the solution – Tools of Change for Publishing. Continue reading “EPUB har kun et par år endnu på bagen [link, eng]”

Pattern emerging: Getting paid to pay is the new black [while suppressing developing countries]

Don’t cry, but it’s all a lie.

I have what you would call an ‘extended family’ in Lima, the capital of Perú. My friend’s boy is just now beginning school.

I don’t have to tell anybody about the appalling state of public school in most countries of the world. But maybe you don’t realize what economical poverty is on a reality plane:

A monthly transfer of money sent to aid in the monthly cost of schooling – to people, who just scrape by – is safer than one large one-time transfer. Continue reading “Pattern emerging: Getting paid to pay is the new black [while suppressing developing countries]”

merry hearty x-mas

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X-MAS HEART GENERATOR

Personalize your cut-out and braid X-mas hearts with a message of your own. Generator page is in Danish, but give it at try anyway; it’s straight forward.

http://www.cs.au.dk/~gerth/julehjerter/

Start easy with one letter on one side and none on the other. Some letters become like barbs, which make the heart hard to braid… 🙂

. and : creates a one-character space and line shift, respectively

Grey area in the template indicates cut-out. Full lines indicate where to cut. Fold between the dottet lines, so the full lines are folded inwards. The two parts of the heart are placed with the two x’s on top of each other, with the circled x not visible inside the heart. (It is important to begin in the right way, due to the holes in the letters “A”, “B”, “D” etc.).

Remember: Have fun.

PS: You need a browser with SVG capabilities to see the final design.

Fear vs. Angst

In today’s ListServe Claire wrote of dealing with fear in her life.

Lately I’ve been digging into some deeply rooted fears and thought patterns that were established long before I can remember. It’s been a terrifying, humbling, hilarious and enlightening process. I’d like to encourage you to notice your fears when they arise and spend some time thinking about what fears and fear mean to you. Do your fears inspire you, challenge you or leave you feeling stuck? Is fear something to be conquered, managed, ignored or befriended? How does fear impact your relationships, goals and health?