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V.T. Eric Layton

We had an interesting discussion on Diaspora a week or so about this topic (math). The question was asked, "Is math man-made, like language, or is it universal?"

 

My answer was that the symbology humans use to understand mathematics are man-made and will cease to be meaningful, like language, should our species go extinct. However, mathematics IS the Universe... at least this particular one that we find ourselves in. ;)

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our math is manmade. the math of the universe - i'm not convinced one way or another. i'm still waiting to see someones do quantum mechanic numbers and some of the famous numbers like pi in base 8 and base 12.

 

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2 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

Fortunately for me, I won't have any issues with this on my '82 Chevy Truck or my '96 Chevy Suburban. :)

Same with my 2008 Ford XR6. Not planning to replace it any time soon, if ever.

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Well my car is only 11 years old, but I plan to keep driving it as long as I can. What the heck do you do about repairs, Eric? Can you get parts for a vehicle that age?

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16 hours ago, ebrke said:

What the heck do you do about repairs, Eric? Can you get parts for a vehicle that age?

 

Older vehicles are MUCH simpler to repair. There is nothing on my '82 that I cannot repair myself... up to and including engine and/or transmission rebuilds. As far as parts go... GM still carries most of the mechanical items like fuel pumps, starters, alternators, carburetors, etc. For other items, there is a HUGE aftermarket for ALL items for these older trucks. They're considered classics and there is a very, very large contingent of folks all over the U.S. who purchase, fix-up, resell, etc. these trucks. I am constantly getting notes on my windshield, front door, mail box, and so on from people wanting to buy my '82 Chevy.

 

Even my '96 Suburban is in demand. I've received a few inquiries about it while out and about at the grocery store or wherever.

 

My 1982 Chevrolet C-10 Scottsdale:

 

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My 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

February twenty second, twenty twenty two - check out the day of the week it falls on.

What is interesting about that?

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18 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

02/22/22 at 2222hrs on 2sday. ;)

 

Over here it will be 22-02-2022 2sday, not at all sure why it should be interesting. Unless it has some cabalistic, shamanic or magikal connection. 🧐

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7 hours ago, zlim said:

Lots of those pictures would make great wallpaper. Thanks for finding the site.

 

Yes indeed! These 2 were my favourites, saved for wallpaper:

800px-County_Kerry_-_Ross_Castle_-_20200

800px-Trem_abandonado_-_Via_Ferrovi%C3%A

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On 1/16/2022 at 9:53 AM, V.T. Eric Layton said:

02/22/22 at 2222hrs on 2sday. ;)

and you don't need the leading zero :)

 

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How to be useless ;Follow the Daoist way – reclaim your life and happiness by letting go of the need to produce, strive or serve a purpose

 

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We don’t always need to be useful; it’s good to simply enjoy yourself. In our society, as in Zhuangzi’s, usefulness is often presented as the measuring rod, the bottom line against which we should gauge all policies and life decisions. Zhuangzi shows that this mindset traps us in a calculus in which we end up seeing ourselves and people around us as a means to an end. This prevents us from enjoying our own lives, and the things around us, on their own terms.

 

 

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Most of all, you should not think of yourself as some sort of tool or object and reduce yourself to your usefulness. You are so much more than that. You are not a mere tool in the building of a larger project, or a vessel in a grand ritual; you are a glorious part of the greater Universe, and when you plug in, or hook into, or become one with this ceaseless energy – when you become one with the Dao – you become your true self.

 

Excellent article.

 

Enjoy walking the way folks. 😋

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I Spent Hundreds of Hours Working in VR. Here’s What I Learned

 

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Hello from low-earth orbit! I have spent hundreds of hours working here in virtual reality. Even as I write this to you, I have Facebook's Oculus strapped to my face and am in an aptly named app called Immersed. It puts me in this orbiting spaceship where there's just me, the computer screen in front of me, and—let me look out the window—Ecuador.

 

This is the tech used and you can use it for free, if you have the right headset.

 

Work Faster in VR Than in Real Life

 

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Spawn 5 virtual monitors in VR to optimize focus & productivity, whether solo or collaborating with your team!

 

😎

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9 hours ago, abarbarian said:

I Spent Hundreds of Hours Working in VR. Here’s What I Learned

 

 

This is the tech used and you can use it for free, if you have the right headset.

 

Work Faster in VR Than in Real Life

 

 

😎

 

VR is a deadly trap. Addictive too. I can resist, however.

I will not live long enough to be proven right on this one,

but I am right. VR is the beginning of the end for humanity

as we have known it. I'd rather go outdoors and take a walk,

even work in the garden in mid-winter. Much healthier.

 

Gaming started it, VR will finish it off. I have lost friends

to gaming- no, not a falling out, they just fell away and

became invisible to me in the world I live in. Y'all enjoy

your 'smart phones', social media, and such. Not for me.

As it is, I waste way too many hours on the net, but

gaming is a line I stubbornly refuse to cross. Seductive

but no thanks...

 

Yes, it is 'interesting' though, sort of, like watching in

morbid fascination as a constrictor dines on baby mice...

 

Clutter

 

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