Fiat justitia

ruat caelum

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Thinking Meat

Peter Watts is a man after my own heart on the ideas of consciousness and volition:

What I’d really like to see would be a stimulus which shut down consciousness but left the cognitive and reactive circuits intact: a scenario in which the patient continued to repeat “house” while the current flowed, until— still unconscious— she processed and accommodated a new request to start saying “yoga”…

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The Internet’s Stupidest Idea So Far This Month

That potato salad thing was just begging for a response. This is mine.

A friend made a good point about that potato salad Kickstarter this morning:

While I find the potato salad kickstarter funny. There are so many better things to do with your cash. Women’s rights. Trans rights. Etc. But go ahead. A joke deserves it more.

I couldn’t agree more.

I’ve been kicking around the idea of a “Charity Club” for a while now. The idea is simple: Each month, a group of…

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"There’s a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there’s a little Darth Vader in all of us. Thing is, this ain’t no either-or proposition. We’re talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can’t hide. My experience? Face the darkness. Stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol’ dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes."

(Source: angelophile)

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The people you are working for have problems

The people you are working for have problems

On the latest episode of the Let’s Make Mistakes podcast, hosts Jessie Char and Mike Monteiro talk about interacting with clients. One of their exchanges could easily be about practicing law:

31:30 Jessie: There’s this thing that happens to people who have done, maybe, enough client work to get annoyed in this way, but not enough to know that it is going to be the problem for the rest of your…

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