Entertainment > Movies >
A man wakes, reconstructed as a cyborg, and finds himself hunted by unknown forces.
A fucking astonishingly great movie! Fast, bloody and fun. It's effortlessly hilarious, and without being a comedy.
I was initially rather annoyed at the found footage-style shaky camera, but it got so intuitive so fast that it really helped me get into the character and movie. If you like bloody non-stop action movies, definitely give this movie a chance.
Women, Males >
Intelligence, Education >
I have a hypothesis I've been playing with that would say that snowflakes and the semi-autistic are new and not normal human variation.
Intelligence, understood as measured IQ, can be predicted by the IQ of the parents, but there's more to think about.
I prefer to think about "smart" as something like the nexus of IQ, success and even self-reported happiness.
Well-being / Health > Mental health, Relaxation >
A conscious act of will.
- An inward version is to pursue awareness, mindfulness or the like.
- An outward / practical version is to focus one's thoughts on something -- to reflect on or ponder over. This is the receiving end of point 3, below.
Clearing one's thoughts.
"A Meditation" is a discourse intended to express its author's reflections or to guide others in contemplation.
- This is the "sending" end of point 1b.
-- Variously described: "Consider this deeply", "Selah", etc.
The first two are components of Enlightenment and often lead to the experience of an Epiphany. Some version is an instinctive aspect of genius, often seen in sharpening the saw.
Entertainment > Movies >
(on Wikipedia - warning: ideological bias)
A feminist's documentary about men's (human) rights.
A refreshing piece of work, with the intellectual morals to actually talk to the men's rights advocates being talked about. The contrast between "the sides" is truly astonishing.
Intelligence, Adulting >
Children of broken homes have an incredible disadvantage as young adults.
Roleplaying, gamers (roleplayers) > Issues in GMing >
I came upon a note I wrote in 2006-03-05 or earlier.
I avoid roleplaying with women for concerns over chastity, atmosphere influences, favouritism and pathetic newbie girl roleplayers.
I thought a bit about it and I figured I'd write on it.. since I've changed, and circumstances have changed.
Exploring this concept.
I got burnt out and bored pretty quickly, but here are some notes.. I guess.