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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Ayu » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:46 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:08 pm
Ayu wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Tomorrow I have to write something for German and history and learn math. :shock: I'm so afraid to start with math. But it will be good have it done, tomorrow night.

What kind of math are you studying?
No real study, I'm just going to school again. Something like high school for adults in the evening. Right now in math we deal with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics) and especially this: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurvenschar
On the English wiki page it looks different.

It's not too difficult to solve those arithmetic test papers, as long as I understand the question. Math-German is so difficult for me. I never understand what they are saying in first place.
But when I don't forget to breathe (in... ... and out... ... and in... ... ...) it's possible to stumble through the exam. My teacher says: "Always keep your nose (head) above water."
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by PuerAzaelis » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:49 pm

Rick wrote:
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... random thing thread ... Images ... ?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Minobu » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:50 pm

so like me ole man gave us our last christmas when i was 13..said it was all a con...lol..
up until then i was really spoiled at christmas...huge deal...
but he hated it...

so me mum tried the next year ..got this little artificial tree put it on one of these..
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and decorated it....she turned all dejected and everything and said" It looks like a scarecrow !"
and so began my take on christmas...stuff like moving in with women and asking stuff like "So do you do the whole christmas thing"

always got a look of horror when i said my peice on the matter...

anyways in keeping with the spirit...said in me ole man's best voice!
"Merry Shitmas everyone"

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by dzogchungpa » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:18 pm

Ayu wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Right now in math we deal with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics) and especially this: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurvenschar
On the English wiki page it looks different.

That German wiki page corresponds more to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_curves.
If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:20 pm

I use a gizmo called Nagbot to remind me to do certain things. It's been useful.

https://nagbot.io/

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by dzogchungpa » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:27 pm

DGA wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:20 pm
I use a gizmo called Nagbot to remind me to do certain things. It's been useful.

https://nagbot.io/

Wow, that looks like a mahanaga!
If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Minobu » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:29 pm

DGA wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:20 pm
I use a gizmo called Nagbot to remind me to do certain things. It's been useful.

https://nagbot.io/
ROFLMA!!!!!

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:53 pm

When I was in Japan, I came to appreciate the fine products of the Suntory corporation.

Specifically, BOSS coffee in a can from a vending machine. Very fine

Suntory beer is also OK.

I bring all this up because I didn't get to try Suntory whiskey. Any of their whiskeys. It was all sake and beer all the time. Japanese drinking culture is impressive, by the way. This person is half my size by mass, and consuming twice my limit? And he's 93? I digress

I would like to try some Japanese whiskey. I think. I'm not sure where to start. Is it all in the Scotch whisky vein? anything particularly distinctive or creative going on? suggestions?

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Meido » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:11 pm

DGA wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:53 pm
Specifically, BOSS coffee in a can from a vending machine. Very fine
Ditto. Love it.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by dzogchungpa » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:27 pm

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Is that supposed to be Stalin?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Ayu » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:02 am

No, seems to be David Niven.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by dzogchungpa » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:12 am

Ayu wrote:
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No, seems to be David Niven.

But he didn't smoke a pipe, did he?
If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:06 am

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:49 pm
Rick wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:53 pm
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hmm, i can't figure that out. well done random thought

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:43 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:12 am
Ayu wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:02 am
No, seems to be David Niven.

But he didn't smoke a pipe, did he?
This is why I pretended the BOSS guy is Salvador Allende without his glasses, and enjoying a pipe. After a while I was convinced and started to wonder how Chileans might feel about that. The lies we tell ourselves

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:52 am

Sometimes I experience alternatives of this or that in the voice of my optometrist. How about A... or B? OK, now, A... or B?

so on the long drive from work to my daughter's childcare, this A... or B? troubled me. The worst song ever recorded.

A...




or B?








FOR AN HOUR IN TRAFFIC

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Virgo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:01 am

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Dude thats my uncle Chip.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Punya » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:27 am

DGA wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:52 am
Sometimes I experience alternatives of this or that in the voice of my optometrist. How about A... or B? OK, now, A... or B?

so on the long drive from work to my daughter's childcare, this A... or B? troubled me. The worst song ever recorded.

A...




or B?








FOR AN HOUR IN TRAFFIC
I quite like My Boy Lollipop DGA. But I guess you had to be there.

Great thread TC. Thank you!

Like your current signature Dzogchungpa. OCR is coming to me hometown very soon and I'm hoping he'll rock my world too.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by dzogchungpa » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:02 am

Punya wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:27 am
Like your current signature Dzogchungpa. OCR is coming to me hometown very soon and I'm hoping he'll rock my world too.

I just did his dream yoga thing at Pema Osel Ling. His world-rocking abilities appear undiminished.
If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:59 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:02 am
Punya wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:27 am
Like your current signature Dzogchungpa. OCR is coming to me hometown very soon and I'm hoping he'll rock my world too.

I just did his dream yoga thing at Pema Osel Ling. His world-rocking abilities appear undiminished.
wait a second...you were in my hood? unfortunately I was traveling in Spain and missed it. :smile:

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by The Cicada » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 am

Eons ago, bees discovered communism.

There was a struggle at first. Their societies were rocked, economies overturned, and wars were fought. Within a few generations, however, their societies became completely socialist, and then communist. Under these totalitarian regimes innovation of all types was slowly suffocated and completely disincentivised. Serious dysfunction manifested, but with it came adaptation from the system.

Family formation broke down. Some females chose to mate indiscriminately, negating the need for males to signal their worth through productivity, and eventually the males themselves were viewed as a burden and largely culled before maturity. Many more females chose to take a partner of the same sex, though often along dimorphic lines. Eventually their leaders began the conscious process of selective breeding for these patterns, and the nature of the bee was changed.

Building and production became instinctual. "Welfare queens" became hive queens. Surrogate partnerships became worker and soldier castes. All that remained of males were literally drones. With the dynamism of sexual competition bred away and the full flowering of eusociality, the godlike light of consciousness was snuffed out and all that was became instinct to the bee and their related species.

They did not annihilate themselves as sapient races often do. Instead, the workers finally gained control of the means of production and the destiny of the race rested back into union with nature—as animals.

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