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Quizzes and Wibbles and Bits

First, some quizzes.

Taken from the LJ of zerovector:

I'm sure it's no big surprise to you that your
romance is The Princess Bride. A heartwarming
tale of "Twue Wuve" that has giants,
Spainards and swashbuckling. You really do
think that love can overcome anything. You may
be a touch naive but your heart is certainly in
the right place. You've probably got one of
those relationships where proper nouns have
been replaced with "Snookums" and
"Pookie Pie". Eww. Beware a cuteness
overload.

What Romance Movie Best Represents Your Love Life?
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Gee, ya think?
Never go up against a Terionach when deeath is on the line! (Long story. Well, you'll see.)


Seen with wiliqueen:

Jack
You are Jack. Self-appointed hero and doctor
extraordinaire, it's your job to save everyone.
You have little time for fun and games, but you
do like a good stiff drink every now and then.
You prefer your stitches black and have been
known to make gross pasta comparisons. And if
anyone needs CPR or a tracheotomy, you're the
correct person to go to.

Which Lost Character Are You?
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Edit, 17:20 CST - snarfed from the LJ of havocthecat:


Yellow Saber
You've made a yellow Lightsaber

Yellow is the color of Honor and Loyalty. It
symbolizes caution and foreboding in either
direction of the blade, Meaning that the owner
is relatively cautious...but also to be
cautious of them. Since Yellow stands for both
Honor and Cowardice, Once should always think
twice before attacking someone with a Yellow
Saber.


What Colored Lightsaber Would You Have?
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Retake after giving in to my inner Whiny!Luke:

Green
Green is your Lightsaber's color.

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth,
harmony, and freshness. Green has strong
emotional correspondence with safety. Green is
also commonly associated with wealth and
happiness, so someone with a green lightsaber
like yourself is a fortunate soul.

What Colored Lightsaber Would You Have?
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Second, some Friday morning wibble (cross-posted to KDD):
"Do you have a manifesto, Jeff?" -banazir, on listening to zengeneral talk about the dim future of humanity
"Jeff, you're the only person I know for whom `axis of evil' actually means part of the coordinate system." -banazir, after hearing zengeneral read from Ann Coulter's How to Talk to A Liberal (If You Must)
"I'm pretty much conservative... because I lack compassion." -zengeneral, on the occasion of his being identified as a ultrapragmatist ("übercynic")

"I think it's math goggles." -masaga, on why female mathematicians are more plentiful than female computer scientists
"I have no need for feminist literature. I took women's studies to gain some insight." -zengeneral, after banazir suggested he balance Coulter's book with an opposing viewpoint
"Sterility would be a very good thing." -zengeneral (after banazir offered the use of his green laser p6inter)

And zengeneral has never seen SquareOne.Mathnet. Oy gevalt!

--
Banazir

Comments

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yahvah
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
ditto
The Princess Bride
I'm sure it's no big surprise to you that your
romance is The Princess Bride. A heartwarming
tale of "Twue Wuve" that has giants,
Spainards and swashbuckling. You really do
think that love can overcome anything. You may
be a touch naive but your heart is certainly in
the right place. You've probably got one of
those relationships where proper nouns have
been replaced with "Snookums" and
"Pookie Pie". Eww. Beware a cuteness
overload.


What Romance Movie Best Represents Your Love Life?
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Sometimes I wonder if zengeneral might be my alter-ego.
banazir
Nov. 12th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
Not Nearly Frightened Enough
Sometimes I wonder if zengeneral might be my alter-ego.
'k you're scaring me, Scott.

Alter-ego in what way?

If you mean your evil twin, wlokay.
Otherwise, I may have to send you a memetic polyalloy for the holidays (do you observe both Christmas and Hanukhah?).

--
Banazir
yahvah
Nov. 12th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Not Nearly Frightened Enough
Alter-ego in what way?

We like sex, fast computers and math, though I think I just have a general liking of all things fast. But evil twin may very well be the correct description. :-D

do you observe both Christmas and Hanukhah?

I don't observe Christmas, and I don't really observe Hanukhah either, but I'd observe it over Christmas.
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 12:53 pm (UTC)
We like sex, fast computers and math, though I think I just have a general liking of all things fast.
Have you heard of a book titled Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things? The above reminded me of that.

But evil twin may very well be the correct description. :-D
As long as you are the good side of zengeneral...

do you observe both Christmas and Hanukhah?
I don't observe Christmas, and I don't really observe Hanukhah either, but I'd observe it over Christmas.
Ah, OK.

--
Banazir
yahvah
Nov. 14th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
Have you heard of a book titled Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things?

No, but now I'm very interested in reading it. I love cognitive science. I need to clean old stuff off my shelves and make a trip to Half Price Books to sell things I have no interest in, though. I'm currently re-reading A Universe of Consciousness, which I liked very much the first time around, but need to re-read. I picked it up when I was on my own little quest to understand how our brain creates the mind. Incidentally, have you ever read Pulsed Neural Networks? Reading what little of it I've been able to read (due to my lack of training in calculus), I've come to the conclusion that I think Pulsed Neural Networks--in conjunction with the knowledge of neuroscience I've been able to acquire from a handful of textbooks--comes close to satisfying my desire to know how our brain creates the mind.
banazir
Nov. 21st, 2004 07:30 am (UTC)
Brain Theory and Neural Networks
No, but now I'm very interested in reading it. I love cognitive science.
Cool.
Recommendations:

  • Speaking Minds

  • Wet Mind, Kosslyn and Koenig

  • Human Cognitive Neuropsychology, Ellis and Young

  • The Encyclopedia of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, Arbib

  • Readings in Cognitive Neuroscience



and a book with "Descartes" in the title that I can't remember ATM. Also How The Mind Works by Steve Pinker, which I haven't read yet.

Here are my favorite resources:
http://www.anncbt.org (the group Jesse Reichler, I, our neuroscience mentor Tom Anastasio, and our advisor Sylvian Ray started at Illinois)
http://www.u.arizona.edu/~chalmers/biblio.html
http://www.aaai.org/AITopics/html/phil.html

a longstanding course in computational neurobiology at UIUC:
http://soma.npa.uiuc.edu/courses/physl317/students.html

and an MIT OpenCourseWare course I just came across:
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Linguistics-and-Philosophy/24-119Mind-and-MachinesSpring2003/Readings/

I need to clean old stuff off my shelves and make a trip to Half Price Books to sell things I have no interest in, though.
You and me both:
http://www.rbookshop.com/science/c/Cognitive_Science/

Incidentally, have you ever read Pulsed Neural Networks? Reading what little of it I've been able to read (due to my lack of training in calculus), I've come to the conclusion that I think Pulsed Neural Networks--in conjunction with the knowledge of neuroscience I've been able to acquire from a handful of textbooks--comes close to satisfying my desire to know how our brain creates the mind.
I actually haven't read more than a short paper on PNN, but I've heard a few talks, and yes, they are very interesting. IIRC there is some material in the Readings book above about them.

Thanks, more later,
Banazir
twinofhugin
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC)
You know, a few transgendered people I know have suggested the possibility that Ann Coulter was previously a man...
banazir
Nov. 12th, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
If they want her...
... come and claim him!

Or something like that.

--
Banazir
spoothbrush
Nov. 12th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC)
It's possible to have never seen Square One? Or Mathnet? How is this possible? Was he raised in a cult?

Although, replacing Kate Monday was lame and sad.
banazir
Nov. 12th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
Cult of Zengeneral
It's possible to have never seen Square One? Or Mathnet? How is this possible? Was he raised in a cult?
Ma'ma, zengeneral is a cult.
The CultChurch of Jeff, I believe 'tis called by its acolytes (basically just his various personalities for now).

Although, replacing Kate Monday was lame and sad.
Indeed. Any idea why they did it?

--
Banazir
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