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Comment: Whatever has helped (Score 1) 698

Think back on anything that took you awhile to learn, or that cost you dearly to do so. Managing money, credit, relationships, how to study, when to take a break.

Make sure she knows that pushing is as important as rest. To pursue whatever she loves with abandon, and to keep experimenting until she finds it.

You will save her a boat load of time. Also healthy ways to manage stress, there are alot of assholes around, and the more effectively you can deal with them the better.

Also a good definition of love wouldn't hurt, our society seems to mix family, romantic, friendship, and lust all under the same word. I personally like Ayn Rand's definition the best.

From the author:
There are two aspects of man’s existence which are the special province and expression of his sense of life: love and art.

I am referring here to romantic love, in the serious meaning of that term—as distinguished from the superficial infatuations of those whose sense of life is devoid of any consistent values, i.e., of any lasting emotions other than fear. Love is a response to values. It is with a person’s sense of life that one falls in love—with that essential sum, that fundamental stand or way of facing existence, which is the essence of a personality. One falls in love with the embodiment of the values that formed a person’s character, which are reflected in his widest goals or smallest gestures, which create the style of his soul—the individual style of a unique, unrepeatable, irreplaceable consciousness. It is one’s own sense of life that acts as the selector, and responds to what it recognizes as one’s own basic values in the person of another. It is not a matter of professed convictions (though these are not irrelevant); it is a matter of much more profound, conscious and subconscious harmony.

Many errors and tragic disillusionments are possible in this process of emotional recognition, since a sense of life, by itself, is not a reliable cognitive guide. And if there are degrees of evil, then one of the most evil consequences of mysticism—in terms of human suffering—is the belief that love is a matter of “the heart,” not the mind, that love is an emotion independent of reason, that love is blind and impervious to the power of philosophy. Love is the expression of philosophy—of a subconscious philosophical sum—and, perhaps, no other aspect of human existence needs the conscious power of philosophy quite so desperately. When that power is called upon to verify and support an emotional appraisal, when love is a conscious integration of reason and emotion, of mind and values, then—and only then—it is the greatest reward of man’s life.

Comment: Re:Whenever you want something other people have.. (Score 1) 145

by redwraith94 (#49087727) Attached to: The Burden of Intellectual Property Rights On Clean Energy Technologies
There is oil shale, and deep water drilling. BP should have listened to the engineering firm about the stress cracks, and never have been allowed to use 'toxic soap' to disperse the oil, so that no one would see the slick. It would have been much better to allow the slick to form, and then recover it with the 'plastic rope' method or the like.

Peak oil is flawed, because it ignores all of the additional recovery methods available, that weren't economic to begin with. Cost for oil will go up anyway due to inflation.

I don't like fracking, except in the BSG sense, as both of them cause earthquakes.

Comment: Re:..."lif-fi"!? (Score 1) 38

by redwraith94 (#49065825) Attached to: Li-Fi-like System Pushes 100Gbps Within a Small Room
It seems to me that fidelity is a requirement for anything digital to operate, and it isn't really used anywhere else in computer parlance. I always assumed it was borrowed by 'marketing speclalists' from hi-fi for stereo systems, since that was always taken to be the 'high-end' version of a stereo, and it makes more sense to me as a claim of high-fidelity in an analog system, where the end result can approximate the original, and still get away with it.

Or put more simply lo-fi computer system = bsod.

Comment: Re:Hard to decide... (Score 1) 242

by redwraith94 (#48964421) Attached to: RadioShack Near Deal To Sell Half of Its Stores, Close the Rest
I loved them when I was younger for the same reason, but after dozens of 'We don't have it, but we can order it...I think' I just started shopping online. There aren't any fond memories left for me. If china takes it over, and you can actually buy components again, that'll be a good thing in my book.

Comment: Re:NASA to the rescue (Score 2) 115

by redwraith94 (#48671265) Attached to: Scientists Say the Future Looks Bleak For Our Bones
As I understand it the lessened gravity is what causes bone density loss. The mechanism I saw argued once is supposedly that the apatite crystals in bone are somewhat piezoelectric, and that mechanical stress is 'detected' by the cells via the slight amounts of electricity that are generated in the bone during stress. This triggers the cells to increase bone density, and strength. It would explain why electrical stimulation of bone works, and apparently ultrasonic stimulation also works.

So it really doesn't come down to exercise, rather we can just sit in an ultrasonic recliner (maybe a bath?), and take some calcium pills.

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