Strokes Of Insight

When a stroke temporarily took my sight at the end of last year, I knew only appreciation when I got it back. But now the other changes in my brain are becoming manifest: A preference for the spoken word over music, a desire to write more than to read, and a strange distancing of my self from the things I thought essential.

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On a philosophical level, this generalized Cantor’s theorem says that as long as the truth-values or properties of T are non-trivial, there is no way that a set T of things can “talk about” or “describe” their own truthfulness or their own properties. In other words, there must be a limitation in the way that T deals with its own properties. The Liar paradox is the three thousand year-old primary example that shows that natural languages should not talk about their own truthfulness. Russell’s paradox shows that naive set theory is inherently flawed because sets can talk about their own properties (membership.) Gödel’s incompleteness results shows that arithmetic cannot talk completely about its own provability. Turing’s Halting problem shows that computers can not completely deal with the property of whether a computer will halt or go into an infinite loop. All these different examples are really saying the same thing: there will be trouble when things deal with their own properties. It is with this in mind that we try to make a single formalism that describes all these diverse – yet similar – ideas.



The best part of this unified scheme is that it shows that there are really no paradoxes. There are limitations. Paradoxes are ways of showing that if you permit one to violate a limitation, then you will get an inconsistent systems. The Liar paradox shows that if you permit natural language to talk about its own truthfulness (as it – of course – does) then we will have inconsistencies in natural languages. Russell’s paradox shows that if we permit one to talk about any set without limitations, we will get an inconsistency in set theory. This is exactly what is said by Tarski’s theorem about truth in formal systems. Our scheme shows the inherent limitations of all these systems.

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Yanofsky - “A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points,” p. 3 (via writingcapital)

stickyembraces:

Alice in Post-Structuralist land, #5

stickyembraces:

Alice in Post-Structuralist land, #5

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Slowdive – Melon Yellow (163 plays)

alucidreamer:

Sitting by and watch you fall away
Sudden fall, watched you for a day
You know I don’t believe in death
For the sun I watched you for the sun

Sitting here I watched you dance

Looking for the sun I watched you dance

So long, so long
It’s just a way to [love] you
So long, so long
It’s just a way to [love] you

I saw you looking at the sun
I saw you looking at the sun

So long, so long [Repeat x5]
It’s just a way to you [Repeat x5]

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chaboneobaiarroyoallende:

"True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure."

Auguste Rodin (The Gates of Hell, 1917)

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franksantoro:

To paraphrase Brandon Graham paraphrasing KRS-One -“I’m talking to, like, three of you people out there”. (around the 39 min mark  - http://www.inkstuds.org/brandon-graham-frank-santoro-and-michael-deforge/)
The most common questions I get about the course:
How does the course work?
The way the course works is that there is a private blog where you get all of your assignments. This blog is updated everyday with demos related to each assignment. We do a lot of fast drawing to get you thinking about sequencing much like a storyboard artist. Over the 8 week course you will create a 16 page “signature” - that means that you will basically draw two pages a week. Email me - santoroschoolATgmail - and I will send you an invite to the course that just wrapped so you can see how it works for yourself
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franksantoro:

To paraphrase Brandon Graham paraphrasing KRS-One -“I’m talking to, like, three of you people out there”. (around the 39 min mark  - http://www.inkstuds.org/brandon-graham-frank-santoro-and-michael-deforge/)

The most common questions I get about the course:

How does the course work?

The way the course works is that there is a private blog where you get all of your assignments. This blog is updated everyday with demos related to each assignment. We do a lot of fast drawing to get you thinking about sequencing much like a storyboard artist. Over the 8 week course you will create a 16 page “signature” - that means that you will basically draw two pages a week. Email me - santoroschoolATgmail - and I will send you an invite to the course that just wrapped so you can see how it works for yourself

Read More

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gunrunnerhell:

Rutalocura PRK

The “Pack Rifle Kit” takes minimalism to the extreme for light weight survival rifles. It requires a Cricket or Rascal .22 LR Youth Rifle as the platform and uses a carbon fiber stock and barrel as replacements. Overall weight is less than 1 pound. (GRH)

Source

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23quaiducommerce:

The Man Who Sleeps (Bernard Queysanne, 1974)

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"Let go. Be afraid. You all taste so much better when you’re afraid.”

(Source: tell-me-another-horror-story, via tell-me-another-horror-story)

Anonymous asked: Are there many old hollywood stars still alive today?

oldfilmsflicker:

grouchosmarx:

colincliveforever:

bellecs:

Yes, I think the oldest is Olivia de Havilland which I’m all nervous about because she’s a doll and she just turned 98 this year and I think she’s the last of the 1930s stars now that Betty is gone :(

There’s also:

  • Kim Novak (81)
  • Maureen O’Hara (93)
  • For some reason Kirk Douglas is still alive (97)
  • Queen Betty White (92)
  • My love Rita Moreno (82)
  • Christopher Lee is still making movies! (92)
  • One that never gets any Tumblr love is Glynis Johns, she’s fab and 90!
  • Eternal Eva Marie Saint is still in demand (90)
  • Doris Day (90)
  • Angela Lansbury (88)
  • Dick Van Dike (88)
  • Jerry Lewis (88)
  • Director Mel Brooks (88)
  • Stud Sidney Poitier (87) - under strict instructions not to die
  • Sean Connery (83)
  • Harry Belafonte (87)
  • Roger Moore (86)
  • Christopher Plummer (84)
  • Tippi Hedren (84)
  • Gene Hackman (84)
  • Marni Nixon (84)
  • Joanne Woodward (84)
  • Clint Eastwood (84)
  • James Earl Jones (83)
  • Robert Duvall (83)
  • Leonard Nimoy (83)
  • Olympia Dukakis (83)
  • Leslie Caron (83)
  • Angie Dickinson (83)
  • Anita Ekberg (82)
  • Piper Laurie (82)
  • Debbie Reynolds (82)
  • Omar Sharif (82)

There’s a lot in their 70s like Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Albert Finney etc who are also not allowed to die.

This post made me feel better.

ETA: I just realized that Betty was in the 40s not 30s. Too early not enough coffee

Also Louis Jourdan (94) and William Shatner (83)

John Gavin is also still kicking at 83.

LUISE RAINER IS 104!