Monthly Archives: November 2009

Philosophy of The Matrix (Part 2)

Part 2 deals with the philosophy of prophecy. Part 1 discussed the philosophy of existence and simulated realities. Later parts may cover cycles of existence, morality and ethics, and computer intelligence. The Oracle: Prophecy The Oracle is a sentient program … Continue reading

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Philosophy of The Matrix (Part 1)

Part 1 deals with the philosophy of existence and simulated realities. Later parts may cover prophecy and cycles of existence, morality and ethics, and computer intelligence. Imagine you are running an advanced simulation of the world. The simulated people would … Continue reading

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IB Theory of Knowledge

One interesting component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class, a one-year course that, at my school, is taken in the second semester of junior year and the first semester of senior year. The reason … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter Mock Trial

We have recently read for English class The Scarlet Letter (1850), a famous novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The work covers a great deal of morality, and one such related theme in the book is the weight of sin, and … Continue reading

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Sleep: A Heuristic Examination

Before I begin, I would like to make clear that the subject of this post is sleep, something that should be familiar to all of us (hopefully). I am not trying to make a scientific breakthrough on sleep or even … Continue reading

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Testing WordPress-Facebook Posting

[Edit: As of Feb. 27, 2010, WordPress can post directly to Facebook. The following post is now obsolete.] WordPress can post directly onto Twitter, and Twitter can post onto Facebook via an application. This is an experiment to determine whether … Continue reading

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Compsci UIL “UIL”

Here is a Java program used to solve a trivial problem on a certain UIL (University Interscholastic League) computer science question. public class uil { public static void main(String[] args) { for (int i = 0; i < 18; i++) … Continue reading

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