Kindle Highlights

Kandungan #

  1. The Bed Of Procrustes (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
  2. Anarchism In Malaya, Singapore And Malaysia (Vadim Damier, Kirill Limanov)
  3. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  4. Permanent Record (Edward Snowden)
  5. Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
  6. How To Create A Mind: The Secret Of Human Thought Revealed (Kurzweil, Ray)

The Bed of Procrustes (Nassim Nicholas Taleb) #

Highlights:

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Modernity’s double punishment is to make us both age prematurely and live longer.

Your Highlight at location 113-114 | Added on Friday, 10 April 2020 05:35:41

If you know, in the morning, what your day looks like with any precision, you are a little bit dead—the more precision, the more dead you are.

Your Highlight at location 114-115 | Added on Friday, 10 April 2020 05:36:04

There is no intermediate state between ice and water but there is one between life and death: employment.

Your Highlight at location 117-117 | Added on Friday, 10 April 2020 05:36:51

Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment.

Your Highlight at location 320-321 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:10:40

Only in recent history has “working hard” signaled pride rather than shame for lack of talent, finesse, and, mostly, sprezzatura.

Your Highlight at location 305-306 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:10:49

The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.

Your Highlight at location 312-313 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:11:01

Technology can degrade (and endanger) every aspect of a sucker’s life while convincing him that it is becoming more “efficient.”

Your Highlight at location 314-314 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:11:06

The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free.

Your Highlight at location 315-316 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:11:10

You have a real life if and only if you do not compete with anyone in any of your pursuits.

Your Highlight at location 323-324 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:11:48

What they call “play” (gym, travel, sports) looks like work; the harder they try, the more captive they are.
Your Highlight at location 325-326 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:12:21

We are hunters; we are only truly alive in those moments when we improvise; no schedule, just small surprises and stimuli from the environment.
Your Highlight at location 332-333 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:13:45

Skills that transfer: street fights, off-path hiking, seduction, broad erudition. Skills that don’t: school, games, sports, laboratory—what’s reduced and organized.
Your Highlight at location 338-338 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:14:22

Technology is at its best when it is invisible.
Your Highlight at location 340-341 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:14:49

When I look at people on treadmills I wonder how alpha lions, the strongest, expend the least amount of energy, sleeping twenty hours a day; others hunt for them. Caesar pontem fecit.

Your Highlight at location 340-341 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:14:52

When I look at people on treadmills I wonder how alpha lions, the strongest, expend the least amount of energy, sleeping twenty hours a day; others hunt for them. Caesar pontem fecit.
Your Highlight at location 343-343 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:15:29

Every social association that is not face-to-face is injurious to your health.
Your Highlight at location 347-347 | Added on Friday, 17 April 2020 22:45:00

Writing is the art of repeating oneself without anyone noticing.
Your Highlight at location 350-350 | Added on Friday, 17 April 2020 22:45:37

what they call gossip I call (generously) voyeurism.
Your Highlight at location 394-396 | Added on Friday, 17 April 2020 22:53:12

The information-rich Dark Ages: in 2010, 600,000 books were published, just in English, with few memorable quotes. Circa AD zero, a handful of books were written. In spite of the few that survived, there are loads of quotes.

Your Highlight at location 423-423 | Added on Monday, 20 April 2020 00:26:47

Corollary to Moore’s Law: every ten years, collective wisdom degrades by half.
Your Highlight at location 428-429 | Added on Monday, 20 April 2020 00:27:46

The fool views himself as more unique and others more generic; the wise views himself as more generic and others more unique.
Your Highlight at location 435-436 | Added on Monday, 20 April 2020 00:31:11

The role of the media is best seen in the journey from Cato the Elder to a modern politician.
Your Highlight at location 452-452 | Added on Monday, 20 April 2020 00:33:04

Beauty is enhanced by unashamed irregularities; magnificence by a façade of blunder.
Your Highlight at location 453-453 | Added on Monday, 20 April 2020 00:33:27

To understand “progress”: all places we call ugly are both man-made and modern
Your Highlight at location 453-454 | Added on Monday, 20 April 2020 00:33:33

To understand “progress”: all places we call ugly are both man-made and modern (Newark), never natural or historical (Rome).
Your Highlight at location 460-461 | Added on Monday, 20 April 2020 00:34:31

In classical renderings of prominent figures, males are lean and females are plump; in modern photographs, the opposite.
Your Highlight at location 465-465 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:47:11

If you find any reason why you and someone are friends, you are not friends.
Your Highlight at location 470-470 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:48:36

We are most motivated to help those who need us the least.
Your Highlight at location 471-472 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:48:56

To value a person, consider the difference between how impressive he or she was at the first encounter and the most recent
Your Highlight at location 471-472 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:49:00

To value a person, consider the difference between how impressive he or she was at the first encounter and the most recent one.
Your Highlight at location 472-473 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:49:11

Meditation is a way to be narcissistic without hurting anyone.
Your Highlight at location 473-474 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:49:34

True humility is when you can surprise yourself more than others; the rest is either shyness or good marketing.
Your Highlight at location 475-476 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:49:51

We find it to be in extremely bad taste for individuals to boast of their accomplishments; but when countries do so we call it “national pride.”
Your Highlight at location 482-482 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:51:13

If you lie to me, keep lying; don’t hurt me by suddenly telling the truth.
Your Highlight at location 483-484 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:51:32

Don’t trust a man who needs an income—except if it is minimum wage.*
Your Highlight at location 486-486 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:51:45

Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties.
Your Highlight at location 487-488 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:52:02

Religions and ethics have evolved from promising heaven if you do good, to promising heaven while you do good, to making you promise to do good.
Your Highlight at location 491-491 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:53:01

Ethical man accords his profession to his beliefs, instead of according his beliefs to his profession.
Your Highlight at location 501-502 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:54:23

The difference between magnificence and arrogance is in what one does when nobody is looking.
Your Highlight at location 510-511 | Added on Friday, 24 April 2020 03:55:47

Someone from your social class who becomes poor affects you more than thousands of starving ones outside of it.
Your Highlight at location 520-521 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:16:42

You are only secure if you can lose your fortune without the additional worse insult of having to become humble.
Your Highlight at location 524-524 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:17:24

Robustness is progress without impatience.
Your Highlight at location 525-525 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:17:33

When conflicted between two choices, take neither.
Your Highlight at location 526-526 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:17:48

Nation-states like war; city-states like commerce; families like stability;
Your Highlight at location 526-526 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:17:52

Nation-states like war; city-states like commerce; families like stability; and individuals like entertainment.
Your Highlight at location 527-528 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:18:08

Robust is when you care more about the few who like your work than the multitude who dislike it (artists); fragile when you care more about the few who dislike your work than the multitude who like it (politicians).

Your Highlight at location 531-531 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:18:58

Academics are only useful when they try to be useless (say, as in mathematics and philosophy)
Your Highlight at location 531-532 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:19:02

Academics are only useful when they try to be useless (say, as in mathematics and philosophy) and dangerous when they try to be useful.
Your Highlight at location 532-533 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:19:14

For the robust, an error is information; for the fragile, an error is an error.
Your Highlight at location 547-548 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:21:30

When you beat up someone physically, you get exercise and stress relief; when you assault him verbally on the Internet, you just harm yourself.
Your Highlight at location 547-549 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:21:38

When you beat up someone physically, you get exercise and stress relief; when you assault him verbally on the Internet, you just harm yourself. Just as smooth surfaces, competitive sports, and specialized work fossilize mind and body, competitive academia fossilizes the soul.

Your Highlight at location 553-553 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:22:20

Games were created to give nonheroes the illusion of winning.
Your Highlight at location 554-555 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:22:47

I suspect that IQ, SAT, and school grades are tests designed by nerds so they can get high scores in order to call each other intelligent.
Your Highlight at location 560-561 | Added on Sunday, 26 April 2020 04:23:59

Fragility: we have been progressively separating human courage from warfare, allowing wimps with computer skills to kill people without the slightest risk to their lives.
Your Highlight at location 577-578 | Added on Monday, 27 April 2020 06:57:53

Knowledge is subtractive, not additive—what we subtract (reduction by what does not work, what not to do), not what we add (what to do).*
Your Highlight at location 579-580 | Added on Monday, 27 April 2020 06:58:19

They think that intelligence is about noticing things that are relevant (detecting patterns); in a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant (avoiding false patterns).

Your Highlight at location 581-582 | Added on Monday, 27 April 2020 06:58:28

Happiness; we don’t know what it means, how to measure it, or how to reach it, but we know extremely well how to avoid unhappiness.
Your Highlight at location 586-587 | Added on Monday, 27 April 2020 06:59:16

The four most influential moderns: Darwin, Marx, Freud, and (the productive) Einstein
Your Highlight at location 592-593 | Added on Monday, 27 April 2020 06:59:36

A prophet is not someone with special visions, just someone blind to most of what others see.
Your Highlight at location 595-596 | Added on Monday, 27 April 2020 07:00:00

The ancients knew very well that the only way to understand events was to cause them.
Your Highlight at location 601-601 | Added on Monday, 27 April 2020 07:01:09

It is wiser to wait for self-destruction.
Your Highlight at location 604-605 | Added on Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:02:11

Real mathematicians understand completeness, real philosophers understand incompleteness, the rest don’t formally understand anything.
Your Highlight at location 609-611 | Added on Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:03:05

To be a philosopher is to know through long walks, by reasoning, and reasoning only, a priori, what others can only potentially learn from their mistakes, crises, accidents, and bankruptcies—that is, a posteriori.

Your Highlight at location 614-615 | Added on Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:04:00

Conscious ignorance, if you can practice it, expands your world; it can make things infinite.
Your Highlight at location 617-618 | Added on Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:04:26

It takes a lot of intellect and confidence to accept that what makes sense doesn’t really make
Your Highlight at location 617-618 | Added on Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:04:30

It takes a lot of intellect and confidence to accept that what makes sense doesn’t really make sense.
Your Highlight at location 630-631 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:44:01

A mathematician starts with a problem and creates a solution; a consultant starts by offering a “solution” and creates a problem.
Your Highlight at location 636-637 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:45:19

The left holds that because markets are stupid models should be smart; the right believes that because models are stupid markets should be smart.
Your Highlight at location 639-640 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:45:59

Suckers think that you cure greed with money, addiction with substances, expert problems with experts, banking with bankers, economics with economists, and debt crises with debt spending.

Your Highlight at location 641-642 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:46:08

You can be certain that the head of a corporation has a lot to worry about when he announces publicly that “there is nothing to worry about.”
Your Highlight at location 644-645 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:46:31

The main difference between government bailouts and smoking is that in some rare cases the statement “this is my last cigarette” holds true.
Your Highlight at location 646-647 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:46:45

What makes us fragile is that institutions cannot have the same virtues (honor, truthfulness, courage, loyalty, tenacity) as individuals.
Your Highlight at location 647-648 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:47:04

The worst damage has been caused by competent people trying to do good; the best improvements have been brought by
Your Highlight at location 647-648 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:47:07

The worst damage has been caused by competent people trying to do good; the best improvements have been brought by incompetent ones not trying to do good.
Your Highlight at location 649-650 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:47:16

The difference between banks and the Mafia: banks have better legal-regulatory expertise, but the Mafia understands public opinion.
Your Highlight at location 651-651 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:47:26

“It is much easier to scam people for billions than for just millions.”
Your Highlight at location 654-655 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:48:01

One of the failures of “scientific approximation” in the nonlinear domain comes from the inconvenient fact that the average of expectations is different from the expectation of averages.

Your Highlight at location 662-663 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:49:08

In poor countries, officials receive explicit bribes; in D.C. they get the sophisticated implicit, unspoken promise to work for large corporations.
Your Highlight at location 663-664 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:49:15

Fate is at its cruelest when a banker ends up in poverty.
Your Highlight at location 671-672 | Added on Saturday, 2 May 2020 01:49:55

Don’t cross a river, because it is on average four feet deep. This is also known as Jensen’s inequality.
Your Highlight at location 674-675 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:46:51

Mediocre men tend to be outraged by small insults but passive, subdued, and silent in front of very large ones.
Your Highlight at location 676-677 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:47:00

The only definition of an alpha male: if you try to be an alpha male, you will never be one.
Your Highlight at location 679-679 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:47:42

The weak shows his strength and hides his weaknesses; the magnificent exhibits his weaknesses like ornaments.
Your Highlight at location 680-681 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:47:55

How superb to become wise without being boring; how sad to be boring without being wise.*
Your Highlight at location 682-683 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:48:16

The traits I respect are erudition and the courage to stand up when half-men are afraid for their reputation. Any idiot can be intelligent.
Your Highlight at location 683-684 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:48:31

The mediocre regret their words more than their silence; finer men regret their silence more than their words; the magnificent has nothing to regret.
Your Highlight at location 687-688 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:49:01

Social science means inventing a certain brand of human we can understand.
Your Highlight at location 689-689 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:49:17

When expressing “good luck” to a peer, the weak wishes the opposite; the strong is mildly indifferent; but only the magnificent means
Your Highlight at location 689-690 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:49:21

When expressing “good luck” to a peer, the weak wishes the opposite; the strong is mildly indifferent; but only the magnificent means it.
Your Highlight at location 696-696 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:50:26

The weak cannot be good; or, perhaps, he can only be good within an exhaustive and overreaching legal system.
Your Highlight at location 697-698 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:50:35

By all means, avoid words—threats, complaints, justification, narratives, reframing, attempts to win arguments, supplications; avoid words!
Your Highlight at location 699-699 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:50:51

According to Lucian of Samosata, the philosopher Demonax stopped a Spartan from beating his servant. “You are making him your equal,” he said.
Your Highlight at location 700-701 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:51:00

The classical man’s worst fear was inglorious death; the modern man’s worst fear is just death.
Your Highlight at location 713-714 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:51:17

You know you have influence when people start noticing your absence more than the presence of others.
Your Highlight at location 714-715 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:51:28

You are guaranteed a repetition when you hear the declaration “never again!”
Your Highlight at location 716-716 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:51:42

Some reticent people use silence to conceal their intelligence; but most do so to hide the lack of it.
Your Highlight at location 717-718 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:51:58

When someone says “I am not that stupid,” it often means that he is more stupid than he thinks.
Your Highlight at location 718-719 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:52:05

Bad-mouthing is the only genuine, never faked expression of admiration.
Your Highlight at location 719-720 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:52:22

When a woman says about a man that he is intelligent, she often means handsome; when a man says about a woman that she is dumb, he always means attractive.
Your Highlight at location 721-722 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:52:37

What organized dating sites fail to understand is that people are far more interesting in what they don’t say about themselves.
Your Highlight at location 723-723 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:52:48

For company, you often prefer those who find you interesting over those you find interesting.
Your Highlight at location 727-729 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:53:42

You can be certain that a person has the means but not the will to help you when he says “there is nothing else I can do.” And you can be certain that a person has neither means nor will to help you when he says “I am here to help.”

Your Highlight at location 729-730 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:53:51

We expect places and products to be less attractive than in marketing brochures, but we never forgive humans for being worse than their first impressions.
Your Highlight at location 731-732 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:54:20

When someone starts a sentence with “simply,” you should expect to hear something very complicated.
Your Highlight at location 732-733 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:54:26

Half the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears.
Your Highlight at location 735-736 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:54:40

At any stage, humans can thirst for money, knowledge, or love; sometimes for two, never for three.
Your Highlight at location 736-737 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:54:46

Love without sacrifice is like theft.
Your Highlight at location 744-744 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:56:12

You will get the most attention from those who hate you. No friend, no admirer, and no partner will flatter you with as much curiosity.
Your Highlight at location 745-746 | Added on Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:56:36

When a young woman partners with an otherwise uninteresting rich man, she can sincerely believe that she is attracted to some very specific body part
Your Highlight at location 760-761 | Added on Monday, 11 May 2020 00:06:55

The mind can be a wonderful tool for self-delusion—it was not designed to deal with complexity and nonlinear uncertainties.
Your Highlight at location 762-762 | Added on Monday, 11 May 2020 00:07:02

more information means more delusions:
Your Highlight at location 762-763 | Added on Monday, 11 May 2020 00:07:32

our detection of false patterns is growing faster and faster as a side effect of modernity and the information age:
Your Highlight at location 765-768 | Added on Monday, 11 May 2020 00:07:57

This leads to sucker problems: when the map does not correspond to the territory, there is a certain category of fool—the overeducated, the academic, the journalist, the newspaper reader, the mechanistic “scientist,” the pseudo-empiricist, those endowed with what I call “epistemic arrogance,” this wonderful ability to discount what they did not see, the

Your Highlight at location 784-785 | Added on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 04:34:10

Aphorisms, maxims, proverbs, short sayings, even, to some extent, epigrams are the earliest literary form—often integrated into what we now call poetry.

Your Highlight at location 810-810 | Added on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 04:37:15

My best definition of a nerd: someone who asks you to explain an aphorism.

Anarchism in Malaya, Singapore and Malaysia (Vadim Damier, Kirill Limanov) #

Highlights:

Your Highlight at location 270-272 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:22:50

Lai Wan; Ng Chi San (employee of a jewelry store); Tham Cheuk Ming and Fu Hon Wah (collaborators of “Yik Khwan Po”) and Ho Taan – in Kuala Lumpur; Chu Keung (Zhu Jiang; shoemaker) in Ampang; Wong Kheung Ah in Ipoh; Fu Mong Sang and Thai Sui in Penang; Fu Wahi Shang in Seremban; and Leong Yat Yu in Singapore.[42]

Your Highlight at location 357-359 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:27:45

Such musical groups as “Carburetor Dung” (found in 1991 in Kuala Lumpur), “The Bollocks” and anarcho-skinhead group “ACAB” addressed in their texts to anarchism

Your Highlight at location 360-360 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:27:57

activist groups “Anarcho-punks Federation” and “Anti-racist action” existed

Your Highlight at location 361-361 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:28:18

f.ex. fund for assistance to local residents, organized by anarcho-punks from the group “Liberated Aboriginal” in Selangor:

Your Highlight at location 362-363 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:28:48

The “Kaulus” collective in Kuala Lumpur collected funds to help those in need: its members conducted charity concerts and distributed cassettes; all proceeds went exclusively to the poor.

Your Highlight at location 364-366 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:29:04

“Broken vision” (anarcho-punk, Johor), “D.R.S.A.” (Kuala Trengganu), “90’s choice” (feminist, Coloan, Johor), “Sadis” (Ampan, Selangor), “Revolted” (Kota Tingi, Johor), “Solidarity” (Kuala Trengganu) etc. [57]

Your Highlight at location 366-367 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:29:14

capital of Malaysia, the group “Food, not bombs” existed.

Your Highlight at location 367-368 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:29:40

Internet forum for communication and establishing contacts. The Black Cross organization for helping political prisoners and the persecuted was formed.

Your Highlight at location 369-370 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:30:01

less politicized activists raised black and white banners, politicized radicals black and red, green anarchists green and black.

Your Highlight at location 371-372 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:30:16

Most anarchists in this period were young people from poor families, unemployed, etc.

Your Highlight at location 373-376 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:31:08

hampered by the existence of repressive legislation: public meetings can be held only with the permission of the police; The Press Act of 1984 hampers the publication of radical literature; authorities closely monitor websites, networks and communities on the Internet, they control mobile phone communications. The law on internal security of 1960 allows arrest of “dangerous” persons without trial. An important problem remains the influence of Islamic religion among the Malay population.

Your Highlight at location 377-378 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:31:20

punk scene in Kuala Lumpur has been the Gudang Noisy center in Ampang.

Your Highlight at location 378-379 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:31:40

it moved to the group of anarchists who decided to organize an Info-shop “Pustaka semesta” (“Universal Library”).

Your Highlight at location 379-380 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:31:58

radical team “Kudet” in Yogyakarta

Your Highlight at location 381-381 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:32:07

punk-autonomous center “Black Hole” in Singapore.

Your Highlight at location 382-382 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:32:20

Gudang Noisy into their own hands, they renamed it “Rumah Api” (Lighthouse or House of Uprising),

Your Highlight at location 385-385 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:32:52

the anarchist editions of the US-based groups Crimethink and Slingshot, the Malayan fanzines.

Your Highlight at location 386-387 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:33:04

“Pustaka semesta” began the publication of its own magazine “Bidas” in the Malay language.

Your Highlight at location 396-396 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:34:04

there was an info-shop in Trengganu, “A-Mince”, but by 2012 it was closed.

Your Highlight at location 396-397 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:34:11

In Bangsar, an anarchist from the punk environment organized the “50B” center,

Your Highlight at location 413-414 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:36:00

Commenting this police raid, activists noted that earlier in 2015 the “Wall” center in Batu-Pahat was set on fire:

Your Highlight at location 418-419 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:36:37

One of them recalled that his group “Kaum Babi” initially met hostile attitude from anarcho-punks and antifascists from “Antifa Malaysia.”

Your Highlight at location 425-425 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 02:37:25

The “Black Book”, first book on anarchism in the Malay language was published.

Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) #

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Your Highlight at location 50-51 | Added on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 17:03:00

The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the

Your Highlight at location 51-52 | Added on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 17:03:11

harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking

Your Highlight at location 1291-1292 | Added on Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:21:43

The mesa was like a ship becalmed in a strait of lion-coloured

Your Note at location 1291 | Added on Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:21:54

Stopped reading here.

Permanent Record (Edward Snowden) #

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Your Highlight at location 49-51 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 06:57:42

For me, what I love and believe in the most is connection, human connection, and the technologies by which that is achieved. Those technologies include books, of course. But for my generation, connection has largely meant the Internet.

Your Highlight at location 52-52 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 06:58:44

the Internet was a very different thing.

Your Highlight at location 54-55 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 06:58:51

Everyone wore masks, and yet this culture of anonymity-through-polyonymy produced more truth than falsehood,

Your Highlight at location 57-57 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 06:59:01

when I say that the Internet of today is unrecognizable.

Your Highlight at location 59-60 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 06:59:25

After that, companies realized that people who went online were far less interested in spending than in sharing,

Your Highlight at location 60-60 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 06:59:35

human connection the Internet made possible could be monetized.

Your Highlight at location 63-63 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 06:59:54

This was the beginning of surveillance capitalism, and the end of the Internet as I knew it.

Your Highlight at location 68-68 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 07:00:45

That new product was Us.

Your Highlight at location 93-94 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 07:04:04

personal or individual freedoms that during the American Revolution was called “liberty” and during the Internet Revolution is called “privacy.”

Your Highlight at location 98-99 | Added on Friday, 22 May 2020 07:04:43

What is real is being purposefully conflated with what is fake,

Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell) #

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Your Note at location 371 | Added on Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:30:23

Stopped reading. Im gonna watch the summary on youtube instead. Maybe get a gance of curiosity before trying to finish this book.

Your Highlight at location 414-414 | Added on Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:28:03

WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

Your Highlight at location 558-559 | Added on Monday, 20 April 2020 00:11:26

Newspeak, doublethink, the mutability of the past.

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To the future or to the past, to a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and do not live alone – to a time when truth exists and what is done cannot be undone: From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink – greetings!

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sorrowful in a way that was no longer possible. Tragedy,

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Tragedy, he perceived, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there was still privacy, love and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.

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Today there were fear, hatred and pain, but no dignity of emotion, no deep or complex sorrows.

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In his waking thoughts he called it the Golden Country.

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‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’

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How could you have a slogan like “freedom is slavery” when the concept of freedom has been abolished?

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Orthodoxy means not thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.’

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duckspeak, to quack like a duck. It is one of those interesting words that have two contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it is abuse; applied to someone you agree with, it is praise.’

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed (Kurzweil, Ray) #

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each generation the individuals that could best survive in their ecological niche would be the individuals to create the next generation.

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“photo 51,” taken by their colleague Rosalind Franklin using X-ray crystallography,

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As a child I had a device called a Crookes radiometer,

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(That’s why it is cooler to wear a white T-shirt on a hot day than a black one.)

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This is a direct demonstration that photons carry enough momentum to actually cause the vanes of the radiometer to move.

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Momentum is equal to mass times velocity.

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One common failure is the difficulty that most people have in discarding and transcending the ideas and perspectives of their peers.

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This suggests that our memories are sequential and in order. They can be accessed in the order that they are remembered. We are unable to directly reverse the sequence of a memory.

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This suggests that there are no images, videos, or sound recordings stored in the brain. Our memories are stored as sequences of patterns. Memories that are not accessed dim over

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This suggests that there are no images, videos, or sound recordings stored in the brain. Our memories are stored as sequences of patterns. Memories that are not accessed dim over time.

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We can recognize a pattern even if only part of it is perceived (seen, heard, felt) and even if it contains alterations. Our recognition ability is apparently able to detect invariant features of a pattern—characteristics that survive real-world variations.

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Thus our conscious experience of our perceptions is actually changed by our interpretations.

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This implies that we are constantly predicting the future and hypothesizing what we will experience. This expectation influences what we actually perceive.

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Predicting the future is actually the primary reason that we have a brain.

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It is important to point out that this list is not stored as one long list of thousands of steps—rather, each of our routine procedures is remembered as an elaborate hierarchy of nested activities.

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The same type of hierarchy is involved in our ability to recognize objects and situations.

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Understanding and leveraging the innately hierarchical nature of reality is a uniquely mammalian trait

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American neuroscientist Vernon Mountcastle (born in 1918).

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Michelson-Morley

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Michelson-Morley ether-disproving experiment

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A single pancreatic islet cell is enormously complicated,

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American scientist Herbert A. Simon (1916–2001),

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AI program he had devised called EPAM (elementary perceiver and memorizer),

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be…the form in which it was actually written—with its whole structure of routines and subroutines….

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Alternatively, I could provide you with a machine-language version of EPAM after the whole translation had been carried out—after it had been flattened so to speak….

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third…of providing you with neither program, but instead with the electromagnetic equations and boundary conditions that the computer, viewed as a physical system, would have to obey while behaving as EPAM.

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Everything happens simultaneously in the neocortex, so there is no beginning and no end to its processes.

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neocortex, which is basically a large pattern recognizer.

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“street smarts” actually require substantially more of our neocortex than “book smarts.”

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These inventions have built upon themselves, giving rise to the exponential growth of the information content of technologies as described in my law of accelerating returns.

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will permit us to create a synthetic neocortex that will contain well beyond a mere 300 million pattern processors. Why not a billion? Or a trillion?

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Part one is the input, which consists of the lower-level patterns that compose the main pattern.

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The second part of each pattern is the pattern’s name. In the world of language, this higher-level pattern is simply the word “apple.”

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The third and final part of each pattern is the set of higher-level patterns that it in turn is part of.

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Successful recognition by a module

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Start here

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What the pattern recognition

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a mathematical method called hierarchical hidden Markov

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Envisaging the future is one of the primary reasons we have a neocortex.

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unobserved—who enter a state of denial, imagining the territory as fitting his map.

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Transcendental Meditation,

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That is why we tell a story a bit differently each time we share it

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recognizers will become reassigned to other patterns. That is why memories grow dimmer with time: