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Mostly Rubik’s Cube stuff, with a bit about staying up too late.

Posted by on May 1, 2006

Something about reading on the internet seems to energize me. Time passes, I may have started out exhausted, but I seem to be able to stay awake and alert indefinitely, trolling along, reading. Also, reading Vroman’s old articles is so sweet. I love learning about economics and anarchy, and V’s writing is great. This one‘s about why babies and robots have [pretty much]no rights in anarchy-paradise. Do I agree with this stuff? I suppose so. I just love the pure analysis with the mathematics of economics and no consideration for. . . whatever it is that people think they need the government for [the public good?].
Also, I thought for a moment that perhaps I had forgotten how to solve the Professor’s Cube[Rubik’s 5x5x5], but it turns out that the part of my memory that moves the cube automatically remembered enough. And I am starting to lose count of how many people I’ve taught to solve the Rubik’s Cube, though Jen(we’re in a band together) is the latest victim. I have a suspicion that she will advance at least to the level I’ve studied[F2L and some of the “LL in two algs”]. This post is not geeky enough. I feel the need to throw out that since the Prof. cube is so hard to turn, after I solve it, my turning speed on the regular cube is greatly increased.
If there’s anyone who reads this[that’s not many] and I see or could see on a regular basis[almost no one] who I haven’t already taught the cube, and wants to learn[S/A is gonna think I’m talking just to her here, even though I’m almost positive she doesn’t care to learn] I am eager to teach anyone interested in learning. This is tremendous fun for me, although you’d probly have to provide your own cube- I’ve bought probably eight and have one left(unless Jen gives back the one she has).

It’s currently after 2am. I have class in 9 hours, but if I forego sleep, I could start making money in just two. I’d probly make $100 before school. I think I love my job.

3 Responses to Mostly Rubik’s Cube stuff, with a bit about staying up too late.

  1. captiousduality

    We totally argued this through at the summer seminar. Protection and defense of rights is exactly why anarchy cannot exist. The deman for protection is what forms the state.

  2. iamthedoctorcd

    Basically, I’m not against the idea of anarchy. In fact it’s biblical.

    Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; and they said to him, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.” But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the LORD. The LORD said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them. “Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day–in that they have forsaken Me and served other gods–so they are doing to you also. Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall solemnly warn them and tell them of the procedure of the king who will reign over them.” So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORD to the people who had asked of him a king. He said, “This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place {them} for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots. He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and {some} to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give {them} to his servants. He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants. He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use {them} for his work. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants. Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.” Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, “No, but there shall be a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” Now after Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the LORD’S hearing. The LORD said to Samuel, “Listen to their voice and appoint them a king.”

    See, the inference here is that the people were not happy with a non-present ruler, thus arranged for a King. And Samuel told them he was going to take away their freedoms and they chose it anyway. In a very real sense, I believe we do this all the time, choose what we percieve to be comfort over personal freedom. I’m making an effort not to. Though, in reality, I believe a government is important for protection, so I’m not an anarchist.

    Okay, well. Fun. Bye.

  3. 161581

    Oh my god. Teach me.

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