Gabriel's shared items

Saturday, May 31, 2008


It's called Coherentism.

I should also read up on Empiricism and Phenomenalism.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

More musings - Gold

Can some economist enlighten me on exactly is happening???

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Whoa, this clip brings back fond memories... I've easily played this opening level a hundred times!

And looks like there's a totally standard way of completing the level - recall taking exactly the same route - heading straight for the ledge at the beginning of the game to pick up the rpg, and making the same falls at the ledge, then subsequently heading for the window into the secret room to pick up rpg ammo, steroids and the atomic health... could go on and on haha...


Never quite understood the lyrics to the opening song for "Malcom in the Middle"... This clip gives more meaning to that random song...

Sunday, May 18, 2008


argh. d4m|\| |-||-|.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The mystery of consciousness

what constitutes a consciousness? can consciousness be divided into components? where does this consciousness exist? what is an observer? is a consciousness necessarily implicated in an observation?

two intriguing phenomena associated with consciousness:
- that it routinely ceases when we sleep, and is able to come back on again. Is death simply a cessation of consciousness, and could it come back on again?
- this unreliable thing we base much judgment on - our memories. so unreliable yet so real.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Exploits of a mom"

Found this website on facebook. lol.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Pride, and responsibility.

An excerpt from downing college's 2006 yearbook...

Every year when the examination results are published members of the Governing Body initially, and then the Education Committee, examine the results carefully to identify trends and strengths and weaknesses. It might be asked why we do this. It is partly due to a personal responsibility which we all feel following our own decisions to admit these students. But our sense of responsibility extends beyond whether we made the right decision, but extends to whether the potential which we initially identified, sometimes nearly two years before matriculation, has been fulfilled. Sometimes this is called ‘value-added’. This is a demeaning phrase, but one which has a core truth. For that is our purpose as an educational institution, to ensure that, by the environment we provide and the supervisions we give and the personal interaction with our students, we can show that we have added value to their Cambridge experience.

How I wished my college government had a similar creed. Instead of viewing mathmos as cash cows with no need for attention and maintenance.