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Don't even try to work with PDFs if you can avoid it. You will have nothing but pain. PDF is a one-way thing.

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Living Room / Re: Words fail me - you'll have to read this yourself
« on: December 28, 2015, 07:46 PM »
Yeah. I think the term for that is "speechless with rage."  ;) ;D

Hehehe! Yeah, that too. :D

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Open source watch? Yep.

http://oswatch.org/

Just an example of a nifty project that I tripped across since posting above.

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A news reporter able to speak the truth? Shock horror.
Rather clever Jonathan Pie satire.
Reporter gets angry and tells us the REAL news - YouTube

That was really good!  :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: Words fail me - you'll have to read this yourself
« on: December 28, 2015, 05:05 PM »
If you take the argument that "stories are just text" to the next level... then text is nothing but words...and words are nothing but letters...and letters nothing but geometric shapes and lines...and as such, have no meaning, or value.

On a certain level, everything becomes meaningless - if you allow yourself to fall for that deconstructionist nonsense. It might make you sound clever in certain faux-intellectual academic circles. But it leaves you with nothing if you embrace it without realizing the intellectual and spiritual cop-out it is.

Funny you mention deconstructionism. I was setting trigger levels on my oscilloscope and that exact parallel came to mind; it's basically the same sort of argument - at some point a signal becomes meaningful.

But really... deconstruction is fun in no small part because it creates cognitive dissonance in people where they simply no longer know what to think or say.

10. A man with hair on his head - 1 hair = a main with hair on his head.
20. Goto 10
30. Catch error(return("MWAHAHAHA!"))

Same deal there from the Megarian school in ancient Greece.

The logic when abstracted out is extremely common. You can see it used just about every day in serious discussions. Pointing it out doesn't help either.

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