I was gonna say the guy would just chop the alchemist’s head off, but you did it much better. Personally, I have been taught — and I had plenty of opportunities to confirm this on my own — that if you can’t explain something, you do not truly understand it. The Alchemist asked if I wanted a drink. invaluable. What kind of work and mediums do you use for your creative pieces? “Because…you wouldn’t…” I had been annoyed when he first asked, but now I found the question interesting, at least amusing. But you’re a fantastic accountant/chef/farmer and that’s where we can use your skills”, it’s “flunk one test and you get busted down to door man”. (In other words, I’m accusing you of “typical-mind”-ing.). Inscription. The alchemist isn’t talking to the King, he is talking to a King’s representative and sending him back with the task of convincing the King. We’ll find out once Super-AI comes online, I suppose. This post and your previous one make me think you’re fretting about what your Impact on the world will be. One was in Latin -- and it read "ars longa, vita brevas" and that means "art is forever and life is short." 3- I think in the real world what happens is you have a guy like Michelangelo who does everything so well, that rather than spending a decreasing amount of effort trying to get just a little bit farther people throw up their hands, and move off in directions that aren’t as good, but which are at least unique. And even sitting there by itself, so nice and pithy, and repeated by you, it took a few re-reads to notice the game he played. An annoyed king sending letters that you’re not contributing to the treasury is one thing, a grieving king who has just buried his son and heir determined that THERE WILL BE BLOOD is another and more difficult matter to handle. Taken further, it can lead to questioning physical reality, and other useless endeavors, so I’m not going to, but it’s worth pondering. “Ars longa , Vita brevis” I love the art of illustration. Those are always the right questions to ask about “progress”. No, they send the washout who specialized in human health before he washed out to cure the King’s son, and they send the washout who specialized in teaching to talk to the guy coming for more alchemists. But you’re already doing that, you’re a doctor who has touched many lives. It’s not too absurd. Economist, consult all the dynamic models you want. And how big of an impact do these individuals have in our own endeavors. See what happens when you focus on alchemy too much? An aqueduct, every bit the equal of the Romans’. Ars Longa Vita Brevis Marker. With all your experience how do you best describe art? Remember, the editors face the same problem as the students: they can only redact knowledge they themselves understand. You get silly theories about words! This might be fine in some cases; for example, when playing soccer, there may be no way to explain how you knew which way the opposing player would try to pass the ball, it’s just instinct. What, you couldn’t dig out a bottle of something even more swirly-coloured, fudge up some arcane ritual about how and when it is to be taken, and present it to me to take back to the king with the message “If within three weeks the prince is not cured, then no mortal aid will avail and it is the inexorable Fates who have decided he must die”. “You’re talking about an infinite regress”, I said, when I had finished the glass. I could tell he was faking; his eyes stayed still the whole time. Our textbooks have been so perfectly written and rewritten over the years that it is only in the last few days of a teacher’s life that he is skilled enough to write a better one. It is not unteachable, but neither can it be taught. We still expect PhD students to make an original contribution (which means they’ve reached the frontier of human knowledge already, even if it’s only a very narrow part of the frontier). No “Y causes Z” when you actually mean, “I can run a regression and get a statistically significant association between this proxy for Y and this proxy for Z using this data set which may not be representative but is available.” So I wouldn’t have to spend so much time figuring out what an article was actually saying and whether it was actually important. You are missing the step where they already are much more competent than any real world example about only teaching the necessary basics to make progress, and teaching it the quicker they can. My homework pages were covered in rocket ship doodles. We should keep trying to do the best we can; we should not stop learning and we should put a lot of humour into it. Do they actually have more insight, or have they just adapted to their lower ability to learn new things? He read 700 self-help/hypnosis/NLP/therapy books to get to the edge of the field when he was young. Thirty?”, “Would you believe me if I said it was two hundred years?”, “No. This has led to a lot of weird moments where I can’t explain where my knowledge is coming from. You guys are assuming that masturbating and ruminating on the essence of the universe are mutually exclusive. But philosophy, more than other subjects, requires the wisdom that comes with age. The world is waiting for you, no fear. Yes, this will slow them down some, but an annoyed king coming down on them like a ton of bricks will set them back even further. I was a member of two Spanish collectives: My Mother’s Voice and Mountain’s Children. It is certainly not Ars longa. The art of teaching teaching is much the same as the art of teaching, but is the art of selling selling much the same as the art of selling? So how long would you have to study, before you were an architect?”, “Why so? Don’t you mean 56.7? You get the picture. I did, but no amount of staring could make my eyes settle on the color of the liquid in the flask. In the words of Bertolt Brecht: Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. Therefore, the vast majority of what your younger self believed is demonstrably wrong, as your disciplined, powerful, hyper-rational, and cultivated mind now understands. Like practical fusion in this world. The doctors, astrologers, witches, and other assorted wise people of the kingdom could not save him. (Ref “man of war”). The impression I got was just that Michelangelo was an unparalleled genius across the board. Ars longa, vita brevis [Art is long, life is short]. That’s a bit ominous imo. C’mon guys, I’m only a stupid soldier and I could figure out this plan! How well it splits up only affects how big an edifice you can build, not how the asymptotes work. Again, I do make progress (especially socially), and I … think my programming skills are slowly getting better? It should give you some pause to consider that practically every program we use today was compiled by a compiler that was compiled by a compiler that was (etc.) I had mastered all of it. I think it probable OGH can do more good by writing SSC than by toiling as a cog in the healthcare system. 'Ars longa, vita brevis' Art is long, life is short. Do you think that I should have kept it shorter, or do you like that I elaborated on it? I stand on the shoulders of giants, but the ceiling is really low. They are attentive enough to mundane matters to pay taxes, they can’t figure out “this may not be what we consider the solution to the problem of mortality, but for the ordinary people it’s almost a miracle” about these tinctures? The more mass it is carrying, or the more quickly you want it to go, the more fuel it needs to burn. (Also for being born!). Finally he gave me the same answer he had given the king’s courier: the alchemists’ studies could not be interrupted. But when it comes to drawing the human figure, I’m a complete failure. Many read Trusting Trust as a surface-level tale about security, or even about the specific “backdoored compiler” attack. It would be like asking mathematicians to stop learning additions and subtractions, (after all we have better than army of less competent alchemists for that, we have computers), and to go directly to the field they are better at like highly advanced graphs theory or I don’t know what. How do you see the works of young artists? Sleeve Condition-Very Good Plus. Though thanks to the alt-right, now everyone would think you were a Nazi. “A year?”, “And suppose you want to build something more complex. “But they could look at the binary!” With what? This makes me think of The Glass Bead Game. But the research chef does not have to learn from scratch every single step in the process of burning raw flesh, since all that hard work has already been done. So the number of unified fields, and by it I mean fields with this property : “It would only work that way if there were an Art so unified, so perfect, that a seeker had to know the totality of what had been discovered before”, grow exponentially. Is there any reason (in that world) to think that alchemy will lead to immortality? Here many of us are passing through because working conditions are decisive for staying or leaving. People survived not just on food, water, and medicine but on jokes, songs, and stories. I’ll frequently take a quote than ends with a period, keep the period inside the quotes, and then add another period outside the quotes to end the sentence that contains the quote – e.g., you said “unless I’m sleepier than I think.”. “And I know I’m doing a bad job – really I should take a couple years off to actually write a “Scott’s Intellectual Progress Over The Past Ten Years” book with everything really nicely edited and fit together, so that it’s not just about clicking random links in a blog that were written before I really understood how any of the concepts connected to each other. And for all intents and purposes, capitalism really is “the best.”. You might get lucky enough to find a person/people that have enough shared life experience (similar perspective to your own) and the intellectual capacity to absorb what you have learned at roughly the rate you can teach it (in the tutor/editor sense you referred to in your post) that you can have a meaningful transfer of knowledge. To accelerate to 10km/s it needs 99.9% of its weight to be fuel. And now you’ve got me wondering what modern mores are just secret instances of that…. Such a book would still be extremely interesting, and I suspect that many readers here would find it useful. The art of architecture is limited by the human lifespan. You still wind up pushing at the asymptote eventually. Sadly, real people don’t generally seem game for it. It lets me start writing when I have an idea, stop when the enthusiasm putters out, do seamless access control so I can share it with my friends (but not the world), then start writing again based on their thoughts all in one convenient interface. Shop Our Story AUGUSTA PORCELAIN. I’m starting to become experienced enough at my field to be considered wise, and am a mentor for my ‘kouhai’. By the time a prospective student knows he needs to know how to handle a bull, he is already spilling his vital essence on the ground. We are not so far along as all that, but we are far. 0. What activities have you been doing in Qatar? Some scour the countryside for prodigies to take in and train as apprentices. So for example, there are a lot more PhD students than tenure track jobs. Art behaves as a seismograph of everything around us. We would have an immortal, a philosopher whose lifespan finally matches the depth of the challenges Nature throws at us. Unfortunately they could never communicate the issue before they died. I hope you do finish that project! There is a generalized how not to be an idiot book but the PR gloss you need to add to it changes every generation and for each subculture. – You know how to create a AGI. In this regard, I am clearly Mediterranean. “The fourth term represents potential for specialization; at one, it is impossible to understand any part without understanding the whole; at zero, it can be subdivided freely.” That seems to be the wrong way round? I don’t think the Alchemists are refraining from conflict out of compassion, more that waging even a short war would be a major distraction and consume time they begrudge, so it makes no sense to send the king’s emissary away with a dusty answer after having admitted your order is working on marvels and has already discovered marvels they reserve for their own use. I don’t like labels because they put limits to us. Origin of Ars Longa Vita Brevis This expression is in Latin. It’s not like you have drop-outs who get told “You’re a terrible alchemist, you couldn’t turn cream to butter. Be a nomad, pass through ideas like one passes through countries and cities. Interestingly, Misr means province. The world is very big and there are many ways to go. It might seem that to accelerate itself the second time it would need the second half of its weight to also be fuel, leaving us with the impossible situation of a rocket that consists entirely of fuel. It works best if the other party genuinely wants to learn and is fairly clever; you won’t get anywhere if they’re a smartass or can’t think of the right questions. I definitely don‘t think you‘re doing a bad job at all. You know it is possible to be a simultaneously a king and not a murderous despot that kills people if they don’t do what you say. It feels like these alchemists need a better world-speaker. So by beginning the list, whatever ingredients he felt were necessary to provide first, surely that incomplete list compressed some of the information necessary to complete it? But overall, it’s not a strictly ascending curve. Login Account. Chances are, it wouldn’t actually be that useful to them. https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Map-Knowledge-Being-Librarian/dp/096348981X. I aim to become a volunteer volunteer recruiter recruiter. They acquire different stupid idiosyncracies that they can’t be talked out of because they make up an intrinsic part of their own imperfect way of acquiring and retaining knowledge. Solution: Set up a Bene Gesserit-style breeding program for people who are naturally talented Alchemists and live long lives. I suppose here that would fall under the redactors, though. Marion Talley, President, Denver Alumnae 2020-21 Goals : reach out to support SAI Sisters, Chapter Service Projects, Community Music Groups, and … I wrote a digital logic simulator in C# and WPF, where you’d start with just the basic logic gates (NAND, NOR, NXOR, AND, OR, XOR, NOT) and in the end have a gate-by-gate simulator of the NES. Teachers of teachers, but the art of teaching teaching is much the same as the art of teaching. My family have been here for five years, which is a considerable time. I now realize that, at age 20, I was an idiot. My theory is that the alchemists have very effective weapons (toxic gas that they’ve taken an antidote to, maybe), and they’re trying to avoid conflict as an act of compassion to the King’s soldiers. CONTACT. And I thought, “every high-powered economics department should have a ghostwriter (diplomatically called an editor) and no article should go out until it has been ‘edited’.” Edited so that it would be easy to understand–logical, transparent–and so that it didn’t claim to do more than it did. Or John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty? Or is this faux-zen ‘It’s not-not X, but also not X’ language intended? Believe only a half of what you see. I think about art very often, seven days a week, 15 hours a day, 365 days a year — this leap year one day longer. At my university we had an elective in Digital Computer Architecture where we designed, from the logic gates up, an 8-bit CISC processor and a 32-bit RISC processor. But a processor is not like that at all…the simple ones, anyway, were designed and constructed from the ground up by a handful of nerds. Tell the King this.”, “Then you will have to teach him,” said the Alchemist, “as I taught you, and my tutors taught me, and as their tutors taught them, all the way back to the first philosophers of Egypt.”. The modified compiler would insert the backdoor into the login program whenever it was compiled from source, and insert the backdoor-insertion code into the compiler whenever it was compiled from source. When I was 15, I felt ignorant and confused- I couldn’t read texts fast enough, couldn’t get my hands on enough cogent explanations. I joined Google at 38. by: Matthew Sheahan. ), which would be appropriate for the subject matter. Of course. It can’t make you brilliant, but it’s maybe the best book on not being stupid there is.). A garden of obelisks. If a government threw enough money at it for long enough, it’s pretty certain we could work out all the kinks. But above those are higher skills, skills we cannot name or appreciate. I took his point. Some are five hundred pages long, others a thousand. One of these days I should finish that program so I never have to have this argument again, I could just point them to the github project and say “here, do it yourself if you don’t believe me” . No. Tell us about some of the exhibitions you have attended so far. “That is our guild’s mission. He insisted it was the best wiki software and I had to try it, so I did. For whatever it’s worth, my immediate reaction to this piece was “someone else understands The Feeling!”. I now realize that, at age 20, I was an idiot. Maybe also some other people who would have made great A-list alchemists if not for that intractable genetic disorder that made it not worth the bother of training them. Here is a link to a guy who (claims to have) taught the concept of binary information to a class of third graders using the Socratic method. And the very least capable, like me, have time to waste talking to outsiders, trying to convince them of our mission. One of the keystones of art is creativity, something that all humans possess, to a greater or lesser extent. The other day a photo of a watch was posted on Forgotten Berwick. I just finished recording the podcast/audio version, and since it’s the first story one I’ve done I’d be interested in feedback (that’s actually not entirely true, I’m mostly interested in positive feedback, but there’s nothing to stop you from offering negative feedback as well.). More... "ARS longa, Vita Brevis" Built Residential Projects. I’m not an expert on this, so corrections are welcome. I took a sip. Knowing how to make a fire (let alone knowing how fire works) is completely unnecessary here. “Unless I’m sleepier than you think,” he said. So, alas, the the search for self-consistent, all encompassing knowledge made almost no further progress and remained incomplete. It’s given me a lot of time that I can instead spend thinking about different problems that baffle me. They’d be lucky to expire on different minutes.). The common thing is to think of art as a simple picture hanging on the wall or a sculpture adorning a roundabout (king size, if possible) but this is no longer so. Sure, the reason for X at 35 is radically different than it was at 15. On vinyl. The term I heard was “hacker quotes.” I use traditional quotes, but I’m not particularly partisan about it. The first casualty in the Coronavirus Pandemic was reason. I remember kid-me being an arrogant moron, but I also remember the exact period of time where I realized I was being an arrogant moron and stopped being one. Nevertheless, microprocessors get built. I’m a sucker for good ‘pulp’ art. The work of art captures the essence of the Napa Valley story, its glories and its tragedies. Eventually I realized what I wanted was a wiki. They are probably less of an idiots in a general sense, but they are also probably less effective thinkers in specific domains. I studied art at the Complutense University of Madrid and received a scholarship at the Gesamthochschule Kassel in Germany, where I expanded my audiovisual communication studies in Rolf Lobeck’s atelier. potential for specialization = how much the field is prone to specialization, (lifespan – years of study_n) / speed of discovery = years of research_n+1, years of study_n = (sum of years of research_0->n) * rate of mastery * speed of study, I don’t really know how to fit specialization in this model…, “And the very least capable, like me, have time to waste talking to outsiders, trying to convince them of our mission.” I was wondering from the beginning until he said that, “How on earth does he have time for this conversation?”. Teaching and of architecture is limited by what lone individuals can learn, is the at. 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