Here is an essay I wrote for the following prompt in a class on the philosophical issues of artificial intelligence… Please write a 500 words comment explaining your views about the relation between experiencing and representing a content. To keep things manageable, please focus on color or pain. The relevant examples from the book are… Continue reading Phenomenal Consciousness: Between the Lines of Experience and Representation
Cuisinart has a new gluten free break maker which is great. Gluten free baking is different from glutenful baking so this machine has a special baking mode that works well for gluten free bread. My Favorite Bread Recipe So Far: Melt 4tbsp of butter in one cup of soy milk. Add to bread maker. Add… Continue reading The Cuisinart Gluten Free Bread Maker Is Great
I have outgrown my two DS218+ Synology NAS boxes. These have served me well for longer than I can remember. I use these to store backups from all my servers and devices, as well as my media library and all my documents and projects. I have had these Synology boxes set up as a main… Continue reading My New NAS Architecture: DIY Synology Running RAID 51
Note: I’m working on getting pictures of everything. New PC I got this Case because it fits in an Ikea Kallax shelf Motherboard RAM CPU / Cooler SSD Power Supply Video Card New NAS (x2) 2x R310 RAID Card SSD 3x 16TB WD Red Drives Working At Home Main Webcam 4K Converter Power Supply Webcam(For… Continue reading Current Gear List
Plex is a service that lets you play your own media files on your smart tv, laptop, cell phone etc. with a free app that works just like the apps for Netflix, JBO, etc. The best way to do this is by setting up a NAS or Network Accessible Storage. This is just a big… Continue reading How To Set Up A Plex NAS
The aesthetic genre of cottagecore is a type of fashion and design that favors rural, romantic, and dreamy aesthetics. It draws inspiration from the past and often features vintage clothing, floral prints, gingham patterns, ruffles, lace, and other feminine touches. It emphasizes comfort, nature-inspired elements (such as florals, plants, and forestry), and cozy, homey vibes.… Continue reading Cottagecore and Solarpunk vs Cyberpunk and Steampunk
I spent a year traveling to communities all over the country looking for the answer to this question. I think the answer has to depend on why the community exists; there are different types of communities based on different shared goals. These can each be healthy or unhealthy in different ways based on how those… Continue reading What makes a healthy community?
The Claim Someone posted on Facebook that gas prices were much better under Trump and so we need to vote Democrats out and then gas prices will be better with Republicans. My Gut Response I was inspired to conduct the multivariate analysis below after my immediate response was basically, “Policy doesn’t ever impact commodity prices… Continue reading Which Political Party Is Best For Gas Prices?
The earliest forms of AI were invented by Soviet Systems Theorists and Cyberneticists in order to address the problem of modeling complex chaotic systems. This was a vital missing piece at the core of Soviet Communism; the ideology was built around central planning of things like ecosystems and economies, and these forms of modeling did… Continue reading Building Post-Scarcity Societies
One of the most fascinating classes I took for my degree in Queer Ethnic Studies was Race, Gender, and Science Fiction. In that class, we looked at the very different kinds of futurist perspectives present in authors from different backgrounds. For example, comparing and contrasting the futurisms of Indigenous Americans versus Black Americans versus Asian… Continue reading Exploring Soviet Science Fiction Films