To continue the thread started with my earlier post on the ideal of equality, it seems extremely strange to me when people oppose that ideal. It just doesn’t make any sense given my worldview, though I suppose I can understand how it happens. It’s the same as the way that often people like the idea of competition, imagining how great it would be to be the best, when statistically they will almost certainly fall short.
I’ve been having a hard time cutting my fat percentage back again. I started to eat more to keep up with my Camp Gladiator workouts, since my performance had been disappointing for months while I had no fat left to burn. I was at around 7% body fat, and once I started eating more that went up to about 10%. I’ve been trying to cut back again, and making a higher percentage of it protein (I’m still a vegetarian), to get to a maintainable 8%, but have been having trouble getting under the 9% mark. It seems like my body wants to hang out around 9.5%, but I’m not really happy with how that looks on me.
I don’t think consciousness is a phenomenon that emerges from a specific pattern of electrical signals. Of course I could be wrong, but this is my hypothesis.
What does the idea that we are all equal really mean?
Well, to begin with, we have to define “we.” Because if it’s one of the more obvious definitions, including everything about us, then we’re obviously not equal. We’re all different, and constantly changing. Of course we are. How could anyone believe we’re all equal? Well, without specifically discarding things from our definition of what we are in order to find something that can be considered “equal,” what are we, really? What is the core of each of us? What are we that doesn’t change?
Bungie last week announced their new expansion for Destiny, The Taken King, and in the process alienated another big chunk of their fanbase. The motivation for their behavior is obvious: to extract as much money as possible from paying customers in a desperate attempt to postpone the inevitable. But it’s getting to the point where even the most indoctrinated players are starting to feel exploited.
The US Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 that government has no right to discriminate when providing legal marriage documents. It’s about time.
I’m looking for the purpose of my life. Have you seen it?
No? Ok, thanks anyway.
Is it egoistic not to be satisfied with working forty hours a week and being a parent and husband because I want to do more, to create something that has the potential to improve the world in some more significant way? Yeah, probably.
We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We jumped, never asking why
We kissed, I couldn’t take your smell
A scent no one could abide
The kitchen is Baking World. The dining area is just part of Baking World. The living room was Fun World at first but then she decided it’s Relax World.
Just posted this on Kotaku, but it ended up a little longish, so I thought it might be worthwhile to repost it here. In response to an article about the shortcomings of Destiny, I wrote: Continue reading A comment about the collapse of the AAA games market
I wasn’t expecting SHAREfactory. Making it possible to copy captured videos to USB, sure. Uploading directly to YouTube and maybe other sites, which still hasn’t happened yet, definitely. But I didn’t expect Sony to put so much effort into making a video editing tool like SHAREfactory for the PS4. I’ve made a few videos with it now: Continue reading SHAREfactory Wish List
Hold on to me as we go,
As we roll down this unfamiliar road.
And although this wave is stringing us along,
Just thaw this heart of stone,
Cause I’ll find my feet too close to home.
The reversion of the crappy policies announced previously is cool. I still want to get a PS4 more, and that isn’t really because of the price (though that is a great bonus).