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Monthly Archives: April 2012

There is a certain…

There is a certain class of people for whom life is some kind of a job, with performance, etc. I feel dead for up to five hours after talking to one of them.(Modernity) via There is a certain… | Facebook.

The difference in…

The difference in sound between Shalom Hebrew and Salam Arabic or Shlama Western Aramaic is the same as between the English “dog” and the Brooklyn-Fat Tony “dawg”. via The difference in… | Facebook.

ANTIFRAGILE – Fall 2012, Random House (US) & Penguin (UK)

Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, uncertainty, opacity, adventure, disorder and stressors. Yet, in spite the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call this hidden property antifragility. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness: the resilient resists shocks […]

It is a big myth…

It is a big myth that gladiators were forced into it. Most were volunteers who wanted the chance of becoming heroes by risking their lives, or, when failing, show off in front of the largest crowd in the world how they were able to die honorably, without cowering. And spectators did not care for nonvolunteers […]

If you have something very important to say, whisper it.

If you have something very important to say, whisper it. via If you have… | Facebook.