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December 31, 2012

this place is kinda dead for now, here’s my recent blog with quotes :


On certain truths

May 4, 2012

There are philosophers who point out how truth is just a construct, a sort of pragmatic consensus, an instrument for some useful, for others harmful and dripping ideology, if not blood. It’s all very well I’m not about to get into details here. Actually, I generally agree yet there are consequences of this thesis to be explored, rather than the statement itself.

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Legacy of Roland Barthes

April 2, 2012

After all is said and done, Roland Barthes remains an important figure, a well-known intellectual with his work somewhat discontinued. They say there is no true disciple of his, a devoted person who would go further from where the neat Frenchman finished. There is, however, an overlooked piece of gold in the old chest of work he left and it needs to be picked up.

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On value

March 10, 2012

I got an email from UCL today. They ask students for money, about 6£ a month precisely in order to improve this and that. With a lot of background information how you can  help to improve the university facilities for yourself, be a well-mannered young man/woman etc. etc.

Now the basic interpretation is that they want some easy money, budget just isn’t right and there is a need for a few more possibilities financially-wise.  They want to lure me for the money just like that, shamelessly one could say. And in return there’s nothing to get save for some vague statements.

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Words matter

February 22, 2012

Ok, here’s a little experiment. Here is just one situation and two ways of describing it.

The first one is just a normal statement: Now, I go to the garage in order to do my work. That’s because with no Internet connection and mobile phone network it’s much easier to concentrate at the task at hand.

That’s it, maybe a bit unusual, yet reasonable enough. Still we can try to employ some techniques that would make it more intelligent and interesting.

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Is T. P. the first anon?

February 5, 2012

You know Anonymous. A mysterious, yet quite popular, loose collective of hackers/activists. That are to be expected or so they say. Since Pynchon’s identity is in fact unknown and his person is unreachable consequently that makes him anonymous as they come. However important is the case of reclusiveness and trying to hide from everyone for decades, this is not the main argument here. The point is that he invented Anonymous before they could ever learn that Linux is.

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e-razzle dazzle

January 24, 2012

I should comply with the trends and create a shorter post once or twice (edit: it haven’t worked out after all: /). Anyway, the Internet is buzzing about all the anti-piracy acts to be passed by USA, Poland, Brazil, UE and others. Along the way hackers from the Anonymous have a serious impact, well, at least in the internet media. With half of polish .gov sites down it is still hard to determine what will be the outcome of their actions. My answer is paradoxically clear. There is nothing to be sure of, no certainty whatsoever.

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