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Platypus the Wombat finds its purpose. 1,057 more words


A Paradox of Infinite Knowledge

For every proposition we know, we can reflect upon it to create a new piece of knowledge. For example, if I know that I exist, I can likewise say that I know that I know I exist. 827 more words


Does the key open itself? Self-reference and paradox

Self-reference is one of the main ingredients in semantic paradoxes. Thus, for instance, the Liar paradox can use the following sentence that ascribes untruth to itself: 373 more words



I who e’re while the happy Garden sung,
By one mans disobedience lost, now sing
Recover’d Paradise to all mankind…

Milton, Paradise Regain’d


Having made some caustic remarks on the great Goethe’s art of gardening and his silly Folly, a little hut of bask beams, I decided to visit again one of my favourite landscape parks, if only because it is so close to my home. 686 more words


On the Nature of a Blob

1. The Characteristics of a Blob

What is a blob? What makes a blob a blob? One approach tries to pin a set of main characteristics associated with Blobbery. 180 more words


"Big Data" Entity Framework 6

Today I’m going to write about handling much data in Entity Framework. On 3/12/2015 I did my first hackathon (Hack The Future @ Antwerp). We had to process a SQL database with 1 000 000 records. 2,365 more words



Self-reference is closely connected to ideas of self-organisation and autopoiesis. The concept is detached from notions of consciousness or the subject. Self-reference is a multi-faceted concept but in a brief introduction we can note that for modern functions systems – law, politics, science – understood as autopoietic and operationally closed systems, there is no recourse to ‘an all-embracing world system, no ultimate world guarantee of rationality’. 152 more words

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