I am a weirdo; I don’t use that term to be self-critical or belittle myself, but instead realize that it is the closest term to what I truly am. I enjoy the healing power of laughter – perhaps too much so… – and find that I work best with music playing. There is something about trees that makes me dreamy, and something about the sea that makes me want to sing and do the hornpipe. I come from a rather health-conscious extended family on both sides, which was transferred through my parents to me. I have a tinge of the neo-hippy about me; I am a vegetarian (well balanced, not adolescent rebellion, thank you VERY much), am intrigued by herbal medicine in non-life-threatening-situations, and find ethnic food guilty of being generally tasty and nutritious at the same time. Oh, and I’m talkative. My taste in everything is a little of the wall, so beg yer pardon if some of it's kind of weird. Anyway, VIVE LOS POETAS DEL MUNDO, CADA PERSONA QUE SUENYAN! Nerds forever!
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Altan, Kaki King, Karsh Kale, David Crowder Band, Chanticleer, Coldplay, Enya, Habib Koité & Bamada, Bendeniz, Wicked Tinkers, Sertab Erener, Göksel, Nazan Öncel, Nilgül, Sezen Aksu, Luciana Souza, Chad VanGaalen, Bebo Norman, Emrah, Jorane, Monty Python, Najwa Gibran, Cineplexx, The Samuel Jackson Five, Julissa, Aaron Goldberg, Neil on Impression, Chris Rice, Laura, Counting Crows, Nelly Furtado, The Beatles, Silly Wizard, Yanni, The Ascent of Everest, Juanes, Jake Shimabukuro, Tarkan, Tuğba Ekinci, Nerf Herder, Tempest, Tom Milsom, Mustafa Sandal, Gregory and the Hawk, Beware of Safety, Iron & Wine, Brother Ali, Tegan and Sara, The Kooks, Jennifer Kimball.
Music Geekiness: Highest
Academic Geekiness: High
Gamer Geekiness: High
Movie Geekiness: High
SciFi Geekiness: High
Fashion Geekiness: Moderate
Nerdy Geekiness: Moderate
Geekiness in Love: Low
Internet Geekiness: None
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Albert Einstein, Merlin, Nicholas Flamel, Dalben, The Doctor, or my fellow nerds from either the Nerds of the Roundtable or the Fellowship of the Nerd (my electron microscopy friends and my film buff friends)
lol True dat, broski. My schedule is a bit funky but on Mondays,Wednesdays,Fridays I have Art from 1-3. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I have Spanish from 1-3 and English from 3:30-4:45. Anytime before or after or in between those sandwiched classes I am freeee :).
I'm a senior in high school. I had subscribed to the vlogbrothers in the beginning of 08. It just reinforced everything I had already believed in, haha. I'll most likely be going to Delta next year to be with my bf.
Pssst.You added me a year ago and I just barely checked my page :P.
You...A nerdfighter in Stockton,too??
"I think therefore I am." I had that going through my mind a few days ago. I thought of it like "I think I'm awesome, therefore I am awesome." but it just means being existance,right? lol, either way, interesting to think about.
"I think therefore I am" was the heading of an entire philosophical dissertation upon the fact that the only thing that one can verify the existence of is, in fact, oneself. There had been a school of thought at that time who had postulated that even this was impossible to verify, but the dissertation proved it through dialectics.
As we are not computers (or at least not verifiably so), we can not even begin to prove sentient thought. There is a test, however, where a human examiner questions two people through an e-mail system. When the human examiner is unable to differentiate between a computer test subject and a human test subject, the computer system is deemed "a strong AI."
There are two list of goals for the computer; one that is attainable at this time, and another that is part of what makes us human. The first list has items like reason, knowledge, planning, learning, communicion in natural language, and integration.
The second list has such items as consciousness (to have subjective experience and thought), self-awareness (to be aware of oneself as a separate individual), sentience (the ability to "feel"), sapience (the capacity for wisdom), and innovation.
So really, "I think, therefore I am" doesn't really apply to computers; which "think" does it mean? The "think" that I feel Descartes is referring to is the interior feeling of computation that arises from the human consciousness. Anyway, tell me what you think.