Archive for June, 2008

Being not truthful works

June 27th, 2008

Sagmeister: Being not truthful works against me

Ralph Ammer and Stefan Sagmeister: Being not truthful works against me
[For details see Ralph‘s and Stefan‘s page.]

Abstractly speaking

June 15th, 2008

Abstract thinking isn’t much in my line.
Josef Teichmann, 2007-04-10*

*) In a staff meeting at Vienna University of Technology; translated from originally German “Mir liegt das Abstrakte nicht so.”

Paradoxical introspection

June 9th, 2008

2008-06-07*), Oswald Wiener gave a talk with the title “Der Automaten-Begriff als Werkzeug der Erkenntnispsychologie”. When he spoke about the Würzburg School he quoted several of their test questions which they used in psychology experiments. One of them was:

Do you agree with the following statement?
— We condemn everything that can be explained.

According to Wiener, if the test person answered “yes” she or he was asked to explain by means of introspection which thoughts etc. led to the affirmation.

*) For those who know the delicate history, his talk was given in Hs. 1 of the “NIG” at University of Vienna.

Call me an idiot

June 8th, 2008

If you idiot call me an idiot I will happily be idiot enough to call you idiot an idiot until you idiot will never again call me idiot an idiot. You idiot!

[Humbly translated from a wonderful German tongue twister.

Wenn du Trottel zu mir Trottel Trottel sagst, sag ich Trottel zu dir Trottel so lange Trottel, bis du Trottel zu mir Trottel nie mehr Trottel sagst, du Trottel!

Thanks go to dieJulia for her reminder posted in Depperter Depp du!]

Try an updated secret

June 8th, 2008

I had the pleasure to update and expand my entry Try a secret.

Provisional persistence

June 5th, 2008

It is easy to make something last
when you know it will terminate.

Recent comments listed

June 3rd, 2008

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