pphaneuf: (Sleepy Head)
What's in a name? On the use and abuse of labels...

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pphaneuf: (Sleepy Head)
A short, easy one for today. On lying, hiding, cheating and other dishonesty.

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pphaneuf: (Sleepy Head)
To make a quick summary, cognitive dissonance is a state of perceived inconsistency between two (or more) elements of knowledge, attitude, emotion, belief, value, goal, plan or interest. In geeky sci-fi, you'll sometimes see artificial intelligence complain that it "does not compute" when they experience one (whiners!).

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pphaneuf: (Sleepy Head)
So, you want to smile stupidly all day (heh, funny, this just appeared, LOL!), just like me? Here's the first trick I found.

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pphaneuf: (Sleepy Head)
I've been meaning to discuss some aspects of my way of life, for quite some time now. This isn't an attempt at explaining myself, in the sense of apologizing, far from it, but rather in the sense of trying to make more sense, both to myself, and to others. Having to delve into this and write it down forces me to think about it, and might inspire others to give me further bits of wisdom. It might also cut down on the number of explanations I have to provide, by allowing me to point at the appropriate posts (heh!). As always, the disclaimer applies, more than ever before, I think. Let's start with something simple (or at least, should be)...

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