Stuff that is beautiful but useless because it does not make food or houses cheaper.
Or from Ciro Santilli's best random thoughts:
Without technology, one cannot survive. Without art, one cannot live.
Maybe those are genial. Maybe not. Nostalgia is just too strong to discern. Ciro still goes back to them for rest.
These did not stand the test of time however.
Pokemon had just launched in Brazil in 1999, 2 years after the Japanese launch: br.historyplay.tv/hoje-na-historia/comeca-exibicao-original-do-anime-pokemon (archive) And Dragon Ball, was first aired in 1989 in Japan! My God, those translations took forever back then!
Mostly video games of course.
First when he was really young, about 5, Ciro played a lot of NES, but he doesn't remember things from that era very well. Contra, Ninja Turtles, Battle Tanks, Duck Hunt, and some modern "real world jet" top to bottom rail shooter (TODO identify) are definitely some of the games he clearly remembers playing, see also: Figure "Five year old Ciro Santilli playing NES on a joystick". Nintendo hard was truly a thing back then.
As an honorable mention, Ciro remembers his teenage/young adult neighbours in Jundiaí playing some DOS games on their computer, notably there was a 3D racing one. This must have been around 1995/1997, so using some of the very earliest GPUs. Those games felt so incredibly advanced, including the required setup to play them, which required some command-line commands. It felt like some kind of black magic! But Ciro didn't really play them however.
Then came Ocarina of Time, which blew everyone's minds, and Ciro would go to Blockbuster to rent it for the weekend, and again play to death with his friends. You had to arrive early at Blockbuster to rent it, otherwise other people would rent all copies!!!
The only time Ciro got robbed as of 2020 was when an older teenager stopped his bicycle in front of Ciro and took his rented Golden Eye 64 copy away from his hand, and run off. Poor drug addict.
As a young teenager Ciro would also play Counter-Strike with his friends at LAN houses. Playing that game would make Ciro extremely anxious, his hands got all cold, and it was a lot of fun.
After this Ciro grew up and notice that the only fun game is that of becoming become rich and famous in the real world.
This explains however Ciro's tool-assisted speedrun interests.
Outside of video games, Ciro got midly addicted to Magic: The Gathering in his early teens.
Ciro could not understand why Nintendo won't make a proper 3D MMORPG Pokemon with actually 3D Pokemon roaming the land, which is obviously what everyone wants. There are even fan games getting there!
until this explaiend it beautifully Video 1. "The Downfall Of Mainline Pokemon Games by GONZ media (2020)":
- pokemon-mmo-3d.com Interesting concept here, where when you deploy a Pokemon, you start controlling the Pokemon rather than the main character
OK, Ciro still comes back to those from time to time, he confesses. Nostalgia, nostalgia.
The following are also adult venerable though :-)
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Collections and overviews:
- asciiart.website/index.php?art=people/naked%20ladies "Naked Ladies - Nude Women" category
- www.reddit.com/r/ASCII_porn/ on Reddit boring
- www.vice.com/en/article/nepapk/ascii-pr0n-porn-predates-the-internet-but-its-still-everywhere-rule-34 ASCII Porn Predates the Internet But It's Still Everywhere by Vice News (2019)
OMG, Ciro Santilli only learned about this in 2021 after: twitter.com/ryancdotorg/status/1375484757916672000
But certainly, mathematics is not a part of.
Each comic page has an "Emergency Button" below it, which redirects to a mock PDF formatted as a research paper, so you can quickly pretend to be working. Epic.
Being able to quote the right one at the right time is considered a fundamental shibboleth of the profession.
And with reason.
Official archive: dilbert.com/
This is the future of course, fusion power to generate electricity, and then converting electricity into food somehow.
Hopefully without going through photosynthesis, which feels complicated and wasteful.
Previously known as "Food From Electricity", "NeoCarbonFood" sounds like a more commercializable version of it.
First major one: Magic: The Gathering.
To break the meta means to find a new strategy that offers a significant advantage over the existing meta.
Due to Ciro Santilli's self perceived creative personality, Ciro Santilli is very attracted to meta breaks.
One of the things Ciro Santilli most deeply despises.
Clothing/jewelry/car luxury is at worst a way to show off. And at best a replacement for nature/the countryside. People living in big cities have lost nature, and to some, looking at luxury goods (or watching television) serves as a (unsatisfactory) replacement.
This is the kind of mind-bending argument twists that Ciro Santilli loves. If we take out the "a real child is hurt" aspect, does it still make sense to make it illegal?
Ciro's best quotes selected by no one other than Ciro can be found at: Ciro Santilli's best random thoughts.
Related to technology:
- "Think" by Thomas J. Watson, 1915. The audio is a must: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Think_Thomas_J_Watson_Sr.ogg. The past greatness of IBM at its brightest.
Is this exact sentence really from UNIX philosophy? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy#Do_One_Thing_and_Do_It_Well
Of course, it has precedents, e.g. jack of all trades, master of none
There are infinitely many variants across the ages:
I'm sorry for writing you this long letter... I didn't have time to write a short oneby Blaise Pascal
Make everything as simple as possible, but no simplerby Albert Einstein
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take awayby Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- KISS principle
First They Ignore You, Then They Laugh at You, Then They Attack You, Then You Win
- dao4 道: Taoism
- chang3 (場): suffix indicating a place where you do something
About 50k subscribers on 2021, which feels way too little for the video quality and quantity.
Ciro Santilli believes that this channel will go very far, certaily achieving 1M subscribers in they keep it for one or twomore years.
They are Utah-based, and they do many many amazing weekend trips. They mostly drive from home to some trailhead, and then climb up and down it the entire day.
The cool thing about this channel is that as the name suggests, they are not professionals, and what they do can be done by anyone without working full time on it, as long as you have adequate preparation.
- Applications of particle physics
- Backward design
- Ciro Santilli's bad old event memory
- Ciro Santilli's Stack Overflow contributions
- Ciro Santilli's website is not mobile friendly
- Computational physics
- European Tower of Babel
- Formalization of mathematics
- Free gifted education
- Gao Qiu
- Having more than one natural language is bad for the world
- High-frequency trading as a form of Nirvana
- Help students achieve their goal
- Institute for Advanced Study
- Nintendo 64
- Open source video game
- Pop music
- Rooting for sport teams is stupid
- Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
- Video game console
- Videos of all key physics experiments
- Don't force international exchange students to come back early