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                       |_|    ...2017-02-26 |___/ 

It's 21:02

Didn't do much today, relaxed, needed to, or at least, couldn't help doing that. Have Flutlicht - Mutterkorn stuck in my head for the second day in a row.. Strange how much does that some times. Today was dedicated to cleaning the room, but I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. Still, it has been started and as the deadline draws closer, I will surely do it.. That's sadly how I work :)

Virtual Stuff

Getting data onto a Windows 3.11 virtual machine can be a bit of a pain. One way of doing it, is with qemu: Load the network block module, specify max number of partitions: sudo qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0 ./Win311.vdi sudo modprobe nbd max_part=16 sudo mount /dev/nbd0p1 test sudo umount test sudo qemu-nbd -d /dev/nbd0


I've noticed a tendency for certain people to attempt (vainly) to use knowledge of particular information as a way to either assert their own position, or to diminish or patronize other people. I've always found this interesting. Intelligent people in particular must be aware of just how little we know, all of us indeed. Today I decided to use stupid as an abstract noun, instead of the actual abstract noun stupidity, and was promptly "corrected", along with a condescending remark that someone with my IQ should know better. Well, in this particular case, I actually did, but that is besides the point. The point is, this person is not even wrong, they're off the charts. I'd argue, that someone who is so distracted by an adverb being used as a noun must have a very hard time indeed making sense of even the simplest of conversations. But I'm certain that this person did, in fact not, but rather made an attempt to make me look stupid. Whether he succeeded I'm not aware, someone else liked his tweet, so he might, good on him then, in case I said something with which he'd disagreed. However. Let us examine the situation that he assumed, let us assume that I did not know better, and had in fact unwittingly used the word in the wrong way. Well, how does that relate to my IQ ? It does not. I don't even have a high IQ, and if I had, I'm not sure it'd influence my intuition of the English language much at all. Natural language is not rational or logical to the point where one could figure them out by thought alone. I'm certain a rather dull person could be absolutely brilliant at a language, express themselves correctly in every way, and know in intimate detail every linguistic quirk, and still have trouble with basic logical reasoning. There is of course also the hypothetical case of a highly intelligent person who simply lacks the creativity to use language in any way that is slightly different from the currently established convention. Such a person I pity. Natural language is hackable, that which has indeed been set in stone reads much differently than that which is in use in the comment-section on social-media today, and while we might some times look down on that in disgust, it is the true language, that which has not yet been formalized. No, I will not start using language correctly, even if it makes me look stupid. It does make me sad that people would think me stupid for using language as I see fit, but if they must, then they must. For language is but limited tools for showing thought and those tools must be bent and broken, cut and mended to fit the task at hand. There are few things more beautiful as as the idiomatic humor in a keen observation or sharp remark, expressed in language that suggest that even the least of keen could make it. Just my strange strain of humor. Then again, could I not live with being misunderstood, I'd change my ways, but I can, even if I some times feel that an explanation is in order. :)