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Let not a person revive the past
Or on the future build her hopes;
For the past has been left behind
And the future has not been reached.
Instead with insight let her see
Each presently arising state;
Let her know that and be sure of it,
Invincibly, unshakably.
Today the effort must be made;
Tomorrow Death may come. who knows?
No bargain with Death
Can keep him and his hordes away,
But one who dwells thus ardently,
Relentlessly, by day, by night —
It is she, the Peaceful Sage has said,
Who has had a single excellent night.

~Bhaddekaratta Sutta
from the Majjhuma Nikaya (The Middle Length Discourses)

I always just assumed there was a continuum of possible parabolas between hyperbolas and ellipsis for any given conic.

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Wait! Wait! There's a unit parabola?

How did I not know this!

@kimreece why didn't anyone tell me ?!!!?!

Pro tip: Meditation is hard work. It especially takes practice to get good at it.

If you're only trying to meditate when you are anxious, tired, or distracted you are gonna have a lot of frustration and negative experiences.

First build a stable practice in a calm and focused environment, and once you've cultivated the skill you may apply it to more stressful circumstancea.

*Kicks in the door wearing Bermuda shorts, a guayabera, a straw hat with a wide hat band that reads "Unwindulax!", A cocktail shaker full of mezcal on one hand, and a bag of limes in the other*

I return from my latest digital wanderings!

Politics ain't a team sport, and political affiliations aren't equally legitimate expressions of personal identity.

They are statements on our assumptions of how to distribute suffering and succor in equal measure.

My head hurts.

Also I'm batch suppressing the dynamic range of 36+ hours of classical music .ogg files with sox so that I can work more efficiently and not get distracted by sudden volume increases. Which is probably taking longer than the work I need to do more efficiently would take in the first place.

My newest scholars rock.

Llano uplift limestone. Oiled Hackberry wood base.

This specific mandelbrot set represents the equation Z^2 + c, where C is a complex number on the X,Y plane, and Z is equal to the previous value of the function under iteration.

For example, when C has a value of 1

Z^2 + 1:

It's readily apparent the values are growing towards infinity and thus not within this mandelbrot set.

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Values inside the mandelbrot set are growth factors that when iterated stabilize to one or more finite values.

Factors outside the set grow to infinity.

The Z axis in this diagram is the value or limit of that stability. When the set bifurcates it means that the growth formula is oscillating stably between multiple values.

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The mandelbrot set with a projected z axis representing the values of dynamic stability within the set (I.e. the logistic growth map with respect to growth factor)

I broke big rocks into little rocks today. First with a jack hammer, then a hand sledge. Physical labor feels good. I am the tiredness of victory.

I hate turf grass but love mowing the lawn.
Life is full of contradiction.
Some more stupid than others.

Burned out on birb site. I'm back and never leaving

Pascal's Theorem: for a hexagon inscribed in a conic section, the extension of opposite sides intersect at three points that define a line.

If any sides are parallel, their intersection is the point at infinity. If all sides are parallel they define the line at infinity.

Good Morning Fediverse!

I am wearing PANTS today!

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.