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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.