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  1. #11
    if there are 2 "facts" on the table,
    and 3 of the 4 possible true/false
    combinations (TT, TF, FT, FF)
    of those 2 facts result in a final decision
    of FALSE, would the way you looked at
    the 2 "facts" be different?
    That is like a diagram of hereditary influences, two genes to each individual. I still don't understand any of it.
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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by bdcharles View Post
    Now you. Tell us what you meant to achieve by it Iím genuinely interested.
    lengthy response sucked into the ether.

    second response:
    what did i mean to achieve with -scripting the nodes-.

    consider many cascading dependencies (food chains) and one human experience at that intersection.
    foodchain links parallel and series:net

    the theme was food chain.
    wrote a carne asada.
    wrote a human network of nutritional delivery vectors
    (subplot asada and info on snakes.)
    wrote alternative biome.
    tossed.

    several struggling people sought me out during the writing window.
    they were all like soldiers that did not understand how they got where they are.
    what they did wrong.
    what choices were wrong.

    this piece expresses that complex trauma with secondary biochemical exacerbation experience as conditioned response.
    they didn't do anything wrong.
    the effects had nothing to do with rational choices.

    soldier just wants to do the right thing at the right time and stop the experience.

    rough approach was hardware, firmware, software.

    k.
    is that an acceptable short answer?


    did you read anything you considered narrative?
    if so, did the bracketing info seem to apply to that section?

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    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.


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    I keep coming back to ’scripting the nodes’, somehow unable to stop picking at it. I caught the programmatic and logical angle but I guess hadn’t put it all together. On rereading, it makes me think of a machine or computer that is coming on line and has been programmed for morality and love, but must assemble these things from lower level components. Eventually it succeeds and brings us that wonderful quote in the final two lines.

    I could of course be way, way off the mark. That name/symbol, ʤɛ maha(t) adamutine, could be read as “Adam”, the first man and now the first cybernetic creation, though that’s about the extent of my interpretation of it. Still, absolute top marks for writing such a talking-point piece


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  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by SueC View Post
    can you elaborate?
    i know you are good with words.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by bdcharles View Post
    I keep coming back to íscripting the nodesí, somehow unable to stop picking at it. I caught the programmatic and logical angle but I guess hadnít put it all together. On rereading, it makes me think of a machine or computer that is coming on line and has been programmed for morality and love, but must assemble these things from lower level components. Eventually it succeeds and brings us that wonderful quote in the final two lines.

    I could of course be way, way off the mark. That name/symbol, ʤɛ maha(t) adamutine, could be read as ďAdamĒ, the first man and now the first cybernetic creation, though thatís about the extent of my interpretation of it. Still, absolute top marks for writing such a talking-point piece
    density/saturation is a concern.
    even with limits on visual form,
    i think using the next darker grey within the "consciousness level color spectrum",
    and maybe reducing font size,
    might promote moving from the obvious to the less/not obvious.

    the mechanisms of the gpcrs
    detect molecules outside the cell and activate internal signal transduction
    light-sensitive compounds, odors, pheromones, hormones, and neurotransmitters
    would be completely invisible to an individual struggling
    to understand disruption of their "reality fabric".
    incredibly powerful potentials.

    it would not be wise for me to post revisions here,
    or in the challenge thread.
    so i'm going to need to come up with a solution there.

    thanks for your succinct summary
    AND
    your persistance in working through
    what appears to be a really rough draft.

    *mindfulness*
    *be aware*
    *life does not need to be severe*

    XD

  7. #17
    Yes, the visual form is certainly a problem. My initial reaction to just seeing (not reading) the text was wtf? Need to find a way to lessen or harness such reactions. But don't ask me how.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by epimetheus View Post
    Yes, the visual form is certainly a problem. My initial reaction to just seeing (not reading) the text was wtf? Need to find a way to lessen or harness such reactions. But don't ask me how.
    the printed page provides much to that end.

    mobile devices may not have a viable solution.
    i don't want to thread (entwine) the pieces into a small space.

    many thanks.

    *stares at documentation*
    *sputters*

  9. #19
    There must be a way to force the layout in an ebook. It's just a case of knowing how to code it - i guess most publishers won't bother with that level and will just use some standard API. Latex has incredible customisation, it's a little fiddly to learn but produces pdfs. I assume once you have it in pdf format it's compatible with most e-readers?

  10. #20
    i eat APIs for breakfast.
    but largely respect
    "common exchange norms".

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