sucker(s) or saint(s)

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taking T = tempation, R = reward, P = punishment and S = sucker, this leads in general to a sub-optimal outcome, as the nash-equilibrium in for example the prisoner’s dilemma(s), unless we twist thr utility value function(s) to allow S = saint, or strive for a pareto-equilibrium which gives, although unstable, maximal benefit for all, if enforced by either regulations, politiness or altruism. [taken from Barash (2003), see reference(s) and resource(s)]

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water on the street(s)

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being for the first time in thailand, I realized that travelling is different from a holiday, it is more like research, or as I phrased it – I am not here to look at the monuments but for the water flooding the street(s) – almost regretting the phrase when it became really serious, as on our second visit, in november, when the flood(s) gave rise to epidemics in bangkok.

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what I talk about …

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looking back, I wonder what do I talk about when I talk about travelling?

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minimalism(s)

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enjoying the nihilism of travel, I start wondering whether it is the minimalism of art that I like most, or the art of minimalism

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re-collection(s)

in my facebook status of 28/11/2011, I wrote: update(s): from minus four to forty degrees, from sea level to 4600 meters, through Thailand, Taiwan, China, Tibet area, Korea, now at south Thailand beach, on our way to Hong Kong, to celebrate new year, and possibly buy new (pen-enabled) gadgets, all in good health, especially our baby girl, who just became two years old, enjoying the nihilism of traveling …
However, with the new timeline of facebook, it seems to become harder to find things, or am I wrong, and does it become easier? Anyway, as I announced in topical media @ facebook I will check it out in HK, together with htc flyer and galaxy note, I bought my g-note, and observed that with the g-note, pen computing is back on track!
I am still enjoying it, and sharing my enthusiasm with the creative technology students, to whom I wrote — from behind the great (fire) wall, enjoying my g-note (recommended by Paulus Klerk): phonegap.com. And indeed, now busy setting up a serious gaming course, apart from rooting, programming the thing will be my next challenge. However, travelling has it’s own appeal, or as I wrote in my status of 7/1/2012: enjoying the nihilism of travel, I start wondering whether it is the minimalism of art that I like most, or the art of minimalism…

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about design

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In Chinese there are various interpretations of the word – design — including: plan, decoration, pattern and concept.

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hello world?

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Apart from reflections on the nihilism of travelling there is not much to add at this point, except perhaps the drawings I made with my g-note. While in Shanghai, I took the opportunity to explore my new gadget.

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