Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ap terms - Syntax

1. The arrangement and grammatical relations of words in a sentence
2. The study of the patterns of formation of sentences and phrases from words. 
3. The study of the principles and rules for constructing phrases and sentences in natural languages

Jedi Master Yoda speaks in OSV Syntax, Object-Subject-Verb
Ex. 1)Destroy the Sith, we must!
      2)"Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless!"
      3)Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future…the past…old friends long gone

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thinking outside the box

Both Plato and Sartre use a similar limiting factor for their extended metaphor, Platos being the cave and Sartres the room with the second Empire chair. Plato thought our limitation of our thinking was the human inability to conceive the truth and conforming with our hazy abstraction of the truth. Sartre limitations were Garcins, Estelles, and Inez fear of the unknown. Both the men in the cave and the individuals in the cave shared their rejection of the unknown.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Big Question

Where do we draw the line between advances in technology expediting our quest for knowledge and machines hindering our ability to think on our own merit?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Major English Concept

Memorizing Hamlets "To Be or Not to Be" soliloquy was a great experience. It makes other tasks seem smaller by comparison. looking back  a few weeks I remember thinking how much of a pain the ass it was going to be  to have to memorize yet another Shakespearean passage. Now, looking at that daunting passage I'm both proud and amused that I was able to memorize it on time and by the fact the I can still recite it off the top of my head wherever I am. Where, with Richard Corey being a much smaller passage, I had forgotten it within hours after reciting it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Notes on Hamlet

Hamlet started really boring for me, especially being a Shakespeare tale, but at this point Hamlet has become something amazing and I am excited to read on ad finish the story. Hamlets character has become more than just lame over thinker but a contemplative and quasi rational teen pitted between two evils. I'm sure Hamlet will eventually kill Claudius but Hamlets is much more vague to me.

To Facebook or Not to Facebook?

When I first joined Facebook I thought it was a meager upgrade of Myspace. It was only after a couple of weeks on Facebook that I realized that business's, games, and what you "like" was much more integrated into your overall social experience, but I really didn't pay more than few seconds of attention to the idea. By using any social website you put yourself more at the whim of the world. Whenever you make personal information available to the public you are more vulnerable to strangers, enemies and even your peers. Also, Facebook can be a great tool where all the people you want to talk with are in one place for quick and easy communication. I was already aware that major online corporations had begun data mining but an opinion of mine was reinforced by Nicole M. that it's doesn't really matter. Reading the article made me realize that Facebook had already filtered my news feed.