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2012-07-31 18:33:33
vocabulary ideas

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  1. Godwin's Law
    • As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1. 
    • Verb:  to Godwin the conversation - references to Nazis often ends an online discussion
  2. Reconsolidation
    The process of how a memory is altered when recalled.  The current emotions re-write some of the memory each time it is recalled - Karim Nader brain researcher
  3. 3 requirements for Genius
    • -social stimulus and interaction an a rich environment
    • -education system
    • -support - the ability to fail and rebound
  4. Abandonware
    apps or other programs that don't suceed, that are abandoned and forgotten
  5. Titular
    a figurehead - having no power - a powerless leader in name only
  6. Introvert
    • Susan Cain -
    • 1)stop the maddness for group work
    • 2) go to nature and the wilderness - unplug
    • 3)what is in your "suitcase"? Why is it there?
  7. Shopenhauer - new ideas
    • New ideas go through three phases
    • 1)the truth is ridiculed
    • 2) then it meets outrage
    • 3) then it is said to be obvious all along
  8. bowline knot
  9. griot  [gree-oh]
    A member of a hereditary caste among the peoples of western Africa whose function is to keep an oral history of the tribe or village and to entertain with stories, poems, songs, dances, etc.
  10. FIGURE-EIGHT KNOT: This knot makes a better stopper than the overhand,
    because it's easier to untie after the rope has been pulled tight. Form a
    bight with the working end over the standing part ... run the bitter
    end under the standing part to form a second bight ... then put the
    bitter end through the first bight. The result looks like a sideways 
  11. SHEET (BECKET) BEND: This knot is used to join two ropes of different
    diameters. It is stronger and less slip-prone than the square knot, but
    can be easily untied no matter how wet and tight it gets. Form a bight
    in the larger of the two lines. Run the working end of the smaller line
    through the loop, around the doubled heavier cord, back over its own
    standing part and then under the bight in the larger line. Be sure to
    snug this knot by hand before putting any strain on it.
  12. CARRICK BEND: Although not as well known than the reef or sheet bend,
    this knot is stronger than either and just as easy to loosen. Tie it by
    forming a loop in one rope, with the working end crossing under the
    standing part. Then, pass the bitter end of the other cord beneath this
    bight, over the first rope's standing part, down under its working end,
    over one side of the loop, under its own (the second rope's) standing
    part, and - finally- over the second side of the loop. This knot
    requires a good bit of practice to become natural, but the effort is
    well worth it.
  13. CLOVE HITCH: This hitch won't be secure unless a load acts on both ends
    of the knot. Consider the clove as a general utility hitch for temporary
    use only. Roll a bight around a pole, pipe, or post and then across the
    standing part. Next, make a second turn around the pole and pass the
    bitter end under the last bight. This knot is a so-called "jam" knot,
    because the harder the strain it takes, the tighter the knot becomes.
  14. TAUT-LINE HITCH: Here's a handy knot for folks who climb. The
    taut-line hitch can slide up and down to provide a climber with freedom
    of movement, but should she slip, it will tighten and stop the fall.

    Start this knot by throwing a rope over a branch or other
    horizontal member so that two lines hang parallel. The longer end,
    which extends down to the ground is called the ground line. Loop the
    other end of the rope twice through a ring in a climber's belt, leaving a
    working end of about two feet in length.Take the 24-inch tail
    and pass its working end around the ground line in a clockwise direction
    to form two complete tight loops, the second below the first. Then,
    form two more clockwise loops around the ground line at a point above
    the first two each time routing the leading end under its own bight. The
    complete knot includes four tight adjacent loops around the ground line
    resembling four doughnuts on a stick.Counting from the top downward, the loops are tied in this order: 3, 4, 1, 2.In
    the completed knot, the leading end extend out 10 inches or so and
    should have a figure-eight knot tied in its end to prevent it from
    accidentally slipping through the loop of the taut-line hitch.
  15. Bend Knot: 
     a knot that is used to join two lines together
  16. Bight: 
    Bight - the turn part of a loop
  17. Hitch: 
    *Hitch - a Knot that is used to fasten a line to an object
  18. Middle: 
    Middle - to form a loop in a line by folding a line back on itself
  19. Standing Part: 
    Standing part - the end of a line that is not involved in making a knot
  20. Turn: 
    Turn - where a line wraps around an object or other line 360 degrees
  21. Working Part: 
    Working part - the end of a line that you are tying a knot with
  22. Slippery: 
    Slipped or Slippery – A knot that has part of the tying done on a loop to allow easy untying (the most common sort of slipped knot is the shoelace bow knot, which is actually a Slippery Reef Knot)
  23. Seizing:
    Seizing – A knot used to constrict and hold two or more lines together
  24. Schopenhauer
    • 1788-1860
    • Among 19th century philosophers, Arthur Schopenhauer was
    • among the first to contend that at its core, the universe is not a
    • rational place.
  25. Viral:  3 requirements
    • 1)Tastemasters recommend it
    • 2) inspires creative participation
    • 3) unexpectedness
  26. Scott McCloud's advice
    • 1) learn from everyone
    • 2) follow no one
    • 3) watch for patterns
    • 4) work like hell
  27. area in the brain where vision is interpreted as in faces and cartoons
    fusiform gyra
  28. Charles Bonnet
    In the 1700s recorded visual hallucinations in 10% of people with vision loss or severe impairment even blindness
  29. Einstein:  Creativity is the residue of
    time wasted.
  30. Engineering Flow Chart: 
  31. cybernetics: 
    from the Greek - steersman - seeks to combine neuro-science and biology with engineering to focus on how machines or organisms react and interact with their environment - mostly abandoned in robotics in the 20th centuary.
  32. MEME:  from Portal game, means the promised reward will never happen - also the reverse
    • The cake is a lie.
    • or
    • The cake is not a lie.
  33. "Monster Man" tv show - special effects says you need two of these three to succeed
    • 1) easy to get along with
    • 2) very good work
    • 3) complete on schedule