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You Are Not Your Thoughts, How To Stop Listening To Your Scumbag Brain

October 18, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

scumbag brain

by Archaicfrost 

I’m going to make reference to brain science, Buddhism, and meditation, so if that’s not your bag no worries. I am by no means an expert on any of these things, my interpretation of how these things relate has really helped me, and I hope others can get something out of it as well.

Behind the scenes

Your brain is a lazy asshole. Its only objective is to conserve as much energy as possible, and work on making sure things are going well in the short term. The very short term.

This is why it seems to make more sense to skip the gym, eat a box of cookies, sit on the couch, and watch TV or play video games, than do anything else. It’s easy, and you’re conserving energy. You’re not going to be winded and tired if you don’t go to the gym. Those cookies might not be healthy, but they sure are delicious – and they’re packed full of calories so you have some backup backup energy reserves stored up.

This isn’t your brain’s fault, it’s a matter of evolution. When it takes work to get your next meal, it makes sense to eat as much and do as little as possible.

The Problem

This carries over into every other facet of your life. Your brain is great at convincing you that what it wants is what YOU want.

“If you talk to that pretty girl, you might get rejected – isn’t it much easier to just not approach?”

“Wouldn’t you much rather sit at home than go out? It’s been a long week, you’re tired, it’s expensive to go out… this will be easy.”

Now you’re overweight, unhappy, socially stunted, and lonely. You could take responsibility for this, and totally turn things around, but it’s going to require a lot of work, a lot of time, and effort.

This is when your brain comes back and says “but you’re a great guy! It must be everyone else’s fault! They don’t give us a chance! They’re biased against us because of ______. Guess we’re going to be forever alone, but it’s not so bad, we have each other – and Steam and that gigantic tub of ice cream!”

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Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe?

Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe.

In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe—from the microscopic to the supermassive—may be doorways into alternate realities.

According to a mind-bending new theory, a black hole is actually a tunnel between universes—a type of wormhole. The matter the black hole attracts doesn't collapse into a single point, as has been predicted, but rather gushes out a "white hole" at the other end of the black one, the theory goes.

In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe—from the microscopic to the supermassive—may be doorways into alternate realities.

According to a mind-bending new theory, a black hole is actually a tunnel between universes—a type of wormhole. The matter the black hole attracts doesn't collapse into a single point, as has been predicted, but rather gushes out a "white hole" at the other end of the black one, the theory goes.

(National Geographic)


Geeking Out With A Tour Of Google’s Data Center

October 18, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Geeky |

The Dalles, Oregon

The Dalles, Oregon

From Google: “These colorful pipes are responsible for carrying water in and out of our Oregon data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.”

 

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Council Bluffs, Iowa

From Google: “Inside our campus network room, routers and switches allow our data centers to talk to each other. The fiber optic networks connecting our sites can run at speeds that are more than 200,000 times faster than a typical home Internet connection. The fiber cables run along the yellow cable trays near the ceiling.”

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That Will Definitely Leave A Mark….10 Disturbing X-Ray Images

October 18, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: WTF |

[2003] Worker fell from stairs in construction site, landing on a 45cm drill that entered through one eye and exited the back side of skull. Lost vision in one eye.

 

[2004] 39 year old construction worker accidentally had nail gun fire 6 8cm nails into face. Recovered completely.

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Music Of The Week Archive


Does This Trip Anyone Else Out?

October 18, 2012 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life |

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Lets Start Things Off With A Hearty Dose Of LOLs

October 18, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: LOLs |

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funny pictures

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The Dumping Grounds

October 17, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: The Dumping Grounds |

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These Haunted House Reactions Are Pure Gold (50 Pics)

October 17, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: LOLs |

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Gamers Unite! This Post Is For You!

October 17, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Video Games |

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