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from “On Self-Referential Sentences” by Douglas Hofstadter, originally in Scientific American (January 1981), reprinted in Metamagical Themas (1985) via crystilogic (Source: http://amzn.to/Ka9370)

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Grothendieck came to consider the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques at Bures a gilded cage that kept him away from real life. The solidarity of outcasts had created in him a strong feeling of compassion. Grothendieck had always been uncomfortable … Continue reading

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Got Soul?

Technically the best business idea ever is the gift card. You take advantage of (or should I say, “leverage”) social stigma to get people to give you money. You don’t even have to deliver any products, you just get money. … Continue reading

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