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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Twenty years after my own graduation, I have come gradually to understand that the liberal-arts cliché about "teaching you how to think" is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: "Learning how to think." (Source)

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Posted: July 5th, 2011
at 8:50am by mnp


Categories: life,blogs,education

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The Right to be Forgotten Debate

"Google is just 15 years old, the Internet is barely a generation old and they are beginning to detect problems that affect privacy. More and more people are going to see things on the Internet that they don’t want to be there." (Source)

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Posted: June 29th, 2011
at 11:15am by mnp


Categories: life,web,mnp is for the children,"ninja",internets,ethics

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Can You Engineer Happiness?

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Posted: June 28th, 2011
at 7:55am by mnp


Categories: computers,life,"ninja",development,education

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Life as a Geek

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Posted: June 25th, 2011
at 11:12am by mnp


Categories: life,mnp is for the children,"ninja"

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10,000 Hour Myth?

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Posted: June 24th, 2011
at 2:25pm by mnp


Categories: life,games,weaponry,9th dan,science,2 hours on the internet,boredom killer,"ninja",diy,development

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Mind Crunch : 6.22.11 : Comfort?

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All of the driving force in my life has been to move myself from one uncomfortable position to a more comfortable one.  That’s why we, as humans, will put forth that extra energy needed to get a raise, sit farther away from homeless people on the bus, or deal with Comcast for any reason ever.  When we reach that comfort zone, we become attached to it, not wanting to enhance our lives by exploring new paths. We’re at the point to where we can either keep our minds focused, or let them soften to the great wave of entertainment flowing by.

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Posted: June 22nd, 2011
at 8:02am by mnp


Categories: life,development,mind crunch

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Fear of the Unknown

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Posted: June 17th, 2011
at 11:39pm by mnp


Categories: life,fo' real?

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Job Myths

Myth: 9 to 5 jobs are Stable

Reality: Somewhere along the way you got convinced that a 9 to 5 job is stable. From experience I can tell you it’s only stable until a company decides to go through a layoff. When somebody else is in control of your income is that really stable? Sure there’s short term risk in an entrepreneurial venture. But isn’t the risk worth it considering the long term risk is letting somebody else control your financial future? It’s something that I encourage the skeptics on the sideline to consider.

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Posted: June 9th, 2011
at 8:32am by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,life,jobs

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Is There a New Geek Anti-intellectualism?

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