May 1944 – Little House

It’s not the transmitter. Etienne is wrong. It was not the radio the German was interested in. It was something else, something he thought only she might know about. And he heard what he wanted to hear. She answered his one question after all.

Just a dumb model of this town.

-Page 426 of All the Light We Cannot See

Pirate-Ninjas

Conclusion: I don’t need the water reclaimer at all. I’ll drink as needed and dump my waste outdoors. Yeah, that’s right, Mars, I’m gonna piss and shit on you. That’s what you get for trying to kill me all the time.

There. I saved myself 3.6 pirate-ninjas.

P. 230 of The Martian by Andy Weir, one of my favorite books I read this summer.

What is attention and consciousness?

Attention and consciousness are the foundations on which we create an understanding  of the world. Together they form the ground upon which we build a sense of who we are as we define ourselves in relation to the myriad physical and social worlds we inhabit. They are also the basic functions that give rise to “the mind” – a real kettle of fish.

A User’s Guide to the Brain, Chapter 3