Two ideas for torrent clients

Automatic addition of trackers With the probable closure of The Pirate Bay (TPB) in the near future the torrent scene will be more decentralized. Especially if the TPB tracker goes down. Luckily there are new upcoming trackers to take its place. The problem is that they are not in many of the torrent files. Besides…

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Ad: Courtroom Quotations

This is absolutely hilarious! http://rinkworks.com/said/courtroom.shtml Quoting: “The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity.” Some examples: Lawyer: “Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first…

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Language, truth makers and truth guides

The issue is what the truth maker is of a certain type (subset), L, of propositions. A proposition belongs to L iff it has the form “X is the correct way to spell the word.”. Truth makers and truth guides A truth maker is what makes something true. ‘makes’ here is a semantic relation. What…

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Grammatical conjugation with verbs

A little experiment using another style of writing. My inspiration is this short story by Smullyan.1 It is very good. Some background knowledge of epistemology is advised. First is the dialogue. Then there is some additional promotion I wrote together with a friend when we were waiting for a train to arrive. Dialogue Mr. Language…

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Implying a category error

It sometimes happens that one is analyzing some theory and one discovers that the theory in some sense implies something meaningless. But that doesn’t make sense when we think about it. Meaningfulness/meaninglessness is only applicable to sentences, and not to propositions. Implication is only defined in relation to propositions. So when we encounter the scenario…

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Sound arguments and rationally convincing arguments

I’ve read many times and places that an argument is sound iff 1.      The argument is valid. 2.      All the premises of the argument are true. [1] Let’s call this the standard definition of a sound argument. Now consider this argument: 1.      If the Earth is a planet, then there is a satellite above Denmark…

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