At 9/10/08 02:17 AM, ImpendingRiot wrote:
Yeah, those "everything happens for a reason" people piss me off. Making something from everything is one thing, but suggesting there's this big plan laid out and we have no influence over it is poppycock.
That's sort of a religious thing at first, but as you learn more you realize that making decisions is important, then as you learn science you learn that hey, if you could calculate the position and velocity of every particle in the universe, you could essentially calculate the future (so therefore it IS set in stone), then when you learn Quantum theory and stuff like schrodinger's cat and parallel universes you realize that there is discrepancy and that free will and choice comes back into play here, so it becomes not so much that the future is set in stone but that your decisions effect which version of the future you get to witness by following those splits in the timeline.
Then you suddenly realize that if you really think about it too much, it hurts your head, so it's better to just accept the universe for what is is and live however the hell you feel like (as long as you don't hurt other people along the way, this includes emotionally).
Maybe I need to stop thinking so much about things other than programming and get back to work.
I just bought the new ipod touch (finally caved in, been a mac user my whole life and never had an ipod.... we do exist but I might be the last of my kind until the itouch arrives in a week).
Also was going to download Xcode for my c++ stuff, then thought wait I can get the iphone SDK and get xcode with it... why the hell not?
Anyway I'm not allowed to talk about it or ask questions about it and there's no tutorials or books about it. WTF apple?