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All political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant. Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest.

— F.A. Hayek

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Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid – Douglas Hofstadter

1st Jan 2012 - 11:33am 哲學, 書評
最初遇上這本書是大學一年級時,從電腦學會師兄的極力推介,他們把這本書捧為人生必頭的神作。可惜當年我程度不夠,翻了幾頁便給這本磚頭書嚇跑了。畢業至今十多年,我偶然也會聽見這本書的大名,久不久身邊便有人說此書乃非看不可的經典,對他曾有多深的影響,甚至改變了他對世界的看法。事隔十六年,我終於與此書再續當年在大學書店結下的前緣,前後花了三個月時間,慢慢把這本七百多頁的鉅著啃完。今年原本計畫看二十本書,為看這本只好重質不重量,這本書一本大慨抵得上十本書吧。…

賭博必勝術

30th Jul 2008 - 08:03pm 生活隨筆
今天在占占字起的blog看見了篇文章﹐談論賭博必勝術﹐已經是同一系列文章的第三篇。我初看以為是開玩笑的遊戲文章﹐賭博不可能贏受制於數學定律。想不到既然有人一本正經討論文章的必勝術是否可行﹐還正反相方洋洋數千字陳述賭海心法﹐看起來就像討論阿媽唔係女人一樣咁荒謬。…