Simon Volpert


Philosophy drop-out and self-proclaimed synthesist. Handle with care.

  • 2017-12-10T18:07:20Z via Pumpa To: Public

    Hi there, i'm Simon. I am widely unknown in small circles as the guy who did all those things nobody heard of.

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    True, true, I didn't hear about any of those!

    JanKusanagi at 2017-12-10T18:21:05Z

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  • 2017-11-30T11:51:09Z via AndStatus To: Public

    One can't help but wonder, what good is a good, that becomes unmovable and unsellable precisely at the moment it starts making sense to do either.

  • 2017-11-29T15:22:47Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Nobody is under any obligation to prove anything to anyone. Unless they want said anyone to trust them with their money. In which case, they are.

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    Or they're in a trial =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-11-29T16:21:08Z

  • 2017-11-27T13:12:57Z via AndStatus To: Public

    If your argument hinges on handwaving away five hundred years or so of scientific progress (thus implying that you are smarter than the entire scientific community over five hundred years combined), you are going to have a really hard time trying to get anyone to take you serioisly.

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  • 2017-11-26T20:39:54Z via AndStatus To: Public

    If i had to describe my parenting experience, i would say it feels most like swimming in the ocean: confusing, disorienting and overwhelming. Am i swimming or am i drowning? Am i swimming towards the shore? Am i swimming in circles? Which way is the shore? Am i ever going to make it? Oh, wait, here's another big wave incoming...

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  • 2017-11-19T17:41:37Z via AndStatus To: Public

    The biggest problem that mankind was trying to solve since its dawn: How to make it so, that you don't have to do it.

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  • 2017-11-15T07:28:37Z via AndStatus To: Public

    The only thing worse than going through a misfortune is seeing someone else go through a similar misfortune without breaking stride and with no impact on their spirits. Unacceptable. Unforgivable. How dare they!...
  • 2017-11-12T18:54:00Z via AndStatus To: Public

    A deadpan snarker always has to explain his jokes.

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  • 2017-10-25T19:41:13Z via AndStatus To: Public

    I'm not very good with people. I'm especially not very good with people, who show any signs of hostility. I cope, by... Actually, i don't.

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  • 2017-10-25T11:40:16Z via AndStatus To: Public

    I'm not very good with people. I'm especially not very good with people i don't really know. I cope by pretending other people don't exist.

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  • 2017-10-22T16:59:40Z via Pumpa To: Public

    Simon is a 100% brütal, manly, rugged much-a-man.

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  • 2017-10-17T16:35:56Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Who would win in a fight, Google, or an arbitrarily large number of ordinary people? Judging from the amount of resources the former pours into convincing the latter that it is, in fact, their best friend, i think they know the answer.

  • 2017-10-04T08:50:32Z via AndStatus To: Public

    It might be difficult to get someone to prove something to you, when not only does his well-being not depend on you being convinced, but it does depend on someone else not being convinced. In some cases, it is ambiguity that's the best policy.
  • 2017-09-25T08:14:36Z via AndStatus To: Public

    "Free money!" — "Thanks for the offer, but i'd rather that i was paid because someone appreciates what i'm doing, not because of free giveaways." — "But... Free money?" — "...Ah, what the hell."

  • 2017-09-20T08:50:14Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    No, "taking over the world" is not a mission. It's something that happens naturally when you're doing something extremely right for a while.

  • 2017-09-12T06:47:36Z via AndStatus To: Public

    If i had a dollar every time i said "if i had a dollar", i would be saying "if i had a dollar" much more often than i do presently.

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  • 2017-09-10T07:40:29Z via AndStatus To: Public

    If you can successfully convince people you are doing something useful, actually doing something useful is superfluos. Though, this only works short-term; Sooner or later, someone is going to catch up. No matter how good you are, you're not going to be able to out-PR the entire world indefinitely.

  • 2017-09-06T10:31:08Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Dear scammer: You're not fooling anyone, you know; But, still, kudos for the fascinating email that managed to keep my interest for a whole six minutes.

  • 2017-08-22T10:53:10Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Freedom of speech: the fundamental right of every human to express their agreement with the speaker's views.

  • 2017-08-17T14:28:25Z via AndStatus To: Public

    "I'm a little man; If my boss orders me to go and boss people around, I'm going and I'm bossing people around!"