Simon Volpert


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

  • 2018-02-18T04:38:29Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Profit is society's compensation for a benefit inflicted upon it.

  • 2018-02-15T15:20:47Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Be careful with your self-depreciation. Your enemies might think you're being serious.

  • 2018-02-11T11:55:56Z via AndStatus To: Public

    For those who hadn't quite grasped the fine subtext of the "go to hell" remark: To "go to hell", would mean that "i" still exist, ergo, did not "die", which is disappointing; And, to add an insult to injury, it would mean that the Universe is ran by authoritarian psychopaths, passing arbitrary "justice", which is doubly so. Hence, the complaining.

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  • 2018-02-11T06:14:22Z via AndStatus To: Public

    To say "God loves us" and "God hates us" is both ridiculously simplistic and narrow-minded. You are essentially playing a microbe, who is trying to grasp the motivations of a junior lab associate. The most, if not the only sensible thing to do in this situation is completely ignore the question.

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    Who's that "God" person that people keep talking about? =)

    JanKusanagi at 2018-02-11T16:40:47Z

  • 2018-02-08T13:10:49Z via AndStatus To: Public

    If i die and go to hell, i'm going to be very disappointed, and spend the whole time complaining about the fundamental injustice of the Universe.

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  • 2018-01-30T15:47:49Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Your failures are a source of inspiration for others more often than your successes.

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  • 2018-01-28T19:43:33Z via AndStatus To: Public

    "The good news is, that feature you wanted me to code is now working. The bad news is, i don't understand why."

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    So long as it's working... =)

    JanKusanagi at 2018-01-28T21:11:39Z

  • 2018-01-24T17:01:06Z via AndStatus To: Public

    My kids, aged 4 and 3, are rocking out to Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. I consider my mission as a father complete.

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  • 2018-01-22T14:14:17Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Video games are better than Real Life, because in them, you can kill your problem, and it will actually fix things.

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    Well, at least in those where you're supposed to kill things.

    JanKusanagi at 2018-01-22T15:18:57Z

  • 2017-12-27T12:13:27Z via AndStatus To: Public

    They said it would never work. They said it could not work. They wanted to prove it couldn't work so badly, that they took over the project and changed it, until it stopped working, just like they said.

    And then, those who always said it could work, restarted the project and undid all the changes that made it not work, until it did work again.

    The pricks.

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  • 2017-12-25T13:06:12Z via AndStatus To: Public

    A mission is rarely something you choose for yourself; Much more often, it is something you suddenly find yourself committed to, with greater passion than you would have ever expected.

    Yes, and then you yell "Yippee-ki-yay!!".

    JanKusanagi at 2017-12-25T13:14:39Z

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  • 2017-12-18T15:29:45Z via AndStatus To: Public

    "Can't say I particularly enjoy competition (mostly because i'm so lousy at it), but i certainly understand its importance for the common good. So, prepare for some attempted ass whoopin'."
  • 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!...