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Don't knock it, it's important. How on earth do you think we can spot correlations between stuff like the weather changing and a particular crash happening ? :)
I doubt you will learn much.
An ex once kept asking me "Why are you unhappy ?" when I was in the middle of a deep thunk. Eventually she accepted that I was just thinking, and everything was OK again for a while, then she asked "What are you thinking about ?". Jolted out of my "thunk" I realised that I was in a kind of trance where my self- awareness was somewhere separate from my thoughts.
In response to her question I said "I don't know, lots of things" because the convergence process hadn't started yet). In retrospect it probably would have been better to have lied because she thought I was being evasive. :(
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That "multi-state" view with lots of alternative desktops is important in a job setting; where I may have a desktop with a NMS running, a couple of desktops running various applications; with a large...
I just let my brain run riot, usually hundreds and occasionally thousands of thoughts happening simultaneously. Hopefully "I" will notice some kind of pattern-convergence, at which point "I" will start picking over the individual thoughts. I figure I started honing this technique when I worked with very large scale parallel processing, it was a useful way of modelling cause-effect across thousands of processes.
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I didn't say it wasn't important. By staring at the screen 8x7. JMF stared at a SYSDPY screen updating itself every 30 seconds just before he started coming up with the CPU thingie we...
I have met a few other people who can think like this too, and I have found that most of us have a particular experience in common, the others do stuff like Yoga. However I doubt that many people would buy the cause-and-effect linkage between that clbutt of experience and that mode of thinking though.
I have a feeling someone that I've met in real life from this NG can think this way too. :)
Cheers, Rupert -- Threading sequential code through the eye of a parallel needle makes little sense. ;)