Jul 1, 2021

Rhetoric

The art of persuasion of a speaker. Aristotle -- the father of rhetoric -- suggested three ways to accomplish a successful rhetoric:

  • Ethos: an appeal to the teller's/speaker's character
  • Pathos: an appeal to the audience's emotion
  • Logos: an appeal to logical reasoning

Apartments at Des-Moines


  • Hubbell Tower Apartments
    • 6 mins drive
    • did not find one with balcony 
    • awesome building + nice interior
    • 634 sqft
      • pretty small and congested
    • little expensive
      • 1 month free (1 year lease + move-in by 7/31)
  • Rowat Lofts
    • not available
    • awesome building + interior
    • bit expensive

 

 

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Jun 27, 2021

Olympic 2021

Track and Field

  • 100m
    • *ShaCarri Richardson (W) (US Best 10.64s)
    • *Bromel (M) (US Best 9.77s)
    • *Grant Holloway (M) (Hurdles)
    • Keni Harrison (W) (Hurdles)
  • 200m
    • *Noah Lyle (M)
    • *Knighton (M)
    • Gaby Thomas (W) (US Best ~21s)
    • Jenna Prandini (W)
  • 400m
    • *Rai Benjamin (M) 
    • *Sydney McLaughlin (W) (World Record Holder)  (Hurdles)
    • *Delilah Mohammad (W): (Previous World Record Holder) (Hurdles)
    • Michael Norman (M)
  • 800m
    • Clayton Murphy (M) 
    • *Athing Mu (W)
  • 5000m
    • Paul Chelimo (M)
  • 1500m
    • Cole Howker (M)
    • *Mathew Centrowitz (M)
  • Hammer Throw
    • *DeAnna Price (W): (US Record Holder 80m)
  • Shot Put
    • Ryan Crouser (M): (US Record holder 76'8.25'')

Swimming:

  • *Katie Ledecky (W)
  • *Caleb Dressel (M)
  • *Michael Andrew (M) 
    • Ryan Lochte and Nathan Adrian did not qualify
  • *Ryan Murphy (M)
  • Abbey Witzel (W) 

Gymnastics:

  • *Simone Biles
  • Suni Lee
  • Jordan Chiles
  • Grace McCullum
  • McKayla Skinner
  • Jade Carey

Apr 23, 2021

Pursuit of Happiness VI

Synthetic happiness vs Natural happiness.





People roll an eye on synthetically happy people. So why is the case that synthetic happiness is devalued to a lower status? One reason is 'economic interest'. Allowing people happy won't drive the market.


Do debunk the perception experiments were conducted to find out whether synthetic people are happy for 'real'. Looks like amnesiac people experiment supports that.



Reference: The surprising science of happiness - Dan Gilbert

Feb 13, 2021

Joker

 

                                     
 
                                

When joker is serious, everyone laughs. 
But none laughs, when he jokes.    

Rhetoric

The art of persuasion of a speaker. Aristotle -- the father of rhetoric -- suggested three ways to accomplish a successful rhetoric: Ethos: ...