Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.
Against human trafficking in Europe: So much to do
A friend with a big heart for victims of human trafficking asked me to identify opportunities for helping trafficked women in Europe. As my (initial) results can be useful for others as well, I publish them here. My research focused on work opportunities for English speakers, as opposed to also speaking, say, an Eastern European […]
Living in the forest and paying with trash
Good news for my truck, it got MOT again (“TÜV”) so I can move around a bit. Used the opportunity for a nice little tour. Including: buying some parts for my “living space” in a hardware store; overnighting under 380 kV; a visit to a hydraulics workshop (leaving 230 EUR for three new hoses for […]
Freedom as in free trash
So I just finished another little project: my new entrance ladder. Ok, let's say it's finished except for a layer of paint, as always. All paint jobs pile up for when I have no urgent needs and will start to care how things actually look 😛 This shows the truck's right side, with the door […]
Not so normal living conditions
So this is my home now, a 4×4 ex-firefighter truck from 1976. Bit older photo, but from the outside it still looks like this. Except it has a licence plate, means it’s street legal now. It’s misssing some creative lettering though. I plan to write “UM” on it’s side in big black letters one day, […]
The end of “developing”
I am back in Germany after four months in Nepal. First impression? Germany is well-organized, super quiet, and populated by zombies. The living dead, you know. (Oh and, Germany is so flat. Very strange. Why u not hilly?) It just does not make sense. If something like Germany is the endpoint of developing areas' development, […]
How to create the best collaborative ad-hoc database ever
For a crisis-mapping project after the 25 April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, we needed a collaborative online database that is easy to set up and maintain. I found the product on obvibase.com to be the best existing solution. Much much better than the misuse of Google Spreadsheets that people usually engage in. However, the Obvibase […]
Pilot-wave theory implications on the Big Questions
This draft-state article explores the implications of pilot-wave theory (see) on the "big questions" in life, assuming that pilot-wave theory is indeed adequate and that the universe is deterministic on a physical level. Pilot-wave theory is simply chaos theory taking to the particle level: the deterministic laws of nature are not out of force, but […]
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