舒服論

[轉貼 from 《哲學散文》中同名文章]

很多人的人生目標都會說是要「尋開心」。我覺得更貼切的目標是「尋舒服」。Why? 其實這個「舒服點」是每個人生活決定的基點。

例子一: 若果你為了穿高跟鞋而腳痛不舒服,並不是說「舒服」對你來說不重要,而是可能那高跟鞋使到你覺得高D,靚D,心情好D,所以整體身心上「舒服」D。對於舒服不舒服來說,腳痛不痛反而不及心情靚重要了。

例子二: 另外一個我常會想到的例子是在出街時要去洗手間。很多人不能接受公的衛生程度,所以寧願忍也不用公。這正因為不潔公的不舒服感覺比忍住不去所的不舒服感覺來說,忍已算是較為舒服的選擇了。

iPod Maps


(source: ipodsubwaymaps.com)

This is another news about iPod. Now you could download maps that could be stored in iPod (iPod Photos only) and iPod Nano from this site. I don’t know how special these pictures have to be. I guess they must have simply cut the pictures to a certain size so that the metro stations could be shown in the tiny iPod screen clearly, that’s all.

The site had a copyright issued cracked down some weeks ago because it showed digitized copy of the New York City subway system map for download without the permission of the New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. Of course it didn’t hurt much because on the contrary it has drawn more people to visit the site to check out what’s going on. But the poor guy has to draw his own version of New York City subway system map himself all over again from scratch to avoid the copyright thing.

Anyway, this is the map of Hong Kong MTR: http://ipodsubwaymaps.com/download. Enjoy!

Cracked iPod Nano


(source:http://www.flawedmusicplayer.com/)

Is this a real case or is this just a scandal to hurt Apple’s name? I don’t know. But surely it could draw lots of attention and traffic (including mine) to the site. On the other hand, I could clearly remember that I have read another article on ars technica and it showed that the iPod Nano could still worked after a car running over it. The site rated it as “Extremely Durable”.

I can’t judge which side is true, because I don’t even own one. I don’t even own one because I’ve decided to wait for the 80GB iPod with Video function, well, at least that’s what I am guessing that they are going to launch before Xmas this year (plus my wife said I got no excuse to buy a 4GB player while I already have a 30GB iPod and a 1GB Shuffle) (she is correct, it is really only a fashion statement, and I can’t really explain how I could make use of it if I own it).

Oh, and one thing about drawing lots of attention and traffic to the site “http://www.flawedmusicplayer.com/“: It would be interesting that if the site owner put a Google ad in it, then the smart Google Adwords and AdSense would detect lots of “iPod Nano” mentioned in the text, and shows lots of ads for iPod Nano. It would be funny.

[Tech News] NEC thinnest 1.3Mega Pixel Camera GSM fold phone

NEC Corporation announced Wednesday it has launched the world’s thinnest fold-Type mobile phone with mega-pixel camera on the Hong Kong market.

NEC’s proprietary, cutting-edge technology has realized the creation of a modern, smart, compact and attractively packaged clam-shell type mobile phone. It boasts slim measurements of 47.9mm (width) X 101.5mm (height) X 11.9mm (depth; when folded) and a weight of 96g. Supporting mobile-internet and GSM/GPRS, it is equipped with a 1.9 inch (176 x 220 dot) 65,000 color display in addition to a digital camera (1.3 mega pixels). The sub-screen with an organic light emitting display is convenient for scrolling text messages. The phone is also loaded with a wide variety of features including PictBridge, MP3, Java and Bluetooth. Up to 64-polyphonic ring tones and two minutes of movie shooting can be enjoyed by the user.

This highly innovative model was enabled through a combination of NEC’s unbeatable technological competence in the areas of R&D and mobile. Ultra-slim mounting technology continues to be an important and constant R&D theme for NEC.

“This ultra-slim, clam-shell type mobile phone is a symbol of NEC’s leading position in the area of mobile technology,” said Susumu Otani, Associate Senior Vice President and head of Mobile Terminals Operations Unit at NEC Corporation. “We will continue to strive to offer the latest, most innovative and most attractive mobile terminal solutions on the market. Boasting compact shape and the latest technologies, our phones allow our customers to choose the right phone for their individual needs in all of our target markets across the globe.”

(Source: NEC Hong Kong Limited)