Have you ever talked to your goldfish? You can explain difficult technical problems. You can enumerate the various solutions and elucidate the counter problems which can occur. You can present arguments toward a psychology which enables long-term highly profitable actions while managing the one-off exceptions to a system which solves 99% of the problems. You can optimize your system by demonstrating simple techniques which will enable great savings of resources for a minimum of effort. Advanced particle physics, political sociology in election years, the latest search engines algorithms… you can tell your goldfish all of these. But when you’re done, what does it say in return?
I know too many goldfish. I just have to keep reminding myself that my fingerprints and DNA are on record at the FBI, and that I’ll never get away with it.
Can anybody tell I’m having a rather unproductive day?