I dunno how many people have consciously realised that.
Imbecile that I am, it took me about 6 months before I actually calculated I will never be able to read the whole thing, I won't even come close,
even if I spent 10 hours a day 7 days a week. After reading it, you've then got to digest and understand the information. Data becomes Info,
Information becomes Knowledge, Knowledge becomes Power and Wisdom.
Maybe someone better at Maths than me could do some calculations.
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I wonder if someone could calculate the amount of word processed pages there are here right now. I dnt know what percentage I've read so far.
Some of the secrets of the universe are on this board. In fact, along with Wikipedia, ATS may be one of the best public repositories of knowledge ever
made. Sure there's a lot of nonsense here, but it's just like any mine. Lots of dirt, dust and darkness to scrabble through before you hit a vein of
1. When did you realise that ATS was too big to ever read?
2. How do you feel about that?
It makes me a little sad but excited. I am rabid for information and finally I can mine data to my hearts content.
3. What tactics do you use to find the good info? I tend to look for intelligent posters and read from their profiles.
ATS Jaded Syndrome (ATSJS)
Oh gee another disclosure thread, whatevuh. God, enough with thar reptoid discussions. Not another Hollow earth nutjawb etc etc
Given that ATS is, to all intents and purposes, INFINITE- it surprises me that people say they're bored of this or that topic. They obviously don't
have the initiative find the good info. So what if there are repeating themes?
Being bored with an infinite repository of knowledge is downright weird.
"Everything we do, everything we are, rests on our personal power. If we have enough of it, one word uttered to us might be sufficient to change the
course of our lives. But if we don't have enough personal power, the most magnificent piece of wisdom can be revealed to us and that revelation
won't make a damn bit of difference. Do you know that at this very moment you are surrounded by eternity? And do you know that you can use that
eternity, if you so desire?"
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