BUY AND DON’T SELL WORTHWHILE ASSETS.

Usefulness, functionality, appreciation or cash flow. All are worthy goals.

Items for personal use, once paid off, go from assets with liabilities against them to pure assets.

Yes, old, expended, or unwanted assets should be sold, repurposed, or donated.

The value of assets may be determined in several ways. The most fun way is cost (to purchase, store, maintain, repair, update, or upgrade) divided by the number of times used or divided by the amount of joy derived (this ratio may be quantitative or qualitative).

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 17, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

THE FALLACY OF THE GOLD STANDARDS OF EYEWITNESS REPORTS AND PERSONAL RECOUNTS …

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-the-eyes-have-it/

https://innocenceproject.org/eyewitness-identification-reform/

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 15, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

ONE OF THE QUIRKS OF BRIGHT PEOPLE IS THAT ONCE THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM A TASK, THEY CAN RECOGNIZE, UNDERSTAND, AND PERFORM A FEW ROUNDS OF A ROUTINE, OR MUNDANE TASK. THEN, OFTEN, THEY LOSE INTEREST.

These same bright people don’t understand why others are angry at them when they falter when they stop performing the task, have difficulty sticking with the task, or even procrastinating about starting the task. These same bright people KNOW what to do, how to do it, and the importance of completing the task, but, mentally, they have already moved on and may have actually devalued the task to the point that they can no longer complete it.

Somehow, in the back of their minds, KNOWING WHAT to do and HOW to do it is good enough. There is no additional benefit in the ACTUAL DOING.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 9, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

WHAT ELON MUSK DOESN’T STATE (or understates)…

If his many-ton cars and trucks can nimbly navigate a complex external world, autonomously, accurately, and at high speeds, then these same sensors, perceptions, predictive models, and navigation systems can navigate robots, while alongside humans, in our homes, robots in our hospitals and nursing homes, robots in our warehouses and factories, robots in our mines, robots in our livestock feedlots and agricultural farms, robots in our airports and on our airplanes, robots on our ships and in our submarines.

Tesla’s AI chip (the D1), especially when configured in an array (Training Tiles), can use its focused, massive processing power, in real-time, to run simulations (or read the real world), learn, improve, plan, then execute (also in real-time), wirelessly (via 5G, eventually, 6G networks), practically any physical human, or machine task.

ANYTHING which can be digitized, can (and will) succumb to machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and when needed, will be performed by robots.Amazon is champing at the bit to replace warehouse workers and drivers with robots and drones.

Employers worried about COVID (or future pandemics), acutely sick, chronically sick or injury-prone employees, sick-outs, work slowdowns, work stoppages, strikes, union actions, rising salaries, rising costs of benefits, shrinking worker numbers, fewer skilled workers, inability to run 3 shifts, foreign workers’ visa issues, rising costs of goods sold due to the rising costs of employees? The answer…robotics (supported by machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence).

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 9, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

FOR ALL MY HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, I WORE A SIZE 10 1/2 SHOE. THESE SHOES WOULD PINCH AND HURT FOR A FEW MONTHS, UNTIL THEY STRETCHED. AT 23 YEARS OLD, SOMEHOW, I FINALLY BROKE OUT OF THE MINDSET OF HAVING TO SUFFER FOR MONTHS AFTER EACH PURCHASE. I FOUND MY TRUE, OUT OF THE BOX COMFORTABLE SHOE SIZE WAS 12 1/2. THIS IS THE SHOE SIZE I HAVE WORN FOR THE 35 YEARS SINCE MY REVELATION.

What blinders do we have on? What unnecessary pains do we complacently accept?

What comfortable (and comforting) facts and paradigms do we accept in our lives, for years at a time, despite our pains, without question or attempt to find different, if not better, options and opportunities?

What do we know about we don’t know (known unknowns)?

What don’t we know about what we don’t know (unknown unknowns)?

Everything be on the table, EVERYTHING, when it comes to wondering, questioning, asking. No sacred cows.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 9, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

MAYBE, “NUMBERS DON’T LIE”, BUT HOW WE COLLECT THEM, ARRANGE THEM, MANIPULATE THEM, AND INTERPRET THEM CAN CERTAINLY LEAD TO SOME HIGH-BROWED LYING.

How to Lie with Statistics https://www.amazon.com/dp/0393310728/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_0NHDTR8HCDZM6G557FBP

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: The Manipulation of Public Opinion in America https://www.amazon.com/dp/0393331490/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_4BJA3XX476A6KZNQN9WN

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 9, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

PEOPLE WITH ANTICIPATORY ANXIETY, GENERALIZE ANXIETY, EVEN OBSESSIVENESS, UNKNOWINGLY HAVE DEVELOPED MAGICAL THINKING. THEY HAVE COME TO ACCEPT, AND QUIETLY TAKE PRIDE IN THE FACT THAT, THEIR WORRIES, THEIR HYPERVIGILANCE, THEIR PRAYERS, AND THEIR LIST MAKING, ARE PREVENTING (or at least minimizing) BAD THINGS FROM HAPPENING TO THEMSELVES, THEIR LOVED ONES, AND EVEN PREVENTING BAD THINGS FROM HAPPENING TO THE WORLD AROUND THEM.

People with these beliefs and behaviors actually see and worry about real world issues. The only problem is that they are trapped with deeper and broader worries, which they cannot just think about and be able let go, pray about and be able let go, or act on and be able to let go.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 7, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

CAR FLUIDS…


These we are used to getting regularly or topping off/adding regularly:

1) Oil
2) Gas
3) Windshield washer fluid
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We think about this only if the air conditioning isn’t cooling enough:

4) Air conditioner coolant
Used to be called Freon, now is called one of these:

Puron®
SUVA 410A®
GENETRON AZ-20®
Forane® 410A

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These should be visually checked a few times per year (but typically don’t need any topping off):

5) Coolant (radiator fluid)
6) Power steering fluid
7) Power brake fluid
8) Transmission fluid
9) Differential case fluid (can’t visually check though)

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 4, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

WANT TO START AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS? IF WE ARE SUCCESSFUL AND FINALLY NEED TO HIRE PEOPLE, OFTEN, FOR US CONSCIENTIOUS BUSINESS OWNERS, OUR ENERGY AND FOCUS TURN FROM GROWING AND MANAGING OUR BUSINESSES TO MAKING SURE THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED. WHAT NOBODY TELLS US IS THAT WE NOT ONLY BECOME RESPONSIBLE FOR FEEDING AND CLOTHING AND HOUSING OUR EMPLOYEES (their salaries), BUT ALSO BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEPENDENTS.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 2, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

EXPONENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS ARE SO DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE, ESPECIALLY SINCE THE FIRST FEW ITERATIONS LULL US INTO EXPECTATIONS OF CLUMSY, EXPENSIVE SLOWNESS.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

January 2, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri