Black video I (2007)

The words “black” and “video” seem to been to be in contradiction, since black is absorbing light and video implies one can see something (video is derived from the Latin videre, to see, and means “I see”) i.e. when light is reflected. In practice black video is not all-absorbing, one can still see a black video.

Black video is used in post production of video productions. E.g. Adobe Premiere, an video editing programme, has the option to make a black video section of five seconds.
Black video instruction of Adobe premiere

On YouTube some people use black video (instead of a fancy self made video or photo slide show) to be able to post music. One entry had an interesting comment section below the black video.

Comments on a black video

A definition of waste of time (2007)

An article titled “A definition of waste of time” should start with a question:
What is a waste of time? I mean, that’s why this is written. It’s the rationale behind it.

The next phrase should be “There are many possible definitions of a waste of time”, so there we go:
There are many possible definitions of a waste of time.

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But gladly you recognized that after a single white space, something different might be written,
which is true in this case.

Not in this case though:

But gladly you recognized that after a single white space, something different might be written,
which is true in this case.

As your mind is dividing a text in fragments and is able to recognize repetitive and similar patterns you’ve reached this sentence in figuratively no time, I hope,
since the last thing you’d expect from this article is it being a waste of time to read 😉
This is hopefully not the case.

You’re free to stop reading.

..anything written down here, up until know, has enriched your life experience.
It has – how small it may be – impacted your idea of what is valuable in life.
All of the time you’ve spend on Earth you have gained experience, the time spend reading this included.

That is a key insight looking for a lock.
Another:

Don’t lock yourself up.

So, as often happens in texts attempting to clarify a subject, a waste of time is explained here
by what is NOT a waste of time.

One could say that violations of human rights are a waste of time, thereby changing the subject
to what can be considered as human rights and what as violations of it.

That’ll be something for another article.

Addendum
For those with some extra free (!!) time to live life (N.B. not to spend or waste time as in “time=money”).
Enjoy reading these comments from people who claim their time is being wasted, is being taken away from them:

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6 seconds
BTW:
-Writing “I want (my) six seconds of my life back” takes about five/six seconds, unless you copy-paste it, then it’s less than a second. Posting it online will take another few seconds and there you go: your message is out in the world for all users to see.
-Those who type five, four, three, two or one second(s): what are they thinking?