The Tote Pump Hack

We have probably discussed the tote pump in connection with the Red Hack Fix philosophy on this blog several times before. Of course there is always a new angle that can be taken on any topic and this topic is absolutely no exception to that particular rule. Although it is true that all rules have exceptions. And even if the prior sentence articulates a rule, even that rule would have an exception. Yes, these sentences are paradoxical but the world in which we live, indeed the very fabric of reality is paradoxical in nature. As such it should be no surprise that a paradox can be both false and true on its face.


Regardless of how one refers to a piece of equipment which is used for the purpose of extracting the liquid content from a container one must inevitably come to the realization that there is liquid, there are containers and sometimes this liquid must be located inside the container and other times the liquid must be located outside the container. One might reasonably inquire as to why a liquid should be put inside a container only to be extracted at a future point in time. This inquiry is even more reasonable given the fact that all consciousness is mortal and what does it really amount to once the Sun turns into a red giant and swallows humanity whole.

On the other hand, we are alive here and now and must make our way in the world. We must find food to nourish our bodies and we must find activities to occupy the time in which we live and create meaning for these lives. In the same way, we must store liquids for various purposes as well as remove them from the containers in which they are stored.