Monday, October 29, 2007

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Making something artificial natural...

to make something natural artificial!

Master of political opportunity (sly weasel)

the more you read (it) the less it means
the more you read (it) the less it means
the more you read (it) the less it means
the more you read (it) the less it means
the more you read (it) the less it means
the more you read (it) the less it means
the more you read (it) the less it means
the more you read (it) the less it means

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lost and Profound

Some day people will be referring to now as the "good old days"...
Why are you preaching when no one's listening anymore?
Trust authority like you trust a snake!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Self Motivated

'There's another man within me
that's angry with me' (
Sir Thomas Browne)

Things not to do:
  • Don't order them around or tell them to do things without explaining why.
  • Don't tell them not to worry, or that they're lucky it wasn't worse.
  • Don't talk down to them or not listen.
  • Don't reassure them everything is all right when it isn't.
  • Don't take their anger or emotions personally.
  • Don't get emotional or excited with them.
(From HR manual: "Effects of prolonged stress")

'Within limits of normality, every individual loves himself. In cases where he has a deformity or abnormality or develops it later, his own aesthetic sense revolts and he develops a sort of disgust towards himself. Though with time he becomes reconciled to his deformities, it is only at the conscious level. His sub-conscious mind, which continues to bear the mark of injury, brings about certain changes in his whole personality, making him suspicious of society.' - R.V. Wardekar in a pamphlet on leprosy

'Io non mori', e non rimasi vivo.'
(I did not die, yet nothing of life remained.)

The Revolution will not be Televised!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Voyages of Discovery

To reach harmony with the way (Tao) by dwelling on the beauty of nature, by being self sufficient, and by desiring nothing...

To reach harmony with...
-God(s)? or whatever type of religion you accept...
----the one?
------the creator?
--------the universe?
---------an eternal life force?
----------the past present and future?
-----------or something far more powerful?
joy love sex passion fruit ice cream gambling tomfoolery danger
conquest gin risk fetishism extreme quilting
mathematics etc...
A small sense of satisfaction?
...more than a small sense!
from... a job well done
pride in accomplishment
looking back to achievement
witness to selflessness
honour in remembrance
positive hindsight from
If no change means peace, this certainly was peace,
to be found like a nut at the centre of the hard shell of discomfort
(A Burnt out Case G. Greene)
I feel discomfort, therefore I am alive
Don't tase me, Bro!
Get with it...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Parallel universes exist - study

Was 'Sliders' a documentary?

I heard about this study from the Colbert Report and then found the story online. It was published in NewScientist. So then I just had to reproduce it here for your interest. It's weird that scientist's study stuff that you talk about when your wasted, I thought that was more for those studying Arts...

Parallel universes really do exist, according to a mathematical discovery by Oxford scientists described by one expert as "one of the most important developments in the history of science".

The parallel universe theory, first proposed in 1950 by the US physicist Hugh Everett, helps explain mysteries of quantum mechanics that have baffled scientists for decades, it is claimed.

In Everett's "many worlds" universe, every time a new physical possibility is explored, the universe splits. Given a number of possible alternative outcomes, each one is played out - in its own universe.

A motorist who has a near miss, for instance, might feel relieved at his lucky escape. But in a parallel universe, another version of the same driver will have been killed. Yet another universe will see the motorist recover after treatment in hospital. The number of alternative scenarios is endless.

It is a bizarre idea which has been dismissed as fanciful by many experts. But the new research from Oxford shows that it offers a mathematical answer to quantum conundrums that cannot be dismissed lightly - and suggests that Dr Everett, who was a Phd student at Princeton University when he came up with the theory, was on the right track.

Commenting in New Scientist magazine, Dr Andy Albrecht, a physicist at the University of California at Davis, said: "This work will go down as one of the most important developments in the history of science."

According to quantum mechanics, nothing at the subatomic scale can really be said to exist until it is observed. Until then, particles occupy nebulous "superposition" states, in which they can have simultaneous "up" and "down" spins, or appear to be in different places at the same time.

Observation appears to "nail down" a particular state of reality, in the same way as a spinning coin can only be said to be in a "heads" or "tails" state once it is caught.

According to quantum mechanics, unobserved particles are described by "wave functions" representing a set of multiple "probable" states. When an observer makes a measurement, the particle then settles down into one of these multiple options.

The Oxford team, led by Dr David Deutsch, showed mathematically that the bush-like branching structure created by the universe splitting into parallel versions of itself can explain the probabilistic nature of quantum outcomes.
© Copyright Press Association Ltd 2007, All Rights Reserved.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Broken Down figures

"Let's Get Liquefied!"

Want to buy the Magna Carta?

A rare copy of the Magna Carta, the document that enshrined civil rights in English law, is to be sold in New York. The copy owned by the Perot Foundation is expected to fetch more than $20m (£9.94m), auctioner Sotheby's says. The copy on sale, sealed by King Edward I and dating from 1297, is the only one in private ownership. King John sealed the original Magna Carta in 1215. The 1297 manuscript, bought by H Ross Perot in 1984, is due to be auctioned in December. It was on view until recently in the National Archives in Washington. (Source: bbc)

Wicked totally retro futuristic video clipage:
New Phoenix Foundation song 'Bright Grey'
Directed by the talented Mr. Taika Waititi.
Bonus: "All in an Afternoon." Magna Doodle fun!

Quick Quiz:

What was the first and only X-rated movie ever to get an Oscar?

Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

Which U.S state is (apparently) known as:
"The Land of Enchantment"?

  • This state has the highest percentage of Hispanic Americans (comprised of both recent immigrants and descendants of Spanish colonists).
  • Also known as "The Colorful State" (possibly a reference to the fact above)
  • More contemporary than Mexico?

Additional information:
Ohhh yes, I forgot to mention NEW Radiohead Album (coming soon)
As advised in comment below...