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“Only the Sith deal in absolutes”

by on Oct.26, 2012, under Uncategorized

It is one of those rare nights that i am stuck at home with nothing to do (touch wood) so i thought i would watch some star wars  to get some geek cred back.  Since i been told  that i have lost touch with my inner geek in so many words And also to get into the mood since i am going as a storm trooper for the Halloween party

There is point in episode three when Obi wan tells Anikin “Only the Sith deal in absolutes”. If you think about it this is a broken statement as the statement itself is a absolute. and makes the whole pramise of jadi does not deal with absolute moot. Now if you like me spend some unhealthy amount of  time thinking about it it make sense.

You see The Sith deal in absolutes, but do no recognize they exist. They think everything is a grey area, but act as if there is only good and evil with no gray area.

Jedi believe in absolutes, but do not deal in them. They acknowledge the existence of absolutes, but act always in an area where there is another option/solution other than good or evil. They try to see a peaceful third option, essentially.


Anakin was dealing in absolutes without recognizing the possibility of a third option.


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Estentialism & Nihilism.

by on Feb.24, 2012, under Uncategorized

What really freaks me out is that repeated actions tend to blend together. Much like how Daniel Radcliffe always wears the same outfit every day to throw off paparazzi, my memory can no longer distinguish locking the door today and locking the door yesterday. It’s frightening when one realizes that to your brain, there is no difference between actual and perceived experiences and when experiences repeat themselves ad nauseum without anything to identify a specific instance, then actual experiences can easily get confused.

Basically, I’ve always had the problem in life that I’m never sure if I am actually remembering something that happened at the specific moment I remember it, or if the same thing happened on another day and I basically fucked up today, or, and this is the worst case scenario, I actually dreamed of that situation and it never happened and I am getting it confused with reality.

I think I just might need help… too much existentialism… too much nihilism.

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Mars Bitches!!

by on Nov.28, 2011, under Uncategorized

This a picture of Delta IV havey rocket that launched mars science laboratory (curiosity rovers)  to mars. On its back is a microchip with my name etched on to it. The official certification from NASA can be on viewed here.  Here is a picture of curiosity (continue reading…)

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Bella’s first handjob

by on Nov.25, 2011, under Uncategorized

This is probably how Bella‘s hand looked after giving Sparkles the vampire a hand job. And since Hollywood has apparently taken my advice on why the breaking dawn must be made into a  movie [click here to read the post]   this really seems appropriate


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Testament to Russian Engineering

by on Nov.18, 2011, under Uncategorized

Rocket Launch

Soyuz 141 Ready for Launch in a blizzard

The R-7 rocket was originally designed as an ICBM. When America unexpectedly invites you to a friendly game of global thermonuclear war, it’s not acceptable to say “Not today thank you, it’s cold outside.” So they built a rocket with enough margins that it could launch in all weather conditions.

Ultimately the R-7 was a military failure since it required a day of prep on the pad before launch (compare with one month for the shuttle). So it was replaced in its ICBM duties with instant-launch rockets like the R-36 (known to the West as “Satan”).

The shuttle had so many moving parts/components that it was frail. It required ideal weather conditions. Even a slight wind would cause delays and God help you if it drizzled or a little rain — grounded for a week.The fact Soyuz launch regardless of weather conditions tells of unglamorous, pragmatic Soviet approach is the clear winner when it comes to space programs. As demonstrated with their ability constantly and reliably loft humans to LEO which Americans have lost


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Citigroup memo predicted Occupy Wall Street Movement

by on Oct.12, 2011, under Uncategorized

Citigroup Centre, Sydney

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Linked here is a paper by Citi group that predicted the current climate of back lash  against the robber baron‘s of wall Street. I find the following except particularly haunting :-

A third threat comes from the potential social backlash. To use Rawls-ian analysis, the invisible hand stops working. Perhaps one reason that societies allow plutonomy, is because enough of the electorate believe they have a chance of becoming a Pluto-participant. Why kill it off, if you can join it? In a sense this is the embodiment of the “American dream”. But if voters feel they cannot participate, they are more likely to divide up the wealth pie, rather than aspire to being truly rich.

Could the plutonomies die because the dream is dead, because enough of society does not believe they can participate? The answer is of course yes. But we suspect this is a threat more clearly felt during recessions, and periods of falling wealth, than when average citizens feel that they are better off. There are signs around the world that society is unhappy with plutonomy – judging by how tight electoral races are. But as yet, there seems little political fight being born out on this battleground.

A related threat comes from the backlash to “Robber-barron” economies. The population at large might still endorse the concept of plutonomy but feel they have lost out to unfair rules. In a sense, this backlash has been epitomized by the media coverage and actual prosecution of high-profile ex-CEOs who presided over financial misappropriation. This “backlash” seems to be something that comes with bull markets and their subsequent collapse. To this end, the cleaning up of business practice, by high- profile champions of fair play, might actually prolong plutonomy.

Our overall conclusion is that a backlash against plutonomy is probable at some point. However, that point is not now. So long as economies continue to grow, and enough of the electorates feel that they are benefiting and getting rich in absolute terms, even if they are less well off in relative terms, there is little threat to Plutonomy in the U.S., UK, etc.

But the balance of power between right (generally pro-plutonomy) and left (generally pro-equality) is on a knife-edge in many countries. Just witness how close the U.S. election was last year, or how close the results of the German election were. A collapse in wealth in the plutonomies, felt by the masses, and/or prolonged recession could easily raise the prospects of anti-plutonomy policy.

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Thanks Steve

by on Oct.06, 2011, under Uncategorized

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” — Steve Jobs

Rest In Piece Mr Jobs  you truly were a visionary and had the courage and the skills to change the world the way he wanted it to be.


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