Thursday, September 27, 2007

advice


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Iran's president speaks in the UN

Boston.com news reports on Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the UN:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran boldly challenged the American President's customary portrayal of the United States as a defender of freedom. In his address to the assembly, Ahmadinejad blasted Bush for leading "an onslaught" of aggression against weaker nations around the world.


Ahmadinejad asked "a bullying power" to "have the courage to declare their defeat and exit Iraq." ... "Some big powers still behave like the victors of the world war and humiliate other nations," ... "These powers . . . have lost the competence to lead the world." Such aggressive nations "use various pretexts to occupy sovereign states," Ahmadinejad said. He lashed out at Bush for operating "secret prisons" in other countries and detaining suspects around the world indefinitely, "without any regard to due process."


Bush avoided the opportunity to confront him in his speech before the General Assembly... Instead he concentrated on his rehearsed story of the freedom begging people of Burma. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, however, declared that Iran's potential acquisition of a nuclear weapon presents an "unacceptable risk" to world stability...



World Stability ?= Who rules over who? why is it an acceptable risk for other nations to have them? how many minutes till the end of days on the dooms day clock?


On other subjects:

When asked to elaborate on his Monday remarks asserting that there are no homosexuals in Iran, Ahmadinejad said, "I don't know any . . . give me an address so we can be aware."


When a reporter from Fox news asked him to clarify his position on Israel, Ahmadinejad asked, "Where are you from?"
After the reporter answered "I'm an American citizen," Ahmadinejad laughed and turned his eyes heavenward before repeating his stated belief that Israel is an illegal occupying power of Palestinian land.

lol!3 slightly funny?


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

quien me hace un wallpaper de esto?! :D


The Rise of the Surveillance Society—“Big Brother” or Common Sense?

Daily Galaxy has an article about using surveillance as a preventive means in a society.

As some of you know, I have been openly ('pro-surveillance' ?) and go as far as saying we might be soon close enough to do without this holy sin - heaven hell - fear governing bullshit to keep disturbances in track, and maintain functional, efficient societies.

In any case, apparently those who are already being monitored agree...

Here is the article


Albeit for all the wrong reasons... these nations are exerting the vilest form of fear mongering, and to be honest although I agree all relevant public interactions should be monitored, privacy is a a very valuable commodity, and I think we should somehow end-up with some sort of relative-incognuity where the data / record was processed by an uninterested 3rd party (preferably a machine) and discarded or stored away... well, in any case.. i still think the benefits outweigh any problems we might face..

Friday, September 21, 2007

to live forever: starve

Scientists have known for more than 70 years that the one surefire way to extend the lives of animals was to cut calories by an average of 30 to 40 percent. The question was: Why?

Have any of you played Parasite Eve? Apparently it was a novel first?!

If you read both articles you may find a link, and think about this interaction from an evolutionary standpoint... Its a fun mind game, that takes place in the proverbial primordial soup where resources might become dominated by a powerful cell type, that soon acquires parasites, and eventually leads to be symbiosis where the exponential reproduction Must be kept in check... No? Will the mitochondria come and get us? Will we get control it and live for ever? lets see how Squaresoft plays it out first??? :p

Thursday, September 20, 2007

lol!2 - how did they know?

According to reports, the man talked on an IP phone for 40 hours, and was apparently still deeply involved in the conversation when reporters started showing up.

... ...

When asked what he had talked about for over 40 hours, Tony said (while twirling his hair), "Well, I heard that Bobby had dumped Lisa, and I was like, No way! And then Jenny said that everyone knew that Bobby was a dirtbag from the start, and I just thought..."


just like me.... one question though? who was monitoring him, that they just happened to notice?! Ok, my bad, the article says it was a VoIP publicity stunt, still he beat the record, people took 1hr turns just to speak to him.... Ok, who was willing to spend 1 hour speaking with an idiot about nothing?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Study revealing exercise just as effective as an anti-depressant.

This site comments on a study revealing exercise is just as effective as an anti-depressant.
47% and 45% 'better' scores on the HAM-D on a side-not placebos get you 31% better, which quite simply means: stop moaning!!! its all in your head! your only as fu**ed up as you want to be... ...


Although depression is a serious problem, the solution is relatively simple... all you have to do is change your whole perception of reality... you loosers! (I use this word with double meaning (doble sentido))

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

lol! - what do you do with the dead?

Family Member: “I am calling to tell you she died in January.”
The Bank: “The account was never closed, and the late fees charges still apply.”
Family Member: “Maybe you should turn it over to collections.”
The Bank: “Since it is 2 months past due, it already has been.”
Family Member: So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?”
The Bank: “Either report her account to frauds division or report her to the credit bureau. Maybe both !”
Family Member: “Do you think God will be mad at her?” (I really liked this part !!!!)
The Bank: “Excuse me?”
Family Member: “Did you just get what I was telling you? The part about her being dead?”
The Bank: “Sir, you’ll have to speak to my supervisor.” !

(Supervisor gets on the phone)

Family Member: “I’m calling to tell you she died in January.”
The Bank: “The account was never closed, so the late fees and charges still apply.” (This must be a phrase taught by The Bank!)
Family Member: “Do you mean you want to collect from her estate?”
The Bank: (stammering) “Are you her lawyer?”
Family Member: “No, I’m her great-nephew.”
The Bank: “Could you fax us a certificate of death?”
Family Member: “Sure.” (fax number is given)

After they get the fax:
The Bank: “Our system just isn’t set up for death. I don’t know what more I can do to help.”
Family Member: “Well, if you figure it out, great ! If not, you could just keep billing her. I really don’t think she will care.”
The Bank: “Well, the late fees charges do still apply.”
(What is wrong with these people??!!)
Family Member: “Would you like her new billing address?”
The Bank: “Yes, that will help.”
Family Member: ” Odessa Memorial Cemetery, Highway 129, Plot Number 69.”
The Bank: “Sir, that is a cemetery!”
Family Member: “What do you do with dead people on YOUR planet?!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Will Wright: Toys that make worlds

This is just an amazing thing... amazing...

He wants to give children a sense of what things are like in the long term... he agrees that very much of the worlds problems are due to too much short term thinking, and that this toy will help him teach what the consequences of a civilizations actions will come out to in the long run...

Oh how the future motivates me... go here and check out some of the talks from the Singularity Institute

Monday, September 10, 2007

Life...



I didn't know Schrödinger wrote about Life... and compared it to thermodynamics..

I think I'm going to read his book called: "What Is Life?" as apparently I got to very similar conclusions as him... Has anyone else worked on their personal definition of life?


Marvell Personality Test

Please Post what Superheor you are (anonymously if you need to)... & lets see who are the superheroes of the world...
:p

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Wolfram, Quantum Computers and the Law of Computational Equivalence

Miren aquí!

El primer comentario de un tal Steve:

Para ustedes, a quienes les he comentado mi opinión sobre el Computational Equivalence Law de Wolfram el señor no lo pudo haber resumido de manera más clara. Aún así, entiendo que el esta sufriendo un efecto similar a alguien que diga: lás cosas se caen con una aceleración constante. Y el diga, Ahh, si, claro, eso es obvio, ya mucha gente había visto que en el vacio no parecia importar mucho cuanto pesa algo.

No quizé dar el ejemplo de la teoría especial de la relatividad, porque me pareció un poco demasiado grande, aún asi entiendo que el trabajo de Galileo es importantísimo antecedente a los de Newton... y aunque parescan obvios y poco útiles a primera vista: su utilidad llase en su simpleza, y la capacidad que podria tener como fundación para un marco teórico nuevo...

Un poeta no dudaria en decir que cómo se dice no es menos importante de lo que se dice.

"Deutsch showed that quantum computers can't compute anything going beyond ordinary Turing computable functions"


Deja en seco el argumento completo de la persona que escribio el post, pero a la vez corroboran la posible veracidad de la ley propuesta por Wolfram.


del review original de steve:

  • Weak computational universality: All complex systems model classes that lead to nontrivial behaviors, lead to all possible complex behaviors – but each model class only leads to a certain class of possible complex behaviors, under the restriction to use reasonable space and time resources

Neither of these has been proved to be true, and in fact, giving a sensible rigorous mathematical formalization for either of them would be a serious undertaking (a fact which Wolfram acknowledges, and attributes to the newness of the type of science he is doing).



Les demuestro claramente el poder potencial de la ley:

Si es cierta entonces las demás frases estarán demostradas a ser CIERTAS:

  • Nunca sabremos cómo funciona el universo.
  • Podremos violar sistemáticamente la segunda ley de la termodinámica.
  • Los sistemas y Leyes de la Física son PLUGABLE, en el séntido de que se podría encontrar otro sistema más o menos complejo (eficiente o cómo deseen adjetivisar el asunto) que sean equivalentes.
El hecho de poder ver este tipo de conclusiones tán claras a partir de haber agrupado lo conocido, en una frase tan sencilla, entiendo yo que tiene un grán mértito... ... no sé....

El crítica que Wolfram no toma en cuenta la eficiencia, complejidad en espacio y tiempo para reilzar un 'esfuerzo' comparable, pero es precisamente lograr abstraer este tipo de detalles lo que lleva a la expresión tan elegante de la ley. a poder transmitir algo tan claro y convincentemente, y es claro que el considera cada máquina como apropiada o no, para efectuar diferentes acciones... Por ejemplo es increible intentar usar la aritmetica para simular un CA... o un CA para simular la aritmetica... pero no importa; simplemente es posible...

blah... espero que no se aburran leeyendo esto...

DNA Sequence cross-referenced from parents to offspring

Scientists can now tell you whether it's your mom's or your dad's fault you are shortter, or prone to heart disease... :p


Complete DNA sequencing has grown MUCH simpler than the original project started in 2001... GATTACA is so close its not even funny! :p

Kenya... Corrupción e Internet.

En slashdot salió este artículo sobre un wiki que descubrió un acto de corrupcion en Kenya de 3 mil millones de dólares.

Hace unos pocos días estaba escuchando una conversación entre 'Adultos' sobre la situación nacional: uno comentaba como estabamos jódidos, el otro afirmaba con certeza de haber nacido en el mejor país del mundo.

Yo con toda sinceridad he llegado a concluír que es MUCHO MÁS una cuestión de personalidad que de cualquier otra cosa... con frecuencia relajaba que en el mundo hay un país para todos.

Tengo varios buenos ejemplos: Un íngles que no soporta lo rigidez de la sociedad británica, y en varias ocaciones ha deicidido excursionar a Tanzania y nuestro propio país, mi tía que 'ya no esta acostumbrada' a vivir aquí, otro compañero que va a vivir un tiempo en Utah, con mormones y gente que es puntual y no muy creativa y un poco cerrada, pero no tan fría y calculada como los alemanes.

Cuando empecé a verlo así entendí lo bónito de poder decir que mi isla tiene su lugar en el mundo! y que aburrido seria el mundo si todos fueramos alemanes.

Aún así, y apoyando ahora quien dijo que esto estaba jodido, siempre se puede trabajar para producir más y ser un poquito más organizado sin perder/cambiar la personalidad... (aunque mis experiencias personales no apoyan esto del todo, confío que Carlitos no durará en indicar que mi singular situación es insuficiente para saltar a conclusiones al respecto...)


Entiendase: ABAJO LA CORRUPCIÓN!!!!!!!