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Topic: Technology 11:36 am EST, Dec 28, 2004

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Nobel Prize winners hate school
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:35 am EST, Dec 28, 2004

Many agree- school sucks.

Nobel Prize winners hate school

CIA's private jet an open secret in terror war
Topic: Technology 11:35 am EST, Dec 28, 2004

The plane's owner of record, Premier Executive Transport Services Inc., lists directors and officers who appear to exist only on paper. And each one of those directors and officers has a recently issued Social Security number and an address consisting only of a post office box, according to an extensive search of state, federal and commercial records.

CIA's private jet an open secret in terror war

Ghost in the Shell 2 - In theaters Summer 2004
Topic: Arts 3:07 pm EDT, Jun 25, 2004

Oh fuck yes!!!

Ghost in the Shell 2 - In theaters Summer 2004

Blue Plane, Pink Plane
Topic: Science 12:22 pm EDT, May 11, 2004

Alan Kay rocks.

To those that are unfamiliar with the blue plane-pink plane concept, the concept may sound like an optics notion.

Fortunately, the idea is simultaneously more interesting, straightforward and yet complex.

The different planes are used as a visual model to describe the two major "planes", or ways of thinking, existent today.

Let us explore the meaning of the pink plane. It represents a more black and white way of portraying the universe. It declares that things are either right or wrong, they work or fail; it applauds discrete knowledge over reasoning and derivation of concepts. It is a plane of thought where math and science are memorized facts and equations.

The blue plane, on the other hand, can be described as perpendicular to the pink plane. The two planes might coincide on a line, where the same rules apply in the physical universe, and hence results can be the same, however the means is completely different. In this plane of thought, visualization of concepts and creativity can be used to accomplish what is accomplished in the pink plane by trite memorization.

It can be therefore shown that most advancement in any field has been accomplished by thought in the blue plane -- thought that in the pink plane would be deemed impossible or ridiculous.

You might agree, or disagree with the previous statements and arguments and ask, so what's the point of it all?

The questions I seek to answer are:

How can we learn to switch our universe into the blue plane? Can we learn to be "bi-planar" and support both schools of thought?

If the children are being instructed in the pink plane, can we teach them to think in the blue plane and live in a pink-plane society?

What is to become of those of us past schooling, who are aware of these planes? Are we to dredge on with pink shades over our blue eyes? What other choice do we have, become hermits and form our own seceded blue colony?

Blue Plane, Pink Plane

eBay Back To The Future DeLorean
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:12 pm EDT, Apr 23, 2004

Hell Yeah!

eBay Back To The Future DeLorean

Japanese Gardens
Topic: Home and Garden 5:06 pm EDT, Apr 22, 2004

and built this place beside the mountain.
Among the trees there is no worldly noise;
beneath the eaves, the tranquil flow of a stream...
 -- Ishikawa Jozan ( founder of Shisendo )"

Japanese Gardens, extensive database of gardens and resources.

Japanese Gardens

Fuck Infinite Energy
Topic: Miscellaneous 5:04 pm EDT, Apr 22, 2004

Infinite Energy sells natural gas in apartment complexes in Georgia. As they have lock in exclusive contracts with complexes their customers don't have any choice but to do business with them. As a result they have piss poor customer service because they just don't care.

Unfortunately, the only way to avoid them is to rent from a complex that doesn't use them, or not to rent. Do you rent in Georiga? Do you know of a property management company that doesn't deal with these people?

I sent them a check, which they cashed but failed to post to my account. Then they disconnected my service. They did send me a final disconnection notice, but it was a non descript envelope that ended up on my bill pile because it looks like a bill. Georgia law requires this notification to occur by phone or certified mail.

I haven't had a shower since Monday. I didn't realize the gas had been disconnected till yesterday. I spent the entire day yesterday dealing with their lazy customer service reps, who had my cashed check 30 seconds away from them on their terminals, but still insisted on making me jump through multiple hoops and broken fax machines to prove to them that I paid them before they'd bother to look there. (And when they DID get my fax they did nothing with it at all. I had to call back in 5 hours later and prod them, and at that time they couldn't find the fax.)

They're supposed to turn my gas back on today. I have to be home between the hours of 8 AM and 5PM. As I can't cook in my apartment I suppose that also means I'm not supposed to eat.

Thank you, infinite energy, for fucking up my life for several days because you are too lazy to double check your data entry. No company in a competitive marketplace would ever disconnect a paying customer.

Fuck Infinite Energy

Fully functional replica of Kaneda's Bike (Akira)
Topic: Recreation 2:20 pm EDT, Apr  5, 2004

A Japanese company has built Kaneda's Bike!

Fully functional replica of Kaneda's Bike (Akira)

Black Ships & Samurai
Topic: Society 12:43 pm EST, Mar 29, 2004

This is an interesting look at a specific point in history as seen from both sides of the issue. Part of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative, this information really points out how history is really all about perspective.

[ Fascinating... I wish i wasn't at work so i could read more of it... -k ]

Black Ships & Samurai

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