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26 October 2011 @ 11:38 am
I've got a theory.
(It could be bunnies.)

First of all I'm going to com out and say it. I like the alignment grid.

Yes, I'm aware of that in some circles as this makes me loose geek cred. But hear me out... I think the people that don't like the alignment chart are trying to make it mean more than a simple measure of Lawful/Chaotic and Good/Evil

Anyway this post is not about trying to defend the chart.

Actually this post is about a simple observation I've noticed lately.

The people that tend toward lawful in their own lives tend to like Batman. The JLA's Chaotic member.

And the people that tend toward Chaotic in their own lives tend to like Superman, THE Lawful Good character.


For Referance...
Portal Alignment Chart Example
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
We can assume the 'time-police' were started by a Vulcan, not to mention the actual 'time travel' and/or 'time-line differential detection' technology. So when Vulcan blew-up the 'time-police' ceased to exist.

Imagine time-line
a->b->c->d->e ... -> t

a: vulcan teaching creating core understanding of time travel
b: Captian Archer
c: Captian Kirk
d: Captian Picard
e: Right person discovers the 'ancient' teaching in vulcan that leads to time travel technologies.
t: Time police established.

The moment something happens in 'c' that prevents 'e' the time-line collapses instantly. It's like a hand holding a saw that is cutting the arm off. Usually the job will fail because the moment the saw hits the right nerve the hand won't be able to hold the saw anymore and stops. This allows the 'time-police' (ie the fingernail) to travel up the arm that's still intact and back down to the point where the 'injury' occurred. This can only happen if in the injured time-line the 'time-police' still exist. But if the hand is holding a lever, holding a perfectly ballanced chain-saw ... then the hand will succeed in severing the entire arm.

As long as the time between x: injury to time-line occurring being detected by time-police and y: time-police ceasing to exist is greater than zero, the police have time to react.
Until the injury occurs, there's no way for the time-police to detect anything.
Current Mood: geekygeeky
Citizens of the Empire! I am your emperor, the Lord High Voltage. Your resistance has been crushed! Bow down and pay Ohmage to me!

I hereby pledge this Oath of Fealty:

I promise to uphold the Power always in Parallel and never in Series, as to maintain the constant of our Lord.
And to always be Grounded in the endeavor to AMP-lify the Gain to the point of a Harmonic Resonance.

That this oath be so sworn until my lord releases me, or my power runs out, or the great circuit shorts.
On this day, the Cycle of the Engineer, 1073741824 AC.
Current Mood: Punny
17 November 2010 @ 11:51 am
My Post from the mythbuster's forum:

[QUOTE]Originally posted by tstab:
Cynics deny that a thing exists. Skeptics demand to be convinced of a thing's existence.[/QUOTE]

And I believe the cat is both alive and dead until it can be determined.

In programming terms:
Boolean determined = null;

if (proved) determined = Boolean.TRUE;

if (disproved) determined = Boolean.FALSE;

In the statement:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by tstab:
Cynics deny that a thing exists. Skeptics demand to be convinced of a thing's existence.[/QUOTE]

The programming allegory for both Cynics and Skeptics:

Boolean determined = Boolean.FALSE;

if (proved) determined = Boolean.TRUE;
01 June 2010 @ 04:39 pm
I found myself using the term "Irish Twins" to define some family members of mine (who use the terms for themselves) and the person I was talking to said that I shouldn't use such offensive language. I was so in shock, by that statement that I didn’t respond. I didn’t know how to wrap my head around how alien that sentiment was to me. But I decided to see how the public at large thought.

(Here is a simple definition and origin for a place to start.)

Now I found a lot of interesting discussions about “Irish Twins.” The most interesting to me was the medical/psychological site trying to decide if “Irish Twins” should be considered twins for the sake of mapping development. And to sum it up the answer is a resounding “sometimes.” (To me this undeniably confirms that a term is needed for this situation.)

I found many who approve of the term, those who fit the definition or whose children did. Some of whom are even Irish!
But nowhere did I find anyone who said they take offence, themselves, to this term.

This is where I found the most interesting discussion on the topic and I wanted to write this in response:

I find the last sentence in your opening paragraph to be quite confusing considering the name of this site. Are you unaware that the term "Geek" was coined in a derogatory fashion? Originally used for people so odd that they should have a carnival act, the word found a new meaning in the 70s as technology & scientific knowledge increased. Certain clicks needed a word to define these socially inept, people that preferred the company of “flashing lights” to members of their own species.

(See: word origins section:

I can jest at this because I consider myself a geek. I’m full aware of the negative connotations it had and still has to some people. But some people take offence to the word “short.” (Of which I’m in that category as well.) I don’t think that just because someone at some point took offence, or even intended offence by use of a certain words means that it should leave the common (polite) vocabulary. For in fact if we did blacklist all words that were begot from man’s darker side or dwelt there at some point, I’d venture a guess that, 50% or more of the nouns commonly spoken in the world today would be “stricken from polite conversation”.
Don’t get me wrong, I completely agree with you that we shouldn’t use words to offend anyone, but what I’m endeavoring to do is point out the difference between using a term as a weapon as opposed to the use of it as a description. The first is only in rare cases (for I personally restrict my use of the word never) acceptable, the later is most often used as a simple means of communication.

For instance: “When you show up to get your tickets, first go to Henry, the tall black man in the red jacket. He will check you off the list and give you your parking pass and priority number. Then go to Jack, the Irishmen in the kippah. He will find seats based on your priority number and give you those tickets.”

This simple set of instructions could be found as derogatory to some people but most individuals would say it is simply put clear set of instructions.

So what I’m saying is that it’s intent, not the word itself, that is dangerous and hurtful. We, as humans, need to adjust our feelings and motives rather than our vocabulary. Restricting the use of a word and not doing anything about the hateful feelings of those using it, is akin to treating the symptoms and not the disease. This will only result in the coining or redefining of a new term to be just as derogatory.

Such as terms for cigarette, little bird, singular, off-center and happy were successively redefined to words to be derogatory terms for homosexuals.

Faggot (1914) - Fag (1921) - Homo (1929) - Queer (1935) - Gay (1971)


Hate can be and usually is a cruel, overwhelming as well as obsessively consuming emotion and those words that are used in hate can have detrimental effects, not only on the target but also the witnesses and even on the wielder. The pen and the sword are historical rivals, both tools we homo sapiens are so fond of using, but like any tool from a wheel to a gun, a remark can build or destroy. Choosing to take offence to a word used to describe, is the problem of the offended. If the wielder is wrong and the term doesn’t apply, such as calling someone gay when they are not, then the person who is the target should choose to take no more offense than when someone calls an elephant, a bird. For when you take offense to a word that a person used a term to describe, especially when the user is apathetic or ignorant of its origin, simply because you remember the hate someone else intended in its usage, just keeps the hate alive and growing. I do understand that some words are coined or redefined to definitions that hold such newly raw, painful emotions, that even if the person doesn’t take offence, the emotional memory is profound enough to cause a distraction from any communication. And I entreat the speaker to be aware of this, and to temporarily refrain from the use of those words, because in this case, to continue my medical metaphor from above, even though I support that we shouldn’t choose to treat the disease in this fashion, we shouldn’t ignore the symptoms just not prolong the pain while working on the disease, the symptoms will heal on their own.
It’s important to understand that words used in hate are a different matter and in this article I make no comment, suggestion or judgment on any action a person might take, for dealing with hate. It is outside the scope of this work. However, I implore you to listen and endeavor to seek understanding before taking offense, and to take none where none is given, because, hate is the enemy, not our fellow man.
Current Mood: busybusy
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Current Mood: pensivepensive
03 May 2010 @ 09:54 am
It's such a big power rush when in the meeting the Project Manager is contemplating serious changes to the structure of the project and he turns to ask you if you think this would pose any real concerns with meeting the deadline.

What's even cooler is when you have a simple two sentence reply that makes everyone scrap the current refit.

However none of it compares to feeling when you reply with an "I think that our best option would be..." and the PM replies with a "Let's do that."


The mind control nanites I added into the Monday morning coffee seem to be preforming well above expected parameters. I remain hopeful the "submit-to-my-will" drug in the batch of doughnuts will be just as successful.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: White Noise
11 March 2010 @ 06:27 pm

Then. Something, barely more than nothing. A perceivable movement. Microscopic. A collision, a crash, an explosion. Smaller. Subsequently. Larger. Ripples.

The peace, damaged. Motion. Back and Forth. This way and that way. For there was no up and no down. Not yet. The universe, tries to heal, forces these motions back, toward the stillness. But it moves past the stillness. In another direction, hoping for freedom. The peace fights back, wanting the stillness again.

More collisions. Gasses. Solids. Liquids. Are all that matter. They join forces. Breaking the peace. At first, it looks chaotic, but soon you see patterns, predictable changes in the tones of the fight. Some stay low to bombard, with slow steady pounding. Wave after wave, marking time. Some fly up to flank the foe with high fluttering distractions. But the main force is right up the middle with melodic accuracy.

The army’s percussive march lends rhythm to the fight. Then brass, order reinforcements. The nocked strings twang when released. Would wind blow, sending the aerial assault through the grasses and the reeds? Without a doubt. The whole event orchestrated precisely, full measure of attention paid to the company. The frequency of each step, each raised hand, even when to breath, determined by the Captain. He stands conducting the arrangement of forces, bridging the pieces together until the whole ensemble is performing as a single harmonious unit.

The main forces command the emotions, feeling. Dischords, with sharp stabbing attacks, lull into flat, dissonant melancholies. Different key parts, section off the main courses. Others, accidentally, keep you off guard. Some of the individuals will inevitability slow to the grave, but when they can combine their strength together. Each placing their own values with those of others, producing amplitude in strength. Escalating the inevitable, until the full measure has culminated into this single last crescendo of overwhelming magnitude, resonating through-out the whole rest of the conflict. Overtaking the silence in a production envied by the Gods!

Like all events, weither or not of divine perfection, must end. The fight is sheer, and movement angular. So the beautiful fight, is never fair but it's always vectorious. Even the after the final score, the last of the troops remain striding even after their comrades have come to rest. The stillness is regaining its’ incorporeal line. Peace settles on the band. All movement concluded. All that remain are echoes.

Ripples. Larger. Subsequently. Smaller. A collision, a crash, an explosion. Microscopic. A perceivable movement. Something, barely more than nothing. Then.

12 January 2010 @ 12:05 pm
I'm SOOOOO sick of the gender indoctrination of infants and adolescents!!! I love to scrap. It's my one thing I love to do that I can make time for occasionally. I love to look around online for inspiration and to see what's the cool stuff out right now.

But I'm sooooo sick of these baby scrapbooks that say, "you are such a boy." Or "All girl."

I want to know one damn thing... who decides what is girl and what is boy? Why does McDonald's sell happy meals as girls and boys. My daughter loves hot wheels and hates barbies! Once even when I said a boy happy meal but they saw she was in a dress and gave me the girl one... She cried the whole way home because she hated the doll!

I have to admit I love that my daughter doesn't have mainstream tastes! But why do children under ten even have that stigma! Let them just BE. GDI people! 3 year old boys who wear make-up and play with dolls and kitchens! Ohh, the Horror! Girls who get muddy and fight are "All Girl"?

***Rant - Rant - Rant

27 October 2009 @ 04:53 pm
Ahh, I remember this back in the day...

The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has
been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European
communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British government conceded that
English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a
five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for

In the first year, "s" will be used instead of the soft "c".
Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the
hard "c" will be replaced with "k". Not only will this klear up
konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the
troublesome "ph" will be replaced by "f". This will make words like
"fotograf" 20 per sent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be
expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are
possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters,
which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil
agre that the horible mes of silent "e"s in the languag is
disgrasful, and they would go.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing
"th" by z" and "w" by " v".

During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords
kontaining "ou", and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer
kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be
no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand
ech ozer.

Ze drem vil finali kum tru.

(re) found at http://baheyeldin.com/writings/linguistics/simplified-spelling-for-english-is-it-worth-the-trouble.html