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UFO’s and Aliens

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Sys Admin May 8, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

Over the past few years, i’ve spent some time reviewing numerous cases of UFO reports. This also includes the results of several in depth investigations. Based on this I’ve come to the following conclusions.

1. The small amount of UFO and contact reports that actually are genuine, do represent some person or organization.

2. Their origin is of a secret organization, demonic activity or both.

3. Current efforts to come to a conclusive answer are going nowhere, due to a lack of problem solving ability.

 

I’ve found information in this article in Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_solving, under the heading “characteristics of difficult problems” to best represent the problems faced with such investigations.

For example, most investigations confuse terms,  do not separate facts from conjecture and do not pose alternative questions. I have a saying, “If you don’t ask the right question, you won’t get the right answer.” Here are a few questions that I’ve not heard asked.

1. Are UFO’s multiple different unexplained objects, or one?

2. Are “alien” encounters always tied to some sort of UFO?

3. Can we catalog genuine sightings into an easily referenced database? This is required in order to make more advanced observations.

4. Can we draw upon the knowledge of specialists from other diverse fields?

5. What are the flight paths? Where do they originate and where do they “land” (after several decades of “research” this should not be a mystery.)

6. Can we devise a set of tests or experiments that observers could perform that would add to our knowledge about these objects?

7. Can we suggest tests or experiments that observers can perform to rule out common phenomenon?

The major problems at this stage are a lack of critical thinking at all levels, the lack of proper and standardized data, the lack of clear questions to be answered in investigations and the lack of a large dedicated organization with the mandate to identify all UFOs.

Is abortion comparable to a Holocaust?

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Sys Admin May 7, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

I recently saw this article on Huffingtonpost.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/senator-ruben-diaz-compares-abortion-holocaust_n_1470563.html

I was taken aback by the quick disregard of the senator’s comments. Most comments displayed a complete lack of comprehension of the subject. There are many avenues to argue whether abortion in America is a Holocaust in itself. I decided though, to consult the dictionary. Lets get into specifics and see if the senator has anything backing him up…only using the dictionary.

Definition of Abortion

The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.

Definition of Death

A permanent cessation of all vital functions : the end of life.

Definition of Life

a : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
b : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

Definition of Kill

a : to deprive of life : cause the death of
b (1) : to slaughter (as a hog) for food (2) : to convert a food animal into (a kind of meat) by slaughtering”

Definition of Holocaust

4. any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life.

 

Well now, there really isn’t any confusion on this issue is there.

 

 

 

Scientific Spoiler Hidden in Superman 1978

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Sys Admin December 1, 2011 @ 12:41 am

Wow…thats all I could think. Over the past years while looking for answers about scientific subjects I was introduced to something called “Electrical Cosmology” and “Plasma Cosmology”. At the same time I was studying the life and research of Nikola Tesla. I recommend interested persons to do their own study on these subjects, I don’t have the space or time to elaborate on these at this hour.

In a nutshell it turns out, almost every thing about astronomy I’ve learned since I was a small boy was completely false. Not only that but my reverence for Einstein and his work, that started at an early age as well, has been misguided. The main points of his theory are absolutely unproven. And under careful scrutiny contain serious errors. Not so much in the math (although that has been pointed out), but in the way it was used. Tesla, who most people don’t know was probably the greatest mathematical mind in the last thousand years, pointed out that his equations were complete nonsense. They look impressive but there is nothing behind them. There is a lot more to find if one spends time studying this subject. The important point here is, I’m convinced.

So tonight, while reading the script for Superman (1978), I came across the following:

“..which Einstein called his Theory
of Relativity, mistakenly held to be correct until the year …”

Wow.

Fun at the ER

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sys Admin June 14, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

I spent a wonderful evening at the ER. Tooth pain had been searing through my jaw and into my mind. I’ve spent a week going back and forth to the dentist and had a root canal this afternoon. I’m by no means a stranger to tooth decay and all that goes with it. But this time I couldn’t take it. I’ve been in pain since last Monday (Over a week ago). I thought by seeing the dentist as soon as the pain started I would avoid super excruciating pain. Haha, well I was wrong about that one.

They said they couldn’t find anything “emergency” wise. And to follow up with the dentist. At least they gave me a shot of morphine.

I’ve missed way too much work, even still I’m worried I’ll be out tomorrow too. Hopefully the fresh set of painkillers I got will quell my distress.

Roland EM-10

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sys Admin May 30, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

Yesterday, after 10 years, I finally got one of my keyboards back. It’s a Roland EM-10. It’s nothing compared to anything of its time or today, just mainly sentimental value. It has MIDI so I’ll probably just plug it into my laptop for the time being.

GCM Data

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sys Admin January 18, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

My doctor had me wear a GCM (Glucose Monitoring Device) to rule out Diabetes related issue causing my problems. It’s just a small device thats implanted under the skin. Every five minutes it took a glucose reading and stored it into memory. After 5 days it was ripped out (well it felt like it), and the data was download into a properly calibrated glucose meter which translates the data.

GCM Data Graph

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New Life, New Love

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sys Admin January 15, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

Anjali is very happy about her new sister Navi as you can see here!


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Cool audio player

Filed under: Technology — Sys Admin January 9, 2011 @ 2:55 am

I found this cool audio player a few minutes ago while reading someones blog. It’s called Xion and well I guess the cool thing about is the skin I’m using. A person had written about it on their blog and I had to try it out. The tape reels are animated,It works pretty good.

xion player

-Saul

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Ironic Ignorance

Filed under: Politics — Sys Admin July 14, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

I saw this while on CNN.

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They make the assertion that people in high places prey on the naive.

“Radical Leaders Prey on the Fearful and Naive”

Wait a second… is that Marx? No, it’s a picture of Lenin. Of course who cares right? Karl Marx never held a state office! He was a political philosopher. He spent a great deal of his life researching the ends of economics. They confuse him with Vladimir Lenin, the revolutionary leader that absconded with Marx’s ideas and twisted them into his own maniacal fantasy.

In this instance the Tea Party of that district is itself fearful and naive.

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Dangerous When Wet?

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Sys Admin July 1, 2010 @ 7:51 am

It seems that everyone is getting a touch screen phone lately. I can’t think of anyone I know that does not have a phone with a keypad. You would think this to be a great sign of progress. But wait. I’m sure that once, after washing your hands or coming out of the shower, you’ve attempted to use your phone. Even though your hands may be only slightly damp, its enough to wreak havoc on the touch screen. And when I say wreak havoc, I mean going into a mad frenzy because you can’t get the darn thing to respond to your most basic requests.

This is OK if your just trying to call your girlfriend or Aunt May, but consider this situation. It’s late at night, your disoriented from that 14 hour day you’ve put in. The roads are slick, you lose control of your vehicle, and wrap yourself around a tree at 80 miles on hour. Now, your bleeding grievously but for the moment you are still conscious. You desperately pull the phone from your pocket and attempt to place an emergency call. You frantically make gestures on the screen but it does not recognize your input. Blood is everywhere, you rub your jeans but its no use they’re soaked. In mad desperation you flail your hands wildly at the dash. It’s too late though, keeping your eyes open is an increasing burden. As you slip into unconsciousness, you hear the howls of ravenous wolves, and the laughter of the Jackal.

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Late Night at the Grocery Store

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Sys Admin June 10, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

Today because my daughter had become suddenly ill, I found myself at the local Grocer at 11:00pm. Of course that in itself is nothing new, except this is the first time i’ve been to a grocery store this late in the country. When I say country I mean, for lack of a better phrase, the suburb of the suburbs.

As I made my way about the store I noticed a few others in my company. A man staring aimlessly into a shelf of beans. A woman and her two children wearing matching shirts. A man on a electric cart looking at the frozen cooler, himself frozen into a position of deep thought. I said to myself, “he must be trying to decide between crinkle or homestyle fries”.

When we made our way through the exit, a woman passed who had the look of someone through it all. Her face was expressionless as the others. At that moment the following popped into my head, “The People that Time Forgot”. While I chuckled to myself I thought, “I’m wrong, there here to be forgotten.” Each one probably embracing the idea of late night shopping in virtual solitude.

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Apple Envy

Filed under: Technology — Sys Admin June 9, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

I don’t understand the hate some people have of the ipad/phone. If you don’t like it, just buy something else.

I think where all this anger comes from is the reality check when you realize their isn’t an Open Source device thats so easy to use. No matter how much you tell yourself otherwise, Apple makes the easiest most intuitive stuff on the planet.

So, if they want to charge you an arm and a leg for it, then sure, why not? Go to your open platform and make it easy to use…oh wait that won’t happen because there are thousands of chefs makin that salad.

There should be a term for this… maybe Apple envy.

Apple Envy

To desire the high quality of an Apple product or interface in an open source product. This is usually displayed as aggression or unusually negative position about an Apple product by an open source zealot.

I can’t believe you got an Iphone, it’s a closed platform. I have an Android because it is open source.

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Current Events

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Sys Admin June 2, 2010 @ 1:31 pm
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So much has been happening. I hadn’t posted in so long because I didn’t think anybody ever read this…lol. I’ve been taking pictures as usual all year, including paid events. To a limited extent I’m for hire but now I’m focused on preparing myself to create a feature film. I’m hoping that I will be able to enter it into the Austin Film Festival.

I’ve written several treatments but have had a hard time narrowing the choices down. Seems like the ideas I like the most require the biggest budgets. For now though, it looks like they will be very few actors, locations and props. I wanted to shoot with an Arri 535 but it looks like I’m stuck with my HV30. From my photography background I know that the lenses and lighting will be essential in conveying the mood for my film. So I’m going to see if any of the 35mm adapters will work in my case.  Lighting will be from Home Depot. I will be setting up a new site devoted to my films in the near future, so be looking out for that.

To those that don’t know, I’ve been uploading my pictures here,  http://lifeonthecurb.com/archive/lifeonthecurb_legacy/photos. I’m in the process of uploading my older photos to http://lifeonthecurb.com/archive/lifeonthecurb_legacy/archive/photos.

Facebook has been taking a beating lately, and rightly so. If you haven’t already read the excerpts from the CEO’s frank conversations with his peers, do it now. http://gizmodo.com/5538489/19+year+old-facebook-ceo-didnt-take-your-privacy-seriously-either

This is regarding his break ins to email accounts. http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerbergs-and-privacy-crimes-2010-3.

I’m looking for a way out of Facebook. The best thing about it is that it helps people connect who would not have otherwise been able to. I’ve pondered creating one from scratch but I don’t think I have the heart yet.

In the meantime I’ll be uploading those old pictures for the archive.

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UHD Bayou Culture Festivel 2009

Filed under: Photography — Sys Admin April 19, 2009 @ 9:16 am

Last week was the 2009 Bayou Culture Festivel at UHD. I was able to get a few pictures of the action, and some food as well. Miguel and Lorenzo were there as well, Franklin was for a while but then he ran away. Pictures will be here, http://lifeonthecurb.com/archive/lifeonthecurb_legacy/photos/, under the menu UHD Bayou Culture 2009. A not so good panorama is here, http://lifeonthecurb.com/archive/lifeonthecurb_legacy/UHD_bayou_culture.jpg. Also, I’ve posted a few of the edits I did here in this gallery.

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Self Portraits

Filed under: Photography — Sys Admin February 14, 2009 @ 6:58 pm

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Interesting Justice

Filed under: Politics — Sys Admin February 11, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

KBR was convicted of bribing Nigerian officials for contracts worth 6 billion. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090212/ap_on_bi_ge/kbr_bribery. Yet they were only fined 400 million. So I guess Haliburton/KBR execs could argue that’s the cost of doing business.

Windows … 7?

Filed under: Technology — Sys Admin January 20, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

I downloaded the latest software bomb from MS, the Windows 7 beta. It wasn’t as exciting as I had anticipated. I was hoping the install would spice up my afternoon, but was promptly let down. First the install hung until I realized that it wanted to be connected to the net. Then the built in partitioning tool insisted on creating a 200MB partition. So its divided into System and Primary. Go figure. Maybe I should say “Go Fish” though, because thats what greets you once the installer has finished. Yes, a fish. One lone Goldfish looking … fish.

I don’t know maybe I shouldn’t have expected an OS to be a cure for my depression. Oh well. It’s stable enough so far though. For some reason though it wants to pool memory along with my video card. I thought that was something only done in laptops, because of hardware memory limitations of the video card. Instead I guess its part of a larger Microficial movement aimed at abolishing the idea of dedicated RAM on your video card. It’s much better to have the system share its RAM.

A colleague of mine said I was sniffing glue, ok well he didnt say that but I think I remember the words crazy and delusional. Anyways here is the screenshot.

Top Ten Ways a Geek Can Stay Warm During the Winter Chill

Filed under: Technology — Sys Admin January 13, 2009 @ 7:08 am

10. Buy a home gym. Assemble it. Disassemble it. Repeat.

9.  Open the closet and get out the Wii Fit you got for Christmas.

8.  Watch people excerise on TV.

7   Break out your old NES Powerpad.

6.  Host a King of Fighters Tournament.

5.  Build a datacenter in your bedroom.

4.  Get an ATI 4870.

3.  Ramen Noodles.

2.  Watch Attack of the Show, then have a beer.

1.  Get a girlfriend

New Year!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sys Admin January 1, 2009 @ 10:17 am

Yesterday, we spent some time at my grandmothers house visiting relatives and launching a model rocket (several times). A short clip is here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBzIUa-6lXU&feature=channel_page. Also pictures are here, http://lifeonthecurb.com/archive/lifeonthecurb_legacy/photos. We had a spectacular neighborhood party in the evening Hosted by Nia and her husband. There was plenty of food, including cheesecake, and lots of fire works. My son Robby took lots of video of the fireworks which has been uploaded to my YouTube account here, http://www.youtube.com/user/b3stbuddy. Pictures of the fireworks can be found here, http://lifeonthecurb.com/archive/lifeonthecurb_legacy/photos as well. Just click on the Holidays menu item. Happy New Year!

Silent Auction

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sys Admin December 22, 2008 @ 9:26 am

A Utah college student illegitimately bid on 22000 acres of wildlife land in Utah to protect it from exploitation by oil and gas companies. The auction was spearheaded by the Bush administration, and rushed out in order to have the land auctioned off before they left office. Ironically, because they were in such a hurry to proceed with the auction, they did not check to see if the bidders were appropriately bonded. Apparently, the auction officials did not even have the right to auction much of the land in question.

 http://www.democracynow.org/2008/12/22/posing_as_a_bidder_utah_student

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