Saturday, July 31, 2004
I have admitted to myself that I am addicted to the God concept and prayer. It is a genetic thing, we almost know this sure. It has a benificial side effect in extreme adversity. I am not going back to YHWH. I know that he appeared to me in a dream, I know that it counts for something. However, I would rather pray or talk to the Wind. The Wind talked to me once, and I was awake.
I still undertake the five precepts of Buddhism. However, I will walk with the wind and explore my relationship with it.
I was thinking about getting a dhamma wheel tattoo today. I dunno where I would put it though, probably on an arm. Then I was like "holy crap!" I am an adult, but then again, maybe it is a surprise because I had a grade 12 knowledge of science in grade six. So, maybe because my brain hasn't really changed, I haven't noticed much.
As they say in the biz, this is more of a fake update.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
I, Robot spoiler warning
I went to see I, Robot. It was a good movie, i.e. only a few errors. There was only one small error and it kept me guessing 'till the end. I thought the CEO did it. Although, I had it figured out before he bit the bullet.
The part that gets to me is that VIKI could not violate the first law. Even if it were to save lives. No human is expendable. But I guess that would mean that there would have been no chance that Smith's character could have died. Pretend danger might not be as good as the real thing?
If they had nanobots, why would they need to give Smith's character a new arm? They could have just built him a new one from his own DNA. This movie was better than most. However, movies could be better.
The movie showed the ultimate conclusion to the three laws of robots... well almost. No one would die in the real version.
Saturday, July 24, 2004
Life has been so crazy. I have been wanting to write a poem about the humble earthworm. I have also been considering a true Billy S style sonnet. I just so happens that Think Geek has a reward up for a haiku. So my OSS haiku goes:
Beware all seekers.
Evil cloakers hide the code,
They wish to own you.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
I noticed that the site might not display correctly with a small screen size. I will fix that. Minor problem.
I doing a bit of a vision quest last night. Most of what I saw I forgot. However, I do remember a burning fish. How ironic.
Saturday, July 17, 2004
Friday, July 16, 2004
make fun of the government. I didn't go to protest the elections act. I
didn't go to join the army. I went to have my four wisdom teeth out.
God Damn, it hurts. With transhumanism around the corner I am glad this
will be a thing of the past. There are other painful things that need
to be eliminated, the menstrural cycle, giving birth, breasts, the male
gender. However, those are to come. I will put money on it.
In the mean time I probably won't post anything for a while. There is a ten day recovery time. And I slept most of today.
Google might have fixed the problem with the first line indent. But I am not holding my breath.
See you in a while.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Chapter 0: A Time to Live, A Time to Die
Then there was nothing but black.
Chapter 1: Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Chapter 2: The Wind Speaks
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Friday, July 09, 2004
God is limited by the universe he created. This is kinda a spin on the question: "can God create a stone that even he can't pick up?" By creating the Universe he did such a thing.
How is that? We know that there are some things we CANNOT know. We can prove this mathematically. No human, computer or other being can know everything in this universe.
This is not the point that we rule out God. No, he could know everything, for he is the one who is called I AM. He is also considered an all powerful being. Now an all powerful being that knows everything can tell us the things that we cannot know. This is in contravention of everything that makes the universe run. As in "up would become down and black would become white".
Once he told us, according to the formula, there would be something else that we cannot know. We are limited beings. And since God cannot make us know everything, he cannot make us gods. Therefore there is something he CANNOT do. God is limited too. So either God is not all-powerful or God is not all-knowing. I don't know.
Maybe that is the thing we cannot know. :p
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Well the first chapter is comming along good, I estimate only a few more days before I can post it.
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
(01:00:05) Sunborn: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 145978
(01:00:13) Sunborn: XCLN: Shiva Does Not Always Prompt to Hang Up Connection
(01:00:42) Sunborn: "The diety you have reach is no longer in service, please hang up and try your call again."
(01:00:54) Sunborn: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=145978
(01:01:27) Sunborn: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 178748
(01:01:35) Sunborn: SMS: SATAN Causes High Memory Utilization in WUSER32
(01:02:11) Sunborn: "MS is now turning to spiritualists to revive their software"
(01:02:23) Sunborn: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=178748
(01:09:41) Sunborn: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 133357
(01:09:44) Sunborn: Differences Between Temporary and Permanent Relationships
(01:10:25) Sunborn: "Microsoft now claims to know how to fix your relationship problems, I would just buy her more RAM"
(01:10:37) Sunborn: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=133357
(01:15:57) Sunborn: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 261186
(01:16:12) Sunborn: Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music
(01:16:45) Sunborn: "WTF?"
(01:16:52) Sunborn: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=261186
(01:25:57) Sunborn: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 130379
(01:26:06) Sunborn: Repeating ALT+TAB, ALT+ENTER, or ALT+ESC Corrupts Display
(01:26:25) Sunborn: "RESOLUTION: Do not press ALT+TAB, ALT+ENTER, or ALT+ESC repeatedly...."
(01:26:37) Sunborn: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=130379
(01:29:19) Sunborn: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 226971
(01:29:27) Sunborn: OLEXP: Outlook Express Sends Message Repeatedly
(01:30:37) Sunborn: "This issue can occur if your computer has a low amount of free disk space." "wft?"
(01:30:46) Sunborn: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=226971
(01:31:27) Sunborn: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 268262
(01:31:41) Sunborn: Sound Repeats When You Press CTRL+ALT+DEL
(01:32:09) Sunborn: "RESOLUTION: ignore the repeating sound until you can click Cancel."
(01:32:16) Sunborn: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=268262
It turns out it was just me doing the highlights of Microsoft's stupid fixes. Meh.
Saturday, July 03, 2004
Friday, July 02, 2004
Time is a peculiar phenomenon. According to special relativity, it is a fourth dimension, wrapped up in space. To the psyche, time is a variable thing that can fly or stand still. Some argue that time exists only in the mind and all its machinations are due to our inability to comprehend the full extent of time’s arrow.
Having worked with science for over a millennia Paulisaxo Sirocco knows that this last theory is untestable and therefore useless to a reasoned mind. His academic qualifications were only part of the reason he was invited on this mission. Willingness to sit down with clearly belligerent people also played a small role. Dr. Sirocco was once the foremost military expert on religion and religious groups. However, that day is long past. It was in a day when information wasn’t free and computation ubiquitous.
All this information stored in the back of his quantum drive was requested and transferred to an attractive female instantaneously as she passed him in a narrow corridor. People never stop and talk these days, he though to himself. He quickly brushed aside the thought of losing humanity to the machines. But nostalgia occasionally griped him away from reality.
It was customary to eat a post-transit meal with the crew. Sirocco balked at unnecessary tradition and no one expected him to attend. He was now on his way back to his quarters near the stern of the ship. Suddenly the thinker experienced a most strange sensation.
Then there was nothing but black.
Thursday, July 01, 2004
So that election is making me mad. I am thinking of taking the government to court. I want to take it to the supreme court. The current system--first past the post--is undemocratic and must be changed before another election. It would be a good time to do this 'cause I am only a poor student now, and the government would have to foot the bill in the form of legal aid. I am shocked that no one else has thought of this idea. I guess that I am a little bit dismayed too, because there are far smarter people out there--they must all be liberals. Bastards.
I am not going to the fireworks today. They are silly and a waste of money. I would rather stay home and eat iced cream. Mmmm. Iced cream. I call for a boycott of all fireworks displays. Who is with me? .... anyone? .... c'mon guys .... <crickets chirping>
I am starting the studying bandwagon going again. I am revisiting the stuff I didn't really understand and want to. I am starting with buffered solutions from chemistry class. I would also like to review partial derivatives before school starts.
My tree has moved inside with me, the red pine seems to be doing OK. The concrete pot still needs to dry a bit. I also found that there are at least two--maybe three--snails. I don't know where they came from, but they are going to stay safe in my aqarium. I need something to eat the algae.
I think I might post the first chapter of the book tommorow. I might change my mind though.