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Religious Hypocrisy

In Excerpts from internet on August 13, 2010 by Vikas Tagged: ,

This site atheist revolution did a nice comic strip on christian hypocrisy, you can click the pick and go to their site and see it. If you happen to venture more into the site you would see what an awesome site it is.(such awesome sites exist there..huh….).

This hypocrisy is not only subject to Christians, change places for any of the religions and it would all be the same.

-Vikas

P.S : Not many posts from my end since Sukrit is in a writing mood, no need arises for me to write.

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Cool Website

In Books,Excerpts from internet on July 15, 2010 by Vikas Tagged: , ,

Ever felt confused before going out to buy a book, check out bookseeker.com and get some recommendations from amazon and library thing.

-Vikas

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CIA v/s KGB : Mind Control

In Excerpts from internet on June 19, 2010 by Vikas Tagged: , , , , ,

I came across this very awesome article pertaining to mind control techniques being experimented on by both the sides of the cold war. Maybe a lot of this is not true but even if a shred of it is true then the Orwellian world was not very far.( we should be glad that cold war ended). So visit this article here.

P.S:

I think now the world cup is getting interesting with good teams getting riled up about being unable to win.

and thnx to that site o which the article is.

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Idiot of 33rd degree

In Excerpts from internet on June 16, 2010 by Vikas Tagged:

By the year 1905 Mark Twain was in ill health, apart from the fact that he had lost his daughter, son and wife. Mark Twain later in his life was sent a letter advocating a patent medicine which supposedly cured all the diseases that he was suffering from and all those from which his family members died of. The medicine was called as elixir of life. The letter sent to him was long( you might not want to read (p1,p2,p3,p4)

Enraged by this, Twain sent a superb letter to the salesman who just attempted to sell him a bogus medicine.The letter said :

Much needed transcript follows.

Transcript
Nov. 20. 1905

J. H. Todd
1212 Webster St.
San Francisco, Cal.

Dear Sir,

Your letter is an insoluble puzzle to me. The handwriting is good and exhibits considerable character, and there are even traces of intelligence in what you say, yet the letter and the accompanying advertisements profess to be the work of the same hand. The person who wrote the advertisements is without doubt the most ignorant person now alive on the planet; also without doubt he is an idiot, an idiot of the 33rd degree, and scion of an ancestral procession of idiots stretching back to the Missing Link. It puzzles me to make out how the same hand could have constructed your letter and your advertisements. Puzzles fret me, puzzles annoy me, puzzles exasperate me; and always, for a moment, they arouse in me an unkind state of mind toward the person who has puzzled me. A few moments from now my resentment will have faded and passed and I shall probably even be praying for you; but while there is yet time I hasten to wish that you may take a dose of your own poison by mistake, and enter swiftly into the damnation which you and all other patent medicine assassins have so remorselessly earned and do so richly deserve.

Adieu, adieu, adieu!

Mark Twain

Source.

-Vikas

P.S:

I just hope Spain does add some sparks to the otherwise yet lame world cup.

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Ordinary People by Feynman

In Excerpts from internet on June 11, 2010 by Vikas Tagged: ,

Being a Feynman fan I had to post it. This is a letter written by Feynman to Stephen Wolfram(another great guy).

Unhappy at being treated “increasingly badly” at the Institute for Advanced Study in 1985 and as a result eager to begin an institute of his own within which to continue his research, 26-year-old computer scientist Stephen Wolfram looked to ex-colleague and physics Nobelist Richard Feynman for advice. Feynman’s honest, humorous, and less than encouraging response can be read below. Needless to say Wolfram didn’t heed his advice and the next year founded UIUC’s Center for Complex Systems Research; then, in 1987, he formed Wolfram Research, the company responsible for releasing Mathematica in 1989 and, more recently, Wolfram Alpha.

A much-needed transcript follows. Many thanks to Wolfram.

Transcript

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
CHARLES C. LAURITSEN LABORATORY OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS

October 14, 1985

Dr. Stephen Wolfram
School of Natural Sciences
The Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, NJ 08540

Dear Wolfram:

1. It is not my opinion that the present organizational structure of science inhibits “complexity research” – I do not believe such an institution is necessary.

2. You say you want to create your own environment – but you will not be doing that: you will create (perhaps!) an environment that you might like to work in – but you will not be working in this environment – you will be administering it – and the administration environment is not what you seek – is it? You won’t enjoy administrating people because you won’t succeed in it.

You don’t understand “ordinary people.” To you they are “stupid fools” – so you will not tolerate them or treat their foibles with tolerance or patience – but will drive yourself wild (or they will drive you wild) trying to deal with them in an effective way.

Find a way to do your research with as little contact with non-technical people as possible, with one exception, fall madly in love! That is my advice, my friend.

Sincerely,

(Signed, ‘Richard P. Feynman’)

Richard P. Feynman

RPF;ht

P.S:

The last paragraph is the awesome one.

@Sanskar: I found another crazy one like Bike, “She’s a rainbow by Rolling Stones”(You might even have heard it before and if yes you should have told me about it.)

-Vikas

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