Random wisdom glued to the bumpers of our manually steered careening two ton missiles…er cars. There was another bumper sticker next to this one but I didn’t get a snap before the light changed, it read:
“Mission accomplished my ass!”
So beautiful…if only in the words of Bill Hicks we could end all wars, feed every man woman and child on the plant and explore space together for the rest of eternity we would find so many things in the universe even more beautiful then this.
It would be really awesome if we could a get video like this one of atmospheric lightening on Venus. That would be a real fireworks show! Did you know that there is no cloud to ground lightning on Venus because the atmosphere is too thick? The planet apparently has extremely intense cloud to cloud lightning storms.
I am pretty particular of the electronic music that listen to and it takes a bit to impress me when it comes to DJs. The other night I happened to be searching the MySpace music “other” category and found some really sick sounds from DeadMau5 (pronounced Dead Mouse) out of Toronto Canada. I am impressed, check this music out.
DeadMau5 – Ghosts N Stuff (Hard Intro)
Apparently Santa and his gang of elves have gone rhyming and stealing for X-Mas due to the harsh economic downturn…spread the thug cheer!
A colleague of mine posted one of these videos about an interesting theory (a book) called “The Black Swan” and I picked up on it on my Facebook friend stream. The theory of the Black Swan really captured my imagination because I am an economist by degree, I really love Chaos Theory and I have never heard anyone talking about this particular. These videos are worth your time, check them out, if you like then follow the links.
The REAL Maverick: Present Economy worse than Depression
Youtube Video description: “Interview with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, famous economist and author of “The Black Swan” and Dr. Mandelbrot, professor of Mathematics. Both say that the present economy more serious than the Great Depression, and the economy during the American Revolution.“
Nassim Nicholas Taleb – What is a “Black Swan?”
Interesting no? You can find another full lecture here on FORA.tv if you want to hear more. Logically Nassim’s Theory of the Black Swan really makes too much sense, and intuitively speaking I am pretty sure that the theory is sound.
We as humans have a tendency to dumb things down into more comprehensible terms for our own comfort because it is easier then learning or explaining something more infinitely complex. Do you really believe that economics can be dumbed down into simple linear thinking, regressions, basic logic and reason? Or should we consider that many more things in this universe exist and can effect our realities in absolutely unpredictable ways? Furthermore how does our grouping and simplifying of things truely effect the decisions that people, leaders and companies make?
Let me know your thoughts as I will be posting more on my views on this in the near future.
So my condo association got rid of the old management company this year and brought in a new one. The new management company uses “different” service companies, and they really are not quite the same as the old ones. I came home from work the other day and found this EPIC COMPANY NAME FAIL hanging from the doorknob:
Who in their right mind would name a heating and air conditioning service company SIDS which is the acronym for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? No seriously, the company creator could have done a little bit more research before selecting the business name. One would think that naming your company after a lethal disease that unexpectedly takes the lives of little babies might not be the best PR move but hey, I guess intelligence and common sense is not for everyone.
Hide your babies everybody they are coming to change more then your air filters! Even scarier is the “100% Satisfaction Guaranteed” statement on the bottom.
So yeah I think that the title of this blog posting says it all…
There was come decent commentary on iPhone Savior with some supporting articles on ABC and the NY Daily News. Since I am not a fan of rehashing check out the above links for more commentary and watch these two videos:
And another Walmart customer may have lost her baby because of this incident which makes me very sad (speaking from the father perspective):
Some open questions about this event:
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment, link to sources if you have facts.