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Einstein on God

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Posted: February 6th, 2011
at 12:02pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: science,"ninja",philosophy

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Looking For The Dream Makers

Why is it so hard to find artist that are working hard to make their dreams come true. It seams like most artist I know feel it is too hard to become a successful artist so why try. To make it as an artist in the art world you have to fail over and over again but with time you will start to succeed. Once you start to have some successes that's when the hard work starts to maintain your space in the art world is no easy task. I am always looking for driven hard working artist to work with but this is no easy task. If you are hard working, Driven by your dreams, and refuse to take no for an answer you are the type of artist I am looking for.

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Posted: January 6th, 2011
at 4:09pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Categories: life,art,contemporary,philosophy,art theory

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Embracing Open Source Philosophy

The concept of Free Software, wherein knowledge is created by the community for the community, without being driven by commercial interests, must be extended to research to solve problems in health care, agriculture, energy and safe drinking water, the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, said.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day National Convention for Academics and Research on 'Computing freedom for technology, education and research,’ organised by the Free Software Movement of India (FSMI), a national coalition of regional free software movements, on the Mahindra Satyam campus here on Thursday.

Mr. Kalam implored scientists, researchers and academics to embrace the 'open source philosophy’ in their respective fields, and work towards building 'open source networks’ that can help pool talent, research and know-how from around the world. Such a platform can help evolve scientific solutions to problems, particularly those relevant to developing countries.

"Why don’t Free Software movements come together to create a network of experts to work on providing free drinking water," he asked the audience.>

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Posted: December 16th, 2010
at 7:51pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: philosophy,open source

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A Philosophy of Boredom

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Posted: December 12th, 2010
at 2:47pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art,blogs,philosophy

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Navigating Past Nihilism

"Nihilism stands at the door," wrote Nietzsche.A "Whence comes this uncanniest of all guests?"A The year was 1885 or 1886, and Nietzsche was writing in a notebook whose contents were not intended for publication.A The discussion of nihilism a the sense that it is no longer obvious what our most fundamental commitments are, or what matters in a life of distinction and worth, the sense that the world is an abyss of meaning rather than its God-given preserve a finds no sustained treatment in the works that Nietzsche prepared for publication during his lifetime.A But a few years earlier, in 1882, the German philosopher had already published a possible answer to the question of nihilism's ultimate source.A "God is dead," Nietzsche wrote in a famous passage from "The Gay Science."A "God remains dead.A And we have killed him."

There is much debate about the meaning of Nietzsche's famous claim, and I will not attempt to settle that scholarly dispute here.A But at least one of the things that Nietzsche could have meant is that the social role that the Judeo-Christian God plays in our culture is radically different from the one he has traditionally played in prior epochs of the West.A For it used to be the case Ain the European Middle Ages for example a that the mainstream of society was grounded so firmly in its ChristianAbeliefs that someone who did not share those beliefs could therefore not be taken seriously as living an even potentially admirable life.A Indeed, a life outside the Church was not only execrable but condemnable, and in certain periods of European history it invited a close encounter with a burning pyre.

Whatever role religion plays in our society today, it is not this one.A For today's religious believers feel strong social pressure to admit that someone who doesn't share their religious belief might nevertheless be living a life worthy of their admiration.A That is not to say that every religious believer accepts this constraint.A But to the extent that they do not, then society now rightly condemns them as dangerous religious fanatics rather than sanctioning them as scions of the Church or mosque.A God is dead, therefore, in a very particular sense.A He no longer plays his traditional social role of organizing us around a commitment to a single right way to live.A Nihilism is one state a culture may reach when it no longer has a unique and agreed upon social ground.>

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Posted: December 5th, 2010
at 11:19pm by Koookiecrumbles

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The Singularity in Our Past Light-Cone

The Singularity has happened; we call it "the industrial revolution" or "the long nineteenth century". It was over by theAclose of 1918.

Exponential yet basically unpredictable growth of technology, rendering long-term extrapolation impossible (even whenAattempted by geniuses)? Check.

Massive, profoundly dis-orienting transformation in the life of humanity, extending to our ecology,Amentality and social organization?ACheck.

Annihilation of the age-old constraints of space and time?ACheck.

Embrace of the fusion of humanity and machines?ACheck.

Creation of vast, inhuman distributed systems of information-processing,Acommunication andAcontrol, "the coldest of all cold monsters"? Check; we call themA"the self-regulating market system" andA"modern bureaucracies" (public orAprivate), and they treat men and women, even those whose minds and bodies instantiate them,Alike straw dogs.

An implacable drive on the part of those networks to expand, to entrain more and more of the world within their own sphere? Check. ("Drive" is the best I can do; words like "agenda" or "purpose" are too anthropomorphic, and fail to acknowledge the radical novely and strangeness of these assemblages, which areAnot even intelligent, as we experience intelligence, yet ceaselessly calculating.)

Why, then, since the Singularity is so plainly, even intrusively, visible in our past, does science fiction persist in placing a pale mirage of it in our future? Perhaps: the owl of Minerva flies at dusk; and we are in the late afternoon, fitfully dreaming of the half-glimpsed events of the day, waiting for the stars to come out.>

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Posted: November 28th, 2010
at 2:57pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,life,weaponry,design,science,"ninja",development,internets,philosophy,education

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Gandhi’s Invisible Hands

On September 4, 1915, in the sticky heat of late summer, Mahadev Desai and Narahari Parikh walked without speaking along the Sabarmati River, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, a city in northwestern India. Desai and Parikh were best friends who shared everything, so the silence between them was uncharacteristic. Their day, however, had been highly unusual, and they were both lost in reflection on what had transpired. When they reached the Ellis Bridge, which spanned the surging waters of the Sabarmati and supported a steady flow of carriage, mule, foot, and, occasionally, car traffic from the bustling city, they stopped and faced each other. They were both thinking about a meeting they had had a few hours earlier with a 46-year-old lawyer who had recently returned to India after living for two decades in South Africa.

Desai finally broke their prolonged silence: "Narahari, I have half a mind to go and sit at the feet of this man." This statement, in which Desai contemplated abandoning his nascent legal career in order to devote himself to the service of someone he had met for the first time that day, changed the course of his life. It also helped change the course of history for a colonized nation seeking freedom and its entrenched imperial rulers. With these words, the 23-year-old Desai began a journey that would produce one of the most important partnerships the modern world has known. The lawyer they had met had extraordinary ambitions that were growing by the day, and he had started to assemble a team of gifted individuals to help him achieve his visions. That lawyer's name was Mohandas Gandhi, and in Mahadev Desai the future Mahatma had found a crucial partner for his historic cause.

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Posted: November 19th, 2010
at 4:19pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: politricks,9th dan,et cetera,philosophy

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Swinging to Nirvana: East Hits West

Are you looking to create golf asanas utilizing golf clubs?

Read an excerpt from the upcoming primer to building a golf swing fromASwinging to Nirvana: East hits West by Bobby Ram Das:

Ram Das: A little, so I like to follow this with trikonasana while holding a golf club in the ground level hypotenuse hand. With feet at ninety degrees and shoulder width apart, with the club in your left hand, rotate your shoulders and bend at the waist holding straight legs until your left hand is in the vicinity of your instep, and then allowing your right arm to extend vertically. Center your consciousness in your hand and arm, and try to understand the relation of the clubface to the striking line as you rotate your forearm.

Mary Jane: In trikonasana the left and right arms make up one leg of a right triangle, the line between the feet is the other leg, and the hypotenuse is the line between the upright hand and rear foot. Are you finished? I'm hungry. I want my beans.

Ram Das:A I'll explain more about the variations of trikonasana after dinner.

Ram Das: Rotating the niblick while in Trikonasana implants positive memories into the brain that can be drawn upon while hitting a ball.

Mary Jane: That's a sand wedge. What do you mean niblick?

Ram Das: Before Bobby Jones introduced numbers to irons; the most lofted iron was the niblick, now the nine iron. I like to use any short club in trikonasana. It allows me to see the face angle precisely. I think of all my wedges as niblicks to feel the history of the game.

Mary Jane: You're using the Karma of the golf club?

Ram Das: Indeed. Not only the karma of the club, but your golf skill, strength, and flexibility karma determine the particulars of your golf swing.

Mary Jane: Karma representing the universal law of cause and effect is present in all our actions.

Ram Das: It's really present when I hit that same pull hook when there is tension over the outcome of a shot.

Mary Jane: Trikonasana with niblick will produce good karma.

Ram Das: Watch how the two handed rotation keeps the clubface square by rotating the forearms. I am producing Akarma to guide the clubface through future shots. One-handed rotations will also build strength and flexibility. To then transfer this movement while in a golf posture is the next step.

warrior posture with niblick.combine with a kendo kata

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Posted: November 17th, 2010
at 2:48am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: games,et cetera,philosophy

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The Great Pirates

Through the ingenious scheme of specialization and compartmentalization of knowledge, the Great Pirates were able to expand their business immensely. They were able to expand their influence into different lands through carefully chosen and educated front people. They would chose local strong men in different territories, supply them with what they needed to assume power, educate them to present a proper public facade, but never giving them the knowledge of all the pieces in the game. The local strong man might be maneuvered into a position of King, assumed by his people to be the utmost authority, but in essence simply being another of the specialized agents of the hidden Great Pirates. The Great Pirate would naturally also cultivate agents in the fields of religion, education, science, military, banking, and so forth, and would naturally be able to play them out against each other if any one of them ever got ambitious beyond his assigned role.<

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Posted: November 12th, 2010
at 3:32pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: weaponry,"ninja",et cetera,development,philosophy

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