Next stop Neutralinos...

Tuesday, 21 August 2007 23:17 by salim

Now they have confirmed solar nutrinos. It is interesting to see more and more of the bizarre theories of quantum physics get empirically confirmed.

Next big thing is of course the Higgs and Neutralinos. Can't wait.

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How to extinguish the Sun

Saturday, 18 August 2007 22:05 by salim

I was watching bits and pieces of a SciFi movie about solar flares igniting the methane in the atmosphere. According to the movie, this huge series of solar flares overheat the upper atmosphere. The higher percentage of methane (is this true?) gets ignited by this. This global level ignition of the atmosphere will eventually will consume all oxygen and cause extinction.

So, the hero, overcoming the opposition from the disbelieving officials, finds a solution. Explode some nukes in the Antartic, causing huge amounts of ice to evaporate. This will work as a huge fire extinguisher and we will be saved.

In the last scene, the bombs explode, hero's ex-wife watches from distance, the burning sky starts clearing from the north, and then, snow starts falling. Everybody claps.. world is saved.

Just one doubt though. If 5 nukes caused this snow, wouldn't the snow be radio active? Embracing the lesser evil?

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This is definitely a must see!!!

Wednesday, 15 August 2007 18:14 by salim

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Finally a brave voice from an IT professional

Thursday, 9 August 2007 19:17 by salim

 Here is a news item that I cannot afford to not comment on.

It is not very often to hear broad reaching statements from IT professionals (except when Steve Jobs exhorts his cult members).

It takes courage to question accepted norm especially when the norm is about security. Steve Riley has shown that courage. Not only that he has the right perspective on IT security but also has the right things to say about war on terror.

The over r0mantic nationalism of the US makes a balanced discussion about the security of the country and war on terror almost impossible. I think this is not just an issue with the US. A lot of countries assume that blowing up nationalism out of proportion is the best way to keep people from real issues.

It is high time we stop making our lives into one paranoia after another.

If you read the article, don't forget to read the comments. There are quite a few of them, most of them showing overwhelming support for Steve's stand.

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Thursday, 9 August 2007 18:10 by salim

 

Here is a news item that I cannot afford to not comment on.

It is not very often to hear broad reaching statements from IT professionals (except when Steve Jobs exhorts his cult members).

It takes courage to question accepted norm especially when the norm is about security. Steve Riley has shown that courage. Not only that he has the right perspective on IT security but also has the right things to say about war on terror.

The over r0mantic nationalism of the US makes a balanced discussion about the security of the country and war on terror almost impossible. I think this is not just an issue with the US. A lot of countries assume that blowing up nationalism out of proportion is the best way to keep people from real issues.

It is high time we stop making our lives into one paranoia after another.

If you read the article, don't forget to read the comments. There are quite a few of them, most of them showing overwhelming support for Steve's stand.

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Ahh Sir Elt...

Thursday, 2 August 2007 21:54 by salim

He never was in the top of my favorite musicians, but I did like his songs. So, this statement from him poked my interest.

Every time an artist nears his or her creative sunset, they start blurting out things. So, this time Sir Elt thinks that we should shut down the Internet for five years because it is killing music.

Well Sir. Elt, once in a while look out of the closet.

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