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Freedom from Religion

Yes, this country and others need to stop this ridiculousness of trying to combine religion and government into some mash up monster. To be honest, this US government was built on the idea that government should be free from religion. It might seem such a small detail, but it shows a rather interesting correlation. Not a direct one, but rather interesting one.

http://youtu.be/VdtwTeBPYQA

 

Well whether you agree with that fact or not, I right now. I really don’t care. I not here to talk about freedom from religion in that kind of idea. I am talking about our future generations. The little brothers can sisters we have. Those pesky children even though fight with all the time but care about in the end(I thought I would never say this :P).

http://youtu.be/jmuy0BS40g4

Most of you might recall this video of a toddler singing “Ain’t No Homo Gonna Make It to Heaven”. This video cause many disturbances over different communities, but does this kid know? Does he have any idea of what he is saying?

These innocent kids, who just learned 1 + 1 = 2, are not capable of determining what is moral. They are essentially emulators of their parents. If parents are allowing this to the little kid, what would they be lead to believe. Today, it might have been just a song, but tomorrow he could be brainwashed to think this is true.

There have been alarmingly increasing suicidal rate among teenagers, especially with GLBT students. If that wasn’t enough evidence for you There have been incidents among young teenagers and kids, who are led to believe that these extreme views are true and killed their class mates for “the glory of God”

These events should have been enough warning to show us that religious extremists should not be presented to little kids to prevent further damage in society.

Any kids shouldn’t be allowed into church, temple, or any religious place until they are at least 16.

Why 16?

16 is a number where most if not all, have gone through puberty, and most of them have developed a sense of morality in their own terms based on what they have experienced through out their life.This allows for students to choose whether they should follow the doctrines of the religion they are presented with.

I weep for the future of mankind. I hope we can do better than out parents. I know we are capable of doing such miracles.

 

 

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Spider Vs. Beetles

 

Remember back in April when Starbucks and bunch of other companies who uses “Organic” food dyes were caught using small bugs found in Africa or South America?

Well my friend and I got into an argument on what bug they used. I saw that it was a Spider.. while my friend believed it was a Beetle.. Well we are kinda both wrong.. One website suggests that it is not a Beetle but doesn’t explicitly state that its spider, and from the looks of this bug it’s not a Spider either… Many websites refer it as Parasite (well Wikipedia and other bit more reliable sources does).

Why did I bother to research about the stupid bug?

I love Starbucks’s Strawberry Frappuccino.. (I didn’t have one for long time cause of this I recently had it that’s why I got into this argument)

Although I understand Vegan’s and Veterinarian’s concern for their choice of food, I think that there is nothing wrong with it. I don’t see any kind of festering situations because of this. Few cases of Allergic reactions were reported, but that is too small for the larger mass to turn to other alternative. The only two alternatives are derivatives of tar..

To be honest, I am rather relieved to know that I know what makes the drink pink. I don’t believe ignorance is a bliss most of the time and this is one of them. I really hope that Americans can care more about their health and make many food processing corporations that might be good as Starbucks or bad as McDonald to come clean about what they use in their food.

 

 

 
 

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How to Save them

 

I hate to admit but those companies that are dying right now, I will miss them.
There are methods to keep them alive for a bit more time, so I am gonna try to see if I can come up with scenarios to save these companies

1. HP

HP is still one of the biggest PC manufacturer, but two years ago HP bought Palm for few million dollars to be part of Plam`s WebOS devices.
The purchase was not a mistake as HP knew lot of good hardware designing and have done some Mobile development with Microsoft’s long dead Windows Phone 6 (Could be earlier versions).
So where did they go wrong?
Remember March(I believe) of last year? HP had this crazy fire sale of their HP TouchPad. Well the TouchPad was design to be great competitor to the original iPad but came out after iPad 2 came out…

After this fail HP went through some cleaning and hired new CEO. This CEO doesn’t seem to be qualified CEO as she was a former candidate for Californian Mayor.

Up to this time The new CEO have made some choices that I think could help HP temporarily

I believe in order to save HP

  1. They need to refresh and clean up their line of Devices.
  2. WebOS should be developed faster to make sure Devs adopt the system before it’s too late
  3. Re-enter the Tablet market

I said devices, Yes, young folks HP makes phones Calculators and more than you think. HP has the ability to make better devices.
Remember Android back in Dounut (for all you non-geeks out there it should be the HTC hero or G1 on T-Mobile), no one really expected android to be the market dominant Mobile OS. So if HP can redo WebOS well enough (I believe WedOS just needs few polishes here and there) HP can somewhat emulate Google.

2. Yahoo

This is just sad, I kinda liked yahoo. They are gonna die because they have a deal with Microsoft to help Bing and eventually integrate into Bing.

I don’t have power over this

3. RIM

If u are one of the few Crackberries, u would be happy to know that they are coming back, but you are gonna get over it because they are getting rid of the classic BlackBerry keyboard. The only thing we can hope is that their BlackBerry OS 10 (or what ever it is) is gonna be good

It’s needs to be

  1. Touch UI focused
  2. Should be easy to develop apps for

Current problem with BlackBerries are that there aren’t good apps for the phone because the phones the RIM hasn’t made popular touch based phone so making apps for entirely different environment for Devs like me is painful process

There is quick and dirty way RIM could do to save itself, Patent trolling. Research In Motion is one of these few original Mobile phone companies that has accumulated enough important patents that they can troll around with.

If u want my opinions on other companies I will be more than happy to do them

In few weeks I will have one about Apple.

 

 
 

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Facebook Banner?

I am a heavy I mean HEAVY Facebook user

And I am also one of the few who like the Timelines UI so I got it as soon as I Could and made this for the Banner

 

It fits and kept it with me for a while

I am thinking of changing it to something else I wanted your opinion on what I should put on the new one

When I make a new one I will share that 😛

 
 

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The Great Pissing Contest

The Great Pissing Contest

Patents has always been big trouble factor in new technology.

Within last few years there is increased amount of law suits by big patent giants like Motorola, Microsoft, Apple, and others.

The only people who are rejoicing is the law firms in Seattle, Silicon Valley, New York and few other places.

These law suits are not easy to follow and many juries and judges probably don’t know what they are dealing with.

I find most of these patent infringement law suits to be just ridiculous.

 

Last year, this patent trolling, as some journalists put it, started with Samsung Vs. Apple over in EU.

The law suit is over who has the rights to lock screen. Ya Apple apparently hold the patent for “Unlocking a phone by dragging an image:, and Samsung made witty counter attacks with a scene from 2001 : A Space Odyssey.

Both companies are still in courts, in Germany, although the initial ban of sales of Galaxy line of products has been lifted somewhat, its long way from settlements in any shape or form.

 

Speaking of last year law suits. Google and Oracle is about half way or little less done with their case.
Oracle has claimed that Google has used some of its Java APIs to create Android platform. Now to some this doesn’t seems important since the OS is written in Linux kernel, and Java Oracle has some jurisdiction over this OS, if and only if Android has used a part of API that is not for public use. Today jury has decided that Google has infringed copy right protects Java API, but hasn’t decided on the damage Google caused by Android OS.

All this trouble for 9 lines….. But I understand that Google is creating lot of revenues from Ads, Apps, Music, Books, and Movies that its selling through the Google Play store (formerly known as Android Market). Oracle would get a lot of settlement money from this law suit.

These two are only major ones, I estimate about 5 to 10 more law suits that probably was behind door and settled quietly.

This is no different, Motorola and Microsoft began the year with law suits.

Motorola has claimed that its patent that allows Wi-Fi streaming has been infringed by Microsoft’s Windows 7 Media Center and XBOX 360. Now you might be asking yourself how did Motorola have these patents in first place? Motorola is not just failed Mobile device company, it also controls a lot of cable box that we use today.

Just like most law suit Motorola and Microsoft is going to be like a cry baby in front of the court until they get tired and settle for few million pay out.

 

These patent trolling isn’t helping new technology to emerge, because patents laws weren’t fitted out for this century.

1. The number of patents over lap each other
2. The use of patents are clear enough but if any similarity is found law suit can be initiated
3. Many patents are ridiculous as “Unlocking a phone by dragging an image”
Here is few links to few ridiculous patents
http://news.yahoo.com/three-ridiculous-patents-holding-apps-back-163900534.html
http://bigorangeslide.com/2011/09/apples-ridiculous-patents/
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/05/04/german_court_stays_apple_lawsuit_against_samsung_postpones_another.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8975419/Technology-patents-useful-and-ridiculous.html

We need new laws to govern the emerging technology. patent can do that, but we need new laws to govern the use of patent and copy rights.

Last Time I heard anything about reformation of Patent law was last summer, UK has worked on new patent laws to stop the trolling.

Here is overview of all things patent

 

P.S. – If these law suits are ridiculous enough for you. Hasbro (The owners of Transformer franchise, as far as I know or care) has sued Asus for naming its tablets Transformer, Transformer Prime, and Transformer Pad. I have no idea what is going on with these two companies, so leave a comment if you know anything about it. I’m too lazy to look it up.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post, Just a Thought, WTF

 

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Fight!

You see, your fight for survival starts right now. You don’t want to be judged? You won’t be. You don’t think you’re strong enough? You are. You’re afraid? Don’t be. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight. – Dr. Vera Gorski(From Sucker Punch)

I love my family….Not really most of my family members including cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents are Christians, so if I wish to speak out my mind about anything one of the two things happen. Either I am ignored, or I am told I don’t know anything. Basically I am ignored 100% by my family member when it comes to these serious talks.

I get it what I say is devil’s words and they don’t want to listen to say of the stuff I say, but if you are truly a person of this Earth. Anyone who is smart enough will buy my argument that a healthy argument can lead to better knowledge, and understanding of the subject, even if you think you know everything. So why is it that people doesn’t want to talk about religion? Why is it so hard for people to sit down and have a clam conversation about God and his meanings written in Bible so hard. I have had it up to my head with people who will just plainly ignore any statements, and conjunctures about religion. I hate that I must shut up about what I believe it’s not only violation against my free-speech rights(If that even matters in Asian cultures), but also its harmful to them as well.

My sister does this all the time. She plugs her ears when I am about to rant about how much i hate religion. I do have to give her some slacks cause she is bit young, although by her age I was thinking about converting my belief to Antagonism then. But when I am talking to people like my aunt and uncle I don’t want to be told that I am simply too young to understand. I am turning 18 in 6 months for god shake. I think I know enough to talk a thing or two about God. I mean I have this blog right? I don’t always make sense, but I to raise valid point here and there. So why is society ignoring religion, giving it an impunity from being criticized.

But its all comes down to this. You are the children of God. So why be afraid of a human being, by ignoring me you have acknowledged that you, yourself doesn’t fully believe in god.

No matter which side you are on, the battle has started.

 

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Is this what we really need?

I haven’t had a post in a while cause I have been busy and if I continued this procrastination I knew that I would not post for a while due to upcoming AP tests so this is me ranting about stuff I don’t get and hate

 

So that red circled part in the mysterious picture is miniature build of the project that my church is working on………
as far as I know they cost around 130,000 dollars give or take 100

From the church`s point of view this spending is very justified.
My church lacks main hall because they believe my generation is more important. I understand that they need proper sermon hall.

But from my point of view that is a lot of money which could have been donated to charities to help out hunger issues in Africa and other 3rd world countries. Lets do some simple math here

$10 can feed a kid for 10 days according to UNICEF

130000 /10 = 13000

13,000 kids!!! Lets see that sounds a lot to me doesn’t it?
I hate to see those money wasted….

another thing.. if the next generation is so important what about the kids in Africa that I am talking about Why not feed them?

I really can’t wrap my head around this
I want your opinion on this

Should the church spend the money to fund organizations like UNICEF to end world hunger or should build the Main hall?

 

COMMENT PLZ AND SHARE!!!

 

 

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