Thursday, August 31, 2006


Comparing India and China

I was surfing Digg, and I saw this link so I commented thus :-

This article is rubbish. Modern China started on 1st October 1949, modern India started on 15 August 1947. So both countries have been existing in their current form a comparable amount of time. Read this to find out how much China is ahead.

Chairman Mao started out with the concept of the iron rice bowl, this policy ensured that no one starved. Freedom is nonsensical when you are starving. The point is, it is not about left wing - right wing, but the balance between the right to do as one pleases, and that the right of the individual to do as they please, be curtailed in terms of the public good.


A Slashdot five

In the year 2002 I achieved a five score on slashdot, this is the highest score for a comment that you can get on slashdot and as I made the comment as an anomynous coward, made it all the more pleasurable.

The five meant my comment was read by thousands of people, because of the moderation filter.

Read on Slashdot here

This is the comment.

About 500 years ago, a guy named Martin Luther decided to translate the Bible into German, thus was born the Protestant revolution. The point being, that before this, if you were German and could not read Latin, you had to have a priest translate the words of God AKA the Bible.

A Brit named William Tyndale had the same idea, he printed 50 copies of the Bible *in English*, the establishment was that shocked at this idea, they burnt him at the stake. Probably because they thought the idea of the common people having direct access to the 'holy writ' would lead to them thinking for themselves and having dangerous ideas.

How like the current debate between open source and closed source this all sounds. Just substitute operating system for Bible, money for God, the stock market for the Holy Roman Empire and Bill Gates as the Pope and it all lines up.

Friday, August 25, 2006


Awesome interface

Forget your mouse, forget your keyboard, this is the future

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Call that tap dancing

No this is tap dancing.

Don't like try tap dancing? Try a person juggling a person

Monday, August 14, 2006


Open versus closed

This guy writes a collosal amount of of sense about the difference between closed source and open source.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Links to Penn and Teller Bullshit: Links to 23 Penn and Teller: Bullshit episodes

Links to Penn and Teller Bullshit: Links to 23 Penn and Teller: Bullshit episodes

Thursday, August 03, 2006





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