Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Building a physics model in class

We are building a physics model in class. It is one of those chain reaction machines. The kind that one movement activates another function to accomplish another thing. We are using marbles, rolling down a ramp to hit another marble and eventually have one to cross the finish line. This is made out of paper tubes, and other things, all that can be gotten from one's house. Our project has many restrictions like time limit, trials, success, size and complexity. The project is 2 1/2 weeks long.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Computer viruses

Computer viruses have been running rampart these days, infecting every program that is in their way. One of the most malicious things is Spyware, a program that enters a computer through downloads or email and covertly steals personal information and passwords from the unlucky user of the computer. There have been many legitimate programs out there to search and destroy, but most of them are just trial versions and require that the user buy the full version to get complete security. And many people have done so and computer viruses aren’t attacking them anytime soon. This brings up yet another problem. Rogue programs. A little while back, I was getting sick of McAfee telling me to get a Windows security system. So I went on the Internet and downloaded a Spyware eliminator called Spyware Guard 2009. This was a big mistake on my part because not only did it send false messages to my desktop telling me to get the full version of the product, or the computer would be overrun, but it also sent Spyware programs into my computer, eventually slowing it down to crashing point. I reinstalled the system and restored it to factory condition and lo and behold, the “security system” redownloaded itself. I had no other choice. I went on the Internet again to get a program that erases Malware like this rogue program and it did the job. The program was gone. A few programs for people to avoid are the following: Anti-Virus Gold (not to be confused with the legitimate program AVG), Spyware Guard 2009/2008, Spyware Sheriff, and others.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick ’s Day

Today is St. Patrick ’s Day. This day is here to commemorate the Saint from millennia ago who converted hundreds of thousands of people into Christianity. He was born in Wales, captured by the Vikings and sent to Ireland as a slave. On night, he heard God talking to him in his sleep, telling him to escape at all costs. He escaped and started a strange way of being a missionary. He would walk right into another religious sect ruled by their chieftain and start to preach. Once, the chieftain captured him and was about to kill him, when he bestowed pity on him, gave him money and his own church. In 664 A.D. he became a saint. He spent the rest of his life preaching. In the 1800’s, during the potato famine, millions of Irish immigrants came to the United States, where they continued to go about their customs. On St. Patrick ’s Day, they marched in a parade of over 15000 people. The politicians were dazzled and decided to march with them. After a few years, St. Patrick ’s Day was integrated into American Culture and here we are today, on the several thousandth anniversary of that celebration. Curiously, today is also the same day as the British Evacuation from Dorchester Heights during the revolutionary war.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Stress is a very dangerous thing. It can lead to depression, uninhibited emotions and loss of control. It makes people have less and less control over their own actions and causes irrational thinking and horrible repercussions.
Stress can come from a variety of areas like overwork, perpetual insults and irritation, loss of sleep, peer pressure and others. The best way to deal with stress is to relax and take things one step at a time, eliminating the root of the problem, and if new problems pop up, resolve them immediately. Also try to take some time off. Distract yourself with other things if the stress is too bad and always continue to control your breathing.

A poem: The Flood

Part 1

The moon shines upon a shadowy sea
The water ripples
The wind howls
The ocean trembles

A wave breaks upon the darkened shore
A few more follow.
A tranquil ocean suddenly turns into
A raging storm

Storm clouds gather on the cold horizon
Streams of rain sprinkle down
Spray of silvery splinters
Sprinkles turn into showers

Water collects along the shoreline
Waves start crashing
Washing up the sandy plain
Wading through the land

Part 2

The collecting water turns into more than a puddle
It turns into a lake on shore
The water steadily rises
And flows further inshore

The buildup increases at an incredible rate
Five feet, ten feet, then twenty feet deep
It rushes toward the shore, a mighty monster
Picking up trees and wreaking havoc far and wide
Suddenly the supporter of life turns into death
The water consumes everything leaving nothing behind
An unstoppable force. Unyielding, invincible.
A vortex

Villages, trees, cars and buses
Buildings three stories tall
Nothing could resist its almighty force
It played with its victims, all succumbing to its mind numbing advancement

Throwing things aside with ease
Whirlpools dragging things down
The freezing wind adding a cold factor
When will it ever end?

It didn’t end
It raged on swallowing up the countryside in a raging wave
The greatest flood of all time
A rising dragon

It seemed it was all over
A whole country, submerged, freezing
The island gone
Swallowed by the void

Part 3

A beam of light came down from the heavens
Shining through the dismal stormclouds
A beacon, a sign
The water started to melt away

Twenty feet, ten feet, five feet
Then nothing

As the tough survivors came down from the hills and mountains
An amazing sight met their eyes
Their cities and towns and houses
All gone

All that was left was…
A paradise
Trees and rolling plains
Lands of purity

The flood had come and gone washing everything away
Rendering the earth anew
It had destroyed them
But it had saved them

Monday, March 9, 2009

A poem

A powerful weapon in the hands of many
At the beginning, I thought
A poem, big deal, a piece of literature, a piece of writing
Words on paper
A plain sight to see
But that’s all I saw, a plain sight.
Nothing deep, nothing special
I was too
Too shortsighted
Too deaf
Too blind
Too impaired
To see
To see the power behind literature
So powerful that it couldn’t be overwhelmed
Poems are a language.
They are motion
They inspire
They manipulate
To understand, you must truly understand yourself
To interpret
You must understand
And to understand
You must know one thing
Things aren’t what they always think
So to understand
Is to take a step
Forward in life.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Boston Massacre

Today is the day of the Boston Massacre. Over 230 years ago there were protesters against the british empire in New England. I’m sure you know the story. A group of British Soldiers fired upon a crowd of protesting mobbers. They were beaten with clubs and words, lobster shells and snowballs were being thrown at the british soldiers, but they stood there with their orders of neutrality. Finally, when a colonist approached a british soldier with a club, the soldier had no choice. They had no schoice but to fire in self defense, soon other soldiers were firing. No one knows if the captain gave the order to fire or not, but in either case, the pandemonium had ensued, there was chaos everywhere. Boston was soon buzzing with the news of the killings. Propaganda artists during the time like James Otis, Sam Adams and Paul Revere renamed this killing as a massacre in a bid to lower the public image of the british. The argument went on for a long time and involved a trial in which John Adams, the second president went against his own brother, Sam Adams to help soldiers. Its still in debate whether the soldiers were ordered to fire or did just from self defense.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A voice from a child

Being forced to do something on a regular basis that one does not like to do, want to do or even cares about, is no way to get things accomplished. Quality, not quantity is what really matters. If someone is forced to do something that they are not comfortable with on a regular basis, the quality of their work takes a nose dive. What some people most understand is others feel pain too. They are not to be treated like machines that will obey every command the others give out. So some respect, give them some slack, allow them to relax and then ask them to do something.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Shakespeare is very hard to understand

Shakespeare is very hard to understand. Currently in English we are reading and studying A Midsummer Nightʼs Dream. This is one of the easier ones. We have just finished reading the play. Soon we will have a cumulative test on the entire play. I really donʼt get what makes Shakespeare so great. I mean the language is unique and the plot funny, but I donʼt see the art and complexity of his writing. It seems the storyline is always based on 2 things. Marriage or everyone dying. The words are also very hard to understand. And the language strange. The humor is crude and every bit is strange. Their speeches are long and hard to decipher. There are good parts. The good things about the plays and the poems are the good morals and intelligent interpretation of the plays. They may have flaws, but all of his works do have merit.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rubikʼs cube

A rubikʼs cube is an interesting puzzle invented by erno rubik in the early 20 century. It has over 4 quadrillion combinations possible so it is very hard to solve. Luckily there are techniques that are used to make solving one easy. The world record for speedcubing is less than 10 seconds. My personal record is 45 seconds.
There are 3 techniques and the more efficient ones are much harder but allow speedcubing to be possible. There are also variations on the 3x3 like the Rubikʼs Revenge, a 4x4 and the Professors Cube, a 5x5. Eastsheen has developed 6x6 and 7x7s.
They are exciting puzzles and solving one is a feat that almost everyone takes to great surprise and makes them believe you are a genius, when really, the technique for solving one is quite simple indeed.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Pride is a big factor of many societies. The pride of its people seems to have no limit. Almost everyone in this world cares more about what they think than about he thoughts of others. This is what makes arguments difficult. One side wont be able to see other peoplesʼ opinions and there fore, is oblivious to otherʼs thoughts and decisions and therefore makes the arguments harder to settle. This is a major obstacle in peopleʼs way and halts them from accomplishing their goals as easily. It also makes many people unaware of other peopleʼs pain and as time crawls on, people become less and less aware. Sooner or later, people turn ungrateful. They become crueler. This would lead to collapse and after a long, long time, the decomposition and deterioration of civilization. How to avoid this? Pay attention to the world and all it has to offer. Pay attention to other people. Pay attention to anyone but yourself more than you already do. In other words, be selfless. If everyone were to do this, the world would not need to be saved from anything, even if an apocalypse were to happen. Cooperation would save the world.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The day after a vacation

The days after a vacation can be very tough. The thought of having to go back to school is very depressing for many people. But on the bright side, for many people the break can be a refreshing experience and going back to school fresh would be nice. Also, sometimes the vacation is a boring experience and a tiring one. If one has to stay inside for a full week and have to work again can sometimes be a tiring experience. And the experience of returning to the old is an enlightening and nice experience by itself. And if one has had an especially boring time, meeting oneʼs fellow classmates again is a great experience.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

We are wasting something each day

Wasting time, energy, money, resources and life is not the smartest idea. If someone gets something, say, a tape player, but doesnʼt get a tape, then what is the point of getting the tape player? Also, in these harsh economic times, why would the company that is receiving a bailout, waste the bailout? Why would the government spend so much of its money on issues that are not needed? Why would people stand around and waste time when they know full well that their time is ticking away every nanosecond they are laying around, reading this paragraph, or in my case typing this paragraph? Fossil fuels reserves on the planet are rapidly deteriorating and we are burning it by the tons every minute. Nobody in the world seems to care about what is happening. Everything is falling apart and they are all doing what people do best, waste time.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Prototype This

Thereʼs this show called Prototype This on Discovery. The guys there are geniuses. They are inventing the types of things that the common people could only speculate and dream about, like body motion sensitive robots. So far, as Iʼve seen, human motion sensitive Robot boxing, motor propelled sofas, waterslide simulators, personal airbags, 6-legged robots, psychic spoon bending machinery, and machinery that can sense human emotion, and above all, remote control of objects through the mind. Its quite amazing. Some of those things help mankind, others are just awesome pieces of equipment.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

What if?

I was just wondering what if different people see in different colors. For example, what if one person saw green as what someone else saw as blue? This would change everything. If one was to live in the other personʼs world, then what would they think? One would have to look on the labels on colors to figure things out. Of course i am sure many people have thought about this too. This mightʼve come from the idea of different color eyes. Someone with green eyes might see things differently than a person with blue or black eyes. Just something to ponder about while riding in a car getting oneʼs head bored off.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The martial arts

The martial arts is a curious thing. At times it is used as an art of war. Other times it is used as a tool for peace and meditation, exercise and the bettering of oneself. It is fighting written fancily. One must be calm and determined in order to win. One must have discipline.
There are several types of martial arts including boxing, kung fu, karate, taekwondo, wrestling, muay thai, choikwondo, and street fighting. Normally when people say Martial Arts, they usually mean the Asian variety. Many people mistakenly assume that martial arts are merely a categorized and developed style of fighting, but there is much more to it. People get stronger doing Martial Arts seriously than most exercises machines. And once one masterʼs martial arts, they also must learn controlling themselves. In a way martial arts are also passive. It requires speed and agility, strength and understanding. Some world acclaimed martial artists include Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li and the list goes on.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Contrast: a remarkable thing

Contrast is a remarkable thing. It is literally 2 sides of the same coin. One is one way and the other is the other way.
Life can have contrast also. There are the high moments and there are the low moments. Things can jump from being great to apocalyptic. Contrast defines change. When change occurs it is different but serious change involves contrast. When contrasted the situation can turn things around, oneʼs personality can turn around and someone can turn from a moody, angry and unstable person at the edge of a cliff, about to fall over to a jolly person that easily controls himself if he finds that the cliff is only an inch tall and the bottom is filled with pillows and money. Life fluctuates and contrasts all the time so we can find ourselves happy in one moment and depressed in another. Serious changes can lead to a complete change of personality. This is often the case that is avoided, unless the contrasting change turns the person or thing in a positive way.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Argument on national bank

The argument in the government between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton was going on for some time and its still going on. Their most recent argument is the one of the national bank issue.
Hamilton is in support of the bank and Jefferson is against it. At this point Congress is debating whether or not to create a bank or not. They are currently not sure about the legality of the situation because it may be unconstitutional to create a national bank. There are currently 2 main opinions in the matter. One of them is Hamiltonʼs idea and the other one is Jeffersonʼs. The two of them are respectively Pro-national bank and Con-national bank. Hamilton was the one who came up with the plan of a national bank in hopes of giving the national economy a new factor. He hoped that the national bank would be a bank where the government could store its money. Hamiltonʼs ideas of a national bank also lead him to the idea of a national mint, where the United States could produce its own coins. This bank would be able to lend money to various businesses and the government. Hamilton also knew the risks of the kind of power this Bank would bring so he drew up a 20-year charter, where after the time was up, only congress would be able to decide if the bank would continue to exist or not. He also asked the states to each start their own banks to ensure that this bank would not monopolize the system. Hamilton also stated that the bank was in accordance with the powers granted to the Congress though the constitution. Specifically, Article I Section 8 gave them the power, otherwise known as the elastic clause. He obviously thought that the National Bank and the mint were necessary and proper for the Nation to function efficiently. This is what some people call loose construction of the constitution. Like always, Jefferson was against Hamilton, whatever Hamilton agreed with, it was almost certain that Jefferson would disagree. Both Jefferson and Madison thought that the National Bank was a risky idea. They did not believe that the U.S. constitutionʼs elastic clause cover this kind of stuff. This is what some people call strict construction, adhering by what exactly what the constitution says, no loopholes. Jefferson also believes that necessary only should be applied in special situations and that the law only applies to the things that necessary and proper, not merely convenient.
Currently, the public opinion is leaning towards Hamiltonʼs side and Washington is more supportive of Hamilton. Hamiltonʼs idea is a great idea. There is nothing that can go wrong. It is a plan that is supposed to improve the economy and give the government a bigger leverage in the economy. It is designed to aid, not to harm. The only thing that is in its way is a minor technicality in the constitution called strict construction. It is the fundamental basis of the elastic clause to provide areas of the government in which the congress can improve or update. The national bank is a plan used to strengthen the United States of America and there is nothing serious stopping it, so donʼt stop it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What do people do before tests

Before tests, what do people do? Do they study? Do they linger and try to forget about the test or do they panic?
I like the second option. Usually they studying is already done in class. Unless the test involves memorization like the knowledge of capitals or something like that. Normally, when I take a test, I just use common sense and the knowledge that I picked up from class. And so far, the technique has worked perfectly for me in every school except for the hard ones. It seems that I only need one look under pressure and I do fine. This is why when I get a bad grade, I gripe over it more than normal people do, because I keep wondering that if I had studied some more, I wouldʼve done much better. Luckily that has happened only a handful of times so I am confident that my technique works better than 4 hours of studying, taking notes and memorization put together, you just need to be determined and have a large capacity for knowledge intake.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Microwaves are amazing

Microwaves are amazing. For one thing they are extremely handy when it comes to cooking stuff because of its amazing energy output that cooks things instantaneously. It can also be used to cook up aspirins and other types of drugs quicker than the usual way. But the greatest achievement done using a microwave is cooking random things in it like Gamecubes, remote controls, wiimotes, watermelons, lightbulbs, even rubik’s cubes. Just pop one of those things in, take cover, and when it stops, look inside and see what kind of devastation you’ve caused to the thing you put in. For example, ping pong balls go in and start exploding. If you put a microwave in a microwave, the microwave in the microwave breaks the host microwave. In fact there is a series of episodes on Youtube soley devoted to putting things inside microwaves and seeing what happens. So far, they’ve gone through over 7 microwaves, 3 locations and have broken several electronics, a Barbie doll, 2 furbies, a Pikachu, a baker dozen eggs, thermite, a spray paint bottle, a rubik’s cube and several bars of soap. There have been a total of 133 episodes and 5 seasons and still counting.

Friday, February 6, 2009

They are fighting for a reason

*****a school report****
In the very beginning, Earl Percy’s hand held up a sword flashing in the light, the beacon of inspiration. The Redcoats charged. They charged forward, transforming into a single entity with all the power of a conqueror. A scarlet dragon as they say. A force of domination. Awing and destroying everything in its way. One sees Johnny, skeptical that the poor farmer minutemen even stood a chance against the incredible force that was approaching them. As they charged away from Boston, it seemed that the war was over before it even began. That all was lost. That all that they had been working for, protesting for and fighting for was lost, that they had no chance against the invincible, omnipotent British Army. With all of this, it isn’t surprising that the people were extremely surprised when the British come back. In the beginning, they don’t see anything. Then the army comes back. They come back pathetic, disparate and individuals. Disheartened and as Esther Forbes describes, red ants. All of the hope that was lost when the British left was rushing back with the defeated British. They know now that they have a chance, that they could make it through the war alive and free. And as for the British, they realize that they are not merely fighting a group of poor farmers fighting for an imaginary freedom, they are fighting for a reason, and that reason was what was keeping them up. They ideal that a man could stand up.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

a great site for reference: Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a great site for reference. It is a site where people can post information about any topic they wish. Some say that the information on the site is faulty because it can be posted and edited by anyone. But by my experience almost all of the information on the site is genuine. One of the best things about it is that it is partially opinion based. This allows personal experiences to be shared. And since anyone can post stuff, there is nearly an article on everything. On a normal encyclopedia there are only select topics on wikipedia, everyone contributes. There are also some specific encyclopedias devoted to specific topics. Topics like Halo, Spore, Eragon and Dragonball Z. Many people use wikipedia for their everyday enlightenment needs. Things like projects, essays, and homework use wikipedia. In a nutshell, wikipedia is an all purpose awesome encyclopedia.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


At my school, we are currently having a snowshoeing course. I does not like it very much because I came from the South. I am going to rant about it in this essay just to get all the pent up frustration out.
First off we are expected to wear heavy winter clothes. Sadly, outside it is currently too warm to be wearing jackets, but is too cold to be without them. The P.E. teachers say that if we don’t wear the jackets we go out and freeze in school clothes. Even if its snowing out.
Secondly. The snowshoes don’t work very well. We sink just about as much as boots do and it seems that the only thing that keeps the snowshoes from completely sinking is a combination of spread out weight distribution and packing of the snow and anyway, the extra 2 pounds strapped to one’s feet is debilitating and it makes walking harder. They have about 70 pairs of snowshoes each costing them around 88 dollars. That’s a crazy 6160 dollars. Our water fountain in the gym isn’t working and the school looks like a literal jail. With 6k one can at least get the water fountains online and make some renovations to the building instead of wasting all of it on ridiculous snowshoes that people hate and don’t work as well as the older types do.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A mobius strip

A mobius strip is one of the strangest strips of paper in existence, yet it is remarkably easy to create. Just get a strip of paper, loop it in a circle and make one twist on it. This loop only has one side. If you run your finger on the strip, you feel both sides. A piece of paper with only one side. Remarkable! If you carefully cut the mobius strip into 2 down the middle, it turns into a big loop, not 2 loops. This big loop has 4 twists in it. If you cut it another time, it turns into a loop looping around another loop. Mobius strips are definitely a thing of complexity and amazing traits. It is truly an object to explore and ponder about. Strangely, if you twist it an even amount of times, the loop has 2 sides, if odd, 1 side.

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Time When I tried to impress someone

Once when I was nine years old, my friends and I were playing around a river. After some time we got bored and decided to come up with another thing to do. My friend Tom came up with an idea. A dare contest. We started making some silly dares for various friends, but then Tom popped up the dare, “One of you people walk across the slippery log across that river.”

Most of the people were scared and didn’t want to do it. But, I wanted to impress them so I volunteered instantly. The whole bet was laid out. I walk across the log to the other side without any major stumbles, and on the way back from the opposite side we have to walk backwards. Pangs of doubt awoke in my head the moment the plan was laid out. This was an extremely dangerous task to do, but had already decided to do it so there was no turning back. We walked to the riverbank. The river was fast flowing and dangerous. The log was positioned dangerously over the river. I valiantly put my foot on the log and started walking. The log was slimy and wet, fragile and heavy. I concentrated every particle of mind on the log and how to balance. Every step I took was a cautious one. I could hear my friends cheering for me. It was a frightening yet exhilarating experience. I nearly stumbled on a patch of particularly slippery slime and almost fell. I made a mental note to remember where the patch of slime was. Before I knew it I was on the other side. I was overjoyed I survived. But then I remembered that I had to go back…

I was scared. Backward, I stepped on the log and started walking. I walked very slowly, keeping my balance at all times. I was concentrating every particle of my mind on getting to the other side. Then, suddenly, I slipped on the slimy part of the log. Time seemed to slow. I fell in a comical curve. My flailing arms searching the air for a grip. My friends were screaming, some were panicking, some were shouting, “SOMEONE CALL 911!!!”
At last my arms found grip. It was a small branch. I tried to pull myself up but I couldn’t. I told my friends to wait downstream for me, incase I fell. Then, moments later, the branch snapped. I was falling through the air. Then I landed. The water was FREEZING.There were rocks all over the place. Everything was water, water, water. I ran into a couple of sharp rocks on the way downstream, bloody scratched covered my face, legs, and arms. I was praying my friends would fish me out before the rapids. I started to flail again. Then many arms grabbed mine and pulled as hard as they could… then I was safe. Dizzily, I looked around, I was on land. I was safe.
If there was one thing I learned after the incident, it was never try to impress your friends with something foolish and dangerous.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A day in nature eyes…

Veils of ghostly light descend down the treetops. The moon shines brightly. The black night is dotted with stars. The night’s patience is infinite. The dark and starry skies are clear of clouds. Crickets chirp merrily in the void. No lights except the moon…the fluorescent orb travels across the sky as if in slow motion. Then. Suddenly. A slight, small sliver of golden light creeps across the heavens. The dark starts melting as if a cloth was wiping away the night and all of its memories. The chirping stopped. A yellow sphere of Brightness goes above the sky. Puffy clouds cushion the heavens… then, the noise starts. A beep beep of a car fills the air, chatter breaks through the silence, the nights peace is over. Civilization takes over half the world in a blink of an eye. High noon, the sun shines peacefully in the sky people set up towels and umbrellas at the beach human activity thrives by day and halts at night. Then the great sun starts falling, as it had been doing for billions of years. A pale purple glow enlightens the sky. People take one last look at the beautiful sunset. Then go home. The moon, which had been eagerly waiting to come out for a long time rises back into the sky. Stars splatter the Above and daylight is wiped with the cloth of night. Everything quiets down. The circle starts again……

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Covering tracks


Many a time in peoples’ lives, one must hide evidence of any interference with other peoples’ business, or hide their tracks. It is a subtle art and is revered by thieves and other people who live in shadow. This art is despicable. It makes people hide what they have done, and by doing so, hide themselves from the world and cast their true self behind a mask of uncertainty. It, in a way, criminalizes someone. Of course this is a little over the top. Almost everyone hides their tracks. They try to hide it to prevent people to know what they were doing. Don’t do it. It just complicates matters and makes the world a worse place.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Youtube, the great site

Jan 27 09

Youtube is a great site. And for the people who don’t know, which I am sure there are very little of you out there, youtube is a site where the people post their own videos for others to see.
There are particular accounts that I find exceptionally appealing. They are pogobat, the red vs blue series and just for laughs. Pogobat, I find is the most appealing. The pogobat channel is run by a guy named Daniel Brown. He is exceptionally intelligent in many areas of life, funny, knows how to do a rubik’s cube, and started a series of Tuesday shows featuring subjects that appeal to him and other people around him. He started v-logging approximately 2 years ago, and ever since his rubik’s cube tutorial, he’s been receiving millions, if not billions of fans that use youtube and have stumbled upon his channel, whether by whim, or by luck, or by wanting to know how to do a rubik’s cube, he has been growing more popular by the day. He is a charismatic guy and is into politics very much. He was very supportive of the Obama Campaign and has posted many a video about topics that intrigue the world, or is simply interesting. Whether it is from politics, to laughs, to abortion, to aliens, even to oreos. He is truly an amazing v-logger and this is a paragraph in his support.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Time travels, time paradoxes

Jan 24 09

This essay will be split into 2 parts one on time travel and the other on paradoxes.

Time travels. It is such an abstract subject. Theoretically it is possible to travel back by exceeding the speed of light. This would allow one to go back in time. Sadly, it is impossible. To go past the speed of light is not possible.

Today’s will concern the aspect of time travel. Recently a scientist named Ronald Mallet discovered that if something was spun around in a circular path will actually allow you to go faster than the speed of light. For someone watching you that is. For you, you are going at exactly the speed of light, but for someone else, you disappear into the past. This way, you don’t “go past the speed of light” but for someone watching you, you do. To go forward, just go faster and faster toward the speed of light. For you, you travel slower in time, but you don’t experience. So one hour for you is like a century for others.

Jan 25 09

Time paradoxes. A paradox is a statement or occurrence that defies itself. They usually don’t make sense and occurs in strange or unheard of things like time travel. Someone goes into the past and does something to assure that the traveler going back into the past was impossible, then a paradox would occur. If the plans for a time machine was made in 2500 A.D. and I went back from 2600 A.D. and destroyed the plans, what would happen? It doesn’t make sense. The way for it to make sense is the parallel universe theory. This goes in correspondence with the 11 dimensions theory which is too abstract and complicated to explain. Back to the plans scenario. Destroying the plans would make it impossible to build a time machine in another universe where the future didn’t include a time machine. There would be an infinite amount of dimensions with all the permutation of reality possible and each one of them is an individual universe.

Friday, January 23, 2009



Religion is a strange thing. It has so many twists and turns. God originally planned for the people to respect him, and everyone else. He didn’t want it to be an excuse for the weak, the strong, and the evil to carry out their wants. It has turned from a way of preserving peace and worship. It has turned from that to an instrument of excuse for many. I doubt religion was originally intended to be a tool for zealots. Its not to say that religion is a bad thing. It is one of the many things that holds the world we know today together, it is also one of the prime factors that caused the world to advance that much. The only reason that it is so badly looked upon is because these days the world has been blinded by anger and strife. The world must lift the haze of hate from itself in order for prosperity to reign once more.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Everything in life is constant and changing at the same time


Today nothing much happened. Scratch club is tomorrow. I haven’t come up with any new ideas for my programming though.
It seems that life follows an endless cycle until someone hits something major like graduation or a car crash. Life is a road. It follows curves until something or someone knocks it off course. Everything in life is constant and changing at the same time. It’s like the chaos theory. Everything in life is uncertain and because of that, all mathematics and scientific theories will be inaccurate. This way all of the knowledge civilization is based on is not completely accurate. Isn’t that a weird concept? In this way, the scientific law amendments are basically a way of making them in inaccuracy less accurate.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'll just interpret a literature piece.


Nothing interesting happened today. I'll just interpret a literature piece.

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

This is a strange poem of almost no significance if just looked and read once. Only when you read it multiple times, have a knack for spotting literary art or read deeper, do you find another meaning inside of it. This is a poem called “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, a celebrated American Poet of the 20th Century. “The Road Not Taken” was written in 1916. The most well known interpretation was the one that I got on my first impression of the poem. It signifies the paths that one takes in life and shows how once someone makes their choice, there is no turning back. The person in this poem took “the road less traveled by” signifying that he made a choice less chosen by other people, and later, he regrets the fact that he couldn’t have taken both, stating a common human dilemma. The desire to relive life has grasped people’s imaginations for much time. This poem just set this experience to a literal level. Robert Frost said that this was a tricky poem to interpret.

Presidential Inauguration

Jan 20 09

Presidential Inauguration

We were told to go down to the auditorium of the historic event. I was just finishing off the Garfield comic I was reading. We slowly tread our way to the auditorium moving like a shapeless blob. I put my bag in my locker and headed down.

The inauguration was truly a sight to behold. They held many events leading up to and after the inauguration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. There was a singing of America tis of Thee and a musical performance with players like Yo Yo Ma and Itzak Perlman, whom everybody laughed at. Curiously, Obama wasn’t the first to get inaugurated, Joe Biden went first and then, after a couple of speeches and songs, the first African American President Elect, to be the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama went up to the stand and, in front of Robert Gates, repeated the words: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will do to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me god. He may have stumbled on the “execute” part, but that flaw only made the Inauguration more unique, for the moment after he had finished speaking, 100 million people across the United States went berserk. A new age had dawned on the world, the 44th and first African American President of the United States of America was officially in office. It was truly a historic moment. Later he made a speech that brought tears to the eyes of many and was a beacon of inspiration for many as well. This day made history. I was there to see it. That was enough.