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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Miscommunication - Sam Wan and Wi-Ween and Yassir jokes

Chinese miscommunication:

Do you know the Yen-GhisKhan story 
of the 4 brothers:
This is a little variation of the story below with the 4 Chinese brothers named

  •  Wi-Ween
  •  Wi´Khan 
  •  WiSea
  •   Neh-Vanow

(for their translitteration in English:  
We-Win, We-Can,  We-See and Never-Know)

There was an important job to be done and 
   Wi-Ween was sure that Wi'Khan would do it.
   WiSea could have done it, but Neh-Vanow did it.

   Wi'Khan got angry about that 

   because it was Wi-Ween's job.

Wi-Ween thought that WiSea could do it, 
but Neh-Vanou realized
        that Wi-Ween wouldn't do it.

It ended up that Wi-Ween blamed Wi'Khan when ....
Neh-Vanow did what WiSea could have done.
Actually Neh-Vanow asked WiSea.
  Consequently, it ended up that
 Neh-Vanow told WiSea, so Wi-ween blamed Wi'Khan.

For the ordinary version 
of Somebody, Anybody, Everybody and Nobody ...
Keep reading here.


For old stuff,
What a laughter with Condoleeza Rice, Yasser Arafat, China's President Mr Hu, and Mr Busr Jr. and Kofi Annan.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

tech-privacy Mikko Hypponen on Three Types of Online Attack

Write a 175-word summary of this tedTALK:

Mikko Hypponen: 

Three Types of Online Attack 


Mikko Hypponen is the host of the current talk, which title was Three Types of Online Attack. He starts stating that Governments have infiltrated technology to track what we do.

He exemplified it both with the communist countries in the 1980s, where any typewriter owner could be tracked by their “wrong ideas.” Also with any color printer today with its imperceptible yellow dots. This is just one way showing how our governments illegally act.

Firstly, online criminals who want to make Money using Trojan Horses to steal money from our bank accounts, easy victims of an online crime, a trend on the increase, no doubt. Secondly, hacker groups targeting large Networks, motivated by pursuing justice against evil-doing from corporations. Lastly, governments acting against their own citizens, as in Egypt, with totalitarian practices hacking into websites their citizens use to identify these individuals. Naively, or not,  western governments are following suit, as when Germany recently released a Trojan Horse to spy on its own citizens.

The trouble stems from how much we value  or give up some (or all) of our privacy. In fact, it is a question of freedom versus control with the downside that the outcome  will bring less safety, but more government control.  He ends up with a dreadful question: Should we blindly trust any new government?

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

paradigm - parallel -- parables -- paradoxes and Alexander

Our paradigm of parallel parables let us think of ineffable paradoxes, choose the one you prefer:
  1. Have you read the parable (more than a story) The Truth about Sancho Panza by  Kafka, where we learn that Sancho was the writer of the text and Quixote his creation?
  2. "I can resist anything except temptation," said Wilde
  3. “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”  said Jesus 
  4. Victims of severe hypothermia are often found either completely naked or with most of their cloths removed.
  5. Nobody is an island in a sectioned BNWorld
  6. Chaplin's character strength has been forged through its bouts of weakness.
  7. The progress of waste at throwing away useless stuff  in the last 50 years shows how ineffable is our pretended shrinking progress.
  8. “I only know that I know nothing.” said Socrates 
  9. Deep down, you know You are unique, just like everyone else.
  10.  I mind-blowingly found the gregarious gang maintaining divergent views — that’s the paradox of cultivating individualism.
  11. As St. Augustine observed, what is currently wheat can become a weed, and what is a weed can still become wheat “and no one knows what they will be tomorrow.” 
  12. JOB APPLICATION: "University X in Canada is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, aboriginal people, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minority groups. Members of these designated groups are encouraged to self-identify."

B)  A civilised Alexander the Great  and the  barbarian sages 
Alexander's boundless intellectual curiosity was unabated all his short life, as can be seen in his encounters with Indian sages in the Punjab. When he arrived in Takshashila, and had completed his parleys with King Ambhi the ruler of the kingdom, he turned his attention towards the Buddhist and Jain Brahmins about whom he had heard a great deal. 

No one loved good conversation better than Alexander, and here was an opportunity not to be missed:. 

A year before his death, the civilised Alexander the Great  asked the  barbarian Hindu sages about their wisdom: 
Q: Who are more numerous: the living or the dead?A: The living because the dead do not exist.
Q: What is stronger: life or death?  A: Life because it supports so many miseries. 
Q: How long is it right for man to live?    A: Until death is better than life.
See more at:

    Pakistan paradox:
There is a central contradiction at the heart of the construction of Pakistan in 1947. A state that was created to protect a minority nation was, and still is, wholly unwilling to extend the same kind of protections to its minorities.

Monday, January 26, 2015

We'd rather lie instead...

Write a text (250 words) about this theme:

The inconveniences 
of telling always 
the truth.

To LIE-1
lies, lying, lied, lied
 (=be economical with the truth)
To LIE-2:
lies, lying , lay, lain
 (=be on a lying position, i.e. on the beach)

Telling the truth may be a virtue, but is it not more important to know how to tell lies? After all, I am sure that everyone has experienced a situation where they knew that if they told the truth, they would find themselves in more trouble than if they told a lie to worm their way out of distress. And if you're already lying, then it should be convincing and so well constructed that the other wouldn't ever think that you were lying. Life goes about in a way that its necessary to tell lies, things aren't always done on time, promises aren't always kept, we don't want feelings to be hurt, and so on.

Obviously, modern civilized society couldn't exist if everybody lied all the time. In the age of globalization and the widespread cooperation of many people, we all base our decisions and plans on what others tell us. If everyone told lies to everyone else then everything would quickly cease to function and fall apart.

But at the same time, would it not be equally disastrous if everybody always told the truth? If everyone told the pure, cold truth then it would surely have a destructive social impact and people would probably want to isolate themselves from the rest of the world. In a short time, mass culture would turn into the culture of hermits and all based upon even the smallest of comments. Upon these pure truths people would either hide away or kill each other off.

In the end, one might conclude that both lying and telling the truth are a part of human nature. One might also conclude that neither truth nor falsehood may exist without each other for the opposite of one defines the other, just like day and night, and it's rather nonsensical to discuss why day and night exist…unless maybe you're studying philosophy.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Box Office History for Movies

Box Office History for

 Star Wars Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
May 25, 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $11,000,000 $1,554,475 $460,998,007 $797,900,000
May 21, 1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $23,000,000 $4,910,483 $290,271,960 $534,171,960
May 25, 1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $32,500,000 $23,019,618 $309,205,079 $572,700,000
May 19, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $115,000,000 $64,810,970 $474,544,677 $1,007,044,677 Play
May 16, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $115,000,000 $80,027,814 $310,676,740 $656,695,615
May 19, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $115,000,000 $108,435,841 $380,270,577 $848,998,877
Aug 15, 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars $8,500,000 $14,611,273 $35,161,554 $68,161,554

Friday, January 23, 2015

fraud firefighters september 11

Different headlines

ny fraud firefighters september 11

  1. Dozens of former New York police and firemen in 9/11 disability fraud

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    hace 6 días - Nearly 100 former police and fire personnel are arrested in a sweeping ...a sweeping fraud investigation involving federal disability benefits, New York authorities say. ... "Many participants cynically manufactured claims of mental illness as a result ofSeptember 11, ... 09 SEPTEMBER 2011, FRONT PAGE.

  2. NYPD officers and firefighters arrested in 9/11 disability fraud ...

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    hace 6 días - New York police, firefighters charged in disability fraud ... search and rescue efforts on September 11, 2001, and those who subsequently died  ...

  3. Eighty retired New York cops, firefighters charged in disability fraud ...

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    hace 6 días - Eighty retired New York cops, firefighters charged in disability fraud ...falsely claimed to have been traumatized by the September 11 attacks. .... technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal  ...

  4. 9/11 Fraud Case Accuses Retired New York Cops, Firefighters

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  5. Former New York police officers and firefighters face 9/11 fraud ... › News › ABC

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    hace 5 días - Former New York police officers and firefighters are among 106 people accused of ... [Category: Fraud and Corporate Crime, September 11 Attacks] All the latest ... entertainment, motoring, sport and weather news headlines.

  6. New York cops among 106 accused over 9/11 fraud - YouTube

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    For more Latest and Breaking News Headlines ... Former New York police officers and firefighters were among 106 people indicted on ... hundreds of millions of dollars, some in connection with the September 11 attacks.

  7. NY cops, firefighters accused in PTSD scam | News - Home - Krcr

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    hace 6 días - Though the former New York City police officers and firefighters were supposed to ... received funds for fraudulent claims for PTSD in the wake of theSeptember 11, 2001, .... Greenville / New Bern / Jacksonville, NC Headlines.

  8. New York police and firefighters among 106 accused over 9/11 fraud

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  9. Fraud Arrest of Dozens of Retired NYPD Officers Only the Beginning ...

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Former New York police officers and firefighters were among 106 people indicted over a "massive fraud" worth hundreds of millions of dollars, some in connection with the September 11 attacks.
The accused allegedly collected tens of thousands of dollars a year in Social Security disability benefits – funded by taxpayers – by claiming they were completely incapacitated by serious psychiatric disorders and other ailments.
But, according to court documents, they were in fact living normal lives – one of the accused flew a helicopter, while another played blackjack in Las Vegas.
One of the accused taught and performed mixed martial arts but was still claiming benefits of typically between $30,000 and $50,000 a year. In some instances, the total amount fraudulently obtained was nearly $500,000 per applicant.
Of those indicted in the decades-long scam, 80 were retired New York police officers or firefighters.