The applications of science

Science doesn’t make money
The applications of science make money
Today one of the most profitable applications of science is entertainment

Where are you?

Let me ask you something, “Where are you? When you feel what’s thinking, what’s aware of itself, where is it?”

Debian Mepis MX-14 is good Linux

I’ve been using Debian 7 wheezy stable, and am happy with it… for a solid work station.

But for some reason, don’t know if it’s a Debian issue, or a Blackberry issue, I’m no longer able to plug the phone into a USB port and get photos… or any files for that matter

So I started looking around for something I could put on a machine and see if I could plug in. I thought of Mepis, which I’d tried maybe eight years ago. I remember it was easy to install and didn’t take a lot of fiddling with… can’t remember why I chose something else…

Anyway I tried the MX-14 after reading some reviews and looking through the specs. I won’t bother telling you much about the features I’ll just say if you want a Debian Operating System that you can install and start using immediately… give it a try. Of course, with all open source operating systems it depends a lot on the hardware you’re using

I will say it found the wireless and I didn’t need to install Adobe to watch youtube videos. It has a lot of interesting packages… It comes with a package to make torrents and a tool writing a bootable USB (very handy). Right now I have no issues with it at all… the web browser, QupZilla, doesn’t have a lot of plugins like Firefox so I thought I’d need to get Firefox, or Iceweasel, then I found a package that lets you watch youtube from the desktop and you can download from there… Handy or what? Okay, I gotta stop


“Children arrive here with no psychological problems and, unless traumatized, stay that way until they learn to make comparisons”

“I’ve long believed that fear was the root of all evil and money it’s weapon of choice… but what’s the root of fear”

“I’ve never been more frustrated than when I’ve tried to make the impossible possible”

“I’d say if there is a purpose to life it will be found through the observation of life, not through the industry of stories”

“I dwell in the structures of thought… the boxes and walls built from the bricks of memory. I look out the windows but have never walked out the door”

“Each night I start dreaming before I’m asleep and each morning slowly walk out as I rise from my cot… I spend a lot of time thinking about the people I meet there”

“To rely to a single experience, which is a fragment, is to destroy the necessary sobriety the mind demands to keep intelligence as a solid factor…  ~ Diego Kricek Fontanive”

“Do we talk to people? Or to the image we’ve made of them… Do people see us? Do we see ourselves?”

While the wilder animals live in in the real world, we live in fables, every one playing his part. Then we divine the acting as proof for the fable”

“There is something about reality that doesn’t make sense… Karen Bjork Maxí”

“We should always ask… Is it real, and does it work”

“In societies with strong power elites, the power holders’ power is dependent on the co-operation, acquiescence, and tacit support of the great majority of common citizens. ~ Bill Moyer”

“If you want to solve a problem it’s a good idea to know what the problem is”

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” ~ Diane Arbus”

“Three developments of great political importance during the twentieth century: “The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.”  – Alex Carey ( Australian scholar )”

“The only thing that consoles us from our miseries is diversion, yet it is the greatest of our miseries” Blaise Pascal

“The extraordinary thing is that scientists accept the Big Bang and in the same breath deride the Creationists.” Wallace Thornhill

“My favorite thing on earth is earth. I set great value on nature and all of that grows and flows here. I’m deeply grateful I get to see it and walk around in it”

“If life presents us with what we expect isn’t that all we need to get started?”

“The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself” Noam Chomsky

“There are two things I try to stay away from. Humans who eat a lot of fish and politics” – Pam, True Blood

“There’s a saying that goes, ‘You know what you get when you don’t take a chance? Nothing.’ I guess that’s true if you don’t count regret. Which in my book is a great big something”

“There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at points in history and creating a power that governments cannot suppress.” Howard Zinn, historian and author

“There is no such thing as punishment or the like for the owners of the punishment construct. No bringing to court those who own the court and so on.

“The only solution for those who seek to change things is to change things. Not ask someone to change things. Not petition, not oust, not “get involved”, not “Bring to justice”, best, defeat, report on etc”

“The solution to physical and mental slavery will take root when we ‘Opt Out’.”