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Thursday, October 31, 2013

telepathy real ?

many people say they get this gut feeling about impending events or accidents to their dear ones ? they are not faking . they dont need to. so is it real?  here is an explanation. a pseudo scientific one.

our thoughts are radio waves too. and they are transmitted or radiated just like any other signal. and each one has his own frequency.  if these frequencies or their harmonics match then one gets tuned into another man's thought wave. and he feels the other man's thoughts. but these thought signals are very low intensity radiations. and the frequency range-- i mean the carrier frequency-- is very big. so this happens rarely.

join the debate. keep posting . let me see if i can tune into your thought waves and read your mind before reading your post . or the other way. try to catch my thought waves and see if they match what i post here. all the best.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

rash driving

let us try documenting the incidents of rash driving.
not in the hope that they will be punished . but to bring
home the fact nothing goes unnoticed. especially the
wrong things.
ernakulam. october 24 , 2013.  around 11.35 a m.
city bus no. 1852 ( i could not note down the
complete number. ) going to maneka side applies
sudden brake near the general hospital. probably to
pick up a passenger.
scooter ( kl 42 /  8026 ) coming behind the bus just
manages to avoid a collision but skids in the process.
scooter tilts  and the lady sitting at the back falls on the
road. great luck that no vehicle came behind.  no serious
injuries . only bruises on the elbow.
the bus driver did not stop. he was probably not even
i brought the incident to the notice of a traffic police
officer in the near by junction.
why was the bus driven so carelessly ?  an answer today
may help us tomorrow.

yet another girl

another girl manhandled. in ernakulam. in broad day light.
in a running  bus . with passengers.

u n b e l i e v a b l e

but this time around the girl phoned her parents.
they alerted the police. who took prompt action.

welcome change indeed

but the passengers. they  remained passive. and probably
enjoyed . just like those t v  serials.

there is something that is really wrong with us.
not only with those men. all of us including you
the ladies. 

are we scared ?  most probably  yes

 u n b e l i e v a b l e

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

environment protection and things

environment protection is a double edged sword. it cuts both ways.
 it is thru exploitation of natural resources which we now call
 environment that we progresed. ( what sort of progress it  is
 is a different question ). this is what the advanced counties did.
 now they sit back and say u dont do it. there is immense selfishness
 and dirty politics behind environmentalism.

the other side is that whatever is left of environment needs to
 be protected . in the long term interest of the world.
 but then there should be adequate compensation.
in better terms than carbon credit.

coming to western ghats my own personal selfish view is
 that a little laxity in the implementation gadgill report is
not all that bad. let us take care of the immediate future.
distant future is capable of caring for itself. even if it is not,
 there is pretty little we can do. so let us do what we can.
let us not do attempt what cant easily pull off. a little
selfishness is not bad . it is our birth right.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The country with the largest estimated....

            from the global slavery index
            executive summary

   The country with the largest estimated number of people
in modern slavery is India, which is estimated to have
 between 13,300,000 and 14,700,000 people enslaved.
The India country study suggests that while this involves
 the exploitation of some foreign nationals, by far the largest
proportion of this problem is the exploitation of Indians
citizens  within India itself, particularly through debt bondage
 and bonded labour.

               read  more

why die of hunger when food is aplenty

poverty is many things. but lack of food comes first.
 but it is not becoz there is shortage of food in the world.
the problem is distribution.
cant we think of a system where food items  move  freely
across borders ? no restrictions. no levies. no import export
formalities. no checking. no stopping. no delay. just free flow.
only for eatables.
of course free of cost too . and free transportaion if we have the will.
just for food. to help every one eat. to ensure no one dies of hunger.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

will the fan go the filament bulb way ?

sundays are  for cleaning . both the mind and the house.
some of the  thinngs  i pushed out of my mind are already
on these pages.  now it is the turn of the house.

i crawled up to that creepy store room above the kitchen .
lo and behold . there glows a filament bulb. i thought it
had become extinct. may be that i missed this one at the
remotest corner of my house when i replaced all the filament
type bulbs two years back. with cfl  bulbs and later with led tubes.

in fact what were these filament bulbs doing ? eat up a lot of
electric power, heat up its filament and give us a little bit of
light  . and a lot of heat . which i can feel here in the store room.
 so these filament bulbs deserved to be thrown out .

what about the fans which adorn  our rooms ? what do they
really do ?

eat up a lot of power , about 100 w , and swing the air
in circles. i really dont understand how it helps in cooling
the room or giving  any relief to the sweltering heat. except
may be dry out the sweat faster whcih will help further
sweating and when that too dries out  we feel somesort
of relief. more feigned than real.

isnt it  time that the fan joined the filament bulb in the extinct club ?
to be replaced by air conditioners if u really want to cool the room
or nothing if u can manage it by opening up the windows and
allowing cooler outside air to come in. or better still designing
the house to allow this free flow of wind in all the rooms.


power from the air ?

today seems to be eventful. blame it on the odisha cyclone ?

my radio stopped suddenly. i used to put it on in the morning.
and it usually goes on giving me all the news and songs and titbits.
without claim or complaint.  but today it just stopped.

i thought it is the usual clamour for attention. machines are men too.
i went and pulled out the power chord and put it back with a pat on
the dial and a shake on the antenna rod. no. nothing.

i went for a minor operation. i opened up the power supply
section and found that  the small transistor guy is burnt to chocolate
brown. no power . no way. except to put a new one there.

but then modern day gadgets work with very little power.
this radio of mine is happy if it gets about a watt at 5 volts.

is there no way to give him that small power except by
drawing from the power supply grid which powers my
fridge , ac and such biggies ? cant we draw it from the air ?

my radio like any other radio picks up radio waves from the air ,
accepts the audio signals to give me the sound bites . and throws
away the carrier. cant we process this carrier to get that small
power required to run my receiver ?

better still cant the broadcaster transmit the small power required
to run a radio receiver, along with the audio signals ?

or am i  just dreaming ? of those little gadgets which will work
with no external power supply , drawing power from the the radio
wavesin the air which carry the power transmitted specifically for
this purpose by the thoughtful broadcaster ?

early morning dreams have a curse attached to it. they come true.
will they ? or will those dreams keep visiting me with no real purpose?

shape of things to come

today when i opened my yahoo mail
i was mildly surprised. i am asked to select
a theme and with the theme my screen looked better.

when i opened the msg i found it cut on the
right side.  no slide bar to move to the lost portion.
except  an arrow to expand the screen to the right
cutting off the advt there. the msg expands to the full
width but collapses promptly to the cut version.

a prop up says  just 5$ a month to get advt free service.

is the era of free emails coming to an end ?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

pseudo random thoughts

1. the soul
very difficult to support or oppose its existence. soul can be considered as that software which  controls our thinking or our mind which in turn controls our body and therefore our activities. and the beauty is that it is independent of the body or the mind in which it resides and can therefore migrate. may be it can delete itself say from a dead body and re install be frank i dont know where. 
my only solace is that  may be i am destined not to know.  in fact the system theory states that as long one remains a part of any system one can never  understand the system. for example if u r a brick in a wall u can never have any idea about the bldg of which u r a part.

2. random
nothing like that exists.  the only thing is that we do not understand the logic behind it. look at the random movement of electrons in quantum physics. we do not understand the pattern, so we call it random. we only know the trace ( probable path ) over a period of time.
in computer it is not random . it is pseudo random. the program modifies the slection based on the history. present selction depends on the last selection and of course a set of rules. so it appears random.

3. design deficiencies
do u rememember when u crushed a   house fly against the window glass.  u could do it becoz the house  fly doesnt know the concept of glass. it thinks if the light comes thru then there is nothing in between. similar design deficiencies are there in human beings too.
the sound u can hear is about 200 hz to 20 khz . we cant hear the low freq sound made by a whale. we simply cant see the radiation which we call x rays while a lower freq radiation called light is visible to us. it goes on...
then the question who decided on the design. god . may be.  stephen kawking says yes and no about existence of god on difffernt occasions. remember the famous sayings of einstein
' god doesnt play dice'  and later ' i am not sure'.

sorry for deviating. may be the free will that we talk of is not free but directed.

hear malala

unbelievable maturity and clarity of thought.
no wonder she was a candidate for the nobel .
though she lost to an obscure organisation.
which probably means nobel prize committee
too  has its compulsions. watch her in the link

Thursday, October 10, 2013

speed control. some grounding thoughts

our transport deptt is at it. they are out to reduce
 road accidents . good  drive.
they have statistics to support it. kerala ranks first
in road accidents, say statistics. statistics has got an
advantage. it is  mostly unverifiable. and none ever
declares the source. so let us believe it.
or forget it. with or without statistics, road accidents
need to be controlled. but the big question is how.
before that probably we need to know why road
accidents take place. look at the reasons.
the tallest of them all, we believe, is speed. speed not
limited to 70 kph. where on our roads can we drive
at 70 or 60 or 50 is a mute question .
let us assume that there are a few stretches. are these
stretches responsible for the accidents ? do they contribute
their due share ? let us believe they do . without bothering
now how to control speed ? detect it first. put cameras.
in strategic places. which means where the motorists
cant spot them. they will come in top speed. the camera
will catch them. and we can punish them. the latest being
suspension of driving licence. fine is out of fashion.
so far so good. but why not help them not to break the law?
not to exceed the limit ? by telling them in advance. thru a
banner across the road which says 'camera 500 meters ahead'.
and watch the result. use statistics. see if it helps.
the beauty is that we can try it even without installing
a camera.
may not be that easy. it is probably our mindset. we enjoy
pointing accusing fingers. as often as possible. it is probably
the  critic in our psyche. or our inflated ego. what a better
way to boost our ego than pulling some one down. at least
in our thoughts.
the purpose however of this long post is just to ask at least
to myslef the question. why should our transport authorities
declare. 'dont rejoice about the android app which warns u
of the camera. we still have special mobile squads which
cannot be detected '
tail piece. are the pot holes on the roads responsible for
road accidents in any way ? in the unlikey event that they
are, who should be booked ? on the sly or after advance
warning ?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

random thoughts in malayalam

ആസന്ന മരണ ചിന്താ സംകട നിവാരിണി

      മരണത്തെ കുറിച്ചൊക്കെ ചിന്തിക്കാൻ സമയമായില്ലേ?
ഓർമിപ്പിച്ചത്‌ നന്നായി . നാളെ രാവിലെ എഴുന്നേറ്റാൽ
ഉടനെ തുടങ്ങിക്കളയാം .
     എട്ടു മണി എന്നാണോ അതോ എഴുന്നെൽക്കുന്നെങ്കിൽ
      എന്നാണോ വിവക്ഷ ?
എഴുന്നെൽക്കുന്നെങ്കിൽ എട്ടുമണിക്ക് . ഇല്ലെങ്കിൽ അതിനു മുൻപ് .
       എന്താണ് ജീവിതം ?
അങ്ങനെ ചെറിയ ചോദ്യങ്ങൾ ചോദിക്ക് .
       ചിന്താവിഷ്ടൻ ആകണമെങ്കിൽ ചായ കൊണ്ടുവരാം .
ഈ ചായ കുടിക്കുന്നതോ കുടിക്കാതിരിക്കുന്നതോ   അല്ല ജീവിതം . പക്ഷെ  മരിക്കാതിരിക്കുന്നതു   ജീവിതമാണ്.
       മരിച്ചാൽ എല്ലാം കഴിഞ്ഞു എന്നാണോ ?
ഇല്ലെങ്കിൽ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടാണ് .
     ഉള്ള ബുദ്ധിയെ മുട്ടിച്ചു നോക്ക്.
ജനിച്ചു എന്നത് കൊണ്ടാണ് നമ്മൾ ജീവിക്കുന്നത് . മരിക്കുന്നത് വരെയും . രണ്ടിനും  ഇടക്കുള്ള  gap fill  ചെയ്യണമല്ലോ . അതാണ്‌ ജീവിതം .
     അല്പം കൂടി ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടി നോക്ക്.
ഈ ലോകം മുഴുവൻ അനുഭവങ്ങൾ ആണ് . നമ്മൾ അത് എടുക്കുന്നു . മാറ്റി മറിക്കുന്നു. തിരിച്ചു നല്കുന്നു . അതായത് അനുഭവങ്ങളെ രൂപാന്തരം ചെയ്യാനും നിലനിർത്താനും ഉള്ള ഒരു പ്രക്രിയ . അതാണ്‌ ജീവിതം .
     തീർന്നോ ?
a little girl was once asked in a tv Iinterview  what her aim in life was. she said  it was to lose all the innocence  she is born with.  അതായത് ജനിക്കുമ്പോൾ ഉള്ളതൊക്കെ  ത്യജിക്കുന്നതാണ് ജീവിതം  എന്ന് .

    സങ്കടനിവാരിണി എന്ന് കണ്ടു . എന്താണ് സങ്കടം ?
ആദ്യത്തെ വാക്ക് ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് ആണ് . some . അടുത്തത് കടം .
കുറച്ചു  കടങ്ങൾ എന്നർത്ഥം.
മനസ്സില് ആയാൽ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടാണ് . പുറത്തു കളയാൻ പറ്റില്ല.
    സഹിച്ചോളാം. ഇത്ര കാലം സഹിച്ചില്ലേ ?
അതായത് ചെയ്യണം എന്ന് കരുതി പക്ഷെ കഴിഞ്ഞില്ല . ആഗ്രഹിച്ചു  പക്ഷെ നടന്നില്ല .
    അപ്പോൾ സന്തോഷം ?
ആഗ്രഹിച്ചില്ല . അത്ര തന്നെ .
    അപ്പോൾ ഈ നിവാരിണി എന്താണ് ?
വെറുതെ  എഴുതിയതാണ് .  സങ്കടം അങ്ങനെ മാറ്റാനൊന്നും ഒക്കില്ല. മാറ്റിയാൽ കൂടെ സന്തോഷവും പോകും . ഒന്നുന്റെണ്കിലെ മറ്റേതു ഉള്ളു . രണ്ടും ഇല്ലാത്ത അവസ്ഥ പറ്റും. പക്ഷെ worth അല്ല

കൂടെ പോരുന്നോ ?
     മരിക്കാനോ ?  മൂഡ്‌ ഇല്ല.