Nov
27
2010

rePost:: ::On Competitive Collaboration § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

Posted by: Giancarlo Angulo in Categories: rePosts, Science.

A deeper understanding of the universe, new technologies, and a role model for managing broadly distributed and culturally varied organizations: These are outcomes of basic science that are valuable to society. And it’s reasonable to expect the scientific community to deliver them in the short term. The most valuable in terms of sustained improvement of the world is the one closest to my heart—understanding the universe and in the process laying down a new seam of fundamental scientific knowledge for future generations to mine. Human ingenuity being what it is, the future will undoubtedly bring applications based on discoveries made with the LHC. Although, as with Newton’s gravity, it may be some time before we’re privy to all of them, and to their implications. For our children and grandchildren, however, I am sure that the wait will have been worthwhile.

via On Competitive Collaboration § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM.

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Nov
24
2010

At its core, LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS is, as the title implies, a love story and a perfect example of one at that. More than that, it’s the story of two adults falling in love. Yes, there are complications in the relationship, but they aren’t the kind of manufactured, childish bullshit that 95 percent of the world’s romantic comedies seem to thrive upon. These are real-world issues between two flawed individuals who are struggling to find a way to be together against adversities that could easily tear them apart. As upsetting as it might be to see them clumsily maneuver their way around the early stages of this serious relationship, because these two actors are as strong as they’ve ever been, it’s also highly entertaining. LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS is the film adults should make a point to see over this long weekend. As a bonus, for the first half of the movie, you couldn’t pay Hathaway to keep her clothes on. So, there’s that. Enjoy the hell out of this one, people.

via LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS is a great relationship movie almost single-handedly ruined by one performance, says Capone!!! — Ain’t It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news..

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Nov
21
2010

Wasted Life 05 and 06 (2010 11 21)

Posted by: Giancarlo Angulo in Categories: personal AnGoL, Wasted Life.

Anime

  • Full Metal Alchemist Episode 1-51
  • Full Metal Alchemist The God of Shambala
  • B’t X first 3 episodes

TV Series

  • The West Wing Season 3 (1st Half)
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Community
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • The Colbert Report
  • Conan
  • GLEE

Movies

  • Scott Pilgrim vs the World (3rd time )
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (8th time)
  • The King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death
  • The Invention of Lying

Some stuff I did this past two weeks:

  • Realized that I ate at something fishy if you include 5 times from Nov 1 – Nov 11 and 7 times if you include the 29th and the 30th.
  • Went to RJ’s house and spent most of the time eating Ate Laleng’s (Awesome halo halo) and Exotic(Ate Bayawak, Sawa Baboy Ramo, Pagi, a shell dish I forget which and another not so common meat)
  • Finished Happy Days Are Here Again by Steve Neal an excellent account of the 1932 Democratic Convention.
  • Ate at Something Fishiy’s Breakfast Buffet with Rain and Jizel saturday evening after watching Unstoppable at Shangrila.
  • Ate at Something Fishiy’s Breakfast Buffet with Peire , Ferdie and Erwin. Had like two shakes and unlimited ice tea.
  • Forgot to have my Happy Diner card for kamayan stamped.damn.
  • Finally did some googling about the batanes trip. Planning stuff can be very fun.
  • Laptop fixing overnight with chuckie and vince. Someone’s going to make it rain if we get the correct SSD card installed.
  • Wasted the holiday because of Migraine.
  • Started reading A biography of Galileo and Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Tom Friedman.

Notes:

  • GLEE::Gwyneth’s Glee guesting was cool. Fuck You should be heard as Forget You. The Singing in the Rain and Umbrella mashup sucked, considering I’ve seen Singing in the Rain about 12 times before my vcd got scratched and find umbrella a nice enough song, the mashup was really bad.
  • The Big Bang Theory:: The kiss was 2 seasons in the making. I’m sensing an uptick men kissing on network tv.
  • Of the late night tv shows I watch (The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Conan, David Letterman,Jimmy Fallon late night) I love the shows in this order.

Notes:

  • Kat Dennings has more charm that the girl who played Ramona. It maybe the role was too thin for her to shine.
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Nov
14
2010

I score this one against the moralist forces in our country. They are basically against what other countries find successful.

What was their secret? Determined policies to expand educational opportunities and access to health along with a willingness to depart from the conventional wisdom of the day and experiment with their own remedies. Even though all three North African countries are Moslem, empowering of women seems to have played an important role as well:

There is now substantial evidence that the health and schooling of children can be raised by empowering women, and this is precisely what Tunisia did when it raised the minimum age for marriage, revoked the colonial ban on imports of contraceptives, instituted the first family planning programme in Africa, legalized abortion, made polygamy illegal, and gave women the right to divorce as well as the right to stand and vote for election.

What is somewhat puzzling, as Rodriguez and Samman also note, is that these countries have not made nearly as much progress in democratization.

These new “facts” substantially enrich our understanding of the development landscape over the last four decades.

via Dani Rodrik’s weblog: The unsung development miracles of our time.

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Nov
11
2010

Nice post read the whole thing.

When I was a child the mailman came once a day. Now the mail arrives every moment. I used to believe it was preposterous that people could fall in love online. Now I see that all relationships are virtual, even those that take place in person. Whether we use our bodies or a keyboard, it all comes down to two minds crying out from their solitude.

via All the lonely people – Roger Ebert’s Journal.

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Nov
11
2010

LSS::ASK

Posted by: Giancarlo Angulo in Categories: Elink Audio, LSS, personal AnGoL, Rant.

A song dedicated to me and my friends.

Ask

The Smiths

Shyness is nice and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You’d like to

Shyness is nice and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You’d like to

So, if there’s something you’d like to try
If there’s something you’d like to try
Ask me I wont say no, how could I?

Coyness is nice, and
Coyness can stop you
From saying all the things in
Life you’d like to

So, if there’s something you’d like to try
If there’s something you’d like to try
Ask me I wont say no, how could I?

Spending warm Summer days indoors
Writing frightening verse
To a buxom girl in Luxembourg

Ask me, ask me, ask me
Ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it’s not Love
Then it’s the bomb, the bomb, the bomb,
the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb
That will bring us together

Nature is a language – can’t you read ?
Nature is a language – can’t you read ?

So, ask me, ask me, ask me,
Ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it’s not Love
Then it’s the bomb, the bomb, the bomb,
the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb
That will bring us together

If it’s not Love
Then it’s the bomb
Then it’s the bomb
That will bring us together

So, ask me, ask me, ask me,
Ask me, ask me, ask me
Oh, la…

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Nov
11
2010

LSS:: Baby, You’re My Light

Posted by: Giancarlo Angulo in Categories: Elink Audio, LSS, personal AnGoL.

Baby, You’re My Light – Richard Hawley

First time the longing in you wears the girl that grows it
And if he relieves you know that then you’ve blown it
And as life goes on you know you get to taste
All you find
‘Cos baby, you’re my light
Baby you’re my light
Next time the feeling is the same, don’t have to show it
A window of belief is where you own it
And as life goes on you know you have to face
All you find
‘Cos baby, you’re my light
Baby, you’re my light
Baby, you’re my light
Baby, you’re my light
Last time the years have gone the moment’s on you know it
But I believe in you and now I’ll show it
And as life goes on you know you don’t have to hate
All you find
Baby, you’re my light
Baby, you’re my light
Baby, you’re my light
Baby, you’re my light
Baby, you’re my light
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Nov
09
2010

The market’s down by 15.73 points and the fund is still up by 1.769%. YTD is 117.16 %. You can check the other stats. . I’m going to something fishy so I’ll have to say this quickly.  If you have a 100K you and won’t need it for 90 days; this is the low energy approach to investing. I’ve been investing in equity for 6 weeks and I wasn’t able to beat their 17% return last month. Time deposit for 3M gives only about 3-4%. Pre-cautionary tale Value At Risk is 7%.

Everything is from Bloomberg.

Summary ONE YEAR
Change 7.759 (1.769%) 1 year chart for IFDLCPE:PM
52-Week Range 446.32 – 193.05
BETA vs. PCOMP N.A.

Fundamentals

Assets (Millions) N.A. (on ) Last Dividend Net N.A. (ex )
Dividend Type Dividend Yield (ttm) N.A.

Fees and Expenses

Front Load Back Load
Redemption Fee N.A Current Mgmt Fee 2.00
Expense Ratio N.A Marketing Fee N.A

Performance

1-Month 17.23 3-Month 44.30
Year to Date 117.16 1-Year 130.64
3-Year 26.24 5-Year 33.55

Fund Information

Inception Date: 03/01/05 Manager:
Web Site: www.unionbankph.com Telephone:
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Nov
08
2010

Wasted Life Volume 04 (2010 11 08)

Posted by: Giancarlo Angulo in Categories: personal AnGoL.

TV Series

  • The West Wing Season 2
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Community
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • The Colbert Report
  • Sherlock Holmes Season 1

Movies

  • Scott Pilgrim vs the World
  • The Untouchables

Some stuff I did this week:

  • Went to MOA and met Clemen, Rainnier  , and Rainnier’s brother to UP AME Track 10 cosplay event!
  • Ate at Somthing Fishiy’s Breakfast Buffet with Rain. Probably ate half a loaf’ of bread of french toast.
  • Had the screen of my laptop fixed, having laptops ficed are expensive, should really have just went and bought a new one. Batanes fund back to zero. hay.
  • Was able to buy a manga  styled/inspired comic book made by Filipinos.

Notes:

  • Loved Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Visual and geek/nerd treat.
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Nov
08
2010

got the lyrics here

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

As I walk through
This wicked world
Searchin’ for light in the darkness of insanity.

I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?

And each time I feel like this inside,
There’s one thing I wanna know:
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

And as I walked on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

‘Cause each time I feel it slippin’ away, just makes me wanna cry.
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

‘Cause each time I feel it slippin’ away, just makes me wanna cry.
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

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