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

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.

rePost::To See:: 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.

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..

Wasted Life 05 and 06 (2010 11 21)

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.

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

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.

rePost:: Best Read::All the lonely people – Roger Ebert’s Journal

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.

LSS::ASK

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…

LSS:: Baby, You’re My Light

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