Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Adventure Time

#creator.Pendleton Ward

#trigger.joeT.Lich Speech.
#linked.Ready Player One.Adventure the Atari game.
//Lich in the D&D module.Tombs of Horror.
//Joust for Copper Key to first Gate.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Doomsday Book

#author.Connie Willis


Setting is near future and interlace.1300 England.SPOILER ALERT. plague

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pitch Perfect

#note.saw on plane ride somewhere...

#actor.Anna Kendrick.video.song.Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone"

>interlace.video.Glee.We are young
>interlace.video.Fun.We are young.
>interlace.video.boxer.punch in face.

Shady Grove



>interlace.exact.word.shady grove
Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, & Tim O'Brien
David Holt and Doc Watson

Burl Ives - The original recording of Ghost Riders In The Sky
Johnny Cash - Ghost Riders In The Sky (Live At Montreux)

The Doors - Riders On the Storm
Rawhide Blues Brothers

Friday, April 18, 2014

GI Joe: Retailation

I know its from a comic book but why have "hot" hands to melt through the fence?
It glows, giving your position away at night.

They gather during the penetration underneath a lamp... for more lighting?

How DO you control an Elite force like GI Joe? How do you prevent it from going rogue?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man of Steel.2013


Henry Cavill as Clark Kent

Alessandro Juliani as Officer Sekowsky
linked.Lt. Felix Gaeta.Battlestar Galactica.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

After the Rain

#script.Akira Kurosawa

#note.//Ronin buys food.gift to ease mood.suffering. Peasant remarks that if he had a feast like this even just once every year, he could bear.suffer anything.//

//This self-image by Samurai, and in extension by Japan's feudal self is a form rationalization, a self-justification for the little killing and brutally that Samurai and Japan did to itself and others. Without this rationalization, there would be no warrior class.//

The Amazing Spider Man.2012

#spiderman.Peter Parker.Andrew Garfield

>interlace.Peter Parker alliteration like Wade Watts of Ready Player One.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Teaching Mavis to Ride a Bike by Faith Shearin
"We practiced in Baltimore's alleys with her dress..."
>JPC.Hello Poetry.//
A Morning in Baltimore
"A morning hum
from the heater
rushes my warm
January winter
in Baltimore just
a month before."
Meteredish Baltimore
"Zoom, zooming a Prius black streaking there
in between Baltimore, heaven's stair..." 
>Normall Brand.//
same poem at Normall Brand.JB3

Friday, April 11, 2014

(Xena Landscape.google image.query)

Episode 1

Malcom X - Autobiography

#author.Malcom X.Alex Haley

Malcom X was not born by the River, but instead moved from home to burning home.
Parent fought, father was killed (possible and probable)
Insurance company balked at paying the life insurance during the Depression era.
His family lived in poverty, and his mother went crazy.
"Later on in life, if I were continuously losing in any gambling situation, I would watch very closely. It's like the Negro in America seeing the white man win all the time. He's a professional gambler; he has all the cards and the odds stacked on his side, and he has always dealt to our people from the bottom of the deck."
"All I had done was improve on their strategy, and it was the beginning of a very important lesson in life-- that anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you're both engaged in the same business-- you know they're doing something that you aren't."

Ready Player One

#author.Ernest Cline

"dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria."
#ref.song.dead man's party.oingo boingo

#ref.game.Adventure.atari.Warren Robinett
"three keys appear, spinning slowly in the air in front of  him. They appear to be made of copper, jade, and clear crystal"
>interlace.20140415//the Eclipsed Moon is not really blood red, but rather copper in color.//

Parks and Recreation

#creator.Greg Daniels.Michael Schur


Lucy Lawless as Diane, Ron's love interest.girlfriend
linked.Number Three.Battlestar Galactica
linked.Evelyn.Burn Notice.assassin

Chris Pratt as Andy, lovable and simple everyday American man
linked.Emmet Brickowski.The Lego Movie.hero.2014
linked.Peter Quill.The Guardian of the Galaxy.hero.2014
linked.Owen.Jurassic World.hero.2015

Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, lovable and entrepreneurial South Carolinian.
Netflick.comedy special.Live at Madison Square Garden

Battlestar Galactica.2004

#creator.Ronald D. Moore


Tricia Helfer as Number Six, a Cylon
linked.Carla.Burn Notice

Lucy Lawless as Number Three, a Cylon
linked.Evelyn.Burn Notice
linked.Diane.Parks and Recreation

Alessandro Juliani as Lt. Felix Gaeta
linked.Officer Sekowsky.Man of Steel.

Burn Notice

#creator.Matt Nix


Tricia Helfer as Carla, handler
linked.Number Six.Battlestar Galactica.

Lucy Lawless as Evelyn, an assassin
linked.Number Three.Battlestar Galactica.
linked.Diane.Parks and Recreation

(process development.whale.seal.Inuit)

>seed thought.//process development.
I'm looking for a job and the search algorithm says my job skills might fit process development jobs. These tend to be jobs with biotech/pharma companies that develop humanized antibody, conjugated protein, optimizing and validating protein expression and purification, etc...

>query.//google.image.process development.20140411


My white matter connectivity lead me to select this image.


A business process modeled along the whale hunt by Inuit.


This blurb is supposes to give you an intuitive and inspirational understanding of why their business process can land the financial BIG WHALE, and thus ensure your financial survival. Their conclusion:
"...when we hunt walrus or caribou, seals or a string of fish, we can eat only for a day or a week or two. A whale can feed our entire village for a year."
This is true, but reading the wikipedia on Inuit diet makes it clear that the most common food source is seal. Their real survival depends on seal, ie the daily, weekly, small gains of meat and blood from a low risk, high return meat.


My neural circuitry next fixated on this stream:
"seals are always considered to be thirsty and are therefore offered a drink of fresh water as they die. This is shown as a sign of respect and gratitude toward the seal and its sacrifice. This offering is also done to please the spirit Sedna to ensure food supply.
Bennett, John, and Susan Rowley, eds. Uqalurait: An Oral History of Nunavut. Canada: McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 2004.

What an interesting extrapolation of a human trait (freshwater need) onto seals. We humanize the seal and pull it into our religion. Do seals really need to drink freshwater? What is the science?

>query.//how do seals, the low risk, high return meat for Inuits, really obtain their water needs?

They get water through their food mostly, which probably also consists of mostly low risk, high return fish.meat or plant or plankton.

"These organisms include drifting animalsprotistsarchaeaalgae, or bacteria that inhabit the pelagic zone of oceansseas, or bodies of freshwater; that is, plankton are defined by their ecological niche rather than phylogenetic or taxonomic classification."
close.Divergent stream.time constraint.

It's interesting that a final food source is not phylogenetic or taxonomic classified! I must remember this in the setup of this classification algorithm.

A business in resource scarce (near future) environments are like marine mammals and Inuit in the Arctic.
-Arctic business, Inuit and marine mammals are predators.
-They survive by eating other low risk, but high return (fat, energy) meat.
-The meat has the same salt content and provides essential water needs.

Today's Arctic businesses must not romanticize the Whale and risk forgetting the Seal.

It is mostly likely that the Seal will ensure their survive.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Captain America - The Winter Soldier

#main character.Chris Evans
#WATCHED.20140404.in theater, 3-D

rate.A for action.comic book spin off movie.
paced well.
fights are good.
spirit of comic preserved.
good cast.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: how we lie to everyone---especially ourselves

#author.Dan Ariely

Decisions are NOT based on cost-benefit analysis. We take little cheats.
if ..."we would run a cost-benefit analysis on all of our decisions and do what seems to be the most rational thing... we wouldn't make decisions based on emotions or trust...
Social norm:
#Example of leaving 6-pack of Coke or plate with $1 bills. Dorm students would steal all the Cokes by 48hr but the plate of bills remain.

The thoughtStream follows like this://
Small bands of proto-humans were wandering scavengers. There was no way to store excess food, and all food stuff found by the group was essential. Survival of the band was dependent upon cooperativity; more eyes looking out for predators and for food. Social behaviors evolved to balance the survival instinct of the individual (consume all resource for self) and the survival of the group (sharing resource within group).

In this context, a little cheat was probably not "over looked" within the group because the food was essential. Each small band lived in almost complete social isolation. The social norm for small bands of wandering scavengers was to distrust all outside group --extreme xenophobia.

Early human hunter-gatherer groups started to develop ways to store excess stuff. The excess stuff would be "marginal" food/commodity. The excess stuff was not immediately eaten or used but would have a time decay. This might lead small bands to seek opportunities to trade with outside groups if a shared brand of social protocols could be formed. This higher-ordered layer of cooperativity between small bands would allow more efficient exploitation available resources.

Social norms developed in reaction to marginal food/commodity/stuff and dictated how cheating would be perceived. An individuals could probably steal a little bit of the marginal food from his own band, but not the essential.

With agriculture and domestication of animals, the level of "marginal" food increased. A barter system was created to exchange the marginal food and other commodities between small groups.  

Currency/money was introduce to increase the rate of exchange, thereby increasing the efficiency of the super-group's exploitation of resources.

Credit was introduce to increase the rate of money exchange, thereby increasing the efficiency of the mega-group's exploitation of resources.

#query.Why is it easier to steal the Coke than $1 cash. Why is it easier to spend $1 credit than spending $1 cash for a Coke? Is Coke like credit?

#example of 10 commandments decreasing the little cheats. Suggested have MIT honor code, but you need to do it right before the honesty challenge.

We also tend to perceive others as being more dishonest than ourselves.

#example of dentist and CAD/CAM systems. They would do more of these because they already paid for the equipment! Also Dan's experience with Dr. that wanted to tattoo his face! Dr. needed one more patient in study to publish.

Conflict of interest occurs throughout medical & pharmaceutical space.

Social norms makes us feel indebted to others for favors.
#example of logo on art and MRI scans.
".. the effects of reciprocity run deep, the brain scans showed the same effect; the presence of the sponsor's logo increased the activity in the parts of the participants' brain that are related to pleasure particularly the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain that is responsible for higher-order thinking, including associations and meaning)."
Pharmaceutical company reps give stuff (with logos) and service to Dr. to make Dr. feel indebted to the company. The Dr.s end up prescribing the drugs more.

high freq quote:
"Psychological studies show that we quickly and easily start believing whatever comes out of our own mouths, even when the original reason for expressing the opinion is no longer relevant... This is cognitive dissonance at play; doctors reason that if they are telling others about a drug, it must be good-- and so their own beliefs change to correspond to their speech, and they start prescribing accordingly."
Disclosure does not always solve conflict of interest.

Brand wrappers emotions and trust around products to make our decisions "easier".

Roy Baumeister (a professor at Florida State University) coined the "ego depletion".

The #example is trying to lose a few extra pounds. When we resist temptation, we use up some "ego", and our decision reverts to small-hunter gather responses? There must be actual, physical brain changes.

#example.Judges give out less paroles later in the day, when they are more tired. 
Control mental task = easy.
Depletion task = hard.
People given harder task subsequently took more little cheats.

Stroop task: saying the color of the written word and not its actual color.
For --RED-- you should respond by choosing blue and not red.
For --GREEN-- you should respond by choosing red and not green.
Control word would be BLUE.

People given harder task cheated almost twice as much. Depletion is bad.

Sometimes depletion is good. When you've honestly resisted, there comes a time to live in God's hand and your decision be closest to God's random finger. 

Wearing fake Prada makes you cheat more, and maybe be more creative?

Creative people can stretch the Fudge Factor more! We take more little cheats because we can be more creative in the self-rationalization and justification.
"... we should keep hiring creative people... we should still aspire to be creative ourselves, and we should continue to encourage creativity in others. But we also need to understand the links between creativity and dishonesty and try to restrict the cases in which creative people might be tempted to use their skills to find new ways to misbehave."
"Despite the general inclination to cheat that we observe over and over, and despite the increase in the propensity to cheat when others can benefit from such actions, being closely supervised eliminated cheating altogether."
But let them socialize first and get to know each other, and everyone reverts to little cheats again!

#example of revenge cheating. In no annoyance, 55% still cheated the pollster! If the pollster took a 12 second phone call during the test, the annoyed patrons would almost all cheat! 96% would take the $9 instead for honestly taking only the $5.
"We might even take this rationalization a step further and tell ourselves that we are simply restoring karma and balance to the world."

Interesting that even though there is a perception that there is different levels of cheating in different countries, when individuals from each country were tested in a neutral, culturally-independent test, people cheated to the same levels.

Pathological liars have less grey matter and more white matter in prefrontal cortex. 

People with more white matter.connectivity can infect us with dishonesty and creativity.

Classic #example of little cheats and social norms/brand psychology.
When possible we cheat, by a little.
If someone in our group blatantly cheats by a lot, we cheat a little bit more.
If someone in our group only blatantly cheats but explicitly states the cheating, we cheat as if we didn't observe the blatant cheating, and cheat just a little ourselves.
If someone outside our group blatantly cheats, we become almost completely honest.

Social norms dictates level of the little cheats.

We tend to trust professional that we've had long term relationship with.
#example of dentist proscribing crowns.

Roman general and "Memento mori".
Slave would whisper this into the ear of the victorious returning General.
"Remember your mortality"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The City the City

#Author.China Mieville

Two psychological city, one murder.
Wrote in good ole detective novel.