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CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

Magdalene Re:...not necessarily 'impossible' (1088 comments)

I do apologize if my paraphrase caused you to miss this classic Holmes quote. I provide the full quote from -The Sign Of The Four-:

'How often have I said to you that "when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"'
Chap. 6, p. 111 The Sign Of The Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 1890
I see now that I mangled it terribly... *grin*
-m

more than 3 years ago
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CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

Magdalene ...not necessarily 'impossible' (1088 comments)

'when you take away the impossible what you are left with, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.'

Einstein may have been mistaken, it could be that the speed of light, like the speed of sound so many decades previously, can in fact be broken, and all the effects that Einstein theorised are in fact just causalities to do with what in fact would be 'seen' by an observer, as opposed to what would actually be happening in 'real time' as it were... as the object would be moving faster than the light it would be producing, it would be unable to be observed in any 'normal time' frame and would appear to observers to slow down and stop, and even move backward in time as it broke its own 'light barrier'. This is only a hypothesis of course, based on my rather small understanding of the effects...

M

more than 3 years ago
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Craig Mundie Wants "Internet Driver's Licenses"

Magdalene Can they be more subtle? (427 comments)

Just another attempt by to regulate and/or control the internet, I can just bet that he has a shiny Powerpoint presentation all prepped about how suited MS would be to manage the corporate planning and data management.

About as subtle as Vlad and the Count soliciting for charitable donations :

"to de Blood bank... I mean Red Cross, yes. No, you don't hawe to come in, ve vill be ower.. , Ve Vill send an agent by right avay! Oh yes it is wery conwenient for you, Ve know exactly vhere you are, I mean, ve hawe your address yes. Thank you for agreeing to be ovr wicte.. heh donor!"

Right down to the 'mvahaha!' and the obligatory Thunder and Lightning.

more than 4 years ago
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Fecal Bacteria Found On Almost Half Of Soda Fountains

Magdalene immune wars (9 comments)

the article doesn't mention what concentrations the bacteria are found in because they are not in concentrations enough to do any harm to anyone but folks with limited to non-existent immune systems (of the boy in the plastic bubble type that is) who aren't going to be just running down to the Sev for a Big Gulp anyway. We live in a world of germs, our immune systems don't work if we aren't exposed to them regularly. If your immune system has nothing to attack, it will, just hanging out with all the rest of your inner workings, get bored and start looking for things to do It likes to fix things! "that *is* what it is there for after all! Why should it lay around doing nothing!" and it will go around fixing things regardless of their current working order. (kinda like those guys who, you will leave in the morning with them at the breakfast table with a coffee, and you will come home and they will have decided that the wall needed to be taken out, and part of the roof, because it was too dark in the kitchen, so the plumbing had to be re-routed through the neighbour's upper bedroom, and it turns out that the wall was a retaining wall, and you are renting. even if there was a perfectly good window blind they could have opened, directly to the left of the table,

*That* kind of fixing.

It is not surprising that the amount of auto-immune disorders have risen since we have become so 'germ-fearful', with anti-biotic this and antiseptic that, we only end up giving our immune systems an excuse for 'fixing' our own bodies, and end up killing of the least harmful germs, clearing the way for novel, more insidious, or double and triple resistant bacteria.

a few harmless bugs are good for the system.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Programming Rituals Work

Magdalene Re:Where do you still find those? (233 comments)

depends where you are. Check out the used computer warehouses in your area, they are sure to find one in the back that is gathering dust. All you need is an adapter, which they should also have. If you have trouble finding one give me a shout, I have about 3 in my dead tech closet with the commodore 64 ;).

-m

more than 5 years ago
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Where Are the High-Res Head-Mounted Displays?

Magdalene 30 - 60 hz headache (384 comments)

I'm not sure about you, but at that low a refresh my eyes would walk right out of their sockets and donate themselves to science in protest.

Which, in foresight (heh) would be proceeding the rest of the body by only a few hours if I was lucky enough. By dying horribly in one of the following ways: flattened by a Hydrogen powered bus for wandering into traffic, skating right off the skytrain platform and falling the 60 meters or so to my doom or rolling onto the train right-of-way and becoming instant mincemeat. All because I was checking my daytimer and was too airbrained to realize where I was roller-blading.(obtuse old telus ad reference, I *hated* that ad.)

-m

more than 5 years ago
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Ocean Circulation Doesn't Work As Expected

Magdalene Hubris (658 comments)

It never fails to amaze me just how much hubris the human race can muster up on its own behalf.

The thing is, if you want to take an actual look at the history of the earth's geological age, and say, use a year as an analogy for how long its been around compared to us, we don't show up till around 5 seconds to midnight December 31. --thank you David Attenborough for that image--

Life on earth will continue blithely on without us. The earth will sweep us off its back as surely as a water-buffalo swats a gnat, with about as much notice, and future palaeontologists will look back at the 'human' era as one of the many branches that was doomed to fail and become extinct .... something just a wee bit more successful than the Neanderthal.

And we thought the dinosaurs were a failure. Take a look at how long they lasted in geological time compared to us so far. I think they win.

Claws down.

more than 5 years ago
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"Microsaccades" Help To Refresh Your Field of View

Magdalene Go to the Source and the water is Sweeter (96 comments)

The article in Wired seems to be a 'dumbed down for public consumption' version of an article that appeared in Scientific American in August 2007. The original was authored by Dr Susana Martinez-Conde and Dr Stephen L Macknik, and referred to a study they had completed in 2006. There is a preview available here:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=windows-on-the-mind

unfortunately one would have to pay for the whole article as they are a subscription magazine. But the proof is in the preview, and if anyone should want more, I would encourage them to go to their local library and find the magazine there. The article in Scientific American is much more educational.

more than 5 years ago
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McCain Campaign Protests YouTube's DMCA Policy

Magdalene Oddly interesting. in my foriegn point of view. (597 comments)

Perhaps the Republican Candidate's response is linked to all the hell they got in for attempting to fraudulently use all those songs in their campaign ads that were later pulled because the artists who owned the songs had not given their consent? Perhaps the party had been downloading them..

But, what do I know. I just watched the rest of my country re elect the same bozo into the same minority government Proving that people everywhere get their IQ's lopped off at the knees when elections star. . At least the Head Bozo didn't get the Majority he wanted, Things remain pretty much the same as they were yesterday. Except Prime minister Bozon gets to be happy he keeps the key to the club pool house.

Down South on the other-hand, Oh jeez I am so happy I am not having to live through the election poop you guys are having to go through with the Wicked witch of the way up norther than here. If she gets to be your new VP you can bet Shiny new apples will be on his desk every morning. **insert high pitched cackle, poof of badly animated smoke with the word *POOF* written on it in big bold 24p letters, hairpins clattering to the ground here**, and she'll be *GONE!* off to speed back to the the community centre to see how her 'babies without birthrights' Christis (silent T of course) meeting, to see about housing for these misguided young 'mothers to be' Freedom Centres to borrow from Margaret Atwood, a Freedom 'From' Centre more likely: "We would provide for all her needs and expenses, she would have access to doctors, counsellors and peers on call for her 24 hours a day, in a safe, secure environment, free from stresses that might unduly effect the health of the mother or the baby she is carrying!" in Palinese it sounds nice, but translated into English our 'scenario gets a tad more complicated: Forced Confinement, Constant 24 hour monitoring, 24 hour full propaganda assault, total control of her environment,
I know, I am not an American, but I may in fact have far more experience that she in foreign policy. While she can say she can see Russia from her house. Not only can I see the USA from my house, but I have been to it several times and also, I can speak the language, and oddly 'some of my best friends are American. ;
-m

more than 6 years ago

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Saturn Sized Circumbinary Planet Found

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Magdalene writes "The Kepler spacecraft folks have found an honest to goodness EXO planet whose "orbit surrounds a pir of low- mass stars. Data from the Kepler spacecraft reveal transits of the planet across both stars..." as well as eclipses of them...link and further info
Here."

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New Study Links Autism with Schizophrenia

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Magdalene writes "According to a new study out of Simon Fraser University, Autism and Schizophrenia share associated gene pathways in the brain. Researcher Bernard Crespi and his colleages have found four regions in the human genome where mutations known as copy number variants can arise — stretches of DNA that contain accidental duplications or deletions. The investigators found deletion mutations in people with autism and duplications in people with schizophrenia, Their findings are further reported in this week's online issue of the Proceedings of the of the National Academy of Sciences. here"
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Dark energy lurks in hidden spatial dimensions?

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Magdalene writes "According to Stephen Battersby of the NewScientist.com news service; The mysterious cosmic presence called dark energy, which is accelerating the expansion of the universe, might be lurking in hidden dimensions of space. This idea would explain how the dimensions of space remain stable — one of the biggest problems for the unified scheme of physics called 'string theory'. In the NewScientist.com article, Brian Greene and Janna Levin of Columbia University liken the extra dimensions, including our our own 3d universe to membranes in higher dimensional space, they suggest that a "sterile neutrino" could exist in the extra dimensions, making its presence felt only as the source of dark energy.

There is no word yet on whether or not Sphere or Square are available for comment.

-m"

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Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Magdalene writes "So Im here at 436 having not been able to sleep. Tried to go to bed at 10, 11, and 12 respectively and then got up to watch a couple episodes of the HouseMD season 2 box set that has recently landed in my home. went back to bed at 2, still no luck watching the clock at 3 and 4 and now here I am at 4.36 posting to /. yay. . Sleeping pills aside. (go away and come back with some of your little friends!!! quaaludes perhaps! HAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahaha!) My active frontal cortex chuckled gleefully at 10 pm.

Even now the old standards arent working. I even tried my old standby ' the anatomy of the eye'

"the frontal cilliary bodies attach to the supracilliary bodies..."

usually has me out like a light before i finish the second paragraph...

But here I am. pondering if it is worth tryiing to get any sleep now that it is closing in on dawn. I have early morning work to do.aieeeee. ah well... if only there were a pocket bible in the house, a couple of chapters of numbers would have me out like a light. the only one I have thought is i giant 18th century family bible complete with gold plated clasps in quattro format with full leather binding.. not a book to read in bed... sigh. If you see me tomorrow I may be having an out of body experience... asleep at the keyboard.


night night (hopefully).....(now where did I put Volume one of the pocket britannica set A to Asleep)


-m"

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EU Probe Finds Intel Guilty Of "Illegal Sales" Tactics

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 5 years ago

It seems that Microsoft isn't the only US company guilty of antitrust issues, according to an 8 year probe that has just wrapped up by the European Union's Competition Commission.

In a statement to Intel, Commissioner Neelie Kroes said the record $1.45 Billion (US) fine should come as "no surprise" given Intel had been deliberately acting to keep competitors out of the market for years. "Intel did not compete fairly, frustrating innovation and reducing consumer welfare in the process."

The EU's Competition Commission further announced that Intel cease illegal sales tactics in Europe that shut out their main competitor AMD.

AMD has for years claimed that Intel has been practicing high volume discounts, rebates, financial incentives plus intimidation of computer retailers, effectively shut AMD out of any chance at a market share.

Agreeing with AMD, regulators accused Intel of deals with computer manufacturers to buy all or most of their chips from Intel and gave them rebates or paid them to delay or stop their release of computers with AMD chips or limit their purchase of AMD chips entirely. Regulators also said Intel "went to great lengths" to hide this information, not including it in contracts, evidence of these anticompetitive practices were found in clandestine emails and statements from businesses, occasionally through surprise raids.

The Commission calculated the sum based on 4 percent of Intel's 2008 $37.6 billion in sales worldwide, and on the value of Intel's chip sales in the EU during the time it was breaking the EU's antitrust laws: 5 years and 3 months.

-According to the EU's anti-trust laws, the Commission could of pressed for a higher fine, up to 10 % of Intel's yearly sales for each year it was breaking the law.

- Intel should thank them for getting off easy.-

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A measure of wheat for Two pennies...

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 6 years ago

GMO/chemical giant Monsanto is taking a break from suing seed savers and attempting to charge money to organic farmers who have had the unfortunate opportunity to sample their GMO wares due to wind blown pollen contamination of their organic crops.

Yes, our favourite third world bully of small time farmers is seeming to take an altruistic look at the bigger picture. They claim they are undertaking a "commitment to help increase global food production in the face of growing demand, limited resources and a changing climate." Monsanto doesn't have profit on their minds this time it seems, according to their news release,

But how altruistic is it? Probing deeper, one of the 'not-for-profit' foundations it lists in its news release happens to be a lobby group whose purpose as cited by sourcewatch encyclopedia is "to work with governments, companies, non-governmental organizations, and research centres to negotiate the sales rights of genetically modified crops and bring new agricultural technologies to the African market" and is apparantly, funded in part by a number of biotech corporations, including, no surprise, Monsanto. Sourcewatch itself quotes Oryza.org for these facts and I encourage those who can read kanji to go to this original source.

It seems that Monsanto is interested in nothing more than making a profit off of the coming food shortages, and is attempting to set up an infrastructure to put this plan into place with intellectual property patents and hybridized GMO seeds that cannot be harvested and replanted, so the farmers have to keep coming back to the company to buy new seeds every growing season, at Monsanto's premium price.

People who do not think this is possible should look to the 3rd world, where the smallholder is already struggling to keep his own seedstock diversity, as giant biotech companies, Monsanto included, are attempting even now to put laws through the government that would make it illegal for the farmer to choose which seeds he or she is allowed to plant or save.

We really should not hold this poor multi-billion dollar company to blame. They have grown a hell of a lot from the company it was when it opened so many years ago selling saccarin in the US. Then again, it stole the formula from the original producer/patent holder in Europe. if you start with dishonesty, it is easy to continue on in the same path, and soon the rut you have carved is so deep you cannot climb out of it.

Either that or they *are* just profit scrounging dogs willing to sell out their mothers for bit change.

-m

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Advanced DnD 2-- EGaryGygax and his untimely death

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Personally,
I think he used himself as the model for the guy on the original Advanced DnD 2 Players Manual Looting the Stone out of the Evil Demon Idol's Head Chachra, and the Demon finally caught him without his +133 bedsheets against demons in a hastily drawn chalk circle of protection.

Hastur, Duke of Hell: "YOU! I've been looking for YOU!"
Mr Gygax: (from his hospital bed) YIKES!... (then nonchalontly) Hi Hastur!, Long time no see.

          ---Hastur starts toward E.GaryGygax and pauses midstride as he notices the chalk. He pulls back his foot and surveys the floor around the bed carefully. EGaryGygax face breaks into a grin as he notices the demon's concernation. ---

Mr Gygax: heh heh... always gotta be careful you know!

      ---Looking up from his crouch, Hastur squints at the EGaryGygaX, the flames of the 9th level of hell burning back at his erstwile prey. After this long, it seemed that his quest of infernal revenge might not come to pass?---

                              ---Not this time, the day was HIS.----

Hastur Duke of Hell:(his mouth slits open like a knife cut throat, in an ear to ear evil grinchity grin) THAT'S NOT A CIRCLE, THATS NOT EVEN A BAD OVIOD!

          ---all at once and nothing first, Hastur swarms over the chalk and up onto the bed, a howl, like a million mothers sorrows screams in an instant turns to the EGaryGygax Death rattle then a thunderclap then silence.
          when the nurse comes rushing from her station, all that remains is a wisp of smoke, the faint smell of brimstone, and a scattering of oddly shaped coloured dice. ---

at least that is how I see it,

M

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Outbreak News: Or how to bring an enemy to its knees 101

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kirkuk Iraq. Cholera: V. cholera Original Outbreak 08/17/07

  • has spread to 9 out of 18 provinces across Iraq
  • it is estimated that greater than 30 000 people have fallen ill
  • 3 315 were identified as positive for Vibrio cholerae
  • 14 dead so far

The disease continues to spread across Iraq. Epidemiological curves are still rising in the provinces from which the majority of laboratory-confirmed cases have originated:

The disease is continuing to spread across Iraq and dissemination to as yet unaffected areas remains highly possible. Epidemiological curves are still rising in the provinces from which the majority of laboratory-confirmed cases have originated, Kirkuk (2309) and Sulaymaniah (870). An increasing number of cases of acute watery diarrhoea has also been reported in Diala, a province neighbouring Baghdad. Although V. cholerae has not yet been laboratory confirmed, the clinical symptoms indicate the presence of cholera. The numbers of cases are remaining stable in Basra, Baghdad, Dahuk, Mosul and Tikrit. However, a case has now been confirmed in Wasit, a province that has previously been unaffected by the outbreak.

The only coverage you will find on this is with the World Health Organisation.

In the west, there has been absolutely no coverage of this event. As of this posting, It has not been listed on the CDC travel advisory website. Is it a case of 'too much news'? or is it the US' 'dirty little secret'?

Very savvy, one disabled insurgent takes 2 others to carry, and you can bet the US troops are up to date on their Cholera Vaccines.

Old school tech: according to legend, the Turks and Christians took turns lobbing disease riddled corpses at each other over walls of besieged cities in the middle ages. The US wouldn't do that would they? They got out of THAT business in 1969...

Right?

-Magdalene

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Something to Consider...

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I find it comforting to reflect on the fact that amnesty international letter writing campaigns actually work.

historic reference link
extra historic reference link

On the other hand, it's rather revealing, if not slightly frightening to think that extremest groups like the Army of Islam are more temperate, and willing to listen to public appeals for justice than the current US governing body.

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Massive Ivory sale gets mixed reviews from conservationists

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 7 years ago

According to National Geographic, the The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, came to a decision on June 2 to sell 60 tonnes of African Elephant ivory in a 'one time only' sale to Japan. The ivory coming from elephants in South Africa that had died of natural causes or had been culled legally. 30 tonnes from South Africa, 20 from Botswana and 10 from Namibia, with the profits going back to the conservation efforts in the 3 countries.

Kenya, other African countries and several conservation groups have opposed the sale citing that it would allow opportunity to launder large quantities of illegal ivory. There has been a global ivory trade ban in effect since 1989.

Trade in legal ivory, these countries argued, "provides an opportunity for laundering large quantities of illegal ivory."
The current black market price for ivory in Japan is $850.00 US a Kilogram.

The World Wildlife Fund is in support of the sale. Joanna Benn of the WWF Global Species Programme is quoted as saying there is no evidence that sales like this increase black market demand of ivory.

"This is probably going to be the most monitored controlled sale in the history of conservation, all the revenue from the stockpile has been pledged to go straight back to elephants and conservation," she said.

Recent research seems to point a finger at West and Central African countries as centres for black market ivory, while the 3 countries participating in the sale "have the strongest elephant management regimes anywhere in the world at the moment," Benn said. "This is why they've been so successful with their elephant populations."

The elephants were unavailable for comment.

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There really aught to be a 'write in friend's Journal' Tab

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

So Im here at 436 having not been able to sleep. Tried to go to bed at 10, 11, and 12 respectively and then got up to watch a couple episodes of the HouseMD season 2 box set that has recently landed in my home. went back to bed at 2, still no luck watching the clock at 3 and 4 and now here I am at 4.36 posting to /. yay. . Sleeping pills aside. (go away and come back with some of your little friends!!! quaaludes perhaps! HAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahaha!) My active frontal cortex chuckled gleefully at 10 pm.

Even now the old standards arent working. I even tried my old standby ' the anatomy of the eye'

"the frontal cilliary bodies attach to the supracilliary bodies..."

usually has me out like a light before i finish the second paragraph...

But here I am. pondering if it is worth tryiing to get any sleep now that it is closing in on dawn. I have early morning work to do.aieeeee. ah well... if only there were a pocket bible in the house, a couple of chapters of numbers would have me out like a light. the only one I have thought is i giant 18th century family bible complete with gold plated clasps in quattro format with full leather binding.. not a book to read in bed... sigh. If you see me tomorrow I may be having an out of body experience... asleep at the keyboard.

night night (hopefully).....(now where did I put Volume one of the pocket britannica set A to Asleep)

-m

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Greif and Strangeness

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die."
-H.P.L.

My Cat died this week. His mom has been howling for him .. pining i guess.

He was not the sharpest tool in the shed in some accounts, but he was a good cat. In the 12 years since he came out of her rear end I hand raised him and he was my first 'baby'...Like most siamese he was kinda neurotic about being left alone and was either on my shoulder/lap/stomach or under my arm or leg when i was home.

I am still greiving for him but I have to keep it inside and 'be strong' most of the time for my son, how do you explain death to a 3 year old? In the end it was:

'he went to the cat doctor and the cat doctor said he had to go to where the really sick kitties go and they are better there... but to stay better he has to stay there, so he wont be coming home with us anymore. but he is in a good safe place now and is very happy there because he is feeling better'

at that point i was starting to cry and had to quickly tell him 'i was sad because i was going to be missing Spidey..and it was okay for him to be sad and miss spidey too because he couldnt come home again.' He just said 'NO!' and lightly smacked my hand and changed the subject 'read THIS Mummy!' pointing to a book... his way of coping I guess...

my son's first word was his name, he slept in his crib since he came home from the hospital.

  (lame i know, but a 3 year old just wont understand death, at least that is what the kids help line told me when i called after the vets office and before I got home)

it is truely exausting...

-im not even interested in fifa im that bummed about it.

-Magdalene
it sucks sometimes being the adult

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loving a priest of Hermes is not as easy as it seems

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

We dance 'round the broken eggshells strewn carelessly; then we try locked doors and labyrinths as we attempt 'light talk',then: a walk 'round inside our minds through Spartan corridors ..

We ride; 'round, beneath his chariot Helois blinds me; confagration,chaos, flames and fury all lick up from the depths below seeming infinate....don't look to long into chaos... i must remind myself.. or it will draw you in and you will not be able to find your way back...

my hand instinctively goes up to protect my long dimmed eyes .

against this infinite brightness i wander the through unfamiliar territory of his mind, this 'chariot' one slight miss-step and i will fall, lost in the depths of HELIOS' depts of chaos, their conflagration of fury and flame. for a moment, i forget where i am and close my eyes, caught up in the beauty of it all, and smiling i wonder if this is what it was like for Aten's Wife...then i stumble.

My beloved, so much more divine, sees my misstep before I do,
reaching but a finger out stops my misstep from becoming my souls end in the chaos below.

to myself mistaken steps unplanned and out of nowhere as I stagger barely able to see the flooring

To my beloved, my misstep seems..,planned?...

My beloved forgets,... I possess not his map..nor his insights

but on his word would freely sutti and dance with chaos through eternity.

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new canuk leaders... we fear change.. especially this change

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

so its a minority government.

now. im scared.

this means there are enough uneducated people in canada to really mess things up but like canadians we had to do it just to see what it would be like to do.

"im not going to lick it.. YOU lick it..."
"are you ****ing nuts? its minus 20 out here..!"
"chickin shit. come on.. the bus isn't coming for another 45 minutes you ginch!"
"I am not a ginch you arsehole! YOU lick it!"
"lameass!"
"ginch!"
"fine!"
"i'll give you on of my beer!"
"hey you said your dad didn't have any! FAG!"
"lick the bus post and i'll give you ALL my beer!"
"okay"

*lick*

"AAAHTHHOLE! IM STHUCHK!"

*insert loud laughter much falling down and pissing of pants here*

yes folks.. these are canadians

these are the people who voted in Steven Harper.

but it is a minority government ... we have our nice safe beer foamy liberal cusion to fall back on just in case. that is of course if the beer is still there once the skin on our tongue grows back.

-magdalene

"...im not touch*type*ing im touch*Talk*ing. so no, my punctuation isnt good nor do i capitalise much of anything .. and my brain blithlely offers up the first fonation it has for every word it has. so its not perfekt."
'irc trained and certified'.

-magdalene

techgoddess monday thorugh thurday, temptress of the ensorcelled saturday evenings by appointment.

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inside an MRI

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Wierdness

Loud

I could feel/see the cross section as it passed through my head

they said that it wasnt possible but i guess my brain just felt the heat and coalated the data in my visual cortex.
they went over and around my pituitary a couple of times, back and forth, up and down and side to side, went over my 'migraine spot' a lot. and concentrated on my right side more than my left. put some 'contrast media into my arm, and mostly went over my migraine spot again and above my right eye and sinus. there is something there that seems roughly garlic clove shaped but i am not sure how big. they went through it and around it then up and down over it twice. it kind of heated up my head like the old cell phones used to do when you talked on them for any length of time.

Gave me a killer migraine afterwords... I took a sleep med and slept for 16 hours afterwords. I get to find out what they saw on friday. yippee.
I still have a migraine.
im going back to bed now.

its wierd tho. my boyfriend is talking in his sleep...

im not sure what is geekier. the fact that he is talking in hexidecimal or the fact that I recognise it as such. //

"...im not touch*type*ing im touch*Talk*ing. so no, my punctuation isnt good nor do i capitalise much of anything .. and my brain blithlely offers up the first fonation it has for every word it has. so its not perfekt."

'irc trained and certified'.

-magdalene
techgoddess monday thorugh thurday, temptress of the ensorcelled saturday evenings by appointment.

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im sick today

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

the thing is, ive been sick for a long while.
its amusing how a day can change how you veiw things.
or a sleepless night
or a few nights without good sleep
or a few days without meds
one thing i am not here for is a pity party
sickness is like anything you pick at.
it bleeds
focus a microscope on anything and it will find something
my problem isnt being sick
my problem it seems is noncomplacency
i really dont care about whether or not im going to die
or how or when or even if my body is breaking down organ by organ or whatever.
i just want to know why?

WHY?

That is the question that most doctors wont answer.
they give you all the
"well its too soon to tell"s
and the
"we have another test booked on the *insert date here*"s
why is it that person A can walk up a set of stairs and not fall over and person B cant?
why is it person A s body works fine when person Bs body randomly shuts things off like some kid set loose at the master control switch?
i am content with my days
i am content with what i have been given
i am even content with being sick.
I just want someone to answer my answers:

What. Why. and When.

Even if the answer is I don't know, inshaaAllah and tommorow.

-m

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Constrained Writing Exercise, my take on it. thanks tom ;)

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

As proposed here

The rules:

For the writers in the circle:

This should be a fun and quick exercise. What follows below are ten words randomly generated, you must them all in your work, though not necessarily in the order in which they are listed (though you do get bonus points if you do;-). The limits on the writing is simple:

* For prose, no more than 5 paragraphs.

* For poetry, no more than 20 lines.

* For a play, TV script, or screenplay, no more than a single brief scene

I will post my submission tomorrow in a new JE, and I would encourage you to post yours in a JE as well. On to the words!

1. Spacecraft
2. Parasite
3. Refugee
4. Volcano
5. Boiler
6. Generator
7. Jam
8. Photograph
9. Boxer
10. Onion

Some say of it as it passes into the inner space
"a spacecraft into the unknown"

Some say it is
"a parasite into the host, a virus, it feeds on till the time comes for it to feed outside the host as a refugee of the body"

Still others, being more technical, call it "the ultimate product, a volcano, an outburst, boiler and generator in one"

Artistic musical types might talk of it:
Its an exploion! A heat of the moment symphony brought forth in an ultimate musical jam, no score to follow, no preperation, no liner notes!"

Photographers might say:
"its like catching a moment of fury on film.. stillness in action. pugelism. a boxer's knockout in a black and white photograph with 800 speed film. ya know?"

Shrek would say "its like an onion, onions have layers"

What would I say?..hmm. "It is 1 and 1 makes 1. flesh begets flesh." and if you don't like it, use a condom.

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-Magdalene Techgoddess Monday through Thursday, Temptress of Ensorcelled Saturdays by appointment.

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perhaps this is too random

Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I am unsure about where this solstice is going. It is already the 20th and i have no recollection of December even beginning. My last real collected thought about date and time was mid October. Since then i've had another breakdown and nearly lost it again at least 2 times i can count. Reality is way too random at the moment and my time continuum seems to move at a different rate than other peoples.

Mind you, I have had more than a few prescription drug induced 'thread the needle' of insanity's razor edge, experiences and unparalleled moments of unmitigated ecstasy-states where epiphany upon epiphany fell on me as rain; Often both at the same time.
Sanity can be fleeting sometimes, but I would not trade the last few months (seconds? days?) for anything.

I have been to Fey.

7 days for 7 months isn't it? I have eaten at the table of the dead. Consumed whole pomegranates in their underworld indiscreetly, juice spilling down my cheek as I consume bite after bite of information from my new best friends' data and information, so far removed yet so close to my own inner being. Downloading their very existence as fast as my sloppy human interface device can process their expanding universe of information. How can a month pass so quickly outside when inside this reality we trade sine and cosine as time stands still? What price will they ask when i leave? Will i care? Nothing will be too much, this is far too intense. My eyes have been opened. the first rays of unreflected light hit my retinas. Plato was right. My universe expands exponentially.

i feel i've stolen away so few days of freedom. yet here is solstice waking my dream, stealing me back, kicking. screaming...
not yet,
not yet...
NOT YET.

-magdalene

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Magdalene Magdalene writes  |  more than 8 years ago

where i will write my stuff sometimes, those of you who dont like it can choose to not read. *GRIN*

thanks to rob for everything and its nice to be back.
-m

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