Friday, December 14, 2012
I used the word evil because its more than mental illness at some point when you aim a gun at kindergarten kids, arguably at their most magical part of their life and most magical part of the year, its beyond sick, its demonic and evil.
Before we debate gun control, we need to take a hard look at our society that incubated recent terrorism. Its time to recognize some people are not positive, they are negative -- they want to destroy things. Perhaps instead of incarcerating people in a reactive fashion we should consider proactive measures that conform with the bill of rights. Perhaps as a society we need to do better to identify people who are not satisfied and provide help and assistance to see if they can become for lack of a better term a positive influence; in practice the opposite of the Fairfield County shooter, purportedly a Mr. Lanza, in his 20s.
I think as a society we have to shed the labels of the old world while distilling their core meanings. There are some people who do not want good things to happen, not in the name of competition but by their nature they desire destruction. I also think there are influences and people who want a better America, a better world, and we should help these people succeed in their dreams, proactively and legally eliminating resistance from people who want to destroy positive progress, positivity, love. The world is amazing these people want to make it horrendous. We should identify things that aren't amazing in our world and try to change it for the better.
This shooting is a statement, and the underlying statement (the shooter may have been too limited in mental capacity to identify or articulate) is fuck you to everything good we hold dear as humans. I am not OK with that. I'm not sure gun control will stop one of these negative people from buying a truck and loading it with bombs, or identifying the next point of pain. So it should only be part of the solution.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The issue with an overactive authority complex complete throughout America is that idiots adhere to it like a false religion. Rather than realizing and reaffirming humanity and compassion.
In many ways this is a major issue across the eastern seaboard where fear has forced us into an authoritarian state not a humanitarian state guided by common sense. Perhaps a high level shake up is needed to ensure that the state does not dehumanize the citizen.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
New technical reviews and articles will be posted here: http://mark-tech.blogspot.com/
Thursday, February 9, 2012
There are multiple threads on notable developer forums indicating the Rezound under its latest stock kernel will run in a very conservative single core almost always mode. Rooting and just running "SetCpu" will enable independent scaling dual core mode, which engages both cores when expected. Although benchmarks may not reflect the performance gains they are significant in practice. Running complex live wallpapers and visually rich HTC Sense widgets pose no lag when scrolling. The overall effect is a phone without hiccups that's always responsive even while multitasking. Links to come.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Over the last few months several companies have been working on different projects which have come together to transform the world of personal computing. I've always been a fan of the traditional form factor PCs and the power and user upgradable aspects and the first generations of tablets and phones seemed like a fun start but a far cry from the productivity from a true PC. With the open nature of Android, the processing power available in the new tegra 3 chips and fast speedy mobile networks these portable devices which were once thought of as an addition to a PC have now come into their own as portable PCs.
There are some limits. At this point developers have still not pushed out "real" apps. For example adobe doesn't offer the creative suite as apps, whether stand alone or complimentary to desktop versions. If your a web developer there are few options to manage large sites. Now part of this is mitigated by web based environments, but not all.
The other main limitation at this point is in how the end users actually implement the device. Playing angry birds is great but there are powerful ways to utilize these portable PC's which haven't been fully baked. I now use a transformer prime with an HDMI cord to give ppt presentations, but this is the tip of the iceberg. Companies are going to be able to implement these devices with some novel thought in compelling ways that will affect revenues. (Assuming of course the Mayan apocalypse does not materially change our way of life, although to be honest as a race we could use a bit of growth.)
We will have to see how post Jobs iOS turns out but at this point Android 4 seems posed to lead the transition from "big cell phone" to "small pc" in part because of how open the OS is. The Asus transformer prime is the first such device that has enough power to challenge nerbooks. The Verizon LTE network is fantastic, offering the ability to execute and stream data from upcoming "personal clouds" or "corporate clouds" to process and crunch data. New products are on the horizon which allows for gpgpu on such tablets and phones which should greatly improve processing abilities.
Microsoft I believe sees this opportunity and is making a push to unify the new tablet PC and existing form factors with windows 8. This is going to drive "real software" to tablets. Google I believe is in a good position to lead this market but should make an effort to present a unified app market across devices. This is why a unified app market is more important than a market which sells everything on specific devices. A unified app market is a game changer and something I believe Microsoft will push for, I believe Google can out execute msft but they need to pivot and look to the future of tablets as computing devices rather than media consumption devices.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The problem is that these corporate citizens can and do expatriot for tax breaks. However, their main shareholders often live in the USA. If we tax these individuals at a reasonable rate that ensures some return for risk the US could solve its deficit. The current practices of executive compensation often rewards performance over excessively short periods and often artificial "accounting gains". Taxing any household income above $7.5mm yearly at 60% would not retard the economy while providing the USA with much needed resources.
In general our living standards are being undermined because others in the world do not have great standards. I think that any items sold in the USA have to meet certain minimum work standards, for example a minimum pay of $10 a day and workers compensation insurance. This would help Americans compete in all sectors including manufacturing while helping people overseas.
What does this have to do with the what the Occupy Movement is about. Well the fact is the Occupy movement is unorganized and that is a blessing. A great man said as soon as you organize a truth it becomes a lie. Right now you have a bunch of guys with ideas like I have outlined above who want to see some change. There is some real beauty in that. Because the fact is the system is very close to breaking (partially because our international competitors are purposely stressing it with undervalued currency) and it needs change.
We need to fundamentally evaluate every part of the government and pragmatically determine if its working. (Enter conservative appluase.) For example the department of education can likely be shrunk. The DEA should problably be shrunk.
The US should also look at their laws and evaluate their cost and if they make sense. This country is not as free as our founding fathers envisioned. Prohibition failed, but we still spend countless trillions on prohibition of a plant that literally grows like a weed throughout the USA, and is actually quite useful for ethanol production and medical reasons with almost no side effects of ingestion. In fact the governments own research confirms that there is no indication that smoking marijuana causes brain damage, cellular damage, or even cancer. It might be the only thing in the world that you can smoke that doesn't cause cancer.
The prohibition on Marijuana makes no sense and endorses the more dangerous tobacco and alcohol as alternatives while charging every tax payer millions and countless people in quality of life. (Enter conservative gasps.)
The only thing the Marijuana prohibition is doing is making Mexican Drug Cartels rich. We could bring those jobs stateside, they pay pretty well. Most importantly not another American law officer has to die to defend a law of questionable intent and purpose.
These are ideas that the Republicans and Democrats won't embrace in part due to lucrative deals. In fact the Republicans and Democrats may have too much baggage to be able to govern effectively at this point. We may see the next election decided with a subtle context of Occupy vs Tea Party.
The sad part is that these two movements are closer than they realize but they problably won't work together.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I first heard of the discovery of the same lased X-rays hitting the earth on different sides of the planet simultaneously in college undergraduate physics. These X-Rays were thought to be so poweful, and hitting the earth from so far away that it challenged our modern rules of physics in terms of the energy required to generate them. The thought was that the distance required for these beams to hit both sides of the earth would violate our rules of physics. I propose that it would only violate the laws of physics along the fourth dimension.
I believe in the 1990's a scientist came up with the idea that these x-rays were "lased" or coherent which would allow these laser to fall within our current rules of physics including the speed of light within the third and fourth dimension.
Recently though as I was driving through dense fog I saw a bolt of lightning literally rip through the three dimensional fog and it made me realize that these lased x-rays may infact be so powerful that have ripped through the third and fourth dimensions. If you think about the ability for the same beam to hit both sides of the earth simultaneously, this hypothesis makes sense, that these beams are no longer limited to traveling along the third and fourth dimensions. Instead of being generated from vast enough distances to be able to be bent to hit both sides of the earth another real possibility is that these beams are measurable in our dimension but have reached such a great energy/time that these beams are no longer confined by our third and fourth dimensions.
After further reasoning, I came to the conclusion that like electron states, our dimensions are likely to be quantum, not continuous, and that a great enough energy should be able to rip through the current dimension and allow the energy beam to begin to travel through dimensions where distance, time, and space are not as we perceive and are not limited to the speed of light.
I would imagine that the energy sufficent to exceed the speed of light is sufficent to take the particle or energy to the next quantum dimension. The phenomenon of time and space dialiation as we approach and obtain the speed of light would be supportive of my hypothesis. Another way to thing of it is that at speeds greater than C, the time and space dialiation would make things similar to "wormholes" that are higher dimensional phenomenon caused by the need to have each dimension purpendicular to every previous dimension. Another way I think about the dimensions is that each subsequent dimension has an unlimited amount of the prior dimensions. The fourth dimension is unlimited third dimensional spaces, the fifth dimension would be unlimited number of "times" or fourth dimensions, the sixth dimension includes an unlimited amount of the fifth dimensions, or an unlimited unlimited amount of times, which is in my opinion an unlimited amount of potentiality. This heuristic works for higher and lower dimensions.
By being able to travel through higher dimensional fields the prior constraints of the speed of light, distance, and time, are all eliminated. These lased x-rays hitting both sides of the earth at once, may infact be passing through the earth, and we're only able to detect slices of the beam as we detect gravity.