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Back from HK!

May 22, 2007

So I am finally home again =) HK was nice, the people were interesting as well. Everyone had some broken 1/2 english but was very animated to make up for decificencies in language. Meeting the various personals of the HKPF gave me a sense of happiness to know that they are capable people.

It hits me and I realize I have been traveling most of my year so far and have spent very little actual time at home!

2007 Janurary – 1.5 weeks in Ottawa, Canada
2007 Feburary – 2 weeks in Ottawa, Canada
2007 March – 4 weeks in Ottawa, Canada
2007 April – 2 Weeks in Ottawa, Canada
2007 May – 1.5 weeks in HK, China & Shenzhen, China

I am scheduled for travel again in June to HK, China.

It’s times like these that I really wish I had a girlfriend to take with me to these places. It would be like a free vacation for her while I work. We just met up again at the Hotel at night and maybe share in some of the sights during the evening.

This time during my travels I tried a lot of fruits! Various type of fruits from Shenzhen China that was bought there from various parts of China. Dragon Fruit, Lotus Mist, Red Haired Pearls, Mountian Banboo, and some more! All of them were very very good, and also makes much more sense in their chinese names!

The next time I return to China I hope to get a suit made. I’m told it takes 1 day to create it from the day you walk in to get measured. Some really cheap labor there.

I also finally actually got a body massage there (a real one, no not a happy ending type). It was nice, also only cost my 8 bucks for 1.5 hours of service! I kind of wish i lived there, I would spend 8 bucks a day! Think about it!!! In LA, a stupid boba drink is like 5 bucks already… So i can drink boba…. or get a 1hour massage. Big difference there. =P

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Buy-out’s and Economic analogy to a small War

April 25, 2007

This is the first of many new posts I hope to make. Somewhat just capturing the cognition I get at any one moment about financial information that might be interesting or a possible good theory in today’s world. So lets get started!

One thing that I’ve noticed in the economy is the interesting market shift whenever there is a buy-out. When one company acquires another company, it is a dramatic move. Like most societies, people will follow great leaders. Thus when a larger company, a recognized leader, buy-out another business it is a big deal. Many investors think to themselves “They must know something I don’t! That’s a large investment! If they are willing to risk several hundreds of thousands to several million, what’s my little piece of the pie?” Thus there is a heighten term of which the price of that stock will grow.

Being said, of course these terminologies are not bound to just stocks. It’s also similar to every day business. If someone’s willing to invest a lot into someone, you have a general feeling that they are serious and they will not be as likely to fail.

Another corperate buy-out strategy, I’ve noticed, is when a company starts buying out multiple smaller companies. They lash out and buy up multiple smaller firms and group them together, sort their technology, make it their own, and perform integration over several aspects of a single field or possible bringing together multiple fields into an all-in-one solution.

One thing I always love to compare financial information with is a small regional war. Each region (or in the market they say Sector) is competing over resources. Some might think of this as “cash” or “profits” but that is a misconception. Specifically the resources these small nations (companies) are battling over are terrorial stakes of land, which are not quantized by their worth in gold, but rather their quality as a reusable and renewable resource (specifically Customers!)

As few nations fight over the available “customers” they are competeing to win the trust and loyality of a reoccuring resource from quarter to quarter. This provides one thing that is the majority of what the world is looking for “stability”. People do not desire the unknown, they fear it. When things are predictable, they are confortable. Same rules apply in their decisions for their own futures, of course some are less conservative and also even fewer make their metals while doing it.

Thus, how can you find a buy-out rush?

This is a power struggle over a specific sector of the market. As one competer becomes more powerful and more dangerous as a threat to the other competors, fear will start to cause a reaction. When there is such fear there are multiple war stratigies that really stand out. Of which are the explained above but in different terms:

1.) Acquire more resources to ensure a stronger defensive as well as arm yourself with a possible retaliation. (Which mimics buying out smaller companies to gain leverage).

2.) Conquer the surrounding nations and acquire their power and make it your own. Taking their Society, their methodologies, their technology, and their resources to help stage a later step in the war.

3.) (Not noted above, but is easily recognized) Collaborate with other forces to help combat a common enemy.

Thus there are some interesting warning signs that might bring about the ability to perform a “buy-out” or collaboration of resources.

1.) A health army capable of showing presense or power. Too small of an army will be ignored and more lightly be the surrounding nation that gets assembled.

2.) A super power, but not overpowered. When there is a threat over the horizon, things change, people change. Although if there is a threat that is overpowering, such that hope is crushed and passions for “freedom” (or whatever) are passified, then there this will not happen.

3.) Fear and competition. This is a very critical aspect. Say we have the same situtaion as the above two poitns #1 and #2, but there is plenty of land and resources to go around… Then there would be no reason to fight just yet. The first step for each nation would be to acquire as much land as possible before preparing for a confrontation. Thus fear and competition play a major role as the catalysis.

Scoliosis

April 17, 2007

So, I finally got around to seeing my doctor about my neck and back pains. One of the first things he said once he started examining was:

     “Your pretty screwed up for your age. You’re all twisted.”

That was not good… then he added:

     “You have a 38 year old’s body. What happened?”

So … I’m 13 years older physically than I am biologically, if that makes sense. Haha. Then again I have been feeling quite old in the mind as well, but I guess this is proof! I’m older than I really am? If a doctor says it, it must be true! (Leo needs to hurry up and get his MD, so I can ask him to make a few false statement for me and make them true as well.)

We took x-rays, looks like I have Scoliosis.

Well I joke, because it doesn’t seem to be a major or serious case. I’m assuming my angle should be pretty small. I’ve been reading up on my condition and there’s really quite a lot to it all. Specifically they measure your seriousness by the angle created between two “should be” aligned vertabras. Then also I was looking up various medical symptoms that may cause scoliosis or may be resulted from scoliosis. Looks like there’s nothing in-depth that seems life threatening at the moment, but I do risk what is called “spinal fusion”.

When the cartaliage between two bones get stretched out too far, they inflame and saturate in response, but then after they implode and shrink. Slowly once that film is gone, the bones touch. Once the bones touch, they start to “heal” and bind together which creates spinal fusion of multiple bones. To iternate, that is when it REALLY starts to hurt, and eventually you can’t move some part of your back because the bones are fused together.

I’m no where that serious, but am at future risk. It definitly makes me more interested in the medical field. After reading so much it make me feel like I could have been a doctor, if I wanted too. At least for the most part a cryropractistian, maybe not any other type of doctor. Touching the small of the back on young women seems interesting, then again I suppose if i wanted to make money, I can’t pick my patients. I guess I’m glad to be a computer scientist.

Learned a new term… “Idiopathic” it means (in simplifed terms) “Idiot which does not know how he/she got to their current path (state)”. 

I am an adolesent idiopath with Scoliosis.

Sounds harsh, which is why doctors don’t use this term to your face! They say it behind your back in medical diaries, text books, and publications. I learned this from my reading.

       “Susan, your condition is unknown as to what the cause might have been. Please take these medications and also perform these excersies.”

Then behind your back!!! The doctor will write in their medical journals:

       “I had a patient today of idiopathic nature. After exhaustive examination and questioning, I could only conclude her as an Idiopath.”

It’s an interesting new word! =)

Lee Evans XI Tour

February 4, 2007

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Ugly Men and Ugly Women… and the rest of us in-between.

February 3, 2007

So this morning (after a long stand-up comedy binge of about 6 hours the day before) a thought suddenly hit me…  (which, in itself, is a pretty odd and random thought… but let’s entertain the idea).So… if life sucks… and you’re ugly… and male… (you’ve got the worst looks/gender combination)… and you have never gotten laid… you’ve tried and tired… and your now old and grey… your chances of having an intimate moment with a young, hot, heart-racing, fox is about … the probability of near zero as you approach the limit.

So… let’s take three notions into the debate and evaluation:

1.) You don’t want to catch anything: HIV, AIDS, etc…

This rules out your local intersection prostitute-for-hire. Chances are she’s got something that’ll bring you a lotta sobs and creams for the next duration of your life.

Let’s consider the social status que, “ugly men get in a lot of study and schooling”.

So ugly men are smart and well schooled; when weighing in this consideration they can quickly (dependent of their “next duration” and their “since when”) would rule out this possibility.

2.) You don’t want to do anything illegal!

Some how risking one night with a young lady only to find yourself taking it in the rear for the next 6 months in jail isn’t a pleasing thought.

“What if you fly to Holland or Thailand or Cambodia?” Yes… that is a possibility. But… from cost to gain expectancy, that’s an expensive business transaction. Not to mention the human urge and need for intimacy is never a “once a year, one time deal”. Thus when the urge arrives and they happen to live in a country like America, it would take an estimated 1800 USD, 14 hours one way, a taxi, a “fee”, the time for service, a taxi back, and 14 hours returning to America. (It must have been the airliners lobbying in these countries for legal weed and sex.) But by the time your 6 hours into the flight back, that second, after-shock, urge may have started taking affect.

Not financially and economically pleasing.

The idea of legality has quite a few bearings and punishments in our society. It must have been ugly women that outlawed prostitution; it was a sneaky maneuver, but they were successful. This is because there’s another name that prostitution goes by, which has always been under the radar and undetected by untrained eyes. Specifically it’s a longer-extended contract and the ugly women’s union laws have inflate the price for sex to included: a lower quality of service, random gifts, yearly gifts, a car, a house, possibly a crying baby, emotional taxation, and the premium package, with contractual automatic self-renewal, includes a marriage certificate (with a large red stamp of approval from the state).

3.) Must survive! “Life… always finds a way” (Jurrasic Park)

Given the business contractual agreement required under “the ugly women’s monopoly”, it is sometimes too much. Men had to find an alternative to securing sex. Thus the porn industry was born (brilliant)!

Pornography is an economical choice for men that wish to evade marriage taxation. The contracts are shorter, higher quality of service, there are less catches n’ loops, which also includes a healthy business relationship between client and server when finished. Prostitution now has another name!

Research by Forbes.com supports this theory (http://www.forbes.com/2001/05/25/0524porn.html) as they note:

 “There are millions of personal sites and fan sites whose publishers have no intention of ever profiting.”

The ugly, franchised, man has prevailed! Even now, hundreds of middle-aged and older men are sleeping with hot young ladies all over the world under the new business model named “pornography”.

Granted that the costs are still higher than your local intersection, but from the trade-off of quality of service and flexibility of contract… this business transaction is for-the-win.

Moral of Society? If you’re an ugly male that can’t get laid, use some business sense in your life. Join the adult entertainment industry with the “millions of personal sites and fan sites” publishers! —–

The above thought now feels too random. LOL. Oh wells, maybe someone in the world will read my blog and take fist to palm, “by gawd! he’s right!” Then he’ll open his own pornography company and end-up hiring only ugly chicks…

>.>;;;

Oh wells. 

Stand-up Comedy Binge!

February 2, 2007

Very funny ^__^
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Sleep less, Live longer

October 31, 2006

An American study linked life spans with sleep amount and found that those who sleep 4 to 7 hours live the longest, with those sleeping less than 4 or more than 9 hours living shorter lives

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep 2006.10.31@1:55am PST

Profile Archive

September 3, 2006

lil x psyduck: well i’m definitly stealing knowledge here:D
lil x psyduck: i dont’ plan to be here forever =)
lil x psyduck: maybe you’d like to be my production manager for a game and story line =)
FemaleFriend: im hungry
FemaleFriend: i want food
lil x psyduck: i would need someone that’s good with story and character design and good production management to get the artists working efficiently ^^
FemaleFriend: errr
FemaleFriend: why are u guys perverted all the time
lil x psyduck: (here giving a very serious business proposition and the candidate has wandering eyes saying she’s hungry)
lil x psyduck: (and she calls out sexual harassment.)
FemaleFriend: i dont get it
FemaleFriend: errrr
FemaleFriend: and im hungry
lil x psyduck: nm
lil x psyduck: lol

Some women just don’t mature as fast as some others…

Financial: Oil prices up means real-estate prices may go up as well

April 27, 2006

Here's what I was told and this is also what sounds pretty logical.

As oil increases it will cost much more to ship around raw materials for building construction, say wood, steel, or other constructure goods. It will be an indirect increase but for every bit of wood that needs to be transported there is just that much more charge in oil fees to get it from point A to point B. An increase in raw supplies will include construction projects for the architects and building planners. Thus raising the final price for a new building, then the cost of already ready buildings will go up too since they are relative to the market.

Knowledge of Society Posts

April 26, 2006

I've decided to make it my policy to learn one thing a day. This thing can be anything from "Ant can't swim" to finanicals, "Energy prices went up! so priority will too".

It's important to keep learning in life someone once said, "You know you're dead when you stop learning." Kind of a retorical note about how you should live your life. I'll be adding this to my Rules to Life sections too.