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Peacing you with answers


"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

--Friedrich Nietzsche

My friend Gaurav Kochar ask some interesting questions, and ask to "Blast me with an Answer". Here is peacing with answers.

1. Why has never a single politician or even his PA died or even get hurt in any of the blasts.

A. Why has any person whose name starts with ZFS not died in the blasts. Innocent people of our country have died, how would politicians dying make this better, (or worse?). Unless of course, you are implying that the politicians are behind the blast and have prior knowledge.

2. Muslims say that because of a few terrorists their community is suffering a bias. Why has not even a single Muslim ever tried to educate their rotten head brothers.

A. "Why has not even a single Muslim ever tried to educate their rotten head brothers." [Citation Needed]

I am a Hindu, and have been trying to educate my rotten head hindu brothers, most of the time it does not work.

[PS. How is each Hindu my brother, and each Muslim, a Muslim's brother?]

3. How is it so easy to distribute anti-India posters in the capital of India itself. And why no action is taken against the community that does this.

A. Agree, extremely strict actions should be taken against all such activities.

4. Why did our HRD minister come in defense of the Jamia terrorists even without any proof of their innocence.

A. [You mean Jamia terrorists University.]

Per our constitution, and accepted legal precedents of Innocent until proven guilty.

5. Why does the governance body forget about martyr M C Sharma but remember about the bloody Sohrabuddin.

A. Not only the Government, but we the citizens need to remember, both the sacrifices of Martyr M C Sharama, as well the state sponsored fake encounter of Sohrabuddin.

6. Why does only Modi and Advani get life threats whereas none of the politicians from the governing party are threatened.

A. Umm, what does that prove?

7. Why does our home minister give more importance to his attire in a state of national crisis.

A. Agree, Shivraj Patil has been a failure as a Home Minister and needs to be shown the door. This is a failure of an indivdual, and to an extent an error of Judgement on part of our PM. It has no further meaning in larger scheme of things.

8. Even after 5 blast incidents in last one year there has been no stringent law in place.

A. "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. - -- Benjamin Franklin ".

There are basic civil liberties granted to me, a free citizen of my country, "Innocence until proven guilty", "Right to appeal to a court of law", "No detention without charge". Laws such as POTA and TADA take away these basic liberties, and have a long tradition of being abused. I do not trust the State/Police to use them with resposibilty, without a system of check and balances, and judiciary oversight.

What we need is better/more stringent application of existing laws, more cordination between intellenence agencies, not more laws.

9. Even a common man knows what goes on in a Madrasa, why does the government prefers to keep mum over that.

A. Agree, wheverver anti national/anti peace teaching are being taught, they need to be dealt with firmly and decisively, whther they happen in a Madrasa or a Shakha.

[End of snarky answers]

Islamic terrorism is a problem which our country needs to fight. The answer to it is more voices of reason, not another brand of extremism.

The aim of terrorists with these blasts is not to kill people, but to fight a psychological warfare. And if we start mistrusting people, where one of my countrymen is "guilty until proven innocent", the terrorists have won. Please do not let them win, the stakes are just too high.

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Our president asked?
What should we do to free our planet from terrorism?
And everyone, including kiran bedi, leander paes and seri ravihakar answered. Read it here

Myer-Briggs Personality test for programmers


Wanna know what type of a persion you are? Myer Briggs is a standardised, and widely respected personality test. Test yourself.And then, as the Oracle said, know thyself.
BTW, I am an Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging. Oh but I knew that already.

Programming Joke? Is that the joke? Well, no. We geeks can be funny too.
When Shakespeare asked, To be, or not to be?, he did not provide the answer. But programming can. Well the answer is FF.

2B |~ 2B = FF

2B hex = 00101101
(bitwise NOT) 11010010
(bitwise OR) 11111111

I am participating in nanowrimo


What is nanowrimo?
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a creative writing project originating in the United States in which each participant attempts to write a fifty-thousand-word novel in a single month. The project was started by Chris Baty in July 1999 with 21 participants, and has been held annually in November since 2000. Despite the name, the project is now international in scope. In 2005, 59,703 people participated and 9,765 were declared winners, each having written at least 50,000 words. The cumulative word total for all participants in 2005 was 714,227,354 words.
From wikipedia

Since in next two years I have to write two movels, (have you read my todo yet? Previuos post.) It was necessary I start. I have far too many half written novels none of which have been completed. Possibly a deadline will force me to do so.

My Progress

My long term goals!


My long term goals
Apart from the second last one, every thing's pretty achievable, won't you agree?

Been busy lately


Working is really a lot of work! No, really. Its not like college, where you have all the time in the world to goof off. I have been so busy that I have not been able to write in a month. Now that means something.
But I have been busy with more than work. Read a lot. Shopped a lot. Its amazing what a shopaholic suddenly having a lot of money can make you. When you get from getting 3K a month to 30K a month, you really get mad and buy everything in sight. Bought a bike. A red APACHE. Am I elated.
Oh and parting, what Have I been doing/reading lately,

Clueless government=Blogs banned


Ok there is no doubt about the fact that the government has been trying to shutdown blogs. I mean come one Mr. Government, did you even ask your security experts about the feasibility of this block. Do you really think that by cracking down on number of Blogging sites you can stop communication between terrorists? Oh no, those poor terrorists, they can't even afford a domain name.
Heard of something called proxy? Oh, forget that I asked. Do you even know that Blogger alllows posting by email. Heard of Wordpress MU. It allows anyone to set up their own blogging platforms. What are you trying to block.
I know the terrorists are dumb people, but are they dumb enough to post their communication to public blogs?
India has 1.2 million bloggers, but I guess they donot count. Right? Miniscule minority.
I wonder who gave a such a order. Probably some babu sitting in some nondescript office, who just heard the name of blogs and email. Tossed a coin. Heads I ban blogs, tails I ban email. I guess we should be thankful that the coin landed head.
But who am I kidding? Blogs have been banned. Means you can't read my blogs. How do we fight this stupid legislation.

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