Top Ten Ways to Kill The NSA

  1. Everybody write email or ip voice call in Navajo
  2. Pass messages in .gifs on Google Plus  wikipedia. But use visual cryptography
  3. Create social network analysis of NSA guys , and their families. Include Senate Staffers on the appropriate committees. Hunt the hunters to guard the guardians. Start with the Snowden ex-girlfriend
  4. Everyone start using Tor. Overwhelm the NSA’s budget. Kill the Budget  and you kill the NSA
  5. Teach terrorists how to haiku and send messages in Navajo poetry. Use Poem Code
  6. Click on ALL google ads. or DO NOT Click on ALL Facebook ads by all people revealed to have been cooperating with the NSA. Hit the corporations the only place they feel anything- the pocket books and the balance sheets. Use Anti Ad software to dry up these data gathering monsters!
  7. Revive projects like Waste Again. Embed them in Browser Plugins like Mafia Fire.
  8. Maybe An Open Translate Project for  a language like Anti- Double Speak (from 1984). Truthspeak. To automatically encode using a Browser Plugin. Like Google Translate automatically translates Hebrew into English.
  9. Everyone understand the concept of random noise and introduce it in your blogs , your communication. Use snowden for the seed keywords.
  10. Big Deficit huh. Govt shutdown huh. Call your Congressman now to decrease NSA budget by atleast 17.33 % . Use this (usa.gov) unzip

From the First Rule 

and

Zeroth Law-

0. A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for-1) God and Jesus Christ and Rama and Allah and Buddha and their priests and intermediaries and everybody taking care of me. or atleast trying hard to take care of me.2) Earth my planet for nourishing me despite me polluting her, her fresh air and her delicious fruit and marvellous wine and hearty bread.

3) Fellow Human Beings for being nice to me when they feel curt, for displaying civilized manners, and working together in a vast invisible web of commerce, trade and exchange to meet our needs.

4) Scientists and Engineers who create wonderful technology by spending hours , months , years of their lives and giving it up for free on the Internet.

5) Powerful people who take time to mentor unknown wild cards, and young people to rejuvenate with new exciting ideas.

6) people who appreciate my poetry and people who appreciate my technology. and people who criticize only in the intention of me striving to create something better.

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Movie Review :Bodyguard (Bollywood)

This is part of Salman Khan’s trilogy quadrology after Wanted, Dabangg, Ready and now Bodyguard  in remakes of South Indian movies with pumping slow motion /fast moving action and hummable songs, slapstick comedy, typical Bollywood drama and packaged in a nice box for you to eat and savour. This is not cinema in the class of gourmet, but cinema in the class of chat, gol gappas and hot dogs (if you get the metaphor- you will get the movie as well)

 

The movie is actually nice, the actors are well casted , for a change this is actually a script, the humor is bearable if 300 people in the movie theatre are laughing with you, in some places the comic scenes are good. Salman Khan starts with a wooden expression for his bodyguard facial expressions, but by the end Kareena Kapoor and Salman prove why they are the numero uno entertainers in the world’s largest  movie crazy market (by volume of movies). I liked it better than Wanted and Ready, and almost as nice as Dabangg.

and yes Salman and Kareena look  good together!

Watch it to enjoy, and take some pleasure from the simple things of life.

Movie Review- X Men First Class

This is a movie that restores faith in the good old art of story telling with completely realistic but not in the face Computer Generated Effects.

Both Charles (as Prof X) and Erik (as Magneto) are awesome, but Erik steals the show as Michael FAsbbender plays the avenging Holocaust victim with complete and ruthless abandon. The use of Mad Men like costumes, and the flashback to history was awesome too, but the Russians were bad- same old chaps we have seen playing Russians in dozens of movies , slurring over their Rs. The interpolation of JFK, Cuban Missile Crisis and even the 1960’s chauvinistic humor really add on to this movie.

Watch it- good for both family and friends. Kevin Bacon is a steal, and lots of talented actors now join the Kevin Bacon game.

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Movie Review Ready

Picture of Asin Thottumkal, an Indian actress
Asin- Indian actor

I just saw the Bollywood Movie , Ready (2011) starring Salman Khan and Asin.  Salman Khan has been the Charlie Sheen of Indian Cinema for some time now, and the movie plays up to his charm, slapstick humor and slap full action.

Asin is a great actor, and this is not art for the sake of art- it is art to make the people laugh.

Enjoy it but with tempered expectations that you are in for some stupendous Bollywoodish humor.

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Lies, True Lies and Statistics

Consider the following data

https://decisionstats.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/interview-david-smith-revolution-computing/

Interview of David Smith May 2009

Ajay- Your blog at REVolution Computing is one of the best technical corporate blogs. In particular the monthly round up of new packages, R events and product launches all written in a lucid style. Are there any plans for a REvolution computing community or network as well instead of just the blog.

David- Yes, definitely. We recently hired Danese Cooper as our Open Source Diva to help us in this area. Danese has a wealth of experience building open-source communities, such as for Java at Sun. We’ll be announcing some new community initiatives this summer.

In the meantime, of course, we’ll continue with the Revolutions blog, which has proven to be a great vehicle for getting the word out about R to a community that hasn’t heard about it before. Thanks for the kind words about the blog, by the way — it’s been a lot of fun to write. It will be a continuing part of our community strategy, and I even plan to expand the roster of authors in the future, too. (If you’re an aspiring R blogger, please get in touch!)

And

Danese Cooper’s blog in October 2009

http://danesecooper.blogs.com/

Start the REvolution without me…

Some of you may have become aware of REvolution Computing, a commercial open source company organized around the R Language, when I joined in March of this year.  For the past few months we have been working on a B-Round of funding.  It was an interesting process and I was happy to be working in my first startup company after so many years in very large corporations.

We built a small team to work on “Community Engineering”, by which we meant developing assets both to benefit the R Language community as well as to entice and inform the “Alpha-Geek” community to learn and use R.  We set up an Advisory Board designed to advise REvolution management about decisions relating to REvo and Open Source, and we helped put REvolution R into the Karmic Koala release of Ubuntu.  It was really fun to work in a small, agile team and I felt like I was getting a great education in startups and we were rapidly moving the company forward…Why didn’t I join a startup years ago?

The funding deal closed on Wednesday last week…

Late the next afternoon I received a call from the new COO notifying me that my services would no longer be required at REvolution., effective immediately and with no severance.  Apparently, the company is moving in a different direction.

I was surprised that the new CEO,  wasn’t personally handling this unpleasant task…but I guess that might have been distasteful after the many assurances he gave me and my team last July at OSCON that we were “absolutely critical to the company’s success” and that he would be “making no changes for at least three months after he assumed control”.  Personal courage in difficult situations is rare.