Word Association this week

1. curves::bike
2. pew::ew
3. boot::camp
4. scratch::sniff
5. bear::trap
6. spike::hair
7. pick::quick
8. limit::speed
9. high::chair
10. tease::please

Friends networks

Well, I have been invited to several of this… there is friendster and the like… most of them I do not even remember the URL’s. But today a friend invited me to Orkut and I have to say out of all the ones that I have seen, this one seems to be the best. The software is pretty slick and all the interfaces are easy to use. I was browsing around like there was not tomorrow within a few clicks. Not that I need another web additciont or anything… which reminds me that I have not played Gunbound in quite some time.

I like the concept of this sites, but I have experienced a group of friends gathering better thru the motorcycle message boards. For most of us is no big deal to meet someone from the net, but some people specially around this area are somewhat new to this. Well, we’ll have to wait and see.

Re-ocurring Dream

Well, I never really had one before, or at least was not aware of it. And I want to post this now that if fresh before I forget it. I have been having a reocurring dream… and not in the sense that it is the same dream but it has been hapening in the same place. It is inside of a school… the weird thing about it is that it is a highschool looking building but the classes seem to be college classes.

This is probably the 4th or 5th time that I have been on this building. Who knows it is just one of the locations of my dream world but it is very realisitc. The building has a greenish tint to it when you are inside, almots like the matrix but with more yellow then blue if that makes sense. The building is set up like a huge cube, with all the classrooms in the outside corridors and then offices in the inside. I walk around, and almost always I find my classes listen to them or whatever.

The one last night, or better yet this morning was kind of creepy. I could not find my schedule, and I am a nut about that because I always used to memorize it the first week, but I could not remember where my classes where or what class I had. Now I am late for class. So I wondered to see if I found it for a while until I saw a security guy. I then went to wait outside of the office to get my schedule. The security guy wondered around and passed me by a couple of times. Finally he came and asked me and I explained the situation but he was not satified and wanted my ID. When I went to pull it out he tried to snatch my wallet and we strugled… then I woke up.

I look at the clock, and I am already late for work. I had forgotten to set the alarm last night.

Do computers help us or hinder critical thinking?

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”
– Pablo Picasso

Computers are moving us forward, they are making us more productive than we have ever been… or are they?

I used to think that human interaction was being stopped by computers until I joing a motorcycle message board. Then I got to meet a lot of people that I called friends around the Chicago area. Then when I moved to Michigan I met a lot of new friends using the message boards and different chat services. So are the computers killing human interaction or redifining it?

Like Picasso said, computers are really useless they can only give you answers. We are the ones that present them with the questions, we are the critical thinking minds that drive them. Even artificial intelligence is just a poor attempt to mirror our capabilities. Would it ever be possible to create a machine that can do critical thinking?

The Boondock Saints (****)

Starring: Willem Dafoe(Paul Smecker), Sean Patrick Flanery(Connor MacManus), Norman Reedus(Murphy MacManus), David Della Rocco(David Della ‘Roc/Funny Man’ Rocco), Billy Connolly(Il Duce).

Most of you know how much I love movies… but it is actually rare that I can watch a movie over and over. Most movies to me lose some of their appeal after the first time you watch them. But Boodock Saints is going to make me not only chance my top five list, but also might just make the number one spot.

I watched this movie for the first time on Friday night and I have now watched it 4 times since then. If you have not watched the movie do so now… I do not want to ruin the plot too much because it is very simple. I am not sure why it did not make in into theaters; maybe it is the strong subject or that inability for people to deal with some facets of life, who knows.

I first heard about this movie from Jen one of my martial arts friends… but put it in the back of my head and did not rent it… this week Bogi made it a point to get it and we watched it… and since then I have been hooked. AEQUITAS – VERITAS. Dam I want a new tattoo now. It was actually funny cuz my friend Jen just got one this weekend… and on top of that she knows 12 other people that have gotten tattoos from the movie. Crazy, maybe a little but the movie is just that cool.

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Logtar Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD
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buy at Amazon.com

Boondock Saints.

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**** UPDATE ****

Since there have been so many hits to the site in search for information about the movie I have decided to extend this post a little more and provide some links that will probably in the form of an FAQ Page and just a Little Tribute page. If you have a question go there first!

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