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A Briefer History of Time.

The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less

Quantum fluctuation. Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Deuterium and helium production. Density perturbations. Recombination. Blackbody radiation. Local contraction. Cluster formation. Reionization? Violent relaxation. Virialization. Biased galaxy formation? Turbulent fragmentation. Contraction. Ionization. Compression. Opaque hydrogen. Massive star formation. Deuterium ignition. Hydrogen fusion. Hydrogen depletion. Core contraction. Envelope expansion. Helium fusion. Carbon, oxygen, and silicon fusion. Iron production. Implosion. Supernova explosion. Metals injection. Star formation. Supernova explosions. Star formation. Condensation. Planetesimal accretion. Planetary differentiation. Crust solidification. Volatile gas expulsion. Water condensation. Water dissociation. Ozone production. Ultraviolet absorption. Photosynthetic unicellular organisms. Oxidation. Mutation. Natural selection and evolution. Respiration. Cell differentiation. Sexual reproduction. Fossilization. Land exploration. Dinosaur extinction. Mammal expansion. Glaciation. Homo sapiens manifestation. Animal domestication. Food surplus production. Civilization! Innovation. Exploration. Religion. Warring nations. Empire creation and destruction. Exploration. Colonization. Taxation without representation. Revolution. Constitution. Election. Expansion. Industrialization. Rebellion. Emancipation Proclamation. Invention. Mass production. Urbanization. Immigration. World conflagration. League of Nations. Suffrage extension. Depression. World conflagration. Fission explosions. United Nations. Space exploration. Assassinations. Lunar excursions. Resignation. Computerization. World Trade Organization. Terrorism. Internet expansion. Reunification. Dissolution. World-Wide Web creation. Composition. Extrapolation?

— This is so freaky cool. Just finished reading the e-book from the site and it was definitely worth the read. It has a different perspective of looking at the events relative to the other books i read before. Nice. Worth spending the time on a saturday morning, i am sure !

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Toughest Week ever.

This was one hell of a ride. This week, i’ll remember for a long time to come. I’ve done so much stuff this week that it beats all the tough assignments that i’ve worked on my entire short life till now … And the best part is, I survived !

Now let us see. Starting last week, here is a list of things i did.

  • Graded 40 papers of undergraduate students, and being the first time, made sure i got this right, with enough comments, and not being too mean. And yeah, everyone was satisfied, including my prof !
  • Completed 3 homework assignments, in 624, 606 and Math 602 ! And did them well too !
  • Finished a lab report for 606 on a single night. It came out well though i found out that i failed to discuss some things that were required .. Well i guess that is just the downside of working with deprived sleep.
  • And yeah, the Research work for my proposal. The code came out quite well and i solved the equations right. The answer is still not right but working on it. Definitely a huge step forward and i am finally understanding clearly on what i am doing !
  • My home computer crashed. But the hardware guy in me ripped open the computer and fixed it ! Voila ! Now it works like a breeze …

The only weirdest part is that my back hurts badly due to the averaged out 4 hours of sleep every day. Think this might be a bit too much for the body to handle right now but my mind seems to be calm and sane enough ! hmm … Can’t wait for this day to get over. Would love to go home, cook something, probably get drunk and sleep like a maniac.

And there was my life this week in a nutshell. Adios amigo ! Will be back soon 😉

Energy

Energy, the ultimate, untouchable yet filling,
Stored yet just hoarded, the potential unrealized
In every grain, that thrives and vibrates
In unison with everything else around it.

The split personality that it essentially is
The dark and its opposite
The vibrant and the calm
The visible and the imperceptible.

The overwhelming feeling of power over body
Surely wanes as the energy dies out
No food nor drink can refill this cup
Unless a higher path is reached and felt.

Unrest descends only to waste away
This conserved momentum and energy
If not consumed by the ascending mind
To break the body into divine shape.

Fun untasted.

Is Fun “Fun” because it was never tasted before the way it was tasted now or is it “Fun” because it was tasted before exactly like it was “Fun” before ?! A toughie to answer but either way, Fun is felt different in different sense during various times with various people. And there it ends. Period !

Anyway, after class, i went out with Woddi, a real cool chap doing his PhD here and who just cleared his qualifier this time. Infact his results came out just now and he made it ! Little did i know what i was going to see when he invited me for a beer. I went along and so came 3 other professors with me to this nice place with mild music in the background.

There was my prof with whom i am doing my research with, along with another prof whose class i’m taking this semester and another prof whose class i took last sem. All 3 of them are specializing in neutronics and with whom i guess, i’ll be closely working with for the coming 3 years. Anyway, i felt this real tingly feeling of being amongst “Pro”s in the field since we started talking about research and stuff. A familiar feeling shook me. Not long from now have i talked something similar about big shoes in software industry, on how they would perceive things differently about a particular design of a code and here i was again, contemplating a conversation for which i’ve waited for a long time. And these guys i was amidst, really knew what they were talking about ! There would have been no difference in my mind today between Don Box and any of my profs, since the field of expertise is trivial and what really matters is only the relative insight and ingenuity !

Anyway, had a great time. And good luck to Woddi. My qualifier is not very far off. Still 7 more months to go and it’ll fly by before i even notice it. Haven’t really started preparing for it though but am bloody confident with the way i’ve handled things till now.

Got some good results on my research today. A good start ! Couple more things to do before i get into some serious shit. Classes haven’t got that hard yet. Some homeworks now and then hurt a little but nothing that i can’t manage.

Now the whole point of this post was to convey a connection with the big shots in nuclear field with Gods from the software industry. You can compare them only after you’ve known enough about each of them. And what can i say ; Geniuses are in every field. And they are not hard to notice ! Another important thing is that these “Geniuses” are really fanatics in their subject matter and there is nothing more entertaining to such Gods than to talk more about it anywhere.

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if i were …

A month, i’d be: September
A day of the week i’d be: Friday
A time of day, i’d be: 00.00
A planet, i’d be: Mars
An animal, i’d be: a Sloth
A direction, i’d be: NEWS
A piece of furniture, i’d be: a Bed
A historical figure, i’d be: Socrates
A liquid, i’d be: Whisky
A tree, i’d be: Willow
A bird, i’d be: Eagle
A tool, i’d be: Screw
A kind of weather, i’d be: Rain
A musical instrument, i’d be: Guitar

An wild animal, i’d be: Tiger
A color, i’d be: Deep Purple
A vegetable, i’d be: a tomato
A sound, i’d be: a Scream
An element, i’d be: Fire
A car, i’d be: Ferrari FX ( Ferrari Enzo )
A song, i’d be: Serenity – Godsmack
A movie, i’d be: The Matrix
A book, i’d be: foghorn
A food, i’d be: an Ice-Cream
A place, i’d be: Outside
A material, i’d be: Cotton

A taste, i’d be: New
A scent, i’d be: Pleasant
A word, i’d be: Aspire
An object, i’d be: a Computer
A body part, i’d be: Lips
A facial expression, i’d be: Smiling
A subject in school, i’d be: Math
A cartoon character, i’d be: Dilbert
A shape, i’d be a: Sphere
A number, i’d be: 7

Wishes

Wish is the feeling which gnaws at the core
And until it is fed enough, that which never stops.
Moving and making fate in its own process
Little less do we know, this is unpredictable than chess.

Luck is like a tide pulled by the moon,
Undulating through the undertow.
None can tell how far that wave might go,
Afloat upon the wash’s wind-blown foam.

Yet knowing well one’s wishes face the wind,
Even so, one does what one can do,
Alert to rituals that spirits woo,
Rendering what renders them benign.
Whether good or ill, the choice of fate.

I Saw A Sleek Seduction

I’m sorry I was late,
I saw a sleek seduction
as I was drinking up.

He talked of manual work
and made it rather clear
that he was very fit.

She watched him with sly eyes,
changing tales to meet
his ‘simple’ expectations.

She played along the bar,
was lounging to his class,
her elegance denied.

That’s when I had to leave:
so I doubt I’ll ever know
if seduction met success.

via Dylan Harris . Slick and Crisp.

My research starts.

Just as usual, the assignments started pouring in,
Classes started early in the day and life went on.
But what is this new task i need to take care now ?!
Research ! Wow ! Wahoo ..

Just started on my research and even before i reached the tip of the mountain base, i already have 6 papers in my hand and more books to read in my shelf ! And here i go …