Archive for July, 2012

The End of Humanity

Posted in Uncategorized on July 22, 2012 by Dev!l

Um well I thought of publishing it at my other blog Static… So, you can kindly click this link to check it out if you are in a mood for a long article by a paranoid madman… http://dastatic.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/the-end-of-humanity/

P.S: Writer’s Note: Um a lot of what I am about to say may not seem related, long, boring and even gibberishly paranoid… But then again we must all speak what’s in our hearts…

 

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Nostalgic Quip… I Forgot the Number :P

Posted in Nostalgic Quips on July 18, 2012 by Dev!l

Some days ago 2 friends of mine, B and S came over for some help with their project to my home. I, being the helpful lad that I am decided, “hey what the heck I’m free lets help”. So, I sat with B on my bed while he explained his predicament through his laptop while S decided to watch a movie on my PC. Now, the thing to remember here is that B used to be a weight lifter back in high school and as a result of lifting heavy weights at a young age was short compared to the rest of us. His height is around 5’4”. Anyhow, as we were sitting my little nephew, 3 years old, came in the room playing with his toy and stopped near my bed. He looked at B from head to toe and spoke: “Ap itnay thignay kyon hain?” (Why are you sooo short)

For a second none of us understood what he said. I stopped working and looked at me nephew, S hurriedly took off his headphones whilst B’s eyes widened with surprise.

S: “What did you say?”

My Nephew looked at B and repeated: “Ap itnay thignay kyon hain?” 😛

Peek a Boo… Higgs, we see you!

Posted in Articles with tags , , on July 5, 2012 by Dev!l

Writer’s Note: The following is a small rant along with some laymen explanation about the newly discovered Higgs Boson. Much of the explanation is rushed so you can ask questions but I highly doubt someone will actually ask anything.

“The LHC is going to destroy the entire galaxy as we know it.”

“Oh NO! Please do tell our audiences more about it.”

“Well they are going to try to recreate the big bang and as we all know in the big bang there was an equal part of matter and ANTI-matter created. This experiment would also cause the creation of ANTI-matter and we won’t be able to contain it as the matter and anti matter would combine and destroy everything!”

“There you go audience, a physicist who tells us the shocking truth about the new LHC which is going to start its operation soon in Geneva.”

And suddenly everyone around me had only one topic: We all are going to die this August thanks to some whacked up scientists. Internet forums were made and no matter where I turned people kept badgering me on and on about “expert” analysis and how they were right.

I tried being the better person and keep myself on the high road, trust me I did. It’s been almost 5 years since the operations of LHC started. Apart from tons of data, some miniscule (yes I will call them small) discoveries were made but none was good enough to justify the billions of dollars spent on making the LHC. I kept quiet but smiled whenever a person mentioned LHC just because the world didn’t die (surprise surprise) in spite of expert analysis.

Last year (approx or so I don’t remember) the unofficial news of scientists at LHC discovering something big did come forward but the scientists wanted to be sure. I kept quiet and watched. Yesterday, they did announce their findings… They finally found something that was big… something that reduced an 80 year old namesake to tears. The possible discovery of Higgs Boson was finally announced.

The moment was finally here, I rushed to the TV only to find nothing had happened. My country’s media was quiet. The equivalent of DNA was finally discovered but they were quiet. The standard model (a scientific formula i.e. putting it roughly that unifies three fundamental forces of nature except poor gravity) was finally standing tall. But nothing on the TV about it, now I know that science doesn’t get many ratings but my only beef with the moronic Media is that if they can’t admit they are wrong they shouldn’t publish a whole news report on it to begin with. Seriously, where is the apology for “OH MY GOD WE ARE GONNA DIE DUE TO LHC”? Where are those effing experts now? Where are those people who had their PhD. In nuclear accelerators and doomsday calculations?

Anyhow I digress, this was just to write a little educational topic in laymen terms to tell a little about the Higgs Boson.

There are 12 fundamental particles in nature that make up everything. These particles are divided into two groups known as fermions and bosons on the basis of something called their quantum spin and some other mumbo jumbo which makes whole 4 credit hour courses in universities. Anyhow, moving on one of the major problem with the standard model was it couldn’t explain how things acquired mass. So this field (like the magnetic field you learned about in school) known as the Higgs field was suggested with which every particle would interact to gain its mass and the Higgs boson (the particle) was the excitation of this field. The Higgs field also explained why the “weak nuclear force” (force which binds the nucleus together) was exactly weaker.

Moving on, with the addition of the Higgs field the standard model could explain the mass of things and thus that is why the Higgs Boson is also laymenly and quite frankly truthfully referred as the particle that gives everything its mass. The Higgs Boson (Well scientists are still 99.9 percent sure that it is the boson) found was a little heavier than we anticipated it to be. Also something you may have heard is that it was found to be within 5 Sigma. What is sigma you ask? Sigma is the standard deviation. Standard deviation from what we anticipated and theorized it to be. So, it is a particle that behaves as the Higgs Boson should had. As this is not quite what we expected it to be, scientists do hope that it will open new doors and perhaps give us the ultimate dream of achieving a unified theory of all forces (String theory is one of them).

 Also, lastly: Higgs Boson is often frowned upon for being called as the God Particle due to a book whose author originally wanted to call it the Goddamn particle due to its evasiveness.

P.S. I know finding Higgs Boson does not in any way chance any major problems we face as a society in this world and there are people who are still dying each day without the basic necessities of life. I do feel for those and in no way mean any disrespect to any person suffering.

In the Name of God

Posted in Stories. on July 1, 2012 by Dev!l

Saad opened his eyes in a small house, filled with like many others with love and religion. He grew up soaking in the warmth and love of God. His morals soon took shape according to “the” religion. It soon dawned upon him that not everyone around him worshipped the same God. Many had different beliefs, his mother dubbed them as infidels. People who had lost their way. He didn’t understand what God could be truer than his?

He soon started school and made friends. One day his friend asked him his religion. He answered with pride. But something went wrong; upon hearing the answer his friend got angry and started lecturing on how wrong his beliefs were and how they were the ones loved by God. They were through, and he didn’t understand what God distinguished between his own creations?

He went to college, confused as ever. He fell in love. Oh how heavenly beauty was she. Her gaze made his heart yearn to give everything he had to her. She soon started to feel the same. He told his parents. They at once declined yelling how she was from a different sect of their religion. He didn’t understand what God parted his own religion to stand in the way of love?

He carried on with life, broken and hopeless. He decided to leave the city that haunted his dreams and plagued his heart with memories of her. He silently walked out of his home and sat in a bus towards an unknown destination. Soon, it was stopped by some people brandishing weapons and shouting slogans in the name of God. He was hauled off the bus with the rest of the passengers as the armed men asked them their religion and sect. He too answered with honesty. The people were divided into two groups. One who followed his sect and the other who didn’t. The other group was shot. As he heard the screams of women, children and men begging for their lives, he didn’t understand, What God allowed the killing of His beings that chose their own path to worship Him?

He was forced back onto the bus only to be stopped a little later by another group of armed assailants. They were asked the same question. He again answered. There was only one group this time. As the armed assailants pointed their guns towards them, he knew that they were the followers of some other religion or sect. As bullets shredded his body to pieces he looked towards the skies hoping for divine intervention. But none came… As his body hit the earthen floor, he understood… There was God… but He wasn’t what many of them worshipped anymore… They all had their own Gods… Those which allowed to kill others who prayed to the same God in different ways. Those who hated people who were different. Those who preached abstinence from free will and as he drew his last breath and the world around him grew dark, he finally understood… but there was no one there alive to pass the light…