an alternative definition of 'Free SOFTware Developers'

Posted 18 Dec 2003 at 17:44 UTC by badvogato Share This

According to prophets book , in 2013, 1st plasma producing profitable fusion energy at minimum 500 MW scale will be in operation. A friend of mine, a 'sub-particle zoologist', who keeps an eye on proceedings from SOFT ( Symposium on Fusion Technology) meetings, wrote me "From what i hear, the next step in fusion is the ITER project. This is a multi-billion dollar international project. It will be located either in Europe (south of France), Canada or Japan. The United States dropped out in the early stages of planning but has decided this year to rejoin as a 'junior partner'. Great things are promised..."

Earlier today, I was also there reading "Preparing for Christmas":

Advent is here. What a marvelous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing fro Christ to come - for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! - He is about to arrive!(The Forge, 548)

Seek union with God and buoy yourself up with hope - that sure virtue - because Jesus will illumine the way for you with the gentle light of his mercy, even in the darkest night.(The Forge, 293)

Today marks the beginning of Advent.And it is good for us to consider the wiles of these enemies of the soul: the disorder of sensuality and easygoing superficiality, the folly of reason that rejects God, the cavalier presumption that snuffs out love for both God and creatures. All these obstacles are real enough, and they can indeed cause us a great deal of trouble....

lesus Christus, Deus homo : Jesus Christ, God-man. This is one of "the mighty works of God," (Acts 2:11) which we should reflect upon and thank him for. He has come to bring "peace on earth to men of good Will," (Luke 2:14) to all men who want to unite their wills to the holy will of God - not just the rich, not just the poor, but everyone: all the brethren. We are all brothers in Jesus, children of God, brothers of Christ. His Mother is our mother.

You must look at the Child in the manger. He is our Love. Look at him, realizing that the whole thing is a mystery. WE need to accept this mystery on faith and use our faith to explore it very deeply. To do this, we must have the humble attitude of a Christian soul. Let us not try to reduce the greatness of God to our own poor ideas and human explanations. Let us try to understand that this mysetery, for all its darkness, is a light to guide men's lives. (Christ is Passing by, 13)

The lack of theory behind present day large tokamaks, JET, JT60u, TFTR granted me the liberty to claim God's presence in human life as of today the same as of the day when HE created this universe and is still looking after IT.

If ITER is building a cathedral on the promises of hot fusion, Free SOFTware developers can still work more loosely on the promises of 'cold' fusion or the original fusion energy in our each own very special way. How about that?

What will you be cooking for Christmas? Last night, the neighbor schoolgirl gave me my white chocolate Mac nut cookie in a dough i ordered from her school fundraising catalog. I was a bit surprised when i opened the jar and find a raw dough instead of baked cookies with nuts. The girl must be an angel to show me how easy it is to bake cookies fresh and hot from a dough. Dough makers are SOFTware developers. And if i know how to make a dough, i shall be free to produce at my own will...


As the proverb goes..., posted 18 Dec 2003 at 18:22 UTC by tk » (Observer)

Vacuum cleaners suck. Kings rule.

vacuum cleaners rule if it doesn't need to be powered and cleaned, posted 18 Dec 2003 at 19:43 UTC by badvogato » (Master)

it's always too loud for the amount of work it carries out, for me at least. I use air purifier with ionized button pushed. Who invented flushing toilets? In Robin Herman's book, it claims water in vortex is not fully describable according to Physics laws. Toilets ought to be programmable in the amount of water for each flushing. You think people will buy programmable toilet?

Free BOGS!, posted 18 Dec 2003 at 20:05 UTC by lkcl » (Master)

only if you get an extra poo, free, for testing purposes.

Bah!, posted 19 Dec 2003 at 06:50 UTC by tk » (Observer)

Who needs programmable toilets? Programmable bowels are the way to go.

If vacuum cleaners rule and kings suck... well, that sucks.

You should read, posted 19 Dec 2003 at 10:22 UTC by Malx » (Journeyer)

http://joelonsoftware.com/articles/Biculturalism.html

"Biculturalism"?!?!?!?!?!?, posted 19 Dec 2003 at 10:39 UTC by tk » (Observer)

Joel sucks. Neologisms suck rocks.

'To hot to handle: The Race for Cold Fusion' by Frank Close, posted 19 Dec 2003 at 19:48 UTC by badvogato » (Master)

Frank Close , has written a book "To hot to handle: The Race for Cold Fusion". I have requested a used copy for only $1.90 +$3.50 for shipping. Robin Herman's "Fusion: The Search for Endless Energy" is a fun to read book. Used copy is only $4.15 ( list price for new edition is a stunning $94 ) The different roles individuals can imagine for themselves in conducting the research of Cold Fusion vs Hot Fusion is about the same as different roles non-programmers may decide to encourage or discourage the use of Free Software vs. Commercial Software. Priests and evangelists are social extreme programmers, only their objects are not mathematical abstracts, but they work to bring about meanings in human life towards the ultimate salvation. Each person has to define his own salvation if he calls himself a free man. A free man is really a man with the vision that no matter what he carries out, his will is beyond his being and his being shall be united with the Ultimate Being, the God.

Priests and evangelists..., posted 20 Dec 2003 at 05:02 UTC by tk » (Observer)

...are like vacuum cleaners.

and Budda is also dust, posted 20 Dec 2003 at 16:06 UTC by badvogato » (Master)

tk, you got a problem, just like me, in a way...

Shan zai, shan zai, posted 20 Dec 2003 at 17:32 UTC by tk » (Observer)

Dust rules, priests suck, and monks are bald.

4-H ?, posted 21 Dec 2003 at 15:52 UTC by sye » (Journeyer)

hey, folks. this is very attractive to me. It has the number 4. "H" can stand for heaven or hell. It has an national congress on top and international connections as well. What do you think if i adopt it as my new year resolution?

What I think, posted 22 Dec 2003 at 02:12 UTC by tk » (Observer)

Are there any vacuum cleaners there?

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