The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible. Albert Einstein Well, to call my visit tonight an impression isn't quite fair. For the entire duration that I've studied and worked at Auckland Science, this display has been here. First curated by Prof. Bob Doran himself, and later in his honor and … Continue reading The Bob Doran Museum of Computing – Impressions
Please scroll down to proceed. https://youtu.be/C54GXlNI4Nw Stills gallery The images below were generated on a text prompt alone.
For a while now, since June actually, I slept every night oblivious to the vicinity of priceless artifacts to my abode. Thanks to a joint venture between Auckland Museum and certain ex-pirate organization, many large pieces of authentic Greek artifacts were put on display in New Zealand for the first time in history. On the … Continue reading Ancient Greeks Exhibition – Thoughts and images
Today (30 Sept), the UN Security Council is supposed to meet and talk about the Nordstream leak incidents, now four and counting. The perpetrator behind the sabotage of the two Nordstream pipe systems off Danish and Swedish waters, and whoever stood to benefit from the ensuing chaos, will be left for future history to unravel, … Continue reading Assumption of Peace
Forewords Over three years ago now, I drafted a short essay on my flight back from San Francisco. That whimsically spontaneous trip was made in the week after my 21st birthday. Back then, I was in the middle of my fourth year in my BSc physics program, and my slow transition from student to “adult” … Continue reading On Turning 21 (Revisited by an 24 year old)
"County town test takers" is a negative term that recently saw an increase in popularity on the Chinese Internet. I regard it as a lens through which one see an ongoing social stratification process, and would dedicate this short essay to stand in solidarity with the individuals so-derided. The phrase is largely thrown around by … Continue reading County town Test takers / “小镇做题家”们
"More confident, far-seeing, capable and prudent."Sagan There were documented reports that TEPCO allowed cooling water that contacted the nuclear fuel -- the worst kind yet -- to return to sea shortly after the initial 2011 incident. So whatever hacks they are doing over the table now might not even be the most despicable in the … Continue reading Our Unforeseen Consequences, II