Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Favorite Movie Dialogs

Some of my favorite movie dialogs (not in any order):


Dr. Manhattan: will you smile, if i admit i was wrong.
Lori: about what?
Dr. Manhattan: miracles! that's what's astronomical odds of occurring link. oxygen turning into gold. I've longed to witness such an event and yet I neglect that in human coupling. millions up on millions of cells compete to create life, for generation after generation until, finally, you mother loves a man; Edward Blake, the comedian! a man, she has every reason to hate and out of that contradiction against unfathomable odds, its you, only you; that emerged to this still so specific form, from all that chaos. it's like turning air into gold. a miracle! and so i was wrong! now wipe you tears, let's go home!


Dr. Edmond Zuwanie:  THE GUNFIRE AROUND us makes it hard to hear. But the human voice is different from other sounds. It can be heard over noises that bury everything else. Even when it's not shouting. Even when it's just a whisper. Even the lowest whisper can be heard - -over armies... when it's telling the truth.

V for Vendetta 

Mr. Creedy: Die! Die! Why won't you die?... Why won't you die?
V: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.
(sounds a little cocky when heard separately but fits in great in the movie)

* The Matrix Trilogy *
(This is my favorite among all these)

The Architect - Hello, Neo.
Neo - Who are you?
The Architect - I am the Architect. I created the matrix. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also irrelevant.
Neo - Why am I here?
The Architect - Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden to sedulously avoid it, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.
Neo - You haven't answered my question.
The Architect - Quite right. Interesting. That was quicker than the others.
The Architect - The matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version.
Neo - There are only two possible explanations: either no one told me, or no one knows.
The Architect - Precisely. As you are undoubtedly gathering, the anomaly's systemic, creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.
Neo - Choice. The problem is choice.
The Architect - The first matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect, it was a work of art, flawless, sublime. A triumph equaled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is as apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being, thus I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying
grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection.
Thus, the answer was stumbled upon by another, an intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche. If I am the father of the matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother.
Neo - The Oracle.
The Architect - Please. As I was saying, she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly 99.9% of all test subjects accepted the program, as long as they were given a choice, even if they were only aware of the choice at a near unconscious level. While this answer functioned, it was obviously fundamentally flawed, thus creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly, that if left unchecked might threaten the system itself. Ergo, those that refused the program, while a minority, if unchecked, would constitute an escalating probability of disaster.
Neo - This is about Zion.
The Architect - You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. Its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.
Neo - Bull****.
The Architect - Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. But, rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.
The Architect - The function of the One is now to return to the source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After which you will be required to select from the matrix 23 individuals, 16 female, 7 male, to rebuild Zion. Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the matrix, which coupled with the extermination of Zion will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire human race.
Neo - You won't let it happen, you can't. You need human beings to survive.
The Architect - There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept. However, the relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept the responsibility for the death of every human being in this world.
The Architect - It is interesting reading your reactions. Your five predecessors were by design based on a similar predication, a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species, facilitating the function of the one. While the others experienced this in a very general way, your experience is far more specific. Vis-a-vis, love.
Neo - Trinity.
The Architect - Apropos, she entered the matrix to save your life at the cost of her own.
Neo - No!
The Architect - Which brings us at last to the moment of truth, wherein the fundamental flaw is ultimately expressed, and the anomaly revealed as both beginning, and end. There are two doors. The door to your right leads to the source, and the salvation of Zion. The door to the left leads back to the matrix, to her, and to the end of your species. As you adequately put, the problem is choice. But we already know what you're going to do, don't we? Already I can see the chain reaction, the chemical precursors that signal the onset of emotion, designed specifically to overwhelm logic, and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you from the simple, and obvious truth: she is going to die, and there is nothing that you can do to stop it.
The Architect - Humph. Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.
Neo - If I were you, I would hope that we don't meet again.
The Architect - We won't.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Health First, Fire Next

for hot and cold water:- hot water is useful in winter, esply in blr, so that ppl don't suffer from cold or flew due to usage of cold water during a fire.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

The Miraculous Kukke Trip

In midist of Q4 the peak for Amazon and ambitious targets, I applied for a leave. The leave was granted under one simple condition, finish the task assigned before going on leave; including development, testing and deployment. I had to agree with some doubt in mind and a pair of fingers crossed behind my back, coz I needed to make the trip to Kukke Subrahmanya with my family. This was my first commitment after I joined Amazon, so there was that fear of not being able to finish on time, in which case I'd have to cancel the trip, which was almost impossible as all the bookings were done. Also I couldn't leave the work unfinished for 3 reasons:

1. It's my first task, a chance to show that hiring me was not a bad decision; and the first impression does makes a huge difference and goes a long way.
2. The task assigned to me is very important, though not too complex; as the other components being developed that are very crucial for Q4 depend on my component. And Q4 is very important time in the US retail market. It is said that retailers make enough during just few days in Q4 to compensate for all the losses they for the entire year.
3. All development happening for Q4 was high visibility. Ppl in management were directly involved to monitor the progress. Any kind if delay would be questioned and analysed.

So, in short there was no way I could screw up. With little understanding of the system, it was hard for me to even find alternate plans or finish things faster.
The time I had was 3 weeks to complete dev, qa, integration and prod deployment. Against all odds and with a few surprises on the way and disappointments in life (normal for anyone), now I'm traveling back to Bengaluru from Kukke after a wonderful 2 days of darshan and poojas along with a very happy and satisfied family. It seems quite miraculous to me that all of it was possible.

While that seems like a miracle to me, my family sees a dream I had as a miracle. We came to Kukke for a shanti pooja coz a cobra which entered our house back during my school days in my place, KGF, was killed by the ppl who came to capture it while it attached them. In my dream, last night, I saw a cobra getting out, from inside the room that I was in, through the window. It seems mom had been praying since the pooja to give us an indication of success of shanti-karan. Yesterday was the pooja and this morning I told her about my dream. She and dad were really happy about my dream, as its an indication that the snake had blessed us and left us in peace.

As for me, I couldn't ask for more, a happy manager and a happy family is all a man needs to feel content in life. So, these are few of those miraculous days that I shall remember.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Life is Cruel!

Everyone does say these words at some point or another "I hate life" or "I hate this world". If you haven't felt that way till date then you'll soon feel it. If you never ever say this in your life then either you have a very bad memory or you have really cracked the secret to living a happy worry free life and you should share the secret with the rest of us.
When I talk about hating life or this world, I don't mean hate the way the word "hate" is used in the context of "I hate waiting" or "I hate shopping" etc. Its more or a deeper feeling, a feeling that doesn't go away in an hour or two or even a week or two. Its a feeling that is there constantly and you try to fight it at first and then avoid it as you have no other option. Life always finds a way to surprise you and disappoint you. If you have felt at the early stages of your life then you should consider yourself lucky. Else hope you can deal with it well and overcome it soon or rather good luck with that :).
Its just as the one of the Buddhist teaching (may be there in many other teaching as well): Everything that you thing is reliable or is the stable ground is not real, it'll break or disappear soon. Don't trust anything to be true. Only the statement that "there is nothing true in this world" is true, just the the statement that "change is the only constant". So, always be prepared to fall down as one of your most valued belief falls apart, but be sure to get up  on to your feet and walk again. Don't ever stop moving forward. Life is all about this movement, nothing more or nothing less.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wired or Weird?

Wires, Wires, wires ... I hate wires! They make me feel like I am bound and restricted. Wires are ugly. They run all through my room and make my room look dirty. I hate them. I use wires to listen to music, to answer calls on my cell phone, to transfer photos from my cam to pc, to put my pc together etc etc. You think of a connection, you think wires. And still I say, they make every component weak. One broken/disconnected wire makes that whole component fail. Its terrible. All I ask the huge electronic industry is to invent a way around this problem. Please takeout the wires from my life, I am fed up of them. May be thats a little too much to ask. May be the wires that connect to the power source are necessary but there must be a way to get rid of the others. Can't such a big electronic industry with the brightest minds of the day do something? We need people who can think like Blue-Tooth or some other wireless technology to support everything. Yeah I know that there is a limit due to the available frequency bands to support multiple devices using blue-tooth but may be we need something like flooding of data using blue-tooth and only the device that needs to receive the data uses it, rest of them drop it or ignore it. This is a just a random idea. Just imagine the possibilities, u could have a wireless earphone set that can talk to your MP3 player or your cell phone or the TV at your home or any such device. I am sure you can think of many more things. All I am saying is somebody really needs to do something else we are all going to die with wires around our necks. Please please listen to my prayers and FREE US FROM THIS WIRED WORLD.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stand tall till the end

Fighting in the darkest hour,
Unaware of what I defend,
Swimming with no sight of shore,
I wonder, when will it all end?

I have been sailing for so long,
Set on a course, unplanned,
Not knowing where I belong,
In the middle of nowhere, I stand.

My dreams are fading away,
I know not now, what I stand for,
A colourful picture is turning gray,
I feel I can't keep up anymore.

Life is full of surprises, you know,
Some are pleasant, some are not,
That's no reason for me to feel low,
Today is a trench, tomorrow a jackpot.

Let the ground shake as hard as it can,
Through difficult times I shall transcend,
I will not lose my grip, I will hold on,
No matter what, I'll stand tall in the end.

It's not always easy to find a title,
For this poem, I know of none,
Thinking really hard as it is vital,
But I can't think of any, for this one.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Proof For The Absence Of (One) God

Everything in this world or universe will have or must have certain properties, that is how we define an existing entity or tell something apart from the rest of the world. If we have to perceive the existence of God then there must be some properties that we can associate with him/her. Now the properties that we associate with God will mostly be behavioral properties. For example, it would be things like what God would do in certain situations, from a judgement point of view mostly. Like if a person that we know to be good at heart goes through bad things beacuse of a entity external to him/her, then we say that its not correct or is injustice. Now, surely any person who believes in God will say that God is just, at the least.  And other who don't believe in God will disagree to this. Either way we are associating a property with God.

Once we associate behavioral properties with any entity, we are starting a process that will not be accepted by everyone. Irrespective of how big or small a group of people we take, there will always be difference in opinion, unless the group consists of only one person. What is acceptable as justice to one may not be justice to others. There are many cases in real life where we feel that injustice is done to a person in spite of judgment being passed by justice system that we agreed upon before the injustice happened. Same is the case with any property of any entity, may it be peace, truth, love etc. There will always be difference in opinion.

Hence, God must exist at a personal level, as in my God is very different from another person's God. Irrespective of who this person is; may it be my mother, my sister, my friend, my colleague, a terrorist etc. So, either God has no properties and can't be told apart from this world/universe or God has properties that we can't perceived by us. Either way there is not way we can perceive his/her existence. So, we can say that there is no way we can prove God's existence. Or at the least there can't be one God that is accepted by a group of people, with a group size > 1. So, we can say that God can't exist as a universally single entity and also be perceived by us. So, either doesn't exist or God is subjective.