Saturday, November 16, 2013

"I will be happy when... "

Some great advice in this article.  From the Huffington Post:

"How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps"

Be happy now.
Let people in.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Song of the Day: Tim McGraw - Highway Don't Care

Continuing my country music kick, from two days ago.  This is the second of two songs that jumped out at me from the recent Country Music Awards list of best song nominees.

Tim McGraw (and friends) - "Highway Don't Care"

For some reason I want to just point my VFR north and ride.  Or east.  Maybe west.  Who cares, really?  (Not the highway!)  Not a short ride, let it run for hundreds of miles.  Okay, maybe I'll wait for summer...    :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Song of the Day: A Capella Science - Bohemian Gravity

Okay, you have to love the creativity of this next song.  I sure did!  Listen and try to learn something!

"A Capella Science - Bohemian Gravity!"

A Capella Science - Bohemian Gravity!
Is string theory right?
Is it just fantasy?
Caught in the landscape,
Out of touch with reality
On S5 or T*S3

Space is a pure void
Why should it be stringy?
Because it's quantum not classical
Any way you quantize
You'll encounter infinity
You see

Must interact
Via paths we understand
Using Feynman diagrams
Often, they will just rebound
But now and then they go another way
A quantum
Infinities will make you cry
Unless you can renormalize your model
Of baryons, fermions
And all other states of matter

Curved space:
The graviton
Can be thought of as a field
But these infinities are real
In a many-body
Loop diagram
Our results diverge no matter what we do...
A Quantum Soup (any way you quantize)
Kiss your fields goodbye
Guess Einstein's theory wasn't complete at all!

I see extended 1-D objects with no mass
What's their use? What's their use? Can they give us quark plasma?
What to minimize?
What functional describes this
Nambu-Goto! (Nambu-Goto)
Nambu-Goto! (Nambu-Goto)
How to quantize I don't know
I'm just a worldsheet, please minimize me
He's just a worldsheet from a string theory
Reperametrized by a Weyl symmetry!

Fermi, Bose, open, closed, orientable?
Modes! They become particles (particles!)
They become particles (particles!)
They become particles (particles!)
Become particles (particles!)
Become particles (many many many many particle...)
Modes modes modes modes modes modes modes!
Oh mamma mia mamma mia,
Such a sea of particles!
A tachyon, with a dilaton and gravity-vity-VITY

(rock out!)

Now we need ten dimensions and I'll tell you why
(anomaly cancellation!)
So to get down to 4D we compactify!
Oh, Kahler!
(Kahler manifold)
Manifolds must be Kahler!
(Complex Reimannian symplectic form)
If we wanna preserve
Any of our super-symmetry

(Superstrings of type I, IIa and IIb)
(Heterotic O and Heterotic E)
(All are one through S and T duality)
(Thank you Ed Witten for that superstring revolution and your new M-theory!)

(Type IIB String!)
Dual! Dual!
(In the AdS/CFT)

Molecules and atoms
Light and energy
Time and space and matter
All from one united

Any way you quantize...

Lyrics and arrangement by Tim Blais and A Capella Science
Original music by Queen

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Song of the Day: Kacey Musgraves - Merry Go 'Round

I've said it before ... maybe I've lived down south for too long.  I don't listen to country music often, but sometimes I really like it.

Here is the first of two songs that caught my ear when I first heard of them after the recent Country Music Awards show (no, I didn't watch the show, just listened to some of the songs nominated). Apparently these songs were pretty big in country music lately.

Kacey Musgraves - Merry Go 'Round

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Don't talk to the police!

This talk should be mandatory, we should all listen to it.  Ever been in court and have a cop lie to your face?  I have.  It's not fun.  Don't talk to them.

"Dont Talk to Police"