# Week 36 of 213: I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are only details.

God‘s Equations?

Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 36 of 213 (1,207 more days to military retirement). This week’s quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein, but I cannot confirm this. Regardless of the source, I like this quote, and it does fall in line with Albert Einstein’s thoughts on god, God, and science.

I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are only details.
— Unknown, often attributed to Albert Einstein

# #random

Wolverine as Jean Valjean

• 태권도 물리Taekwondo Physics. I started up a series discussing the physics of martial arts, focusing on what I observe in the kids’ taekwondo and backing up my conclusions with mathematical rigor. If you want to know some of the science behind martial arts, feel free to follow the series.
• Lesson 1 summary: Intro.
• Lesson 2 summary: Force is a product of mass and acceleration, not velocity.
• Lesson 3a summary: A properly executed straight punch will create a force equal to the martial artist’s weight at the target.
• Lesson 3b summary: Re-breakable boards start off being harder to break than wooden boards before settling into the rated, equivalent hardness of a wooden board, which is enough force to cause major head trauma with a well-placed strike to the head.
• Lesson 4 summary: A martial artist must be a master of his or her own size, weight, and power.
• God’s equations? The picture above is a common one used to merge discussions of science and religion, or merely as a clever physics joke. The more common version of this joke is to simply assert Maxwell’s equations in macroscopic, differential form and QED “let there be light”, as shown below.
• Gauss’s Law: $\nabla\cdot{\bf D}=\rho_f$
• Gauss’s Law for magnetism: $\nabla\cdot{\bf B}=0$
• Faraday’s Law for Induction: $\nabla\times{\bf E}=-\frac{\partial B}{\partial t}$
• Ampere’s Circuital Law (with Maxwell’s correction): $\nabla\times{\bf H}={\bf J}+\frac{\partial \bf D}{\partial t}$
• What does this tell us about God and religion? Nothing really. This does open up a much deeper discussion on God’s role in science. I hear all the time from under-educated, non-techies that scientists hate religion or that religion overrides science. There are plenty of brilliant scientists whose beliefs fall in line with religion, or whose work need not be considered counter to religion. Most non-techies are thrown off by the math, as if the math were forcing the issue. The math is just the language of discussion that cannot be biased one way or the other. The only bias comes in lack of understanding.
• Marion “Mike” F. Kilar: 14 September 1914 – 4 January 1996It has been 17 years since my grandfather passed away. He is easily the most influential man in my life.
• Cubicle Warrior’s Movie Review: Les Misérables. Awesome movie. This one is well worth the seven days’ running time of the movie. Just make sure that if your neighbor sings along that you give him or her a stiff throat punch, especially if your neighbor is Russell Crowe. Hint: if you need to take a potty break, wait until Catwoman dies, but make it back to your seat before Wolverine gets into a sword fight using a coat rack.
• Cubicle Warrior’s Movie Review: Looper. Very good movie. This movie provides the solution to gun control. Ban all guns in the future, but send people that you want killed back in time to a time where everybody carriers blunderbusses and shoots drugs into their eyeballs! Imagine crossing Terminator with, I don’t know, every other movie that uses time travel. The difference is that this movie has a nice twist at the end–it solves the problem of gun control!

# #foodspotting

Ropa Vieja, Versailles Cuban, El Segundo, CA

2011 Santa Julia Malbec

# #technology

The Good: Samsung flexible phone prototype.  This phone will fit in your pocket better than that POS iPhone5 that is getting bent out of shape sitting in your pocket right now.

The Weird: WTH? Nobody will buy this, unless Apple makes it and charges everyone \$500. iGlasses. Get it? iGlasses!

• Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center. The best gadgets seemed to be centered on touch screen technologies.
• Good. Huewei introduced a competitor to the Samsung Note, the Ascend Mate. Yay! Something new for Apple to copy! Chevy previewed its MyLink and Ford previewed AppLink, each of them essentially being customized tablet computers built into the dashboard of a car. Samsung showed a prototype of the flexible phone. The Tobii Rex is a situational awareness sensor that observers your eyeballs and uses that input to guide the cursor on screen (in the military, we call that CoT, Cursor on Target). Of course, there were several iterations of the large screen television–some with better displays (Samsung 55″ OLED TV and 110″ LED TV), and some with the same displays with touchscreen control (TCL UltraSurface TV). Sony showed off its visor television, which if worn properly simulates a 150″ screen from 12′ away.
• Bad. For those of you spoiled bitch moms that must stuff an iPad in your toddler’s face so you can watch TV, there is the iPotty for teaching your future high school dropout how to poop in a toilet. Take heed, future jailbird. It will be a lot easier to poop after a few years in jail. The HappiFork will vibrate when you are eating too quickly, theoretically to make you slow down. All that would make me do is eat with my hands, Filipino style!
• Weird. The PSiO Booster glasses enhance your viewing experience by “stimulating the brain with lights and sounds”???