Sunday, May 18, 2014

Do I believe in Love?

To you, where ever you are
To them, because they want to know
May 18, 2014


Do I believe in Love?
Can I talk about it?

Yes, I do! I believe in love, that is the motor to my whole existence…Is love free? Is love eternal? How can I tell you why I feel so intense? Shall I talk about how I have been loved? Shall I tell you that twice I offered my life for my love ones? Like, real decisions about choosing between my life or others’ life. I still tremble, cry, surrender my mind to the thought of my love ones. What kind of love do you want to talk about? Is it just one kind, or many? I have heard so many definitions… recently one was absolutely astonished not because the words that were used to defined it, but for the person who said that…”Love, it just appears… you do not need to learn that feeling, is there, it appears without warning.” Is that true? It is the opposite as to have a fox as a friend and look at the sunset everyday for a period of time to learn to be friends, to learn to feel… the love of a friend? Or is it like the rose that you think is unique until you find thousands like your special rose… and surprisingly you start thinking that you love your rose because you take care of it like no other one?
How about impossible love or lovers… many stories about that theme, with lives at stake, with riches, families and societies to deal with… how about the love that starts with a bet or a charade to evolve to a magnificent feeling? Can we think about the love of the opposites? Is it love if only one person feels that to another, or does it need to be corresponded?
How do you know that the feeling of a person is not because of insanity? Or you need to be insane to be profoundly in love?

I love to love when I am so happy that there is a special energy, special impetus that make me go forward in life. I love to be proud of my love and to show it with fulfillment. To be delirant of cheerfulness. Love is for me that exhilarant power to move me to the edge my capabilities. Yet, the moments of quietness, the intense rest with the confidence that my love ones are there. Sintonizing like in a symphony when everybody has a part to play. Oh yes! I been loved, I love, I feel loved. It is not that the gravity of certain situations are going to define to un-love a person, because I know that what they are doing is the best they can do even if it goes against something or the all. The perfection of people is when  the wonderful perceptions about their imperfections are there, and you can recognize and love the essence of their virtues.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Aruba what an Island! Part I

Aruba what an Island! Part I
Snorkeling in the Caribbean sea, in Aruba
This winter we finished our 30th anniversary year of festivities with an outstanding vacation in a beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea. The wonderful beaches we enjoyed, the fantastic people we came upon, the wonderful interesting places we visited were something special for the end of a year full of work and dedication. So, we planned nothing ahead as we usually do. This time we just waited to be wondered for the locals and it was phenomenal. I will tell you about the hotel later and its personnel that was a key factor for that to happen. Now, I just want to tell you about the Jolly Pirates! We had a real adventure. Besides the numerous times we had snorkeled and sailed or done other sports by the ocean; you could concluded or anticipated another reef with some fish, some shipwrecks to make coral flourish, been in a sailboat for half day with some lunch and open bar, what else? We have done that many times but not quite. First; the swing, that Sebastian enjoyed a lot and I took lots of pictures of the whole parade of magnificent swinging tourists including my son doing all kind of acrobatic dives to have fun and by the way impress us a lot. I did not do it because I chicken out! Good I did that because the next days I had a gruesome exercise.
Second; it was different because we had a stumbling situation. A tourist was in the open ocean without any special gear to announce that he was there, he was out of the buoys safe zone and there were plenty of other ships, boats and recreational aquatic crafts…We passed very close to him. He started shouting the entire bad words repertoire he had and claiming the boat hit him. The crew immediately asked him if he needed help or in any way to aide him with a boat they have at the back of the sailing boat… When I was snorkeling I went to see the propeller and it was so tinny no wonder the sails were necessary, but it is a very slow sailboat for tourist to have fun. I tell you this because there is no way the guy was seriously hurt… He did not stop shouting and rejected any help. He had time to go ashore and called the police while we were snorkeling again and swinging. We saw him the whole time looking at us with menacing posture; the kind nice crew of the Jolly Pirates went to report to the police. They did not tell us, anything at least to us and we did not ask. It was kind of annoying, because the attitude of the swimmer was extremely angry. Well the next day we were on the news, in the local newspaper!
Afterwards, we had a delicious lunch, we were so tired from all the activities and because we had kind of a choppy sea with a kind of strong current and tide, we needed to snorkel in a way that we could be safe and on time, and not to be drag by the ocean very far away. We were just in wonderful time to go to the hotel and get ready for dinner. Oh! Dinners in Aruba are something special but that is for another post. In the mean time… A video for you! Enjoy!  Sometimes we crowd with Jolly Pirates 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Worries of Likelihood

   
  .... Between friends, they told me : The comparatively late rise of the theory of probability shows how hard it is to grasp, and the many paradoxes show clearly that we, as humans, lack a well grounded intuition in this matter

In probability theory there is a great deal of art in setting up the world, in solving the problem, and in applying the results back to the real world actions that will follow. -- The Art of Probability, Richart Hamming

For practical purposes we are forced to accept the awkward concept of "relatively random" meaning that with regard to the proposed use we can see no reason why they will not perform as if they were random(as the theory usually requires). This is highly subjective and is not very palatable to purists, but it is what statisticians regularly appeal to when they take "a random sample" -- they hope that any results they will have approximately the same properties as a complete counting of the whole sample space that occurs in their theory. --- Hamming on randomness. BETWEEN FRIENDS I ANSWERED: Well I disagree in a way. First assumption Mr. Hamming says that because a late rise is difficult to grasp. No, I know we did not have the technology to calculate many of the curves. Second, just because there are paradoxes we lack grounded intuition? Ha! Life itself is a paradox if you want to look at it like that, and intuition has helped us to survive as species. I suppose he is referring as art because the entree data can be subjected to opinions and not facts or subjective matters or populations that are not clearly defined. BUT there are many practical fields where probability is a very useful and powerful tool. Example: thanks to Markov chain theory we have electricity at home, number of roads per car, number of bank clerks per client... all need probability. Do you want to know if a product is within acceptance quality range? Use probability... The fact that people do not like forecast is because the lack of control they want to have about something... I just read your thoughts about Evolution and they are indeed immersed in probability... Genome is governed by probability law. We can be so accurate now that for the scale that human life is; it is enough to be in a very ample range like in the calculations for the driveless car. And about randomness it depends of the number of objects that the sample has and how it is treated, there is a need of sufficient items in the sample to counted as random, there has been many experiments to probe randomness very interesting ones maybe I shall talk to them in a video... And so, the videos went...THEN MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS TOLD ME....Randomness is in this context is subjected to a random seed key used for different cryptography algorithms. Randomness in itself is relative in nature, true randomness is possible but highly impractical in real world scenarios, like in cryptography. Entropy sources like radioactive decay, mouse clicks (not completely random though) provide the source of complete randomness.
Randomness does depend on the the number of objects but still I do not agree in this manner. For example, Binary bits can provide relative randomness for different purposes. Randomness is very interesting topic in itself, and may need a complete class of thoughtful discussion to overcome it's subdue complexities. MY ANSWER WAS.... Yes, you are right but we are talking about different range of measurements, in all those examples you are talking about the edges of randomness where you can not be sure about it. I am taking where dimensions are so big and/or small and contained (let's think that is where... Newtonian Laws can be applied). That is why even the notations get confusing and the angry statistician went mad(among other details) in the class of Intro to Statistics by Sebastian Thrun. I do not know if you took the class and saw the comments. THEY SAID: did the class, but didn't saw the comments he he.. SOMETHING HAPPENED IN THE CLASS...You saved yourself of a great deal of controversy that even the Professor gave an opinion in the Udacity Blog and I posted my opinion too in my blog. Oh! It was very dramatic at that time for me, today I really would like an harmonic understanding...