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Turkish Man Survives Train & Truck Collision

Posted by nonanswers on March 4, 2009

Turkish man survives truck, train collision

A Turkish man says life is “beautiful” after he survived a collision between a truck and a train that was captured on security camera video.

The video, released Wednesday by Dogan news agency, shows a train ramming into a flatbed truck as it crosses train tracks in the Mediterranean port city of Mersin on Feb. 25. Propelled sideways, the truck sweeps over 32-year-old Cem Tokac, who was standing beside the tracks.

The footage shows Tokac after the accident, lying motionless on the ground. Remarkably, Tokac — as well as the truck driver — suffered only minor injuries.

“I can’t remember anything about the accident,” Tokac said. “I thought I was asleep. But when I woke up, I was not in my bed. I was on the ground.”

Tokac, who plans to marry in April, said Feb. 25 is his new birthday.

Here is the video


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Zikr – A R Rahman

Posted by nonanswers on February 27, 2009

Zikr by A R Rahman

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A Kiss Goodbye

Posted by nonanswers on January 20, 2009

A farewell kiss from Bush as he leaves Washington DC.

Obama Inauguration Bush kissWish you had left sooner.

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Biden MOck debating

Posted by nonanswers on October 1, 2008

Biden debate preparation here.

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Subprime Primer

Posted by nonanswers on September 18, 2008

The Subprime Mess in easy to to understand hand drawings

Subprime Primer

A more through well referenced post is coming.

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Posted by nonanswers on September 14, 2008

Large Hadron Collider.

I decided to pool some easy to understand resources on LHC; what it may mean for scientific discovery and human survival.

What is LHC? in rap form.

Can we die from LHC creating Black Holes? Well it was turned on recently and nothing happened. Watch Michio Kaku, famed Physicist and author of “Physics of the Impossible” explains why the Large Hadron Collider will not create “killer Black Holes”

So if not Black holes that will destroy earth, what do scientists expect to find using LHC? Sean Carroll the physicist from California Institute of Technology breaks it down for us plebeians. Here are some of my favorites

1.Supersymmetry: 60%. Of all the proposals for physics beyond the Standard Model, supersymmetry is the most popular, and the most likely to show up at the LHC. But that doesn’t make it really likely. We’ve been theorizing about SUSY for so long that a lot of people tend to act like it’s already been discovered — but it hasn’t. On the contrary, the allowed parameter space has been considerably whittled down by a variety of experiments. String theory predicts SUSY, but from that point of view there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be hidden up at the Planck scale, which is 1015 times higher in energy than what the LHC will reach. On the other hand, SUSY can help explain why the Higgs scale is so much lower than the Planck scale — the hierarchy problem — if and only if it is broken at a low enough scale to be detectable at the LHC. But there are no guarantees, so I’m remaining cautious.

2.Dark Matter: 15%. A remarkable feature of dark matter is that you can relate the strength of its interactions to the abundance it has today — and to get the right abundance, the interaction strength should be right there at the electroweak scale, where the LHC will be looking. (At least, if the dark matter is thermally produced, and a dozen other caveats.) But even if it’s there, it might not be easy to find — by construction, the dark matter is electrically neutral and doesn’t interact very much. So we have a chance, but it will be difficult to say for sure that we’ve discovered dark matter at the LHC even if the accelerator produces it.

3.Something that Has Never Been Predicted: 50%. Here is my favorite thing to root for. Particle theorists have been coming up with new models for so long without being surprised by new experimental results, some of them have forgotten what it’s like. Nature has a way of throwing us curve balls — which is not only something to be anticipated, it’s something to be very grateful for. Surprises are how we learn things

4.Stable Black Holes That Eat Up the Earth, Destroying All Living Organisms in the Process: 10-25%. So you’re saying there’s a chance?

5.God: 10-20%. More likely than stable black holes, but still a long shot.

More at link


Additional NY TIMES article


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Mccain on SNL

Posted by nonanswers on September 11, 2008

McCain playing a stalker husband on SNL. He is very good. HE should look into a carrer as an actor if this election thing does not work out.

another gem

yet another gem- this time Sarah Palin with Charlie Gibbson on the Bush Doctrine and tactical strikes in Pakistan.– I am speechless.

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Chris Matthews on the Lipstick-gate

Posted by nonanswers on September 10, 2008

Chris Matthews on the Lipstick-gate

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How to call out racist/prejudiced actions

Posted by nonanswers on September 4, 2008

We all have been there. Everyone is having fun until someone crosses the boundary and makes a racist joke or remark. This video suggests a way to make him/her be aware of his racist/culturally insensitive actions. Racist and prejudiced jokes are unacceptable in our Deen because according to the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet (as) no one is better than another except in piety.

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Candidates Networth

Posted by nonanswers on September 1, 2008

Each of the Republican and Democratic Primary candidates’ net worth.

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