Monthly Archives: March 2008

a resumed fire

  It is a bit late tonight. But I don’t quite feel sleepy yet. There are things that can still get me excited these days. Of course I am talking about love. So the worst that could happen is when … Continue reading

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Finally got the new version of Mathematica

   But big excitement is always followed by big disappointment. The software is not so suitably designed for probabilistic computation, which I need it the most for currently. When I tried to evaluate some low-tech joint Gaussian expectation, it complained … Continue reading

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美国人达赖喇嘛

   今天改写中文,主要原因是谈论的是涉及中国政治的敏感话题。同时也可以让广大读者引起一定的重视。刚才在cnn上看到一则关于达赖对中国处理藏毒问题的言论。他一再强调自己从不主张西藏独立,但是却口口声声把中国跟西藏作为两个个体来看待。明显就是希望西藏只是在经济上依附中国,而非彻底消除种族隔阂。从某种程度上来说,他的这种自制的概念是基于美国对印第安人做法而建立起来的。但首先汉人对藏民的友好程度远非白人对印第安人所能比,再则印第安人自从二十世纪初起就再也没有想过要把白人驱逐出境,而是彻底相信白人是无敌的,而他们所能做的也只有祈祷白人给他们留的自留地不至于太贫瘠。最终印第安人也意识到经济发展的重要性,所以但联邦政府批准在印第安自治区内可以开赌场后,他们也是欣然受之。而在西藏问题上,或许中国主流社会和他们的接触太少,抑或喇嘛教的确有很深的反社会进步思想,很多藏民对于开化和搞社会建设仍保有很大的抵触情绪,而这种抵触不是像一般的土著民所表现出来的对传统的怀念,而是一种对外界世界的恐惧。这里面的确有中国政府本身的问题:汉人自身的温饱问题都尚待解决,很难在生存问题上取信于其他民族。但基于中共中央对西藏边境长年累月的资助,作为一个理智的民族也应该给这样从天而降的救兵一次施展的机会。   达赖对这次汉藏两族的冲突还说了不少含蓄的话,比如他说“我对这次冲突中的人员伤亡表示深深的悲痛,同时也了解到这其中也有中国方面的损伤…" 这句看似轻描淡写的话实则体现这位读了不少书的国际旅行宗教领袖的阴险。当然他作为西藏自治区的领袖必须要表现出一种扒家的精神,但是对于中共方面所提供的死亡数据,即19人中主要以汉人为主,他至少可以从自己的信息来源进行驳斥,而无需用转弯抹角的形式来表现他的口才。再则从cnn所拍摄的一张照片上,也丝毫看不出达赖又多么悲痛。人们看到的只是一张非常狡猾的脸。    但是整个故事的罪魁祸首还属cnn本身。这个资深的美国新闻机构可以说是美国政界认识世界和面向世界的一个平台,也反映了美国领导阶层对外的一项原则,坚持主张自己的正确性和公正性,不到万不得已决不道歉。这一点其实是无懈可击的,因为这个世界上不存在绝对的正义,也就是说当美国方面的最高领导人被世界人民所唾弃的时候,他所要摆平的只有国内的一些政客。而处处表现出外紧内松的策略是赢得自家人赏识的最有效的途径。CNN在这次报道中几乎没有说过一句对中国有利的话,这从统计上来说就很值得怀疑:为什么平时对中国的报道并不是每天都有反面新闻,而在这一件事情上就显得中国一无是处?西方人有个特点,就是明知自己的一些行径很被世人所不齿,但他仍旧义无反顾地去做,因为他们太逻辑的,想到的只是如何让自己所抱有的一个理念得到彻底的衍生,就像过去在宗教横行霸道的时期那样。   (按:本篇系八年来第一次尝试用中文写BLOG,其中遣词造句肯定有诸多不妥之处。还请不吝指正。)

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Better computer skill

  Sometimes I do wish I have better skill at implementing real things, rather than just fooling around with philosophical matters. Like today, an idea which is not new sprang to me that if a website could specialize in finding … Continue reading

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Striking farmers

  Argentina farmers took the street a couple of days ago protesting the export tax levied on their agricultural product. The whole country is running short on meat within 24 hours as of this moment. I was pretty surprised that even … Continue reading

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raw idea

So I accidentally deleted a long paragraph I wrote for today’s entry, which is sad. But then I thought about finding a way to recover the text. So I searched google but the first two pages turned up nothing to … Continue reading

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strategic learning

  Last time I mentioned the drawbacks of following lectures. They serve as good stimulants for advancing through theories, but tend to befuddle the core concepts that are best instinctualized. So here is an ambitious list of courses I will take … Continue reading

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