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The Egg. Author's Note: The Egg is also available in the following languages: The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died.

The Egg

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. Terence McKenna. Psychedelic drug. LSD is widely known as a psychedelic drug and often features psychedelic artwork on its blotters A psychedelic substance is a psychoactive drug whose primary action is to alter cognition and perception.

Psychedelic drug

Psychedelics are part of a wider class of psychoactive drugs known as hallucinogens, a class that also includes structurally unrelated substances such as dissociatives and deliriants. Unlike other drugs such as stimulants and opioids which induce familiar states of consciousness, psychedelics tend to affect and explore the mind in ways that result in the experience being qualitatively different from those of ordinary consciousness. The psychedelic experience is often compared to non-ordinary forms of consciousness such as trance, meditation, yoga, religious ecstasy, dreaming and even near-death experiences.

The Doors of Perception. The Doors of Perception is a short book by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1954, detailing his experiences when taking mescaline.

The Doors of Perception

The book takes the form of Huxley's recollection of a mescaline trip that took place over the course of an afternoon, and takes its title from a phrase in William Blake's 1793 poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, which range from the "purely aesthetic" to "sacramental vision".[1] He also incorporates later reflections on the experience and its meaning for art and religion. Background[edit] Heaven and Hell (essay) Heaven and Hell is a philosophical essay by Aldous Huxley published in 1956.

Heaven and Hell (essay)

Huxley derived the title from William Blake's book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. The essay discusses the relationship between bright, colorful objects, geometric designs, psychoactives, art, and profound experience. Solitude and Leadership. Essays - Spring 2010 Print If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts By William Deresiewicz The lecture below was delivered to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009.

Solitude and Leadership

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education. Exhortation - Summer 2008 Print Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers By William Deresiewicz June 1, 2008.

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

François Gautier. François Gautier, born 1959 at Fontenay-sous-Bois, in Val-de-Marne, France, is a writer and journalist based in India.

François Gautier

He came to India at the age of 19 and spent his first eight years at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in the "international city" of Auroville in Tamil Nadu. He has been living in India since the 1970s and is married to an Indian. Gautier is one of the few westerners actively defending the Hindutva movement.[1] Childhood[edit] John Green (author) John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author of young adult fiction and a YouTube video blogger and creator of online educational videos.

John Green (author)

He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska,[1] and his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012.[2] Green was born in Indianapolis to Mike and Sydney Green[3] and his family moved three weeks after he was born[4] to Orlando, Florida.[5] He attended Lake Highland Preparatory School and Indian Springs School (which he later used as the main setting for Looking for Alaska),[6] a boarding and day school outside of Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a double major in English and Religious Studies.

He has spoken about being bullied as a teenager and how it made life miserable for him.[7] Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, was published by Dutton Children's Books in 2005. (5) What are some useful technical skills I can learn within a day. (5) Life: To 60+ years experienced people, what is your advice for the youth about life. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Ponzi scheme. 1920 photo of Charles Ponzi, the namesake of the scheme, while still working as a businessman in his office in Boston A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned by the operator.

Ponzi scheme

Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. The perpetuation of the high returns requires an ever-increasing flow of money from new investors to sustain the scheme.[1] Characteristics[edit] Bernard Madoff. Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff (/ˈmeɪdɒf/;[3] born April 29, 1938) is an American convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier.

Bernard Madoff

He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market,[4] and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.[5] On December 10, 2008, Madoff's sons told authorities that their father had confessed to them that the asset management unit of his firm was a massive Ponzi scheme, and quoted him as describing it as "one big lie".[14][15][16] The following day, FBI agents arrested Madoff and charged him with one count of securities fraud. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had previously conducted investigations into Madoff's business practices, but had not uncovered the massive fraud.[8] Early life Career Madoff was chairman of Bernard L. Government access. Money as Debt 3: Evolution Beyond Money. Debtocracy. Aftermath: Population Zero.

Charles Tart. Charles T. Tart (born 1937) is an American psychologist and parapsychologist known for his psychological work on the nature of consciousness (particularly altered states of consciousness), as one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology, and for his research in scientific parapsychology. He earned his Ph. D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963.[1] Biography[edit] Charles Tart was born on April 29, 1937 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania and grew up in Trenton, New Jersey. His first books, Altered States of Consciousness (1969) and Transpersonal Psychologies (1975), became widely used texts that were instrumental in allowing these areas to become part of modern psychology.[1]

Pwn2Own. Origins[edit] The first contest was conceived and developed by Dragos Ruiu in response to his frustration with Apple's lack of response to the Month of Apple Bugs and the Month of Kernel Bugs,[2] as well as Apple's television commercials that trivialized the security built into the competing Windows operating system.[3] At the time, there was a widespread belief that, despite these public displays of vulnerabilities in Apple products, OS X was significantly more secure than any other competitors.[4] On March 20, roughly three weeks before CanSecWest that year, Ruiu announced the Pwn2Own contest to security researchers on the DailyDave mailing list.[1] The contest was to include two MacBook Pros that he would leave on the conference floor hooked up to their own wireless access point. Any conference attendee that could connect to this wireless access point and exploit one of the devices would be able to leave the conference with that laptop.

There was no monetary reward. Contest 2007[edit] Discover the Emerging Face(s) of Buddhism. Value added tax. What is VAT? And why VAT. Home > Business > Special What is VAT? And why VAT Salil Panchal/Morpheus Inc. in Mumbai | April 12, 2003 Value-Added Tax, one of the most radical reforms to be proposed for the Indian economy, could finally become a reality after four years of political and economic debate. Yet, the biggest hurdle before the government is not making India 'a common market' through a uniform sales tax structure, but removing a complicated tax structure that also allowed for fraudulent practices. People of Color Organize — Why Today’s Radicals Must Read Marx’s Das Kapital. Rudolf Bahro. Rudolf Bahro (November 18, 1935 – December 5, 1997) was a dissident from East Germany who, since his death, has been recognised as a philosopher, political figure and author.

Bahro was a leader of the West German party The Greens, but became disenchanted with its political organization, left the party and explored spiritual approaches to sustainability. The Revenge of Karl Marx - Christopher Hitchens. Stirring Trouble Internationally provides an witty, alternative viewpoint on todays news stories and curren. Anton Goryunov writes from Brussels: Who says communism is dead in Europe? Just because the Berlin Wall has gone and the Soviet empire is no more doesn’t mean that communism has fizzled away, never to return, no sir.

Communist ideas and communist mentality are alive and kicking in Europe. Why I am a Marxist by Karl Korsch. Karl Korsch. Karl Korsch (August 15, 1886 – October 21, 1961) was a German Marxist theoretician. List of historical drama films. The historical period drama is a film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous people. Lord of the Ants. Nanavati and jury trials. Judge or Jury? What Will Best Suit India? Rohan Gupta: Jury System vs judge system. Patent troll.