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Hey, fans of "The Matrix"!
Q. What did the Architect say to Neo?
A. A Lot! And it's Important!
so I hope Neo was paying attention.
After all, the Wrong Choice means
Total Human Extinction.
I'd hate to be held responsible for That!

The whole dialogue with the Entire script of Architect's High-Faluting Gobble-de-Gook
is found in the first comment below.

The video is good, (Who, What, How, Choice, Denial, Consequences & Hope) but Incomplete! It leaves out a few Important things, (Purpose, Love), which, render his whole spiel Nonsensical.

The captions alternate between accurate & hilarious.

The Japanese fiddle music in the background is to thwart Copyright Laws.
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The Architect: Hello, Neo.

Neo: Who are you?

The Architect: I am the Architect. 
I created the Matrix. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably Human. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also irrelevant.

Neo: Why am I here?

The Architect: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the Matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden to sedulously avoid it, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.

Neo: You haven't answered my question.

The Architect: Quite right. Interesting. That was quicker than the others.

(The responses of other Neos appear on the monitors: "Others? What others? How many? Answer me!")

The Architect: The Matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version.

(Again, the responses of the other Ones appear on the monitors: "Five versions? Three? I've been lied too. This is bullshit.")

Neo: There are only two possible explanations: either no one told me, or no one knows.

The Architect: Precisely. As you are undoubtedly gathering, the anomaly's systemic, creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.

(Once again, the responses of other Neos appear on the monitors: "You can't control me! Fuck you! I'm going to kill you! You can't make me do anything!)

Neo: Choice. The problem is Choice.

(The scene cuts to Trinity fighting an agent, and then back to the Architect's room)

The Architect: The first Matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect, it was a work of art, flawless, sublime. A triumph equaled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is as apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every Human being, thus I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection. Thus, the answer was stumbled upon by another, an intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the Human psyche. If I am the Father of the Matrix, she would undoubtedly be its Mother.

Neo: The Oracle.

The Architect: Please. As I was saying, she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly 99.9% of all test subjects accepted the program, as long as they were given a choice, even if they were only aware of the choice at a near unconscious level. While this answer functioned, it was obviously fundamentally flawed, thus creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly, that if left unchecked might threaten the system itself. Ergo, those that refused the program, while a minority, if unchecked, would constitute an escalating probability of disaster.

Neo: This is about Zion.

The Architect: You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. Its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.

Neo: Bullshit.

(The responses of other Neos appear on the monitors: "Bullshit!")

The Architect: Denial is the most predictable of all Human responses. But, rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

(Scene cuts to Trinity fighting an agent, and then back to the Architects room.)

The Architect: The function of the One is now to return to the Source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After which you will be required to select from the Matrix 23 individuals, 16 female, 7 male, to rebuild Zion. Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the Matrix, which coupled with the extermination of Zion will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire Human race.

Neo: You won't let it happen, you can't. You need Human beings to survive.

The Architect: There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept. However, the relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept the responsibility for the death of every Human being in this world.

(The Architect presses a button on a pen that he is holding, and images of people from all over the Matrix appear on the monitors)

The Architect: It is interesting reading your reactions. Your five predecessors were by design based on a similar predication, a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species, facilitating the function of the One. While the others experienced this in a very general way, your experience is far more specific. Vis-a-vis, Love.

(Images of Trinity fighting the agent from Neo's dream appear on the monitors)

Neo: Trinity.

The Architect: Apropos, she entered the Matrix to save your life at the cost of her own.

Neo: No!

The Architect: Which brings us at last to the moment of Truth, wherein the fundamental flaw is ultimately expressed, and the anomaly revealed as both Beginning, and End. There are two doors. The door to your right leads to the Source, and the salvation of Zion. The door to the left leads back to the Matrix, to her, and to the end of your species. As you adequately put, the problem is Choice. But we already know what you're going to do, don't we? Already I can see the chain reaction, the chemical precursors that signal the onset of emotion, designed specifically to overwhelm logic, and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you from the simple, and obvious truth: she is going to die, and there is nothing that you can do to stop it.

(Neo walks to the door on his left)

The Architect: Humph. Hope, it is the quintessential Human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.

Neo: If I were you, I would hope that we don't meet again.

The Architect: We won't.
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Memorial Day 2016
"When The Tigers Broke Free".
It was just before dawn
One miserable morning in black 'forty four.
When the forward commander
Was told to sit tight
When he asked that his men be withdrawn.
And the Generals gave thanks
As the other ranks held back
The enemy tanks for a while.
And the Anzio bridgehead
Was held for the price
Of a few hundred ordinary lives.

And kind old King George
Sent Mother a note
When he heard that Father was gone.
It was, I recall,
In the form of a scroll,
With gold leaf adorned,
And I found it one day
In a drawer of old photographs, hidden away.
And my eyes still grow damp to remember
His Majesty signed
With his own rubber stamp.

It was dark all around.
There was frost in the ground
When the tigers broke free.
And no one survived
From the Royal Fusiliers Company C.
They were all left behind,
Most of them dead,
The rest of them dying.
And that's how the High Command
Took my Daddy from me.

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In honor of April Fools Day, I am announcing the opening of my newest business.

Stevo's Half-Bakery!

Half-Baked Ideas are our specialty!
Do you need a Product with No 
Return-On-Investment? Our lazy, 
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We'll find a use for it! 
Discounts available for the clinically insane!

(subsidiary of Fly-By-Night Enterprises)
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Without Women, Humans would become extinct in the span of a generation.
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I think this is the 1st post I've seen that doesn't put someone down, doesn't tell you to be grateful to someone who ruined ur life, doesn't tell u to be grateful 4 what u have even tho some 1 stole what ur father worked hard 4u all 2 have rite after he died or smile you just found out u have cancer, etc.! Good Morning thanks for the smile! 
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I used to chase total solar Eclipses.
Totality is a spectacle that I lack the vocabulary to describe properly.
Why do I travel great lengths to see them?
"I come to bear witness to the Sun in it's hour of darkness"
Heads Up! Total solar eclipse coming next week to Asia and the Pacific!
A total eclipse of the sun will turn day into night over portions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean next week.
Indonesia will get the best view Wednesday, especially in central portions of Borneo and Sumatra. Most of the solar eclipse will be over the open ocean of the Pacific.


Watch it live online:


#universe   #space   #solareclipse  
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A man walks into a local Greek tailor shop with a pair of torn trousers in his hands.
Upon greeting the tailor, the tailor asks:
The man says: "Yes! Eumenides?"
The tailor responds "Yes! Of course."
And they bid each other adieu.
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I've posted & commented for over a year that the only Boots-on-Ground fighting alongside the Kurds were Dutch, Danish & German Bikers.
The only recent news here is that the government of the Netherlands ruled that they are not committing any crime by doing so.

In America a few years ago, Muslims planned a "Million Muslim March" in Washington DC.
2 Million Bikers from all over the US rallied & rode to DC, mostly just peacefully riding in circles around the Capitol, carrying American flags. There was no confrontation.
Only 58 Muslims showed up.
I'm proud of the Bikers for doing that. Their mere Presence was an intimidating display of strength in numbers & Patriotism.
Biker gangs have a code of honor, usually written in their Charter, that if you mess with One, you mess with All. That kind of coherence is needed for all Americans.
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"The Gunner's Dream"
Floating down through the clouds
Memories come rushing up to meet me now
In the space between the Heavens
And in the corner of some foreign field
I had a dream
I had a dream.

Goodbye Max 
Goodbye Ma
After the service when 
you're walking slowly to the car
And the silver in her hair 
shines in the cold November air
You hear the tolling bell
and touch the silk in your lapel
And as the tear drops rise 
to meet the comfort of the band
You take her frail hand
and hold on to the dream .

A place to stay
Enough to eat
Somewhere old Heroes 
shuffle safely down the street
Where you can speak out loud
about your doubts and fears
And what's more 
No-one ever disappears
You never hear their Standard Issue 
kicking in your door
You can relax on both sides of the tracks
And maniacs don't blow holes 
in bandsmen by remote control
And everyone has recourse to the Law 
And no-one kills the children anymore
No-one kills the children anymore .

Night after night
Going round and round my brain
His dream is driving me insane.

In the corner of some foreign field
The gunner sleeps tonight
What's done is done
We cannot just write off his final scene
Take heed of the dream
Take heed
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I wonder how much Freedom, Privacy & Choice users are willing to sacrifice for Convenience.
I wonder about incremental constriction of Options a user may be presented in essentially every facet of life, by the Assistant Allowing/Denying certain Options.
Assistant:"You need to buy milk. Do you want nonfat or low fat?"
You:"I want whole milk."
Assistant:"Sorry. Not an option based on your last week's non-compliance with your exercise & dietary goals."
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Technology is what holds the real promise to be the ultimate jail of freedom. Google is just one player with a few pieces. I think we'll see those who embrace technology, experience freedoms undreamed of... and those who don't will be content in their sandpits like those who came before them. 
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Breaking News, a bit late for International Women's Day. In Saudi Arabia, a panel of scientists concluded that women are, in fact, Mammals! However, they fall short of being actually Human.
Muslim "science".
Saudi Arabia: Panel of Scientists admits Women are Mammals, yet 'Not Human' - 
Riyadh | In an unprecedented ruling, a panel of Saudi scientists has concluded that women are actually mammals, granting them the same rights as other mammal species such as camels, dromedaries and even goats. The verdict, which fell just hours before the International Women's Day, is consider
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This incredible software engineer, Margaret Hamilton, wrote this stack of computer code, by hand, for the Apollo program, which landed Americans on the Moon. Successfully. Repeatedly.
I salute her & her Herculean feat.

Check out @PulpLibrarian's Tweet:
Fun fact: here's the code that gets you to the moon, and here's the woman who wrote it. #IWD2016 #WomenInSTEM · Embedded image. 4:24 AM - 8 Mar 2016. 2813 Retweets3047 Likes. Reply to @PulpLibrarian. Replies. Connor Land. Mar 8. Connor Land @ConnorLand2. @PulpLibrarian every time I see this pic ...
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I've read about this feat before. In the last few months but don't remember where I read about it. Thank you for the reminder +Stephen Beres 
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"Any fourth grade student of history knows that Socialism has never worked any time or any place it has been tried. Obama, with the Democratic Party, is either an Idiot, or is deliberately trying to destroy his nation's economy."
~ Vladimir Putin

Mr. Putin. Check out Bernie Sanders. He makes Obama seem like Adam Smith (author of "Wealth of Nations") by comparison.
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+Stephen Beres so you just claim someone is wrong without actually proving so. Classy.

+Ron Harvey​ that was one of the most ignorant things I've read. Meanwhile Republicans want to keep fighting against equality and turn back civil rights. Makes your preparations comment all that more ironic. Good one. 👏👏👏
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Engineering is the art, science and craft of creating non-obvious solutions to problems with 1 or more independent variables.
  • Otium Cum Dignitate
    Midnight Engineer / Research / Writing, 2004 - present
    Home Office Suite & Laboratory
  • Memtek Division of Wheelabrator Engineered Systems
    Industrial Wastewater Engineer / Project Manager / Field Engineer, 1993 - 1997
  • DOD Contractor - USAF. Hanscom AFB
    System Spec Writer - High Security Access Control, 1990 - 1991
    Cold Warrior. USAF Access Control
  • Trans-Lux Corporation
    Electronics R&D. LED Specialist. RFI Testing, 1987 - 1989
  • Various Temporary Jobs
    Electrician's Assistant, Chemist, Factory Worker, Furniture maker & salesman,..., 1978 - 2004
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I am an Engineer (DOD Contractor (USAF), Environmental, Electronic, Infrastructure).
I am a Researcher at Otium Cum Dignitate.  
I am a 51 year old white male, 5'8", 170 pounds. Brown hair & eyes. 
Slovak national. Naturalized US citizen. Connecticut resident. (Boston my true home).
Single, Active, Healthy, Smart (Mensa member), Gentleman, Grateful...ALIVE!!

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I am an International Man of Mystery! (^_^) (Before M.Meyers made it a farce). Born in Czechoslovakia in 1963. Dad's a surgeon (ear,nose,throat) Mom is 1st violinist in orchestra. Family escaped after the 1968 Soviet invasion to Austria. Political refugee for months in Vienna until coming to the USA. I grew up in Connecticut. BSEET from University of Hartford. I lived & worked in Boston area for 10 years, mostly Engineering. My brother lives in Switzerland, a geophysicist (PhDs) in Berne. I have traveled widely: (Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland (often), France, Italy, Yugoslavia (prewar), Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina (postwar), Nicaragua, Mexico, Barbados, Bermuda, Caribbean, Canada, Hawaii for 1991 Solar eclipse, Munich for1999 Solar eclipse. Entire Eastern US, California, Climbed Mt.St.Helens, WA. I'm an adventurer, explorer, engineer, inventor/tinker, photographer, skier, biker, camper, hiker, shooter, sailor, amateur scientist. I sing & dance.
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    Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, 1982 - 1987
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