The Parable of the Stick
By Rodion M. Herrera
Once upon a time, two boys chanced upon a long straight stick on the river bank. The stick was quite long, almost twice as high as a person, so they decided to break it in two. However, the stick didn't exactly break in the middle, so that one of the sticks was longer than the other one. The taller boy decided to give the shorter stick to the other boy, who was shorter than him. The short boy merely smiled and shrugged. Then they
Last night my brother Ivan and I managed to find a Day Z Standalone (SA) server that had a decent ping for both of us. This was important, considering that he's living and working in KSA, and I'm here in the Philippines. For if I chose a server in Singapore or West Coast US, my ping will be low, but his will be high, and if he choses a server closer to him (say, France or Germany), then my ping will be high, but his will be low. We eventually found middle ground in a China-based server. We were
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Yes, I'm still alive, but really busy down south in Davao City. Considering that I don't live in Cebu City anymore, then I don't really have anything to contribute much to the forum anymore, save for intermittent blog entries about whatnot. However, I still wish to utilize this little corner as part of my toolbox for science advocacy. I've noticed that my entries that are more or less related to science and technology have been getting a good number of views, so I have decided to keep posting more