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May 30, 2018

Belief System – Anxiety Feeling

Hope all of you enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend.  For some reason we felt anxious this morning and then we noticed the feeling of anxiety, which is to us is one of the sneaky feelings we get.  Anxiety could be a result of fear or it can be a result of an upcoming happy event like looking forward to going on vacation.  Ether way, it takes us out of being in the moment because we start attempting to figure out why we feel like this.  In today’s case we believe its The Universes was of telling us this should be our next post and so here we are and we no longer feel anxious. (Thanks Universe).

We discussed our Panic / Anxiety Attacks in previous posts so if you are having these attacks we strongly suggest you call your primary care doctor and discuss this or if you don’t have a primary care doctor, call your local hospital and get a referral (This is what we did).

If you fear going to the dentist because you just know that you have 20 cavities and that he is going to lecture you on your tooth care.  Then when he gets you in the chair and straps you down and tells you’re to open your mouth, wider, and inserts those rubber inserts that keep your mouth open you know that he is going to whip out that 3 inch drill and drill down through your tooth into your jaw.  So that’s your story.   Our story is we only go to dentists that administer gas or back in the days of Indiana we went to a dentist that gave us Valium. Te down side to Valium was we needed to take a driver but the upside was once we were in the chair the dentist could have pulled all our teeth and we would not have cared.  So with the fear comes anxiety the closer your appointment gets.  When you go tell the doctor about your fear, we are sure he will understand and want to make you comfortable.  We have seen local commercials from dentists stating that if you afraid they will use gas or whatever makes you feel better.

Then there is the “Dentist from Dental Hell” whom we had when we were in high school and he was our braces dentist.  He would come in smelling like he had just smoked a pack of cigarettes, in a grumpy mood, and we knew that if we moved in the chair he would tap us with that little rubber hammer.  Yes, a tap right on our third eye area of our forehead.  We prayed every night that our teeth would get straight faster than humanly possible.  (We survived)

Of course if you’re a smoker you are in a constant state of anxiety.  Do you have enough cigarettes to last until tomorrow?  Does the restaurant have a smoking area?  It cigarettes cost much more we won’t be able to afford them. Every place they go they plan ahead based on smoking.  They are also constantly thinking about quitting but putting it off until a later date.  Will the next cigarette be the one to cause cancer?  This is called addiction.  Please ask your doctor for help to quit. Your grand-children will thank you later in life.

Yes anxiety is a sneaky and if you’re impatient, then you know how it slithers into your head.  That White Rabbit in Alice and Wonderland was anxious, so if you can relate to that rabbit, then you’re impatient and not living in the moment.  (Meditate or catch the rabbit, the exercise will be good)

Anxieties change and the years roll by.  If we were forced to say what our current fear is we would say getting into one of those driver-less cars.  We identify those cars and as soon as you enter the car you become a “Lab Test Rat”.  Read the news?  Tesla cars are constantly crashing when in “auto-mode”.  After being software developer for fifty years we know that they can not possible write software for every possible scenario and we don’t want to be riding in one of those “death traps” when that scenario comes in to play.  So our solution is, “If a human isn’t driving we are not riding”.  Not even if they offer Valium.

There are so many possibilities of that sneaky anxiety sneaking in that when we notice that we are not in the moment, we do a meditation.  Like right now we are listening to this <Meditation in progress>  and if you like Tibetan Bells then click on the link.

Because we make sure to keep our Chakra’s in balance we know that if we are “off” we stop and identify what it is causing this and 99% of the time its anxiety that got in though our spiritual armor.

We thank you for stopping by and reading this post. Now that we saved you tons of money you are spending on Valium, Baclofen, Xanax, Metaxalone, FlexePax, and a zillion other medicationss, please donate the money to St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis TN.

We have NOTHING else to add now that we are back in the moment and hopefully we have helped or reminded you that The Universe cares and Loves all of you.  Many Blessings my friends and enjoy every moment because we are experiencing it together.  (Did you notice that “nothing” is in caps?)

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April 9, 2018

Driver-less /Hands Free Vehicles Editorial

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When I was driving for Uber driver-less cars was the subject of 50% of the conversations and out of that 50%, 80% would not use a driver-less car.  So its been discussed and this is our opinion.

A driver-less car is basically totally controlled by a “CPU” with special software, and the software is probably as complicated as we have ever seen.  Then the software controls a bunch of gadgets like gas pedal, brakes, and just about every other component that it takes to drive the car. Being an “EX” software developer that has written software for over 5 decades and some very complicated (Not like this) we can safely say “There is  no way in hell that this software can completely be tested.  The basic routines probably yes, but the little used routines probably got over-looked or not all the conceivable possibilities that can happen while driving a car are included.”

Just think about how many software AP’s, operating systems, etc. you use that have been around for years and they still get errors?  An error in a driver-less car could mean injury or worse to the passenger. The “CPU” may not know what to do on an error or might use the wrong routine to attempt a solution.

Juts think you might be in the back seat, rock & roll blasting the audio system, enjoying the ride going down 101 South and unknown to you there there is a car chase and the car being chased in Northbound in your lane , about a mile away in your lane, and coming head-on toward you at about 90 MPH.  So in less than a minute the two of you will meet.  You see the other cars going in your direction moving off to the left and right to avoid the oncoming car and then you see it about a 1/4 mile away, coming fast.  You notice the “CPU” has not done anything except flash a warning on the overhead message center that it’s having a problem that it does not know what to do.  Comforting huh?  You thought about jumping in the front seat and take control, but it’s to late.  You can only hope that the car coming at you is going to veer around you but at the last second you see that driver is looking back at the chasing police cars, not at you and “BOOM!”.

You might survive, but if you find yourself floating about a hundred feet over the crash site and you look down and see the driver-less car in about a million and one pieces, and notice there are angels on each side of you guiding upwards, then you probably did not make it.  We you get to the Pearly Gates you see a huge sign, “Driver-less Car victims go to the right and follow the arrows to the processing center.  Everyone else come right in, your party has started.”  When you get to the “Processing Center” you find out that because you died in the hands of a computer/software they did not know you were coming and on their books you had another 80 years to live.  So now they are scrambling for somewhere to put you and because of the outer thousands of souls in your line, it turns out that the Devil is taking the overflow in holding for 30 days and then you will be processed.

So we are taking a humorous look at this, but think about it.  When you get in or use a driver-less car, you have no idea how it functions or what you need to do if it malfunctions.  When you get in that car you are now a “Test Rat” and you are paying to be a “Test at”.  If you have ever driven you know that things come up that even surprised you.  The “chases” example above actually happened to us in Southern California in the mid eighties and the stolen car was a truck driven by a young kid.  When we saw the helicopter, we moved along with everyone else to the side of the road.  The driver-less cars stayed in their lanes. (There were none).

There is another worry is these vehicles use a electronic (GPS) map,  and the map might be wrong.  Example is when I was driving for Uber I was taking three students from Menlo College to China Town and when we were getting close, we came to a stop light.  The “map” said “Go straight a mile and then turn left.”  I showed this to the passengers because looking out the front window we saw that the road went about 1/2 mile and there was a six foot hight brick wall completely across the street blocking all traffic.  You have to ask yourself, “Would a driver-less car noticed?” Of course, the speed limit was only 35 MPH so a minimum of damage would have been done, but hopefully when the car got near it would do a U-Turn and continue on another way.  BUT you being a “Test Rat” don’t know for sure do you?

The only time this soul would get in a driver-less car is if a confirmed report has a comet coming toward Earth and a confirmed report that the comet is going to destroy the Earth, we would take driver-less car to the nearest bar and get really, really drunk. (If we made it that far).

We have nothing else to report and we thank you all for stopping by.  God bless all of you and have a great week,  We think the POTUS should be the first one to use a driver-less car to prove they are safe.

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