December 26, 2007

Merry christmas, Happy new year

and future ciurt house of paris want to whish you a happy joyful year!
Venice, Just keep our finger crossed for peace, i hope SANTA claus will give a peace gift to Bush
Paris, I love you, onthe wall of a side of a garden there is a wall on which "i love you " is written in all the languages

and finally christmas, in tehran iran, jaie Mohsen Namjo Khali!

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December 25, 2007

"W00T" is the word of the year

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2007

Thousands of you took part in the search for Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2007, and the vast majority of you chose a small word that packs a pretty big punch. The word you've selected hasn't found its way into a regular Merriam-Webster dictionary yet—but its inclusion in our online Open Dictionary, along with the top honors it's now been awarded—might just improve its chances. This year's winning word first became popular in competitive online gaming forums as part of what is known as l33t ("leet," or "elite") speak—an esoteric computer hacker language in which numbers and symbols are put together to look like letters. Although the double "o" in the word is usually represented by double zeroes, the exclamation is also known to be an acronym for "we owned the other team"—again stemming from the gaming community.

Merriam-Webster's #1 Word of the Year for 2007 based on votes from visitors to our Web site:

1. w00t (interjection)
expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word "yay"
w00t! I won the contest!

Submitted by: Kat from Massachusetts on Nov. 30, 2005 23:18

Click on each of the other words in the Top Ten List for their definitions in either Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary or Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary:










Posted by faraz at 4:50 PM

December 23, 2007

Your education has been terminated


just think of it , some day, CHAMRAN sign and stamp your diplom,...lOOOOOl

Posted by faraz at 2:15 PM

How to get a PhD *and* save the world

this text is originally copy&past from HERE
Use graduate school to tech up. You’ll have time to learn how save the world later, when you’re actually in it. Learn all of the theoretical, statistical and other difficult-to-acquire skills you can while in grad school, because you won’t have the time later on. You, your cause, and your job prospects will be well-served by the technical skills you build.

Hang in there. In the first year of any grad program you will encounter a lot of required material that will feel too theoretical, too divorced from social change, and (occasionally) like too much nonsense. Much of it is good for you (see point 1), even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time. After a year of metrics and micro theory, I was ready to run to the real world to do what I thought I really wanted to do. The best advice I ever got (from one of my pre-PhD advisers) was, “Shut up and hang in there; by your second to third year you will discover all the people doing interesting applied work soon enough and be free to work on whatever you want by your third year." He was right.

Take chances. The second best piece of advice I ever received came from my dissertation chair, shortly after my oral examinations committee told me that my prospectus was poorly thought out, uneconomic, and overly risky. They were 100% right, and I benefitted from hearing it (although at the time I was miserable). Where I think they were wrong is that they told me to abandon my plans for risky and expensive field work. They favored the less risky route that could get me to a completed dissertation faster. My chair's response: “Hey, if you really want to do this, why not? Give it a shot. If it doesn’t pan out after three months, then come back and work on something else. Worst case scenario: you lose a few thousand dollars and a summer, but you have a great experience.” I plan to give the same advice to my students.

But minimize your risks by being prepared. Don’t embark on a big project, especially field work, without a solid hypothesis, research design, and plan. Think through the theory beforehand. Write down your assumptions, your logic, and your econometric regressions before you collect data. Especially write out your regressions. I am still guilty of rushing to the field too quickly, and am continually reminded of the costs.

Look before you leap. If you’re not sure whether you want to be an academic researcher, use your first two summers to work for outside organizations—whether the World Bank, an investment fund, the Fed, or a think tank. Try each on for size. At the end of your fourth or fifth year of grad school do not make one of the biggest decisions of your life—“what kind of job do I want?”—with oodles of information about one kind (academia) and zero about the alternatives. You don't have to be an economist to know that such decision-making is sub-optimal.

Your professors are not your only role models. If you are at a strong research university, remember that what your professors do is not necessarily representative of all your post-grad options. They represent maybe 1% of graduates, and they are self-selected to have a particular set of interests, life goals, and measures of success. These are not necessarily bad measures—I share many of them. But incredibly smart and interesting people graduate from economics and political science PhDs every year and go on to amazing and fulfilling careers. You will inevitably begin to take on the interests and priorities of your professors, even if they are the interests and priorities of a selective 1%. If these values don’t suit you in the end, or make you miserable, that’s okay.

Do what you love. You can try to game the system and do something that’s hot, conventional, or orthodox. But if you don’t love your topic and your research, it is probably not going to be interesting to anyone, let alone you. Plus you’ll be miserable. Did you really work this hard and come this far to be mediocre and unhappy?

Don’t hang your job market hopes on academic positions outside your core discipline. There aren’t nearly as many of them out there as you might think, and they can be hard to get. There are few policy schools, and they seem to have relatively few junior openings. Public health and other professional schools have limited needs for social scientists, and their job market system is a bit opaque. If these positions suit your interests, shoot for them by all means. But your main market will be your core discipline, so keep this in mind when you write up your dissertation, letters, and applications. For the same reason, you should be cautious about entering interdisciplinary PhD programs.

Be wary of big field projects. A number of leading academics (and more than a few grad students) are working on large field projects with governments, international institutions, and NGOs. Be aware that these projects—nationwide surveys, program evaluations, and the like—have limitations: they seldom implement on schedule; the research designs are not always as “clean” as what you drew on paper on Day One; and the implementing organization’s interests and priorities are often different (and probably more important for more people) than your own.

Don’t ask, don’t tell? Here I hesitate. If you are undecided about a career in academic research, my gut (unfortunately) tells me that you shouldn’t advertise this fact to your department until you are certain. My main rationale: some (but not all) academics will be quick to write you off as ‘not serious’, and should you change your mind later in your PhD you may find that ‘credibility’ difficult to reclaim. Certainly you should be candid with your committee about any interest in or openness to non-academic careers. They will have much advice and experience to offer. But don’t declare your intent to follow other paths if you are interested in keeping the academic route open.
All of the above represent one (new and unwise) academic’s point of view, so I urge caution in taking the above advice. I urge more strongly, however, feedback and commentary. I would like nothing more than to develop a resource of ideas and opinions for idealistic young grad students to build rather than temper their abilities and enthusiasm. So comments invited.

Posted by faraz at 2:06 PM

December 21, 2007

I hate this YALDA

i hate this yalda and those dump guys who celebraye this night by food, drink, dance, or by paraphrasing it as a longest night, christmass, or whatever ridiculos ideas, and if u what to understand my reason, just look at history, the origin of MEHR PARASTI, and the birth of the mehr god, beside can you write more than 10 pages about ASHKANIAN, although Yalda and Ashkanian are far of each other but they are dramatically relating to each other, and mysteriosly all traces of Ashkanian is Vanished, why? u sgould go a head to discover!

hint, don't even consider to read this mistakeful and fucking article in WIKIpedia, it is almost a sheer lie,,

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December 16, 2007


so, coz, ghafieh be tang ayad shaer be jafang ayad, ma har che zoor zadim cheezi andar havalate khalaghiat nayaftim, va tasmim bar an shod ke in ziafat ra be ex party badal namaeem

har gone tashabohi etefaghi nist kamelan ham amdi ast
خلاقیت معماری} - {اقلیت خماریم} = ع{
agar ham mikhahid khalaghiate khod ra neshan dahid be jaee naseza bare man konid saee konid gozinehae momken ra barae عhads bezanid

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December 15, 2007

bi-annual exhibition of statue, contemporary musuem of art, Tehran




all the photos was taken by Sina KHan mesdaghi, after fighting, quarrelling with the security guard of musuem, and also he was taken to this pics are at aprice of an arm and a leg!

Posted by faraz at 8:43 PM

Mystism, tectonic 2007 exhibition


special thanks to Mahdi Hemati, PHD candidate in TU/e , for sending me this photo however i missed the chance to participate in this event but having some friendly iranians scattered wide round the world bring the sweetness of life while everything seems to be bitter.

"After keeping everyone in suspense, at last, it is possible for the public to see entries of the design competition. From December 3 until December 21, the work of all second round entrants of the international student design competition are showed in EINDHOVEN at Plaza of the Vertigo building of the Department of Architecture, Building and Planning ,TU/e".

Posted by faraz at 8:23 PM

top 10 reasons why to date an architect, it is dirty

1. all night long, all night strong.
2. we are damn good with our hands.
3. if we can commit to chipboard, relationships should be easy.
4. you should see the things we errect.
5. use to doing things over and over again.
6. finishing early never happenes.
7. we know the true meaning of interpretation
8. creative positioning.
9. work well in groups
10. entry and passage are always exciting.

loool, special thanks to Aya for this creative text
sorry i don't know its original source, if there is any

Posted by faraz at 12:49 PM

December 9, 2007

strand of success, hallocination

i am addicted to success, i don't feel any pleasure of any so-called success, and i just murmuring this chanson "oh la la ", i have no way but to go on, where?, i don't know, why? i know that, "i am addicted"

Foule sentimentale
Oh la la la vie en rose
Oh ! Life with a sweet taste

Oh la la ! : expresses surprise and/or a bit of fear and infliction
la vie en rose : title of a famous song by Édith Piaf ; voir la vie en rose : to see life optimistically

Le rose qu'on nous propose
The taste THEY offer

D'avoir les quantités d'choses (I think it's : des quantités)
Made of having a whole bunch of things

Qui donnent envie d'autre chose
That make you want still another thing

Aïe, on nous fait croire

[when it hurts, you say « Aïe ! ».]
(Ouch), they make us believe

Que le bonheur c'est d'avoir
That happiness is having

De l'avoir plein nos armoires
Credit memos (audits ?) stuffing our cabinets

Dérisions de nous dérisoires car
(They make a) mockery of us (who are) trifling, since

Foule sentimentale
(As a) sentimental crowd

On a soif d'idéal
We are eager for ideals

Attirée par les étoiles, les voiles
Attracted by stars, sails

Que des choses pas commerciales
Untradable stuff only

Foule sentimentale
Sentimental crowd

Il faut voir comme on nous parle
You should see how they're talking to us

Comme on nous parle
How they're talking to us

Il se dégage
There free up

De ces cartons d'emballage
From these packagings

Des gens lavés, hors d'usage
Drained, out of order people

Et tristes et sans aucun avantage
And sad and without any asset

On nous inflige
They inflict on us

Des désirs qui nous affligent
Desires distressing us

On nous prend faut pas déconner dès qu'on est né
They view us, are they joking ?, from the day of our birth,

Pour des cons alors qu'on est
As idiots [con=colloquial] whereas we are


Foules sentimentales
Sentimental crowds

On nous Claudia Schieffer
They Claudia-Schieffer us

On nous Paul-Loup Sulitzer
They Paul-Loup-Sulitzer us

[P.-L. Sulitzer is a well-known novelist, publishing very thick books who are told to be written by ghost writers. Quite a dull person, in my opinion.]

Oh le mal qu'on peut nous faire
Oh that harm they do to us

Et qui ravagea la moukère
Which devastated the woman [This strange sentence is a pun about « Travadja la Moukère », a song]

Du ciel dévale
From sky slides down

Un désir qui nous emballe
A desire enthusing us
[If the sentence stood alone]

Pour demain nos enfants pâles
[But know there's a continuation, which changes the meaning of previous sentence into : A desire that will pack up [that is, standardize],]
Tomorrow, our pale children

Un mieux, un rêve, un cheval
A « better », a dream, a horse

Foule sentimentale
Sentimental crowd
the english translation made by a nice guy which i lost the address of her/his website, but it is the best translation of this chanson i have ever seen, i may put the audio format by the end of the week

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