Alpha Centauri Quotes: Morgan Industries
In my last post, I talked about Alpha Centauri: an awesome game about the various factions of the survivors of an apocalypse on Earth forming various nations based around different ideologies and working to come out on top while trying to avoid the flaws of Earth in the past. One of the greatest things about Alpha Centauri that I forgot to mention, however, is the quotes. These quotes from the leaders of each faction usually point out the depth of each of their belief systems as well as the flaws too. Here, I can present the quotes of each leader and provide my interpretation of each one. Here, I can move to the quotes of CEO Nwabudike Morgan and the quotes on how he describes the Morgan Industries, his particular faction, and give my own personal interpretation. Feel free to add your own interpretation in the comments if you wish:
Installing MiniKube on Linux
Kubernetes is a great piece of open source software that allows a developer to create a container-based system for automating computer apps, scaling & managing said apps, and hosting cloud-based web clusters for working with these apps remotely. It is a great tool for any web developer or cloud architect who wants to work with and test different applications. One of the easiest ways to install Kubernetes onto a Linux device is through a software called minikube. With it, you can quickly set up a Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows in order to create your own cloud-system or simply test applications on your device without it affecting said device. I was able to easily install minikube on a LinuxMint device I made from an old Windows computer. I was originally going to get rid of the computer, but I was able to install Linux on it and finally get Kubernetes to it, so I am now going to keep the device around. If anyone else who is good at Linux is interested in installing minikube on their own device to work with Kubernetes in the future, then you have come to the right place! With this little written tutorial, you should be able to easily install minikube on your own device and have your own personal Kubernetes’ cluster to work with for your own technical projects.
Alpha Centauri Quotes: Human Hive
In my last post, I talked about Alpha Centauri: an awesome game about the various factions of the survivors of an apocalypse on Earth forming various nations based around different ideologies and working to come out on top while trying to avoid the flaws of Earth in the past. One of the greatest things about Alpha Centauri that I forgot to mention, however, is the quotes. These quotes from the leaders of each faction usually point out the depth of each of their belief systems as well as the flaws too. Here, I can present the quotes of each leader and provide my interpretation of each one. Here, I can start with the collectivist ideology of Chairman Sheng-ji Yang and the quotes on how he describes the Human Hive, his particular faction, and give my own personal interpretation. Feel free to add your own interpretation in the comments if you wish:
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Game
There are plenty of games that are in the 4x games and one of the best is also one of the best bits of interactive science fiction that have ever been created in the history of video gaming history. It is a little game called Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and it is probably one of the most enlightening works of science fiction up there with Star Trek and the works of Isaac Asimov. I know that sounds like a bold game, but it is the truth and I will fight anyone who disagrees with this claim with any kind of sincerity. It will also open your mind to the beliefs of others and help you understand how the morality of various different human beings can be so different in the world we live in. This may sound like a bold claim to make about a single videogame, but believe me. Alpha Centauri is the kind of life changing game that can truly open your sense of perspective and act more like a mature adult when thinking about the beliefs of others instead of like an edgy know-it-all pretentious teenager like how most people tend to treat differing beliefs or any kind of criticism of their ideals nowadays.
This article is something I am writing for a new segment that I am creating called Useless History - things about the parts of history that are probably not going to be useful to the average person or forward a lot of human knowledge - but it could be pretty fun to learn about these things. This is a segment. What makes this part interesting is that, unlike the Cold War or the Scientific Revolution and other important parts of history, is going to be filled with information about topics that are pretty much useless for you to know about. It is going to be historical data that could be fun to learn but will probably not be useful for the average person's day-to-day life. The useless topic can be anything: social media apps or any app that is a part of certain parts of history, defunct businesses with no big impact on history or innovation for the business world, people with internet fame that probably did not have much a large impact on the person or society, the history of some kind of failed and frivolous invention with very little utility or long-term effects of civilization... basically any type of topic that would not affect humanity much if its history was forgotten. The
LOE: An Intro to Conditions Related to A Lack of Empathy
A lot of people with a very naive or very freedom-loving perspective seem to ask why we cannot all get along and why so many people are so focused on 'enforcing the rules' and not just letting everybody live & let live. Well, in a perfect world where all people are perfectly empathetic and no one would ever do anything that goes against the whole ‘survival of the species’ thing, then yeah. Having a ‘I’ll leave you alone and you leave me alone’ stance would actually make perfect sense and there would be no reason for anybody to interfere with the affairs of others. Unfortunately though, we do not live in such a world. We live in the real world where there are a lot of conditions people have that are LOE conditions: mental conditions that are associated with a lack of empathy and emotional intelligence that makes them likely to harm others with little care or remorse. These conditions can cause many people to do dumb or dangerous things that negatively affect the rest of their community without caring about the consequences of their actions.
More on INTJ...
I have now done short articles on pretty much half of the MBTI personality types out there. I have documented the ENTP, ISTJ, ISTP, INFJ, ENFP, ISFP, ESTP, and ESFP personality types in several other stories I have written previously. Now that I have spent time talking about a lot of the other personality types under the MBTI personality test and the concepts inspired by Carl Jung, it is time to talk about the world’s third rarest personality type, one that is only possessed by 2% of the general population according to the website truity.com. It is also the rarest personality type among women with only one percent of women having the INTJ personality type. Meanwhile, only three percent of men have it. The INTJ personality type is known as the Architect by 16personalities.com and referred to as The Mastermind by truity. Beyond the ridiculous stereotype that INFJ are nothing more than biological robots incapable of emotion, INTJs are the kind of people known for being very analytical minds that are eager to solve the problems of others and work to improve the pre-existing systems of the world with new, fresh practical ideas. These possibilities also allow those with the INTJ personality type to work on improving themselves and the world around them. They also enjoy looking at the theories behind everything that is going on around them and love to focus inward on how the outside world is affecting them. There are many famous scientists, philosophers, business owners, and politicians who are known as INTJs, including Hillary Clinton (politician and forerunner of previous presidential campaigns), Al Gore (forerunner of presidential campaign and climate change activist), Jane Austen (writer), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (former Supreme Court judge), Bill Gates (business owner and former head of Microsoft), Dwight Eisenhower (former United States president), Alan Greenspan, Ulysses S. Grant (general and former United States president), Stephen Hawking (scientist), John Maynard Keynes (economic thinker and philosopher), Ayn Rand (creator of Objectivist libertarian philosophy), Isaac Asimov (science fiction writer and futurist), Lewis Carroll (famous writer), Cormac McCarthy (writer), and Sir Isaac Newton (scientist).
United States Coal Wars
In the 1910s, Russia was dealing with a civil war which led to them turning to Marxist-Leninist socialism for their preferred form of economic system, but people forget the United States was fighting its own series of Civil Wars over the question of labor, starting with the Coal Wars. This is an often forgotten part of pre-World War I history that very few ever hear about in history class, but has had an effect on American policy that continued to influence the United States into my favorite era of history: the Cold War. Hopefully, I can shed some light on this part of American history: