Archive for January, 2009

The Real Tyler Durden


In Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel Fight Club the narrator’s antagonistic second personality Tyler Durden seeks to force upon the world a new beginning, a fresh start by physicaly destroying of the credit industry. Tyler Durden has a real life counterpart, the Justice Department announced the foiling of a digital attack upon Fannie Mae’s server network. Rajendrasinh Makwana, a 35 year old from Virgina, installed a virus which would have wiped the mortgage giant’s hard drives this coming Saturday.

Fannie Mae is the largest mortgage financer in the United States, Tyler Durden would be proud.

Nobody is stupid, they’re just ignorant, right?

Someone who says “Nobody is stupid, they’re just ignorant” is saying something stupid. They could be stupid for not thinking about what they are saying or they could be ignorant for not differentiating between ignorant and stupid, or they could be both ignorant and stupid for not looking up the meaning’s of the words ignorant and stupid.

Stupidity and ignorance are completely different things.

The word stupid is an adjective used to describe someone with a slow mind. The word ignorant is an adjective used to describe someone who is lacking in knowledge. Being stupid isn’t being doomed to be ignorant, think book smart and being unable to apply knowledge. Being ignorant isn’t being doomed to be stupid, it’s just being doomed to look stupid for not checking your facts.

Action is Everything

Total Commitment
Accept No Excuses
Never Surrender - Never Relent
Resist Ignorance
Survivability is Security
More is Never Enough
You Are What You Do
More and Faster
Self Sufficient Is Inefficient