Wednesday, May 4, 2016

long range vs. tracking radar

Stealth technology has advanced so much. An emergency detection radar utilizes longer wavelengths for early detection but then there is tracking radar on fighter jets. Long range radar detection is not as accurate as tracking radar and is easily avoidable. There are multiple ways to avoid this long range radar. The multiple ways mostly include technology implemented into the design of the jets. The way any plane can avoid this type of radar is to just fly at low altitudes because the terrain helps to block the waves sent out by the radar. This is because the waves can be blocked by rises in terrain, however, flying at these altitudes can be very dangerous. These radar detection systems can be somewhat ineffective against missiles because they fly very low to the ground and very fast and will only occasionally hit one of the radar waves to be detected. Also, long range detection only fires once every 15 to 20 seconds. That makes missiles very dangerous and difficult to detect. Tracking radar is very effective because it shoots off at a faster rate compared to the early detection radar. The waves sent off by tracking radar have a much shorter wavelength, as well as, at a higher frequency. This makes detecting objects in air space more effective because it is meant to be used in air combat. It has to be quick and effective.

Living for the purpose of living

Today is the last night me and the majority of my friends are going to be together. It's really sad that we're going our separate ways for the time being. I'm going to miss them but we're going to hang out over summer so ti's all good. Today we spent all day together before we start to leave one by one tomorrow. I am glad I met the people here at Lewis. Hopefully we stay friends for life. I always think about that when I think about my major because my junior year I have to start taking classes at IIT so I won't be living on campus and I feel like some distance will begin to form between us. College is going to be great as long as I stay with these people.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lessons to Learn From Robin Williams' Performance in "The Dead Poets Society"

I always thought this movie to be amazing because of its overall message. I connected so well to this movie because it repeats the message of becoming great, nonconformity, art as a great beauty, and the importance of following your dreams. The messages of becoming great and following your dreams blur together throughout the movie. I see the blurring together in two quotes that stuck out to me. "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may ~ Carpe Diem..." and "The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.". From these I came to the realization that we all have something that we are passionate for, something that makes us want to get up and "do". The important thing is to do what you are passionate about  "...[to] contribute a verse..." because "We are food for worms cuz believe it or not; each and everyone of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die."and to not only contribute a verse but that contributing a verse does not have to be big or small but every verse is of equal greatness, as long as, the author of that verse deems it to be what he/she is most passionate about. 
In the link below, are just some other great quotes from the movie:


It's Tuesday and the napalm fires have settled down, screams are starting to quiet themselves, and both sides have just agreed to a cease fire to gather the wounded from the battlefield. On the side some people have already made their exit from the war while others still are fighting to get to a point where they can safely evacuate without being followed or shot pendent their exit. The infrastructure is standing but only because the fighting that has been going on has been that of  perseverance to survive and emotional distress. At this point most people are fighting the enemy anymore, they are fighting themselves and fighting to survive. I've seen more men and women break down around this time than in any other extent of time. The people are delirious and are losing morale. The concussion from the artillery has created zombies. Everyone is just going through the motions of their new found routines of wartime.

I am talking about school of course..

Sleep Deprivation

Have you ever been so low on sleep that you become delirious and began to hallucinate? It's pretty fun up until realize that you can't function when you have to actually get work done. It's a crazy feeling. I don't wish sleep deprivation on anyone but to be honest it's bound to happen at some point.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Semester's End

It's the end of spring 2016 and the end of Freshmen year. I survived freshmen year for the most part. First semester kicked my butt more than second semester but I'm on a climb now and I'll only go up from this point. Thanks to all my professors. They were all great and I learned so much. I'm sorry to my first semester professors because I feel I let them down. I could've done so much better but for some reason it was so weird to me and I didn't adjust soon enough. I'm glad it's summer and I made it but sad because alot of my friends live far away from me so I won't be able to see them that often. I grew so close to them and I love them all it's just sad to be away from them for so long especially because I'm used to being with them everyday. Cheers to freshmen year because we don't always succeed the first time we try something. Failure isn't an excuse to quit because you haven't truely failed until you stop trying. So if you're reading this and you're struggling through something just know that it will get better.
"A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain"

Sunday, April 24, 2016

End of the Semester tips

Then I realized I still have a week of classes and that the workload this week will be that of the entire semester condensed into a single week. I for sure will be painting my face and motivating my neighbors in Founders to get out of dodge of school and to take a summer off of life-shortening stress. I actually read the other day that chronic stress can start to eat away at brain matter. Stress is also a motivator as long as you teach yourself to handle it well. You have to ride the metaphorical wave of stress but don't let yourself fall into the wave or else it will be too late for you. So finish the semester strong. Do NOT lose motivation you're so close to the end. Finish the race in a sprint and don't slow down until after you've crossed the finish line, YOU WILL SURVIVE.

"Winners never quit and quitters never win" - Vince Lambardi