Saturday, March 15, 2008

An i-doser Q&A

For starters, the i-doser is an application which plays binaural audio (jargonified freaky sounds) which stimulates your brains to give you the effect of various drugs (among others). I had decent results with i-doser and I was a skeptic.

For a very in-depth research on i-doser click here.

Let me try answering a few of the regular concerns:

1) Does it work?
A: Binaural audio HAS to work. Many years back i had seen an article about a Tantric (Saint) in Japan. He had many disciples who went week after week to meet this guy. The Jap cops found him to be a major fraud who was into other shitty business; what they were clueless about was how he got so many disciples. They checked everything, no success with drugs. Finally someone checked a tape of one of his prayer sessions. They analyzed it and VOILA... the recorded prayers were layered over Binaural sound. They edited the prayer and played only the Binaural part. I can still remember my feeling... it was scary scary sound.

2) Placebo?
A: No. I don't think so. Why not? See below.

3) Why restful state of mind and lying down and all that shit, when a real drug doesn't need all that?
A: The real drug ACTUALLY alters you chemical structure. There are ACTUAL changes happening inside you. We, as mortal human beings, don't have control over the chemical composition of our blood. We cannot manipulate it. A drug can; and easily. Thats why its a straight out trip. Whereas, the i-doser works through sounds stimulating brain waves. And we have a more direct control with our brain than with our blood stream. We can forcefully start thinking and analyzing so that our brain remains occupied and unaffected by stimulus. I can argue on the same defense that you can quell down a marijuana trip the same way. Thats the reason why the relaxed state requirement. Oh by the way, it is actually difficult to relax your brain, thats why meditation is so niche.

4) How are the trips?
A: Not bad actually. Like a few people had mentioned; you feel REMs. Oh yeah, really thats freakish. Rapid Eye Movement they say happens only during dreams. So this has to be something. And weird dreams, dreams that you can feel and experience; but unfortunately, I couldn't remember them. A creepy stuff happened when I actually heard someone shout in my dream, and the sound just dissolved into the binaural audio. I swear i could feel that shout just melting into the sound through the headphones.
That said, the trips are really not all that great when compared to the real stuff. For example, their DMT trip promised cosmos and planets and all bull crap and I didnt see any of that. But the trip was good. Acid trip was a load of face twitching and real fun.

So there, now its upto you to make whatever of it. Try it, its fun, and quite effective, like their Calm ME. That made me feel good through the day, and trust me it was a rather nasty day that. Placebo? Why should I care when it actually worked. All you sceptics get me something else (another placebo even) to make me feel good, I will take it.

Update: The anesthesia dose works; and how! My whole left leg was numb.

Friday, March 14, 2008

More Bendi Pics

Yogic Bendi

Bharatanatyam Bendi

Bendi gyrating to the rhythms of House Music

Bendi goes bowling

Bendi kicks himself up into action

Sex sells...

and even the lowest denominator of Indian business men knows this tactic.

This here is a picture of a board showcasing their work. 'Lover basement' is as erotic as it gets when it comes to ads.

PS: If anyone knows a flat with a 'Lover Basement' please intimate me. I would definitely love to put my money in it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Great Indian Swiss Kabab

I will really be wondering what the Swiss has to do with Kababs. But if any of you have any idea about Swiss Kababs, ENLIGHTEN ME!

Bendi - My New Obsession

It was months back that I came across some small stick figures with magnetic hands and feet which could be made into various forms. It was called Acrobots and it is available in thinkgeek. Last month I went for a trip to Pondicherry was really surprised to see an Indianised version of the Acrobot. It was called Bendi and it was available in one of the numerous Auroville boutiques in Pondicherry. It did not have magnetised limbs, but wooden one. But, oh did I forget something here? Yeah, ITS AWESOME FUN!

I have it in my office cubicle and everyday I make sure I take one picture of the Bendi in different poses. Here are a few of them:

Jurassic Era PC Mod

PC Modding is an aspect of computing I never thought I would involve myself in. But well, destiny's round table conference made other decisions.

I have made my first official PC Mod and it is titled 'The Jurassic Era'. 'The Bat Cave' was another name I had in mind for it, but the blinking LEDs of The Bat Cave made me decide otherwise.

Here are two pictures of the inside of my modded computer.

Viewer's discretion advised if you are seriously allergic to dust or you actually honestly love your PC.