Mathematics watered Samos…

Mathematics watered Samos Tunnel Tunnel – probably the most important mechanical work of the ancient Greeks! (Video)

The video is dedicated to the Tunnel Tunnel, a tunnel 1,036 meters near Pythagorion Samos, built by decree of the tyrant Polycrates in the 6th century BC in order to transfer water from the spring located behind the mountain in the capital of Samos. The aqueduct functioned on the island for about 1000 years.
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“Crazy Days and Nights: Ten And Counting for Tiger Woods”

Tiger Woods scandalYesterday I stumbled upon a Blog with an Article on Tiger Wood’s scandalous affairs   (http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2009/12/ten-and-counting-for-tiger-woods.html ) and I couldn’t help myself not going through all the comments left by the readers.  So here is my take on the matter and I’d like to have your opinions below.  SHOW ME you’re ALIVE !

Although I may sound paradoxically surreal for a woman who has suffered a lot due to her ex husband’s infidelities, I will dare to stand by this “contemporary major sinner’s” side in this case.   Not because I find his attitude applausible but mainly because I believe that being part of those who throw stones at him, will only add some butter to his wife’s bread and facilitate her towards ripping him off his fortune, career future and dignity.

I’ll back my position with a series of arguments I challenge you all to confront.  There is a lot of “social hypocrisy” lying behind our greed to devour whatever we may see through Tiger Wood’s bedroom keyhole.   Many call his kids innocent victims, others call him a “whore”.  The reason? He dared to exercise his birthright to pleasure. He dared to manage his body as he liked.

None of us, his judges, is sin-free and very few of us would have acted differently had been in his shoes. But apparently, it feels good to throw in the mud a brilliant name. Ancient Greeks had a saying :”every man lumbers an oak once it’s fallen”. His wife -I don’t recall her name…-being his wife gave her a new entity and brought her under the light of the “publicity sun”- could have fed her hurt ego with a divorce, and there are very few sorrows one can’t drown with some millions of dollars. Humiliating him and contributing to his personal exhaust indicates that she never really loved him, all she cared about was her ego. I don’t see their kids as victims at all. Thanks to his hard efforts to build his status, they’ll never suffer from financial insecurity, and that’s the third greatest gift a parent can offer, next to love and education.

The deeply hurt “wife” will soon console herself with a new companion amidst the luxuries offered by Tiger’s years of efforts and achievements.  I believe that, subconsciously, what Tiger was craving for, was true love which was not offered by his “superficially impeccable” …wife.  He is not “a sick sex maniac”, he is a healthy man who can’t even cough without being publicly exposed.  In the faces of the women he shared intimate moments with, he was seeking the true colors of caring and love…a source of reassurance and powerful inspiration, so necessary for his performance as an athlete. In their bodies, he looked for the warmth of acceptance and admiration.

As much as we all “little social zeroes” want to put him under our soles, we can’t erase his talent, his achievements and his true essence.  I really hope Tiger Woods will soon put himself together and find his own unique pace in golf tournaments and life.  The best gift one could give him, is a pair of ear plugs. It’s hard to be at the top and stay human at the same time.   If I were his wife, I would give him a second chance -given the scandal’s dimensions- and would divorce him only if he relapsed, and once he’d be standing strong on his feet again.

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Web-Traffic : A Wild Animal You Know Nothing About ?

Every essential truth is associated with an unending series of myths, mainly because us humans, by nature tend to complicate things in our lives instead of simplifying them.  Web-Traffic is not the exception to this rule.   Many  so called Web-Marketing Experts,  have consistently cultivated  a general misconception regarding what Web-Traffic is made from.  Suddenly, it’s all about numbers, and rates, and data and stats…  But is this really what TRAFFIC is ?

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New Web-Marketers, especially people who have not a previous history in the “Bricks and Mortar”  Retail World,  have never experienced the primary form of TRAFFIC which is called “FOOT TRAFFIC”.  So they can easily be drawn to the fallacies of  those who sell to them their INCOMPLETE info-products with the main scope of collecting their money.  Ancient Greeks used to say that  Total Ignorance is far better than Half-Knowledge.  Because Half-Knowledge leads to false perception based on the creation of distorted Mental Models which result to a State of Deep Confusion.

So for a fresh Webmaster,  bringing TRAFFIC to his/her site means using a magic Software and a New Amazing Technique and bringing hundreds of visitors to a Site automatically.  Little time or effort has been invested on the possibility of attracting a group of good friends to our site, people who are just like us,  they breathe, they feel, they care, they worry and they come to our “virtual home, store or office” seeking  the solution, the answer,  the valid information…

TRAFFIC is the Lifeblood of every Business, both Offline and Online, but the health of this Business depends a lot on how this Lifeblood is being seen and treated.  TRAFFIC is about people, real ones not their replicas.  So the key to succeeding  with attracting TRAFFIC, lies to the ability to “empathize” with this particular Group of people.  Internet turns  almost every Online Business Activity into a Numbers’ Game, but the Smart Web-Marketer progresses with leaps and bounds over his/her competition, because slowly but steadily offers value to the very ONE CLIENT who represents the majority of the people who have entered his/her Offline Store.

So, everytime you think TRAFFIC…think PEOPLE.