Friday, 23 September 2011

Faster than light speed? Thats time travel Jim!!!!

Good afternoon interweb, it is an exciting day today for sad people like myself that actually like science and the universe and trying to work out how it all works. Yesterday I cast doubt upon Darwin and his theories with factual evidence and today Einstein’s own theory of relativity comes into question after scientists recorded sub atomic particles travelling at faster than light speeds.
Einstein’s theory of special relativity, proposed in 1905, states that nothing in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.
But researchers at the CERN lab near Geneva claim they have recorded neutrinos, a type of tiny particle, travelling faster than the barrier of 186,282 miles (299,792 kilometers) per second.

Faster-than-light communication is, by Einstein's theory of relativity, equivalent to time travel.
 According to Einstein's theory of special relativity, what we measure as the speed of light in a vacuum is actually the fundamental physical constant c.
 This means that all inertial observers, regardless of their relative velocity, will always measure zero-mass particles such as photons traveling at c in a vacuum.
 This result means that measurements of time and velocity in different frames are no longer related simply by constant shifts, but are instead related by PoincarĂ© transformations.
 These transformations have important implications:

    The relativistic momentum of a massive particle would increase with speed in such a way that at the speed of light an object would have infinite momentum.
    To accelerate an object of non-zero rest mass to c would require infinite time with any finite acceleration, or infinite acceleration for a finite amount of time.
    Either way, such acceleration requires infinite energy.
    Some observers with sub-light relative motion will disagree about which occurs first of any two events that are separated by a space-like interval.
 In other words, any travel that is faster-than-light will be seen as traveling backwards in time in some other, equally valid, frames of reference, or need to assume the speculative hypothesis of possible Lorentz violations at a presently unobserved scale (for instance the Planck scale).
 Therefore any theory which permits "true" FTL also has to cope with time travel and all its associated paradoxes, or else to assume the Lorentz invariance to be a symmetry of thermodynamical statistical nature (hence a symmetry broken at some presently unobserved scale).
    In special relativity the coordinate speed of light is only guaranteed to be c in an inertial frame, in a non-inertial frame the coordinate speed may be different than c; in general relativity no coordinate system on a large region of curved spacetime is "inertial", so it's permissible to use a global coordinate system where objects travel faster than c, but in the local neighborhood of any point in curved spacetime we can define a "local inertial frame" and the local speed of light will be c in this frame, with massive objects moving through this local neighborhood always having a speed less than c in the local inertial frame.

In the last few hours of this breaking news coming to my attention I have also found that not only can neutrinos travel faster the the speed of light, but also ignorance is right up there with them.

Peace out yall THE BAGSTAXXX

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Darwin, Lightning bolts and baboons with huge boobs!


Good afternoon interweb, Despite the threats of violence and the ever exasperated comments from Fi I have been doing that thinking thing again. You see I blame lack of things ending in ine, nicotine for one, nearly 9 months without it and there has been some stressful situations but I have managed to resist the urge to spark up. Anyway back to thinking.
You see I think that Darwin beard face may have been wrong. The problem is that if he was, then the alternatives are probably even more ludicrous  than his theories.
Darwin's theory of natural selection stated that “all of life--every living entity known then or to be discovered in the future--simply had to function from birth to death by "natural laws" that could be defined and analysed.” This would of course include the origin of life.
You see he suggested that there were a few stray bits of stuff lying around on the planet that all managed to meet up in the same little pond of sludge at the same time. Been as a pond of sludge wasn’t about to be anywhere near enough exciting to get  these stray bits to do anything there needed to be a catalyst. Hmmmm, thought Darwin, I know Lightning, always a crowd pleaser.
Now if mankind hadn’t believed this tripe since 1859 any rational person would say “he’s just making it up as he goes along” (in best pythonesque voice).

But alas, millions of people with no proof what so ever blindly believe in it because we have been told by a man in a white coat holding a clip board so it must be true.
Well let’s take a rough look at the facts here, stuff we know to be true.
In certain places around the globe there are pieces of rock that have been dated at 4 billion years old, these are called cratons. These cratons contain fossilised bacteria, 4 billion year old primitive bacteria. Now this causes a bit of a problem for Darwin fans, you see the Earth only began to coalesce around 4.5 billion years ago which means that by the time our primitive bacteria were dying and getting fossilised the surface of the earth would have still been a seething ball of magma and it would be some time before there were any ponds of sludge to fire lightning bolts at.
So where did these fossils come from? It certainly couldn’t be from Earth, and so by following the facts we can easily assume that these rocks are from somewhere else answering the question “is there anybody out there?” once and for all. It may only have been  a primitive bacteria 4 billion years ago but what and where is it now?
If we jump forward a few billion years and start looking at Darwin’s theory of how we evolved from primates there are still a few missing pieces to the puzzle. Humans are thought to have started out as insectivores that legged it around the planet trying not to become a refreshing snack for dinosaurs, but this was soon sorted out by the Cretaceous extinction event of 65 million years ago.
Over about the next 55 million years these scampering insectivores are to have “evolved” into the earliest primates or prosimians for their  full title . However, there is not a shred of evidence to support this theory, not a jot, nill, zilch, nadda bugger all proof anywhere. If there was then Darwin’s theory would have been proved right and I wouldn’t be giving myself a hard time trying to figure it all out.
So the question we are left with is did our little insectivores evolve into prosimians, into monkeys, into apes, into humans? Or did prosimians appear, monkeys appear, apes appear, and humans appear? Or, in our "special" case, were we created? And now we have introduced another factor. “is there a God?” This is all making my head hurt now but I will try to continue.
You see there is all the talk of “the missing link” that thing that was between apes and man. Now that is again just a theory and there has been no evidence of this missing link found on Earth anywhere, yes there are a few skulls that have been dug up that may have been close but no solid concrete evidence has been found. I find it highly improbable that there ever will be any evidence found, I have yet to see a gorilla or baboon with massive boobs and there would surely have been some sort of recorded documented evidence that would have been found by now but as a race we just seem to blindly believe the men in white coats with the clip boards, but if Darwin was wrong then were we created or are we not of this earth? maybe I should just stop thinking or at least sharing these thoughts.
Hmmmmmm I will muse awhile.
Peace out y'all, THE BAGSTAXXX

Monday, 19 September 2011

Algorithms, travellers and war!!!


Good afternoon interweb, It may or may not surprise you that the opening line of my blog posts comes in at number 35 out of 245.000.000 on a search on Google, number 25 if you include the comma. This is all the result of what people accuse me of, "having too much time on my hands." You see I have been studying the interweb and how search engines work for years now and it is an ever changing evolution of algorithms that if you know what you are doing you can charge a fair whack of dosh for your knowledge.
Anyway, that little experiment aside today is the day that bailiffs are to move in and try to evict more than 50 travellers and their supporters from Dale Farm. They are making claims that they have enough supplies to last 12 months and have left a few surprises for anybody trying to get in and evict them. These include no less than, and I quote “ a few cars to set on fire, gas cylinders to explode, that sort of thing” . FFS the last comment came from a 50 year old mother of 5. Is it any wonder that the residents of this once peaceful village want them removing  after seeing 75% of the value of their homes wiped out. Would you be happy with this at the bottom of your garden?

Supporters of the travellers are I believe the usual suspects who turn up to this sort of thing just for the trouble, they are the ones that turn up to peaceful demonstrations and start a riot leaving the people with a genuine dispute wanting to air their views in a peaceful manner tarred with the same brush as these degenerates.
The aforementioned 50 year old said “ we are treating this eviction like a war, we have moved out all the old, young and infirm.”
These people claim that they have nowhere to move too so I am just wondering where they have moved the old, young and infirm. 
This whole situations brings me to the report on the recent riots in our green and pleasant land.
75% of those arrested have had a previous criminal record and 83% were known to police. 50% of the individuals arrested have  a staggering 15 previous convictions against them and yet they are still walking the streets sticking two fingers up at the police knowing that they can and do get away with it.  I am amazed that the police showed so much restraint during the rioting to be honest.
Under the freedom of information act it has recently come to light that 16,447 violent offenders in London alone (in the 12 months to March 2011)were given nothing more than a caution.
England has truly become a den of thieves, beggars, criminals and job dodgers who just sit with their hand out and if they don’t get what they want they go out and take it, sometimes with violence.
It is a sad day indeed that I feel more and more an alien in my own home country and thoughts of leaving are evermore coming to the forefront of my mind. The problem is, where to go? The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the planet.
Anyway, I'm off to look at algorithms and see if I can work out a few more intricacies of the ever evolving Google algorithm and see if it has a solution to my problem:)
Peace out y'all, THE BAGSTA

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Combat shopping and Y/J turns:)!!!!


Hello interweb, I thought today I would brush up on my evasive and defensive driving techniques having seen the latest security updates from the foreign and commonwealth office.
“Safety and Security - The Kurdistan Region
extremist Islamist terrorist groups including Al-Qaida in Iraq and Ansar al Islam have planned and carried out infrequent attacks in the past. 
A network of Iran-based Kurdish extremists, affiliated with Al-Qaida in Iraq mount occasional cross-border attacks.
 The threat of terrorism and kidnap remains.  Terrorist operations, including in the cities of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, have generally been conducted against Kurdistan Regional Government targets.
Shelling in the border areas with Turkey and Iran in the Kurdistan Region still occurs. You should seek advice on the situation in these remote border areas before travelling there.
Demonstrations in Sulaimaniyah in February 2011 resulted in the deaths of several protestors. You are advised to avoid large gatherings, crowds and demonstrations.”

 I learned most of these techniques before I even past my test and practiced them on the college car park when I was studying Photography at Richmond. I will share with you some of them here, although it is unlikely that you will be confronted by a bunch of screaming terrorists with AK47’s and RPG’s the information could help you when you need to get out of a sticky situation in Tesco’s car park with an irate mother who has gone combat shopping in her SUV. Or maybe when the great unwashed of our country decide to start rioting again, my personal choice would be to run them over but the law frowns upon such actions these days.
One of the first mistakes that people make when driving today is that they drive far too close to the car in front and don’t watch the road ahead. You should when pulling up to stop in traffic always leave room to see the tyres and a good 6 inches of tarmac from the car in front. Should anything happen you will have more than enough room to manoeuvre your vehicle out of the spot you are in.
Look ahead all the time, you should have already gone through a corner in your mind before you actually reach it. Should anything untoward occur this will give you critical thinking time to decide on your actions.
 As a motorcyclist I learned a long time ago to assume that other drivers have not seen you and on many occasions this has been the case. They may be distracted or talking on a mobile phone.
 If your really in a tight spot you could execute the Y or J turn.
The Y turn is performed by stopping the car, looking for a turning point through your nearside mirror (usually a gap between 2 parked cars), as you reverse at speed into the gap the front of the car will go light as you brake and lose grip spinning round, you then select first gear and floor it screaming yeeeeehaaaaa.
The J turn is performed by stopping the car as the threat appears in front of you, then reversing at speed before turning the steering wheel violently one way and then the other. As the car spins you select 2nd gear and floor it. Top fun. A youtube video can be seen below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmKoN9dX9iI&feature=related
There are many other techniques for evasive driving but I think I have bored you all enough for one day.
Peace out y'all, THE BAGSTAXXX
N.B. I guess I should mention that practising Y or J turns on public roads may well land you in trouble.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Patience, Darwin Awards and bacon!

Good afternoon interweb, Ive been trying to learn how to be patient and calm in an effort to keep my blood pressure at its new lower level but it seems that some people can truly try your patience to the point of breaking it and many other items in the immediate vicinity.
Take for instance the young lady who called me from a legal firm to ask me about insurance cover for my employees. I calmly informed her that I was a sole trader and as such had no requirement for the aforementioned insurance.
“So you have less than 3 employees then” came the rather high pitched reply.
I don’t know how to spell the sound of my phone hanging up but that is what I did.
I truly despair, I am learning to just put the phone down or simply turn and walk away from conversations these days as I have worked really hard to lower my blood pressure and I can do without these people interfering with my calm existence.
Natural selection will eventually find them out and their deaths will be the source of great amusement on the interweb as Darwin Award winners. A fair few people have actually won Darwin Awards for their planking efforts, take this guy for instance, 
im afraid if I saw somebody doing that I may well give natural selection a helping hand.
Or this one, not quite a Darwin award winner but when smart arse no it alls are about anything can happen.
“Working in the powerplants shop of a Navy squadron, brought many opportunities to observe people who always seemed to be just on the edge of extinction, but somehow managed to survive. Our shop had a large table with a drip pan built into the top where components removed from jet engines were worked on. Jet fuel does not vaporize as fast as gasoline and therefore is considered “safer” to be around. A small pool of jet fuel in the drip pan was nothing to be concerned about and the guys would sit around smoking while someone a few feet away was working on a fuel control. One day a petty officer was showing a new airman recruit how to rig a fuel control. The young airman was concerned about all the smoking going on with fuel around. The petty officer decided to show off his vast store of knowledge to the young sailor and explained that jet fuel was so safe, one could drop a lit cigarette into it and it would not explode because of its low flash point. To illustrate, he flicked his cigarette butt into the small pool of fuel that was sitting in the drip pan… and walked around for the next month with red skin, no facial hair, eyebrows or eyelashes and a hairline that had suddenly receded. His effort to show off did not, however go unrewarded. The squadron featured a picture of his burned face on a nice big safety poster.”
The above story reminds me of pulling into a petrol station before driving over the Alps and a French bloke was happily filling his car whilst smoking a cig. There is a line in a Janes Addiction song that goes something like “some people should die, that’s just unconscious knowledge” and how!
In  totaly unrelated news I braved the supermarket  yesterday to get some bacon and there was a small boy with his mother, the boy was maybe six or seven and was holding a pack of bacon reading what it said on the packet.  “The Co Op British Unsmoked Rindless Back Bacon” he then turned to his mother and said “that’s a lot of adjectives” Well I couldn’t control myself and burst out laughing, his mother looked at me and simply said in an exasperated voice “they grow up so quickly you know”
This small boy probably has a higher IQ than the girl working for the law firm!

Peace out yall THE BAGSTAXX

Monday, 12 September 2011

Virgin, modern society and reincarnation!

Hello interweb, It’s been a busy and interesting weekend that has just passed by.
Fi has informed me that we will not be flying Virgin Atlantic so I can just get that idea out of my head right now.
Apparently the air hostess’s on Virgin flights really are as pretty as the ones in the advert. I like pretty ladies:)
I wonder how they word the advert for that in a world which has taken political correctness to the extreme.
Air hostess wanted by leading airline, mingers need not apply.
  Probably get a bit of a reprimand for that but seriously how would they word the advert or let the less suitable ladies know that they have not met their strict criteria?

In other news I found my trip to the gym this morning slightly more stressful than usual, there had been an accident or something making the traffic stationary for far too long so I turned around and went the long way round.
Usually I find that things like this happen for a reason and whilst I may be put out a little bit that it is usually for a good cause. Today’s good cause was indeed to be found. An elderly gentleman laying on the ground struggling to stand or get his breath. At first I thought he was looking for something under the van he was beside but it quickly became obvious to anybody with half a brain that the chap was in considerable trouble.
What I couldn’t get was the fact that people were simply driving and walking past him and not even looking at him never mind offering any help.
With this in mind I decided to park the truck at an angle which said if you want to walk past here you can just fuck off you selfish (insert c word here) . I went over to the poor chap and helped him sit up. He was gasping a lot and told me that he had angina and had just tripped.  I stayed with him for a while until he got his breath back and I made sure he had nothing worse than a few scuffs. Eventually he got to his feet and thanked me then trotted off for his pension, bless.
The thing here is that I am still at a loss as to why nobody else had stopped to help this chap, have we really become so selfish that we will walk straight past our fellow man in need of help. Maybe we are all too busy to stop and help or maybe too afraid as he could have a knife. Id like to think if one of my relatives were laying on the ground in need of help that somebody would go to their aid but I guess that isn’t the case in modern society.
This all brings me to the subject of reincarnation and religion. Many new age religion’s and old eastern religions believe deeply in reincarnation. One  major reason for accepting reincarnation by so many people today is that it seems to explain the differences that exist among people. Some are healthy, others are tormented their whole life by physical handicaps. Some are rich, others at the brink of starvation. Some have success without being religious; others are constant losers, despite their religious dedication. Eastern religions explain these differences as a result of previous lives, good or bad, which bear their fruits in the present one through the action of karma.
It also seems a lot less of a bitter pill to swallow than the thought of burning in the fires of hell for all eternity with Paris Hilton poking you with a fiery trident surrounded by politicians who will be pouring boiling oil over your testicles. 

This all brings me back to my friend Karma and the fact that not having been the most pleasant individual on occasion I find myself not flying with Virgin Atlantic and not being attended too by a bevvie of their beauties. 

Peace out y'all THE BAGSTAXXX
N.B. No Air hostess's were kidnapped in the writing of this blog post.......... honest!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Holidays, stereotypes and risk management!!


Good afternoon interweb, Well it’s that time of year again, kids back at school, weather turned a grey shade of shite and Christmas stuff already appearing in the shops. So as usual at this time of year Fi and myself pack ourselves of on holiday somewhere.
In recent years that has generally been to the Maldives for two weeks peace and quiet in total and utter paradise with hardly anybody else around. The main reason been that I do not play well with others. Removing or at least lowering  the possibility that I may have to play nice with others is a very good move on Fi’s part. That said we always seem to make friends on holiday and actually stay in touch with some people that we meet, Hello if your reading this :).
Well this year my little Rottweiler wants to go somewhere different. We have both been pondering where to go and got it down to a short list of back to the Maldives, Panama to a wonderful place with literally nobody else there  www.casaparadisio.com/photogalleries.html  or Aruba. Well the casaparadisio is booked when we want to go and I know Fi has wanted to go to Aruba for a long time so last night I sat down and said lets go there, pointed to a nice looking place in a brochure and 10 minutes later it was booked. Two weeks all inclusive to Tamarijn Aruba. 

Now the only thing that is worrying us both is my ability to not play nice with others, you see with it’s proximity to the Unites States Of America I would imagine there are going to be a lot of Americans present and whilst I have nothing against Americans I have had the odd bad experience.
Let me at first say that I have many friends in America who are intelligent funny wonderful people who actually get Irony and sarcasm but just like the English the Americans do have a stereotype.
The English stereo type is of course the bumbling, tea drinking Hugh Grantesk idiot with bad teeth who is going to write a letter because he is very very cross.
 Whilst on the other side of the coin we have the stereotypical American who is obese, loud and demanding. I actually met one of them on holiday a few years ago and Fi (the High Storrs Dislocator ) had to threaten me with violence to not go over and “explain”  a few things. He was very demanding and at Brian Blessed volume levels, no please, no thank you and would not stop saying “if we were in America this, and If we were in America that”
Well why don’t you go back to America then and let everybody have some fekking peace and quiet.
So it is with some trepidation we will be boarding the plane for our holiday. In a risk management way we have selected a small resort with beach front access that reviews say is fairly quiet and If need be we can actually do stuff in Aruba as it is quite a large island compared to Maldivian islands.
The snorkeling is supposed to be some of the best in the world as well so ill probably spend most of my time floating around like a whale. It averages 31 degrees Celsius and the trade winds tend to drop off during September/October so it will probably be too hot to do anything but lay on the beach and slowly roast anyway.
Peace out y'all, THE BAGSTAXXX

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Apathy and getting off your arse!!!


Hello again interweb, Ive been thinking again..... I know, I know it will not end well but as I said yesterday my mind does this thinking malarkey all on its own.
Science has found a cure for most of our ills with a few exceptions but research is breaking new ground on a daily basis, what science has not been able to find a remedy for is the apathy of human beings.
Apathy (also called impassivity ) is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion. An apathetic individual has an absence of interest in or concern about emotional, social, spiritual, philosophical or physical life.

Now what brings me to be thinking about apathy?  Well to be honest it is other people giving me a bit of a hard time to be honest. Apparently I'm very lucky and have led a charmed life and am a jammy bastard to be able to go to places like the Maldives every year, sometimes twice.
Well actually I don’t think I am a jammy bastard and many of you who know me also know that my life has not always been so charmed either.
No, what Ive done is get off my arse and made these things happen. Ive thought, I want to go there and do that. Then Ive worked hard and found a way to do what it is I want. It has on occasion taken more time than I thought it may but I have stuck at it.
Really living life is like stopping smoking or exercising to lose weight, there is always an excuse not to do it but you will only have yourself to blame when apathy and old age without any wondrous memories come to bite you on the ass.
After getting my first photograph published I wanted to get a front page, it took a couple of years but I got it. Then magazines and foreign publications. Always aiming higher than I wanted but getting at least what I was after.
I honestly do not think that I could exist  doing a nine to five job five days a week. Personally that for me would be soul destroying and I have a great deal of respect for people that can do it. However a large proportion of these people suffer from apathy, they go to work Monday to Friday then go out and get wrecked, have their  two weeks in the sun then rinse and repeat year after year.
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that at all but don’t have a go at me because I want more from life and am willing to go out and take it.
Am I a millionaire? No and I don’t think I ever will be but I don’t need to be. I am more than happy chasing my dreams and desires and getting a feeling of satisfaction from knowing that the things I do, the places I visit, the animals and landscapes that I photograph, the people I meet and the experiences I have are all down to the fact that I have worked hard to attain them, these things have more value than money, they cannot be bought and if they could they would be worthless.
So my friends, before you have a go at an old man, you should endeavour to understand him and how he got to be what he is.

Peace out y'all THE BAGSTAXX

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Talking, texting and irony!!!!


Hello again interweb, Ive been thinking again, it never ends well but sometimes my brain just goes off on one. Resist as I might it just goes on thinking about stuff, usually at stupid o’clock when I want to get to sleep. Damn it.
“For millions of years mankind lived just like animals
Then something happened which unleashed the powers of our imagination
We learned to talk.”
 Stephen Hawking said that at the beginning of a Pink Floyd track.
Mankind has been talking coherently for around 160.000 years and just look around you at what we have achieved.
 Communication between humans has enabled us to develop as a race at an exponential rate and whilst a lot of the things that we have created have moved us forward there are many which have not.
In recent years, mainly with the technological advancements in the interweb and mobile communications  we have actually started to talk a lot less.
In today’s society it is seen as normal practice to communicate with people via e-mail, text message (see that? I didn’t use txt msg) instant messaging systems MSN, various forums and bulletin boards.
You see there is a problem with this type of communication, it is all written down and there is so much scope for misunderstanding it isn’t even funny. There is no inflection or emotion of any kind in these written forms of communication. Irony or sarcasm do not travel well via text message, trust me I know.  Some people also use shortened variations of words for text message, to be quite honest when I get one like that I just delete it as I have no bloody idea what they are trying to say.
As we talk less and less I look around at the world and it appears, to me at least, that there is a direct link between the world falling apart and our increasing inability to talk.
As a race we are regressing and as I have mentioned in earlier posts, maybe, just maybe the Mayan’s were right and we are all going to have a very hectic end to 2012.
I think that people need to talk more, it is good for the soul to sometimes have a real good chin wag. How many times do you just text your friends or family? or send them an update on facebook?
Why don’t you actually call round to see them, or if that's not practical why not pick up the phone and actually call them? I promise it is much more rewarding than a text message.

I sometimes sit in the bar and look around at couples, they will spend half the evening with their head buried in a mobile phone and occasionally look up and ask if the other would like another drink.  Some people have extended their texting ability to the point where they can have a conversation and text at the same time without even looking at the phone.
Some people are of the opinion that life the universe etc is all predestined, that we cannot change what will be and yet these same people still look both ways before crossing the road.. I think that we can make changes and  what we as a race need to do is start talking again, it’s not that hard really despite what you might think.
Go on I dare you, pick up the phone and "phone a friend"

Peace out y'all, THE BAGSTAXXX
N.B. The irony of me posting this in an online blog is not lost on me before anybody points that out,

Monday, 5 September 2011

Stanford experiment, bullies and public info announcements!

The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard.
Twenty-four students were selected out of 75 to play the prisoners and live in a mock prison in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. Roles were assigned randomly. The participants adapted to their roles well beyond what even Zimbardo himself expected, leading the "officers" to display authoritarian measures and ultimately to subject some of the prisoners to torture. In turn, many of the prisoners developed passive attitudes and accepted physical abuse, and, at the request of the guards, readily inflicted punishment on other prisoners who attempted to stop it. The experiment even affected Zimbardo himself, who, in his capacity as "Prison Superintendent", lost sight of his role as psychologist and permitted the abuse to continue as though it were a real prison. Five of the prisoners were upset enough by the process to quit the experiment early, and the entire experiment was abruptly stopped after only six days. The experimental process and the results remain controversial.

OK, This is a pretty hardcore example of how human nature can turn people into monsters but it does have good foundational roots in peoples attitudes in other scenarios. So if we put this experiment into the context of non military non prison but a normal working environment what do we see?
What we see is individuals in the work place who may or may not have narcissistic tendencies taking on roles of perceived greater importance. They have delusions of grandeur and feel that they must be obeyed and indeed on occasion take feelings of satisfaction from workplace bullying.
 This bullying does not have to take the form of physical abuse but usually takes the form of minor psychological abuse, Making the individual feel more important than they really are, whilst at the same time trying to make other employees having feelings of low self esteem.
It is almost like play ground bullying and other employees can get sucked into the problem by encouraging the ill treatment thereby making sure that it doesn’t happen to them.
Signs of this type of individual can with a small amount of intuition be easily spotted..
"A typical bully has trouble resolving problems with others and also has trouble academically.
 He or she usually has negative attitudes and beliefs about others, feels negatively toward himself [or] herself, comes from a family environment characterised by conflict and poor parenting, Generally an underachiever without many goals in life or the will or desire for self improvement.
The individual will break the rules of physics by spreading gossip and rumour as fact, at speeds exceeding the speed of light and whilst I said at the top of this section they may or may not exhibit narcissistic tendencies, the very probably will.

The best way of dealing with these individuals it to take them into a dark alley and beat them to within an inch of their miserable lives with a big stick, however been as that is not really a viable or legal option here are a few pointers,
 If you can, confront the bully in a professional manner, but only if your physical safety isn't threatened. Don't sink to his or her level. Stay as calm as possible. Don't yell or threaten. Often bullies are looking for this type of confrontation and it will encourage them to come back for more. Don't cry or show weakness either. That's usually what the bully is after in the first place.

Don't try to win over other people to your side. The way in which you handle the situation will allow them to make their own judgements.
 Don't allow the bully to intimidate you or make you feel bad about yourself. You know your true worth. Don't forget what that is.

Do your job and do it well. The workplace bully wants you to fail and when you don't he or she will be defeated.

Make sure your superiors are aware of your work. Workplace bullies often try to spread the word that you  are not doing your job well and will even go as far as to report the smallest infractions to your boss. Your actions will carry more weight than his or her words.

Don't allow the bully to isolate you from your colleagues. Keep up your workplace friendships.
This public information announcement has been brought to you by the letter F (uck) and Y (ou) and will be followed by the word asshole.
Peace out yall. THE BAGSTAXXX