Thursday, March 22, 2007

Aphorism of the day Pt. 5

This is kinda stupid one. I'd never use this meself, but still... it popped into my head:

"Like leaves of the tree, I will leave you when the first cold night occurs."

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Idiocracy reviews

I got this movie, Idiocracy, by Mike Judge the other day. I watched it and in the first few minutes they told it is set 500 years in the future. Before I got the movie I was reading about it from many websites who have reviews of the movie. I thought you can only write reviews about movies you've actually seen.

Sites like Metacritic, Worst Previews, and Zap 2 It - to name but few - claim it is set 1000-years in the future.

I find this funny in this context.

Monday, March 19, 2007

My new hero: Violent Acres

Lately I've been reading Violent Acres a lot and I have to agree on most of her writings. I haven't yet started to read any responses, such as But I have tried to guess what people have been writing about her from her obvious responses to lot of replies.

I noticed she makes very good points, but people seem to miss them. (According to her FAQ and some of the writings.) I think she has seen quite rough times and want to tell people not to do the same mistakes, not to be stupid. When I rewind the texts in my head towards the newer texts I get the feeling as if she's someone who after a hard walk finally understood what it is not to be stupid, and is trying to scream other people around her not to be stupid. Not to be slaves. But no-one hears her. Instead people come to explain about their problems and showing more stupidity. And she can't make them understand what she's saying. They hear wrong. Or mostly don't hear at all. So you scream harder. And the harder you scream, the less people understand. Must be a nightmare living in a nightmare.

Would make me build a cold bitch-barrier around myself too.

Maybe I think like this because I relate to her or something...

All in all she has very good points, although I do not enjoy swearing myself*. Mostly "quit being stupid, take some responsibility of your own life and do something with it"! But also hilarious rantings for example about how to behave in restaurants. Wether as a customer or the waiter. Should be common sense. It isn't.** She shoots it out raw.

* If a sentence is not powerfull enough without a swearword, should you say it that way?

** Common sense is not as common as people would think.

(I edited this way shorter. Too long babble about the site. Check it out yourself.)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Aphorism of the Day Pt.4

If you lose your marbles, mind your step!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Tinfoil-Hat Day

I thought it would be fun to have a tinfoil-hat day. So I started one. We had it yesterday.
I handed out AFDB instructions and tinfoil to co-workers.

Yes, that's me in the "Brainwash" t-shirt.

Yeah, I know. Retarted idea... But it was fun.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Aphorism of the day Pt.3

If she has her piece, does he get his part?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Personal Deflector Shield Dilemma

I was thinking about personal deflector shields. Like in Sci-Fi movies they have personal "aura", if you will. In Star Trek they have shields around the ships too. Ok, those movies/series where they have personal shields, and nothing can penetrate them, I got one question: How do they breathe? How does the shield protect against light beams, phazers and photon torpedos, yet it lets the air through?

In Dune it's explainable in some way. Slowly moving objects pass the shield. So slowly moving air would pass. But Arakis is a desert planet with high velocity winds. How does that work in such conditions? In David Lynch's movie Dune they have square shields (quite impossible to create) so if the high velocity wind doesn't penetrate it, it would go around the shield and create an air pocket of almost still air behind the object. This might be the way to get this to work. But those shields must be round, not square. It would be unusefull and more difficult to create square shields instead of round ones. And round objects would have less of the slow moving air behind them, thus having less possibilities for the air to pass.

But if there's a filter that separates photons and matter from gases, then how about gas weapons? If they would shoot high temperature water in gas form through the shield, they can easily burn the shielded alive. Or poison them with poison gases. If it would have such sophisticated filter, that can quickly enough filter only oxygen, why not make an ozone weapon? Shoot the shield full of ozone. That should do it.

Aphorism of the day Pt.2

If you have a heart of stone, and someone melts your heart, do you then have chest full of lava or love? And when it cools down, does it turn into a heart of glass?

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Blood Moon

Last night was blood moon.
Image used with permission, copyright Arimo Laine 2007.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Stephen Hawking taking a head-start!

NY Times, MSNBC, IOL and Free Internet Press published a post Stephen Hawking is taking a head-start to weightlessness. He'll be on Boeing 727, and I guess the method is the same as in filming of Apollo 13 -movie. Boeing flies up high and makes a dive. You'll have like 30 seconds of weightlessness then. Would be cool. But I want to go to space.

See you in space, Stephen.