April 16th, 2004

Heart In This Shell

Boing...Damn

Yes, that's me trying to bounce back.

Much thanks to those that responded to that last post. Truth be told, i didn't even mean to post that in public, that was supposed to be just a private post to myself...wasn't until i got up this morning I discovered my faux pas. I guess I just let things get to me more than normal. I know the reasons for it...but I'm not going into that. Suffice it to say I really need to start gaming again and I miss smoking.

Anyway, just a thank you to you guys. You rock, and I love ya.
Hitman

Wild News Happenings

Speaking of advancements, dig these:

Non-Wet Water - Tyco Fire and Security has created a new substance with all the properties of water, bar one: it doesn't get anything wet. Called 'Sapphire', it is intended for use in fire-suppression systems, and could be used anywhere: museums, libraries, places of cultural property. Fiore would still be fought, but no water damage would occur. In a demonstartion on 'Good morning, America', submerged books did not get wet, electronics were not be destroyed, and other items that were submerged in the liquid were dried in a matter of seconds, and showed no ill effects. All that and environmentally safe, too. Rockin'!

80% Efficient Motors - Considering the average motor efficiency is somewhere around, what, 20%, maybe 25%, that's astounding. Who created them? not some big company, but a guy who used to play puiano for a living, and who made this technological breakthrough by himself with no formal training. Even better, a guy who does not want to sell the tech to a large corporation, but who is keeping the rights and selling them to smaller businesses, and wants to use this to help revitalize the rundown areas. This is a man who GETS IT. As to the miracle motors, I'll leave the link to explain the more technical aspects of it, but let me give you an example: his magnetic motors have been demonstrated running a 35kg motor (easily big enough to run a washing machine) on just 16watts of power. Normally, this would take 200 to 300 watts. On top of that, he has actually managed to make the motors put out MORE energy than they take in...yes, this seems to be against the laws of physics, but it's not. The permanent magnets are adding energy as well, but this is without electrical input. Thus, an extremely efficient, mostly silent, low energy motor. And, lest ye think he's not gonna make it, a convenience chain in Japan has already ordered 40,000 of his magnetic motor fan units for their stores...and investors are starting to beat down his door.
The Mask (Laughing)

Friday Funnies

Pornonombre - See your name spelled out in naked people!
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Little Johnny and Jenny are only 10 years old, but they just know that they are in love. One day they decide that they want to get married, so Johnny goes to Jenny's father to ask him for her hand. Johnny bravely walks up to him and says "Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage."

Thinking that this was the cutest thing, Mr. Smith replies, "Well Johnny, you are only 10. Where will you two live?" Without even taking a moment to think about it, Johnny replies "In Jenny's room. It's bigger than mine and we can both fit there nicely."

Still thinking this is just adorable, Mr. Smith says with a huge grin, "Okay then how will you live? You're not old enough toget a job. You'll need to support Jenny." Again, Johnny instantly replies, "Our allowance.. Jenn makes 5 bucks a week and I make 10 bucks a week. That's about 60 bucks a month, and that should do us just fine."

By this time Mr. Smith is a little shocked that Johnny has put so much thought into this. So, he thinks for a moment trying to come up with something that Johnny won't have an answer to. After a second, Mr. Smith says, "Well Johnny, it seems like you have got everything all figured out. I just have one more question for you. What will you do if the two of you should have little ones of your own?" Johnny just shrugs his shoulders and says "Well, we've been lucky so far..."
Typing

Today In History

1943 - Chemist Albert Hofmann inadvertently experiences the world's first acid trip when a miniscule quantity of lysergic acid diethylamide accidently seeps through the skin of his finger. After leaving work early, he went home and settled into "a not unpleasant intoxicated condition." Then he had solid two hours of visual hallucinations: "I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors." It will be another three days before Hofmann gets up the courage to swallow 250 micrograms and ride his bicycle home.
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Stupid Intellectuals

How many times have you seen this?

Some group, gathered for the mutual appreciation of some slightly obscure subject, be it an author, artist, or what have you. Inevitably, someone in there starts to go on about the "true" whatnot, and how those that have come to the subject more recently just don't get it, aren't worthy, etc. Try to point out that this is partly due to the obscurity of the subject, and that, as those in the know, it is a duty, then, to further that knowledge so that the subject may live on, and these same intellectuals will go on and on and on about anything else, derogatorily poutting down 'the masses', without ever bothering to address the subject of spreading the knowledge.

Why?

Because they feel good in their superiority. This subject makes them feel as if they know something no one else does, and that makes them bigger (boils down to the 'Big Dick' theory: doesn't matter if they can't see it and it doesn't make you any better at anything, if you have a bigger dick, you want everyone to know). If they can point out the flaw in the way you stated something, they don't have to address the flaw in their thinking. Popular form of modern debate, this is: to derail the convo into whatever ditch you can find, so that, in the end, your flustered opponent gives up trying to even talk to you, and you can go back to your little group, feeling like you accomplished something.

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