Monday, February 28, 2011

New Volkswagen Bus?

Originally the concept car was announced in the Detroit Auto show in 2001 but recently it has been redesigned and they're previous 3.2 liter V6 has been replaced by 85 kilowatt electric motor with 199 pound-feet of torque. The current pros to this are the savings in gas prices every year but sadly the top speed limit is 87 mpg but VW states that a single charge can get you an average of 180 miles

Friday, February 25, 2011

Are you feeling the gas prices?

I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news but after the whole egypt protest libya thought they could do it as well so know we have they're government on the verge of destruction. Libya is one of the top ten riches countries when it comes to oil which can only mean that prices per barrel will rise and we will drive less and spend less furthering the recession that's never talked about anymore.

On a side note yesterday I went to the mall and was surprised to see so many stores closing down, even the major stores like FYE could not compete and had to shutdown. How bad is it hitting us when these stores are going down? People are in fear and it's only bound to get worse.

Any Suggestions on how to fix it?
(World War 3 doesn't count)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

88 followers one small step for man one giant leap for me :)

So I have 88 followers so it seemed like a good number to do one of these, thank you all for your support. In honor of the situation I'd like to send a shoutout to a couple of sites which I regularly visit.

Kicking Rocks
He blogs about random things, they generally get my attention.

The Nite Falls
I've never met someone so musically diverse and passionate check this out.

A Cool Story
Have any questions about gaining muscle? Look no further this blog has all your answers!

Simply Scotches
I've never drank scotch the same way again!

Well, this doesn't suck
Pretty Random but very interesting!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Earthquakes, they mess stuff up

If you already know, heres a reminder
If you don't know allow me to life the rock you've been living under.

On Monday a 6.3 Magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand in Christchurch it's second largest city there is currently an expected death toll of 75 and 300 people still missing.

What would you do if it happened were you live?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Is being selfish bad?

Although you do not think so, you are selfish! This doesn't mean that you have done something wrong, in fact it is normal to be selfish if we weren't where would we be now?

Selfish desire is a motivation to act from your own point of view in which you are driven by a desire to change a feeling to another, this is an extremely important factor to recognize in life but choose to overlook it. I believe that Selfishness motivates human emotion, by thinking of what you want you may choose to help others in order to help yourself which should still be considered a selfish thought but it's the bright side of the selfishness the media and society portrays as being wrong.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Man vs Machine! Jeopardy.

Last night there waged a battle of the whits between a machine and man ending with Watson earning $35,734 giving him a victory over the two Champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutte who only managed to get five questions right and finish the Final Jeopardy with 4,800 and $10,400.

Watson is a 10 server racked Supercomputer built by IBM
If you want to know more about watson

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Driving during a tornado

You are in the car driving and a tornado is coming you way, you see three people on the side of the road (an elderly lady, the man/woman of your dreams, and your best friend) there is only room in your car for one... who do you take?

Read more: You are in the car driving and a tornado is coming you way, you see three people on the side of the road (an elderly lady, the man/woman of your dreams, and your best friend) there is only room in your car for one... who do you take?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines day to all :) and to those who are single...

this is for all of you who have no one to call your own, enjoy a youtube video hehe

and if you are a video game fanatic

and for all you hopeless romantics

and on the side note that you care nothing for this holiday then a happy February 14th to you!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Can a blog change your fate?

I mean you're reading it now, which must mean you could be doing something else. How will this affect the rest of your life? Maybe it'll make a little bit of a difference like you'll eat a second later, or maybe it'll change your life completely like while you read this you forget to charge your phone and it dies. Imagine if the butterfly effect was real (For all those who don't know the butterfly effect is the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere)
and reading this blog caused people in egypt to stop rioting. I don't really think so but it's fun to imagine the possibilities of the future.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You were on your way home when you died!

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMT tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
And that's when you met me.
"What... what happened?" You asked. "Where am I?"
"You died," I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.
"There was a... a truck and it was skidding..."
"Yup." I said.
"I... I died?"
Yup. But don't feel bad about it. Everyone dies." I said.
You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. "What is this place?" You asked. "Is this the afterlife?"
"More or less." I said.
"Are you god?" You asked.
"Yup." I replied. "I'm God."
"My kids.. My wife," you said.
"What about them?"
"Will they be all right?"
"That's what I like to see." I said. "You just died and your main concern is for your family. That's good stuff right there."
You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn't look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.
"Don't worry," I said. "They'll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn't have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it's any consolation, she'll feel very guilty for feeling relieved."
"Oh," you said. "So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?"
"Neither," I said. "You'll be reincarnated."
"Ah," you said. "So the Hindus were right."
"All religions are right in their own way," I said. "Walk with me."
You followed along as we strode through the void. "Where are we going?"
"Nowhere in particular," I said. "It's just nice to walk while we talk."
"So what's the point, then?" You asked. "When I get reborn, I'll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won't matter."
"Not so!" I said. "You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don't remember them right now."
I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. "Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly image. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It's like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it's hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you've gained all the experience it had."
"You've been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven't stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you'd start remembering everything. But there's no point to doing that between each life."
"How many times have I been reincarnated, then?"
"Oh, lots. Lots and lots. And in to lots of different lives," I said. "This time around, you'll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD."
"Wait, what?" You stammered. "You're sending me back in time?"
"Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I came from."
"Where you come from?" You said.
"Oh sure," I explained. "I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are others like me. I know you'll want to know what it's like there, but honestly, you wouldn't understand."
"Oh," you said, a little let down. "But wait. If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point."
"Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan, you don't even know it's happening."
"So what's the point of it all?"
"Seriously?" I asked. "Seriously? You're asking me for the meaning of life? Isn't that a little stereotypical?"
"Well, it's a reasonable question," you persisted.
I looked you in the eye. "The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature."
"You mean mankind? You want us to mature?"
"No, just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect."
"Just me? What about everyone else?"
"There is no one else," I said. "In this universe, there's just you and me."
You stared blankly at me. "But all the people on earth..."
"All you. Different incarnations of you."
"Wait, I'm everyone!?"
"Now you're getting it," I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.
"I'm every human being who ever lived?"
"Or who will ever live, yes."
"I'm Abraham Lincoln?"
"And you're John Wilkes Booth, too," I added.
"I'm Hitler?" You said, appalled.
"And you're the millions he killed."
"I'm Jesus?"
"And you're everyone who followed him."
You fell silent.
"Every time you victimized someone," I said, "you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you've done, you've done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you."
You thought for a long time.
"Why?" You asked me. "Why do you do all this?"
"Because someday, you will become like me. Because that's what you are. You're one of my kind. You're my child."
"Whoa," you said, incredulous. "You mean I'm a god?"
"No, not yet. You're a fetus. You're still growing. Once you've lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born."
"So the whole universe," you said, "it's just..."
"An egg." I answered. "Now it's time for you to move on to your next life."
And I sent you on your way.

(Taken from The Egg By: Andy Weir)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sex List gone Viral?

So a girl named Karen Owen from Duke university decided to do a sex list describing all the guys in the Duke University athletics department she has had intercourse with she rates them on several scales from the size of their member to they're performance in bed, she has a total of 13 different guys in 4 years on this list in her 42 page powerpoint titled "An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics" that she originally only sent to a couple of friends before it went out of hand and soon went Viral and everyone had a copy in their hands.

What's your opinion on the matter?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fake ATM Receipts

So I just stumbled upon this gag that people actually buy that are Fake ATM Receipts, the way they work is you keep on in your wallet and when you meet a girl and you want to give her your number you write it on the back of it casually like a normal piece of paper but when she turns it around she will see it is your ATM Receipt and you have withdrawn like $300 and have around $450,000 more left in THAT account, you'll have her calling in no time if she is a gold digger and you keep that false appearance of being rich.

So now I ain't saying they're all gold diggers, but they don't really think they're missing with someone who bought these reciepts for the low low price of $5.98

Another funny gag I have been seeing lately is the fake lottery scratch-offs that all contain a jackpot.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Is technology helping us or destroying us?

The textbook definition of Technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or create an artistic perspective. Imagine how far we have gone, from the Model-T to Modern Day Hybrids, from an Abacus to a Computer! But how much are these goods doing us more than harm? This is the main debate, they say technology is to make our life easier but with such an easier life how long before we end like the world portrayed in the movie WALL-E? We will leave it at the fact that we have the potential for both destruction and creation. As humans we can use technology for two things, we can make our life simple and become immortal and seek higher knowledge or we can become lazy and let them rule us, in the end we will leave it to the fate of humanity and see what path we take in the next 20-40 years.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Microwaves, can they kill ants?

So i had a bizarre thought just now, as I went to the kitchen and grabbed a hot pocket I went to stick in the microwave and I saw some ants in there then I thought, can ants die if I set this microwave on? It turns out those little buggers survived, how they did it I don't know!

30 Minutes Later...

I have been doing some research and I have found the reason why these little folks lived.
To understand why we must first look at How a Microwave ovens works.
They do not have an even spread on energy throughout the oven caverty, due to the nature of the standing waves produced by the magnetron - The device that produces the microwaves. The Microwaves are channeled to the Oven caverty by a microwave duct in the top of the oven and the concentration of energy comes from it and showers down in a column much the same as water from the shower head in your shower. The standing microwaves excite the molecules of water within the food causing them to vibrate rapidly and collide which produces heat. By using a revolving table your microwave oven passes your food under this invisible shower of energy, overcoming most of the Hot Spots that would be created by this columnised concentration of energy.

As for the ants
1. An an ant is able to sense where the Hot Spots of Energy are and stay where the energy is less concentrated.
2. The ant has a large surface area for its little body mass, so if it does wander into an area where the energy is greater it has time to turn for safety before frying.