Thursday, September 25, 2008

9772: cool game and cool building

Here's an interesting zombie movie with a twist. It's interactive, just like those choose your own adventure books.

I also found this interesting. It's a short on dynamic architecture.

The site can be found here. The idea is that the whole building rotates, allowing it to generate electricity for it's own use and buildings around it.

It's funny because a while ago I had suggested to some people an idea where the air would travel up the building in to a turbine. I was playing with the idea, wondering about different shapes the building could be to maximize the efficiency, but seeing this video proved what I thought all along. I'm not the only one that thinks about this kind of stuff. Having the whole building rotate in sections is a brilliant way to utilize all the wind hitting the surface area. It also looks incredible, and it's piece by piece design is ingeniously efficient.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

9769: LHC explained

Here's a nice little video that helps explains how the large hadron collider works.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

9759: Dimensions

I stumbled on this comic today:

I've had this story idea for a while that's similar to the comic. I really enjoyed the Jet Li flick "The One", with it's crazy inter-dimensional concept that if the different you's in alternate dimensions were killed off, then the remaining ones get stronger.

I was thinking about this and thought, well, from a physics perspective, every time you risk your life, there are many alternate versions of yourself dieing. If you just barely, barely survived an accident, then there would be a large percentage of your alternate "self". The question is, when do you not call it your self? There would be so many different versions of you, some that would look and be completely different, for example: Exact same mother and father since the dawn of humanity, but the genes were selected differently. Where do you draw the line on what would be your alternate self?

check out this wicked sweet game

Monday, September 8, 2008

Spore



I only wish it was multiplayer. I'm very interested to see what the mod community can do with a game like this.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Metallica 'Happy' Despite 'Death Magnetic' Album Leak

Lars Ulrich replied in response to their album being leaked from a record shop in Paris: "Listen, we're ten days from release. I mean, from here, we're golden. If this thing leaks all over the world today or tomorrow, happy days. Happy days. Trust me. Ten days out and it hasn't quote-unquote fallen off the truck yet? Everybody's happy.

“It's 2008 and it's part of how it is these days, so it's fine. We're happy."

lol, listen how many times he says happy. He sounds crazy... "happy thoughts, happy thoughts..." when really he's raging inside:

9752: Death Magnetic

So the new Metallica album has leaked on to the web.

I summed it up to a friend and thought it was pretty funny, so I'll repost it here:

It reminds me of that hot chick from high school, who got all fat, but then went to the gym and is now looking pretty good, really reminds you of her hot self in school, but she's still looking pretty old and is trying a little too hard. Oh, and you know she just wants you for your money.

Either way, I'm still hitting it. It's a solid album, and really does seem like it fits in with old Metallica albums. I may be picky, and contradictory, but it would seem to me that the old Metallica albums had more melodic softer parts to give the heavy parts contrast. This one is almost all fast and heavy, with the exception of "the day that never comes" and "unforgiven III". Maybe I'm just getting older, but it would seem to me that songs like Orion and Master of Puppets always started off rocking, gave you a break in the middle with a soft relaxing bit, only to tear it apart and give that last final impact.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Funny shit


rofl... the look on his face is too much.

speaking of disturbed humor, here's a hilarious comic I stumbled upon:

Monday, September 1, 2008

Risk

RISK
Author unknown

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to others is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken,
because the greatest hazard in life is to do nothing.

The person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.

They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.

Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave,
they forfeited their freedom.

Only the person who risks can be free

9708: Bike tour

Yesterday I went for a nice long cruise:

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The Fort Whyte center. Some very cool spots in there, will definitely have to check it out again.



What sign?



A cool little eagles nest.






Prairie dog.



Assiniboine forest trail.



met my little brother, Luke at Assiniboine park.















Damn Luke, your six-pack is making me look bad. Be lazy for a bit and let me catch up, lol.



So, we had to climb a tree and while breaking branches, one hit me square in the eyes. Some nice cold water will make it feel better.




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In memory of a real glacier.

After, I biked all the way up to Brent's, near Red River College, then later at night, biked home. All in all, a very cool bike tour.