Why Minecraft? Why?

Blame chris.  I do.  It’s totally his fault, he sent me the video, he made me watch it.  Ok, blame done.

I don’t really get Minecraft.  Why would you spend so much time trying to make something that looks so shitty (pun intended)?  The resolution is not there, it’s all blocky, it’s time consuming, it’s just eh.  I’ll never understand it.

That being said, this is impressive.  Not pretty impressive, cause it’s so much a waste of time it’s ridiculous, but impressive nonetheless.  I appreciate the amount of work that went into it, but it’s just not something that I could spend a week or so doing.

{Wonder How To}

Speed is awesome

This picture has been staring at me for the past few weeks and I’ve been meaning to post it I’ve just been busy with a big redesign process.  Don’t worry the new theme should go live sometime this week.  Anyway that ad for Netflix was in my Google Reader when I got to that post.  I thought it was hilarious.  Now granted, for many people, Speed will be included on that list, (or most likely just a list of horrible movies), but for this particular listverse list, it was absent.

I find it hilarious that Netflix knows so much about me.  But knowing what I know from where I work, that doesn’t surprise me.  In fact what does is that they choose Speed to be shown instead of Die Hard, or any Bruce Willis film for that matter.  Because let’s face it, I can list a half dozen Bruce Willis movies that are so bad they’re awesome.  Chief among them, Hudson Hawk.

Notice that I said that the films are so bad they’re awesome, not hilarious.  There’s a difference, hilarious can still be bad, awesome is the exact opposite of bad.  So Hudson Hawk is so bad that it’s good, awesomely good.  How does that work?  Don’t ask questions.

The Earth, From Space, in HD!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=430ykbW1zqA

This video is required to be watched in HD.  I’m not even sure why YouTube has a non 720p version of it.  It was taken from the ISS using a regular Nikon D3S and stitched together all Timelapsy to make that.

Have you watched it in HD yet?  Why not, you’re not allowed to read the rest of this post until you finish watching it in HD.  I don’t want to spoil anything, but it’s pretty damn impressive.  Kinda makes you want to be an astronaut doesn’t it?  I mean, what with going into space and all that, seeing what home looks like from all the way up there really must be something.  This quote sums it up pretty well.

It also makes you hope that Google is getting their ass in gear and getting that giant space elevator built.  Honestly, I can’t think of a better way for them to spend their trillions of dollars.  And make no mistake, Google has trillions of dollars.  You know how many servers Google owns.  You know how much gold that adds up to.  I’ll save you the trouble of figuring it out, alot.  At any time Google could just close doors and say, yea, we’re done here.  Or better yet, since they like buying stuff, they could/should just buy a country, they’d save themselves alot of trouble that way.  Although, if they made a space elevator, they can then start to search space for extra terrestrial life & figure out how to get context specific advertisements to work while you ride their free (everything Google does is free) elevator up to LEO and then catch a shuttle to the Moon.

Back to the land of seriousness, did you finish watching that video yet?

{PetaPixel}

11.11.11

The greatest day in the history of days.  Yes, even greater then June 6, or August 6, or November 1.  November 11, 2011, a date that will not be repeated for a hundred years, and unless rejuvenation gets invented soon, not something anyone alive right now is likely to see again.

I had big plans for this day years ago.  The perfectness of the number 11 is unmatched anywhere.  It’s prime, so that’s good, and it’s the same if you read it backwards, or forwards, upside down, inside out, in a mirror, under water, or even in space.  Two lines, next to each other, repeated 3 times with a dot in between.  The 11th day of the 11th month, in the 11th year.  Perfection.

I can go on about how perfect the number 11 is, but I wont because I suspect that others out there will not want me to, seeing as how only I care about it.  No matter.

Remember 11.11.11 as the start of the revolution, the start of the new begining, the coming of the end, whatever you want. Even through the RR was begun years ago, 11.11 is it’s founding day, and 11.11.11 will be marked in history as the greatest day in it’s history, until they come out of the wood work and crush the overlords.  But you know not the time when that will happen, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

I’ve no idea what I’m talking about anymore and if you’ve kept reading this far kudos to you.  I think I’m, going to end this post now.  I’ve given you enough mystery and suspense for one morning, and a Friday morning at that.  Good day to you.

Ivy Mike

I will never get tired of looking at pictures from operation Ivy, specifically Ivy Mike.  I’m pretty sure the above picture has appeared in the 2nd most number of individual blog posts, (first place goes to a special mosaic).   Last year I did a whole write up on Ivy Mike.  I could repeat the same information, but that’s just silly.  Instead I will let you know some other stuff associated with it.

  • Did you know I have Ivy Mike on my coffee mug?  Together with Castle Bravo & Hardtack Umbrella they make the Red, White , & Blue coffee mug of awesome.  26Mt of raw made in the USA power.
  • The Commies detonated their first thermonuclear device – Joe 4, in Aug. of 1953 (Mike went off in 1952).  Unfortunately that wasn’t even up to par with Mike, they didn’t break the  megaton barrier until 1955.
  • The Commies did outshine us in ultimate megatonage.  On Oct. 30, 1961 they detonated the Tsar-Bomba, an 50Mt beast that was originally supposed to be 100Mt, until the damn commie environmentalists got radiation concern.

Aside, Commie environmentalist, that’s got to be the worst insult you can get (from me).  It’s bad enough you’re a communist, you’re already my mortal enemy, but an environmentalist too.  Come on, you’re just asking to get made fun now.  But back to the good US.

  • The President, Dwight D. Eisenhower got a private screening of the famous video of explosion, before it was edited for secrets & broadcast on national television for many many days.
  • Mike was never intended to be an actual weapon, it was testing the theory & design.  This is good because as I mentioned last year, it was a full sized factory that weighed in at over 60 tons, and far too large for any aircract of the day to deploy it, (ICBMs had yet to be invented).
  • The Doomsday Clock was moved to the closest to midnight (11:58pm) regarding the denotation of Ivy Mike & Joe 4

And that’s that.

{Ivy Mike}