Posts Tagged ‘space’

Space Attack!

May 3, 2011

This was a great flick. Scientist Kevin Spacey discovers something. Attack is imminent, no one would believe him, no one except veteran FBI agent Bruce Willis and hot shot Keanu his new partner. Its gripping to watch these pros in action, scene after scene they just stare at each other blankly and so much tension and emotion is implied (more…)

Working an Ethical Job

May 5, 2009


A very small percentage of the global population is engaged in fulfilling humanity’s needs while at work. Engineers are drawing up faster breaking cell phones, mathematicians assess market data, artists make commercials, philosophers become lawyers, and scientists design make-up for dogs. (more…)

What To Do When Aliens Arrive.

April 8, 2009


Shit your pants and run nowhere. But seriously, what is the real universal language? Sure we love you, we mean you no harm. How would we show it physically? Would physics even be the medium to convey our disposition? For all we know they could be mind readers or cross dimensional beings living in our underpants. (more…)

Would you drown in a pool full of Jello?

February 17, 2009


When i was a kid i often imagined the amazing things i would do with the oodles of money made from working a real job. One thrill i envisioned was filling my swimming pool with Jello and going for a dip. Sounds like fun, but i’m fairly certain i would wind up dead. (more…)

Universe 1

December 17, 2008


Universe 2
Alright, so im going to try something new. This is the first in an infinite series of blogs that will one day become finite when i either tire of it or die. I’m going to explain your position in the universe and what you subsequently can and cannot know (more…)

The Impossible Universe

December 13, 2008


Universe not Finite

Well, there cant just be a wall out there at some great distance on the other side of which is nothing, cause hey, if its got an other side then that’s something. So people like to theorize that if you traveled in one direction long enough you would eventually get back to where you started. Fine, but how the hell can you travel infinitely in (more…)

Information Storage

November 10, 2008


Information Storage

We can all have a good chuckle about ‘computers‘ back during their conception. Mammoth machines filling an entire room just to accomplish a few simple computations. Today, processors, hard drives, all computer components seem to relentlessly get faster and smaller. So where will it end? Is there a size limit to information?

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No, it doesn’t (more…)

universe 2

November 1, 2008


Universe 2

Your Universe 1

The old model of the universe came from Euclid and Newton: a 3D grid with time moving forward at an unflinchingly steady speed. As simple as a stack of graph paper under your alarm clock. This old model worked well for a very long time. Even when Fizeau discovered the uniformity of the speed of light, no one noticed a thing- until Einstein.

Einstein did some thought experiments (more…)