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Thursday. 2.22.07 11:31 pm
I don't really have anything interesting to post, other than I just finished my dull lab report, and my brother has a girlfriend now. And he stole my chocolate. I take it out of my safe for ONE HOUR and I come back to find half of it missing and my only piece of gum, half chewed right through the wrapper and left for me to find.

He shall pay. I want my Hershie's Kisses back. Cherry filled.

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The subtleties of Walt Disney
Sunday. 2.18.07 4:28 pm
I'm sure someone else has caught this, but doesn't The Lion King's Scar remind anyone of Hitler? Let's compare and contrast :
  • The Lion King
  • World War Two
  • Scar
  • Hitler
  • Hyenas are not considered citizens of the kingdom, and are downcast
  • Germans are blamed for World War One, and are in HUGE DEBT
  • Scar promises equality, even power for the “superior” group, and demands total loyalty
  • Hitler convinces the Nazi party that they are a better race, and that they owe the world nothing
  • Scar plans on killing the King and taking his thrown
  • Hitler wants to control Europe, and who knows what else.
  • Everyone hated Scar, or at least greatly disliked him
  • Hitler evaded assassanation enough to whiten most men's hair

(Borderline on silly now)

  • Shortage of food when Scar takes power
  • Shortage of Jews when Hitler takes power
  • Scar is a pretty great singer
  • Hitler is a motivational genius
  • All the hyenas march past Scar in neat rows whilst he sings at them
  • *Thumps chest and salutes.* “Heil Hitler!”

Let’s see what that quote attracts from Google.

Yeah, I know this isn't really accurate or anything. It's kind of a joke for me, that's all. And no, I had no idea it was based on Hamlet (the movie, not the war).

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Getting Flat
Thursday. 2.8.07 10:35 pm
I haven't made any really cool pictures in a while. I have one in the works, but it'll be hard to capture. Anyway, here's something on my myspace from a while ago:


Cool? It was kinda popular amoung my friends. For a while.

Speaking of which, my bathroom video is actually spreading through my school. I think that's awesome. If I can get a really influencial person to appreciate it, then it might be awesome-er. By influencial, of course, I mean people actually listen to this person. Gage'd like it.

OH! I wrote a poem a few months ago, and forgot to post it. It isn't a poem in the strictest terms, but it certainly was entertaining to my class. Lets see...

Rambling

Using a negative,
Twice or more,
Ain't not confusing.

Nobody likes to use Cliche
Because it isn't original.
But think about it...
If cliche died
and original was the new thing
Then it'd be cliche, right?

I've always found,
That repetition,
Is more annoying than useful.
I've always found,
That repetition,
Is more annoying than useful.

Every once in a while,
A humanoid form will strive to communicate
His or her ideas
Through speech or signals
But fellow humanoids can not comprehend
Because the units of language
Are abstract or incredibly detailed.
In short,
Jargon stinks.

In closing,
Writer's Block
Is a serious disease.
The symptoms include:
Rambling,

Eh? Eh?

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String Theory
Wednesday. 2.7.07 6:25 pm
...is a very, very interesting subject. I'm reading this book, The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. So far, I haven't gotten past a kind of "Physics warm-up". He's explaining Einstein's theories of relativity, and that in itself is enough to keep me completely entertained. My nerd status has gone up since I started telling the people that were walking faster than me that they're aging slower than I am.

I now understand how space and time can be warped, even though a few bits are foggy. That's to be expected for most humans, seeing as how "spacetime" is 4-dimentional, and it's kind of hard to think in four dimentions. Hell, it's hard to think in three dementions for some people.

If the three dimentions we are used to are space (left-right, up-down, and forward-back are good examples,) and you consider time to be another dimention that we move in one direction in a (almost) constant speed, then you have a 4-dimentional mesh, and it's called space time. Now, here's the part I like. Photons (light particles) move at a constant speed. Some 670 million miles per hours or so. On the side, you might be interested in the fact that even if you could run away from light at a huge speed, if you turned around it would still be coming at you at the light speed. This might not seem weird at first, but consider this. If someone throws a baseball at you at 12 mph, and you're running away at 7mph, then the ball travels (compared to you) at (12-7=5)mph. However, this trick doesn't work on light. It comes at everything, moving or stationary, at the same speed. I don't see how this is possible, but there you go.

Back to the main topic. Everyone knows that in a square that's 10 miles by 10 miles, that a car moving at 20 mph would go from one edge to the opposite in 30 minutes. However, if the car's path is slanted, than it would take a while longer. This is because the car's motion is split between 2 different dimentions. Einstein realized this, and so he had an idea: If time is just another dimention, than that means our motion is being split between all three of our spacial dimentions, and the rest is devoted to moving through time. That's an amazing concept.

It means that the faster you move, the slower you age. Or, more accurate, the slower you move through time. (You might think that moving fast would make you live longer, but the catch is that you'd experience time slower too. So, not only do you only get to actually live the same amount of time, but you've wasted a ton of energy and outlived all your friends and family.)

Can anyone guess what all matter's overall speed through spacetime is? Some 670 million miles per hour, or so. What else does that mean? That photons from the beggining of the world haven't aged a bit. Also, if you could hit light speed, (it's impossible,) you'd be stuck. You can't do anything if you don't experience time, and the only way to stop would be to run into something pretty massive (by accident). Surely that'd kill you, if you weren't already dead from accelerating to light speed. The upside: you're traveling at light speed anyway, through time, minus the motion you're making.

If you're confused, interested, or in a questioning mood, go get the book. Great read, funny author. They're the best.

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