saving earth from colliding asteroidddsss

December 31, 2009

what in the hell is this: Russia’s Armageddon plan to save Earth from collision with asteroid

Space scientists in Russia are preparing to boldly go where no man has gone before, except for the actor Bruce Willis. [LOLOL]

The head of the Russian space agency said today that it was considering a Hollywood-style mission to send a spacecraft to bump a large asteroid from a possible collision course with Earth.

Anatoly Perminov told the Russian radio station Golos Rossii: “People’s lives are at stake. We should pay several hundred million dollars and build a system that would allow us to prevent a collision, rather than sit and wait for it to happen and kill hundreds of thousands of people.”

The mission would be aimed at an asteroid called Apophis, he said, which is expected to pass close to the Earth in 2029 and again in 2036. “Calculations show that it’s possible to create a special-purpose spacecraft within the time we have, which would help avoid the collision. The threat of collision can be averted.”


cephalopods

December 31, 2009

ok ok ok i know that humans are the worst but i cannot help but be frightened by this!!!!!! ryan north got it right…oh my goodness!!!

i am not saying that it doesnt suck that they are experimented upon because that sucks so much.

Cephalopods are widely regarded as the most intelligent of the invertebrates and have well developed senses and large brains; larger than the brains of gastropods. The nervous system of cephalopods is the most complex of the invertebrates, and their brain to body mass ratio falls between that of warm and cold blooded vertebrates. The giant nerve fibers of the cephalopod mantle have been a favorite experimental material of neurophysiologists for many years; their large diameter (due to lack of myelination) makes them easier to study.

Cephalopods are social creatures; when isolated from their own kind, they will take to shoaling with fish.

Some cephalopods are able to fly distances up to 50 m. While the organisms are not particularly aerodynamic, they achieve these rather impressive ranges by use of jet-propulsion; water continues to be expelled from the funnel while the organism is in flight.


longest poem in the world

December 31, 2009

It scans twitter updates and combines two lines that rhyme to form couplets.

Was a good day and good holiday week.
Tears are for the weak, and right now im weak
Good win for the sharks and free pizza to boot! Woo!
and helped me with anything i was going through.
I like my beat down low and my top let back.
Wallpaper caching doesn’t work and it launches black.
and I can’t stand all the smoke and fumes
Loves fluffy new pillows and clean rooms.
I blinked and a year went by.
And all I can do was cry.


loathsome loathsome

December 31, 2009

loathsome loathsome all things is loathsome everything is loathsome i hate my life

its 12:59am thursday december 31 loathsome there is no hopesome all empty no will no power no life no life!

where is o? o has disappeared. o is leaving serotonin from my brain, he shepherds it out. ohhhhh kin why did i cry for you. why dont i write or paint or dance or drink? why cant i sleep? o detonator, you detonated me and all the passion flew out like whoosh.

you were not deliverance.


a winter without snow?!?!

December 30, 2009

peeps b playin god…

Pigs still can’t fly, but this winter, the mayor of Moscow promises to keep it from snowing. For just a few million dollars, the mayor’s office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to dump their snow outside the city. Authorities say this will be a boon for Moscow, which is typically covered with a blanket of snow from November to March. Road crews won’t need to constantly clear the streets, and traffic — and quality of life — will undoubtedly improve.

The idea came from Mayor Yury Luzhkov, who is no stranger to playing God. In 2002, he spearheaded a project to reverse the flow of the vast River Ob through Siberia to help irrigate the country’s parched Central Asian neighbors. Although that idea hasn’t exactly turned out as planned — scientists have said it’s not feasible — this time, Luzhkov says, there’s no way he can fail.


The racial politics of Avatar

December 30, 2009

i have not seen this movie. i would like to, in order to criticize it, and perhaps, to even enjoy it. and yet, i dont want to contribute to its revenue stream. oh noes!

here is an interesting article (i have not yet read it in its entirety): the racial politics of avatar

If Jake’s attraction is primarily sexual, it has to be interpreted through the historical White fetishization of women of color. From the slave masters’ midnight visits to the contemporary exoticization of Asian and Black female sexuality, women of color have served as the leading figures of White sexual fantasies.  In this context, when Jake Sees Neytiri (undeniably, a woman of color), how do we know that he isn’t just seeing a hypersexual body that he can use for his own pleasure?


America the Traumatized

December 30, 2009

America the Traumatized: How 13 Events of the Decade Made Us the PTSD Nation

Rooted in denial, the doctrine of American exceptionalism edits out of the American story the sins against humanity that created our nation: the genocide of the people who were here before the Europeans came, and the building of the nation on the backs of involuntary laborers who were tortured, abused and even killed for their trouble. Once you ditch that, it becomes easier to look past the other unpleasant realities of our history, be it our neo-colonialism throughout the world, which helped to build our economy, or the enduring practices of racism and sexism. But denial almost invariably leads to trauma, when on one day, or in one decade, the decay that denial fostered summons home the demons set loose through willful ignorance to do their fright dance before one’s very eyes.