Saturday, 30 April 2011

Pew Pew for new lasers?

So the European Commission gave the go ahead to build 3 massive new research lasers (and maybe a 4th) that has the potential to be several times more powerful that all the power our civilization has EVER created, the region of 200 petawatts... that would be 200 x10^15 watts or 200 000 000 000 000 000 watts.

This sort of power would be capable of tearing the very fabric of space.... what could possibly go wrong?

Friday, 29 April 2011

New counseling service

A friend of my is starting a new campaign that will hopefully soon have several addicts including himself on the road to recovery. He just came up with his new slogan:

Minecraft: Just say no

On a personal note, i think its about fucking time!

Webcam FAIL!

Ok so the Webcam won't conform to my commands so i've resorted to using the phone for simple pics, sorry in advance for quality :(


Thursday, 28 April 2011

New shoes, new start

I recently bought a new pair of Vibram 5 finger shoes. This is somewhat of a hippyish tree hugger move by me so rest assured i have balanced out everything by punching a baby... ok so i haven't, but i should have, the fecker broke my iPod.

The Vibrams promote a more natural walking and running gait by making you walk on your forefoot rather than heelstrike all day. This uses the bio-mechanical system in your foot which has been perfected over millions of years of evolution to absorb all the shock of walking, which would otherwise be transferred to the knee.

I've gotten quite a few funny looks over them, plenty of questions which i've no problem answering, but most people just think i'm weird. 

Note to future buyers - for the love of all that is holy, don't go running in them on the first week! Your calves will pack up and refuse to work for several days after! Not a good situation to be in if you need to walk in your workplace! Also beware of the funk, the shoes will stink after a while, i'm going to need to get some form of deodorizer to combat the smell.... They shoes are machine washable, but at EUR 105 a pop i don't want to subject them to that sort of treatment to often, i wonder if tea tree oil would be a solution... (watch this space)

I'm sure i'll eventually find out how to attach pics, until then you can just take my word for how awesome they are