Sunday, February 28, 2010

The man who attacked the wife with a tuna

In November of 1999, Nicholas Vitalich, an American of 24 years, woollen inhabitant Jolla, California, was sentenced to one year of therapy against conjugal violence and three years of conditional chain after to have attacked its wife repetidamente with a cool tuna of 60 centimeters and almost ten kilos. The couple met in front of the market where the “weapon” was bought when they had started to fight, Vitalich uncontrolled and beat some times in the wife with the supper. The criminal was imprisoned for domestic violence and resistance to the police search.

The man who attacked the wife with a tuna

In November of 1999, Nicholas Vitalich, an American of 24 years, woollen inhabitant Jolla, California, was sentenced to one year of therapy against conjugal violence and three years of conditional chain after to have attacked its wife repetidamente with a cool tuna of 60 centimeters and almost ten kilos. The couple met in front of the market where the “weapon” was bought when they had started to fight, Vitalich uncontrolled and beat some times in the wife with the supper. The criminal was imprisoned for domestic violence and resistance to the police search.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Heavy Rain... No Spoilers, Please!

Games: So, Heavy Rain. Pretty much everyone has at least heard of this game by now whether they play or not. It's been all over Twitter and the Internet, it's been featured in dozens of magazines, both game-related and otherwise, and the vast majority of people I know have either just finished it, are playing it right now, or are about to start it. Regardless of anything else, no one can deny that Heavy Rain has got some serious presence.



I got my copy in the mail yesterday and was thanking my lucky stars that I wasn’t going to be incredibly late to the party with this one. In most cases I don't really feel much impetus to keep up with the Joneses... I've got quite a backlog of things to go through that's only getting bigger all the time, and GameCritics doesn't live or die by being the first with coverage. However, I was a big fan of developer Quantic Dream’s first console game, Indigo Prophecy, and Heavy Rain looks like nothing so much as that title taken to the next level. My eagerness to jump into it was pretty high to start with for that reason alone, but there was also another reason why I was keen to play it sooner rather than later: the possibility of having the plot inadvertently spoiled.

On this issue, there seems to be two major camps: those who are absolutely anti-spoiler, and those who think that trying to discuss games without revealing the important details of the plot is silly, or at least, inconsequential to the greater experience of actually playing. My personal take on the matter? I am definitely of the belief that people should respect others’ rights to not be spoiled, and if a review or article is going to reveal relevant details, there should be (at the very least) an attention-grabbing spoiler warning before there's any chance of accidental exposure.


That's not to say that I don't think plot details should ever be discussed, but I firmly believe that having foreknowledge of a game's contents absolutely has an effect on the degree of immersion, discovery, suspense and ultimately, the enjoyment of the player. It's really no different than reading a book or watching a film-- the craft and care put into quality works means that partaking of them will still be pleasurable after they've been read or watched, but it's impossible to deny that repeat visits are fundamentally different than the first. Heavy Rain is probably the ultimate example of this, videogame-wise. Unfortunately, I was spoiled in a couple of ways.

The first? After starting Heavy Rain yesterday, I became engaged in the drama almost immediately, but ran into several technical problems during gameplay. A few times the audio skipped (which was annoying, but I have the subtitles turned on so no information was lost) but a more significant issue was that the game froze multiple times, necessitating several complete restarts. Upon being faced with repeating sections I had already completed, it was amazing to me how something that was interesting and fascinating the first time became tedious and tiresome the second time around. With the unknown stripped away, my sense of being in the moment was completely gone and it was all I could do to push through the parts I had already seen to get back to where I had left off before the game froze.

That sensation of being unwillingly quasi-spoiled due to data loss was bad enough, but not exactly a true spoiler in the proper sense of the term. However, on a larger level, I actually did feel somewhat robbed of the full impact that could have been delivered thanks to the little bit of knowledge I had about the game prior to ever playing.

Although I've done everything I could possibly do to avoid Heavy Rain plot spoilers short of disconnecting the Internet from my home and wearing a blindfold and earplugs for days on end, this game has been so pervasive that it's been practically impossible to not learn something about its content. As a result, the power of the prologue and some of the chapters immediately afterwards (freezes notwithstanding) were not nearly as significant as they would have been had I not known anything about the game prior to sitting down with it. Rather than following along with the story as it unfolded, I couldn't help but instead wonder when X,Y,Z was going to happen. Rather than being caught by surprise, I was anticipating the events and was therefore less moved when they actually occurred.


I realize that it's not realistic to spotlight a game without discussing any aspect of it, but Heavy Rain lives and dies by its plot and the impact of its scenes, and I definitely believe the game can be promoted and discussed without anyone spilling anything that would potentially detract from someone else's enjoyment of it. Although this game is certainly the ultimate example of why spoilers are bad thing, I think the same goes for just about any other game that features a storyline or dramatic elements. Seeing a great blockbuster scene for the first time, coming across a scary enemy, or being hit with a mindbending plot twist without any prior knowledge of its existence is something completely different than having heard about it, read about it, seen a picture of it in a magazine, or watched a video of it on the Internet.

Spoiler warnings may not carry the same significance to all players, but to those of us who care, we're glad that they're there – being spoiled is like having someone else make a decision for you without your consent and being deprived of an experience that's impossible to reclaim. You can’t un-see something… you can’t un-know it. Call me silly or outdated, but I’ll never be okay with careless spoilers. Though I was unsuccessful in experiencing Heavy Rain in a totally pure, absolutely unspoiled way, I’m glad to say that I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen later in the game -- and I’m doing everything I can to keep it that way.

Friday, February 26, 2010

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On the pages of roses
Wit da ink of moon light
With da hand of luv
A pen of prayers has written
Only 3 Words for u
“HAPPY EID MUBARAK”

==========================



May this Eid day bring U
Every thing U R hoping 4
And may every day ahead
B filled with happiness
WISH YOU A HAPpy EID

==========================

Eid iz love….
Eid iz beauty..
Eid iz dedication..
Eid iz happiness…
My Advance wishes to U & Ur family.
“EID MUBARAK”

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Reunions 2

I think it's time to continue my previous post named Reunion.


Well, I have talked about Ah Pek, Ah Em and also Kakak. 
One thing I forgot to mention was another best memory I have with Ah Em.
Ah Em ate only soft food and I remember how hard I persuaded her to eat porridge that I cooked. 
FINALLY ONE DAY she agreed to try and she liked it. You cannot imagine how I felt when she herself (without me forcing her) asked for porridge from me. The feelings were so nice when I feed her food. I really wished she can eat more because she was so skinny. 


Let's talk about happy and funny stuffs =)

Here are my ex-house mates & room mates::

Before we went to dance competition =D
( It's their greatest regret)

They were my dearest room mates. My form six life wouldn't be as nice it was if I didn't have them!! We were from different places and we know nothing about each other's hometown. I know there is a place called Bagan Serai but one of my roomies was from " Padang Serai" (kam dou taak) and another one was from "Serdang".
HAHA I remembered I was the first one who moved in our hostel. I'm always very excited to go to new places and plus I'm totally not a homesick person. Away from home is okay for me. 
( I was the first person to check in Kem Sri Impian when I went to national service. The gate wasn't even open when I reached there. Really excited right HAHA)

The second person who moved in was Ching. She then told me she was very shocked because I was over friendly when she came. !@#$&$%@...=D Crystal was the next and she wasn't that friendly, lan si lan yong abit HAHA. MF Min only moved in one week after. She left us so curious who would be our room mate. Emm, lucky she didn't disappointed us. 

The best moments we shared together that I can remember for now:

* We cooked together. One person cooks one or two dishes. Min once cooked us very nice spaghetti *
* We walked to eat BM famous duck eggs fried keow teow inthe middle of the night. We made friend with the seller some more haiz. They remember us even two year after we left BM but  few months ago I went back to the same stall but they forgotten me already. =/ *
* We walked to evening market (never went to morning market) together to buy vegetables *
* We recorded dramas!!! The story is about a woman( Min) who was about to deliver her baby but she doesn't have enough money for that because her husband was dead and he left a lot of debts to her. So she went to beg an old woman who helps people to deliver baby (nai ma) ( Ching) to give her service for free but naima refused and asked the poor woman to sell her baby. I made a big mole for her to put on her face =D At the same time there was a rich woman (Crystal) came to see this nai ma as she wanted to buy a baby because she was infertile. At the end, the naima helped the poor woman to deliver and stole the baby to sell him/her to the rich woman, Story ended. Boring and lame right... But we had a lot of fun!!!I didn't join the acting because I'll definitely laugh non stop so I was the camera man =) I keep the video until now.It's priceless for me.


* We help each other to put towel on the table outside the bathroom. Ya, we queued to bathe using towels.*
* We made Ah Em laugh together, with 100% of our energy. We talked nonsense, we did super funny movements, we did anything we could to make her laugh =D trust me its not easy *
* I remembered once I woke up in the middle if the night because of terrible toothache. I was sitting on my bed crying and three of them woke up. They then gave me medicine, comforted me and I feel very thankful. I't good that I wasn't alone.*
* I miss the time when we walked to buy economic fried mihun which costs only RM1.00 to RM1.20 for dinner. *
* HAHA we joined dance competition. Poor Min and Crystal were forced by me.They don't usually perform on stage but persuaded them to do it. We practiced at home(hostel) The process was so fun. That was actually the first time for Crystal to dance and we did a lot of funny stuffs together. Our biggest regret was we don't know(until now) why the @#$%!#* we wore only singlets ( not a long one) and LEGGINGS during the competition. It looks _()_ . Ching didn't us but she supported us from the beginning of our practices until the end of competition. =') She won a lucky draw item HAHA. Good return for her. 
* We went shopping together and bought the same t-shirts*
* Talk, laugh, play in class and got scolded in class*
* We used a piece of white paper, cut it into a shape of sanitary pad with wings, use red marker to paint in the middle part, put in on a newspaper then leave it on the floor. When Crystal came out from the bathroom, we told her that she forgot to pack her used pad nicely and it opened!!!!! She didn't really got shocked but it was fun still. HAHA!
* We did some experiments on a condom together. We screamed, blah blah blah and put water in it and at the end we couldn't take it out from the basin!*

AND alot more...


Later on, the new batch of students moved in. We did well together. I would say there wasn't any gaps between us and we had a lot of fun as well. One of the things we like to do was to go McD in the midnight and er.....study? ( we always end up playing and snapping pictures in McD's playground).




There are still a lot of nice pictures but I don't have them in my laptop now.


Here are more pictures of me and my roomies:





I like this picture =)


Me & Min putting the same mask together


Makan at Ice ice baby, auto city.


Breakfast together after climbing hill.


Breakfast at McD


Tok Kun Hill. I won the 9th prize HAHA. Thanks to Ying


Went to club


In a club on my birthday =)


I hate this picture!!!! They stayed up in the midnight to wait for durians to fall from the tree which is in front of Ah Pek's house WITHOUT ME!!! Actually they tried to wake me up but I couldn't wake up like usual sobsob* But they kept some durians for me =) =)
They didn't get this durian easy. They weren't the only one who wait for this durian. When it fell, a man came out ( they didn't know there was another people, scary right. everyone wants free stuff). He took it but this crazy girls stopped him and I think they had some debates. Girls always win, so here's their durian =)

AFTER WE GRADUATED

Friendship never ends


sh*t they met and I wasn't there =/


We met in auto city in 2009


Lastly, thanks to Min and we manage to meet each other after 3 years.


*LOVES*




Thursday, February 25, 2010

Between Reviews, Darwinia+, and The Top 24 SUCK.

Games: First up tonight, a funny little video about the BioShock 2 launch from my friend Chris Vandergaag over at The Side Mission. There are a few pretty good chuckles in there, so peep it if you have a chance.


Also, for those of you who can't get enough of my rambling, me and my nasally voice can be caught talking about ‘the grind’ in video games on the most recent installment (Episode 36) of the Big Red Potion podcast. I mentioned it earlier, but it's now ready to go and you can check it out.

In other news, I'm still between official reviews right now so I've got a little time to play things just for the enjoyment of it. It's kind of a treat. As a big fan of Indigo Prophecy, I plan to hit Heavy Rain along with the rest of the free world as soon as my copy arrives, but in the meantime I’m not committing to anything too involved or lengthy.

On the same topic, if you read the last entry, you'd see that I started Dead Space: Extraction on the Wii. I finished that up yesterday, and overall enjoyed it quite a bit. The graphics were very respectable (wait for it…) FOR THE WII and many of the locations were instantly recognizable from the first game. I really got the feeling of being in the same world despite the shift in genre and console. I was also honestly shocked at how much voice acting there was, and how it felt deeper than the average rail-shooter. I liked the things it added to the genre-- actually having a real story, primarily among them. (It was MUCH better than Dead Space proper.)


As a neat bonus, the disc also included the six-issue Dead Space comic book series that came out a while ago, redone in digital comic format. Having played through both games in the Dead Space series, I would recommend new players to take on Extraction first. It does a much better job of giving the player a mental context within which to work, and sets the stage beautifully for the overlong, tedious action of its big brother.

(Incidentally, I'm strongly tempted to write a review for it, but I need to keep reminding myself that I'm not on the clock…)

Having wrapped that, I felt like I was long past due to get back to the download side of things after having spent so much time with big-budget releases lately. Checking out the action on XBLA, it was a tossup between PB Winterbottom and Darwinia+… Although I liked the art style and tone of Winterbottom, the demo suggested to me that I would be in for annoyance or aggravation after getting past the first few levels. Something about setting up all those clones and timing things right struck me as something that would likely be more trouble than it was worth, so I veered the other way and put my MS points towards Darwinia+ instead. After getting through the first three levels, I haven't regretted the choice.

Although Darwinia has been out for PC for something like five years or so, I've never had any experience with it, nor heard anyone talk about it except for brief mentions in passing. With that timeline in mind, it gives a little context towards the game itself and the straightforward nature of its action.


Strongly reminiscent of Tron in many ways, the game takes place inside a virtual reality world populated by little green stick figures called (surprise!) Darwinians. They are under attack by nasty red virus programs which take the shape of different sorts of creatures that need to be killed with extreme prejudice. Each level (so far, anyway) starts off with the player guiding a group of commando programs into the landscape, shooting and grenading enemies into pixels. After clearing out each area, helper programs will gather up resources and convert them into new Darwinians that need to be herded towards an exit or other specified area.

The play itself seems quite straightforward so far as I've already said, but I think the strong point of this title is certainly its aesthetic and design. Things are constructed from neon light and obvious polygon surfaces, and all the characters are wonderfully blocky and simple-- and I do mean that in a positive way. It's actually fairly relaxing to cruise through the environment and blast these phishing and spambot programs, taking in the surreal sights at the same time. Honestly, I almost expect a lightcycle to come blazing onto the screen with a glowing trail behind it, or to see a huge Recognizer float in and smash something.

My last bit of game talk for the night has to do with a recently-released 360 title called Deadly Premonition. I don't know much about it, but there have been a few videos circulating the web which are both incredibly bad and incredibly brilliant at the same time.


Although I have yet to actually lay hands on it, I have a sneaking suspicion that it may be headed towards cult status. Apparently copies are somewhat hard to find due to the complete lack of advertising and mindshare. Its $20 budget price point probably didn't encourage retailers to order many copies, either. It may be good or it may be a waste of time, but what I've seen so far has me very intrigued. This might be one of those games that you want to track down just to say that you own it.



Idol: This week was the first week of real performances on the American Idol stage after all of the freak-show auditions and the grueling ordeal of Hollywood week. Now that the wheat has been separated from the chaff and America has gotten its first look at the top twenty-four, my gut feeling is… WOW, where the hell is all the talent?

not here
The girls didn't bring much to the stage, and the boys brought even less. Several of the performances on both sides were staggeringly awful, and even the front-runner favorites failed to deliver quality performances. I thought last year's Idol was chock-full of talent, featuring several performers who I thought could very realistically win the competition. This year, I'm not getting that same sense. Although I've got my eye on a few performers like Andrew Garcia, Lilly Scott, Didi Benami, and Katelyn Epperly (lose the hooker rags, darlin'...) most of the field so far appears to be stunningly unprepared for the spotlight.



Between the stiff presences, unbelievably bad song choices and the general lack of straight-up vocal ability, I'm afraid that this season might be something of a wash before it even gets started. Hopefully that's not the case. The pressure to perform and the new environment is understandably going to be fairly overwhelming for the average person, so my fingers are crossed that in the next few weeks these hopefuls will come into their own and start to blossom. If not, well, I've got lots of stuff saved up on my DVR.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Don't Matter

I suddenly remembered I used to love this song a lot!!



Here's the lyrics

Konvict Konvict
Oh
Ohoohwooe
Oooh
Ooohhwooe

[Chorus:]
Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you babe
Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you babe
'Cause we gon' fight
Oh yes we gon' fight
Believe we gon' fight
We gonna fight
Fight for our right to love yeah
Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you

Nobody wanna see us together
Nobody thought we'd last forever
I feel 'em hopin' and prayin'
Things between us don't get better
Men steady comin' after you
Women steady comin' after me
Seem like everybody wanna go for self
And don't wanna respect boundaries
Tellin' you all those lies
Just to get on your side
But I must admit there was a couple secrets
I held inside
But just know that I tried
To always apologize
And I'ma have you first always in my heart
To keep you satisfied

[Chorus]

Got every right to wanna leave
Got every right to wanna go
Got every right to hit the road
And never talk to me no more
You don't even have to call
Even check for me at all
Because the way I been actin' lately
Has been off the wall
Especially toward you
Puttin' girls before you
And they watchin' everything I been doin'
Just to hurt you
Most of it just ain't true
Ain't true
And they won't show you
How much of a queen you are to me
And why I love you baby

[Chorus]

Oh oh oh oh oh
'Cause I got you
'Cause I got you
Oh
'Cause I got you babe
'Cause I got you

Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you babe
Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you babe
'Cause we gon' fight
Oh yes we gonn' fight
Believe we gon' fight
We gonna fight
Fight for our right to love yeah
Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you
Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you babe
Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you babe
'Cause we gon' fight
Oh yes we gon' fight
Believe we gon' fight
We gonna fight
Fight for our right to love yeah
Nobody wanna see us together
But it don't matter no
'Cause I got you


And I still like it =)


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

When FU meets CK

This was the conversation between me and Zinjo 5 minutes ago. Enjoy...




zinjo says:
ok
:: C A N D Y :: :: Remember Only The Good & Happy Things :: says:
i really want to go
not simply say 1
zinjo says:
ok trust u
:: C A N D Y :: :: Remember Only The Good & Happy Things :: says:
good girl
zinjo says:
i know
everytime u masi say not simply say
listen till bar
:: C A N D Y :: :: Remember Only The Good & Happy Things :: says:

shit la u
i where got like that
bar ur head
i see ur face til bar


zinjo says:
CB
hahahahahha
:: C A N D Y :: :: Remember Only The Good & Happy Things :: says:
FK
zinjo says:
u're  first one i scold
hahah
:: C A N D Y :: :: Remember Only The Good & Happy Things :: says:
PK*
zinjo says:
F U
:: C A N D Y :: :: Remember Only The Good & Happy Things :: says:
dont pretend la
C K
dont pretend la
zinjo says:
seriously
:: C A N D Y :: :: Remember Only The Good & Happy Things :: says:
u everyday also say 1
zinjo says:
ck is wat
cinkak
:: C A N D Y :: :: Remember Only The Good & Happy Things :: says:
u said FU
i dont understand
so i add CK
become FUCK
we both understand lor
zinjo says:
hahahahahahhaha
Fuck u
so is F...u la
kanasai
u a hiao beh hiao


I should go back to my work d, lala~~



The galaxies as we know today

Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) was the responsible one for the classification of the galaxies as we know today.

It was who proved, in years 20, that they are as “islands”, moving itself separately.

The ones are its also that they make possible to identify the relation in the distance enters and speed with that if they put into motion, reason this known as constant Hubble.

The astronomer was formed itself in right for the University of Oxford and appends later left for astronomy, its true passion.


He knows more:
The galaxy is a collection of solar masses that can contain between 100 a thousand and 3,000 billion stars.

They congregate in groups and supergroups and possess some forms.

Nobody knows with precision how many galaxies exist in the Universe, but ours, the Way Láctea, she is only one between thousand or perhaps millions.

The Way Láctea is a galaxy in spiral that if extends for 100 a thousand year-light of diameter.

The galaxies in spiral tend to possess shining younger stars e, while the elliptical galaxies, that are most common, contain older stars.

Andrômeda is many times described as our twin galaxy, because it has more or less the same so great, the same form and age.

The galaxies as we know today

Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) was the responsible one for the classification of the galaxies as we know today.

It was who proved, in years 20, that they are as “islands”, moving itself separately.

The ones are its also that they make possible to identify the relation in the distance enters and speed with that if they put into motion, reason this known as constant Hubble.

The astronomer was formed itself in right for the University of Oxford and appends later left for astronomy, its true passion.


He knows more:
The galaxy is a collection of solar masses that can contain between 100 a thousand and 3,000 billion stars.

They congregate in groups and supergroups and possess some forms.

Nobody knows with precision how many galaxies exist in the Universe, but ours, the Way Láctea, she is only one between thousand or perhaps millions.

The Way Láctea is a galaxy in spiral that if extends for 100 a thousand year-light of diameter.

The galaxies in spiral tend to possess shining younger stars e, while the elliptical galaxies, that are most common, contain older stars.

Andrômeda is many times described as our twin galaxy, because it has more or less the same so great, the same form and age.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Life in Other Points of the Universe exists

In an controversial book published in 2000 (Rare Earth, Springer), two American authors, the paleontólogo PeterWard and astronomer Donald Brownlee, authors of the phrase above, they had considered the idea of that would be practically zero the possibility to exist similar intelligent life of the human being. In other words, we can be alone in the Universe.

It sees well, expensive reader, the controversy is not if it would exist any type of life in other points of the universe beyond the Land. The majority of the scientists agrees that it has an extremely high possibility of that it exists, and we will see below the argument in favor of this. The controversy most violent, and that it is crawled since the time of Giordano Bruno, is if beings could exist livings creature endowed with intelligence, that is, somebody similar to us, human beings.

The argument of Ward and Brownlee seems to strengthen what many religious ones affirm since the Average Age, that is, that the human being would be an only creation of God, made to its image and similarity, and that another place of the Universe would not exist in none. Had to this dogma, the Land it was placed in its center, and the celestial spheres had been considered abandoned, with exception of the angels and the good souls that they had deserved the redemption of the Sky.

For having affirmed (among others religious heresies for the time), that an infinite number of worlds would exist, and, therefore, of other intelligent races to the image of God, frade Italian Giordano Bruno was burnt alive by the Inquisition, for having defied the impositions of the “official knowledge” of the Church Catholic. Before dying, the Bruno rebel declared the judges: “Perhaps its fear in me to pass this judgment is bigger of what mine to receive it”, an excellent phrase of farewell, and until today it summarizes well what exists for backwards of the intolerância and the dogma: simply the fear.

Later, with the development and popularização of astronomy, we are knowing that the planets are other worlds as ours, and that they could theoretically have life (even so until today nothing he has been found). In the following centuries the Humanity took knowledge, shocked, that the Sun is only one star amongst more than the 100 billion the Way Láctea, and that this, in turn, is a galaxy of average size possibly enters some trillions of other dispersed galaxies in an unimaginably great space.

More recently, using new techniques, the astronomers had been capable to detect the existence of hundreds of new planets in other systems estelares. Almost all, for being giant, are similar Jupiter and other planets gaseous, incapable to shelter any type of life. However, in April of 2007 a planet was discovered for the first time, about 20 year-light of the Land, that seems to have water in liquid state and a temperature between 0 and 40 Celsius degrees, being capable, therefore, to this way shelter similar forms of life to the found ones.

Making some simple accounts, scientists as Frank Drake and Carl Sagan (authors of a famous equation developed in 1961 that she looked for to objective calculate this probability) soon had arrived at the conclusion who, enters the trillions of trillions of possible planets, would be a mathematical impossibility that in some of them, had not developed life, and, especially, intelligent life. The parameters of the such equation can be kicked to the will, then it is well little trustworthy, but a sufficiently pessimistic estimate gave, exactly thus, a result of at least 10 extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy.

The alive species had evolved, in some billions of years, from extremely simple organisms, as bacteria, seaweed or unicellular protozoários, adapted to the physical conditions of the Land. The cells, in turn, seem to have had its origin in organic molecular accumulations, but not carbon livings creature, composites, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and other atoms, that exist in great amount for all part in the Universe, also in the interstellar dust. These atoms more weighed had been generated in the nuclear furnace inside of the stars, from hydrogen, and if they had spread for the sidereal space when these stars had blown up to the end of its life (new and super-new).

Life in Other Points of the Universe exists

In an controversial book published in 2000 (Rare Earth, Springer), two American authors, the paleontólogo PeterWard and astronomer Donald Brownlee, authors of the phrase above, they had considered the idea of that would be practically zero the possibility to exist similar intelligent life of the human being. In other words, we can be alone in the Universe.

It sees well, expensive reader, the controversy is not if it would exist any type of life in other points of the universe beyond the Land. The majority of the scientists agrees that it has an extremely high possibility of that it exists, and we will see below the argument in favor of this. The controversy most violent, and that it is crawled since the time of Giordano Bruno, is if beings could exist livings creature endowed with intelligence, that is, somebody similar to us, human beings.

The argument of Ward and Brownlee seems to strengthen what many religious ones affirm since the Average Age, that is, that the human being would be an only creation of God, made to its image and similarity, and that another place of the Universe would not exist in none. Had to this dogma, the Land it was placed in its center, and the celestial spheres had been considered abandoned, with exception of the angels and the good souls that they had deserved the redemption of the Sky.

For having affirmed (among others religious heresies for the time), that an infinite number of worlds would exist, and, therefore, of other intelligent races to the image of God, frade Italian Giordano Bruno was burnt alive by the Inquisition, for having defied the impositions of the “official knowledge” of the Church Catholic. Before dying, the Bruno rebel declared the judges: “Perhaps its fear in me to pass this judgment is bigger of what mine to receive it”, an excellent phrase of farewell, and until today it summarizes well what exists for backwards of the intolerância and the dogma: simply the fear.

Later, with the development and popularização of astronomy, we are knowing that the planets are other worlds as ours, and that they could theoretically have life (even so until today nothing he has been found). In the following centuries the Humanity took knowledge, shocked, that the Sun is only one star amongst more than the 100 billion the Way Láctea, and that this, in turn, is a galaxy of average size possibly enters some trillions of other dispersed galaxies in an unimaginably great space.

More recently, using new techniques, the astronomers had been capable to detect the existence of hundreds of new planets in other systems estelares. Almost all, for being giant, are similar Jupiter and other planets gaseous, incapable to shelter any type of life. However, in April of 2007 a planet was discovered for the first time, about 20 year-light of the Land, that seems to have water in liquid state and a temperature between 0 and 40 Celsius degrees, being capable, therefore, to this way shelter similar forms of life to the found ones.

Making some simple accounts, scientists as Frank Drake and Carl Sagan (authors of a famous equation developed in 1961 that she looked for to objective calculate this probability) soon had arrived at the conclusion who, enters the trillions of trillions of possible planets, would be a mathematical impossibility that in some of them, had not developed life, and, especially, intelligent life. The parameters of the such equation can be kicked to the will, then it is well little trustworthy, but a sufficiently pessimistic estimate gave, exactly thus, a result of at least 10 extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy.

The alive species had evolved, in some billions of years, from extremely simple organisms, as bacteria, seaweed or unicellular protozoários, adapted to the physical conditions of the Land. The cells, in turn, seem to have had its origin in organic molecular accumulations, but not carbon livings creature, composites, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and other atoms, that exist in great amount for all part in the Universe, also in the interstellar dust. These atoms more weighed had been generated in the nuclear furnace inside of the stars, from hydrogen, and if they had spread for the sidereal space when these stars had blown up to the end of its life (new and super-new).

Dead Space: Extraction, 8 Bit Horse, and Pawn Stars

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Games: Finished up Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (DS). The formal review is HERE if you haven't seen it already. Nothing else to say except that if you have a DS and you don't own a copy of this, you're completely missing out. Completed my review for Shiren the Wanderer (Wii) as well. That'll be up soon.
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In other games news, I was pretty tempted to jump back into Final Fantasy XII and log a few more hours towards completion, but I've got things to review coming up and I don't want to have to stop after a day or two.
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Instead, I'm opting for something a little shorter… currently on hand, I have Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (PS2) and Dead Space: Extraction (Wii). I haven't started SH:SM yet, but I'm a few levels into Extraction and I have to say that the praise people were giving it seems warranted.
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For those that don't know, it's an on-rails shooter that acts as a prequel to the original Dead Space. Considering that the first game was a high-gloss Survival (Action) Horror game, I have to say that the decision to create a prequel in a completely different genre on a completely different system is a little puzzling, but the quality is certainly there.
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This time around, there's much greater emphasis on the characters and storytelling than there ever was in Dead Space, and it's appreciated. I'm no fan of the silent protagonist approach, and I think most people would agree that the story was one of the source material's weakest aspects.
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Although the player doesn't control much of what happens on screen besides the shooting, Extraction does a great job of capturing a "survivors trying to escape" feel. Part of it is the surprising amount of really-decent dialogue that occurs, and another element is that the developers really put a lot of effort into designing the levels and how the player's character (via first-person viewpoint) actually feels as though he is present in the environment along with the rest of the cast. It's a very conscientious approach, and more rail shooters should copy it.
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A quick shout-out to new site, 8Bit Horse. Although they're just getting started, it looks great and has some sweet coverage of all things 2D, both past and present. (Future, too!) Click over there, read the Karnov coverage (nostalgia GET!!) and tell them I sent you.
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In the last bit of game news tonight, I was invited to participate in taping another episode of the Big Red Potion podcast. The topic was ‘grinding’ in games, and without trying to sound like I'm tooting my own horn, I felt like the discussion that occurred was a really interesting, quality one. Many thanks to Sinan Kubba (@Shoinan) and Joe DeLia (@SlamVanderhuge) for having me on, and it was a pleasure to co-guest with Jared Newman (@ThePimpOfSound). It's not up yet, but I'll post a link when it's available for listening.
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TV: I don’t watch a lot of TV, but every once in a while I'll feel my inner potato emerging and indulge it. Although I'm still following my core programs (Burn Notice, White Collar, Sanctuary, The Office, Community, The Soup, everything on Food Network, and so on…) a new one that the wife and I stumbled across is Pawn Stars.
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Starring three generations of a gruff family that own an (apparently) wildly successful pawn shop, each episode is not only entertaining but educational at the same time. A wide variety of people come into the store with truly bizarre items like an iron key that’s also a gun, a metal spoon crafted by Paul Revere, or a saddle that allegedly cupped Kevin Costner’s buttocks in Dances with Wolves.
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While haggling, the proprietors dispense a bunch of factoids and interesting historical knowledge about each item. If something comes up that they don't know much about, they call on a varied roster of experts who show up to opine. Although it doesn't sound like the most riveting television, the crotchety characters are fairly amusing and the kind of merchandise that comes into their store is truly astonishing. I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed it, so if you’ve got a few minutes sometime, give it a whirl.
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Age of the Land

In 1654 an Irish archbishop calculates, on the basis of Biblical texts, that the Land would have if formed to the 9 hours of day 26 ofOctober of 4004 B.C. Today already knows that the Land has about 5 billion years. The scientific dating is made from the age of the Universe and the study of the rocks of the terrestrial crust. According to theory of Big Bang, the Universe would have if formed it has 15 billion years and the galaxies it has about 13 billion. The first stars start to appear 4 billion years after Big Bang.

Dating of rocks - to calculate the age of a rock she is necessary to add the time of its formation in the interior of the planet, the period of esfriamento (that it can arrive the 500 a thousand years) and the time that it leads to appear in the crust. In the dating of rocks the scientists identify in its composition radiativos elements. One knows that all radiativo element (unstable isotope) if transforms of course into a steady isotope. The maximum time of transformation also is a known 0 variable. Thus, it is possible to calculate the age of a rock investigating how much still it remains of the radiativo element.

Age of the Land

In 1654 an Irish archbishop calculates, on the basis of Biblical texts, that the Land would have if formed to the 9 hours of day 26 ofOctober of 4004 B.C. Today already knows that the Land has about 5 billion years. The scientific dating is made from the age of the Universe and the study of the rocks of the terrestrial crust. According to theory of Big Bang, the Universe would have if formed it has 15 billion years and the galaxies it has about 13 billion. The first stars start to appear 4 billion years after Big Bang.

Dating of rocks - to calculate the age of a rock she is necessary to add the time of its formation in the interior of the planet, the period of esfriamento (that it can arrive the 500 a thousand years) and the time that it leads to appear in the crust. In the dating of rocks the scientists identify in its composition radiativos elements. One knows that all radiativo element (unstable isotope) if transforms of course into a steady isotope. The maximum time of transformation also is a known 0 variable. Thus, it is possible to calculate the age of a rock investigating how much still it remains of the radiativo element.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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