Category Archives: Cool stuff

Stuff that I think is really cool and enjoy.

Lego Hello World

This is pretty darn cool!

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How to Dance to D-D-D-DUBSTEP!!!

This made me laugh.

Well thankfully there is a whole series on how to dance to Dubstep! Let’s watch shall we?

This one is a little creepy.

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Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth

A very good article!

Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth – opinion – 19 May 2010 – New Scientist.

HEARD the latest? The swine flu pandemic was a hoax: scientists, governments and the World Health Organization cooked it up in a vast conspiracy so that vaccine companies could make money.

Never mind that the flu fulfilled every scientific condition for a pandemic, thatthousands died, or that declaring a pandemic didn’t provide huge scope for profiteering. A group of obscure European politicians concocted this conspiracy theory, and it is now doing the rounds even in educated circles.

This depressing tale is the latest incarnation of denialism, the systematic rejection of a body of science in favour of make-believe. There’s a lot of it about, attacking evolution, global warming, tobacco research, HIV, vaccines – and now, it seems, flu. But why does it happen? What motivates people to retreat from the real world into denial?

Here’s a hypothesis: denial is largely a product of the way normal people think. Most denialists are simply ordinary people doing what they believe is right. If this seems discouraging, take heart. There are good reasons for thinking that denialism can be tackled by condemning it a little less and understanding it a little more.

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Dub Step

Dubstep musicI seem to have weird musical taste.

I still like lots of other genres of music including rock, classic rock, trip hop, some rap, some classical, dance, techno, well just about everything but Country, ick.

However no one I know has heard of Dub. I’m not even sure how to explain it. It seems to be an infusion of many different musical genres, with a strong focus on drums and Reggae.

Give a listen.

The above video is from a website called Dub Session. They make their own mixes. There are several different kinds of Dub. I really enjoy this type of music when I’m reading or playing on the computer. I find the Dub relaxing but also lively at the same time.
Something about how they take music from lots of different sources and mix them to make a new kind of music. Unfortunately the misuse of copyright law makes it hard for artists.

Sometimes this little flash player works, sometimes it doesn’t. If it’s working for you, give it a listen!

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Lost

Well the series finale of Lost has come and gone.

For the most part I loved the show, however the ending fell a little flat with me. I still have tons of unanswered questions. The ending seemed to bring up even more questions than it solved.

If you haven’t watched, don’t read below the picture, here there be spoilers!

Lost

**Spoilers**

So one of the things that bothered me the most was the sideways, purgatory flashes.  The entire season implied that the bomb Juliet set off worked. Miles even told Sawyer that she said that. Then it turns out to just be a little fantasy world where people wait around for each other to die? Uh what? Then what did happen with the bomb? They set it off in 1977, it should have changed history.

That’s my biggest grip. I don’t mind everyone getting their memories back and being together again, I loved it when Charlie and Claire recognized each other, also Sawyer and Juliet, I thought those were sweet touching moments. However that leads me to Aaron. Oh Aaron, why are you a baby? If this is much later in time, after Hugo and Ben have spent their time on the island, I’m pretty sure Aaron wouldn’t be a new born baby, he would be a full-grown man with a family of his own.

This sort of sums up a lot of my questions:

Bah. Just too many loose ends, too many inconsistencies, I will just have to let go….

True Blood

Alright! The new season of True Blood starts soon! Should be good if not wildly different from the books. Speaking of the books, I just read the latest one and I wasn’t too impressed, the author just sort of “phoned it in” as they say. I think perhaps Charlaine Harris has too many irons in the fire and is neglecting the series that is still putting her on the map.

Anyway! Here’s a trailer for season 3.

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