dinsdag 29 april 2008

Assassins Creed'

Where are the days of Frogger ? Long gone. The left ear of that man has more polygons that DukeNukem and Quake combined. The shader engine going full steam in SLI @ 1Ghz+

Yeah; the game has a very interesting learning curve & experience. Check out my YT vid at the right hand column for a small excerpt of my gameplay. ( 7 mins )

zaterdag 26 april 2008

donderdag 24 april 2008

Network (1976)


Network (1976)
Originally uploaded by twobombs
"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's work, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTN3s2iVKKI
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074958/quotes

maandag 14 april 2008

Zeitgeist


zeitgeist
Originally uploaded by twobombs
"What your government pays for it gets. When we understand that, then we look at government financed institutions of education and see the kind of students and kind of education that is being turned out by these government financed schools. Logic will tell you, that if what is being turned out in those schools was not in accord with what the state and federal government wanted then it would change it. The bottom line is that the government is getting what they have ordered. They do not want your children to be educated.

They do not want you to think too much. That is why our country and our world has become so proliferated with entertainments, mass media, television shows, amusement parks, drugs, alcohol and every kind of entertainment to keep the human mind entertained. So that you don't get in the way of important people by doing too much thinking. You had better wake up and understand that there are people that are guiding your life and you don't even know it.
" - Jordan Maxwell

http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T9fENn_zQY&feature=related
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8394844811105390386

vrijdag 11 april 2008

Hydrogen @ the LHC


Hydrogen @ the LHC
Originally uploaded by twobombs
Quartrain IX 44
Migrés, migrés de Genefue trestous,
Saturne d'or en fer se changera,
Le contre Raypoz exterminera tous,
Auant l'aruent le Ciel signes fera.

Hydrogen is used by the LHC and any particle accelerator to harvest protons, yet few people know that hydrogen is a metal and can get metallic under very high pressure. Turing the ore into iron.

Now also, it seems, it would be a very good time to book a flight to Geneva, to look how the place used to be.

It should be very interesting if this nostradamus thing would turn out to be like his '9/11' Quatrain have had. If not, well then there is another false prophet at the stake. If this turns out to be correct there's another job for the Free-man and another episode of Half-Life@theLHC.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_hydrogen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7c4_1207881265
http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc/Cooldown_status.htm

dinsdag 1 april 2008

What is this, and how many again ?


transportcask
Originally uploaded by twobombs
During a short break today I brought the subject of my birthday present up and unsurprisingly the subject 'Almelo - Urenco' came into focus.
We talked a bit about spent fuelrods, how spent they actually were, and them being transported in the white, sometimes green cilindrycal casks.
So, without further adue, and with the pretty picture to the right in mind I dare you to count the total amount of crates stored there that came out of those transport casks.
Location: Almelooooo Unrencooooo

The winner also gets to see the distance it takes to get to the 'safely' tucked away OPEN AIR STORAGE facitity from the public road+field.
Hint: can you say a stones-trow.

Count-the-crates in radiating Almelo Url: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=52.33585,6.688786&spn=0.004825,0.009291&t=h&z=17
Source: http://www.fi.edu/guide/wester/applications.html




----------------- *** Spoiler *** --------------------



Answer: almost 1600 crates, enough fuel for 10 medium sized nuclear plants in OPEN AIR. Each crate contains a bundle that contains 121-193 fuel rods and weighs a combined 134.5 kg, which amounts to more then 200 Tonnes of highly radioactive fuel stored there.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fuel#PWR_fuel
http://www.nucleartourist.net/basics/hlwaste.htm