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Yes, we can!

Yes We Can – Barack Obama Music Video

Normally I don’t post videos on my blog, because it’s done too much already, but I though this one was appropriate to share with as many as possible. It’s not just the lyrics (eh. sorry speech), it’s also a new concept in music…

Happy 2008 to everyone!

Make it a good one!

Terrifying? Not really.

But the message is clear, and yes, I know that the world will end. But since I already know it I am not shocked. I am still trying to figure out where his logic is flawed, or at least missing some points.

Decide for yourself. And actually I think we could use this kind of logic in daily life a lot more, it only we’d really listen to it. We know we don’t, so maybe there is no point!

As I read yesterday for instance that people are more afraid of a quick certain death than a slow uncertain death (sci-am). So people will be more afraid of let’s say a convicted fellon living in their street, than smoking a pack of cigarettes each day, even though the actual chance of dying from smoking is way bigger.

Someone wrote in the Amigoe (local newspaper) that it is a ridiculous idea to think that solar power could save us, since we’d have to put up solar cells for miles and miles to have enough power for the country. So, who cares? I’d rather have a national park filled with solar cells, and be able to breath fresh air, and use an electric car, than having to breath the dirty car exhaust gasses and be broke from paying gas. I say lets put solar panels in all deserts, national parks, and fillĀ up this earth with free energy.

Rubik’s championships

Well I am sorry to say I couldn’t attend the Rubik’s cube speedcubing world championships in Hungary this year. Another thing I missed this year was Erik Akkersdijk’ new world record of 9.77 set during the Dutch Open. I didn’t even know he was this good. Congratz, also to all the other ones performing so well, as e.g. Dan with his 10.xx solve.

I am practicing more than before because it gets me really excited to see everyone master the craft/art/sport so well. The last couple of days I get regular sub 15s solves, while I am still trying to get a 12 x sub 20.

I am thinking of practicing the OLL and PLL attack a little more, I think that will help.

Funniest writing in lolcat

OK, I must admit, I must be getting old. I didn’t even know what LOLCAT meant. But usually I can has pickup new stuv really fazt. So now I know what Jasmine meant with her post on ICanHasCheeseBurger.

So here’s the bible in LOLCAT (or at least a part of it)

Just when I thought that couldn’t be topped, I read about LOLCODE, programming in this weird language:

VISIBLE "Hello world!" 

It made me think of Microsoft’s Yoda language LINQ, but of course Microsoft doesn’t have a sense of humor.