Arthur C. Clarke has begun his journey toward the stars
Arthur C. Clarke passed away today at his retreat in Sri Lanka. Besides fighting the nazi’s by helping develop radar facilities, he is also behind many of the conceptual ideas behind space travel and sci-fi in general. He was always very philosophical about mans role in the universe, advocating space splunking whenever possible, and was of the belief that we would reach Mars by 2000.
Local support being one sided and commercialised?
I just learned that a local handball team (HF-Mors), apart from being sponsored by various sponsors the normal way, by having their expenses and training gear taken care of, also got their mortgage/rent paid. I think this is crossing the line for a small time handball team.
16 year old beaten to death…
A 16 year old kid was recently beaten to death for no apparent reason.
Senseless violence an indication of a worse society? I think so.
I have no more to say about this than whats already been said.
We should all be ashamed.
Another win for the really bad guys, and a loss for the rest of us.
A plane from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, was cancelled yesterday, because of fear of terror.
A group of middle eastern men (all of whom are airline pilots in an Iraqi airline), was the cause of the fear to a Dutch man. One of the middle eastern men, had to use the restrooms, and, like me, you and everybody else, left his luggage (carry-on-bag) with his friends.
Kiss my a*s all of you… The World is going crazy!
America’s war on tourism: airlines to foot the bill for fingerprinting foreigners as the leave the US
Scotland Yard wants DNA samples from 5-year-olds in case they grow up to be criminals; Oyster card records to become part of “war on terror”
This is not the way which you want to get cable upstairs!
Please dont try this at home, but if you do, id like to see the outcome:
Quote to ponder about!
“we think a life without internet may be worse than one without money.” — Gizmodo
Update on small things.
Been doing alot this week. Mainly been studying some more. Couple of important chapters, I need to get down really well.
How do you get hard information into your brain, and get it to stay there, and understand it for good?
What you dont want to see when you come to work as a sysadmin!
Help fight global warming!
Take a look at this little picture helping you, fight the biggest problem facing humanity – global warming:
European petition against copyright extension – Please sign
Please sign this petition if you are against the European copyright term being extended. It is bad enough as it is, so please take action.
And also, please remember to support EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), with donations, advocating and educating people about the importance of online freedom.
Net neutrality explained
A link on Digg pointed towards a YouTube video explaining Net neutrality. This is an important subject, not just in the US, but everywhere. The Telco’s might own the pipes, but they shouldnt get to decide what gets to flow through them.
Great summary of what type of man Barack Obama really is.
Reading Marc Andreessen’s blog I came across his endorsement of Barack Obama. He writes of a meeting in early 2007, which basically shapes his opinion about Barack Obama. Without meeting the man, this is the impression I have as well.
Why you should enjoy life to the fullest
Watched a short video clip on Digg today, about a guy who knew he only had a few months to live, and yet he choose to make the most of it. This should really be a lesson to alot of us, to enjoy life!
This really sums it up in my book
So simply, and yet so effective.
Macbook Air is really really thin.. And summary of my weekend.
Yesterday I went into a Humac apple store in Aalborg (Denmark… Its in Europe… Across the water.. anyways), to see the new Apple Macbook Air.Â Oh dear, thats a sweet little laptop. It really is as thin as you hoped it would be.
How will peace be established when…
How will peace ever be established between the large parts of the muslim world and the west, when young kids are being taught to kill for depicting a god in a way you dont like?
Well, thats exactly what a children show stipulated a few days ago, regarding the now infamous Muhammed drawings.
Picture > 1000 words?
This is a pretty cool billboard hack. I like it alot. “Evil Death Star” anyone?
Bad HD Crash
These Quantum Fireball harddrives was the bomb back in the day, this is what it looks like when one crash:
Unfortunally I dont have any more of these laying around, and if I did, I would probably replace them after seeing this 🙂
Another notebook is about to bite the dust
It would seem that another HP NC8430 is about to bite the dust. It has been running its fan constantly for the last couple of months, and using coretemp.exe i can see that both cores are extremely hot all the time (75+ degrees Celcius).
Lessig08 not going to happen.
So Larry Lessig has decided not to run for congress. The decision comes mainly because of time and fear
it might damage the entire “Change Congress” campaign. I can understand that position. I would very much
like to see a game plan on how this campaign will gain momentum.
Lessig considering congress – I agree
I have given some thought about Larry Lessig’s possible candidacy for congress. I have come to the conclussion that I would agree with it, for the following reasons:
Exposure. Rally the right people. For starters, I believe that by running for congress, Lessig will create some exposure about the corruption in American politics.
Lessig considering congress.
Just noticed that Lessig is considering running for congress this year. I am not quite sure how I feel about this yet. I have great admiration for all his work so far, but i guess i just have a bad feeling about all politicians in the beginning.
Parents meeting each other – What to cook?
Okay, so this sunday evening, my folks and the like of my girlfriend aren meeting for the first time, and a heavy debate is under way, concerning what to serve them. What do you serve on such an occasion, and how do people with limited dining room make something nifty anyways?
Destruction of property
Anyone ever thought about how the destruction of property is getting worse and worse?
This weekend, alot of lamp posts got thrashed close to where I live. A few weeks back somebody actually stole a car and ran into the exact same lamp posts, busting them completely.
Collision in the streets – Freedom of speech Vs. Islamic Fundamentalism Part II
Dont know if you heard, but at this very moment Denmark is experiencing alot of riots in the streets of major cities.
Once again, pictures of the prophet Muhammed, are being displayed on major newspapers. This time not as a simple journalistic interest, but because members of the Islamic community has put forth deaththreats on the person is behind them.
How to explain Bittorrent?
How do you explain how Bittorrent works to people who have never heard of Bittorrent before? I actually find it quite hard to explain the fundamentals of it.
Clinton supporter goes Obama
Yesterday I read about a Clinton supporter going Obama. However, it was the way in which she changed her support that was interesting.
She wrote a piece, a great piece to be exact, outlining the reasons why she believed that Clinton should step down, and offer her full support to Obama.
Fun quote from jokes4all.net:
_– What do you call an intelligent man in America?
– A tourist._
There are alot of smart people in America. There is also alot of really stupid people.
Guess which group is in power at the moment?
This is a project. Take it or leave it. Add to it, or discard it. Basically its my space, only working as… MySpace.
This is my first post to hugo using CI/CD pipeline