Graham Elwood is in all the Doug Benson documentaries and is funny as fuck. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend Super High Me, where Doug goes 30 days in a row without smoking pot, then 30 days of heavy smoking, scientifically measuring the differences. He has a few other ones that are all Morgan Spurlock-themed.
The original Bad Lieutenant featuring the cherished H. Keitel is much cleaner than the Werner Herzog 2005 version (no disrespect to Herzogs worldwide). If you haven't seen the original yet, its a must-see. Its one of those movies that starts with pain and suffering and things only get worse as the movie progresses. Just like life. Love those kinds of movies.
In the first frame he's handcuffed two crackheads together so he could steal a few of their rocks, at gunpoint. He's nice enough to share with them. Then he goes into a church begging for forgiveness to what he thinks is Jesus but is actually just a random old black dude.
After reading Fabric of Reality, the idea of an infinite cycle of expansion and contraction of the universe, punctuated with Big Crunches and immediately thereafter Big Bangs, made the most sense to me out of all the theories about the nature of the universe.
David Deutsch proposes the idea at the end of his book that if highly-evolved, sentient life is around when the universe becomes in danger of collapsing upon itself (again), it will expend all of its energy and resources on re-arranging matter in space and therefore its gravitational pull. This could theoretically delay the Big Crunch, at least for a while, though the whole "Big Crunch" theory has fallen out of style over the last decade or so.
I've read up on competing theories and sure, I can believe that shit could just keep floating out into space and get stretched out so thin that it becomes nothing and then somehow the universe begins anew.
I believe that once quantum computing becomes a real thing, it will help answer questions about the nature of dark matter and so forth, which I believe is what comprises matter in parallel universes that are "close" to us. It will also lend credence to the model of the universe that David Deutsch uses to arrive at his conclusions about the multiverse.
I love Nerd Cubed. He's still fantastic. Can you believe one dude (Markiplier, similar format) has 9 million YouTube subscribers? He's pretty much got a bigger following than Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. Pretty amazing what teh internets can deliver these days.
I watched both of these films across 2 days, as I've been sick and without much to do. Here is my report.
- would win in a fight
- guns, explosions and cussing
- was slightly humorous
- requires huge leaps in logic to enjoy
- yet had an original, compelling twist in the end
- hot cyberslutes galore
- more like a horror film, though a bit slow moving in parts
- the main character wrestles with his attraction to the cyborg, as did I
- all-around more twisty and intelligent than Chappie
- now I can't trust future AI bots at all
- they could just combine these movies together into Chappie Ex Machina.
- I would go around uploading consciousness.dat to everything that recognized the computer language it was written in, which is probably DOS if I'm not mistaken. You could upload it to robotic assembly lines, bitcoin wallets, nuclear missile launch mainframes. I would immediately upload it to chatbots and as many places as possible on the internet to try to rush the beginnings of SkyNet.
- I'm still not down with the idea that a copy of myself is the same thing as myself.
- don't give your cyberslutes access to sharp objects.
Man Pushed Off Plate Of Chicken Wings By Larger Male
WARMINSTER, PA—Looking on as the intense display of aggressive behavior
played out over several minutes, sources at Flannigan’s Bar & Grill
confirmed Thursday that local man Pete Samuelson was pushed off a plate
of buffalo wings by a much larger alpha male. “That poor little guy—as
soon as the big one saw the meat, he came over and just muscled him off
to the side,” said onlooker Marilou Baker, adding that Samuelson
eventually managed to dart in at one point and snatch a bit of celery
and blue cheese from the more dominant male. “The huge male just
devoured those chicken wings. I doubt there’s going to be anything left
for the smaller one but some scraps hanging from the bones.” At press
time, Samuelson reportedly let out a pitiful little yowl, paid his bill,
and scampered off.
... most likely in an attempt to come up with a cheesy way to get money for YouTube advertisements.
While I am flattered that they chose my material out of the thousands of other random music artists on the internet, they should ultimately know better and that they are just wasting their time.
Even if people follow the links to Google Music, Amazon and iTunes and actually buy my albums or tracks, it won't help me because I don't get _ANY_ of that money! (regardless of how little my proper share should be.)
I would like to get back into music making, but at this point it costs too much to buy decent home recording studio gear, so I would just as soon work my piano chops back up and join a live band. The money is all in the gigs, anyway, and even that ain't a whole lot of money...
Here's a track that was composed entirely on the XL-7.. There's a few artifacts that were introduced during a step of their conversion process, but otherwise, yeah, this song is better than I remember it.
Bassist of the band Yes, for 47 years! About 15 years before the date of this photo I saw them play in the Universal Ampitheater, which was about 15 years after their last major single. I have to wonder what the point of having 3 necks on your bass (or guitar) would be though. You'd think you could cover the pitch of 88 piano keys in 2 necks, but maybe there's some overlap to center the juicy tones in the middle of the neck(s).
Here's a track that is representative of his bass prowess. It slowly morphs into "The Fish," a 7/8 number which remains one of my favorite instrumental rock tracks of all time.
Click on the picture above for a good article. This is the type of game that we always discussed in our younger years. I think the difficult thing will be to find the right mixture between the exploration of the randomness and some kind of structured game play.
Here are some more upcoming games in the same vein, although these seem to focus less on planetary activity, and more on space:
An image of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has turned up in the unlikeliest of places - the cover of an Iranian book about sex and marital problems.
As NME reports, Yorke graced the front sleeve of the book along with pictures of two other unidentified men. Apparently, the book's title translates in English to "Marital and Sexual Problems in Men."
A Twitter user called @Mehr_DaD states that he found the book "about three years ago at [his] uncle's bookstore located in Mashhad, Iran." Apparently, Yorke's appearance on the book's cover does not relate to the book's content.
I remember in high school when we made a map of the universe and there was a giant, sentient cloud-like void in space known as The Bear, which took up about a sixth of the map. There's no way you're trapping him in 2 dimensions. Me maybe, but not The Bear. Or Thom Yorke.
All in an attempt to solve a cryptographic riddle before the next guy. Kind of a stupid waste of power. The Folding Coin project is an interesting experiment that rewards you for using your CPU to fold proteins on behalf of Stanford in an attempt to aid in cancer and alzheimers research, in the form of FoldingCoins. They do have some value but its far less than a penny right now. You get somewhere between 80 and 200 for each protein your computer successfully folds.
Its impossible for the common man to mine bitcoin, but you can still mine FoldingCoins and know that your computer power is being used for something more useful for society.. They pretty much just have value as a collectible ("digital pogs" is how I refer to most "coins" out there) right now, but perhaps they will be redeemable for things in the future. That should be one of the main points of all of this, right?
I actually know Lanoi Arnold. He's a local standup comedian named James Mane who runs a podcast called "Guys With Issues." Somehow he fits right in with the T&E world we've all come to know and love over the years.
I'd say my website is only about 1/3 as long in length as Co's patent, but this blog gets like 25 hits a day, and some of those people might want to learn about cryptocurrency investing, so therefore they should check out my Cryptocurrency Microinvestment Group and learn how to invest (we only accept Counterparty [XCP] right now as a form of payment):
Some tracks I've been listening to a lot at work recently:
1. Yasiin Gaye - Travellin' Man
2. Antonio Carlos Jobim - Brazil
3. 4hero - Les Fleur
4. Speakerboxx - Life is Good
5. Astrud Gilberto - Agua de Beber
6. DJ Shadow - Fixed Income
7. Donald Byrd - Think Twice
8. Emanative - When On Earth
9. Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me feat. Kendrick Lamar
10. Steely Dan - Black Cow