Sunday, 20 March 2011

Rube Goldberg Machine - OK Go, This too shall pass

Fascinating. I watched it a few times trying to see if it was faked or not.

Bollywood's Chuck Norris

Look out bad guys !!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Japan Earthquake - The Swarm

Quick video showing earthquakes in Japan between 9 March and 14 March. 1 hour ~ 1 second. Big one is around 1:17

Friday, 11 March 2011

Shake, Rattle'n Roll

I'm still getting up to speed on the events today (2:40pm Tokyo Time) when an earthquake of almost 9.0 hit Japan.

Still assessing the damage, initial reports have 50 people dead and scores missing. All expect that the casualty count will rise.

Some disasters are man-made, including political upheaval and revolution. Economic disasters are something we're learning more about as the rich get richer. Environmental disasters are something we've lived with for decades as man makes his mark on the planet. But, it's things like this that scare the shit out of me. Something out of the blue, totally un-predicable, no warnings, nothing but a sudden BOOM leaving you with this.

Seismograph of the Japanese Quake Mar 11, 2011 2:39pm Tokyo Time

Tsunami ETA in the Pacific Rim. March 11, 2011 (NOAA)

Estimated Tsunami Wave Height. March 11, 2011

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Land of the Free and Home of the Oppressed

Let me say this up front, I am not American. My father was, I am a direct descendent of the Mayflower and I have a direct line to the founding fathers BUT I am not today's American.

Seeing what the US of A is doing to this man-child Manning makes me not only angry but also fuels my already dim opinion view of the hypocrisy displayed by the USG. They are my client from time to time, they pay well but they are brutal when they claim gentle. It's time to call them out and hold them accountable.

Manning IS guilty of a crime, I think. Having said that, he is not deserving of being de-humanized to this extent. If the case against him and the charges (recently laid) can be proven, he deserves to be punished. BUT ONLY THEN.

Read the link below and judge for yourself.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Be a Mench or just a Nice Person

In case you didn't know, I volunteer at a local community centre/soup kitchen. Times are tight and without any government funding, they live on donations and opportunities like this....It's a shameless plug but PLEASE vote, frequently.

We're hoping to win the $25K prize. If you can't or choose not to vote, at least get out and help your own local community.