Wednesday, December 20, 2006

[ Random Stuff ]

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4 : no book near me and the copies that are near me have no page 18

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can: i can't touch a thing...

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV? : Late Night with Conan O'Brien

4. Without looking, guess what time it is: 15:54

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? : 16:15.

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? Some birds and a fan and my mother cleaning the fridge

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing? Today, i went to have lunch cause there wasn't any at home...

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at? Spikey's Yahoo! 360° page XD

9. What are you wearing? arrr naughty...XD a white T-Shirt and pajama pants.

10. Did you dream last night? Yes.

11. When did you last laugh? 5 hours ago while i was chatting with my girlfriend

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in? A calendar [ showing November btw :P ] and an Oregon State University small flag

13. Seen anything weird lately? A freaking French movie, Haute Tension x__x, well actually it's not weird but it's bloody and it kinda freaked me out

14. What do you think of this quiz? I think my girlfriend might like doing it since she enjoys quizes...

15. What is the last film you saw? Haute Tension...¬_¬ I already told you, aren't you paying attention to me? ¬_¬ XD

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? I wouldn't buy anything, i would set a free school or various free schools with the best teachers in the country and maybe in Central America, i would also set up an Institute of Investigation, the El Salvador Institute of Technology ESIT and a University with hundreds of careers that would grant scholarships to good students and so finally the people in charge of UCA might actually do something about their NOW crappy university.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know: you know nothing about me HA!, uhm...I had a Club Sub for lunch?

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? I would make money disappear and think of an intelligent way to "buy" things, also i would stop any petrol-based fuel from being used on cars and i would figure a smart way of using a renewable resource for that purpose...

19. Do you like to dance? Only when I'm drunk... And I'm almost never drunk... [ just added the "almost" part to Spikey's answer XD ] although my girlfriend likes to dance so i guess i will have to learn and i will have to like dancing...

20. George Bush: oh, you don't wanna go there, believe don't want to...let's just say he's the greatest murderer of our time and he started with 9/11

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? uhm i'd have to talk about it with my girlfriend but maybe Lucie, i also like Chelsea

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him? Filip.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad? Of course, my horse.

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates? "don't get too comfortable here, you still have a lot to do down there..."

Friday, December 15, 2006

[ PRAMs ][ Data Cloud ]

meh...i'm feeling too lazy right now to post about those topics, i'll edit this post later...maybe...XD

[ BANs ]

I was reading an article on Popular Mechanics about the top 10 tech concepts you need to know for 2007; i also read the ones they said were top 10 tech concepts for 2006 and uhm, let's say they were half right which isn't that bad [ btw i took the links from a Slashdot post ]. Three of the concepts for 2007 that really caught my attention are: BAN [ Body Area Networks, was also predicted as a concept for 2006 but it's the first time i read it XD ], PRAM [ Phase-Change Random Access Memory ] and specially Data Cloud.

About BANs well, they say i will be able to open my car's door [ if i had one XD ] simply by touching it or log in to my computer by grabbing the mouse, all thanks to a signal that my cellphone will send through my body to those things. I think it opens a lot of possibilities and of course some of them are quite evil, as they say "Technology itself is not good or evil, it depends on who uses it". The first thing anybody can notice is that if somebody steals your cell phone you are doomed! XD, i don't think the technology would be able to recognize that the person touching your car is a thieve and not you by only measuring your body resistance to the electric impulse or something similar, maybe adding some speaker recognition or something more sophisticated would solve this, although i don't know if cellphone technology is good enough right now to be able to hold the required high level operations needed to identify a speaker or doing some other more complicated identification...uhm now that i think of it i think the speaker identification can be done, in fact i feel tempted to try it using J2ME but obviously it would have much better performance if it was designed for the cell phone's specific architecture.

Anyways, i don't know how exactly these networks work [ or will work ] but logic tells me that the devices my cell phone is supposed to be able to interact with must have some kind of ID so that my cell phone knows what kind of information the specific device needs; let's suppose we have reached the point in which you will only need to approach your ATM [ with your cellphone on your pocket ] and say a few words [ for security reasons ] in order for it to log you in and start your bank transactions, well what if i happen to know enough about BANs and the way devices identify themselves and some other stuff to be able to approach you on the street and get you to say a few couple of words and i have a cellphone on my pocket that is using the BAN protocol and identifies itself as your bank's ATM, then i will be able to record your voice and your cell phone will send me all the information i need to then approach the ATM and get a hold of your life's savings XD.

Maybe if you use encrypted packages for the protocol could prevent the "BAN Scammer/Hacker" [ now there's another concept you'll need to know XD ] from stealing your car, making a copy of all your hard disc and leave a zero on your bank's available amount; but then again, i wouldn't trust this type of technology for such purposes as the mentioned above so in conclusion i tend to think BANs should have everyday uses or general purposes like paying for the bus/subway or buying a drink but they shouldn't be used for tasks in which is needed somebody in specific unless they implement a high security. [ then again i don't know if they already have one and all of i've written above was just a waste of time, most probably it was but i had fun doing it haha ].

I will post about PRAMs and Data Clouds [ and GDrive ] later on this afternoon, I hope you enjoyed the reading and at least appreciate the links to the articles that i posted XD.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

[ Siouxsie & The Banshees ][ Face To Face ]

wow, this is my girlfriend's favorite band and i just watched this video from is so well done, really one of the best videos i've ever watched; and the song is very very good as well...i must admit i like it a lot when Siouxsie purrs ;) arrrrr XD [ oh btw the song is part of a Soundtrack for Batman Returns ]

Oh you need the Flash plugin for your browser in order to be able to watch the video above, get it here if you use Windows and here or here if you use Linux

Monday, December 11, 2006

[ Stratovarius ]

Mother watch your children
The iron fist of fear is ruling our lives
It's not too late to change the course
We can make this world a better place to be in

How much more do we want until we're satisfied?
What happens when we have what we want?
Acquiring more , still there's never enough
We forget those who really are in need
The end is near, or so they say
Selling peace with guns

Infinity - Where do we go from here?
Infinity - Where do we go from here?
Infinity - Where do we go?
Infinity - Where do we go from here?

Guns spitting (out the) message of peace everywhere
Is it really that we don't care?
See mercenaries of fear selling love
Telling salvation comes from above
Arrogance and fear walking hand in hand
We must see that there's much more to life than this

Mother see your children
Make us understand and help us to find the way
The answers lie inside
They are locked inside to the vault of truth for us
It's time
to spread the word around
Be yourself and do what you want to do with your life
Remember, you get just what you give
You reap all what you sow
You are in charge of your own life

Infinity - Where do we go from here?
Infinity - Where do we go from here?
Infinity - Where do we go?
Infinity - Where do we go from here?

You make your own way As long as you are here
Find your place in life
Make your dreams come true
There's so much more than this
A million ways to live
Unlock the door
To the universe with love
Free your soul
Stratovarius - Infinity

Friday, December 1, 2006

[ certificate ]

[ Leave Your Mark In Space ]

Ok, so i just made a typo on a comment i did on the Scientific American article that talks about how you can have a message or your name sent to the Moon or Mars; I haven't done it yet but i will in a few minutes [ on some of them ], and definitely my message will be "I love you a lot Luci! <3". I might also include the message i mistyped as well :P [ with the typo included XD ]

Send a message to the Moon!
Send your name on a DVD to Mars!