The Giving Lens

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Just sitting here thinking "D'ya know, I used to really like watching The Outer Limits when I was younger. I wonder what happened to that show?" I'm talking about the revived series, not the 1965 black and white one. Anyway, one quick google search later and I find out that it ran from 1995 til 2001 on Showtime (in the States) and probebly on Sky 1 over here. That's a decent enough run, eh? I also discovered that it ran one more year on another channel after that before it was cancelled. That channel? The retardly re-named SyFy channel. Yet again, the bastards over there on the dipshit network took something I enjoyed and killed it.

Fuck SyFy.

End of Line.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Universe

Though I dont always understand it, I enjoy reading and watching videos about the universe, cosmology and things to do with QED, String Theory and stuff of that kind. I read a book a few months ago called 13 things that dont make sense. Tis a great read and i'd certainly recommend it. One particular thing that keeps popping up in my merry jaunts around these topics is that the Universe is not only expanding but the expansion is getting faster. Let that one roll around your brain pan for a second. Imagine throwing a pebble into a pond and seeing the ripples it causes getting faster the more they emminate from the epicenter. It doesnt make sense. Thus the way I try to reconcile this in my head is that the universe is shaped like some kind of steep hill or a surf board standing verticaly. The Big Bang started at the summit and the Universe has been rolling down the incline like a ball, getting faster and faster. The thought I just had while watching a talk on is this: Will this increase in speed ever reach terminal velocity or not?

It's times like this I wish I knew some astro physicists. Anyone have Neil deGrasse Tyson's number?

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