This one goes out to all the paranoid British visitors of my site: Apparently there is a Secret plan to spy on all British phone calls as well as emails and internet connections. Very scary.
Science & Technology
Ok, we’ve already established that scientists are clever. We get it. Now, lets ponder how on earth they figure some of these things out. Scientist have recently discovered that they could help stroke victims recover more quickly by implanting testicle cells into patients’ brains. What?! I want to know what possessed scientists to induce strokes in rats, then put testicle cells in their brain.
In mathematics news, there are signs that the Riemann hypothesis (probably the most famous problem in mathematics) is close to being proven. The Riemann hypothesis has to do with Prime Numbers and their distribution (it is speculated that their distribution is chaotic). Apparently, those clever scientists I keep marvelling at have found a link between the Riemann hypothesis and the physical world. If this connection proves to be true, it would be a huge boost (there are tons of proofs in mathematics that start: Assuming the Riemann hypothesis is true…) to our understanding of the universe…
Another interesting article concerning traffic congestion suggests that certain traffic densities “transform the whole mess into a state of crystalline harmony”. However, this state is extremely sensitive, which probably explains why I have never witnessed said “crystalline harmony” in traffic.
I know this whole traffic jam situation seems hopeless, but this guy claims there is hope and he goes into fairly deep detail about the whole situation. This article is excellent, and I even tried some of his “solutions” and they appeared to get me to my destination quicker than usual, though I really fail to see how my driving can affect the people in front of me (though I can see that the people behind me are in a state of uniform movement, which is pretty damn cool).
Some things I noticed people doing in their cars while waiting at the Tollbooths of the PA Turnpike:
- Playing with something hanging off their rearview mirror
- Dancing retardedly to their stupid music (wich is being played way to loud)
- Reading a novel
- Washing off their windshield
- Picking their nose (my personal favourite)
So the next time you get stuck in traffic and feel the compulsive need to pick your nose, remember, people can see through your windows. Then pick your nose anyway.
Since I have been spending the better part of my recent life stuck in traffic, I’ve become intrigued with the ebb and flow of stop and go. “Scientists said they are closer to comprehending the birth of the universe than the daily tie-ups along Interstate 66.” Joy. It doesn’t help that the road system is not being expanded to handle the increased volume (ie. more cars, no new roads). Then again, some say the problem is congestion, not lack of roads (more lanes means more congestion)… Not to mention that roads, specifically in the northeast, are in a constant state of (dis)repair due to increasing volume and the extremes of weather. More joy.
Most people are aware that scientists are bright guys. Wery intelligent, they are. But faster-than-light light? This is insanity (, max – ‘or maybe its genius’)! Apparently scientists have figured out a way to have light exit a box before it even enters. Mindbending shite. I need a drink.
BTW, Amazon is back to its old bloated self. Damn.