Friday, January 30, 2009

Brains? Mmm mmm good!

Austin, Texas: Hackers got into two road construction sign computers and changed the display text. Whoever did it is in big trouble because not only did they change the text that was needed to direct traffic, but they broke padlocks and hacked through passwords to do it. The construction project manager saw the signs on his morning commute and called to get them changed back. Party pooper. : )

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It burns, it burns!

Pope Benedict XVI was in the Vatican today doing his weekly thing at the Paul VI Hall and the Medrano Circus was performing. Apparently, during the performance a lion cub was brought to the Pope and he got up to pet it. The cub roared at him and the audience laughed. What I found funny was how the cub looks like he's looking directly at the cross and roaring. The second picture shows the cub still looking at the cross and hissing. Doesn't look like he has an issue with the Pope but keep that damn cross away!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is weight really that important?

I ran across an article today and it was so crazy, I had to post it on here. Click here to read it. Now I am one of those people that weighs themselves every day but there is no way I'd want my toilet seat to include a scale. Especially one nicknamed "Light Girl"! Sounds kind of super-heroinish. Plus how on earth would it work? Does it continually weigh you the entire time you're sitting or do you have to get up when you're done, let it reset, and then sit back down again? Would anyone really want to buy this?

Friday, January 16, 2009

You'd pick me?

I've got these two co-workers that I'm closer with than the others. One male, one female. We talk about a variety of topics and it's always fun to bounce ideas off of each other. I don't even know how we got on the topic today but polygamy came up. Apparently my female co-worker and her husband were discussing it and she told him that she'd pick me for his second wife! Really? She said that she would have to pick someone she really got along with. I'm flattered of course but wow. What's even funnier was that when her and her husband were having this discussion, apparently she said my name right away and I guess he was shocked that she had thought about this already. I guess I am a little shocked too. Flattered still, but shocked. : ) So what part of the sandwich am I?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ice ice baby!

I came across an article today talking about a phenomenon called Ice Circles (seen above). I started doing some digging and found that a lot of people try to make them sound like crop circles except on the water. They say that they formed overnight and can't be explained. My research revealed that they can form overnight and can be explained. Sorry aliens, you can't claim this one. Ice circles occur when ice forms in the middle of a body of water. The water current slows around the ice and begins to shape it into a circle. Many ice circles are spinning when they are discovered. It's quite fascinating to me and I'm surprised I haven't heard of this phenomenon before today. I've attached a video of one in motion. Pretty cool.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

There shall be hell to pay!

My mother asks me if I believe that god created man and woman. I haven't talked to her a whole lot about religion but she knows that I don't believe some of the same things she does. In response to her question, I say no. Then she asks if I think we'll go to heaven when we die. I tell her no, that I don't believe in heaven or hell and don't tell dad cuz' he'll flip. Then I start thinking about how much she's into Christianity now and I told her not to flip either. She says I'm on her prayer list already. Oh bejesus. So then she asks, what do you believe in? Crap, um...I'm thinking of what to say. She says are you agnostic or whatever? I'm like, oh, that's what she meant. I thought she wanted me to explain what I thought happens to us when we die. So I tell her that I like to think of myself as a non-theist, which then forced me to explain the differences between agnostism, atheism, polytheism, etc. By the time we were done with the call, I think she was quite stunned. She said that she's fine with me believing whatever I want as long as I change my mind before I die and then she laughs. Nice, mom. Afterwards, I was thinking that I should have reminded her that I asked christ into my heart when I was 8, so shouldn't that mean I'm golden? hee hee

UPDATE 6/25/2009: A good chunk of this post was removed due to blog content change.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Humans affecting animals again.

I came across this article today and found it to be quite fascinating. Just thought I'd share. : )