FYI, You’re All Gonna Die Screaming

So lots of stuff happened that I pretty much forgot to blog about. Whoops. So I’ll have to perform some kinda compressed info dump, which is not necessarily in the right order:

Went to RCSU RAG ball. Nice venue, alright food, alright company from everyone not called Sarah (ah, I jest), drama, a DJ mashing up “By The Way” (FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY!?!), freezing cold winds on the way home… it had it all.

Drank some Fairtrade wine at a wine tasting. Nice.

Handed lab report in a whole 24 hours (!!!) early. Double nice.

Had cheese and wine party at Rowan’s. Lots of wine consumed, with predictable results. Then someone produced a bottle of port, and one of sambuca. More predictable results.

Installed IE8 beta. Buggy. Do not recommend yet.

Bought tickets to aforementioned gig, and which acted as a catalyst to get me listening to JoCo’s music. Which is awesome, so you should all do it.

Continued staying off MSN for unknown reasons even to myself. Probably should go back on before everyone thinks I’m dead!

Thought the Hawking thing that was on tonight was actually kinda lame. They used the same clip of a sphere exploding over, then the same clip of some points of light on these funny planes over and over, and they had to keep saying “Other people got to it first…” because Hawking’s famous, but hasn’t exactly done anything ground-breakingly interesting for ages. I guess saying physics is a big collaborative effort isn’t as sexy as a race to be first to create the theory of everything.

No wonder people think that physics is an impenetrable subject practiced only by geniuses in their ivory towers if this is face being presented to the public at large.

Oh, and they kept presenting string theory and supersymmetry as basically facts, which they’re not. There isn’t a single shred of evidence to support either. If the LHC doesn’t detect any of the predicted supersymmetric partners of fundamental particles (like the electron should have a partner known as a selectron) then it’s going to put a massive nail into the coffin of these theories. Or hypotheses? Theory is surely a term reserved for something that’s actually supported by data and not a theoretician’s appeal to mathematical beauty.

Hmm. That wasn’t compressed.

Bought a Stanley Kubrick box set, which includes: Full Metal Jacket, 2001, Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, & The Shining. Personally, I’m none too keen to ever see a movie with Tom Cruise in ever again, but hell, the others are worth seeing. Also part of me wants to play a GlaDOS / Hal duet

6 thoughts on “FYI, You’re All Gonna Die Screaming

  1. Mashing up “By the Way”… The thing I find is that whenever someone does anything to music by someone I like, I automatically think its shit. Even if it’s good (although it rarely is). Although I’m not sure why you’d want to mash up By The Way, it’s pretty damn good as it is.

    I agree with the IE8 thing. I’m running it in “Emulate IE7” mode, cos I cba to work out how to roll it back…

    Staying off msn for no reason is weird. Especially when you’re online on Friends on Steam 😛

    Good buy with the Kubrick thing (although not too keen on FMJ… and never seen Eyes Wide Shut). Incidentally you seen the interview Tom Cruise did about Scientology? The one they tried to remove from the Net? Pretty weird stuff.

    Also, why am I the only one who ever comments here?

  2. Mashing up “By the Way”… The thing I find is that whenever someone does anything to music by someone I like, I automatically think its shit. Even if it’s good (although it rarely is). Although I’m not sure why you’d want to mash up By The Way, it’s pretty damn good as it is.

    I agree with the IE8 thing. I’m running it in “Emulate IE7” mode, cos I cba to work out how to roll it back…

    Staying off msn for no reason is weird. Especially when you’re online on Friends on Steam 😛

    Good buy with the Kubrick thing (although not too keen on FMJ… and never seen Eyes Wide Shut). Incidentally you seen the interview Tom Cruise did about Scientology? The one they tried to remove from the Net? Pretty weird stuff.

    Also, why am I the only one who ever comments here?

  3. I care! I comment! When you’re not rabbiting on about Dr Who, that is, or operating systems which I don’t understand…

  4. I care! I comment! When you’re not rabbiting on about Dr Who, that is, or operating systems which I don’t understand…

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