Pretending it never happened

Contrary to popular opinion, pretending [insert problem here] never happened isn’t going to make it go away. It’s going to make it come back…

 

Update: After watching a documentary about the alt-right movement I’ve decided to include my original thought:

Contrary to popular opinion, pretending the second world war never happened isn’t going to make it go away. It’s going to make it come back…

Is Life on Earth Early?

I’ve discussed the Fermi Paradox before, as well as answers to it pertaining to computer simulations.

Astrophysicist and cosmologist Avi Loeb offer another possible solution to it:

“We used the most conservative approaches to understanding the appearance of life in the universe, and our conclusion is that we are very early in the process…”

That is, aliens haven’t visited us yet, because, in fact, it’s our job to visit them… We’re the ancient and old and nasty and scary ones Hollywood is warning everyone about…

That actually makes sense to me… 😀


The Fermi Paradox:

There are billions of stars in the galaxy that are similar to the Sun, and many of these stars are billions of years older than the Solar system. With high probability, some of these stars have Earth-like planets, and if the Earth is typical, some may have developed intelligent life. Some of these civilizations may have developed interstellar travel, a step the Earth is investigating now. Even at the slow pace of currently envisioned interstellar travel, the Milky Way galaxy could be completely traversed in a few million years. According to this line of reasoning, the Earth should have already been visited by extraterrestrial aliens.

In an informal conversation, Fermi noted no convincing evidence of this, leading him to ask, “Where is everybody?”

Vectorizing a Photograph

You know, vectorizing a photograph in Photoshop, that’s like really easy, right? Just press the “Vectorize” button and you’re good to go.

Well. No.

Next time you feel you pay over prices for design, play this movie.

If you bought IT for the same number of hours it would cost you from $1200 and upwards, depending on where you bought it.

Oh, and if you want to do it yourself, here’s a link:

http://www.melissaevans.com/tutorials/vector-art-with-photoshop

Chainsaw Murderer

“112, how may I be of assistance?”

“Yes, Hello? Is this 112?”

“This is 112, how can I help you?”

“Yes. I am sorry to disturb you this wonderful afternoon, however, we seem to have gotten a chainsaw murderer in our living room. We managed to lock ourselves in the bathroom but I fear he might start sawing the door any moment…”

“I think you’re a bit dramatic now. Chainsawers aren’t that dangerous.”

“He is sawing the furniture, and I’m pretty sure, if my nephew hadn’t been so quick on his feet he would have sawed him too.”

“That may be the case, but you shouldn’t be calling us for these problems.”

“I’m sorry, who should I be calling?”

“An exterminator. You’re taking up the line for life-threatening situations.”

“But, it’s a chainsaw murderer!”

“Yes, they are becoming more and more common. The exterminator knows how to deal with them. Is there anything else I can help you with?”

“No. Ah… Yes! Perhaps, a number for an exterminator?”

“This is not the yellow pages!”