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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Coolest Watches

Hi All,

Gizmodo has been reporting on some very interesting all-mechanical watches in their website lately, so I thought to share this with you and show them all into this post. Enjoy!

The Tourbillon

The Opus 8

The Incognito 2008

The UR-202

The Meccanica DG (All mechanical, nothing is digital)

The e-InkSpectrum from Seiko (R&D)

Ok... this las one is all digital but, I had to include it in this "Coolest Watches" post because, although the above mechanical watches are awesome, this digital one is the one I see myself using. (I don't even ware a watch! hehe).

these links can give you more info on the above products

Thursday, April 10, 2008

How is Global Warming affecting us?

This is a very interesting hot topic...

An article I read over a month ago encouraged me to write about the topic but, I've been putting it off because I felt that the topic might become too long. This is partly the reason why I haven't written anything on my Blog lately. Oh well, Here we go...

First of, I am not writing this with the intention to convince you that Global warming is True or False. 

I believe that there are facts, evidences, and  convincing arguments on both sides of the issue and, therefore, I see no need to argue to conclude with a definitive answer, or come up with the million dollar solution to this issue. Let's put it this way, if there was concrete, empirical evidence, that global warming is either true or false, would there be such strong opposition and passionate groups as we see today on either side? 

Popular belief, and scientific consensus, would all agree that Global Warming is a fact and if you think otherwise, or question it, be prepared for a condescending attitude from the opposition. On the one hand, there is a sense of arrogance from those that believe in the mainstream theory. I've seen this in many articles, heard it on many radio programs, and in many Podcasts episodes.

On the other hand, you see some great logical, common sense approach to the issue, such as the video below. The video is long, but I suggest you watch the whole video, it's entertaining and interesting... 

Interesting Argument About Global Warming - Watch more free videos

UPDATE: He's back for round two LINK

The way I see it...

I believe that the evidence leans more towards the theory that the earth going through a cycle, rather than humans being a huge part of the issue. I find it interesting that in the 1970's, scientist consensus was that we were headed for the next global ice age (...uh-huh). For this, and so many other reasons, a scientific consensus means nothing more than an untrustworthy statistic. They have been wrong in so many areas throughout the decades, especially during the 60's and 70's, but thats whole other topic. 

Here is another great logical and common sense approach to the issue from the skeptics side. Remember when the Founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, suggested to sue Al Gore, and various other carbon credit selling companies for telling people "how to live their life"? I got a good chuckle out of it. But I like his position... It makes sense, doesn't it? His comment basically sums up what many well read individuals think on the issue:"

"Since we can't get a debate, I thought perhaps if we had a legal challenge and went into a court of law, where it was our scientists and their scientists, and all the legal proceedings with the discovery and all their documents from both sides and scientific testimony from both sides, we could finally get a good solid debate on the issue,"  (LINK)

So how has Global Warming affected us? I can honestly say that Global Warming has affected us in a very positive way! Thanks to the media shoving up the issue in our faces on a daily basis! there has been a huge awareness in many industries to develop environmentally friendly, energy efficient, recyclable products, and becoming certified to old and new environmentally friendly industry standards, such as OSHA, ROHs, etc, in response to customers requesting environmentally friendly products. Also, on a personal level, I'd like to think that we all try to do something for the environment, wether it be recycling a water bottle, or simply turning off the lights in your house, we all try to do our part.

So, thanks Global Warming!

Your comments?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Vegetable Orchestra

Remember when your mom used to tell you "Don't play with your food!" Well... 

A group of Austrian's, with different musical backgrounds, have formed a one-of-kind orchestra where they carve, cut, and shape various fresh veggies into various types of musical instruments. 

That's right, they play with their veggies!
A carrot becomes a recorder and the combination of a pepper and a carrot becomes a trumpet.
Check out the video below and enjoy the sounds of veggies.

The orchestra was invented collaboratively by 11 musicians, 1 sound engineer, 1 video artist, and a cook. They play all over Europe and parts of Asia. 

Thanks, Jessica, for the Tip!

Top 10 Jackie Chan Stunts

Hi everyone, lets take a break and enjoy a Jackie Chan video composed by one of his fans.

This video has over 1 Million hits on YouTube and appears on top of the Highest Rated videos on my iPhone (I don't see it on top on the actual website?)


Insect Lab Studio

Wow, this is fascinating...

A multi-disciplinary artist has come up with some very interesting designs using real insects and antique watch parts. 

His twisted designs remind me of steam punk art. Very cool!

It's interesting how he started this project, here is what he writes on his website:

"One day I found a dead intact beetle. I then located an old wristwatch, thinking of how the beetle also operated and looked like a little mechanical device and so decided to combine the two. After some time dissecting the beetle and outfitting it with watch parts and gears, I had a convincing little cybernetic sculpture. I soon made many more with other found insects and have been exploring and developing the theme ever since."

Although this idea is not new, I think this is the first time anyone has actually brought the concept to reality. 

You can purchase his designs, or request custom made designs anywhere from $400 - $1000+ see his website for details and check out his very cool gallery.

Very interesting!

Artist Website:

Cool Photoshop CyberGenics:


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fools!!

Ok, I confess! I can't take it anymore; my conscious is killing me!

...The Male Pregnancy story is FALSE!

Whoa, what a relief, right?

I wanted to disclose this information on Friday but, I just couldn't wait that long. I couldn't bare knowing that my loyal readers had been deceived. I even got the opportunity to witness someone go through all the emotions, believing such a story to be true; trusting everything I wrote only because I said so! 

It was torture, I tell you.
well, maybe I enjoyed it a little bit :)

Though I am flattered that you trust my blogs, I think we can all learn a lesson from this april fools joke, and that is to Google! Yup, google the topic, don't just accept things at face value. We all need to verify and prove to ourselves that what is given to us as fact, is actually fact or fiction. In other words, verify your sources (This goes for those chain emails too).

If its of any consolation, I too fell for the article when I first read it a couple of years ago. (But only for a couple of minutes)

So how many of you fell for it?
Remember, you are anonymous.


Monday, March 31, 2008

Male Pregnancy...What!?

O! What have we done!? 

Have we gone too far? Who, in their right mind, would ever conceive such a pervese and unatural thing?!

I've been following this story for quite a while now and to my surprise I could not find a single article that disproves this male pregnancy. On the contrary, I've gone through the entire website, read through all the references, viewed all the pregnancy journals, and googled "male pregnancy" on the web. To my disappointment, all sources check out correct, yes even the CNN reference checks out correct too, unfortunately this pregnancy is legitimate. 

According to a recent interview, the sick and perverted volunteer, Mr. Lee, always had the desire to "experience the joys of pregnancy" and encourages all human beings to go through the same experience before they die. 

But how is this possible?
Thanks to In Vitro Fertilization and female hormone injections, Mr Lee's body is now carrying an abomination.  For details, check out the following website:

I am disgusted!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Faces on Mars?

This is a fun post...

Not too long ago, a regular John Doe was browsing through some photographs of Mars that were taken by the rover Spirit. This person happened to have discovered a very interesting rock formation of what appeared to be a sitting man; it made world headlines! The image became known as The Man on Mars. If you look at the official image from NASA, you'll realize that this John Doe person has very sharp eyes (See if you can spot the rock formation ). LINK
A few weeks before that there was another John Doe who had discovered a "doorway" on the surface of mars. LINK

and if you remember way back to 1976, the Viking 1 took a very famous photograph known as The Face on Mars. 

These Martian rock formations are fascinating, though the theory behind them are silly, you still have to admire the creativity in people. Well guess what people!? I've discovered two new faces!!! I have not seen these anywhere else so I hope I'm the first one to discover these faces LINK
If you want to see more interesting Martian rock formations, take a look at these interesting links:

Monday, March 24, 2008

What's a Laptop?

This is interesting...

...And a quickie!

In case you didn't know, MacBook Air Owners have been having some difficulties passing through Airport security due to their "suspiciously looking" laptops. According to some reports, the technically challenged staff of TSA believe that the MacBook Air is too thin to be a laptop. When viewed through the X-Ray machine, the Air reveals further naughtiness that peeks the interest of TSA even more! Can you imagine the conversation of having to explain your laptop?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Bee Story

Here is something interesting, and frightening...

Beekeepers from the US, Canada, and Europe have reported disappearing bees in huge numbers; some beekeepers have even reported a loss of approximately 90% of their hives.

In an average season, a 20% loss is considered normal. This year, beekeepers have been reporting an average loss of about 30 to 60%. Although this is not the first time such an event has occurred, It has never been seen as widespread as we see today.

To add to the mystery, beekeepers find no dead bees near the hives or anywhere on the field, all they find are empty hives... they just vanish!

But why are they disappearing?
Well, nobody knows why the bees are disappearing and scientist have come up with a couple of different theories, but none of them have come up with a definitive answer. One theory that seems to be prevailing is that cell phone radio signals are causing a disruption in bee communications. A limited study at Landau University has scientific evidence showing that when cell phones are placed near a beehive, bees do not return to their colony. To add to the mystery, animals that usually harvest the honey after a hive has been abandoned, seem to not be interested in hives where bees have disappeared.

What does this mean to us?
Well, apart from producing honey, bee's are also responsible for pollination, this means that if bees where to become extinct, our agriculture would be in danger! For example, Almond crop is 100% dependent on bee pollination and to put things into perspective, Albert Einstein has been quoted saying: "If bees disappeared...mankind would only have 4 years to live." Although the quote is questionable that Albert Einstein actually said it, this bee mystery should not be taken lightly.

Is this an End-Time prophecy?
There are some people who think that this mystery is an end-time prophecy and that Revelations 6 (focusing on verse 6) is of what is to come in the last days when the bees actually do disappear. I personally don't understand the verse? maybe someone can better explain this to me and why we have linked the disappearing bees to this verse. :) 

Should we link the disappearing bees to Einstein's Quote and the Mayan Calender too? If we have four years left and the Mayan calender ends in 2012, should we be worried? ...I'm just rambling...


Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Beautiful Sky

Isn't the night sky just beautiful!

Astronomy has always been near-and-dear to my heart. In school it was my favorite subject, and I always excelled whenever the subject was taught in class. I remember when my dad bought me my first (and sadly my only) telescope. He had bought it for me in a yard sale, ever since then I've become a nerd! Star charts, planets, moons, nebulae, galaxies, the Universe, I've studied them all and even today, I'm always up-to-date with recent discoveries, new theories, and anything related to astronomy.

The picture you see on the top of my blog, as my header, is a composite picture of the Helix Nebula taken with two different telescopes; one being The Hubble space telescope, and the other being an earthbound telescope called the Mosaic II.

The reason I chose this image was because it was one of the first things that I saw as a kid that attracted me to the night sky, and henceforth made me into a geek. The beautiful colors and shapes of the nebulae always made me gasp! These nebulae are incredibly beautiful unfortunately, the colors of the nebulae are not really true.


The Hubble telescope has many filters that can detect all wavelengths of light, including lights that are invisible to our eyes, such as infrared. The images that the Hubble snaps are beamed down to earth in Black and White (more like shades of gray). When combining all collected data, (light wavelengths) scientists begin to "color" the image, and at times assigning a color to the wavelengths that are invisible to us. Many vivify the colors and/or replace the colors to distinguish all the different elements that are in the nebula, or bring out the details. This means that if you were to look for a nebula in the night sky with a decent deeps space telescope, you would probably see "pasty" blue green, and maybe even red nebulae, which is quite disappointing for those amateur astronomers that look at a nebula with their own eyes for the first time.

To be fair, scientists say that the colors you see on the images would be what we would see were near the nebulae and our eyes were as sensitive as the Hubble's lens...gee!

Here is a high resolution image from NASA of the beautiful Helix Nebula:


Friday, March 14, 2008

First Blog

Testing...Hmmm, interesting.

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