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|Thursday, April 5th, 2012|
GUINEA PIGS. guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig guinea pig.
|Wednesday, November 24th, 2010|
Currently posting on two big fan journals about how the Buffy the Vampire Movie Reboot without Joss Whedon is a good thing. Because he cannot write female characters.
Starting flame wars is kinda fun!
|Wednesday, July 21st, 2010|
President John F. Kennedy: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." - 1961
July 20th, 1969: Apollo 11's mission to the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong, who was able to see that the pre-designated landing site would not work, eyeballs a landing in the 'Eagle' lunar module with only seconds of fuel left. The time was 20:17 UTC (or about 4pm EST). "The Eagle has landed"
July 21, 1969: (or about 10:40pm July 20th for those on the east coast) Neil Armstrong opens the hatch of the Eagle and begins down the ladder. His transmission is seen around the world, as 600 million people hear his famous words: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
This monumental event was indeed a milestone for not just science, but for the world itself. It signifies the moment that mankind as a whole stepped away from our safe, pale blue dot, and entered the larger universe. It was the time that, even though we were competing against the Russians, we cast aside the animosity and left these words behind on the lunar surface: "Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind."
|Monday, May 3rd, 2010|
I've got five days till I leave for the ISEF in CA! There is so much work I have to doooooooooo...
|Saturday, May 1st, 2010|
On my way to the Mass. State Science and Engineering Fair, and I'm on the train up to South Station in Boston. It has free Wi-Fi! Score! This means I can do alot more work here than I thought.
Hopefully everyone will do well today. I feel like a parent a bit now, like these are my kids competing in the fair, and I'm really doting on them about it. It's a strange feeling.
|Tuesday, April 27th, 2010|
Bleh, I'm so tired. I feel as though I didn't get any sleep these past two nights. I think I may actually take a nap when I get home from work.
|Monday, April 5th, 2010|
I feel like crap today.
Sore throat is the worst.
|Wednesday, March 31st, 2010|
So yesterdays, and the day before's, and the day before that's, rain has left RI and MA in a state of emergency(as I'm sure you are aware). It pretty much sucks, roads closed, sewer not operational (that means no flushing!), etc.
BUT there is a silver lining to this dark cloud: Trans-Siberian Orchestra is still performing their Beethoven's Last Night 2010 Concert! I bought my tickets weeks ago for this opening night concert and it is finally here. And thank goodness it is not canceled due to the state-of-emergency declaration.
|Friday, July 10th, 2009|
|Thursday, May 7th, 2009|
So while listening to Pandora Radio (pandora.com), an AWESOME site by the way, I've come to the realization when Manowar came up on the playlist:
Dragonforce is Manowar Lite.
Both bands play ridiculous power metal,
Both bands only sing about glory and honor,
The reason that Dragonforce is Manowar Lite is because in Manowar's songs, the fighters die and go to Valhalla, and in Dragonforce's songs, the fighters succeed.
|Tuesday, May 5th, 2009|
|Friday, April 17th, 2009|
|Thursday, April 2nd, 2009|
|Monday, January 26th, 2009|
|A bit of a break from lesson plans, cause this has been on my mind.
So I've been doing alot of thinking about the movie BLADE RUNNER.
There is a strong emphasis in the movie as to "what" a human is, so there is no real question as to whether Deckard is human or replicant, because the line becomes blurred. If Tyrell has been able to develop a Nexxus 7 or 8 line of replicants that outlive the four years, and they can implant memories into them, then they are human.
It gets wierd. Did the Tyrell corporation build a Deckard replicant? if so, where did the memories come from? We know that they can transfer memories from people into a replicant, so is there a "real" Deckard out there? It seems, to me anyway, that the movie kind of says that it is memories that make us what we are.
Is it our memories and experiences that make us human, or is it all the naturally occuring fleshy bits that make us human? Could we develop a machine that becomes so close to natural that there is virtually no difference?
|Thursday, January 22nd, 2009|
|Friday, January 16th, 2009|
|Wednesday, January 14th, 2009|
|Thursday, December 4th, 2008|
|Monday, December 1st, 2008|
I just got my student teaching package from RIC! I am officially a student teacher next semester at Cranston West High School with Mr. Martineau (the physics teacher my friend/comrade Andrew had). I can't wait to meet him!