Wednesday, January 26, 2011

just a question

why is it when i'm out lurkin' other people's blogs and i click next blog i always seem to end up hitting tons of ultra-right wing-religious blogs...is that all that's out there ????
there are some extremely weird people out there....

click it and see....

Great Picture - Veronika Kotlajic.........she kicks nerd ass !

Some stats on the hot girl in the above pic:Veronika Kotlajic is as much muse as model — she’s taken a lot of sexy photographs, and a lot of those have inspired sexy fantasy paintings and digital artwork. “As a model, I have been in Playboy three times, was selected as One of the Top 5 Fantasy Models by AskMen, was the lead video game character for the #1 RPG Videogame of 2005, have had two action figures based on my likeness, starred in my own comic book, and had a book of my modeling work published by Heavy Metal Magazine and another by Wizards of the Coast.” This multitasking nerd icon has her own modeling site (PerfectMuse.com), couture line (NarcisseDesigns.com), gallery (GalleryProvocateur.org) and web design biz (MuseConceptions.com)


Tea

I put too many leaves in my oolong tea......

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toothless Suzie is back !

unfortunately without the auto tune....watch and listen in amazement as she butchers a 90's classic from Poison....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Doin' what i do best

Big boy #2 is now 6 months old and he is growin' like a weed ! There is no doubt this little big man will be mobile in a couple months.....it will get interesting when boy #1 has someone to chase around the kitchen....

Monday, January 17, 2011

Nerd Holy Grail - Star Wars Map

Here it is nerds....the entire map of the Star Wars Galaxy....enjoy !




Holy Crap - Jurrasic Park Here We Come

I knew it was probably likely, in the future, they could pull off some sort of clone/DNA thingy with Dinosaurs...mostly cause Crichton's books usually had a lot of scientific fact/theory in them...I had no idea they would be so close.
Check out an article from the interwebs .........


TOKYO - Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in around five years time.

The researchers will try to revive the species by obtaining tissue this summer from the carcass of a mammoth preserved in a Russian research laboratory, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported.

"Preparations to realise this goal have been made," Akira Iritani, leader of the team and a professor emeritus of Kyoto University, told the mass-circulation daily.

Under the plan, the nuclei of mammoth cells will be inserted into an elephant’s egg cell from which the nuclei have been removed, to create an embryo containing mammoth genes, the report said.

The embryo will then be inserted into an elephant’s uterus in the hope that the animal will eventually give birth to a baby mammoth.

The elephant is the closest modern relative of the mammoth, a huge woolly mammal believed to have died out with the last Ice Age.

Some mammoth remains still retain useable tissue samples, making it possible to recover cells for cloning, unlike dinosaurs, which disappeared around 65 million years ago and whose remains exist only as fossils

Researchers hope to achieve their aim within five to six years, the Yomiuri said.

The team, which has invited a Russian mammoth researcher and two US elephant experts to join the project, has established a technique to extract DNA from frozen cells, previously an obstacle to cloning attempts because of the damage cells sustained in the freezing process.

Another Japanese researcher, Teruhiko Wakayama of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology, succeeded in 2008 in cloning a mouse from the cells of another that had been kept in temperatures similar to frozen ground for 16 years.

The scientists extracted a cell nucleus from an organ of a dead mouse and planted it into the egg of another mouse which was alive, leading to the birth of the cloned mouse.

Based on Wakayama’s techniques, Iritani’s team devised a method to extract the nuclei of mammoth eggs without damaging them.

But a successful cloning will also pose challenges for the team, Iritani warned.

"If a cloned embryo can be created, we need to discuss, before transplanting it into the womb, how to breed (the mammoth) and whether to display it to the public," Iritani said.

"After the mammoth is born, we will examine its ecology and genes to study why the species became extinct and other factors."

More than 80 percent of all mammoth finds have been dug up in the permafrost of the vast Sakha Republic in eastern Siberia.

Exactly why a majority of the huge creatures that once strode in large herds across Eurasia and North America died out towards the end of the last Ice Age has generated fiery debate.

Some experts hold that mammoths were hunted to extinction by the species that was to become the planet’s dominant predator - humans.

Others argue that climate change was more to blame, leaving a species adapted for frozen climes ill-equipped to cope with a warming world.

Enough with the cold !


You would think I'd be used to this...maybe it's because I'm getting old and I don't think I should have to put up with weeks of -21 (-30 with wind chill). I know I've said it in the past about moving to somewhere not so 'ass snapping' but I think I've now hit the boiling point. Even with snow on the west coast the temp is 9 degrees in Victoria...9 !!!!! I'd be in a pair of shorts if it were 9 degrees....

I think it's time to spend more & more time scanning the MLS on the island....



Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Awesome Re Cut Ghostbusters Trailer

Re cut with the Inception Music....this is awesome...it changes the whole tone of the flick


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Let the Hobby Begin !


Santa was good to me this year and got me just what I wanted. You may have seen a post a number of months back that I was looking into DSLR's and wanted to get more into doing some 'good' photography...well the time has come.
I picked up a Rebel T1i package that came with 2 lenses.
I am now planning to take a course on how to use the thing (seeing as how my first few pictures look astoundingly mediocre).
That means that you should expect to see a ton of pictures of the Tornado Kid and Burrito Rumblebum showing up on here...