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Reading Memory

June 27th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

  First Image of Memory Being Made - I completely mistook the headline for implying that memory can be translated to an image (photo, scan).  For a moment, I thought we’d actually be able to scan our minds soon and save images off of them. :P

  Guess that’s a little bit further in the future since they’re just now figuring out what memory in the brain even looks like (not the memory itself but the part of the brain that holds the memory - which isn’t really what the memory looks like but the memory container looks like… kinda like memory cards I guess - ack, confusing terms!).  I guess perhaps in the short term future, we can look forward more on learning to increase our memory or enhance.

  Maybe one day we can buy extra proteins to enlarge our memory capabilities! :D (though I wouldn’t want a bigger head as a result of it)

  Still,…[More]

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Losing Work

June 24th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

Losing work over something stupid is like dying abruptly because you forget to eat.

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Labels

June 23rd, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

Define the label.
Don’t become it.

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Life is Easy

June 22nd, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

Life is easy. It’s just when you do something you think is impossible - things get a lil’ hard.

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The World

June 21st, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

Embrace the world,
not the island.

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Feeling Cold

June 20th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
If you stand still, you won't feel cold.
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An Audience

June 17th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

Be your own audience.

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The Switch

June 16th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

I woke up this morning and flipped the switch. The light went out.

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Perfection

June 14th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

The only thing preventing perfection is the idea that perfection is not possible.

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Flying

June 13th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

I want to fly
…but I can’t.

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Three Years Past

June 12th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
     A freshman boy walks down the school hallway eating a cup of ice cream he got from across the street.  While walking, he suddenly looks up from his ice cream to realize his surroundings look different.  It's the same location with some things altered, perhaps looking older or worn out.  He eventually realizes he has ended up 3 years into the future.
     His friends tell him he's crazy.  When the boy tries to use his ice cream as proof, they tell him he just got it from across the street.  Defeated, the boy just accepts his situation for the time being.
     His learning is accelerated and he quickly adapts to his new life.  He seems to learn things instantaneously sometimes (such as math) even though he doesn't remember having been good at it before.  One day his friends bug him about the ice cream again and the boy gets irritated.  The boy suddenly shouts, "How could I have gotten the ice cream...[More]
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Setting Free

June 8th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Letting a tree grow on its own doesn't mean removing the very earth in which its roots are entwined.
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Genuine Altruism

June 7th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Goal of the moment! Out to prove that genuine altruism does exist!
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Memory of Lightwaves

June 6th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #

Memory of Lightwaves from Final Fantasy X-2

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Pocket Projectors

June 1st, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

  I guess I’m getting a bit behind these days.  I was just joking a few weeks ago about the possibility of having “pocket projectors” in the future.  Turns out they already have them! So tiny too - I can’t believe it. :P

  Example:

 Castrade Mini-LED Projector
  Can’t believe…[More]

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Sound of Waves

April 30th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
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Things Fall Apart

April 12th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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JPEG Timestamp Modifier

April 5th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

     If you like to take alot of pictures like I do - better yet if you like to hoard a lot of pictures everyone else like I do :P - you’ll find the times don’t always match up between cameras. It kind of kills the point of having an album if the pictures don’t line.

     I tried to come up with a solution with my file modifier, which works, but lacks an interface. I admit that the tool I found here by far trumps mine. :P If I had known it existed, I wouldn’t even have bothered making mine.

     The JPEG Timestamp Modifier basically lets you set all the creation/modified times to the time picture taken (on the EXIF) or you can shift the times up and down by hr/sec increments. You can load multiple files at once as well. I don’t see anything missing from the package. Definitely something to check out.

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Far Beyond the Stars

March 30th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Far Beyond the Stars by Denny Schneidemesser
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How to Fly... or Throw Yourself at the Ground and Miss

March 29th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

How to Fly

  Found this interesting site and article on how to fly.  Sadly, it was the only link available on google (near the top anyways) that was actually related to flying flying - not flying with some giant overpriced piece of metal carrying you.  Definitely sounds like fun - I’ll be trying that soon hehe. :D

  I suppose it’s another thing to add to the list of Things to Do.  At some point, I do hope to get 42 of them. :P

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