Let a = b
Then a² = ab,
a² + a² = a² + ab,
2a² = a² + ab,
2a² - 2ab = a² + ab - 2ab,
2a² - 2ab = a² - ab.
Rewritten as: 2(a² - ab) = 1(a² - ab),
Cancelling (a² - ab) from both sides gives 1 = 2.
i, being dumb, of course believed it until i realised the site i was looking at was a collection of common false proofs...and with basic algebra too! -_-"
update: well i wasn't wrong about ma.gnolia, the service has really done well and some smaller features which i think we will all end up taking advantage have been added...such as click on/off tags which both allow me to click a tag to select it and click again to deselect, tags highlight when they are selected (yes its small, but u cant say it doesnt help!) and more. the one gripe i have (i am writing this after ma.gnolia came out of beta) is ads. the interface which was so nice to look at now has a few ads on it...they have streamlined them with the site, so not all is bad, i can see they havent just slapped them on there...and i know the ma.gnolia team need to make money to support the site, but im hoping they can do it the same way del.icio.us somehow did (whatever that was?), cos i like ma.gnolia's interface so much i hate to see it tarnished!
This is from Australia Day celebrations in Perth where some cop was punching a guy 4 times that 2 other cops already had restrained. If you watch the restrained man's body, you see he isn't even moving before, and while he is being punched.
i guess what my whole rant is about is that, until you are actually mature, and actually KNOW what the HELL this world is about, and not living in your high school dreamland (and yes, it IS dreamland compared to the rest of the world), then DONT FUCKING SAY YOU LOVE YOUR PARTNER WHEN YOU DONT. so many little bitches are whinging "oh i have so much homework, i hate high school, i hate my math teacher" blah fuckety blah - get over it!...kids your age and younger than you are being KILLED everyday in war zones. kids your age and younger are suffering diseases that our society has the money to provide us vaccines for. just stop fucking thinking your life is so hard when its not.
i give up. screw everyone. i know i will never make a difference. i can only blog about it, and know that my readers think i say "fuck" too much -_-"
I bruise you
You bruise me
We both bruise
To let it show
I love you
And that's all I know
All my plans
Keep falling through
All my plans
They depend on you
Depend on you
To help me grow
I love you
And that's all I know
When the singers gone
Let the song go on
It's a fine line between the darkness and the dawn
They say in the darkest night there's a light beyond
But the ending always comes at last.
Endings always come too fast.
And the ending Always
Comes at last
Endings always come too fast
They come too fast
And they pass too slow
I love you
And that's all
It's really all I know
It's all I know
It's all I know
Dear Tech Support:
Last year I upgraded from
Girlfriend 7.0to Wife 1.0. I soon noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources. In addition, Wife 1.0installed itself into all other programs and now monitors all other system activity and applications such as Poker Night 10.3, Football 5.0, Hunting and Fishing 7.5, and Racing 3.6. I can't seem to keep Wife 1.0in the background while attempting to run my favorite applications. I'm thinking about going back to Girlfriend 7.0, but the uninstallation doesn't work on Wife 1.0. Please help!
A Troubled User.
Dear Troubled User:
This is a very common problem that men complain about.
Many people upgrade from
Girlfriend 7.0to Wife 1.0, thinking that it is just a Utilities and Entertainment program. Wife 1.0is an OPERATING SYSTEM and is designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING!!! It is also impossible to delete Wife 1.0and to return to Girlfriend 7.0. It is impossible to uninstall, or purge the program files from the system once installed.
You cannot go back to
Girlfriend 7.0because Wife 1.0is designed to not allow this. Look in your Wife 1.0manual under Warnings-Alimony-Child Support. I recommend that you keep Wife 1.0and work on improving the situation. I suggest installing the background application "Yes Dear"to alleviate software augmentation.
The best course of action is to enter the command
C:\APOLOGIZEbecause ultimately you will have to give the APOLOGIZE command before the system will return to normal anyway. Wife 1.0is a great program, but it tends to be very high maintenance. Wife 1.0comes with several support programs, such as Clean and Sweep 3.0, Cook It 1.5and Do Bills 4.2.
However, be very careful how you use these programs. Improper use will cause the system to launch the program
Nag Nag 9.5. Once this happens, the only way to improve the performance of Wife 1.0is to purchase additional software. I recommend Flowers 2.1and Diamonds 5.0!
WARNING!!! DO NOT, under any circumstances, install
Secretary With Short Skirt 3.3. This application is not supported by Wife 1.0and will cause irreversible damage to the operating system.
Best of luck,
the argument i want to make is about the recent intel ad that apple made for their new intel based computers. this was posted on the Postal Service website (Postal Service is the band that everyone thinks the intel ad is very much similar to):
It has recently come to our attention that Apple Computers' new television commercial for the Intel chip features a shot-for-shot recreation of our video for 'Such Great Heights' made by the same filmmakers responsible for the original. We did not approve this commercialization and are extremely disappointed with both parties that this was executed without our consultation or consent. -Ben Gibbard, The Postal Service
let's clarify something. "a shot-for-shot recreation" means just that, either an exact copy of it, or footage meant to replicate the same image, shot-for-shot. the mac + intel ad is not a shot-for-shot reproduction. in fact, of the two, there is probably only 3 scenes that remotely indicate similarity. firstly, Ben Gibbard of The Postal Service, do not make such a rash claim, such as apple making a shot-for-shot reproduction.
firstly, the videos would have to be the same length to be a reproduction. why?...because the definition of "reproduction" is: 'the action or process of making a copy of something'. a "copy" is 'a thing made to be similar or identical to another'. your video is much longer than the 35 second ad apple had made. secondly, of the 140 odd different scenes you had in your video, approximately 3 resemble some similarity to it from the apple commercial. this by no means constitutes a "shot-for-shot recreation".
thirdly, the party that made both your video and apple's commercial has the free right to use their idea as many times as they want, as they are the intellectual owner of the idea. I assume you hold the copyright to the work produced, as US copyright law states "In the case of works made for hire, the employer and not the employee is considered to be the author", and while you may have copyright over the work produced, you are not able to hold copyright over the idea used. The idea or concept for the video is the copyright of the author who came up with the concept. why you cannot lay claim to that is illustrated in the following example: a company is preparing a new logo. there are several proofs for that logo and a decision is made upon the final one to be used. all other ideas and concepts are not copyrighted to the logo copyright owner. therefore, ideas or derivatives may be used for other companies, as they were not bought or copyrighted in the name of the company acquiring the logo. hence, the work produced in your situation, the video, is your copyright. you may lay claim to copyright infringement if there is a copy made. but there is not. 3 of approximately 140 scenes bearing some similarity does not indicate copying, and definately does not inidicate a "shot-for-shot recreation".
basically when it comes down to it, Ben Gibbard, nobody cares whether or not you "approve this commercialization" or not, and certainly nobody cares if you are disappointed with any parties involved with the making or ownership of the mac + intel advertisement. nobody needs your consent or to even consult with you. you hold no legal right to have any say in the matter either as you, as expressed above, do not hold any copyright over a particular scene that occurs in the natural world (which appear in your video) and no copyright has been violated.
update: ok people...this was sposed to be some random post, but then i went to try and find a pic of my toothrbush to post, just for the hell of it lol, but then i find the oral b website, and it has product demos. HELLO PEOPLE, they are freakin toothbrushes!!! they dont need demos!!! i added the link so you can see the demo for mine :P but honestly oral b, do you really need to spend time and money on making demos for your toothbrushes?
someone was in our backyard a while ago, because they had gotten a metal thing and propped it up to get over the back fence, and left dents in it where they stood. its so appalling, i hate this suburb, but my uni is close by so thats why im stuck here v_v.
- Trip for 2 to Antarctica (plus cold weather gear) with Quark Expedition, $22,000
- Trip for 2 to Canada, for a diamond-cutting and polishing experience, $15,000
- Lumineers teeth whitening, $4,000
- One pair of diamond-encrusted blue jeans from Denim for Immortality, $1,200
- Chopard Golden Diamond ring, $2,000
- Saeco USA Italia espresso machine, $695
- Philip Stein Teslar uni-sex watch, worth $585
- Gift certificate to Jackrocketwear, a couture line of doggie duds, $500
- Blackberry 8700c, $500
- Salt Optics sunglasses (1 pair), $375
- VAX USA vacuum, $300
- Nintendo Game Boy Micro with Dr. Mario/Puzzle League game, $250
definately a movie everyone should see, if not for the story, then for the comedy ^_^
4.5 stars from me!
but then again, anyone who makes a social comment like i have is either going to be labelled a gay-supporter, or gay-basher, depending on the stance of the comment. everything isnt black or white people. there ARE shades of grey. while we continue to live in this white or black society, we will always have discrimination, and its not until we all have it affect our lives in some way that we realise that perhaps, people with a different sexual orientation arent as in-human as the majority of people seem to think they are.
Dirty talker on subway P.A. systems
An unknown woman in Melbourne, Australia has twice broken into locked cabs on subway trains and commandeered the public address system for dirty talk."There was a woman on the address system. It was very graphic about how she was going to have sex with a driver for about three minutes," said Angela, a passenger on the Frankston-bound train.
"I thought she was in cahoots with the driver."
Angela said there were families on board unhappy their children were exposed to the content...
(Railway operator) Connex has said some people are aware of a weakness that allows them to force their way into vacant cabins and hijack the PA.
They said the flaw would be fixed this year.
(Source: Boing Boing)
WEEEEEEEEEEEEE omg omg omg omg omg omg...new intel iMacs, new intel MacBook Pro's...integrated iSights, intelligent power cables...super clear cinema grade screens, and a hot little remote for frontrow...i think i might be trading in my trusty powerbook for a macbook pro sometimes soon ;)...other wikid stuff is new iLife app; iWeb, an iPod remote with fm tuner...eveyrthing just seems to be getting better and better ^_^...just waiting for the damn keynote video to come out now...*sigh* so long to wait....
OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!
Cy, short for Cyclopes, a kitten born with only one eye and no nose, is shown in this photo provided by its owner in Redmond, Oregon, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005. The kitten, a ragdoll breed, which died after living for one day, was one of two in the litter. Its sibling was born normal and healthy.
Explaining the importance of the Macworld Expo and the Keynote to non-Mac people isn't easy. Heck, I was briefly considering trying to squeeze in an attendance to MWSF this year and therefore risking missing my own twin brother's wedding, but I decided in the end that family (and a nice trip to St. Croix) is a bit more important than the Stevenote. However, the fact that I actually considered doing so means something. MWSF is a pilgrimage; it's the event of the year for many of us; it's religious in nature. Explaining to a layman why this is so important to us just isn't easy. Luckily, Tom Bridge has stepped forward to give us a great post to help us do just that.
am i wikid or what ;)
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