Added by Shtanto on May 6, 2010 at 7:02pm —
I am curious. This is my greatest asset.
I wonder. This is my favourite activity
I decide. Even though determinism and free will meet at the point of choice, inconsequential or otherwise, I know I can make a difference. It's the little things that count.
I cannot help myself. I can only help others. It is easier to help others simply because theirs appears to be a smaller problem space. It's about perspective. I know… Continue
Added by Shtanto on May 6, 2010 at 6:12pm —
Your regrets won't serve you here. Death is now a choice between eventual decline and living to see what's going to happen next. Most of us don't accept decrepitude, but we respect those who do.
Money and stuff? Replaceable.
Dead Cells? Replaceable
Shared experience? That's your call!
What are the things in your life you could never replace?
Added by Shtanto on May 6, 2010 at 6:00pm —
So it's in the water supply now? That's great news. It'll be airborne next.
Better go down to harvey norman and tell him to start selling those kettless. I'll cover the Southside, you cover the Northside. No need to thank me.
They'd smell me coming. Listen, the power might cut out so keep a few of them solar kettles handy as well. Yours are in DCU, mine are in UCD. I'll meet you at the spire. Might stop by Bewleys… Continue
Added by Shtanto on May 4, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Faced with the question "Abort, Retry, Fail", always choose Retry
It is only what is personally acceptable. Even when futility and quit appear to be the only options.
Added by Shtanto on May 4, 2010 at 10:23pm —
I remember watching videos of the famous corrupted blood incident. By in large, the ones dying off were low level characters with low hitpoints and characters who could heal or ward against the plague. It died out after a while. Isolation and quarantine were the only effective means of preventing the spread. The earth was littered with corpses that day. Some folks just logged out and waited for it to pass. Others took refuge in remote places, rooftops, the ocean and deep forests. Thankfully,… Continue
Added by Shtanto on May 4, 2010 at 10:15pm —
We sit together
The mountain and I until
only I remain
2030 was the year. There have been a few accidents, but most of us first genners are still here.
Ha. The neocon retro camp still stirs up trouble even after all the benefits are plain to see. They chiefly object to the so called murdering of the unborn. It won't be a problem now though. We can get our stem cells from a simple eyelash… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 22, 2010 at 7:31pm —
Pity your grandchildren if they don't want to know your… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 22, 2010 at 5:30pm —
When the wind blows from the south, the weather is grand; from the east it's chilly and the seagulls will come inland; from the west it could easily ran, so watch the clouds and pack a small umbrella; from the north comes no good weather.
So says the seanachaí. One of the real problems caused by the disease of age is the loss of great minds. It's like reformatting a hard drive with only half a backup, sometimes with none at all. What needs to be learned is why people grow… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 22, 2010 at 5:27pm —
I'd post my map up, but my computer says no. All I'm really worried about is flood protection for the port. There are a lot of yuppy-dogboxes down there (small cramped apartments, but the views aren't bad) and with the banks kaiboshed as they are, negative equity and a flooded apartment is just no fun.
I'll give the maps another go on a different computer. Might be something to do with browser settings.
Edit: Alrighty, here's a gooer. I decided… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 18, 2010 at 3:30pm —
A volcano went off in Iceland last week. Not so unusual really, but it spat dust high into the sky. Planes couldn't fly. They could certainly try, but volcanic ash makes glass shards when you pass it through jet engines. This is not a good thing to have to deal with at 30,000 feet.
Clear skies over Dublin, and unseasonally warm weather.
The two are easily linked, but we… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 18, 2010 at 3:20pm —
I really wish they'd taught me morse code back in school. What a great way to communicate! Carrier pigeons are also a great idea. They weren't 100% reliable (and our modern TCP/IP isn't either) so it was often found that best results came from sending 3 or 4 with the same message. 1 pigeon got a medal
during the war. Aside from the smell, it was a pretty good system.
The real strength of… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 18, 2010 at 3:08pm —
It was eventually conceived, with the advent of the mindLink, that the internet would have to change in a great many ways. In order to keep all the information flowing, a young girl stepped forward and offered a radical solution. No machine could do the job. All things designed by man had so far failed.
It was to pass that Judy became our link with Knowledge, and her sacrifice is remembered every time you seek and ask. Without her to route and direct the Flow, we would have… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 12, 2010 at 11:28pm —
She held the lab door open for me on my way in, so it was the least I could do to repay the compliment. Turned out the monitor was unplugged. I would have dived in under the desk myself to plug it in, but my ankle wasn't up to the challenge. Anyway, in this case, she had a height advantage. I showed her how to fix the computers in the lab. There was usually one in every lab with a problem, so you could either wait for a working one to free up, or fix one… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 12, 2010 at 11:15pm —
Not one you'll have heard about is the story of women in universities donating their eggs to science, sometimes for as much as $10,000 US. I read about it in new scientist magazine.
To cure cancer, research needs blastocysts, little balls of stem cells that could become people if given the right conditions. Blastocysts are to be found in the IVF freezers of the world, many of which will never see the light of day. It takes a lot of meddling to make a blastocyst in a dish… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 12, 2010 at 10:34pm —
A new local currency was unveiled today. The LoLs unique security features mean untrustworthy people cannot use it, and it's value increases as the users mood improves. All local shops have agreed to accept it in return for goods and services. One of the great features of the new currency is that it recognises both personal and societal worth. All citizens are entitled to issue the… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 1, 2010 at 10:33pm —
It's laptops we need chief. Desktops just won't cut it. Too many parts, too many points of failure. We need a dual touch screen setup with a built in projector and a 4 megapixel webcam. If
I guess we could build a box with a projector in it . Fix in one of those projected keyboards too. It has to be lightweight though, self powered. Clockwork maybe, or solar - whichever is handiest. MicroATX form factor. Here's the spec.
2Ghz dual core processor or…
Added by Shtanto on April 1, 2010 at 6:58pm —
Welcome to Ireland. The banking system has failed. Hubris and greed are rampant and what was once one of the strongest economies in the world has imploded completely. Seán Fitzpatrick, the villain of this piece (and only one of many) borrowed money that didn't exist. They just said it did. They lied. The numbers and scandals just keep getting worse. 5 billion, 20 billion, 25 billion... People who wanted to retire have lost their pensions.
Now every Irish taxpayer will be… Continue
Added by Shtanto on April 1, 2010 at 4:49pm —
I'm feeling dry. Luckily I have water. I hope everyone else does too. We do as we must to do as we will.
Maybe with real pipes. 10 by 10 boards, big teams of people, all sorting through big buckets of plastic pipes that don't go quite where they're… Continue
Added by Shtanto on March 27, 2010 at 11:31pm —
A lot of the time, dry places only look dry. Man's best friend has been able to find drugs, bodies, criminals and even act as our eyes and ears. It came as no surprise to many when they heard about Uisce the water sniffer dog. Humans (for some reason) lost the ability to find water by smell generations ago, so it fell of the furry shoulders of our canine chums to help us out in this area. Gaddafi put a h*** in the ground looking for oil. Instead he found water, and lots of it. Now Libya is… Continue
Added by Shtanto on March 27, 2010 at 11:02pm —