Short Bits, Questions & Misc
Really this section is for things which don't require a full
page but are worthy of some space in the great scheme of things.
These ideas might get fleshed out one day when theres time...
• Armchair aliens:
Just watching a program on Channel 4 (yes even in the UK
we have boring channel names) and someone mentioned a very
good point. If we're sitting here waiting for aliens to come
to us and wondering why they don't visit publically. Who's
to say they aren't all doing the same thing and thus we'll
• An analogy of programming:
While thinking of something entirely different earlier, I
suddenly hit on a way to explain what the majority of programming
Imagine you've got a rusty screw in a plank of wood. Normally
you'd use a single tool such as a screwdriver to shift it,
however this one ain't going to budge so you need to think
of another tool to help solve this problem. After a while
you see a hammer and wonder, if I hit the screwdriver with
the hammer will that free the screw? A hammer isn't a natural
choice for removing something, but in combination it works.
Same with programming - some is easy and requires just one
tool, other programming requires a combination of tools not
all of which are naturally designed for that job....thats
why it sometimes takes so long (my excuse anyway). :-)
• If a half-spin particle can be female, does that mean she
spends 4 times as long as a normal particle getting ready
as she has 2 pottential sides to dress?
• For those who remember Gremlins in the 80's:
"It looks cuddly and normally is perfectly harmless prefering
to just sit and watch the world go by, but remember, the most
important thing of all, don't under any circumstances, however
hungry he looks and however much he begs, *do not* feed a
Trev with Frosties & coffee after midnight if you value your
• Wondering one day why time sometimes goes backwards while
you're sleeping I began to wonder whether time was actually
like a giant clock with gravity pulling the hands down after
they got to midday / midnight...? Of course this doesn't explain
why it drags all afternoon.
Update: Maybe the afternoon dragging relates to the rotation
of the earth and the fact that the clock is heading for the
otherside of the world therefore it turns upside down and
is once again affected by gravity...?
Back to mad theories....