Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Dakar Rally,

I always thought that the Trucks racing in the Dakar rally, were similar to cargo trucks, with the back filled with supplies: Food, spare parts, diesel. It seems I was wrong.


On the following clip, at 1:07, the sky is visible through the truck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huw6Rkq5jj4


Saturday, December 30, 2017

I pre-ordered Persepolis Rising from Amazon on the 12th of November and received it on the 28th of December. Just for laughs I checked on the pirate bay to see if it was online, and OMFG it was uploaded 8/12/17, 4 days after the official release on the 5th of December.
With this kind of shitty service perhaps next time I wont bother ordering physical books.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Απαράδεκτη ποιότητα παιχνιδιού τραίνου Jumbo / very bad quality train from Jumbo stores, ΥΥ085,


Απαράδεκτη ποιότητα παιχνιδιού Jumbo κωδ: ΥΥ085, 0479213000037, batch no 20170820

μέσα σε μια μέρα χρήσης, αποσυναρμολογήθηκε το βαγόνι με τη σκεπή.
έσπασαν 2 ράγες,
καπνό δεν βγάζει, αλλά δεν έχει και οδηγίες χρήσης για το τι πρέπει να κάνεις για να βγάλει, πχ να βάλεις νερό στην καμινάδα.
η μηχανή δεν κάθεται στις ράγες, 
τα πλαστικά σπάνε σαν από τσιγαρόχαρτο.
οι ράγες δεν ασφαλίζουν και βγαίνουν με το παραμικρό.

πετάξτε τα χρήματα σας αλλού.







Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Autonomous vehicles and insurance

All this progress in vehicle autonomy, wouldn't eventually lead to the wipe out of the vehicle insurance companies?
Cause if the vehicle crashes and no human is involved, the driver can't be responsible. But the manufacturer is. Perhaps insurance companies, change focus and insure the manufacturers instead.

Monday, December 11, 2017

I am reading the news, about the extent that the rich evade taxes. Paradise papers, Lagarde list, tax heavens etc.
I wonder, what is the moral legitimacy to demand simple people to stop piracy of music and digital media in general?
The rich have the meand to hide their money and not pay taxes through lobbying and laws made specificaly for them but the poor, must suck it up and pay.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

In 2006 when "an inconvenient truth" came to be, I remember it draw a fair amount of criticism about the cgi scene with the Polar bear not being real and hence manipulating the audience. Well, I got news for all of you. A bear is documented starving to death in a baren landscape devoid of snow and food. Perhaps the inconvenient truth took the poetic liberty to show a drowning bear but real life shows that death due to climate change don't come swiftly like drowning for those affected. It will be a slow and agonizing death.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oiC_HG3u-nk
 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Trip into memory lane

I was checking out the newer versions of Wolfenstein and somehow this "dog" photo looked familiar...


but it couldn't be, it was totaly alien to me, and yet so familiar. And after a bit of memory strugling, it hit me!
The "dog's" teeth and Doom's font is eerily similar