Thursday, June 30, 2011

The ghost hand and what could mean for our future

I watched not without horror the video presenting the PossessedHand technology.
The tech allows after connecting some electrodes on your arm for electric impulses to move your hand WITHOUT your brain's intervention. The hand is moving on its own, by a ghost!

My horror was due to the thoughts that occurred to me while watching it: This tech could easily expand to move the entire human body. That means that by wearing a tight suit with the electrodes at the correct places, our hands, arms and legs could be controlled by someone else. Man or machine. Transforming the recipient into living zombie. Allowing my imagination to run wild on that track, the technology could expand even more allowing the electrodes to be able to be injected into the blood stream or swallowed and self-position at the right places. After all don't we have drug capsules and other similar stuff?

The thing is that such a technology could easily be used for bad rather than good. Imagine yourself abducted, and that suit put on you, or those capsules put in your bloodstream and then imagine robbing a bank. Or imagine becoming and involuntary suicide bomber...
If this kind of tech is coupled with brain wave tech then you could even have people controlling others and living through their puppet's experiences! Something like the Surrogates with living people rather than robots not necessarily participating willingly to that.

And I was like WHOA. Our darkest future is yet to come.

Fujitsu lifebook AH530/GFX E-4 short review

What I realized after buying my new laptop and comparing it with the old one from a ECS, was that the screen being 15.6'' in diagonal length, was a bit shorter in height and longer. That to me smelled like a scam, so the ruler got out of the drawer and measured:

the old laptop screen is: 33,3x20,8 = 692,64 cm^2

the new laptop screen is: 34,5x19,2 = 662,4cm^2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so God damn the manufacturer for reducing the overall viewing area!

the other thing I noticed was a large area underneath the laptop for upgrades. Or so I thought cause when the screwdriver that got out of the drawer finished unscrewing and the plastic was removed, I was disappointed to find out that there was not even one spare expansion slot! :(
There was only one half size miniPci housing the wireless card, two ram slots, the CPU (upgradeable thank God) and the GPU.
Next to this is the hard disk bay and NOTHING ELSE!
I mean ok, there may not be lots of applications using the miniPci except the wireless modules, but come on, build your devices a bit future proof damn it!

Some parts of the notebook seem well built while some other seem rather cheapo
On the plus side is the keyboard, that I kinda like it, although it has no internal light.

One more bizarre fact. In the BIOS menu in the boot options, there is the option to boot from a floppy disk drive!!! A DAMN FLOPPY DRIVE!
I haven't used a floppy since 2003 when i got rid of my collection of 486 DX40 and pentium mmx desktops (both were donations of kind people). WHY THE HECK WOULD IN 2011 A LAPTOP HAVE SUCH AN OPTION?!

One more disadvantage, it has a fundamental design flaw the power cord input is 7-8mm next to the DVD player. It is also not straight, but has a right angle with the cable. blocking the DVD drive...

as we dig deeper and deeper into how humans function I expect an Eagle (as in the RAMA series) to show up and ask as to stop digging.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

standard laptop charger

Now they decided to force Mobile phone manufacturers to use a standardized charger, its about time to force laptop manufacturers to use also a standardized charger for all the million laptops that are sold and scraped every day world wide.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ατάκα στο ραδιόφωνο για τα στημένα

άκουγα χτες προχτές κατά λάθος στο ράδιο ερασπορ έναν εκφωνητή ή ακροατή, δεν ξέρω, να λέει ότι "έσκασε βόμβα στα θεμέλια του ελληνικού ποδοσφαίρου"

ποιά θεμέλια λεβέντη μου; ο Μπέος και ο Ψωμιάδης είναι τα θεμέλια του ελληνικού ποδοσφαίρου; είσαι σοβαρός;

Thursday, June 9, 2011


is nostalgia a sign of getting old?
υπάρχει ένα κομμάτι 4 περίπου χιλιόμετρα στον παράδρομο της εθνικής οδού Αθηνών Λαμίας στο ύψος της Μαλακάσας και του Σείριου όπου αν πιάσεις τα 80-100 χιλιόμετρα και το αφήσεις να ρολάρει στο νεκρό, δεν μειώνει ταχύτητα παρά τις ανηφοροκατηφόρες!

Τελικά ορισμένα μαθήματα του στρατού ισχύουν και στην υπόλοιπη ζωή.

-όσο λιγότερα λες ότι ξέρεις τόσο λιγότερο σε χώνουν...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

φυσικό αρωματικό αυτοκινήτου για το καλοκαίρι

Πάρτε 3-4 χρησιμοποιημένες λεμονόκουπες και αφήστε τες στο αυτοκίνητο σε ένα κουτάκι για να μη λερώσουν όταν το όχημα μένει στον ήλιο για πολλές ώρες με κλειστά ή σχεδόν κλειστά παράθυρα.
Η θερμοκρασία που ανεβαίνει στο όχημα ζεσταίνει τα λεμόνια και απελευθερώνει τα αιθέρια έλαια στην καμπίνα των επιβατών. Έτσι το αυτοκίνητο θα μοσχοβολάει άρωμα λεμόνι. Δεν το δοκίμασα αλλά το ίδιο φαντάζομαι ισχύει και με πορτοκάλια.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Προχτές βρήκα στο αυτοκίνητο αυτό το φυλλάδιο. Το μυστικιστικό σύμβολο μου θύμισε την σημαία του Πακιστάν που δεν είναι στην Αφρική και με μια μικρή αναζήτηση είδα ότι θύμιζε και τη σημαία της Μαυριτανίας και της Αλγερίας. Περιέργως δεν μου θύμισε της Τουρκίας.

η μοναδική απορία μου είναι, μπορεί να προβλέψει πότε θα τον πάρει κάποιος τηλέφωνο;
ο μόνος λόγος που έχω αρχισει να δίνω χρήματα σε μετανάστες στα φανάρια (πέρα από το ότι βρήκα δουλειά) είναι ότι αποτελέι αντίσταση στα φασισταριά.
Η πινακίδα ΔΟΚ 3898 σε ποιον είναι καταχωρημένη; Γιατί το να κυκλοφορεί μια Mercedes CL500 με δοκιμαστική πινακίδα είναι τουλάχιστον προκλητικό.

Όχι πολύ καθαρή φωτογραφία αλλά το να μην τρακάρω ήταν πιο σημαντικό

Lights on the moon

On Saturday 4/6/11 night I was playing around with my new binoculars, not very expensive and not very strong either, looking the new moon. And I saw something quite bizarre. On the bottom left corner of the moon, just at the spot the sunlight ended, there was a spot of darkness from the unlighted section and after that another spot of bright light.
Now I do not believe Nazis are on the moon, or anything exotic like that and the most posible explanation I can think of is that sun light was falling on the top of a crater rising low and high enough to create the image of subsequent darkness and light. But damn, that is a mind boggling spectacle. Strange lights on the moon...

Bad photo I know and doesn't show what I wanted, but thats all I could manage. Holding the binoculars in front of a phone camera is not exactly ideal photo rig.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I was trying to contact an Ebay seller the other day and recently in order to do that you have to use a captcha number. Well, this feature does not work. I must have entered 6 or 7 different numbers and each time the outcome was wrong. Not because I entered the numbers incorrectly. Then it occurred to me to listen to the numbers just in case, and voila! The audio numbers were totally different that the numbers I was seeing on my screen. Eventually I managed to send the damn message, but not before running out of patience.