Monday, 17 September 2012

And while I'm rehashing Wired's articles...

Interesting piece about the ethically worst company on the planet.

VIEW IT HERE (redirects to

Not just the North Koreans are crazy.

I'm not a legal expert, or human rights expert, but I'm pretty sure developing weapons which will crash into other weapons isn't a fair or legitimate method of fighting an enemy.

Almost a hundred years ago, men were dying valiently in trenches or ditches around Europe, going to exteme lengths to survive and protect their comrades.

Nowadays a soldier is unlikely to even see the face of the man he's about to kill.

War is no longer about honour, it's about who's got the better toys.

Friday, 14 September 2012

The Odyssey - Homer

Possibly the finest book I've ever read, and I would recommend that anyone with the slightest interest in History, Literature, ancient civilisations or just badass tales should definately read it.

Written in around 800BC (making it the oldest book I've read to date), some of the terms and sayings don't quite make sense anymore (such as references to Battles which had happened hundreds of years earlier), but given that it's almost 3,000 years old it's okay to let that slide.

A nice touch is the constant mention of the Gods, and how basically everything that happened -whether positive or negative- was down to them, such as rumours spreading through villages or cities were incited by the Gods, or boats being driven from their course being the fault of Poseiden.

Given that this book predates the Bible by 800 years, it surprised me how the book actually gives more of an idea on how to live a good life, like how many of the 'good guys' are described, such as "Valiant Odysseus" or "Cowardly Athene"(sic) etc.

Would very much recommend anyone to buy this book, or at least download a copy of it, as it's definately my current favourite book (not said lightly).

Read here;

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A final word for my Birmingham chums.

And while I'm still logged in...

The oldest colour footage found to date. 109/110 years old (1901 or 1902, beating Kinemacolour by about 8 years.)

Apparently the guy who filmed it combined green, blue and red colour filters and superimposed the images over one another.

The BBC also says the films were made by a British photographer and inventor called Edward Turner, who patented the idea but died at the age of 29.

Meanwhile, in Yemen (,Egypt and Libya)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Terry Crews is...

...a legend.

Pirate Bay proxy

It's been a while since my last post, and a fair few things have happened in that time, so I'll just make this a quick one and share a fast and reliable PirateBay proxy for all my British brothers and sisters who're having their rights ignored.

NB: any comments or links within the site won't work if your ISP is blocking TPB.