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Fractal Zooms

October 25, 2009 Leave a comment
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Self-similarity

October 25, 2009 Leave a comment
Mandelbrot Zoom

Self-similarity in the Mandelbrot set shown by zooming on a round feature while panning in the negative-X direction. The display center pans from (-1,0) to (-1.31,0) while the view magnifies from .5 x .5 to .12 x .12.

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Philosophy and Strippers

October 24, 2009 3 comments

I recently read a note posted on Facebook…

…this brings up the statment that strippers have feelings too – which is true. They are human, but we, as society, don’t see them that way. We objectify them to a peice of merchandise like a television or a pencil. . . any thoughts?

My response to this is rather cynical, but without a lot of thought on the subject, I’d have to say it’s fairly solid in my mind.

We, as society, do not objectify strippers – at least not in the way noted above.

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Categories: Philosophy

Album of the Week (3) – Jahcoozi

October 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Album of the Week: Week 3

Artist: Jahcoozi
Album: Pure Breed Mongrel
Label: Kitty-Yo
Year: 2005

Jahcoozi - Pure Breed Mongrel

Jahcoozi - Pure Breed Mongrel

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No Slave to Syntax

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

For decades, political leaders had seduced voters with their fancy talk and pretty words. But Palin refused to be a slave to oratory or grandiloquence or basic syntax. She liberated the English language from the rigid orthodoxy of meaning, because in America even words should have freedom—the freedom to appear wherever they’d like, almost as if emerging by chance or random draw.

Read the full article here: http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/10/16/sarah-palin’s-no-slave-to-syntax/

Categories: Politics

Films to see…

October 21, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s 1:43 in the morning and I cannot sleep – so I am browsing the internet and compiling a list of movies and films I’d like to see.

  • Automaton Transfusion
  • Batoru Rowaiaru/Battle Royale (2000)
  • Dance of the Dead (2008)
  • Day of the Dead (2008 remake)
  • Deadspace: Downfall (2008)
  • Death Race 2000 (1975)
  • Delicatessen (1991)
  • Empire of the Sun (1987)
  • If…. (1968)
  • Fido (2007?)
  • Logan’s Run (1976)
  • Metropolis (1927)
  • Pandorum (2009)
  • Redneck Zombies (Troma Films, 1987?)
  • Surf Nazis Must Die! (Troma Films)
  • The Lovely Bones (2009)
  • The Rage (2007)
  • The Zombie Diaries (2008)
  • The City of Lost Children (1995)
  • Vidocq (2001)
  • Zombieland (2009)
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Return I Will to Old Brazil

October 19, 2009 Leave a comment
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