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Facebook and its addicts are the scum of the Earth.

5 Sep
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Don’t like my opinions? I have more.

I rejoined Bebo today, the social network you know little about. There’s something about it that seems slightly more mature, and several shit-tons less addictive. It’s basically where I keep my stats. My Stats House if you will, and I’ll have a link to my profile on the side bar to the left so you can see what I mean, drop me a line, maybe add me as a friend (why must we call it “friends”?).

Anyway enjoy your weekend, I’m buying whiskey.

-onbey

A response to 93%

25 Aug

93% is not the percentage of things I am neither sure or unsure about.

It is the percentage of overall star dust that makes up the human body.

And now you know! :D

Thank you to:

  • Raquel Gomez
  • Taylor Wilson
  • Marcus Hattes
  • Amber Jones
  • Olivia Hersey

You’re up lifting and fascinating comments are greatly valued. And thank you to all of my subscribers for keeping me on track when I slack off and the to anonymous buyers of my hipster Tees, more to come I assure you!

Less Than Three,

Ade

UPDATE: Doing things a little different.

3 May

This week there will be no .:today:. posts. Mon-Fri will be a bit more personal than usual.

NietzscheTHURSDAY

29 Apr

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

wiseguyWEDNESDAY

28 Apr

Today we’re featuring Sir Isaac Newton and his heretic ways! WOOOH!

So along with being on the absolute top of scientific knowledge and discovery to this day and being only likened to everyone’s favorite mathematician Albert Einstein, Isaac was how should I put it? Oh, that’s right. Stark raving mad. Now I know every genius that ever walked this planet had a “thing”, Van Gough had his cousin/manic depression, and Mozart had family issues (to say the least). But Issac had a bit of an obsession with Gods coded message in the bible concerning the Apocalypse. Yeah that’s right, Mr. Newton was a closet Christian fanatic. He spent the better part of his career secretly discovering the date of the end of days. He died never telling a documented soul about his discovery, experts are convinced he meant for our generation to find his secret work and prepare ourselves for the end of time which Newton predicted would be approximately 2060. So now if we survive 2012, we get to worry for another 58 years about the possible end of our existence as the unwashed unsaved and down right asshole masses.

I’m rooting on 1012.

Oh good now lets chuck them all over the place!

28 Apr

We’ve all heard the plastic bag horror stories—the billions of bags discarded every year that wind up polluting oceans, killing wildlife and getting dumped in landfills where they take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Researchers have been wracking their brains for years to figure out a solution. But leave it to a Canadian high school student to leave them all in the dust. Daniel Burd, an 11th grader at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, has discovered a way to make plastic bags degrade in as little as three months—a finding that won him first prize at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, a $20,000 scholarship, and a chance to revolutionize a major environmental issue.

Burd’s strategy was simple: Since plastic does eventually degrade, it must be eaten by microorganisms. If those microorganisms, as well as the optimal conditions for their growth, could be identified, we could put them to work eating the plastic much faster than under normal conditions.

With this goal in mind, he ground plastic bags into a powder and concocted a solution of household chemicals, yeast and tap water to encourage microbe growth. Then he added the plastic powder and let the microbes work their magic for three months. Finally, he tested the resulting bacterial culture on plastic bags, exposing one plastic sample to dead bacteria as a control.

Sure enough, the plastic exposed to the live bacteria was 17 percent lighter than the control after six weeks. Once Burd examined the most effective strains of bacteria, he was able to isolate two types—Sphingomonas and Pseudomonas—as the plastic munchers. At 37 degrees and optimal bacterial concentration, the microbes had consumed 43 percent of a plastic sample within six weeks.

Next up, maybe it’s time to put him to work on this whole carbon emissions thing.

ODDtuesday

28 Apr