May 20 2010

Random post of Awesome

Well, instead of focusing on one thing in a blog post, this time I thought I’d just put some things together that I found. First up, two videos…

7×13=28

A great video which proves 7×13=28!

No This is Patrick!

An entertaining and funny mix of the movie 300 and Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants.

Quantum teleportation achieved over ten miles of free space

A fantastic and quite interesting bit of news…
Scientists have had some success teleporting information (between protons) over a distance of nearly 10 miles! Here’s a small quote from that article:

Quantum teleportation has achieved a new milestone or, should we say, a new ten-milestone: scientists have recently had success teleporting information between photons over a free space distance of nearly ten miles, an unprecedented length. The researchers who have accomplished this feat note that this brings us closer to communicating information without needing a traditional signal, and that the ten miles they have reached could span the distance between the surface of the earth and space.

You can read the rest of that here.

Freebies!

What’s a good blog post without some good free things?

Portal
Although this is old news, I will mention it anyways. On Steam right now you can get Portal for free! In celebration of the launch of Steam for the Mac, Steam is giving away Portal for free until the 24th of May, get it before this great deal is over!

Altitude
Another limited time freebie… Steam is having a free weekend for a game called Altitude. Altitude is fast-paced cartoony aerial fighter, it features Seven games modes and online multiplayer between the PC and Mac! Altitude is also 50% off, $5 (regular $10), I strongly suggest you try this game before the free weekend is over. More information including screenshots and a video can be found on its Steam store page.

Quit Facebook Day

While I have your attention I thought I’d just mention this.

Facebook recently has gone rogue, with all of the privacy concerns and a certain Facebook founder, Facebook can no longer be trusted.

Quit Facebook day is on May 31st, 11703 (as of now) Facebook users have already committed to quitting Facebook on that date. I would too but I have NEVER and will NEVER have a Facebook profile. For more details and to commit visit quitfacebookday.com. Here’s a quote from there explaining why you should quit:

For us it comes down to two things: fair choices and best intentions. In our view, Facebook doesn’t do a good job in either department. Facebook gives you choices about how to manage your data, but they aren’t fair choices, and while the onus is on the individual to manage these choices, Facebook makes it damn difficult for the average user to understand or manage this. We also don’t think Facebook has much respect for you or your data, especially in the context of the future.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading!

  • Hrm

    Hrm….This is random…

  • Yes it is Pomicio. By the way, your comment = the 20th comment, congrats. ;o

  • Hrm

    Looks like mine was the 1st comment….

  • Nah, look around and you’ll see more 😛