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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Al Jazeera 101 East on Sarawak's Corruption

Last night, there was a quick burst of SMS' spreading through almost every mobile phone in Sarawak. Sarawak's corruption was the main focus on Al Jazeera's 101 East program. I bet every eye was glued to the TV set. Mine wasn't unfortunately. They were glued to the seafood in front of me at Permata Carpark.
So today I found the program on Youtube! Watch, & decide for yourselves, for I am not allowed to say anything else.

PART 2: Watch James Masing in cold sweat.

Al Jazeera. I like.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Evolution of the Japanese Species

I've said it before, & I'll say it again. If there's anything wierder than wierd, it has to come from Japan.

By now, I think you must have heard the news that Japan has signed up 3 kawaii girls who like dressing up as a schoolgirl, doll & lolita as its cultural ambassadors to the world.

Then just as I was still recovering from the WHAT THE...? effect, the Japanese came back & hit us with this Model bot.

See, this reaffirms my belief that as robots evolutionise to become more sophistificated & human-like, humans on the other hand are de-volutioning (if there's such a word) to become more android-like with fake lashes, fake hair, fake coloured contacts, tons of makeup & fake body parts. And that's just cosmetics.

You'd also have people with fake prosthetic arms & legs, some fitted with more technologically advanced artificial limbs. That kept me thinking. If more & more parts of our bodies stop functioning, & we keep on replacing them with advanced chip-based limbs & organs, how long will it be before we are called a cyborg, instead of a human being? At what point do we stop being humans?

Imagine if 99% of our physical self is replaced by these technological parts, & we could connect to the internet wireless through the chip in our head, wouldn't the internet be an extension of ourself? And so, if our consciousness leave our physical bodies & decided to stay on the internet, then Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell would finaly have become a reality.

Here's the video clip of the latest Model bot HRP-4c.

There is hope for all the single men out there.

Actroid DER-2

Ok. That blew my brains away & made me pee in my pants.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Short Post: Ah Beng's Universe in Chaos

Atoms clash. Stars collide with each other. The black hole sucks everything in & spew them out in the other direction. Ah Beng's universe is in chaos now.

The Ah Beng Nebula

I have lots to write about, but oh so little time! Today I had butter milk buns for lunch, in the car, with one hand, while the other was on the steering wheel, making my way thru the traffic. The last time I did something like this was in 2001. I prevailed then, & I shall prevail again!

Stay tuned.