Friday, January 23, 2009

Quantum Teleportation: Confirmed and...for real!

Quantum Teleportation Between Distant Matter Qubits: First Between Atoms 1 Meter Apart

In the immortal words of Keanu Reeves….

Star Trek is becoming closer and closer to reality as we speak.

Quoted from article linked below- check this out folks!:
["For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported information between two separate atoms in unconnected enclosures a meter apart – a significant milestone in the global quest for practical quantum information processing."]


This has great implications for future developments:
Friend David-
"Interesting. First application: beaming me some food, 'cause I'm frickin' hungry atm"
"Standby…...initiating the remote photo-reconstructive quantum synth food partical reanimate calerie build-a-matic ingestatron 5000…..
You should now be receiving…..wait for it…
Some nicely reconstructed, Quantum Macaroni and Cheese™ !!!"
University of Maryland (2009, January 23). Quantum Teleportation Between Distant Matter Qubits: First Between Atoms 1 Meter Apart. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2009, from

Thursday, January 22, 2009

2009 Military Pay chart...for you fellow military ppl

Here it is, fresh off the press... 3.9% raise!..not a terrible increase! see info below:

Obama's statement of Public Service: ...Beautiful

Here is a recent quote that really stood out for me, regarding a new found desire to restore (gasp, boo, hiss) the White House.

In Obama's statement regarding public service, in relation to his decision to forego pay-raises to at least 100 White House Aides making over $100,000/year:

Speaking to his senior staff, Obama said, "However long we are keepers of the public trust, we should never forget that we are here as public servants, and public service is a privilege. It's not about advantaging yourself. It's not about advancing your friends or your corporate clients. It's not about advancing an ideological agenda or the special interests of any organization. Public service is, simply and absolutely, about advancing the interests of Americans."


Saturday, January 17, 2009

left4dead ...a zombie i hath become...

I knew i would like this game...

I have been playing this for the last 3 nights in a row, shortly after the holidays where I received it as a gift.

Tense, engaging, cooperative!! no more running around aimlessly by yourself as others do the same, on a so-called 'team' [here's looking at you battlefield/counterstrike loners], just try this game on 'Expert' difficulty, and you will know what it means to be a real team-member.

-Friendly fire hurts! [Dammit Bill, watch...your...FIRE!"]
-Selflessness is rewarded! [mobias protected XZomBieSlay3r's back!]
Hunt or be hunted... Stand still too long, or straggle behind for even a moment, and you will hear the groaning gargle of an elite zombie, hiding just behind that tree over there...just waiting for you to turn your back to pounce in a shriek and flurry of violent Zombie slashing.

The core of this games addictiveness is in its simplicity, forcing you to react in your most primal survivalism instincts. There is no inventory management, you have pistol, main gun of your choice, either pipe-bomb or Molotov cocktail, and your trusty melee attack to keep swarms of rushing zombies at bay. That is it. Get from A to B, and try to keep your buddy alive while doing it, or it will be a lot harder, and a lot lonelier too!

Within 5 minutes of beginning a campaign, your reflexes begin to sharpen, your every sense on hyper-alert. The sound of a bird flying from a nearby tree causes your aiming reticle to jump, your keyboard hand begins to tremble. The change in music ques the approaching 'Tank' zombie, or witch in hiding, and your fight-or-flight instincts begin to kick in. Indeed, the longer you play this game, the less food you eat, the less sleep you get, and the more Zombie-like you will become in the daylight hours- mark my words, and be warned!

Check out the trailer here: then buy asap.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Years! 2009 is here!

Wow- this year was stressful, productive, rewarding and transitionary- like most people's I imagine.
But here's to another year of resolutions of eating better, quitting smoking, running around the block a few times a night, getting the mini-van [don't even....] and saving up for a house of our own...