Escape from Laudraz

Escape from Laudraz
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Non dovrei dirlo ma non riesco a smettere di ridere vedendo la mia stessa foto. Ci sono tre possibilità: 1) la foto è effettivamente divertente, 2) sono vanaglorioso, 3) sono pazzo.

I should not say that, but I could not stop laughing at my on picture. There are three possibilities: 1) The picture is really fun, 2) I'm too vainglorious, or 3) I'm crazy.


On the reason why computer science research makes people more stupid

I think few people would object that the brains of someone natives of some rain forest, or desert, have more active brains than the average citizen of some western city. Moreover, the availability of more and more advanced computing capabilities makes people of western countries even less brain-active. If only few years ago reaching some information would have required some clever solution, now typing some keywords in Google is almost always enough, and if not, the topic is probably discarded and replaced with something else - that is more easy to search.
Those things would be impossible if computers were not so powerful. The Moore Law (wrongly interpreted) states that the power of a computer double every 18 months. This Law is meaningless for a mortal, but essential to the companies that produce computers. They based their entire development cycle on this Law.
If there was no need for further computing power, there would be non need for new more powerful computers, and hence the computer production would become another of those low profile (and low profit) economic activities, like producing resistors, handlers, toilet paper, etc. So it's essential (for them) that computers increase their power as the Law predicts. So, every 18 months the computing power has to double! And when the power increases, then new applications become possible, and the necessity of people using that applications to think then decreases.
Nowadays, faster computers are really hard to make. Their nominal power continues to grow, but the ability to use that power is far more less. So almost all the research in computer science now is aiming at exploiting that power that otherwise will be not used, and then not bought. Would you buy a computer 16 times more powerful than yours if you can use 1/16 of its power? I doubt your brain is than much inactive. So, almost all the research in computer science is making you, my dear Reader, less smart.
And I'm part of this.
People will become less and less active; the time will be spent in even more useless activities than today; we will be stressed by even more stupid stuff, while few lucky people will roam in some forest seeking for food without ever experiencing the thrill of an heart attack. Think about this the next time you go to your assurance dealer.


(This is born in Italian)
I am a sunny person, with a good humor, kind, selfless. Yet it's difficult for me to socialize. It seems that people avoid me. I think it is a physiognomy problem. My face projecting negativity, my eyes concern, the color of my skin coldness. These are the muscles of my face to comply so, especially during pleniluni. They don't reflect my mood. I try not to show my eating habits, which some might find inappropriate in mundane occasions, and Sun irritates my skin and so I prefer darkness, but apart from that ... I try to dress youthfully, listen to teen music, speak young, but it doesn't work. My analyst says that I must go out from my lair of darkness, dissolve the chains holding imprisoned my evil part, and let the shadow to disperse from me. I tried to explain that I don't feel like having any shadow on me, that I like the company of people, and that I would not harm anyone. I also said that perhaps the problem stems from my father that I never knew since -they say- he was killed by a stray silver bullet. I have took the decision to not go there anymore, especially after he hurt his hands tightening a crucifix during my last session.

Sono una persona solare, con un buon umorismo, cortese, altruista. Eppure è difficile per me socializzare. Pare che le persone mi evitino. Credo sia un problema di fisiognomica. Il mio volto proietta negatività, i miei occhi inquietudine, il colore della mia pelle freddezza. Sono i muscoli della mia faccia a conformarsi così, specie nei pleniluni. Non rispecchiano il mio umore. Cerco di non esibire le mie abitudini alimentari, che qualcuno potrebbe trovare inappropriate in occasioni mondane, e il sole mi irrita la pelle e preferisco il buio, ma a parte questo... Cerco di vestire giovane, ascoltare musica giovane, parlare giovane, eppure non funziona. Il mio analista dice che devo uscire dal mio antro di tenebra, sciogliere le catene che tengono imprigionata la mia parte malvagia e lasciare che l'ombra si disperda da me. Ho provato a spiegargli che io di ombre addosso non me ne sento, che mi piace la compagnia della gente, che non farei del male a nessuno. Gli ho anche detto che forse il problema deriva da mio padre, che non ho mai conosciuto perchè -si dice- fu ucciso da un proiettile vagante d'argento. Ho deciso di non andarci più dopo che si è ferito le mani stringendo un crocefisso durante una mia seduta.


15 minutes of fame

fico Inserito da bianco_mauro
This fly succeeded! She had the famous 15 minutes of celebrity! You may wonder that if she could, you surely will have them, too! Right? Uhm... I don't know, at the end she has lot of personality: look at how she looks at the camera, how she keeps the three-quartered poses. You have no hopes, boy!

Questa mosca ce l'ha fatta! Ha avuto i famosi quindici minuti di popolarità! Potresti considerare la possibilita che se ce l'ha fatta lei, allora ce li avrai anche tu! Giusto? Uhm... Non so, alla fine lei ha molta personalità: guarda come guarda in camera, come tiene la posa a tre quarti. Non hai speranze, ragazzo.


The perfect being

gallina Inserito originariamente da bianco_mauro
"Dear uncle,
I'm so tired of Earth! Sometimes I think the humans are retarded! The effort of our government of sending billions of us here to try to communicate is simply ridiculous! They continue to ignore our messages! Worse: they eat them! Billions of peace eggs just arrogantly eaten almost in front of us! I can't wait for the moment our government will decide to invade this insignificant furuncle on the face of the Universe!

If I could say: do not push too far that telepathic relationship with Helene, she's just a hen!"

"Caro Zio,
Sono così stanco della Terra! Qualche volta penso che gli umani siano ritardati! Lo sforzo del nostro governo di spedire miliardi di noi qui è semplicemente ridicolo! Continuano a ignorare i nostri messaggi! Peggio: li mangiano! Miliardi di uova della pace semplicemente mangiati arrogantemente quasi di fronte a noi! Non vedo l'ora che il governo decida di invadere questo foruncolo sulla faccia dell'universo!

Se posso dire: non esagerare con la relazione telepatica con Helene, è solo una gallina!"

A small tribute to Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "These creatures you call mice, you see, they are not quite as they appear. They are merely the protrusion into our dimension of vast hyperintelligent pandimensional beings. The whole business with the cheese and the squeaking is just a front."



Lyon02, inserito originariamente da bianco_mauro.

I always tried to look at things in perspective. For instance: art and literature make the world a better place. On average, people appreciate literature since literate civilizations had the technology to build weapons to exterminate civilizations that did not have literature. This thought should make me optimist about the future of the place where I live, but something is still disturbing...

Ho sempre cercato di vedere le cose in prospettiva. Per esempio: l'arte e la letteratura rendono il mondo un posto migliore. In media, la gente apprezza la letteratura in quanto le civilizzazioni letterate hanno sviluppato le tecnologie per costruire armi per sterminare le civilizzazioni senza letteratura. Questo pensiero dovrebbe rendermi ottimista sul futuro del posto dove vivo, ma c'è ancora qualcosa che mi turba...


Fly view

UstoSmall01, inserito originariamente da bianco_mauro.

(First trial post from Flickr)
What if we were able to see things like through a faceted mirror? Different perspectives at the same time, many points of view coexistent, the possibility of watching the butt of that hot gal without being noticed by your girlfriend. The world would be peaceful.

Come sarebbe il mondo visto attraverso uno specchio sfaccettato? Diverse prospettive contemporanee, molti punti di vista coesistenti, la possibilità di guardare il culo incredibile di quella ragazza senza essere scorti dalla propria ragazza. Il mondo sarebbe un luogo di pace.