Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Just admire the sheer force of this amazing thing......
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A good reason to swim fast....or not!
I learned a valuable lesson early in life....never talk about things you do not know. It is very easy to say things just because they seem to be right. Dear Benedict, read scientific reports, open your narrow mind and let some common sense in. By saying things like that, YOU make it worse! Please understand that sex is not evil and that human nature does not change in a flash just because some guy supposed to represent the Roman Catholic Church in 2009 says so......
"traditional teaching of the Church" on chastity outside marriage and fidelity within it had proved to be "the only sure way of preventing the spread of HIV and Aids".Sexual abstinence and being faithful to your partner can be a good thing, I understand that, but remember that it takes a few unfaithful people to throw a wrench in the works.... Dear Benedict, 42 million people worldwide are currently affected by that virus! Condoms can, and do, help! Denying human nature is a stupid thing to do, I just wish you could understand that!
Image source: http://libguides.llu.edu/content.php?pid=18910&sid=147001 (Aids in 2008)
Via: Times Online
Monday, March 16, 2009
I really love prosthetics, I like the fact that there is a lot of research in this field and I love the fact that this research really improves the life of millions of amputees. But this USB finger is amusing...at most! I am trying hard to find the real advantage here....the only one I can find is that, if you are teaching, you are less likely to forget that USB on the teaching computer......
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I do not believe in censoring anything that's already out there but, for sure, the public has the right to know what's real and what's not. If you cannot find a model that satisfies you for a particular dress or swimsiut...then that person does not exist!
Here is a good link (NyTimes)
Image source: http://www.youngandhealthy.ca/caah/
Again....yes we are monitored and we will be monitored even more in the future...my point is still the same: As long as camera-phones will exist, everyone can spy on everyone....and this is NOT going to stop!
Listen to the Podcast (CBC's Search Engine)
Via: Boing Boing
Monday, March 09, 2009
I am amazed, really! Almost everyone I know worries about privacy, protecting personal information and identity theft. Almost everyone I know think there are too many cameras monitoring sidewalks and roads. Many think "The Government" is somehow spying on it's citizens and almost everyone I know was absolutely flabbergasted when they heard of the infamous Patriot Act that allowed the US government to monitor phone conversations without any permission from a judge. Ok...privacy is precious...right? RIGHT!
I do not want to look at the Facebook profile of my step-kids because I am too afraid of what I might find....I've seen it too many times. Party pictures posted on a social networking site will entertain your friends for a while but what is on the net can be saved on any computer and, eventually, could be used against you! My question is this...who would be willing to use that info? Very simple answer: your friends, your family, your colleagues, your neighbours, the police, the government....ANYONE could use ANY picture to prevent you from getting that promotion, that new job....and what else?
Recently Michael Phelps commited the mistake of being caught on a camera-phone while smoking some illicit substance. In the paper this morning I saw that picture of Jon Favreau, Obama's star-speechwriter grabbing Hilary Clinton's breast...it was a cardboard Hilary Clinton but it was extremely disrespectful.
These pictures were probably sent via an anonymous email (I am not sure, I did not check that fact...I have lots of marking to do still...) but it seems to me that "THE Government" does not need to spy on us....we already do that for "Them"....Come on people, we cannot change human nature but we can be a bit more careful about stuff we post online....can we?????