Friday, January 15, 2010

Veni, vidi, fodi. (I came, I saw, I dug)

Having never been built to survive Martian arctic winter (& the weight of all that CO2 ice), a signal is, alas, unlikely.
This is what the twitter MarsPhoenix page says, but still, next Monday the orbiter will pass over the Mars Phoenix lander and attempt to listen to any signal it may still be sending after all.

If that doesn't work it may send some radio signals to it around March to try to "wake it up".

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vox populi: scientists are crap nowadays.. :(

After reading the following first comment under this article:
"Before men get too impressed with themselves, lead author Jennifer Hughes offers some words of caution: Just because the Y chromosome, which determines gender, is evolving at a speedy rate it doesn't necessarily mean men themselves are more evolved." can you argue with a scientific statement like that? Excuse me while I extricate my tongue from my cheek. And, "A few years ago some researchers even suggested the Y chromosome was shrinking so that in 50.000 years it would just disappear--and so would men." Once again, and as usual so called scientists can't keep their personal prejudices and political agenda from determining the result of their research. Just like the supposed mother of all mankind originating in Africa. You really can't believe a single word out of the mouth of scientists today. The same goes for AGW. Absolutely pathetic, the contagion of politics in science is a real sickness.

I was wondering...... Could the problem be that scientists just don't understand the scientific method?...

Talking with a friend that should fall in the scientist category I also often wonder.. how could opinion be raised above the scientific method by scientist?...

It seems to happen.. and result in negative reactions.

I still trust scientists in general, but they could definitely use some PR advice..

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Google's superphone made by htc is here to challenge the iPhone

Although it appeared on stage with a crappy sci-fi movie name, Google's Nexus One is already cracking the floor under Apple's iPhone ruling domain.
The first thing that Google got right is its integration with the web. If you are a web addict, like most people nowadays, and you would like to for example check your facebook while listening to pandora or blip, then you'll probably want a Nexus, because you just can't do that on the iPhone.
A second thing is it stylish look.
In contrast, the iPhone responsiveness is still better, it still responds faster. But that's something that will probably evolve in the new phone along with the possibilities Android brings. From listening to mp3 (and not just to private format apple owned music), capturing pictures with its 5 megapixels camera and tweeting them, following a 3d map, or writing a message or email using just your voice.. A lot of interesting stuff could come with it.
Although hopefully the next one will have a better name, and some more Google bleeding-edge-tech spice.