Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Random Ramblings Of A Crazed Raven...

First, a little random, strange humor...
Apparently, you can learn some of the most obscure things on Google Earth... like, how cows tend to face in the north-south direction of Earth's magnetic lines.

Actually, you really can't tell much from this photo, and I'm not sure why one needs to use Google Earth to tell which way cows face.

I, for one, like to browse Google Earth to see if I can find errant UFOs. Heh.

How about a little "Holy Smokes Technology"...

This... well... contraption... is fantastic news for paraplegic folks. It consists of motorized leg supports, body sensors and a back pack containing a computerized control box, and has stand, sit, walk, descend or climb commands.

Geeze, there are days I could use something like that.

Who knows, perhaps soon we'll be seeing bionic people!

Actually, um... that's a tad frightening.

And speaking of technology that could lead to frightening things... check out this New Science article about Mexican kidnapping and microchips. *shivers*

And finally, a thought for the day... (er, perhaps, based on my posting history, it's more like "a thought for the next few weeks")

From Soren Kierkengaard, the existentialist, neo-orthodoxist, postmodernist, humanist and individualist *gasps for air* philosopher wrote...

"To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self...And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self."

Yes, Soren Kierkengaard, who also wrote (not surprisingly) -

"...the task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble-hearted".

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