Monday, June 24, 2013

Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Lego remake

«Chewbacca and the two robots sit around the lighted table
covered with small holographic monsters. Each side of the
table has a small computer monitor embedded in it. Chewbacca
seems very pleased with himself as he rests his lanky fur-
covered arms over his head.

THREEPIO: Now be careful, Artoo.

Artoo immediately reaches up and taps the computer with his
stubby claw hand, causing one of the holographic creatures to
walk to the new square. A sudden frown crosses Chewbacca's
face and he begins yelling gibberish at the tiny robot.
Threepio intercedes on behalf of his small companion and
begins to argue with the huge Wookiee.

THREEPIO: He made a fair move. Screaming about it won't help you.

HAN: (interrupting) Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.

THREEPIO: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.

HAN: That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their socket
when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.

THREEPIO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, Artoo. Let
the Wookiee win.»

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Arrábida Bridge, designed by Edgar Cardoso

[H][A][P][P][Y] [5][0][T][H] [A][N][N][I][V][E][R][S][A][R][Y] [!]

(photo courtesy of portostreetshooting)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sort of Scientific Theories: Why You Should Not Clean Your Room

Situations of greater entropy are statistically favoured. Things that are statistically favoured tend to happen, especially over time. A disordered room has greater entropy than an organized one. Thus an organized room will tend to become disordered over time. The only way to reverse this is by continually putting in energy from an outside system (i.e. making the effort to clean your room regularly)
HOWEVER, at some point a disordered room will be maximally entropic. At this point, continually failing to clean one’s room will not generally result in a more disordered state. Thus no additional input of energy is needed to maintain the state of the room
Therefore cleaning one’s room is futile - a task for the modern day Sisyphus. It is much more energetically efficient to allow the room to stay at its natural, maximally entropic state towards which it will always tend (and to expend that energy on more interesting things)

taken from here.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Happy Day of Portugal to all.

«Today, June 10, is an important national holiday in Portugal. We call it "Day of Portugal", and we celebrate national identity. I was never sure of what exactly that meant, as different times have called for different concepts and definitions, but of one thing I am sure: this is a beautiful country, blessed by nature and home of peace-loving people (and the best fish in the world!) who did throughout History a few absolutely fantastic feats - such as developing long distance navigation and ship building techniques that led to so many new world discoveries throughout the 15th and 16th centuries - as well as a few absolutely stupid feats - such as expelling Jews or preferring to be individualistic to social, shorter-term to longer-term oriented. In other words, our country is pretty much like many other countries, small but blessed in so many different ways, and the mere fact that we have experienced stable borders for close to one thousand years speaks loads of the resilience of the people. Born here from an immigrant family, I am hopeful for the future because we have bright, educated and hard working young people - but all of us will need to call upon ourselves the responsibility to make the country more efficient and fairer for all - much more entrepreneurial and social at the same time - and not allow a few incompetent, irresponsible and even corrupt people to stand in the way. In case of doubt, just kick them in the butt, guys. Happy Day of Portugal to all.»

Jose Antonio Salcedo
Porto, Portugal

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Star Wars Episode II Attack of The Clones Scenes

Following are some of my favorite scenes from Episode II of the Star Wars prequel trilogy:
(Thanks DZ0N3 for allowing me to get these 1080p screen caps)

From top to bottom: Coruscant, Naboo, Naboo, Kamino, Tatooine, Coruscant and Geonosis.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

My New Watx

I would love to get an opinion from the resident bloggers at :) ...


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Megaman Powered Up CWU-01P boss walkthrough (medium)

ロックマン ロックマン

"Intruders... bad... E-li-mi-nate intruders..."
― CWU-01P, Mega Man Powered Up

Here is a video about how to defeat CWU-01P in medium difficulty with Protoman / Blues.
Below is a picture of the eight Robot Masters.

You can learn more about the game here:

They just don't make games like they used to...

Fear my 1337 skills!