This is another “series” that I have no plan updating anytime in the near future: Pre-sleep thoughts. Basically this is me blogging late at night about some random topic my mind brought up 3.2 FUCKING SECONDS BEFORE FALLING ASLEEP.
Imagine a world where base 10 isn’t the standard. Throw the decimal number system away. Think of the base as some other random number – like 7, perhaps. We would all be counting up to only 6, e.g.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, … and so forth.
Personally, I couldn’t imagine a parallel universe with the number system being base 7. Or anything that isn’t base 10, really. Or base 2 (binary), 8 (octal), and 16 (hexadecimal) for computer science stuff.
Anyhow, why? Why base 10? Who decided that there would only be 10 unique numbers (0-9)? What if we knew/learned something else? What if humans or other mammals evolved to have 13 fingers? Should we be counting to 13, then? Is this because we had 10 fingers to begin with so we just stuck with that? Or is it something much more complicated like our genetic code telling us that base 10 is the shit? Or is there really a superior being out there (I am NOT an atheist, just to be clear) that decided we should base our numerical system to 10?
Would I know the answers to these questions if I traveled back to prehistoric times?
Or should I just go to sleep?
I’d go with the latter for now.
Before you all get butthurt and go screaming random shit, let me just clarify: Intel makes great chips. PERIOD. I wouldn’t go in depth to say the AMD’s FX-8350 gets nowhere near any i7 or even an i5 for that matter.
“You find Intel great, then. Why the fuck would you hate them”, you say?
Because EVERYTHING is Intel.
On a Mac? Intel processor. On a PC? Intel processor. PC or laptop with any AMD processor? Still Intel. Android or Windows 8 tablet? Probably Intel.
AMD is an x86 licensee. They create processors that are compatible with applications compiled for Intel’s architecture, x86.
Before you all go smart-ass-ey on me…
While I found the ad a bit on the smart side, one cannot ignore the fact that it deals with death. An absolute lack of foresight on the part of the dudes who came up with the idea who never thought about the possibility that to some the concept might be too sensitive.
This is sad.
Dear Hyundai and your advertising agency, Innocean,
This is my dad.
His name is Geoff. He married my mum in the eighties and had two little girls, by all accounts the loves of his life.
This is the note he left when he committed suicide in his car:
And this is your new ad.
As an advertising creative, I would like to congratulate you on achieving the visceral reaction we all hope for. On prompting me to share it on my Twitter page and my blog. I would not like to congratulate you on making me cry for my dad.
When your ad started to play, and I saw the beautifully-shot scenes of taped-up car windows with exhaust feeding in, I began to shake. I shook so hard that I had to put down my drink before I spilt it. And then I started to cry. I remembered looking out…
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I’m getting tired of political dynasties. Seriously. All my hope for this god-forsaken land are even lost. Now, I simply do not care for whatever is happening, and I plan on leaving this hellhole as soon as I can and never ever return.
But I still have one last ridiculously stupid plan up my sleeve!
I call it “The Anti Rely-On-Name-Strategy Strategy”.
It works like this: During the election season, all political candidates are required to choose their own obscure name. I, for example, must name myself something like “Dmitri Pusilik”. That name alone can be used on posters, ads, and other paraphernalia.
Any computer operating system should be intuitive. Windows 8 isn’t so it deserves a good beating for making the simple tasks take longer to complete. That said, please don’t start telling me that “OMG KEVIN YOU’RE SUCH A NOOB!!!! LOLZ GO GOOGLE ITTT” because if it were intuitive, I wouldn’t need to waste time looking around for a fast method for shutting it down and making a complete mockery of whatever this joke of an operating system is.
If you hate wasting time with the bullshit method of shutting down (go to Metro, click username, sign out, figure out what to do in the bloody lock screen, click the power icon, then shutdown), then you’re in for a treat as I have the perfect shortcut.
Step 1: Hold down your laptop’s/desktop’s power button for a few seconds and wait for magic.
Step 2: Watch as Microsoft’s pride and glory disappear right before your eyes while your hard drive abruptly spins down and makes this tiny screeching sound.
Step 3: Congratulations!
Given enough time, your hard drive will get physically damaged from vomiting over Microsoft’s raw product.
Less awesome way of shutting down:
Step 1: Hit Alt+F4 while on the desktop app (I’m vomiting right nowjcfjxjfxmfxrjxmxjfsxdjaicueueorp….shit. my keyboard.)
Step 2: Select shut down and click OK.
But this method would be a pain in the ass if you’re actually using Metro apps(nauseated, might vomsuuchwhsixhwuxuahzipwjsia), which is why the black magic method works best on every scenario
Seriously Microsoft, sort your shit out.
Last three blocks of text, my thoughts exactly.