Jan 21, 2012

(digital) World War 3 has begun?

I'm part kidding about the title, but what else should I call it? I'm pretty sure  war, web services like Facebook, Google, Twitter and Wikipedia + Anonymous VS. the government and the entertainment business like Time Warner.
a CNN article about it

By the way, the definition of "war" by Google is this;
A state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.
Well, it's a state of digitally armed conflict between  different groups. But it's not just within a nation, it's across the globe.
But the thing is, if you named this a war, would be that we really can't decide which is evil and good.

 I do think it's a good thing to block websites distributing copyright material, but I'm afraid of the consequences- maybe it might lead to censorship so no one can say bad stuff about the government ect.
But when web services protest against the bill with a very good reason (to stop potential censorship), they are also encouraging online piracy
- which is good?
Well,it's up to you.

Jan 18, 2012

How to See Our Planet's Shadow

The answer is simple; a lunar eclipse.
Lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes through Earth's shadow, so to us it looks like this.

This diagram is how it would look like, if you just happened to be abducted by aliens and as you were looking at your home planet become smaller and smaller and saying goodbye, and at the same moment there was a lunar eclipse going on. (I don't know what made me write that.)
To put it simple, the sun, the earth and the moon line up in a straight line. (like the opening of "2001; a space odyssey", right?)