Archive for June, 2012

RGB And Wait, What’s This?!

Posted in Personal, Speculation with tags , , , on June 27, 2012 by davidnm2009

So, I’ve blogged about my views on the Mass Effect 3 endings before. Consequently now that I’ve been through the Extended Cut, it’s probably time to air my views there too. (Because of course computer games are Serious Business, amirite?) Needless to say this post will be a soup of spoilers.

I’ll put a quick, non-spoilery TL;DR summary up here: the Extended Cut is much better. Well done to Bioware! They did the sensible thing, owned the mistakes and dealt with them in a reasonably satisfactory manner. Having seen the Extended Cut I feel a lot happier about the endings, and feel that I better understand what was happening.

Now, in more detail…

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Splat!

Posted in Astronomy with tags , , , on June 1, 2012 by davidnm2009


Image credit: www.hubblesite.org

My eye was caught by this article on the BBC earlier. That said, I couldn’t help but notice that they immediately tried to sensationalise the subject-matter:

    Our Sun’s position will be disturbed but the star and its planets are in little danger of being destroyed.

Note the ominous subsection there: ‘…little danger of…’, that is, implying that there is indeed some ‘danger of’, not ‘no’ danger of.

Actually, the planet’s not in any danger at all. And we human beings are in none whatsoever – by the time this happens, something else will certainly have finished us off long beforehand. The Milky Way/Andromeda collision is interesting, but it’s not really our problem in any direct sense.

That said, what is happening? And why?

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