HDD Killers

All Of Them Shiny, I Assure You

Posted on Friday 23 March 2007

I started writing this at 23:33, so I’m gonna say that this counts as a thursday post, which would be two days after my tuesday post, which is what I was aiming for. In any case, meh, it’s well within the three day limit. For those that don’t remember, I’m referring to when I said this, From now on, (until I start slipping again), updates will be no more than 3 days apart, preferably less. I’ll aim for 2.

Anyway, today I took a driving lesson. Not had a driving lesson for quite some time, since at least September 2005. Figured I may as well pass my test, since having a driving license is somewhat of a plus in the job world, which I will hopefully be entering soon. It all went pretty smoothly considering the lengthy absence. Didn’t do any maneuvres, just a lot of driving round. I was obviously a little shaky at first but I picked up a lot of what I’d lost pretty quickly, not quite back to my old standard just yet though. Hope to pass relatively soon, perhaps within the next month.

In other news, I’ve got the Mensa test coming up this Saturday (which Byroz will DEFINATELY 100% CERTAIN FOR REALZ also be attending). Odds for passing are long at 20 trillion to 1, but we’ll have to see. Kinda like the lottery I guess, the chances of winning are low, but someone’s gotta win, or in some later week if it rolls over, but that’s where this particular analogy breaks down since Mensa doesn’t roll over, largely due to the fact that Mensa is actually an isosceles triangle with a very large base (which it is already resting on).

In fact the base is so large that famously Isaac Newton once thought it to be just a line, however with modern high precision equipment it can be shown that it has a maximum height of 0.01236 microns, and with a base 27.32 Km wide, that gives a base to … uh … other side ratio of 1.9999999999999999999999991812797, which to 4 significant figures is just 2.000, so it’s understandable why Newton mistook it for a line. In fact many believe that there is an additional dimension, and that it is beyond our current capacity to measure so accurately, which would imply that it is in the order of an attometre or smaller (10-18 m).

OK, I’m back now, less of the nonsence (but still some, always some). Um, actually that’s it really. Yeah, I know, it took an hour and a half to write just this, but I got distracted by lots of things along the way, (all of them shiny, I assure you).

    Friday 23rd March 2007 | 1:28 am
    Antony's Globally Recognised Avatar

    I MAY be coming to MENSA – depends on if i take the mock for the IT Technicians exam later today and crash & burn on it.

    Cus if i do, i’m going to lock myself in my room with the book for the next week and not come out until i’ve read all 900+ pages.

    Good to see your **almost** sticking to your aim of posting every two days 😛

    Friday 23rd March 2007 | 1:32 am
    David's Globally Recognised Avatar

    And what if you can only get the mock for Monday (or later)?

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