Asked to record an audio commentary as a bonus feature for a DVD release of Total Recall, star and former state official Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently interpreted this request as a solicitation for him to watch the film and simply describe what is happening on screen and whether or not he liked it. Because of this, his commentary makes it sound like he has severe brain damage, and it is a wonder to hear–particularly if you’re blind, and always hoped someone would, beat by beat, describe what’s happening in Total Recall. Here, let Arnold Schwarzenegger do that for you:Related Posts:
The biggest, bestest, and most complicated telescope in all the land just took its first few shots of the cosmos, getting a detailed look at galaxies and gasses that have never been clearly seen before. The ALMA telescope in Chile, otherwise known as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is a joint-venture project backed by Canada, Chile, the EU, Japan, Taiwan and the good ol’ US of A.
The ALMA telescope is not quite like the visible-light and infrared telescopes predominantly used today. It uses a whole group of radio telescopes that are linked together, giving it the ability to see much longer wavelengths and thus, deliver unique photos of the universe. The purpose, quoth ALMA, is to “understand how galaxy collisions can trigger the birth of new stars.” This may give us a better understanding of what the universe looked like in its infancy.
According to the AFP, the ALMA telescope is between 10 and 100 times more powerful than other similar instrumentation used elsewhere. That’s a wide range, so presumably the ALMA telescope is 10 times more powerful than the next-best telescope in its class, and 100 times more powerful than the worst. The very first images taken with ALMA were of the Antennae Galaxies, which reside about 70 million light years away in the Corvus constellation.
One of the scheduled projects that will incorporate the ALMA telescope includes work by David Wilner of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who plans to hunt for the building blocks of solar systems. “We will use ALMA to image the ‘birth ring’ of planetesimals that we believe orbits this young star,” said Wilner of a star 33 light years away called AU Microscopii, which is just one percent the age of the sun. “We hope to discover clumps in these dusty asteroid belts, which can be the markers of unseen planets.”
The location of the ALMA telescope is especially advantageous. In the Atacama desert in Chile, ALMA sits 16,400 ft. above sea-level, in an incredibly dry environment. These are ideal conditions for astronomy, although human survival could prove a bit tough. The European Extremely Large Telescope (love that name), which is set to begin operating in 2018, will also be in the Atacama desert.
Question by I kind of hate life…but I love me.: Please help me understand what I should have learned from this. All lessons. Thank you.? I liked a guy and initially he liked me too. HE told me to compare and contrast answers through facebook for hmwk. We never did that though. He deleted that he added me as a friend, which I found weird. We’re both pre-meds but super good looking (I have to work for it though). Initially we were flirting but sometimes I would ignore him. I felt scared and shy.He put up this thing our class talked about in school and I asked him about it and he didn’t respond to anyone but me. It was about birds and love. The next week I commented on it and we were okay again and flirting, atlhough he deleted my comment–the only comment that got the true meaning of the picture. I was tired of taking it so slow and giving mixed signal bc the day after commenting on that pic he approached me but I ignored him for my friend. Once I IMed on fb chat but it came out wrong… it basically sounded as if I was saying “Cool guys with a life hsouldn’t be onfb chat” and he went off after I said that. So I told him I like talking to him and I wish he would talk to me more. To reinforce it, I sat closer to him inclass–not next to him but in the same area. He usually has girls sit by him but he ignores them and stares at me, so much so that his friends, his friends that are girls (who hate me still) and even the professor notice. After that he started dressing up really hot. He also started talking openly more often, but always the same lines “Hey How are you?” I wouldn’t really extend the convo but seriously I just didn’t know how. Girls in my culture don’t initiate… everyone thinks I’m persian but I’m actually from a conservative Muslim household but trying to change it to be more open.
I IMed on the last week of classes but he was idle both times (it showed it after 2 minutes of IMing). He even approached me twice two times but it just wasn’t going anywhere because I just didn’t know what I was suppose to do. Then on the last day of class I wanted to say bye to him at least… and I kept bumping into him… so finally I couldn’t avoid him bc he was alone and in front of me and he says his robotic “Hey How are you?” and I say “fine how are you.” He literally freaks out and starts talking rude to me and says “I have to go. I’m super busy. I have to go.” People noticed our feelings in class and one of my friends (who said he’s too crazy and wild for sweet girls and that she should set me up with a sweet guy also) noticed he defriended me on facebook. Not only that he blocked me.
I have a lot of respect for myself so I had to do something. So I sent him a message through my family fb account and basically said he was immature and should have handled things more politely bc I expected more kinder behavior and that I doubt he would want anyone to do this to a respected female and I’m someone’s too. Two days later… I just thought I should be fair bc I screwed with his head too…so I t old him I liked him and sorry to play games but I was new at it, shy, from a conservtative culture, and freaked out at how everyone paid attention. The next week was finals. He’s tall and he was looking for me and I spotted him earlier. When he saw me he smiled and couldn’t help laugh (not rudely but really happy type). In class he looked at me, but n ot in the just I find you hot way, but I respect you. His friend that’s a girl really hates me now…even though he hasn’t unblocked me or blocked my family account. He doesn’t go on fb anymore or update his statuses or check on his friend’s activity. There’s no new girls, just his needs to have no regret and party it up. Or maybe he’s hiding the girls…just like he hid me.
I don’t think he’s a bad guy. He’s never been in relationships atleast picture wise or comment wise. Most of his friends ar eguys. He’s open when he’s with his friends and parties and clubbing…but no real relationship experience. He’s arabic. I’ve grown up around Arabics. Gneeraly they party like crazy and then sober up mid-late 20s.
As for me, I have no real guy figure in my life. My guy friends are old and true and have known me for quite a while for us to have gotten as close as we are (child hood friends, college guys that have been in my courses for years). It takes me a while to open up and although I have many admirers most don’t appeal enough to do risks as I did here.
I don’t think there is a positive end to this but I want to grow as a person. Can you point out in all the ways I’m wrong. I know this is long but I could do some growing up and I don’t want to makek the same mistakes. Thank you for your time.
Pic of me and he’s super cute: http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/exoticeyez03/12861_1261159402549_1036590090_3078.jpg
Answer by Bill256Well everything you go through in life should teach you some kind of a lesson… I have to say that maybe next time you shouldn’t put such stock in what happens on FaceBook… FaceBook, IMHO, ruins relationships and is a horrible excuse for proper communication between people… So don’t let what happens on FaceBook determine how you proceed with a guy. Secondly, you may want to make up your mind what you want from a guy before you approach him. I mean, if you’re interested in him, then act like it. Talk to him, try to get his attention, etc. Once you have his attention, if he’s acting wishy-washy and you can’t determine if he’s into you, then it’s time to take the leap and just Ask Him Out. The worst thing that could happen would be that he’d say no, but at least you put yourself out there and you tried. Honestly, your photo is cute and I’m sure that you’re not going to have many problems with guys telling you No, so you really don’t have much to lose. Try not to play games with guys, we don’t understand them and they usually just make us not want to talk to the girl who is messing with us… Be up front and honest with yourself and with the guy you have your eyes on and everything should go well.
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If you just tried to tell us the FinePix X100 was a bog standard digital camera, we’d still probably pay any price for those amazing retro looks, but Fujifilm has more in mind. Specifically, the X100 harbors an all-new viewfinder setup, that can switch between a full-on optical view (something that’s currently impossible in similarly sized Micro Four Thirds cameras), and an electronic viewfinder. The optical mode also includes overlaid shooting data, which isn’t typical for a straight compact viewfinder (since it’s looking through its own lens, not the camera’s main lens). You’ll have to read Fujifilm’s full-on explanation to really know what’s going on here — it gets a little technical — but basically there’s a half mirror prism that lets the mini LCD project info on top of the optical image that’s coming through to your eye, but that half mirror prism becomes a straight up mirror when the viewfinder’s front lens is blocked, allowing for a full electronic image of the actual image being captured by the lens to bounce to your eye. See? That wasn’t so difficult. We don’t know what we were so worried about.
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Consumers are dumb. Don’t deny it. We are. Belkin apparently relized that and instead of opting for the standard router naming scheme which would be something like 802.11 WiFi MAX with Double Speed Pipe Router, the company took a simpler approach. Its new router’s names are simply their capabilities: Surf, Share, Play, and Play Max. Nice and easy, although my mother-in-law would probably still call me up while she’s standing in front of them to ask which one she should buy even though she doesn’t game nor have another computer to share items. Digressing…
The $49 Surf Wireless Router (F7D2301) is just a basic 802.11n 2.4GHz wireless router with 256-bit WPA/WPA2 encryption and MIMO technology. Fair enough. The $79.99 Share Wireless Router (F7D3302) is the same basic setup but adds a USB port for external drive and USB printer sharing. That’s why it’s called the Share Wireless Router.
Then we hit the $99 Play Wireless Router (F7D4302). This boy utilize a 5GHz dual-band 802.11n for speeds up to 300Mbps. It still has the same security and USB sharing capabilities as the previous two models, but is just a bit faster for wireless gaming. The $129 Play Max Wireless Router (F7D4301) has all the wireless goods of the Play Wireless Router, but adds Gigabit LAN ports to the mix along with another USB port and UPnP server.
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