Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mini Cooper: Homecoming

It has no name.

But it has a theme song!:
Back In Black - AC/DC

1. Got my MINI on Friday June 20
2. Drove 260 miles
3. Can't stop smiling :)



Thursday, June 05, 2008

For Sale: Large Items

So.. I have some stuff that I don't want to take back when I move out.

White Ikea 3-Drawer Dresser $20
Large 60" Wood Desk $50
27" Proscan CRT Television $40

Used Burton Snowboard 145cm Women's $35

Genius #1: Bo Burnham

HAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAH man.. Last day of school BABYYYYYYY. Last night I drank with Frank (rhymage) to celebrate good times. It was great, stumbling around watching russell peters. You should try it!

Anyways this morning I woke up hungover, but I woke up early to go to my class. Turns out, it was cancelled wtf.

These posts will be about things that impress me. Item numero uno, Bo Burnham. This guy is hilarious. Wilton first showed it to me, and the lewdness and shrewdness (and crudeness) shocked me cus Wilton was like 10 years old! But when I looked at the lyrics, this guy is genius.

Step on a crack,
break your mothers back
Turn around and smoke that crack,
break your mothers heart

Well, today I saw his new song video and the last verse just killed.

cause havin sex is like quadratic expansion if it cant be split then its time to stop,
and havin sex is like doing fractions, its improper for the larger one to be on top,
and havin sex is like math homework, i do it best when i'm alone in my bed.
and squarin numbers are just like women, if theyre under thirteen just do them in your head.... this shizz with the lyrics on the right hand info expanded, son.

ya dig?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Mini Cooper Tracking

So there's this awesome website that I've been going to that lets you know where your cargo ship is about every 6 hours. And that cargo ship has my MINI on it!


the ship is called the Boheme, callsign Sivy. It's holding about 700 cars right now? and at this moment, its about to cross the Panama Canal! check it out:

Kinda small and blurry and squintworthy, so heres a closer shot:

Cool huh?

Oh yea another cool thing is this video I found on Youtube about the Panama Canal. The cool part is how the ships pass through the so called "locks" at each end of the canal.

I read somewhere that the pressure generated to raise the ships is purely from rainwater. It costs nothing to move the water! Kinda like Hetch Hetchy

June 10: MINI arives at Port Hueneme, CA
Can't wait!

World Wonders #2: Wind and Spin

I was tracking my MINI, and looking at the wind directions on the map. Then it struck me, I don't know where wind comes from! So I look it up:

Wind comes from
1)Earth's Rotation: as earth rotates, air does not move exactly at the same speed the earth because of fluid properties like viscosity. Its kind of like feeling the wind when you're going in a car, but the air isn't blowing that hard; its the car moving into the air.
2)Thermal properties: we all know hot air flows to cold air. The sun heats the earth unevenly. Most of it hits the equator. So the air from the equator naturally circulates towards the poles, where it is colder.

Then I thought.. why does the Earth Rotate? I thought it was because of gravity of the sun so that Gravity+Heat= Wind! but I was wrong.

Apparently Earth spins because there is nothing stopping it from slowing down. There is no friction in space, and I guess the air drag is so miniscule compared to the mass of the earth that it is insignificant. I also read something about the moon's tidal wave drag, which is also insignificant.

The Earth and all other planets started spinning because that is how they were formed. Dust clouds swirled into itself due to its own gravity and began to form planets. As the cloud condensed, the matter spun faster and faster. It's kind of the technique that ice skaters or breakdancers use when they spin. Arm's out, spin slow. Arm's in, spin fast. So the Earth was spinning initially, and it just can't stop! maybe in a bajillion years.

Sources: Kid's websites!