Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pi to 10,000 digits

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Cool isn't it?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Dream Fifteen

I have complied the ultimate rugby team of players past and present, but mostly past, because if they were all present players it would be a pretty bad team compared to what it could be.

1. Loosehead Prop - Jason Leonard.
Yes, quite weirdly, the first player in this team is from England. He was the most capped player until George Gregan surpassed him in 2005, but Jason Leonard is still the most capped forward player with 114 caps for England. He won four grand slams in the six nations in 1991, 1992, 1995, and 2003, as well as part of the squad that won the 2003 rugby world cup.

2. Hooker - Sean Fitzpatrick
This was an easy choice, the Irish All Black hooker played 11 years for New Zealand, from 1986 until 1997. In 1992 he was given captaincy of the all blacks, which he held until the end of his international playing career.

3. Tighthead Prop - Os Du Randt.
This huge South African prop ( 190 cm tall and a whopping 125 kgs ) Was in both 1995 and 2007 South African teams that won the world cup. In his home country he is nick-named "Ox" for his spectacular solid build. Du Randt Hammers McCaw

4. Lock - John Eales
This Australian lock was not only known for his excellent leadership skills and lineout takes, He was also a stand out kicker and would sometimes take the conversions and penalties over the first five. He is nicknamed "nobody" because "nobodies perfect". Like Os Du Randt, John Eales has also been part of two rugby world cup winning sides in 1991 and 1999. John Eales kicks Australia to a Bledisloe cup win. (Blasted Aussies)

5. Lock - Colin Meads
"Pine Tree" may of have played eons go, but he is the player of the 20th century, whcih is even better because he's a Kiwi. Meads was an "enforcer" on the pitch. He ended Australia's halfback, Ken Catchpole, career by pulling his leg while Ken was trapped on the ground, causing him serious injury. Colin Meads has many awards named after him such as the Meads cup and has achieved many honours such as the distinguished companionship of the New Zealand order of Merit, and being introduced into the international rugby hall of fame.

6. Blindside flanker - Francois Pienaar
Pienaar captained the Springboks from his very first test match to his very last, and is regarded as one of the most successful Springbok captains. He led them to their first Rugby World Cup victory in 1995 in a dramatic final win against rivals New Zealand in extra time, despite playing with a strained calf.. South Africa were seeded ninth in the tournament, and in his acceptance speech of the Webb Ellis cup, Pienaar said that it wasn't just for the 60,000 fans watching at the stadium, but for all 43,000,000 South Africans.

7. Openside Flanker - Micheal Jones
The Iceman is named so because of his ability to keep his cool on the pitch and the amount of icepacks he needed for his injuries. He was voted the 3rd best New Zealand Rugby player o the 20th century, behind Sean Fitzpatrick and Colin Meads. In 1986 he got his first international cap, playing for Samoa. The following year he played for New Zealand until 1998. He is also famous for refusing to play on Sundays for religious reasons. He scored the first try of 1987 Rugby World Cup and the first try of the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

8. Number 8 - Zinzan Brooke
No.8 Was a difficult one to pick, but due to lack of information about Wales' Mervyn Davies it had to go to Zinzan Brooke. You'd think any forward that can slot a drop kick from half way has to be the greatest Number 8 ever. He was a good all round player, he had pace, strength, agility, and he could kick.

9. Halfback - Gareth Edwards
There were a lot of great halfbacks; Ken Catchpole, George Gregan, Pichot, but This Welshman is arguably the greatest player of all time. He was the cattylast for the Welsh golden age in rugby, a time which also produced a lot of players who almost made the list (Mervyn Davies, Scott Quinell, Phil Bennet) He scored what is widely regarded the best try ever.

10. Hugo Porta
Hugo Porta played football, and almost signed a contract with Boca Juniors, but switched to Rugby instead. He single-handedly put Argentina on the map. Up until Porta, Argentina were playing lower level rugby. He started his international career in 1971, and retired after the first Rugby World Cup. He briefly returned in 1990 for a few matches. In 1977 he led Argentine to a draw with France. And remarkably, led the pumas to a 24-13 win over Australia with 2 conversions, 1 penalty, and 3 goals - contributing a total of 18 points. And in 1985, Argentina drew 21-21 with New Zealand. Hugo Porta scored all 21 of the Puma's points in that encounter.

11. Left Wing - David Campese
Campo was a nightmare to play against, his majestic speed, agility and handling skills made him one of the best players, if not the best, of his time. in his 101 caps for the Wallabies, he scored something over 60 tries, a world record at the time. He made a name for himself with his superb break aways and ball handling skills. Together with Tim Horan he ended New Zealand's hope of winning the rugby world cup in 1991.

12. Second Five-eighths - Tim Horan
Tim Horan had skill to match his fellow Australian David Campese, He had Pace, like Campese, great ball handling skills, just like Campese. Horan was such an attacking force, always blasting holes in the opposition's defence. In his debut test match against New Zealand, he had impressed his opposite number Joe stanley so much that Joe gave Horan his jersey and told him to keep it because it was his first. He is also part of the exclusive group that has been in two Rugby World Cup winning squads.

13. Centre - Phillipe Sella
This Frenchman was as powerful as a bull and had the grace of a pianist. He recorded 111 caps for France, then a world record. He played for France in 3 World Cups, 1987, 1991, and 1995. He had an eye for the gap, and his attacking flair was a nightmare to play against, and it made you not realise how much of a defensive strength he was.

14. Right Wing - Jonah Lomu
Talking about nightmares, Jonah Lomu was at the time the youngest man to put on the black jersey. He had monumental power, and could take on 4 or 5 defenders by himself. He devastated England in 1995 by scoring 4 tries and trampling on Mike Catt along the way. Not only was he strong, but he was mighty quick. His 100 metre sprint time was an astonishing 10.8 seconds. He shares the world record for most tries scored at a rugby world cup with Bryan Habana.

15. Fullback - Serge Blanco
It was a close call between New Zealand's Christian Cullen and Wales' JPR Williams AND Scotland's Gavin Hastings, but only another Frenchman could match the attacking flair and vision of players like Phillipe Sella. Only Serge Blanco could take huge risks on the attack and pull them off, Like the 100m try he sparked against England, or the last minute try against Australia in the 1987 Rugby World Cup semi-final which he scored to bring France home 30-24. He played 93 matches for the french spanning from 1987 to 1991.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fort Hood Shooting

Fort Hood, situated in Texas, U.S.A, is the largest U.S army base. And on Friday the 6th of November ( a Thursday in America )39 year old Major Nidal Malik Hasan Shot and killed 13 people, and wounding at least 30. He was an army psychiatrist who talked to soldiers returning from war who had post-traumas and had been serving since he left high-school.
He walked into a room full of people and opened fire on everyone with 2 pistols. Every day, he heard stories about the war and how horrible it was, according to his cousins and other people who knew him. Nidal Malik Hasan thought the killings of Muslims overseas was wrong.
Further possible deaths were avoided when some soldiers shut the doors to an auditorium in which a graduation ceremony with 600 attendance was happening. He sustained multiple shot wounds but is still alive and in custody. Above all the tragedy you have to say that anyone who can wound at least 43 people by their self is a pretty impressive, especially escaping the dilemma with his life, for now anyway. Some people would call him a terrorist, but "Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist" - Yasser Arafat
After all, he was attacking the people because he thought ( and I agree ) that the war and killing of Muslims was wrong, but his actions were a bit over the top and he took his angerout on innocent people.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Tsar Bomb




Some of you may know about the devastating Atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945 during WWII. If you thought those were big, well then... think again.
That is a graph comparing the radius of the fireball of different bombs detonated. The little pink circle is the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. The other graph is showing the comparison of the mushroom sizes. The Tsar Bomb is so big compared to Hiroshima that Hiroshima has to be magnified. Tsar Bomb's mushroom cloud reached an astonishing 64 kilometres high. It was originally designed to be 100 megatons of TNT, but was reduced to 50 megatons ( 50 million tons ) because the fallout would have been to devastating. Some sources say the yield was estimated at 57 megatons, but all Russian sources since 1991 state that the yield was only 50 MT. The Tsar Bomb was so powerful it sent shock waves around the world three times. It was dropped from a modified TU-95v plane on the 30th of October, 1961. This link is a youtube video of the actual detonation at Mityushikha Bay. The purpose of the test was to intimidate the Americans (it was tested during the Cold War) and to prove that if the Russians missed the target, they could still obliterate it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Is time travel possible?

After a bit of thinking over a few days, I reached a conclusion. You can, theoretically , travel to the future. I will try to explain this to you clearly.

People can only see the light of your body, and not your body itself. Because we move slower than the speed of light ( which is approximately 300,000 kilometres per second ), our body's are visibly synchronised with our physical state. But what would happen if you were to move faster than the speed of light? well first, you wouldn't be able to see anything. It would all be black. That is because light can not catch up to you. So lets say your speed is twice that of light, and you travel for 1 hour
... ... Your physical position : >>>>>>>>>|
Your body's light's position : >>>>|

The speed of light is about 1,079 million kilometres per hour. So if you travelled in a rocket constantly going twice the speed of light to a point 534.5 million kilometres from earth and returned, it would take you one hour to physically arrive back on earth. But because you were going at twice the speed of light, your body's light (or your "visible being") will arrive back on earth two hours after your departure. If as soon as you got back to earth, you have a coffee and sit down to watch a bit of television then leave, people will see you having a coffee and watching television an hour after you actually do it. You will not physically be there, but your visible being will. If someone touched your visible being, their hand would go straight through your visible being like it would a ghost. While people are fascinated by your "ghost" you would be somewhere one hour in the future. As soon as you stop travelling faster than light, your body will become visible. You will have a ghost though, sort of like a clone. The ghost will do anything you do, only an hour later. It would be impossible to go back in time, and your 1 hour delayed clone/ghost will remain for ever, even after you die.


notes : after you stop travelling faster than light, you should be able to see things again.
In this example you have travelled one hour into the future. Feel free to comment if you are confused by anything. I even confused myself while coming up with this.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ridiculous predictions from the past


There have been many predictions of the future, from the past. Almost all of these predictions were wrong, or we are at least still waiting for them to happen. A lot of these predictions were made by top scientists and engineers, world leaders and and the heads of powerful organisations. Lets take a look at these predictions, shall we?

-Arthur C. Clarke, a British inventor, wrote in Vogue magazine in 1966 saying that all houses would fly by the year 2001.
-What about in the movie Back to the future: part II, which featured hoverboards and flying cars in the year 2015? thats only 6 years from now, so for this prediction to become a reality, The first commercial flying cars and hoverboards would most likely have to already be in the market.
-Here is a prediction that sort of came to reality, The answer machine. In 1964 someone predicted an invention called The answer machine. It was thought that the user would type in a question or topic on a typewriter keyboard, and a screen on the wall would in front of the user would display the answer or videos and photos of the topic. Today, many people use something that has a much similar purpose, and real results. We know it as google.
-Another ridiculous prediction. "By the turn of this century, we will live in a paperless society" Roger Smith, chairman of General Motors, 1986

So the next time you make a prediction, you may want to consider the possibility of keeping it to yourself to avoid embarrassment

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New blog and some presents (for you)

Sorry its been a while, i got up to a few things in the holidays and couldn't really get around to blogging, so, here I am. a lot has happened over the time since my last post, but fortunately you won't have to sit through all that. Firstly, return to Matainui.
As you may have seen on my sustainability blog you will have heard about the Matainui island. Well now we are going back on a 2 week field trip, and you can follow my story of the adventure on my new blog. The island has never been touched by human civilisation, and is most likely inhabited by thought to be extinct birds!
I also have a little gift for you all, lucky you. Just a few games i quickly put together in my leisure time, but you will have to download them. Don't worry, no viruses, there not to big, and they are (should be) entertaining. you will find the links below. Remember they are all my own creations and that should probably explain any poor quality you experience.

Game 1 - 2d Air hockey
instructions: Use the mouse to move your air hockey thing ( I am not certain what it is called ) to hit the puck. There is no real aim, score as many goals as you can.

Game 2 - Click the angry face
instructions: Click on the yellow angry face as many times as you can. But the more times you click on him, the faster Mr. yellow angry face darts around the room.

Game 3 - Invisamaze
instructions: Guide your cool electric blue marble through an impossibly hard invisible maze using the arrow keys. I finished the game once. Probably only because I designed all the levels, but I bet none of you can beat it!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

my understanding of the C.G.A , M.oC.A, and A.S.A (New Zealand)

Consumers Guarantee Act

http://www.consumer.org.nz/reports/consumer-guarantees-act


· Consumers are protected by the Consumers Guarantee Act because the are given fair trading except in private sales i.e. auctions, garage sales.

· Goods and services must be sold at a fair price, based on a pricing formula agreed by the provider and consumer before the sale.

· If the good or service is faulty or does not live up to its claimed purpose then the consumer is allowed a full refund or an unfaulty replacement IF the consumer did not know prior to the sale that the good was faulty. This applies even if the provider has a sign saying no refunds.

Ministry of Consumer Affairs



http://www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz/consumerinfo/cga/

· The Ministry of Consumer Affairs are responsible for the Consumers Guarantee Act and take care of any problems raised related to the Act.

Advertising Standards Authority



http://www.asa.co.nz/

· The Advertising Standards Authority makes sure that the commercials and informercials advertising goods or services are appropriate to be displayed in media i.e. television, radio.

· Any complaints about any advertising material are handled by the ASCB, and they check if the advertisement is breaching the ASA’s advertising rules/code. If so, they request that the advertisement be withdrawn from all media.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Student Blogging Challenge

At the moment, the third Student Blogging Challenge is happening, and I am doing this post for one of the activities for the challenge. If you would like to sign up for the student blogging challenge, click here.

I joined the student blogging challenge because i thought of it as a great opportunity to meet other classes using blogging as a learning tool to communicate with each other about their work and thoughts. I also thought of it as a good way to possibly get more views on my blog from around the globe and drown them in my own online world.

I would like to partake in both the Better Bloggers challenge and the Better Commenters challenge ( find out more by visiting the link ), because if I only particapate in one or the other, I will not be getting the full benefit of the Student Blogging Challenge. The more experience, the better.

I hope some of the activities in the Student Blogging Challenge involve interacting with heaps of people in different classes from around the world, comparing and contrasting their learning to my own classes ( http://woodmonstas.blogspot.com ).

At the end of the ten week challenge I hope to have achieved lots of views from around the globe ony my clustr map and feedjit, and have learned a lot about blogging and tips to make my blog or maybe even our classes blog better.

Monday, August 17, 2009

12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics berlin 2009



Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has just beat the 100 metre sprint world record at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athelitcs Berlin with an astonishing time of 9.58 seconds, beating the previous world record of 9.69, which he also set at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Reigning champion Tyson Gay came in second place with a U.S.A 100 metre record of 9.71 seconds. Usain Bolt's fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell finished the worlds fastest race in 3rd place with a time of 9.84 seconds. In more breaking news, New Zealander [yay] Valerie Vili won the womens shotput in Berlin. Her best throw of 20.44 metres allowed her to retain the title she first won two years ago in Japan. In second place was German Nadine Kleinert with a throw of 20.20 metres, and in third was China's Lijao Gong who achieved a throw of 19.89 metres.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And you thought you were big


This is the star VY Canoris Majoris. and magnified you can see a tiny little dot we know as the sun. (photo courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sun_and_VY_Canis_Majoris.svg) Now imagine earth next to the sun, then imagine earth to VY canis Majoris. It was first discovered in 1801. It is a high luminosity M-star and is so far said to be 3000 degrees Kelvin, which i think is 3273 degrees celcius, althought the sun is about 5700 degrees Kelvin (because K=C+273)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Decade Later



We have been given an assignment to write a post about where we think we will be ten years from now. Right now at my preteen age I am thinking that ten years from now I want to be earning/earned a degree/masters in game developement. I know it sounds a bit nerdy but it is something that requires plenty of talent and something that has me interested at my current age. It is something that i am interrested in at the moment, and something I think I am better at than most people my age that i know of. The university I might go to (the one i quickly googled) is Oxford university. If for some reason i can't or don't want to leave New Zealand, I will go to media design school. As I get older and i decide not to do anything along these lines, I might be working for a Bachelor of Architecture at Victoria University, Wellington. Of course this is what i am thinking of now, and it is a long way away so my mind could change several times. But one thing I would always want to accomplish is be the proud owner of a Bugatti, whether it be an EB110 or a Veyron.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

School subjects demands.

In school i would like to learn some interesting topics that the school board/pta or whatever won't let us do because they are strict. The first subject I would really like to learn in school is Greek mythology. My friend Mysteryman studied Greek mythology and lots of other ancient societies back when he was in England. The topic just simply fascinates me, how The gods of Olympus would be overthrown by there own children. The Greek civilisation was one of the first modern societies in the world, and they introduced democracy way back.

Another subject I would want to learn is computer programming languages. I am already fluent with GML ( game maker language, which is only compatible with Game Maker) which is an improvised version of C++ , one of the most commonly used languages among computer languages.

The third subject in this list of school subjects not taught in New Zealand schools (not my one anyway) is astrology. When I was 9 I got a telescope for Christmas, and I remember one night when i was looking out through it and saw a little dot which we call Venus. I would like to have a knowledge of this kind of information because i personally think it is really cool.

Some other topics which i would like to further learn about in the undetailed list below
  • All the wars, not just ww1 and ww2, like the polish-russian war of 1919-1921.
  • Ancient civilisations, not just the greeks i.e Vikings, Normans, Aztecs, Mayans

Thursday, June 18, 2009

How much Food do we have?

Me and Mystery Man have been engulfed in a math project to find out how much of the earth we have to grow food. Two Waikato University students from SIFE (students in free enterprise) came in and said we only had 1/32 of the earth's surface to grow our crop. So we set out to prove if this was true. First we got the Earths land and sea surface area and converted it to rough fractions. Using my talent i determined that there were:
surface area: 510 065 600 km²
land area: 148 330 000 km²
sea area: 361 740 000 km²
using my further talent i determined that this meant that:
15/51 surface area is land.
36/51 surface area is ocean.
This instantly eliminated 36/51 from our equasion.
with the 15/51 we had left, we had to take out the mountanious, desert, forest, and urban (buildings) land.
In the end we had about 1.5/51(something like that) left to grow food. We then found out this was roughly equivelant to 1/33( includes permanent crop and arable land). So, in conclusion, we have about 1/33 of the earths surface area to grow food. So the two university students were incorrect by just a tiny bit.
This is important because we have to be sustainable, and be careful about what we do with the tiny bit of land we have for growing food.

This post is also on my sustainability blog because i didn't know where to put it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous human combustion is when someones body bursts into flames without no apparent source, and for no apparent reason. There have only been 200 cases of SHC in the last 300 years, some ausing deaths. One case reports half a persons leg found in a pile of their own ashes. According to wikipedia there are three possible causes. 1: the work for ghosts or aliens. 2: the production of abnormally concentrated gas or raised levels of blood alcohol cause spontaneous ignition. 3: an external source of ignition e.g. the victim dropped a ciggarette. I searched the internet and found two cases of people surviving S.H.C.
in September 1985, the following events occured when a woman was walking home and creating blue flashes of light.
It was me. I was lighting up the driveway every couple of steps.
As we got into the garden I thought it was funny at that point. I was walking around in circles saying: 'look at this, mum, look!' She started screaming and my brother came to the door and started screaming and shouting 'Have you never heard of spontaneous human combustion?'
Debbie's mother, Dianne Clark:
I screamed at her to get her shoes off and it [the flashes] kept going so I hassled her through and got her into the bath. I thought that the bath is wired to earth. It was a blue light you know what they call electric blue. She thought it was fun, she was laughing.
The next occured in Winter, 1980.
usan Motteshead was standing in her kitchen, wearing flame-resistant pajamas, when she was suddenly engulfed in a short-lived fire that seemed to have ignited the fluff on her clothing but burned out before it could set anything properly alight.[10]
I was in the kitchen and my daughter just screamed out that my back was on fire. As I looked down it sort of whooshed all over me. It was like yellow and blue flames all over me. I was not burned at all. Not even my hair was burned.
The daughter, Joanne Motteshead, confirms this account and adds that the fire brigade arrived and tried (unsuccessfully) to set fire to Susan's pajamas.
  • The two subjects (Debbie Clark and Susan Motteshead), speaking independently and with no knowledge of each other, give similar histories.[10]
Clark:
I was not wearing any nylon clothing [at the time of the flashes]. I used to suffer a lot with static electricity so I tended not to wear anything nylon. I used to crackle with static when taking off my clothes and if I touched any metal thing it used to hurt me. I used to have a lot of trouble with electrical things. They would break down or blow up.
Motteshead:
I had just washed and dried my hair [at the time of the incident]. I used to have a lot when I was younger. I used to get shocks from touching fridges, things like that.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New blog - Sustainability

I have created a new blog about sustainability, because i had to. you can see it here
if you follow this blog, please go over and start following that blog as well

Friday, April 24, 2009

The list of Don't

  Dont Dress up as a South African rugby fan in Cantebury before an All Blacks - Springboks clash holding a sign saying "McCaw is a Cheat"
Don't Eat yellow snow.
Dont get a job without learning to spell first. 












Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Things I want to do before i turn 16

  1. Put a Marshmellow in the microwave
  2. Put an egg in the microwave
  3. put a marshmellow egg in the microwave
  4. bungee jump off my bed
  5. bungee jump off my bed without a harness
  6. roll down a really steep hill
  7. go outside on a sunny day without a hat
  8. ride a bike without a helmet
  9. run with scissors
  10. talk while eating
  11. swing on a chair
  12. turn 15
Nah not really.

Friday, April 17, 2009

News with Carrie Bickmore (bfr3)

A Pastor from the U.S of A was caught stealing over 100,000 dollars for plastic surgery. Doctors say he requested the body of Jesus with the cheekbones of Brad Pitt. A poultry worker in Melbourne is in a stable condition after getting stuck in a machine designed to process chickens. I another but related story, K.F.C now contains 12 secret herbs and spices. The estate of Kirk Cobain has lost 715 million dollars. If Cobain was alive today this bad news might of dampened his irrepressible optimism. 

I apologise for not beng able to put up any interesting posts this week, i couldn't think of anything intneresting. the V8's are in town but I couldn't be bothered posting the results and some other stuff because people only skim to see whether Ford or Holden won and which driver it was. (Go Garth Tander) And i figured lots of other people would be posting about it as well.                                                          

Monday, April 13, 2009

Traits of a Quality Learner

Here is my "Traits of a Quality Learner" dohicky. Wait its not here. Our group made a poster about the traits of a quality learner and left at it school over the holiday. So i used my cleverness to make a video of a teacher and one of his students talking about what it takes to be a successful quality learner. They talk about the key competencies, 16 habits of mind, etc. It isn't here on the blog, but it is only one click away. (click there)  >>>>here<<<<. I made it with xtranormal, which is something you can find and use by clicking here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

News with Carrie Bickmore (bfr2)


A member of one of Australia's most dangerous biker gangs "sphinx" has been arrested for driving a Bianchi Bernina without a license. He has been charged with one month in prison and one year of traction with the gang when they find out he was driving a Bianchi Bernina. New South Wales M.P From the Liberal Party Barry O'Farrell says the bikie problems could possibly be solved by putting all of them in the same room and letting them destroy each other. The idea is based on how the Liberal Party works. The leader of Principals Australia has said that toddlers in pre-school should be given career counselling. An early childhood programme has said that the most popular career choice was "ice cream" closely followed by "need to go potty". The Obama ministration has stopped using the phrase "war on terror". Other phrases from the Bush era no longer used include "axis of evil", "nation building", and "Mr.President, the television can't hear you". A Qantas and Virgin airplane were struck by lightning on Friday's electrical storm. Jetstar officials have said that they weren't worried about they're planes getting hit, because cardboard isn't a conductor. Scientists are in the process of building the worlds largest laser. They say that it will definitely not be used for evil, said the project leader Professor Destructo. Finally, host of Australian idol James Mathison his quit his role because he craves anonymity. He hopes to find this anonymity by Winning Australian Idol. for the video click here

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter



Its been a while since my last post, and its almost Easter. So, i used my logic and put on a post about Easter. 
What is Easter? Why do we celebrate Easter? Well, Here's my theory.
They say Jesus was resurrected three days after his crucifixion.  It is celebrated on Easter day or Easter Sunday, which is two days after Good Friday. But why the relation to bunnies and eggs? Well you see, it goes back to Jesus' last supper, as painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. The second image is the regular painting, but the top image,  is the original painting except it has been lighted up using lighting effects on a computer around St.Peter, revealing one devastating fact - He was painted with rabbit ears. Why? because St.Peter was in fact a rabbit. Also, you can see on the table, in front of each person and neatly arranged, some bread. But not just any bread. They were what we call today hot cross buns. And next to each of those hot cross buns is an EGG.  Leonardo Da Vinci was trying to hide the truth from the world, but only because Jesus told him to. Why did Jesus tell him to do this? this I am not exactly sure of. This is also why the tales of Peter Rabbit exist, because the few people who know this have come together to form an organisation, which published all Peter Rabbit related materials. Now to this day we celebrate Easter with Chocolate eggs, and hot cross buns, and the Easter Bunny.

But how do we know that my theory is correct? 
The answer to that is...


It isn't. It is all Utter lies that i made up. The top picture was edited using paint.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

News from Carrie Bickmore

I am just trialing this post and if it succeeds,  I will publish it weekly. Those of you who watch Rove will know who Carrie Bickmore. All it is is news, with a false statement at the end to make it funny.

Internet giants Google were recently forced to sack 200 workers. All the employees were told to find out if they still had a job by going to the website and hitting the "I'm feeling lucky" button. An Australian travel guide has angered some New Zealanders by claiming Auckland is a solar city inhabited by hobbits. Auckland's mayor was about to release a statement before he was attacked by an orc. Madonna is said to be traveling to Malawi to adopt another child. The event will collide the Malawian holiday called "hide your kids from Madonna day". Finally, a Welsh dwarf who got lost walking in the forest was saved by their pet chihuahua. Witnesses say it looked like a normal rescue, but from far away. For the video of Carrie Bickmore presenting the news, click here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First Release

yay...I have my first game up for show in public. It isn't very good so please, no negative comments. It contains bleeding/dead circles. Click here to download
Also, I have recieved an email from some random who invited me to his website to look at his art! his  first paragraph states: 

Hi! I'm a contemporary visual artist.I had your email address from google blog while browsing through member's profile.And I thought that you might enjoy art!

he also included a picture of one his pieces, and invited me to his website at www.soojungcho.com



Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hamilton did something







28th March 2009 - Balloons over Waikato Night glow and some small airshow at the airport. Also got a 4 minute video of the fireworks display. if anyone puts on youtube i will claim 3rd party matched content. Usually Hamilton is a boring city. The night glow is the only big thing we will get this year except for the All Blacks vs Springboks match and the V8's.
FeedJit: my feedjit has reported me getting visitors from places such as the Netherlands, Holland, Canada, Estonia and Belgium coming on my blog, but it isn't showing up on my clustrmap. ???????????? =/                                                
video

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cargo Catastrophe


at about 2 PM today, A FedEx cargo plan crashed due to heavy winds at  Tokyo's International Airport, Japan. It almost instantly burst into flames. the two men manning the cockpit were taken to hospital, then a local T.V station confirmed them both dead.  The flight of the MD-11 came from Guangzhou,  China, and footage of it crashing was shown on local television.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St.Patrick's Day

I just realised today was St.Patricks day. St.Patrick's is the Irish national day, where they celebrate one of the patron saints, Parick. It is a good excuse to get drunk as well.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Cymru Am Byth!

Guess who won the 2009 IRB Sevens Rugby World Cup?
WALES!!!!!!
It was pretty epic. i mean, to return back from camp and the first thing i find out is Wales won the sevens world cup. They even Beat us, New Zealand! :(:
Heres a table of their games
Day One
Wales vs Zimbabwe
31-5
Day Two
Wales vs Uruguay
27-0
Wales vs Argentina
0-14
Day Three
Quarter Final
Wales vs New Zealand
15-14
Semi Final
Wales vs Samoa
19-12
Final
Wales vs Argentina
19-12
Also Scotland beat Australia 21-17 to win the plate final, and Zimbabwe beat Ireland 17-14 to win the bowl final. Some other big upsets were Argentina Beating South Africa 14-12.  The welsh team didn't have any of their famous union sidestep wizards like Shane Williams or Mark Jones either. England had previous sevens bragging rights but lost 36-21 to Samoa in the knockout stage. Dunno what happened to Fiji.
p.s Cymru Am Byth is Welsh for "Long Live Wales" so yes they can speak their own language.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Favourite Rugby Player(s)


Conrad Smith Link
Gavin Henson Link
Top: Gavin Henson totally destroying Matthew Tait.
Bottom : Conrad Smith running up the ball.







If Mystery man can have a post about his favourite rugby player, then i can as well. In fact,  have two.
Gavin Henson
Gavin Henson is the starting Second-Five (no.12) For Wales. He is probably most recognised for his epic performance in the 2005 Six Nations against England, in which he anialated Matthew Tait twice, and kicked the winning Penalty goal from the sideline 40 metres out. (Wales won 11-9 securing a grand slam season). He played as the fullback (no. 15) for arguably the best Welsh provincial side, Neath-Swansea. Neath-Swansea Then changed their name to Osprey's, where he plays along side other well recognised Welsh rugby players like Shane Williams and James Hook. He has just come out of Injury to play against France, where Wales, sadly, lost.
Conrad Smith
Conrad Smith is now the first choice Centre for the All Blacks, since Tana Umaga has left us. He has a great eye for space, and is one of the All Blacks key playmakers. He is the reason our wingers have scored the amount of tries they have. He Bareley ever misses a tackle, and all he lacks is a bit of pace. He plays for the Super team "Hurricanes" and plays provincial rugby for wellington. He has accomplished a rare feat, capping 38 games with 55 points for the All Blacks, as well as capping 38 games and 55 points for Wellington.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

He Who Paints

The Artist I have chosen is Georges Seurat











(photo link)( 1859 - 1891 France)because he had a very unique style of painting. This is one of his most famous masterpieces, "sunday afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte. it took him 2 years to complete, and i can see why. it is on a massive canvas, somehwere near 80 by 100 inches, and  he painted it using pointillism. that is, when you paint the whole thing with dots. he didn't mix colours( except for the majorly big parts like the grass), but he painted two primary colours next to each other e.g to get a green shade, he would paint blue dots right next to yellow dots, to get a greenish effect. that is why the canvas is so big, so that if you look at it from most distances you will be able to see this effect. I know that painting something entirley out of dots will be quite a challenge, but i like challenges, except for when i lose. I won't use a large canvas, perhaps i will use a small one to get my work done on time
:)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I Don't buy games, i make them

Well actually i do buy games but as some people in our class might already know, i make them as well. The quality isn't very good but it isn't a piece of cake, or pie. to prove this i have dispalyed the ai (artificial intelligence) script. I was going to include a vid but i need to compress the size, so i will edit this post tomoro and the vid will be there ;)


ar nearest_enemy, nearest_cover, nearest_bullet, safe_x, safe_y, sped, dir, bb;

if instance_exists(argument0) && instance_exists(argument1) {

nearest_enemy=instance_nearest(x,y,argument0)
nearest_cover=instance_nearest(x,y,argument1)
nearest_bullet=instance_nearest(x,y,argument2)
dir=point_direction(x,y,nearest_cover.x,nearest_cover.y)
safe_x=nearest_cover.x+lengthdir_x(distance_to_object(nearest_cover)+64,dir)
safe_y=nearest_cover.y+lengthdir_y(distance_to_object(nearest_cover)+64,dir)
sped=(argument4+argument5/(1+(1+distance_to_object(nearest_enemy)/70)))+(distance_to_point(safe_x,safe_y)/70)
can_shoot-=1
if speed>argument5 speed=argument5
if collision_line(x,y,nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y,argument1,1,1)
mode=1

if !collision_line(x,y,nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y,argument1,1,1) && distance_to_object(nearest_cover)>10
mode=0

if mode=1{
if argument7=1
point_direction(x,y,nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y)
if collision_line(x,y,nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y,argument1,1,1){
if point_distance(nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y,shootx,shooty)>90
or (x!=sx && y!=sy)
mp_potential_step(nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y,argument4,0)
if distance_to_object(nearest_cover)>10
mp_potential_step(nearest_cover.x,nearest_cover.y,(argument4/2),0)}
else{
shootx=nearest_enemy.x
shooty=nearest_enemy.y
sx=x
sy=y
speed=0

}

if distance_to_object(nearest_bullet) <>
if !collision_line(x,y,nearest_bullet.x,nearest_bullet.y,argument1,1,1)
mp_potential_step(nearest_bullet.x+45,nearest_bullet.y+45,-8,0)}
if can_shoot<1
{if x=sx && y=sy{
bb=instance_create(x,y,argument3)
bb.direction=point_direction(x,y,(shootx-((speed+4)*10)+random((((speed+4*2))*10))),shooty)}
if !collision_line(x,y,nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y,argument1,1,1)
can_shoot=argument6
else
can_shoot=(argument6*3)}}

if mode=0{
if !collision_line(x,y,nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y,argument1,1,1)
mp_potential_step(safe_x,safe_y,sped,0)
else
speed=0
if distance_to_object(nearest_enemy)<100{
if can_shoot<1
{if !collision_line(x,y,nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y,argument1,1,1){{
bb=instance_create(x,y,argument3)
bb.direction=point_direction(x,y,(nearest_enemy.x-(speed*20)+random((speed*40))),nearest_enemy.y)}
if argument7=1
point_direction(x,y,nearest_enemy.x,nearest_enemy.y)}
can_shoot=argument6}
}
else{if argument7=1
point_direction(x,y,safe_x,safe_y)
}}
}


the language is fairly easy but its complicated to put it all together with working objects in some srtrange way. it sounds a bit geeky but its fun until i get bored, then i lay off for a month, then i resume creating games.

Quote of today: Teehee -The sherrrrrifff

Sri Lankan Massacre

BREAKING NEWS
HOT OFF MY TELEVISION

8 Sri Lankan cricket players were shot and wounded as they got off their bus in Lahore, ( not 2 sure which country.) One of them has taken a hit in the chest and is now in a critical condition.6 Policemen officers have been confirmed dead. The terrorists who shot them were armed with AK47's, grenades and smg's.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I have a secret




I Like Pie







Sometimes they have really great deals.















Sunday, March 1, 2009

I'm coming to get you

 i wish my cat could do this... I'd be able to mkae the perfect horrror movie.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I See Red

This was in 2006... The school production. we had to do a dance to a awesome song called I See Red By Split Enz, an awesome New Zealand Band. I've forgotten half the moves, i only remember the chorus, part of the first verse, and this part where we did the bridge. i probably couldn't do it anymore.

We had to dress up like punks with a Mainly Red, black and white scheme. as you can see i had some face paint and three chains around my neck :)
The Fairfield intermediate production was quite different to the ones i am used to at primary. i dunno how. at primary every class was assorted to a colour, and they had to do a dance to that colour. So everyone had to do it. at fairfield, it was more....realistic. Last year (08) it was about robyn hood (a girl, not a boy this time). One of meh friends got a role as the evil sherrrriifff.


Offtopic
I am currently working on my first FPS (first person shooter) game. it is coming along nicely, but i am having trouble with the textures. the programmes i use to make my games are free, so the quality isn't that good. But, it is still cheaper :)

Fact of the day: Mac Atak is the man!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wales 54 England 53

The Tie Breaker( or at least i think it is)
Take that England! defeated again by the mighty Welsh! on Sunday or what not, Wales beat England (rugby of course) 23-15. both teams scored marvelous tries, but Halfpenny's (Wales) was by far the best. Yet another brilliant counter-attack lead to a devastating score.

England Haven't Beaten Wales since 2005 or 04. thats 4 years at least. Thats what my underground resources have told me anyway.
The English might have had bragging rights after the Sevens, but they don't anymore...
Ireland is doing pretty good as well. They beat France lol O.o

Fact of the day: An Octopus can squeeze through a hole the size of a tennis ball.


Define Courage

Warning: this post contains corny material.

My dictionary defines courage as "the ability to face danger or pain without courage"
Well that pretty much is what courage is isn't it. is.
A lot of people are said to be extremely brave, like heros. The truth is heros are only braver than any norma person for an extra five minutes. By then the danger has passed. But how many people are actually heros? Johnyny Wilkinson? No...Superman? Maybe. How about tank man? there we go.
I better explain

it is the year 1989, in China, and a man is walking home after having buying some grocieries. along the way he says a massive convoy of army tanks rolling down the street. Guess what Tank Man does next?

He marches up to the leading tank and just stands in front of it. the tank trys to steer around him, but he continues to block him.
Eventually some guys pull him out of the way and they carry on with their lives. 
The point is...
Well i don't know the point but he is a hero, he has courage.

The point of this whole post was so i could show you this video, which is why i have filled up so much space to make the post seem interesting, thus people will read it.


Fact of the day: Pound for Pound, a hamburger costs more than a car.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

His Noodly Appendage

Before you read this you must know that in this post i am not trying to offend anyone in any way.

There are a lot of Religions today, and you've probably not heard half of them. That half that you haven't heard, is the "interesting" half if you will. one of those interesting religions is Pastafarianism. 

Every religion has a god - usually an immortal human being. How ever, in this particular religion, they worship the flying spaghetti monster, or FSM for short. Pastafarianists have come up with a graph which links the decrease in pirates to global warming...  http://asecondhandconjecture.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/pirates_and_globalwarming.jpg
And their heaven is filled with beer volcanoes as far as the eye can see, and...well... and a... i'm not sure if i should say this, you can ask me in person or check out the link at the bottom of the page. It is also considered inapropriate to teach people about the FSM unless you are in full pirate attire, so i'm guessing i'm breaking the rules.

According to Pastafarianists, the universe was first created as a mountain, some trees, and a midget, spelt how the FSM sees it, midgit. he did this is one day. he then spent three days creating the rest of the universe, and then had three days rest.

The last thing i want people who read this post to do is to laugh about it. Pastafarianism is to be taken seriously, just like any other religions, because who knows, there could be a FSM up there watching us all...

For more information please visit 
http://www.venganza.org/flash/guidetopastafarianismpreloaded.swf
even Bob Marley was a pastafarianist...well thats waht mrwoody sed anyway

Hope i didn't offend anyone
sorry if i did

Fact of The Day: Charlie Chaplin Came third in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Meh Woodmonsta "Tuskiser"

left: a tuskiser swooping out of its tree to make a feast out of an unsuspecting rabbit.
This is a picture of my woodmonsta (the creature in top left flying out of tree)
It is called the Tuskiser

Habitat
The Tuskiser lives in any rainforest, forest, or land with plenty of trees and small prey. instead of living in trees, it burrows holes into the ground, but it still spends most of its time in the trees.

Physical features
The Tuskiser is a large flying mammal, and has a long and  powerful tail. It has a unusually big round belly, with two small legs poking out the back. The Tuskiser's wings are shaped like clubs, or tree branches, to help out blend in with the trees so that its prey can not see it. this is also why its feathers are prodominantly green. The Tuskiser has a tusk growing out underneath its chin, so it can swoop down and stab or slash its prey. The Tuskiser has sharp teeth to help rip the flesh from its prey. It has poor hearing and smell. The Tuskiser communicates with its comrades by making a loud screeching sound. Tuskisers travel in groups ranging from 5-40 personell, called a phalanx, because they fly in rectangle-like formation.

My name

So i thought i would explain meh name.
The "Winged Hussar" was a Polish-Lithuanian Calavary unit, back in the days of Polands Golden age (16th century i think). Back then they were the best military unit in the world, till the 18th century, when they figured out how to beat them.

Heres an example of just how great they were.
on the 27th of September, 1605 (17th century) the battle of Kircholm was fought between the Polish-lithuanian forces and the Sweedish. The Sweedish had some 10,000 soldiers on the field, whilst the Polish/Lithuanian forces had 1000 foot soldiers, and 2,600 cavalry (mostly Winged Hussars). Even though they were heavily out numbered, they put up the fight of their life. The Sweedish had lost 5,500 troops While the Polish & Lithuanian People only lost 100 dead, and 200 wounded.

Never again will there be such a one sided battle.

References
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Quld5950v6w 
and some people who will go un named...