February 19th, 2014

Nerdy things (Part 1)

Pietro Maximoff with sister Wanda?

Pietro Maximoff with sister Wanda?

The other day I showed my friend Andrew, a pic of the possible Wanda Maximoff from the new X-Men flick. If it is her, shes obviously not Pietro’s twin like they are in the comic. He said technically he would age faster because he moves faster..

Last night someone was talking on an MMO I play (Marvel Heroes), someone mentioned almost the same thing.

I’m gonna get a bit nerdy for a second.

First, he moves very fast. Einstein wrote about objects in motion and time distortion. He would be moving very fast and time would be moving faster for everything around him. So even if he aged faster, the rest of the world would age a little faster because of his speed. However he doesn’t seem to move at a significant portion of light speed so one would assume he would age just a tiny bit faster.

That brings me to the second thing, I don’t remember any of the comics saying he ages faster because he’s faster. If anything because of the above comments, he should be younger than everyone else, even his sister…

This all could be applied to the Flash as well.

But all this thinking could be in vain because comic physics don’t match up with real world physics…

September 22nd, 2013

My other site The Vintage Gamers

The Vintage GamersThings are going pretty good for The Vintage Gamers. When I created it with my friend Sam, it was just for something to do. Now we’re getting offers from other sites to team up. We get some days where traffic is in the hundreds. Most days it’s 30-50 visits.

There are a few things I want to do for the site for more content.

  • More authors for more content.
  • Need some videos.
  • I want to do Google Hangouts so we can talk about classic games.
  • I even considered creating a network with other classic game sites so we can all get exposure.

I would like to grow the site because there aren’t a lot of other classic gaming sites. Most of the ones out there are specialized. There are sites dedicated to Atari, Nintendo, & Sega. Not a lot geared towards retro gaming of any kind.

September 17th, 2013

New site!

The old blog was aging and getting boring. I decided to start (mostly) fresh. I kept the most popular posts on the site and got rid of the rest. I removed the ability to comment as I never read them anyway.

We have a new theme for the site. It’s still a work in progress so there will be bugs and inconsistencies. I am currently working on it on my spare time. It may end up completely different than it looks now.

January 28th, 2010

Magnetic poles causing earthquakes?

Wikipedia defines Geomagnetic Reversal as:

A geomagnetic reversal is a change in the orientation of Earth’s magnetic field such that the positions of magnetic north and magnetic south become interchanged. These events often involve an extended decline in field strength followed by a rapid recovery after the new orientation has been established. These events occur on a scale of tens of thousands of years or longer.

I recently came across an article saying the North pole is moving towards Siberia at 37 miles per year. If Wikipedia is correct, it should be moving much slower than that.

I was watching TV the other day and they compared the recent earthquake in Haiti with the earthquake that caused the big tsunami in 2004.

My mind being overactive, got me thinking. What if, the north pole moving is causing stress in some of the fault lines and causing these earthquakes. I know I’m not a scientist and I don’t know much about geology, but it’s something to think about. I mean, some rocks are attracted to magnetic fields because of the iron in them.

I wonder if we wont start seeing many more of these huge earthquakes in the coming years.

December 11th, 2009

Full Moon Revisited

Full Moon

When I first posted my post about the full moon affecting peoples behavior, I never expected it to be the most popular post on the blog. It seems that once a month around the full moon I see a HUGE spike in traffic.

Reading the comments that are posted on the post I see lots of people that have trouble sleeping around the full moon. That is something that happens to me when it’s full. I know it has nothing to do with the extra light that comes in the windows around the time. I have blinds that block out most of the light when it’s full.

Other Things I’ve noticed range from mundane to plain odd. Lots of people are or know someone who is irritable around the full moon. Some comments said that they are more aggressive in bed. (I had to delete them because they contained some graphic sexual content. I gotta keep this blog PG ya know.) One woman also said her period follows the full moon.

My mom even told me that she talked to someone that worked in a mental hospital and asked him if more “loonies” come in on a full moon. He told her it’s like any other night. The next full moon they had more admitted than on a normal week.

There’s something to think about here.