Saturday, April 10, 2010

I am not posting this [chat] from my iPad

I am not posting this [chat] from my iPad. Rather, I am posting it from my laptop while I count the money I have as a result of having not bought an iPad.

But, you may ask, how are you typing this without a touch screen keyboard or 3G wireless internet connection! Simple, I reply. I am using the regular keyboard on my laptop, and the broadband internet I've had for a while now.

I now invite you to ponder the merit of paying $499 for a computer which requires another computer for its setup.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

24 Season 8: Episode 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. question.

Since this post contains spoilers I have made the background color black and the text black. To read the text, highlight the area within the black square.

So, this is my question regarding the episode 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. from season 8 of 24.

When Jack finds President Hassan, the president has already been killed. Yet the video of his being killed, and the guy ranting about his crimes, is still playing. So, between when the terrorist says "I am going to say his crimes and then kill him" and Jack breaking into the room, the terrorists have completed recording the full video, started playing the recorded video, and the video has yet to end.

So, let's say:

X = time of video
Y = time between "I shall read his crimes and then kill him" and the ending of the video after Jack finds president Hassan dead.

It must be the case that (2X < Y), since they had to
1) shoot the video (taking time X)
2) replay the video (taking time X)

It must also be the case that Y does not equal 2X, since
1) There must have been time between "I shall say his crimes and kill him" and the video shoot starting.
2) There must have been time between the ending of the video being recorded, and its being broadcast.

So let's let those times be Z. Which means

[(2X + Z) < Y]

I would need to go back and watch the episode, but does anyone have an idea if, given the content of the episode, it is the case that [(2X + Z) < Y] within the episode as it is presented? Or did they, and this may shock you, fudge the time in 24?

Update: I did the math

Here is the list of Hulu timestamps in

Season 8 Episode 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Hulu

1:12:17 : "I will say his crimes and kill him"
1:13:31 : President starts watching feed of Hassan.
1:16:07 : 07:48:05 commercial break
1:16:12 : 07:52:22 return from break
1:21:02 : Jack sees into room with Hassan for first time
1:21:07 : Jack starts shooting
1:21:30 : Jack sees dead Hassan
1:22:28 : President reacts to Hassan throat slit
1:23:16 : President says "clear the screens"

Alright, math time

Hulu Video Time : Time passed in 24 World

1:12:17 - 1:13:31 : 1:14
1:13:31 - 1:16:07 : 2:36
1:16:07 - 1:16:12 : :05 + 4:17 = 4:22
1:16:12 - 1:21:02 : 4:50
1:21:02 - 1:22:28 : 1:26

X = Full Time of Video
Y = Time between "I will kill him " and "Jack finds president dead", the amount of time during which the video could have been made.

X = (1:13:31 - 1:22:28) = 13:14

2:36 + 4:22 + 4:50 + 1:26
6:58 + 6:16

Y = (1:12:17 - 1:21:02) = 13:02

1:14 + 2:36 + 4:22 + 4:50
3:50 + 9:12

So, it was not possible for them to have completed filming of the tape and then replay it. So, let's assume that they tape delayed the broadcast. So, what would have to have been the delay? To find this we take X, the full time of the video, and subtract it from Y, which was the full time available to shoot the video.

(Y - X) = -:12
(13:02 - 13:14)

When we do this, we find that, actually, the amount of time the terrorist had to shoot the video, Y, is shorter than the video itself, X. The video is actually 12 seconds longer than the amount of time the terrorists had to shoot the video.

So, to say it simply, the terrorists shot a 13 minute and 14 second video in 13 minutes and 2 seconds.

Which, I guess, makes them terrorists AND time travelers. And you can imagine how that makes me feel.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In Which Palin-Bachmann 2012 Gets Real

Basically, Michele Bachmann throw a party where people paid $10,000 to have ones picture take. But here is the kicker. Sarah Palin stopped by! Only video I have found thus far is on Gawker.

In the mean time, please enjoy this very terrible Bristol Palin PCA about only getting knocked up if you are rich.

Cause it made me giggle...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sarah made Peeps

Sarah made peeps for Zombie Day. They are much better than the ones you can buy in a store.

Nintendo: 3DS in 2011

Nintendo to launch 3DS in 2011.

The 3DS will display games in 3D without the use of special glasses. According to that .pdf file, it will be backwards compatible.

So, it's like a this:

Which they can do via this:

Which will result in this:

Fourth Achewood Horseman found: Apocalypse Immanent


I did look, and the lamb did open the first seal. And I beheld the first funny Achewood, and this Achewood rode upon a white horse, and this achewood did hold nachos. To him was given a crown of lol. And he did go forth conquering the supposition that there were no funny Achewoods. And he did conquor, for there was the first funny Achewood!

And when the lamb had opened the second seal, I heard the second funny Achewood. This Achewood rode upon a red horse; and the power given to him was the power to take humor from references to Horace, that all readers should lol with one another; and there was given to him a Finch named Mr. Teal.

And when the lamb had opened the third seal, I heard the third funny Achewood say, Come and lol! And I beheld a black horse; and he that sat on him had a flow chart in his hands. And I heard a voice say a free hat for a youtube search, and three clicks later, a documentary on chimney sweeps; and see thou lol for Twitter and Facebook infinite loops of time wasting.

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the Fourth Funny Achewood say, come and breakdance! And I looked, and beheld a pale horse: And his name that sat on him was Pure Vanilla Extract, and my droogs followed with him.

AND POWER WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM OVER THE FOUR PARTS OF THE INTERNET, to extole the virtue of nachos, to discuss the merits of Horace, to create flow charts, and to dance by smashing one's face into a wall!

And the lamb did promise the opening of a fifth seal, under which there will be found the altar of souls of the damned, sacrificed for that which would come....the fifth funny Achewood; yet to be seen but promised by the lamb.