Thursday, September 25, 2008

Magnetic Liquid is Crazy


Magnetic Liquid is Crazy


Liquid Magnet Sculpture

From the vid info: A ferrofluid (from the Latin ferrum, meaning iron) is a liquid which becomes strongly polarised in the presence of a magnetic field.

Ferrofluids are composed of nanoscale ferromagnetic particles suspended in a carrier fluid, usually an organic solvent or water. The ferromagnetic nano-particles are coated with a surfactant to prevent their agglomeration (due to van der Waals and magnetic forces). Although the name may suggest otherwise, ferrofluids do not display ferromagnetism, since they do not retain magnetisation in the absence of an externally applied field. In fact, ferrofluids display paramagnetism, and are often referred as being "superparamagnetic" due to their large magnetic susceptibility. True ferromagnetic fluids are difficult to create at present.

Random stuff

The Killers - Human (listen here)

close your eyes, clear your heart, cut the cord
are we human or are we denser? (4th density, are we multidimensional?)
my sign is vital, my hands are cold
and I'm on my knees looking for the answer
are we human or are we denser?
full lyrics

Heroes has begun again, the logo is an eclipsed sun which kinda looks like an eye, the Eyeclipse to blind us from the truth I guess. I don't really like time travel silliness in fiction: just go back a few seconds earlier if something goes wrong :p like Hiro could have done with the formula. Another thing I don't like very much about the show is the entire disastrous timeline was averted by Peter Petrelli to butterfly effect something that's disastrous in a whole other way - as if a future of disaster is inevitable. (R)Ando(m) even turns bad, come on! (haha) Of course it'd be silly if we saw a future that was more interesting storywise and then go to something easy instead, wouldn't keep people watching for long. The baddies are called the Corporation (and in this series, bloodlines even come into play - and it's a confusing mess), same name for another "secret society" in Prison Break, of which the 3rd episode of its fifth season was absolutely horrible. You have to chuckle at so much fiction that's about trying to bring down a powerful conspiracy of the few over the many.

Another is 'Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles' which has the time travel thingy too, here you have the good guys sending back robots and people to avert the development of A.I. and robot takeover. Two shows projecting that even time travel won't stop the evil from doing what it does, of course it'd be a rather boring storyline otherwise. In the latest episode, an old b-movie suddenly makes loads of money after it's known the actor (evil Terminator took his face) wiped out an entire SWAT team. The blend of fiction and (fictitious) non-fiction I found quite interesting synchromystically. There's another part where John Connor's love interest mentions about the magazines: "You know what really creeps me out about these magazines, they all just wanna convert you into their cult. It's like all in the title: It's Us, and People, and OK, you know some of us people are not ok."
John Connor: "Yeah some of us are Popular Mechanics." (lol, the 9/11 official version defendahrs!) They also revealed the difference between machines and humans ;) Machines don't swim (in the ocean of consciousness) as the Terminators sink to the bottom because of the weight (though they can walk back to the shore again).
The interesting eulogy for John's father's second wife: "Do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. We know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For God has given us the spirit as a guarantee and as long as we are at home with the body we are away from the Lord (tss, nah), we walk by faith (nah) not by sight and so fix our eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, what is unseen eternal."

Sorry about the few posts lately, been swamped with mundane work, the government employment office and a project to hopefully get rid of both that BS!

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