Monday, 23 September 2013

Proof of a finite universe (ish)

I've been down this road a few years ago but a conversation with a graphic designer displaying work for his Masters made me think, rinse and repeat:

  • My computer screen has 1366 x 768 pixel.
    • That's 1,049,088 pixels
  • Each pixel can display 32,000 colours.
  • So, the number of unique pictures my computer screen is capable of displaying is 32,0001,049,088
    • That's 32,000 to the power 1,049,088 - which is a HUGE number of images.

That huge number of images would include all text already written and to be written, all galaxies, all people's faces past, present and future. Any image of any action, every molecule or animal .. anything.

But however huge that number is, it's finite.

The number of possible images in our universe would appear to be finite.

Unless you increase the resolution of your computer that is ...

Just a thought.

Friday, 20 September 2013

The art of ..

.. making things more concise: summarisationalising.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Exciting new development

Here's something I've been working on for a while now .. it's in its very basic form and experimental but I think I've figured out a way to collect image data from interference patterns on a monitor so it can act as a camera without the need for extra hardware.
please as I'd like to test it on as many types of screens as possible.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Big Bang or Super Suck?

Clearly, any matter that pops into existence surrounded by nothing at all is going to feel enormous forces at its boundaries. As this puny pea of matter is sucked large by its surrounding nout the area where matter meets nothing grows. This growing area naturally has a larger sucking-factor and so the 'expansion' of the matter gets faster.

That Einstein bloke really should have thought of this.

Oh! Oh! Wait!

Gravity doesn't suck! It's actually the Earth accelerating as it expands making us stick to the surface.

Obvious really.

More Madera?

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Flummoxed by Why

The Alien wanted to know, so I trotted out a potted version of humanity's time on this planet. How we'd evolved and spread out over the world to become the various groups and races here now. How some were rich, well fed and comfortable, and some were poor, starving and in constant pain.

'Why are some of you starving and in pain?' he asked.

While I wondered how to answer, I woke up.