So NASA’s UARS Satellite is falling towards our planet: Earth. I’ve noticed that quite a lot of people are scared of what’s going to happen when it enters our atmosphere. First thing is first, you have nothing to be scared about. UARS is going to burn and break up hard as it enters our dense and friction generating atmosphere at high speed.
There’s a reason that when space shuttles re-enter our atmosphere, they have to be built to withstand extreme pressure and extreme heat. UARS is protected again shit all. UARS isn’t falling ‘down’, it’s entering our atmosphere at a near horizontal, arc-like route. It’s effectively ‘skimming’ our atmosphere and has been programmed to come out of orbit at a point where it will just fall into the ocean. The chances of you being hit? 1 in 21 TRILLION. You’ve got more chance of being stuck by lighting. On that note, I would like to present you with a list of 10 things that you should be MORE worried about, as it’s more likely that these things will happen to you:
- After buying a KFC box meal, you open it to find they have given you the wrong side (i.e. beans instead of gravy).
- That homeless guy asking you for more change.
- Being arrested and sued collectively by all the mega-record companies for illegally downloading Rebecca Black – Friday “because you just wanted to hear it”.
- Suffering from mild alcohol poisoning in the next 6 months.
- Hating the upcoming new Facebook Profiles, but growing to absolutely loving it.
- Falling off a tall building because it was a little too windy.
- Partaking in a random dance-off in the middle of a busy street to classic Mexican music around a sombrero whilst Mexican immigrants freestyle in the background.
- Losing both water AND electricity where you live for around a week, maybe more.
- Realising that your far more bi-sexual than you ever thought you would be.
- Think about auditioning for Big Brother, getting all the way through the interviews, through the program, and winning.
After a bit of a break from keeping this blog updated, I’ve decided to return with a classic: Demotivational Monday. So what’s the topic of this Demotivational Monday?
How about the shite British Weather? This week gone by, has been the weirdest, most schizophrenic, unpredictable weather I have ever, ever seen in jolly ol’ England. You know the drill, at one point it’s raining. Then the sun is beaming. Then it’s cold. Then there is a rainbow. Then it’s raining. Then it’s hot. Then it’s raining again. Now it’s humid. Then the sun is beaming again and it’s hot. Then it’s just greyscale and cold.
Lather, rinse and repeat. Keep away from eyes and out of the reach of children. The chances are high that England is just trying to let us know, that it tried it’s best to fight winter. The reality is – winter never left. I give you Demotivational Monday: English Summer Edition.
LulzSec warn NHS over poorly guarded systems, NHS say they’re not worried and have AVG Free installedPosted: June 17, 2011
It’s hard to ignore the shear uprising of hacking related activity in the past weeks. PlayStation Network being the most notable, being crippled for a month and disabling online activity for many millions of PlayStation 3 units around the world. Then came the onslaught of Sony’s other websites and networks.
Then came the rest of the attacks. Let’s take a quick rundown of the hacking that has taken place by LulzSec over the past month:
- Fox.com (user passwords stolen)
- Sony Music Japan
- PBS (user passwords stolen)
- Sony Pictures (user information)
While you aren’t considered an enemy – your work is of course brilliant – we did stumble upon several of your admin passwords
We mean you no harm and only want to help you fix your tech issues
This is a local issue affecting a very small number of website administrators. No patient information has been compromised. No national NHS information systems have been affected. The Department has issued guidance to the local NHS about how to protect and secure all their information assets.
The Department has issued guidance to the local NHS about how to protect and secure all their information assets.
I wish I could have plane food every day. Yes, you didn’t read wrong, I did just actually say that.
It upsets me every time when I hear someone talking about plane food, then followed by “Ewwww, ugh, fucking plane food. It’s so horrible. I’d rather vomit and put it in a tub, take it on the plane, then when the food comes round – say to them that it’s OK, because I brought a tub of my own vomit to eat instead of the food you are about to serve me”.
Granted, plane food is not what it used to be 20 years ago, and if your sitting in last class (economy) – the presentation isn’t going to be amazing, but it is still made to a high standard in a controlled environment by professionals who know and are qualified to make food én mass. This process is no different than it would be in, say, a mid-level restaurant or a diner chain, and is significantly more trust-able than your local Chinese takeaway, greasy spoon or Indian takeaway – not forgetting the likes of KFC and McDonald’s. My father always told me that due to the pressure and atmosphere, the large majority of passengers
have their taste buds affected causing them to taste less whilst in the air. Since remembering this on every flight, I’ve always enjoyed (in comparison to the negativity that is projected) plane food, reminding me of quality ready meals found in the likes of ASDA and Tesco. You’re also provided with bread, butter, fruit and a dessert.
I can understand that some people may have had bad experiences with in-flight meals, but I can’t help feel that some people are genuinely exaggerating, possibly to fit in with the crowd or their loser friends. I have the balls to tell people that plane food rocks, and that it is made with as much care and attention as other production facilities whether it be a small restaurant or a large diner.
I urge all plane food haters to watch the video below. I hope that it will change your perception of plane food, and mentally prepare you for your next flight. As mentioned the video below, all plane food is made only a few hours before the flight. Thats fresher than a ready meal.
Yesterday I received a large package at work. Last Thursday, I co-incidentally received the usual email from Firebox.com, one of them websites where if I had all the money in the world, I would buy one of everything on that website. I usually have a quick skim though the email, laugh at some of the stuff in it, and then trash it. This time was different.
The Portable BBQ caught my eye. To date, I have been to two BBQ’s and summer hasn’t even hit full flow. The problem me and my friends have is that we use the disposable BBQ’s, which last about 30 minutes at best and is no-where near enough time to cook meat for the amount of people that turn up. The portable BBQ was £20 with free delivery, and it folds up into a thin briefcase-esqe carry case containing the grills inside.
Well that was a no-brainer. Ordered.
Two days later I logged on to Firebox to look at the BBQ again – and it was sold out. Love it, just in time for the Royal Wedding pissup/BBQ on Friday. Note: I don’t give a flying shit about the wedding, we’re just using it as an excuse to drink and have a BBQ.
Photos below for your enjoyment.
Portable BBQ – Firebox.com: http://www.firebox.com/product/2087/Portable-BBQ-Grill
Usually on a Demotivational Monday, we stick to strictly demotivational… however, in celebration of a 4 day week, then a 3 day week, then a 4 day week… I’ve decided to go ahead and go crazy. Today I bring you a special “Meanwhile, in…” edition of Demotivational Monday – so we can learn what really goes on in areas of the world that we may have never visited.
Enjoy this educational “Meanwhile, in…” edition of Demotivational Monday!