Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa Claus does Exist - Grow-Down! Or Why Kids are Smarter than the Adults



Photographer's January Love by ~toshko on deviantART

First of all kids love role playing games and they can pretend being a doctor, a mother, a race car driver, a soldier or anything else - because they do have imagination, unlike most of the boring adults.

Santa obviously does exist - it means a man, wearing a funny red coat, usually artificial white beard (you can touch it and pull it down - it really goes down), boots, and usually he poses for a picture around a sack of toys that he gives away to the children who're sitting around him. Santa also appears on funny advertisings... Usually he starts to appear in the winter - it gets cold and your parents tell you to button your jacket, put your little gloves and... Stop eating that icy snow!

Your mummy and the teachers in the kindergarten tell you that you should send him a letter to get the presents you want, and since you cannot write yet (even though you know part of the alphabet or can read), you just tell them and leave to them to send the letter. If you were a good boy or a good girl, Santa will come to your home while you're asleep and will bring the gifts to you.

True!

Santa does actually bring you gifts every Christmas. It doesn't matter whether he's invisible or very fast or he just knows your parents, so they unlock the door when you're asleep so he can come in. Somehow he does his job, and often the presents are just what you want... Of course you know from experience, that if you wish too big presents, he couldn't bring them, because they can't pass through the chimney or the door, or you just can't be such a good child throughout the whole year - after all it's more fun to do crazy stuff all the time than just getting a single present for Christmas, right?!

The force that brings the presents is probably "Santa Claus" and it is only the adults who are concerned how it really happens, while the answer is so simple: - some kind of a magic or something...

All those stories of the adults that Santa lives on the North Pole, his sledge flies pulled by deer is made up by their bad imagination... Adults are always searching for something extraterrestrial or scientific - all that mania about UFO and aliens.

Santa Claus is not an alien. He's not a single one either. There are many Santa Clauses! And not all of them are old like the adults say - some seem even younger than your parents, that's why they have artificial white beard and artificial white hair - in order to make the adults believe, and the adults doesn't even notice it's artificial - they are silly...

Anyway... I think all Santas are absolutely real - you can touch them yourself, can't you?

Grow-down!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Why Mainstream Media Advertises for Free Facebook and Skype vs ICQ/AIM, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk; MySpace, LinkedIn and many others

Skype stopped working - this was on Bulgarian mainstream media. What a terrible story, millions are crying for the lost of their only connection to the world!

Bulgarian shows of many televisions, including the national state one have their Facebook profiles and Skype accounts, but not others. This is unfair advertisement to technically less educated users and I think that's one of the reason Facebook to mutate that big like a monster at the expense of the other players (besides its convenience and better design, compared to MySpace).

For myself, Skype wasn't top instant messanger, as many past ICQ-system users have noticed, Skype sucked for years, because it lacked offline message sending (still does?). It seemed more resource hungry as well.

Skype was and still is promoted for "free calls and video calls" - but most of the time it's yet another chat-program.

Guys, don't you remember?

Yahoo! got audio and video calls back in 2004 or 2005, MSN did too. Google Talk joined in 2005? or 2006 with audio? - to my records it was smooth at a dial-up-level speeds like about 33-34 Kbps, while Skype sound was interrupting.

There is not only Skype and Facebook - look around! Facebook is "the biggest", partially because users who don't know others existed.

Use "back-up" messengers and you'll be always out of "crises" like that one. Less Skype - more time for something better.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Kind of Mathematics, discovered in a TV Game | Нова математика, открита в телевизионна игра (Смях)


What's the sum of all the numbers on the picture?


Телевизия, телевизионни, хазартни, игри, пари, печалби, лотария, смс,гласуване, обаждане, заблуда,Математика, смятане, заблуждаващи, лъжливи, реклами, хубавици, красавици, събиране, изваждане, умножение, деление, tv, game, lucky, hazard, lottery, call, sms, phone

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Leopard (Short Film) - Stop Bike Thieves!

See higher resolution and details at Twenkid Studio's blog.

Part of cutting and most important - the special editing effects: picture in picture and post-production re-framing/cropping (you may not notice it), as well as the animated and static titles are rendered using my custom software Twenkid FX. They couldn't be done without it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2011-2012? I am!


Yeah - this is a "vanity fair". I guess a good share of the directories are bought by people who're included. Producers probably make a business out of selling diplomas in frames, as well.

So, who cares? They've spotted me somehow, so I'm one of the selected 33545 persons around the world. Cheers!


http://www.marquiswhoswho.com/listees/publications/32-whos-who-in-science-and-engineering-2011-2012