data corruption

Data corruption, a “histper-maker” approach:

1. Make a 3D model
2. Render a camera spinning around it
3. Use photogrammetry software to reconstruct a 3D model form it
4. Repeat (goto 2)

thor’s day – thursday

Satur(n)day, Sunday, Mo(o)nday. From Spanish, I also new that Tuesday is Mars’ day (Martes), Wednesady is Mercury’s day (Miercoles), Thursday is Jupiter’s day (Jueves) and Friday is venus (Viernes).

What I didn’t know is that Thursday is god Thor’s day (Thursday), which got romanized to the god Jupiter’s day. The goddess Frige’s day got romanized to the goddess Venus’ day. The god Tiw’s day (Tuesday) of war got naturally romanized to the god Mars’ day.

it’s the koreans

Koreans like cleansing the food a lot. The “a lot” applies to the cleansing, not to the liking.

I am pretty sure the drought can be predominantly attributed to Korean town in LA.

x^y = y^x

The other day I was thinking that 2^4 = 4^2, and I wondered if there are many couple of numbers that behave like that. As a result of playing a bit with the maths, I got some deeper insight and then documented it in this video:

we deserve to die

I read this message as part of an animal protection campaign.

“Foxes are an important part of our countryside; they keep rabbit numbers down, saving farmers up to millions per year.”

It’s sad that the thing that moves people is just and almost exclusively money. The same happens when people try to convince republicans that clean energy is a good investment. How can we be so fucking retarded? As species, we deserve to die. Soon.

* on killing foxes vs killing rabbits, if you have something to object, I’ll refer you to the cartoon movie The Lion King

arrogant conspiracy believers

To those who claim their communications are being monitored and that they are being tracked 24×7…

You are very arrogant.

Do you really think your life so amazing, fantastic and interesting that it is worth being monitored and tracked?

Give me a break

one header file libs

I think if you make a one-file-library, you know, one of those single .h file libraries, then you might as well make a .cpp for it, extract all the private noise from the header and distribute a cleaner and more professional library. Two files are just as easy to include as one. Just saying…

9737333

9737333 is a primer number. It’s the 648391th primer number actually. But 648391 is a prime number too! It is the 52711th primer number, what a coincidence. Guess what… yes, 52711 is a primer number as well, it’s the 5381th primer number. I don’t need to tell you 5381 is prime, although I will tell you it is the 709th one, and that 709 is the 127th one. Mr Mersenne new 127 is the 31th prime number, and we all know 31 is the 11th primer, that 11 is the 5th, that 5 is the 3rd, that 3 is the second, and that 2, and not 1, is the first primer number.

I wrote after a bit of playing one day that I realized that 17 is the 7th primer number and that 7 is a prime itself, which is cool. I decided to study this, and produced the following sequences:

2 3 5 11 31 127 709 5381 52711 648391 9737333 …
7 17 59 277 1787 15299 167449 2269733 …
13 41 179 1063 8527 87803 1128889 …
19 67 331 2221 19577 219613 3042161 …
23 83 431 3001 27457 318211 4535189 …
29 109 599 4397 42043 506683 7474967 …
37 157 919 7193 72727 919913 …

I though I was going to study this a little bit more, only to do a search in oeis.org and discover that, of course, somebody studied this things before me a few years ago. Sight.

massex

in a world were practicing yoga with goats is a thing, i propose we agree on “massex” being a thing – you go with your partner to a place where you can make love to each other while a massexer massages both of you in the feet or head or whatever is accessible at a given time.

i’m in trouble

i’m at the airport, i’m hungry, and i’m about to do what i never do at airports – eat.

unfortunately there’s only one place open for eating, and more unfortunately, it happens to be a salad place. but the worst is still to arrive – as i am in the line i realize that the slogan of this salad bar says “create your own salad”.

how am i suppose to know what salads are made of? i do not poses the knowledge of the usual components of a salad. i do know lettuce. and tomato. but the stands behind the store attendant and cook is full of ingredients i do know of.

incomplete work

I hate CGI demos that have black background and I also hate songs that end with a repeating chorus that fades out. Incomplete and lazy work.

life is beautiful sometimes

One of the best things that can happen to you is to find a yogurt, when you though for a couple of days there were no more left, in the back of the fridge hidden behind other stuff and which hasn’t expired yet.

Life can be truly beautiful sometimes.

checking all links

I get lots of emails all the time. I read them all. And I also click on all the links to resumes, blogs, youtube videos, project pages and demos people send me.

You might think that you can skip checking all these people’s work because if they are doing or will do truly good work, you will eventually hear about them anyways. And while that is true, I also know how bad it feels when you send an email to somebody you respect with work you are proud of and you don’t get any response at all.

cushioned disagreement

I really don’t like it when disagreement cushioned like this:

“I love your idea, I just want to be mindful of

“I totally agree. I would just add that

world is losing already

The gender bias is truly hitting me

– I email the doctor, and his response is that “my husband and I” blah blah blah
– Pregnancy Book that I feel offended by “He too can help in the house” (wtf!)
– Embroidery in newborn’s cloth: “mumy’s love”

I am already highly disappointed the world wants to put fathers out of the equation. Well, guess what, the world is losing this one too against me already.

we’ve fucked up

I’m surprised we talk about Fake News now as if this was a sudden thing. While it can be explained very easily as a mere continuation of what’s been happening in the last years. Since I joined social media I’ve been astonished to see how much bullshit gets spread in the form of super moons, the fear to vaccination, blessings to god, the vibrations in the universe, creationism, the memory of water, the frequencies of happiness, and another million fake facts since the day I joined social media. At first we couldn’t believe it, then we ridiculed it. And eventually, and this is the problem, we just ignored it because we thought those “idiots” who believed all that fake information were harmless to us. Well, guess what, now it’s a bit too late to worry, we’ve fucked up, we cannot rewind 30 years of bullshit and send everybody back to real schools.

kinda little bit skeptical

I am a science nerd, and I do understand how they can read most of the major features of an exoplanet though spectroscopy and light curves. However, I do not understand how they can guess the whole body shape of a dinosaur and its habitat and eating habits and what not from one single tooth and maybe a jaw fragment…

words and numbers

Flight numbers and license plate numbers contain letters. And passwords usually contain numbers. Has somebody though of generalizing the concepts already?