Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Zombie Outbreak!!

Human-Robot marriages will be legal by 2050.
D.Levy. University of Maastricht 2007

Chickens prefer beautiful human beings.
Ghirlanda, Jansson & Enquist. Stockholm University 2002

Pressures involved when Penguins poo: Calculations on Avian Defecation
Meyer-Rochow, Gal & Eotvos. University of Hungary 2005

Some people like to grumble and moan about scientists doing random and pointless studies and researches. I personally find them hugely entertaining, particularly when related to completely useless areas of knowledge (such as the pressure rates of penguin faeces).

Scientists in Canada have recently completed a study called Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress. On first glance that doesn't seem especially entertaining. However, the title of chapter 4 has promise. WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK!: MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF AN OUTBREAK OF ZOMBIE INFECTION.

Apparently, the only way to successfully defeat a outbreak is to remove the heads of the zombies. Intriguingly, they could have watched Shaun of the Dead and got the same result without all that pesky mathematics. Their conclusions are wonderfully backed up by Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College, London. "My understanding of zombie biology is that if you manage to decapitate a zombie then it's dead forever." Read the story here.
Old School ***
Matrix Reloaded ***
Matrix Revolutions **
Mesrine Pt 1 ****
Terminator Salvation ***
Angels & Demons ***
X Men Origins:Wolverine ***

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Where the wild things will be.

A film directed by Spike Jones, the trailer backed by an Arcade Fire track?

It feels like they're trying too hard to be 'indie'. This worries me slightly.

It does look utterly wonderful though...

Star Trek 2 Wrath of Khan ****
Blade Runner the Final Cut *****
The City of Lost Children ****
The Core *
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory ***
Ultraviolet *
Copland ***
Reign of Fire **
A Scanner Darkly ***
To Kill a Mockingbird *****
No Escape *
The Cell **
Valkyrie ***
Outpost ***
Quantum of Solace ***
The Watcher *
Jurassic Park ****

Saturday, August 08, 2009

We Are Klang

We Are Klang. Vic Reeves Big Night Out-esque chuckles or stupid, insulting nonsense.