OMG I Love the Japanese

  • Nov. 3rd, 2008 at 1:51 PM
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Gundam Cartoon Academy to Turn Science Fiction into Reality in Japan

No, really. They are making a Gundam Academy as a way to research new technologies and think outside of the box (but not the idiot box—that's the good box, apparently).

Shinichi Nakasuka, a professor of astronautics at the University of Tokyo and one of the founders of the academy, said: “Studying fiction is an excellent way to get ideas about the future. Scientists often restrict their way of thinking to what they factually know. The comic shows how ordinary people without much deep scientific knowledge can come up with very good ideas.”


Dude. YES. People should get on with building machines that create wormholes and then seed them throughout the galaxy. I mean, like, yesterday.

btw, I'd just like to note my favorite part of the article.

One aeronautics expert involved in the project said that, as a serious scientist, he can see clearly which parts of Gundam are technically feasible and which are not.

Nuclear-powered thermal rockets and spherical helper robots should be pursued, he said.


Sadly he made no mention of giant robots to protect Earth (or whatever the fuck Gundam is about since all I really know are giant robots). But I'd like to sign up for a helper robot. Maybe it can keep me in clean underwear.

OMG I Love the Japanese

  • Nov. 3rd, 2008 at 1:51 PM
theemdash: (M Squee)
Gundam Cartoon Academy to Turn Science Fiction into Reality in Japan

No, really. They are making a Gundam Academy as a way to research new technologies and think outside of the box (but not the idiot box—that's the good box, apparently).

Shinichi Nakasuka, a professor of astronautics at the University of Tokyo and one of the founders of the academy, said: “Studying fiction is an excellent way to get ideas about the future. Scientists often restrict their way of thinking to what they factually know. The comic shows how ordinary people without much deep scientific knowledge can come up with very good ideas.”


Dude. YES. People should get on with building machines that create wormholes and then seed them throughout the galaxy. I mean, like, yesterday.

btw, I'd just like to note my favorite part of the article.

One aeronautics expert involved in the project said that, as a serious scientist, he can see clearly which parts of Gundam are technically feasible and which are not.

Nuclear-powered thermal rockets and spherical helper robots should be pursued, he said.


Sadly he made no mention of giant robots to protect Earth (or whatever the fuck Gundam is about since all I really know are giant robots). But I'd like to sign up for a helper robot. Maybe it can keep me in clean underwear.

Ridiculous: The New Threat!

  • Jun. 6th, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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The other day [livejournal.com profile] katilara tells me about how her co-workers are being "annoying ridiculous." I ask her to explain what "annoying ridiculous" is and we then get into a discussion about the varying levels of ridiculousness. Clearly the culmination of this discussion is a color-coded chart to identify the varying levels of ridiculous. And thus I am proud to present to you, a chart that you can use to identify the current level of ridiculous in your life:



GREEN: FAIL!Ridiculous )

YELLOW: Asshat Ridiculous )

ORANGE: A Little Ridiculous )

RED: YAY!Ridiculous )

RAINBOW: Ryan Ross Ridiculous )

Feel free to inform your friends of your personal ridiculous level on your userinfo, journal, or forehead (which would be pretty ridiculous).

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CURRENT RIDICULOUS LEVEL: <A HREF=http://theemdash.livejournal.com/667482.html>ORANGE</a></center>

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