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About Blank DVD Media

June 23, 2007 Leave a comment

Whether you got the right type of DVD apparently depends on, among other things: your burner, your software and the usage of that DVD (dvd player, or playing it on a console or something). But it sure doesn’t hurt to buy the best quality in the meantime, to make sure you get something of high quality as it is.

Here’s a cool site to get you informed on the quality dvd media out there:

Blank media quality guide & FAQ

Not all media is good. In fact, with the high influx of cheap media from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong, I’d venture to say most media is bad. This review guide is meant to shed some light on who manufactures and brands good and not so good quality DVD media.

Use this list as an assistant when selecting what media to buy and use. It shows what generally works as the best media. Individual results may very, depending on the burner and how the media chooses to cooperate, though typically not by much. Read the advanced topics guide after becoming familiar with the basics presented on this page.

While some cheap media may work for you, it’s a gamble that often loses. Try to use 1ST and 2ND class media, and to avoid 3RD and 4TH class media, if at all possible.

As for a second opinion: How To Choose CD/DVD Archival Media by Patrick McFarland

On a different note. It appears that burning your media at a slower speed also reduces the likelihood of errors. Which can’t hurt. Kind of makes sense I guess. So if you have the time, burn it at a slower speed! There’s a good chance you’ll get more and longer enjoyment out of it!

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Scientific Explanation of The Wobbling Mind!

June 23, 2007 Leave a comment

“Huh, what? What’s going on? What is there to explain?”

Brain’s Voluntary Chain-of-command Ruled By Not One But Two Captains

Science Daily β€” A probe of the upper echelons of the human brain’s chain-of-command has found strong evidence that there are not one but two complementary commanders in charge of the brain, according to neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

This is amazing. Now I can finally explain to people that your existence as my alter-ego is actually a very normal thing! This blog is even called the Wobbling Mind! It’s almost as if that research was made just for this site! Hahaha!

“Huh, what? First of all, you’re MY alter-ego, not the other way around. And you’re starting to freak me out dude.”

In reality, these two captains are networks of brain regions that do not consult each other but still work toward a common purpose — control of voluntary, goal-oriented behavior.”

This part could actually put a heck on the whole theory, though.

“Not at all. In fact, it’s starting to make perfect sense. I have never and would never consult you on anything. You’re just the side-kick I never wanted to have, nor qualified to be put to good use.”

Well, that’s rather harsh. Still, this is interesting research. Though it might open up whole new cans of worms. I can imagine weirdos using similar excuses to justify their quirky actions.

“You mean like making up alter-egos for their own blogs?”

Yep, hey…!

Categories: In The Media

WotD: Infinity

June 22, 2007 Leave a comment

Today’s Word of the Day is: Infinity!

Infinity: the quality or state of being infinite.

“Well duuh! Let’s be more specific, OK?”

Infinite: immeasurably great

Alright, so infinity is something that’s so big that it’s immeasurable.

“So what?”

Oke, so something that is infinite, by definition, cannot be measured. Otherwise it’s not infinite. However, something that cannot be measured, doesn’t have to equal infinity, it can just be something that we can’t measure for some unknown reason. More than often because we lack the theory and the tools to do so.

“So what?”

Sooo, how does anyone ever (no pun intended) know something is infinite? If it cannot be measured, then you simply don’t know if it’s infinite or not. If you knew then that would mean that you could somehow measure it, which isn’t possible.

“So what? Ugh my digital head hurts.”

On the other hand, I suppose you could theoretically think of something that is infinite without actually knowing what it is, like something to do with numbers. Technically, you could have an infinite amount of numbers between 1 and 2, as 1,1 to 1,9, to even 1,1111111111 and likewise that in 1,9999999999 something and to an infinity of digits. So given something that’s infinite, it’s possible to theorize or “know” that it is infinite, but just impossible to place it in any kind of measurement. Confusing.

Categories: WOTD

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – “Nothing But The Water”

June 17, 2007 Leave a comment

One hell of a live performance by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. I personally love the deep tone of her voice that also has some rawness sprinkled over it.

Categories: Music

Otis Redding – “Try A Little Tenderness”

June 17, 2007 Leave a comment

Legendary soul singer Otis Redding on “Try A Little Tenderness”.

This arrangement is actually a bit faster and more powerful than the recorded version. Hard to say which one is better for first time viewers: it’s a lot of raw power to handle!

Categories: Music

Muddy Waters & Sonny Boy Williamson II – “Got My Mojo Working”

June 17, 2007 Leave a comment

Blues legend Muddy Waters & harp legend Sonny Boy Williamson II on “Got My Mojo Working”.

Categories: Music

The Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters – “Hoochie Coochie Man”

June 17, 2007 Leave a comment

Speaking of The Rolling Stones: here they are singing “Hoochie Coochie Man”, a song by Muddy Waters, with Muddy Waters. And if you listen to the music, you know Elvis was inspired by Muddy Waters as well.

Categories: Music