Because I forget stuff. Part of

Note: It appears you must have reached this page by a deep level URL. In general this site is currently down and unmaintained. See here

July 2010

Posts made in July 2010

Went with the pixie to see the latest cinematic offering, Inception. Warning: There may be minor spoilers ahead (and maybe one major, though it’s fairly obviously signposted in the film).

Inception certainly has an interesting idea. Through a combination of sedation and drug cocktails people are able to enter shared dream states. This allows operatives to steal ideas or information from the subconscious of the target. There’s a lot of waffle about dream architects and such but frankly the idea is skimmed over in pretty much the same way as the origin details of this shared dreaming (with that catch all of having something to do with the military).

Much harder than taking something out of someone’s mind it turns out is to give them an idea—described as an inception (which means beginning—I’m not sure why Insertion wasn’t considered a better choice of word). This forms the basis for the troubled lead character to assemble his team to attempt such a difficult task, on the basis that this will win him the freedom to return home

Continue reading the rest of this post

Crossing A Line

AS the 2010 World Cup draws to a close, it seems it has come time to talk about technology (or the lack of it) in football once again. Being an England fan, with a goal which never was to our name, you might think I’d be screaming for goal line technology, instant replays, and the referee to be a robot. The fact is, however, that I’m screaming almost the opposite.

Continue reading the rest of this post


< July 2010 > 

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

This Crazy Fool

Dr Ian Scott
Croydon (and Gateshead), United Kingdom
Bullding Services Engineer (EngDesign), PhD in Physics (University of York), football fanatic (Newcastle United), open source enthusiast (mainly Mozilla)

More about me [Disclaimer]

You may subscribe to IMS_Blog using the RSS Feed, the Atom Feed or by email.

Creative Commons License

© Ian Scott. Powered by Movable Type 3.2. This blog uses valid XHTML 1.0 Strict and valid CSS. All times are local UK time. For further details see the IMS_Blog about page.. All my feeds in one.