Keep Your Tinfoil Hat On

An interesting area of research: Just by pointing his supermagnets at the right spots on your head, Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone can make you go momentarily mute or blind. He can disrupt your working memory or your ability to recognize faces. He can even make it harder for you to say verbs while nouns remain as… Continue reading Keep Your Tinfoil Hat On

A Brief History of the Future

Jim Henley has a very interesting post describing future trends tied in with Science Fiction.

Military Punishment

Can the military punish killers among its soldiers? Specifically killers of innocent civilians on the side of the enemy. Obviously, we cannot look at the record of illiberal and fascist countries for guidance in this matter. However, looking back at US history, I don’t find a good record either (obviously, the record is much better… Continue reading Military Punishment

Which Hogwarts Student Are You?

Which Hogwarts Student Are You? Found via No Point of Reference

Smoking or Sex

According to a survey in Europe, Nearly 80 percent of British smokers, almost 70 percent in the Netherlands, France and Germany and more than 55 percent in Belgium and Spain would forgo sex rather than live without cigarettes for a month. Are these people crazy?

Amazon’s Clothes-Wearing Clean Underwear Buying Customers

What’s up with that?

Infidelity is Bad for Your Health

Finally, a reason not to cheat on your spouse: Graham Jackson, a heart specialist at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London, found couples in long-term relationships were far less likely to have heart attacks while having sex than those having affairs or one-night stands.


Welcome, new readers. Ah well, who am I kidding. I didn’t have any readers before the weekend. I hope you like my blog and visit again. I started this blog in June but other than some test posts and venting for my camera troubles, I didn’t write anything until this week. I hope to update… Continue reading Welcome

What Christian Theologian Are You?

“Sin is incurable by the strength of man, nor does free will have any validity here, so that even the saints say: ‘The evil which I do not wish, this I do.’ ‘You are not doing the things which you wish.’ ‘Since my loins are filled with illusions,’ etc.” You are Martin Luther! Yeah, you… Continue reading What Christian Theologian Are You?

Who am I?

I am a graduate student in engineering at a public school in the Southeast US. My research interests are in image and video analysis, computer vision and graphics. Other than research and teaching, I like to camp and hike, travel and take photographs with my digital camera. I am also very much into science fiction,… Continue reading Who am I?