Archive for September 8th, 2007

Klingon sex

We had sex this evening. JBQ has bruises on his hips. I am too much of a Klingon for him it seems (complete with crazy hair, ugly teeth, old fashioned ideas and terribly bad temper).

Regarding chimeras

“Two teams of scientists hope to be able to create stem cells from their work that could unlock the secrets of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The so-called chimeras will be 99% human and 1% cow, and will be destroyed after 14 days”, writes Daily Mail.

I blogged about genetic engineering a while back and expressed my views there. I am still fond of stem cells work when it’s really needed. I am just not so sure that this is the only way to battle Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Maybe it is, I don’t know.

PS3’s browser

PS3’s Netfront-based browser is nowhere as good as Nintendo Wii’s Opera. When it’s on standard size it doesn’t use the full TV size (it just uses a thin vertical strip and it’s unreadable in 1080i), and when it’s set on widescreen, it’s out of the safe zone. In fact, ALL the PS3 game demos we tried so far are out of the safe zone (while the PS2 and Wii don’t have this problem in our 55″ CRT TV).

However, the biggest problem I have with the PS3 browser is the Flash performance. On YouTube, it drops frames — especially when in full screen mode. I get about 5 fps. The Wii, a much less powerful device, doesn’t sweat at all. So what’s up with that? Is the PS3 that much rocky still after so many firmware upgrades?