White Sand has arrived

7 03 2008

A lot fo my students are bitching about this yearly phenomenon that I knew nothing about before I was here in Japan…. The phenomenon……………..WHITE SAND. (Apparently Wikipedia calls it yellow sand but my students all call it white sand) A jet stream exists that blows from west of china to east of Japan. During the spring, apparently high speed winds blow sand from China and Mongolia into the air, where the jet stream blows it eastward. Occasionally even reaching America! But here the main thing it does is make all the cars and signs dirty with a white looking substance.  It’s funny though because all the Japanese people just blame it on the Chinese lol. Those damn Chinese! j/k I don’t really care….         

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From the coolest thing you will read today department;

While not quite as scary as WHITE SAND!!!!… technological singularity is an interesting topic to think about. The theory is that it will occur when we create a machine that is even slighty more intelligent than humans. When that occurs these machines would quickly improve themselves in ways that would be hidden from their creators, eventually overtaking them.

At first it seems far fetched, but after a little thinking it does make sense. If a machine is even slightly higher intellect than it’s human controller, why wouldn’t it do whatever it wants?

Anyways this is the best short story I’ve read in a while. It was written in 1956 which makes it even cooler. I mean in 1956 what machines did the author have to worry about, an abacus?\

Chatper Shi proudly presents… 

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov…

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Japanese of the Day… U’mmmmmmmmmm no ideas….

Simple but useful phrase… one of my student’s(sunday party/date girl) emailed and said she wouldnt be coming because she was sick.(setting up for flaking out sunday maybe?)

So i wrote back…. odaiji ni! -おだいじ に!お大事 に!

Sort of means..Bless you (when sneezing) or take care (when sick)..

Lazy lesson I know guest source Pikachu…

<–“that lesson was a joke…”

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Music of the Day.. Nothing emo here Soilwork – “Stabbing the Drama”

Rock the fuck out. Long Day tomorrow but sweet weekend coming up.

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