A LowB World

Monday, August 16, 2004

oh...

how many seconds did you need?

olympics...

Humans still compete with each other at lifting weights, moving fast, and throwing things. Machines have long since outclassed us at those activities but we still relish the challenge...

lag...

When an event occurs, the effect of the event is not immedient. Lag is used to describe this delay in computing: e.g. on the net, if a player fires a bomb another player only sees the bomb after the lag, which is typically from ~50ms to 400ms.

The human brain is a funny thing. When something happens, sometimes we don't react to it. At that point in time, maybe we can't register the full significance of the event. e.g. my grandmother died but I didnt feel too sad. Maybe when I go overseas next time and don't see her again, the emotions will kick in.

Theoretically, lag occurs in physics as well -because the velocity of light is finite. In our lives, each event has lag. At each moment in time, we feel the present but we may also be feeling many possible effects from past events due to lag...

Oh, I haven't brushed my teeth yet!

poo?

How do you tell when you need to go to the toilet? It's hard! Because the feeling when you need to fart and poo are very similar...

So sometimes you walk all the way into the toilet and then fart. Sheesh!