Can a sea anemone see an enemy sea anemone?

Thoughts

Words

War-ah, haytch, and the British abbreviation system

I’ve only been here a month but already I’m starting to pick up on the British way of abbreviating words and phrases.

Donald Trump

“Change” vs “improvement.” Is different always better?

Putting aside (with some difficulty) how we feel about people like Donald Trump personally, I want to talk about the way the restlessness of the masses has resulted in a culture of “it’s a bit broke, let’s throw it away and try something unknown.” We’ve seen this happen recently with Brexit, and now it looks like it’s going to happen again in the United States with the possible election of business tycoon Donald Trump as president. People are equating change with improvement, and different is not always better.

The Poi-E 3D Team: Lucas, Daniel and Dalvanius

Poi-E: The Myths and Legends – Dalvanius Prime

Recently the movie “Poi E: The Story of Our Song” was released as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival, and the song Poi-E has become popular again. I thought you might be interested in an untold story relating to Dalvanius and Poi-E.

Surgery Tomorrow: The End, or a New Beginning?

Tomorrow’s a big day for me, literally and figuratively. It could be a new beginning… or the end of everything. You see, I’m checking into Auckland Hospital for bariatric surgery – a gastric bypass, to be exact. Despite the complexity of the procedure, my surgeon promises me that he’s “never lost anyone,” but had to advise me of the 1-in-1000 risk of complications. There’s a lot for him to do – staple off a section of stomach here, remove a section of intestine there, connect the remaining shorter intestine to a 1cm hole he’s creating in the remaining stomach pouch, and reconnect the original stomach further on down the intestinal tract. And he’s doing this all laparoscopically, via 4 small holes. I should be out by Sunday. Or… I’ll know what’s really on the other side – most likely nothing. But I won’t be around to care.

Memory recall hysteresis vs marijuana intake

This is nonsense, really, and the semi-medical, research-paper-esque title is just there to annoy Google.

Wait But Why: SpaceX and Elon Musk

I love Wait But Why – the articles are in depth, fascinating, well written and full of humour.

The latest piece on Elon Musk’s SpaceX program and what’s it’s really about is awesome. Just saying. it’s a long read, but worth it 🙂

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/08/how-and-why-spacex-will-colonize-mars.html