Sonntag, 8. Januar 2012

My thoughts on China

To be quite honest, I don't know how to feel about this topic. I can't decide for myself if I should find China threatening and be afraid or hateful towards them, or if they might be a big opportunity to improve the general standard of living all over the world.
Oftentimes it seems to me like they couldn't care less about everybody except for themselves or those who might be advantageous for them, and that really freaks me out. It's not like the US don't do all this shit everywhere in the world just for charity, but at least they are a democracy. Of course one can't be sure how democratic they really are behind the scenes, but they do have free elections etc., and they fit the standard of what the most part of our western civilisation consider a free country with decent values.
The point is though that our western democracies are now economically breaking down while dictatorships (or whatever the chinese system should be called, since they don't have a ruling individual) like China are flourishing and have money out the butt. They have the money, they have the industry and they have a pretty impressive military force. Sounds like a threat to me.
But on the other hand they invest into Africa bigtime, helping the people there fight famines etc., which is great in my opinion, although their power and territorial influence grows and grows that way, even more than it did before.
So when I evaluate this in my mind I come to the conclusion that we (and by that I mean Europe) might soon be witness to a new era, an era similar to the era of Americanisation, similar but still completely different since we might have to replace English with Chinese, McDonalds might disappear and some chinese fast-food-chain might take its place.

But you know what? If all chinese women look like this I might change my mind about the necessity of free speech etc.

I mean look at her! Well, you get my point.

Samstag, 7. Januar 2012

My theory to destroy terrorism

It's actually kind of simple and I can't believe noone else has thought of this before me. My plan is as follows:

1. Go to a country where terrorizers have their HQ. You need a military force or at least military equipment for this.

2. Drop off a couple of helicopters in the middle of some desert in the terrorizer-country, but make it look like it was on accident, like someone lost them there.

3. Use some kind of messaging system that al-Qaida or whoever can relatively easy intercept and say on there that a load of helicopters was were lost in the desert.

4. Terrorizers go to get themselves some helicopters. Who wouldn't?

So far so good. Now for the second phase of the plan.

5. Terrorizers plan an attack with the helicopters, they want to fly them into NYC buildings. They have discovered a gadget we built into the helis: catapult seats. Of course they think the pilot is ejected to the side, but he isn't. He's ejected right into the heli's propeller and slashed to pieces.

6. All the terrorists fly their helicopters in the direction of NYC and shortly before they are in the building's range, they press eject and are killed.

7. Their bodies block the propellers and the helicopters fall into the sea.

That's it. US military, feel free to use this plan.

PS: No, I'm not serious ;)

Mittwoch, 4. Januar 2012


So in less than 2 months, my first final exams are due, and I have no idea what I should do about my attitude towards studying. Since I started to go to school, I never needed to study particularly much or at all to move on to the next grade. Of course I sometimes struggled, but overall I'm intelligent enough to get by with decent grades.

But this is the final exams, and I never even learned how to properly study or motivate myself to do so. When I sit down to study stuff like math or something I just give up after a short while because it's so boring and I don't really understand it.

So what I'm asking is if anybody got tips regarding this kind of attitude and how to turn it around.

Many more posts to come!

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2012

WHAT? (NDAA for fiscal year 2012)

I just learned about this, and I'm not yet well informed, but this sounds very, very wrong to me.

Apparently, Obama signed a law yesterday that allows the American military to detain foreigners as well as US-citizens without trial and for as long as they want if they are suspected of terrorist actions. This means that they can arrest anyone for no reason and that they cannot be charged for it because it's legal. What?

I can't believe that a state who claims to be the "land of the free" or whatever they call themselves is passing a law of this kind. How can anyone think this is legitimate in any way? How is this any better than the countries the US tried to "liberate"?

Congratulations to the US senate and Obama. This is really intimidating and I'm very glad I'm not living in the USA.

NDAA on Wikipedia


So, it's 2012, I'm obviusly a little hung over right now, but honestly, it could be A LOT worse. I spent NYE at a party watching some guy starting rocket after rocket from his bare hands and laughing his ass off. It was hilarious.

But this year, I don't have any resolutions or anything, mostly because it's pretty useless anyway. People who make resolutions for the new year just do it to not feel guilty about something they did, and think it works like confessing, so they assume if they try to hold their resolutions for like a week or something, they can just forget about it and be the same lazy a**es as before.

So, if you want to accomplish something, don't try it via NY's resolution, just do it!

Happy 2012 everyone!

Samstag, 31. Dezember 2011

Why I am sceptical about buying the new AC

So, Assassin's Creed is definetly one of my favourite franchises ever in regard to gaming and such, but this new Assassin's Creed, "Revelations" it's called I believe, doesn't seem too attractive to me. I mean, when AC started with thhe first game, they said it would be a trilogy. But after four games we haven't even seen the real third part, it's still Ezio Ezio Ezio.

In my opinion it is time to move on from the whole Italy-Renaissance-thing and think of something brandnew, something that could revolutionize the series. That would be a game that I'd be happy to go out and buy for 600 Swedish kronor. But this... I don't know. It seems like kind of a waste of money.

PS: The music in the trailer is pretty awesome though. Check it out!

Freitag, 30. Dezember 2011

Xbox-Dashboard Update

I didn't like it. Straight up. I think it changed almost nothing and for me as a Swedish resident it didn't even grant me access to TV or anything. 

Okay, the YouTube-app was a good idea. In theory. But this thing sucks! I mostly browse YouTube for my subscriptions, but the subscriptions-function doesn't even display abou 85 percent of my subscriptions... So that's pretty useless. 

Other apps that Xbox gave us in Sweden: Dailymotion and Seriously? REALLY??

I think Microsoft shouldn't have pretended this was some kind of big deal, because it just wasn't.
More luck next time.