Indycar In-Car Theatre: Visorcam Chevrolet Indy Dual In Detroit




I would pay a pretty decent sum of money per year to have an official stream or playback with timing, onboard camera, etc. Maybe they could throw in discounts for when the circus comes into town. I just got a job about 1.5 hours from Suzuka so I think I’ll be visiting for as long as I’m here.

The thing that I think might be blocking them, however, is deals with BBC and/or SkyF1. Not sure if FOM just thought their money was better than from all the individuals but the broadcasters could have put in for a block on FOM providing anything via the internet. Could also mean venues would want more of the pie, too.

My guess is that with the Live Timing app, they are sort of feeling the waters as to what the audience would take to. However, that app is horrible and I hope they don’t assume fans wouldn’t pay for packages to watch seasons based on the app’s success (or lack there of).

if one had the option of viewing any of the multiple camera feeds while watching the race live. Would be fantastic to view the race from a favourite driver’s perspective while viewing the main broadcast feed in a side window.




It must be apathy on F1’s behalf that such service does not already exist, because I imagine it would be a great revenue stream. Or is there another reason I’ve over looked?

I prefer the cockpit mounted camera, the image is more stable and the quality is better.

What I would like though is the ability to select the camera you view during the race, just like you can at the track and the handheld things (Formerly KangarooTV, not sure what they’re called now).

It would be much better to pick your own Picture in Picture, and have the full times available rather than waiting for the F1 director for that weekend decide what everyone wants to watch. They could use that to determine what parts of the race have the most interest, so if everyone is watching the thermal cam, or helmet cam, they know to do that in future…or even during that race.




Randy Orton vs Shawn Michaels Unforgiven 2003 Promo

I don’t think people ever really hated Reigns because of who he is, they just hated the push he was getting when he clearly wasn’t at the level he needed to be at to (in our minds) deserve it.



Now that he’s doing his own thing away from the title, and has mostly lost the super-serious “Me vs Everyone” gimmick in favor of the far-superior Roman “Best Friends with Dean Ambrose” Reigns gimmick people are seeing that he has character and can be entertaining.

In 2003, Shawn Michaels and Randy Orton were at their absolute best, character-wise. This era (post-drugs) HBK is phenomenal and he’s almost always been a top notch performer. Legend Killer Randy Orton was his best gimmick. Playing off all of his strengths and it’s a perfect gimmick.

This was easily my favorite HBK quote, his delivery & story telling of this promo was just exceptional & nobody in the WWE today even comes close. This feud & match was when you can see the overshadowing & potential of Orton as a main eventer in 03, & HBK made Orton look like a million bucks. Quote begins at 1:25 FYI in the promo vid.

Honestly, I’ve always felt Roman was a future star. My big problem with him earlier in the year was that WWE was trying to make him a present star, and he was nowhere near ready. He’s shown a lot of growth since then. Dunno if he’s ready to be The Man yet, but I wouldn’t immediately and vehemently reject him like I did earlier this year.




Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke




I only watched the first 10 minutes of it (have to get back to work) but I might be able to partially answer this question.

Through the 90’s several observations were made which allowed us to calculate the Hubble Constant, a measure of the rate of expansion of the universe. This has lead to the theory of Dark Energy which is calculated to take up ~68% of all energy in the universe (with 27% going to Dark Matter, calculated from the gravitational dynamics of galaxies, and ~5% to normal matter like you and me). We have also discovered that the universe expanded very rapidly in the beginning, cooled off for a bit, and is now expanding at a faster pace again.

We also saw direct measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) which is the radiation left over from the big bang. It shows us a snapshot view of the universe at 380,000 years old when the universe became transparent instead of being opaque. Kind of like if you’re in a plane taking off through fog and then suddenly you’re above the clouds looking down at the rolling features below.




In theoretical physics we saw the popularization of string theory with the start of M-theory which makes use of 11 dimensions. I’m not too familiar with string theory so I’ll leave that one alone.

I mean there is definitely some stuff that needs to be modernized, a lot of the technological predictions need to be adjusted and such, but some of the artistic license stuff worries me, for instance I heard that instead of talking to the Secretary General of the U.N., Supervisor Karellen talks to a midwestern farmer which seems kind of like an overused trope. Hopefully it is done in a way that makes sense though. I just hope it keeps the fundamental ideas about human evolution and the forked path between technological development and stagnation, or a hive mind.




Making Wax Models of Food in Japan




I stayed with a host family in Japan and they took me to a wax food workshop. I got to make fake lettuce and tempura and it looks so amazing. It is challenging when you have limited language skills, but fun and I definitely recommend it.

Anything by Frederick Wiseman fits the bill, though the settings of his documentaries really determine how “relaxing” they are… His movies about gardens and museums are a lot more pleasant than the ones about insane asylums and public housing projects. All great though!

I love how quiet this was. Since I’m pretty introverted, the busy office environment I’m in now where I have to maintain some level of interaction is exhausting. Working in a place like in the video with just some quiet music and the sounds of people doing their thing is really enticing.

There’s a place around Asakusa in Japan called Kappabashi Street that sells products for opening and maintaining restaurants. They have tons of this plastic food, and it can be pretty pricey if you want to stock a restaurant (nevermind custom made ones). Around 6,300 yen/$63 for a plate of “fried rice”, and I’ve heard family-size sushi platters can go up to 50,000 yen/$500.

Does anyone know more of these type of documentaries. With the video just showing things and the narrator sometimes speaks. I find it a really relaxing experience when watching.




I’ve been there a few times since the 90s. When I first went there were still plenty of places where the smoke and steam was coming up through the ground. The graveyard was particularly creepy back then.

The most recent time I visited (about five years ago) there was really little smoke. Even then all but one or two buildings had been torn down and grass had filled in over all the roads. It’s really not worth the trip to visit any more unless you happen to be in the general area.

12-Year Old Child Reveals One of the Best Kept Secrets in the World




Lots of people die. Lots of managed pollution is no longer managed. Banks crash. The dollar either inflates or deflates into uselessness. Gas stops selling to the general public. Goods stop being transported to markets. Retail and food service workers are all unemployed, and many manufacturing and services employees are also unemployed.

Food shortages. FEMA estimates that the average US household has 3 days of food in it. Grocery stores can feed their markets for another 1.5-2 days. Within a week most people are without food. Without power. Without heat. Without a way to dispose of sewage. Rioting and violence happens as people start scrapping for anything edible. Massive competition erupts to gather food through hunting. Agricultural regions are overrun with people so desperate to eat today that they ruin any chance of growing food for tomorrow. Not to mention nobody knows how actually grow food if Monsanto isn’t selling them seed and they don’t have heavy machinery to manage it and a water company irrigating.

In 1929 when the stock market crashed, 90% of Americans were in some way self sufficient for food. Today, it’s less than 1%.




It’s not capitalism; it’s human nature. Humans have always sought to separate themselves apart from others. The reason why capitalism was such a breakthrough in the history of government is that it allowed individuals to separate themselves financially, which essentially put large portions of governance on cruise control.

Think of it this way: if you could make all of the politicians, businessmen, and other powerful people disappear right now, and took everyone else into a room where they decided how things should work, what would happen? The easy answer is that the discussions would revolve around a combination of individual ideals, and also individual desires. Look at America’s drafting of the Constitution: freedom of the press and copyright laws were fought for and obtained by newspaper men and book publishers. The central banking system was fought for by a banker.

There’s no way to break the cycle of the powerful using their power to generate more power. Not without changing our genetic makeup.

On paper lots of nations have tried to give those things to everyone, to make them equal and keep things fair. But then, in order to make it happen, they give certain positions incredible power to see it done, and those positions end up getting bought and sold to the people who have the most to gain. Suddenly, the healthcare industry jacks prices, food given to the poor leaves them malnourished, the FDA is taking kickbacks, the EPA won’t let states raise pollution requirements on cars because too much environmentalism could hurt the auto industry, the Department of Education is giving money to states that fall in line with federal education goals like Common Core, and all of it reeks of corruption.




WTC7 in Freefall – No Longer Controversial




This is going to sound way out there, but there is a woman who has been talking about the Hutchison Effect and the 9/11 connection. For instance when you look at the main buildings fall, they literally turn into dust. There are accounts of firemen who were trapped in some of the lower parts of the building and when the building came down they thought they were going to die. To their amazement instead of being pulverized by the thousands of tons of concrete they were met with the light of the sun.

The entire building literally evaporated above them. You can even see certain pieces falling down and turning into dust mid air. There were many cars far from the towers that were completely incinerated. I mean there was nothing left of them, only iron. It is suggested that an energy beam was being projected onto the towers and the cars were in its path causing them to be incinerated.

Many people know more than two building collapsed on 9/11. There’s never been any clear attempt to cover up WTC7 in the media that I’ve seen. It was widely reported at the time, and has been covered in many subsequent documentaries etc.




However WTC 1 & 2 were the tallest buildings in New York, among the tallest in the world, their collapse killed thousands, they were hit by aircraft (one on live TV) – given that, it’s fairly easy to see why a nearby building, not iconic and much less interesting, collapsing more than seven hours later with no fatalities, gets somewhat overlooked when we look back at the incident.

I’m not sure what it would prove though? Ultimately WTC7 was uneventful because it was not occupied and wasn’t iconic. If hundreds of people had died in that building then I’ve no doubt it would feature strongly in 9/11 commemoration, but in the end it was just property.

Ultimately I believe five buildings were destroyed as a result of the 9/11 attacks, but we only bother with the twin towers because they were the iconic ones, the ones caught in so many photos and videos collapsing and the ones where so many lost their lives.