Archive | May 2005

And so it ends

My degree is over. I had my last exam yesterday and now have the hangover to prove it! 🙂 My last exam was a Quantum Mechanics one, quite fitting that it would be a core physics course to finish on. I had 3 exams in 3 days so even though I tried to party hard last night I just couldn’t – I was just too tired. Well that doesn’t matter so much as I still have a few weeks around Selly Oak before the results are in to celebrate. I have just gotta find something to do now, expect some changes on the website. I’m very much looking forward (results pending) to starting my PhD in September but for now its time to relax and recover.

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BitTorrent Blitzed

The Feds have shut down EliteTorrents.org, supposedly one of the best sites in the torrent community, I personally have never used BitTorrent. The webiste now has a big warning from the Feds that goes something like this: “HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY SHUT DOWN BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

Individuals involved in the operation and use of the Elite Torrents network are under investigation for criminal copyright infringement”.
Another one for the MPAA eh? (Motion Picture Association of America).
Some more info can be found here: [Reuters], [SlashDot.org],
[Geek.com].
Oh and remember (probably only people from the UK will get this) that piracy funds terrorism, even when it costs no one a penny and that’s a matter of FACT. :=)

Phallic Logo Awards

A friend of mine brought the my attention to the Phallic Logo Awards. I will let you come to your own conclusions on some of these, though Pontins doesn’t seem like the family option anymore.

UB logo in the news…

I noticed today that the new University of Birmingham Logo has made it into the news! [BBC Article] For a bit more see [Internal Link]. It also got on a more local site.

Cows and communists

I just came across two rather interesting articles. The first one is about cloning, something I have little knowledge about but really should have some (time to learn some biology – I think not 🙂 ), the second is a rather interesting articles that involves Mongolia and a possible step back to the good old days (someone stand Stalin up?).

Cows
Communists

Exams, finals!

Yesterday I had my first exam, yes on a Saturday (I have two saturday exams this year!). It went well, I hope! This is my last set of exams during my degree (I only have 5 this year – yipee!) – it couldn’t have come sooner. After 4 years of working hard in the summer term I am looking forward to not having to stress about exams next year. Things are going well with my revision, not as good as I would have liked. Probably because I had a good year last year, finding it hard to be motivated this year. I have 3 exams in 3 days at the end of the week (then the big piss up!) so I won’t be posting on here regularly – something I haven’t done for a while due to revision. Well on to the superconductivity, what’s the Meissner effect again? 😦 (btw the Meissner effect is basically the exclusion of flux from the bulk of a superconducting body [Wiki Link].

Star Wars III

WOW! That’s about all I can say. We went to see it on Thursday and I was very pleased. It made up for the first one! I won’t say more as Star Wars speaks for itself. This is definitely one that probably is best watched in the cinema. There was even to big cheers at the start, can’t ask for more than that. Oh it also appears that Red Bull racing in Formula 1 have been taken over with the force for an advertising campaign this weekend – lets hope the force is with them. More: http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=32883 and http://www.crash.net/uk/en/picture_view.asp?cid=1&pid=186456