Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Serves him right for driving! Who does he think he is, getting behind the wheel and all!

Thats it, I'm ripping the spoiler off my Pintara now.

you drive too charlie do you not?

I bet you typed 'famous quotes' in google, didnt you Kwong?

Hmm, maybe they'll phase out each module of the life support system..

but he was driving was he not?

Well, Charlie, to my understanding he wasn't racing when the accident happened :x

And partial life support is? Actually, I don't even know how life support systems work so I'll stop commenting

"His chance of survival is virtually nil," ... "full life support is no longer in Possum's best interests"

That's what you get for being a rally driver. No offense but sucked in.

Aw I missed the sunset unfortunately.

How would they gradually turn off the life support? They're gonna let him slowly die?

they are gradually turning off the life support thingy, but he is not expected to survive for much longer.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Did anyone notice the stunning sunset today, a shot I regret not being able to take.

Random Quote:

My life is already complicated enough, without trying to introduce organization into it.

More here

40% isnt bad.. I got 40% for all my 4U maths assessments.. and I still did alright.. didnt I?

"Facts are the enemy of truth."
- Don Quixote - "Man of La Mancha"
kind of similar to what Jessamyn West said..

Pseudo-Random Quote:

Black holes are where God divided by zero.
- Steven Wright

the more sorrow one encounters,
the more joy one can contain.
-kahlil gibran

He's had life-support turned off?

Excuse the stupidity of this next question, but doesn't that mean he's going to die?

It was...
damn Charlie you rock mate...
Hope the win was woth 40% ^^

Today was a refreshing change. Nice warm weather and blue skies. Won't be seeing that for a while...

just fnish my 40% mid semester perception exam with 40 percent failure rate, of which I was 40% prepared for.
It's not a half-ass effort if i only put in 40%.

montoya getting hit in the head.

possum bourne's life support turned off.

fiction reveals truths
that reality obscures.
-jessamyn west

Thanks to Macquarie's introductory info systems assignment
here's another random quote:

My life is a performance for which I was never given any chance to rehearse.

Monday, April 28, 2003

Why are you pissed off Benny? You're always so quiet that I didn't know anything was wrong.

Charlie is performing his l33t HTML skillz. =)

Is that another random quote Charlie?

you should be happy that you're alive

Frick I'm pissed.

how many people would like to chip in for a Gigabit ethernet switch ?

sif gamespy id.

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Alexis's desperate attempt to once again delay an exam:
Metroid: has jono been to hong kong lately?
ames: every second week
Metroid: is fear of SARS a good reason to postpone an exam?
what week are you up to anyway?

Tombd Raider 2 trailer.

19MB. looks good. Obviously people enjoyed TR1...

haha hash

Congratulations everybody on their excellent random quoting abilities. You all get frikkin medals.

matrix reloaded and revolutions on imax.

I didnt even know who Lester was..

Yeah, stretching beforehand was a good idea, but I strained my right arm at baseball training..

A word that has become almost intangible to me is work..

Holidays! My holidays!

Come back! I didnt mean what I said..

Random Stupid Quote:
"If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight."
- George Gobel

On a more important note.
Hikaru no Go has finished in Shonen Jump in Japan so there'll be no more for some of the individuals here who care.
For more information go to toriyamaworld and see the annoucement there.
Meanwhile this is the 4th day out of 6th I've been at uni.

Life's a Bitch, it says so in GTA Vice City

Lester is only an acquaintance. His fellowship with CCC does not make him any more important than sleep.

No other word is more tangible than the word star.

Uni's starting soon, I've got nothing to say but the following Random Quote:

By doing just a little every day, I can gradually let the task completely overwhelm me.

I don't think Benny's word has ever been more tangible.


Saturday, April 26, 2003

stretch time ::


man, haven't made a post in a long time
how many CSE have started/ thought about the assignment

It's actually a lot harder than the Package mover,

so Darren, start at LEAST 3 day's b4 its due . . .
and everyone else, at least 1 week

As to where this blog's gone in the past week,
What's all this Movie stuff ???
When/where was paintball

and why is everyone dressed up like a banana?

haha stupid charlie this was lester's paintball that you so adamantly refused to play with!

Fortunately I learned to stretch this time so that I can actually walk down stairs unlike last time. :)

lol john.

Random Quote:

What I like most about myself is that I’m so understanding when I do something wrong.

no problem is so big and complicated
that it can't be run away from.

Friday, April 25, 2003

admin.banplayer (ID)

you guys went to paintball?

how come i'm not invited?

that's it!

you are banned from being my friends forever!


Hey its ANZAC Day already.. Where did my holidays go?

Maybe it has something to do with that headshot I got at paintball..

Those Saddam lookalikes are probably in US custody or dead..

They are conspiring against you Charlie!
And where btw are all those Saddam lookalikes?!

something fishy here,
let it out!

Thursday, April 24, 2003

What was fun? I don't know what you're talking about

IT was fun wasn't it Marc?

What happened Marc?

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

I wouldn't trust that stone as far as i could throw it.. wait, thats actually pretty far.. which in turn means close by.. so that means i dont trust it very much..

Thats what happnes to you after eating a pack of starburst for supper.. and maltesers.. and tiny teddys..

So friggin embarrasing. I won't do anything that stupid again...for at least 3 months.

you going to SOTE social on saturday, johno?

BIG BROTHER is back on Sunday
Rumours have been circulating that there are no doors anywhere in the house and that there's 16 house mates with 8 beds

what a mad happiness quote

Hey Saturday exams are good charlie
particularly if it's physics, and particularly if you have a Thermodynamics exam the day before

Randomquotaholic's random quote:

You are there, and I am here, so one of us is obviously in the wrong place.

You quotaholics and randomaholics.

Wow, you can use the stones to throw too. I guess you can kill two birds now.

Charlie comes up with more profound quotes than those, john.

Want an Internet jingle?

Just internet? Get it on!

happiness is not a state to arrive at,
but a manner of traveling.
-margaret lee runbeck

fux, got another psychology exam on a saturday morning! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh(mouth wide open)

That's a point, it's a stupid concept
It was used to ridicule the fact that some theorys in perception can only describe rather than explain.

shit, timetables out so soon? i'm still trying to survive my mid semester exams

me? pay for anything? never!

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Once I get ahold of my 100 stones, you'll pay for that John!

hey i wasn't watching daytime television.
it was on during the imola grand prix on sunday night/early monday morning.

in other news, to all macquarie bludgers, namely charlie and eric (if he does read this, as he apparently does).
our draft exam timetables are out.

that will be all.

Wow.. a stone that can see into the.. present..

Benny's fame just keeps spreading.. I want his autograph! In Arabic!

Hey, I know that internet jingle thingy John.. many you must have been extremely bored to be watching daytime television..

Charlie may I remind you that it's not actually forecasting if it's reflecting the present condition...

I never played star.
I've never seen the light of day

My name is Benny Hussein too

Yay kwong wants 100 weather forecasting stones. Bang for your buck

stone fly through window - kwong was here

Stupid James!


Weather forecasting stone:

Condition - forecast
stone is wet - rain
stone is dry - not raining
shadow on ground - sunny
white on top - snowing
can't see stone - foggy
swinging stone - windy
stone jumping up and down - earthquake
stone gone - tornado

Johno, I was like this, am like this, and will continue to be like this for as long as I hope to live.
I don't think i'm crazy
I think it's ridiculous that you think I'm crazy when once upon a time you were starring with us till 7am in the morning.

I'm not that keen on horror, i'm afraid of the dark =)

but here's a idea

a beam of light illuminating a pair of glasses on a table. A drop of tear (well in the horror case, blodd) hits the lens and drips down.

Monday, April 21, 2003

The sky is blue.

The TRUTH about Benny! Everyone has to know this:

We can work on horror/blockbuster ideas together. We need exact descriptions of certain shoots, not nessesarily
a full plot given we are shooting trialers. So we can combine any scene ideas.
I am going to do a love/betraly one on Busu, Lumoi and me.

Yes, you should watch more movies!

an internet connectoin that doesn't send you broke
an internet connection for the dollar conscious folk
internet that fliiiiesss
nine nine something something do do do do do do...

4:13am post Charlie?
You are still crazee!

Can you rent a miniDV and buy me a one too James?

Yeah I need a $1000+ camera to go on exchange.

Why thankyou. Can you throw in a notebook too? So I can upload all the videos and pics from the miniDV?
That would be nice. Dankeshen.

I have two dilemmas

No 1, should I go watch more films, movies, ads, tv shows and get a more thorough impression on how trailers are made or will that restrain creativity?

No 2, since you're attacking horror and war genres, should I attack a sad/depressing genre or an artistic one where you wouldn't have a clue what the trailer's about unless you ask me, of which my answer would probably be "I don't have a clue either".

Agreed on the journal. I am already have a few scenarios written down in script form. I hope you keep some kind of log too.
Ideally, we should have two very interesting note books to consult to when the June filming season hits us. ;)

Sunday, April 20, 2003

random quote

Help improve my appearance - I’m much better-looking when I’ve been hugged.

you don't have to be a professional
just act like one

Some guy attempting to explain the science of The Matrix

better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool,
than to open it and remove all doubt.
-mark twain

the script requires creative input
and creativity don't always last
so write down any thoughts from now till then

Due to the insane catching up and work load, the planned renting of TRV-950 MiniDV camera for short film experimentation is scheduled now for the mid year holidays. We will have three weeks to prepare then for script, shooting and editing.

Saturday, April 19, 2003

What you need are speed holes on your bonnet.

Its been raining all week. Now my house smells all damp and dirty xP

hey with that scratch on one of your sides, when you're going at 315km/h the car will automatically turn for you, how convinient.
but that doesn't match the bird faeces on my paintjob, in time, it will eat away the paint, making the car even lighter!

shit...possum bourne...hmm.
not good.

lol kwong.

hey my little motor can also go on a NoS equivalent a/c off
AND it's twin cam!
with 20 kW less than your engine john it's even lighter!
my paint also weighs less and that 1 inch wide scratch on the door also decreases weight so I can increase payload or launch for cheaper....

funny honda article.

congrats on black rain james, enjoy

First Bourne kills his codriver now hes at it again.
I'm sorry, shouldnt be slack.

possum bourne critically injured.

Black rain is mine. GG. 2nd win on Ebay for years.

jono, you know my astina will outrun your excel anyday.
sif your little motor can outdrag me with my dohc 4 cylinder engine and a/c off.

Want to be in the chance to win US$20000 just by writing one essay?

This year's topic: Do we need nature?

Entries close August 22nd 2003

this is the article about the honda ad.

Yes let's all do that to my car
and to JOHN's car then we can drag race and out do the cops after us!

man that honda ad rocks I swear

and no the optical illusion thing with the crap at the end is old.

Friday, April 18, 2003

No comment.

AHAHAHA.....Jono's car doing the quarter mile in the low 14s.....with nothing.....non-turbo 2.0L engine with no mods as well....very impressed....I rekon he coulda done 14.1s if they took out the seat as well....but anyways....the car does look betta in the end....'ve never seen a FF go cart b4....

I'm sorry spelt 'thats' instead of 'that'


Lets not forget the bike rack and speed stripes to add to Jono's car.


Thursday, April 17, 2003

Bidding for this on Ebay, wish me luck, 1 day to go:

Honda Accord advertisement

hey lets do this to jono's car.

common sense
is the collection of prejudices
aquired by age eighteen.
-albert einstein

why does it always rain on me?
i love the rain.

Pseudo Random Quote:

I'm not a rich man, but I'd trade it all for a little more.

Marc, the sky isnt always blue..

Kwong, look very closely at your post with the typo.. you'll spot it..

Strange, those optical illusions seemed less than appealing.. its probably just me though..

The pedestrian walking sign seemed extremely bright due to the oncoming car's headlights.. from what i can recall

haha mad ad, worth 20 minutes of loading

illusion 1: Variation of Hermann Grids, pg 92 of my Perception text.

Illusion 3: Intrinsic/extrinsic coding of linear terminators, modal/amodal completion
Not sure which's which, will by the time I do my 40% Perception mid-semester exam.

illusion 5: light seem lighter in dark and dark seem darker in light. I think it's part of the simultaneous contrast effect.
which reminds me, on some of yi's shot the other night, the pedestrian walking sign seemed grossly overexposed.

illusion 6: hum...the start looked like some motion aftereffect thing at least.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

or man the illusions roxors

Answer: 0
You squint.

optical illusions.

What were those two dogs doing at the beginning?

Found a link you boys might like =D

v. funny

LOL Many think that I'd be interested...

Random Quote

All I want is a little more than I’ll ever get.

As one of the dudes from the Melbourne comedy festival puts it:
What's something you can do in eternal life that you can't start doing tomorrow?
Maybe eternal life isn't that attractive.

Not going. There mere inclusion of 'NSB class of 2001 and friends' of the original message indicates that it is no longer a pure nsb thing
A BBQ does nothing to hold the NSB bond.

There's a BBQ for NSB class of 2001 (don't even think about it Benny) next Friday at St. Leonards Park starting at 10AM.
You'll need to bring 10 bucks if you go. This is just information I was asked to pass on, I am most likely not going.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

matrix sequel special effects information

there is no blog.
much like there is no spoon; only sporks.

Blog is dead, long live the queen

LOL I know its good that we revive the blog, but lets not open a can of worms at the same time

The sky is blue.

John you know that that is buddhist?
Idea of reincarnation.

what god?

many post about weird messages of life..
who are you trying to be?


We need to reliven the holy grounds of aus-1 asap...

if you want to know your past life,
look into your present condition;
if you want to know your future
look into your present action.

stupid fisichella!

What typo?

Hash and Darren were on the other side. But they weren't any interesting...

Well I'm pretty much willing to leave my Java assignment, following DSS labs, huge ass Crim law assignment left undone if I should die tomorrow. So why should I not recursively put it off?

only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die
having left undone.
-pablo picasso

the end is nigh.

Monday, April 14, 2003

so many shots of bennie and james
who the heck's on the other side of the court?

I wish I was turning 18
but time does not wait
i've turned 20

Tennis shots
Charlie's 18th

fell free to ask for the originals if you want.
tennis shots total 15.9MB
charlie's 18th total 24.9MB

Now heres a unidirectional thread:

"Never odd or even."

hehe.. typo Kwong..

Nice shot.
That reminds me, I must get my shot of an Iguana/Goanna scanned when i get them processed

Random Quote:

Isn't it a nice coincidence that you and I are both alive at the same time!

Thats is a nice unidirectional tread.

LOL where do you come up with all those quotes?

Avoid the rush when they realise your friendship will double in cost.

Hehe Kookaburras are such posers. They like to humour humans a lot.

Random Quote:

Appreciate me now and avoid the rush.

Sunday, April 13, 2003

The US were going to to name their campaign in Iraq 'Operation Iraq Liberation'..

Pseudo Random Fact:

Smoking accounts for 75%* of statistics.

* NB: actual value may vary

Random Quote:

A large percentage of me likes a large percentage of you.

Saturday, April 12, 2003

US if going to split Iraq into three regions: Regular, Premium and Unleaded.

You'd think al-Sahaf is having fun at the mental institution? :)

Iraq is not trying to psyc out the US at all. They aren't that dumb (I think).

al-Sahaf is a public figurehead, the spokesperson of the former regime in Iraq. Against coalition forces, they knew there would be very little hope. They said those things more to encourage their own troops and to raise what little and pathetic morale they had. Even if it meant lying.

But I guess I'm just stating the obvious ^^;

All time great quotes of Iraqi information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf:

"There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!"

"My feelings - as usual - we will slaughter them all"

"Our initial assessment is that they will all die"

"I blame Al-Jazeera - they are marketing for the Americans!"

"God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis."

"surrender or be burned in their tanks."

"No I am not scared and neither should you be!"

"We have them surrounded in their tanks"

Britain "is not worth an old shoe."

Of US troops: "They are most welcome. We will butcher them."

"We will welcome them with bullets and shoes."

"Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire".

"They're not even [within] 100 miles [of Baghdad]. They are not in any
place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion ... they are
trying to sell to the others an illusion."

"They do not even have control over themselves! Do not believe them!"

Neways, I've uploaded the photos now:

Charlie's Bday

Friday, April 11, 2003

haha great analogy
terminating either Saddam (probe) or the pylon won't help. They both have to die unless Saddam runs out of blood (minerals)

random question for the physicists:

If space-time is curved as proposed by Einstein and there is no boundary in the universe (no beginning, no end), does that mean going back in time has the potential of reaching the same space-time state as going forward?

Thursday, April 10, 2003

The war isn't over yet even though the major battles have been won. The US still have to find the last pylons that Saddam keeps building.

Random Quote

If you're looking for a friend, I’d like to apply.

Random Quote

I think I’ll just sit here and wait till life gets easier.

The battle's won, but the war's not done when Saddam's still alive..............

War's over.

Saddam: GG. No re.
Saddam's record:

Saddam is in the void.

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

That's a shame...

My ADSL is up. =]

So Kwong get your BF1942 up
Marc plug in your webcam.
James open up Q3A.
what am I missing...

nasa streaming. ok back to work.

If you are doomed already Benny then you are doomed for the rest of your life.


Java Assignment 2 is out. Start now!
Due date is T-28 Days away.

Random Joke:

Why cant your nose be 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot.

Random Quote:

We need to have courage, faith and lunch together sometimes soon.

well obviously these hypersomiacs spend more than one third of their life sleeping.
I have no sympathy for the likes of these, they deserve to die
and most often dieing also satifies their need for sleep

Yeah, I heard about that cancer survey on newsradio :)

LOL that is such a good point Charlie! Sleeping more. But what about the people who sleep more than 9 hrs?

Random Quote:

I'm not getting paid much for staying alive but it's good experience.

The well known book - "The Interpretation of Dreams" written by the father of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.

If they're dead, how the can they do the survey?
If the survey was conducted on a family member, then just how precisely do they know how many hours the deceased sleeps?
Evidence have shown that it is not the amount of sleep you get, but how well people shift between REM and slow-wave sleep cycles.

Even if it was true, consider that if a person A who regularly sleeps 7.5 hours a day and lived to 100 years, total sleep = 7.5 x 365 x 100 = 273750 hours in their life. If person B, who sleeps 5 hours a day and only lived up to 70 years, total sleep = 5 x 365 x 70 = 127750 hours in their life.
Difference = 273750 - 127750 = 146000 hours = 6083.3 days = 16.67 years
So person A might live for 30 years more than person B but person A sleeps 16.67 years more!
And who would not rather be more active when they're young than when they're old, getting tortured in nursing homes.
Who needs sleep when you can get as much as you want after you're dead?

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Specialised quote for Jono:
When I was at NASA we conducted a study in which we gave pilots planned,
controlled 40-minute naps in the cockpit to see how they affected their alertness
and performance. What we found was that performance was improved 34 percent
and their alertness was improved 54 percent.

Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D.

Useful quote of the day:
A survey conducted by the American Cancer Society concluded that people who sleep 6 hours or less per night, or who sleep 9 hours or more, had a death rate 30 percent higher than those who regularly slept 7 to 8 hours.

I have my new racquet.
are we going to tennis it on friday?

Monday, April 07, 2003

Advice noted James =)

Hey my computer has a mind of its own. I quit winamp but the music still plays.

Please rate this lecture at hran215 rating system

well, long time no blog people

just like to clear up terms for some people ::

Mossad -
Isreali "Intelligence service"
newb defenition - Isreali equivalent of the American C.I.A
Notes :: The Isreali Mossad is one of the most efficient intelligence gathering agencies in the Western World, it is the only agency that has No known defectors (including to the US). They use 'wet' operations extensively and are much more ruthless in their intelligence gathering methods. This is partially (or totally) due to the unique location of their country, being surrounded by enemies, and by everybody being out to finish what Hitler started

This ends today's lecture,
send all complaints to Tom Clancy and Frederick Forsyth

PS : wet operations - assassinations

I shall be a supportive fan and get myself a copy next time I pass HMV

Soundtrack Review (For Zimmer Fans, ie. Kwong, Jono, Yi, John, Charlie, etc.)

Beyond Rangoon 1994, Hans Zimmer.

This is the soundtrack that preceded the ground braking Crimson Tide. For fans for flutes and pipes (Benny) this CD is
filled with juice to the brim. Not a sophisticated score but crystally tranquil and uplifting, this CD has clues to all of Zimmer's
later works. The movie about Burma, or better know today as 'Myanmar' also somewhat known as Irene homeland is instilled in
this sountrack. The colour of the music is green. Heavily synthesised and boldly mixed with vocals and exotic instruments, it
is Pho to the ears. One of the few available CDs of Zimmer's early works, highly recommend it.

CD Re-released April 7th 2003, Available now at HMV
Price: $21.95

GOOOO MCLARENN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nike: "Just do it"

Dyke: "Just be one"

new racquet at 2..

life's too short to just try, so don't try, do (Zhang, 2003)

Sunday, April 06, 2003

it does not go obsolete, i.e out of date

The conversation could have went:

Jono: how's it goin matee
James: wow how nice to be greeted so warmly by an ex-wife
Jono: anything for a blow


Star has got to be one of the few things in life that defies obsolescence

Conversation of the day:
Jono: how's it goin matee
James: wow how nice to be greeted so warmly by an ex-wife
Jono: anything for a beer

Oh and I said panpipes...not just pipes..
not that I think panpipes is the correct instrument name...
somebody better be starring it next week.

Sif Mossad wouldn't know that James...
Oh... I'm at uni..
and no one wanted to Star it yesterday..
So I'll have to settle for finding a new tennis racquet.

Saturday, April 05, 2003

If its inevitable why are you complaining and calling us weaklings for something we can't help.

Friday, April 04, 2003

shakira? I thought her belly was more attractive.

stimulus packages can only do so much.
if an economy is in a downward spiral, no amounts of stimulus packages or expansionary fiscal policies can help.
in such cases any further packages will only generate false bubbles of economic activity, only delaying what is inevitable.

I was washing dishes today and I bursted out laughing.
Benny's comment in Organ triggered the outpour: "You just like Shakira because of the [pan] pipes."

I honeslty don't know where he gets this kind of information from. I've never spoken about it or exposed it.
Even MOSSAD won't have a clue - and that's saying a lot!

Related links:



Give us another stimulus package


No posts for an entire day!
Uni can't be that hectic can it?

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

COMP 2011/2711 Assignment.

Specs include the previous posts

Guys, can we be more specific with our posts.
One word does not make a sentence.
According to linguinsts, you need two words at least to make a sentence.
ie, I farted.


This isnt good..

I'm losing my perspicacity..

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

arg.. i posted my previous post a day too late.. Nooo...

I've become 'tardy'....

But why was I the only one to notice?

Oh well, I guess its suiting then that I am the first poster on the first day of April.. April Fools' Day..

speaking of which.. the Java assignment due date is actually 5am.. (its just a typo on the site, didnt you get the email?) and my progress could be likened to an exponential graph..