Metagrobology is the study of puzzles. Thus a metagrobolist is one who practices or makes puzzles. Famous metagrobologists are Nob Yoshigahara and David Singmaster.
We thought it would be interesting if we could coagulate the most commonly cited dystopian movies and rank them not to preference, but to an average score made up of both Rotten Tomatoes (RT) and IMDB ratings.
As you all will probably know, the Internet Movie Database allows movie fans and registered users to rate each movie from 1 to 10 and the final score is said to reflect the general audienceâ€™s view of the movie. In contrast, Rotten Tomatoes rates their movies by collecting and tabulating the reviews given by professional film critics.
Weâ€™ve taken both ratings, added them together and found an average score for each film. Each of the films are then ranked according to this average score. Weâ€™ve also included links to the IMDB and RT profile for each movie so you can learn more about the movie.
A christian site looks into barcodes to find out if they’re the mark of the beast.
Is the barcode paving the road to 666: the Mark of the Beast?
Yes. The barcode undoubtedly is paving the road for 666: the Mark of the Beast.
The barcode did something very important to help bring in 666: The mark of the Beast. . .
The barcode opened the door (in fact, it not only opened it, it kicked the door down) to the “digital world”. Everything is now a number. Everything gets a barcode. As someone truly said, “If it exists, bar code it”. I remember when barcodes first started appearing. I began telling people back then, the barcode was preparing the world for 666: the Mark of the Beast. Was I ever laughed at. . . even by the Christians. I can still remember their laughing and ridicule, “You mean to tell me, everything is getting one of those “marks”. You mean, I’ll go even to the local “7-Eleven” and they’ll have laser scanners and they’ll scan these “marks”. No way. It would be too obvious what was happening. Everybody would know the mark of the beast is coming”.
But isn’t it amazing 25 years later. . . and nobody gives the “mysterious” barcodes even a “second thought”.
The good folks at AmericasLastDays.com have pieced together the puzzle of when we can expect the tribulation. It’s a complex code involving football scores but it’s all there. And surely the end of the world must involve the Jets in some way.
(David: The revelation below is given to Ross Verba, a professional football player for the Detroit Lions, who has been a part of our online assembly for a couple of years. This will prove prophetic when compared with Steveâ€™s revelation about the New York Jets above.)
Here is where the detail to this prophecy gets much more precise and much more profound about what it is saying is coming in the future. In the first overtime game the New York Jets lost to the St. Louis rams 32-”29″. Notice the game was played at the beginning of the New Year just like 911 happened at the beginning of the millennium. Look at the Jets losing score “29″ (2+9=”11″)!! The number 11 was the signature number of the events of Sept 11, 2001. Now notice the New York Jets lost this last season regular game, but they still got to go on with their season just like New York City lost on 911, but they were spared from total destruction and allowed to go on.
Now watch. The second overtime game played in CALIFORNIA on January the”8″th, the San Diego Chargers lost to the New York Jets 20-”17″. Look at San Diego’s losing score of “17″ (1+7″8″). And here is a direct quote from the game: Kicker Doug Brien won the game for the Jets with a “28″-yard field goal!! Do you see the prophecy?! THE NUMBERS ARE IN PERFECT ALIGNMENT PROPHETICALLY POINTING TO “2008″ FOR A MAJOR DISASTER TO HIT CALIFORNIA!!! A disaster “MUCH WORSE” than what hit NEW YORK in 2001!! Notice also in Michael Boldea’s dream the Eagle (AMERICA) was first attacked on its left wing. So with an Eagle facing you that is prophetically the East Coast of the USA (i.e. New York on 911). Then the Eagle is attacked much worse on its Right Wing meaning prophetically West Coast of USA or CALIFORNIA!!!
When you look at the prophetic evidence of this second game, combined with all the other evidence in this article, (realizing that the 1st game has already been prophetically fulfilled as the 911 event), we see the LORD revealing more and more about this end-time timeline that a MAJOR DISASTER in CALIFORNIA in 2008 will be at least one of the catalyst events that will shake the World up so as to set the stage for the Tribulation to begin in September of 2008!!
The first question is why you’d want a USB port in an electric guitar, and the answer is simple: convenience. By putting a small USB codec in a guitar, you’re putting an extra sound board in there. So when you record, your guitar is digitized locally and the signal transmitted to your computer over a USB cable. You plug your headphones into the guitar, so you have more mobility and fewer cords to get tangled. The guitar still has all its standard analog capabilities, but USB output as well.
The Rhythmiconâ€”also known as the Polyrhythmophoneâ€”was the world’s first electronic drum machine (or “rhythm machine,” the original term for devices of the type).
In 1930, the avant-garde American composer and musical theorist Henry Cowell commissioned Russian inventor LÃ©on Theremin to create the remarkably innovative Rhythmicon. Cowell wanted an instrument with which to play compositions involving multiple rhythmic patterns impossible for one person to perform simultaneously on acoustic keyboard or percussion instruments. The invention, completed by Theremin in 1931, can produce up to sixteen different rhythmsâ€”a periodic base rhythm on a selected fundamental pitch and fifteen progressively more rapid rhythms, each associated with one of the ascending notes of the fundamental pitch’s overtone series.
Here’s a cool link making the rounds today, some examples of the MIT Entrance Exam for English, Geometry, Algebra and Arithmetic.
(via Pie & Hammer)
Jason Kottke asks on his blog:
Let’s say you’re a new father and a movie fan. When your child is of an appropriate age to start watching movies, in which order will you show him/her the six Star Wars movies? By original release date (Star Wars, Empire, Jedi, Phantom Menace, Clones, Sith) or according to the intra-movie chronology (Phantom Menace, Clones, Sith, Star Wars, Empire, Jedi)?
He has comments open so that people can reply but this is my feeling on the subject. I will show them A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and then Return of the Jedi. And that’s it. I will not tell them about the prequels, nor will I allow any discussion on that topic. Hey, if you want to live in this house you abide by my rules!
This is my biggest fear about when they get old enough to go to school. Not that they might do drugs or get pregnant at an early age but that they might find out that Lucas lost his heavily bearded mind and decided that he needed to ruin the franchise by adding nonsense like Jar Jar and a flying R2D2. A flying R2D2??? Good heavens, I stay in bed awake most nights wondering how I’m going to shield my children from this kind of horror.
Blackwater can take a break from shooting at Iraqi civilians and get involved in the always lucrative War on Drugs.
The U.S. Defense Department has invited five contractors to bid on elements of a new, multibillion dollar effort to combat the global flow of illegal drugs allegedly used to finance terrorism.
Awarded by the Pentagonâ€™s Counter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office in Dahlgren, Va., the contract vehicle has a potential value of $15 billion over five years. One participant is ARINC, a Maryland-based provider of airline communications systems.
â€œThis gives us the opportunity to bid on this work,â€ said Linda Hartwig, an ARINC spokesperson. â€œWe donâ€™t have a lot of details yet, but we do know that this is an expansion of what [the U.S] is already doing to fight drug trafficking, and that 80 percent of the work will be overseas.â€
Hartwig said the other participating vendors are defense giants Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, and security contractor Blackwater USA. Blackwater confirmed its participation, but the other vendors did not respond to inquiries.
The vendors will compete for a series of task orders covering a wide range of products and services. These could include anti-drug technologies and equipment, special vehicles and aircraft, communications, security training, pilot training, geographic information systems, and in-field support.