Notice to YSPilots/YSFLIGHT

Notice to YSPilots/YSFLIGHT
Legacy Pack available under the YSFLIGHT category.
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Friday, 20 November 2009

Secret Garden song

“Imagine. Our planet floating silently in space. Around it, a white dove flies-forever circling. Every one hundred years, the dove's wing gently touches the face of the earth. The time it would take for the feathered wing to wear this planet down to nothing is eternity.”

-Secret Garden, Dawn of a New Century.

Now…. let me just analyse that…

Every hundred years, the wing touches earth, so I’m guessing we can assume a few things here.

First, when the wing touches, it will rub a small piece off. Lets call it 1 gram of sand.

2nd, there is no effect on the dove, so the contact will not wear down the feathers or anything, so all energy is expended on dislodging a piece of earth


So.. lets work that out.

The mass of the earth is

5.9742 × 1024 kg, and is loosing 1gram per 100 years.

Therefore, it takes 10000 years to remove 1kg mass.

Thats 5.97x10^29 years for the planet to be ground down to nothing.

5.97 Billion Billion Billion Billion

Its a big number


Friday, 13 November 2009

New Chicken Wings T-Shirt

Just recieved my new Chicken Wings Comics T-Shirt. For those of you who dont know, Chicken Wings is an aviation based comic:

Love it!

Thursday, 12 November 2009


“If music be the food of love, play on”
Ah, music, a wonderful thing isn't it? One of the great masteries that we humans have… mastered.. Okay, before I continue, i should point out a couple of things. First, its 1:19am in the morning, and secondly, I’m very much not an “Owl,” the only reason I’m doing this now is because i can’t sleep.
So, the reason for this was me thinking about music. I was listening to my I-pod (other MP3 players are available…) to Lacuna Coil (Other artists are available) and an image burned into my mind, or more, a scene came to mind. The scene was from, April or so I guess, and was from the game Garry’s Mod. For those of you who don't know, Garry’s Mod, or Gmod for short, is a Halflife 2 modification, that allows you to construct just about anything. I’d been using it to build space ships, complete with life support, weapon systems control systems etc, and the music I’d been listening to was Lacuna Coil.
So this got me thinking about other songs and what they reminded me of, and so it lead me back to my little blog.
Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, an album released in 2008 was the first one that crossed my mind. I got this album in mid summer of 2008. I resisted listening to the album until I went to Marsa Alam, Egypt, with Calypso Diving. However, while there i was so busy with actual diving that I didn't get a chance to listen to it until I was back in the UK. After we’d arrived back on UK soil, said our goodbyes etc, it was about 10pm at night, and i had to be in South Wales by 12 the following day, so I decided I’d just sit it out at Manchester airport and catch the first train the next morning. Cue a 5h wait at Manchester Airport…. I had actually totally forgotten about Viva La Vida at this point, and it wasn't until 4 in the morning that I remembered, and was about to begin my first leg of the return train journey. So from Manchester airport back to Cardiff (took me about another 5h as trains at 4 in the morning suck) I was listening to Viva La Vida. Now, when I go past the stations again on my way back to Yorkshire, I remember sitting on such and such a station in the misty morning on my suitcase full of dive gear, listening to the album.
I’m going to have to draw part one of my little music post to a close as it is 2 in the morning… and I’m starting to feel tired! Skipper out!