Sunday, May 28, 2006
Amnesty International has launched a new campaign against Internet censorship. You can sign up to the pledge below here (via Guardian and Blogzilla):

'I believe the internet should be a force for political freedom, not repression. People have the right to seek and receive information and to express their peaceful beliefs online without fear or interference. I call on governments to stop the unwarranted restriction of freedom of expression on the internet, and on companies to stop helping them do it.'

This is why there is now a fragments label on the sidebar showing snippits from censored blogs and websites. Long live Free speech and Democracy.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

It’s a long way to fall

It’s a long way to fall
From that great height
But fall you must
And fall you will
For the mountain you build
Its falling apart
The rock its crumbling with lies
The mortar eroded by corruption
And another great
Falls down
Locked in an
Everlasting war
With an enemy
It helped to make
With each blow it makes
Its enemy grows stronger

And it grows weaker
And this once great
Destroys itself
From greed
For all empires fail
And this is past
Its time
And I
In an empire already
Look on you in pity
And wonder
How far you will
Pull us down
With you
For you
Our child
We have leant upon
And now you crumble
As we did
And we fall to

Perhaps take comfort
Your successor
Has built their empire
With rotting wood
And already
Begins to shudder
But the whole world
Leans on them
Perhaps another
Of our wayward adopted children
Will succeed you

But the future is not known
To men and women both
And so we shall wait and see
For anything could happen
Even in America

There is always a price
For freedom
Don’t let the price be

part of my inspiration can be found here.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


My sister said something very interesting today

poly in laitin Greek means: many
ticks are small irritating bloodsucking animals
ians - are people who do what the words before say
politicians - many small irritating bloodsucking people

oh dear

of course not all politicians are stupid fools
just lots of them
Some of them are actualy quite clever and sensible
unfortnetly it never seems to last.

Democracy is however the best political system available - it might be better however if it was more democratic.

Sorry for not posting recently I have been busy with exams.

oh and BBC's Have Your Say is very interesting

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The last day of school

Today was the last day of school.
True the GCSE's still lie before us but school is over.
I will never again have a lesson at my current school - I am moving to Inverness and will be going to a mixed boarding school in Scotland.
no more English :-)
no more history :-(
no more geography :-(
no more German :-)) !!!! Yey!!!
no more DT :-(

It is the end of an era - for me.
I would encourage people from school to check this blog reguarly as I intend to post nearly every day.
Good luck in your exams and have fun.
God Bless

Goodbye. - I will miss you.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Nuclear power - the fight is on

There is a very interesting debate going on here , here and it seems that sanity is winning and the majority are not in favor of new nuclear power stations but rather in renewable energy which being renewable is Obviously the best option considering that nuclear will run out in 50 years and take 15 years to build while renewable can be done now and will not run out for several billion years.
(several billion years is longer than 50 and is such a long time that we cannot comprehend it)

There are also some very interesting ideas going round - like LSP - you will have to read the comments to find out what it is or read this.


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Freedom of speech and nuclear power

Today well before I posted this post I was told I should be 'careful what I say' about China 'especially on the internet'. By an English person concerned that the Chinese government might not like it and I might get in trouble. But I demand my right to freedom of speech. If the Chinese government is encouraging wrongfully imprisoned prisoners to be cut up while they are still alive and without adequate doses of anaesthetic because the transplant industry is worth a lot of money and if they are then using the dead bodies for other purposes then I have a right to tell you and no one will shut me up.

Tony Blair has made another big mistake saying that "These facts put the replacement of nuclear power stations, a big push on Renewables and a step change on energy efficiency, engaging both business and consumers, back on the agenda with a vengeance."
Nuclear power stations - chuck them off the agenda - throw the plans at the sun, bury them in a subduction zone or in watertight caves deep underground but do not ever put them on the agenda.
Then do the other stuff he said that were actually sensible 'a big push for Renewables and a step change on energy efficiency,' these can still win the day we can still win the war on global warming by using renewable energy and energy efficiency - fission power will never be the answer the pollution from fission power is still poisonous millions of years later, and uranium is already running out.
The longer it takes to take action to prevent Global warming from going out of control the harder it will be.
Give everyone a carbon quota have a domestic carbon trading scheme and just watch the changes in people's lives - and it will redistribute wealth at the same time as poor people produce less carbon dioxide than rich people who fly to the USA each year. (1 long-haul flight produces as much CO2 as everything else a person does put together). Solar panels, wind turbines, heat pumps, biomass and efficiency - these and others will yet win the day with a little bit of determination.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Melting arctic and blogging ministers

Artic ice cap could disapear due to melting caused by global warming - it is the most effected area and the tipping point could be reached.

'Experts at the US Naval Postgraduate School in California think the situation could be even worse. They are about to publish the results of computer simulations that show the current rate of melting, combined with increased access for warmer Pacific water, could make the summertime Arctic ice-free within a decade. Dr Meier said: "For 800,000 to a million years, at least some of the Arctic has been covered by ice throughout the year. That's an indication that, if we are heading for an ice-free Arctic, it's a really dramatic change and something that is unprecedented almost within the entire record of human species."',,1774814,00.html

In other news I have found that the only minister with a blog is the new secratary for the environment and within a few paragraphs of his blog I decided that he probably has some brains between his ears maybe he will get something done - anyway it makes interesting reading and has made it to my personalised homepage on google (which is getting overcrowded) but hey.
anyway you can see his blog here and it will be added to the sidebar to.

The picture is of the minister.


Friday, May 12, 2006

Phew assisted murder bill stopped

To my great relief Lord Joffe's bill to make killing patients a treatment for terminaly ill patients if the patient requests it has been stopped by the house of Lords.
For a moment there was confusion and the BBC said that the bill had been passed my heart sank like an atom bomb - it still had a few thousand feet to fall when the BBC realised that the bill had not been passed but instead an ammendment to the bill that prevented it from passing had been passed which meant that the bill had failed.
I will explain why I am against assisted suicide/murder in terms that everyone should be able to understand.
Sometimes when people are ill - prehaps terminaly ill and in pain they want to die this can persist for weeks, months or even in some rare cases years. However these people can later decide they don't want to die - they can change their minds - they can decide that they would not have like to have been killed when they asked to be. By telling doctors that if they are asked to they must consider killing their patients puts unbearble pressure on both the doctors and the patients.
Case Study: Hitler and the Natzi party.
First they started with Euthanasia - assisted suicide
then they killed disabled people
Then the Holocaust.

It is a very slippery slope - a slope made all the slipperier by the blood spilt on it - at the bottom there is a bath - filled with blood - I don't want to get wet.

Now there are many other reasons - if these are not enough then I will explain the rest I can think of. Everyone has a right to life and all their lives they have a right to life - they do not have a right to death - that is very selfish - they are denying their future selves the right to life - they are murdering themself. They are hurting everyone who knows them. Given time they will probably choose life - without it they never can.
Deciding to kill someone is murder even if they ask you to do it.

And in other lighter news the second chapter of my story set in roman times in another universe is uploaded and ready to read - leave your comments to that to.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Max Randor tells a story

I have started an new blog to take stories that I have written and you can find it here.
I may also put poems that are not very good there.
People asked to see my really rubbish story with lots of ##'s in the title and which was rubbish - now you can. Really you should be careful what you wish for. I have also started posting another much better story I wrote in the 3rd form on as well.

Enjoy if you want to but don't die of boredom.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Space fighter 1.2 beta

I think it is time to let you have a look at the game I have been making or learning how to make since Christmas on and off when English lessons got to boring or I wanted to experiment with the maths we learnt. Computer coding is all maths.

The source code is available here.
The zipped exe is available here - download if you just want to play

Warning these files are large source code 7mb and exe 9mb - its all the graphics.
to run the source code and view it properly you need to download Game Maker from

Please tell me of any bugs not mentioned in the game information.

If the game information does not come up at the beginning of the game press F1.

Have fun


Oh and feedback really is very welcome.

Monday, May 08, 2006

What will happen if Britain becomes 3C warmer?

And there's more. Last year, the government said that a 3C rise could trigger the melting of the Greenland ice cap, the destabilisation of the Antarctic and "irreversible system disruptions" - basically, out-of-control change. The IPCC says that if emissions are not cut, sea leavels will rise 43cm by 2100, and go on rising after that for 200 more years. Britain, a small island, will become much smaller.

But if losing half the UK doesn't matter, then get used to wild weather. Our drains, houses, underground transport systems and temperaments can barely cope with six inches of snow, winds of more than 55mph or temperatures over 21C, but what is coming could make the great storm of 1987 seem a breeze. There will be no insurance when London is swamped, when your house crumbles into dust or you catch malaria. Yes: 3C is the point when malarial mosquitoes will be able to breed permanently in Britain, cement-eating termites move into your cellars and the green police take over.

In short, 3C will be another world. No more hols in Spain, no seaside jaunts, no short breaks to New York or any of the other world's coastal cities. 3C? It's short for hell.

Source Guardian

Now if you were not worried about Global warming before you should be now.

It is very very very important that we stop it.

It is the most important physical issue the human race has ever faced.

Currently we are messing up.

Lets go renewable. - lets win the war (on global warming).

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Go out there and vote – if you possibly can

It is your future – if you do not vote then you are denying your right to have any say in anything.
Politicians don’t need to worry about people who don’t vote because people who don’t vote don’t care – they worry about people who do vote and use their vote to have their say. You can make a difference vote on May 4th. – (UK only :-) )
If you don’t want to vote for Labour or Conservative because they have been stupid recently vote for someone else votes for other parties such as Lib Dem or Green are much more effective at scaring them into being sensible than apathy.
Of course if you are too young better luck next time.
Never ever vote BNP – bunch of racist idiots.

You see I can't vote but wish I could - they should lower the voting age to 16 and teach us about government in school - you never know we might learn something :-) - personaly I would choose Labour or because they have been so stupid and Iraq etc. maybe Green possibly Lib Dem - but I can't choose the option is not aviablable - Give me the vote already :-)

Why Tee-total?

drunkennes by Max Randor - aided by 'AF'an argument using critical thinking – does not make as much sense as I would like – should I write it up in normal English?

Basis for premises that need explaining: alcohol does not taste nice to me - I have tried small amounts of beer and wine and they did not taste nice, drunkenness is bad - Jesus said ‘Luke 21:34 "But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.’ And also in the NT ‘Romans 13:13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarrelling and jealousy.’

Premises: alcohol does not taste nice to me, alcohol does not improve mental function rather it depresses it and encourages insensible behaviour, alcohol is a mild poison – is bad for your health especially in large doses, drunkenness is bad, other non alcoholic drinks taste nicer, it is easier not to start drinking than to stop before you get drunk, however – Jesus drank wine – not so that he became drunk but in small amounts with the food, drinking at restaurants etc is sociable, Noah invented wine.

Why drink something that is bad for you, does not taste nice, makes you insensible, depresses you, is harder to stop drinking once you started than to stop before it causes problems when there are other drinks that are better for you and taste nicer.

However this is just my decision not what the bible says or the general decision of Christians just my personal decision as I said Jesus drank wine.

Conclusion: I am Tee-total - do not drink alcohol

What do you think? Valid argument? Am I being stupid?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Musical glitches

*************ahhhhhhhhhhhhh****** I just accidentaly deleted half my template and published it without half the code and so lost all my changes - aahhhhhhh- I had to choose an new one to replace it I lost everything wahhhhh**************
I am just starting in html and have run into some problems.
I am trying to have the possibility for people to play music from the web page.
I have made 3 attempts using different code that I found but none of it worked properly and I don't know how to make it work - could someone please help?
I first tried with the EMBED tag - but this is not the standard and so I tried the object tag as another website suggested. now I have two different browsers to choose from - IE and FireFox. with the first code IE worked on my computer but caused the browser to close on the main computer :-) though MSN explorer worked on the other computer. the second code failed generally. and the third code has very interesting effects. on FireFox the quick time plug-in ends up with a question mark over the control panel bit and IE has a thing for scrollable text but no controls - which is weird - I thought it worked yesterday. Now the three versions of the code should be below if not - I don't know how to make it display the code rather than executing it - so I am putting it in from the compose mode and hoping that works. oh dear it didn't. - but the third official version displays the name of the song. - Instead I will turn all the triangle brackets to ( ) ones and see if that works. anyway any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

(embed src=" file_info/download1.php?file=5480_How_Many_Know.mp3" autostart="FALSE" volume="50%" align="middle" height="60" width="240")

(embed src=" file_info/download1.php?file=5480_How_Many_Know.mp3" height="60" width="144")

(object type="audio/mp3" standby="Loading Audio" data=" file_info/download1.php?file=5480_How_Many_Know.mp3" height="46" width="144")
(param name="src" value=" file_info/download1.php?file=5480_How_Many_Know.mp3" valuetype="data")
(param name="autostart" value="false" valuetype="data")
(param name="controls" value="ControlPanel" valuetype="data")
(p)5480 How many know(/p)