So the world is supposed to end tomorrow. I just got some new information that, supposedly, the rapture will occur at 6 PM. Not just 6 PM EST, or 6 PM UTC, or 6 PM GMT, but 6 PM EVERYWHERE. Apparently, the first place it becomes 6 PM in the world will experience an earthquake that will ripple around the world. I can only assume that the 6 PM mark isn’t precise, because of fluctuations in the density of the earth and inconsistencies in time zones, not to mention that an entire time zone wouldn’t experience it at the same time if it was moving westward. But let me address this further.
Of the many developer blogs that I read, one of my favorites is that of David Walsh. Recently he posted an update of a small function he’d written to scroll a background image constantly to easily add movement to a page. While his functions are good (with one admitted error, now fixed), many of the comments people left asked about adding parallax.
This happened to me today on Facebook:
A Friend Said:Really?! $0.40 more for gas in ONLY 9 days?!?!
I replied:Democracy in the middle east is expensive.
Mr Cynic Replied: And pointless because it won’t last
To which I said: What evidence do you have of that?
He Posited: Um… several thousand years of history on the region…