So it must be Christmas.
We can only imagine that at least a few staffers over at Art Lebedev Studios get paid to do nothing but conjure up ideas, because this one is just marvelous. And marvelously simple, but that’s beside the point. The Luxofor traffic light concept improves upon a nearly archaic design that still relies on spherical fixtures when there’s really no need. Lebedev’s team asserts that using square lights backed with bright laser diodes would make better use of the available space and provide a more noticeable signal to drowsy motorists. The roar of “why didn’t I think of that?” being simultaneously stated is downright deafening.
Why does this not happen at my place?
I’m one of those annoying people. Smart enough to be intrigued by a big question, but not smart enough to answer it. It’s a frustrating place to be sometimes.
Here is a question I heard today that got me thinking, and unfortunately I can’t seem to find a way to stop the thinking (without some help)
Here’s the thing..
Say you have an iPod (hard-drive or flash). It’s full of stuff. Music, data, what-have-you.
Is it heavier than an empty one?
Obviously not.. but then again. It has something in it doesn’t it? Something that can be moved from one place to another. Say it contains a poem. The poem (data) is moved from the iPod into your memory, then deleted from the iPod. Does a digitally recorded poem have matter?
Idea: if the iPod is a hard-drive based one, would it take more “energy” for that drive to be full or empty? If it’s using binary to “store” data. Is empty (0) a “relaxed state”? and is full (1) an “active state”? Using e=mc2, (backwards) matter = energy. Right? and all matter, has density, right? Is information moved from one place to the next moving quantum weight around ? WTF man ? Wouldn’t that mean my brain would be heavier at the end of each day then (ignoring the fact that I can’t remember how old I am most of the time).
Hey ! Maybe that’s WHY I can’t remember how old I am most of the time. All the podcasts keep pushing the info out the other side!
So, tell me of wise ones. Is a digitally recorded poem “something”, and if so, it has to have weight, right?
I have a headache.