Saturday, October 29, 2011

Does God Play Dice?


Just want to share with you all about a book that I just read - Does God Play Dice? If you search the net, you will found two books that have same title, one is from Ian Stewart with subtitle The Mathematics of Chaos, and the other book is from a China electrical engineer, 曹天元 Capo, with subtitle 量子物理史話. I haven't read Ian Stewart version, but I was very impress with this Chinese version. Basically it is two book, it is not the translated version from Ian Stewart.

The book is similar to Steven Hawking's The Brief History of Time, and it does not required complicated maths or physics to understand the contents. What impress me and make this book interesting is that, the author is Chinese WuXia or KongFu story way of writing to describe the history of quantum mechanics. It's not science fiction, nor boring physics theory book, it is just a science history with very interesting writing method. You wouldn't want to put the book down until you have finished it, especially for someone who like physics.

I do not know whether there is any English version of this book in the market now or in near future. But if you know Chinese, and you love physics, you should put this book on your book rack.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Canon Photo Marathon

I suppose to post this yesterday night, but I just don't have enough energy to move my finger, so I post it a day later.

After missed the event for the pass two years due to work, finally this year I managed to attend the event with my shuttermate. We all start with full of energy and "sure win" spirit. Well, sometime become photographer is not that as easy as camera owner. We end out with very miserable look. Without much experience and skill, I took tonne of crap photos, but the fire in my heart will never extinguished.

After looking at my crap photos on my PC, I got no face to upload it, so I only choose an easy group photo to share with you all.

 
Looking forward to next year event and hope within this year, we all can practice our skill so that we can take less crap photos next time.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jupiter

It has been sometime I observe the sky, partly because busy and the sky is very cloudy at night. Today, I saw a bright "star" next to the moon, and I know it's time for me to look at Jupiter. So, I took out my toy telescope and point to the brightest star that next to the moon and I saw this.


There are four moons for Jupiter, Callisto, Ganymede, Io and Europa, now Jupiter is in the middle of these moons, two at the left and two and the right. I checked with wiki, the moons are so beautiful, too bad I can only see a dot on my telescope.

From left, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

For such a big planet, I can only see a bluish and brownish planet on my telescope, need a more powerful telescope soon ;) 


Thursday, October 06, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

iphone 5?

Today Apple will have a big announcement on 10am Pacific time (1am tomorrow). Will it be the phone you're waiting for? I'm not Apple fan, but I'm excited to see what Steve Jobs has left for us. Hope it's a good news when I wake up.

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Finally we know that the phone is call iphone 4S. Basically still the same iphone 4 but with higher hardware spec. An upgraded A5 processor (same with the ipad 2), an upgraded camera, now is 8M, a better camera lens, and with the latest iOS5 with 200++ new features. Will going to update my ipod touch to iOS5 soon, hopefully is stable enough.