Mind beating time, like clockwork

Yes, given how popular the more mind control stuff seems to be with readers, I suppose I might as well take this chance to mention something that came up yesterday, over at Fembot Central.

As is my norm, on work days, I try to at least get through all my main sites before I head off to work. Well, not strictly all, as beyond a few favorite groups, I dont tend to do a lot on Facebook, beyond checking on anyone that it tells me has commented on one of my threads, or has mentioned me, or, well, you get my drift, I dont trawl through everything on work days. Weekends, or more specifically, days off, I still do, but when working, I really havent got the time.

So yes, when I saw this headline on a thread on Fembot Central yesterday, it caught my eye, to put it mildly!

An idea for actual conversion, looking for willing subjects!

Yes, I know, I’d hate the idea, not! If you want more details, then go to http://www.fembotcentral.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13494 as he would dearly love to know how practical, and possible his concepts are, so if you can help him, feel free to do so. Yes, fine, I’m definitely hoping to be one of the prototypes for this, absolutely! If you dont want to sign up to FC, well, his Skype address is there, and even I have Skype, so…

I know, it wont strictly turn me into a robot, but being realistic, under current technology, and stuff, its about as good an offer as I’m likely to get, at my age, viability wise. Equally, I’m practical, knowing my luck, it wont come to anything, but hey, it gives me something to dream about happening to me, for sure! And maybe, just maybe, I might yet get to become a robot, albeit an organically based one!

Oh please let it happen!

Right, video, massive clue in the blog title. I know, never do anything like that, lol!

Number crunching machine

When it comes to doing competitions, especially sports one, where my knowledge is, to put it mildly, a bit limited, I tend to focus on one thing I am good at, number crunching, and go into computer mode, for want of a better term.

There are some sports it works with, that are better than others. It would never work with baseball, or the like, to be honest, because players arent machines, and with the number of games they play in a season, no chance. Thats not to say that a couple of people in the hit streak competition in the baseball havent got close to correctly forecasting 50 players getting a hit in games, but in terms of matches, and players, its a hard challenge.

So fine, I’d enjoy it (probably too much) if I was actually turned into a precise, number crunching machine, but I’ve found one sport, where even this human version can number crunch very successfully. Golf.

For whatever reason, it seems to be a sport where ‘horses for courses’ seems to work a lot. If a golfer has played well somewhere in the past, they have good memories, and a lot seem to do so again. So yes, its probably no surprise, that like 125 players on the PGA tour, I made the playoffs in a golf competition I do. Only 12 of us qualified, but then again, only about 50 take part! But yes, fine, I’m 4th after the regular season. Yes, 3 prizes in cash, so with my luck, I wont get there, but we will see. This is the first tournament of 8 in the playoffs for us.

More remarkably, the one over at CBS Sportsline has over 35,000 entrants, and yes, I’m in the top 50, comfortably, and this is the last week. So yes, in golf at least, number crunching works beautifully. Some other sports, maybe not? 😉

Now, if anyone actually wants to turn me into a genuine number crunching machine, instead of a human, let me know!

The video. Some very early Boomtown Rats, in fact, its their very first single, when they were still very punk!