Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I was called ‘almost human’ in the first class of Anton on Interactive Visualization.  How do you like that? Simply because from time to time I feel the urge to blog something about nothing in specific. Just to be clear:


Humans, known taxonomically as Homo sapiens (Latin for "wise man" or "knowing man"), are the only living species in the Homo genus of bipedal primates in Hominidae, the great ape family. Anatomically modern humans originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago, reaching full behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago.

War is a state of widespread conflict between states or other large groups of humans, which is characterized by the use of lethal violence between combatants and/or upon civilians. (Humans also engage in lesser conflicts, such as brawls, riots, revolts, and melees. A revolution may or may not involve warfare.) It is estimated that during the 20th century between 167 and 188 million humans died as a result of war.  A common perception of war is a series of military campaigns between at least two opposing sides involving a dispute over sovereignty, territory, resources, religion, or other issues. A war between internal elements of a state is a civil war.

Humans are generally diurnal. The average sleep requirement is between seven and nine continuous hours a day for an adult and nine to ten hours for a child; elderly people usually sleep for six to seven hours. Experiencing less sleep than this is common in modern societies; this sleep deprivation can have negative effects. A sustained restriction of adult sleep to four hours per day has been shown to correlate with changes in physiology and mental state, including fatigue, aggression, and bodily discomfort.

So that’s what I am.. Almost. Proud of it to. It might not be a very high title, but some people can’t make it to this title. Besides that, the word almost gives room for challenges and opportunities. Room to explore some more.

Everybody knows this guy. -Now this is my little revenge piece of this blog J- The guy that I am going to tell you about. He’s known for his wrong sentences at totally wrong moments, his flirty behavior to everything with long legs and his irritating tagging behavior on Facebook. He’s the guy that tags about everyone on their worst pictures and then reply’s so often to your reactions that almost the whole freeking wide world sees this picture… twice. We call him Douwe. And I know I can’t tag people in fotos on blogspot. Nevertheless, I can point in a certain direction, right?  

At least some of us are close to human J

Now after this small, little, tiny revenge, I would have to add that he can be very nice when he tries… He would have to work for it, but still. Ooh, and Anton, you’ll get your price Monday. You might have won this bet, there will be more.

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