What is the cause for the degradation of environment?
Capitalism, corruption, consuming society? - OVERPOPULATION!
Please, save the Planet - kill yourself...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fire Dynamics In Leningrad Region in 2006

Today I decided to play with TimeManager plugin for QGIS that was introduced by underdark some time ago. After some search across my spatial storage I found only one dataset that contained timestamps: FIRMS fire data that I used for creation of a methodology for burn-out probability calculation (for illegal dumping environmental risk assessment) and for assessment of human influence on fire starting.

Seems that TimeManager is not quite stable after the certain number of features in layer. At least on my machine it crushed several times (during slider manipulation) on the whole dataset of about 7000 points but worked just fine with its one-year subset of about 2700 points. But anyway overall impression is very good.

The main issue was to create a video from the generated .png files. I used console ffmpeg utils. Simple command:
:~>  ffmpeg -r 1/1 -i frame%03d.PNG -vcodec yuv420p -video_size 1126x560 output.flv
produced a 3-minute video above. One second corresponds to 1 day of the most  flammable year for the Leninngrad region in a decade. Video covers period from April to November 2006. I was too lazy to create custom undercover and just loaded OSM via OpenLayers plugin)))

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Euthanasia Via Islam Insulting

It is a well known issue for certain group of people to get a permission get themselves killed. There are a lot of obstacles for euthanasia. And sometimes it is easier to die because of exhaustion after a loss of the process for the death permission.

But recent Islamic madness suddenly provides a "life hack" to get yourself "euthanised" quick (but dirty). All you need are internet access, the Koran  and some fire. Smart ones already got the idea, here is explanation for the rest.

The basic idea is old as the religions existence: if you don't pray %god's name% - you must die the most violent way. Nowdays it is [so called] Allah's turn to punish faithless. So if you are in need of euthanasia and don't want to wait for the legal permission to die, and for some reasons unable to kill yourself - just burn any book (any that you can grab - but statistically chances are it actually will be the Koran or the Bible), spread the word that you have burned the Koran (post video on YouTube, Vimeo, post pictures in every social network you can register and send all the multimedia with "I hate you letter" to the local Muslim community, etc.). Make Islamic world aware that you don't belong to it. Ah, and don't forget to provide your address! Alternatively (if you are paralysed) you may just mention that you don't like Muhammed too much instead of burning books. This will do too. 

Now you can relax and make the last thing you wanted to - your days are numbered! As a bonus if you'll get extremely lucky, they will even place a bounty on your head! Just try not to laugh too loud at their faces when they will come to kill you - it's a sin bad manner to laugh at alternatively gifted.