November 30, 2011


This site has undergone a minor-renovation. Changes in the code were made to surgically remove hairs, ala laser surgery style.

I think I should probably register under a proper domain. Apparently getting a proper domain requires some moolah, and as a student myself, I don't think that that will come anytime soon. Perhaps get a loan?

I could, of course, write up an entire post on high-profile law and insurance and hope that a rich lawyer would pass by and funnel some credit to this site, but I am a legal ignoramus (if that makes sense!). The only thing I know that is related to insurance is the student loan insurance. (check the archives for my article on student loan insurance).

November 29, 2011

Starcraft 2 and the real world.

Starcraft II is a Science-Fiction Real-Time Strategy game that is currently a successful e-Sport with many codes of ongoing tournaments that have prize pools ranging up to the hundred thousands.

Many of you who have played the game must have realised that the physics in the Starcraft II universe is flawed and cannot possibly exist in the real world. However, this month-old post on the forums attempts to illustrate the connection between known laws of physics and the official lore of starcraft.

Read it here:

Ever wonder what exactly are the Minerals in Starcraft?
How about the healing mechanism of the medivac?
How mutalisks can fly in space?
How do Warp Gates work?
Click the above link to find out!

Overall the post is really well written. There are a few issues which I feel are addressed poorly, specifically the Protoss ones. Negative Gravitation? While this phenomenon has been observed to exist, there is no logical way for a negative value of gravitational force to bring about time acceleration. Perhaps that would be the only way that 'Chronoboost' can be explained.

That aside, the protoss unit shields were claimed to be based upon an anti-gravitation force, when  perhaps the original explanation ( would have made more sense. It is surprisingly difficult to imagine anti-gravitation acting as a defense mechanism. The wikipedia article on 
might help to understand.

EDIT: I was wrong, as further study on Gravitational Time Dilation confirmed the acceleration of 'time'.  Read more: