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Wednesday, May 28

Acceptance Speech

I stand by my record of not getting out of bed before 12.30pm on any day since last Friday. To that end, I'd like to thank the following people for making all of this possible: my roommate Patrick for wearing headphones and being generally quiet; Matt, Chris, Lee, Pete, Alex and Rosa for being there late at night, having a few beers with me and generally chewing the cud until the wee small hours each night; the cleaner, or not making a huge amount of noise when hoovering the corridor each morning; Julian, my next-door neighbour, for also being a lazy git and not playing any music to wake me up; and finally Bradley, who lives above me, for not playing any loud music until well after I get out of bed. I thank you all, keep it real!!

Last night was a prime example. As you can see from the posts below, I didn't leave the computer room until gone 2.30am, but when I got back to my floor, Matt and Chris were still up in the kitchen. Chris was fairly inebriated (he has these weird eyes that go all bulbous after a couple of beers, really quite funny), and Matt had had a couple, but we ended up talking very advanced theoretical physics, referencing constantly to Stephen Hawking's book, which we somehow had a copy of... From string theory and p-dimensions, we moved on to how we're all complete non-believers religiously, and base everything we see on science. If it can't be proven by science, we don't accept it. Somehow this led on to an in-depth discussion of the Matrix and Reloaded.

WARNING - spoilers for Matrix Reloaded contained in the following paragraphs. Matt has sort of come to the conclusion that the "real" world that Neo, etc live in from which they are plugged into the Matrix is in fact another Matrix. The actual real world is outside of that Matrix, and there is a double illusionary reality. This is based on Neo's powers at the end of the film where he says that he "feels" the Sentinels. The inner Matrix has had a number of "The One"s as the Architect says, but to my mind there has never been a "The One" in the outer Matrix, which means that Neo may be able to defeat the machines in that Matrix, and free the human race into the real world.

Another point about the Matrix. We are told that the humans blotted out the sky with nukes in order to stop the machines using solar power, and that the machines then imprisoned the humans in the pods in order to use their inherent biochemical power to power themselves. But surely the humans also needed some electric power from somewhere too? Did they not aid the machines in building these pods so that the humans can get some power? Certain humans imprisoned other humans in order to use their electric power...

Anyway, enough of that for now. If you haven't seen Reloaded yet, do it now. Drop everything and run to your nearest cinema... NOW!

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