23 February 2009

Online Games

In this entry I'm going to talk and express my opinion about a current issue:Online games
Online Games are games played by internet without the necessity of having installed software. There are a lot of types of these games:Sports, adventures, war games. But are the War and violent games the most used by young people. In the last ten years, the number of people who plays this type of virtual games have increased a lot. Not only young people play, also older people do. Also, Many online games have associated online communities, making online games a form of social activity beyond single player games. That means, nowadays, online games aren't just a way of entertaiment for adolescents, it's a new way of comunication too. As I've said, the mos played games are war ones, but I think, the reason because they play it is the strategy instead of the violence.
Most Played Games
Here I leave a list of the mos played games nowadays:

My Personal Opinion
I've played some online games, but i don't like it very much. I know people who loves it, but i don't. When I've played, I've enjoyed, but I prefer meeting my friends than being hours in front of the computer playing a game where I'm the emperator of Rome (for example). I think it's a good way of communication in young people, but we've to control the time we use the computer

11 January 2009

A Country: Grenada

Grenada is an
island nation that includes the southern Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Its size is 344 km² with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George's. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered
Grenada Dove.


Constitutional monarchy. A governor-general represents the sovereign, Elizabeth II.


The Arawak Indians were the first to inhabit Grenada, but they were all eventually massacred by the Carib Indians. When "Colón" arrived in 1498, he encountered the Caribs, who continued to rule over the island for another 150 years. The French gained control of the island in 1672 and held on to it until 1762, when the British invaded. Black slaves were granted freedom in 1833. After more than 200 years of British rule, most recently as part of the West Indies Associated States, Grenada became independent on Feb. 7, 1974, with Eric M. Gairy as prime minister.

In 1979, the Marxist New Jewel Movement staged a coup, and its leader, Maurice Bishop, became prime minister. Bishop, a protégé of Cuba's President Fidel Castro, was killed in a military coup on Oct. 19, 1983.

In an effort to establish order on the island and eliminate the Cuban military presence, U.S. president Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of Grenada on Oct. 25, 1983, involving over 1,900 U.S. troops and a small military force from Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent. The troops met strong resistance from Cuban military personnel on the island but soon occupied it. After a gradual withdrawal of peacekeeping forces, a centrist coalition led by Herbert A. Blaize won a parliamentary majority in 1984. The New National Party (NNP), led by Keith C. Mitchell, won a majority in the 1995 parliamentary elections. He won reelection again in 1999 and 2003.

In Sept. 2004, Grenada suffered the most damage of any country from Hurricane Ivan, which killed 39 and left thousands homeless. In July 2005, Hurricane Emily wreaked further destruction.

On July 8, 2008, the National Democratic Congress won 11 of 15 seats in parliamentary elections. Tillman Thomas was sworn in as prime minister on July 9.



William of Ockham

William of Ockham, was born in a british town called Ockham in Surrey on 1285, He was the most influential philosopher of the 14th century and a controversial theologian.

He entered the Franciscan order at an early age and took the traditional course of theological studies at Oxford. Strong opposition to his opinions from members of the theological faculty prevented him from obtaining his Master's degree. His teaching had also aroused the attention of Pope John XXII, who summoned him to the papal court in Avignion (France) in 1324.

The charges against him were presented by Jogh Lutterell, the former chancellor of the university of Oxford. Ockham was never condemned, but in 1327, while residing in Avignion, he became involved in the dispute over apostolic poverty. When this controversy reached a critical stage in 1328, and the Pope was about to issue a condemnation of the position held by the Franciscans, Ockham and two other Franciscans fled from Avignion to seek the protection of Emperor Louis IV, the Bavarian.

They followed the emperor to Munich in 1330, where Ockham wrote fervently against the papacy in a series of treatises on papal power and civil sovereignty. The medieval rule of parsimony, or principle of economy, frequently used by Ockham came to be known as Ockham's razor. The rule, which said that plurality should not be assumed without necessity , was used to eliminate many pseudo-explanatory entities.

It is believed that he died in a convent in Munich in 1349, a victim of the Black Death. His name, spelled Occam, lives on in the names of streets and restaurants in Munich ... and in the brave new world of high-performance safety-critical parallel computing.