Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Millenium Trilogy Has got me thinking

I'm currently reading through "The Millenium Trilogy" i.e. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl who Played with Fire", and "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson.
Right now I'm about half way finished with the 2nd book, "The Girl who Played with Fire." Friends, it is good. Better than the first part of the trilogy. If you're into suspense novels they are a real treat. 

Read on and don't worry, there will be no spoilers.

Lisbeth Salander is a hacker and the book is constantly going into her never-ending computer knowledge with extensive detail. In fact, she uses this virus that virtually undetectable to hack into her enemies, or anyone else she wants to keep an eye on, computer. The virus then, with every click of the mouse or type of the keypad, over time transfers all of the computer data over into her own private server.

Moral of the story is I'm now a little (or more) scared of the internets. More computer always drags in the afternoon, but I can't help feeling like Lisbeth Salander is watching my every move. Paranoia? No, I am just highly effected by what I read. Like when I read Crime and Punishment and the Wuthering Heights back to back in high school and was probably a little depressed for a month.

In other related news, this book keeps pointing out math it has got me thinking about the equal factor in just about anything.

Example: x + y = z
this morning I put on tights + a silk dress  = static.

So what do we do? We solve the equation. But in my case, I totally had to throw out the y factor (silk dress) because alone, silk won't necessarily be staticky. So we solve for y?

(bear with me...)

Basically, I didn't want to have a dress clinging in immodest ways, so what sort of solution would equal no static cling?

x is tights
z is static. But static is negative in terms of me not wanting to have it. A negative situation...? But no static is positive; therefore, x + y can still equal z...

Thanks to a little hint from Real Simple y = dryer sheet.

x (tights) + y (dryer sheet)z (no static cling)

Did you know that if you rub a dryer sheet on your clothes they won't cling together??? Pretty cool little trick.

Source: Real Simple


  1. Love those books! Haven't seen any of the movies yet. And thanks for sharing the tips!

    Minted Magazine

    1. Thanks for the comment! I really enjoyed the Minted Magazine, I'll keep checking it out for sure!


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