Monthly Archives: February 2005

“It is a foul calumny that we do today”

Brian Sedgemore MP tearing into the complacent British government over the eroding of civil liberty by using the false spectre of terrorism.

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Hamster-Powered Music

Boing Boing comes up trumps again and points me to (drumroll) The Hamster-Powered MIDI Sequencer. I swear, you couldn’t make this up if you tried…

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The Stroop Effect

Thanks to the Language Log, I came across a new example of psychological interference today: the Stroop Effect. Try it – although if you suffer from colour blindness, it may not work… Coincidentally, the word "stroop" in Dutch means syrup … Continue reading

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Things I don’t Miss About Work: The Marketing Department

#3 in an occasional series. OK, I know it’s like shooting fish in a barrel, but what is it about marketing people? They clearly come from another planet from the one I live on. To illustrate the point, take the … Continue reading

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Gay men ‘as bad as women with maps’

That’s the headline of a story carried by the London Times about research that has been carried out by the University of East London that seems to show that gay men and women (both straight and lesbian) share the same strategies … Continue reading

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For Better, For Worse, Forget It

And while one part of society celebrates love (see previous entry), another part of society, to whit, the Anglican Church, refuses to look beyond genitalia. The news media, e.g. the Guardian and the BBC, today carry stories on the impending … Continue reading

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For Better, For Worse

The UK’s Guardian newspaper reports: “From the Royal Navy to The Simpsons, everyone is taking a line on gay marriage. Duncan Campbell looks at how US and UK film-makers are tackling the issue.” The UK film is "Andrew and Jeremy … Continue reading

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