Monthly Archives: July 2005

Pipe Dream

A fun piece of computer animation showing a musical automaton comprised of a Heath Robinson-ish collection of percussion instruments, pipes and lots of well-aimed balls.

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Love Is The Answer

While I doubt that I would agree with Giles Fraser, vicar of Putney, over many aspects of his religion, he has always struck me as a particularly humane and sensible man. That feeling was confirmed when I read his latest … Continue reading

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Great Dishes of Europe

Just stumbled across the Opinionated About Dining┬á blog, and I see that there’s a photogallery devoted to the Great Dishes of Europe. I’ve not had the pleasure of an acquaintance with any of these dishes, apart from one: the Hen’s … Continue reading

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Dying To Kill

"Dying to Kill" – that phrase graces the cover of the August 2005 issue of Prospect magazine. Given the moral universe in which I live, it’s a phrase that I find supremely unsettling. But clearly, there are those who live … Continue reading

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Ice on Mars

The Mars Express probe has taken┬ámagnificent pictures of an ice lake on Mars. The story, and links to other aspects of the mission is here, and the hi-res versions of the images are available from the European Space Agency site … Continue reading

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The Infinite Flickr

Simple, but strangely compelling: The Infinite Flickr

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Bulwer-Lytton Lives!

Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 – 1873) contributed to the society of his day as both a politician and an author. However, he is perhaps best known in our time as being an exceedingly bad novelist. The opening of his novel Paul … Continue reading

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