Monthly Archives: December 2005

From The Sublime To The Ridiculous

In my trawls through the web in search of interesting stuff, I include some frankly dubious ports of call. One such is a web site called Cute Overload. It is well named, since the saccharine nature of much of the … Continue reading

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Teaspoon Research

Here’s a prime candidate for a mention in the Annals of Improbable Research: a longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute, published in the British Medical Journal this week. ¬† (hat tip to Nicey … Continue reading

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Warning – Pedant Ahead

I’m afraid this news story brought out the pedant in me. It began with the headline – "New Aluminum Windows Stop .50-Caliber Bullet". And no, it’s not the fact that Americans use "aluminum" and "caliber" instead of the proper English … Continue reading

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100 Things

Courtesy of the BBC – here’s a roundup of 100 things that we didn’t know this time last year.

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Just One Question…

…why?

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Is The Lid Coming Off?

It would appear that the story that the UK government uses intelligence that has been acquired via torture in Uzbekistan has just been turned up a notch or two higher. Documents¬†in the possession of the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan … Continue reading

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MyLifeBits

I see that the Guardian carried an article earlier this week on the Microsoft Research project: MyLifeBits. Gordon Bell, a computer pioneer, is the guinea pig who is having his every waking moment recorded for Posterity – although whether Posterity … Continue reading

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