Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Wonders of Science

I’m grateful to Twisty Faster for the link to this breakthrough in German medical science. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. When I read it I hear the voice of John Cleese speaking German, which I know that … Continue reading

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The Dawkins Rap

Fucking brilliant – nothing else comes close.           Oh, and there’s a high resolution version available via BitTorrent. The video has sparked off enormous discussion on both Pharyngula and Richard Dawkins Net over whether this is pro … Continue reading

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Weeding Those Links

A garden benefits from regular weeding. So does my list of links to web sites stored in the "Favourites" of my web browser. Up until now, I’ve done it manually, but with currently over 1,200 links in the list – … Continue reading

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Fun With Vista

While Microsoft Vista has been getting some bad press, on the whole, I’ve been pretty satisfied with it, and would not want to return to Windows XP. True, in the early days, the shortage of proper Vista software drivers from … Continue reading

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Time To Die

Mark Crislip has a thought-provoking post over at Science Based Medicine on whether people can die simply by willing it. He points out that while he has anecdotal evidence of the phenomenon (he’s apparently a doctor working in an acute … Continue reading

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It’s Baaack!

…that’s the BBC’s Apprentice. Yet another series that starts with 16 hopefuls demonstrating all that is worst in human nature. Is it just me, or are these 16 even more frightful caricatures of human beings than ever before? The first casualty, … Continue reading

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While it’s rather a nice coincidence, it remains just that – a coincidence. Nice one, though.

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