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arcade games attack New York

April 9, 2010


PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN.
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Awesome! via b3ta

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profile pictures

January 21, 2010

One way and another, I’m in quite a few places on the internet – this blog, twitter, flickr, and of course the ever-ubiquitous facebook as well. I used to have a myspace account (two actually) and I’ve dipped into the world of internet dating as well. And the thing that goes with it everywhere is your profile picture, which defines you from the outset before anyone knows anything about you. Whilst I’d like to say I don’t think too hard about my profile pictures, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about it at all – after all, no-one is going to deliberately post a bad picture as their representation online, are they?

Anyway, all this leads to this awesome piece of work on OKcupid which someone had linked to on twitter earlier. Statistics fans – it’s a good one :)

show me the data!

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I want…

January 18, 2010

…Star Wars X-wing fighter trainers:

adidas_xwing_bg.jpg (1000×750).

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new look

So I’ve gone and made the blog all minimal. Behind the scenes it also auto-updates twitter and facebook. Flickr is set up to post here as well (see the ‘fingers crossed’ entry for an example).

Posterous and tumblr might be the new kids on the block, but WordPress was here first :)

What do you think?

(Colour was so 2009 anyway)

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yes!

November 23, 2009

Today, the scientists at Cern have succeeded in circulating two beams in the LHC and have achieved the first collision. As a confirmed physics geek, this pleases me immensely, particularly after the whole startup and almost immediate shutdown last autumn, when the refrigeration units packed up.

Anyway, the only thing possibly greater than the feats of science going on, are the hoardes of crazy that appear whenever the LHC is in the news. Today, I present my pick of the comments from The ‘MySun’ pages of The Sun online, from JT_Cro, pasted below for your analysis (complete with original spelling+grammar):

i dont like the closeness and trusting these bumbling fools to destroy this planet we live on just for some thoery that has no basis leading back to square one. if you ask me, i would have this machine shut down and disassembled to be honest, i would rather be ignorant and scared of this machine then dead because these fools miscalculated and caused a catastropic disaster that led to countless deaths of every lifeform, i maybe overexaggerating but with enough protons, it could disstabilize the earths magnetic core and possibly cause a massive earth quake that could shake the planet to pieces.

Well thank goodness for the voice of common sense – JT_Cro, clearly has done a far more thorough risk assessment than the teams of scientists at Cern. Quick unplug it. Then take it apart in case anyone is tempted to come back and restart it. Yeah, that’ll learn ’em.

The thing that upsets me the most here (and I am ranting, I realise) is the statement “I would rather be ignorant and scared of this machine then (sic) dead”. How can that be any sort of way to live? I don’t have a death wish, but seriously, surely, nothing ventured, nothing gained?

On a lighter note, imagine 10,000 years from now, there are no records of the Cern experiments left in the world and TimeTeam find the LHC’s 26km main collider tubes?

“Tony. TONY! I think we’re going to need a bigger JCB…”

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mobile!

October 21, 2009

Spurred on by a flurry of blogging activity recently (well a post from me and two from Jenn) (in addition to the usual quality output from Omar) I’m trying a new mobile interface using the wphone plugin. So far, so good – lets see if it posts…!

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Maslow reinvented

September 11, 2009

So, it turns out that quite a few people have heard about Maslow and his hierarchy of needs. I learned the way of the pyramid when I was doing my MSc and I get the impression that it is a staple of any psychology course, at almost any level.

Background lecture over, go and feast your eyes on this, the hierarchy of digital distractions.

Far too true in my case… oops.

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humbled…

August 13, 2009

Ok, if you aren’t the kind of person who isn’t remotely awestruck when staring up at a starry sky on a clear night (and preferably a clear night well away from any street lighting), then you are going to be bored by this. But if you wistfully stare at the stars and ever wonder where we sit in the universe, or have any interest in astrophysics then this is for you.

This should already be in HD, so click to watch the thing in full-screen and enjoy it for all it’s geeky goodness :)

Also, in other physics news…

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gah!

June 11, 2009

So my punishment for ignoring my poor blog for so long is…

To sign in and discover that I’ve got four plugins to update AND WordPress 2.8 is now ready to be installed.

Looks like I’ll be getting reacquainted with my FTP software then *sigh*

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*want*

April 1, 2009

Stuff from my geek stream of consciousness:

• Samsung Omnia HD or Nokia N97?
• Nintendo DSi – worth trading my DS in for?
• Second hand BMW Z4 Roadster – manly enough if I get one in a dark colour?
• What size LCD tv should I get? (It goes without saying that ‘enormous’ is a good response)
• I don’t need a Nabaztag, but I like the idea of one all the same
• Ditto for a Mindstorms kit

Thoughts?

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