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  • Mr. Sinus Theater 3000 In Name-Theft Lawsuit

    2 September, 2004

    The Austin Business Journal reports that the makers of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are taking to court the makers of a new show, Mr. Sinus Theater 3000, in which a group of guys sit in front of a cinema screen and take the piss out of the films they watch. And fair enough: it seems to me that this is

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  • Sick And Wrong Use Of Emacs

    1 September, 2004

    I’ve been made aware of an easter egg in emacs, a text editor. Fire up a copy of emacs, hit meta-X (alt-x), then type doctor to talk to an ELIZA-like chatbot. Better yet, type psychoanalyze-pinhead to… well… you’ll see… Have my two-tone, 1958 Nash METRO brought around..I don’t understand.So this is what it feels like to be potato saladDo you

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  • World’s First Room-Temperature Plastic Magnet

    1 September, 2004

    New Scientist reports that researchers at the University of Durham have created the world’s first plastic magnet to work at room temperature (previous plastic magnets worked only at extremely low temperatures, typically measurable in double-digit Kelvins). I’m sure I’m likely to be corrected on some minor point by any of the physicists who read this blog, but – for dummies:

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  • Hide & Seek

    1 September, 2004

    Following the success of our last game of hide & seek in the Castle, Paul, Bryn, Claire and I went for another game last night. Ah; the simple joys of childish fun – legging it around a darkened ruin at night. Right up until silly screaming girls filled the area. Then we left. In other news, I’ve been playing far

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  • Arriva And The Bus Route Of Doom

    31 August, 2004

    Missed my bug this morning. It seems that Arriva carried out some changes to the local bus timetables at the weekend. This much I knew about. I also know that my bus would now be leaving the bus station at 0740 (rather than the 0750 I’m used to), so I arrived ten minutes earlier than at a bus stop it

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  • Amazon Pre-Order For Half-Life 2

    29 August, 2004

    I can’t believe that it’s been 13 and a half months since I pre-ordered Half-Life 2 on Amazon. I went to check on my order earlier today: It seems that my delivery estimate hasn’t been fixed – I can still (apparently) expect to receive my copy of this long-awaited game by 2nd October… 2003. Hmm.

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  • Bryn – Afro Man!

    29 August, 2004

    Picture removed. The joke’s gotten old. – Dan, 5th June 2007

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  • The Internet As An Art Form – The Infinite Cat Project

    28 August, 2004

    Just came across the Infinite Cat Project. The premise is simple: take a picture of your cat looking at the current picture on the web site, and send it in, and it will become the current picture. The first cat is Frankie: just click Next Cat to get to the next one. I think this is a great use of

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