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  • Homosexual Intercourse Exposure To Be Reduced By Highland Cattle

    10 September, 2004

    In this news story on Ananova, it is reported that a Dutch town is hoping to reduce occurances of gays using their park for sex by filling it with Scottish highland cattle, which will apparently “scare them off”. It’s a wierd world.

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  • Lottery Scratchcards And Illicit Hallucinogens

    10 September, 2004

    Damn wierd: last night I dreamt that I found a lottery scratchcard which had not been completed – just two of it’s sixteen panels had been scratched off. While I’d not be fool enough to buy one (the mathematics is simple – the lottery is a stupidity tax), I’ll happily play one I didn’t pay for, and so I scratched

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  • JavaScript Random Quote Generator

    10 September, 2004

    A friend sent me an e-mail yesterday asking if I knew of a simple random quote generator that she could embed on her web page. So I’ve written one, and I’m making it available here on the off chance that anybody else wants it too. It’s implemented in JavaScript, and works simply by including a seperate .js file within the

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  • Violently Ill

    8 September, 2004

    Argh. The worst part of being so horribley ill is the moment when you’re dashing to the toilet before you pebbledash the floor with your arse… and at that moment you realise that your stomach is about to eject it’s contents, too. What a paradox. In any case – it’s not all bad news: the Ship & Castle has been

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  • Happy Fun Weekend

    6 September, 2004

    It’s so much nicer coming back to the office on a Monday after a weekend both relaxing and productive, with lots of happy fun time with friends. Managed to tidy the flat, do heaps of laundry, have a successful Troma Night (three films, a decent crowd, and everybody hung on in ’til the end despite knackeredness), a sedate but moderately

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  • The Scary Baby Conspiracy

    5 September, 2004

    Now here’s an idea for an Illuminati: The Game Of Conspiracy “Illuminati” card – The Scary Baby Conspiracy. Suggestions for the Scary Baby Conspiracy’s unique win condition and any special rules are welcome (from anybody who actually knows what Illuminati is). Fnord. On which note – it’s Geek Night tonight! Hopefully we can have a couple of games of Carcassonne

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  • A.I. Nuts, Again

    4 September, 2004

    Do you remember a week or two ago I wrote about a guy who patented the “Ethical Rules Of Artificial Intelligence”? Well – it looks like he’s read my article and placed his own comments. I’m quite surprised and impressed that he took the time (away from his heavy schedule of philosophising or book-signing or whatever) to come and read

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  • Sweet Sounds Of Perl

    3 September, 2004

    Claire‘d like this, as she’s been programming a lot of Perl recently: There’s a guy who uses Perl code to generate music in nightclubs. So far, so good. Well, now, he’s taken to writing the code that generates the music live, in front of an audience. Of course, this brings up a whole suite of new issues, technological and otherwise.

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