Posts tagged with ‘news’

  • Q from James Bond.

    Just One Q

    28 June, 2013

    With the recent announcement that his friend Jimmy and his ex- Claire are engaged, Dan realises that he might...

  • London’s Olympic “Missile Defence”

    15 March, 2012

    As Britain prepares to increase anti-terror measures for the 2012 Olympic Games, Dan observes that putting missile bases into...

  • Showing Some Pride

    13 June, 2011

    Dan, Paul, and Ruth take part in Oxford Pride, and Dan and Paul are caught at the parade by...

  • Fox News on IPv6

    29 January, 2011

    Journalists continue to misrepresent and generally fuck up the public's understanding of the future of the Internet, and Dan...

  • Cerrie Burnell – All About Me

    25 February, 2009

    This morning, I saw the BBC News Magazine article about Cerrie Burnell, who’s apparently a children’s television presenter (I’d...

  • OMG Child Pr0n (or is it?)

    9 December, 2008

    What a mess this is turning into! I am of course referring to the UK-wide internet censorship of a...

  • Toilets With Urinals? Toilets Without Urinals?

    1 October, 2008

    Remember this picture I took at BiCon this year? Looks like as a concept it’s going to become not-so-strange,...

  • Firefox 3 “Download Day”

    18 June, 2008

    Downloaded your copy of Mozilla Firefox 3 yet to help them make the world record? I’ve been using Firefox...

  • Does Food Go Missing From Your Kitchen?

    31 May, 2008

    Does food ever go missing in your house and you don’t know who’s eaten it? You probably ought to...

  • The Surname Study

    10 July, 2007

    Go read a mind-bloggling study about the effect of names on happiness, success, and lifespan! Just brilliant, and only...

  • Politically Incorrect Human Nature

    9 July, 2007

    A recent article from Psychology Today talks about human nature, sex, and the best theories on why we act...

  • Orgasms And Biochemistry

    26 August, 2006

    Just read a great article on brain activity during sexual stimulation and specifically upon orgasm: scanning people’s brains while...

  • On The Implausability Of The Explosives Plot

    16 August, 2006

    I read a really great article over on the Interesting People mailing list today: On The Implausability Of The...

  • SmartData Wasn’t At The Royal Welsh Show This Year

    28 July, 2006

    Pity. From a BBC report: A young woman’s naked table-top dance in a cattle shed at the Royal Welsh...

  • Comcast Customer Service

    27 June, 2006

    Saw a news story today that made me smile: it seems that this guy had problems with his Comcast...

  • Guess I Was In The Wrong Place…

    21 June, 2006

    …when a man in Aberystwyth threw up to £20,000 into the air in a free-for-all on Alexandra Road. Strange.

  • Microsoft And Sony Agree, “Buy A Nintendo!”

    16 May, 2006

    Well, it seems that both Microsoft and Sony want and expect you to buy a new Nintendo Wii. Both...

  • MGs Cafe Owners To Marry

    21 March, 2006

    News to anyone who cares. This poster is up in the window of the cafe.

  • Angry Saudi Protesters

    3 February, 2006

    In the style of her comic, The Aber Effect, and in the light of recent protests about the religious...

  • Futurama May Come Back To Life

    5 January, 2006

    In the news: Inside Move: ‘Futurama’ may get new lease on life. That’d be fabulous.

  • Genius Filmmaking

    25 October, 2005

    This is just a piece of genius filmmaking. 5 friends in Machynlleth made huge chipboard letters akin to the...

  • Interview With Hayoa Miyazaki

    18 September, 2005

    The Guardian ran an interview with Hayao Miyazaki, director of such films as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Tonari...

  • Bush On ‘Intelligent Design’

    4 August, 2005

    Bush approves of ‘Intelligent Design’, we hear, a theory that’s gaining popularity amongst some Christian groups as a competitive...

  • Sewage Leak Update

    29 June, 2005

    I see that the council are still recommending that people don’t swim in the sea off Aberystwyth, with signs...

  • Robotic Bins And Benches

    11 June, 2005

    Singing Benches Let Loose In City, writes the BBC. Just plain wierd, say I.

  • Lib Dems In Ceredigion

    6 May, 2005

    Lib Dems win in Ceredigion over Plaid Cymru, by 219 votes, after a recount. Our little election party just...

  • Exploding Toads

    27 April, 2005

    Umm… yeah…

  • Ricin In Wood Green… Well; Not Really…

    15 April, 2005

    The Register have got a well-written analysis of the people involved in the recent “ricin terror” case, with a...

  • Google Wants Your DIY Porn Videos

    5 April, 2005

    Got home videos? Send them to Google! That’s the message that Google co-founder Larry Page is trying to put...

  • Black Holes “Almost Certainly Don’t Exist”

    4 April, 2005

    A brave physicist claims that black holes don’t exist at all, but what we are interpreting as the existence...