Just random friday afternoon crap

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Googlewhacks that should return a million hits yet only return one: “Invasion of Whereverstan” interwebulating And:

Post-singularity science fiction

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Rather than bury this in comments deep in ‘s pages, I’m putting this here. And anyone who doesn’t know what a singularity is, its the rapture of the nerds. Post-singularity sci-fi: Ken Macleod: everything he’s written, but especially The Stone Canal, The Cassini Divison and Newton’s Wake Vernor Vinge, who invented the singularity: A Fire …

Circus summer school

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I am so broken right now. A week of aerials summer school, two hours a night of hardcore training, trapeze, tissu, doubles, even some swinging. Learnt something new every night, got shouted at lots did clicks and drop into half angel, while swinging, that’s a rush. And being bigger/stronger than everyone else, I was base …

Interests meme

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Done a while ago, but don’t have pics of circus training last night, so here’s this instead: aotearoa: we don’t know how lucky we are being pale: english blood + liking running around in the fresh air + ozone hole = crispy boys: well, men really, and the proper ones, not the limp-wristed faggy ones. …

More ammo in the cats vs. dogs war

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No thinky today, just pretty: Dogs Cats I think we can all agree who wins this round.

Back to reality

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Back from Essayland and straight into aerials summer school. Learnt lots of new moves and, you never know, if some of the men in the beginners class stick with it, then I might get to do doubles as a flyer, instead of having to be the base. And yes, lots of cool toys to play …

Thinky-thinky-thunk

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Today, I learned all about critical realism. It sucked donkey cock. The learning, that is. Critical realism itself is the throbbage. Head hurts but essay is getting there. And I still think the best response to postmodernists is to hit them with a poker: “Refute this, motherfucker!” *thwack*

View from essayland

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Looks like: And has done for quite some time. Anyway, nuff whinging, back to it. [Edit – but hey, have just got to reference Feyerabend, who came up with an anarchist theory of scientific knowledge. It was a bollocks theory, but cool, in the way that Hakim Bey would be if he rambled on about …

New words, from the academic frontier

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“Agenic” – meaning to have agency, which in this case, means the ability to act. So and agenic person is one who can act. And as I decided that is my bitch, that makes him non-agenic. I have deagenicised him. And if there was something that increased your agency, then that thing would be agenigenic. …

Dumb arse

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No exercise for two whole weeks. This is possibly the longest in memory, due to holidays and essay. (Well, no exercise except horse riding, a brief aerials session in front of a few hundred adled ravers, and minor commuting.) And my body felt like crap. Stiff and grim. So, today off to work on essay, …

Policy buzz-phrase of the day

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Today’s phrase is “strategic building-blocks”. These are unequivocably a Good Thing. What are they? Who knows? Who could know? They are the essence of zen. But still, “strategic building-blocks” are a Good Thing.

I don’t wanna

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I don’t wanna go to work. I don’t. Wa wa wa!

Random thoughts on being back from hols

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Headed off, camping plan being grab the earthquake box, throw in back of van, eat all the out of date food. (Except for the hammer and six-inch nails. We have a serious earthquake box, when the big one hits, party at our, kay?) Bloke next to us in Havelock had his tent blow down at …

This morning a shag swam under my horse

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Back from hols now, was good, pics and writeup tomorrow, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………… its true about the shag