LOLCODE, Self-Aware Memes and the Singularity, or not…

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HAI CAN HAS STDIO? I HAS A VAR GIMMEH VAR IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10 O RLY? YA RLY BTW this is true VISIBLE “BIG NUMBER!” NO WAI BTW this is false VISIBLE “LITTLE NUMBER!” KTHX KTHXBYE Moar. Also, I think that this is how meme’s become self-aware. Someone should tell the Turing Police. And …

Underappreciated things that are changing the world, part 53 – Cheap Shipping

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Assuming that there were roads the entire way, my van could move a ton of anything from Beijing to Here using about one thousand litres of fuel. Instead, this is the Emma Maersk: Its a quarter of a mile long and can move a ton of anything from There to Here with fifteen litres of …

Pirates

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Pirates sucks donkey’s cock. It sucks it long and hard. If you had a donkey who’s cock needed sucking, this would make it good value for money. Erf… chainsawing then gym class. And hockey tomorrow morn. Might not make it to aerials training tomorrow eve. Might fall over and die instead.

Pirates 3

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Turns out I have a spare ticket for Pirates, saturday, Embassy, 8.30 pm. Who’s in?

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Moofie

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Okay, Pirates, Embassy, 8.30 pm saturday, me, , , , . I will get tickets this arvo, so tell us if there’s a change of plan. I get all the laedieezzz. Meet Deluxe, 8 pm. And I will have been chainsawing all day, followed by gymnastics, so if I nod off in the movie, just …

Surprising statements

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Tequila is a bad thing. Well, we all know that, but its a surprising thing for me to say on a Wednesday. Anyway, I quite agree with the sentiment expressed in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89jt7zJzkNQ MC Hawking – What We Need More Of Is Science

Yeah…

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Pirates!

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Right then, Embassy, this weekend, times are: Friday, 5.30 pm or 8.50 Saturday, 8.30 Sunday, I can’t wait till sunday Who’s keen, and when?

Monday readings

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“We can’t have stronger environmental laws, it hurts business too much and they will just flee overseas, therefore we can’t have stronger environmental lows.” We’ve all heard this arguement, so is it true? No, its not, says some economists. The article is fairly hardcore economics, so I’ll just quote the last page: “Conclusion – Pro-environmental …

The BBC’s headline:

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“Blair’s tribute to troops in Iraq Tony Blair thanks British troops for their “brilliant” work on a visit to Iraq – as mortars rock their base.” You’ve got to love the British art of subtle understatement.

Oooh, me!

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Page A18, Dom Post, spotted by . Although, being one of NZ’s rocket science experts is rather like being one of NZ’s experts in Norwegian railway station rubbish disposal practises – there’s sadly not much competition.

Escape from the Budget Lockup!

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Not Falwell

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Instead, our own Gordon Copeland spits the dummy. This is a shame, he was UF’s energy spokeperson and had some interesting and informed ideas there. After all, he was one of the bosses of BP in NZ for 14 years so he knew a lot about energy policy. Although, obviously, its not much of a …

Thoughts from today’s shower

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“If I do it like *this*, then I can do m levels of brightness across n emitters with only m x n bits of memory. Rocking!” Now, whether the hardware can do that fast enough is another matter, but I think I can strip the logic down to the bare essentials. And thanks, Youtube, for …

Progress

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First light on the Mitochondria.* Think I’ve found all the bits for OSTOF Mk2a at Shiny. I am ignoring everything, coz I have damn fine headphones and tunes to match. So have this: [EDIT – curse you, Youtube. Mad Capsule Markets – “Pulse”, for all you Nihophiles] * Don’t get too excited, this is the …

On the scrounge

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Does anyone have a microphone I can borrow till Shiny? Cheap, crappy, anything will do.

With a red and yellow striped Big Top and everything

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S* ran off to join the circus. The trad circus.

Sigh…

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I just wandered through the Parliamentary grounds on the way back from town. The large rally there had a most passionate speaker, ranting about the government, “good christian values” and how “what happens in the home, happens in the nation”. There was much cheering. After walking the length of the rally, I still hadn’t heard …

Making and Fettling

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Am deep in Mad Scientist mode. The Mitochrondia is done, and by that, I mean the software does what I want the mark 1 to do, in simulation at least. So by “done” I mean not done at all. And we all know its going to have to get to at least mark 3 before …