For Tats

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The comments section at ratemyshepard.com: “I’ve always felt like part of the flock, but this shepherd really made me feel like an individual sheep. I didn’t like it.”

Daywatch

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Okay, meet 8.30 pm at the Embassy Lounge, upstairs. This is a change of plan from Deluxe, coz we constitute a horde. I have tickets for myself, , +1, , whose’s name I keep spelling Jonahthan, , , , , . Others have their own tickets. See you all there. Also, B3ta is particularly good …

The Joy of Price Indexes

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Is the NZ dollar over-valued? How could you tell? Does stuff cost too much here? What does “too much” really mean? Comparing prices is complicated, just ask . but I’ve always had a soft spot for The Economist’s Big Mac Index. Yup, you can compare nation’s currencies by looking at the prices of Big Macs. …

Daywatch roundup

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Daywatch, 9.15 pm, Embassy, this friday. Russian vampires with unreliable flashlights! Use of the word “hyperkinetic”. Trailer. Nearly everyone wants to go. Currently expressing an interest, we have , , , , , , and . I’ll be getting tickets tomorrow lunchtime, so you have until then to tell me that you’ve changed your mind. …

Throbbing, humming, and the joy of high discount rates when applied to the value of information

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Sub-bass, we love you. When the oil runs out and the wheels stop turning, we’ll just ride speakers across the landscape. Its where human ears just stop, the sensitivity is so low that speakers have to kick vast amounts of air around to reach a decent volume. We can feel that. We like that. Listen …

Doing something about it:

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What’s the fundamental reason behind the over-consumption that is the cause of so much environmental damage? And why is it so hard to stop? It’s sex. It’s people demonstrating their reproductive fitness by showing their wealth by buying phuge SUVs. Let’s face it, replacing all your light bulbs is hardly a way to impress the …

Horribly un-PC

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“Eight foreign doctors: three bombs, no deaths. Harold Shipman: one doctor, one syringe; 250 dead. Fuck it. Makes you proud to be British.”

Randoms

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Who manufactures the largest number of tyres in the world? Lego. (I didn’t say what kind of tyres.)

Jiggling

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For those of you who may have been slightly confused by some of the discussions on saturday night, here’s the true part: Canterbury scientists really are researching the jiggling of women’s breasts It is for detecting breast cancer, as the hard lumps change the wave patterns. Yay for science!

“Plastic. It’s Everywhere.”

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“Before you continue reading this, stop a second and take a look around you. Chances are, you’ll immediately be able to pick out several objects containing the most popular material on earth: plastic. And it’s no wonder. Plastic is strong, durable, versatile. It’s used to make telephones, watches, computers, automobiles, sunglasses, clothing, and thousands of …

Ah hell, three posts in a day

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The RVBs for the Mitochondria turned up this evening. So I had to plug one in, purely for testing purposes. I now have blotches in front of my eyes. They don’t seem to be going away quickly. This is as desired. Also, my automatic gain control code can cope with the volume going up, but …

Wellington Circus Trust Winter Warm Up

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Wellington Circus Trust Presents: “WINTER WARM UP” At: The Paramount, 25 Courtney Place, Wellington. Saturday 14th July 2007, 10.00pm till late Circus Acts, Short Films, Live Music & DJ’s ! Chase away the mid winter blues with awesome circus acts from the some of the stars of Heavenly Burlesque, Maui, Fuse Productions, Ake Ake Theatre …

Coz it’s free

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Can you tell who it is yet? Kindly make your avatars and post them here. Or elsewhere. http://www.simpsonsmovie.com/main.html Its kinda fun. Also, this is a web toy done right. [EDIT – Alternatively, post yourself anonymously, and see if we can work it out.]

Fretting over every millimeter

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Dammit, 9552s can only sink 200 mA, so I’ve got to fit 3 Darlington arrays in there as well. Bother, or words to that effect. Also, I keep wiring up resistors the wrong way around. [EDIT – Turns out I need not 3, but 6 arrays. GDMFSOAB! Well hey, at least I’m no longer bitching …

Mitochondria, stage 3 working

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The development environment gets even more complicated – baby osciloscope. I’m so in love. Sadly, not mine, but most lustworthy. Also, only $400 for an awesome bit of kit. I love the 21st Century. And now I’m getting stuck into the length budget, finding myself on the bus muttering things like “if I nestle the …