For Polly – Bearlesque

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Bearlesque

Oil – relatively cheap

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For those of you concerned about petrol prices, which is pretty much everyone these days, here’s a graph: Yup, that’s NZ, fifth cheapest in the developed world, coz we have low, low fuel taxes. So, if you think we need cheap fuel to have a competitive economy, then why aren’t we already more competitive than …

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I seem to have arrived at work without my brain…

Driving On Salvia

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp2V6NXCkE0 The ending is hilarious…

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Currently, main job involves reading screeds of theory, then thinking about it and applying it to current situation. This makes my brain rather full and I’m really not in people-mode. Talking is far harder than it usually is, it’s like I’m back to being a head-in-the-clouds academic again. So apologies if, when talking to me, …

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I’ve just written a page and a half on Aristotle and his approach to innovation theory and the knowledge-based economy. It’s all surprisingly informative. I used the phrase “prescriptively deontological cognition”, but only coz I made it clear that I was taking the piss out of the language that some people use in these kinds …

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Dim-Post is patchy, occasionally awesome: United Future Promises Ministry of Kittens “‘The Green Party hates kittens,’ Dunne told the conference.”

Monday thots

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Further results from my epistemological gerrymandering, I want to to set up a department of Theolology – the study of Ceiling Cat and Basement Cat. An ideal self-help book for the rest of us – How to Profit From the Coming Rapture: Getting Ahead When You’re Left Behind” I dreamt that the wisest person on …

Just a touch of Schadenfreude…

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Oil price hits $138 GM thinks about selling Hummer So, what part of “buy low, sell high” doesn’t GM understand? (GM Deathwatch from The Truth About Cars is always worth a read.)

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Me and acoustic guitars just don’t sit well together. They’re just not enough, I want music that’s information dense. Am now listening to glitchy rough electro. Also, new osciloscope has arrived. Initial reports – it is tiny. Tomorrow I will plug it in. It plugs into the laptop…

Oops… listening to psytrance may result in burny death

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Warning, listening to psytrance with whoopy noises and distant mechanical vocal samples loudly, on headphones, can result in an inability to notice the whoopy noises and distant mechanical vocal samples that make up a fire alarm. Futhermore, having your back to everyone else in the office can result in failure to notice office evacuation. More …

Self-analysis, statistically

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Thanks to the wonders of the twenty-first century, self-analysis can now be even less emotional, even more statistical. So, words I have never used in my LJ, so far: pursue, cornerstone, above, slate, underline, crucial Now, if I was ded clevur I’d write some script to tell me all the words that I’ve never used …

Reasons to love living in the 21st Century, part one million:

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Scanning flat things, pictures, documents, is a solved problem. But what about things that aren’t flat, three-dimensional things? Like your head, or that randomly-shaped car part that the garage wants to charge an arm and a leg for? Well, scan the one you’ve got into a 3D model and then tell some generalised making machine …