Sunday, 21 November 2010
Did you know that pac-man corners slightly differently from the ghosts? did you know the ghosts all have different personalities? did you know that some of the intricacies of the timing algorithm of the jail mean that you can theoretically lock the ghosts away for the whole level if you do it right? read on!
and also, some hilarious fellow has devised an AI twitter bot that looks for common global-warming-denial arguments and responds with automated tweet debunks. The best thing about this is that, since the targets are essentially parroting common arguments, they're essentially no better than bots themselve, so they're essentially failing the turing test themselves. Credit to talking philosophy for that thought, more info here.
Friday, 12 November 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
the more you watch them, the more you think they are AWESOME first and HILARIOUS second. join me....
I'm going to write Dragonforce a letter to see if they'll have the VC supporting them on their next tour. That would be the best concert ever.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Friday, 6 August 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
So, I started reading this short story, and a couple of hours later had read a lot more about rationalism than I expected to. So that was this morning.
Damn "mad scientists"
Anyway then the front fell off. Doh.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
What is the current listing status for google.com?
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 2 time(s) over the past 90 days.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 181401 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 17 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-04-19, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-04-18.
Malicious software includes 141 scripting exploit(s), 10 trojan(s), 7 exploit(s).
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Has this site hosted malware?
Thursday, 15 April 2010
also in the news:
extremely long exposition of why star wars 2 sucks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfBhi6qqFLA&feature=channel
mobius bagel slicing:
Thursday, 1 April 2010
"This type of vehicle called in Russian ekranoplan uses so called ground effect - extra lift of large wings when in proximity to the surface. For this reason they have been designed to travel at a maximum of three meters above the sea [...] It is also interesting to note that this aircraft is one of the largest ever built, with a length of 73,8 meters (comparing with 73 of Airbus A380)."
more info here. don't miss page 3 of pictures....