In the UK, the BBC has a radio channel that is predisposed to airing important current affairs featuring argumentative interviews with politicians insistent on not answering any questions and instead peddling their own distorted interpretation of reality – it’s called “Radio 4″. Continue reading
Back in the last century after Netscape merged with AOL, a 3-year deal was struck between AOL and Sun Microsystems such that the Professional Services groups from Sun and Netscape would work together on projects that benefited both companies. The Netscape server software became (to all intents and purposes) jointly owned and developed, and Sun paid AOL a large retainer for each year of the deal regardless of how much software it actually sold. Our small and specialised consultancy group got a lot bigger overnight. The joint venture was initially called “The Sun|Netscape Alliance”, though after a couple of tongue-twisting months a less orally demanding brand name of iPlanet was announced. Continue reading
The Empire has backed the Jedi Council in its bid to be exempt from laws on adoption by families of fewer than three genders.
Jedi leaders from Coruscant to Endor say its teachings prevent its masters placing children with lifeform collectives that only comprise one or two genders and have threatened to close their adoption centres if bound by the Imperial Senate’s rules. Continue reading
The Sony Bravia Advert with the thousands of bouncy balls is certainly one of the most visually striking pieces of advertising art from the last few years, so it was only a matter of time before it was copied. Continue reading
Last year, I created a parody “Tesco Value Special Occasion Card“; stuck it up on the web and thought nothing more about it; making it freely available in several formats so that people without black belt computer skills could download it, alter it a bit if necessary and then print it out. Continue reading
SchrÃ¶dinger’s cat, bless it’s little white paws, had a pretty tough time of it; what with being locked in an imaginary box, and having to share that space with only a decaying radioactive isotope. At the end of the experiment, when the box is opened and the cat is observed, it’s probability wave collapses into either a live cat or a dead cat. It’s not exactly an easy life (or death). Continue reading
Channel 4 will tonight air the first of ten programmes that amount to one of the largest television hoaxes of all time. Participants in the Space Cadets programme are a group of would-be astronauts who believe they have been flown to Russia, and that they will soon become space tourists, all in the name of television. Continue reading
I cannot let the landmark events in Kansas go by without a mention. The Kansas Board of Education have introduced Intelligent Design into the curriculum. Continue reading
Avast ye swabs, and celebrate like Kings does. For today, this nineteenf in Septembrur, it be’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day see?
Q. Why is pirates called pirates?
A. Because they Yaaaarrrr!