Added by Paul 21 August 2010 16:43
Actually very good indeed. Well worth a listen.
Added by Paul 12 August 2010 21:02
Added by Paul 09 August 2010 20:17
"With about 35 CPU-years of idle computer time donated by Google, a team of researchers has essentially solved every position of the Rubik's Cube, and shown that no position requires more than twenty moves."
This is not as trivial as it might sound; there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different 'positions' in total!
Added by Paul 04 August 2010 21:27
I think I've witnessed the future.
USB to VGA. Get your PC on your telly. One step closer to integrated entertainment.
Added by Paul 30 July 2010 19:50
The coolest, simplest, handiest website I've seen for ages.
Why don't I think of these things!?
Added by Paul 13 July 2010 06:01
Man displays incredible lucidity and pragmastism after his wife is caught trying to get him whacked (as us guys at street level might say).
Added by Paul 12 July 2010 20:47
Putting a rather brave face on :-)
Added by Paul 12 July 2010 07:57
I love some of these
"The Germans only have one player under 22, and he's 23."
"The good news for Nigeria is that they're two-nil down very early in the game."
"They're the second best team in the world, and there's no higher praise than that."
"You can't do better than go away from home and get a draw..."
And my favourite...
"In some ways, cramp is worse than having a broken leg"
So true Kev, so true.
Added by Paul 11 July 2010 21:55
Added by Paul 26 June 2010 19:35
Whoa. Memory lane. Incredible. Chuckie Egg is the best game ever surely.
Alas no Commando or Nuclear Countdown.
Added by Paul 26 June 2010 18:44
Just an(other) example of how bad things have got at the Grauniad.
The Guardian jumped the shark for me during the election. They then turned round and jumped over it again. Then they got in a big truck and reversed backwards and forwards over the bloody shark.
I'll say it before and I'll say it again - The Economist is the only way to get ones news I think.
Added by Paul 24 June 2010 08:12
I rather agree with this. And it is annoying.
Added by Paul 23 June 2010 20:28
Horribly titled for the UK market (it's called Good Calories, Bad Calories in the US which is much better) but brilliant book.
By far the best book I've read on diet and nutrition.
Not least as it backs up my n=1 experience and personal hunches.
Added by Paul 22 June 2010 21:10
Very nice too. I'm in.
Added by Paul 21 June 2010 13:37
Added by Paul 12 June 2010 09:07
Think you know your hex color codes?
Added by Paul 11 June 2010 20:31
It's been a while since I've thumped the bible thumpers, but Sam Harris is rather good.
"Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle. The obvious must be observed and re-observed and argued for. This is a thankless job. It carries with it an aura of petulance and insensitivity. It is, moreover, a job that the atheist does not want."
Added by Paul 09 June 2010 15:48
How cool is this?
Added by Paul 23 May 2010 18:51
Watching this will make your life a little better.
Added by Paul 23 May 2010 05:31
Wondered what was going on. I thought the usability Nazis had got to the BBC.