…gelatine-fizzog’d brayer David Cameron…– via Unspeak. That’s how I’ll be referring to him from now on.
links for 2011-08-29 →
Bill Watterson Writes, Illustrates, Shreds New ‘Calvin And Hobbes’ Strip Each Morning Out Of Spite | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-28) →
Vitamin String Quartet (28) Elbow (15) The Blind Boys of Alabama (13) Tachyon TV (12) Machinima.com (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Something I noticed while playing Human Revolution →
While breaking into co-workers offices at sans Sarif Industries, I looked at an eBook lying on someone’s table. It was about Hugh Darrow (who’s been alluded to an awful lot, making me think he’s…
links for 2011-08-28 →
Mark Kermode: How to make an intelligent blockbuster and not alienate people | Books | The Observer We’ve always found Hitler hilarious – the alternative is much more odious | David…
links for 2011-08-27 →
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim preview: Dovahkiind of wonderful | Joystiq “Gee, Mr Hitler…” Vitamin pills can lead you to take health risks | Ben Goldacre Labour’s Andy…
..yes, yes, alright. Human Revolution is great and I’ve been playing it for the last nine hours. Happy? It’s wonderful, fantastic, and some other nice words. Still not best pleased with the ‘you…
Felix: Richard Dawkins on Charles Darwin and Rick... →
felixsalmon: Richard Dawkins on Charles Darwin and Rick Perry. Awesome. There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. What is unusual about today’s Republican party (I disavow the… Good use of “recondite”. Though I’d dispute that “Darwin’s...
links for 2011-08-25 →
Washington Post Editorial Claims Piracy ‘Costs’ Companies Millions; Believes PROTECT IP Won’t Be ‘More Sweeping Than Necessary’ | Techdirt More Misplaced Hatred For The Used Games…
A complaint in the form of a letter →
Dear Square Enix, I arrived home this morning after a brief journey into town to find that Amazon had delivered my copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I was naturally pleased to get my…
Torchwood is a show with great characters and deep themes and so many tones and...– Jane Espenson, apparently unironically.
links for 2011-08-23 →
Profit Profit Profit In defense of the boss battles of Deus Ex: Human Revolution TMZ is everywhere! Nerdy Day Trips – Google Maps Stumbling and Mumbling: Cats &…
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-21) →
Scott Joplin (26) The Blind Boys of Alabama (17) Ray Peacock, Raji James, Ed Gamble (8) Salvation Army Band and Choir (5) Joystiq (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by
links for 2011-08-22 →
A Whole Lotta Nothing: Credit Scores are Bullshit Is Copyright a Moral Imperative? Just stop typing Gaddafi faces endgame Can I stay with you? Gaddafi asks Blair
Ben Goldacre maps 'nerdy day trips' for geeks →
… and would you look at that. Ask and you shall receive.
Secret London →
Last month, in the course of my holidays I visited Meldon Reservoir (pictures are on my Google+). It was an interesting little place, and I posited that what would be great would be a website of some sort that could act as a repository of interesting little places throughout the country, possibly via user submissions on a Google Map or something like that. This would seem to be the sort of thing,...
links for 2011-08-21 →
The illogical nature of riot/looting sentencing Stumbling and Mumbling: Opportunity: a paradox Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Preview – Xbox 360 – Page 1 | Eurogamer.net JK…
links for 2011-08-20 →
Dust 514 preview: Contractual murder | Joystiq Tachyon TV – A Kind of Ending CVG Blog: Galactic Civilizations Diary: Final Entry – ComputerAndVideoGames.com CVG Blog:…
john finnemore →
Scott’s ticket. John Finnemore? If you listen to the credits of Radio 4 comedies, you’ll notice his name is a frequent occurance. Anyway, the other evening, I, along with NRB…
links for 2011-08-18 →
A Response To Felicia Day On How Video Gets Funded In A Fragmented, Digital World | Techdirt Yu-Gi-Oh: DMX – YouTube Crimes Through Time [Infographic] UK ‘missed chance…
Code Academy →
Saw a link to this thing on Wired. It’s really quite good - a nice website, interesting, bitesize lesson-chunks. Just the sort of thing I and others like me (people who are heavy computer users but not really 1337 h@XX0rz) need. I’ve been meaning to learn some sort of coding language, and Java seems as good a place as any to start.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-14) →
Ben Foster (34) Scott Joplin (19) Klaus Badelt (11) Salvation Army Band and Choir (9) Kings College (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
A-levels and suchlike →
Well, I got my results today*. They weren’t bad – not enough to get me to my first choice (UEA) but enough for my insurance (Brighton), and that’s fine by me. I get to go and live down by the…
UK 'missed chance to build up £450bn sovereign... →
So, successive governments may have used North Sea oil-field money to solve immediate problems rather than looking to the future. While I see the point, I think criticising governments for short-termism is like criticising crabs for being crustaceans - it’s the way they’re made. If you’ve only got 5-ish years to do stuff, perhaps ameliorating the problems of today rather than of...
links for 2011-08-17 →
Long range killer: Behind the scenes of Accuracy International (Wired UK) It doesn’t matter where your kid goes to school Paul Krugman: save the economy by staging an alien…
links for 2011-08-14 →
Charlie Brooker | How to prevent more riots | Comment is free | The Guardian The moral decay of our society is as bad at the top as the bottom – Telegraph Blogs
Peter Oborne is in one of his periodic 'sensible'... →
links for 2011-08-13 →
Why isn’t more of our media industry held in mutuals? | Liberal Conspiracy
links for 2011-08-12 →
GOPokemon: an odd poetic quotation from Herman Cain Journalist Bemoans Fact People Won’t Pay For Online Content; Suggests Users Be Forced To Pay For Online Content | Techdirt …
It’s almost like you’re reading Gormenghast as illustrated by Jim Davis....– El Santo, The Webcomics Overlook — The Daily Mash — Griffin McElroy, Joystiq
links for 2011-08-10 →
The UK riots: the psychology of looting | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | The Guardian Blood & Treasure: Manchester: a speculative sitrep Obsolete: Fear and media overreaction…
An Open Letter To David Cameron's Parents →
Diablo 3 will make everyone else accept the fact you have to be connected…...– Tim Willits there, confusing ‘better for everybody’ with ‘better for absolutely bloody nobody’. What a phenomenal moron.
I think the fundamental problem with Cavey is that he just can’t grasp...– Stu Campbell (Cavey is a commenter on the thread)
links for 2011-08-09 →
Between the Hammer and the Anvil The Difference Between S&P’s and Moody’s Day Three is riots (AM) – atheistium Wil Wheaton Explains Why Hollywood Needs To Compete With…
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-7) →
Flanders and Swann (40) Musica Florea (36) Elbow (24) PHILHARMONIA SLAVONICA conductor Henry Adolph (20) Scott Joplin (20) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Doctor Who Origin Story →
This is for something else I’m doing, but I thought this is a tale which deserved its own post. Many years ago, when I was in primary school, aged ten, my dad came home from work and gave me…
links for 2011-08-07 →
Let’s Enhance – YouTube Charlie Brooker: Bring back hanging? Only a wuss would want to do that | Comment is free | The Guardian Under Torch Wood • The Register my day
Review: Superheroes of Suburia →
My brother watched this on Friday night, and, as he’s wont to do, spent nearly every subsequent minute demanding I watch it. But to give him his due, it’s probably just as well he did, or…
Under Torch Wood →
For some reason, I’ve never read this before, which is stupid because it’s BRILLIANT.
links for 2011-08-06 →
Saturday Crapshoot: Animal | PC Gamer How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education | Magazine When Innovation Meets the Old Guard | Techdirt Alan Turing’s…
Review: Superheroes of Suburbia →
very nice little documentary thing as part of C4’s First Cut strand
Torchwood: Miracle Day Episodes 1 and 2 review →
apparently tumblr’s taken against auto-posting from Blog Prime, so here’s the review.
links for 2011-08-04 →
Don’t listen to idiots signing e-petitions. – e-petitions Tachyon TV – Tonight’s the Night? Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Hanging Referendums Are For Pussies – Real Men Want…
links for 2011-08-03 →
03/08/11 UK government kills Copyright Great Firewall, establishes user rights The Economist Once Again Worried About Our Innovation-Hindering Patent System The Daily…