Thursday, February 28, 2013

Humble Pride

What you have to understand about my people [Scotch Irish] is that they are a noble people. Humility is their form of pride, it is their strength, it is their weakness. And if you humble yourself before them they well do anything you ask. 

Frank Underwood, House of Cards (US) S01E03

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Modern Study

More electronics than paper...

From House of Cards (US) S01E01

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bond at a Backyard BBQ probably wouldn't be able to find out about his politics. He'd want to look at the meat cooking.

James Bond at a BBQ as imagined by Izzie Susie
 on Charlie Brooker Weekly Wipe S01E04

Real Youtube Video From Fictional Character

Sheldon Cooper fictional character from the TV show The Big Bang has posted a video on Youtube as part of his "Fun with Flags" series. This was released in April 2012 and at this point, February 2012, has less then 3700 hits. 

Personally, I do like vexillogy and designed my own flag, tat is own this blog. There is nothing nerdish at all about any of that.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Head of Sludge

Under the latest Alex is ad for what is euphemistically term "Head of Sludge".  Is this a job title and a cool new insult term?
"Our client is a water utility business seeking to appoint a Head of Sludge to provide specialist direction to their sludge treatment and disposal operations."

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lucas Defends His Artistic "Vision"

The Difference Between Fantasy and Economics

There are two novels that can change a bookish 14-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

SergeantHeretic in the thread,

Monday, February 18, 2013

Minecraft Style First Person Shooter

Back in the in ancient days of computer games there was a continual desire for better and better graphics. That was then. Now one of the biggest games out there is Minecraft. A game that is has low res graphics and animation.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How to Protect the World from the Universe

Do you you ever worry that SETI is needlessly exposing ourselves to alien civilizations? From Kickstarter comes a project to spend £20 million to design, not build, a working Death Star, Kickstarter Open Source Death Star. It is unlikely to get funded however a quarter of million has already been raised.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ripkoff Stories

Here is the latest from Ripkoff Stories.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Obligatory Wild Thing Video

In the memory of Reg Presley please enjoy enjoy this original video for Wild Thing in all its glory.

It Isn't Easy Being a Cop

For me, the worse job in policing is looking through the possessions of a murder victum. A lot of the time when a murders an open-and-shut case, which mostly they are, it's not necessary to do it,  but sometimes there's no choice, and it's a painful process, the reason being that it puts flesh and bones on people, gives you insigts into what made them tick, this only serves to make them more human. When you've trying to rational and objective, this is something you really could do without.

Bent cop DS Dennis Milne
in Simon Kernick's
The Business of Dying