Thursday, April 30, 2009

Viral marketing

Spotted in the window of my local news-agent.  

Friday, April 24, 2009

Blinded by the Sun
Much better than the Mail

Two good bits of "setting fire to stuff with light and laughing manically" news:

[1] Meat cards make business cards from MEAT and LASERS.  

[2] Google engineer Alan Davidson has got a huge Fresnel lens and has used it to melt stuff. All great fun. If they want to get more evenly done bacon, I'd get a copper heatsink and cook the bacon on that. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

And the prize for chutzpah goes to...

"Imperial Matters", the Imperial College alumni mag which a mate has just shown me. From
the Winter Edition:

New Identity for Imperial College Business School

In August 2008, the Business School at Imperial College London changed its name from Tanaka Business School to Imperial College Business School. The change was made to enphasise that the School is an integral part of the College by incorporating the Imperial College name directly into its title. 
The renaming came after research suggested that its previous name was not strongly associated with Imperial College London. [Imperial Matters, Winter 08-09, 33, p.4]

I am little surprised "research" didn't show this, instead. Good save, PR guys! 

It's coming to get you

Via Chris Applegate, this is the Daily Mail's artistic impression of a solar storm:

We should also brace ourselves for an attack, not only of The Red Sun Of Death, but also of arguments that look like this:

It's the sun wot dun it! This means that we can keep on releasing CO_2 without any consequences whatsoever. Silly warmenists - they would have got away with it if it hadn't been for we meddling bloggers. Isn't it remarkable how someone with an O Level physics can totally pwn an entire scientific community? 

Thank GOD I'm not a climate scientist - there no well-funded lobby, and no well-meaning half-wits, trying to pretend that gallium arsenide is a con to raise funding and that lasers are a liberal myth.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Then she runneth...

 1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

 3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

 4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
5And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
6Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
 7And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
 8Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
 9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oh, Mr. Moffat...

Well, it was fun enough, I suppose, in its own way, but

1) "Oh, you are so kidding me" is EVERY BIT as irritating as "Oh, you have got to be kidding me"

2) Enough with the sodding applause, already. Really, this ruined the Christmas episode, and is increadibly self-indulgent and wanky.

3) Why did someone think that Malcolm was a good idea? 

Friday, April 10, 2009

"But why do you call it good Friday?"
A difficult question 
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5