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Jun. 17th, 2008



I spent far too many hours last night watching Muppet Show clips on YouTube.

Jim Henson, we miss you. :-(

Jun. 13th, 2008


5 questions meme.

5 strange questions from celsa:

1) Would I be mad to enrol in EK511?

Hmm... A quick google informs me that EK511 is actually Eric, a 24 year old male from Charlotte, North Carolina, and (presumably) single. Based on that premise, "enrol" sounds like something that should be pronounced in a French accent, and could be energetic, soothing, amusing, or gross (or some combination thereof).

Bottom line: it's up to you, but the airfares could be prohibitive.

2) What is time?

An illusion caused by our inability to percieve that everything is happening everywhere simultaneously.

3) What is the probability that the answer to this question is equal to 1?

0.5, and Schrödinger wants his cat back. I think. Maybe.

4) No really: What is time?

I don't know! I didn't do it!

5) Am I crazy to suggest that time was divided into 12 hours for the day because that is readily approximated by the number of hand-spans (at the end of an arm at full extension) that fit into a sky when a person is standing on an open plain? (ie: Hold your arm out toward the horizon. Turn your hand- palm facing you, thumb upward so that the lower edge is in line with the horizon from your perspective. Place the index finger of your opposite hand on top of your thumb to "hold the place" as you move your first hand to sit on top of that index finger. Repeat, working your way up the 'sky'. Report your findings on whether this works for you and whether you think I'm insane.

I think that sounds like an excellent reason, and yes, it did work for me, too.

As for your sanity, I don't think this will alter it much one way or the other.

May. 26th, 2008


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Hi everyone. As you might know, I recently joined a new community called ljunited that's dedicated to working towards defending and restoring the original promises made to LiveJournal's members, standing up for free speech on LJ, and restoring community participation in the operations of LiveJournal. It's our goal to work together over the long term to build a diverse movement of people with the power to influence the decisions of LJ's management to prevent the kind of problems we have seen so many of LJ's members face over the past few years.
LJUnited overwhelmingly endorsed rm , a really great candidate, as their choice for the LJ Advisory Board elections, and she's doing very well, but needs your help. I hope you'll consider voting now and making her either your candidate of choice, or your second choice.
Please take a few seconds to vote, and thanks!

May. 14th, 2008


When Living History Becomes "Just History"...

Please, read this, and spread the link around: When Living History Becomes "Just History"...

May. 9th, 2008


LJunited, and upcoming advisory board elections

Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a minute to encourage you to join a new community called ljunited , a community dedicated to working towards defending and restoring the original promises made to LiveJournal's members, standing up for the free speech of LiveJournal's members, restoring LJ's original strong support for Open Source software, and restoring community participation in the successful operations of LiveJournal.

Although ljunited is a brand new community, it has grown rapidly and is building a strong, inclusive, diverse coalition, united in standing up for us.

LJUnited overwhelmingly endorsed rm recently as their candidate for the upcoming LJ Advisory Board elections. I hope you'll consider supporting her nomination. Thanks!

Jan. 24th, 2008


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Jul. 10th, 2007


Random terrorism-related humour

Must not laugh out loud in the office!


Jul. 6th, 2007


Look out, it's a meme!

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Try out this Meme

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May. 23rd, 2007


Look out! It's a meme!

I blame this one on wizard_foots.

I am a d12

Take the quiz at dicepool.com


May. 11th, 2007


Yet more memage. Yay!

Via celsa:

My score on The 4-Variable IQ Test:

Your brain: 100% interpersonal, 180% visual, 0% verbal, and 120% mathematical!

Congratulations on being 400% smart! Actually, on my test, everyone is. The above score breaks down what kind of thinking you most enjoy doing. A score above 100% means you use that kind of thinking more than average, and a score below 100% means you use it less. It says nothing about how good you are at any one, just how interested you are in each, relatively. A substantial difference in scores between two people means, conclusively, that they are different kinds of thinkers.

Matching Summary: Each of us has different tastes. Still, I offer the following advice, which I think is obvious:
Don't date someone if your interpersonal percentages differ by more than 80%.
Don't be friends with someone if your verbal percentages differ by more than 100%.
Don't have sex with someone if their math percentage is over 200%.

Link: The 4-Variable IQ Test
(OkCupid Free Online Dating)

May. 9th, 2007


He's not necessarily dead, Jim!

This is just amazing. A quick summary: (heart) cells that have been deprived of oxygen for more than five minutes don't die from lack of oxygen, they die when their oxygen supply is resumed. Fascinating stuff.

May. 4th, 2007


This is just bizarre....

A copyright on God, anyone?

May. 2nd, 2007


More memage; I know it's old, but I don't care.

Found while looking through random LJs... I think I need to exercise more. :-(

This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

Apr. 30th, 2007


Secret memage

Yoinked from astemudfoot.

Tell me a secret. Any secret. All comments are screened and I won't unscreen them.

Tell me something that I don't already know, that you might not want the whole world to know, or that is dirty and you really want to tell me all about it. Or just something new and different that I don't already know about you.

In exchange, I will tell you a secret of my own that I need to share if you put this up in your LJ.

See how this is therapeutic for me? See how this is therapeutic for you!

Note: It doesn't have to be dirty. Really. And feel free to send a test first, I'm still figuring out the screening thing. I think I've got it working, but I'd hate to out you accidentally.

Gratuitous memage... part 1 of far too many...

Why? Because I can.