After an episode of Jimmy's Food Factory:

[personal profile] spudtaterI live in fear of him joining up with Heston Blumenthal.
[personal profile] galaxy_girl...and making babies?
[personal profile] spudtaterI'm not sure they could do that...
[personal profile] galaxy_girlHeston can do anything.

(For those not entirely familiar with it, the "Many-worlds interpretation" is a view where every random event causes a new universe to split off — see the "parallel universes" so beloved by cheesy sci-fi.)

"One good example of this is the Quantum Suicide "experiment" that some proponents of the Many-Worlds Interpretation claim (I think jokingly) could actually be used to test the MWI. The way it works is, you basically run the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment on yourself– you set up an apparatus whereby an atom has a 50% chance of decaying each second, and there's a detector which waits for the atom to decay. When the detector goes off, it triggers a gun, which shoots you in the head and kills you. So all you have to do is set up this experiment, and sit in front of it for awhile. If after sixty seconds you find you are still alive, then the many-worlds interpretation is true, because there is only about a one in 1018 chance of surviving in front of the Quantum Suicide machine for a full minute, so the only plausible explanation for your survival is that the MWI is true and you just happen to be the one universe where the atom's 50% chance of decay turned up "no" sixty times in a row."

Super Mario World vs. the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics, Mechanically Separated Meat, 3 Feb 2008

(The Super Mario World video is quite good, as well.)

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( Aug. 3rd, 2008 09:46 am)
I've been playing with Phun recently. Great stuff! I've never seen such a full-featured physics simulation — especially in a free product. Plus it is just genuinely fun to tinker around with. Download it. Play with it.

Plus: Random stuff connected to conversations last night:
I'd almost forgotten about Singapore Airlines adverts...

Advert from 1980

Shameless. I remember seeing adverts like that on Hong Kong TV throughout the 90's. Even as a teenager I was well aware of the dubiousness. But surely they'd never get away with that nowadays?

Advert from 2007

Errr... that answers that question.
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( Feb. 4th, 2008 08:29 pm)
Yes, the plotline and characters of Jekyll and City of God can be combined. But that doesn't mean that they should be.

And no, Transformers should not be thrown in "for good measure".

Thank you,
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( Jan. 17th, 2007 09:24 pm)
Eggs. Broken and beaten.

Ham. Tightly bound from tip to toe.

Cream. Whipped until its peaks are firm and erect.

This is not just food, this is S&M food.
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( Dec. 20th, 2005 12:20 am)

Der Struwwelpeter is a German story book of the Cautionary Tales mould. Despite being written back in 1844 (and despite containing phrases such as "woolly-headed black-a-moor"), it's still popular today. In fact, I was given one back when I was living there. I had forgotten all about it until I came across a reference to it while doing my Santa research (St. Nicholas appears in it, though not in a very recognisable form), and decided to have a poke around on the web for it. It turns out there's a version available online, in the original German and in English translation. Go have a looksie; it's quite gloriously traumatising.


I am rather amused by the site
Of course, it gets frequent threatening emails from fundie Muslims, and this wasn't helped when they put out an article proclaiming Mohammed to have been gay. (Pardon?)
But then they come up with things like this:

Vote 4 (sic) Egypts Prettiest Dictator.

OK so it's time for the hardest decision you've ever made. Which of Egypt's handsome twentieth century despots was the most winsome?

Just Click on the president or king whose looks give you that warm and tingly feeling. The tyrant you think most deserves the title "Gay Icon."


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( Jun. 6th, 2005 03:19 pm)
KittenSoft toilet paper disturbs me.

Also: does anybody have a computer microphone that they can sell to me? Either standard (headphone-style) jack or USB. Am willing to pay up to a fiver for it. Or similar value in alcoholic beverages. I'll collect.
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( Mar. 2nd, 2005 06:46 pm)
water,sugar (carbohydrate),fruit juices from
concentrates 5% (orange,tangerine,lemon),citric acid,
preservatives (sodium polyphosphate,potassium sorbate,
sodium benzoate),flavourings,antioxidant (ascorbic acid),
stabilisers (modified starch,glycerol esters of wood rosins),
colour (quinoline yellow).

And yet I still drank it.

Hmmm... 'Glycerol Esther and the Wood Rosins' WBAENFARB.
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( Oct. 28th, 2004 05:10 am) I was feeling bored, so I decided to destroy the web.
(Or at least all semblance of culture within it.)

It can be used to make stuff like this:
(Danger: arrays of animated GIFs. You were warned.)

P.S. Headache is gone. Finally.
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( Oct. 6th, 2004 04:25 pm)
The aikido term for the person who gets thrown is the 'uke'.
Heehee.   8^)

Me like silly drawings. Clicky for piccy.   8^)

First day of cthool )
Clicking on the pink "fund free mammograms" box in the middle of the web page below will generate money from advertising to provide mammograms to underpriveleged women.

To further this effort, I consider it everybody's duty to check thouroughly for lumps or irregularities as frequently as possible in as many breasts as possible. Together, we can beat breast cancer!

* Runs *
* Hides *

Edit: if they want us to visit everyday, couldn't it be arranged with <geek>a lynx command in the crontab?</geek>


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