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The difference between business and academia

Neatly summed up by xkcd. Pay special attention to the alt text.

sony patent illustration

Best patent illustration ever.

Down with this sort of thing! Careful now!

An Irish cinema has been warning customers off seeing Bruno because "it’s particularly vile." If you phoned their showtimes answerphone, you get a message saying

Bruno is particularly vile. It leads to a hell of a lot of complaints from people who say ‘we didn’t think it was going to be that bad’. It is that bad – it will offend every prejudice in the book, believe me, so don’t come on after the film and tell us how horrible it was… One or two people have enjoyed it though.

The message has now changed, but you can hear the old one on Youtube.

Choice quote : "The Moynalty Virgins Club were in last night and they say it’s unmissable."

Genius picture

Utter genius.

Achievements

Heh. And I really can’t remember what’s in it. Anyone?

Interesting philosophical dialog boxes

One of our games just popped up this dialog:

Why am I NULL?
Yes / No

police medic

The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook

The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook, by Marty Smith, from The Free Agent, March 1987 (a Portland, Oregon alternative newspaper).

October 4: Still working on the omelet. There have been stumbling blocks. I keep creating omelets one after another, like soldiers marching into the sea, but each one seems empty, hollow, like stone. I want to create an omelet that expresses the meaninglessness of existence, and instead they taste like cheese. I look at them on the plate, but they do not look back. Tried eating them with the lights off. It did not help. Malraux suggested paprika.

A Thinking Ape’s Critique of Trans-Simianism

From Dresden Codak. Excellent.

Notice that Klomp cherry-picks discoveries to better support his argument of an exponential growth. It took more than a million years to develop fire and the hand-ax, and yet Klomp believes simply because it took only 2,000 years to develop bows and arrows that new inventions will spring up in even shorter timeframes. This theory is an expansion of "Morg’s Law," which states that since a sharpened rock can in turn become a chisel to make an even sharper rock, that the sharpness of hand-axes will increase exponentially over the span of tens of thousands of years. While Morg’s Law has so far proven accurate, Klomp can’t escape the reality that there is an upper limit, namely that a rock can only become so sharp. We have already noticed a slight decline in the growth of hand-ax sharpness, but Klomp insists that when the potential of stone axes becomes exhausted, new materials will be discovered to replace the rocks and continue the exponential trend of sharpness. As of the time of this article, however, he has provided no evidence of what these miracle rocks are. Klomp also argues that there will come a time when we will use tools to create other tools, though naturally this is a laughable fiction since there has never been any recorded evidence of a tool making another tool, or even any records for that matter.

42 essential 3rd act twists

From Dresdek Codak, a webcomic – 42 essential 3rd act twists, arranged as a grid. Across, twist types – Deus ex Machina, Peripeteia, Petard Hoist, Shyamalan etc. Down, genres – Fantasy, Scifi, Horror, Thriller etc. Each twist is an intersection. Very silly.

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