Month: August 2008

  • How not to philosophize hammering at a keyboard

    I’ve been exceptionally hectic writing up my thesis but when i’ve wanted light relief from the thought processes of babies, I spent a few idle moments thinking about the transcendental aspects of the question of existence of an objective external world. (And as many if not more surfing the internet, getting drunk or sleeping.. sometimes…

  • SPSS 16 = Stupid Pile of Stupid Shit x 16

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    I have always hated SPSS, the statistics program unaccountably popular in British Psychology departments. It is badly designed, it has very slow and very clunky interface. It has a very unintuitive set of menus with an untransparent way of operating. The results are shown in a very primitive and buggy viewer and you have to…

  • The Puppy

    In our back yard a boy keeps his little dog Sharik chained up, a ball of fluff shackled since he was a puppy. One day I took him some chicken bones that were still warm and smelled delicious. The boy had just let the poor dog off his lead to have a run round the…

  • Jelly, jelly on a wall, I wonder if it will stick at all.

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    Have you ever wondered how easy is it to nail jelly to a wall? Some practical minded chap tried to find out. And as he point’s out, this is cheating. Go here for the properly controlled experiment: http://graeme.woaf.net/otherbits/jelly.html