Month: July 2010

  • Steady on, old chap.

    Paste some of your writing into the box on this site and they’ll tell you which author your style or vocabluary most resembles. It’s very frustrating that they don’t give any details of how they decide it or what stats they are performing. And it would be nice to have a number quantifying how alike…

  • Three out. Of three.

    Who needs an octopus to demonstrate publication bias? The door of my spare room has pretty good track record so far. Although, it is more of a psychic bouncer than a sports pundit. If I paint your name on it, it’s safe to say you’ll never move in. Shortly before Nadja was due to move…

  • FAILE goes Monumental in Lisboa

    I don’t know the story behind this ruined remixed monument by FAILE in Lisbon but it is utterly fantastic. more here: DFLEKTOR blog » Blog Archive » FAILE Lisboa.

  • Sharktopus

    Syfy’s new made for TV film.. the title tells you almost everything you need to know. The only question that remains… Is sharktopus psychic? via urlesque

  • It’s not funny but grudgingly engaging.

    I’ve never laughed at the “antics” of Noel Edmunds, Jeremy Beadle and all the other Candid Camera cunning stunts. Antics are all very well when it’s Tom and Jerry or other cartoons but i’ve always felt very uncomfortable with any smug twat who thinks he’s clever cos he can hoodwink the public. I think my…

  • Unbeatable Eggs!

    Unbeatable Eggs? | Skepchick’s Flickr.

  • Sad but happy!

    So it turns out there was a more complicated version of the happiness flowchart via flowing data – Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing. I will pass, thank you. I am pretty good at being happy. I think every year of my life has been happier than the last and long may this continue. Right…

  • Horizontal version of the leaning tower illusion

    The leaning tower illusion won the VSS Illusion of the year contest in 2007. Below is horizontal version of  the same thing. These two photo’s are completely identical.. Bloody hell, can’t believe that these are the same… « Richard Wiseman’s Blog. Here’s the explanation from a comment on Richard Wiseman’s Blog. Andrew Says: July 14,…

  • Moments of information

    This is the moment Bill Clinton lied (to himself) A microexpression is a brief, involuntary facial expression shown on the face according to emotions experienced. They usually occur in high-stake situations, where people have something to lose or gain. Unlike regular facial expressions, it is difficult to fake microexpressions. Microexpressions express the seven universal emotions:…

  • Alan Watts on the meaning of life

    Alan ‘The way of zen’ Watts on life as animated by Matt “South” Stone and Trey “Park” Parker [youtube WGoTmNU_5A0] via Richard Wiseman and Stephen Long’s Blog.

  • Oystercatcher babies learn like other babies.

    Oystercatchers are an example of evolution NOT solving a complex behavioral problem by pre-programming neural circuits at a fine level of detail. This conforms to what we know about how brains develop (Deacon 1997). It is very difficult or impossible to pre-program complex cortical functions such as language, general intelligence, mathematical abilities, or even something…

  • Protected: Break-up or breakdown? You decide!

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • Flowchart to lifelong happiness

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    I quite agree. “No”, “Yes”, “I know” Flowchart to lifelong happiness.

  • Dinosaur Comics and no misstake

    Dinosaur Comics is my favorite web comic. Imagine Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes at twenty-six rather than six, and as a tyrannosaurus rex rather than a Calvinosaurus . Dinosaur Comics -awesome fun times!.