Of course a queuing discussion made me think of h2g2
Posted Feb 16, 2013
So apparently in Thailand people use shoes to hold their place in line. This has of course sparked massive internet debate about the best way to queue.
Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013
And Another Thing.
Posted Dec 27, 2012
I just got around to reading it. It felt faithful to the setting and character. As a pure science-fiction (and I guess fantasy) story it was on par with, maybe even better, than most of the earlier Hitchhiker's, It even introduced some new characters that I rather liked (Hillman springs to mind). BUT I DIDN'T LITERALLY LAUGH OUT LOUD A SINGLE TIME. This is disappointing in a Colfer book and would be inconceivable with a DNA novel. Colfer's a good writer, but he isn't funny in the same way DNA is. I mean this both in the sense that he's less funny and that his humor style doesn't quite mesh with the setting. Don't get me wrong there was a large amount of ambient comedy, some if it was even pretty good, but Colfer completely failed to produce the grade A stuff that litters DNA's work.
Latest reply: Dec 27, 2012
Back in the saddle again.
Posted Dec 23, 2012
I just posted a first draft of the first article in what I hope will be a fairly long series. The series is going to be called "Statistical perils in Hitchhiking" and the first entry is on regression to the mean A87780946.
Latest reply: Dec 23, 2012
So does this make Leia a Disney princess?
Posted Oct 31, 2012
I am tentatively happy about this for two reasons. One, the Avengers (Avengers Assemble in the UK) was awesome and so was all the post merger pixar I've seen, so Disney seems to be up to handling this type of acquisition. Two, Kingdom Hearts. As I don't have all of the consoles the various games have been released on I've done less with KH than I'd like, but I've found what I have played to be good yet somehow lacking. Lacking in Jedi that is. I assume this lack will soon be rectified.
Latest reply: Oct 31, 2012
Posted Oct 26, 2012
I found this via Dave Barry. Now behold the internet anagram server.
Latest reply: Oct 26, 2012