Month: November 2008

  • On Dominos

    Clack-clack-clack, the dominoes fall, and not all of them are actually dominoes. Heath Robinson machines (Damn yanks, he predates your plagiarising Rube Goldberg) of this type can take any form and it’s always damn fun to trace the threads of seeming causality and see if you can spot an origin. For example, look at Vietnam; […]

  • Shameless Plug

    Which Champion Are You? | Champions Online Official Site I’m not handling PR for this particular MMO (though I am for its predecessor, City of Heroes), but I’m interested to see how it goes. They’ve got a nice What Hero Are You generator on the website, though it seems to have read me rather too […]

  • My Questions Answered!

    Ask OxSciBlog: Higgs Boson – University of Oxford As you’ve been busy sending in your questions for Oxford scientists I thought we ought to start giving some answers: First up is a question from Daniel Griliopoulos which is answered by Alan Barr from Oxford’s Department of Physics. —————————————————————————————————————- Q: What’s going to happen if they […]

  • On Getting Mullered

    BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Robert Peston Then there’s the plight of all those overseas businesses that manufacture cars in the UK. They’re being mullered by a massive contraction of available credit and a collapse in sales. (My emphasis) The premier journalist for these days of collapsing economies, Robert Peston, uses a phrase I’ve […]

  • The Big Picture

    This is rapidly becoming my favourite daily website. These things are straight out of Dan Dare: Peering into the micro world – The Big Picture –