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The Science Creative Quarterly » A GAME THEORETIC APPROACH TO THE TOILET SEAT PROBLEM

16/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

gleuschk : The Science Creative Quarterly » A GAME THEORETIC APPROACH TO THE TOILET SEAT PROBLEM - this analysis should settle the toilet seat controversey for once and for all - if John and Marsha are mathematicians.

Rod Begbie : The Science Creative Quarterly » A GAME THEORETIC APPROACH TO THE TOILET SEAT PROBLEM - Hooray! I've been looking for this article for years, but couldn't remember its name. "I expect that this analysis should settle the toilet seat controversey for once and for all - if John and Marsha are mathematicians." [via#

ViewMyCurrency

14/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : ViewMyCurrency - A great example of why Firefox can be so powerful -- An extension which automatically currency-converts prices on webpages. [via#

YouTube - Birds of Britain

14/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : YouTube - Birds of Britain - A little snippet from the (just about to be released) Look Around You DVD. Quality! [via#

ThinkGeek :: eStarling Wi-Fi Gmail / Flickr Enabled LCD Frame

14/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : ThinkGeek :: eStarling Wi-Fi Gmail / Flickr Enabled LCD Frame - One of those LCD photoframe dealios, but this one can subscribe to Flickr RSS feed downloaded over Wi-Fi. [via#

erikbenson : wifi flickr photo frame - I'd like one of these. A bit expensive though.

Vote for the Daily Mail ludicrous headline of the year!

13/01/2006 @ 06:32 UTC

plasticbag : Vote for the Daily Mail ludicrous headline of the year! - More entertaining / scary than you can possibly imagine. It's almost a hard process working out and analysing exactly which headline was most scurrilous and damaging...

Rod Begbie : Mailwatch Vote 2005 - Vote for the most outrageous Daily Mail or Daily Express headline of 2005. I'm having trouble deciding between "1 IN 4 TERROR SUSPECTS ARE ASYLUM SEEKERS" and "GIVE MORE LAND TO GYPSIES ORDERS PRESCOTT" [via#

Rod Begbie : Mailwatch Vote 2005 - Vote for the most outrageous Daily Mail or Daily Express headline of 2005. I'm having trouble deciding between "1 IN 4 TERROR SUSPECTS ARE ASYLUM SEEKERS" and "GIVE MORE LAND TO GYPSIES ORDERS PRESCOTT" [via#

Griffin TuneCenter

12/01/2006 @ 15:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : Griffin TuneCenter - iPod as home media centre. If only you could get more than 60gb on one…

Jason Shellen : TuneCenter for iPod - Add a hard drive and I thought this was what Apple would announce at MacWorld. Looks pretty cool. #

Rod Begbie : TuneCenter - Griffin Technology - Wow, this is a nicely designed piece of kit. Given that Apple's on "AV Connection Kit" costs the same, and is lacking a nice on-screen display for browsing your music collection, Griffin are going to sell a gajillion of these. [via#

Tucson Association of Realtors Digestive System of a Badger Disclosure

12/01/2006 @ 00:10 UTC

Rod Begbie : Tucson Association of Realtors Digestive System of a Badger Disclosure - Dave Barry jokes illustrated. If you've ever been involved in a house closing, this form is hilarious. #

The Prejudice World Map

11/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Andy Baio : The Prejudice World Map - silly fun with Google wildcards

jkottke : A world map of cultural prejudices, compiled by asking Google what different cultures "are known for" - A world map of cultural prejudices, compiled by asking Google what different cultures "are known for". (via waxy, who is known for good links) [via]

Rod Begbie : The Prejudice Map - "According to Google, people in the world are known for..." [via#

Wayne Burkett : The Prejudice Map - Just getting around to this. Interesting and funny. #

Weebls Stuff - 100

11/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Weebls Stuff - 100 - The awesomely inexplicable Weeble & Bob makes it to 100 episodes. Hooray. #

Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse

10/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse - Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse: hahaha... what an awesome use of flickr :-)

Andy Baio : Flickr's firstgoatse tag - not even Ron Jeremy could handle it

Rod Begbie : Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse - You'll never forget your first goatse. (Mine was back in 1998, when it was referred to on uk.misc as simply "*that* jpeg") [via#

deusx : Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse - Do you remember your first goatse?

Why is Menzies pronounced Mingis?

10/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

plasticbag : Why is Menzies pronounced Mingis? - Interesting BBC article on the history of the Menzies / Mingis name and why it is pronounced the way it is. Good bit of history and linguistics stuff with a nice sideline in the impact of new technologies (ie. printing press)

Rod Begbie : BBC NEWS | Why is Menzies pronounced Mingis? - Round our way, you always pronounced "John Menzies" "John Mingus's". [via#

POPJUSTICE ::: Is this the greatest band logo of all time?

10/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : POPJUSTICE ::: Is this the greatest band logo of all time? - Betty Boo and Alex from Blur -- Together at last! Oh, this sounds like a fantastic slice of P!O!P! and no mistake. #

TKTS: Discount Theater Tickets

9/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : TKTS: Discount Theater Tickets - Handy site listing which Broadway shows were selling discounted tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square each day. #

PHP Easter Egg

9/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : PHP Easter Egg - I'd never heard of this: "If you add ?=PHPE9568F36-D428-11d2-A769-00AA001ACF42 to the end of any URL that is a PHP page you will see a funny little picture of a dog." #

Vongo.com - Choose Now. Watch Now.

9/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Vongo.com - Choose Now. Watch Now. - Starz's online video download service: $9.99 for all-you-can-eat movies. Windows #

Small and Nimble- The Long Story behind Karelia's New logo

7/01/2006 @ 00:10 UTC

Rod Begbie : Small and Nimble- The Long Story behind Karelia's New logo - "I won't be surprised if iWeb turns out to be as lame as Sherlock was, so we can get off the tracks, let Apple pass by, then get back on the tracks and back to work." [via#

b3ta: Who you gonna call?

6/01/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : b3ta: Who you gonna call? - Ghostbusters as a small animated GIF. #

Guardian Unlimited | Behind the magic curtain

5/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Guardian Unlimited | Behind the magic curtain - A former Apple employee gives some insight into the lead-up to a Steve Jobs keynote. [via#

plasticbag : Behind the magic curtain - how Steve Jobs prepares for the Apple keynotes... - Mike Evangelist reveals how the keynotes work. What's really interesting for me here is how much of this stuff is organised around demanding top-down management. God knows what it's like to work with Jobs...

jimray : Behind the magic curtain - An insider look behind the Apple keynotes

Extra Tasty

4/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Extra Tasty - Drinking 2.0 from the Threadless crew

plasticbag : My favourite new Social Software enterprise is the beautiful and well-developed extratasty.com! - For sheer class, check out the submit a recipe page - all the ingredients come from a controlled vocabulary, are translated automatically into tags, and it even writes the recipe for you as you submit each component. Plus you can register on the creation

Rod Begbie : Extratasty - Get Your Booze On! - Cunningly designed cocktail guide from the folks behind Threadless. Enter the contents of your "bar" and let it recommend recipes to lubricate your speedy descent into inebriation. [via#

jimray : Extratasty - Getting drunk goes Web2.0, courtesy of the folks who brought you Threadless

Hamachi

4/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Hamachi - To be tried-out: Cross-platform app that creates VPNs between computers -- even if they're behind firewalls. Downside: Requires connecting to a centrally-run server to initiate connection, which will soon be charging $$$. [via#

Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API

3/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

jkottke : Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API - Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API. You draw a little drawing and Retrievr fetches similar photos from Flickr. Photodisc, the stock photo site, used to have a feature like this back in 1997-98, but then they discontinued it (I have no ide [via]

Andy Baio : Retrievr - search Flickr by sketching; impressive examples on Mefi  [via]

Rod Begbie : retrievr - search by sketch - Crudely sketch something, and find photos on Flickr that resemble it. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : retrievr - search Flickr photos by sketching! [via]

Philippe Janvier : retrievr - "Searching Flickr by sketch" : une façon assez inattendue de se rendre encore compte combien Flickr regorge de photos extraordinairement belles. [via#

plasticbag : Retrievr allows you to draw sketches in an MS Paint style and then find similar Flickr photos... - It looks like they've gone and done some analysis on some of Flickr's most interesting pictures to try and match them up. If you play with blocks of colour you get some really nice and occasionally startling results...

Windows WMF vulnerability hotfix

2/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Windows WMF vulnerability hotfix - possibly the worst Windows hole ever, affects all versions, and spreading fast; install this now, as even viewing an image can infect you

Rod Begbie : Hex blog: Windows WMF Metafile Vulnerability HotFix - INSTALL THIS! INSTALL THIS! INSTALL THIS! If you're running Windows? INSTALL THIS! [via#

WMF vulnerability: It's not a bug, it's a feature

2/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

kayodeok : WMF vulnerability: It's not a bug, it's a feature - Turns out this is not really a bug, it's just bad design. Design from another era

Rod Begbie : F-Secure : News from the Lab - It's not a bug, it's a feature - The currently-circulating Windows WMF exploit "probably affects more computers than any other security vulnerability, ever." Every PC running any version of Windows since 1990 -- even if fully patched -- is vulnerable! #

deusx : F-Secure : News from the Lab - January of 2006 - ""The WMF vulnerability" probably affects more computers than any other security vulnerability, ever."

Nelson Minar : WMF hole intentional - An image format designed to run arbitrary code. (via Hot Links)

Free Music

30/12/2005 @ 01:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Free Music - Kristin Hersh has released a new EP as free creativecommons-licensed FLAC files. [via#

Charles Miller : Free Music - Kristin (ex- Throwing Muses) Hersh's new band, 50FOOTWAVE, has a creative commons-licensed EP online called, appropriately enough, Free Music. Worth a listen. (via jwz)

Top 50 Music Videos of 2005

29/12/2005 @ 21:12 UTC

Andy Baio : Top 50 Music Videos of 2005 - generally good songs, too  [via]

Rod Begbie : Top 50 Music Videos Of 2005 - All linked and ready-to-view. Some great stuff here. I'm of the opinion that the 4-minute pop promo can be an incredible work of art, and there's a lot here to help support that argument. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : DoCopenhagen: Top 50 Music Videos Of 2005

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