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Live, writhing AntCam action, for those of you whose kitchens aren't already being invaded. Grr to phrase pollution. Jon Ronson's Guardian article on "the first Big Brothers" turns out to be, rather than some insight into fledgling surveillance-heavy dictatorships, a "where are they now?" article on the contestants for the original UK Big Brother television programme. Some faintly intriguing and depressing meta-analysis stuff in there, but feh.
Ech, last night's shiny new Brass Eye episode was apparently cancelled due to topically sensitive content (including a Tragibutes advert, perhaps?), rather than being "not quite ready", as the official Channel Four line seems to be. As if any parents of recently missing/dead children would be sitting down to watch, as if anything could make their loss any worse.
In his book Statistics of Deadly Quarrels, meteorologist Lewis F. Richardson turned his eye to the mathematical analysis of warfare, tabulating causes and contexts and death tolls to see what conclusions could be drawn, whether common government or language or culture was a step towards or away from peace. A slightly snide review is the nearest I can find to any content online.
"I can't bear the religious labelling of children," he says. "Like four-year-old Islamic children or four-year-old Catholic children... If anything makes me see red, that does, because these children are too young to know what they are... Would you ever talk about a four-year-old neo-Keynesian monetarist? Or a four-year-old Gramscian Marxist?"
A brief interview with Richard Dawkins in the Indescribablyboring.
Crikey, I apparently won Round 2 of DocNomic without even meaning to, earlier today.
Spider and Web is the most innovative and elegant text adventure I can remember playing, a truly original narrative concept with some nicely-implemented toys, and I finished it - or I think I did, it's hard to be sure - this afternoon. Wandering through the opening moments again, the nuance and attention to context is quite wonderful. You can explore it for yourself in this Java applet. After much faffing around, the Generic Nomic Data Tracker is online, and capable of dealing with anything I feel like configuring it for. Time to break the news to some Nomic rulesets.
Label on a bottle of mineral water: "Once open, keep refrigerated and drink within 3 days." I'm leaving it on my desk 'til Thursday to see what happens.
And the receptionist said "What paper would you like in the morning?"
I said "Oh, I'll have an Observer."
I wasn't thinking.
Throwaway line from a free Jack Dee album given away on the front of the... Observer.
More or less everything by Kevan Davis.
As Above is part of the Uncertain Organisation.