I am Home Alone…

27 08 2008

Tee Hee…


5 Scientific Theories that will make your head explode

7 08 2008

I love this kind of shit. And no matter how many times I read it, I still can’t get my head around the idea behind the double-slit experiment.

Local Idiot to Post Comment On Internet

6 08 2008

I really really love The Onion.

It’s also worth saying that comments on YouTube are not a good indicator for the future of humanity.

Gorbachev Rocks!

8 07 2008

I don’t know whether it’s the fact this video is hilarious or the fantastic graphic design that does it for me, but this video is awesome.

Dilbert and the Monty Hall problem

15 04 2008

Just read an interesting post on thedilbertblog.com about the Monty Hall problem.

Basically, it goes like this; imagine you’re on a game show and on this game show you have three doors to open. Behind one door is a new car, and behind the other two there’s a goat. You choose a door, and before you open it, the host (who knows what is behind each door) opens another of the doors to demonstrate there’s a goat behind it. 

Your choice is whether to stick with the door you’ve chosen or to switch. Which is where this gets interesting…

Most people’s logic would suggest that you now have a 50/50 chance of the door you’ve chosen having the car behind it but this is not true. According to statistics there is now a 33% chance that you have the right door, but you have a 67% chance of it being the other door.

I couldn’t get this at all but I saw a nice explanation on Wikipedia which has cleared it up. So now I get it.

Sort of.

As if my brain wasn’t frazzled enough today…

Never mind the Sarlacc Pit…

15 01 2008

This great lesson in pretentious overanalysis is as good an example as any of how Freud has a lot to answer for. Probably better to read the whole agonising essay, suffice it to say that the “small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port” line has taken on a whole new meaning.

Today’s favourite mashup

8 09 2007

Just found this genius mashup while wondering through the webderness and had to share it. Unfortunately it’s only available as part of a YouTube video but if I find a link to the MP3 I will post it.

Trent Reznor meets The Beatles with “Come Closer Together”

UPDATE: Found it ! Found this and this at the same time, both of which I’m loving. You have DJ Zebra to thank apparently.