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Thought in the act
Phew, I hope nobody's been thinking too hard this week. I mean, I shouldn't imagine there's too much risk of it, but if you have been, be aware that your thoughts may fall victim to Google's latest strategy. At least Google already seems to have indexed Yulia Tymoshenko, so those thoughts are safe, though possibly not work-safe.

Ukrainian politics are a bit outside my monkeysphere, mind you (though braids are closer to home -- if sadly not within my capabilities). The monkeysphere, argues a selfish tossp*t, is a bit of Scientific Fact that conveniently justifies the decision to be a selfish tossp*t. Spare offcuts of storyline from A Certain Chemistry, or just Bad Science? You decide.

When the spirit of scientific enquiry is applied to cooking, strange things can happen. We all know how to fry an egg with an XP, but let's face it, frying an egg doesn't require any technology more complicated than a pavement. Boiling an egg, now, that's proper science, with equations and everything, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home with only two mobile phones. Maybe.

Have a good weekend, and if you do try any of this stuff at home, don't blame me!


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From: (Anonymous) Date: September 9th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks - some nice links... The pavement one's a little broken though.
truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: September 9th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
An Onion article that actually maintains the funny beyond the headline; I really enjoyed the descriptions of the various parts of Google Purge. How surprising.
ms_saffie From: ms_saffie Date: September 10th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
RE: Monkeysphere - any website which attributes a quote by Joseph Stalin as coming from '50 cent' is obviously incredibly intellectual and well-informed.
pjc50 From: pjc50 Date: September 10th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the Adequacy.org school of writing: insert obvious red herrings to enrage people in the interests of forcing them to actually read the thing and critically analyse it rather than get distracted by surface issues. People who give up after the inflammatory bits won't read it anyway. It's in the grand tradition of Swift's Modest Proposal.
ms_saffie From: ms_saffie Date: September 11th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I did read the rest of the article (as I have read Swift - actually I studied him as part of my degree). However, given the quality of the rest of the article, you'll forgive me if I disagree with you.
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