Monthly Archives: May 2009

Caroline Flyn – 30 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. Archaic law poses hazard for internet users

2. Google is out of control. But then, no its not.

3. X-files hum hits Cornwall.

4. How America will break apart, according to Russian professor

5. "It's all Greek to me" in Greek, etc.

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Caroline Flyn | 28 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. Vatican radio goes commercial.

2.Top-shelf totty for 'the thinking woman'. But will thinking women want to buy it?

3. More inappropriate fandom: "The nasal douche, expected to sell for $1,000 to $2,000, was used
by Presley before each concert to irrigate his sinuses and treat his throat"

4. A collection of virtual chairs (via Kottke)

5. Gift ideas for nerds 14: novelty ice-trays. Lego, Tetris, Space Invaders, Gin and Titonic

Caroline Flyn | 26 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. A cautionary tale

2. "Is it okay to run an illegal library from my school locker?"

3. Record number of trains on time

4. Yesterday was the annual cheese rolling contest in Gloucestershire. Winner, 21, to retire.

"This year's injury toll of 18 was described as "low" by St John
Ambulance, and ten of the wounded were not competitors but spectators."

5. Just in case you managed to miss the Sub-prime Primer

Caroline Flyn – 24 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. More improbable pastimes: a) Animal vocabulary baseball cards. b) Fear and Loathing board game.

2. Shanghai steel fails basic safety tests

3.Gift ideas for nerds 13: cutlery. One, two and three.

4. More cutlery geekery.

5. Unemployed grads urged to leave UK, come back later.

Caroline Flyn | 22 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. Expenses fiasco continues to be deeply troubling / very funny: a) Tory MP: Constituents angry over expenses fiasco are just jealous of my very large house. b) "It's serious stuff, Evan"

2.  Are these guys actually trying to convince us to build true to life Sim City arcologies?

3. Dan Brown's anti-matter bombs: more than fiction?

4. More improbable past-times: meta-games. (hat tip: Tom Mendelsohn)

5. Tot, 3, accidentally purchases heavy machinery online.

Caroline Flyn | 21 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. Vinyl for nerds: AR scratching, spinning vinyl for iPhones, internet library of record sleeves

2. I love that 'a secret London location' is actually a searchable venue on Time Out.

3. Star Wars trilogy: a) retold by someone who hasn't actually seen it. b) is interchangable, plot-wise with Harry Potter

4. Stalin vs. Martians 

5. Stupid nature.

Caroline Flyn | 15 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. Afghanistan's only pig quarantined in flu fear

2. Nerdy gift ideas 12: footwear. One, two (cf. Faith from Mirror's Edge) three, four.

3. Interactive billboard allows you to be simultaneously tough and geeky. (hat tip: Gizmodo)

4. Cardiff at night. 

5. Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP on level pegging in European election voting intention poll

Caroline Flyn | 14 May 2009

What We're Reading

Oh dear, I've been incommunicado for one week, and the world has fallen apart:

1. Kids born of 'academics, lawyers, whatever' have better genes, according to the former chief school inspector

2. Call for racially segregated public transport in Italy.

3. No longer possible to represent constituents with dirty moat (moat?)

4. Priest publishes sex guide

5. etcetera

Caroline Flyn – 4 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. Changing your sex once is understandable. But twice is just careless.

2.  Nerdy gift ideas 11: Clocks. One, two and three.

3. Berlusconi and wife to divorce. But let us remember the good times.

4.  YouTube proves that animals can dance. Watch the example, it will make your day.

5. Braingate turns thoughts into actions, quite literally.

Caroline Flyn | 1 May 2009

What We're Reading

1. Statistical voyeurism from xkcd.

2. More on temporal lobe epilepsy: religious experiences

3. Missed Obama's inauguration? Never mind.

4. Nerdy gift ideas 10: neckties. One, two and three. I particularly like the 'anthrax: in remission' design.

5. Damn stylish flu masks