Month: February 2007
How big is my space ship?
[A handy comparison chart](http://www.people.iup.edu/pnwm/comparison.gif) next time you need to work out how big your spaceship is. ([Via](http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/01/17/how-big-is-your-starship/)).
Doctor Who translated into Jamaican
[A little more YouTube rubbish for you](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p36YMOB8wq0). ([Via](http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2007/01/i_think_i_like_doctor_who_better_this_wa.php))
What use is an appendix?
[Apparently none at all](http://surgeonsblog.blogspot.com/2007/02/god-of-appendix-of-truth-and-worms.html). ([Via](http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/02/what_use_is_an_appendix.php))
But what about Undo?
[This new eraser](http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/tersumus/) from Art Lebedev Studio is the coolest thing ever… ([Via](http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/18/art-lebedev-gets-campy-tersumus-eraser/))
Where are they taking the Hobbits?
[I am not responsible if you press play and can’t get the tune out of your head.](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tin6NJqQQsM) ([Via](http://www.grotto11.com/blog/archive/1171740099.shtml))
Better than ACTION
[Soviet bus-shelters](http://www.polarinertia.com/jan07/bus01.htm) – strangely beautiful. ([Via](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/74217259/soviet_busshelters.html)).
Has anyone ever seen a better [description of me](http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2003/07/10/nadd.html)?
The problems with Wikipedia
[Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org) is one of the most incredible developments that I’ve ever seen. An encyclopedia that anyone can edit? Sounds like a fruitbat notion doomed to failure. But it’s worked. Mostly. There are a few fault points developing. And these may show the beginning of the end for Wikipedia as we know it. A couple of […]
The best eight word summary of the Iraq war plan
The US [National Security Archive](http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/index.html) (not an official body) has just obtained the [PowerPoint briefing on the Iraq war plan from 2002](http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB214/index.htm). There’s lots of great stuff in this, but I was particularly struck by one sentence from the second slide in the pack >Thinking “outside the box”, but “inside a compartment” When they come […]
Movie Review: The Last King of Scotland
Last week we went to see [The Last King of Scotland](http://www.us.imdb.com/title/tt0455590/), the new film based on the regime of [Idi Amin](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi_amin). The film (based on the book of the same name) is a fictionalised account of a doctor (Nicholas Garrigan, played by [James McAvoy](http://www.us.imdb.com/name/nm0564215/)) who falls in with the regime of Amin. But the centre […]