Posts Tagged ‘Strange But True’

Stephen Timms

May 18th, 2006 No comments

This guy causes me great amusement.

Stephen Timms MP is the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Check out some of his pictures:
Stephen Timms MP, 2001

and my favourite:
Stephen Timms MP at RFI Launch

What on earth is he looking at, and why is it puzzling him?

Also, there’s a load more pictures of him on Google Image Search – here

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Somebody didn’t think of the name did they!

April 28th, 2006 No comments

OK, heard it on the radio this morning, and now I’m at work, it seems the Internet is somewhat alive with it as well.

The name for Nintendo’s new console is officially “Wii”, as in “we”.

But they didn’t think very hard did they. Not sure whether this is just in the UK, but over here a “wee” means taking a piss. As in, “I’m going for a wee”.

“What do you want for Christmas this year little Johnny?”

“Well Daddy, I want a wee”.

The shameful thing is the working title “Revolution” made me want to buy one. Now I don’t. I really, really don’t. Change it back Nintendo, and stop with the “cute” stuff.

I believe this comment on Gizmodo sums it up quite amusingly

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This is a genius idea!

March 14th, 2006 No comments

This is a absolutely genius idea! How to maximise your Return-On-Investment in Pizza Hut.

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When Mark Met Richard

November 6th, 2005 No comments

Following on from my previous rant about feeling old, I also remembered the other day about when I first met Richard!

Turns out, we met in our very first Electronics practical class in our first year at Uni, and got talking because we both had Nokia 8210 phones…..

The rest is just history

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June 30th, 2005 No comments

This is quite funny. Apparently ferrets are very good at discovering KDE bugs (as indicated here).

It’s a bit weird actually, because on Tuesday night, I had a very weird dream about ferrets, and this has just brought it all back again.

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Wow! Cool!

June 29th, 2005 No comments
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Biblical Programming

May 11th, 2005 No comments

At work, we have an error log that holds all of the errors that our programs produce, and we can also put messages into it so that we can debug our programs.

Today, whilst looking through, someone has obviously taken a near-biblical slant on debugging:Hello anybody there?
In the begining
Let there be night!
And man looked apon the darkness
And the darkness was good!
pre syschar900
post syschar900
So end’s the first book
Each one of those lines has been hand typed, in that order, and so must mean something to somebody!

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Morse Code Triumphant!

May 7th, 2005 No comments

This one appears to be doing the rounds at the moment.

Apparently, a 93 year-old managed to beat a 13 year-old champion Speed-Texter (SMS) by sending the same message via Morse Code.

Genius. And apparently the young whipper-snapper used “txt” abbreviations, but he sent the whole thing and still beat her.

Chuggnutt sums it up correctly:Man, there’s retro, and there’s retro.

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I Want One

May 6th, 2005 No comments

How cool are these!

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Text Messages From The Dead!

February 2nd, 2005 No comments

OK, so I’m not too much of a belie ver in this, but that’s not important. The question remains though, where was George’s SIM Card at the time? And besides, you can delay messages from sending.

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