Wednesday, 25 May 2011

drinks and music. went to a gig last night. as a laugh drinks were expensive mind.
should probably have been revising instead... ah well, life is for living

just a note to those unfamiliar with cyanide and happiness webcomics, check them out, they're awesome.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

so... bit late posting about his, but Osama is dead and all that. the question is, what difference will this make?
well, it appears to have removed the face of al-Qaeda , but the fact is that he  appears to have not exactly been instrumental in the latest plans of these terrorist organisations.  his death seems unlikely to spark anything other than retribution, especially as the us response has been so joyous, which seems particularly hypocritical given the adamant statements c. 2001-2 that it was wrong under any circumstances to celebrate a person's death.  not that i particularly care about the whole matter, as deaths due to terrorism worldwide is insignificant next to things like car crashes. one good thing that appears to have come out of this is that Obama's ratings are up, which is a welcome shift, as he is most definitely more agreeable than the archaic ideals of the GOP...

rant over, and on an entirely unrelated note, I recently watched a film called the straight story, and would recommend it to all, even if it is a little uneventful...

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

I haz very little to do, except lament my very hipster nature, and consider what better things I ought to be doing with my time right now.
i was recently bought a macbook. i already have a laptop... not really sure what to do with it if i'm honest, might appreciate some feedback.  this was always my opinion of macs:
my screen is broken, as is my mousepad, but this is fixed by essentially using it as a laptop, with a separate screen and USB mouse, chances are other than this the mac will be as good or worse than my current laptop... what do?

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

so, in the runup to the may local elections and the referendum on AV, i'm here to write a political post, as i'm sure you'll really care about.

so yeah, i've been getting pretty irritated recently with people saying things like 'AV will give the BNP more power' and 'but the person who loses can win...?' these are obvious fallacies and their use in the no campain clips invoke this response:

this is for a number of reasons, i shall recount:
the BNP themselves are asking their supporters for a no vote, this is because while they are the first choice of a deluded few, this will never amount to 50% and they are the second choice of none. this is an obvious benefit of AV over both PR and first past the post.

and the idea that you can lose but still win is true, but only in the most narrow minded of senses. the loser does not win, instead the barrier is simply moved from the indistinct and unfair on the majority 'whoever is the most people's first preference' to the distinctly more representative 50%, meaning that at least half the population of an area must be happy with their rule to be elected, where before you could be elected on, say ~20%

rant over, tl;dr: no to av people are lieing to you. provably (see above ^)

if you have a valid point for disagreeing, or for that matter agreeing, post below ↓  discussion is good.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

so, was sittin in the sun then got lured in by the power of teh interwebz
life is weird. one ought to be doing work right now, and I'm sure my powers of communication have amazed you all. i'm told this is a quintessential aspect of bloggery and  and is of paramount importance if one is to succeed.

pic related. it's me entering the blogging world.