May 22nd, 2005

Monkey in charge

Wheeeeee

Spent yesterday afternoon helping tisme prepare for her party, then off to do badly at Laserquest (where, I have to say, I was most unimpressed with the quality of the equipment and service).  And then off to the actual party, where I chatted to a wide variety of people, eventually making my escape at 12:40 (with eduard_green and yonmei), and through the crapness of night-bus timetables and the business of the service, not making it home until 2am.

Today will be spent with Lilian, at Dynamic Earth.  Assuming that is, I actually go and put some clothes on.
Illuminati

Just in case you thought your elections sucked

It doesn't suck as much as Iranian ones do:

Iran's election watchdog has disqualified all but six of more than 1,000 candidates for the presidential election, state television reports.

The Council vets all contestants for their moral values and support for the Islamic system of government.

Former president and poll favourite Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, four conservatives and a reformist make up the approved field of candidates.

The four hardliners are the former police chief, a former commander of revolutionary guards, the mayor of Tehran and the former head of state radio and television.

Iran's former parliamentary speaker Mehdi Karrubi remains on the list, but correspondents say he had not been the reformists' main contender.

The conservative-dominated Council of Guardians has blocked women from running for the office.


BBC Coverage here.
Illuminati

Life?

If by the miracle of modern science they cured 'old age' tomorrow, making people immortal unless killed, what's the first change you'd make in your life?

If you discovered you only had 10 years to live, how would you change you life?

I would make that change if my life expectancy was up to X years, where X is:

Mean: 28.44 Median: 22.5 Std. Dev 15.88
5
1(6.2%)
10
2(12.5%)
15
2(12.5%)
20
3(18.8%)
25
1(6.2%)
30
0(0.0%)
35
2(12.5%)
40
0(0.0%)
45
1(6.2%)
50
4(25.0%)