August 27th, 2009


Things that made me laugh this morning

Quote from uni-era flatmate Alex on Facebook, who crossed LOTR and Fear and Loathing to get:
"We were just outside of Hobbiton when the power Of The One Ring began to take hold."

Which crosses over nicely with a Tuesday night dream, where I was Aragorn, waking up on the morning of a major battle with The Forces Of Evil to find that I'd somehow mislaid Narsil...

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This is what happens when I take my eye off the ball.

Julie recently bought a desktop - and got a quad core processor, which I thought sounded pretty high end.

Until I just went and took a look at processors, and realised that you pretty much can't buy single-core CPUs any more - dabs has three uni-core cpus, versus thirteen dual-core and twenty one with 3 or 4 cores.

Desktops still seem to be maxed out at four-core - but I do wonder how much longer that will last, and whether there's much point scaling beyond that for most people, without something that uses that much CPU, and isn't heavily hard drive dependent.

Things that amused me today #2

These, in a collection of (presumably fake) letters to Viz magazine:

* We should remember the tremendous contribution of the Queen Mother to the war effort: as the BBC pointed out, she "bravely remained in London beside her husband" during the war. This contrasts sharply with the actions of my grandfather who, on the declaration of war immediately left his wife and children and pissed off, first to France , then North Africa , Italy , France (again) and finally Germany . The shame will always be with us.

* Like the Queen Mum, my grandfather was a frequent visitor to the East End during the dark days of the blitz, but he was never hailed as a hero by the people of London . That's because he flew Heinkel bombers for the Luftwaffe. Werner Hoffman, Munich .

* I would just like to say a big thank you to all those wonderful young people who stand on motorway slip roads (and in any weather) holding up boards telling us motorists where they lead to.

* Never mind ventriloquists like Keith Harris and Roger De Courcey. What about Professor Stephen Hawking? I saw him on telly blathering on about galaxies for hours and I never saw his lips move once. Genius

* The person who coined the phrase "as different as chalk and cheese" obviously hadn't tasted Kwik Save's cheddar.