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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

“I just think things should work properly.”

I’m a sucker for a good inventor story. A story about someone seeing a problem, coming up with a killer solution, trying to convince others of its killerness, being rejected time after time and then saying fuck it I’ll build it myself. And then kicking ass. That’s just what James Dyson did with the world’s first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner. His cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner.

The story is fantastic (as are his other inventions).

I recently heard an internet radio spot for the Dyson vacuum — voice over by Dyson himself — and he ended it by saying “I just think things should work properly.” That’s just beautiful, I just think things should work properly. Sums it up for me.

Crak yer head on this

3M put their money where their mouth is...

Yes... This is real Money...



3M Security Glass

Kumaniqaytion Skillz

Zefrank tells us how to reply to emails in a semi-civilised manner...

http://www.zefrank.com/punc/

Where's Jimney Cricket?

Check up on your garden...

http://www.fao.org/NEWS/GLOBAL/locusts/locuhome.HTM

...Oh, said God... and promptly disapeared in a puff of logic...

Looking through the vastness that is the internet, I seem to find a mind boggling number of porrly written sites trying to find logical fallacies in religion.

http://www.freethought.mbdojo.com/stupidbible.html


Almost as dumb as some religious sites that try to find logical fallacies in aetheistic beleifs...

http://www.mtfreethinkers.org/essays_stories/religion/atheist_manifesto.htm

ahem...

Know your bits from your bytes

A well written, concise page explaining the ins and outs of size, related to information.

Originally written in Russian.

Then translated into English.

Then into Portuguese.

http://port.pravda.ru/culture/2003/09/02/2852.html

have giga-bytes of fun...

I have story that will make you believe in God

http://pi.canongate.net/life_of_pi.htm

Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize winning epic into the hearts of men. (And women, childeren, tigers and carnivorous islands.)

This Flash animation, although great, does not do the book justice.

Try it, you might like it.