Monthly Archives: November 2008

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar..

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says “You’re all idiots”, and pours two beers.

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‘end1’ : undeclared identifier

Rookie mistake when reading from a book, be sure not to do the same: I was stumped when compiling my test application, receiving the error ‘end1’ : undeclared identifier That’s because end1 should read endl (end-ell, not end-one), for end-line, of course.

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Mini Nuclear Power Plants that could power a small city

A recently designed (but old concept) Mini Nuclear Power Plant is now for sale for roughly $25million. The mini-plant is capable of powering 10-20,000 homes and would only need refueling every 7-10 years. On top of that, it has no moving parts, no weapons-grade material, is only a few metres across (the size of a Land Rover), and would be difficult/pointless to steal, as it’s a concrete block, buried underground and when opened the fuel …

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“Fix” Mouse acceleration on MacOS X

I’ve been using Macs on and off for a couple of years now but since using a MacBook on a daily basis i’ve been constantly frustrated by the poor mouse acceleration that OS X uses. On top of that, there’s no way to change the mouse acceleration! Having done a quick search I can see that this frustrates alot of other people, many cite SteerMouse as partially improving the problem, it allows you to modify …

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The Brazilian Grand Prix

Was awesome. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7705230.stm

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The Brand/Ross prank aftermath

I was apprehensive to write about this as this borders on celebrity gossip which I despise, although it’s turned into more of a political correctness debate now so I wanted to throw in my 2p. If you haven’t heard about this then you’ve likely been out of the country or living under a rock, but basically Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross made a prank phone call to Andrew Sachs (Manuel in Fawlty Towers) for Brand’s …

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