Month: May 2012

 

How to and why ruin your appetite

I can recall when I was a youngster, my parental figures commanded me not to have sweets just before main meals. There were stern warnings that I’d ruin my appetite.  They would also withhold fizzy drinks or water until the plate was clean. Well, well – it so happens thatRead More

Wondrous little robots and larger sentient ones

You should see a set of photos below with what might at first glance appear to be dots. But as you look closer you should notice that they are tiny spiders. They were about 1mm across at the widest diameter. I call them robots – ‘bots’ for short – forRead More

I guess it’s what folk do

Well, I’ve been in Budapest from 21st May 2012 for a few days holiday and some dental work. You can get stuck on the dental work, I’ll remain stuck on the holiday. I mean I don’t know what it is with people – the moment they hear ‘dental work’ –Read More

Budapest!! The place to be.

Hey look, those who know the Captain will say that I’m ultra-critical, nit-picky, fussy, hard to please – and things of the like. So when you hear me say a thing or place is good, listen up!! Right – I came over to Budapest for dental work. Calm down atRead More

Upgrading to Android 4.04 on Samsung Galaxy S1

This guide assumes that your phone has been previously upgraded to Froyo and can go into clockwork mod recovery mode.  Read and digest all information at http://www.slimroms.com/ – and note that you take all risks, and cannot sue anyone because no liability is accepted. This is not for those whoRead More

How the humans assess risk

I’m giving an example of how the humans assess risk. Recently I came across a human who would not drink tap water, especially from hotels for fear of contracting Legionnaire’s disease. In a nutshell there are 500 cases of the disease in the UK per year, of which 160 casesRead More

Thought for tomorrow

Truth demands the hard confession: that thought and spirit come badly off, in the long run, against nature. – Thomas Mann

Imagine this

Imagine that you became aware of some danger that was about to materialise and cost thousands of lives in the next two hours. You then approach a few people and explain to them what you had discovered. They look at you with a blank stare. You try again. They utterRead More

Assumptions

I’m briefly addressing something that’s happening in the minds of others – that hasn’t been communicated to me. How do I know it’s happening? Ahhh.. human nature and the failure of logic predicts what they’ll be thinking. You see people use their own experiences as yardsticks to estimate the world.Read More

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