Category Archives: Ramblings

British Soldiers’ Inventories 1066 – 2014

Soldiers have always carried a lot of equipment and gear into battle, to help them deal damage, survive damage, and generally survive whilst out in the field. Thom Atkinson has a collection of excellent photos of what British soldiers carried … Continue reading

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Statistics

Hurrah for great / depressing statistics! PHD Comics has a great comic about statistics (shown above), with the ultimate conclusion being that we’re doomed. Yay! In all seriousness, it’s actually quite scary looking at the facts, and seeing how people ignore … Continue reading

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Apple – Perspective

I think Apple released a new product or something recently? Pretty minor news, barely anyone heard about it. They did, however, release this great advertisement for their company, using some fantastic optical illusions. Onwards!

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Net Neutrality – A Threat To Internet Freedom

An informative video on Net Neutrality, by The New York Times. “This Op-Doc explains the basic idea: when you visit a website, the phone or cable company that provides Internet access shouldn’t get in the way. Information should be delivered to you … Continue reading

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Run Walter, Run! Away From Spider Dog!

Two videos which I’m sure you’ve already seen, but they both highly amused me. The first shows just the sheer enthusiasm and happiness of a dog set free to do what he loves best; in this case, run all the … Continue reading

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Pixels

I’m a huge fan of xkcd. The most recent comic, entitled “Pixels“, is one of those that you can spend a long time getting lost in. Similar in scope to “Click and Drag” and “Time“, “Pixels” invites you to scroll … Continue reading

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Airline Cancellations Are Always Bad, Right? Wrong.

It’s horrible when your flight gets cancelled. All the excitement and preparation go out the window, and you’re left feeling angry, resentful, and frustrated. So why are flights cancelled? Is it purely for the airline companies to save money? The … Continue reading

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