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Archive for July 2005

Why's (Poignant) Guide To Ruby

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Pure hilarity. I'd buy this even if I didn't want to learn Ruby.

MochiKit

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another javascript library, but this one has a cute mascot! ;)

Pornography, Rape and Sex Crimes in Japan

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increase in porn -> decrease in sex crime?

The Seven Deadly Sins of Critics

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(4) THE FACT-CHECKER-WITH-TOO-MUCH-TIME-ON-HIS-HANDS CRITIQUE. . . . Elliot Perlman . . . was criticized for getting a street address wrong. "It's this kind of sharp, incisive film criticism that's made the Australian film industry what it is today," Perlman says.

"Desert Island Gaming"

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Mine, assuming I'll be living there for a loooong time:

  • Zangband? (Pick a roguelike, any roguelike...)
  • Tetris
  • The Many Faces of Go (The very best engine I know of for the very best strategy game.)
  • Civilization 3
  • Something twitch. Unreal Tournament 2004?

Automatic Human Washing Machine

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I want one. Check out the manufacturer's site for more creepy stuff, like the Visifat "Ultrasonic Subcutaneous Fat Measuring Machine".

The Right Technology

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Wallace and Gromit.

Review of bootleg Harry Potter NES game

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For budgetary reasons, the hazards have been reduced to one, the chess pieces. And it's not even a full version... a couple of pieces bounce around and collide with you. Try thinking of this as the video game equvalent of a high school stage production of Harry Potter and it hurts a little less.

Alternative versions of Dumbledore's death

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This Is Just To Say

I have killed
the wizard
who was in
your novels . . .

punctuation love story

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It might be the shortest novel ever, and it might be the only novel without a word. But Hu Wenliang, the author the novel entitled 《。》, claimed that he spent one year to write a novel with five sections as follows:

:?

:!

“‘……’”

(、)·《,》

;——

Hu is offering to reward those who can understand the hidden story.

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