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Entries from March 2010

The Unbidden

March 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

If you’re a parent, you want the best for your children. You want them to eat healthily, to do their homework, to keep fit, and to be well-mannered. You may go a step further and carefully study nutritional information to make sure they receive the right balance of calories, protein, and vitamins. You’d hire a private [...]

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Cash Gordon: This is Not a Game

March 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

There was much hilarity today as the Conservative’s new Cash Gordon website was deluged by tweets; these tweets, by exploiting some shoddy coding on the site, redirected all visitors to unsavoury sites. Cash Gordon was pulled, and only returned several hours later after some hasty fixes.

I am not here to make fun of the poor security on [...]

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Can a Game Save the World?

March 9th, 2010 · 29 Comments

On December 9th 2007, a curious event took place at the University of South Carolina football stadium. As 29,000 people filed inside, each was given a piece of paper bearing four names and phone numbers. During the event, each person called those names and asked them to vote for Obama in the coming primary election.

Those [...]

Tags: future · games · philosophy · politics · science

Back to the Future: The BBC is still dead

March 2nd, 2010 · 7 Comments

Biff Tannen: And uh, where’s my reports?
George McFly: Uh, well, I haven’t finished those up yet, but you know I… I figured since they weren’t due till…
Biff Tannen: Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Huh? Think, McFly. Think! I gotta have time to get ‘em retyped. Do you realize what would happen if I hand in my [...]

Tags: bbc