The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

February 28, 2007

BrettHolmes

I don’t know why. I just wanted to close the month this way.

Next up, the Contents entry that nearly drove me mad.

Or madder!


Numbers. We All Love Numbers.

February 28, 2007

Mathematicians unlock major number theory puzzle

Mathematicians have finally laid to rest the legendary mystery surrounding an elusive group of numerical expressions known as the “mock theta functions.” Number theorists have struggled to understand the functions ever since the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan first alluded to them in a letter written on his deathbed, in 1920.

–via digg

See also: Srinivasa Ramanujan (Wikipedia)


Reference: TV Via The Internet

February 28, 2007

3 quick ways to watch TV shows for FREE

First in a series of ZP “How To” guides that will teach you how to find TV programming to watch on-demand or via BitTorrent download so that you can watch your favorite TV shows whenever you like.

With the ever increasing amount of TV shows available to watch on TV, it has become even tougher to try to view them all. With a ridiculous 500+ number of cable channels available to us its surprising that some shows are even watched at all.

The rise in popularity of foreign UK-based shows such as “Dr. Who,” “Torchwood,” “The Office,” and others, has only hastened the need for time-shifting capabilities.

Torchwood. Go see it.


Sony Flails While Nintendo Sails

February 28, 2007

Nintendo Wii Takes Lead in Console Wars

It is likely that Sony is attempting to demonstrate why the PlayStation 3 is worth the higher price by showcasing the quality of Blu-ray movies on the console. It remains to be seen, though, whether Australians will agree. Although the device is $600 in the United States, gamers down under will end up paying closer to $750.

Maybe I’m missing something. To view Blu-Ray titles, don’t you need HDTV?

My bet is that the Wii is selling to people who still have conventional TVs. Which is still most people.


Father Of Ren & Stimpy Speaks

February 28, 2007

The World According to John K.

WN: So you really think this form of advertisement will change the way products are marketed?

John K.: Advertising now is so bloated. Have you seen some of the ads out there? They’re shitty.

And:

WN: So the online medium is a place you’re going to be working in, mostly?

John K.: Online is a much better place for my brand of humor. Working for the studios is so bureaucratic. It’s awful. You can’t get anything done. Look what happened with Ren and Stimpy.

I clicked on the two ads linked in the article. They were funny.


Point: Counterpoint

February 28, 2007

Newsweek: Men & Depression: Facing Darkness

Counterpoint:
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
The Price of Greatness: Resolving the Creativity and Madness Controversy


Close The Other Half Too!

February 28, 2007

CompUSA to close more than half of U.S. stores

CompUSA, the computer and gadget retailer owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, said on Tuesday it would close more than half of its U.S. retail locations over the next two to three months to focus on top performing locations.

The salesdroids are mostly eejits, the selection always sucks, and who wants to deal with those bullshit shuck-and-jive rebates?


There Is A Righteous Rage

February 28, 2007

Bill would mandate nicer term for illegals

TALLAHASSEE — A state legislator whose district is home to thousands of Caribbean immigrants wants to ban the term “illegal alien” from the state’s official documents.

“I personally find the word ‘alien’ offensive when applied to individuals, especially to children,” said Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami. “An alien to me is someone from out of space.”

Your goddam twisted sensitivity is from outer fucking space!

“‘Illegal,’ I can live with, but I like ‘undocumented’ better,” she said.

Can you live with fuckhead? Or would you like shithead better?


Good Thing It’s Not Called The Wii-Wii

February 28, 2007

Christian Group Preps To Attack Wii

CORONA, CA – The Nintendo Wii gaming console has a wiittle porn problem. That’s right; this seemingly innocent family game console has a dirty little secret. It has the dubious ability to access pornography via the internet and most parents are not aware of this fact according to http://www.ThePornTalk.com

Hey, eyes are a portal to porn!

Please exercise the admonition in Matthew 18:9: If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out.


Science Meets Anecdote. Finally!

February 28, 2007

Meetings make us dumber, study shows

People have a harder time coming up with alternative solutions to a problem when they are part of a group, new research suggests.

Scientists exposed study participants to one brand of soft drink then asked them to think of alternative brands. Alone, they came up with significantly more products than when they were grouped with two others.

And:

Krishnan said individuals, whether students, executives or football fans, should take time to consider the facts on their own before coming to a consensus.

Yeah, try that shit in a corporate setting: “Let me think about it.” That’s poison to a Suit. In their dark, reptilian mind, they immediately dimly perceive you as “difficult.” As “not a team player.” As a “maverick.” A (thank god for it!) “loner.”

In plain words, you’re not some pussy who can be pushed down.

And people wonder why there are office shootings?

I wonder why they don’t happen every day.