Monthly Archives: August 2010

Geeks Dig Metaphors: Paradigm A Dozen

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, all work… This series of posts has become rather longer than the very short thing I was originally going to … Continue reading

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Geeks Dig Metaphors: The Politics Of The Singularity

(Following on from the introduction and the technical problems ) Now, the Singulatarian worldview can be summed up, roughly, as “Real Soon Now, we’re going to enter a Golden Age which will last forever. This Golden Age will probably be … Continue reading

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Geeks Dig Metaphors: The Technical Problems With The Singularity

Back to introduction I have come to the conclusion that anyone who talks about how easy it’s going to be to simulate a human brain in a computer either understands computers but doesn’t understand biology, or doesn’t understand computers but … Continue reading

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Geeks Dig Metaphors: Introduction

A metaphor is a glorious thing, A diamond ring, The first day of summer A metaphor is a breath of fresh air, A turn-on, An aphrodisiac Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors, Sparks Metaphors are scraps of resemblance that … Continue reading

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Linkblogging For 26/08/10

This month’s Superman/Batman has a good bit in it. I know, I’m as surprised as you. But here it is – The Joker and Lex Luthor as Calvin and Hobbes I don’t know if I’ve linked to him before, but … Continue reading

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Doctor Who From The Beginning: 5 – The Keys Of Marinus

The Keys Of Marinus Writer: Terry Nation Director: John Gorrie DVD availability: single-disc DVD Buy from Amazon This one’s taken a *long* time to get around to writing about, hasn’t it? Partly that’s because my DVD player broke, but also … Continue reading

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The Alternative Vote system

In a little under nine months, the British people will be voting on changing our voting system from First Past The Post (FPTP) to the Alternative Vote system (AV). The Liberal Democrats want to go much further and have the … Continue reading

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