Archive | April 2005

Make a difference – go out a vote on May 5th, a reason why!

This is probably the funniest flash animation I have seen in a long time. It includes all your favourite stars from modern politics, Blair, Bush, Coward (sorry Howard), Kennedy (legend!), Bin Laden, Blunket, Cooke and a few other suprises… If this doesn’t make you go out and vote then I don’t know what will. http://www.gbjab.com/

Oh I particularly like the intro with Bush and then the Howard rap! 🙂

How to impress women and men

A friend of mine sent me this, I thought it was quite apt.
HOW TO IMPRESS A WOMAN

Compliment her,
respect her,
honor her,
cuddle her,
kiss her, caress her,
love her, stroke her,
tease her,
comfort her,
protect her,
hug her,
hold her,
spend money on her,
wine and dine her,
buy things for her,
listen to her,
care for her,
stand by her,
support her,
hold her,
go to the ends of the Earth for her.

HOW TO IMPRESS A MAN
Show up naked.
Bring food.

PPS Ball 2005

Yesterday I got back my big group photo picture of us at the PPS ball – taken by the pro’s. Below you can see a scanned in photo. I like to think that us physicists can scrub up quite well! 🙂 What a crazy night – for more photos see here.

PPS Ball 2005 Group

Woman convicted of rape

…in norway – this is a landmark case: http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1027927.ece

oh and this is a landmark post – my 600th!

Car crashes into bedrooom…

No not a downstairs bedroom!! Straight into the first floor bedroom.

BBC Online Image

The really funny thing is that the police don’t seem to understand how this was possible! Well they didn’t earlier when I was discussed on BBC News 24 – looks as if they are going for “it hit the kerb” solution. Take a look at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/4493713.stm

Airbus A380 completes test flight

Is that a bird? Is that a plane, well yes it is – but it is damn big! The world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, completed its maiden test flight today. It has been said to be the biggest thing (not literally!) to have happened to european aviation since concorde! It was even watched by 50,000 – they should have sold tickets and made some cash! For more see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4488361.stm and here for the pictures.

Pope domain name

It astonishes me at what domains people hog at times, here is the latest example and it has divine implications.

The Amityville Horror

Last night I went to see The Amityville Horror. It wasn’t a bad film, at times it was actually quite good and if you remove the cliched feel that you get from this then it is actually quite good. The important thing to remember is that it is a remake of a 1970s horror film. I was well entertained. It is supposedly based on a true story. Being interested I looked at a few websites and it is quite an interesting story even though some of the more recent stuff appears to be of legal wranglings! The first site I came across was http://www.amityvillemurders.net/ which I feel is trying to sell you a book more than present information but it isn’t a bad site and has some interesting stuff on it. I then came across http://www.amityvillehorrortruth.com/ which has loads of interesting stuff on it, though at times a bit imaginative it is still very interesting. Oh and there is even an interview on there with George Lutz – who lived in the house and the stories are based around. As for the film take a look at: http://www.amityvillehorrormovie.com/

Who should you vote for? This will tell you

Take a look at: http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/ it isa rather interesting webform that we take you inputs and give you a result of who you should vote for based on the manifestos of the parties. My result can be seen below and doesn’t differ from what I thought would be the case. Come on the lib dems!

Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome: Liberal Democrat

Your actual outcome:

Labour -4
Conservative -61
Liberal Democrat 86
UK Independence Party -29
Green 7

You should vote: Liberal Democrat

The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For

Large Telescopes are about to become even larger

This is another news article to come out of NAM (National Astronomy Meeting) that is quite interesting (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4426535.stm)
Oh and someone has to remind astronomers how to name things – OWL is the new one and it stands for Overwhelmingly Large Telescope. I guess it beats the VLA (Very Large Array) and the Very Large Telescope (VLT)!