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A couple of weeks ago we reported what an impression Sarah Hunter, Google's top lobbying person and Head of UK Public Policy, had made at a public event. The internet is "like the Gaia Theory," she said, "A butterfly flaps its wings and a tsunami happens in another part of the world." Somehow I can't imagine Larry or Sergey …

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Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

WTF am I reading?

Looks like Sarah Palin quotes, but apart from that I really don't know.

Beer, quick!

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Is this true for anything other than amusing pictures of animals?

Stephen McPolin has:

The Second Law of Information Dynamics.

A disequilibrium in the distribution of information produces an information potential. This potential is the force which diffuses information across the internet. The internet is at equilibrium when the information potential is minimised.

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But this is patently correct...

The Second Law of Information Dynamics is clearly demonstrable and therefore *cannot* be a Hunterism.

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You must NEVER publish this

Because if you do, in a couple of years time it will be adopted as the schools' science curriculum. A a few years after that, when those years' students become advisors to politicians it will become our national science policy.

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@Pete 2

"A a few years after that, when those years' students become advisors to politicians it will become our national science policy."

Don't be stupid.

UK advisors to politicians *never* do science of any kind.

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I always thought

People in chaos theory were paranoid due to the shadowing lemma right behind them

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WOM datasheet

Have a look at

http://www.national.com/rap/files/datasheet.pdf

and the background in

http://www.national.com/rap/Story/WOMorigin.html

... and yes, it did really appear in their published catalog

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WOM?

A similar article appeared in the April issue of ETI (an electronics magazine) many, many years ago, when hobbyists used things like transistors, resisters and capacitors to build circuits to carry out various functions. Another April issue article described a device called a FEVA - Field Effect Vacuum Amplifier - with a complete description of, and an explanation of the workings of, a triode valve, hailed as a new breakthrough in electronic device invention.

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Vote:

I like Arah Leonard's one because it made my head hurt.

Should anyone care.

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Hunterianisms should be a regular feature.

I'm sure a panel made up of the likes of Leonard could keep the stuff coming... Or rather, I'm sure the rockets would keep firing on all cylinders!

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Auditing chaos theory

Aaahh, that pdf document did my crusty old accountant's soul a power of good. I'm a real accountant, btw, not someone who defected from auditing and imagines that mad skillz at slavishly following the Audit Proceddures Manual actually means they understand what they're doing.

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This stuff makes AMFM look coherent

Or at least reasonably medicated.

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Whoah

That reads like a list of some of the more entertaining spam emails I've had in my mailbox... you know, the ones that start with a random set of, largely nonsensical (though often strangely poetic) sentences and end with an image punting Viagra/Cialis/Whatever :)

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Inverse Square Law?

No such thing.

Nobody can make me turn it upside down, and anyway, it would look the same, so how could they prove I didn't?

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Southern Chartered Accountants Student Society.

I'm wondering who is laughing at whom here, and suspecting that, in this instance, it's the auditors getting the last laugh.

And remember this law...

He who laughs last laughs last.

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Atually...

He who laughs last has just thought of a dirty meaning.

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My vote for...

Jonathan Gladstone and Daire Stockdale. Brilliant!

-dZ.

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Has to be...

John-Paul S interpretation of Moore's Law. It almost sounds like it makes sense without being overtly wrong or stupid, definitely warrants being tried out on some sophisticos.

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baffling conflations 'R us

It's like the famous Einstein comment on condom theory, "God does not slay mice".

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Southern Chartered Accountants Student Society

Has to be a joke. Look at the name of the person whose "report" they cite: Sir Tinlee Able? Certainly Able?

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Has to be a troll.

Out of everything in that document, and the question is about the name?

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I propose

A random Hunterian quote generating tool. Because when a butterfly flaps its wings, Murphy's law states that it will always end up talking about Hitler.

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Ah, I keep forgetting this stinking thing!

I think she read BOFH and is trying to put us into dummy mode. Unfortunately for her it backfired. Permanently.

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My vote goes for

"Osmosis" by Alby. Inspired, and it stands a good chance of going mainstream.

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