Re: By "rudimentary understanding of gravity"...
..almost certainly better than anyone else.
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Following the unexpected success of ‘Celebrity Popstar to Kitchen Fitter’; Tony Hadley Entertainment is proud to present their new reality TV show:
‘I used to be a Celebrity now get me a real job’
Our hand-picked celebrities will each learn a new trade over the course of the next 13 weeks and each Friday night the celebs will pair up in order to demonstrate their new found skills. Viewers will then be able to vote on who stays and who goes.
We’ve even managed to find a pair of Geordie presenters who can almost speak English and have not been seen on TV before. I think it’s fair to say that Pants and Dick are almost as thrilled as their Mams.
In this week’s show:
‘Little’ Jimmy gets his first new hairstyle in over 30 years courtesy of Jodie who has been studying with well-known hair-stylist Nicki Clarke.
Nicki has been cutting the hair of the good people of Wakefield for over 15 years from her salon above the Golden Dynasty take-away in Throgmorton St.
Darius gets a crack wax from student beautician Mylene; if I know Darius he’ll really be looking forward to it.
He’s positively bristling with anticipation.
In our International Bakery challenge Preston gets to sample Paris’s baps.
It’s probably his turn.
This will be a truly life-changing opportunity for one of our Celebs, as, in a first for British Television, the winner will be awarded a prestigious NVQ certificate!
Invented by arseholes for...
I thought it was a joke operating system from the 1940s when I first worked on it in the late 1980s.
You just put this twiddly character in here with this random collection of letters to get it to do X.
No don't put the twiddly character there! It will purge your hard drive instead...
Sanitation. Sanitation. Sanitation.
Without some efficient way of disposing of the 'night soil' major population centres would not be viable. Without them most of the other discoveries would either have not been made or would not be useful.
Manual methods of disposal are OK up to a point but do limit population densities and the overall size of a town (you can only handcart it so far). Mind you; they did lead to the famous Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle for which we should all be grateful.
If we all live in 3 hut villages then arguably subsistence farming will do just fine; its only when we start collecting together in large numbers that you need the advances in agriculture.
Major advances in science are usually collaborative efforts (or at least supported by the Royal Society) which requires some sort of intellectual organisation. A pre-requisite for these is a population centre.
..and we are nowhere near getting to limited liability companies; unless they are building and operating the sewers....
IIRC Hawking Radiation is justified by an application of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle to 'objects' at the Event Horizon of a Black Hole (i.e. since you can't predict that everything is going in then some things must be coming out).
I was never convinced by this and offer up an alternative definition for an event horizon:
The set of points at which HUP ceases to work in the vicinity of a Black Hole.
excellent 2-4 player for under £20
The mix of strategy and luck makes it probably the best 2 player game I know; we have rattled up more than 200 games in the last 12 months (last years Xmas pressie).
good review here: http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/blog/post/review-castles-burgundy/
Carcasonne (original) is very good too, but we hold two tiles in hand (pick 2 to start with, play one, pick another) to increase the strategy and reduce the luck.
Big fan of Acquire too but is probably out of print.
Don't touch 'All creatures' 2-player mini-game offshoot of Agricola, it is probably the most boring game ever made. (Yes, even worse than Agricola!)
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