Imaginary, err I mean intellectual, property

This is a fine comment: “I own a sofa. I can arrange the cushions on it in any pattern I like; if I couldn’t it would reduce my rights to my property. I also own a hard disk, and I can arrange the magnetic alignments on it in any pattern I like; if I couldn’t … Continue reading Imaginary, err I mean intellectual, property

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-11-01

A good piece on sensible-debate versus actual-politics from Andrew R, based on real science: http://bit.ly/14vR5W # Remote nowhere was excellent, incidentally. All foreign phone roaming disabled, so absolutely no outside-worldery impinging on anything. # Not a huge J Carr fan, but he's right here (and funny) and his critics are idiots: http://bit.ly/3PlBgp # S Fry … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-11-01

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-25

Weird lurker Cruise, you are wrong: the Lulu & The Lampshades song is properly lovely, and you have no sense of joy or sweetness # is now departing London Heathrow on British Airways Powered by Lufthansa - http://myskystatus.com/ # Forsaking night out in Hyderabad with former colleagues (now vaguely-sister-company types) in favour of work and … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-25

A quick note on free speech

As far as I can make out, "the right to free speech" means something like "the state will not take action against you for voicing your opinions, no matter how vile, and people who commit illegal acts against you for voicing your opinions will not avoid prosecution just because your opinions are deemed vile". If … Continue reading A quick note on free speech

Being away

I'm sitting in the 18th floor of a tower block somewhere subtropical, overlooking the sea. Currently I'm inside, but with the large bay windows open, getting some evening sunshine - I may shortly head out to the terrace for full-on last rays action. On the minus side, I've been working today, but it hasn't been … Continue reading Being away

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-18

now using MySkyStatus - http://MySkyStatus.com/ # Duncan Bannatyne: prick - http://bit.ly/FkAyr # "I agree with C Hitchens that champagne among 4 most overrated things in the world, with lobster, picnics and anal sex" http://bit.ly/1pD6n8 # (note to self: do not go on a champagne and lobster picnic with C Hitchens) # New rule of thumb: … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-18