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  • Commented on Drink Me: The Horror Hotel Story, and Where Ideas Come From
    You get whatever you chose as your serif and sans serif fonts in your browser. That's all the CSS does, rather than picking specific typefaces. I recommend you go choose some you like....
  • Posted A tale of three dossiers to The Pagan Prattle
    United Kingdom: The other day, Bartholomew's Notes on Religion drew my attention to the unearthing of an ancient artifact, or rather, to the conspiracy theories surrounding the disappearance of something pulled out of an MP's arse: Geoffrey Dickens' alleged dossier proving the existence of child abuse by satanic cults, whose members included some very important people indeed. And now the Prime Minister himself has either been sucked in, or is trying to distract attention away from something: David Cameron has ordered a fresh investigation into what happened to a missing dossier of alleged paedophile activity involving politicians in the 1980s....
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    So, how badly did England lose to Italy? I've been at a beer festival in a field in the middle of nowhere in Scotland this weekend, with no connectivity at all....
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    The US already has something more than devolution, with the individual States having a lot of control over their own affairs, so long as what they do is constitutional....
  • Commented on Vacation
    I'm still rather interested in this tour. Can we arrange to get together?...
  • Commented on Vacation
    The principle remains - Google Maps has its problems, in this specific example not being able to tell the difference between Something Road and New Something Road. A problem that caused me to walk a long way before giving up...
  • Commented on Vacation
    OSM is great for geocaching, and apparently well-liked by cyclists but doesn't do routing well. I will have it on the GPSr I'll have with me for caching. The iPhone is considerably smaller than the new satnav we just bought...
  • Commented on Vacation
    That looks as if it ought to be useful, but I can't get it to go past the second item. A web "designer" is clearly in need of finding a new career in something they can actually do....
  • Commented on Vacation
    He'll hate that, but I'd love to see the Japanese team play....
  • Commented on Vacation
    Why the fuck would we want to suffer a Microsoft store? The one I've been past, in Boston, is loud, garish, unpleasant and contains nothing worth buying....
  • Commented on Because people keep asking me ...
    Fluff is on a panel with Harold at Satellite 4....
  • Commented on Because people keep asking me ...
    Fluff the Plush Cthulhu says that He has not been leaning on Greg to vote any particular way. Honest. Not even slightly. Well, maybe He engaged in a little bit of threatening to eat last, etc....
  • Commented on Circumstantial connections
    A very interesting airworthiness directive was issued by the FAA a few days ago, and comes into force on 9th April: "SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD...
  • Posted Love Thy Neighbour round-up to The Pagan Prattle
    Central African Rupublic: A mob of Christians have killed two Muslims and burned their bodies in the latest example of horrific religious violence sweeping that country in the aftermath of a coup. On Friday, a convoy carrying Muslim refugees out of the country was attacked and 22 people killed. And at least one person identifying as Christian has boasted about an attack that would (hopefully) horrify even the EDL (after the cut, because it's graphic)....
  • Posted Intelligent Warming update to The Pagan Prattle
    England: The UKIP councillor who ranted on about flooding being caused by those nasty homosexuals ignoring his imaginary friend has been suspended by his party. But the cause of his suspension is not that they are embarrassed by his ridiculous views—they are shared by many in the extreme right organisation—but because he had been told not to do any media stuff, and he did. UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he was entitled to his strong Baptist view of the world, but had defied a request not to do further media interviews. Mr Farage said: So we suspended him, quite rightly....
  • Posted A chip off the old block. to The Pagan Prattle
    Brazil: The lightning strike is one of the traditional forms of smiting attributed to the Christian God when he does not approve of something. So, has God finally decided to do something about ostentatious displays of piety, something his son warns against in Matthew chapter 6? A lightning strike has damaged a thumb of Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer statue. The thumb on the right hand of the 38m (125ft) statue was hit during a storm on Thursday night, officials said. Or was it a completely different imaginary friend? Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue's thumb chipped in storm—BBC...
  • Posted Intelligent Warming to The Pagan Prattle
    England: It seems members of far-right party UKIP are competing with the best of the Americans when it comes to bizarre scientifish ideas. Take Henley-on-Thames councillor David Silvester, who has a novel idea about the recent floods. In the letter to the Henley Standard he wrote: The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war. He added: I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him...
  • Posted Springmarch to The Drey
    I have just finished a new typeface. A year in the making, Springmarch is a thorough reworking of a 19th century original. I think it's rather Steampunk. It's released under the SIL Open Font License. You can download it...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    Your comment translates as "This cider really isn't a very good beer". My main beef with Word is that its file format doesn't seem to be consistent, even in the same version, and Word documents do not import reliably into...
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    Greg - somewhere in one of Mick Mercer's books on goth, there is a photo of me taken on my 17th birthday at a Specimen gig. And being a fat goth is why I learned to sew. I suppose an...
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    Goths are older and have more money?...
  • Commented on The latest news
    So, tell me again, why it was a bad thing when the Stasi did effectively the same thing with the technology available to them....
  • Posted I ignore them, but they don't go away. to The Pagan Prattle
    Why do I not update this much? Because it's depressing, that's why. Look at today's news: Scotland: Parents' outrage as extremist US religious cult hand out creationist books and preach to kids at Scottish school, Daily Record, 6 September 2013. The creationist books, defended by head teacher Sandra MacKenzie, denounce the theory of evolution and warn pupils that, without God, they risk being murdered in a harmful, disgusting world. The Daily Record found that a so-called Church of Christ, in reality an extremist anti-science and homophobic cult that appears to have nothing to do with any of the actual teachings...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    The argument over abortion is not over whether the unwanted tissue is human (it is; so are malignant tumours) but over religion, and control of women's bodies. Anything else is just obfuscation....
  • Commented on Monarchy versus the Panopticon
    You know, I think I know that bar. Indeed, for some mysterious reason, I might just have a picture of Our Host there....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: 419/Rule 34
    Charlie has worn his kilt at the 2005 and 2007 Hugo Award ceremonies, and at weddings. Here's a picture from 2005....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: 419/Rule 34
    That's not black. That's Goth Tartan!...
  • Posted The Essential Map of Europe and Environs. to The Drey
    Not a font this time, but instead a map showing everything you need to know about Europe - the word for "beer" in various languages. PDF version here, and you can click the image above to get a bigger...
  • Commented on Admin notice: server crash
    "Gone tech" is an aviation term used to describe the situation when an aircraft has a technical problem. The first flight out to Paris seems to regularly go tech while are sitting on it, wondering whether we're going to make...
  • Commented on Obituaries
    Both countries gained their independence some decades ago, or hadn't you noticed? The UK government ("Great Britain" is the large island, not the country) doesn't get a say any more, though both countries retain the Queen (a non-political ceremonial job...
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