Criticized for not killing a protected animal

A family in Cairns is being criticized in the comments on this article for not saving a joey from a large python. With some of the comments I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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Categories: Environment, Oddities
Date: 2010-01-01 23:03:53, 12 years and 146 days ago

Holiday Hangovers

The ABC on Holiday Hangovers:

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Categories: Oddities
Date: 2009-12-31 23:03:54, 12 years and 147 days ago

What Colour is the Sky?


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Categories: Oddities
Date: 2009-09-23 23:03:56, 12 years and 246 days ago

Fording Rivers

As with most things there's a right way and a wrong way to ford a river. This is the wrong way:

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Categories: Humour, Oddities, Linkage
Date: 2009-07-14 23:03:53, 12 years and 317 days ago


How to turn a fine into a long prison sentence.

Categories: Jurisprudence, Oddities
Date: 2009-07-04 23:03:54, 12 years and 327 days ago

The Artificial Load Spike

Since I missed posting over the weekend I thought I'd share a little Linux one-liner that I found amusing. For those that don't know "load" in the Unix world often refers to the system load averages for one, five, or fifteen minutes. The system load average is the average number of processes in the "ready" state over the period in question. Processes in the "ready" state are normally waiting for a chance to use the CPU, but it also includes processes waiting for I/O, which the following one-liner takes advantage of to cause an artificial load spike:

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Date: 2009-04-27 23:03:54, 13 years and 30 days ago

Backstroke of the West

AKA: Revenge of the Sith. This is hilarious; I find myself wondering if I could pick up a copy from somewhere.

Categories: Humour, Movies, Oddities, Linkage
Date: 2009-04-21 23:03:53, 13 years and 36 days ago

Take Courage

The British government has banned a beer ad for, wait for it... "suggesting that the beer could increase confidence". Beer could increase confidence? What a silly idea; I mean it's not like five minutes of searching showed several pages that listed increased self-confidence as one of the possible effects of moderate alcohol consumption. Wait yeah it is, see the Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia and Wikipedia for example.

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Categories: Oddities, Politics
Date: 2009-04-16 23:03:54, 13 years and 41 days ago

The Rematch

Looks like the sharks demanded a rematch, which they promptly lost. That's two-nil in favour of the crocs.

Categories: Oddities, Linkage
Date: 2009-03-12 23:03:54, 13 years and 76 days ago


Just a bunch of interesting links I've found over the past while, don't worry I'm still planning to write a real blog post this weekend as well. Also sorry for missing the last two posts, Christmas was deliberate, but I just didn't get anything done on the 3rd/4h.

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Categories: Oddities, Linkage
Date: 2009-01-10 23:03:54, 13 years and 137 days ago