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Print Story Vote Yes to AV on the 5th of May!
Politics
By R Mutt (Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 01:30:07 PM EST) Politics, AV (all tags)
On the Fifth of May, the UK has a referendum on changing our constitution from First Past the Post (FPTP) to the Alternative Vote (AV). This is why it's important to vote Yes and get rid of First Past the Post.

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Print Story The appetite may sicken, and so die
Diary
By R Mutt (Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 09:43:52 PM EST) MLP (all tags)
Toys? Cello challenge. Maim that tune gets songs out of your head. [X. :o]

Articles. Why no Bach cult? Too many flats in UK? How economists undermine community: book, extract. [:(]

YouTube. Time-lapse Venus fly-trap, vines. Destruction: wind turbine, Niki Lauder crash. [:o]

Nice comments. On the placebo/SSRI meta-analysis. Better ending for "No Country...". Lifehacker. [:(]

Tech. Watch users don't listen to them. How Pakistan took down YouTube worldwide. Chinese censorship. [:(]


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Print Story Goodnight hoppers, goodnight hustlers
Diary
By R Mutt (Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 09:29:18 PM EST) MLP (all tags)
Articles. Richard Tarlton: Elizabeth's jester, Shakespeare's clown. Texas beyond history. [:(]

Pics. Junkie pancakes. I love my appliance. Mummy makeup [MC :o]

Software. Joel: Why are the Microsoft Office file formats so complicated? [:(]

Socioeconomics. Why do we have fewer friends? Flat tax reduces evasion in Russia. Kaletsky on Northern Rock [:(]


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Print Story Everyone sing his name
Diary
By R Mutt (Sun Feb 17, 2008 at 09:19:42 PM EST) MLP (all tags)
Socioeconomics. Technology spreads faster now. People could like some diversity after all: abstract, paper. [JN SM :(]

Science. Why Prince Rupert glass teardrops explode. Sarcasm and aggression [:(]

Nerd. Lone Wolf gamebooks online. Click "forward". [) :o]

Pics. Lego sculptures [:o]

Polish migration peaks? [(UK) :(]


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Print Story Brain
Diary
By R Mutt (Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 09:28:07 PM EST) MLP (all tags)

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Print Story It's just the ghost of a long long dead affair
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By R Mutt (Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 09:20:06 PM EST) MLP (all tags)

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Print Story Exploding Preachers - New Sighting
Diary
By R Mutt (Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 09:06:16 PM EST) MLP (all tags)
Code. Long methods are natural. [:(]

Video. Puppy vs. robot [2min :o] Grill skills. [15min :o] Frontier psychiatrist music video [4min :o]

Random. Evening Standard random headline generator [:o (UK)] Daily Mailinator. [;) (UK)] Sexy Cleaners [NSFW :o (UK)] Great tunnels. [:o]

Articles. Orwell on bookshops. Fictional character [:(]

Economics. Taxation and growth (via). "Within OECD countries a one percentage point rise in the share of government spending in GDP cuts growth by 0.13 percentage points a year." [:(]


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Print Story Hulk Smash
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By R Mutt (Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 10:10:30 PM EST) MLP (all tags)

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Print Story Nota bene
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By R Mutt (Tue Jan 08, 2008 at 09:31:46 PM EST) MLP (all tags)

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Print Story I'm not a fugitive on the run
Diary
By R Mutt (Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 08:24:54 AM EST) MLP (all tags)
SF. Physics World interviews Alastair Reynolds. Brian Aldiss: SF is redundant. Bryan Appleyard: Oh no it isn't. [:( LL]

Joel on Software. College speech parts 1, 2, 3. Gnarly problems are what pay. [:(]

Dan Savage trolls readers by reissuing their advice, causing outrage. [:) NSFWFUP]

Random. Letter from the Government. Star Wars tattoos [NSFW]. YouTube: Max Headroom ad, Evolved Virtual Creatures [:)].

Economics. US trade gap. [:(]


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