Author Archives: markfiend

There’s more than one way to fold a frog-base

In this discussion, I’m going to assume a familiarity with the water bomb base. Advertisements

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Some thoughts on the various “Occupy” movements

This post was largely prompted by a tweet from @HollyS_: “Hose them out of there!” – James Wale. lol in reference to the London ‘Occupy’ camping trip. Brill My reply on @markfiend: @HollyS_ yeah because brutal police suopression of lawful … Continue reading

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My life in the premium-rate industry, part 1

Here I was, fresh from college (having done a degree in “New Media”). I had seen a job advertised on the college noticeboards, “Wanted: designer for mobile phone logos”. Now I don’t know if you remember but back in the … Continue reading

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Kindle Screensaver images identified…

Post updated with more identifications. Thanks to all the commenters making suggestions.

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Some thoughts on the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

As I’ve finally got around to starting the second book of the Final Chronicles, Fatal Revenant, it has brought a few thoughts concerning the series to mind. (If you’re not familiar with Covenant, the wikipedia entry provides a good starting … Continue reading

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In which I lose all respect for Richard Dawkins

So… Rebecca Watson was recently propositioned in a lift, at an atheist conference, by a strange man, at 4am. She quite rightly complained that this was (at best) a little creepy, and made her uncomfortable. Richard Dawkins posted on the … Continue reading

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When The Tigers Broke Free

It was just before dawn One miserable morning in black ‘forty four. When the forward commander Was told to sit tight When he asked that his men be withdrawn. And the Generals gave thanks As the other ranks held back … Continue reading

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