Category Archives: Ridiculous

Training a computer to write like Tommy Wiseau

In the past year or so there have been some very funny attempts to use neural networks (roughly, programs that try to learn to identify patterns in data) to produce text. From the RoboRosewater bot that creates new¬†Magic: The Gathering¬†cards, … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 7

It’s really thin pickings now. The only search results we still see are from what I imagine must be the really exotic search engines. Hello to all you Yahooers and Lycosers and Duck Duck Goers! But there’s one search that … Continue reading

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In praise of… the adverts for Frankfurt’s municipal services

The twenty-first century is a weird time. The word “phone” now refers to small computer that you poke. People can devote themselves full time to swearing at celebrities. And everything needs a brand. Luckily, Frankfurt’s municipal services are more than … Continue reading

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British and Irish saints, ranked by cruelty to reptiles

Happy St Patrick’s day, where the people of Ireland (but mostly Chicago) celebrate a man who killed thousands of snakes. Patrick was no friend to the reptiles, but was he the worst? Let’s find out! 8. GodricGodric was your typical … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 6

It’s been a long time since we did this, and the boring reason why is that Google now encrypts its search engine referrals (officially for privacy reasons, but it will still show you search terms for paid search adverts…) But … Continue reading

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7 Things only 90s kids will remember!

The 90s was the decade when everything sped up! Sure, in the previous decades, technology and entertainment and politics changed, but that was so slow. The explosion of culture in the last decade of the century was completely unheard of … Continue reading

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Occupy Tom Nook

A pre-print of an article soon to appear in the prestigious Mushroom Kingdom Journal of Socioeconomics. Occupy Tom Nook

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Google Search Q&A 5 – English pub name cross stiches

Hey, let’s see what’s in the search grab-bag this time! sparrow like birds thrupenny sixpence sparrows and doves what is the different between a dove and sparrow? sparrow eye recipe family of dove and sparrow sparrow with black bib Come … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 4 – A beginner’s guide to set theory

According to our site stats, almost two thirds of visitors to our site are looking for information on sparrows. Don’t believe me? Here is a graph of the search strings that have found our site, grouped by whether or not … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 3

Time to stick my hand into the lucky dip of our incoming Google Searches once more and see what comes to the top… difference between dove and sparrow what is the difference between a dove and a sparrow whats the … Continue reading

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