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Here we can see the troubles of bad breath in sports.

So, it's official: David Tennant will be the next Doctor. Interestingly, though surely a typo, the story ends noting that "a new 13-part adventure" will begin filming in the summer - or is this the return of the cliffhangers, with a vengeance?

Could be interesting - the Participatory Culture Foundation's a BitTorrent-based project (thus, cross-platform, initially targeting OS X, Linux, and Windows) from the Downhill Battle folks, aimed at P2P distribution of home-grown video, across multiple "channels", with RSS picking up the publishing side of the scheme. The project's being announced now, with the source available, in readiness for a full launch in June.

I've rediscovered a favorite comic. ^_^ (Blame freakylynx) eg the bunny pit, or bacon egg.

Another political survey.. no registration or suchlike required. At the end, your opinions are mapped onto a two-dimensional grid, alongside a cloud representing the other respondents, plus multiple graphs indicating where your views lie with regard to others' in more specific contexts.

If you're a subscriber to one of the UK ISPs participating in a bulk speed upgrading, you can check the preliminary schedule for your exchange in this 416K PDF. The first group listed with a date of "Trial" indicates the exchange is ready now, whilst others may have to wait as long as July.

Whoa. These could make waves in the field of broadband deployment: unmanned airships at 65,000 feet. (Wonder what astronomers think of the plans?)

Well - I'd have to say, the new (not a remix collection) DJ Dangermouse-produced Gorillaz album, Demon Days, easily lives up to the debut disc. Hopefully, Passion Pictures will return to conjure up some similarly nifty videos (14.8MB) as on their first DVD. Indeed, the new DVD will apparently contain videos for Murdoc is God, We Are Happy Landfill, and Feel Good Inc.

Not very safe for work, but quite amusing. (So the Empire's based in Portland? Who knew?)

And for your visual delectation, a particularly enjoyable music video, courtesy of the project:messiah folks: Robbie Williams' Let Love Be Your Energy (15.4MB). Once you've seen that, you'll definitely want to see the outtakes reel (8.2MB). ^_^ (Not absolutely work-safe, but close. The outtakes' audio level is rather higher than the track's, so you might want to turn the volume down a bit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's like a more blatantly disturbing Far Side comic :P I think this is pretty close to being my favorite:
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Though stuff like this reminds me why I love Dilbert so much.
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It's a very distinctive style, ne? I'm surprised it's not more widely known - but, with umpty kajillion other online strips around, it's probably not easy. (Wonder what the guy behind Red Meat might make of it.. or even Stephen Pastis, he of Pearls Before Swine)

Scott Adams may be a marketing whore, but the strip does remain funny, even after - over ten years, maybe almost fifteen now? I've also just been watching some of the animated series.. it doesn't have quite the punch of the strip, given each episode spans 24 mins or so, but worth watching. (For an excellent example of an animated series killed in its prime, aside from Futurama: the animated Clerks. The commentaries on each episode have to be listened to :)
Um not sure i like David Tennant :(

Re comics I think Skeleton Clown or Instant Bacon were my favourite :)
I'll admit, I'm not familiar with him. ^_^; Time to sniff around and see what he's been like.. hm. His IMDb entry includes the recent Quatermass Experiment Live, and Casanova. Wonder which'd be fairer to gain an impression from of his talents - something live, or something crafted in editing? Maybe I'll seek out the former first.

I couldn't help but feel so sorry for the skeleton. *grin* And of course, there's that famous incident in Oregon of an attempt to clear a dead orca from the beach.. I've never been able to bring myself to watch the video footage, but it's out there. Wonder if the strip's still being updated? I know I've come across the site before, and I had the vague impression there were quite a few strips then, too.. ohh, no.. *giggle* He's got some student shorts up, too. I've just watched Ken's New Glasses.. ^_^;;
unmanned airships at 65,000 feet. (Wonder what astronomers think of the plans?)

It probably won't make too big of a visual distraction, being 13 miles up, and would be close to the horizon over most of its operational territory, and would stay in the same part of the sky all of the time. But I wonder about radio astronomy. It would be kind of like sticking a cell phone tower in the middle of every radio telescope.

And then sure enough they'll deploy these things, and then the next time there's a strong solar flare will be wondering where they went wrong. :-P It's OK to shut down a satellite for an hour or a day if you need to, without warning, but what about one of these blimps?

So the Empire's based in Portland? Who knew?

So that's what Darth has on under his cloak!
I can just see the inevitable light-sabre duel in my mind, but I don't want to!
and would be close to the horizon over most of its operational territory

Good point - although one wonders where they will be overhead. ^_^ As for radio astronomy.. I'd think it'd be okay, on the basis that the WiMAX transmissions would be contained within a given band. But then, that's no small band; does it obscure frequencies radio astronomers are liable to be watching? I'd hope this company's taking every precaution not to be a nuisance within the spectrum, but by the same token, they could quite easily decide only to abide by the letter of the law, and AFAIK, all such WiFi/WiMAX radiation's within unlicensed bands, therefore outside the scope of the FCC. Time for me to go snuffling around for some information on the topic, I think.

I can just see the inevitable light-sabre duel in my mind, but I don't want to!

Well, Lucas has released enough versions so far.. why not a XXX version? ^_^;

(Some porn director must have thought of that by now, surely :)

Ooh, Chewie porn. >giggle<
I've rediscovered a favorite comic. ^_^

Those are just messed up. Which, of course, caused me to bookmark them immediately. I haven't decided on a favorite yet, though I'm kinda fond of the "Nice T-shirt" strip. And the last panel of "Worm Squish" kinda reminds me vaguely of Gahan Wilson's work. Could just be me, though.
Check out the movie shorts, too.. Ken's New Specs is particularly.. um.. well, you know what the strips are like. ^_^

I think this has to be another favorite:


Damn, I really wanted Eddie Izzard to be the new Doctor.
Hee! Oh, now he'd have been fun.

I dare say he wouldn't want to be tied down in the role (viz Galaxy Quest :), but I'd vote for Alan Rickman in a heartbeat.
His name has been mentioned for the curent and future Doctor. I'd love to see him as The Doctor, especially if he gets to pick his own wardrobe.