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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Exercises in Futility '08

Well, word on the street has estimates for the AGM attendance this afternoon at around 100-120 students at one time, or less than half the required amount to get anything done or make any changes.

I wish I could say I was surprised. But I'm not, and they weren't either. It's how the business there gets done, and it's been the same song for years: they get out of line, whether it's a dress code, or electoral policy, or pointless uberboards for the student paper, or shutting down the pub, and bank on none of you bothering to take them to task on it. So they'll sit and listen to those of you who gave a damn enough to show up and complain [I'm sure his highness at some choice moments, sorry I missed it] because they know it's all for naught. Nothing changes, they head to grad school with a reference letter extolling the virtue and strength of character needed to sit on the exec, and three years from now, you'll have an incoming first year class who'll never know there was a pub there to begin with.

The circle of life continues.

In other news....

In the ongoing push-and-pull surrounding 'who'll buy Yahoo!?', the latest reports suggest the #2 search engine may be getting wooed by TimeWarner/AOL, snubbing Microsoft's repeated attempts to purchase the service and stake a bigger claim in the internet search business. Reprts also state Microsoft might be teaming with [Fox]NewsCorp to make Yahoo! shareholders an offer they can't refuse.

Old school nerd cred: Back when some of y'all were rolling on 20s, I was reading these glorified 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type novels that had a badass with a hood on the covers, required me to choose random numbers from a grid in the back of the book and may or may not have allowed me to pretend I could fight with a bo staff. They were called 'Lone Wolf', a British paper-based RPG. And the wonders of the internets have brought them back from the dusty past.

Ars Technica posts an interesting piece on the extra problems faced by colour blind gamers.

PS: Only three more weeks to GTA4.

Biometrics is the study of finding design ideas in nature. National Geographic presents you a wonderful article on the discipline's development and progression.

And that marks the first time this website has ever [and possibly will ever] link to National Geographic.

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