April 28, 2004

A poor excuse for an invasion warrants an invasion of poor excuses...

What's yours?

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Internet Dating Research

Internet dating analysed: Study of online relations may reveal winning tactics.

Petter Holme, Christofer R. Edling, Fredrik Liljeros, Structure and time evolution of an Internet dating community, Social Networks 26 (2004) 155174.

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Burning with anger: Iraqis infuriated by new flag that was designed in London

OTOFTC - "Mission Statement: To discretely provide US troops shipping out overseas with the most sensually pleasing departure possible."

"Lcpl Boudreaux Killed my Dad, th(en) he Knocked up my Sister!" (see snopes.com)

U.S. Investigates Sexual Assaults In Iraq, Kuwait

Court Martial In Iraq - "Last month, the U.S. Army announced 17 soldiers in Iraq, including a brigadier general, had been removed from duty after charges of mistreating Iraqi prisoners."

"Some Picture a friend brought back from Iraq"

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April 27, 2004

Anniversary of Teetotality

I've been teetotal for a whole year today (a teetotal celebration, alas, is oxymoronic ;-)).

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Book Signing

Last night, I attended a book signing in Bury St Edmunds Cathedral by my cousin's husband, The Very Reverend James Atwell, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St James, Bury St Edmunds who wrote The Sources of the Old Testament: A Guide to the Religious Thought of the Hebrew Bible.

I'm an atheist, but my selfish gene dictated that I bought the book.

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April 26, 2004

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April 20, 2004

April 16, 2004

Did girls bare their breasts?

Sex-tape investigation involves Litchfield Park teen

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Penis explodes during sex

Ananova - Penis explodes during sex

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April 11, 2004

Whale Penis

Hinterlands.cc -> 04/09/04: Whale Penis

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April 7, 2004

April 6, 2004

Emma's Research

From: Emma Byrne
Subject: You'll think me morbid but...

I've been doing some "real" research this afternoon.

Firstly - presumably you've heard about this:

Well, I thought OsO4 is probably nothing too nasty - so I turned up this:
http://www.proscitech.com/catalogue/msds/c010 .pdf

To decipher that I turned up this:

so we're safe at 0.006mg/cu m.  So how many cu m in a tube carriage 4eg
http://tube.tfl.gov.uk/content/faq/ trains/rsb_20030516.pdf

By my reckoning 144 cu m in a victoria line carriage

So that means, to achieve a concentration of 0.012mg/cu m 1.728 mg 

Surely it must be hard to come by - being a member of the platinum type elements? (see how much I've learnt today). Apparently it's used in university albs as a fixative for samples for electron microscopy by aberdeen, bristol, oxford, glamorgan, the ich at ucl, imperial. It's also an industrial catlyst.

http://www.2spi.com/catalog/chem/osmium -tetroxide.shtml
ship to the uk - with preferential pricing for orders of 30 grammes and above. The cost is about $33 per gramme. $946.50 would buy you 30 g which, according to www.xe.com comes out at 515.27. Of course you probably need some kind of permit.....

So 515 would buy you 30000mg OsO4 which, iirc is 17,361(.111111) victoria line carriages worth.

I love the internet - it's so educational!! This is the first time I've enjoyed maths since primary school ("Osama is a despot with a grudge against the west. Osama has $20,00 dollars. OsO4 costs $33 per gramme, fertilizer costs $5 kilo...)

Yours, planning to walk home,

Emma :>
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April 5, 2004


Spending time with someone who knows how to blog well, Vanessa, reminded me that I'm supposed to be a blogger. I only had one rule, that was to never blog about blogging. The trouble was, I only had one interest...blogging. So, self-referential it is then.

The Observer | Review | New kids on the blog

Turn your weblog into a book!

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