October 28, 2005

How Much Is Inside?

"Throughout the ages, man has pondered the question, "How much is inside?" With a few extra bucks, and a decent spot on the internet, we at cockeyed.com expose these long-hidden truths."
Thanks to Tristán
Posted by Martin Sewell at 1:09 PM

October 26, 2005

Google Scholar Tools

Google Scholar to BibTeX, Harvard or Web now combined on one page.

You can now also sort by author, number of citations or year.

Google Scholar Tools
Posted by Martin Sewell at 1:53 AM

October 25, 2005

Two More Google Scholar Scripts

Google Scholar to Harvard System

Google Scholar to Web
Posted by Martin Sewell at 6:39 PM

October 23, 2005

Google Scholar to BibTeX

Google Scholar to BibTeX
Wot, no API?
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:11 PM

October 21, 2005


This Week:
* OPERA - Singing glaucoma webpage
* SUPERMAN - a ghastly twit?
* BASTARDS - who nicked my laptop then?
Posted by Martin Sewell at 9:37 PM

October 20, 2005

Secret Code in Color Printers Lets Government Track You

EFF: Breaking News
Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:30 PM

How Much is Your Blog Worth?

My blog is worth $2,258.16.
How much is your blog worth?

Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:26 PM

Wikipedia founder admits to serious quality problems

The Register
I think Wikipedia is the best thing since Google! [Ed: a rare opinion from the Frog!]
Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:21 PM

100 oldest dot com domains

Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:15 PM

Made-up words in The Simpsons

List of neologisms and phrases on The Simpsons - Wikipedia
Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:14 PM

Optical Illusion

Damn cool illusion
Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:11 PM

October 18, 2005

So what do you have to do to find happiness?

"Are we wired up to be cheerful, or are some of us destined to languish in abject misery? Dorothy Wade reports on the new science of feeling good"
Health features - Times Online

See also: Happiness
Posted by Martin Sewell at 5:49 PM

October 17, 2005

Wars 'less frequent, less deadly'

"Wars around the world are both less frequent and less deadly since the end of the Cold War, a new report claims."

"The report credits intervention by the United Nations, plus the end of colonialism and the Cold War, as the main reasons for the decline in conflict."

"The UK and France have fought the most international wars since 1946, followed by the US and Soviet Union/Russia, the study found."

Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:19 PM

Questioning beauty

"Concept of perfect beauty varies throughout different eras, but definition still debatable"
Posted by Martin Sewell at 7:19 PM

Mom delivers 16th child, thinking of more

"We both just love children and we consider each a blessing from the Lord. I have asked Michelle if she wants more and she said yes, if the Lord wants to give us some she will accept them"
Posted by Martin Sewell at 7:05 PM

Growth of the Blogosphere

"It is that time of the year again, and I've got some new information on the continued growth of the blogosphere."
Technorati Weblog: State of the Blogosphere, October 2005 Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth
Posted by Martin Sewell at 7:01 PM

TIME Magazine - ALL-TIME 100 Novels

The Complete List
Posted by Martin Sewell at 6:58 PM

Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes

"Weblogs are often too internally focused and ignore key usability issues, making it hard for new readers to understand the site and trust the author."
Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox
Posted by Martin Sewell at 6:53 PM

Choosing your mate

"Malaysian psychologist Viren Swami, 25, was among a group of British scientists whose recent study concluded that a fuller figure was more attractive and thus, staying trim was more important than losing weight. The teamís discovery of the perfect body-mass index (BMI) for a woman being attractive to the opposite sex (a score of 20.85) presents a different perspective from the previously held view that the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is the most important factor."
The Star Online
Posted by Martin Sewell at 6:49 PM

October 16, 2005

It's a tough job

...but someone's got to do this
Thanks to Cliff.
Posted by Martin Sewell at 8:16 PM

October 15, 2005

October 14, 2005

Musical breast implants

"Computer chips that store music could soon be built into a woman's breast implants."
Posted by Martin Sewell at 6:49 PM

Cat Born With 2 Tongues

"A cat in Dobson, N.C., is believed to be the only cat in the world with two tongues, according to a Local 6 News report."
Posted by Martin Sewell at 6:47 PM

Thatcher reveals her doubts over basis for Iraq war

"Baroness Thatcher has criticised Tony Blair for taking Britain to war in Iraq on the basis of flawed evidence about Saddam Hussein's weapons. The former prime minister's embarrassing criticism emerged as Mr Blair was among the 670 guests who attended a party to mark her 80th birthday."
Independent Online Edition > UK Politics
Posted by Martin Sewell at 6:39 PM

October 7, 2005

George Bush on Elusive Peace

"President George W. Bush told Palestinian ministers that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq - and create a Palestinian State, a new BBC series reveals."
BBC - Press Office
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:44 AM

October 6, 2005

Spam Stock Tracker - tracking how much money people can lose with penny stocks from spam.

"Tracking penny stocks, hot stock tips and other stock scams coming from SPAM can be fun!"
Spam Stock Tracker
Posted by Martin Sewell at 1:48 AM

Python Bursts After Trying to Eat Gator

"The alligator has some foreign competition at the top of the Everglades food chain, and the results of the struggle are horror-movie messy."
Yahoo! News
Posted by Martin Sewell at 1:43 AM

October 3, 2005

"Google is becoming increasingly prone to Wikipedia. This is because Google's PageRanktm algorithm, the method by which it ranks search pages, inheritantly succombs to the basic structure and social structure of wikis."
Socialtext -- Enterprise Social Software
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:44 PM

Visions of Science

BBC News | In pictures | Visions of Science
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:42 PM

30 Gigabyte Webmail Service

Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:39 PM

Dogs used as shark bait

"STRAY dogs are being skewered on hooks and dragged behind boats as live shark bait, The Sun can shockingly reveal."
The Sun Online - News
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:36 PM


"Writeboards are sharable, web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes. Use Writeboard to write solo or collaborate with others."
Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare.
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:34 PM

Iraq war delayed Katrina relief effort, inquiry finds

"Relief efforts to combat Hurricane Katrina suffered near catastrophic failures due to endemic corruption, divisions within the military and troop shortages caused by the Iraq war, an official American inquiry into the disaster has revealed."
Independent Online Edition > Americas
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:29 PM

October 2, 2005

Rushton Revisited

"Controversial Canadian professor Philippe Rushton, best known for shocking the world in 1989 with a paper arguing some races were smarter than others, is back with another study saying blacks are not as genetically gifted as whites or East Asians. Sixteen years ago, his theory was incendiary. This time around, it was greeted with a shrug. What's changed?"
Ottawa Citizen - canada.com network
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:32 PM

A symmetrical face isn't just prettier - it's healthier too

"Those fortunate enough to have symmetrical faces have probably already discovered that they attract the opposite sex. Now they are being told such fine features actually mean they are healthier."
Independent Online Edition > Science & Technology
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:07 PM

Men and women 'not so different'

"Men and women may be from the same planet after all. A US psychologist says there are not that many differences between the genders."
BBC NEWS | Health
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:00 PM

October 1, 2005

Booze and blades culture runs riot

"Glasgow now has the reputation of being one of the most violent cities in the developed world"
Times Online
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:12 AM

The Shining

Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:07 AM