Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Quote of the Day

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.

Plutarch, priest at the Delphic Oracle (c.45-125 AD)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quote of the Day

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates

I was doing one of my random searches, I know it's been a long time! I'm sorry!
But as I was saying, Random search, this time my search reference was the word “Random” fancy that!
Then instead of doing the image search, I felt to mark the occasion I would instead, do a regular search thinking it would be something different.
Now, as I work with numbers all day the book that popped out at me was called “A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates” This intrigued me. I mean, the words; book, random and digits in the one sentence! I know, I know, I need help, or if not help, then a padded room!
But bare with me, I swear it will be worth it!
So I looked up the book on Amazon to see what they had to say and what the reviews were like, what can I say I was off on a tangent!
So here is the book and what it looks like inside:
Now, I know a lot of you will find the book in and of itself funny, But personally the funniest part of the book was the reviews on Amazon.

Here are but a few and if you want to see more just click here: Reviews

"Such a terrific reference work! But with so many terrific random digits, it's a shame they didn't sort them, to make it easier to find the one you're looking for."

"If you like this book, I highly recommend that you read it in the original binary. As with most translations, conversion from binary to decimal frequently causes a loss of information and, unfortunately, it's the most significant digits that are lost in the conversion."

And always save the best for last:

"The book is a promising reference concept, but the execution is somewhat sloppy. Whatever generator they used was not fully tested. The bulk of each page seems random enough. However at the lower left and lower right of alternate pages, the number is found to increment directly."

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fifty Shades of Irish Grey

As always the Irish have found the funny side of something. Here’s a few classics from the Irish take on Fifty Shades of Grey:

Give it to me, give it to me’, he roared aggressively. Some days Mary hated working at Ulster Bank.

He slipped his hand under the red silk.. “You’re so beautiful in that dress.” “Feck off, it was only a euro in Penneys!”

Bríd’s knees were sore and her throat was raw…This was the longest Novena she’d ever attended.

You’re so tight, he said, I’m from Cavan she replied.

Slowly he ran his finger down the middle, parting the pink softness, feeling the moist sticky centre. He loved a Mikado.

‘She Quivered as I stroked her thighs. ‘Take me in the shower Sean!’ I whispered to her ‘Wait til I turn on the immersion’

‘Her underwear was wet as he pulled the rope. There’s great drying out today she thought as the clothes line hoisted’

 She wrapped her fingers around it and greedily pulled it towards her lips.20 bottles for 15 quid at Centra Mick! Bargain!

'its so long!Never seen the likes of it!' exclaimed maire, as she joined the dole queue

She widened her mouth, trying to fit it all in!! Juices ran down her face. Mary  did love a kebab after coppers

She was panting as she let out one final scream of pure pleasure. There was nothing like beating Kilkenny in the hurling

She took a deep breath as the shivers rolled down her hot body... Jaysus, she thought. The vicks is kicking in now!

Come on! Pump it hard.. Real hard! But it was no use the tyre was definitely punctured!

He asked if she could handle more than one finger. She said she preferred Hob Nobs or a purple Schnack with her tea
'Spread 'em', he said gruffly. Margie looked dolefully at the bags of fertilizer destined for the back field.

So True!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom "Friday" is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen), or paraskevidekatriaphobia a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning "Friday"), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning "thirteen") attached to phobía (φοβία, from phóbos, φόβος, meaning "fear"). The latter word was derived in 1911 [citation needed] and first appeared in a mainstream source in 1953.

And my all time favourite scary song has to be MJ's Thriller!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Idaho - BeLonG To


From Day Against Homophobia

Following other initiatives such as the National Day Against Homophobia created in 2003 in the Quebec province of Canada by the Fondation Emergence and celebrated in June,Louis-Georges Tin, a French university lecturer, campaigner for Black and LGBT Rights and chief editor of the «Dictionary of Homophobia», launched in August 2004 an initiative to create an International Day Against Homophobia that is global in scope. He launched an appeal « For a universal recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia » (IDAHO) and proposed that this day be fixed on May 17th, to commemorate the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders.
By May 17th 2005, as a result of a year long campaigning effort, 24000 people worldwide and reputed international organisations like ILGA, IGLHRC, the World Congress of LGBT Jews, the Coalition of African lesbians, to name but a few, had signed the “IDAHO appeal”. In May 2005 already, the IDAHO saw some activities take place in many countries in the world. The first LGBT events ever were organised in Congo, China and Bulgaria. Josepp Borrell, President of the European Parliament made a statement supporting the IDAHO and invited Tin to the conference the EU Parliament organised for IDAHO 2006.
By that time a new campaign had been launched calling « For a universal decriminalisation of homosexuality » and by May 17th 2006 it had attracted support from several Nobel Prize winners (Desmond Tutu, Amartya Sen, Elfriede Jelinek, Dario Fo, José Saramago), artists (Merryl Streep, Cindy Lauper, Elton John, David Bowie), intellectuals (Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Bernard-Henri Lévy), NGOs (ILGA, FIDH), politicians, etc...
For IDAHO 2006 again, the IDAHO Committee and GayRussia co-organised the first GayPride in Moscow, preceded by an International IDAHO conference that brought together many activists, organisations and politicians from around Europe and North America. In July 2006, thanks to the efforts of Fondation Emergence, the Montreal Conference on LGBT Human Rights, organised in the wake of the Outgames, included in its Declaration of Montreal a strong recommendation to all Governments to recognise May 17th as the International Day Against Homophobia.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sneaky Sneaky

Don't we all wish it was as easy as this...

Quote of the Day

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
 Maya Angelou