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Oct 1

So Hank, what's the deal with Pluto right now? Is it a planet or not?

edwardspoonhands:

Pluto is not a planet. The IAU (in my book) gets to decide what the definition of a planet is because there has to be a definition and they are by far the most qualified body to define it. 

Pluto does not meet that definition, and thus should not be considered a planet. I agree with their definition, but even if I didn’t I would submit to it because I am not an expert. 

Recently, three people sat in a room and argued about whether pluto was a planet. The audience then voted…and they voted that Pluto was a planet. That, of course, means nothing. If you want random groups of people to define scientific terms…it’s going to be hard to get any actual science done. 

I choose to live in a world where the scandalous events of August 24th 2006 never happened.

I choose to believe.

Oct 1

Interstellar: Final trailer.

I haven’t watched this. As with Inception, I want to go into the cinema knowing as little as possible, having not had the entire movie played out in various promotional clips.

But still, I’m passing this along.

Oct 1
Quality journalistic research, once again, from the Daily Mail, who have scooped the first picture of Batfleck without the cowl.

Quality journalistic research, once again, from the Daily Mail, who have scooped the first picture of Batfleck without the cowl.

Oct 1

CasetteBoy vs David Cameron: Conference Rap.

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Oct 1

This party is the Union for hard-working parents. For the father who reads his children stories at night because he wants them to learn. The mother who works all the hours God sends to give her children the best start. This party is the Trade Union for children from the poorest estates and the most chaotic homes. This party is the union for the woman who wants an apprenticeship, for the teenagers who want to make something of their lives.

> This is who we resempt.

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This is who we resempt.

Oh Dave. If you’re going to spend part of your speech complaining about the leader of the opposition - who talked for an hour without an autocue, but missed off that little issue of the deficit, perhaps you ought to read the words on the screen a little slower?

I mean, given that upto that point the biggest cheer of the speech was the announcement that the top tier rax rate would increase from £41,950 to £50,000, and that you lead a party with more millionaires than any other political party, that could be interpreted as a wee-bit of a near Freudian slip.

Or am I the only one who thinks “resempt” is a bit close to “resent”

Windows 10?

Insert Star Trek numbers joke here.

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Seriously though - why are they jumping from Windows 8 / 8.1, to 10?

This month has been - to my surprise, somewhat of a success on the reading front. I’ve managed to reduce my GoodReads Reading Challenge deficit significantly - as of the writing of this I’m only three books behind the pace I need to maintain, to hit my target of sixty books by the end of the year.
Now granted, almost every other year I’ve been ahead of target, however I’m happy enough as I was, I believe, at one point ten books behind schedule.
I’m not planning on doing any Youtube videos - well, I might do a bookhaul one depending on 1: the books I pick up tomorrow 2: If I can do so without being on camera. There are a multitude of reasons for this, which I’m sure I’ll get into once I’m in a better headspace.
However, I do intend to take advantage of that website I created - not least of all because, unlike Youtube, this one comes with a two year domain & hosting renewal cost [not for a while, obviously, but still!] - and write up a few reviews.
I’ve got a few in the drafts folder, in various states of completion, however I’m hoping write a full review - of Dave Gormans’ latest, and get it published before the weekend.
Also: Note the Waterstone’s logo. This purchase, in addition to the seven Harry Potter novels, grants me twelve more months whining about James Daunt.
[Do not - DO NOT, get me started on the fucking kerfuffle Waterstone’s managed to get to, with regards a pre-ordered limited edition copy of Tim Minchin’s next work.]

This month has been - to my surprise, somewhat of a success on the reading front. I’ve managed to reduce my GoodReads Reading Challenge deficit significantly - as of the writing of this I’m only three books behind the pace I need to maintain, to hit my target of sixty books by the end of the year.

Now granted, almost every other year I’ve been ahead of target, however I’m happy enough as I was, I believe, at one point ten books behind schedule.

I’m not planning on doing any Youtube videos - well, I might do a bookhaul one depending on 1: the books I pick up tomorrow 2: If I can do so without being on camera. There are a multitude of reasons for this, which I’m sure I’ll get into once I’m in a better headspace.

However, I do intend to take advantage of that website I created - not least of all because, unlike Youtube, this one comes with a two year domain & hosting renewal cost [not for a while, obviously, but still!] - and write up a few reviews.

I’ve got a few in the drafts folder, in various states of completion, however I’m hoping write a full review - of Dave Gormans’ latest, and get it published before the weekend.

Also: Note the Waterstone’s logo. This purchase, in addition to the seven Harry Potter novels, grants me twelve more months whining about James Daunt.

[Do not - DO NOT, get me started on the fucking kerfuffle Waterstone’s managed to get to, with regards a pre-ordered limited edition copy of Tim Minchin’s next work.]

Fuck it.

I’m going to have a mooch around the charity shops tomorrow, see what books are out there. Because, you know, I don’t have a big enough “To Read” list already.

[Also, my mouth, whilst now not having a huge bloody gap from where my tooth came out, is somewhat tender.]

Why is the Booktube post with the most notes from today, one promoting tee-shirt sales?

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