Saturday, January 18, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Minus One Twelfth? You must be joking!

Have a look at the video on this page: in it mathematicians claim that the sum of 1+2+ 3+4+5+6+7+8+9........  is minus one twelfth.

I don't care who the heck these people are: its crap.

Look at their "proof" : it involves serial sums of numbers that are added in funny ways.  This does not prove anything to me, what's worse, the guy at 3:27 moves one serial sum to offset it from the other with no excuse at all and then proceeds to sum them vertically. This is garbage.
Anyone can fiddle with numbers until you get funny stuff like this but it does not make it so. 

I am not a mathematician and this sort  of crud is the reason why.
Groan complete.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


I just got scammed - well, they tried anyway.  Here is the page that appeared in my browser.

 Yes, it looks very official, but there is one serious problem with it:  The AFP do NOT do this.
Look closely : "criminal's procedure" is not good english.
Of course, there is more phoniness to be seen too: "All your files are encrypted",  "your browser has been blocked" - well clearly it has not or I ould not be able to post this !

Whoever it is should be getting the rewards of their work soon enough. I have sent all the details to Scamwatch already.  I'll enjoy  thinking about their suffering and misery when the real AFP turns up to give them a serve.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Instruments . .

These come from "Futility Closet", an interesting blog I just found via BoingBoing.

This is not unique, of course. I realised a while back that my own nom-de-net had been "borrowed" from another person . . . . . but I have never recieved any communcation from said person, so I assume that it does not matter.

This just might be the source of the "King Kong" story . . . . .

Music for today: Art Of Noise
I bought some of their music on the iTunes Store but hte record I really wanted "In Visible Silence" does not appear there.  What is really strange though is that some of the songs although named the same are completely different, specifically "Instruments of darkness", which includes a chunk of spoken word from a South African Politician in the version I remember.  eventually I got the orogianl recording n a vid and stripped the soundtrack off it to get the songs  . . . . must be some political footsie going on.

Finally,  Relax.
Some songs just stick in your head, and today I honour what to me is the sexiest song ever: RELAX by Frankie Goes To Hollyood. It still sounds good to me today.

I don't even need to give you a link, you can already hear it in your mind, right?
Happy 2014 Frankie wherever you are.