Monthly Archives: Dec 2018

Our holiday in Christmas-land

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TIL: Home Alone

Today I Learned that the black-and-white gangster movie in Home Alone, the one with “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!”, is not actually a movie. It’s just a clip made for Home Alone. My entire childhood, I thought the old timey … Continue reading

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We are not looking for Uber

Reality suddenly hit in Copenhagen when a couple of the authorised cab companies raised their prices for Christmas (and New Years); a family ended up paying a small fortune going back and forth on Christmas Eve. Some call for the … Continue reading

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How to dump tons of coal from a train

I had not considered the fast way to do this: (Youtube)

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That list is not complete

Wired’s “The 21 (and counting) biggest Facebook Scandals of 2018” is, by its nature, incomplete. I don’t think you can even close that list till we are in 2019… there are still days left of 2018 and with the rate … Continue reading

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Sandler on Farley

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Navneforbuddet giver ikke mening

Navneforbuddet, som det håndhæves i Danmark, giver ikke længere mening. Jeg har et antal gange prøvet om navneforbud kunne omgås, ved at bruge de informationer som pressen frigiver og se om man kan identificere den person der skulle være beskyttet. … Continue reading

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Characters with no meaning or use

Unicode, the international standard for letters, characters and, because everything has to be there, emojis, contains characters that are probably mistakes. 墪 is one such. That character, and a few others in the CJK Unified section of Unicode characters, are … Continue reading

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Pie on Trump voters

Tom Walker’s satire as the character Jonathan Pie has been spot on for years now. This one, on “who voted for Trump”, is perhaps his most important yet: (Youtube) It’s troubling that a satire is more nuanced than most of … Continue reading

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Yeah guys

Though I like the “Tada!” guy: (Youtube)

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