December 2008

Month: December 2008

Extras Christmas Special right on target

Extras Christmas Special right on target

If you get a chance to watch the Extras Christmas Special, please do. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have produced one of the most exquisite and searing critiques of our celebrity culture I have seen. The beauty of this show is that it is largely bereft of laughs throughout, as the main character, Andy, quits his […]

Online Insights on fiveAA, Sunday, December 28, 2008

Online Insights on fiveAA, Sunday, December 28, 2008

Introduction to Snakes of Australia I have found a powerpoint presentation online that is an introduction to a more in depth presentation on snakes, snake bites, and how to treat them. It was put together for an organisation called Living With Wildlife, which is based up in Williamstown, South Australia. Here are some fascinating things: […]

Online Insights on fiveAA, Sunday, December 14, 2008

Online Insights on fiveAA, Sunday, December 14, 2008

Video on how the world is changing and at what pace This video compiles a number of facts and estimates relating to humanity and technology. Here is a taste: Google 31 billion searches per month By 2013 there will be a supercomputer with more computational capacity than the human brain By 2040, there is likely […]