woolymonkey: (keyboard)
It usually takes the media up to six months to catch up with what the teenagers are up to online, and then they get it wrong.  But this piece from the Indie really seems to nail what's had the boys giggling for the last 4 days: tens of thousands of people playing a simple video game at the same time with no effective way to communicate.
It is wonderful in its way watching the crowd decision-making and resultant lurching about.  Amazingly, they are getting more forwards than backwards with little or no trolling.  Pokémon players must be an exceptionally nice bunch.  I just hope someone somewhere is doing the social science and psychology analysis on all that data. Several new religions have arisen apparently.

um....

Feb. 7th, 2014 06:47 pm
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From an unreal uni colleague: a post about computing that I want to be able to find again.

All I can say in defence of my own computer 'skills' is that at least I know I hardly have any.

ow shiny

Aug. 12th, 2013 06:43 pm
woolymonkey: (keyboard)
Foot still hurts though much less than over the weekend.I can move rooms without preliminary planning or painkillers but will not be leaving house for a while. On the plus side I have a new tablet to play with as I sit with my feet up. Know any good free games? I already have fallen London and bubbles...
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I have no internet until at least tomorrow so if you want to get in touch with me then please phone me.
(posted by musique_monkey)
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Spidermonkey now has his own userpic.  Since I still haven't had time to upload pictures of his artwork for the school production of Hair, here's what he told me about his day yesterday.

"M [spider's dangerously bright friend] built a death ray at break time, but it didn't work." 

Apparently, if you rub the bottom of a Coke can with chocolate (which is - again apparently - a weak alkali) for three hours, you get a concave shiny surface capable of focusing the sun's rays into a deadly beam.

The break-time death ray was scuppered by insufficient chocolate-rubbing time and the sun going behind a cloud, but M allegedly built a working one at home. 
"How did he know it worked?" I asked nervously. 
"He tried it on a leaf."

Has anyone heard of this before?  Is it based on any kind of reality at all?

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