Archive for January, 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Days and Years

When the Babylonians invented the week they made it seven days long because they thought that there were seven “planets”. They named each hour of each day after a different planet in order from slowest to fastest and then the days were named after the same planet as the first hour of each day. We […]
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Torchwood – Children of Earth

Have been watching this on TV. They showed “Day Three” on ABC2 last night. I thought it was interesting that the 456 asked for 1/10th of the Earth’s children. There was no explanation as to why they need that many children or even anything to indicate just how many children that is. So now need […]
Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Doctor Who

I’ve been trying to locate copies of episodes from seasons four, five, and six of Doctor Who. Unfortunately so many of the references of the web get Doctor Who season numbers and series numbers mixed up and almost all of the results I find are actually references to Series Four which is nowhere near the […]
Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Raymond Feist Books

Just reread the books “Flight of the Night Hawks” and “Into a Dark Realm” that I was given for Father’s Day last September. Purchased “Wrath of a Mad God” and another book with an Amazon voucher I was given for Christmas and it arrived in time for me to read it after I finished the […]
Saturday, January 9th, 2010

“Don’t Use Our Service” is What The Message Says

A recent ad that I have noticed on TV is for a dating service. I tend not to notice ads but since this one seems to have picked a subtle way of telling people how useless their service is it kind of stuck out. The girl in the ad is standing on a balcony saying […]
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Getting Things Backwards

There have been many occasions in history where it has been necessary to choose between two alternatives and those doing the choosing don’t always get things right. One example of this was the decision on which was positive and which was negative when determining the charges when rubbing two objects together to generate static electricity. […]
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Colour and Sex

What was it about the early years of the 20th Century that caused people to start associating particular colours with particular genders? Just why did they decide that it should be pink for boys and blue for girls when no such association with colour had ever existed before. The reasons for the reversal of the […]