It Can't Just Be Florida, I Imagine

More weirdness from Florida: a bill to stamp out the leftist domination of universities.

According to a legislative staff analysis of the bill, the law would give students who think their beliefs are not being respected legal standing to sue professors and universities.

So if, I’m reading this right — if I was at a Florida university, and my professor said that “MS-DOS’s file-allocation system was a badly-designed hack vulnerable to data corruption, and FAT32 was the equivalent of trying rebuild an egg using wallpaper paste,” I could sue? Perhaps I think Bill Gates is awesome, and that all his code is perfect. How dare the man or woman disparage his good name!?

Students who believe their professor is singling them out for “public ridicule” – for instance, when professors use the Socratic method to force students to explain their theories in class – would also be given the right to sue.

Erm, I hope that’s qualified in the law somewhat, as doesn’t that form the basis of most teaching methods? If you’re going to ask somebody for their theory, you also want them to explain it, for that helps everybody understand where they’re coming from (and yes, in many cases, people will pick holes in a person’s theory. But I’d say, in almost all cases, it’s not personal).

And, really, why would you bother going to a Biology class if you don’t want to hear about evolution? It’s like taking Physics and decrying the professors for talking about electrons instead of little pixies.

currently playing: Saturday Looks Good To Me — Typing

Reasons Why I Should Not Have Money

currently playing: Radiohead — The Bends

Adventures In Link Referrals!

Today’s entry: “email contact of fine men and girls in London 2005”

Well. perhaps Richard will leave his number in the comments, but I’m not promising anything…

(apologies for dismal updates recently. Must do better, I know)

currently playing: Oasis — Don’t Look Back In Anger (I’m the last person, Matt 8-))

Link Eternal

Oooh. Free multimedia hosting. Forever! (terms and conditions apply!)

Black holes!

DALEKS! (I’m far too excited about this, you know)

Okay, it’s going to cost at least $100, but it contains parts of Alan Moore’s script, extensive notes, and all-new colouring. Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Another case of a record company supporting its artists, I see…

Peter Kay saves the record industry!

currently playing: KLF — What Time Is Love?

A Sad Comment On Today's World

Witness! The black market underground of…

Blue Peter badges. Yours for the low price of £20.

We live in a sick and twisted world…

currently playing: Low — Canada

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

And, a little bit of advice to those of you in Chapel Hill:

Every year on this day, the comic shop in the town has a big sale; comics and graphic novels at excellent prices! So, if you’re in the area, I suggest you have a look (I arrived ONE day late for this sale last year! Bah. But they had a Hallowe’en sale as well, so I did okay in the end). It’s Chapel Hill Comics, on Rosemary Street. Just go through the Bank of America building, carrying on until you get down the steps onto Rosemary, past the nightclub that changes its name every year because the owners go bust when the students leave in May, and out onto the path. Head towards Columbia, and it’s on your left!

(Everybody else: umm, I don’t know. Wear something green?)

currently playing: Bloc Party – Helicopter

Grr...

It is rather annoying, that if it wasn’t for somebody demanding a photograph, the IRA would have probably disarmed last year…

(and it’s not just the IRA who are still involved in paramilitary violence in Ulster)

currently playing: Rachel Kiel — Lights On

A Game of Links

The Case of The Mysterious Shoes!

I want one!

M.I.A. striking a Neneh Cherry pose.

Another love letter to the iPod.

Google talks! (When it becomes sentient and starts designing killer robots, then we’ll all be sorry!)

currently playing: matt pond PA – Winter One

Asking The Important Questions

Q&A!

currently playing: Gwen Stefani – The Real Thing

*sigh* Here we go again…

(If nothing else, George Lucas knows how to make a trailer that punches all of the geek buttons)

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