February 6th, 2015

#bisexualbroadstairs

Was temped to buy a paper today to read about the Rotherham stuff but got the feeling that the news can be divided pretty much into a Venn diagram with the two circles being 'incomprehensible' and 'bullshit', with the overlap being very large, so couldn't quite bring myself to.
As far as Rotherham goes, I refer you to this fine post http://flyingrodent.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chicken.html
"The actual story depicted in the recent report, of course, is that local police basically regarded victims of crime as too scummy to protect, as evidenced by their habit of investigating these offences only just far enough to justify not investigating them.  This tells us all kinds of terrible things about how the police investigate sex crimes; who has access to justice and how the UK treats its poorest citizens." (the 'recent report' here is not yesterday's report).

Most of the stuff about #gaymargate and other parts of the never-ending geek culture wars I also find incomprehensible, is there a limitless reserve of feminist bloggers who have dated low-life douche-bros? And why is @nero the #gaymargater poster boy? It took me a while to remember where I had read about him before, it was here http://pme2013.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-art-of-self-loathing.html Oh dearie, dearie me. Read the comments. Why does the UK media attract these low-level crooks and fantasists?

Paper view

Poll #1998265 Paper View

I know the area of a piece of A4 paper

Yes
6(35.3%)
No
11(64.7%)

I believe this to be reasonably common knowledge

Yes
5(29.4%)
No
12(70.6%)

Either I know the dimensions of an A4 sheet of paper (to, say, mm precision) off by heart or I could calculate it with a scientific calculator

I could calculate it
3(16.7%)
I know it off by heart
7(38.9%)
No
8(44.4%)

I believe this to be reasonably common knowledge

Yes
6(33.3%)
No
12(66.7%)