There is a thing called the "network effect" where each additional thing that is added, such as a telephone, or a Twitter user, adds value to the existing network.
This also helps to explain why vaccination is such a good idea. When you have lots of…
I feel really ripped off by "World Enough and Time".
I didn't care about the vault. I didn't care about Missy in the vault. I started to care about Bill and now she's been cannibalised.
This episode is like a scorched earth policy, to get rid of …
Romana ventures back to the stone circle and there finds Miss Fay in the costume. When challenged, she fires a weapon at Romana, causing her to dematerialise.
As stated on BBC Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage, strawberries don't die.
I do wonder though whether or not strawberries have memories of previous regenerations.
Ten explained this that even though he doesn't actually die it still feels like dying. So by the Doctors own words he has died multiple times...
Rule #1: The Doctor lies.
He hasn't died multiple times; he hasn't died once yet.
Compare this with …
Technically the Doctor has died multiple times...
The Doctor would have died had he not been given a new regeneration cycle on Trenzalore.
In The Deadly Assassin it was said that Time Lords can regenerate 12 times; then they'd be dead.
In answer to dot points 1 & 2.
1 - Consider Goodnight Sweetheart. In that Gary Sparrow can't even keep his wife and girlfriend (Yvonne and Phoebe) in two time periods, happy.
2 - The Doctor hasn't died. Presumably you'd have to unravel the big…
Snipped for brevity: It's just a short write up of facts about who a character is... There is no narrative of any kind.
A list of facts with no narrative of any kind is not a story. he told me that character bios don't really count as a story.
A story implies a narrative; with a set of connected events. To wit:
I went downstairs to the mail box and opened it. There was no mail inside. I was disappointed and came back upstairs.
That's a story, albeit not a very long or exciting one but i…
Luke, two things.
1. Automation doesn't actually remove jobs. We still have cashiers despite the existence of self check out. Plus they need people to maintain those machines as half the time even in self check out people still need customer assist…
NLE:RC (Not Long Enough: Read Carefully)
Before we get lost in walls of text and invective, these are the two cruces of this discussion.
This: None of these examples is an attack on the person. It's just a fact, a reminder that you might not consi…
Sydney Bin Chickens
- "How Much Did You Pay For Your House?"
- Sky Blue
- Maria Ann "Granny" Smith: The Apple farmer with a fist. Sir Henry Parkes: The Federator. Mark Schwarzer: Golden Gloves.
Sydney thinks of itself as the great…
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me which remains my favorite.
Doug Berman, "Benevolent Overlord" of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me is the same Doug "the subway fugitive, not a slave to fashion, bongo boy" Berman of Car Talk.
Also, Ask Me Another's house musi…
In Australia we have two public broadcasters, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and SBS (Special Broadcasting Service). Both have nationwide television and radio networks.
The ABC especially, has bought in stuff from the BBC, DW, NPR, CB…
I live in Australia; so all of the NPR shows I listen to are on podcast:
NPR Politics Podcast
Ask Me Another
The Big Listen
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me
The California Report
Pop Culture Happy Hour
This American Life
All Things Considered
"Hope" is the thing with feathers,
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words.
And never stops at all.
- Emily Dickinson.
Also, I wish that someone would send me 478 of something (except the planet Mars - that would literally b…
There are times I've heard people say that even in conversations that have nothing to do with race or gender. I'm a straight white man so it seems to be this stereotype now that straight white men are just automatically more privileged that everyone…