Intelligent Confusion

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Premature Education

Today I received a letter from the nice people at the Open University, extolling the virtues of postgraduate study. While I would really be quite interested in this, and all the study material looks completely fascinating, I can't help but ask the obvious questions.

In order to do postgraduate studies, isn't it necessary to be an actual graduate? Like, specifically, have a Bachelors Degree ? Not that my (so far not in my possession) Certificate is (will be) pretty, but it's only equivalent to 6 months full-time study, and of Level 1 papers at that - hardly what I'd call graduate level (note to non-family readers: both my sisters have Masters degrees - this isn't snobbery - if anything it's inadequacy).

Plus the fees are scary. Undergrad papers are approx £660/year (at the load I'm prepared to study at). The equivalent workload at postgrad level is ~£3500 - I suspect government funding falls off a bit.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Stupid laws

Mel Smith surrenders
Is it just me, or is this completely insane? He's playing a character who was known for his cigars, but if he lights the thing they venue will lose it's entertainment license.
This isn't shock theatre - this is the Edinburgh Fringe, and this is Mel Smith, who's been on television since 1979.

Friday, August 04, 2006

A man of Letters

The results came through the other day - I'm now more of a man of letters than I was before. admittedly I can't prove the new one quite yet, because the paperwork hasn't actually arrived just yet (comments say it might be a few months), but I'm now Dominic ACBC, Cert IT and Comp (Open)

The Bat Man's back

Meat Loaf ready to resurrect the Bat
Thing is, I thought the tour just finished was the final, last ever, farewell, goodbye tour.

Not that I'm complaining, mind - it'll be good to see Bob out on the road again....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Photos transformed into 3D model

Photos transformed into 3D model

Something so cool, and it came from Microsoft? *sigh* I suppose they'll still find some way to run it.....


I want this, now.....