Last night was meant to be roleplaying, but people were late and/ or knackered, so we ate pancakes and played Worms instead. We discovered that with double damage and moon gravity on a Camelot setting, you can kill 12 out of 16 in-play worms in the first turn of the game, simply by setting off a few teeny mines. Well, laerad can, anyway. Also I don't get nearly as upset when you kill my The Doctor worm as I used to when you killed my Giles worm. Grrr.
Tonight I met a friend for coffee at Coffee Republic, where they do a fantastic array of milkshakes made from (or to taste like) chocolate bars. The Bounty one is very nice, and I must go back to try the Chocolate HobNobs one. And the Jaffa Cake one. Ferrero Rocher milkshake sounds a bit odd, though...and they are ridiculously expensive for a drink. But yum.
- Fry, Brydon and Dee to share hosting duties for I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
- The National Library of Scotland is trying to track down and categorise UK fanzines from the last 70 years
- David Blunkett, of all people,, warns that Britain is in danger of becoming a surveillance state...
- ..while the Cabinet's former security and intelligence officer said that fighting terrorism will have to involve breaking moral rules about privacy. Sigh.
- Susan Greenfield uses her reputation as a scientist to scaremonger about the internet, and Aric Sigman uses his reputation as a doctor to claim that Facebook could give you cancer.
- Ben Goldacre takes them both on, on Newsnight and the Bad Science blog. Much as I love Paxo, I was mildly irritated by the "Got a child who uses a social networking site like Facebook or Twitter or something?" intro to the Newsnight segment - because none of Newsnight's viewers would have a Facebook or Twitter account themselves, of course!
(Also, I was massively amused when I found this icon, because "nothing is real..." was my signature piece of graffiti on exam desks and so on when I was younger. Such a rebel, me.)