Archive for April 2013

Video: Scared of robots? You should be!

Just in case you’re not up to speed with the state of robotics these days, here are a couple of vids outlining some of the recent benchmarks reached by Boston Dynamics. The company is funded by Darpa, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US Department of Defence. This […]

Video: Beautiful Woman Alert: Shanina Shaik

Shanina is an Australian model, with Lithuanian and Pakistani roots. She has twice walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York. Here she is at a show by Italian lingerie giant Intimissi. She was discovered in an Australian reality show called Make Me A Supermodel and has dated […]

Four thousand blacks, some coloureds and a parking machine

A fair case could be made for the show being called Coloureds Mainly, since a solid slice of the performers were culturally coloured but ay. The audience at the Sandton Convention Centre is as black as the Orlando Pirates fanbase, if rather better-heeled. Clearly David Kau’s Blacks Only comedy showcase […]

The colours that go into being colour blind

Allow me to play the race card for a minute. It is, after all, the national pastime. It was recently brought to my attention that while coloured people currently make up five percent of the South African population, one day they will predominate. We will be a nation of coloured […]

Decadent mouse: Some Twitter malapropisms

“@solphenduka: it shocked me too last night over the phone RT @MbaliMinajJnr : My sisters snoring is unbearable ☹!!! For a 8 year old she can sure raw gees” @smashafrika: Let the man work up RT @TigerThebe: Work or wake RT @ObusitseSA: Nice! RT @Too_Shortz: I work up at 11:00am […]