December 06, 2004
An inquiry into whether or not 1000009 is a prime number, by Leonhard Euler.
At the Economist
Updated 13 Dec 2004: No, says Ed Pegg.
Joke over breakfast
COLE: I know someone who thinks he is an owl.
COLE: Now there are two.
THANE: Ha. That's actually a good one.
OWEN: (a 1st grader, listening to the previous conversation) Kids in my classroomsometimes they don't get jokes like that.
THANE: Tell it to your teacher, maybe.
September 12: Shoot terrorists with imprecise weapons, causing unavoidable civilian casualties.
From a review in the Winter 2004 Amnesty International magazine (pg 05) by Carin Zissis:
The wails of veiled women rising from a bombed out Muslim village make playing the video game "September 12" disturbing rather than funbut that's the point [...] players must try to shoot down terrorists with an imprecise weapon that will frustrate hardcore gamers, but the unavoidable civilian casualties are very much intentional [...] even as a player strikes a terrorist, civilians mourning innocent casualities turn into terrorists. The player can't losebut can't win either.
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