The Internet is a Playground by David Thorne | Waterstones
The Internet is a Playground 1. David Thorne. Buy Now. In Stock Days In stock in our Sydney warehouse. Delivered in working days for most Australian capitals with online tracking. Please allow additional time for WA, NT or regional areas. See the Delivery tab below for more details. With Pie Charts. For Free," which has been described as one of the most passed-on viral e-mails of all time; and, most recently, the staggeringly popular "Missing Missy", which has appeared everywhere from The Guardian to Jezebel to Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, comes this profoundly funny collection of irreverent Internet mischief and comedy.
Featuring all of Thorne's viral success, including "Missing Missy", The Internet Is a Playground culls together every article and e- mail from Thorne's wildly popular website 27bslash6.
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Later that idiot Kimberly told me to contact Fontaine Press for a refund to be taken from Thorne's commission, and they replied that they have nothing to do with this self-published edition. The guy seriously pisses me off, I hope nobody will buy anything from that douchebag. Add another one to the list. I purchased the book in July and still haven't received it. I've been emailing every month but haven't gotten a reply since October. Same problem with PayPal saying it's gone on too long.
I'm certainly not directing anyone to his site any more, and will actively discourage it when I can. It may not make much difference in the grand scheme of things, but every little bit helps. It's unfortunate that someone that clever and funny would cheat people out of money — people who are actually opting to PAY him for his work instead of just print it off the website. I'm semi-lucky as far as i can see. I ordered the book a few months ago and received it within the expected time frame.
The problem? The book looks like a lot of people used it before me.
The Internet is a Playground
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I'm a rolling thunder, a pouring rain. I feel so good I feel so numb yeah. Rares says:. Chris says:.
Sarah Moore says:. Adam says:. Peter says:. Kimberly is an idiot says:. What about your field or being a researcher do you think would surprise people the most? I think non-researchers don't realize how uneven the pace of progress is. Sometimes you can make a tremendous amount of progress in a single day, and other times you bang your head against the wall for weeks.
Some projects go on for years. The reason for this is that researchers are generally trying to do something novel all the time. That means there are lots of false starts. That also means there often aren't established processes or even the necessary tools so those have to be built first. Many people I know, myself included, spend tons of time writing smallish programs to [process] their data.
On this score, social scientists actually have it easy; we may require custom software, but little in the way of hardware, like some lab or field sciences. If you could only rescue one thing from your burning office or lab, what would it be? Probably nothing! I keep all of my work "in the cloud" using an online storage service and keep both my laptop office and desktop home synced to it.
This means that all my work is stored in multiple places, minimizing the risk of loss in case of hard drive failure or even fire. What music do you play most often in your lab or car? When I'm programming, I like either instrumental or electronic music. When I go on longer car trips, I listen to comedy albums.
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